Endgame shatters box office records… Katherine Schwarzenegger bridal shower… Offset snaps at fan… Idris Elba gets married… and Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez explore Waco
Everyone knew “Avengers: Endgame” was going to kill it at the box office this weekend, but it pretty much shattered every box office prediction and broke a bunch of records. “Endgame” now holds the record for biggest opening in North America with $350 million. It also holds the biggest international opening with $859 million…biggest opening world wide with $1.2 billion…” It took only five days for “Endgame” to hit the $1 billion mark, shattering the 11 days it took for “Infinity War” to hit that mark. It helped that “Endgame” was the widest release of all time, showing on 4662 theaters in North America with at least 63K showtimes. Even though way more money is yet to be earned, at this point, 11 years and 22 movies later, Marvel movies have earned almost $20 billion worldwide.
We don’t know the wedding date, but we have to assume it’s soon. Maria Shriver threw her daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger a bridal shower on Saturday. Among the guests were former star of “The Hills” Whitney Port, model Abby Champion, and, oh yeah……OPRAH. Maria went all out. They played those corny bridal shower games and they had a flower arranging station and a gospel choir performed. Chris Pratt and his soon-to-be father-in-law Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up towards the end of the shower. Arnold had to go to his son Joseph Baena’s college graduation ceremony first. But guests say Katherine lit up when Chris arrived and was glowing as he made a beautiful toast to his bride.
Eighteen-year-old Junior Gibbons was so excited. He was shopping at a Target just outside Atlanta when he saw Offset at the checkout line. So he whipped out his cellphone to do a little selfie video and said, “What up, Offset?” That’s when Offset went off. According to Junior, Offset knocked his phone out of his hand and told him to “Get that (BLANKING) phone out of my face.” Then he walked off with a friend toting a baby stroller box. Junior says his iPhone screen was cracked when it hit the ground and he would appreciate it if Offset would replace it.
After two failed marriages, Idris Elba told “Essence” magazine, “Marriage isn’t my life’s calling.” That was in 2017. That same year, he met former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre on the set of the movie “The Mountain Between Us” and apparently, Idris felt called. They were engaged a year later and now they are married after a lavish 3-day wedding celebration in Marrakech. Idris wore a custom suit by Oswald Boateng. Sabrina wore two Vera Wang dresses — one for the wedding ceremony and another for the reception. Her makeup was done by Charlotte Tilbury. It was rumored that Diana Ross flew in from LA to perform. Two of Idris and Sabrina’s closest friends — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — couldn’t be there because she’s due to deliver a baby any minute now. To make up for their absence, they sent a $9000 piece of art by the Connor Brothers as a wedding gift. The wedding was covered exclusively by British Vogue. They gave us a sneak peak on their Instagram, but all the photos and details will be in their July issue.
For their anniversary, Alex Rodriguez surprised Jennifer Lopez with a FaceTime call from Joanna Gaines, who’s going to help JLo renovate her new $6.6 million Malibu beach house. Joanna flew out to meet with Jennifer last month. But Alex took the anniversary gift one step further and flew Jennifer to Waco this weekend to hang out with Chip and Joanna! Who knew Jennifer was such a huge “Fixer Upper” fan?? And just like any other fan, she wanted to go to Waco and check out the Magnolia Market. She posted a video of Alex having a look-see at their store and captioned it, “Silos!!! Best day ever!!!” Chip shared a picture of the four of them on Instagram and captioned it, “What is going on!?? This is like a Twilight zone of hot people. Then there’s me, looking as usual.. disheveled. Thanks for coming to town @jlo and @arod!”