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Jan. 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

'Grit' grabs top spot for weekend

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "True Grit," with Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, finally took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office during the weekend, several weekends after its release.

"Little Fockers," with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand among others, was a strong second with more than $13.78 million.

"Season of the Witch," with Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman, was third with more than $10.72 million.

All studio-estimated gross receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"Tron Legacy," also with Jeff Bridges, was fourth with more than $9.8 million; "Black Swan" fifth with $8.35 million; "Country Strong" sixth with $7.3 million; "The Fighter" seventh with $7 million; "The King's Speech" eighth with more than $6.81 million; "Yogi Bear" ninth with $6.81 million.

The animated "Tangled" was 10th with $5.2 million.


Middleton attends William pal's wedding

ALDBOROUGH, England, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Kate Middleton, Prince William's fiancee, attended the wedding of one of his closest friends Sunday along with other members of the British royal family.

The prince was an usher at the nuptials of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton in Aldborough, North Yorkshire, England, the BBC reported.

Middleton, dressed all in black, left the service alongside Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew's daughter.

Aubrey-Fletcher was a schoolmate of William's at Ludgrove prep school and Eton, the Daily Mail reported.

He is the youngest son of Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 8th Baronet and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

His bride is a scion of one of Britain's oldest noble families. She is the eldest daughter of Edward Stourton, the 24th Baron Stourton, 28th Baron Segrave and 27th Baron Mowbray.


Efron-Hudgens romance seems on again

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Young U.S. actors Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, who officially broke up in December, may be back together.

The two were acting like more than friends at Friday's SHG's Eden Hollywood opening and were "constantly touching and kissing each other," a witness told People magazine.

After arriving with friend Brittany Snow around midnight, the pair quickly took to the dance floor. "Vanessa was bopping around with her arms up while Zac had his hands all over her," the source said. "Vanessa had a smile on from ear to ear, and the two were inseparable after that."

At a table, the couple got cozy, and stayed that way for the rest of the night.

"Zac sat in between her legs and she wrapped her arms around him," the onlooker said. "They were making out on and off for the last hour or so until closing. They acted like there was no one else in the room."


'Jersey Shore' parody bites back at Behar

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Joy Behar is getting a taste of her own medicine from two of her "Jersey Shore" targets.

"Snooki Polizziwitz" and "Jwoww Farleyberg," Jewish alter egos of the MTV show's women, strike back at "The View" host in a video posted by TMZ.com.

In mock Jewish accents, Snooki and Jwoww call Behar an "Italian wannabe" who hates the "Jersey Shore" kids because people like them ruined her childhood -- during the Great Depression.

Meanwhile, Angelina Pivarnick says her days of fighting on the MTV series are over.

Sources close to her told TMZ she is negotiating with TNA Wrestling. Unlike Jwoww's brief fight in October, Pivarnick wants to brawl in a legitimate, regulation match.

TNA reportedly is considering a pay-per-view match between her and Snooki-wannabe "Cookie."

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