Oct 07 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Scarlett Johansson is Esquire's sexiest woman alive, ''Gravity'' opens with a 55.6 million dollar weekend, and Bryan Cranston is headed to Broadway. Bob Mezan reports.
Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine. The actress was named the magazine's sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to be named so twice. Despite the proclamation, she is officially off the market - Johansson said last month that she was engaged to marry French journalist Romain Dauriac. "Gravity" rocketed to a record-breaking opening weekend at the North American box office. The film raked in 55.6 million in ticket sales over its debut weekend - that's a record for an October release. The massive haul surpassed studio estimates, which predicted the film would take in somewhere around 40 million. Fresh off his "Breaking Bad" finale, Bryan Cranston is headed to Broadway. The actor will take his current stage show, "All the Way" to New York City later this season. Cranston plays American president Lyndon Johnson in the play, which is currently running in Massachusetts. An opening date for the Broadway version has not been announced yet. Finally, Chris Brown has given a tell-all interview to the U.K. Guardian. Among other things, the singer admitted that he lost his virginity at age 8 and said being convicted for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna was the "biggest wake-up call."