New York, Nov 17 : The final installment in the `Twilight' series, `Breaking Dawn Part 2,' proved only mildly successful and took in 30.4 million dollars on Thursday night and midnight showings in North America.
Midnight grosses for the film came in higher than those for the previous `Twilight' films, but were still lower than midnight grosses for `Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2,' which totaled 43.5 million dollars in July 2011, and `The Dark Knight Rises,' which totaled 30.64 million dollars in July 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Washington, Nov. 16 : Star Wars' action figures and centuries-old dominoes have pipped little green army men to enter the National Toy Hall of Fame.
A national selection committee chose them from among 12 finalists, picking the most ancient and most modern toys from the list, CBS News reported.
The action figures went on sale in 1978, following the 1977 release of the first movie of the blockbuster trilogy.
Washington, Oct 31 : American film maker Michael Moore is out with a new video featuring elderly nursing home residents, describing the dirty things they will do if the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wins the election.
One woman, born in 1915, featured in the video says, "I want the Republican Party to know if your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this motherf***er down."
New York, Oct 30 : Hulk Hogan has dropped the lawsuit against his former best friend Bubba the Love Sponge over a sex tape involving the pro wrestling legend and the Florida shock jock's wife.
Bubba Clem apologized in a statement issued early Monday, as the Hogan camp announced the legal settlement. Terms of the pact were confidential.
Washington, Oct. 23 : President Barack Obama received a surprise endorsement from another Hollywood star over the weekend.
In a tweet on Sunday, New-Zealand born actor Russell Crowe appeared making an unusual argument that a vote for Obama meant `going towards the light'.
"Villagers, I don''t endorse politicians. Not my thing. However, Obama is the light & the future. Keep going towards the light. Put America first," the `Gladiator' star tweeted.
"Complex time for the world. America needs to continue the Global awareness that Obama has set. A healthy America means a healthy planet," he added.
Washington, Oct. 17 : Hollywood actress Rosie Perez has mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his `it would be helpful to be Latino to gain the White House' comment in a new YouTube video.
Perez mocked Romney in the video, which is part of a series of humorous ads targeting him, entitled, "Actually ... the truth matters."
According to the New York Daily News, the super PAC-powered campaign, which is backed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research and the American Bridge 21st Century, aims to spread "the truth, because the truth matters - even in politics."
Washington, Oct. 13 : The TV viewing habits of Republicans primarily include golf and other sports shows, making their attitude watching the idiot box `stereotypical', a new study has suggested.
According to a study by TiVo's analytics department, the shows with the highest concentration of Republicans are golf and NASCAR.
On the other hand, the most popular programmes of Democrats are a bit more confounding, the first being a personal-help show hosted by Drew Pinsky, and the second about a fictional pair of ghost hunters. As for independents, they seemed to like `teen dramas', Politico reports.
Washington, October 11 : Led Zeppelin, an English rock band that was active in the 1960s and throughout the 1970s, will not be reuniting anytime soon.
This heartbreaking message came through loud and clear on Tuesday with sarcasm and stoic silence.
Just the mere mention of the topic set lead singer Robert Plant off at a news conference in New York for the bands upcoming concert film, "Celebration Day."
At the film's premiere later in the evening, guitarist Jimmy Page set the record straight about a potential reunion.
"I think it's disappointing for people when the answer is no," CBS News quoted Page as saying.
Washington, Oct 5 : Michelle Obama has said that Will Smith and Denzel Washington are the two actors who can do justice to role of the US president in a movie.
The First Lady Obama had said that they'd need to find someone pretty cute to play Barack.
"Will Smith or Denzel Washington might be able to pull it off. Will's got those ears, though, which might give him an edge," the Politico quoted her, as telling website PopSugar.
Smith, earlier this year, told BBC News that "people see the ears and Barack and I both have the ears."
"So I'm the most natural choice," he said. (ANI)
New York, Oct 5 : Hillary Clinton was caught staring at Christina Aguilera's breasts at the 2012 George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony, where the singer was being honoured for her help in fighting global hunger on Wednesday.
According to reports, `The Voice' judge and the former First Lady got on so well that they were dubbed "bosom buddies."
The 31-year-old pop star was one of the honorees at the event, for her work as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Program on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.
Los Angeles, Sept. 28 : The man behind a controversial anti-Muslim film which sparked a wave of violent protest and days of rioting in some Arab countries was taken into federal custody on suspicion of violating terms of his probation, local media outlets reported on Thursday.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, the producer behind "Innocence of Muslims" which depicts the Prophet Mohammad, likely violated his probation terms which stemmed from a 2010 bank fraud case, officials said. Under the terms, he was not supposed to use the internet without permission from his probation officer.
Washington, Sep. 27 : The actress, who starred in the anti-Muslim film that has outraged the Muslim world, has said she forgives moviemaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula for duping her into participating in the movie.
"Of course, I forgive him, because God demands us to forgive. God will judge him," said Cindy Lee Garcia, in her first television interview since the release of the film.
But, her attorney said he was suing the filmmaker for `putting words in [Garcia''s] mouth,' ABC News reports.
New York, Sept 26 : South Korean singer Psy, who has taken the pop world by storm, topping Apple's iTunes downloads and getting 270 million Youtube views, has vowed to perform his `Gangnam Style' hit topless if it reaches number one on the Billboard chart.
The rapper who does the foot-stomping "horse dance," returned on Tuesday to the upmarket Seoul suburb that he put on the world music map.
"If it ranks number one in the Billboard chart, then I will perform `Gangnam Style' topless in a place where everyone can watch," the New York Daily News quoted him as telling a news conference on his return from the United States.
Washington, Sept 22 : South Korean rapper PSY's viral track `Gangnam Style' has danced its way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
PSY's video has seen a global stamp of approval on YouTube, amassing 2,234,641 YouTube "likes", crushing the 1,575,979 tally of previous record holder, LMFAO's `Party Rock Anthem,' ABC News reported
That makes `Gangnam Style' the most "liked" video in YouTube history, a mere three months after the video's release.
Los Angeles, Sep 21 - A Los Angeles judge Thursday refused to order YouTube to take down a controversial film clip, "The Innocence of Muslims".
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis Lanvin ruled that Cindy Lee Garcia failed to show that she would likely prevail on the merits of her request, despite the actress's claim that she was tricked into appearing in the inflammatory film, reported Xinhua citing the Courthouse News.
The YouTube clip has triggered violent anti-American riots and protests in more than 20 countries, and has led to at least 28 deaths, including the killing of US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
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