SHORT CUTS: "Married" Opens at No. 1"

SHORT CUTS: "Married" Opens at No. 1"

Published October 17, 2007

Posted Oct. 15, 2007 -- Tyler Perry has another hit on his hands. His "Why Did I Get Married?" cruised down the aisle to no. 1, beating out George Clooney's legal drama "Michael Clayton," Cate Blanchett's "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," and the Mark Wahlberg crime drama "We Own the Night."

"Married," which tackled the relationship woes of four couples, pulled in $21.5 million, according to box office numbers reported on Sunday. Perry, who directed and starred in the film with Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba and Jill Scott, has seen three of his four Lionsgate films open at the top.

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"Idol" Fined for Minors

"American Idol's" 19 Entertainment has agreed pay $5,000 to the state of New York for child-labor violations stemming from this past summer's American Idols Live! Tour, which figured two underage contestants -- Sanjaya Malakar and "Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, reports Eonline.

The tour was dinged for employing "two minors" without the proper work permits, the New York State Labor Commission announced Friday. Both were under 18 when the tour hit NYC for four dates in August and September.

A spokeswoman for 19 Entertainment did not immediately return a call and email seeking comment Friday.

Underwood to Narrate BET's "Exalted"

Blair Underwood has signed on to narrate an episode of BET's new weekly series "Exalted," which follows African American ministers. The actor, currently on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," is a member of the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, which is pastored by Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer who is featured in tomorrow's (Oct. 16) episode of "Exalted."



Written by BET-Staff


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