The latest celebrity and entertainment headlines including a new chart record for Adele, another weekend of box office domination for “The Hunger Games”and singer Robin Gibb is in a coma.
Multi-award winning singer Adele returned to number one in the UK albums chart with “21″, overtaking David Bowie and Dire Straits for the number of weeks spent in the top spot. The Grammy award winner moved up two places in her 64th week in the albums chart with “21″. During her career, she has notched up 23 weeks at number one, including one week for her debut album “19″ and 22 weeks for “21″. Bowie and Dire Straits both managed 22 weeks.
The blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games” dominated box office charts for the fourth weekend in a row, outselling three new releases at U.S. and Canadian theaters. The Lionsgate drama about a televised teen death match brought in $21.5 million at domestic theaters from Friday through Sunday. The ongoing appetite for “Hunger Games” left three newcomers trailing. The last movie to win four straight weekends was “Avatar,” the highest-grossing film of all time. That film, released by Fox, went on to generate $760 million in domestic sales.
Singer Robin Gibb, a founding member of the Bee Gees, is in a coma after contracting pneumonia, his official website said on Saturday (April 14). A spokesman for the 62-year-old, who has been battling cancer, was not immediately available to comment on reports in the British media that Gibb had been surrounded by close family in a London hospital and may have only days to live.