Daybreak Daily’s cruise down the pop-culture boulevard finds regret, recriminations, other things, and the mystery music video.
UM, SORRY: All righty then, per People, “Kristen Stewart is issuing a public apology for hurting her boyfriend of three years, Robert Pattinson, by having a fling with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. "I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected. This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry," Stewart said in a statement Wednesday.” http://bit.ly/LQvNd5
MEANWHILE: He’s sorry, too, per Us Weekly, “Sanders, 41, who is married to model Liberty Ross with two children aged 7 and 5, released his own statement to Us. "I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family," the English director said. "My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart. I am praying that we can get through this together." http://bit.ly/QJeAJ3
AND THIS: Gaga weighs in, per the Los Angeles Times, “According to his IMDb profile, Sanders is up to direct a possible "Huntsman" sequel, a gig that could now prove awkward. He's married to Liberty Ross, with whom he has and has two young kids and who played the mother of a young Snow White in the first installment, which according to Box Office Mojo has made more than $380 million worldwide to date. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga of all people put in her two cents' worth Wednesday, tweeting, "geez this kirstew rob stuff is brutal. makes me sad the way press acts. hope they're ok." http://lat.ms/NKOfqO
BUGS BUNNY: Of his home, per the New York Times, “Family films are in the DNA at Walt Disney. Universal Pictures has a weakness for monsters. And Warner Brothers? Its movies have often displayed a violent streak.
For decades Warner’s films have frequently put the studio in the middle of a perpetual and unresolved debate over violence in the cinema and in real life. That debate has been revived after the deadly shootings last Friday in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater at an opening night showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” from Warner.” http://nyti.ms/QkHSia
MEANWHILE: Records fall, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises has jumped the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office in less than a week -- despite the tragic theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. On Wednesday, Dark Knight Rises got off to a stellar start in France, grossing $2.7 million to score the best opening day of the year (the figure includes previews), according to early estimates.” http://bit.ly/NwiwfB
HEAVY HITTERS: And they’re hitting, per Rolling Stone, “Elton John, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Simon Cowell, Tinie Tempeh and more have signed a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron published by The Guardian in hopes that Internet providers, advertisers and search engines – Google in particular – will help crack down on piracy. The authors also urge the British government to implement the antipiracy-focused Digital Economy Act 2010.” http://bit.ly/MYPNet
THE JACKSONZZZZZ: Follow the money, per TMZ, “The plot to turn Katherine Jackson against the Michael Jackson Estate has backfired in the most ironic of ways ... because the money grab could end up costing Katherine millions in perks. When Katherine was appointed guardian of Paris, Prince and Blanket, the Executors gave an allowance of $60,000 per month for the care of the children ... that's $720,000 a year. Less than a year later the judge increased the 60k to 70k, and that would make the yearly take $840,000. The judge is now in position to strip Katherine of guardianship altogether.” http://bit.ly/Ol4lrS
MEANWHILE: Yeah, yeah, yeah, per Radar, “Katherine Jackson has broken her silence after 10 long days of no communication, insisting that she was not kidnapped and that she just needed a "short vacation." The Jackson family matriarch phoned into ABC news Wednesday to debunk reports that she had been held against her will by Randy, Jermaine and Janet Jackson and went on to defend her children's character.” http://bit.ly/Nwj310
THE DOCTOR IS IN: And he’s reeling you in, as well, per Entertainment Weekly, “How do you know when a TV show has become a cult phenomenon? When its (often comparatively small) ratings are eclipsed by the wild ardor of its fans. Take the case of the British science fiction show Doctor Who, whose current lead, Matt Smith, is this week’s cover star.” http://bit.ly/MnuGTK
WHITNEY: You may exhale, now, per indieWIRE, “In February, the talk was on whether the upcoming sequel to Waiting To Exhale would at all be affected by Whitney Houston's passing, and if the project would actually continue ahead. (Yes, it will). To be based on author Terry McMillan's book (just as the original film was) Getting To Happy, it's been announced that Michael Elliott has been hired to pen the screenplay for the filmed version of the novel - although, as we've continuously updated you on the progress of the film, you'd know that McMillan was said to have been working on the script adaptation of Getting to Happy for a year, or more.” http://bit.ly/NwjAjy
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/SVqM8b
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)