Monday, August 27, 2007

Daily Rounds

Superbad remains number one at the box office for the second week in a row. The Bourne Ultimatum holds steady at second place and Rush Hour 3 moves down to third place. Here is how the rest of the releases fared:
Weekend Box Office Totals - August 24-26, 2007

And in other news,

  • Alberto Gonzales steps down as the US Attorney General. Gonzales decided sometime last week to leave his position and made the official announcement this morning with President Bush by his side. This decision comes on the heels of the attorneys’ firings trial in Washington and the lack of productivity within the justice system currently. With statements supporting the leave and criticizing the Democrats for the decision, it seems politicians in DC are looking toward the future candidate and hope they can approve of them without the partisanship debates. Gonzales will leave his post Attorney General on September 17th. Administration officials have suggest that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will be nominated for the position.
  • Even though he was in "serious condition" last night, Nick Hogan has been released from the hospital. Nick is in court right now to discuss the actions leading up to his crash last night and might be charged with various counts, such as speeding in a work area (with workers present), not wearing a seat belt and going twice he speed limit. And apparently, Owen Wilson will be released from Cedars-Sinai later today. No confirmation as of yet on the "suicide attempt", but rumors are spreading that are "confirming" our heroin addiction/overdose story.Wilson is now requesting privacy "while he attempts to heal". You can read more here at It doesn't seem to have bothered his ex Kate Hudson though, who was found making out with her new beau Dax Shepard while grocery shopping in Malibu yesterday.

  • Michael Vick is not canned from the Falcons and who knows if its coming. But the other players are pissed and want the $22 million bonus that was for him to go to them.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal is supposed to "come out" today. And he is having a baby with his boyfriend, so apparently he is a master scientist as well. I wonder if he will have a press conference to discuss the particulars of his business, i.e top or bottom....

  • Maybe this is the actor everyone thinks will come out? And if by "coming out" you mean, walking around town with a dude, then we got a winner.
  • In casting news, Keanu Reeves will star in remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Apparently, Reeves can’t act in anything other then Sci-Fi anymore. In other, “they are still working” casting news, Foz signs Eliza Dushku to a six figure project development deal. This will have the studio creating projects and programs for the actress to star in. What did she do to get this kind of deal?
  • Guess who else is struggling with their career? Oh you don't have to think too hard here is the list of alleged participants for the next"Dancing with the Stars" installment. No confirmation from ABC on the cast nor from these peeps publicists, that's if they have any still.
  • If this is true, then my ass is already booking my tickets to go to Coachella. My Bloody Valentine set to reunite next year and open tour at Coachella 2008. Awesome!
  • Apparently, people still think beauty pageants have intelligent participants. Watch this moron from South Carolina stick her foot in her mouth a few times when asked why 1 out of 5 Americans can not find our nation on a map. Somehow, I knew the Iraqis were behind it. Hell, maybe she will get Tony Snow's job - she seems qualified enough.