Gandolfini's remains returned, Carrey withdraws support from film
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 01:28
Jun 24 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including James Gandolfini's remains are returned to the U.S., Jim Carrey withdraws his support from ''Kick-Ass 2,'' and Angelina Jolie addresses the U.N. Security Council. Bob Mezan reports.
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James Gandolfini's remains have arrived in New Jersey via a private jet. The actor's body was flown in from Rome, where Gandolfini died last week. His body was taken to a funeral home where it will remain until the services for him on Thursday (June 27).
Jim Carrey has withdrawn his support for his upcoming film "Kick-Ass 2." The actor took to Twitter to say that he can no longer stand behind the movie's violent themes. He tweeted, "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence." The movie - a sequel to the 2010 film "Kick-Ass" - is set to open in mid-August.
Angelina Jolie addressed the United Nations Security Council on Monday (June 24), urging members to combat war zone rape and make it a top priority. The Oscar-wining actress, who serves as a special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, told the Council that it must shoulder its responsibility and consider rape a "weapon of war."
Finally, "Monsters University" scared up 82 million dollars at the weekend box office. It was Pixar's 14th consecutive film to head the box office for the weekend it premiered in theaters. "Monsters" outpaced zombie flick, World War Z." The Brad Pitt film took in 66 million dollars. Wrapping up the top three was Superman reboot "Man of Steel," which raked in more than 41 million dollars.
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