Monthly Archives: December 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, especially our troops who are making endless sacrifices and can’t be home with their families. We love and appreciate you and what you do and I’m personally thankful for your bravery and dedication to ensure our safety and comfort here at home on this day. Thanks to you and to all the veterans for your service to this country. #Peace

 
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‘The Hobbit’ Holds Off ‘Anchorman 2’ With $31.5M

CBS Miami

MIAMI (AP) — “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” held off “Anchorman 2” on a busy weekend at the box office.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” sequel took in $31.5 million in its second weekend of release. That topped Will Ferrell’s “Anchorman” sequel, which nevertheless opened strongly in second place. It made $26.8 million over the three-day weekend and has made $40 million since opening Tuesday night.

Two Oscar hopefuls expanded to nationwide release and performed well. David O. Russell’s Abscam film “American Hustle” earned $19 million. Disney’s making-of “Mary Poppins” tale “Saving Mr. Banks” took in $9.3 million in expansion.

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The Hollywood Reporter Comedy Actor Roundtable

Hollywood Reporter Roundtable

Full uncensored interview with Matthew Perry (Go On), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).

Total 2013 Box Office Poised for Record, Despite ‘Hobbit’ Sequel Falling Short of Predecessor

The Hollywood Reporter Producers Roundtable

Hollywood Reporter Roundtable

Producers David Heyman (Gravity), Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor), Charles Roven (American Hustle), Pam Williams (The Butler), Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips) and Dede Gardner (12 Years a Slave) join THR’s executive editor Matt Belloni and executive editor of features Stephen Galloway for a candid conversation about their award-worthy films.

This is one of the best roundtable interviews I’ve ever seen. Great stories.

Peter O’Toole

In one of his best and best-known roles, Peter O’Toole got a big laugh by declaring,

“I’m not an actor! I’m a movie star!”

The honorary Oscar winner passed away at age 81 after a long illness on Saturday at the Wellington Hospital in London, his agent Steve Kenis reports.

O’Toole was one of the most gifted performers of his generation, rising to fame almost with his starring role in “Lawrence of Arabia” and appearing in a variety of screen classics like, “Beckett,” “The Lion in Winter,” “My Favorite Year,” “The Last Emperor” — and cult favorites like, “What’s New Pussycat,” “The Ruling Class,” and “The Stunt Man.”

He was also a larger-than-life personality whose hard drinking, outspoken nature, and romantic escapades were nearly as well known as his movies.

Peter O’Toole leaves behind an ex-wife, Welsh actress Siân Phillips, and three children: daughters Kate and Patricia, and son Lorcan.

RIP Peter O’Toole. One of the most revered actors in the history of film.

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