ENTERTAINMENT / ACL NEWS Monday
10/7/2013 7:36:00 PM
ENTERTAINMENT news over the weekend:
- Halle Berry gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend. Everyone is happy and healthy. This is her first child with partner Olivier Martinez. Halle Berry also has a little girl, Nahla, who is 5. (I predict Halle will lose all the baby weight by Tuesday, if she gained any at all.)
- 'GRAVITY' is the #1 movie in America- The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space drama "Gravity" rocketed to the top of the box office and into industry record books during its opening weekend. It debuted with $55.55 million in ticket sales — the biggest October opening ever and the biggest openings for Sandy and George. (personally, the previews give me anxiety, but I'll go because everyone is buzzing that this is MOVIE OF THE YEAR, and Sandra is INCREDIBLE. Plus, all us chicks want Sandra to be our best friend someday, so we need to support her films.)
- Miley Cyrus was on her best behavior onSaturday Night Live. Hosting the show for the second time, she sang, she acted, and thank GOD she ditched twerking for the night. She kept her tongue in her mouth and kept her clothes on, for the most part. Overall? She actually did a great job, proving she does have talent when she wants to.
- Most shows ran smoothly over weekend 1. The power went out for Muse, on Friday night. But after about 20 minutes, the band rocked Zilker park...until the power went out briefly, one last time, near their encore.
- An avg of 75,000 people visit the park each day. 40% of ACL-goers are Texans. 30% of ACL-goers are bike riders. Cap Metro is offering free shuttles to and from park, shuttle runs off 4th and Guadalupe.
- ACL FEST lowers school attendance. Parents are pulling their kids out of school on Fridays to attend the festivities, and schools are losing money in state funding....the average high school in our region loses about $20,000/week. (I'd love to know what excuse parents used when they called to get their kid out of school on Friday. Did you tell the truth or lie?)