Seacrest & Bieber & Floyd Mayweather Jr. : Lindsay Lohan : ‘Avengers’ Box Office : Steve Jones & Megan Fox : Slash
Posted in E-News on 07. May, 2012
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Justin Bieber, 50 Cent Join Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Entourage For Title Fight
Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. really knows how to make an entrance. The undefeated fighter enlisted Justin Bieber, rappers 50 Cent and Lil Wayne and the wrestler HHH as honorary members of his entourage on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas for his welterweight title fight against Miguel Cotto.
Bieber and 50 Cent carried Mayweather’s championship belts to the ring in pre-fight introductions and sat ringside to take in the festivities, in which Mayweather defeated Cotto in a 12-round unanimous decision. After the fight, they took to the ring again to celebrate with the bruised champ.
Bieber, an avowed boxing fan who’s struck up an unlikely friendship with the brash and outspoken Mayweather, congratulated the champ after the fight.
Floyd Mayweather, justin bieber, 50 cent vs Miguel cotto
Mayweather entrance with 50 cent and Justin beiber.
Mayweather knows how to market or just have BEIBER FEVER?
From Las Vegas……Mayweather won by decision
Lindsay Lohan cleared in hit-and-run investigation
Lindsay Lohan will not face prosecution over allegations of hit-and-run, the Los Angeles District Attorney has ruled.
The Mean Girls star found herself at the centre of a new scandal amid claims she struck Thaer Kamal with her Porsche as she left The Sayers Club in L.A. in March.
After initially telling cops he didn’t require medical attention, the alleged victim checked into a hospital emergency room for treatment and threatened to file an incident report.
Lohan denied the accusations and branded the claim “a complete lie”.
However, the investigation stalled as neither Lohan nor Kamal chose to co-operate with officers, who were left with little evidence to prove a crime had been committed.
Authorities passed the files on to the District Attorney’s office on Friday to decide upon any possible charges, but the case was rejected after officials deemed Kamal a “non-credible witness”, according to TMZ.com.
Detectives also studied surveillance tapes from the night in question and found there was “no collision”.
Slash to take unsigned bands on tour
Guitar legend SLASH will give 20 unsigned bands a boost by offering them support slots on his latest tour.
The former Guns N’ Roses star kicked off a series of US shows in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday and he has teamed up with the Guitar Center to give a number of aspiring groups the chance to join him on the road.
Bands can submit their music for consideration and the winners, to be personally selected by Slash, will open for the rocker at the tour stop closest to their hometown.
Slash tells The Pulse Of Radio, “Right now, for kids starting a band and all that, it’s like the Wild West out there. There’s no set path. There’s a lot of great opportunities, there’s a lot of different avenues that are available to you now that weren’t available back in the day, but they’re all hit or miss. You know, you’ve just got to take your chances.”
Motley Crue and Kiss have both been involved in the scheme in previous years.
‘Avengers’ Box Office: $200 Million Opening Weekend Breaks Records
LOS ANGELES — Hulk, smash.
That’s what Captain America tells the Incredible Hulk to do in “The Avengers,” and that’s what the Marvel Comics superhero mash-up did at the box office, smashing the domestic revenue record with a $200.3 million debut.
It’s by far the biggest opening ever, shooting past the previous record of $169.2 million for the debut of last year’s “Harry Potter” finale.
“The Avengers” added $151.5 million overseas over the weekend to bring its total to $441.5 million since it began opening internationally a week earlier.
That raised the film’s worldwide haul to $641.8 million in barely a week and a half, more than its Marvel superhero forerunners “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America” took in during their entire runs.
If distributor Disney’s domestic estimate Sunday holds when the final weekend count is released Monday, “The Avengers” would be the first movie ever to haul in $200 million in a single weekend.
While the number could dip below $200 million come Monday, Disney spent the weekend revising its forecasts upward as business kept growing.
“There aren’t even words, to be honest. I’m running low on double takes. Every time we looked at a number, it just got bigger than what we could have hoped for in the best-case assumption,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “With this film, this weekend, anything is possible.”
“The Avengers” started with solid midnight crowds Friday, though nowhere near a record. Then it did $80.5 million for the full day Friday, second only to the “Harry Potter” finale’s $91.1 million first day.
Revenues held up much better than expected with $69.7 million Saturday, and Disney estimated that the film would bring in $50.1 million more on Sunday.
The record weekend was the culmination of years of careful planning by Marvel Studios, which has included teasers for an “Avengers” dream team collaboration in its solo superhero adventures.
Directed by Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), “The Avengers” features Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
A $200 million total for every movie in release is considered a great weekend for the business as a whole, so “The Avengers” redefines the standards for a blockbuster debut.
“If `The Avengers’ is any indication, we’re going to see a leap rather than a gentle little nudge into new territory, and the lineup is there to justify it going forward,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of the huge-screen IMAX cinema chain.
Crowds were so anxious to see the film on IMAX’s giant screens that Foster said the company had only one problem: it ran out of seats to sell.
Overall domestic revenues came in at $248 million, climbing 49 percent compared to the same weekend last year, when “Thor” opened with $65.7 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “The Avengers” accounted for four-fifths of the weekend’s domestic receipts.
Hollywood launched a potentially record-shattering summer with a vengeance, “The Avengers” landing as just the first of three huge superhero tales that highlight a lineup filled with other blockbusters in the making.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” follows on July 3 and “The Dark Knight Rises” wraps up the current Batman series on July 20.
Until the “Harry Potter” finale, 2008’s “The Dark Knight” had held the revenue record with a $158.4 million debut. Before that, the record-holder was 2007’s “Spider-Man 3″ with $151.1 million.
So anticipation for those two films could rival that of “The Avengers.”
As admission prices rise, Hollywood’s record-breakers often take in more money but sell fewer tickets than previous blockbusters. But “The Avengers” took in so much money that it’s the undisputed champ among debuts.
Based on average admission prices the years they were released, “The Dark Knight” and “Spider-Man 3″ had led with about 22 million tickets sold each over opening weekend. Today’s average prices put “The Avengers” tally at around 25.6 million tickets sold.
Along with the superhero films, Hollywood’s summer lineup includes the action tales “Men in Black 3,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Battleship,” “Total Recall” and “Prometheus,” director Ridley Scott’s return to the sci-fi territory of his horror hit “Alien.”
Big family fare includes the animated adventures “Brave,” from “Toy Story” creator Pixar Animation, and the sequels “Ice Age: Continental Drift” and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.”
The comedy lineup features Adam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy,” Will Ferrell’s “The Campaign” and Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator.”
“‘The Avengers’ kicks off what looks to me to be the summer box-office equivalent of the 100-year flood,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “This is perhaps the most perfect summer lineup in box-office history.”
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. “The Avengers,” $200.3 million ($151.5 million international).
2. “Think Like a Man,” $8 million.
3. “The Hunger Games,” $5.7 million.
4. “The Lucky One,” $5.5 million.
5. “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” $5.4 million ($2.6 million international).
6. “The Five-Year Engagement,” $5.1 million ($2.3 million international).
7. “The Raven,” $2.5 million.
8. “Safe,” $2.47 million.
9. “Chimpanzee,” $2.4 million.
10. “The Three Stooges,” $1.8 million.
Conservative Ted Nugent loses temper during TV interview
Outspoken rocker Ted Nugent was forced to apologise to a US news reporter and TV producer on Friday after losing his temper during an interview and making vulgar comments about oral sex following a heated discussion about his conservative political views.
The country star is a staunch supporter of America’s Republican Party and proved his dedication to the cause during a National Rifle Association rally in Missouri last month when he suggested that fellow Republicans should “ride into that battlefield (election) and chop their (Democrats) heads off in November” to help his candidate Mitt Romney defeat incumbent President Barack Obama.
His rant caused a stir in the headlines and even prompted a quizzing by Secret Service agents, who were told that Nugent meant no real harm by his remarks.
But the singer was left fuming during an interview with CBS network’s Jeff Glor, who confronted Nugent about his political standing, claiming he was in no way a “moderate” conservative.
The line of questioning prompted Nugent to explode and defend his reputation, insisting he’s a “damned nice guy” who does plenty for charity.
He raged, “If you examine how I conduct myself, I don’t think a day goes by in my life for many, many years now, that we don’t do charity work for children.
“I offer you this: call me when you sit down across from someone who has more families with dying little boys and girls who get a call to take them on their last fishing trip in life. Call me when you meet someone who does that more than I do! Because that’s really moderate. You know what that is? That’s extreme! I’m an extremely loving, passionate man and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion that I’m a damned nice guy…”
But Nugent went too far when he propositioned Glor and his female producer, Molly Kordares, adding: “If you can find a screening process more powerful than that, I’ll suck your d**k. Or I’ll f**k you (Kordares). How’s that sound?”
However, Nugent was made to say sorry for his rude comments after a stern word from his wife, who had been watching the interview from the sidelines.
Megan Fox fuming over Steve Jones’ baby question
Steve Jones’ interview with Megan Fox was cut short on Thursday when the TV personality breached guidelines by asking the actress about baby rumours.
The former host of America’s The X Factor was chatting to the Transformers star about her new gig as the face of gadgets store The Sharper Image for U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight when he asked Fox about her favourite toy.
He then stumped her when he quipped, “Do you know the ultimate gadget that every man wants? A baby.”
Puzzled Fox replied, “A baby?” and then added, “Oh, I know where you’re going with this?”
The actress has yet to address ongoing reports suggesting she is expecting her first child with husband Brain Austin Green.
Jones pressed on and asked, “Any plans to give anybody a baby?”
Fox talked over the interviewer and said, “You hear the grumbles… No, no,” before a publicist could be heard urging him to wrap up the interview.
The smooth TV host ended the brief chat by stating, “Either way, Megan, it was a pleasure talking to you.”
Speaking on the show after the interview, Jones joked, “I’d like to formerly apologise to Ms. Fox for attacking her with the word baby. Thankfully, there was a publicist there to stop me.”
Rita Wilson jumps into music world
LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — Actress Rita Wilson says she doesn’t believe her marriage to Hollywood mega-star Tom Hanks will give her fledgling singing career much of a boost.
Wilson, 55, has been reinventing herself as a songstress and took a major step in the right direction with a weekend appearance at the famed Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles, CBS News said.
Wilson told CBS she always wanted to be singer and will be carving out her own path in an industry where hubby Hanks doesn’t have a lot of clout. “How is a record label going to say ‘I’m going to do her a favor’?” Wilson said.
Wilson’s Troubadour gig was in support of her first album, which covers tunes from the 1960s and 1970s, and has some star power from the music world behind it. Venerable talents like Jackson Browne, Faith Hill and Cheryl Crow provide vocal support.
Wilson’s resume included 28 movie roles as well as stints on television and Broadway. “I always wanted to sing,” she said. “I didn’t know how to do it.”