Police in Beverly Hills, Calif., say Chris Brown escaped injury after crashing his car into a wall while being chased by paparazzi. Lieutenant Lincoln Hoshino said the collision occurred around noon Saturday. Brown told police that he lost control of his black Porsche during the chase. Hoshino said police will investigate the incident. He said he didn’t know whether the paparazzi in the pursuing vehicles have been identified.
Applegate leaves show
Christina Applegate says she’s bowing out of NBC’s ‘‘Up All Night.’’ In a statement Friday, the actress says the show has taken a ‘‘different creative direction’’ and she’s decided to move on to other projects.
‘Thief’ steals top spot
‘‘Identity Thief’’ has turned out to be the real thing at the box office. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy debuted at No. 1 with a $36.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. ‘‘Identity Thief’’ opened solidly despite the winter storm that buried much of the Northeast. Distributor Universal Pictures estimates the storm might have choked off as much as 10 percent of the movie’s business.The previous weekend’s top movie, the zombie romance ‘‘Warm Bodies,’’ fell to No. 2 with $11.5 million. That raises its domestic total to $36.7 million. The weekend’s other new wide release, Steven Soderbergh’s thriller ‘‘Side Effects,’’ had a modest opening of $10 million, coming in at No. 3.
Don’t stop the music
“I’m a big fan of them, so that would make me very happy both as an actress and as an audience member.” — “Les Misérables’” star Anne Hathaway in Berlin saying that she’d like to make — and see — more musicals.