Thicke concert protested
A Boston University student organization is calling on the school to cancel an upcoming concert by Robin Thicke over what it calls the singer’s sexist lyrics, but school officials say that is unlikely.
By Sunday afternoon, 1,650 people had signed an online petition started by the Humanists of Boston University.
A university spokesman says the March 4 show at Agganis Arena is unlikely to be canceled and that the school’s administration played no role in booking it.
Prison for ‘Amish Mafia’ star
A star of the TV series “Amish Mafia” has been sentenced to prison after repeatedly driving with a suspended license.
A Lancaster, Pa., judge on Friday ordered 29-year-old John Schmucker to serve three months behind bars.
Schmucker’s most recent citation was issued Dec. 8. The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports that was Schmucker’s 10th such offense in the past several years.
The third season of “Amish Mafia,” which is based in Lancaster County, begins Tuesday on the Discovery Channel. It’s not clear how Schmucker’s case will affect future filming.
‘Lego’ reigns over box offices
Action-packed new releases couldn’t stack up to 3D hit “The Lego Movie,” which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the box office.
The Warner Bros. animated film bested Relativity Media’s “3 Days to Kill” and Sony’s “Pompeii” on their opening weekends.
“The Lego Movie,” featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman, earned $31.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak, follow. Where available, latest international numbers are also included.
1. “The Lego Movie,” $31.5 million ($23.1 million international).
2. “3 Days to Kill,” $12.3 million.
3. “Pompeii,” $10 million ($22.8 million international).
4. “RoboCop,” $9.4 million ($17.7 million international).
5. “Monuments Men,” $8.1 million ($13.6 million international).
6. “About Last Night,” $7.4 million.
7. “Ride Along,” $4.7 million.
8. “Frozen,” $4.4 million ($9 million international).
9. “Endless Love,” $4.3 million ($1.3 million international).
10. “Winter’s Tale,” $2.1 million ($2.4 million international).
#PharrellsHat is up for sale
Pharrell Williams’ days as a mad hatter may be coming to an end.
The famous and buzzed about Vivienne Westwood hat that the producer, rapper and singer wore at the Grammy Awards is being auctioned on eBay to support his charity.
Bids had reached $12,500 by Sunday afternoon for the brown fedora, which became a trending topic on Twitter – under the hashtag #PharrellsHat – after Pharrell wore it.
Proceeds will support Pharrell’s From One Hand to Another charity. It provides arts and educational resources for kids.