5 Seconds of Summer Debuted at #1
The self-titled debut album from 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER went straight to the top of the Billboard chart this week with 259,000 copies. That's the third-largest debut so far this year, and the biggest debut for a group's first full-length album in nearly eight years. (Daughtry's self-titled debut album started with 304,000 in late 2006.)
Two other albums debuted in the Top 10: COMMON earned his third Top 10 album with "Nobody's Smiling" at #6 . . . and CROWN THE EMPIRE had their best sales week ever with "The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways" moving 24,000 copies.
Here are this week's Top 10 albums . . .
1. 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut album . . . 259,000 copies
2. The "Frozen" soundtrack . . . 37,000 copies
3. "Mandatory Fun", "Weird Al" Yankovic . . . 33,000 copies
4. "In the Lonely Hour", Sam Smith . . . 31,000 copies
5. The 26th "Kidz Bop" album . . . 27,000 copies
6. "Nobody's Smiling", Common . . . 24,000 copies
7. "The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways", Crown the Empire . . . 24,000 copies
8. The "Now That's What I Call Music, Volume 50" compilation . . . 21,000 copies
9. "Yes!", Jason Mraz . . . 20,000 copies
10. "X", Ed Sheeran . . . 20,000 copies
Justin Bieber is Trying to Keep His Feud With Orlando Bloom Going On Social Media
It's not over between ORLANDO BLOOM and JUSTIN BIEBER. At least, not according to the Biebs.
If you missed it, Orlando took a swing at Justin at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain. TMZ now has video of the incident. It's not great but you can definitely see that a punch was attempted by Orlando.
Well, Justin couldn't let it go. Yesterday he posted a picture of Orlando WIPING A TEAR FROM HIS EYE. E! Online says the photo was taken last year at the Broadway premiere of "Romeo & Juliet", which Orlando starred in.
Earlier in the day, Justin Tweeted that he was, quote, "Keeping it positive." That didn't last long.
He also posted a picture of Miranda on Instagram, with the only caption being the image of a crown. But he took it down.
So far, we haven't heard that Orlando has made any effort to respond.
Production on "The Big Bang Theory" Has Been Delayed Because the Stars Are Holding Out for "Friends"-Type Deals
Production on the new season of "The Big Bang Theory" was supposed to start yesterday, but it's been delayed because several stars, including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, want more money.
Sources say Parsons, Galecki and Cuoco are holding out for, quote, "Friends money". That would be around $1 million an episode, which is what the "Friends" cast eventually got.
They'll probably get it. Nobody really sees this as more than a typical contract negotiation. Season 8 is still set to debut on September 22nd, as planned.
Allison Williams from "Girls" Will Play Peter Pan on NBC
ALLISON WILLIAMS . . . universally recognized as THE HOT ONE on HBO's "Girls" . . . has been cast as PETER PAN in NBC's upcoming live special based on the Broadway musical.
Yes, you heard me right: Marnie from "Girls" is going to play Peter Pan.
It sounds bizarre, but it's actually really common for chicks to play Peter Pan onstage. MARY MARTIN . . . who was LARRY HAGMAN'S mother . . . famously did it in the 1950s.
SANDY DUNCAN owned the role in the '70s and '80s. And Olympic gymnast CATHY RIGBY did it on-and-off from 1990 up until 2013.
And for this NBC special, they were actually considering KRISTEN BELL, but she had a scheduling conflict.
"Peter Pan Live!" is being made by the same people who did last year's "Sound of Music Live!".
Oh, and did I mention that CHRISTOPHER WALKEN is playing Captain Hook?
"Peter Pan Live!" airs on Thursday, December 4th.