Some good and not-so-good news for Oprah
The Forbes Magazine website calls Oprah Winfrey the queen of all media. Winfrey is number one on Forbes’ latest 100 richest and most powerful celebrities list. It’s not just the $315 million Winfrey earned last year that won her the top spot on this list. You gotta have huge media exposure and online presence to make that ranking. Others who made the top 10, James Cameron, Tiger Woods, Sandra Bullock, and new pop music sensation/fashion daredevil, Lady Gaga!
Another reason Oprah is in the news — a controversy swirling around a show on her yet-to-be-launched new network. The wrap is reporting that OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network due to debut next January, is accused of rigging the contestant selection for one of its upcoming reality programs. Details here.
“Toy Story 3” leads the Box Office again
Two high-profile films didn’t quite have what it takes to unseat “Toy Story 3” at the top of the domestic Box Office last weekend. The animated sequel continues to draw big crowds at movie theaters. Over the weekend, it racked up $59.3 million to bring its two-week total to $226.8 million.
Landing in second place, the new comedy, “Grown Ups,” which debuted with $40.5 million. It’s about a reunion of five friends and their families over the 4th of July holiday weekend. The stars include Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Scheider.
The new Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action flick had to settle for third. The plot centers on a female traveler who’s life gets tangled up with that of a secret agent. “Knight and Day” pulled in $20 million at theaters.
The family comedy, “The Karate Kid” is still kicking — scoring $15.5 million for fourth, and rounding out the top five, “The A-Team” with $6.2 million.