Katy Perry has made chart history on America's Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay countdown by scoring 46 weeks at number one. The pop star's Dark Horse has landed a fourth week at number one, giving Perry one week more at the top than Mariah Carey.
In the 21 years of the chart, Perry and Carey are the only performers to rack up over 40 weeks at number one - Pink and Rihanna share third place with 32 weeks at number one and Ace of Base round out the top five with 29.
Supermodel Kate Moss took a break from her wild 40th birthday celebrations for a bit of healthy living - she played tennis and went swimming in between parties, according to her best friend Sadie Frost. The British beauty enjoyed a wild, five-day celebration when she reached the milestone earlier this month (Jan14) but actress-turned-fashion-designer Frost insists Moss spent a lot of her time exercising and relaxing.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Kate's party was a lot of fun. I went for the whole five days from beginning to end. We all played a lot of tennis and did healthy stuff - went in the pool, played tennis, went for walks. It was just a really recreational holiday, which was nice.
"It was opposite to the image. People paint a picture about things and it's often wrong. I came away feeling refreshed."
Moss headed to Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island with her family and friends in the run-up to her big day, and when she returned to the U.K. she hosted dinner at a restaurant in London's Mayfair, where guests including supermodel Naomi Campbell helped to rack up an $8,000 (£5,000) bill. They later continued the party at the Dorchester hotel.
Designer Tom Ford sent Hayden Panettiere a bouquet of white roses after discovering she had paid to wear one of his creations to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (12Jan14). The actress wowed the red carpet in a black-and-white Tom Ford number and was more than happy to reveal she had bought it "off-the-rack" rather than send her stylist chasing the designer for a freebie.
She explained, "It's the first time I've ever worn him, because I've been begging... I feel sexy in it, I feel comfortable in it, and I'm in Tom Ford. I would wear a plastic bag if it was designed by him."
Ford, who dressed Naomi Watts for the Globes, was so taken by Panettiere's dedication, he sent her a floral gift and a note thanking her for her kind words about him.
Tweeting a photo of the bouquet and message, the actress wrote, "Such an honor to wear one of this man's masterpieces! Thank you for my beautiful flowers!"
Ford's note read: "Dear Hayden, You looked beautiful last night. Thank you for your kind words. Much love, Tom."
Rapper Tyga is on a festive mission to help a sick fan find a kidney donor. The Rack City hitmaker met 16-year-old Isael Lopez during a recent visit to Los Angeles Children's Hospital, and he was so moved by the youngster's story that he has rushed to help.
The star has taken to Instagram.com to share a snap of Lopez, writing, "Spent my day Today with one of my biggest fans Isael Lopez, a 16 year old Los Angeles Children's Hospital patient who is in need of a kidney transplant. He helped me give holiday gifts to teens and tots battling cancer. Call 323 3615454 to find out if you are a kidney match for Isael. Www.donatelife.net."
The Mindy Project opened this week with a relatable Christmas meltdown. After strapping a Christmas tree to her back, Mindy lugs it into the office to find a pine already in place. Ending this insanity the only way she knows how, Mindy throws the decorated tree outside, starting off an energetic holiday episode full of lies, cameos, and booze bras. Plus, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) does an impression of celiac disease. "When my stomach sees gluten it's like 'this ain't your party.'" It really is the most wonderful time of the year.
Mindy's lust interest Cliff the lawyer (Glenn Howerton) is still in play, until she sets herself up for failure at a building-wide Christmas party. In a moment of weakness with her ex-casual-sex-enemy, the midwife (Mark Duplass) and his girlfriend, Maria Menounos, Mindy realizes she has to share the festivities with this cute cameo couple. She impulsively claims to be dating "a handsome lawyer who works in this building," potentially showing her crazy to Cliff too early. Mindy assures Danny (Chris Messina) everything will work itself out. She has a "man-catching-party-plan."
While the continuing flirtation between Mindy and Cliff marinates, Dr. Reed (Ed Weeks) and Party Boy Peter (Adam Pally) are teaming up. The now trimmer Dr. Reed is sick of overeating, and Peter is sick of getting drunk and trying to have sex with trees in front of his employers. They both lean on each other for support managing their vices, alcohol and anything covered in frosting. This proves to be a winning duo despite their stumbles. ("One minute I'm normal and the next minute I'm sucking down Mindy's bra wine.")
The party starts with Mindy's seduction, which means filling up her wine bra. What seems like an obvious joke, turns out to be a real product. But before Mindy can perform her best sexualized version of Santa, Cliff leaves. But she's not alone, Mindy has her two best friends, Danny and wine bra. As Danny consoles her she counters with "Sad is when the cab driver thought I was Jaden Smith. I'm heartbroken." He then gives Mindy her secret Santa gift and a reason to smile, performing the exact dance routine from Aaliyah's music video "Try Again."
The brakes are promptly pumped on any sexual tension between Danny and Mindy, after a shared moment that suggested a possible kiss. Danny then shuts down her invitation to "get some air," a specific part of her man trap plan disclosed to Danny. It is hard to tell if he's not interested or just upset about his demolished gingerbread "icon of American architecture." For a moment on the roof it seems like Mindy has no one but a pigeon and the discarded Christmas tree. Finally, Cliff returns with a cookie and a confession that he ended his relationship to be with Mindy. Their kissing makes any romance with Danny an even slower burn. The episode is summed up by Mindy's holiday sentiment: "Gluten is my favorite food."
Anything can happen on live TV. A slip of the tongue can mean the difference between a F-bomb or a Freudian slip, but sometimes broadcast news can fail spectacularly in all sorts of ways. While some guffaws are fodder for blooper-reels, others are just bad journalism and not-so P.C friendly. While our insider knowledge of broadcast news is largely based on watching too many episodes of Newsroom —just remember these screw-ups got by an entire team of people.
Apparently CNBC Squawk Box Host Joe Kernen just could not contain his hilarious Indian joke, much to the horror or his fellow co-hosts. During the discussion about the value of rupees, Kernen adopted a fake Indian accent and mumbled something original about 7-Eleven. As Aziz Ansari would say, "I think it's so cool that some of you guys were able to travel back in time to 1995 for those Indian jokes you did."
As if that were enough, sometimes it's not just the anchors that play fast and loose with racial stereotypes. After the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, Fox affiliate KTVU ran a list of fake pilot names that seemed dreamed up by Bart Simpson and not the largest Fox local station. Along with displaying the names, they were also read by the anchors on air after being fact checked by an intern. Proving what we knew all along — that interns are really running the show.
Sometimes we can blame the graphics department for many a mix-up. The tragic case of a missing teenager made viral history, after the new suspect was revealed to be hamster by WFSB in Hartford. The furry "mug shot" was also accompanied the rodent holding a film slate — at least it wasn't pictured in a crime-evading wheel.
We get it, it's hard to say pianist — we do it all the time. Our nicknames for naughty bits seem to have a knack for making it on broadcast more often than not. Reporting from the field, this one reporter slips up some friendly chitchat with a particularly busty-anchor back at the station and ends up congratulating her on her giant rack.
Ladies (and Gentleman) don't pretend to hold an object up near your mouth unless there is a microphone in it. Poor Canadian news anchor Lisa Dutton was excited to share her "mom-preneur" idea about using a vibrating toothbrush for teething newborns. The result is exactly what happens when you try to demonstrate anything vibrating on live television.
British rockers Arctic Monkeys have scored their fifth number one in the U.K. with the second-fastest selling album of the year (13). AM debuted at the top with more than 157,000 units sold, second only to dance stars Daft Punk, who shifted 165,091 copies of Random Access Memories upon its release in May (13).
The Arctic Monkeys' success has also made them the first independent act to rack up five consecutive number one records in British chart history.
Rockers London Grammar enter the albums countdown at two with If You Wait, while The 1975 slipped to three with their self-titled project.
Meanwhile, Katy Perry has continued to Roar atop the U.K. singles chart, fending off competition from OneRepublic, who climbed up to two with Counting Stars, just ahead of Burn by Ellie Goulding at three.
Rapper Tyga has hit back after he was sued for allegedly failing to pay for a watch, suggesting the pricey accessory was a gift. Bosses at California firm Jason of Beverly Hills are suing Tyga over a $28,275 (£18,850) diamond pantheon timepiece they claim he failed to pay for, as well as a $63,000 (£42,000) diamond Cuban link chain the hip-hop star reportedly borrowed last December (12) but did not return.
The Rack City hitmaker has now taken to his Twitter.com to share his side of the story, insisting it was a present from the company.
He writes, "How u (you) sue for a watch that suppose 2 b a gift (sic). jasonofbh u butthurt? need press that bad? I spent over 500k with u... Loyalty ain't shi I see (sic)!"
Tyga, real name Michael Nguyen-Stevenson, also uploaded a photo of his extensive collection of luxury chains, bracelets and watches and thanked a rival firm.
He added, "Shout out to my Jeweler exoticdiamonds2 !!!!! I don't f*k with #b*tchn**gas jasonofbh (sic)."
Rapper Tyga is facing legal action over two pricey pieces of jewellery. The Rack City hitmaker has been hit with a lawsuit from California firm Jason of Beverly Hills over a $63,000 (£42,000) diamond Cuban link chain he reportedly borrowed last December (12) but allegedly did not return.
Tyga, real name Michael Nguyen-Stevenson, is also accused of failing to pay $28,275 (£18,850) for a diamond pantheon watch.
According to TMZ.com, Tyga is being sued for the cost of both items as well as late fees, amounting to $185,306 (£123,537).
Veteran actress Julie Harris has died at the age of 87. The celebrated Broadway icon and East of Eden movie star passed away on Saturday (24Aug13) at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts of congestive heart failure, her friend Francesca James tells The Associated Press.
Harris made her Broadway debut in 1945 in the short-lived play It's a Gift, and went on to rack up 10 Tony Award nominations, taking home the trophy five times.
She began her Hollywood career in 1952, appearing in the big screen adaptation of The Member of The Wedding, and later played James Dean's love interest in the film version of East of Eden, and had a role in the 1988 drama Gorillas in the Mist.
On TV, she had a recurring role as Lilimae Clements on Knots Landing in the 1980s, and she also notched up credits in shows including Family Ties, The Love Boat, Bonanza, and Tarzan.
In addition, Harris had three Emmy Awards and a Grammy on her mantel, and she was also nominated for an Oscar.
In 1994, she was honoured with the National Medal of Arts.