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Kevin Hart's 'Ride Along' surprise: Here's why it topped the box office

Fast-talking security guard Ben (Kevin Hart, right) joins

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The Kevin Hart vehicle "Ride Along" set a new opening record for a January release, pulling in $41.2 million over the three-day weekend, according to reports.

That's a major milestone for Hart, a comedian with a large African-American following who starred in the recent rom-com "Think Like a Man." It's also a surprisingly strong showing for what initially looked like a...

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Roy Garber dead, 'Shipping Wars' star was 49

This photo from the "Shipping Wars" Facebook page

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Roy Garber, the 49-year-old star of the A&E reality series "Shipping Wars" has died, according to USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and other outlets.

Garber passed away Friday after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of the A&E family," reads a statement on the show's Facebook page. "Our thoughts are...

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Oscar nominees 2014: The complete nominations list

In "Dallas Buyers Club," Matthew McConaughey plays real-life

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Complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday, via The Associated Press:

1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."

2. Actor: Christian Bale, "American Hustle"; Bruce...

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Kanye West under battery investigation after man allegedly hurls racial slurs at Kim Kardashian, reports say

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian before the Givenchy

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Kanye West is reportedly under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department after a man told police the rapper assaulted him Monday.

People.com reports that according to a source close to West's fiancé, Kim Kardashian, the man -- who held the door open for Kardashian as she entered a building to meet West for an appointment -- was the instigator.

The source claims the...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown married: Whitney Houston's daughter tweets wedding rings with Nick Gordon

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon announced their

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The only daughter of the late Whitney Houston has taken her much-criticized relationship to the next level.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 20, tweeted Thursday that she is married to on-again, off-again fiancé Nick Gordon. "@nickdgordon! #HappilyMarried• SO#Inlove• if you didn't get it the first time that is.." Brown wrote alongside a photo of her hand atop his, displaying their wedding rings....

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Kim Kardashian posts epic throwback Thursday photo with Nicole Richie

"#ThrowbackThursday @nicolerichie and I being oh so cool

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Never fear, middle schoolers: Even the most beautiful celebrities had awkward stages.

Kim Kardashian has photo evidence to prove it, with an epic shot she posted Thursday to Instagram. It's a 20-year-old pic of herself with childhood friend Nicole Richie, giving thumbs up in what looks like a photo booth (not the Apple kind). We imagine Kris Jenner dropped them off at the Calabasas mall, and...

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Coachella 2014 lineup: OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire headline

From left, OutKast members Andre 3000 and Big

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As expected, it's an ecletic mix of artists set to take the stage at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The lineup, revealed early Thursday on the festival's website, includes Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Pharell Williams, Fatboy Slim and about 100 more acts. Coachella will take place during two weekends, April 11-13 and 18-20 in Indio Valley, Calif.

OutKast will headline the...

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Emma Roberts engaged to 'American Horror Story' co-star Evan Peters, reports say

Evan Peters and Emma Roberts attend FX's "American

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Julia Roberts' 22-year-old niece is set to tie the knot.

"We're the Millers" actress Emma Roberts and her boyfriend, Evan Peters, became engaged over the holidays in New York City, according to People. The report says he proposed with a pink gold and diamond ring before the two flew to London for New Year's Eve.

Roberts and Peters, 26, have been dating for about a year and...

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Old Spice's 'Momsong' commercial: Moms blame brand for sons' lost youth

One of many desperate moms in the Old

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Why bring mom into it? That’s the question for Old Spice, where the powers seem to be working hard to chop away at some of the young male market (age 12-24) that Axe cologne has wooed for quite awhile.

In a new commercial called “Momsong,” zombielike mothers -- we are talking really, really creepy -- bemoan the fact (to music) that their sons have grown up and girls are attracted to them,...

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Scott Disick's dad, Jeffrey, dies two months after mom, reports say

TV personalities Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick attend

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Long Island native turned reality TV star Scott Disick is mourning his father's death just two months after losing his mother, according to reports.

Disick, 30, is a breakout star of E! network's hit show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," and has been dating the eldest Kardashian, Kourtney, since 2006. (They also have two young children together.)

E! reports Disick's father,...

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