Sideshow: 'Hangover' still banging
How long can a hangover last? Long enough to stay on top of the box-office derby for the second week in a row.
How long can a hangover last?
Long enough to stay on top of the box-office derby for the second week in a row.
The Hangover, the Warner Bros. comedy about binging buddies on a bachelor-party bender, pulled in a handsome $33.4 million over the weekend. That brings the pic's total take for 10 days to $105.4 million.
As they did last week, the drinkers edged the animated Disney/Pixar animated flick Up, which grossed $30.5 million for the weekend.
The No. 3 slot went to the remake of The Taking of Pelham 123, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta, which generated $25 million for Sony on its debut weekend.
Another film making its weekend debut, Imagine That, the latest comedy vehicle for Eddie Murphy, fell flat on its face, pulling in a forgettable $5.7 million for Paramount.
On an appropriately gloomy afternoon, friends and family said goodbye to David Carradine with an invitation-only funeral service that lasted more than two hours at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills cemetery in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The list of mourners included Carradine's brothers Keith and Robert, Michael Madsen (who costarred with Carradine in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies), Lucy Liu (another Kill Bill costar), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill again), Jane Seymour, Tom Selleck, Frances Fisher, Edward James Olmos, Ali Larter, and James Cromwell.
Carradine, 72, was found hanging in a Bangkok hotel room June 4. The cause of death was under investigation. A statement released Thursday by a private pathologist said suicide had been ruled out.
If you can't beat 'em . . .
Well, isn't Rod Blagojevich a fun-loving guy? The impeached ex-guv of Illinois appeared onstage with The Second City theatrical troupe in Chicago on Saturday night in Rod Blagojevich Superstar, a production lampooning his political career.
Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January and has pleaded not guilty to an array of corruption charges, appeared as himself. That self gets pretty rough handling from the script. The helmet-haired politico is depicted as greedy, tactless, and obsessed with his lacquered-looking locks.
The audience cheered him as he appeared onstage, prompting Blago to ask, "Where were you when I was impeached?" He also assured the crowd that the play was "a fictitious account."
Ever the campaigner, he also asked folks to vote for his wife, Patti, a contestant on NBC's reality show I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!
"Vote early and often," he joked.
Bruce sings out in hard times
Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen made himself right at home in the Tennessee hills on Saturday night with an impassioned three-hour performance at the Bonnaroo music festival.
Springsteen, who said it was only his second time at the festival, brought a musical message for hard times.
"We didn't come all the way down to the beautiful Tennessee hills just to rock the house," said Springsteen early in the performance. "We came down here tonight because we want to build a house. That's right. Right here in this field. . . . A house of love. A house of hope."