Fergie took to social media yesterday to share a teaser for her upcoming record, Double Dutchess, her first full-length follow up to her solo debut The Dutchess in 2006. The singer also announced that the album will be available for pre-sale on August 25th.
— Fergie (@Fergie) August 16, 2017
P!nk has released the music video for her new single “What About Us.” The track is the lead single off the singer’s studio album Beautiful Trauma, due out October 13th.
Rihanna has added Calvin Harris as a performer at her third annual Diamond Ball, set for September 14th. Kendrick Lamar will also perform, with Dave Chappelle serving as host for the black tie benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The proceeds from the benefit will support the Clara Lionel Foundation’s global education, health and emergency response programs.
Jon Bon Jovi will no longer use animals to produce his clothing line, Hart N Dagger. After PETA informed Jon that cows that are used to make leather routinely have their throats slit while they are still conscious, Hart N Dagger replaced all the animal skins used to create its clothing with what PETA calls “innovative and trendy vegan versions.”
Emma Stone is on top, according to Forbes. The actress made a reported $26 million in the past 12 months, the majority of which was earned through her Oscar-winning turn in La La Land. Stone has been a vocal critic of pay disparities between men and women, saying that male co-stars have even taken pay cuts to ensure parity.Stone was followed by Jennifer Aniston, who earned $25.5 million, the majority of which came from endorsements. Last year’s top-earner Jennifer Lawrence fell to third place, with $24 million. Melissa McCarthy and Mila Kunis round out the top five.
Anna Faris isn’t holding back on a new episode of her podcast Unqualified, saying that “life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you. Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right.” She made the comments in response to a fan who was calling in for relationship advice, however she appeared to be at least in part, reflecting on her split from Chris Pratt.
Tom Cruise broke his right ankle doing a roof jump on the set of Mission: Impossible 6, and now the entire film is being temporarily shut down. In a statement Paramount Studios said: “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt. Production will go on hiatus while Tom makes a full recovery. The film remains on schedule to open July 27, 2018. Tom wants to thank you all for your concern and support and can’t wait to share the film with everyone next summer.”
— Popcornography (@PopCorn_Media) August 14, 2017
Production on Deadpool 2 resumed yesterday morning, two days after stunt woman Joi “SJ” Harris was killed in a motorcycle accident. She had only recently joined the David Leitch-helmed film, Deadline reports. She was not wearing a helmet. This was Harris’ first work as a stunt performer on film. She was killed when the motorcycle she was driving crashed on West Waterfront Road near the Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver. Ryan Reynolds led the cast and crew in a moment of silence before resuming filming. Deadpool 2 is slated for release on June 1st, 2018.