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WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP
The Great Gatsby had a surprisingly strong debut, taking in $51.1 million at the weekend box office, but it finished at Number Two behind Iron Man 3, which held on to first place for the second weekend in a row.
The Tyler Perry-produced romantic comedy Peeples opened weakly in fourth place. It stars Craig Robinson as a man who crashes a weekend family gathering to try to impress the parents of his girlfriend, played by Kerry Washington, and propose to her, but the plans go awry. David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson and Tyler James Williams co-star.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- MAY 10-12
KATE MIDDLETON'S DUE DATE REVEALED: A friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed to
KATE UPTON CONFIRMS HER BOOBS ARE REAL: Kate Upton appears on the cover of Vogue's June issue where she discusses the people who criticize her curvy body despite being one of the most successful models in the industry today. She tells the magazine, "The things that they're rejecting are things that I can't change. I can't change my bra size. They're natural! I can work out and I can stay healthy and motivated, but I can't change some things."
PLAYBOY NAMES PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR: Playboy has named Miss April, 25-year-old Raquel Pomplun, 2013's playmate of the year. Raquel will be featured on the cover of the June issue. Hugh Hefner released a statement saying, "This year's Playmate of the Year is a winner in every way. Since becoming Miss April, Raquel has become extremely popular through personal appearances...She's been a host on Playboy Radio's "Playboy Club" and "Playboy Presents." She's a member of the Playboy Dancers. She's also appeared as a host on Black Belt TV -- so don't mess around with her!"
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BARBARA WALTERS ANNOUNCING RETIREMENT TODAY
Veteran ABC News journalist Barbara Walters will be announcing on The View today (May 13th) that she'll be retiring next summer, with ABC saying late last night that until then, Walters will continue to anchor and report for the network, anchor specials, and appear on The View. She will also remain executive producer of the weekday talk show.
The 83-year-old Walters said, "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead. I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women -- and, OK, some men, too -- who will be taking my place."
Walters spent 37 years at ABC News, joining the network in 1976 when she become the first female co-anchor on an evening news program. Before than, she spent 15 years at NBC News, where she was a co-host of the Today show.