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Taylor Swift’s 1989 Is Heading Right Back to the Top of the Charts

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Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. Jason Merritt—Getty Images

There's no stopping this girl

Taylor Swift’s 1989 could be topping the Billboard 200 chart again.

After two weeks out of the top spot, the Shake It Off singer’s smash-hit album is currently sitting at No. 2 and those in the know believe it has the power to reach No. 1 for a tenth week, Billboard reports.

If 1989 has no successful challengers, it will be one of only 11 albums ever to have racked up 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Swift’s album Fearless made it to 11 weeks, making her one of only four women to have accomplished the feat.

Can she do it again? You’ll find out on Feb. 4 when Billboard announces the new top 10.


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Lindsay Lohan Is Trying to Pass Off Meet-and-Greets as Community Service

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Photo dated Oct. 13, 2014 of Lindsay Lohan who has revealed she plans to make her permanent home in London because it is the ideal place for her to grow up. Anthony Devlin—Press Association Images/AP

Not so fast, Lindsay!

Lindsay Lohan has been accused of trying to include socializing with fans as some of the 80 hours of community service she was supposed to perform for a 2012 reckless driving charge.

Lohan, 28, reportedly included meeting several fans during a stage production of Speed-the-Plow, in which she starred in the U.K. last year, as part of the mandatory 4,800 minutes she had to spend benefiting the community.

Her lawyer, Shawn Holley, appeared in court Wednesday to submit a dossier of documents outlining the Mean Girls actress’s community service hours, which Lohan claims were completed in nine days. Lohan also apparently awarded herself hours for allowing star-struck fans to shadow her, reports USA Today.

“I’d love to hang out with a celebrity all day and see their life, but that’s not community service,” said prosecutor Terry White, who has until Feb. 18 to demonstrate Lohan did not fulfill her community service requirement.

Lohan may face jail time if the prosecution can establish that this component of her criminal sentence was not met.

[USA Today]

TIME Television

Mehcad Brooks to Play Jimmy Olsen in Supergirl

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Actor Mehcad Brooks arrives at the 2013 People StyleWatch Denim Party at the Palihouse on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in Los Angeles. Paul A. Hebert—Invision/AP

The True Blood actor is set to play Supergirl's love interest

The upcoming CBS superhero series Supergirl will feature Mehcad Brooks as young photojournalist Jimmy Olsen.

The 34-year-old Austin native will be playing the love interest of Supergirl (played by Glee star Melissa Benoist), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Jimmy Olsen character is a staple of the DC Comics Superman series, where he is traditionally portrayed as a youthful Daily Planet reporter who idolizes Clark Kent and Lois Lane.

As for Brooks, he was last seen playing an egocentric football player in the recently canceled Necessary Roughness. But he is most famous for his role as “Eggs” on the hit series True Blood.


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No, Gene Hackman Is Not Dead

This Jan. 19, 2003 file photo shows actor Gene Hackman at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mark J. Terrill — AP

Don’t believe the online rumors

Actor Gene Hackman is alive and well.

Rumors were spreading that the Hollywood legend had died, following the publication of an article on sports and pop culture blog Grantland earlier this week.

The confusion was sparked by a headline that ran on the website Tuesday stating “The Greatest Living American Actor at 85: Gene Hackman Is Gone But Still in Charge,” spurring rumors that Hackman, who is in fact 84-years-old, had died.

The headline has since been revised from “Gone” to “Retired.” Hackman turns 85 on Friday.

[ABC News]

TIME Music

Lil Wayne Is Suing His Record Label Cash Money for $51 Million

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Lil Wayne attends a basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Dec. 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. Noel Vasquez—GC Images/Getty Images

The 32-year-old New Orleans native says he has not been paid for his upcoming album and wants out of his contract

Rapper Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit against his record label Cash Money, alleging that he is owed $51 million.

According to the suit, Lil Wayne, 32, says Cash Money and its CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams has withheld millions of dollars for his upcoming unreleased album The Carter V, TMZ reports.

Lil Wayne says the label was supposed to pay him an $8 million advance on his album, plus $2 million once it was delivered. The album was completed in December but Lil Wayne says he has not seen any of the money.

The New Orleans native claims he should be allowed to end his contract with the label and receive payment of $51 million instead.

In addition to his artistic freedom, the Lollipop rapper has asked a judge to declare him joint copyright holder of all Young Money recordings, currently an imprint of Cash Money, including collaborations with Drake and Niki Minaj.


TIME Music

Taylor Swift Just Trademarked ‘This Sick Beat’

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Taylor Swift in TriBeCa on Jan. 17, 2015 in New York City. Alessio Botticelli—GC Images/Getty Images

She has also applied for several other trademarks on song lyrics

Nothing says Taylor Swift like fun times within tightly defined, strictly patrolled parameters, and the reigning queen of pop music–who rules the realm of modern media with an iron fist decorated with kitty stickers–has a cool new way for you to use some of her catchiest catch phrases: only with her explicit permission, under threat of legal action.

You might want to stay away from riffing on Beyoncé too.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

TIME movies

Matthew McConaughey to Star in Born to Run Film Adaptation

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Actor Matthew McConaughey poses in the press room at the 86th annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. Jason LaVeris—WireImage

Based on the best-selling 2009 book

Matthew McConaughey is about to go for a very long, very barefoot run.

EW has confirmed that McConaughey is set to star in a film adaptation of Christopher McDougall’s 2009 best-selling book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, based on a script from Matthew Michael Carnahan.

In the book, McDougall finds members of the Tarahumara Indian tribe in the Mexican Copper Canyons to discover how they’re able to run distances of more than 100 miles without getting the typical injuries that come along with running. The book eventually leads to a race between America’s greatest runners and members of the tribe. It was also the inspiration for the barefoot running movement.

Deadline was the first to report the casting news.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

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Actor Michael Fassbender during an interview on August 7, 2014 NBC—Getty Images

The film will also star Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels

Universal announced yesterday that Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs started principal photography in San Francisco, confirming its cast led by Michael Fassbender.

Fassbender stars as the titular character in the film directed by Boyle, which will take place at three product launches. Seth Rogen is indeed playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kate Winslet is playing former Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman.

Meanwhile, Jeff Daniels plays former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston plays Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Lisa Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg plays Apple development team member Andy Hertzfeld. Three actresses—Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss—will portray Lisa Brennan, the daughter whose paternity Jobs first denied. Sorkin has called Lisa the “heroine” of the movie; he told The Independent that “in the case of Steve Jobs, it’s the relationships he had—particularly with his daughter, Lisa—that drew me to it.”

Based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, the film had a rough time getting to this point: Both Leonardio DiCaprio and Christian Bale dropped out of playing the lead. The project also changed studios from Sony to Universal.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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Bradley Cooper Says American Sniper Role Was Life-Changing

Actor bulked up to play former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

Actor Bradley Cooper says in a new interview with People that playing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper was a life-changing experience.

Cooper, who has been visiting veterans nationwide, admits he has always respected military men and women but never fully realized the toll it can take on their families. He called playing Kyle “life-changing,” and says he’s gratified that people are responding well to the film.

“People were willing to express themselves in a format that they would never do normally,” Cooper adds. “But because they saw Chris’s story, they were willing to say, ‘Thank you for putting a guy I can relate to up there and have it be something right away that I know is accurate.'”

Read more at PEOPLE.

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