WARM BODIES HAS BOX OFFICE HEAT _ Warm Bodies, the zombie romantic comedy, topped the box office on Super Bowl weekend with $20 million in ticket sales. Last week’s winner Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters came in second with $9.2 million.
AMERICAN SNIPER AUTHOR SHOT DEAD AT GUN RANGE _ Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL whose book American Sniper detailed his over 150 confirmed kills, was shot dead at a gun range in Texas on Saturday afternoon. Kyle, who had recently appeared on the reality show Stars Earn Stripes, was allegedly shot by Eddie Ray Routh, who also shot another person before taking Kyle's truck. He was arrested a short time later. Kyle, whose book was a bestseller last year, was focusing his time helping soldiers who were struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Multiple outlets are reporting, but it has not yet been confirmed, that Routh was a former Marine who was struggling with PTSD, and that Kyle took him to the gun range to help him deal with his condition. Routh then shot both men before fleeing the scene.
... Kyle's autobiography will be adapted for the big screen with Bradley Cooper set to produce and likely star as Kyle.
TRANSFORMERS 4 -- COMPLETELY REDESIGNED _ Just how “new” is Michael Bay‘s fourth Transformers movie going to be? Bay says: "We’re going to start off smaller. There’s a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast." Bay also says the Transformers themselves will be redesigned.
DEMI LOVATO FALLS AT HOME _ Demi Lovato is on the mend after taking a tumble at home. The singer tweeted a photo of crutches and her right foot in a cast Friday, writing "This sucks" to accompany the snap. A few days earlier, Lovato, who is reportedly staying in a sober living house in Los Angeles, wrote, "Never, ever, ever, EVER let your roommate clean your hardwood floors with Pledge..."
BEN AFFLECK WINS DIRECTORS GUILD AWARD _ Ben Affleck took home the top prize Saturday night at the 65th Annual Directors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, where he once again reigned supreme following a snub from the Academy Awards. Affleck tipped his hat to fellow nominee Steven Spielberg, telling the Lincoln director, "Steven, there is nothing to even say about a guy whose got 11 of these ... This is the guy whose face is in Wikipedia when you type in director."
FORMER REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY SPLITS FROM HUSBAND _ Dina Manzo is opening up about a personal secret she's kept quiet for months. The former Real Housewives of New Jersey star revealed on Twitter Saturday evening she has split from her husband of seven years, Tommy Manzo. She tweeted: "My secret...I have been separated since October, my heart hurts but Tommy & I will always share a very special love." Dina and Tommy tied the knot in 2005 in an extravagant wedding that was featured on the VH1 show, My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. Since leaving the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina has gone on to design party spaces on HGTV's Dina's Party and recently scored a starring role on soap opera Tainted Dreams.
JUSTIN BIEBER CAUGHT WITH MORE WEED _ Justin Bieber is entering his super-duper rebellious phase. After just clearing the smoke on those hotel room party pics, the 18-year-old singer is caught up in another marijuana scandal. In the latest photos, Justin is seen outside his L.A. home with his boy Lil Za passing a "weed-filled stogie" — which are larger and stronger than a joint — between each other. Lil Za is the same friend who was detained Saturday for driving Justin's Ferrari without a license.