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White Feels Guilty About Challenging Dad On Reality Tv Show


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The School of Rock star Mike White feels guilty about dragging his 70-year-old father around the world in hit U.S. reality show The Amazing Race because he nearly died of hypothermia.

The actor/writer and his dad, Reverend Dr. Mel White, appeared on the show in 2009 and came in sixth place.

Father and son were invited back to participate in The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business earlier this year (Feb11) for a second chance at victory but they were eliminated before the final round and White still feels horrible about putting his dad through so many gruelling challenges.

He says, "We got to come back for the All Stars. That one was actually harder, I guess because everyone had already done it before, so they decided to kick it up, to make it more tough. Within, like, five hours of getting off the first plane, by dad had passed out in my arms... I was crying, and I'm like, 'Somebody help us.'

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Kill Bill Slaughters Competition


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Quentin Tarantino's new movie Kill Bill has proved so popular with American audiences, it's at the top of the US box office charts after its first weekend (10-12OCT03) on release.

The maverick director's ultraviolent film took $22.4 million (GBP14 million), beating Jack Black comedy The School of Rock, which bagged $15 million (GBP9.5 million).

In third place, taking $13 million (GBP8.1 million), came the GEORGE CLOONEY and CATHERINE ZETA-JONES starring movie Intolerable Cruelty, directed by cult favourites THE Coen Brothers.

13/10/2003 17:01

Jack Black's School Of Rock Tops American Box Office


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Jack Black's new movie The School of Rock has earned top grades at the American box office this weekend (03-05OCT03), landing at number one with a $20.2 million (GBP12.6 million) debut.

Black, a relative newcomer to lead roles, edged established star DENZEL WASHINGTON, whose film Out of Time debuted at second place with $17 million (GBP10.6 million) - even though School of Rock opened in fewer theatres. Playing in 2,614 cinemas, School of Rock averaged $7,728 (GBP4,830) per theatre, compared to a $5,527 (GBP3,453) average in 3,076 film houses for Out of Time.

PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, president of box-office tracker EXHIBITOR RELATIONS, says, "I think it has more to do with the subject matter than the stars. School of Rock has a younger, school-age appeal. Black's like a big kid, like an ADAM SANDLER-type persona. Irreverent, funny, bucks the establishment. That brings in younger audiences."

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