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  |   April 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM
'Think' tops U.S. box office

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- "Think Like a Man," starring Michael Ealy, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office with $33 million in receipts.

"The Lucky One," with Zac Efron, was second with more than $22.8 million.

All studio estimates of gross U.S. box office receipts are via Box Office Mojo.

"The Hunger Games," after sitting atop the box office for several weekends, was third with $14.5 million; "Chimpanzee" fourth with more than $10.2 million; "The Three Stooges" fifth with $9.2 million; "The Cabin in the Woods" sixth with $7.75 million; "American Reunion" seventh with $5.2 million; "Titanic 3D" eighth with $5 million; "21 Jump Street" ninth with $4.6 million.


Robin Gibb conscious, communicating

LONDON, April 22 (UPI) -- Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has regained consciousness from a coma in a London hospital and has been able to communicate with his family, a spokesman says.

Gibb, 62, diagnosed with cancer of the colon and liver, contracted pneumonia and became comatose in a hospital in Chelsea, west London, last week but has shown signs of recovery, Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported.

Gibb has been able to nod and communicate with his wife Dwina, daughter Melissa, 37, and sons Spencer, 39, and Robin-John, 29, spokesman Doug Wright said.

Gibb's twin brother and bandmate Maurice died from the same bowel condition that initially led doctors to operate on Robin 18 months ago, a procedure that led to the discovery of cancer.

It had been believed his cancer was in remission last month, but his health has deteriorated and there have been reports of a secondary tumor.

Gibb last performed in February at the London Palladium in a charity concert for injured servicemen and women.


Army cancels Nugent appearance

FORT KNOX, Ky., April 22 (UPI) -- Army officials say they've canceled a scheduled appearance by rocker Ted Nugent at a Kentucky post over his recent comments about President Obama.

Nugent, who said during an appearance at a National Rifle Association convention he would be "dead or in jail" if President Barack Obama were re-elected, had been scheduled to perform at Fort Knox June 23 along with rock acts REO Speedwagon and Styx, CNN reported.

"After learning of opening act Ted Nugent's recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation," a posting Saturday on the base's Facebook page said.

The announcement brought Facebook responses of both support and criticism.

"I feel they had little choice after the comments Ted Nugent made at the NRA convention. As president, Obama is their commander-in-chief," Carrie Peterson posted.

"I'm very disappointed to hear that you canceled Ted Nugent -- this man is a patriot and embodies the spirit of the 2nd amendment, one of our constitutional rights," Michael Edgerly posted.

"As a former US Army soldier, I am ashamed of your actions here."


Bono, Hutcherson honored by GLAAD

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- "Hunger Games" star James Hutcherson and gay-rights advocate and film and television star Chaz Bono were honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation held its 23rd annual Media Awards ceremony Saturday, recognizing and honoring "media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives," the organizations said in a news release.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., presented stepson Chaz Bono with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award for an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality, GLAAD said.

Academy-award winning actor Benicio del Toro gave Hutcherson the Vanguard Award, which is given to media professionals who increase the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. Hutcherson, 19, the youngest recipient of the award, co-founded the LGBT ally organization, Straight But Not Narrow, the statement said.

Other award-winners include the Christopher Plummer movie, "Beginners" for outstanding film, television sit-com "Modern Family," for outstanding comedy series and outstanding documentary, "Becoming Chaz."

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