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"Captain America" Holds Top Box Office Spot for Third Weekend


Buena Vista(LOS ANGELES) -- Captain America: The Winter Soldier has not lost its winning streak.The action film remained the top-grossing movie at the box office for the third weekend in a row.The sequel to 2011's The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, and Anthony Mackie.Rio 2 came in second this weekend with $22.5 million. The animated movie features the voice of Jamie Foxx, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, and Jesse Eisenberg.Religious film Heaven Is For Real debuted in third place, while another new movie, Johnny Depp's science-fiction thriller Transcendence, opened in fourth.Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: $26.6 million2. Rio 2: $22.5 million3. Heaven is for Real: $21.5 million4. Transcendence: $11.2 million5. A Haunted House 2: $9.1 million6. Draft Day: $5.9 million7. Divergent: $5.8 million8. Oculus: $5.2 million9. Noah: $5.0 million10. God's Not Dead: $4.8 millionCopyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Michelle Obama To Guest Star on "Nashville"


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Michelle Obama will be guest starring on an episode of the musical drama Nashville, ABC Television confirms.According to Entertainment Weekly, the First Lady will join Rayna-- played by Connie Britton-- for a charity concert at Fort Campbell.Kellie Pickler is also set to guest star.The episode will air May 7 on ABC.Copyright 2014 2014 ABC News Radio

Rosie, Al, and Other Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss Stories


Rachel Murray/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rosie O'Donnell is down nearly 50 pounds.The comedian and TV personality flaunted her major weight loss in a before-and-after photo of herself posted on Twitter this past Thursday."Almost 50 lbs off -- I can see it now," the 52-year-old The View alum wrote.O'Donnell reportedly underwent weight-loss surgery in July 2013, one year after a heart attack. Before the procedure, O'Donnell reportedly weighed 220 pounds.But O'Donnell isn't the only one. Here are some other celebrities who lost some serious weight:Al RokerIt took Al Roker months after he shed 100 pounds in 2002 to go public about his gastric bypass surgery. "In this country, if you have an alcohol problem or a drug problem, you can get treatment," the Today weatherman told USA Today in 2002. "If you have a weight problem, it's lack of willpower."Carnie WilsonIn 2012, 12 years after documenting her 150-pound weight loss following gastric-bypass surgery, singer Carnie Wilson went under the knife again. This time, she told People magazine, she opted for lap-band surgery. "It was the right decision for me and I'm doing really well so far," the Wilson Phillips singer told the magazine in 2012. "It's all about taking good care of myself." Wilson said that by 2010, she was struggling to keep the weight off, after having two children.Star JonesBeginning in 2003, Star Jones, another The View alum, dropped 160 pounds in three years. While the world speculated about how she did it, Jones was evasive, until finally, in 2007, she admitted in a first-person essay in Glamour magazine to undergoing gastric bypass surgery. "The complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me. I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure," Jones wrote.Graham ElliotMasterChef judge Graham Elliot has been up-front about his struggles with weight and the sleeve gastrectomy he underwent last July after nearly hitting 400 pounds. He told People magazine that the hour-long procedure, where nearly 80% of a patient's stomach is removed to create a small sleeve-shaped stomach the size of a banana, allows him to still taste and try ingredients -- a necessity for a chef. By the end of last year, Elliot had completed his first ever 5K run and had posted a before and after photo on Twitter. "Now weighing in at 268lbs, down from 396lbs. Thanks everyone for the continued support!" he wrote.Randy JacksonAfter being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, American Idol judge and mentor Randy Jackson made the difficult decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2003. "I was having serious issues with becoming a diabetic," Jackson told CBS' The Early Show in 2004 after losing over 100 pounds. "So thinking about how to do it, I tried all kinds of diets, everything under the sun. I was like: I really need to do something to nip this in the bud right now. It worked for me, but I hesitate to recommend it for people because it's like a personal life decision. It's a life choice because you change and alter your complete life when you do this."Copyright 2014 2014 ABC News Radio