'Star Wars' sells big

Like zombies to fresh brain, fans across the nation went in droves to see J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens for its pre-opening preview shows Thursday. The Harrison Ford-powered pic raked in $57 mil, shattering the pre-opening show record of $43.5 mil set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

Weiland dead of drugs

Scott Weiland, 48, died from an accidental drug overdose, a medical examiner's office in Minnesota has ruled. Weiland died after taking a toxic mix of cocaine, alcohol, and the amphetamine MDA.

The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver singer was found dead Dec. 3 on his tour bus in a suburb of Minneapolis.

The Kardashian report

Khloé Kardashian, 31, made a valiant bid to break the Web Friday, posting a series of artistic nude shots depicting her shapely personhood by photographer Mike Rosenthal. One, which displays her derriere in its essential bareness, is the toast of the blogosphere.

Alas, Khloé ruined the moment with her musings: "Even though I've worked really hard on my mind and body to get to this point, I am still shocked I had the courage to do this shoot."

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