Living Things by Linkin Park: Fifth album by the rock band, the follow-up to A Thousand Suns (2010); includes lead single Burn It Down.
Overexposed by Maroon 5: Fourth album by the pop rock band, their first new release since 2010’s Hands All Over; includes the songs Payphone (featuring Wiz Khalifa) and One More Night.
Also out this week: Days Go By by The Offspring; Invisible Stars by Everclear; A Million Lights by Cheryl Cole; Write Me Back by R. Kelly; and The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends by The Flaming Lips.
Brave (with the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson) - animation; a princess (Macdonald) defies an old custom and brings chaos to her kingdom, which she must try to fix.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie) - horror, based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2010 novel; pseudo-documentary about Abraham Lincoln’s (Walker) secret identity as a vampire hunter.
To Rome with Love (starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page) - comedy; the story of a number of people in Italy and their adventures.
Mehdi Hassan (1927 - 2012)
Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays): Mehdi Hassan moves on and lives forever. Leaving us with a legacy of music, magic, memories, and so much more than words can describe. In my opinion, government should build an institution on his name to continue his legacy through young/aspiring and established singers/musicians.
Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI): Saddened to hear of the death of our legend Mehdi Hassan. His music will live on but we are poorer with his passing away.
Atif Aslam (@itsaadee): Big loss Pakistan, Allah Tallah Mehdi Hassan Khan sahib ko jawaray rehmat mein jagah ata fermaye aur un k gher walo ko saber kerne ki taufeeq ata fermaye. If we realise that we all have to go one day then each one [of] us will be heading in the right direction. Nations like us let the legends go because we never realise how big they were when they leave us. We will miss his presence as he is and always will be a LEGEND.
Men in Black 3
Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement.
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Tagline: Back to the past...to save the future
Science fiction comedy; Agent J (Smith) travels back to 1969 to stop an alien, Boris (Clement), from killing a young Agent K (Brolin) and destroying the world.
Third film in the series, sequel to Men in Black II (2002).
Had a budget of around $215 million; has made over $500 million in the first few weeks of its release.
Has received mixed to positive reviews from critics; has been praised for the acting.
Includes appearances by Nicole Scherzinger and Will Arnett.
Score composed by Danny Elfman; soundtrack includes the song Back in Time by Pitbull.
Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep
Born on the 22nd of June 1949 in New Jersey.
Has two younger brothers.
Received a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.
Began her acting career on stage, making her debut in The Playboy of Seville (1971).
l Made her television debut in the TV movie Deadliest Season (1977) and film debut in Julia (1977); earned acclaim early on in her career with roles in films like The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979); has since starred in films such as Sophie’s Choice (1982), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Adaptation. (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia! (2008), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), and The Iron Lady (2011).
l Upcoming projects include the films Hope Springs (2012) and August: Osage County (2013).
l Is considered one of the most talented actresses of all time; has received numerous accolades, and been nominated for Academy Awards 17 times, winning thrice: Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Kramer vs. Kramer, and Best Actress for Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady.
l Has been married to sculptor Don Gummer since 1978; they have four children.
Also born today: Joe Dempsie, Donald Faison, Carson Daly, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Steven Page, Dan Brown, Amy Brenneman, Tracy Pollan, Bruce Campbell, Freddie Prinze, Cyndi Lauper, Kris Kristofferson