Star Scoop: Fast 6 Breaks Box Office Record, Ben Affleck Turns Brown, Carrie Underwood is a Rolling Stone

By  May 27, 2013

Franchise favorite Fast and Furious 6 contributed to the biggest Memorial Day weekend box office in history. The turbo-charged action flick made $98.5 million stateside, a big chunk of the $323 million earned from moviegoers over the holiday. Hangover III came in second place with $42.4 million, while Star Trek Into Darkness fell to number three with $38 million. [Vulture]

Ben Affleck may be an award-winning actor and filmmaker, but from here on out, just call him Dr. A. The Argo director received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from Brown University this weekend. His was one of six honorary degrees handed out during the commencement ceremony, marked by the graduation of 2,400 students. [Yahoo]

Carrie Underwood is singing to a new tune these days. The country superstar and new voice of Sunday Night Football joined The Rolling Stones on stage during their 50th anniversary tour and offered up a special rendition of “It’s Only Rock n’ Roll (But I Like It).” [Huffington Post]

A round of applause is in order for Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche whose film about love and self-discovery, Blue is the Warmest Color, won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The Steven Spielberg-led jury also formally recognized film stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux for their riveting performances in the French drama. [New York Times]