Sorry to see Letterman go
Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman.
At least for now though, the longtime radio personality says of the idea, “My plate is full.”
Stern addressed the late-night TV talk show host’s retirement announcement while arriving in New York on Friday for “America’s Got Talent” auditions. Stern is one of the judges on the show.
The 60-year-old stressed Letterman’s impact on late-night TV, saying he’s sad to see Letterman leave. Stern said he enjoyed his appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”
“I’ve been doing the show for years and years and I’ve had so many funny, great times with him that, you know, it’ll be weird not to have him there.”
Stern also said there are few people in show biz whose opinion matters to him, but Letterman is one.
A super opening
Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever.
The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million topping the previous record holder, 2011’s “Fast Five,” which opened with $86.2 million. Last weekend “The Winter Soldier,” which stars Chris Evans as the shield-wielding superhero, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, commanded 32 international markets, gaining $75.2 million in its overseas bow.
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. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $96.2 million ($107.1 million international).
2. “Noah,” $17 million ($46 million).
3. “Divergent,” $13 million ($11.1 million).
4. “God’s Not Dead,” $7.7 million.
5. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” $6.3 million ($5.5 million).
6. “Muppets Most Wanted,” $6.3 million ($1.9 million).
7. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” $5.3 million ($11.2 million).
8. “Sabotage,” $1.9 million.
9. “Need for Speed,” $1.84 million ($4.7 million).
10. “Non-Stop,” $1.83 million ($2.5 million).
The new face of Lancome
The fashion and beauty industry’s love affair with Lupita Nyong’o continues: The Oscar winner has been named the new face for Lancome.
The Mexican-born Kenyan will be the first black ambassador for the brand, which has featured Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as spokeswomen. In a statement Friday, Nyong’o said she was proud to represent Lancome, adding “beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”
It’s the first major endorsement deal for the 31-year-old, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “12 Years a Slave.”
– From News wire reports