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‘The Butler’ wins the weekend box office

‘‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’’ is serving up success at the box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Weinstein Co. biopic about a White House butler debuted in the top spot with $25 million. But the weekend’s three other new offerings — the action romp ‘‘Kick-Ass 2,’’ Open Road’s Steve Jobs biopic ‘‘Jobs,’’ and the thriller ‘‘Paranoia’’ — failed to find traction with fans. Universal’s ‘‘Kick-Ass 2’’ debuted in fourth place with $13.56 million. ‘‘Jobs’’ opened in seventh with $6.7 million. And Relativity’s ‘‘Paranoia’’ didn’t crack the top 12. Last week’s No. 1 film, Sony’s ‘‘Elysium,’’ dropped to third place with $13.6 million. The Jason Sudeikis-Jennifer Aniston Warner Bros. comedy, ‘‘We’re the Millers,’’ held onto second place with $17.78 million, and Disney’s animated ‘‘Planes’’ rounded out the top five.

Artists defeat writers

The artists have topped the writers in their annual celebrity softball game in the Hamptons. ‘‘Today’’ show host Matt Lauer was an umpire and former President Bill Clinton was in the crowd at Saturday’s event in East Hampton. Newsday reported that the artists’ team beat the writers, 8-6. Organizers say the game started around 1948. This year’s event raised more than $100,000 for various charities.

Gretzky daughter to wed

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PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky have taken to Twitter to say they’re getting married. Johnson, 29, tweeted Sunday that ‘‘she said yes!!!’’ and included a picture of a large diamond ring on the 24-year-old daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky. She retweeted it, along with congratulatory messages from friends and family. They first were linked at the start of the year when she was in the gallery at Kapalua, Hawaii, where Johnson won the Tournament of Champions.

Camo for bride and groom

A camouflage-clad bride and groom got a little advice from a bewhiskered witness on their wedding day: ‘‘Duck Dynasty’’ star Willie Robertson. WTAE-TV reported Robertson told the couple to always love and forgive one another as they were wed Saturday morning at a Field & Stream store near Pittsburgh. Robertson popped in for the nuptials of Mehgan Cook, who sported a camouflage sash on her dress, and Charlie Miller, who was completely clad in camo gear. “That’s a first for me, it’s good to be a part of that,’’ Robertson said. ‘‘They look like my kind of folks with the camouflage . . . that was cool.’’ On the ‘‘Duck Dynasty’’ Season 4 premiere, which aired Wednesday, family members threw a surprise wedding for patriarch Phil Robertson and his wife, Miss Kay. They could only afford a justice of the peace when they married 48 years ago. The show drew 11.8 million viewers on the A&E channel, making it the No. 1 nonfiction series telecast in US cable television history.

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“Someday, I want to be the person who sits down and reads the whole Sunday paper. Someday.” — Taylor Schilling, Wayland- and West Roxbury-bred actress (“Orange Is the NewBlack”), in a Sunday tweet.

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