‘Glee’ actress still has a job
Naya Rivera is still a Gleek.
“There is no truth to the rumor Naya has been fired from the show,” the Fox network noted in a statement Saturday night that concluded, “She remains under contract to ‘Glee.’ ”
Rivera plays Santana Lopez, a lesbian glee club member, on the popular musical drama.
Before “Glee” actress Lea Michele arrived Saturday morning at the premiere of her latest film, the animated “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” a publicist for Michele said her client would not comment on co-star Rivera, the subject of numerous rumors over the last week.
But Michele did reveal “Glee” had its fifth-season wrap party Friday night.
Princes visit home of the King
British royals Prince William and Prince Harry toured the home of the King – Elvis, that is – and then went to a friend’s wedding Saturday during their trip to Tennessee.
Their visit inspired dozens of fans, paparazzi and news media to patiently wait hours outside the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club for the chance to see royalty. Instead, they only saw police and several black sport utility vehicles pull into the club.
The royal brothers took a private tour of Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, on Friday. They were also spotted at a downtown restaurant, Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous, on Thursday night, according to media reports.
‘Spider-Man 2’ opens big
Spider-Man still swings. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” debuted with $92 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was a solid opening for Sony’s Columbia Pictures, which has released five movies about Marvel’s web-slinging superhero in the last 14 years.
Last week’s No. 1 film, the female revenge comedy “The Other Woman,” starring Cameron Diaz, slid to a distant second with $14 million.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak, follow. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.
1. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” $92 million ($116 million international).
2. “The Other Woman,” $14 million.
3. “Heaven Is for Real,” $8.7 million.
4. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $7.8 million.
5. “Rio 2,” $7.6 million.
6. “Brick Mansions,” $3.5 million.
7. “Divergent,” $2.2 million.
8. “The Quiet Ones,” $2 million.
9. “God’s Not Dead,” $1.8 million.
10. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” $1.7 million.
GLAAD honors ‘Orange’
The Netflix show set in a women’s prison was named outstanding comedy series at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards’ New York ceremony.
Cast members accepted the award Saturday at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
George Takei, of “Star Trek” fame, received the Vito Russo award, presented to an openly gay media professional for promoting equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
From News and wire reports