JENNIFER LAWRENCE MARRIES ART DEALER COOKE MARONEY
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.
The “Hunger Games” star tied the knot with New York art dealer Cooke Maroney on Saturday at a Newport, Rhode Island, mansion.
Lawrence’s publicist confirmed to The Associated Press that the wedding took place, but did not provide additional details.
People.com reports that Emma Stone, Kris Jenner and Amy Schumer were among the 150 guests at Belcourt Castle, which is owned by Carolyn Rafaelian, owner and founder of the jewelry company Alex and Ani.
The Newport Daily News reports that about 100 fans stood outside the mansion hoping to catch a glimpse of a celebrity.
‘CAPTAIN AMERICA’ CHRIS EVANS HELPS DEDICATE YOUTH THEATER
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) – “Captain America” actor Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts this weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company, where as a youngster he honed his acting skills.
Evans, wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, helped cut the ribbon Saturday at the Concord Youth Theatre’s new permanent home.
Evans, who grew up in nearby Sudbury, acted in Concord Youth Theatre productions starting when he was 9 years old. His mother, Lisa Evans, is the theater’s director.
He said the theater was “a place to feel safe and take risks and explore what would ultimately be my career.”
The new building has seating for more than 200. Concord Youth Theatre will debut its new space with “Godspell” this week.
‘THE CASAGRANDES’ EXTOLS MEXICAN AMERICAN LIFE VIA ANIMATION
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Nickelodeon’s “The Casagrandes” premiered this week and became one of the first cartoons in U.S. history to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.
The long-awaited spin-off from the network’s popular animation series, “The Loud House,” comes as more networks take chances on Latino-themed shows.
The series centers around an 11-year-old Mexican American, skateboarding girl trying to survive in the fictional town of Great Lake City. Her apartment is above The Casagrandes bodega, owned by grandpa and in front of a subway track.
Unlike some previous cartoons with Latinos, “The Casagrandes” seeks to tackle family-oriented themes like love, friendship, and jealousy.
Supervising director Miguel Puga says creators wanted to show how normal and relatable Latino families are.
‘MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL’ CLAIMS NO. 1 OVER ‘JOKER’
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Walt Disney Co.’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” has knocked “Joker” out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.
Studios on Sunday estimate that the film starring Angelina Jolie (an-joh-LEE’-nuh joh-LEE’) grossed $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its first weekend in theaters. The first film had a much stronger domestic showing, opening to nearly $70 million domestically in 2014.
Warner Bros.’ “Joker” landed in second place in its third weekend with $29.2 million. The villain origin story has grossed over $247 million domestically.
Third place went to another sequel, Columbia Pictures’ “Zombieland: Double Tap” with $26.7 million. The R-rated comedy comes 10 years after the original.
And in limited release, Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit” opened in five theaters with a strong $350,000.
JURY RECOMMENDS DEATH FOR ‘BOY NEXT DOOR KILLER’
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed “The Boy Next Door Killer.”
One victim of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was killed on a night in 2001 when she had plans with actor Ashton Kutcher, who testified at the trial.
The jury reached its decision Friday after finding Gargiulo guilty of two murders and an attempted murder.
Prosecutors called him “The Boy Next Door Killer” because he lived near all the victims.
He was convicted of the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy, who testified during the trial’s penalty phase that she lived in fear for years after the attack.
A judge will sentence Gargiulo in February.