“The Lego Movie” is the number one film in the country, after earning an estimated $69 million at the domestic box office. The animated film got made on a $60 million budget. George Clooney’s new film, “The Monuments Men” opened in second with around $22.7 million. More on the box office here.
Aaron Sorkin talks about Philip Seymour Hoffman — how they bonded as “fathers of young children and recovering drug addicts.” Hoffman is quoted as saying: “If one of us dies of an overdose, probably 10 people who were about to won’t.” More on The Wrap.
Why you did not see the Russian Police Choir perform Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” during NBC’s broadcast of the opening ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics last Friday. This and other NBC screw-ups on Deadline.
“Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” kicks off next Monday, February 17. Celebrity guests for the week include Will Smith, U2, Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake and more on Hollywood Reporter.
AOL reversed itself on plan to cut employees benefits and CEO, Tim Armstrong, apologizes for “distressed babies” remark, which sparked a controversy. One of the mother’s wrote: “I take issue with how he reduced my daughter to a “distressed baby” who cost the company too much money. How he blamed the saving of her life for his decision to scale back employee benefits.” More here on Reuters.
A Fontana woman is facing criminal charges in connection with a wrong-way multi-vehicle freeway collision in Diamond Bar yesterday, which killed six. Names of the victims and more on the 21 year-old suspected DUI driver who reportedly caused the accident on KTLA.
Former “Saturday Night Live” actor, Chris Kattan, arrested for DUI this morning, after his car crashed into another vehicle in Encino. ABC7 has details.
Dumb Starbucks parody coffee shop in Los Feliz has been drawing big crowds since it opened on Friday. Now it’s getting the attention of the real Starbucks company. More on LATimes.