The E Buzz for June 13, 2011
"Super 8" Opens Big at the Box Office
It was a big weekend for J.J. Abrams. The director of "Super 8" saw his film knock "X-Men: First Class" into the number two spot at the box office with at $37-million opening weekend. The rest of the top five went like this: "The Hangover: Part 2," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
Comedian Tracy Morgan Apologizes
Personally, I think he should have apologized a long time ago for being so annoying...but Tracy Mogan isn't apologizing for that. He's apologizing for his anti-gay rant during his stand-up act recently in Nashville. Morgan said he's an "equal opportunity jokester" but that what he said "clearly went too far and was not funny in any context." Audience members reportedly walked out of the performance.
Selena Gomez Hospitalized
The Disney star and girlfriend of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, was rushed to the hospital Thursday night after her appearance on "The Tonight Show." She was complaining of nausea and headaches during after after the show. TMZ reports doctors are still unsure of the cause of her illness and that she was in and out of the hospital over the weekend undergoing a variety of tests.
Joplin Gets A Big Donation
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie always seem to be donating big dollars to some sort of cause. Now they're opening up their wallets for the people in Joplin, Missouri. They have donated $500,000 to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The organization supports the rebuilding efforts in the tornado-ravaged town. Pitt told news station KSPR that he knows firsthand from growing up in Missouri the "hardworking, humble" and resilent nature of the people there.