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Doctor Strange Conjures $85M Magic

Big win for Benedict Cumberbatch in a surprisingly strong weekend

(Newser) - A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, reports the AP , including Marvel's Doctor Strange, the animated Trolls and Mel Gibson's WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, effectively waking up the sleepy fall box office. As the superhero in the bunch, Doctor ... More »

Jack Doesn't Reach Madea

Tom Cruise falls short of Tyler Perry's latest

(Newser) - Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween had a little trick in store for Tom Cruise and his Jack Reacher sequel, Never Go Back, with Madea ruling the box office with $27.6 million to Reacher's $23 million. "The star power of Madea and Tyler Perry is undeniable,... More »

Tyler Perry Says He'll Pay for Funeral of Girls Left in Hot Car

15-month-old twins Ariel and Alaynah died last Thursday in Georgia

(Newser) - Tyler Perry has offered to pay for the funeral of the twin 15-month-old girls who died last Thursday after being left alone in a hot car in Georgia, ABC News reports. Police say Asa North was drunk when he left his daughters, Ariel and Alaynah, in the car. He's... More »

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to
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These Might Be the World's 10 Richest Actors

According to Singapore-based website Wealth-X

(FOX News Magazine) - According to data from Singapore-based website Wealth-X, Jerry Seinfeld is the world's richest actor with a fortune of around $820 million dollars. Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan comes in second with $600 million, and Tom Cruise, at $480 million, rounds out the top three. It's not entirely clear... More »

Worst Actor 'Winners:' Will, Jaden Smith

As Tyler Perry wins worst actress, 'Grown Ups 2' gets snubbed

(Newser) - Will and Jaden Smith have a couple of new awards with which to decorate their mantle: The father-son duo captured worst supporting actor and worst actor awards, respectively, at the Razzies, which blasted them as being "stranded on Planet Nepotism" for the spectacular flop, After Earth. They also took... More »

Hobbit Crushes All Other Movies

'Frozen' falls to second, Tyler Perry film takes third

(Newser) - A wee hobbit ousted an animated princess at the weekend box office, says the Hollywood Reporter . Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($73.7 million) not only iced out Disney's Frozen ($22.2 million) domestically, it ranked No. 1 worldwide, banking a robust $131.2 million in 49 territories. Tyler ... More »

Gatsby Glitters, but Fails to Outshine Iron Man

'Iron Man 3' pulls in $72.5M

(Newser) - Despite mediocre reviews , Baz Luhrmann's glitzy adaptation of The Great Gatsby had a strong $51.1 million opening weekend. bCt it wasn't enough to knock franchise favorite Iron Man 3 off the top box office spot—the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster pulled $72.5 million in its second... More »

Kim Kardashian Attempts to Act, It Goes Poorly

Critics razz Kardashian

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian may never get her hands on an Academy Award, but the New York Daily News predicts she will win a Razzie . She has a small part in Tyler Perry's Temptation, which opened Friday to not-so-rave reviews ( Rotten Tomatoes score: 16%), and many reviewers are singling out... More »

GI Joe Swings to $41.2M Win

Film had been delayed 9 months after 'Battleship' sunk

(Newser) - GI Joe: Retaliation punched its way to the top this Easter weekend, bringing in $41.2 million domestically. That showing propelled it to a global tally of $132 million since its opening Wednesday, notes the Hollywood Reporter . Last week's winner, The Croods, slipped to No. 2 with $26.5... More »

Alex Cross Is Epically Awful

Tyler Perry fails to make his mark in ridiculous, poorly made thrill-free thriller

(Newser) - Tyler Perry steps out of his comfort zone in Alex Cross, but this probably isn't the crossover hit he was hoping for. Critics are absolutely savaging the movie, with more than one writing that Perry would have been better off just playing the title role in drag as Madea.... More »

Tyler Perry Gives Woman New Van After Hers Is Stolen

Alicia Day says her 'mouth just dropped' when she heard

(Newser) - When Tyler Perry saw a news report about a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy whose specially-equipped van was stolen from her driveway, the filmmaker decided to give Alicia Day a brand new vehicle. Day, who uses a wheelchair, told an Atlanta TV station she prides herself on being independent and... More »

After 17 Years on Market, Mega-Mansion Sells

Tyler Perry paid $7.6M for place he's going to tear down

(Newser) - Celebs plunk down millions on mansions every day, but Tyler Perry's new acquisition is somewhat more storied. The scribe bought Atlanta's Dean Gardens, which cost $25 million to build, features 58 acres, a golf course, wedding chapel, and what the New York Times calls an almost universally mocked "collision... More »

The Hollywood Guide to Naming Sequels

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? raises some good questions

(Newser) - Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? hits theaters today, which means it’s time for a lesson on how Hollywood names its sequels. Obviously, writes Amos Barshad in New York , the choice of “Too”—“far more elegant” than simply “2”—was the... More »

Barbara Walters: Michelle Obama Is Most Fascinating

Barbara's top picks for 2009 also include Glenn Beck, Jenny Sanford

(Newser) - Barack Obama, Barbara Walters’ most fascinating person of 2008, was succeeded this year by…his wife, Michelle. Walters named the first lady her top pick during last night’s ABC special, which also included interviews with the rest of the top 10. Obama discussed the “amazing whirlwind” of life... More »

Barbara Walters Names 2009's Most Fascinating

The famous (Sarah Palin) and the infamous (Kate Gosselin) make list

(Newser) - Barbara Walters is offering a sneak peek at her annual list of the most fascinating people, and it includes famous moms Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin, Us reports. For a glimpse at others Walters will interview on the Dec. 9 special—including Tyler Perry, Glenn Beck, Lady Gaga, and Adam... More »

Precious Director, Star Earn 'Wows'

Expect astonishing Gabourey Sidibe and director Lee Daniels to stay in the spotlight

(Newser) - Film festival darling Precious is a breakthrough not just for director Lee Daniels—who collected Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey to champion the movie—but also for star Gabourey Sidibe, who plays the abused main character. Though media reports paint her as “this downtrodden, ugly girl who got this... More »

Box Office Is Good to Bad

Tyler Perry's newest success defies advertising formula

(Newser) - The box office was good to I Can Do Bad All By Myself, which took in $24 million this weekend, USA Today reports. Tyler Perry’s latest flick rode the same under-the-radar marketing blitz that drew legions of Christians and African Americans to his Madea movies. The digitally-animated 9 made... More »

Tyler Perry Sends Swim Club Kids to Disney Instead

Tyler Perry sponsors trip for Pennsylvania day campers

(Newser) - The 65 children who were denied entrance to a Philadelphia swim club are going to Disney World instead, thanks to Tyler Perry. The playwright “wanted to do something nice for them and let them know that for every negative experience, there are people out there who want them to... More »

Burn Leads Box Office Boom

Comedy thriller records biggest opening ever for Coen brothers

(Newser) - The Coen brothers' Burn After Reading led an unexpectedly strong box office weekend by nabbing top spot with $19.4 million, Variety reports. With overall sales up 35% over this frame last year, Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys took second with $18 million, followed by Righteous Kill ($16.... More »

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