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'Fockers' dominates for second week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- "Little Fockers" -- starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman -- was No. 1 at the U.S. box office for a second weekend.

The latest in the "Fockers" franchise took in more than $26 million at the box office this weekend for a total gross of $103 million in two weeks.

Coming in at a strong No. 2 was the remake of "True Grit" with Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, raking in $24.5 million for its second weekend.

"Tron Legacy" took in more than $18 million for No. 3.

All gross receipts studio estimates for the weekend are from Box Office Mojo.

"Yogi Bear" was fourth with $13 million; "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" was fifth with $10.5 million; "Tangled" was sixth with just over $10 million; "The Fighter" seventh, $10 million; "Gulliver's Travels" eighth, $9.1 million; and "Black Swan" ninth, $8.5 million.

"The King's Speech" was 10th with $7.6 million.


Chuck Berry falls ill at concert

CHICAGO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- An ambulance crew from the Chicago Fire Department checked rock legend Chuck Berry after he fell ill at a concert at the Congress Theater, officials said.

The 84-year-old Berry seemed to have trouble keeping his guitar in tune and at times sat down to play at a keyboard before leaving the stage about an hour into his performance, the Chicago Tribune reported.

After being checked by the emergency crew Berry returned to the stage and thanked those remaining in the audience, then left without performing again.

Chicago Fire Department Fire Media Affairs spokesman Chief Joe Roccasalva said Berry signed a release saying he was alright and wasn't taken to a hospital.

Berry left the scene in a limousine.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist, singer and songwriter is considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. Among his best-known songs are "Johnny B. Goode," "Rock and Roll Music," "Roll Over Beethoven," and "Maybellene."


Shania Twain gets married in Puerto Rico

RINCON, Puerto Rico, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Shania Twain's camp confirmed the country songstress and fiance Frederic Thiebaud were married this weekend.

People Magazine reported Sunday that, according to Twain's representative, the ceremony took place at sunset on New Year's Day at Rincon in Puerto Rico with about 40 family and friends in attendance.

Twain and Thiebaud met in 2009 and, according to People, clicked due in part to the fact that both of their previous marriages had ended due to unfaithful spouses.

People said Twain wrote in a Web site statement last month that Thiebaud was "a true gift to me as a compassionate friend."


Bertinelli and Vitale officially tie knot

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Television start Valerie Bertinelli says she is incredibly happy after tying the knot with longtime boyfriend Tom Vitale this weekend.

The "Hot in Cleveland" star and Vitale were married in a small ceremony at their Malibu home, People magazine reported Sunday.

"We are so happy," Bertinelli said.

About 100 guests witnessed the marriage Saturday, including Bertinelli' 19-year-old son, Wolfie.

Bertinelli, 50, met her 49-year-old financial-planner husband in 2004 and got engaged last March during a vacation in Italy, People said.

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