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Oscars luncheon; weekend box office

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 01:31

Feb. 10 - The latest celebrity news including Hollywood's biggest stars sit down for the annual Oscar nominees luncheon. John Russell reports.

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The Oscar nominees luncheon is a chance each year for everyone to be a winner, despite who goes home with the film industry's most sought after trophy on March 2nd. Rubbing elbows at the annual event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday (February 10), were most of the acting nominees, including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. Checking in at the weekend box office, "The LEGO Movie," an animated film based on the colorful plastic children's blocks, snapped up more than 69 million dollars (USD) in ticket sales to top the charts, easily beating the George Clooney World War Two film "The Monuments Men." "The Monuments Men," which also stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman, was second with 22.7 million in sales at U.S. and Canadian theaters. The film is based on the true story of U.S. soldiers who rescued art masterpieces from Nazi thieves. After three consecutive weeks in the top spot, the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy "Ride Along" rounded out the top three. Shia Labeouf made a statement at the Berlin film festival, when he turned up at the red carpet for the premiere of his new film "Nymphomaniac" wearing a paper bag over his head which had "I am not famous anymore" written across it. The Transformers star stormed out of a news conference when asked about the film's explicit sex scenes. The actor has recently talked about retiring from acting.

Oscars luncheon; weekend box office

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 01:31

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