Juice WRLD’s ‘Legends Never Die’ Spends Second Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200

Juice WRLD’s posthumous album Legends Never Die has once again topped the Billboard 200 during its second week of sales.  Billboard reports that the project moved another 162K equivalent album units, making Juice the ninth artist to secure a No. 1 on the Billboard 200 both when alive and after death. 

Legends Never Die dropped on July 10 featuring Trippie Redd, Halsey, Marshmello, Kid Laroi, Polo G, and more. During its debut week, the LP generated 497,000 units, becoming the biggest posthumous debut in nearly 20 years. The album also had the biggest first-week sales of 2020 and the biggest audio streaming week of the year. Legends Never Die is the artist’s second No. 1 album. He landed his first, Death Race for Love in March 2019, just nine months before his untimely death.

Juice WRLD’s “Legends Never Die” Remains No. 1 On Billboard 200

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The ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Under Investigation After Reports Of Workplace Misconduct

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is under an internal investigation after numerous accounts of workplace misconduct. 

The investigation comes in the wake of accusations that the show has become a toxic work environment for its staffers. In April, Variety reported that the core stage crew heard almost nothing from their bosses for weeks during initial coronavirus lockdowns other than to expect significant pay reductions, creating anxiety among crew members who sought clarity on whether they would need to apply for unemployment benefits. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed News, citing one current and 10 former employees, reported that employees were subject to a culture of racism, fear and intimidation on the job. Some sources said they were fired for taking medical leave and family bereavement days.  Most sources reportedly blamed the senior production and management staff for the daily toxicity, not DeGeneres herself.

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly said: “We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us.”

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is reportedly under internal investigation following complaints from ex-staffers

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Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas Welcome Their First Child

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, 24, and singer Joe Jonas, 30, have welcomed their first child. According to TMZ, the couple welcomed a girl named Willa on Wednesday, July 22, at a Los Angeles-area hospital. The couple never formally announced they were expecting a child, but Turner was seen with Jonas in photos with her baby bump showing. 

The couple had two wedding ceremonies last year — they first got married in May 2019 in a surprise wedding ceremony in Las Vegas at Chapel L’Amour inside A Little White Wedding Chapel after the Billboard Music Awards, with an Elvis impersonator doing the honors. They followed that with a traditional wedding with family and friends in June 2019 at Chateau de Tourreau in the south of France.

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Dua Lipa’s ‘Break My Heart’ Hits No. 1 On Pop Songs Chart

“Break My Heart” by Dua Lipa has taken the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart dated August 1st.

“Break My Heart’ is the third single from Lipa to hit the top of the charts, following “Don’t Start Now,” which was at No. 1 for six weeks beginning in February, and “New Rules,” which led for four weeks in 2018.

You can watch the video for Break My Heart at the link: here

Dua Lipa’s ‘Break My Heart’ Hits No. 1 on Pop Songs Chart

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Billie Eilish’s New Single, ‘My Future,’ To Drop July 30

Billie Eilish announced on social media that she is releasing a new single, “My Future,” on July 30. “My Future” will mark Eilish’s second single of 2020. In February, she released “No Time To Die,” the main track for the upcoming James Bond film of the same title. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter became the youngest artist to sing and write the title track in the franchise’s 50-year history.

Eilish was forced to postpone dates from her upcoming Where Do We Go? World Tour this year, in support of her chart-topping LP of the same name.

Eilish’s album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, scoring the second-biggest week of 2019 for any album. Eilish also became the first artist born in this century to have a No. 1 album on the chart, according to Billboard.


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Hollywood Icon Olivia de Havilland Dies At Age 104

Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland passed in her home in Paris, France from natural causes, per her publicist Lisa Goldberg. She was 104.

de Havilland rose to fame with her performance in Captain Blood, where she appeared alongside Errol Flynn, her on-screen love interest. She went on to become known for her breakout roles in the 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Gone With the Wind, where she earned her first Oscar nomination in the Supporting Actress category. Overall, Olivia received five Academy Award nominations over the course of her career, including two Best Actress wins for To Each His Own in 1947 and The Heiress in 1950.

de Havilland was married to screenwriter Marcus Goodrich from 1946 to 1953. The former couple share son Benjamin Goodrich, who died in 1991. She later was married to journalist Pierre Galante from 1955 to 1979. Olivia is survived by their daughter, Gisèle Galante.

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Dave Franco Horror Movie ‘The Rental’ Takes The No. 1 Spot At Weekend Box Office

Dave Franco’s horror movie The Rental – starring his wife, Alison Brie – took the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $420,871 over the weekend from 251 theaters, averaging $1,677 per theater, according to Deadline on Sunday, July 26.  A majority of that is from drive-in theaters, which continue to be the leading exhibitors at the weekend box office.

According to the movie synopsis:  Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

Franco said in a statement: “I have been truly fortunate to have a partner in IFC Films whose agility and creativity during this time has allowed us to have this incredible moment for our film. As a first time filmmaker, I’m beyond grateful to the audiences who supported us this weekend.” 

Dave Franco Horror Movie ‘The Rental’ Collects $421K As No. 1 Pic At Weekend Box Office – Update

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Dedicates $100 Million to Mental Health Services

To celebrate her 28th birthday, Selena Gomez announced that her makeup company, Rare Beauty, is launching the Rare Impact Fund, which will set out to raise $100 million and provide underserved communities with mental health resources. 

Gomez outlined exactly how the company would do it: one percent of Rare Beauty’s annual sales — in addition to funds raised by partners — will go to the Rare Impact Fund. If everything goes according to plan, the company will raise the $100 million goal over the next 10 years. Billboard notes that if Rare Beauty reaches that milestone, it would be “one of the largest known funds supporting mental health from a corporate entity.”

Rare Beauty created the Rare Beauty Mental Health Council, which includes members from universities, organizations such as the Sad Girls Club and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, and companies like Sephora and YouTube.

Gomez has been open about her mental health in the past and revealed her bipolar diagnosis with Miley Cyrus on her Instagram Live series, Bright Minded.

Selena Gomez Launches Rare Impact Fund For 28th Birthday

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Justin Bieber Announces Newly Rescheduled Tour Dates For 2021

Justin Bieber has announced a 2021 tour, rescheduling many of the shows he previously called off due to the pandemic. The pop star has revealed a tour schedule for next summer that includes previously postponed concerts as well as 19 new stops. Kicking off June 7th with a two-nighter in San Jose, the fresh shows include double-headers in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, as well as dates in Boston, Philadelphia, Tacoma, Newark, and Brooklyn.

As for the rescheduled portion, a press release notes that the rerouting won’t be stopping in “all markets,” and it looks like planned gigs in Columbia, South Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; East Rutherford, New Jersey; and Québec have been cancelled. 

Tickets for the rescheduled shows are already available, with the new shows going on sale August 6th at 10:00 a.m. local time, which you can order via Ticketmaster.

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Disney Postpones Next Star Wars And Avatar Sequels; Delays ‘Mulan’ Indefinitely

Disney took Mulan off its release schedule and pushed back the release dates of new films in the Avatar and Star Wars franchises due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as theater owners are being forced to stay closed due to the rise in cases.

Mulan was originally scheduled for release in March and even had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on March 9. Disney scheduled release dates in July and August before leaving it un-dated Thursday. Disney also left Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch undated. The highly anticipated comedy was directed by Wes Anderson and was scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival before a wide release on July 24. 

James Cameron’s Avatar sequels have all been pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic causing delays in production. Avatar 2 is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2022 now, while Avatar 3 opens on Dec. 20, 2024. Avatar 4 opens on Dec. 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 opens on Dec.22, 2028.

Lucasfilm also received more time to work on the new Star Wars movies, which have all remained a mystery. The first film opens on Dec 22, 2023 now, with a second opening on Dec. 19, 2025. The third untitled movie opens on Dec. 17, 2027.

Disney delays premiere of ‘Mulan’ indefinitely, pushes release of ‘Avatar,’ ‘Star Wars’ movies

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