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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sylvester Stallone and company have a tight grip on number-one. "The Expandables 2" is the top move for a second straight weekend. It takes in another $13 and a-half million and tops 52 mil total. "The Bourne Legacy" is second this weekend, followed by "ParaNorman" and "The Campaign." "2016: Obama's America" breaks into the top-10. It's a rare feat for a documentary. The conservative critique of President Barack Obama ranks eighth, as it goes into nationwide release. By comparison the liberal documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" opened at number-one in June of 2004.

"THE EXPENDABLES 2" - JASON STATHAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If you're gonna be an action star, you're gonna get hurt. Jason Statham knows that. He's suffered his share of bumps and bruises over the years. Statham says it's inevitable if you're going all out. He says action movies are "a contact sport." Somehow, Statham managed to make "The Expendables 2" without getting a scratch.

SNOOKI OF 'JERSEY SHORE' IS A NEW MOM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mama Snooki! Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi had her first baby yesterday, a boy. The Jersey Shore mom gave birth to 6-pound, 5-ounce Lorenzo Dominic LaValle at a New Jersey hospital before dawn. One of Snooki's reps tells MTV "The world just got another Guido!!!" Dad is Snooki's fiance, Jionni LaValle. MTV says they're looking "forward to Lorenzo's first trip to the Jersey Shore and can't wait to see his first animal print onesie."

"PREMIUM RUSH" - DANIA RAMIREZ

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dania Ramirez has more respect for bike messengers now that she's played one in "Premium Rush." She says it's "a very hard profession." She says "not only do they have to be incredibly fit," they have to know how to manage their time. They can't afford to be late delivering their packages. Ramirez got hooked on bike riding while filming the movie. She says she's now training to do the bike portion of a triathlon next month.

TONY SCOTT AUTOPSY TODAY

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An autopsy will be conducted on Tony Scott today. It'll be at least a month before we get the results and learn the cause of death. Coroner's officials are treating his death as a probable suicide. Police say none of the notes Scott left behind explain why he jumped off a bridge last week. They say one note was a list of emergency contact numbers and another had messages to friends and loved ones.

ACCUSED AURORA SHOOTER ALLEGEDLY WANTED TO KILL PEOPLE FOUR MONTHS BEFORE SHOOTING

DENVER (AP) -- Prosecutors say the man accused of opening fire inside an Aurora movie theater told a classmate he wanted to kill people four months before the shooting. They say James Holmes told the classmate that he would kill people "when his life was over." They say the conversation took place around the time that police say Holmes began getting "a high volume of deliveries" at his home and at the University of Colorado. Authorities say he ordered thousands of rounds of ammunition on the Internet.

SHIA LABEOUF PROMISES TO QUIT SMOKING WHEN HE HAS KIDS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shia LaBeouf is in no hurry to quit smoking. He tells People magazine that he'll quit when he has kids. For the time being, he says smoking calms his "neuroses" when he works. He compares it to doing ten minutes of yoga.

SPIKE TV TO HONOR EDDIE MURPHY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Spike TV is going to honor Eddie Murphy with an all-star comedy tribute. "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" will tape in Los Angeles in November. It'll then be shown on Spike TV two weeks later. The special will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of two of Murphy's most famous films: "48 Hours" and his concert film "Delirious."

"TRUE BLOOD" COOKBOOK

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Now that you've seen the season finale of "True Blood," you can cook up some of the food served in the series. A Cajun chef is coming out with a True Blood cookbook. Marcelle Bienvenu says he was "amazed how much food was mentioned" in the show. He says he wanted to make the recipes come to life. One of the dishes is creamy crawfish dip. He got the idea from a scene where Debbie offers Sookie some crawfish dip. "True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps" will be out this Wednesday.

RON HOWARD TO MAKE A MOVIE OUT OF JAY-Z FESTIVAL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are making a movie about Jay-Z's "Made in America" music festival. Their movie "American Gangster" inspired Jay-Z's album with the same name. Skrillex, Drake and Chris Cornell are some of the acts who'll be performing over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia. Officials estimate that 100,000 fans will attend the two-day festival.

JASON ALEXANDER PLAYS DUAL ROLE IN NICKELBACK VIDEO

UNDATED (AP) -- Jason Alexander plays two roles in the Nickelback video for "Trying Not To Love You." The first is a barrista who falls in love with a blonde customer played by Brooke Burns, who was on "Baywatch." The second is also a barrista who wears a goatee and fedora and rides a motorcycle. He tries to impress Burns by making fancy designs in the froth of his lattes.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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