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Hollywood, Then and Now

I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years since my senior year in High School.  I knew back then that when we gathered for the reunion,  we would probably need a few name tags to identify one another.  Generally we’ve all changed to a certain degree,  but at the 20 year mark,  we’ve all changed to the point where it would deem necessary the use of name tags.  I walked into a grocery store the other day and saw a Facebook friend of mine that I had not seen since high school and didn’t recognize him.  I wonder how many other people I’ve seen out and about and didn’t make the connection.  I know some of us have lost our hair, gained some weight, grew some facial hair (and that’s just the women) even came across a few, “HOLY Sh*t!  WTF happened to you?”  moments.  All in all in the end,  it’s always good to see an old friend. 

Even though we didn’t have any celebrities from our class,  I wonder even if we did, would I even recognize them?  I’m glad that I treated people kindly, the same way that I do now, cause you never know when you will run into a ‘blast from the past’.  Imagine if you were the guy in H.S that dated Octo-mom with thoughts of one day raising a family.  Imagine if you were someone that laughed at Bill Gates for being a nerd way back when.  Imagine if you made fun of Angelina Jolie for having big lips.  I find joy in knowing that a few of the ‘unpopular’ kids are now so rich they could buy the venue our reunion will be held in.  I smile from ear to ear when I hear stories of ‘fat’ girls becoming ‘sexy’ movie actresses,  hanging on a poster in your sons bedroom as he tells you to ‘knock’ before you come in.  Gotta love karma.

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Single Halle Berry moves on to another man

article-1270242-0961B7FD000005DC-605_468x538As more details are emerging about Halle Berry’s and Gabriel Aubry’s split, Halle was pictured holding hands with an unknown man as she was leaving the Broadway play Fences (starring Denzel Washington) on Saturday night. And since we now know that the reason for the split was that Gabriel wanted to stick his penis in something that wasn’t going to collide with menopause in a matter of months, we’re surprised she didn’t come out of that theater holding Justin Bieber’s hand. You know, as a giant “Fuck You” sign.

Meanwhile, Gabriel issued a statement about their break-up over the weekend, stating that this whole mess is indeed very “sad”. And then went back to his apartment where three 18-year-olds were waiting to remind him what he was missing for the past four years. But hey, considering that he didn’t cheat on Halle with 121 mistresses and came right out with the “You’re old, i’d like to bang something a lot younger” line, we’re going to put this one in the sensitive male category. Tiger and Jesse James concur.

Via RadarOnline:

“Gabriel just felt it wasn’t working anymore,” the source says. “When they were first together the 9-year age difference between them didn’t phase him, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever dated and he was totally in love. But as time went on he started feeling it more and more.
“Also, Gabriel started noticing other women, and being attracted to others, and he felt it just wasn’t right to stay with Halle in those circumstances.
“Gabriel is a really nice, decent guy and he would never cheat on her, but I suspect that he had become attracted to someone and that he felt he needed to break it off with Halle before anything developed any further.”

 

Avatar surpasses Titanic in record books

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“Titanic” just hit an iceberg named “Avatar.”

James Cameron’s sci-fi spectacular replaced his maritime melodrama as the biggest international release of all time during the weekend and is on the verge of claiming its worldwide crown, which also includes North American receipts, distributor 20th Century Fox said on Sunday.

The News Corp (NWSA.O)-owned studio said “Avatar” has sold $1.841 billion worth of tickets worldwide during its unbroken six-week reign, and was a day or so away from surpassing the seemingly insurmountable $1.843 billion racked up by “Titanic” in 1997-1998.

The international portion stands at $1.288 billion, eclipsing the $1.242 billion haul of “Titanic.”

In North America, “Avatar” may have to wait up to two weeks to sink the $601 million total of “Titanic,” Fox said. Moviegoers in the United States and Canada have chipped in $552.8 million, enough to replace 2008’s “The Dark Knight” ($533 million) as the second-biggest movie of all time.

Data are not adjusted for inflation, and “Avatar” ticket sales got an additional boost from premium pricing for 3-D screenings. Imax Corp (IMAX.O) said its big-screen engagements have sold a record $134 million worth of tickets worldwide.

The biggest movie of all time in North America — adjusted for inflation — is 1939’s “Gone with the Wind,” with sales of almost $1.5 billion, according to tracking firm Box Office Mojo. “Avatar” ranks No. 26 by that measure.

During the latest weekend, “Avatar” earned $36 million in North America and $107 million from 111 international markets, far outpacing other offerings.

It led the field in at least 29 foreign markets, including France ($123 million to date), China ($102 million), Germany ($96 million), Russia ($95 million) and Britain ($93 million).

In North America, “Avatar” was trailed by the new supernatural action thriller “Legion” at No. 2 with $18.2 million, while the Denzel Washington drama “The Book of Eli” slipped to No. 3 with $17 million in its second weekend.

“Legion,” released by Sony Corp’s (6758.T) (SNE.N) Screen Gems budget label, cost about $25 million to make, and played primarily to men, the studio said. Paul Bettany, Lucas Black and Tyrese Gibson star in the tale of an of-the-way diner that becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.

“Eli,” a similarly themed apocalyptic drama released by Time Warner Inc’s (TWX.N) Warner Bros. Pictures on behalf of independent producer Alcon Entertainment, has earned $62 million after 10 days.

Two other films opened in the top-10: Fox’s Dwayne Johnson family film “The Tooth Fairy” at No. 4 with a promising $14.5 million, and the Harrison Ford medical drama “Extraordinary Measures” at No. 7 with a disappointing $7 million.

 

Malcolm McDowell & His Blue-Eyed Boy

What a cutie! Malcolm McDowell, wife Kelley Kuhr and their gorgeous 1-year-old son Seamus Hudson were photographed at the Los Angeles premiere of The Book of Eli at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday (January 11).

Malcolm, an accomplished actor whose career has spanned more than 40 years, includes notable roles in Tank Girl, Star Trek Generations, the TV serial Our Friends in the North, Entourage, Heroes, Metalocalypse, the 2007 remake of Halloween and the 2009 sequel Halloween II. The English actor stars in The Book of Eli alongside Denzel Washington.

The 66-year-old actor and Kelly are also parents to Beckett Taylor, 6 later this month, and Finnian Anderson, 3. McDowell also has two children with ex-wife Mary Steenburgen: Lily Amanda, 29, and Charles Malcolm, 26.

 

Sandra Bullock biggest Hollywood money-maker in 2009

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Sandra Bullock raked in more than $500 million at the box office thanks to roles in comedy The Proposal and drama The Blind Side.

The Speed star also appeared in and produced the comedy All About Steve after a two-year absence from movie screens.

Bullock, 45, is the eighth woman to hit No 1 on the annual list released by Quigley Publishing Company since 1932. The last was Julia Roberts in 1999.

Johnny Depp was second on the list, which measures box office success and audience appeal. Third was Matt Damon.

Bullock has been nominated for two best actress awards in this year’s Golden Globes and is tipped for an Oscar for The Blind Side.

Top Ten: 1. Sandra Bullock, 2. Johnny Depp, 3. Matt Damon, 4. George Clooney, 5. Robert Downey Jr, 6. Tom Hanks, 7. Meryl Streep, 8. Brad Pitt, 9. Shia LaBeouf, 10. Denzel Washington.

 

Denzel Washington’s Job: Busy Dad

Oscar-winner Denzel Washington says that despite the accolades and red carpet appearances, he's just a regular dad.

"I am who I am - a regular guy with a great job," insists the 55-year-old dad-of-four. "How I'm analysed belongs to someone else. In a few minutes, I've got a kid's game to go to, and then I'm taking our daughter to auditions. Today, that's my job."

The Man on Fire star and his wife Pauletta are parents to John David, 25, Katia, 22, and twins Olivia and Malcolm, 18.