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Beyoncé helms film on herself


Beyoncé is getting personal.

HBO announced Monday that a documentary about the Grammy-winning singer will debut Feb. 16. Beyoncé is directing the film, which will include footage she shot herself with her laptop.

The network said the documentary will include “video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances.” It will also feature home videos of her family and of the singer as a new mother and owner of her company.

Family blocks play

A play about Amy Winehouse that was to premiere in Denmark in January has been canceled after the late British singer’s family blocked its use of her music and photos.

Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman said Monday the family had never granted the theater company permission to use the singer’s materials.

The play “Amy” was based on interviews, concerts, Winehouse’s letters and newspaper articles.

Bieber booed

Justin Bieber faced a hostile homecoming during his halftime performance at Canada’s football Grey Cup, facing boos and jeers.

The Toronto crowd booed Sunday when the 18-year-old pop star’s face popped up on the JumboTron screen. They booed when a host spoke his name. And they booed as he took the stage and throughout his medley.

If Bieber was bothered, it didn’t show.

“Thank you so much, Canada,” Bieber said. “I love you.”

Earlier in the week, Bieber was presented with a Diamond Jubilee Medal by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and caused a scene by wearing overalls, unbuttoned on one shoulder, with a backward baseball cap.

Finale stays on top

The top five movies from the weekend box office:

1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” $43.6 million

2. “Skyfall,” $35.5 million

3. “Lincoln,” $25.7 million

4. “Rise of the Guardians,” $23.8 million

5. “Life of Pi,” $22.5 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor James Avery is 64. Director Kathryn Bigelow is 61. TV personality Bill Nye is 57. Actor William Fichtner is 56. Actress Robin Givens is 48. Actor Michael Vartan is 44. Actor Jaleel White is 36.