February 8, 2010 |
"Dear John" rode a surprisingly strong wave of support from the fickle but fervent teenage girl audience to the highest opening ever for a movie on Super Bowl weekend, knocking "Avatar" out of the top spot in the process. "Dear John," Hollywood's fifth adaptation of a tear-jerker Nicholas Sparks novel, sold $32.4 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. That's significantly above last week's estimates based on pre-release polling, which predicted that "Avatar" would stay ahead of the Sparks film.
September 28, 1991
Didn't it take John Robinson just about the same time to destroy the Rams as it took him to destroy the USC football program? MICHAEL HANNIN, Woodland Hills
February 7, 1996 |
Seemingly contradicting depositions by O.J. Simpson, Paula Barbieri says he apparently received a "Dear John" letter from her a few hours before the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, sources said Tuesday. Simpson and his attorneys have said one reason he had no motive for the murders was that he had an ongoing relationship with Barbieri. But depositions by Barbieri seem to contradict Simpson, the sources said.
June 21, 1985 |
It was love at first sight for a skinny, 25-year-old book salesman named Mickey Houghton when he sighted Juliette Thompson, a comely, 20-year-old musician. That was 48 years ago, in a hotel where both of them lived in Galveston, Te Mickey and Juliette were an item, more or less, for four years. Then came World War II, duty in Europe for Mickey, and a "Dear John" letter from Juliette. The war ended and Staff Sgt. Houghton came home. Juliette was married.
October 6, 1988 |
What a five-star farce! "Dear John" begins--and almost immediately the funny one-liners hit the fan. Premiering at 9 tonight on Channels 4, 36 and 39, it starts good, then gets very good before getting better. The somber protagonist of NBC's new comedy is teacher John Lacey (Judd Hirsch), who seeks solace in the One-to-One therapy club after his wife leaves him for his best friend. Instead of answers, though, he finds absurdity. The executive producers here are Peter Noah, Ed.
November 19, 1995 |
All right, Miss Blue Eyes, take a letter. To John Robinson, coach of the USC Trojans. Slug it, "Eyes Only, Not For Copying." He won't want to show this around. Ready? Let's go. "Dear John: "We've got to talk, John. I'm sorry it had to come to this. I don't quite know how to say this, but, John, it's about the game Saturday. "John, there's something you ought to know. You know those guys in the funky uniforms with the gold stripe around the arms and shoulders? "John, you got to beat those guys.