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July 22, 2013

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Icona Pop Debuts 'Girlfriend' Music Video

July 22, 2013 09:33:17 GMT


Icona Pop has dropped the music video for their "Girlfriend". Directed by Mackash, the 3-minute video gives glimpses at the Swedish duo riding their car through deserted roads and town. They are then seen boarding a moving train and performing their female friendship anthem on the roof.

"Girlfriend" samples Tupac Shakur's "Me and My Girlfriend" as well as Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles' "03 Bonnie & Clyde". Duo Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo teamed up with Marvin Harper, Mark Knight, Tyrone Wrice and James Reynolds to co-write the track, which is produced by Stargate.
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Selena Gomez Parties Hard in 'Birthday' Music Video


July 22, 2013 09:23:42 GMT


Selena Gomez has celebrated her turning of age with a new music video. Instead of giving herself a present, she treats fans with a clip for the song aptly titled "Birthday", which is taken from her solo debut studio album "Stars Dance".

The theme of the clip is simple, a birthday party. The former Disney darling is featured dancing with her friends in a dim-lit room with confetti showering her, who is the center of the attention. The footage is sometimes shaky, making it look like a home-made video although it may be done intentionally.
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Lindsay Lohan's Mother Reportedly Banned From Daughter's Treatment

July 22, 2013 09:19:03 GMT


A report suggested that Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan was banned from taking part in Lindsay's treatment emerged recently. According to TMZ, Dina was not allowed to contact her daughter again after she made a drunken phone call to the facility.

Dina was said calling a treatment facility where her daughter was admitted a few days before the "Mean Girls" actress' birthday on July 2. A staff member who received the call allegedly felt that Dina was not sober and did not pass the phone to Lindsay. The facility reportedly felt that the mother and daughter should have not spoken until the rest of her rehab.
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Geraldo Rivera Posts Shirtless Selfie on Twitter


July 22, 2013 09:14:20 GMT


After having turned 70 years old earlier this month, TV news magazine program host Geraldo Rivera posts a shirtless selfie on Twitter as he claims "70 is the new 50". The Fox News Channel contributor sent out the tweet early Sunday, July 21. He soon took it down, but not after it had already considerably gotten some attention online.

The "Geraldo at Large" host was aware early on that it would get some unfavorable reactions, particularly from his immediate family. "Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...," the TV personality wrote in parenthesis together with his age-defying message. Erica is his current wife and "family" referred to his five children from previous spouses.
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Chord Overstreet Honors Cory Monteith at L.A. Gig

July 22, 2013 08:52:50 GMT


Chord Overstreet dedicated a song to Cory Monteith at his show at The Roxy in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 20. The 24-year-old singer covered Travis McCoy's "Billionaire" and recalled, "I sang this with Kevin McHale and Cory Monteith." The three stars performed the song in the second season of "Glee". "I love you Cory!" Overstreet added.

After the show that was attended by "Glee" castmates McHale, Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz, Overstreet talked about Monteith in an interview with E! News. "He was the greatest dude you'd ever met," Overstreet told the site. "Never met anyone who said anything bad about him."
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Comic-Con 2013: Farewell Panels for 'Breaking Bad', 'HIMYM' and Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who'

July 22, 2013 08:48:49 GMT


Several TV series bid farewell to fans at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, including "Breaking Bad" and "How I Met Your Mother" which hit the convention over the weekend. At the panel for the former, series creator told the crowd, "I'm going to miss you guys and coming to Comic-Con. I'm satisfied with the ending. I hope you will be too."

New footage was shared in form a clip from the midseason premiere episode. It sees Walter entering the White family's house which has been abandoned. The empty pool is now used as a skate park by some teenagers. Walter, looking messy, removes an outlet cover on the wall to grab a small tube of ricin. When he steps outside, a neighbor sees him and he casually says to the shocked neighbor, "Hello, Carol."
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Comic-Con 2013: 'Lego Movie' Adds Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Cobie Smulders

July 22, 2013 08:45:44 GMT


"The Lego Movie" has revealed who will be the latest additions to its voice cast ensemble at San Diego Comic-Con. During the film's Saturday presentation hosted by Warner Bros., directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller along with producer Dan Lin announced that Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Cobie Smulders would take part in it.

Tatum and Hill, who both teamed up in the buddy cop comedy "21 Jump Street", will lend their voices for Superman and Green Lantern respectively. As for Smulders who will reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill on Joss Whedon's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", she is tapped to voice Wonder Woman who finally makes a big-screen appearance though it's in LEGO form.
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Jennifer Lawrence's Parents Take Her Oscar to Kentucky

July 22, 2013 08:30:39 GMT


An Oscar trophy, which Jennifer Lawrence received from Best Actress category, is no longer by her side after her parents kept it in their home in Kentucky. "My parents took it back to Kentucky, 'cause I felt odd having it, like, on display in my house," the "Silver Linings Playbook" star told Access Hollywood at the Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday, July 20.

"If anybody's coming over to my house, I didn't want them to remember that. Just kind of puts a weird energy out," she said. The 22-year-old actress even put it in an unexpected place before her parents took the gold-coveted statue. "I put it in the hallway towards the bathroom, and my mom was like, 'I'm taking it. It shouldn't be here.' And now it's on a piano in Kentucky!" the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" star explained.
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Robin Thicke Says 'Blurred Lines' Video Was Inspired by Benny Hill

July 22, 2013 08:20:31 GMT


Canadian R'n'B artist Robin Thicke has already spoken in the recent past about his infamous "Blurred Lines" music video, the one with nude models strutting around with him and his two collaborators, Pharrell Williams and T.I. Now in a new interview, the 36-year-old singer defends his notorious music video against criticisms that it objectifies women.

"It doesn't even look dangerous. We're the ones who look the fools [in the video]. And the women, they're not gyrating or shaking their butts or even doing any sexy dancing. It's as silly as can possibly be," says Thicke. In previous promotional interview on U.K. radio station Kiss FM, Thicke revealed that he actually wanted a humorous, Benny Hill-type of visuals for the bouncy track, but as it turned out, the final official video as people know it today, from the mind of director Diane Martel, was also quite "fun."
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Comic-Con 2013: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Makes Surprise Visit, 'Avengers 2' Reveals Official Title

July 22, 2013 08:04:32 GMT


Saturday was a day full of surprises for all attendees at San Diego Comic-Con. While DC unveiled its Superman-Batman movie plans and 20th Century Fox drew attention by bringing all "X-Men: Days of Future Past" cast members, Marvel prepared two other special treats during its presentation.

Marvel president Kevin Feige sent Hall H into frenzy as he invited director James Gunn and several main cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy", all of whom just flew in from London, to show up before fans. Though the production just began two weeks ago, Gunn generously presented some footage from the pic, which is slated to open on August 1, 2014 opposite "Fifty Shades of Grey".
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Kate Middleton Is in 'Early Stages of Labor'

July 22, 2013 07:37:36 GMT


The royal baby is going to arrive soon. Buckingham Palace released a statement on Monday morning, July 22, at local time, saying that Kate Middleton went to hospital with Prince William to give birth to their first child.

"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted this morning to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London in the early stages of labor. The Duchess traveled by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital with The Duke of Cambridge," the statement read.
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LoveBox Cancels Lil' Kim's Performance After Singer Comes Late

July 22, 2013 07:37:32 GMT


Lil' Kim missed her scheduled performance at Lovebox Festival on Sunday, July 21. "Lil Kim did not turn up to her set on time. The festival had no other option but to maintain the scheduled running order to ensure the other main stage acts were not disrupted," a spokesperson from the music festival said in an official statement.

Kim reportedly arrived late to the event, which ran from July 19-21 at London's Victoria Park, and decided not to perform after finding herself unhappy with the stage layout. Lizzie Grubman, a rep for the 39-year-old rapstress, has spoken out about Kim's cancellation.
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Artist of the Week: Ciara

July 22, 2013 07:26:23 GMT


Following the lukewarm welcome received by her fourth LP "Basic Instinct" which she blamed on her former label Jive Records's lack of support, Ciara is back storming into the top ten of Billboard Hot 200 with her her eponymously-titled fifth album. She reunited with her long-term mentor L.A. Reid, who is credited with discovering her in 2003, crafting "Ciara", which has been dubbed the strongest in her discography.

Initially called "One Woman Army", the album which was released under Epic Records features her signature crossover R&B pop with infectious beats to ballads, which shows her strong vocals and maturity in songwriting. It's led by "Body Party" as the first official single, after some previously released singles failed the catch the heart of music lovers.
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Comic-Con 2013: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Cast Storm Hall H

July 22, 2013 06:56:16 GMT


"X-Men: Days of Future Past" indeed took part at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Director Bryan Singer brought almost all cast members including Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult among others.

First footage from the hotly-anticipated pic, due out May 2014, popped on the big screen. It features almost all mutants. Among scenes previewed in it, there are some that leave quite an impression. Beast tries to drown young Magneto, who is later seen using his power to drag a helpless Mystique toward him.
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Farrah Abraham Cashes In $120K From Porn's Royalties

July 22, 2013 06:48:32 GMT


Farrah Abraham is making huge earning from her adult video, which she starred in alongside James Deen, "Backdoor Teen Mom". According to a check which was obtained by TMZ, the mother of one cashed in $119,576.39 in royalties in two months from Vivid Entertainment.

Farrah also received six-figure payment from the company. "I'm happy to confirm that we have purchased it. We went after this movie as vigorously as any sex tape we've ever pursued. We felt it was definitely worth it, not only because of Farrah's popularity, but because the footage itself is amazing. Farrah is gorgeous, sexy and absolutely uninhibited," CEO of Vivid, Steve Hirsch, said in a statement in April.
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Tina Turner and Erwin Bach Celebrate Marriage at Their Swiss Home

July 22, 2013 06:46:24 GMT


After being secretly married in a civil ceremony earlier this month, newlyweds Tina Turner and Erwin Bach welcomed 120 guests to their Buddhist wedding ceremony and reception on Sunday at their home in Zurich. Among the A-list celebrities that celebrated with the lovely couple at the Chateau Algonquin estate in Kuesnacht were David Bowie, Sade and Oprah Winfrey.

As requested, the female guests came dressed in white and beige gowns while most of the gents sported black tuxedos to the occasion, as the bride wore a custom-designed gown by famed Italian designer Giorgio Armani. The attendees were mostly photographed from outside the Algonquin property as security was tight as expected.
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'Dexter' 8.05 Preview: Dr. Vogel Is Held Captive

July 22, 2013 06:27:49 GMT


Dr. Vogel could be the next victim of the Brain Surgeon in next week's episode of "Dexter". Asking the title character's help to find out the Brain Surgeon, the psychiatrist is going be held captive by her former patient Yates, whom Dexter believes to be the Brain Surgeon.

Dexter and Deb try to keep the doctor safe, but before that they have things to talk about following Deb's failed attempt to kill herself and her brother. They seemingly have a therapy session with Dr. Vogel, during which Deb admits she's traumatized after learning that their dad committed suicide because of Dexter.
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J. Cole Reacts to Controversy Over 'Hurtful' Lyric in Drake's 'Jodeci Freestyle'

July 22, 2013 06:14:57 GMT


Drake and J. Cole's collaboration, "Jodeci Freestyle", has sparked a controversy as it contains an offensive line that says, "I'm artistic, you n***as is autistic, retarded." The line, sung by Cole, angered Anti-Bullying Alliance.

The organization teamed up with autism activist Anna Kennedy to start an online petition against the rappers and demanded them to officially apologize and remove the offensive lyric from the song. They set a goal of 5,000 signatures. So far, they have garnered more than 4,000.
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Video: Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Dedicate 'Forever Young' to Trayvon Martin

July 22, 2013 06:09:32 GMT


After Beyonce Knowles and Bruce Springsteen each dedicated a spot in their recent live performances for slain teenager Trayvon Martin, "Legends of the Summer" Stadium Tour joint performers Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake followed suit. The two frequent collaborators and good pals did a cover of the Alphaville classic "Forever Young" for the shooting death victim during their New York City show at the Yankee Stadium on Friday night, July 19.

As JT handled the familiar hook, Hov rapped the verses in front of the sold out crowd that flashed their mobile phones and sang along with the two artists. It was another touching moment in honor of the African-American from Florida amid continuing expressions of both anger and sadness over his racially-charged death and the acquittal of his shooter George Zimmerman.
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Comic-Con 2013: 'Catching Fire' Debuts New Trailer, Jennifer Lawrence Teases Snotty Kiss

July 22, 2013 04:59:07 GMT


Director Francis Lawrence and several main and supporting cast members of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" received a warm welcome from fans as they hit the San Diego Comic-Con stage on Saturday, July 20. Besides unveiling new trailer that sees Katniss leaping into action, Jennifer Lawrence and her co-stars were there to talk about working on the film and more.

Of Katniss, J-Law said to the audience, "She's struggling from post-traumatic stress from the Games." The 22-year-old actress shared her greatest challenges on set and dished on a scene in which she accidentally gave Josh Hutcherson a very snotty kiss. "There's all this snot coming out of my nose, and when I go to kiss Josh, it connects with his mouth," she drew laughs.
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Comic-Con 2013: 'True Blood' Preview Teases a Funeral, Season 6 Returns to Its Roots

July 22, 2013 04:40:34 GMT


"True Blood" executive producer Brian Buckner explained the theme of the show's current season. As the show moves forward with the second half of the season, fans will notice that it's going back to its roots.

"I feel like this show is ultimately about the relationship between vampires and humans and it's about this town. I want to bring it in a little bit. I feel like at times we've hurt ourselves," Buckner said to panel attendees at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20. "My goal is to get all these people living under the umbrella of one story and one threat. Really just make it about this small town we've all come to know and love."
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Kelly Rowland Rescued by Coast Guard After Private Boat Was Lost at Sea

July 22, 2013 04:36:18 GMT


Kelly Rowland and her friends were rescued by U.S. Coast Guard on Friday, July 19, after a rented boat which carried them got lost at sea in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The "Dirty Laundry" singer and five other passengers were enjoying a whale-watching trip when the incident happened.

An employee at TowboatUS Provincetown told E! News that the group's boat got "disoriented in the five-to-six-foot waves and fog that had rolled in." The boat's captain apparently reported their situation to Coast Guard and later "the U.S. Coast Guard was able to triangulate their position," the employee added.
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Comic-Con 2013: Tom Hiddleston Drives Fans Crazy During 'Thor: The Dark World' Panel

July 22, 2013 04:12:43 GMT


Marvel president Kevin Feige indeed was not the only panelist during the studio's presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20. When Feige told moderator Chris Hardwicke that "Thor: The Dark World" was already in post-production, the lights suddenly went out as fans heard a familiar voice. They later turned their attention to a flash of light that hit the stage.

Loud cheers then resonated off the huge Hall H as Tom Hiddleston appeared before them in full costume as Marvel's villainous Loki. "Stand back, you mewling quim," so the 32-year-old actor told Hardwicke. Hiddleston kept taunting adoring fans with lines like, "You should have let me rule you when you had the chance. Where are your Avengers now?"
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Billy Ray Cyrus and Wife Tish Call Off Divorce for Second Time

July 22, 2013 04:01:46 GMT


Miley Cyrus has something to smile about today. Her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and estranged wife Tish are said to have called off the divorce filed last month, after rekindling their romance during couples therapy. This is supposedly the second time that husband and wife have filed for divorce and subsequently called it off.

"I spoke to Tish and she told me they both woke up and realized they love each other and decided they want to stay together," revealed Ken Baker of E!, a longtime family friend. "They recently went into couples therapy, something they hadn't done in 22 years of being together, and it's brought them closer together and really opened up their communication in amazing ways."
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Comic-Con 2013: 'Supernatural' Debuts First Look at Season 9, Spin-Off Is in the Works

July 22, 2013 03:23:46 GMT


"Supernatural" stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard as well as executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer attended the show panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, July 21. Fans in Hall H were treated to a first look at the upcoming season 9, which was played after a season 8 sizzle reel.

The new footage shows Kevin freaking out in the Men of Letters bunker. He almost shoots Dean with an arrow when the older Winchester enters and Sam brings a bagged-and-cuffed Crowley. The brothers threaten to put Crowley in his "own personal hell" until he reveals every demon possessing a human.
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Video: Rihanna Sheds Tears Onstage During France Concert

July 22, 2013 03:21:37 GMT


Rihanna had an emotional night when rocking the stage at Grande Stade Arena in Lille, France, on Saturday, July 20. The 25-year-old singer, who will soon wrap up the European leg of her Diamond World Tour, took the mic to give a shout out to her loyal fans.

"I love all you guys, thank you so much. I can't believe this s**t. Y'all make me so happy, this is everything that matters to me," the singer told the crowd. "And to stand here and feel the love in this room throughout this entire tour... It's coming to the end of the tour and it's sad. I hate saying goodbye. You guys showed me so much love in this room tonight."
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Jared Padalecki and Wife Expecting Baby No. 2

July 22, 2013 03:12:50 GMT


Jared Padalecki and his wife Genevieve Cortese are going to be parents again. The "Supernatural" actor announced on Sunday, July 21 that he and his wife were expecting their second child. "We got a LOT of questions this weekend about my wife and whether or not we wanted another child. Well, we want everybody 2 know..." he wrote on Twitter without finishing the message.

"Shoot! I got on a plane and THEN realized that my tweet wasn't finished! Not used to this 140 character thing. I confirm that Genevieve is pregnant," he wrote again later. Genevieve's pregnancy was also confirmed by Jared's manager.
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Comic-Con 2013: Superman and Batman Set to Team Up in Warner Bros.' Crossover Movie


July 22, 2013 03:05:50 GMT


The follow-up to "Man of Steel" officially includes Batman. Warner Bros. announced the big news at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 20 and revealed who would be involved in the ambitious project. Zack Synder will serve as director and reunite with his "Man of Steel" stars including Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

"I'm so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can't wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter," Snyder, who was a surprise guest at the pop culture convention, said in a statement. "Let's face it, it's beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world."
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Morrissey Cancels Rest of South American Tour Due to Funding Issues

July 22, 2013 02:45:16 GMT


Former The Smiths frontman Morrissey's South American tour has finally fallen apart. This was what the English rock singer and lyricist revealed in an apology note posted on the blog "True to You" where he announced that all of the remaining dates of his South American tour had been canceled apparently due to funding constraints.

"I am informed today that the projected tour of South America is snuffed out, thus euthanized - due, I'm reliably advised, to lack of funding," the legendary rocker wrote. "It's quite easy to sell tickets, yet impossible to transport band and crew from F to G."
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'Glee' to Pay Tribute to Cory Monteith in Episode 3 of Season 5

July 22, 2013 02:14:10 GMT


Ryan Murphy has broken his silence on Cory Monteith's death. In separate interviews with various outlets, the series creator explains what he would do with "Glee" following the actor's tragic passing. "Once you're faced with this situation, which is devastating...There's really no way to win in this situation," he tells E! News.

"The thing that we ultimately found was that our cast and crew wanted to be together, they wanted to go back to work, they wanted to sort of be in a place where they could all remember and discuss Cory sooner than later. As for me, I really had no set opinion. I was willing to do what people wanted."
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'Modern Family' Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Marries Justin Mikita in New York

July 22, 2013 02:12:05 GMT


"Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married to his partner of two years, Justin Mikita, in a ceremony which took place at 82 Mercer space in New York City on Saturday, July 20. The event was organized by planner Bryan Rafanelli.

Ferguson's representative told PEOPLE that the ceremony was officiated by playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner. The nuptials was witnessed by 200 guests, including Ferguson's "Modern Family" co-stars Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, and Ty Burrell.
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Video: Beyonce Knowles Dedicates 'A Change Is Gonna Come' to Detroit City


July 22, 2013 02:09:07 GMT


Beyonce Knowles brought her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to Detroit's The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday night, July 20. During her show, the 31-year-old diva performed a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and dedicated it to the Motor City, which filed for bankruptcy last week.

As she performed, the big screen behind her played a video montage that included Detroit landmarks and icons such as Aretha Franklin, Aaliyah, Eminem, Anita Baker, Kid Rock, and Berry Gordy, Jr. The video ended with the declaration, "Nothing Stops Detroit."
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'The Conjuring' Outperforms Ryan Reynolds' Two Movies at Box Office

July 22, 2013 01:31:58 GMT


Without any strong competition, "The Conjuring" easily makes its way to the top spot at the box office. The movie from director James Wan grabs $41.9 million for Warner Bros. Pictures and, therefore, sets a new record for the best opening ever for an R-rated horror pic. Trailing behind it is the two-time champ "Despicable Me 2" which makes another $24.9 million in its third week.

Ryan Reynolds, meanwhile, finds no luck following the results of "Turbo" and "R.I.P.D.". The snail animated film cannot top "Despicable Me 2" as it debuts in the third position with $21.3 million for 20th Century Fox. As for the latter movie, the buddy cop comedy also starring Jeff Bridges opens to a disappointing $12.7 million in No. 7.
 
 
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