A&E Briefs

Box Office

In what was a bit of a surprise at the box office this past weekend, the re-release of “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” did not open at number 1 and instead opened at number 4, grossing $22,469,932. “The Vow,” starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, opened at number 1 having grossed $41,202,458, according to boxofficemojo.com.

“Safe House,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, was a relatively close second, grossing $40,172,720. Finally, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” starring Dwayne Johnson, opened in third and grossed $27,335,363.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton is going to be the new cover model on this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

The issue was unveiled Monday on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Upton, who was once rumored to be dating rapper Kanye West, is a model and actress, having had a small role in the film “Tower Heist.”

At age 19, Upton will be one of the youngest models to ever appear on the cover of the magazine. According to Entertainment Weekly, Upton is the youngest swimsuit cover model in nearly 30 years — Paulina Porizkova was only 18 when she appeared on the swimsuit issue’s cover back in 1984.

Best-Dressed Bear

Editor’s Note: I’ve heard some rumors around campus that we’ve dropped the Best Dressed Bear series in the A&E Section — this is simply not true and we are still accepting submissions; we just aren’t getting very many.

For those of you still interested in throwing your name out there for our Best-Dressed Bear award, send us an email at lariat@baylor.edu. You can nominate youself or a friend. You can even nominate multiple friends at once if you want to.

Please include a few pictures of yourself or the person you’re nominating looking fly and a few words on why you think you deserve to be our Best-Dressed Bear.

-Joshua Madden
A&E Editor