Rocker Jack White has returned to the top of the U.S. album charts with the biggest vinyl sales week since 1991. Lazaretto bows atop the Billboard 200 with 138,000 first-week sales and 40,000 of those were old school records - 6,000 more than Pearl Jam's Vitalogy back in 1994.
The vinyl release of the album features unique qualities - it plays at three different speeds, has a hidden track under the centre label and features an angel hologram effect.
Last week's Billboard 200 chart-topper, Miranda Lambert's Platinum, slips to a distant number two, while the Frozen soundtrack slides a spot to three, and Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am and the soundtrack to The Fault in Our Stars round out the new top five.
British supermodel Cara Delevingne initially refused to watch her starring role in TV movie Timeless because she was convinced her acting was "horrible". The catwalk beauty, who made her acting debut in 2012 movie Anna Karenina, landed a leading role in Timeless, in which she plays a young woman forced to look after her great-grandmother.
However, Delevingne could not bring herself to watch her star turn, telling Seven Days magazine, "I couldn't watch Timeless at first - I couldn't let anyone watch it, I couldn't hear it or see it, it was horrible! "When you watch your own stuff, you can't get past your own performance... It's the same with modelling photos. I'm very critical of myself so I hate to look at my stuff but then you always want to improve. I managed to watch it in the end."
Later this year (14), the model will be seen in psychological thriller The Face of an Angel, indie film Kids in Love and drama London Fields. Timeless will air in the U.K. on Thursday (19Jun14).
A timely phone call from her father stopped former 90210 star Annalynne Mccord from taking her own life after a bad break-up with an ex-boyfriend in Spain. After years of sexual abuse at the hands of boyfriends she urged to be violent with her in bed, the troubled actress found herself in Madrid with one beau shortly after an alleged rape at her home in Los Angeles.
Speaking candidly and emotionally about the moment she almost committed suicide, McCord tells Access Hollywood, "I found someone who would abuse me as much as I'd abuse myself and one time while I was in Madrid... it just hit a little too hard.
"People who are suicidal don't think one day, 'Oh, I'm gonna kill myself and they do it,' they've been thinking that for a long time... I would write poetry in Sharpie on my arm and sometimes I would cut and smear my blood into the poetry."
And then one day, the actress decided to end the pain by killing herself: "I had the pills in my hand and I had the water bottle next to me... Maybe the fact I'm an actress and I'm a drama queen saved me in that moment because I screamed... at the top of my lungs, like, 'Stop...' to myself.
"I just released enough to be able to think clearly again and realise I'm not gonna end my life right now, and then my dad called... and I was like, 'Daddy, I'm in a really bad place, I'm so glad you called'."
His chat gave McCord the strength to call her older sister Angel and ask for her help.
She adds, "In 17 hours she was with me... We went to Barcelona together and we just breathed together and then I was OK. It never got that bad again."
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Actress Shailene Woodley contemplated quitting acting after starring in The Descendants, because she struggled with the pressure to "live up to other people's expectations". The Divergent star reveals she started to feel uncomfortable after garnering critical acclaim for her performance in the 2011 George Clooney film, and she seriously considered giving up her fledgling screen career.
She tells Vanity Fair magazine, "Somebody came to me and said, 'I can't wait to see what you do next.' I took that as pressure - that I had to live up to somebody else's expectations. "There were a few months where I was like, 'I don't want to act anymore.' And then I got over it and realised it's none of my business what other people think of me."
Woodley also credits co-star Clooney with helping her to embrace Hollywood again. She continues, "He has been an angel in my life for many reasons. He knew everyone's name on set. He treated everyone as an equal and everyone got his warmth."
Clooney has also heaped praise on the 22 year old, stating, "Shailene can do whatever she wants. If she wants to be a movie star, she has it. If she wants to change the world, she will. Her talent and kindness go hand in hand."
Former child star Mona Freeman has died, aged 87. The actress, who starred in films like The Heiress, Dear Ruth and I Was a Shoplifter in the 1940s and 1950s, passed away at her home in Beverly Hills on Friday (06Jun14), according to the Los Angeles Times.
Her movie credits also include Till We Meet, Again Together Again, Mother Wore Tights, Streets of Laredo and Angel Face, while her TV roles included appearances in Maverick, Perry Mason and Wagon Train.
The fresh-faced star played teenagers onscreen throughout her twenties and then quit to become a portrait painter.
Her daughter Monnie Ellis, who confirmed the sad news of her mother's death, starred in the 1972 TV movie Gidget Gets Married.
Actress-turned-reality TV regular Tori Spelling is nursing her five-year-old daughter back to full health after the youngster underwent a tonsillectomy last week (ends30May14). The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star admits she was "an emotional mess" as doctors prepared to operate on Stella, but the routine surgery went well and her daughter is now recovering at home.
Sharing the news with fans on her blog, Spelling writes, "My brave girl spent a day in the hospital last week having her tonsils removed.
"She was such a trooper while I was an emotional mess (not in front of her of course!). It's so scary having your baby go into surgery. The ironic thing is that she is 5, and I had my tonsils out when I was 5..."
Spelling reveals she helped Stella feel a little more at home while in hospital by gifting her a soft toy that her mum, Candy, had given her when she was a child.
She adds, "The stuffed dog in scrubs that kept Stella company in surgery is the same stuffed animal in scrubs that went into surgery with me at age 5. That's Angel! She watched over both me and my baby."
She continues, "Stella is now at home, feeling much better."
Stella's surgery wasn't the only family issue the busy mother-of-four, who is trying to work out her marital problems with cheating husband Dean McDermott, had to deal with - her seven-year-old son Liam had also been struck down with a bout of influenza.
Spelling and McDermott's relationship ups and downs are currently being documented on their latest U.S. reality show, True Tori.
Oprah Winfrey and U.S. President Barack Obama have joined stars including Bette Midler, Tony Bennett, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams to pay tribute to celebrated writer/poet Maya Angelou following her death on Wednesday (28May14). The influential author passed away at her home in North Carolina, just days after ill health prompted her to cancel an appearance at a prizegiving this Friday (30May14), and celebrities took to their Twitter.com blogs to celebrate her life within minutes of the tragic announcement.
Veteran entertainer Midler became one of the first stars to comment on the 86 year old's passing, writing, "The beautiful Maya Angelou died this morning. A big and radiant soul, at rest at last", while crooner Bennett posted, "Maya Angelou was an exceptional writer and human being and her inspiration will continue to enrich us all."
Rihanna praised Angelou as an "angel" and revealed, "The first book I read as a teenager, 'I know why the caged bird sings'. Felt like we knew her", and singer and superproducer Williams mused, "Her light will be sorely missed".
TV titan Winfrey paid a touching tribute to her longtime "mentor, mother/sister, and friend", adding, "She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. 'When you learn, teach. When you get, give,' is one of my best lessons from her... "She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds."
President Obama, who awarded Angelou the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, also issued a statement about Angelou's passing, writing in part, "(Wife) Michelle and I join millions around the world in remembering one of the brightest lights of our time: a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman."
A slew of other tributes have also been posted online from the likes of Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington, Beyonce, William Shatner, Kelly Rowland, Lena Dunham, Olivia Munn, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, rapper Nas, and revered U.S. broadcaster Larry King.
Twin brothers Matt Goss and Luke Goss have written heartbreaking messages to their mother after she lost her battle with cancer this week (beg26May14). The former Bros stars lost their mother Carol on Monday (26May14) after a year-long fight against cancer, and the brothers later posted emotional tributes to her on their Twitter.com pages.
Matt wrote, "My mum loved you all so much, this is the hardest day of my life. My beautiful mum just went to heaven. RIP my angel". He also posted an image of a white rose accompanied by the message, "Heaven just received the Queen of the angels."
Luke posted a picture of stairs in the clouds with the message, "You gave me life my beautiful mother, yet life will never be the same without you. Rest in the arms of God. I will always love you."
He added in a caption, "Please allow me to share these words. Our mothers are the real givers of life. A piece of us goes away when they leave."
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While 2002's Spider-Man gets the lion's share of the credit, Bryan Singer's X-Men, released two years earlier, was the film that really revived the comic book film genre after its near-death at the hands of George Clooney and his Bat-nipples. Through the franchise's 14 years of sequels, spin-offs, soft reboots, and now, timeline colliding mashups, loads of mutants have sprung to life on film. And while some have endured through the franchises ups and downs like Hugh Jackman's ever-present Wolverine, others have slipped through the cracks after only appearing in one film. In tribute to our lost mutant brothers, we've decided to comb through the list of our favorite one and done mutants and determine which ones deserve a second chance in the film series.
DeathstrikeReal Name: Yuriko OyamaTeam Affiliation: One of Stryker's henchmanLast Seen: X2: X-Men UnitedBest Moment: Her fight with WolverineShould She Return?: Yes. Her face off with Wolverine during the tail end of X2 was thrilling. Having a dark foil of Wolverine with similar abilities would be grea asset for the series going forward.
JuggernautReal Name: Cain MarkoTeam Affiliation: The Brotherhood of Evil MutantsLast Seen: X-Men: The Last StandBest Moment: "I'm the Juggernaut, b**ch!"Should He Return? Yes. The Juggernaut is a fan-favorite mutant, and the character's inclusion in X-Men 3 was one of that film's few highlights. The character crashing through walls with reckless abandon, and especially his fight with Kitty Pride was a ton of fun.
NightcrawlerReal Name: Kurt WagnerTeam Affiliation: X-MenLast Seen: X2: X-Men UnitedBest Moment: Nightcrawler vs. the White HouseShould He Return?: Hell yes, Nightcrawler's dizzying fight scene at the start of X-2 is still the franchise's best moment, even ten years later. Alan Cumming brought a real, earnest humanity to Kurt Wagner, and it's a pity that the franchise hasn't found room for the mutant in subsequent films. Sure, we got some teleporting action via Azazel in First Class, but that brooding bad guy doesn't have an ounce of the charm as Nightcrawler.
BansheeReal Name: Sean CassidyTeam Affiliation: X-MenLast Seen: X-Men: First Class Best Moment: Banshee taking flight for the first timeShould He Return?: No. Banshee was perfectly likeable in X-Men: First Class, but the series rightfully jettisoned the character since things were getting too crowded on the mutant front, especially with Days of Future Past's multiple timelines.
AngelReal Name: Warren Worthington IIITeam Affiliation: N/ALast Seen: X-Men: The Last StandBest Moment: A young Warren trying to file down his wings as a childShould He Return?: Yes. There's something really majestic about Angel. Sure, a ton of other mutants can fly, but who else does so with giant, feathery wings.
BlobReal Name: Frederick J. DukesTeam Affiliation: Team XLast Seen: X-Men Origins: WolverineBest Moment: His boxing match with WolverineShould He Return?: It's a shame that this blubbery villain's only adventure was in the worst film of the franchise, but there are much cooler mutants that deserve more screen time.
Deadpool/WeaponXIReal Name: Wade WilsonTeam Affiliation: Team XLast Seen: X-Men Origins: WolverineBest Moment: Pre-Weapon XI Wade Wilson cutting down bad guys with swords and verbal jabsShould He Return?: No. Perhaps the biggest sin made by the entire franchise was the handling of Deadpool. It still baffles us how the powers that be at 20th Century Fox thought the best way to handle "the merc with a mouth" was to sew said mouth shut and use him like a cheap, final act pinata for Wolverine and Sabertooth to claw down to size. Fool me once...
Kestrel Real Name: John Wraith Team Affiliation: Team X Last Seen: X-Men Origins: Wolverine Best Moment: Sabertooth grabbing the teleporting mutant's spine was nightmarishly cool. Should He Return?: No. Will.i.am is better off as far away from the X-Men franchise as possible, and if the series were to introduce any teleporting mutant back into the fray, it damn well better be Nightcrawler.