Friday, March 7, 2014
From news service reports
LONDON - The Rolling Stones will be taking the stage again this summer at one of Britain's leading music festivals.
The Rolling Stones – from left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger – will perform June 29 at one of Britain’s top music festivals.
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Stones' appearance at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival -- set to take place from June 28 to June 30 -- was revealed Wednesday in a line-up posted on the festival's website.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and The Stones recently held a series of concerts to celebrate their 50th year together and there have been rumors of more activity.
Before those shows, the Stones hadn't performed in concert together since 2007.
They confirmed their June 29 Glastonbury appearance in a post on their official website, with Rolling Stones frontman Jagger taking to Twitter to say he "can't wait" to play the festival.
Referring to the farmland in southwestern England where the festival his held, Jagger said: "I have my wellies and my yurt," a portable dwelling used by nomads.
Grammy winning group Mumford & Sons, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello and the Arctic Monkeys also are on the lineup for the sold-out festival.
Other acts include Portishead, Rufus Wainwright, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Lumineers and Alabama Shakes.
Glastonbury was not held last year due to the Olympics and to allow the farmland to recover.
'Today' anchor, partner expecting a baby girl
LOS ANGELES - "Today" weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe says she and NBC news correspondent Stephanie Gosk are expecting a baby girl in August.
A smiling, joking Wolfe made her announcement on NBC's morning show Wednesday, saying, "I'm quite pregnant, actually."
The baby is due in mid-August, the 39-year-old Wolfe said.
"You kept a secret pretty good," "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie told Wolfe.
In a blog posted on the "Today" website, Wolfe said she and Gosk, 40, were two years into their relationship when they realized they wanted to "share our adventures with a wide-eyed little person."
In a People magazine story out Friday, Wolfe discussed why the couple decided to share news of their pregnancy and relationship. As Wolfe put it: "I don't want to bring my daughter into a world where I'm not comfortable telling everyone who I am and who her mother is."
Other TV journalists who have come out as gay include Anderson Cooper of CNN, Sam Champion of ABC and MSNBC's Don Lemon.
Timberlake album tops on Billboard
LOS ANGELES - He didn't quite hit the million-sold mark, though he came awfully close.
Capping a whirlwind promotional run that included hosting "Saturday Night Live," performing on five consecutive episodes of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and playing an intimate club gig at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Justin Timberlake enters the Billboard 200 album chart this week at No. 1.
Billboard reported late Tuesday that "The 20/20 Experience," Timberlake's third studio disc, had sold 968,000 copies between its release March 19 and Sunday evening, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It's the biggest first-week sales figure since Taylor Swift's "Red" moved 1.2 million in November, and it sets a new personal record for Timberlake, whose previous solo album, 2006's "FutureSex/LoveSounds," debuted with 684,000 copies.
Timberlake's old band 'NSync holds the all-time one-week record: In 2000, it sold 2.4 million copies of "No Strings Attached."
Bill Werde, Billboard's editorial director, said Wednesday that the album's impressive bow reflected the unique - and "very combustible" - combination of elements surrounding "The 20/20 Experience," which marked the long-anticipated return to music of a "talent juggernaut who can dance, sing, act and isn't hard on the eyes."
"There aren't a ton of teachable moments in the campaign," Werde said. "The ultimate takeaway here is that if you can be Justin Timberlake, that's a pretty good thing to be."
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The Associated Press