Even the worst teacher I ever had, the mumbling drunk who always fell asleep at his desk, was better than Elizabeth Halsey, the outrageous middle-school instructor played by Cameron Diaz in the witless comedy “Bad Teacher.”
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and his executive-suite teammates ought to be ashamed of their performance at the Super Bowl, where even Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a better night.
“Shrek Forever After,” from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. and Viacom Inc. ’s Paramount Pictures, was the No. 1 movie in the U.S. and Canada for a third straight weekend with $25.3 million in ticket sales.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” was the No. 1 movie at theaters in the U.S. and Canada for a third straight weekend, taking in $55.6 million for Walt Disney Co., and making it the studio’s highest-grossing film ever.