Robin Thicke is facing embarrassment Down Under after his new album sold fewer than 54 copies in Australia in its first week of release. The singer's new record, titled Paula, failed to break into the country's ARIA Top 500 chart after it hit shelves last week (ends06Jul14).
Limited sales data is recorded for albums which fail to make the chart, but the figures show Paula shifted only a handful of copies.
The news comes after the record flopped in the U.K., reportedly selling just 530 units to scrape into the charts at number 200, and in Canada, where Paula was bought by just 550 fans.
The album has fared slightly better in the U.S. where it sold around 25,000 copies to reach number nine on the Billboard 200 chart this week (beg07Jul14).
The numbers are a stark contrast to Thicke's hugely successful 2013 album Blurred Lines, which debuted at number one in the U.S. and Britain, and won a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Pop Vocal Album category.
The house where George Harrison grew up is to go on sale at auction. The Beatles guitarist lived at the terraced property in Liverpool, England with his parents between 1949 and 1965, and the Fab Four are said to have written hits including Love Me Do there.
The building is now up for auction via Homes Bought Fast, and managing director David Coughlin tells Britain's Liverpool Echo newspaper, "We are overwhelmed by the interest surrounding this property. When we heard it was a Beatle's former house we implemented a lot of research which confirmed it was George's house - and we still couldn't believe it.
"It's part not only of Liverpool's history, but of the world of music, and there's something very special about being in the same place as the Beatles' once were."
John Lennon's childhood home in the same city was sold at auction in 2013 for $816,000 (£480,000), well above the $255,000 (£150,000) guidance price.
British rocker Sting is set to make millions in the London property boom by selling off two of his homes for a huge profit. The Police star recently sold a house in Green Park for $12 million (£7.5 million), and now he has put his nine-bedroom mansion over looking St James's Park on the market for more than $36 million (£20 million), according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
The publication reports Sting and his wife Trudie Styler bought the expansive property for around $9.1 million (£5.7 million) in 2003, so he is set to make around $24 million (£15 million) profit.
The couple is now mainly based in New York.
Rapper 50 Cent is set to invite a group of lucky fans into his home to "hang out" as part of a $5,000 (£3,100) promotion linked to his new album. The In Da Club hitmaker put together a "bundle" that allows superfans the chance to spend time with 50 when they buy his new album Animal Ambition.
He explains, "We came up with, 'Maybe if we have a weekend...' where they can hang out (with me)... at the house. It sold out... It's gonna be a party."
But lusty fans hoping to get extra close to 50 during the sleepover will be out of luck.
He explains, "I'm actually gonna lock my (bedroom) door that night."
There will be plenty for the fans to do - 50 Cent's home, which he bought from boxer Mike Tyson, includes a night club, racketball and basketball courts, indoor and outdoor pools.
He adds, "It's like a day spa. It's a facility for people - you're supposed to invite people and entertain them."
Offering up the bundle, which also includes limited edition T-shirts and earphones on shop.50cent.com, the rapper writes, "You and 2 of your friends will get to Hang out with 50 at his Mansion in Connecticut for the Weekend and get to experience the good life."
Sharon Osbourne got revenge on her rocker husband Ozzy for drinking and taking drugs behind her back by selling his fleet of sports cars while he was recovering in rehab. The rock family matriarch was furious when the Black Sabbath star confessed he had fallen off the wagon, and he revealed last year (13) that he had returned to an addiction clinic after resuming his hellraising lifestyle for 18 months.
The devastating news put a strain on the couple's marriage, but they rebuilt the trust once Ozzy was sober again - and now the veteran star has revealed how Sharon got rid of his beloved cars while he was receiving treatment.
He tells Q magazine, "I don't drive very much, although I have a few cars. I bought myself an Audi R8 and a Ferrari. They went when I started drinking again. I came home and Sharon had got rid of them."
David Hasselhoff raised $150,000 (£90,000) for charity by selling off his personal Knight Rider car at auction. The Baywatch star was given a 1986 Pontiac Firebird - based on the computer-controlled Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT) supercar from his hit 1980s TV show - as a gift from a dedicated fan, and he decided to put it under the hammer to support the Starlight Children's Foundation.
After putting the one-of-a-kind vehicle up for sale in April (14), Hasselhoff recently revealed a car enthusiast bought it for a cool $150,000.
During a speech at the Cambridge Union in England on Saturday (24May14), the actor said, "I can't believe Knight Rider affected so many people in such a positive way. I just sold my car for $150,000 to a guy in Turkey."
The KITT supercar was just one of the items Hasselhoff donated to Julien's Auctions' Hollywood Legends 2014 sale. Other items included his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, awards for his singing career, a lifeguard's jacket from the set of Baywatch, and his acoustic guitar.
Henry Williamson's cabin, where he wrote children's novels including Tarka The Otter, has been sold ahead of a planned auction. The hut in Devon, England was bought for an undisclosed sum and the buyer plans to turn it into a writers retreat. Auctioneers revealed the offer exceeded the top guide price of $176,000 (£110,000). Williamson died in 1977.
Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has been handed a special career award ahead of two concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. The Begin the Beguine crooner was honoured by record label bosses during a press conference at the Dorchester Hotel on Monday (11May14).
Iglesias told reporters, "I'm so glad to be receiving this award, and especially in London, a place that has so many memories for me, where I'm surrounded by so many friends.
"I would like to take this opportunity and say a big thank you to all the people who have bought my albums over the years, as well as to all those who have come to see me in concert. They made this award possible.
Iglesias has sold millions of records throughout his career, which began in the early 1970s.
A classic car owned by Hollywood icon Steve Mcqueen could fetch as much as $12.8 million (£8 million) when it goes under the hammer this summer (14). The Great Escape star bought the 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 while working on the film Bullitt, and he had the silver car sprayed red. He owned the vehicle until 1971 when he sold it.
The car is now set to be sold by RM Auctions in Monterey, California in August (14).
Max Girado, of RM Auctions, declined to give an estimate of its expected sale price but experts believe it could fetch as much as $12.8 million.
Girado tells Britain's Daily Express newspaper, "When it comes to cars with celebrity provenance, it doesn't get much better than this."
Zac Efron has sold the bachelor pad that became the headquarters for his drug abuse hell. The actor recently revealed he fell in love with the Hollywood Hills home when he first bought it, but its location between busy Ventura and Sunset Boulevards made him an easy target for drug dealers.
Efron, who checked in to rehab at the height of his substance abuse hell in 2013, told editors in a recent issue of The Hollywood Reporter, "That house was sort of in the middle of everything. It spit you out on one end on Sunset and on the other end onto Ventura Boulevard.
"It was a great idea initially - concrete floors, metal windows - a great bachelor pad, in my opinion. But it was surrounded by windows, and at night people started coming up and tapping on the glass while I was asleep. It started to get a little bit strange."
Efron and his brother have since moved into a new pad in trendy Los Feliz and now the actor's former home belongs to someone else.
He has sold the property for $2.7 million (GBP1.7 million), according to RealEstalker.com. Reports suggest he listed his old home in March (14).