[lastfm]Lady Gaga [/lastfm]is just one of the many entertainers singled out by Time magazine for its annual issue that lists the “100 Most Influential People in the World”. Who else made the list…
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Glee’s Lea Michelle is on the list . The magazine credits her with inspiring young people to get involved in school musical programs and encouraging communities to fund them. Other entertainers that made the cut include [lastfm]Taylor Swift[/lastfm], [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm], [lastfm]Prince[/lastfm], and Conan O’Brien. The “100” are broken into four categories: artists, leaders, thinkers and heroes. Time 100 is out on Friday but you can check out the complete list at time.com
Speaking of [lastfm]Glee[/lastfm], the soundtrack to the Power of Madonna episode sold 98-thousand copies in its first week which takes it straight to #1! This is the third soundtrack from the show but the first to focus on just one episode.
[lastfm]Lindsay Lohan [/lastfm]and her mom Dina will tape an interview for tonight’s episode of “Entertainment Tonight”. They will discuss Lindsay’s father Michael and his alleged attempts to save Lindsay and her sister Ali. Michael is headed to court on May 13th over child support and says while he and Dina are in the same place at the same time, he wants to sit down and talk about Ali’s welfare. If she refuses, he says he’ll get Child Protective Services involved.
Avatar didn’t just break Blu-ray sales records…it also broke Blu-ray THEFT records. Avatar is the most pirated Blu-ray title of all time with more than 200-thousand copies downloaded in its first four days on the market.
Breaking Dawn , the fourth novel in the Twilight series to be made into a movie now has a director. Dreamgirls director Bill Condon will be sitting behind the camera. The only question is whether this will be one movie of split into two separate films. BTW: The third movie in the series, Eclipse , hits theaters on June 30th.
Good news and bad news for Lord of the Rings fans. Good news: a release date for the first Hobbit movie. According to Warner Brothers, it will hit theaters in December of 2012. Bad news: That’s a year later than was originally talked about. Hey, at least it’s not 2013, that was the word on the web yesterday. For the record, that’s the second Hobbit movie’s release date. Producer Peter Jackson says the scripts are finished and he’s waiting for the green light from the studio so casting can begin.