Beyonce’s 4 knocked down to #5 in third week out. By Gil Kaufman Blake Shelton Photo: Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images Blake Shelton was already a beloved country star before he became a reality-TV double-threat. But thanks in part to his breakout role on “The Voice,” Miranda Lambert’s better half is reaping plenty of benefits, including a #1 debut on the Billboard 200 charts next week for his new album, Red River Blue. According to figures provided by SoundScan, Shelton’s sixth studio album, his first #1 debut ever and highest-charting album to date, sold 116,000 copies last week. Just behind was the first album in five years from floaty rockers Incubus with If Not Now, When, which debuts at #2 on sales of 80,000. They lead a parade of new faces in the top 10 that also includes country singer Chris Young , whose Neon hit #4 in its first week (73,000), pop smoothie Colbie Caillat ‘s All of You (#6, 66,000), head-bangers Theory of a Deadman ‘s Truth Is (#8, 38,000) and the debut from the rebooted Sublime with new singer Rome, Yours Truly (#9, 35,000). The rest of the top 10: Adele ‘s 21 (#3, 77,000), Beyonc
Stage and film vet Frank Langella has been in the business for nearly five decades, working with everyone from Arthur Miller to Laurence Olivier, and in his upcoming memoirs Dropped Names — just acquired by Harper Collins — the actor will regale readers with his experiences rubbing elbows with some of Hollywood’s most iconic personalities. Fingers crossed he gets to talking about his Whoopi Goldberg years somewhere between his Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor chapters. [ NYT ]
Somehow, Lady Gaga’s uber-hyped single “Born This Way” made an impact here at Movieline. I encouraged the medium convergence, as the self-love-touting single could work as an anthem for many cinematic characters. Now, YouTube parodists have taken up that lead, mashing up Gaga’s song with X-Men: First Class ‘s mutant beginnings. You’ll remember that the movie and the original song are pretty much about the same thing , anyway. The first line alone will slay you.
Apparently, it just wasn’t meant to be — for now. Per Deadline, Universal has decided not to go forward with the crazy-ambitious adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower that director Ron Howard , producer Brian Grazer and screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman had planned over three films and two companion television series. Howard is now free to shop the project to other studios, though whether one bites remains to be seen. This is the second major geek property that Universal has passed on this year, following Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness . [ Deadline ]
Movieline will offer you complete Comic-Con coverage later this week of everything, including Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic indie Twixt , which he will be previewing at the geek-riffic convention. Until then, take a first look at the Oscar-winning director on set with his latest muse and Twixt star Elle Fanning .
The Big Bang Theory actress is on to something when she calls out the ubiquity of Slave Leia costumes at Star Wars conventions. Cosplayers and Comic-Con attendees, listen up: There are plenty more ladies with perfectly hewn braids to imitate.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Mildred Pierce’ help HBO lead the pack with 104 nominations. By Aly Semigran Dot-Marie Jones and Matthew Morrison in “Glee” Photo: FOX The nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced at the crack of dawn Thursday (July 14) — 5:40 a.m. PT, to be exact — and while reigning Outstanding Comedy Series champ “Glee” is currently undergoing some major casting shake-ups, the show’s ensemble still did well in the nominations department. Last year’s Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner Jane Lynch, who is also hosting the ceremony this year, will once again try for a supporting Emmy, as will Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer. 2010 nominee Lea Michele did not garner a nomination this time around. The musical dramedy also won nominations for guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristin Chenoweth and Dot-Marie Jones. As expected, there were some major upsets and shockers in each Emmy category, but perhaps none more apparent then the wildly popular HBO drama “True Blood” being shut out of all major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series and all major acting races. Actress Melissa McCarthy ‘s year, on the other hand, just continues to get better. In addition to her star-making turn in the breakout comedy “Bridesmaids,” McCarthy became a first-time Emmy nominee for her work on the sitcom “Mike & Molly.” The actress got the news firsthand as she, along with “Fringe” star Joshua Jackson, announced the nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards Thursday morning. But the stunned McCarthy wasn’t the only one to have a good morning in Hollywood. McCarthy’s “Bridesmaids” co-star Kristen Wiig garnered her second nomination in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for her work on “Saturday Night Live.” She’s up against the women of “Modern Family” and Betty White for “Hot in Cleveland.” “SNL,” which was nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, also brought some good luck to Justin Timberlake, who earned four Emmy nominations. The “Friends With Benefits” star was nominated for his appearance as host (he’ll go against the likes of Matt Damon and fellow “SNL” host Zach Galifianakis in the guest category) as well as winning three nominations for his musical contributions including “Jack Sparrow” and the Lady Gaga-featured “3-Way.” “SNL” vet Tina Fey found herself a double nominee thanks to her “SNL” hosting appearance and another Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for her work on “30 Rock.” But no comedy series cast had a better morning than the “Modern Family” ensemble. The show racked up an impressive 17 nominations, just behind cable dramas “Mad Men” (19 nods) and “Boardwalk Empire (18), with the entire cast (well, the adults, anyway) — Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, last year’s winner Eric Stonestreet and first-time nominee Ed O’Neill — all nominated in the supporting-actor/actress comedy series categories. Several stars were rewarded with nominations for their final year of work on their respective series. Steve Carell, who departed from Outstanding Comedy Series nominee “The Office” (which is competing against “The Big Bang Theory,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock”) towards the end of its seventh season, garnered another nomination in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Carell has never won). Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton of “Friday Night Lights,” whose final season wraps up this year, both earned lead acting nominations in the drama categories. “FNL” also scored with a nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series category, against “Boardwalk Empire,” “Dexter,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife” and “Mad Men.” Newcomer “Game of Thrones” did well for HBO, the most-nominated network this year. In addition to the drama nod, the series adapted from George R.R. Martin’s books also found a nomination for Peter Dinklage in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series race. Other notable actor nominees this year include Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) and Kate Winslet (“Mildred Pierce”). HBO’s “Mildred Pierce” is the most-nominated work for 2011. Check out more nominees below, and for nominations in all Emmy categories, visit Emmy.com . The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Fox on Sunday, September 18, at 8:00 p.m. Reality Competition: “The Amazing Race,” American Idol,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Project Runway,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Top Chef” Reality host: Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”), Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Phil Keoghan (“The Amazing Race”), Jeff Probst (“Survivor”), Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”) Animated Series: “The Cleveland Show,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Simpsons,” “South Park,” “Futurama” Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Colbert Report,” “Conan,” “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” “Real Time With Bill Maher,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Related Videos Musical ‘Glee-Caps’ Of Season Two
I don’t really know why I’m posting pictures of Emma Roberts dressed like this, filler content I guess, she’s not exactly lighting it up with hotness. In fact, I think she’s doing the exact opposite. This outfit looks like something you’d wear to make yourself coffee in the morning while you hope the stranger you met the night before gets the hint to get the hell out. At least she’s giving us a good look at her cleavage… Wait, that’s not happening. I’ve got nothing. more pictures of Emma Roberts here
Clearly I haven’t watched Mythbusters in a while because I don’t remember this nerds breasts being so nice. Here’s Kari Byron showing off her big guns in some screenshots from the show. Impressive. She’s certainly debunked the theory that nerdy girls aren’t hot. Alright so she’s not all that hot, but she’s got some great breasts on her. That’s something.
Two new posthumous songs take aim at Dr. Dre, Nas, Mobb Deep, De La Soul and others. By Rob Markman Tupac Photo: Chi Modu Tupac Shakur ‘s rigorous recording habits ensured that the late rapper would continue to make a musical impact, even in the afterlife. Since his death in 1996, fans have been treated to albums worth of posthumous ‘Pac records, but the two records that leaked onto the Internet late Tuesday night are sure to cause a stir. A far cry from Shakur’s uplifting tunes like “Changes” and ” ‘Til the End of Time,” the two new tracks, “NY 87″ and an alternate version of the little-known “Watch Yo Mouth,” take aim at East Coast rap artists like the Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, Mobb Deep, Nas, De La Soul and former ‘Pac ally Dr. Dre. Both songs appear to have been recorded circa 1996, when ‘Pac was in a feud with Diddy’s Bad Boy record label and various other New York artists, including the Notorious B.I.G. It was around this time when Shakur recorded and released his two most famous dis tracks “Hit ‘Em Up” and “Against All Odds” from his The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory album, which he recorded under the alias Makaveli. While “Watch Yo Mouth” is being touted as a new track, the song popped up online over two years ago. The version that was leaked this week has an alternate beat behind it, but the words remain the same. On it, the fiery Shakur begins with a barrage of Dr. Dre insults: “He ain’t made a beat in six years, swear he the sh–/ Won’t get no record sales suckin’ Nas’ di–.” Nasty Nas also gets thrown under the bus as ‘Pac compares the two rappers’ record sales. De La Soul, Wendy Williams, Diddy and the Notorious B.I.G. all get ridiculed. Even in his lyrical tirade, the rapper attempts to downplay the much-hyped East Coast/ West Coast beef of the mid-1990s by chanting, “For my n—as on the east side” throughout the song. “NY 87,” however, is a different story. Featuring raps by Tha Dogg pound (Daz and Kurupt) and Threat, the bass-heavy dis track starts with a monologue from DJ Quik declaring, “Them n—–s on the East is the enemy.” Though the track is being labeled on the Net as a ‘Pac track, it is Tha Dogg Pound who are prominently featured. Appearing only on the last verse, ‘Pac doesn’t name-check any artists, but he does spit, “Move mother—-ers ’til they feel me/ It’s West Coast n—a, f— New York, now did everybody hear me?” As of now it is unknown who released these tracks and why. The timing comes a little more than one week after Dexter Isaacs spoke to AllHipHop.com about his involvement in the 1994 robbery and non-fatal shooting of Shakur and after the hip-hop community celebrated what would’ve been Tupac’s 40th birthday on June 16. Many have speculated that the feud between Tupac and Biggie is what led to the deaths of both rappers. Those rumors have never been confirmed. What do you think of these two posthumous Tupac songs? Tell us in the comments. Related Artists Tupac Notorious B.I.G.