After the coffee. Before remembering how to drive in the rain.
The Skinny: I guess I'm getting old, as I had no desire to watch the MTV Movie Awards -- and the tweets told me I wasn't missing too much. Monday's headlines include the weekend box office recap, Dish Network's surprise bid for Sprint and concerns about whether the American Humane Assn. is doing a good enough job policing animal safety on movie and TV sets.
Daily Dose: Edward Pound, a former New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporter has been tapped by Al Jazeera America to oversee its investigative reporting unit. Pound most recently was director of communications for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, an independent federal agency that oversees how funds are spent under the economic stimulus program. Al Jazeera America is set to launch later this year.
It's outta here! The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" hit a home run in its first at-bat. The Warner Bros. flick about the man who broke baseball's color line took in $27.3 million, which easily beat even the most optimistic of industry projections and appealed to a broad, albeit older, audience. Coming in second was "Scary Movie 5," which didn't scare up much business. Featuring Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan, "Scary Movie 5" took in just $15.2 million. Overseas, "Oblivion," the Tom Cruise sci-fi film, made over $60 million in advance of its opening in the U.S. this weekend. Weekend box-office recaps come from the Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter.