“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” pulled in another $88.3 million this weekend, bringing its North American total to $740.3 million in just three weeks. The all-time U.S. record of $760.5 is held by “Avatar”. But “The Force Awakens” should beat that in the next few days. They’re the only movies to surpass $700 million in the U.S., and while it took “Avatar” 72 days, it only took “Star Wars” 16.
Kendall Jenner plans to pace herself in 2016. The supermodel and reality star had a banner year, traveling the world and walking in numerous designers’ shows, including the recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but all of the stress led to an unexpected downside.
Mark Salling’s arrest for possession of child pornography on Tuesday, December 29, could cost him his latest role. Adi Shankar, director of Gods and Secrets, says that if the 33-year-old Glee alum is convicted, he’ll cut the actor from the 2016 film.
He won an Emmy portraying a high school student on “Glee” — and collected scores of sick sexual images of kids still in grammar school, authorities say. Mark Salling, 33, was busted on child pornography charges after a Tuesday morning raid by Los Angeles cops who used a battering ram to enter the suspect’s home, cops said.
“I would imagine that would surprise anybody,” said Lt. Andrea Grossman of the LAPD Internet crimes against children task force. Salling ignored repeated knocks on the door before the cops bashed their way in around 7 a.m.
“There were more than 100 (images),” said Grossman, adding they included “disturbing” pictures of prepubescent children.
The actor’s ex-girlfriend pointed authorities to images on his computer showing young girls under the age of 10 engaging in sexual activities, TMZ reported, citing law enforcement sources.
Grossman confirmed that other electronic devices were taken from the home for further examination.
The discovery was enough for an arrest, and cops — armed with a search warrant — seized other electronic devices that will be scoured for additional evidence, she said. A source said a confidential informant pointed investigators toward Salling, who was among the hit show’s original cast when “Glee” debuted on Fox in 2009.
Federal charges, like those brought against sex-crazed “Subway” spokesman Jared Fogle, were a possibility as the probe continued. Fogle was sentenced last month to more than 15 years in prison.
Salling joined the cast of “Glee” as bad boy Puck in the hit Fox TV show’s debut season in 2009.
Residents of the rural neighborhood were shocked. “It’s so wrong,” said neighbor Robyn Phipps, 47, as she rode past on her horse. “There are kids everywhere around here.”
Salling, freed on $20,000 bail, played Mohawk-wearing bad-boy Noah (Puck) Puckerman on the popular musical-comedy.
It was a rough 2015 for the alleged perv. “Glee” went off the air this year after six successful seasons. And he was ordered to pay $2.7 million to former girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela after he was accused in a sexual battery lawsuit.
New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, renewal and, often times disappointment, at least according to Jennifer Lawrence. The Hunger Games star toldGraham Norton and fellow Oscar-winning guestEddie Redmayne during a pre-taped appearance onThe Graham Norton Show to air New Year’s Eve that her final night of the year is typically nothing like the movies.
“I really hate it,” Lawrence, 25, says. “I’ve never had a good one – everyone’s chasing a good time and it’s always a disappointment. I plan on doing nothing and then if something lands in my lap, but I always end up drunk and disappointed. Drunk and Disappointed should be the title of my memoir!” she adds jokingly.
The Joy star also got candid about what sometimes happens when she’s feeling less than thrilled. “I am a puker,” Lawrence reveals. “When I get stressed and exhausted I just vomit. I was driving with my publicist the other day and had to roll down the window and I puked all down the side of the car. It was in front of all the paparazzi – I painted New York!”
Lawrence also admitted to puking at an Oscar party Madonnahosted last year – and it turns out she wasn’t alone. “This is something I have never admitted to the world, but I puked at Madonna’s party too!” Redmayne tells Lawrence.