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July 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

Box office results delayed after tragedy

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood movie studios say they will hold off releasing weekend box office receipts until Monday because of the Aurora, Colo., tragedy.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the "Batman" flicks, decided to hold off for a day on releasing opening numbers for "The Dark Knight Rises" out of respect for shooting victims and their families, the Huffington Post said.

Other studios followed suit.

"The Dark Knight Rises" was opening at 4,404 locations -- the second-widest release ever behind "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's" 4,468 theaters, Box Office Mojo reported.

Fans will have to wait a day before learning whether "The Dark Knight Rises" sets the opening weekend record, now held by "The Avengers" with its $207.4 million debut in May.

James Holmes, 24, a graduate student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado, was arrested at an Aurora movie theater where he allegedly opened fire early Friday during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." Twelve people were killed and scores wounded.


Jackson matriarch's whereabouts in doubt

ALBUQUERQUE, July 22 (UPI) -- Katherine Jackson, the mother of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has been missing for a week after traveling to Arizona, a nephew and granddaughter said.

However, another of her sons, Jermaine, took to Twitter Saturday night to dispel reports his mother is missing, CNN reported Sunday.

"I want to reassure everyone ... that Mother is fine but is resting up in [Arizona] on the orders of a doctor, not us," he said.

Paris Jackson -- Michael Jackson's 14-year-old daughter -- said she's been trying to call her grandmother for a week, but her aunts Rebbie and Janet tell her she can't speak to Katherine, the elder woman's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, said.

"Yes, my grandmother is missing. I haven't spoken with her in a week. I want her home now," Paris tweeted.

Paris later added a doctor who testified on behalf of Dr. Conrad Murray -- who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death -- is taking care of her grandmother.

A nephew of Katherine, identified by CNN as Trent, filed a missing person's report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, TMZ reported.

The department has issued a statement asking the 82-year-old woman to contact them.

"Katherine Jackson is reportedly with family members," the statement said. "Late Saturday night, a different family member reported that he was unable to speak with her and is concerned for her well being. Deputies are continuing to make efforts to reach her and ask that she contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."


Sage Stallone funeral held

BRENTWOOD, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- A private funeral for Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was held in Brentwood, Calif., TMZ reported.

The ceremony, which took place Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, was attended by the 36-year-old's family.

Police are investigating the cause of Sage Stallone's July 13 death when his maid discovered his body in his apartment, The Hollywood Reporter reported. No suicide note was found.

Sasha Czack, Sage Stallone's mother, has speculated the death may have been caused by prescription drugs her son was given following oral surgery, THR reported. Police said toxicology reports could take up to six weeks to come back.

Sage Stallone had appeared in "Rocky V" and "Daylight" with his father.

The elder Stallone released a statement asking for privacy as the family mourns the death.

"This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives," the action star said. "Sage is our first child and the center of our universe and I am humbly begging for all to have my son's memory and soul left in peace."


'Idol' winner DeWyze marries

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze has announced his marriage to actress Jonna Walsh in a ceremony in Camarillo, Calif..

The couple exchanged vows Saturday before about 100 guests in what the pair described as a vintage event, People magazine reported Sunday.

"It was really our style of wedding," DeWyze, 26, told People. "Outdoors with chandeliers."

Tables at the reception were decorated with vintage Coca-Cola crates.

"We also had vintage movie reels since I'm an actress," Walsh said, "and sheets of music that were rolled up and put in jars."

The couple met in October 2010 while shooting a video for DeWyze's "Sweet Serendipity," and later went on their first date to a Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls game.

"When he took me home that night I called my mom and told her that I was going to marry him," Walsh said. "I could feel it in my heart."

DeWyze and Walsh plan to honeymoon in Bali, People reported.

"Lee went on his Asian tour, but I've never been there," Walsh said. "We are excited to go see some monkeys!"

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