Breaking Dawn Wins Box Office Crown… Again!



Breaking Dawn is showing no signs of breaking down at the box office.

For the third consecutive weekend, this installment of the Twilight Saga earned more money than any other film, adding $16.9 million to its growing tally on Friday and Saturday.

Breaking Dawn actually trails past franchise editions at this point in its run, as it’s earned 247.3 million domestic dollars in 17 days.  By comparison, New Moon had brought in $255.4 million at this juncture, while Eclipse had collected $255.8 million.

Is there any doubt, however, that next November’s Breaking Dawn Part 2 will own all Twilight records in the end?

Here is a look at the top five box office results from the weekend:

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: $16.9 mil
  2. The Muppets: $11.2 mil
  3. Hugo: $7.6 mil
  4. Arthur Christmas: $7.4 mil
  5. Happy Feet Two: $6.0 mil

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Tameka Foster Demands Drug Test for Usher



Tameka Foster is intent on proving that Usher is an unfit father.

The singer’s ex-wife filed papers in court last week that allege a number of indiscretions by Usher, most of them based on the way he has treated Tameka, not the way he has been toward his two sons.

Usher and Tameka Pic

But now Foster is raising the accusatory ante, demanding a judge force Usher to take a drug test ASAP because she believes he’s been popping pills around the pair’s children. Usher has refused to take this bait so far, deeming his ex’s claims to be “frivolous and unfounded,” merely meant to “harass and embarrass” the artist.

As a result, lawyers are now involved and Tameka’s side is urging the legal system to act quickly, lest Usher have the chance to “cleanse” his body of all foreign substances.

We’ll see how this turns out, but right now it’s clear Usher did the right thing by cleaning his life of Tameka, isn’t it?

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Jon Huntsman Punked By Jon Stewart on Twitter



Jon Stewart and The Daily Show staff pulled a fast one on GOP Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman over Twitter. What did the comedian do to his namesake?

Well, the Republican, who is active on social media, held a “Twitter Town Hall meeting” on Tuesday, asking followers to send him questions via hashtag #Q4Jon.

Stewart, obviously, thought up a fun prank and asked his Twitter followers to “tweet actor Jon Hamm your questions by 4:15 Eastern! Hashtag #Q4Jon.”

Huntsman

You can imagine the results. One question thus read, “Jon, in ten years do you see yourself following George Clooney’s or Tom Selleck’s career path?”

Jon Huntsman, to his credit, Tweeted: “Definitely Clooney’s career path. But I think that Q was for Jon Hamm. Funny prank @TheDailyShow! #Q4Jon”

The funniest question that the presidential hopeful answered was one that involved variations of his first name. One user asked the former Utah Governor:

“@JonHuntsman Do you feel those who spell John w/ H are wasteful liberals using consonants wantonly & w/o discretion? #Q4Jon”

Jon Huntsman’s response? A simple, hilarious “Yes!” Sadly, no one asked if he is the title character in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Anybody else think all U.S. presidential candidates should be constitutionally required to field questions on Twitter at least once a month from now on?

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Bethenny Frankel Talk Show: Dead on Arrival



Bethenny Frankel will not be hosting a nationally-syndicated talk show after all.

Talk of a gig such as this for the ex-Real Housewife heated up over the summer, but The New York Post now reports no network wants to make a deal with Frankel, perhaps due to a couple recent scandals.

Bethenny Frankel on the Street

First, a class action lawsuit was filed against the makers of Bethenny’s Skinny Girl Maragarita, alleging false advertising against the supposedly organic brand.

Then, a debate erupted over whether or not Frankel was actually lost at sea during a September excursion with her family. But there is good news for Bethenny:

With no talk show on the horizon, perhaps she can find a few minutes to eat a full meal. Seriously, this reality star makes Leanne Rimes look overweight.

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Titanic 3D Trailer: See it Again For the First Time



James Cameron is bringing Titanic back to the big screen in 3D.

Unlike some notable re-releases, the director has promised that not one second of the film will be different (cough, George Lucas), save for the three dimensional experience, when it returns to theaters in April of next year.

Your heart will go on again as soon as you watch the trailer:

One of the most beloved pictures of all time, the 1997 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet was also the highest grossing until it was displaced by Avatar, which James Cameron also directed. Not a bad pair of works on one’s resume.

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John Edwards Trial Scheduled For January



A judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin January 30, a week earlier than when prosecutors and defense lawyers sought.

In federal court, U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles signed an order Tuesday setting the schedule for Edwards’ trial on charges of campaign finance violations.

Edwards was indicted following an exhaustive investigation in June.

Edwards, J.Rielle Hunter Picture

John Edwards is accused of asking two wealthy campaign donors to provide nearly $1 million in secret payments used to hide pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter.

Making matters even worse is the fact that he was a serious candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the White House in 2007 and early 2008.

His wife, the late Elizabeth Edwards, was also battling cancer at the time.

Edwards says he knew nothing of the checks, cash and private jets used to fly Rielle Hunter across the country and put her up in luxury homes and hotels.

We are not the judge or jury in the case, and every American has the constitutional right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence … but come ON.

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Mel Gibson on Laura Bellizzi Paternity Claim: WHO?!



Mel Gibson is totally pulling Justin Bieber duty this week.

Fighting paternity claims of his own, Gibson has “no connection at all” to Laura Bellizzi, a random woman who claims he impregnated her over the summer, his rep said.

Alleged “friends” of hers say that they dated over the summer and frequently attended parties together. Whether or not that’s true, Mel’s denying he did this

Laura Bellizzi PictureMel Gibson and Some Sketchy Old Guy

Former reality star Laura Bellizzi says Mel Gibson knocked her up. That old guy creepin’ in the pic? We have no idea who that is, but he does not look pleased.

A cast member on the short-lived VH1 show Secrets of Aspen, Laura Bellizzi supposedly told pals she was “super excited to be pregnant with Mel Gibson’s baby!”

“She already has three daughters of her own and knows how to be a great mom,” said a source last week, noting that “Laura is already five months pregnant.”

She hasn’t filed a paternity claim, it’s worth noting, unlike Bieb’s alleged paramour Mariah Yeater, who’s also suing the pop singer (who denies ever meeting her).

Meanwhile, Mel does have a female interest … though it’s said to be strictly professional. He was seen out with Alphas star Azita Ghanizada talking business.

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Justin Timberlake Attends Marine Corps Ball



Justin Timberlake and Kelsey de Santis attended a U.S. Marine Corps ball Saturday night. She’s the Marine corporal who asked him to the event via YouTube in July.

Timberlake was snapped by a fellow Corps member looking dapper – and a little shell shocked – at the Richmond, Va., event, seated at a table surrounded by Marines.

The wife of one of the other U.S. Marines at the ball said that the singer/actor “posed for pictures and seemed like a normal guy,” according to the N.Y. Daily News.

Here he is with his date:

Timberlake at USMC Ball

De Santis, whose YouTube invite was inspired by Justin’s encouragement of Friends With Benefits co-star Mila Kunis to accept a Marine’s invite to a similar ball, was talking tough before the event, telling reporters she planned to challenge him.

“My friends all keep saying, ‘Dance-off!’ They know about my skills,” she said, leaving the door open to things that might happen after. “Of course, I’m single! I don’t know [if a kiss will happen]. That’s all up to JT and what his plans are.”

Here’s the video that brought Justin to the event:

Mila Kunis is still planning to attend the Marine Corps ball she was invited to, as well. That event is slated for this coming Friday, November 18.

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Kris Humphries Hires Divorce Attorney



Kris Humphries is preparing for battle.

The power forward, who reportedly had been refusing to go through with his divorce from Kim Kardashian, has now hired Lee Hutton, a Minnesota-based attorney who represents a number of pro athletes.

Kris H.

But where is Humphries?

“He doesn’t want a war. He’s lying low,” a source tells E! News about the free agent, who is still without a job, as the NBA lockout extends into Thanksgiving.

A war, meanwhile, is evidently taking place within the Kardashian household. A new report cites major tension between Kim and her siblings, as they are sick of her fake, attention-starved ways. Kris Jenner, conversely, couldn’t be more proud of her daughter.

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Gabrielle Giffords Describes Ordeal, Triumph Over Adversity in Interview With ABC



In a new interview, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords documents her story of untold strength and resilience after surviving an assassination attempt back in January.

Giffords was shot in the head at an event in her native Arizona and nearly died.

In addition to her recovery, Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, opened up about her new book Gabby: A Story of Hope and Courage, to ABC.

If you don’t mind getting teary-eyed at your desk at work, watch the preview below, which features footage of Giffords’ inspirational and painful road back.

Watch these clips of the Congresswoman, her spouse and Diane Sawyer:

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