Rihanna has done it again. Universal Pictures’ decision to cast the troubled singer in their latest film “Battleship” has paid off. In just the opening weekend, “Battleship” has earned a staggering $170 million in ticket sales, despite the awful reviews of her first film.
And here’s the kicker: the film doesn’t even open in the United States until May 18!
By the way, “Battleship” can be downloaded for personal home viewing if you know how to find it online. But I prefer to wait until the film premieres in theaters. I predict Rihanna’s “Battleship” will do bigger box office numbers than the Avengers kiddie movie.
A Las Vegas man is being held without bond in the brutal bludgeoning deaths of a mother and her daughter in their central valley home.
Police say Bryan Clay, 22, was a total stranger to Ignacia and Arturo Martinez when he broke into their home and attacked them with a hammer on April 15.
Ignacia, 38, and her daughter Karla, 10, were both raped and beaten to death with a claw hammer. The weapon was not recovered.
The attacks left Ignacia’s husband, Arturo, unconscious with traumatic head injuries. He remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit, unable to speak to investigators. Police say the Martinez’s two sons, 9 and 4, were at home at the time of the attacks, but they were uninjured.
“This was a complete stranger killing a mother and daughter and attacking the father,” Lt. Ray Steiber told the Associated Press. “I’ve been doing this (police work) 24 years, and you don’t see cases like this. I can’t even put this into words.”
To their family and friends, Arthur and Jolie Huntington were the perfect couple. He was a respected, longstanding member of the U.S. Secret Service, and she was a housewife who home-schooled the couple’s two children, 12 and 15.
Arthur Huntington, 41, is the cheapskate who refused to pay a Colombian hooker $800 for a night of “high quality” sexual services on April 12 — launching the biggest internal and external investigation into the agency in 150 years.
After being stripped of his top secret clearance and placed on suspension, Huntington was among the first of the 11 agents under investigation to be fired.
Now, the submissive wife of the disgraced former agent vows to stand by her man.
During a bond hearing last week, George Zimmerman, the man charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, took the stand and claimed he was broke and indigent. The judge released him on a $150,000 bond.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara asked the state of Florida to pay his legal fees since his client could not get a job.
Now O’Mara says Zimmerman raised $200,000 in donations from the public through a website that he set up to solicit donations. The website has since been taken down.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon’s family, said George Zimmerman can’t be trusted, and he will ask for Zimmerman’s bond to be revoked.
Here are more pics from Beyonce’s People magazine cover shoot. Beyonce looks stiff and plastic in the overly Photoshopped images. Beyonce is a far cry from the World’s Most Beautiful Woman in these images. In the cover story, Beyonce revealed she is filming a new movie, ‘A Star Is Born’ later this year, after she performs a three-night stand at New Jersey’s Revel Resorts (May 25th, May 26th and May 27th). She is also recording the movie’s soundtrack. Bey probably won’t get to see much of her 3 month old daughter Blue Ivy. It’s a good thing she has nannies.
Music producer Kanye West was seen leaving Kim Kardashian’s hotel in NYC today. Poor Kanye. His head was hanging as low as his skinny jeans as he walked towards a parked limo.
Maybe he was at Kim’s hotel checking out his new digs where he will be staying as part of the cast of Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
In less than a week Kanye has become the laughing stock of Hollywood. His pals Jay and Beyonce have already informed him that Kim is not welcome in their circle. So any chance Kim (and her mom Kris Jenner) had of using the Beyonce’s for ratings just flew out the window.
After that 72-day sham of a wedding to Kris Humphries, the Huffington Post reminds us that Kim famously said she would not have another relationship in front of the cameras. Of course we know she’s a liar, but some people need more convincing.
Songbird Mariah Carey, 42, and her entertainment mogul husband, Nick Cannon, 31, were photographed kissing while shopping today at Baby Dior in Paris, France. Nick, who has had serious medical problems recently, looks sickly. He looks like he’s on his last legs. It’s sad to watch him wither away before our very eyes. Nick and Mariah have 1-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.