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As we previously reported, album sales are at a record all-time low in the U.S. Last week, album sales totaled 3.97 million for the week, marking the first time the tally has dropped below 4 million, unprecedented in the SoundScan era (which kicked off with tracking sales data in 1991). Billboard -- who has a partnership with SoundScan -- is the first to report album and sales news, the good, the bad and the ugly. Today it was reported that sales are slightly up from that grim news last week, 5% only (to 4.2 million), due to Ariana Grande's fresh "My Everything." But still, that makes it trending low, which Ed Christman said is only to be expected. "The weekly average number of album sales fell from 4.75 million units in the first quarter to 4.55 million units in the second quarter. In the first 8 weeks of the third quarter, the average has fallen further to 4.2 million. »
More than 11.5 million people tuned in for the climax of Brazil vs Chile on BBC One yesterday (June 28), according to overnight figures.
The World Cup round of 16 match enjoyed a peak of 11.53m (53.8%) during the penalty shootout at around 7.45pm, which the home nation won 3-2.
Coverage of the game, which finished 1-1 after extra time, averaged 7.7m (45.1%) from 4.30pm.
The latest Big Brother grabbed 933k (4.5%) on Channel 5. Preceding it was The 12-Year-Old Shopaholic, »
Gary Oldman's apology tour continued Wednesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the actor called himself "an a-hole" for a slew of insensitive comments he made during an outlandish interview with Playboy.
"Once I saw it in print, I saw that it was insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed," Oldman said in the interview, below. "I am a public figure, I should be an example and inspiration, and I am an a-hole. I am 56. I should know better. I »
Update: The Hollywood Reporter obtained a statement from Adl national director Abraham Foxman, who said, "We have just began a conversation with his managing producer. At this point, we are not satisfied with what we received. His apology is insufficient and not satisfactory."
Gary Oldman has issued his inevitable apology for (some of) the controversial statements he made in a candid Playboy interview posted on Tuesday. In a statement obtained by Deadline, the actor reaches out to the Anti-Defamation League, expressing remorse for perpetuating stereotypes about Jews in Hollywood. »
Gary Oldman held nothing back in a wild interview with Playboy, where he expounded on everything from reality TV to political correctness to his defense of controversy-prone actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin. It's enough to put John Mayer's 2010 fiasco to shame, and coincidentally — or maybe not — both interviews included liberal uses of the n-word.
After Oldman admitted that, early in his career, he "made the mistake of being overly forthcoming in interviews," he went on to »
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: March 11, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen (A Serious Man), the 2013 music-filled drama Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates New York City’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the pre-Dylan year of 1961.
Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac, Drive) is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of Greenwich Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul—and back again.
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