Paramount Pictures/Skydance Productions(LOS ANGELES) -- Earning the top spot at the weekend box office was anything but Mission: Impossible for Tom Cruise.
His fifth film in the series, Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, opened in first place, earning an estimated 56 million dollars.
The weekend's other new film, the comedy reboot Vacation, didn't fare nearly as well. The Ed Helms flick collected just 14.9 million dollars from Friday through Sunday. It has made 21.2 million since opening last Wednesday.
The previous box office champ, Ant-Man, fell to third place, with 12.6 million raised during the weekend.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:
1. Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, $56 million 2. Vacation, $14.9 million 3. Ant-Man, $12.6 million 4. Minions, $12.2 million 5. Pixels, $10.4 million 6. Trainwreck, $9.7 million 7. Southpaw, $7.5 million 8. Paper Towns, $4.6 million 9. Inside Out, $4.5 million 10. Jurassic World, $3.8 million
Timothy White/E!(LOS ANGELES) -- Khloe Kardashian recently turned heads, wearing very little on the cover of Complex magazine, and now she's revealing how she got that amazing body she flaunted.
Kardashian, 31, told Australian radio hosts Fitzy & Wippa that she's obsessed with working out.
In fact, she was jet lagged after her long travels, but still decided to hit the gym.
"It wasn't that intense here because I'm still jet lagged, but I make sure that I go," she said. "Even 30 minutes you feel, 'Okay, I feel good about myself.' Then if you want to eat something or whatever, then you don't feel as bad. Definitely when I'm in L.A., I go hard, and I've lost like 35 lbs."
Khloe said she doesn't weigh herself, but "I know how I want to feel in clothes, and it does become addicting."
Khloe has been open about her weight-loss journey, posting pictures to Instagram with messages of inspiration.
"Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one, but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then," she wrote in February. "Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever."
ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Valerie Harper, who was hospitalized Wednesday after being found unconscious backstage during a performance at a Maine theater, is denying reports that she fell into a coma.
"My dear friends and fans! As always, thank you for your amazing support," the Rhoda star wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday. "I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma."
Harper brushed the event off, noting, "As anyone who has taken strong medication knows, it doesn’t always agree with you, even with me as this experience proves. I am confronting these hurdles with my usual enthusiasm and love of life."
The 75-year-old actress even managed to find humor in the situation, joking, "But I must confess that the highlight of this ordeal came when I was escorted by two handsome young men and a pilot, in a medivac helicopter, as the full moon lit the sky. Talk about movie magic!!!"
Harper, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2013, was starring in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The theater said Brenda Vaccaro will take over for the remainder of the play in a statement released Saturday.
Sony(BOSTON) -- Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and others from the cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot took a break from fighting ghosts to raise spirits at a Boston hospital on Saturday.
McCarthy, Wiig and current Saturday Night Live cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones appeared in full costume at Tufts Medical Center, where they posed for photos with patients.
"Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center patients got a huge surprise today whenGhostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones came to visit!" the medical facility shared on its Facebook page, along with several pictures of the stars interacting with patients. "Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients faces! ?#WhoYouGonnaCall? ?#Ghostbusters?."
A message on the hospital's Twitter page read, "Thank you #Ghostbusters stars @melissamccarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones for visiting today!"
In addition, Jones retweeted several pictures of the cast posing with patients on her Twitter page.
A number of film stars have appeared in costume to help cheer up hospital patients this year, including Johnny Depp dressing as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow in Australia, along withCaptain America's Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt suiting up in Seattle.
The new Ghostbusters film, currently shooting in Boston, is slated for a 2016 release.
ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlize Theron added to her family with the adoption of her second child, a source tells E! News.
The 39-year-old South African-born Oscar winner adopted an African-American baby girl named August, who was born in the United States in July.
August joins three-year-old brother Jackson, who is also African-American.
Theron adopted Jackson and has raised him as a single parent.
She had dated fellow Academy Award-winner Sean Penn for about a year-and-a-half before the two split in June. The pair reunited in South Africa last week to re-shoot scenes for their upcoming movie The Last Face, which is being directed by Penn and also stars Oscar winner Javier Bardem.
ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- The second-season premiere of the ABC spin-off Bachelor in Paradise Sunday night was highlighted by the return of Ashley Iaconneti, and the introduction of her sister.
Ashley I., the self-professed virgin from Chris Soules' season of The Bachelor, brought along her younger sister Lauren to Mexico to join several other Bachelor/Bachelorette alumni, even though Lauren had no previous connection to the franchise.
Jade Roper and Tenley Mohlzan were among those who questioned why Lauren was allowed to hang around in paradise.
Lauren was immediately wooed by Mikey Tenerelli, though she later complained to Ashley I., "He is too aggressive. He's already claimed me."
Lauren showed how much she takes after her sister when she broke down in tears at a cocktail party. She vaguely remarked that she was "freaking out," apparently overwhelmed by her new surroundings.
For her part, Ashley I. had her eye on Jared Haibon, who was coming off a rejection by Kaitlyn Bristowe earlier this summer on The Bachelorette. He was initially reluctant to accept her invitation for a date after she received the first date card. He warmed up to her, though, as they took an ATV ride through a jungle to a private beach.
Jade also earned a date card, and Ashley I. was worried that she would ask out Jared, too. However, Jade opted for Tanner Tolbert, another contestant from the recent Bachelorette season.
Another romance that may be brewing: Kirk Dewindt and Carly Waddell, who kissed during the cocktail party.
The quirky Ashley Salter -- a.k.a. "onion girl" from this year's edition of The Bachelor -- was more preoccupied with caged parrots than mingling with the others when she first arrived. Later, she was taken to the hospital for reasons not made clear.
The episode ended with the addition of season-one star Clare Crawley to the crew.
Speaking of the first season of Bachelor in Paradise, Marcus Grodd and Lacy Foddoul were brought back to tie the knot in a wedding officiated by host Chris Harrison. Their romance began on the show last summer.
The season premiere continues Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time with more dates and the first rose ceremony. The men will hand out the roses; any woman who does not receive a rose will be asked to leave. There is one twist: if either Ashley I. or Lauren get a rose, both sisters will remain on the show.
Lifetime(NEW YORK) -- Bobbi Kristina Brown was remembered at a memorial service in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday.
There was family tension at the gathering -- Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Leolah Brown, was removed from the service after she interrupted Pat Houston, the sister-in-law of Bobbi Kristina's late mother, Whitney Houston.
ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Demi Lovato has been going through a tough time since her beloved dog, Buddy, died. But thankfully, she has fans who are supporting her. The singer took to Instagram Friday to thank everyone for their outpouring of kindness.
“We can't thank you all enough,” she writes on behalf of herself and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. “This has been the most painful week of my life but because Wilmer and I had so much love and support, I've been able to stay strong and will continue to get through this difficult time. The out pour of love and support has been unbelievable and it means the world to us. Love you all tons and tons.”
She accompanied the post with a collage of Buddy snapshots.
Demi announced Tuesday that her fluffy white pup died last Sunday, saying that she and Wilmer were “heartbroken.” She wrote, "He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident and though I will never know why this had to happen, I do know that God only puts us through situations that we can handle so with that, together we our staying strong.”
The dog was reportedly killed in a coyote attack, but Demi has yet to confirm how he died.
Michael Yarish/FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- Ashlee Simpson and actor Evan Ross welcomed their first child together Thursday night.
On their Instagram accounts, the couple wrote, "We are overjoyed about the birth of our precious baby girl Jagger Snow Ross. July 30, 2015.
A source told E! News, "Their whole family was around to support them," a source said. "Ashlee is doing great and can't wait to get home to to be with her family."
The source also shed light on how Ross is dealing with becoming a father. "Evan was very emotional and loves Ashlee so much. He did not leave her side and wanted to go through this with her every step of the way. He can't wait to be a dad. He would do anything for Ashlee and now this baby girl."
In February, Simpson's rep told People magazine that they were expecting a girl. She has a six-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
C Flanigan/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) -- Alternative rockers, hip hop, and emo performers bowed down to Sir Paul McCartney on night one of Lollapalooza.
A sea of tens of thousands of fans spread across Grant Park in front of the stage as McCartney played a more than two-hour-long set, pounding out more than 30 songs on both guitar and piano. The songs spanned the 73-year-old's entire career from the Beatles, to Wings, to a performance of his latest hit, the Rihanna/Kanye West collaboration "Four Five Seconds".
He briefly paused between songs to tell stories of Jimi Hendrix and playing in Soviet Russia, and dedicatated his performance of "Here Today" to former band mate John Lennon. He brought out Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard to help him perform "Get Back". Alabama Shakes had performed earlier in the day. Fireworks and flames lit the stage during McCartney's performance of "Live and Let Die," and fireworks also burst from the stage and into the full-mooned sky as he closed out the show promptly at 10 p.m. CT.
The Friday headliner brought out not just the young music fans this year, but old as well. Lollapalooza founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell said it was all McCartney's idea to perform. "You don't get Paul McCartney to do anything he doesn't want to do. This was his wish."
Farrell said McCartney's performance during the three day concert series along the lakefront just diversifies the crowd even more. It's a trend he's been noticing over the last few years even before McCartney was announced.
"We were able to accomplish something that is extremely rare, and that is we were able to span the generations, and bring everyone else together collectively. Where else do you do that?" he noted. "You can be standing by an 18-year-old. You can be standing by a nine-year-old. You can be standing near a 40-year-old. It's really special."
Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected for the sold out weekend showcase in Chicago's Grant Park along the lakefront. Other headliners this weekend include Metallica and Florence and the Machine.
ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- It's been a long journey for Guardians of the Galaxy starZoe Saldana getting her body back after having twins last November.
But she recently posted an inspiring picture to Facebook, showing off her toned stomach, writing, "Almost there! It's been difficult but so rewarding. I feel strong. All it takes is determination! Mommies we can all do it, damn it!!!"
After receiving such positive feedback from women and fellow moms, Saldana commented on her own post.
She added, "Beautiful ladies, thank you for your positive comments. You have no idea the joy and pride I feel when I read your comments saying you feel inspired and want to do it for yourself. Please continue to share, I was inspired by so many mommies around me to get back into shape because they shared their journey with me."
"We are stronger when we stick together," Saldana continued. "[I'm] wishing each other good, cheering each other along. So please continue to share, I do read your comments and I do see the pictures you post of yourselves. I am sending you love and good vibes always! Love you Ladies!!!"
Saldana and her husband of two years, Marco Perego are parents to 7-month-old twins Cy and Bowie.
ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) -- Lupita Nyong'o has starred in some of the biggest movies, graced the cover of some of the biggest magazines and has even won an Oscar. Still, the actress' next move is an off-Broadway production.
E! News reports Nyong'o is set to star in Eclipsed at New York City's Public Theater The play, written byThe Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, is about captive wives of a rebel officer during the Liberian Civil War.
"Danai Gurira has written a brilliant play, ripped from the headlines, that looks at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa with an eye that is both incisive and deeply compassionate," said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. "A feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women, Eclipsed is both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming. We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Lupita Nyong'o to The Public in this vitally important play."
Eclipsed will begin previews September 29, and will premiere October 14.
Warner Bros.(NEW YORK) -- J.K. Rowling's 50th birthday is Friday.
The Harry Potter author was celebrated by Time magazine, which asked the Potter films' stars to say something nice on her big day. Here's what they had to say:
Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the series, said: "The Happiest of Birthdays, Jo. A breeze for the supreme Time-traveler."
Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, said, jokingly, "You don't look a day over 40. ...Perhaps you could celebrate your half century by writing a hilarious film. Perhaps, starring, I don't know, a large Scottish man."
Matthew Lewis, who played Neville in the series, said, "I would like to thank Jo for changing MY life ...That's not even to mention her generosity and loyalty when it has come to supporting everything that I have done in the years since Harry Potter."
Other actors to send Rowling birthday wishes are Oliver and James Phelps, Imelda Staunton, Natalia Tena, David Thewlis, Jason Isaacs, Clemence Poesy, Chris Columbus, Katie Leung, Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch, Sean Biggerstaff, Frances de la Tour, Mark Williams and Bonnie Wright.
Cindy Ord/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) -- Since Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair in June, her family has been slowly getting used to her new look. Khloe Kardashian even admitted Thursday that she still calls her step-father, Bruce, Jenner's name at birth.
"We don't like to say that Bruce is gone, per se. We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn 'Bruce,' and we've been told that's completely fine," she said on The Project, an Australian TV show. "She has told us we are allowed to call her any name we want to. Because on the phone, when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce. And if I'm not physically with her, it's hard to remember in the moment that I'm talking to Caitlyn, if that makes sense."
Kardashian added that the transition has been hard on the family. "There was a hard time for the entire family, that we were all transitioning with her, but in front of an audience," she explained. "That's not really the normal way to go about it."
Continuing, Kardashian said, "There is a lot of raw emotions, that it's hard to do in front of a camera. For us, we were trying to be really open and raw with it, I think. We all got through it and that's completely over, it's all behind us now. So, we are just happy for her. We just want her to be happy. But there was definitely a moment that was really tough for all of us."
Kardashian clarified that just because she still calls Jenner, Bruce, doesn't mean she's not supportive of Jenner's transition. "It's a beautiful thing that she's transitioned," she said, "and that she is strong enough to have her own voice and wanting to make such monumental, beautiful moves and be that crusader."
Meanwhile, E! released a new clip fromI Am Cait Friday, showing the former Olympian trying to perfect a more feminine voice. In the clip, Jenner's step-daughter,Kim Kardashian, attempts to help her by having Jenner pretend to order room service at a hotel. When Jenner tries her feminine sound, Kardashian replies, "You sound no different!"
"Sir! What would you like, sir?" Kardashian quipped.
A new episode of I Am Cait airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on E!
Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne said it took him four months to prepare for his role as physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Redmayne said he reconfigured his body, with a choreographer’s help, to capture Hawking at each specific stage of his decades-long battle with ALS.
“I just needed to train my body, just in order to sustain the positions,” Redmayne told Nightline. “I knew that some of the positions would be specific and contorted and not necessarily comfortable.”
Knowing Hawking’s intimate, complex relationship with his wife, Jane, would form the backbone of the story told in The Theory of Everything. Redmayne said he closely examined key pieces of evidence from Hawking’s life, such as his wedding photo.
“It’s a very beautiful photo, but you see that he’s not only on the stick, his hand was on top of Jane’s and you can see if you look closely that he’s putting a lot of weight into her body weight,” Redmayne said. “It was that sort of investigation that you were starting to analyze the different muscles in his body and work out what his decline was.”
And, Redmayne added, getting Hawking’s facial expressions right required hours of study.
“Weirdly, trying to capture Stephen’s face was perhaps the most difficult,” he said. “I would sort of sit in front of a mirror and there were moments when you’re like, ‘Am I parodying? Is this horrible? Is this verging on, am I going to be offensive?’”
Yet it was only days before shooting for The Theory of Everything was to begin that Redmayne met Hawking for the first time. “Really the fear was, ‘What if I meet him and I realize I’ve got it all wrong?’” Redmayne said.