LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) — Family flick “Yogi Bear” is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday.
Coming in at No. 2 on the DVD sales chart for the week ending March 27 is “The Tourist,” followed by “Skyline” at No. 3, “The Fighter” at No. 4 and “How Do You Know” at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are “Megamind” at No. 6, “Barbie: A Fairy Secret” at No. 7, “Due Date” at No. 8, “Jackass 3″ at No. 9 and “The Switch” at No. 10.
The No. 1 DVD rental for the week ending March 26 is “The Tourist,” Rentrak said.
“The Fighter” is No. 2, “Skyline” is No. 3, “How Do You Know” is No. 4, “Yogi Bear” is No. 5, “The Switch” is No. 6, “Hereafter” is No. 7, “Due Date” is No. 8, “The Next Three Days” is No. 9 and “Faster” is No. 10.
Last spring, all eyes were on the set of Bad Teacher — which reunited former flames Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz. (Timberlake, 30, was still involved with Jessica Biel at the time; they split last month.)
According to Diaz, it was anything but awkward or tense working with her ex on the dark comedy.
“No, it’s great. Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect for this part,” Diaz, 38, told reporters at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Wednesday, where she was on hand to accept the CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.
She gushed that her ex (they parted ways in late 2006 after over 3 years together) is “a genius comedian. . . he’s clearly talented. We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. And he delivers.”
The “SexyBack” singer brings something to cinema that nobody else does, she enthused. “He’s frickin’ weird in movies. He’s so bizarre and hilarious. I say that with great respect to his character and what he’s done!”
Diaz, who is now hot and heavy with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, continued to insist “there was nothing to make” of working with her ex. “[Just] two people who were working together, who just so happened to have gone out with one another at another time in our lives,” said the star.
“It really wasn’t a big deal, we had a great time and did the job, and we do what all actors do afterward: We all go our separate ways. We’ll all come back together for the premiere.”
Maybe folks were surprised when Justin Timberlake hosted “Saturday Night Live” in 2003 and slayed the crowd alongside Jimmy Fallon during “The Barry Gibb Talk Show.” Perhaps, though, you missed that skit and only caught Timberlake’s digital short a few years later, when he and Andy Samberg busted out a Christmas comedy classic called “Di– in a Box.” But by the time JT reunited with Samberg for “Motherlover” in 2009, the secret was out: The dude knows how to make people laugh.
That’s why Cameron Diaz knew Timberlake was the perfect pick to star in “Bad Teacher,” their upcoming foul-mouthed comedy.
“I don’t think Justin Timberlake is a hidden treasure of comedy any longer,” she told MTV News when we caught up with her at CinemaCon this week. “I think he burst that bubble a long time ago on ‘SNL.’ Everybody knows he’s got the chops. We all felt, and why he was cast, was he was the best person for the job. He’s so wonderful in it.”
Diaz plays the titular dreadful educator, a woman who’s more concerned with getting her drink on after school than shaping minds during it. All that changes, however, when she decides to try out her gold-digging skills and sets her sights on a substitute teacher played by Timberlake. The sub seems like a super sweet guy, but, as Diaz let us know, he’s not all he’s cracked up to be.
“He gives us a character that you have not seen yet before — not just him, but pretty much anyone,” she said. “It’s just a very interesting character and a lot of fun to watch. By the end of it, you’re like, ‘What is up with that dude?’ It’s hilarious.”
Access Hollywood: Cameron Diaz chats with Access at the 1st Annual CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas about starring opposite ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake in their new film. Was working together at all awkward for her? Plus, what was it like shooting the sexy carwash scene?
The Bad Teacher promo is slowly taking shape. Check out below several quotes about the movie released today:
“Extra” caught up with Cameron Diaz as she was being honored with the CinemaCon Female Star of the Year award in Las Vegas, she was in vegas not only to received the award but also to promote Bad Teacher:
“It was so much fun. That’s the perfect example of just doing a movie to have a good time. There’s no other reason to do that movie. Both Jason and Justin, who are two of the funniest guys… I felt really lucky we all got to do that together.”
Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at Sony, about Bad Teacher:
“Bad Teacher,” starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, gives the studio a great shot at a sleeper champ, especially overseas where Diaz and Timberlake are known for their tireless publicity efforts. “People will laugh until they throw up,” he insists about the film that opens against mega-sequel “Cars 2.” “It’s a great irreverent romp. And it’s something that everyone in the family is going to be in agreement about seeing.”
Noah Munck talking about working with Cameron & Justin:
The movie was officially rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use.
“Bad Teacher” starts class June 24.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — In recognition of his work as a philanthropist and environmentalist, Nickelodeon will honor actor and musician Justin Timberlake by presenting him with The Big Help Award during Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast). Timberlake will be honored during the star-studded telecast, hosted by Jack Black at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Big Help Award recognizes individuals who take actions to better the world and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.
Timberlake’s ongoing charitable work led him to a partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health care system consisting of 22 Hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. He has been a dedicated supporter of the organization since 2008 and hosts the annual Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, a PGA TOUR golf tournament featuring a week-long series of events that raises money for their gracious programs and services benefitting children in need.
Justin’s commitment to the environment can be seen at his Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN. Mirimichi is the first golf course in North, South or Central America to receive Golf Environment Organization (GEO) certified status. It is the also the first in the United States to be designated as a Certified Audubon International Classic Sanctuary, making it the only course in the world holding both designations. At Mirimichi, ecologically responsible methods are utilized throughout to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat as well as reduce water and energy consumption.
“Justin’s ability to seamlessly incorporate helping into his life embodies the true spirit of the Big Help,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “In true Big Help fashion, he combined his passion for helping kids with his love of golf and through his annual golf open benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children, came up with a way for people to have fun while helping kids get medical care.”
“I was inspired at a young age by my parents and family to do everything possible to give back to the world around us,” said Timberlake. “And it has become a mission of mine to help kids of all ages understand the importance of getting involved in their communities and local charities and doing their part to preserve the planet. I couldn’t be more thankful to Nickelodeon for their recognition.”
Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a social and environmental initiative that empowers kids to take positive actions on issues that are important to them. The goal of the campaign is to launch a kid-led movement, focusing on four key issues — health and wellness, education, community service, and the environment. This is the third consecutive year The Big Help Award has been given to someone who embodies the spirit of the Nickelodeon Big Help initiative. Previous recipients include the First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010 and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2009.
Kids can pledge to make a difference in their community by going to www.nick.com/thebighelp. The Big Help site will show them how to take positive actions that will change their world.
No stranger to Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, Timberlake hosted the show in 2007 and has been the recipient of two blimp awards, for Favorite Male Singer award (2007) and Favorite Group (1999). He is also a two time Burp Award champion, having garnered the title in 2003 and 2006. Timberlake’s association with Shriners Hospitals for Children was recognized when he participated in the 2009 TeenNick HALO Awards as one of the celebrities paired with an extraordinary teen who shared his passion for community service and giving back.
Justin Timberlake is one of the world’s most recognized and accomplished entertainers. Originally rising to fame as a member of the phenomenally successful Pop Group, *NSYNC, Timberlake went on to launch a solo career as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor that has earned him six Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards and dozens of accolades from across the globe.
Justin is the best at everything he does. Congrats to him
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution late March 27 expanded its test offering of movies available for rent directly via Facebook, adding five more titles to join The Dark Knight.
Facebook pages for Inception, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Life as We Know It and Yogi Bear now offer “watch” options, allowing U.S.-based fans to watch the film for up to 48 hours after purchase.
Inception and Yogi Bear cost 40 Facebook credits, while Life as We Know It and the “Potter” films cost 30 each, the same price Warner charged for The Dark Knight when it launched in early March. Credits can be purchased 15 for $1.50.
“We’re pleased to expand our test with a variety of titles that will appeal to a broad audience,” said Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “These titles have substantial followings on Facebook. The fan pages for ‘Harry Potter’ and Inception alone are two of the most popular and active communities on the site.”
Visit the official Yogi Bear facebook page (click here) to rent. Once there click the “watch” button on the left sidebar and happy viewing!!