Entertainment Today, June 13

Here are some top national, U.S. and international showbiz headlines from around the web. Gig City updates story links at least twice per day, so check back later for the latest hot links:

QVC mainstay Jeanne Bice dies at 71 [New Window]
Sweater queen and home-shopping doyenne Jeanne Bice died on Friday at age 71.
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:33:53

Pippa Middleton and boyfriend split according to reports [New Window]
Pippa is single!
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:42:07

Jack White, wife plan to celebrate divorce with a party [New Window]
Rocker Jack White and his model-singer wife Karen Elson are celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary in an unusual way: they’re getting divorced.
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:40:50

Fat Joe gets 88 lbs. leaner [New Window]
Fat Joe “Drops a Body” — literally! The rapper (real name Joseph Antonio Cartagena) is flaunting a slimmer figure in his new music video, “Drop a Body.”
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:39:28

‘Mormon’ musical, ‘War Horse’ play win big on Broadway [New Window]
“The Book of Mormon,” a musical satire about religion written by the creators of “South Park,” and “War Horse,” a British play about a boy’s search for his beloved horse, dominated the 65th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:41:12

‘Super 8’ is No. 1 with $37 mil [New Window]
It might be a stretch to call its opening “super,” but the sci-fi flick “Super 8” enjoyed a solid start with $37 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. The $50 million movie, which was directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, fell just a bit short of other recent original sci-fi flicks such as “District 9” ($37.4 million) and the Abrams-produced “Cloverfield” ($40.1 million), but performed better than this year’s Battle: Los Angeles” ($35.6 million). With a story that’s set in 1979 and a tone that emulates Spielberg’s own pictures during that era, the well-reviewed film particularly appealed to older moviegoers. According to Paramount, a whopping 71 percent of “Super 8’s” audience was at least 25 years old. IMAX theaters accounted for 12 percent of the PG-13 film’s gross, and CinemaScore moviegoers gave it an overall “B+” rating, which could bode well for its staying power. By comparison, “Cloverfield” received a “C” grade from CinemaScore audiences, and then plummeted 68 percent in its second weekend.
Sun, 12 Jun 2011 19:06:15