Adele has yet another achievement to celebrate: According to the Daily Mail, her album “21” is now the U.K.’s biggest-selling album of the century.
Released just 10 months ago (January in Britain and February in the U.S.), “21” has officially surpassed Amy Winehouse's 2006 album “Back to Black” in U.K. sales.
Britain’s Official Charts Company confirms today that Adele’s sophomore effort has created a new record of 3.4 million sales.
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From the looks of “Jersey Shore’s” new season 5 promo, Snooki and Co. couldn’t be happier to be back in Seaside Heights.
All the culture and architectural history in Florence was really just holding them back last season.
And here’s a treat for viewers: In addition to “Shore’s” usual bar fights, fist pumps and binge drinking, the coming season features … wait for it … a surprise party, a milk fight and a giant bunny costume to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
The producer for late singer Amy Winehouse says her new album, which dropped today, should be viewed as "a continuation and expansion" of the singer's song book.
"It’s not her next album that she was writing, that she actually wrote, and didn’t get a chance to record, so only a couple of songs from that but they’re just more songs of the same quality of her previous two albums," producer Salaam Remi told CNN.
"Lioness: Hidden Treasures" includes covers and some different renditions of a few Winehouse hits. Remi first started working with the singer in 2002 when she was then 18 years old. Dealing with her death has been hard, he said.
According to Politico and The Washington Post, Donald Trump writes in his new book that he helped make Lady Gaga “a big star.”
In “Time to Get Tough: Making America #1 Again,” the mogul muses, "maybe she became a star because I put her on the Miss Universe Pageant. It’s very possible, who knows what would have happened without it, because she caused a sensation.”
In case you didn’t catch that particular beauty competition, Lady Gaga performed at the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant. A latex-clad Mother Monster sang her hit “Just Dance” as contestants shook their stuff in bikinis.
Trump, 65, adds of the pop star’s current fame, “I really believe I had at least something to do with it."
“Time to Get Tough” hits shelves this week.
Angelina Jolie says it was a shift to go from being the star to the director for her film "In the Land of Blood and Honey," but it sounds like the actress has taken to it well.
It was "great not to be in front of the camera," she said in an interview with "Nightline," but acknowledged that also being the screenwriter carried a new burden.
"When you're an actress, you use somebody else's words and you can always blame the director and the director can say the editor," Jolie says. "But the writer is the one that kind of sits alone in the room and writes what they think is funny, important, historical and topical."
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