A li'l weed was - once again! - found on a
tour bus. About 3 a.m. Friday, U.S. Border Patrol officers made a routine stop of LW's two buses, on their way to a concert in Laredo, Texas. But K-9 dog detectives sniffed some dank on
buses! Dank indeed was found, and LW and 12 of his entourage were detained. The concert had to be kicked to last night. LW and homies were released. But on Feb. 9, he'll be in NYC to be sentenced (possibly for up to a year) for illegal weapons possession stemming from a bus-related 2007 bust, and then there's controlled-substance badness over his head from several places. Bicycle, LW - hitchhike, pogo stick, space shuttle, do anything but get on that bus. . . . In further Lil Wayne news, Amazon.com mistakenly shipped out 500 copies of his much-delayed, much-anticipated album
, scheduled for a Feb. 1 release. Leaks are a tradition with LW albums, but this is a true Amazon mess-up.
'Avatar' rocks in 3-D
Not even The Storm of the Millennium (which is only nine years old, but still, c'mon, it was a pretty big storm) could keep
from rippin' up the national box office. Preliminary studio figures say the 3-D extravaganza piled up $73 million Friday to yesterday, below expectations, but not bad given the weather. All numbers were down by snow. Debuting high but weak was
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Sarah Jessica Parker
flick, in fourth place with 7 mils.
The Princess and the Frog hopped down into second with $12 mils, declining by almost half from its first week. The rest of the top 10: (3) The Blind Side, with $10 mils; (5) The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $4.7 mils; (6) Invictus, $4.14 mils; (7) A Christmas Carol (2009), $3.41 mils; (8) Up in the Air, $3.1 mils; (9) Brothers, $2.63 mils; and (10) Old Dogs, $2.29 mils.
We're gonna see a real duke-out next week. Avatar faces off against Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, and Jude Law, and, ulp!, Nine, the star-infested musical with Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Fergie, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and seemingly anyone else who asked. Worlds collide!
That snow Angell
Nothing says holiday season like
's "Greetings, Friends!", his semitraditional end-of-year celebrity New Year's bye-hi. The 89-year-old excellent writer is in especially good form this year, with strange pairings and fun rhymin':
. . . season's joy sift slowly down
On Agyness Deyn and Tina Brown,
Jay-Z, Kobe, Simon Schama,
But first of all on Prez Obama . . .
Read more at http//go.philly.com/angell
Quick, quick, quick
said Friday that she's divorcing hub No. 4,
. She cited busy schedules, too much time away from each other, those terrible things. Funny, ain't it?
was hub 2, but Ivana still keeps his last name. . . .
, wife of football guy
, gave birth to a baby boy Dec. 8. Only on Friday did Gisele slip (?) and, blogging a holiday hi, mention the babe's name:
. That's "son of the right hand" in Hebrew, fitting for the rightie QB. . . . Hearthrobber
in The Storm of the Millennium on Saturday in Long Island. May sunnier days lie ahead! . . . Everyone try real hard not to hear
, 60. He tells German paper Bild am Sonntag he's been with 4,600 women - and can prove it. How? He takes a pikkie of each one, puts it in a big album, and shows it to each successive sweetie. Romantic, huh? He says
, evidently a Kissee, was "shocked, but also happy because she knew that I would never lie to her." We still can't get out of our heads the bad taste of Gene's Feb. 4, 2002, big, dumb moment on WHYY's
. Class beats crass every time. . . .
Joan of Arc
) and fiancé
welcomed a girl baby into their lives Tuesday. . . . Country singer
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
tells country blog the Boot she's expectin'. . . . Friday was the last for
after 13 years, 10 as cohost (she was a correspondent when it debuted). She's leaving with a couple of years left in her contract, reputedly because the show is getting too trashy. . . . Big-eyed
will be done with HBO's
after this season, which begins Jan. 10. Her character will move away late in the season. Seyfried wants more time to do flicks. . . .