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Cyrus gets order for stalker

Miley Cyrus obtained a temporary restraining order Friday against an Arizona man who was recently detained by police while trying to meet the singer-actress.

A Los Angeles judge granted Cyrus the stay-away order against Devon Meek after Cyrus’ lawyers filed court documents stating that Meek, 24, believes the singer is communicating to him through her songs.

Los Angeles police arrested the man from the southeastern Arizona city of Sierra Vista on May 16, and he was placed in a psychiatric hospital, where he remains.

Meek has said he will continue to try to meet Cyrus once he is released, according to filings by Cyrus’ attorneys and a police detective.

Meek was arrested outside a property he believed is owned by Cyrus, but the documents don’t specify the location.

‘X-Men’ tops ‘Godzilla’

A team of mutants overpowered one massive mutant monster at the box office during the Memorial Day holiday.

Fox-Marvel’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” debuted with $91 million beating last weekend’s No. 1 hit, the Warner Bros. sci-fi adventure “Godzilla,” which earned $31.4 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

“Days of Future Past” is estimated to earn nearly $110 million over the four-day extended holiday weekend, which would make it the fifth-highest Memorial Day opener just after last year’s $117 million-grossing “Fast & Furious 6.”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” remains the highest Memorial Day holiday debut ever with $140 million in 2007.

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. Final domestic figures will be released today.

1. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” $91 million ($171.1 million international).

2. “Godzilla,” $31.4 million.

3. “Blended,” $14.2 million.

4. “Neighbors,” $14 million.

5. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” $8 million.

6. “Million Dollar Arm,” $7.1 million.

7. “The Other Woman,” $4 million.

8. “Rio 2,” $3 million.

9. “Chef,” $2.2 million.

10. “Heaven Is for Real,” $2 million.

Watson graduates from Brown

Emma Watson has graduated.

The British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” movies was among 2,000 students receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University.

She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the Ivy League university in Rhode Island.

The 24-year-old started at Brown in 2009, the same year she was named the highest-grossing actress of the decade by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Watson had a busy film career during her time as a student, releasing both parts of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “This Is the End” and the recent Biblical epic “Noah.”

— From News wire services

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