Actor eager to get back in ring

With Creed knocking out audiences and critics alike, Michael B. Jordan acknowledges he would love to lace up the gloves again for a sequel.

Jordan openly welcomed the possibility of an eventual Creed 2 even before writer-director Ryan Coogler’s new chapter in the Rocky Balboa boxing saga opened to mostly rave reviews and a strong box-office performance during the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.

“A character so rich as this, and the world he’s in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does,” Jordan said. Coogler, too, has expressed enthusiasm for another Creed, which features Sylvester Stallone’s seventh appearance as Rocky.

Obamas support local shops

President Barack Obama kept up his holiday tradition of supporting small businesses, taking daughters Malia and Sasha to Upshur Street Books in Washington’s Petworth neighborhood Saturday, where he bought nine books.

The president emerged from the store with a bag full of his purchases, which the White House said included children and young adult novels Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 and Purity: A Novel. Also in the bag: Salman Rushdie’s new novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights.

The family then stopped for fresh fruit frozen treats at Pleasant Pops. “This is the highlight of the girls’ Small Business Saturday,” he said.

Lohan’s stepmom kicked off jet

A coast-to-coast flight was diverted to New Orleans to remove actress Lindsay Lohan’s stepmother, authorities said Saturday.

Kate Major-Lohan, who is married to Lindsay Lohan’s father, was removed from a JetBlue plane on Wednesday, authorities said. An FBI spokesman said she was arrested on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.