Stephenie Meyer, author of the "Twilight" books, says she's looking to produce a series of "Twilight" shorts to be released through Facebook. Meyer and Lionsgate will develop five shorts for the social networking site and are currently searching for five female directors to helm them. "The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I've worked . . ."
U2 have revealed the album art for their latest record, Songs of Innocence. The LP cover features a black and white photo of drummer Larry Mullen Jr. as he embraces the torso of a young man, who has now been revealed to be Mullen's 18-year-old son.
An attorney for Tracy Morgan says that, following a deadly car crash, the comedian may never be able to make others laugh again. Speaking with the New York Post, Benedict Morelli says Morgan's condition is touch-and-go. "The jury's still out. The doctors don't know the answer. I don't know the answer." The accident was caused by a tractor trailer driver Kevin Roper, an employee of Wal-Mart.
Though critics haven't been overly kind to Michael Bay's "Transformers" series, there is no doubting its commercial drawing power, as "Transformers: Age of Extinction" heads into the home market as the only release to top $1 billion in theatrical revenue so far in 2014. Also hitting stores this week will be "Chef," an adult-geared romantic comedy from director Jon Favreau.
Macy Gray has released the music video for "Hands," a single from her upcoming album, The Way, due October 7. The vid, directed by RAGE, features Macy using a nude male model as the medium for her finger painting. Macy talked about the new visual with Entertainment Weekly, saying, "The director, RAGE, came up with it. It's just about affection..."
Noel Gallagher will host a question-and-answer session titled, An Evening with Noel Gallagher, at the Hammersmith Club in London on November 3. The event serves as a benefit for Global's Make Some Noise charity. "Having rarely stopped blowing my own trumpet since April '94, it'll come as no surprise I jumped at the chance to let the people catch me at it again . . ."
After announcing a slate of U.S. dates, Usher has added a slate of dates for Europe. Beginning February 13 in Montpellier, France, the trek hits 24 dates across the continent. "With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests. I am really excited to be with my fans . . ."
Maroon 5 have dropped the remix to "Animals" featuring a guest spot from rapper J. Cole. In the verse, Cole raps about his love interest. "This is pain / This is love / This is sent from above / This is a gift from the gods / this was meant to be / You can run, you can hide / you can front / you can lie / but in time you gon' find you was meant for me," raps J. Cole.
Rick Ross has shared a pic of fellow rapper Meek Mill in jail. Meek was sentenced to three to six months in July for violating the terms of his probation. "Meek in da building all OG's roun'm #FreeMeekMill," Rozay posted to Twitter. One shot shows Mill wearing a grey sweatsuit and smiling while leaning against a wall, while another sees him having lunch in the prison yard.
Alicia Keys stopped by The View on Monday, September 29 for a performance of her latest single "We Are Here." She also sat down on the couch to chat with the show's hosts about her pregnancy. "Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding," she told Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.
Stephen Chbosky ("Perks of Being a Wallflower") will write a new script for Disney's 1991 film "Beauty and the Beast," to be adapted into a live action film. Bill Condon ("Twilight") directs. According to We Got This Covered, snagging Chbosky likely signals the direction Disney plans on taking the film. "After the success of Wallflower, the move to enlist Chbosky might see a shift . . ."
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo have both commented on their recent breakup. The longtime couple parted ways earlier this month and Sparks hit Twitter telling fans that all is well between the two and they're moving on amicably. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened," the 24-year-old wrote via Twitter.
Muse, AC/DC and Fleetwood Mac are the odds-on favorites to headline Glastonbury 2015, according to London's bookie William Hill. Fleetwood Mac are a 4/1 favorite to close out the fest, while Muse and AC/DC are pegged at 5/1 to perform. Another London bookmaker, Ladbrokes, has Fleetwood Mac at evens with Muse at 8/1, and AC/DC unlisted.
Keegan-Michael Key ("Key and Peele," "Let's Be Cops") and Regina Hall have joined the cast of "Vacation," a reboot from directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("Horrible Bosses"). The film also stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Leslie Mann.
Carrie Underwood has released "Something in the Water," the first single from her upcoming album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Carrie says the song is about having a moment of clarity. "It's really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that 'a-ha' moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward."