After very weak showings at the box office, action-thrillers "Sabotage" and "Transcendence" hope to find a few audiences this week in the home market, highlighting another fairly slow week for DVD and Blu-ray releases. Other new titles hitting the home market this week include inspirational drama "Heaven is for Real" and Tyler Perry's "The Single Moms Club."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a special appearance on "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" earlier this week appearing in sketch inspired by fitness videos. In the vid, the pair donned 1980s style workout garb and dubbed themselves the Fungo Brothers. Johnson appeared on the show for an interview with Fallon and they introduced the sketch.
Alexandra Shipp is stepping into the role of Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B after Zendaya dropped out. The 23-year-old actress has starred on Nickelodeon's House of Anubis and has also appeared on episodes of Switched at Birth, Awkward, and Ray Donovan.
"Glee" actress Naya Rivera tied the knot with her longtime boy Ryan Dorsey in a private ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19. The pair had been longtime friends and started dating following Rivera's split with rapper Big Sean in April. According to People, the pair were joined by a small group of friends and family members. Rivera donned a custom made Monique Lhuillier gown.
Kanye West struck a pose on the cover of the August issue of GQ magazine. The rapper dons a white V-neck and tan peacoat, while he stands with his hands in his pockets. "Kanye West tells us how to grow up, survive a wedding, stay outrageous, and dress like a god," reads the cover of the magazine.
Eddie Vedder recently covered John Lennon's "Imagine" in concert following his previous controversial anti-war tirade. The Pearl Jam frontman played the song at the Super Bock Super Rock festival in Portugal on Friday, July 18, according to Consequence of Sound. Before performing Vedder made it clear he did not pick a side in the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
Common released his new track "Blak Majik" featuring songstress Jhene Aiko. The rapper mentions his ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu in the song when he raps, "Who in the game had the baddest hoes?" He mentioned why he wanted Aiko to guest on the song to Rap-Up TV. "I wanted to team up with [Jhené] and do a song that was fresh."
Lou Gramm was forced to cancel his appearance at the Lake Festival of Nations in Sherbrooke on Saturday, July 19. Organizers found out about the cancellation in an email the Thursday before the scheduled event. "A doctor's note confirms his inability to travel by air and perform on stage in this state," spokesman Jean-Pierre Beaudoin said during a news conference.
Christina Milian is readying her new mixtape, Tina Turn Up, for release. The singer revealed the title of the mixtape and that it will be dropping before her new album in an interview with Splash News. "I'm actually thinking of maybe doing a mixtape, which is cool because I'll have the opportunity to release music instead of letting any song sit, and put out songs . . ."
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, along with Coldplay's Chris Martin, Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi, System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, Matisyahu and Wyclef Jean, will all be featured on Avicii's new album. The forthcoming album will be the Swedish DJ's follow-up to 2013's True.
The George Harrison memorial tree was ironically destroyed by beetles. The pine that was killed by the insects was planted in 2004 near L.A.'s Griffith Observatory in honor of the late Beatle, local councilman Tom LaBonge told The Los Angeles Times. In 2013 the tree had grown to be 10 feet tall, but with the onslaught of beetles could not be saved.
Panic! At The Disco's donated $1,000 to a gay rights campaign after the Westboro Baptist Church engaged in homophobic picketing at the band's Kansas City show. The band vowed to give $20 to Human Rights Campaign's Pride 2014 gay movement for every person who picketed with the Westboro Baptist Church at their show.
Nicki Minaj is featured on August Alsina's remix for his song "No Love." The original track is part of the singer's debut album, Testimony, which was released on April 15. In the song the New Orleans crooner professes he does not want a relationship at the moment, but Minaj tries to convince him otherwise.
U2 has plans to release new music before the end of the year, according to a recent report from The Sun. It has been said that the band will reportedly release their new album in November. This disc will be their follow-up to 2009's No Line On The Horizon. Over the past few months they have been recording in the studio with Danger Mouse.
A hotel inspired by Bob Dylan's life called The Hotel Dylan has opened in Woodstock, New York. The upstate New York hotel is located a few miles away from where Dylan used to record near Route 28. The new structure is at the center of a new complex, which is designed by Paul Covello and architects Cortney and Robert Novogratz.