Rock files for divorce
Chris Rock has filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, his representative confirmed Sunday.
The statement went on to specify that Rock and his family request privacy as they go through this process because it is a personal matter.
Rock and Compton-Rock had been married for 19 years and have two daughters, Lola Simone, 12, and Zahra Savannah, 10.
Keys gives birth to son
Alicia Keys gave birth to son Genesis Ali Dean early Saturday morning. It’s baby number two for the Grammy-winner and husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who are also parents to 4-year-old Egypt Daoud.
The 33-year-old singer shared the news on her Instagram account Sunday, with a photo of Genesis’ footprints. The image also details that the baby was born at 1:52 a.m. and weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces.
Martin set for musical ‘Flash’
“The Flash,” one of the big hits from the fall season, is hiding a secret. If there is ever a musical showdown with other TV programs, they have an all-star team.
The heavyweight musical member of the group is Jesse L. Martin. You might not be aware of his singing credentials since Martin has been playing TV detectives – first on “Law & Order” and now on “The Flash.” But he showed a little of that skill with his guest-starring role on “Smash.” His breakthrough came in Jonathan Larson’s Broadway musical “Rent” in 2005. He reprised the role in the feature film version of the musical.
Series star Grant Gustin has an extensive musical theater background.
But so far there have been no plans announced for an all-singing episode of “The Flash.”
‘Hobbit’ tops at box office
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the final installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, marched to the top spot with an estimated $41.4 million over the weekend, say studio estimates.
Universal’s World War II epic “Unbroken,” took second place with $31.7 million from the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $47.3 million from its first four days in theaters.
Disney’s musical “Into the Woods,” boasting a star-packed cast and a PG rating, came in a close third with $31 million, and $46.1 million across the four-day weekend. It replaced “Mamma Mia” as the biggest opening for a screen adaptation of a Broadway musical ever.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com.
1. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” $41.4 million
2. “Unbroken,” $31.7 million.
3. “Into the Woods,” $31 million.
4. “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” $20.6 million.
5. “Annie,” $16.6 million.
6. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,” $10 million.
7. “The Gambler,” $9.3 million.
8. “The Imitation Game,” $7.9 million.
9. “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” $6.8 million.
10. “Wild,” $5.4 million.
– From News wire services