Mackie in court over DWI
Anthony Mackie has been arraigned on two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving in New York City.
The 35-year-old actor was arrested in Harlem and was released after appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on Saturday. His next court date is Dec. 19.
A publicist for “The Adjustment Bureau” co-star had no comment. Mackie also has appeared in the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker,” in “Pain & Gain” and numerous other movies.
A criminal complaint charges him with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and while impaired by alcohol.
The complaint says Mackie refused to take a Breathalyzer test to measure his blood alcohol level.
Lady Gaga helps USA Today
Lady Gaga is lending some of her artistic eye and star power to USA Today’s pages in advance of the singer’s new album, “ARTPOP.”
USA Today says a logo featuring an image of a statue of the pop provocateur will appear in today’s editions of the newspaper’s “LIFE” section.
The newspaper says Lady Gaga is the first guest contributor to design a logo for the newspaper.
No Rolling Stones surprise
Another Rolling Stones rumor bites the dust.
Hours before Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood took the stage with former band member Mick Taylor at a club in Manhattan on Saturday night, a crowd gathered outside amid speculation that they would be joined by fellow guitarist Keith Richards and, possibly, Mick Jagger.
Inside the Cutting Room was a mix of celebs – musician and actor Steven Van Zandt, Monkees member Micky Dolenz and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, among others.
But the standing-room crowd of a few hundred only got what was originally promised: A 90-minute set of guitar-grinding Jimmy Reed blues songs from Wood and Taylor.
Superheroes rule the box office
Superheroes continue to defeat their foes at the box office.
Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World,” earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, the Marvel superhero sequel earned $109.4 million when it opened internationally last weekend and brought in $180.1 million globally.
Paramount hidden-camera comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” held the second-place slot at the box office for the second weekend in a row.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.
1. “Thor: The Dark World,” $86.1 million.
2. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” $11.3 million.
3. “Free Birds,” $11.1 million.
4. “Last Vegas,” $11.1 million.
5. “Ender’s Game,” $10.2 million.
6. “Gravity,” $8.4 million.
7. “12 Years a Slave,” $6.6 million.
8. “Captain Phillips,” $5.8 million.
9. “About Time,” $5.1 million.
10. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” $2.8 million.