The Croods 2 surpassed expectations… Rebel Wilson reached her goal weight… Laverne Cox was attacked… Mike Tyson smoked weed before Roy Jones fight… and Celebrity relationship roundupListen to “Showbiz – Nov 30, 2020” on Spreaker.
It was the lowest Thanksgiving box office is modern history. In what is typically a box-office shattering holiday weekend, “The Croods: A New Age” was number one at the box office, earning just under $10M over the the weekend and a little over $14M since Wednesday. But that still beat out what studios were expecting, so they’re happy. In any other year, “The Croods” sequel would’ve opened in more than 4000 theaters across the country. But this is 2020. Theaters in NY and LA are completely shut down, and of the 2200 theaters that are open for business, they’re operating at greatly reduced capacity. However, those who did grab the kids and got out of the house loved “The Croods: A New Age,” giving it an “A” CinemaScore. It features the recognizable voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.
#TheCroods2 surpassed expectations, generating $9.71 million over the weekend and $14.22 million since opening on Wednesday. While that’s considered a success in the age of coronavirus, it’s the lowest Thanksgiving haul in modern history https://t.co/EdoWt7f3Rv— Variety (@Variety) November 29, 2020
At the beginning of the year, Rebel Wilson publicly proclaimed that this would be her “Year of Health.” After completely changing her diet to include more chicken and fish, after forgiving herself for random cheat days, and after one final push at a luxury spa to lose those last 4.5 pounds, Rebel has reached her goal weight of 165 pounds! She announced the news on her Instagram Story yesterday, saying, “Hit my goal weight with one month to spare! Even though it’s not about a weight number, it’s about being healthy, I needed a tangible measurement to have as a goal and that was 75kg’s.” Rebel said she’ll go IG Live tomorrow night because she has a lot to share with all her followers. Will she be announcing an engagement along with the weight loss? She’s been dating Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch for about a year. She’s 40 and he’s 29.
Laverne Cox says she’s okay, but she and her male friend were the victims of a transphobic attack over the weekend. Laverne went Instagram Live Saturday, sharing that she and her friend were walking through Griffith Park in LA when a man “very aggressively” asked her friend for the time. He told the man who then asked, “Guy or girl?” referring to Laverne. That’s when her friend told the guy to “BLANK” off and the man started wailing on him! Laverne pulled out her phone to call 911, but the guy took off so she didn’t make the call. She explained to her followers, “This dude was looking for trouble … because I happened to be a trans person in public…This isn’t shocking to me – obviously, this is my life. I’ve dealt with this a lot, but it never fails to be shocking…”
Jake Paul talked a lot of smack leading up to his boxing match against former NBA player Nate Robison Saturday night. It turns out, he could back it up. Jake completely dominated Nate, landing a total of 8 punches and violently knocking him out in the second round. Snoop Dogg was commentating the match and the knockout was so bad, he immediately started singing a gospel hymn. And for the first time in 15 years, Mike Tyson returned to the ring to take on former boxer Roy Jones Jr. After 8 rounds, the judges ruled it a draw. And Aaron Carter has signed on for a celebrity boxing match. Now he just needs an opponent. He’s hoping for Justin Bieber but will settle for a member of a boyband.
Mike Tyson smoked weed before Roy Jones fight: “Absolutely yes… Listen, I can’t stop smoking. I smoked during fights. I just have to smoke, I’m sorry. I’m a smoker. … I smoke everyday. I never stopped smoking.” #TysonJones pic.twitter.com/ur62V5xqfL— Boxing Insider.com (@BoxingInsider) November 29, 2020
It’s one big relationship roundup! After six months of separation, waving Machine Gun Kelly in his face, and making their official red carpet debut at the American Music Awards last week, Megan Fox has officially filed to divorce Brian Austin Green. Khloe Kardashian is following Tristan Thompson to Boston. After officially becoming a US citizen, Tristan hopped a plane for Boston. He just signed a 2-year, $19M deal with the Celtics. Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey flew to her hometown of Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving together. We’re sure daddy Steve Harvey approves. It was rumored Denise Bidot broke up with Lil Wayne because he supported Donald Trump and he unfollowed her on Instagram. But now that the dust has settled, they’re back together and Weezy is following Denise again. After spending his Thanksgiving with Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, Jay Cutler headed to Charleston, SC, where he posted a quick video of him, his best friend Chuy and Shannon Ford imbibing in oysters and wine at an oyster bar. You may remember red-headed, sassy-mouthed Shannon from Season One of “Very Cavallari.” Kristin fired her in the first episode of Season Two. And finally! Congratulations to Matthew Perry on his engagement to his girlfriend of two years, Molly Hurwitz. Matthew told “People” magazine, “I decided to get engaged. Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”