Adele Has Officially Broken ‘N Sync’s Single Sales Week Record
Adele is officially headed for the record books. Her new album “25” has sold over 2.43 million copies in just four days, meaning that she broke ‘N Sync’s single week sales record of 2.41 million copies. That was in March of 2000, when their album “No Strings Attached” was selling like crazy. So Adele now owns the best sales week in history, or at least dating back to 1991, when Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases. Adele’s first week runs through tomorrow. The official numbers won’t be released until after the holiday weekend, but “Billboard” is now projecting that “25” will hit 3 million in Week One. By the way, ‘N Sync doesn’t mind that Adele broke their record. Joey Fatone said, quote, “Records are always meant to be broken . . . I even bought the damn album.” JC Chasez said, quote, “Adele proves that emotion and art are alive and well in music today.” And Lance Bass posted this cheesy response:
Justin Bieber Is Clearing His Upcoming Schedule for “Personal Reasons”
Justin Bieber is clearing his upcoming schedule for “personal reasons.” He hasn’t elaborated, so for all we know he just needs a break after doing a lot of promo for his new album. He canceled a performance for the CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade, and last night’s planned appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. He Tweeted:
My apologies to @colbertlateshow as I won’t be able to make it to nyc tomorrow for the show. I look forward to making it up to you soon
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 24, 2015
For what it’s worth, TMZ’s overly dramatic sources claim he’s been on a “virtual roller coaster,” with his moods, quote, “swinging like a pendulum” to the point where it’s “just become too much.” But supposedly his issues are not related to drugs or alcohol. Get more here.
Obama Jokes About Being “Verklempt” While Giving Barbra Streisand the Presidential Medal of Freedom
President Obama gave Presidential Medals of Freedom to Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Gloria Estefan, James Taylor, and others yesterday. Obama even joked about being “verklempt” while giving Barbra her medal. Get more here.
Larry the Cable Guy is Suing the Giterdone Gas Station in Mississippi
Larry the Cable Guy did not invent the phrase, “Git-R-Done”. But apparently, he feels he has enough claim to it to sue a place in Diamondhead, Mississippi called the Giterdone gas station. Giterdone not only uses Larry’s golden catchphrase, it also sells merchandise with the logo on it, including beer, knives, and packaged meats. Naturally. It also has a rusty old truck parked outside, that he thinks is supposed to look like Mater, the tow truck he voices in the “Cars” movies. Larry wants them to ditch the name and stop selling the products. He also wants all the profits from merchandise already sold. Larry does have a Git-R-Done non-profit organization that he established in 2009 to help children’s and veterans’ organizations. He also sells his own products, like Git-R-Done energy drinks through Git-R-Done Productions, Inc. Get more here.
Sugar Bear Admits He Cheated on Mama June
The gripping saga of “Honey Boo Boo” hillbillies Sugar Bear and Mama June continues on the new season of “Marriage Boot Camp”. And in an interview hyping the show, Sugar Bear admits he cheated. Apparently he strayed multiple times, and one of the women was a friend of theirs. He says, quote, “My biggest issues was my cheating. I’ve done that and shouldn’t have and I look back on it, I regret it and I wanted to go to ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ and get the help that I need.” As you probably recall, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was canceled not because of Sugar Bear’s cheating, but because Mama June was hanging around her ex, who’d just gotten out of jail for molesting one of June’s daughters. Not surprisingly, June doesn’t sound willing to cop to any wrongdoing. She even took a lie detector test. She says, quote, “The truth will be revealed about that. I wasn’t worried because I have nothing to hide. The truth will be revealed about everything. I had nothing to hide going in.” Get more here.
Doo Doo the Clown from “Billy Madison” is a Hero!
Remember the clown from “Billy Madison”? He appears to die when he falls while on stilts, but pops up later in the movie. Well, his professional name is Doo Doo, and he just became a hero. Doo Doo was in a black Hummer with two other clowns in Toronto, when they saw a weird guy chasing two women. So he yelled for them to get in his car. It had to be a hard decision, but the ladies went with the clowns in the Hummer, and perhaps for the first time in history, that turned out to be the right choice. The guy started attacking the car, but they had already called 911, and police showed up and took him in. Doo Doo was honored at city hall. Get more here.