Out this week
Murdered Love by P.O.D.: Eighth album by the metal band, their first new studio release since 2008’s When Angels & Serpents Dance; produced by Howard Benson, and includes the lead single Lost in Forever (Scream).
5 (Murder by Numbers) by 50 Cent: Fifth album by the rapper, the follow-up to Before I Self Destruct (2009); includes collaborations with Dr. Dre and Eminem.
Also out this week: Uncaged by Zac Brown Band; Harakiri by Serj Tankian; and Old School... New Rules by Hank Williams Jr.
Savages (starring Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, John Travolta, Uma Thurman) – crime drama, based on the novel by Don Winslow; two marijuana growers (Kitsch and Johnson) set off on a mission to rescue their kidnapped hippie girlfriend (Lively).
Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D (starring Katy Perry) – music documentary; chronicles Katy Perry’s life and career, including her rise to fame as well as personal issues.
B.J. Novak (@bjnovak): I want to sue LegalZoom just to see how they handle it.
Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling): I grilled steaks and corn on the cob and I don’t even know how to do that kind of thing. ... I guess I’m just the complete package.
Madison De La Garza (@Maddielovesyou1): Sorry I haven’t been on Twitter. My phone decided to take a bath in my coffee. It’s not my fault my phone likes to swim!
Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow): I’m so excited to be inducted into the Walk of Fame. I always thought people liked my dancing best. I guess my walk is pretty good, too.
Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell): Unfortunately Britney and Demi are now known as the gruesome twosome. Very happy to be back – Demi more annoying than ever, Britney has grown claws!
Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton): Terribly, terribly sad to lose Nora Ephron. She was a lovely, classy, funny and vivacious human being. My heart goes out to her family.
Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel): I was lucky enough to dine with Nora Ephron. She made me laugh so hard I laughed again just thinking about it.
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green
Director: Ridley Scott
Tagline: The search for our beginning could lead to our end.
Sci-fi; the crew of a spaceship seeks clues to the origins of mankind but instead confront a threat that could destroy the human race.
Is related to the Alien franchise, although it explores a more stand-alone mythology.
Was originally reported to be called Paradise, after John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost.
Had a budget of around $130 million; has made around $265 million in the first few weeks of its release.
Has received a mixed to positive reception; the plot has been criticised, while Michael Fassbender’s performance has been praised.
Anne Hathaway, Gemma Arterton, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, and Natalie Portman were considered for the role of Elizabeth Shaw, which eventually went to Noomi Rapace.
Score composed by Marc Streitenfeld.
Could potentially have a sequel, although no concrete plans have yet been revealed.
Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Born on the 6th of July 1946 in New York City.
Elder brother of musician Frank Stallone.
Suffered injury during birth that paralysed parts of his face.
Parents divorced when he was nine.
Appeared in various movies before gaining global recognition for his roles in the Rocky and Rambo franchises, portraying boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo.
Upcoming projects include the action films The Expendables 2 (2012), Bullet to the Head (2013), and The Tomb (2013).
Has suffered numerous injuries during his acting career, including a broken neck.
Has been married thrice: to Sasha Czack (1974 – 1985; divorced; two children), Brigitte Nielsen (1985 – 1987; divorced), and Jennifer Flavin (1997 – present; three children).
Also born today: Camilla Rosso, Rebecca Rosso, Matt O’Leary, Kate Nash, Gregory Smith, Tamera Mowry, Tia Mowry, 50 Cent, Brian Van Holt, Brian Posehn, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush