Weekend Wrap-Up: June 5, 2006

Fuel deficient

American Idol runner-up Chris Daughtry has officially declined an invitation to join the rock band Fuel. The band's bass player Jeff Abercrombie and guitarist Carl Bell made the public offer in an appearance on the TV show Extra immediately after Daughtry had been eliminated from the reality show.

On Saturday, Daughtry told the Charlotte Observer that he wasn't going to replace Fuel's former singer Brett Scallions, who left in February. "I'm going to be doing my own thing," Daughtry said.

Friends with funny

Jennifer Aniston got some good news in her post-Friends film career when her romantic comedy The Break-Up, costarring her reported beau Vince Vaughn, opened at number one in the US box office. The film overcame mostly negative reviews to earn $38.4 million.

Aniston's previous three films--Rumor Has It, Derailed, and Friends With Money--opened with $7 million, $12 million, and $589,000, respectively.

MTV movie awards Crashers

Vince Vaughn was on a roll this weekend. At the MTV Movie Awards, he and Owen Wilson were honored with Best Movie and Best Onscreen Team for their 2005 film Wedding Crashers.

The MTV Movie Awards, which also featured appearances by Will Ferrell, Jessica Simpson, and Jamie Foxx, airs on MTV on Thursday, June 8, at 8:30 p.m.

Friends with heat

In other former Friends news, FX has ordered a full season of Dirt, a new drama starring Courteney Cox as a magazine editor. The show, which is set in the gritty world of tabloid magazines, is scheduled to air in early 2007. Hollywood Reporter says the network was so happy with Cox that they ordered reshoots to include her in more scenes.

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