Apart from that, how was your weekend?
... brought to you by the royal hotness of Monaco's Prince Albert doing a traditional Christmas swim. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau). And speaking of people who look less than attractive: I was so dopey this morning I fell victim to my weakness for leopard print. I always try to limit that particular pattern to one piece of clothing, but discovered, too late, that, thanks to leopard-print pants and leopard-print coat (and my hair being completely bleeped up by the gale-force winds), I now look like a retired hooker on her way to the bordello reunion. Good times. Here are some news:
Sherlock wins lukewarm box office Us: "Jude Law and Robert Downey, Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows triumphed over Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol this weekend in theaters, earning an estimated $40 million in box office receipts. Opening in the top spot, Guy Richie's adventure flick far exceeded the earnings of Cruise's M:I, which took in $13 million in its debut, limited release weekend. Grossing $23.5 million, Fox's animated Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked snuck in between the two flicks for a second place finish. The ensemble holiday-themed New Year's Eve took a nosedive this weekend, finishing in fourth place with a $7.4 million take, just seven days after "winning" the worst weekend box office in three years, with $13.7 million in receipts. Rounding out top 5 weekend flicks was Jonah Hill's Fox comedy The Sitter, which netted $4.4 million."
No one wants to pay for Lindsay "Amidst the holiday melee, shoppers aren’t rushing to pick up their copy of the much-talked about Lindsay Lohan issue of Playboy this week ... In fact, interest seems low in seeing Lohan’s intensely air-brushed impersonation of Marilyn Monroe in glossy print. Fox411 spent Friday morning trolling the shelves of newsstands and gas stations from New York to Philadelphia only to be confronted with the same reality at each: Lohan’s glassy-eyed stare peaking above the backs of more family friendly fare, with no one staring back or making a purchase. “No one has bought it,” was the resounding answer to our query at each stop. It shouldn’t come as a surprise. Once the photos were leaked, the response to the spread, for which Playboy paid a reported $1 million, were lukewarm across the board “I'm not surprised at all. Despite Playboy's hype, there was nothing particularly shocking or new about this shoot. While these shots may have been slightly closer to full frontal than Lindsay's previous shots, they weren't actually full frontal; there was also nothing particularly new about Lindsay dressing up as Marilyn Monroe,” says Lux Alptraum, editor of Fleshbot.com."
Spawn "He nabbed a mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars last month, but the biggest and best prize is yet to come. J.R. Martinez tells People exclusively that he and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child next spring. "We found out just last week it's a girl and we are over the moon," Martinez, 28, says. "Diana has a little baby bump now and it's the cutest thing ever. With the holidays coming up, this is the biggest and best gift we could get."
Erm ... okay Us: "With Christmas just one week away, Justin Bieber isn't planning to head to bed early Dec. 24 to await the arrival of Santa Claus. In fact, the teen pop phenom says he's never believed in the man in the big red suit! "My mom always told me there wasn't a Santa," Bieber says in a new interview with AOL Music. "This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn't real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn't believe her."
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