Tom Cruise will fly into Beijing this week to attend the premiere of Oblivion, according to reports in the Chinese media.
Representatives of Universal Pictures, the film’s producers, said the actor will be arriving in China to attend the gala screening alongside director Joseph Kosinski, according to a report on the online entertainment news portal of state-backed Xinhua News Agency.
The actor’s presence will certainly give the film a crucial boost at the box office, with the Universal Pictures release forced to compete with Django Unchained after seeing its opening date pushed back from April to May 10. Quentin Tarantino‘s film opens May 12, a month after it was yanked from cinemas on the morning of its April 10 release and re-edited to remove any nudity.
Gleeks unite! Regionals are right around the corner on Glee, and the New Directions have never been more determined to get to Nationals. The season finale should be full of drama: from Ryder finally getting a lead on his mysterious chat buddy to Brittany copping a new attitude from her M.I.T. trip, plenty will distract the singing students from their work onstage.
Here, get an exclusive first listen to a moment from the finale: the group’s cover of Icona Pop’s “I Love It.” The cover maintains the original track’s hard electro beat and dance-pop vocals, then throws in the show’s signature harmonies and some impressive solos. We can only hope it serves them well on their road to Nationals.
Catch the season finale of Glee on Thursday, May 9th at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.
It was The Top 4: Part Deux on “American Idol”Wednesday (May 1), but the real fireworks were at the judges’ table, not with the contestants.
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, who despite sitting a few feet apart all season long only recently started acknowledging each other’s existence, got in a pair of minor verbal skirmishes, one of which ended with Minaj trying to hand Carey a cotton swab “so you can clean them ears out!” And guest mentor Harry Connick Jr. got into it with Randy Jackson, telling the Dawg “Randy, Randy, stop!” — something viewers have wanted to tell Jackson for 12 seasons — after Jackson was caught giving bizarre mixed messages to Kree Harrison.
As for the contestants, the judges did their best to make this week interesting in terms of votes. Since no one went home on last week’s show, votes from last week carry over to this week, with the two getting added together to determine who will be going home (for good) and who will be going home (for their “Idol” hometown visit) after Thursday’s show. Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover were in the bottom two last week, and on Wednesday they wound up with the best reviews from the judges, while Angie Miller and Kree Harrison were given a tougher time from the panel.
Canadian singer Michael Buble went straight to the top of the weekly Billboard 200 album chart, scoring his fourth No. 1 album.
“To Be Loved” – a mix of standards and original songs – sold 195,000 copies in its first week, beating out its nearest competitor by more than 100,000 according to figures on Wednesday from Nielsen SoundScan.
The 37-year-old singer’s follow-up to his 2011 “Christmas” album had already topped the charts in the U.K. following its April 15 release there.
R&B singer Fantasia, a former winner of the “American Idol” singing competition, grabbed the second spot on the chart with her fourth album, “Side Effects of You,” which sold some 91,000 units in its first week.
Justin Timberlake’s album, “The 20/20 Experience,” held onto the third spot on the chart for the third consecutive week, selling 74,000 copies.