The Daily Scoop: 2-9-2015

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Hollywood stars visit UK for BAFTA Awards

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars were out in London Sunday night for the BAFTA awards — the British answer to The Oscars.

The Red Carpet at the Royal Opera House in London saw a parade of nominees for the top British academy film awards.

Leading actress nominees including Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon and Rosumund Pike were joined by leading male hopefuls including Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Keaton.

Physicist Stephen Hawking was there with daughter Lucy Hawking.

The biopic on his life, “The Theory of Everything” was nominated in ten categories.

English actor Eddie Redmayne stars as Hawking and said getting the approval of the physicist and his family when they saw the film was crucial.

“Whiplash” went in to the night with five nominations, including a supporting actor nod for J.K. Simmons.

Patricia Arquette won a supporting actress nomination for her role in “Boyhood”, American Director Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age film.

It was filmed over a 12-year period using the same cast and got a total of five nominations.

Woman dies in crash involving Bruce Jenner

One woman is dead after a multi-vehicle accident involving reality TV star Bruce Jenner.

It happened shortly after noon Saturday on California’s Pacific Coast Highway.

Jenner was driving one of four vehicles in the chain-reaction crash.

The Los Angeles’ County Sheriff’s office says it began when a Toyota Prius stopped or slowed down in traffic and was rear-ended by a Lexus.

It’s believed Jenner’s SUV hit the Lexus which then hit a Hummer.

Other than the fatality there were only minor injuries. Strangely, during the investigation there was another collision when a driver crashed through the barricade surrounding the first accident. That vehicle crashed into the original wreckage, but deputies say it did not compromise the investigation.

Officials detained that motorist under suspicion of driving under the influence.

A deputy describes that second collision which occurred more than six hours after the first.

“American Sniper’s” box office lead snatched by SpongeBob

“American Sniper’s three-week run at the top of the movie box office has been shot down by an animated cleaning utensil.

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is the weekend’s winner, with a take of $56 million. The sequel comes 11 years after the release of the first movie featuring the popular Nickelodeon cartoon character.

“American Sniper” dropped to second place, but still posted impressive numbers as it begins its fourth week in wide release.

The Bradley cooper war drama directed by Clint Eastwood earned $24 million for a total gross of $282 million thus far.

The third spot went to new release “Jupiter Ascending.”

The $175 million sci-fi epic from the Wachowski siblings didn’t ascend much at all in its debut, bringing in just $19 million in ticket sales.