(NEW YORK) -- The odds were ever in favor of Katniss Everdeen this weekend, as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opened atop the box office, dominating the weekend while bringing in over $100 million.
While the third film in the series didn't quite match the opening weekend success of the first two, it did shoot straight to the top. Grossing $123 million, it topped second place Big Hero 6 by over $100 million.
Last week's box office winner, Dumb and Dumber To, fell to fourth, while Big Hero 6 and Interstellar each remained in the same spots as last week -- second and third, respectively.
(NEW YORK) -- The 2014 American Music Awards kick off Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and the show's executive producer said that if you don't tune in as soon as the show starts, you'll be missing something "huge" and "outrageous."
"Trust me. Don't come into the show at 8:10 p.m. Don't do that. You better start at 8 p.m., 'cause I ain't holdin' nothin' back. ... It's gonna open up with a huge 'wow,'" AMA executive producer Larry Klein told ABC News. "And it's gonna go for three hours and end with a big 'wow.'"
With 18 musical performances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Lorde, 5 Seconds of Summer and many more, it's ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- A new video is causing an emotional reaction among Lord of the Rings fans, and it's not a new trailer for the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Billy Boyd, who plays Pippin in the series and fronts the band Beecake, collaborated with director Peter Jackson to write "The Last Goodbye" and Entertainment Weekly released the music video this week. The song will play over the credits when The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens next month.
The video of the ...Read more
(MELBOURNE, Fla.) -- Bill Cosby briefly addressed the "innuendos" about him before a performance in Melbourne, Florida, on Friday evening, and his lawyer released a statement denouncing what he described as the media's focus on "fantastical stories" in which women have accused the comedian of sexual abuse.
Cosby spoke briefly to Florida Today before Friday's show, denouncing an alleged call by a radio station to heckle his performance and explaining his recent silence on the accusations against him.
"I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," he said. “People ...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Robin Williams' death devastated his family. However, his son, Zak, said that they're trying to move forward.
"We're doing okay," he told Us Weekly. ""We're acclimating to the new normal. Everything is step by step."
Zak, 31, is the oldest of Williams' three children. He also has two half-siblings Zelda, 25, and Cody, 22.
"Personally, my wife and I are focusing on doing a lot of good," he said. "She runs the San Francisco office of Human Rights Watch, and we're working with them to do good...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Back in September, Cher became ill and and had to reschedule all her concert dates. Now, she's been forced to cancel all those rescheduled dates because she still hasn't made a full recovery.
"I am totally devastated. Nothing like this has ever happened to me," Cher said in a statement. "I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets. I’m so proud of this show. It is my best ever. I sincerely hope that we can come back again next year and finish what we started."
The singer, 68, wrapped up the first leg of her "Dressed to Kill" tour in March, but before she embarked on a second leg, she contracted an...Read more
(NEW YORK) -- Two country stars, Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman, made personal announcements on Thursday: They're gay.
Herndon, 52, went first, telling People magazine that he realized he was gay when he was about 10 years old and told his loved ones ten years later.
Now, in a happy relationship with his longtime partner, Matt, Herndon is looking forward to one day marrying and starting a family. He's also hoping that his announcement will help others.
"During an Anthony Robbins seminar, I realized I had an incredible story that...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) -- Every year, a celebrity's son or daughter is tapped by Hollywood Foreign Press Association to hand out awards at the Golden Globes.
In 2015, the honor will belong to Greer Grammer, the daughter of Kelsey Grammer and Barrie Buckner.
"I screamed and I jumped up and down," she told People of receiving the nod. "I was just so happy...It was such a dream come true."
Here are a few things to know about the 22-year-old:
1. Acting is in her blood -- and her name: Grammer tweeted...Read more
(PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas) -- Bill Cosby took the stage in the Bahamas Thursday night for a women's charity event and, despite opening the show on a personal note, he didn't comment on the recent sexual abuse allegations against him.
Cosby, 77, began the show at the Atlantis Resort with stories of his life growing up in the housing projects in Philadelphia, followed by an evening of laughter and applause.
He never commented or alluded to the allegations by several women that he drugged and raped or sexually abused them, some of their stories dating back as far as five decades ago.
The audience not only enjoyed Cosby's
(LOS ANGELES) -- John Stamos does have a gross belly button, after all.
Stamos, Chris Pratt, Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebs appeared in a new installment of “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, reading put-downs and observations about themselves.
Stamos was forced to consider the look of his navel. “Guys, John Stamos has a gross belly button,” he said, reading someone’s Twitter post.
“That’s f****ed up. I don’t …,” Stamos said.
Stamos lifted his shirt. “Hmm. He’s right,” Stamos conceded. ...Read more
(LOS ANGELES) — Childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon plan to spend Thanksgiving together this year.
"My mother is staying with us now and we'll all go down the street to Matt Damon's house," the Gone Girl star told Us Weekly. "We're all invited. Matt and my family are all like one big extended family for Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it a lot."
"This year we're going to Matt's house, but usually I cook and Casey and his ...Read more
(HIGH POINT, N.C.) — High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, has removed Bill Cosby’s name from its board of advisor, in the wake of sex abuse claims made by multiple accusers against the comedian.
A statement released by the university obtained by the High Point Enterprise reads, “In the best interest of all parties, we are removing his name from our board of advisors until all information on this matter is available."
Cosby, who spoke at the school’s 2007 graduation ceremony, ...Read more
(NEW YORK) — Mike Nichols, one of the most celebrated and successful film and stage directors in American history, died Wednesday night at age 83. And now, his Hollywood friends and colleagues are paying their respects to him via Twitter.
Kevin Spacey: "Mike Nichols gave me my start. A mentor, friend, colleague. One of the best observers of life. My thoughts are with Diane & his children."
Julianne Moore: "So very sad to hear of ...Read more
(NEW YORK) — The latest chapter in The Hunger Games series is now in theaters.
Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as the rebellious Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, the first half of the two-part conclusion to the blockbuster adaptation of the Suzanne Collins book series.
When we last saw Katniss, in 2013's Catching Fire, she helped sabotage her second stint in the cruel Hunger Games. She was then whisked away to District 13.
(NEW YORK) — Following the “electric” and explosive ending of the Quarter Quell in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen wakes up in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 not exactly sure what happened or where she is. She soon finds out: she’s in District 13, a subterranean, utilitarian city led by President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore). Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) has convinced Coin that Katniss needs to be the face of the revolution against the Capitol.
For her part, an unconvinced Katniss is furious they rescued her and left Peta (Josh Hutcherson), along ...Read more