1. Rumor Has It Adele Is Going On Tour In 2015…Or Not
Adele really knows how to get the rumor mill spinning. After an Instagram post in May hinting at a new album (surprisingly named “25”) dropping later this year, a new tweet from the World Music Awards official twitter has boldly stated that the Grammy-winner will be going on tour in 2015 after her album release.
Unfortunately, all of this has been debunked by sources close to Adele as the chairman of Beggars Group, the parent company of Adele’s label told Billboard “there is no truth in this.”
The tweet that started the frenzy has since been deleted, but originally read: “#adele confirms 2015 Tour After The Release Of Her New Album ‘25’!”
Comedian Tracy Morgan is well on the way to full recovery as he was released from rehab this week for injuries sustained after a fatal car accident in June. Morgan’s spokesman says that the “30 Rock” star will continue healing at home in an “aggressive outpatient program.”
Last week, Morgan’s lawyers stated that they will be filing a lawsuit against Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. They claim the truck driver responsible for the fatal car crash was negligent and that the retail giant should have known he had been awake for 24 hours prior to operating the large vehicle.
In strange news: a man broke into the Kennedy family compound claiming to be looking for Katy Perry and President John F. Kennedy. Yes, Katy Perry and President John F. Kennedy.
Ted Kennedy Jr., called the compound to check on his teenage son but got a man name James Lacroix instead. Kennedy, Jr. immediately called police, who investigated the estate and found Lacroix sitting on a couch reading a book. When asked why he was there, Lacroix stated he was looking for Katy Perry and JFK. Lacroix was ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation. His arraignment is scheduled for August 13.
In case you didn’t know, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is killing the box office right now with a $73M opening weekend and beating out comedy “Tammy.” That’s not a feat easy to accomplish, and the cast is largely responsible for the summer blockbuster.
Starring Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, and Gary Oldman, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has successfully followed on the heels of its predecessor. CBS Local sat down with the cast of the film to learn more about their characters. Also, Andy Serkis really gets into character as an ape. Who knew?
One of the greatest parody creators ever is back! In an eight-day campaign promoting his new album “Mandatory Fun,” Weird Al Yankovic debuted a slew of new music videos and songs parodying recent hits like Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” However, in true parody form, Weird Al has managed to come up with perfectly quirky names for his new visioning of the pop hits.
For instance, “Fancy” was turned into “Handy,” a song all about being a boss at home improvement. “Blurred Lines” was transformed into “Word Crimes,” turning Al into a grammar Nazi. The video that started them all off was “Tacky” featuring Jack Black, Kristen Schaal, and Eric Stonestreet. The song is a clear and obvious parody of Pharrell’s earworm “Happy.”
Shawn Thomas writes Entertainment & Lifestyle content for CBS Local. Follow him on Twitter.
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