Taylor Swift was the big winner on Sunday at the American Music Awards, walking away with three prizes including Artist of the Year, as well as best female artist and best album for “Speak Now” in the country music category.
Taylor Swift said when she gets dressed in the morning, she thinks about “a million people.” She said she’s a role model, and artists today have to realize that they’re raising the next generation, so they have to watch what they say.
Taylor Swift said she has had drinks in the past, but she’s not a “drinker,” and she doesn’t like doing it very much. She also said she doesn’t smoke pot or anything else because she doesn’t want it to affect her voice.
TOP OF THE BOX
November 19-21, 2011
1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $139,500,000
2. Happy Feet Two $22,000,000
3. Immortals $12,300,000
4. Jack And Jill $12,000,000
5. Puss in Boots $10,700,000
6. Tower Heist $7,000,000
7. J. Edgar $5,900,000
8. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas $2,900,000
9. In Time $1,700,000
10. The Descendant $1,200,000
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1″ may have fallen short of a series-best domestic debut with its estimated $139.5 million, but the movie still managed to beat its three predecessors on a worldwide scale, totaling a whopping $283.5 million.
“New Moon” grossed $274.8 million during its first worldwide weekend. It opened in the U.S. this same weekend in 2009 with $142.8 million.
Best All Time Opening Days
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 $169,189,427
2 The Dark Knight $158,411,483
3 Spider-Man 3 $151,116,516
4 The Twilight Saga: New Moon $142,839,137
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 $139,500,000
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $135,634,554
7 Iron Man 2 $128,122,480
8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 $125,017,372
9 Shrek the Third $121,629,270
10 Alice in Wonderland (2010) $116,101,023
Friday was Regis Philbin’s final episode of “Live.” Here’s the end of the show, where Regis thanked his colleagues and fans, and explained why he thinks the show has been so successful.
Kelly Ripa got a little emotional while recalling her FIRST show with Regis. She said she was really nervous, but when they walked out and the audience erupted in applause, Regis told her, quote, “That’s all for you.”
Big shots at Disney say they are going to take their time looking for a new permanent co-host to replace Regis Philbin. Regis retired on Friday and it looks like it could be at least six months before a decision is made to who will sit in the “Live” chair next to Kelly Ripa. Until that time, guest hosts will appear a week at a time which Jerry Seinfeld being the first.
It will be interesting to see if there is a pre-nup in place between Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. If not, then Moore, filing for divorce more than likely in California, will be entitled to half of everything he made while they were together. Demi got a $12 million dollar payday for “Striptease” but that was 15 years ago. Ashton’s career took off about 10 years ago and he’s been gold ever since. Kutcher has made an estimated $7 million from “Two and a Half Men” alone this year, and that’s not counting all the other projects he’s involved in. This will be Demi’s third divorce and Ashton’s first.
According to “anonymous sources,” Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were into having threesomes with other girls. Chelsea Handler was on Piers Morgan’s show, and said the threesomes eventually led to “twosomes” . . . without Demi.
Kohl’s is running a new Black Friday ad where they parody “Friday” by Rebecca Black. It’s the same tune, but they changed it to “Black Friday,” and made the lyrics about shopping at Kohl’s.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Robin Gibb, a founding member the Bee Gees, is battling liver cancer. The 61-year-old received the news a few months ago, but it has just recently become public. The Grammy winner looks extremely thin in photos and he has canceled numerous recent appearances. The Bee Gees are one of the most successful groups ever, selling more than 220 million albums. They disbanded after Maurice Gibb’s death in 2003, but reunited for performances on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009 and “American Idol” in 2010. Brother, Andy Gibb died in 1988.
Ronan Farrow, son of director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Farrow, 23, is just one of 32 American students chosen for the distinction of being able to study at Oxford University at least two years. Farrow graduated Bard College in 2004 when he was just 15. He then entered Yale Law School as a 17-year-old.
“Dancing With The Stars” Maksim Chmerkovskiy appears to be getting a little too big for his britches. According to Us Weekly, the crew is fed up with his bad attitude. Lately he’s been bad mouthing his fellow dancers, insulting the judges on camera and refusing to talk to journalists after he and Hope Solo were voted
off November 15th. It will be interesting to see if Maks will be invited back to dance next season.
Vanessa Minnillo has officially changed her last name to Lachey. She and Nick Lachey tied the knot in July. The newlywed who describes herself as a “host by day, wifey by night, wanna-be mommy all the time” in her Twitter profile, recently purchased an 8 bedroom, 8,000 square foot home in in Encino, Calif. with her husband. Lachey, 38, recently told “E! News” he’s been “doing everything I can” to get his wife pregnant.
Elisabeth Shue is headed for “CSI”. She will be replacing Marg Helgenberger who is set to leave the show in Januray. Shue joins the team as a fresh-out-of-anger-management CSI who may or may not have been fired by D.B. Russell back at their previous precinct in Seattle. Helgenberger’s character, Catherine Willows, may still pop up for an occasional guest spot. Shue makes her CSI debut on Wednesday, February 15th.
Oprah Winfrey’s new primetime show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will debut Sunday, January 1 at 8pm. The premiere will feature a two-hour chat with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler from his home in New Hampshire. He’ll talk to Oprah about his years of battling drug addiction, his relationships with his wives and his job as a judge on “American Idol”.
TLC has ordered a new show called, “Geek Love” that follows a speed-dating service at nerd-drawing events like Comic-Con. Two half-hour specials will air next month with plans to make the project a full-fledged series if the specials draw large enough ratings. The show premieres December 18th at 9pm.
Tareq Salahi says he wants to sue Journey’s Neal Schon for $17 million dollars for stealing his wife. Tareq fired off a letter to the two … threatening a lawsuit and demanding they cough up dough for humiliating him with their torrid affair. The response from the couple? They laughed and said, “get a grip.”
Briton’s Prince Harry was in Las Vegas over the weekend and the two seemed to get along just fine. Harry, 27, is on break from military training her in the states. While he danced the night away at a couple of clubs on Friday and Saturday, Harry and his bodyguards lost a total of $500 at the blackjack tables. He and friends also took in Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio. The one thing that seemed to knock his socks off during the stay? The free drinks while gambling. (I guess “free” is in the mind of the beholder, especially if you’ve just lost $300)