Despite the heavy media blitz, the George Clooney, Renee Zellweger 1920’s romantic comedy, ‘Leatherheads,” opened April 4th to a gross of only $4.4 million, a fraction of the actor’s usual salary.

Charlton Heston, who appeared in some 100 films in his 60-year acting career but who is remembered chiefly for his monumental, jut-jawed portrayals of Moses, Ben-Hur and Michelangelo, died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 84, according to his family.

Law enforcement authorities were able to enter a west Texas polygamist compound to search a temple for a 16-year-old girl, after an initial tense standoff Saturday. Though nearly 200 women and children were taken by bus from the compound this weekend, the teenage girl, whose report of abuse led to the raid, still is unaccounted for in Eldorado, Texas.
She is allegedly married to a 50-year-old man with whom she has had a child.

Police early Sunday used tear gas to disperse a crowd at a large party near the campus of Michigan State University after fights broke out and officers were pelted with bottles and cans.

Francis Clapham, 16, died after snorting £1 of heroin that he believed was cocaine.


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