August 06, 2018
Madonna has cemented her position as the Queen of Pop after she was named the all-time top female artist in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100. The Vogue hitmaker has racked up 57 entries and 12 number ones on the pop chart, while she also holds the record for the most top 10 mentions among all acts with 38. Interestingly, the Billboard countdown was first published on 4 August, 1958 - just 12 days before Madonna was born. She will celebrate her 60th birthday on 16 August (18). She tops Mariah Carey, who takes second place among the top-performing female solo artists with 18 Hot 100 chart-toppers - the most for any solo act - while she also boasts the most cumulative weeks in first place of any act with 79. Rounding out the top five are Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna, who made her chart debut in 2005 and already has the third-best track record when it comes to Hot 100 number ones with 14. Olivia Newton-John, Aretha Franklin, pop rivals Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, and Diana Ross complete the top 10. The list of the all-time top female artists on the Hot 100 emerges shortly after Elton John was named the most successful male solo act with nine number ones, 27 top 10s, and a total of 67 entries, according to Billboard. He beat Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder to pole position, while Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney also scored spots in the top five, with Usher, Prince, Rod Stewart, Drake, and Marvin Gaye making up the rest of the top 10.
Actor David Hasselhoff has wed for the third time, exchanging vows with Hayley Roberts in Italy on Tuesday (31Jul18). The former Baywatch hunk tied the knot with his fiancee of two years in the country's southern Puglia region before a small group of friends and family, including his daughters Taylor, 28, and Hayley, 25, who David flew in for the ceremony, his press agent confirms to People.com. Hasselhoff, 66, began dating Welsh model Roberts, 38, in 2011, when she approached him for an autograph at a hotel while he served as a judge on hit TV competition Britain's Got Talent. The star ended up asking Hayley for her number, and the couple became engaged five years later. Hayley previously revealed she was completely shocked by her now-husband's proposal, which occurred during a romantic picnic on a beach in Malibu, California in 2016. "We were both in tears," she told Hello! magazine shortly after he popped the question. "I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that, I'm still overwhelmed." David shares his daughters with second wife Pamela Bach, who he was married to from 1989 until their 2006 divorce, and he is overjoyed to have their support for his new spouse Hayley, as it was his girls who encouraging him to propose to the model. "I told my girls what I was going to do and they were both really supportive," he told Hello!. "It's tough. No one wants to see their parents split up. But they love Hayley and they're just happy for me." The Knight Rider star was also married to actress Catherine Hickland for five years until 1989.
July 30, 2018
Justin Bieber is reportedly planning a lavish wedding for him and fiance Hailey Baldwin. The couple got engaged while they holidayed in Barbados earlier this month (Jul18), and the singer took to Instagram two days later to officially announce he was marrying the model. Though it's still very early days in their engagement, a source has alleged that the Sorry hitmaker is already making preparations for the big day. "Originally, Justin wanted an intimate wedding like his dad had earlier this year, but now he's in two minds - part of him would like to go all-out and give Hailey a day fit for a princess," they told Britain's Heat magazine. "He's talking about hiring a huge estate for about 500 guests and having her dad (actor Stephen Baldwin) officiate. Hailey's just happy they're engaged and is going with the flow, but Justin's drawing up guest lists and auditioning wedding planners online as he wants it to happen ASAP." The source added that the Grammy winner wants to host the "wedding of the year" fit for "Hollywood royalty." In his engagement reveal, Justin insisted his 21-year-old bride-to-be is the "love of my life", and jeweller Jack Solow, whom sold Justin the engagement ring rumoured to be worth $500,000 (£380,000), recently recalled the moment the 24-year-old realised he had found the perfect diamond for her. "I showed him all the details and all the intricacies like I would give any other 25-year-old (sic) boy who would come to the office to buy an engagement ring," he told the publication. "He seemed really excited. He was looking inside the diamond with the loupe (magnifying glass), and said, 'I think I see Hailey's face.'" The fashion star's aunt, Kim Basinger, has claimed that Hailey's 25-year-old sister Alaia and 22-year-old cousin Ireland will both be bridesmaids on the day.
Singer Demi Lovato is "awake" and surrounded by family members after suffering an alleged drug overdose. The pop star was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital close to midday on Tuesday (24Jul18), with police and fire department officials confirming they had responded to an emergency call placed from the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive, the street in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood where Demi's home is located. Reports suggest the singer, who was sober for six years before falling off the wagon, had overdosed on heroin, but the 25-year-old's representative has released a statement claiming some of the information about the incident is false. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support," the star's spokesperson said in a statement. "Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now." The star revealed to fans she recently relapsed in the lyrics of her new song, Sober, in June (18), apologising for letting her family and fans down. "To the ones who never left me/We’ve been down this road before/I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore,” she sings on the heartbreaking track. Demi was transported to a Los Angeles hospital, where she was treated with Narcan - an emergency treatment for opioid narcotic overdoses - according to Entertainment Tonight. She first sought rehabilitation treatment for her substance abuse and self-harm issues in 2011. A concert scheduled for Atlantic City, New Jersey on Thursday (26Jul18) has been canceled following her hospitalization.