No hard feelings for O’Brien
Don’t feel bad for Conan O’Brien. Again.
The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS’ “Late Show” when David Letterman announced his retirement last week. The funnyman, who has hosted his talk show “Conan” on TBS since 2010, said he believes Stephen Colbert is the “right person” to take over the show from Letterman.
“I’m very happy where I am,” O’Brien said, “but I love Stephen. I think Stephen is great. I’m a huge fan of his as a comic and as a human being. I think it’s fantastic. I’m really glad that he got the job. I look forward to seeing his show.”
O’Brien originally succeeded Letterman on NBC’s “Late Night” in 1993 when Letterman moved to CBS to headline the “Late Show.” O’Brien infamously replaced Jay Leno as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” for a mere seven months beginning in 2009 before Leno was reinstated as host in 2010.
$185,000 for Monroe earrings
A pair of rhinestone earrings Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere have sold at auction for $185,000.
Julien’s Auctions said in a statement Sunday that the actress wore the jewelry when she attended the opening of “The Rose Tattoo.”
The buyer was a foreign collector. The auction house did not release the name.
The sale was part of a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia Friday and Saturday at Julien’s Beverly Hills gallery.
A lighter used by Humphrey Bogart sold for $19,200, and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird owned by David Hasselhoff was purchased for $152,600.
‘Captain America’ triumphs
“Captain America” continues to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as “The Winter Soldier” took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak, follow.
1. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” $41.4 million ($60.6 million international).
2. “Rio 2,” $39 million ($62.3 million).
3. “Oculus,” $12 million ($1.3 million).
4. “Draft Day,” $9.8 million.
5. “Divergent,” $7.5 million ($23.2 million).
6. “Noah,” $7.5 million ($36.2 million).
7. “God’s Not Dead,” $5.5 million.
8. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” $4.1 million ($7.2 million).
9. “Muppets Most Wanted,” $2.2 million ($2.2 million).
10. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” $1.8 million ($3.8 million).
Lopez given GLAAD award
Jennifer Lopez was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community.
Lopez serves as executive producer of the ABC Family series “The Fosters,” which centers on a lesbian couple raising their children. “The Fosters” also won the award for outstanding drama series.
Veteran producer Norman Lear received the Pioneer Award.