Baldwin’s neighbor charged
Police were called to Alec Baldwin’s New York City apartment building, but this time he wasn’t the one in trouble.
The volatile actor tells the New York Times that normally when police are called to his Greenwich Village building, “you could likely guess it’s about one particular person.” But on Tuesday, Baldwin says, his assistant and cleaning woman saw a neighbor hitting a woman over the head with a frying pan.
Neighbor Jaime McKeown was charged with assault.
'Turtles’ outguns ‘Expendables’
NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers continued to shell out for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while Sylvester Stallone’s action ensemble “The Expendables 3” was easily outgunned in its weekend debut.
Paramount Pictures’ rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in the film’s second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday while “The Expendables 3” limped to a paltry, fourth-place finish with $16.2 million. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.
1. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” $28.4 million ($25.6 million international).
2. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” $24.7 million ($33.1 million).
3. “Let’s Be Cops,” $17.7 million ($650,000).
4. “The Expendables 3,” $16.2 million ($15 million).
5. “The Giver,” $12.8 million.
6. “Into the Storm,” $7.7 million ($6.7 million).
7. “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” $7.1 million.
8. “Lucy,” $5.3 million ($22 million).
9. “Step Up All In,” $2.7 million ($3 million).
10. “Boyhood,” $2.1 million.
Bon Jovi doused with ice water
Jon Bon Jovi isn’t averse to taking ice cold showers – at least when it’s for a good cause.
The rocker accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Foundation in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease.
And fellow New Jersey native, Gov. Chris Christie, along with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft did the honors.
Dressed in a white T-shirt and dark shorts, Bon Jovi stood in a grassy field and braced himself. Christie and Kraft stepped up, tilted a large bucket above his head and let the icy waters flow. Everyone came away delighted.
An untimely appearance
Well, this is awkward. Producers of popular British drama “Downton Abbey” released photos to promote the show’s fifth season, and ended up making themselves the butt of Internet jokes.
The culprit? A plastic water bottle that somehow made it into an otherwise meticulously staged 1920s-era scene.
In the nearly period-perfect image actors Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael, pose while behind them, on the mantel, lurks the errant water bottle.
The photos were swiftly removed from the show’s press site.
— From News wire services