Bonnie Tyler has been given a big career boost thanks to Monday’s total solar eclipse – sales of her most famous song have skyrocketed. Downloads of her Jim Steinman rock ballad Total Eclipse of the Heart have risen by more than 500% as sun-watchers scrambled to come up with eclipse playlists over the weekend. The 1983 song, which earned Tyler her only U.S. number one and a Grammy Award nomination for best pop vocal performance, sold 12,000 downloads in the U.S. in the week ending August 18, and 4,000 alone on Sunday. In total, the song has sold 1.6 million downloads.
Katy Perry recently addressed the rumors about a possible rekindled spark between her and Orlando Bloom. “Well you know I think people are in and out of your life,” she candidly admits. “It’s nice to keep people you love around you.” Did you catch that? We can’t help but notice that Perry is still using the “L” word when referring to the handsome actor. During a recent interview, Katy said: “When you get older, lines get blurred. And you know what, I’m really busy. I’m about to go on tour for another year.” The rumour mill started to swirl again when the pair was spotted at an Ed Sheeran concert in Los Angeles a little over a week ago.
Where should you go if it’s your first time visiting Sin City? The dentist’s office, according to Mariah Carey. When asked by Paper magazine what visitors should do besides check out her show in Vegas, she answered, “Well, if they have kids they should take them to the dentist that [my kids] go to, because it’s a kids’ dentist and they have all these games there… I’m sitting here waiting to go to the dentist, like, ‘Let me get to Vegas so I can get to the dentist!'” When the reporter expressed skepticism over Mariah’s recommendation, the singer gave a very Mariah response: “Darling, you’ve got to take care of your teeth.”
Jay-Z paid tribute to former collaborator Chester Bennington during a festival show in England on Saturday night. The rapper introduced his revamped version of Linkin Park’s Numb/Encore at the V Festival by urging fans to remember the band’s late singer, who took his own life in July. “Let’s show some love for Chester tonight!” Jay-Z told fans, who responded by waving their cellphones in the air. Jay and Linkin Park collaborated on the 2004 album Collision Course.
The woman behind hit movie Dirty Dancing has given fans a 30th anniversary lift by revealing she’s at work on a sequel. The beloved 1987 film, which starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, turned 30 on Monday, and Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the script, is keen to bring Johnny and Baby back. “I always did think they had a future, I just wasn’t ready to go back into it,” she told E! Online. “Now I think I am ready to. Partly because it’s time, and partly because what happened to them is what’s happening (across America) now.” The film did technically get a sequel in 2004’s Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, but that had nothing to do with Eleanor and the film did not feature the characters of Johnny and Baby, although Swayze had a cameo.
Last week, Taylor Swift went dark on social media, prompting many to suspect that she was preparing to announce new music. Now we may have some more information about that. A new website has been created called Timeless.com. All it says is “Timeless, coming soon.” In addition, Taylor has tweeted an image of what looks like a snake’s tail…or maybe a dragon’s tail. A Taylor Swift news site further claims that the song lyrics website Genius has “Timeless” listed as the name of a Taylor song.
We’re not sure how much truth there is to this but David Hasselhoff is reportedly in talks to take on a judging role on the rebooted U.S. talent show American Idol. The show will be returning to the small screen later this year, with Katy Perry the only confirmed judge on the panel. And while names including Lionel Richie, Keith Urban and Nile Rodgers are already in the mix, sources close to the production have told New York Daily News that Knight Rider star Hasselhoff is also a contender. According to reports, Hasselhoff has been in talks with TV network ABC and production company FremantleMedia about the potential gig. Of course, Hasselhoff is no stranger to the world of television talent shows. He was a judge on America’s Got Talent between 2006 and 2009, and appeared on the panel of the British version of the show, Britain’s Got Talent, for one season in 2011.
Kevin Hart’s ex-wife Torrei Hart is speaking out after battling with the actor’s current wife, Eniko Parrish, over whether Eniko and Kevin started dating before he split with Torrei. Parrish caused a stir on social media earlier in the month when she wrote on Instagram that she and Hart had been together for the past 8 years. Hart and Torrei got divorced 6 years ago. “Their marriage was broken way before I came in the picture… They were separated living in separate homes. I was never a secret.” Parrish That’s when Torrei got involved, replying to Parrish, “Eniko sweetheart normally I don’t feed in to this, but when you addressed me directly, you forced my hand to respond.” Eniko has since deleted all comments on her Instagram.
World class Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn is the latest victim of female celebrity phone hacking. While the hack of Vonn’s personal cell phone – and subsequent leaked intimate photos of her and ex-boyfriend Tiger Woods – left her stunned, she is ready to fight back. “It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos,” Vonn’s spokesman says in anstatement. “Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.” The photos were taken several years ago while Lindsay and Tiger were dating.