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  • 'Hangover' lingers with record $105.8M weekend

    LOS ANGELES  — Hollywood has hustled up a hangover for the record books.
    “The Hangover Part II” set a new high for comedy debuts with $105.8 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    The blockbuster sequel also led Hollywood to a new revenue record of around $280 million for the holiday weekend, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
    That surpassed the previous record of $254.6 million in 2007. But factoring in today’s higher admission prices, more tickets were sold over the Memorial Day holiday that year than this past weekend.

  • Rock out with JT and the Clouds

    On Friday, the Chicago band, JT and the Clouds will entertain fans of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at Ashley Pond.
    Though they prefer not to be labeled, JT and the Clouds are bluesy, rough-edged, soulful rockers. They’ve been compared to Sam Cooke, The Band, Velvet Underground, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and M. Ward. They’ll play ballads as well as jazz, folk-rock and Motown/Philly/Memphis-sounding dance music.
    The group has been making music and touring since 2004. Last year the Chicago Tribune dubbed them as one of its “... ten artists on the bridge of breaking big in 2010.” The band is touring all over the country and the world, with Friday being Los Alamos’ turn.

  • Top 10 Movies 05-26-11

    1.  “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” weekend gross, $90 million
    2.  “Bridesmaids,”  weekend gross,
    $20.8 million
    3.  “Thor” weekend gross,
    $15.4 million
    4.  “Fast Five,” $10.5 million
    5. “Priest,” weekend gross, $4.7 million
    6.  “Rio,” weekend gross, $4.6 million
    7.   “Jumping the Broom,” weekend gross, $3.7 million

    8.  “Something Borrowed,” weekend gross, $3.5 million

    9.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross, $2.1 million

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 05-26-11

    1.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    2. E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

    3.  The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    4. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    5. Just Can’t Get Enough, The Black Eyed Peas

    6.   On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

    7.  The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars

    8.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears
    9.  Look At Me Now, Chris Brown
    featuring LilWayne and Busta Rhymes
    10.  Down On Me, Jeremih featuring 50 Cent

  • This week on PAC-8, May 26-June 1

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, May 27, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 5-24-11)
    03:00 PM Start up Ceremony of the MW Turbine at the Abiquiu Hydroelctric Facility
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society-“World War II: One Soldier’s Story”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, May 28, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, May 29, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Cannes Film Festival prize winners

    CANNES, France — Awards presented at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, chosen by a jury headed by U.S. actor Robert De Niro.:
    • Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick (United States)
    • Grand Prize: Shared between “The Kid with the Bike” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
    • Jury Prize: “Poliss” by Maiwenn (France)
    • Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for “Drive” (Denmark)
    • Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” (France)
    • Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst, “Melancholia” (film from Denmark, actress from United States)

  • Winfrey finale devoted to fans

    CHICAGO — There were no free cars or vacations. No favorite things or makeovers. No celebrity guests on stage — though there were plenty in the audience.
    The finale of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, taped Tuesday and aired Wednesday, was all about the one thing that made her a billion-dollar success: the unique connection she made with millions of viewers for 25 years. In what she called her “love letter” to fans, she made clear that to her, all those TV friendships went both ways.
    “Something in me connected with each of you in a way that allowed me to see myself in you and you in me,” Winfrey said. “I listened and grew, and I know you grew along with me.”

  • Celebrity News 05-26-11

    Football star is new ‘Dancing’ champ 

    LOS ANGELES — Hines Ward added a disco-ball trophy to his Super Bowl shelf Tuesday night after he samba-ed his way to the “Dancing With the Stars” championship.
    The Steelers wide receiver and former Super Bowl MVP won the title, besting actresses Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to become the season 12 champ.
    “You are the MVP of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 12,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after Ward and professional partner Kym Johnson finished their last dance. “You learned how to lead the dancing, not only in the dance, but you led your partner out of injury. You dance with heart and it shows.”

  • Finale of 'Oprah Winfrey' airs after 25-year run

    CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey ended her famous talk show Wednesday by telling her viewers of 25 years that they weren't saying goodbye.

    "I won't say goodbye, I'll just say until we meet again," Winfrey said.

    She hugged and kissed her longtime partner Stedman Graham and shook hands with audience members before walking through the halls of Harpo Studios in Chicago, hugging and crying with her staff.

    Winfrey shouted "We did it!" The last shot of the finale showed Winfrey walking away with her cocker spaniel, Sadie.

  • Top 10 Movies 05-19-11

    1.  “Thor,” weekend gross, $34.7 million
    2.  “Bridesmaids,”  weekend gross,
    $26.2 million
    3.  “Fast Five,” weekend gross,
    $20.4 million
    4.  “Priest,” $14.9 million
    5. “Rio,” weekend gross, $8.2 million
    6.  “Jumping the Broom,” weekend gross, $7  million
    7.   “Something Borrowed,” weekend gross, $6.8 million

    8.  “Water for Elephants,” weekend gross,
    $4.2 million

    9.  “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” weekend gross, $2.2 million

    10.  “Soul Surfer,” weekend gross,