Sunday, March 18, 2007

Top Box Office This Weekend

Here the list of this weekend's top box office films.


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at the North American box office for the three-day weekend beginning March 16, led by "300," according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

Final data will be issued on Monday.

1 (1) 300 .... $ 31.2 million

2 (2) Wild Hogs . ........... $ 18.8 million

3 (*) Premonition ........... $ 18.0 million

4 (*) Dead Silence .......... $ 7.8 million

5 (*) I Think I Love My Wife. $ 5.7 million

6 (3) Bridge to Terabithia .. $ 5.1 million 

7 (4) Ghost Rider ........... $ 4.0 million

8 (5) Zodiac . $ 3.1 million

9 (6) Norbit . $ 2.7 million

10 (8) Music and Lyrics ...... $ 2.2 million

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Antonella Barba Sex Photos

So, we're still a little mystified as to whether those photos of Anonella Barba were indeed Antonella Barba:

Newly eliminated "American Idol" contestant Antonella Barba said on Friday the racy photographs that made her an Internet sensation were taken for personal use only and released without her consent.

Barba, 20, broke her silence about the latest sex scandal to hit U.S. TV's most popular show during a conference call with reporters the day after she and three other contestants were voted off the talent competition.

Ground rules set by producers of Fox television's smash hit prohibit participants from speaking directly to the media while they remain in the contest.

Without being specific, the former college student from New Jersey acknowledged for the first time that at least some of the photos that turned up online in recent weeks, showing her in various stages of undress, were authentic.

The photos included images of a young woman lying on her back covered in rose petals, posing in her underwear, sitting on a toilet and standing among a group of topless women at a beach, hands over their breasts. Others showed a woman performing oral sex on a man.

Online chat rooms and blogs were abuzz with "Idol" fans and Internet gawkers commenting on the photos after they appeared.

She doesn't actually say that the ones of sex were or were not her, just says that some of the photos were definitely her. Hhhm.

New Beatles Album

Now here is a really interesting idea. Take the songs from hte first solo albums of the various Beatles and then redo them as if they were in fact Beatles arrangments.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of New York musicians is planning to do what the Beatles never did -- perform the songs the Fab Four might have recorded as their final album had they stayed together just a little longer.

The Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux -- made up of some of the New York's leading professional musicians -- will perform the songs they think would have been on that album on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The performance at New York's Webster Hall consists of material from the original Fab Four's early solo careers.

All of the tracks will be performed with distinctive Beatles-type arrangements, rather than the spartan feel of Lennon's early recordings and McCartney's first solo effort, recorded at his home almost as a demo tape.

"It's totally on a lark because it didn't happen. It wouldn't have happened," keyboardist and guitarist Jack Petruzzelli said.

The Fab Faux's set will include the John Lennon songs "Jealous Guy," "Instant Karma," "Mother," "Remember" and "Gimme Some Truth." From Paul McCartney comes "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Every Night," "Another Day," "Hot as Sun/Glasses" and "Oo You." They'll also perform George Harrison's tunes "All Things Must Pass" and his solo hit "My Sweet Lord" and "What is Life."

And no late Beatles album would be complete without a Ringo Starr song, in this case, "It Don't Come Easy."

They won't be able to record them (although, actually, I think they could if they really wanted to) so it won't be possible to hear them, which is a pity, as it would be interesting to do so.