Monday, May 26, 2008

Brooke Hogan Uninjured in Car Accident

The Hogan family was involved in another car accident Sunday, when Hulk Hogan's daughter Brooke's car was hit and pushed into a concrete wall by a man witnesses said was speeding.
No injuries were reported to either Brooke Bollea, 20, her female passenger, or to the 19-year-old man in the car that hit Bollea's on the Bayside Bridge in Clearwater, Fla., according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed in the accident.
Bollea's 2008 four-door Mercedes had $3,000 damage done to it, according to the release.
A rep for the Hogan family had no comment.
Bollea credited the use of seatbelts for keeping her and her passenger uninjured.
"I don't know if you heard, but my friend and I got into a really bad car accident today ourselves . . . As I turned on my car I clicked my seatbelt. As we pulled out onto the road, I looked over and realized my friend didn't have her seatbelt on. I reminded her to put it on and the minute she clicked it, a car crashed into us," Boella wrote in a MySpace post. "It was a horrible car accident, one that most would be severely hurt in, but we had our seatbelts on and they kept us in tight."
The friend, who calls herself lala on her Myspace page, posted the following: "..Brooke Hogans my hero, thank you for saving my life! Everyone wear your seat belts."
Brooke made reference to the accident her brother Nick was in last August, which left his friend John Graziano critically injured. Nick Bollea, 17, was sentenced to eight months in jail earlier this month after pleading no contest to charges of felony reckless driving in connection to that crash.
Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) and Brooke's mom Linda were both spotted Sunday at the scene of Brooke's accident.

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" hits $311 million worldwide

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" chased down $311.1 million from moviegoers around the world, as nostalgic fans brought along their children to watch Harrison Ford's latest escapades, distributor Paramount Pictures said on Monday.
The tally included $151.1 million from the United States and Canada -- the second-highest U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend opening in history -- and $160 million from No. 1 launches in 61 other countries, the studio said.
Foreign highlights included $24 million in Britain and $14 million in France. Sales in France were boosted by the hype surrounding its glitzy world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera last Sunday.
Overall business was "driven by people in their 30s and 40s, and that audience was excited to see the movie and excited to bring their kids with them," said Rob Moore, Paramount's president of worldwide marketing, distribution and operations.
The worldwide tally set a record for both the Viacom Inc-owned studio and for the film's director, Steven Spielberg. For both, the old mark was held by "War of the Worlds," which opened to $202 million in a similar number of territories during the U.S. July 4 holiday weekend in 2005. Higher ticket prices and the slide of the U.S. dollar, which benefits exporters such as Hollywood studios, helped the new film's cause.
In North America, where Paramount said two-thirds of the audience was aged 25 and older, the $151.1 million tally was bested only by the $153 million debut of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" among Memorial Day openings.
"Crystal Skull," which Paramount said cost $185 million to make, is the fourth movie in the lucrative "Indiana Jones" franchise, and the first to hit theaters in 19 years. Reviews were mixed, but evidently did not dissuade the franchise's aficionados.
Ford, 65, reprises his role as the eponymous archeologist. He is joined by Australian actress Cate Blanchett and Spielberg's hot new discovery, Shia LaBeouf. George Lucas, who created the franchise in 1981 with "Raiders of the Lost Ark," returned as executive producer.