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Ready for all the Oscars' Top Fivers?

By Steve Spears, Times Staff Writer

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Weekend movies Dollar amounts in millions

 Unknown, $21.7

I Am Number Four, $19.5

Gnomeo & Juliet, $19.4

Just Go With It, $18.2

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, $17


Singles on iTunes

Born This Way, Lady GaGa

Firework, Katy Perry

F**kin' Perfect, P!nk

The Time (Dirty Bit), Black Eyed Peas

Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa

Source: iTunes, for week ending Feb. 14

Prime-time TV shows

Grammy Awards (CBS)

American Idol — Wednesday (Fox)

American Idol — Thursday (Fox)


NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

Source: Nielsen Co., for week ending Feb. 13

Yahoo searches in Tampa Bay

 Katharine McPhee

 Michelle Pfeiffer

 Tonya Harding

 St. Valentine

 2011 Grammy Awards


For many movie fans, Academy Awards night (Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC) is an exercise in people watching: the red carpet fashion, the clumsy introductions and the occasionally touching acceptance speeches.

For pundits, the Oscars are a chance to condense 365 days of film history into pithy lists of sardonic wisdom. Top 5 gown disasters. Top 5 annoying political speeches. This year, we at least found a top 5 list that the average Joe can relate to. Make that, the average Ben.

Thanks to, here are the "Top 5 Theories On Why Ben Affleck Got Snubbed by the Academy." (Sorry, Ben. We loved you in 2010's The Town.)

1Ben can only do Boston.

2His brother and River Phoenix's little bro tarnished his image with I'm Still Here.

3Afraid Jennifer Garner might be in his next movie.

4He's not Matt Damon.

5GIGLI still happened.

Read the full list at

Ready for all the Oscars' Top Fivers? 02/20/11 [Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 7:24am]
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