Mel Gibson's Apocalypto slayed the box office, with an estimated $14.2 million in ticket sales. The Holiday opened in an estimated second place with $13.5 million and Happy Feet dropped to third place with an estimated $12.7 million. The Leonardo DiCaprio flick Blood Diamond came in fifth place with an estimated $8.5 million and
the holiday flick Unaccompanied Minors came in sixth place with an estimated $6.2 million.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes celebrated with Dakota Fanning, Steven Spielberg, Penélope Cruz, Orlando Bloom, and Jerry Bruckheimer, among others, at their post-wedding bash in Los Angeles Saturday. Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Brooke Shields, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, all of whom also attended the Italian nuptials, turned out again for more partying.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima the Best Picture of 2006, concurring with the National Board of Review, which also selected the film as its fave of the year. Meanwhile, the AFI has named its top 10 movies of the year, in alphabetical order: Babel, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for
Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Half Nelson, Happy Feet, Inside Man, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, and United 93. Finally, the New York Film Critics Circle named United 93 Best Picture of 2006 and Martin Scorsese Best Director for The Departed.
Leonardo DiCaprio will face off against himself in the Best Actor category at the 12th Annual Critics Choice Awards for his work in Blood Diamond and The Departed, marking the first time in the history of the awards that any actor has been doubly nominated. The awards will be handed out Jan. 12 in a ceremony to be broadcast by E! Entertainment on
In an interview in January's Vogue, excerpted by USA Today, Angelina Jolie admitted that she began to fall for Brad Pitt on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. While filming, the stars "found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, God, I can't wait to get to work," Jolie
The Broadway adaptation of High Fidelity is closing after 14 performances and 18 previews, due to poor ticket sales.
Julia Roberts has signed on to produce and possibly star in the romance Happiness Sold Separately, based on the novel by Lolly Winston, per the Hollywood Reporter. The project centers on a woman who discovers her husband had an affair with the nutritionist at his gym and dissolves into rage and sorrow.
Jenna Jameson has filed for a legal separation from her husband, Jay Grdina, a fellow porn star who performs under the name Justin Sterling, tmz.com reports. The couple had been married for three and a half years.
Kate Winslet stated in a radio interview that she finds photos of ultra-thin models and actresses "unbelievably disturbing" and that she keeps magazines featuring waifs out of her home, where they could be seen by her six-year-old daughter Mia.
After making more than 55 films, Nicolas Cage told the Associated Press he is considering cutting back on acting in order to pursue other interests, such as developing independent cinema in his new home of the Bahamas. However, don't look for him to retire anytime soon...by IMDb.com's count, the Oscar winner still has at least nine projects in the works.
A South Carolina man has filed the latest lawsuit against Borat, claiming that he was "accosted" by Sacha Baron Cohen's character while using the bathroom at an upscale eatery last year. According to the man's suit, Borat stared at him while he used a urinal, causing him embarrassment and humiliation. Though the footage did not make the film, it has been
making the rounds on the Internet and the man claims he has been recognized as a result. Meanwhile, a judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by two South Carolina fraternity brothers, who had requested that a scene involving them be removed from Borat.
George Clooney touched down in Egypt Tuesday, where he is campaigning to raise awareness about killings in Darfur. The actor was accompanied on his quest by Don Cheadle and two former Olympians.