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Feeling the mid-week blues? Well the One Minute Music Buzz is here to change your tune with all the music news you need to know!
Selena Gomez shows no signs of slowing down as her album Stars Dance has topped the charts, knocking Jay Z from his throne. But nothing can beat Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ as the song of the summer.
Katy Perry embraced her dark side in a teaser video for her newest single “Roar” this week.
And comedians Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, and Will Forte grew out their beards and brought back suspenders for Mumford and Son’s newest music video.
Catch up with all the latest music headlines with Celebuzz’s Taryn Brooks in this week’s One Minute Music Buzz, above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube page by clicking here
Usher’s Son Doing Fine After Near-Death Pool Accident
The singer’s eldest son, Usher Raymond V, is reportedly smiling, laughing and even eating since his freak accident in his backyard pool earlier this week. Get the scoop on when the tot will be able to leave the hospital on TMZ.
Mariah Carey Reveals Disturbing Racist Incident
During a press conference for her latest flick, The Butler, the singer recalls a racially-charged childhood incident that happened to her on the school bus. Huffington Post has the full story.
Chris Colfer Spills On Adam Lambert’s Glee Role
Who is the American Idol runner-up playing on the FOX series? Socialite Life has the scoop.
Johnny Depp, Armie Hmmer Blames Critics For The Lone Ranger Flop
The two actors think the media has something to do with their blockbuster’s lackluster box office performance. See what they have to say on Us Weekly.
Adrienne Bailon Has A Secret She Needs To Get Off Her Chest
Things are getting real on The Real. The former Disney star has admitted to getting – then removing – her double D breast implants. TooFab has the story on why she went under the knife.
Miley Cyrus’ Has Yet Another New Song
The songstress has team up with Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and “We Can’t Stop” collaborator Mike WiLL Made It for a hot new hip-hop track. Hear a snippet of it on Idolator.
Kevin Federline is now officially off the dating market – and he’s done the same with a California pad fit for his growing family.
The dancer-turned-rapper-turned-reality star is splashing out over $8K a month (no doubt with a bit of financial help from his superstar ex Britney Spears) on this pretty sweet spread, Celebuzz has learned.
Located a stone’s throw away from the Princess of Pop, Federline – who tied the knot Vegas-style with his longtime girlfriend/baby mama Victoria Prince, 30, over the weekend – actually keeps it classy with the Spanish Colonial that comes with nearly 6,000 square feet and plenty of room for his growing brood – Sean Preston, Jayden James, Kori Madison, Kaleb Michael, and almost 2-year-old daughter with Prince, Jordan Kay.
Originally on the market for nearly $2.5 million, the private abode can be found in Justin Bieber‘s swanky neck of the woods in Calabasas, Calif., with five bedrooms plus a family room, library, kid-friendly game room and theater. And the 15,000 square foot lot is so big it comes with multiples, like two staircases, three fireplaces, and three-car garage.
And on to the more important features for these newlyweds (who moved in April 2012) – the master suite comes with a sitting room and balcony, while outside you’ll find a custom pool, spa, waterfall and sport court.
Let’s just hope K-Fed, 35, treats this place better than the last mansion when he was sued for wrecking the pad and not paying rent.
Take a peek for yourself in the CB! gallery above.
Happy Tuesday! It’s time to take a break and click through the day’s reads:
- Prince William: We could not be happier over the birth of our son – PEOPLE.com
- Photographer captures children feeling free at gender blind boys camp – Slate
- The Justice Department sues Florida for housing disabled kids in nursing homes – Mother Jones
- 10 fun facts about the future King of England – POPSUGAR Moms
- 14 hilarious parenting tips from comedian (and dad-of-two) Louis CK – BuzzFeed
Hail to the (future) king!
The world got its first glimpse of William and Kate‘s newborn baby boy Tuesday on the steps of St. Mary’s hospital in London. The day-old prince, swaddled in a blanket, already looked to be waving to the crowd.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not reveal the baby’s name – preferring to wait, much as William’s parents, Charles and Diana, did 31 years ago in delaying the revelation of his name for several days.
“We are still working on a name, so we will have that as soon as we can,” William told reporters gathered outside the hospital.
Stepping out of the hospital to cheers, Kate wore a bespoke cornflower blue crepe-de-chine dress by British designer, Jenny Packham, while her husband William wore a matching blue button-down shirt.
Pausing to answer questions from the crowd, William said of his new son, “He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure. He’s a big boy – he’s quite heavy.”
He added, when the question came up, “He has got her looks, thankfully.”
“It’s very emotional,” Kate said of the experience. “It’s a moment that any parent having just given birth will know what this feeling feels like.”
“It’s very special,” added William as he held their newborn, wrapped in an aden + anais muslin swaddle topped with a lightweight blanket.
The new father also said to the gathered press: “I will remind him of his tardiness when he’s a bit older because I know how long you have all been sat out here, so hopefully the hospital and all you guys can go back to normal now and we can look after him.”
As for the baby’s hair, “He has way more than me, thank God,” said his father.
Regarding the changing of the diaper: “He’s done his first nappy,” Kate said of the proud dad.
Royal sources confirm William practiced putting in the Britax Baby Safe car seat and driving away in the run-up to his smooth performance Tuesday.
In a statement from the Palace, the young couple continued to thank the hospital staff – just as they did earlier that day.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be discharged this evening from St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace. Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received.”
– Tim Nudd with reporting by Phil Boucher
For Hugh Jackman, being a blockbuster, A-list actor often earns him a “meh” at the very least from his two kids. Even with The Wolverine set to open this weekend, he says they resist the urge to act like his biggest fans.
“They’re not going to give that up to me. They’re not going to be like, ‘Yeah Dad, you’re the coolest!'” Jackman told PEOPLE Wednesday at The MOMS’ Mamarazzi event in New York City.
“My son actually saw the movie, and I asked him what he thought, and he begrudgingly goes, ‘Oh, awesome.'”
His son Oscar, 13, is especially having trouble adapting to dad’s spotlight, Jackman says, having been frequently photographed with sister Ava, 8, over the years.
“He’s at that age where it can be embarrassing. He’s now like, ‘Can you please stop talking about me? This is killing my reputation,'” says Jackman. “He wants me to be his dad. He doesn’t like when we get stopped on the street or when people recognize me.”
But even though Jackman, 44, knows that doing more interviews will “get him in trouble,” he can’t help gushing about his children – like about what they want to be when they grow up.
Oscar’s going to be an artist, he says proudly, and Ava would be happy doing anything that involves “handling animals, cooking, singing and poetry.” They may not want to follow in dad’s footsteps as an actor, but that’s fine with him.
“That’s the great thing about parenting,” says Jackman, “You end up going places you never thought you’d go.”
– Stephanie Kuo
Happy Thursday! Start the afternoon off right with our recommended reads:
- Prince William and Kate name their baby George Alexander Louis – PEOPLE.com
- How to stop your kids from scratching bug bites this summer – Breezy Mama
- A timeline of a new mom’s body after baby – FitPregnancy
- RECALL: Baby Einstein’s musical motion activity jumpers – CPSC.com
- What’s the big sign that Kate Middleton may be breastfeeding her baby boy? – E! News
As expected, John Williams will be returning to a galaxy far, far away.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed on Saturday that the beloved composer will score Star Wars: Episode VII. The announcement was made at a Star Wars fan event in Germany.
According to Williams, who has scored all six existing Star Wars films and has five Academy Awards to his name, fans can expect more of the same sounds in the new J.J. Abrams directed film.
“Of course I haven’t seen the script, the story is still unknown to me,” Williams says in a video attached to the official announcement. “But I can’t imagine there will not be some references to the existing stories that we know that would necessitate and make appropriate the use of some of the earlier themes.”
This information is really music to Star Wars fans’ ears, after a week that included this casting rumor.
Star Wars: Episode VII is slated for a 2015 release.
It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to know Lucy Liu is sitting pretty… on a good real estate investment, that is.
The Elementary actress, 44, who films the hit CBS show in NYC as Holmes’ trusty sidekick Watson, is raking in a sizable chunk of monthly dough after recently renting out her L.A. abode in the hills of Studio City, Calif. for $12,000, Celebuzz has learned.
And the private hideaway is California living at its finest, complete with a feeling of serenity and a true escape from the city.
The stunning 4-bedroom, 5-bath wooded oasis, which she purchased in 2004, is over 4,000 square feet and filled with Liu’s impeccable designer taste and modern furnishings that compliment the Craftsman architecture.
One feature every SoCal home must have is pool access and plenty of natural sunlight – and this retreat has it in spades. Both the master suite and media room open onto the sparkling pool and patio where you’ll also find a cabana perfect for entertaining.
And that’s not all. There’s a chef’s kitchen, sitting room with its own fireplace, sunroom that can moonlight as a gym, windows galore, and one-of-a-kind treetop views. Not to mention, there are three additional bedrooms and if you don’t want to work out at home, you don’t have to. Liu’s sanctuary is just steps away from L.A.’s famous Fryman Canyon hiking trails.
Take a tour of Lucy Liu’s L.A. sanctuary in the CB! gallery above.
2018 is a long time from now, but chances are you’ll be lining up at your local movie theater to watch the third Avatar sequel.
That’s right. 20th Century Fox and James Cameron announced on Thursday that there will now be three, not two, sequels to the 2009 blockbuster. [via ComingSoon.net]
The first sequel is due in theaters December 2016, with the second and third to arrive in December 2017 and December 2018, respectively.
Cameron has employed the genius of several big time writers for the screenplays, including Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic Park IV) and Shane Salerno (Savages).
“Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience,” Cameron said in a statement.
“In writing the new films, I’ve come to realize that Avatar‘s world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen.”
Avatar currently stands as the highest-grossing film of all time, thanks to some $2.78 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The previous record was held by Cameron’s other blockbuster, Titanic, which grossed $2.19 billion in 1997. The Avengers‘ 2012 run landed the Marvel film in third place with $1.51 billion.
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver are all expected to reprise their roles in the Avatar sequels.
Craving more Avatar news? We did some sequel talk with the film’s special effects guru Joe Letteri in December 2012: