On the heels of Lorde dropping the single “Green Light,” the singer is unveiling the ballad “Liability.” She also shared the news that her long-awaited sophomore album, Melodrama, will appear June 16th.
Justin Timberlake didn’t hold back when he hit up Twitter late Wednesday night to praise Calvin Harris’ new track with Frank Ocean and Migos. He ALSO slammed Adele in the process. Timberlake tweeted: “While I’m at it…Frank Ocean had the REAL Album Of The Year with BLONDE. #NotFakeNews.” Adele took home the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 25, beating out Beyonce, Timberlake, Drake and Sturgill Simpson. P.S Ocean wasn’t even in the running. He didn’t submit his album and opted out of the Grammy system entirely, telling the New York Times: “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated. I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience.” In other JT news, he has new music on the way.
Michael Bublé is continuing to focus on his son, Noah, as he battles cancer. The singer has withdrawn from hosting the 2017 Juno Awards next month. Russell Peters and Bryan Adams are set to replace the musician, who will be caring for Noah. Bublé has been canceling all of his appearances since his son’s diagnosis, most recently backing out of hosting the Brit Awards. The 41-year-old singer also pulled out of performing at the BBC Music Awards in December. Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, announced their son’s diagnosis on Facebook in early November.
A few weeks after postponing his spring tour with special guest Mariah Carey to recover from knee procedure, Lionel Richie has announced rescheduled dates for a good chunk of the routing. Lionel and Mariah were supposed to hit the road March 15th in Baltimore. Performances were booked through late May, concluding with a May 27th gig in Sunrise, Florida. Late last month he broke the news that his recovery would not allow him to be 100% ready to start the tour in March. The new dates start July 21st in Oakland. Unfortunately, a number of gigs are now marked as canceled on Ticketmaster, including Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, St. Louis and Nashville. They will be at the ACC on August 24th.
David Arquette and wife Christina welcomed their second child, a baby boy, this week. The 45-year-old actor announced in an Instagram post yesterday that Christina gave birth to a son, Augustus Alexis, the day previous.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting baby No. 2. The 32-year-old Facebook founder announced yesterday that Chan is pregnant with another daughter. “Priscilla and I are happy to share we’re expecting another baby girl!” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. Zuckerberg and Chan married in 2012, and welcomed daughter Max in December 2015.
After Nicole Kidman’s clapping during the 2017 Oscars went viral, many were left wondering: why on earth was the A-Lister clapping like a circus seal? The Lion actress cleared up the mystery on the Kyle and Jackie O show Wednesday, saying her gorgeous 119 carats worth of Harry Winston rings were the culprit: “It was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own. It was absolutely gorgeous, and I was terrified of damaging it. It’s like, is there not more important things to be focused on than the seal clap?” Apparently not!
Cars 3 is gathering a blockbuster voice cast. The Pixar threequel is welcoming Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria to its already impressive roster. Owen Wilson will reprise his starring role as Lightning McQueen. Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer have also been set as Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm, respectively. Disney will release Cars 3 on June 16th.
The seventh season of Game of Thrones will debut on July 16, 2017. The show announced the premier date through a Facebook Live stream that encouraged fans to comment “FIRE” or “DRACARYS” to melt a giant block of ice. Once the flames melted the center portion of the ice, a cloth was removed to reveal the numbers “07. 16. 17,” followed by a brief teaser trailer. Season seven of Game of Thrones will feature only seven episodes, as opposed to the usual 10, as it winds down before its eighth and final season, which will also be shortened.