Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's new film "Gravity" topped the box office this weekend, setting a new record for an October opening with over $55 million in ticket sales. The edge-of-your-seat thriller delivered on several levels with its heart-stopping story of an astronaut (Bullock) on her first ever trip to space when disaster strikes during a space walk, sending her hurtling into the unknown and running out of oxygen. (review.)

"The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev is one of the few celebrities endorsing America's questionable Affordable Care Act -- even though she's Canadian. She drew attention last week by going topless and covering her chest with a sign reading "get covered". She then posted a link to the new Obamacare website urging uninsured fans to go and get health coverage. (story)

Madonna revealed in the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine that she was once raped at knifepoint on a rooftop in New York City. She was 19 at the time and pursuing her music career when she encountered several pitfalls after moving to the city to pursue her career. Madonna obviously beat the city and didn't let it stop her. (story)