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Published: Mon, February 25, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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McCarthy’s ‘Identity Thief’ tops box office

NEW YORK

Hollywood’s latest films performed tepidly at the box-office on Oscar weekend, with Melissa McCarthy’s “Identity Thief” returning to the top spot in its third week out.

The Universal comedy earned $14.1 million on the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. With a cumulative total of $93.7 million, “Identity Thief” is the biggest hit so far in 2013.

One new film in wide release, Lionsgate’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson action film, “Snitch,” opened with $13 million for second place.

Rounding out the top five were: “Escape From Planet Earth,” $11 million, third; “Safe Haven,” $10.6 million, fourth; and “A Good Day to Die Hard,” $10 million, fifth.

Former Temptations member dies at 62

BALTIMORE

Otis “Damon” Harris, a former member of the Motown group The Temptations, has died of prostate cancer. He was 62.

Chuck Woodson, a cousin serving as family spokesman, confirmed that Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last week.

Harris performed with the celebrated Motown act The Temptations from 1971-75 and sang on hits including “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Superstar [Remember How You Got Where You Are].”

Harris formed a new group after leaving The Temptations and later released solo recordings.

Woodson says that in his final years, Harris established a cancer foundation that was still in its early stages when he became ill. Harris also became a strong advocate for prostate-cancer screening.

Prince to appear on Fallon’s show Friday

NEW YORK

Prince is heading for Jimmy Fallon’s show Friday.

A rep for the late-night talk show confirmed the pop legend will appear on the show Friday and will perform two songs. It’s not clear whether he’ll perform new material or some of his classics.

The reclusive star has been back in the spotlight recently. He presented record of the year trophy at the Grammys, released the song “Screwdriver” on his new website and is due to perform several dates in Europe this summer.

Associated Press


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