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CLOONEY FUNDRAISER RAISES $12 MIL FOR OBAMA!
The combination of President Barack Obama and George Clooney turned out to be quite a draw. Clooney’s May 10th fundraiser for the president’s reelection bid has sold out, raising an estimated $12 million for the campaign. Supporters paid $40,000 each to dine with Obama and the Ocean’s Eleven star at Clooney’s Los Angeles home. That raised $6 million, with additional money coming from individuals who entered a contest to win a chance to sit at a table with the two big names.
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL THE BIG GRADUATE
Shaquille O'Neal received his doctoral degree in Education from Barry University yesterday -- and no, it was not honorary ... he earned it! Shaq -- wearing a custom-made, bright red XXXL-sized gown -- was one 1,100 students honored during the commencement ceremonies at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami. On earning the degree, Shaq said, "Everyone thinks this is honorary. But this is not honorary. I put in four and a half hard years staying up late at night, studying, reading, rewriting papers Dr. Kopp marked up." Shaq says he is considering going to law school next.
ANDRE 3000 IS BECOMING JIMI HENDRIX FOR THE BIOPIC ALL IS BY MY SIDE
Andre 3000 has been selected to play Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic All Is By My Side. The production begins shooting this June in Ireland and we could not be more stoked to see the former Outkast member take a stab at cinematic greatness. The last time this guy got his acting swagger on was in 2008, on the FX show The Shield, but if our memory serves us correctly, we thought he held his own in Four Brothers and Semi-Pro. It's time to dust off those acting chops and get in the zone because this is the role of a lifetime!
THE AVENGERS BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORDS!
Marvel’s The Avengers certainly had a good weekend. The superhero flick took in approximately $200.3 million to knock Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 out of top spot for biggest opening weekend (Hallows took in a measly $169.1). In addition to that record, The Avengers is the first film in history to make more than $200 mil in just three days, and scored the biggest Saturday box office of all time with $69.7 mil. The film has already opened worldwide and is on track to reach over $1 billion globally.