Ariana Grande Wows Lady Gaga at the AMAs; 'Hunger Games' Smashes Box Office Records
Nov. 25, 2013
By ABC News
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Ariana Grande Wows Lady Gaga at the AMAs
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Ariana Grande may be small, but, man, can the girl sing.
The 20-year-old powerhouse singer and Nickelodeon star brought down the house with a stripped-down performance of her song "Tattooed Heart."
She received thunderous applause from the crowd and a standing ovation from Lady Gaga.
"Hunger Games" Smashes Box Office Records
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It looks like another victory for Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" bagged over $307 million in revenue worldwide at the end of its first weekend in theaters, according to Yahoo! News.
It was the 12th most lucrative premiere in global box office history. In comparison, the first "Hunger Games" movie raked in $211 million in 2012.
But no rest for the money-making stars. They are already shooting the third and fourth films. Team Katniss!
Christine McVie Wants to Rejoin Fleetwood Mac
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Christine McVie wants back in the band--Fleetwood Mac being the band.
The group's main songwriter, who also sang and played the keyboard, was in the band for 28 years before quitting in 1998. She recently reunited with them onstage for a handful of London shows and seems to be regretting her decision from decades ago.
"I like being with the band, the whole idea of playing music with them," McVie told the Guardian. "I miss them all. If they were to ask me I would probably be very delighted--but it hasn't happened so we'll have to wait and see."
What do you say, Stevie Nicks?
Giada De Laurentiis Slices Finger on Live TV
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There's nothing like live TV. While taping the Food Network's live Thanksgiving special on Saturday, celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis sliced her finger on-air.
Laurentiis, 43, took the injury in stride, later posting an Instagram picture that showed the sliced finger and then the bandaged finger.
"Before & After.....an adjustment to my normal mani! #backtonormalin2wks #thanksgivinglive" she captioned the photo. See the pic here.
Here's hoping Thanksgiving prep at her own home is less painful.
Mount Etna Erupts ... Again
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Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted again over the weekend, showering the nearby Italian towns with ash.
The eruption did not cause any evacuations, but a highway and a few air corridors over a nearby airport were briefly closed, according to the AP.