Britney Spears celebrated her 39th birthday on December 2nd with the debut of a previously unreleased song. Ahead of the release of the deluxe edition of her 2016 album, Glory, Spears has dropped the single, “Swimming In The Stars”.
The new limited-edition deluxe vinyl of Glory comes after the hit album climbed back into the Top 10 on iTunes.
The Glory deluxe edition is available on Dec. 11. You can take a listen to Swimming in the Stars at the link: here.
33-year-old Oscar nominated actor Elliot Page has come out as transgender. On Tuesday, Page posted a statement on Twitter, writing, “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”
Page, known formerly as Ellen from the 2007 breakout film Juno, said he was feeling “overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey,” adding, “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
Page’s wife, dancer Emma Portner, shared his statement on her own Instagram account, writing, “I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.” Page and Portner, 24, tied the knot last year.
Rihanna is dating longtime friend, rapper A$AP Rocky. The news comes after the New York Post‘s Page Six reported that the couple — both 32 — was spotted having dinner with friends over the weekend.
The couple has sparked romance rumors since Rihanna split from her boyfriend of three years, billionaire Hassan Jameel, in January. In July, Rihanna featured the apper in her Fenty Skin campaign. The duo did several interviews together to promote the collaboration.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna’s friendship goes way back — te rapper served as an opening act for the U.S. dates of Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour in 2013. A$AP Rocky was also featured on her track “Cockiness.” The duo was also seen attending a Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris back in 2018.
YUNGBLUD, alongside Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly, are dropping a new collaboration. The song, titled ‘Acting Like That,’ officially arrived on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 9 P.M. PT.
“SURPRISE !!! me kells n travis just said **** it and are dropping a song tomorrow,” YUNGBLUD said on social media. He made the announcement by sharing a snippet of a FaceTime call he had with MGK, which ends with them both screaming.
This marks the second collaboration between the three artists, after they teamed up for ‘I Think I’m Okay’ last year.
Felicity Huffman has booked her first TV role since completing her federal prison sentence for her role in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
The 57-year-old actress is set to star in a half-hour ABC comedy alongside The Peanut Butter Falcon’s Zack Gottsagen, playing the owner of a minor league baseball team, a character inspired by Susan Savage of the San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats. Gottsagen, 35, will costar as her sports-loving son who has Down syndrome in addition to serving as a producer on the series.
Huffman was arrested in March 2019 for paying $15,000 to boost her daughter Sophia’s SAT score. The Oscar winner pleaded guilty to fraud charges in May 2019 and was sentenced to 14 days in prison that September. Huffman was released from prison in October 2019 after just 11 days. She subsequently completed 250 hours of community service and was allowed to get her passport back from the U.S. Probation and Pre-Trial Services Department last month after finishing supervised release.
Kelly Clarkson has been granted primary custody of her two children, 6-year-old River Rose and 4-year-old Remington Alexander, amid her divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
Clarkson and Blackstock will continue to share physical and legal custody of their kids, but Clarkson now has primary physical custody. Blackstock will video chat with River and Remington “at a mutually agreed upon time” daily, per the judge’s ruling. Clarkson, River and Remington are currently living in the Los Angeles area, where Blackstock will visit the children. Blackstock is currently living in Montana.
Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock, a talent manager, in June; they’d been married since October of 2013. He is the son of Narvel Blackstock, Reba McEntire’s ex-husband, making him her stepson and Clarkson and McEntire in-laws. The couple have kept their divorce proceedings private in an effort to protect their children. In addition to River and Remington, Blackstock has two children, Savannah and Seth, from a previous relationship.
Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album, Good News, has debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The 17 track project moved a total of 100,500 equivalent album units during its first seven days available and 82,500 of that total are sales comprised from streaming, making Good News the most-streamed album of the week.
Good News features appearances from DaBaby, City Girls, Lil Durk, SZA, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Popcaan, and Beyoncé.
BTS lands its fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Be.Be is the second chart-topper of 2020 for the group, following Map of the Soul: 7, which debuted at No. 1 back in March.
The Be album is a mostly-Korean-language release, but does feature the group’s first all-English song, “Dynamite.” The track marked the act’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated Sept. 5. It also recently garnered the group its first Grammy Award nomination, for best pop duo/group performance.
BTS is the first group to land two No. 1 albums in 2020, and the second act overall, following rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again. In total, BTS has now led the Billboard 200 five times, achieving this in just a little over 2 1/2 years.