GLAAD slams A&E
GLAAD has blasted A&E’s decision to reinstate “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, Access Hollywood reported.
Robertson was suspended from the show Dec. 18 after making comments deemed anti-gay and anti-black.
On Friday, the cable network announced that it was ending the suspension, which means Robertson will return to the hit reality series when filming resumes in the spring.
“Phil Robertson should look African-American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists,” GLAAD said in a statement.
“If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A&E has chosen profits over African-American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.”
Baby West gets hot wheels
North West – the daughter of rapper Kanye West and celebrity Kim Kardashian – may be only just over 6 months old, but she’s already following in her daddy’s footsteps … err, wheels.
“Like father like daughter,” said the caption of a photo Kardashian posted to Instagram on Friday showing Kanye’s black Lamborghini, right next to the miniature version of the car that, according to People Magazine, belongs to the infant.
It’s unclear whether the car was a Christmas gift.
If so, little “Nori” can add it to the other designer loot she got from Santa this year, including name-brand items from Stella McCartney, Giuseppe Zanotti and others for her first Christmas.
Nori’s mom also got a one-of-a-kind gift from her rapper fiance: a hand-painted Hermes Birkin bag. The deisgner bag was decorated by artist George Condo, who drew nude bodies on it, including one of a demon.
‘Hobbit’ rules at box office
Over the bustling post-Christmas weekend, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to lead the box office, landing in the No. 1 slot for the third weekend in a row.
The Warner Bros. prequel earned $30 million, bringing the domestic gross to $190.3 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
Disney’s animated adventure, “Frozen,” took the No. 2 position, earning $28.9 million over the weekend and $248.4 million domestically after six weeks at the multiplex..
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak, follow.
1. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” $30 million.
2. “Frozen,” $28.9 million.
3. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” $20.2 million.
4. “American Hustle,” $19.6 million.
5. “The Wolf of Wall Street,” $19 million.
6. “Saving Mr. Banks,” $14.3 million.
7. ”The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” $13 million.
8. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” $10.2 million.
9. “47 Ronin,” $9.9 million.
10. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas,” $7.4 million.