50 Cent pleads not guilty, "2 Guns" tops box office
Monday, August 05, 2013 - 01:39
Aug. 5 - The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including 50 Cent pleads not guilty, ''2 Guns'' tops box office and BBC names the new Doctor. Lindsay Claiborn reports.
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50 Cent has pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence and vandalism after allegedly kicking his ex-girlfriend and destroying property during a June altercation. He was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and was barred from possessing any guns. The 38-year-old rapper faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail and $46,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.
Oscar winning actor Peter Capaldi was named as the new lead in the BBC's "Doctor Who," the long-running science fiction series. Ending months of speculation, Britain's public broadcaster said the 55 year old Scot will be the 12th Doctor, a time traveling adventurer who first appeared on screens in 1963. The BBC said Capaldi's debut as the Doctor will be broadcast on Christmas Day.
"2 Guns," starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, shot through its weekend competition at movie theaters, collecting $27.4 million to lead the North American box office. "The Wolverine," last weekend's box office leader, finished second with $21.7 million in ticket sales and has totaled $95 million during its two weeks in theaters. Sony's "Smurfs 2" was third with $18.2 million.
Kathryn Bigelow and Sir Ben Kingsley will be honored at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in November. Bigelow will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Sir Ben Kingsley will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. Bigelow and Kingsley will join previously announced honoree George Clooney, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
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