'Cat' No. 1 by whisker

Los Angeles -- The Cat in the Hat came back to narrowly beat Eddie Murphy at the box office over a Thanksgiving weekend dominated by family flicks.

"Dr. Seuss' the Cat in the Hat" earned $25.6 million from Friday to Sunday to finish as the No. 1 movie, a just ahead of Murphy's spooky comedy "The Haunted Mansion."

The 10-day total for "The Cat in the Hat," starring Mike Myers as the mischievous feline, hit $77 million. "The Haunted Mansion" earned $25.3 million and has grossed $35 million since its debut Wednesday.

Other estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co.:

3. "Elf," $22.2 million.

4. "Gothika," $12.71 million.

5. "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," $12.7 million.

6. "Bad Santa," $12.5 million.

7. "The Missing," $11.7 million.

8. "Timeline," $8.5 million.

9. "Love Actually," $8.2 million.

10. "Brother Bear," $4.9 million.

'Chasing Amy' co-star arrested on suspicion of DUI

San Diego -- Actress Joey Lauren Adams, who appeared in "Chasing Amy" and "Big Daddy," was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

Adams, 38, was later released on her own recognizance, the San Diego Union Tribune reported.

Police said she was arrested early Friday after an officer saw her pull into a gas station and stop after hitting the curb a few times.

A dispatcher who answered the phone said officers would not comment until today.

Adams had roles this year in "A Promise Kept" with Sean Patrick Flanery and "The Big Empty" with Adam Beach.

Justin Timberlake, film star

Riding high on a solo music career, the 'N Sync singer Justin Timberlake is getting movie scripts sent his way, USA Today reports. Offers started arriving after Timberlake was host of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Oct. 11. His comic timing and parodies of Jessica Simpson and Ashton Kutcher apparently have caught Hollywood's eye.

Timberlake, 22, could be choosing a movie role as early as January, says a spokeswoman for the star. He's ready "if the right project comes along."

Timberlake's star is burning white-hot right now. "Justified," his first solo album, has sold more than 3 million copies since its release a year ago.

Sense of style

Shanghai, China -- Michelle Yeoh, co-star of the 2001 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," took home actress of the year honors at the MTV Style Awards in Shanghai.

Awards were given out in 37 categories Saturday, ranging from fashion design to best female rocker, and nominees included entertainers and artists from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

Yeoh wowed Saturday's audience with her hair dyed violet.

"I know it's pretty funny, but I think it looks nice," said Yeoh, dressed in a pink fur coat.


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