Fighting jet lag
Katy Perry is on a four-week journey that snakes around the world, including stops in Amsterdam, Australia and Japan. She’s got Germany to go before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Miami. And then it’s across the continent to Los Angeles.
“I am probably not going to be able to tell you what day of the week it is or what time it is because I will have lived in so many different time zones,” Perry said.
She’s got one date memorized: Nov. 24. That’s when the 29-year-old pop star will open the American Music Awards with her new single, “Unconditionally.” Her performance will be announced Wednesday, along with appearances by Jennifer Lopez in tribute to Celia Cruz and TLC. Perry said she plans to step it up for her first chance to open an awards show.
Brown finishes rehab
Troubled singer Chris Brown is out of rehab.
Brown’s representative Nicole Perna says the 24-year-old singer will continue treatment for anger issues as an outpatient in Los Angeles and “appreciates all of your encouragement and support.” He entered rehab voluntarily after his arrest in Washington, D.C., following a fight with a man that led to a misdemeanor assault charge that puts Brown’s probation in jeopardy.
Perna says Brown is working on the community service requirement of the plea deal he agreed to after pleading guilty to attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown faces four years in prison if a judge decides to revoke his probation a second time. A judge briefly revoked it in August after a hit-and-run, and ordered him to perform an additional 1,000 hours of community service.
‘Thor’ beats ‘Best Man’
In an unlikely battle of sequels, “Thor: The Dark World” bested “The Best Man Holiday” at the box office.
Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World” continued its box-office reign with $38.5 million in its second week of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s “The Best Man Holiday” opened strongly with $30.6 million.
Drawing an overwhelmingly female and African-American audience, “The Best Man Holiday” was a surprise challenger for the mighty “Thor.” The R-rated romantic comedy has an ensemble cast. .
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak.
Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.
1. “Thor: The Dark World,” $38.5 million ($52.5 million international).
2. “The Best Man Holiday,” $30.6 million.
3. “Last Vegas,” $8.9 million ($3.5 million).
4. “Free Birds,” $8.3 million ($1.2 million).
5. “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” $7.7 million ($5.5 million).
6. “Gravity,” $6.3 million ($18.5 million).
7. “Ender’s Game,” $6.2 million ($2.2 million).
8. “12 Years a Slave,” $4.7 million.
9. “Captain Phillips,” $4.5 million ($8.4 million).
10. “About Time,” $3.5 million ($1.9 million).