Avengers breaks more records Box Office Mojo: "With Dark Shadows providing little in the way of competition, The Avengers had no trouble at all extending its stranglehold on the box office this weekend. Marvel's superhero team-up fell 50 percent to an estimated $103.2 million, which is by-far the best second weekend ever ahead of Avatar's $75.6 million. It also topped The Dark Knight for best second weekend hold for a movie that opened to more than $120 million. Other new records include fastest movie to $300 million and $350 million, and highest eight-day, nine-day, and ten-day grosses. Through Sunday, The Avengers is estimated to have earned $373.2 million, which ranks 18th on the all-time domestic chart. It's now inevitable that the movie will finish above $500 million, and it should also claim third place on the all-time chart ahead of The Dark Knight ($533.3 million). As expected, Dark Shadows couldn't hold a candle to The Avengers, though its estimated $28.8 million opening is still a bit of a disappointment."
Demi Lovato joins X-Factor "Demi Lovato has officially signed her deal and will be a judge on the next season of "The X Factor" ... TMZ has learned. According to our sources, Demi will be in NYC Monday for the FOX Up Fronts to announce her joining the show. Demi is scheduled to tour this summer, but our sources say her "X Factor" schedule shouldn't interfere with her touring. Lovato should have company tomorrow ... as TMZ previously reported, our sources say Britney Spears will be in NYC to announce she's joining the show as well."
Spawn People: "Thor's a dad! Chris Hemsworth, who flexes his superhero muscles in The Avengers, and his actress wife Elsa Pataky welcomed a baby girl on Friday. They named their first child India. "We love the country and love the name," Hemsworth, 28, tells USA Today. Hemsworth, who also stars in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman, and Pataky, 35, who appeared in Fast Five, tied the knot in 2010. When she announced her pregnancy, the Spanish beauty had some other news – for Hemsworth. – saying he'd better brush up on his language skills. “I’m only going to speak to the baby in Spanish," she said in an interview in Hola! magazine. "I already told my husband, ‘Get ready fast with Spanish because, if not, you’re not going to be able to understand what we say."
Goodbye, Horatio Cane Deadline: Horatio Caine is taking off his shades for good– CBS just confirmed that indeed, CSI: Miami will not be back next season. This is the first series from the CSI franchise to get off the air. Despite strong international sales and a fresh off-network syndication deal with AMC that would’ve covered an 11th season, CSI: Miami was the more expensive of the two spinoffs. Here is a statement from the network: “CSI: Miami” leaves an amazing television legacy – a signature look and style, global popularity and as a key player in CBS’s rise to the top over the past decade. We thank all the producers – led by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ann Donahue — and its talented cast, led by David Caruso, for 10 outstanding seasons. Viewers around the world will continue to enjoy rebroadcasts of “CSI: Miami” in syndication and on key digital platforms for many years to come.”
Russell Brand belatedly unfollows ex Us: "Looks like Russell Brand may be doing some virtual spring cleaning. Earlier this week, the British comedian, 36, finally unfollowed his soon-to-be ex-wife Katy Perry on Twitter. The pair - who reached a divorce settlement in early February - split ways just before the holidays. (The "Firework" singer, 28, unfollowed her estranged husband almost immediately after their split). Perry and Brand - who wed in October 2010 in a lavish ceremony in India - had been married a little over a year when the actor first initiated divorce proceedings by filing papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court in December 2011. Though he boasts over 4.6 million followers of his own, Brand's latest "unfollow" brings the total number of Twitter users he keeps up with to 77. For her part, Perry seems equally focused on moving forward; at Coachella last month, the pop star was spotted making out with Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd."
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