Out this week
u Believe by Justin Bieber: Third album by the Canadian singer, the follow-up to the Christmas themed Under the Mistletoe (2011); includes the singles Boyfriend and Die in Your Arms.
u Oceania by The Smashing Pumpkins: New album by the alt-rock group, part of the band’s Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project; includes the songs Violet Rays, The Chimera, and Wildflower.
u The Idler Wheel... by Fiona Apple: Fourth studio album by the singer, her first new release since 2005’s Extraordinary Machine; includes lead single Every Single Night.
u Also out this week: The View from the Bottom by Lit; and Welcome to the Fishbowl by Kenny Chesney.
Rock of Ages (starring Tom Cruise, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones) – musical drama, adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical; a waitress (Hough) falls for a busboy (Boneta) as they pursue their Hollywood dreams during the glam metal era of the 1980s.
That’s My Boy (starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon) – comedy; a father (Sandler) tries to reconnect with his son (Samberg) after showing up uninvited at his wedding.
Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof): Attention Liam Hemsworth! If you do not get your brother to officiate your marriage to Miley IN CHARACTER AS THOR you have let us all down.
Mark Hoppus (@markhoppus): Alternate staring at phone, iPad, and computer. Repeat daily Richard Dreyfuss (@RichardDreyfuss): When the war comes, it won’t be between Mac and PC users, it’ll be between trackpad and mouse users.
Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel): Hey everybody, Madonna is asking for world peace so let’s try to do this.
Alec Baldwin (@alecbaldwin): Rock of Ages is a lot of fun. The cast is great and Tom Cruise is fantastic.
Jonathan Ross (@wossy): The GREAT Ray Bradbury has left the planet. When I was younger I read no one else. Was lucky enough to shake his hand. R is for RIP.
2012 MTV Movie Awards
Movie Of The Year: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Best Male Performance: Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games
Best Female Performance: Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Best Fight: Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig, The Hunger GamesBest On-Screen Transformation: Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games
Best Comedic Performance: Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper, Bridesmaids
Best Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2
Best Hero: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2
Breakthrough Performance: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Music: LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem, 21 Jump Street
Best On-Screen Dirtbag: Jennifer Aniston, Horrible Bosses
MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Stone
MTV Generation Award: Johnny Depp
Courteney Bass Cox
Born on the 15th of June 1964 in Alabama.
Has three elder siblings – two sisters and a brother. Parents divorced when she was a child.
Studied architecture, but dropped out to pursue modelling and acting.
Appeared in the music video for Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark (1984) before starring in the short-lived television series Misfits of Science (1985) and getting a recurring role on Family Ties (1987 – 89).
Was initially asked to audition for the role of Rachel, but eventually cast as Monica on Friends (1994 – 2004); the show went on to achieve global success and gave her international fame.
Starred in the Scream film series. Met David Arquette while filming the first film, Scream (1996); they married in 1999 and separated in 2010; they have a daughter, Coco Riley Arquette (2004), whose godmother is Jennifer Aniston.
Is currently starring in the sitcom Cougar Town (2009 – present).
lCan play the piano and drums.
Also born today: Denzel Whitaker, Nadine Coyle, Gary Lightbody, Elizabeth Reaser, Neil Patrick Harris, Leah Remini, Ice Cube, Helen Hunt, Polly Draper, Jim Belushi