Though a $123 million opening was actually below most expectations, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" still posted far and away the biggest opening of 2014 over the weekend, hauling in nearly $30,000 per site at an aggressive 4,151 total theaters. Meanwhile, "Dumb and Dumber To" had a sharp drop-off from its opening total.
Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years," "Dancing with the Stars") wed attorney Scott Sveslosky in a beachfront ceremony. McKellar told People that the event was "absolutely magical." "We were married at 6:30 a.m. in a sunrise ceremony. The forecast predicted rain, but there was not a drop of water in the clear sky. The sun came peaking up over the mountains just as I was walking down the aisle."
Kelsey Grammer's daughter Greer Grammer has been named the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2015 Miss Golden Globe. The 22-year-old actress has starred in the role of Lissa on MTV's "Award" since 2011 and recently hit the big screen in "Life Partners." "I screamed and I jumped up and down. I was just so happy when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association reached out to me this year."
Country star Ty Herndon has come out of the closet, telling the Hollywood Reporter that he's not sure how it will go over in Nashville. "It feels weird. I've got butterflies in my stomach. I feel like I did when I first got my first recording contract. The unknown makes everyone nervous. I can't speculate what the future will hold. But I can speculate that my fans love me."
"Glee" has moved to Friday night for its final season. FOX will air 13 episodes of the program, which will air on Fridays at 9 PM EST. Season six of "Glee" centers on Rachel (Lea Michele), who returns to Lima to find that Sue (Jane Lynch) has banished the arts at McKinley High. "You have to have obstacles to have a happy ending," co-creator Ryan Murphy hinted.
AMC has released a teaser trailer for its "Breaking Bad" spin off "Better Call Saul" and announced its premiere date, which is February 8 at 10 PM EST. The second episode airs just one day later. "This February, during AMC's first ever two-night series premiere event, we're going to introduce Jimmy McGill to the world.
Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show") made an appearance on "The Colbert Report," where he was interviewed by his former employee Stephen Colbert about his new film "Rosewater." "It's a beautiful film and that offends me. Why is it that you can do your show," Colbert said, while in character as a reactionary conservative, "and you do it well, and now you're doing something else well."
A woman claiming to have dated Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed that she was born a man. Taylor Lianne Chandler, 41, was born David Roy Fitch and says that she and the gold medal winner met on Tinder and had sex at a Baltimore Ravens game. She spoke on her gender identity and relationship with Phelps on Facebook.
Mike Nichols, longtime Hollywood director who helmed such pictures as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe," "The Graduate," and "Wolf," has died at the age of 83. ABC News prez James Goldston confirmed that Nichols died Wednesday evening. "No one was more passionate than Mike," Goldston wrote in an email statement.
Though many of the biggest releases of the year have underwhelmed over opening weekend, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in great position to post far and away the top domestic opening of 2014, with more than $150 million looking very possible as it launches at roughly 4,000 theaters.
Hugh Laurie ("House") will guest star on the HBO political comedy "Veep." The show, now in its fourth season, recently saw the title character Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) take over for the president, who resigned to take care of his wife. So far, there's been no word on Laurie's role. Previous guest stars have been Jessica St. Clair, Kate Burton, Christopher Meloni and Kathy Najimy.
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she plans to retire from acting to focus on directing. Speaking with Du Jour Magazine, the Oscar Winner said that she much prefers life behind the camera and out of the limelight. "I've never been comfortable as an actor; I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it . . ."
Kourtney Kardashian has announced that she will have her third baby next month. She's featured on the cover of the December/January edition of Fit Pregnancy, in which she says that she's not concerned that her OB/GYN might be gone for the holidays when the kid pops out. "No. I'm going to keep him handcuffed to me!" she joked.
TV Land has pulled its "Cosby Show" re-runs after rape allegations have re-surfaced. The network had planned marathons of the program over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. TV Land issued no comment. In addition, NBC has scrapped a show in production with Cosby, while Netflix announced that it would not stream a planned stand-up special "Bill Cosby 77."
Stuart Townsend, best known for his roles in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," "Queen of the Damned" and "Betrayal," has landed a multi-episode role on "Elementary." According to EW.com, Townsend will appear as Joan's new boss Del. Del takes over when Watson departs for a new position as an investigator for an insurance firm.