The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, had good news & bad news this weekend. Part three of the franchise crushed Transformers: Age of Extinction, which had brought in $100 million earlier this summer, to have the highest weekend box office debut with $123 million, but failed to meet box office expectations of pulling down $150 to $170 million. Mockingjay also marks a franchise low with the first two The Hunger Games and Catching Fire brought in $155 million & $161 million respectively). The rest of the Top 5 included @#2 Big Hero 6 taking in $20 million, Interstellar $15.1 million, Dumb and Dumber To $13.8 million, and Gone Girl with $2.8 million.
Countdown’s on to Thanksgiving and then the unofficial start to Christmas shopping in high gear on Black Friday and the following Cyber Monday, but here’s the biggest sign it’s amping up, the Disneyland Christmas tree popping up this past week!
Lauren O’Brien’s impressions of what 14 different celebrities do when they’re stuck in traffic. From her Instagram “series” she started doing at @thelaurenobrien.. Featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Sofia Vergara, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift & more.
First she showed off her voice talent in “Frozen”, now Kristen Bell has teamed up with Straight No Chaser for their new single “Text Me Merry Christmas” available everywhere now!
People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue is out Friday, November 21st and Jimmy Kimmel’s guest this past Tuesday night via Skype, was the man himself as Jimmy’s studio audience narrowed it down to Chris Hemsworth!
After Bono was injured in a weekend bicycling accident, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots stepped up on the Tonight Show to beam Bono in this past week with Jimmy’s latest impression!
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey received the 2,534th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Monday. McConaughey was joined by Christopher Nolan, who directed McConaughey’s latest film, “Interstellar,” and Don Phillips, who cast him in his film debut, “Dazed and Confused”, as well as actresses Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway. McConaughey earned a best actor Oscar in March for his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyers Club.” He also received an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Louisiana State Police detective Rust Cohle in HBO’s “True Detective.” McConaughey’s other films include “Magic Mike,” “Mud,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Tropic Thunder,” “We Are Marshall,” “Amistad,” “Contact,” “A Time to Kill,” “Lone Star,” “The Wedding Planner,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Failure to Launch,” “Fool’s Gold” and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.”
You first met the Holderness Family last Christmas with their parody “Christmas Jammies”, and since then had a back to school takeoff with “Baby Got Class”, A Halloween-themed video, “Kin and Moose” parody of “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg, and now Megan Trainor’s “It’s All About That Bass” becomes the inspiration for a Holderness family Thanksgiving Song “All About That Baste”!
Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British & Irish musicians and recording artists. Founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Two subsequent re-recordings of the song raised more money for charity & also topped the charts. And now in 2014, a new version of the song has been recorded by artists under the name of Band Aid 30.
SNL host Host Woody Harrelson rewrites the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” to sing about the year 1989 with a little help from Hunger Games costars Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence.
A weekly show where they debunk common misconceptions. This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about technology.
The 2014 Hollywood Film Awards on CBS was a flop in the television ratings this past week, but Johnny Depp presenting the Hollywood Documentary Award got a lot of attention with people asking was Johnny intoxicated or acting.