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
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?
A three-hour whale watch tour off the coast of Massachusetts turned into an overnight ordeal for 157 passengers the other night.
The whale-watching boat failed to spot some lobster traps about 16 miles out, and got caught up in their lines.
It took until morning to free the boat. The Coast Guard had two ships stationed near the marooned vessel, providing food, water and blankets to the passengers, so except for being at sea a lot longer than they expected, everything ended up okay.
But here’s a lesson for you: whenever something’s labelled a “three-hour tour” and it involves the ocean, you might invoke the Gilligan Rule and stay on dry land.
Two folks traveling on a highway in the Boston area had the (fill in the blank) scared out of them yesterday morning when an unsecured ax flew off the landscaping track they were riding behind and smashed through their windshield.
Luckily, the ax didn’t go all the way through and the head sort of stuck on the dashboard – directly in front of the passenger’s face.
The truck’s driver was fined $200 for not completely securing his load.
They should also make him pay for new pants for both the motorist and the passenger.
Sean Hannity recently had a segment on his Fox News show called “Sympathy for the Terrorists.” Some think that his stance favors one side over the other, to the point where he shouted loudly at the guest who opposed his viewpoint.
For some reason, Russell Brand recorded himself reacting to the segment, tearing it apart bit by bit.
And at the top of it, he said that Hannity “does look a bit like the Ken doll in the Toy Story 3 film.” Of course, Brand didn’t want to appear “petty” or “trivial.”
Which is good. Otherwise, he might land a show on Fox News, mightn’t he?
It seems like the folks at the Syfy Channel know what they’re doing when it comes to flying sharks terrorizing a major city.
Last year, Sharknado took a funnel cloud filled with sharks and unleashed it on the West Coast. Last night, Sharknado 2 did just about the same thing on the East Coast – this time plopping a bunch of snapping Jaws-like creatures on the Big Apple.
An hour or so after it aired last night, Hollywood Life wondered if it might be the best worst movie ever - “… so bad, it’s good…” is what they had to say.
Ian Ziering, one of the franchise players, hopes there’s a third installment on the way. “Sharkpocolypse Now!” is what he’s praying for.
The Twitterverse went nuts with commentary all night long at #Sharknado2TheSecondOne.
One of my favorite tweets came from the Ocean Conservancy. Check it out. And wait til next summer, I guess.
Did Orlando Bloom Take a Swing at Justin Bieber in Spain Last Night?
ORLANDO BLOOM and JUSTIN BIEBER almost mixed it up at a restaurant in Ibiza, Spain yesterday.
Witnesses say it started when Justin PURPOSELY bumped into Orlando. Orlando then went after him and even THREW A PUNCH, which missed . . . after which Justin yelled, quote, "What's up, [B-word]?"
There was a brief confrontation, then Justin left . . . and the crowd applauded. There's video, but it catches the action AFTER the punch was supposedly thrown.
"Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman's New Fiance Josh "Could Care Less" About Nick
"Bachelorette" ANDI DORFMAN and the winner of her love, JOSH MURRAY, haven't split up yet . . . even though the runner-up, NICK VIALL, announced to the world that he'd "made love" with Andi on Monday's live "After the Final Rose" special.
When asked about it yesterday, Josh said that he, quote, "could care less" about that . . . adding that Nick revealing that on TV was, quote, "classless." He also said that Andi has been "honest with him about everything."
Yes, he said he "COULD care less" . . . as opposed to "COULDN'T care less". It's a common grammatical mistake . . . but in this case, maybe it was a Freudian slip.
Andi added, quote, "Everyone may be talking about it . . . but it's been over and done for two months. That's the thing people don't realize, this happened months ago, so we've already put all of that behind us."
Andi also revealed her engagement ring, and said that while they don't have a wedding date yet, they're thinking of tying the knot next spring.
Kiefer Sutherland vs. Freddie Prinze Jr.: Some of Kiefer's Co-Stars Weigh In
We've heard FREDDIE PRINZE JR.'s negative review of working with KIEFER SUTHERLAND on "24". But what do some of Kiefer's OTHER co-stars have to say?
LOUIS LOMBARDI, who played Edgar Stiles in 2005 and 2006, says, quote, "My experience with Kiefer was absolutely the opposite. He was one of the most professional actors I've ever worked with.
"Maybe [Freddie] was jealous, maybe Kiefer did something to him, who knows? [But] I think he's a great dude and I have nothing but love for him. Everyone loves him, all the actors around him, the crew. Everyone!"
And GILES MATTHEY . . . who played Jordan Reed on the season of "24" that just aired, said he enjoyed DRINKING with Kiefer. He said Kiefer's a great guy who always buys drinks for the whole bar.
He added that he's never seen Kiefer drink a beer . . . he's a WHISKEY man.
Toby Keith Calls Taylor Swift the Best Female Songwriter in the Past 20 Years
TOBY KEITH was asked in an interview if he thinks TAYLOR SWIFT is "ordinary or legendary." He believes she's too new to the game for legend status . . . but he did give her serious props.
He said, quote, "Taylor Swift's probably the best female songwriter that's come along in the past 20 years. She's great, but she can't be legendary because she hasn't been around that long."
As far as what we can expect from Toby. He'll be releasing a new single in late summer or early fall. It'll be the first single from a new album, but he didn't say exactly when that'll be out.
Did Nicholas Hoult Break Up With Jennifer Lawrence Because of Her "Exploded Ego"?
Most of what we hear about JENNIFER LAWRENCE is that she's super sweet, real and down-to-Earth. But what if it's all just an act?
An Australian gossip site says Jennifer's boyfriend NICHOLAS HOULT has broken up with her because of her, quote, "EXPLODED EGO." You know him as the guy who plays Beast in the "X-Men" movies.
A source says, quote, "Nicholas is moving on. He hates how in love with fame Jen is, and he told her he hates dating an A-list actress . . . Nic wants a more low-key girlfriend."
Who could that low-key girlfriend be? Sources say he's already cozying up to ELVIS' granddaughter RILEY KEOUGH . . . because, quote, "Riley is into acting in indies and not playing the fame game."
Two women were trespassing on a railroad bridge in Indiana a couple of weeks ago when a freight train caught up with them.
The video from the Indiana Rail Road Company was released yesterday, and it’s horrifying.
You can hear the freight train whistling frantically as the women scramble in front of it to get off the bridge and the tracks.
Just as one woman looks like she’ll be able to jump to safety, the other one falls down right in front of the train, and her friend goes to help her. That’s when they disappear from view.
Bottom line: both women walked away from the incident. Okay, more like they ran away from it, and drove off in a nearby vehicle.
The local sheriff has identified them, and is now tracking them down, treating the incident as a crime.
After getting run over by a freight train, I can’t imagine that handcuffs are really going to scare these women…