‘Suicide Squad’ Set for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart



The Suicide Squad soundtrack is on course for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters. Those in the know suggest the set could earn upwards of 85,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 18 — of which around 50,000 could be in traditional album sales. The album opened at No. 1 on the Aug. 27-dated list, tallying 182,000 units (and 128,000 in sales).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Sept. 3-dated Billboard 200 chart — where Suicide Squad may hold at No. 1 — is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, Aug. 21.

As for the rest of next week’s top 10, watch for Justin Moore’s Kinda Don’t Care and PARTYNEXTDOOR’s PARTYNEXTDOOR3 (P3) to both possibly bow in the region. Moore could start with over 40,000 units, while PARTYNEXTDOOR may launch with around 40,000 as well.


Zac Efron Tears Up Moments Before Meeting Simone Biles: «I Totally Have Butterflies Right Now»


It was the meeting wanted ‘round the world.

On the beam, Simone Biles is a four-time Olympic medalist who has captivated international attention for her gymnastic prowess. Behind the scenes, she caught the eye of one major celebrity fan—Zac Efron.

Months before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games, she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to confirm her secret crush on the Hollywood hunk. «Is it just ‘cause he’s gorgeous, is that why you like him?» Ellen DeGeneres asked. Her one-word answer? «Yes!»

Her crush drew national attention as even NBC’s Nightly News could not avoid the subject, airing footage of her personal life-size Efron cutout safely kept behind her childhood bed.  «Sometimes I used to kiss him on the cheek,» Simone told NBC’s Stephanie Gosk. Soon, the two were exchanging tweets, but from thousands of miles away.

Finally, after weeks of mounting public anticipation, NBC secretly arranged for the two to meet face to face for the first time Tuesday night.

«I totally have butterflies right now,» Efron admitted to Hoda Kotb backstage while watching Biles perform her gold-winning routine in the floor exercises. In fact, the actor got teary-eyed as Simone was honored with her fourth Olympic medal and the National Anthem played out. «That’s so good,» he said under his breath.


However, Biles gave Efron’s reaction a run for its money when it ultimately came time for the grand surprise unveiling. While the 19-year-old has kept cool, calm and collected throughout the international competition, meeting the Neighbors star ignited quite a different response.

«If you bring him out, I think I’m going to pass out,» she warned Kotb before Efron entered the room. Queue the screaming! «I’m shaking,» she said repeatedly, visibly elated and shocked. «He’s even more gorgeous in person,» teammate Laurie Hernandez whispered to Biles.

«She’s always super calm, by the way,» teammate Aly Raisman told Efron.

Rest assured, ladies—Efron was a bit nervous, too. «»They just got off the world’s biggest stage, won gold medals. They’ve been crushing it the entire Olympics and I was hiding in the closet waiting to come in, so I didn’t know what to think. I was kind of getting nervous myself,» he told Kotb and Matt Lauer on Today.

As for planning the big surprise, the actor just didn’t want to watch from the couch anymore.

«When I found out Simone and this team were fans, I was like, ‘What kind of guy am I if I don’t show up?»’ he told Kotb and Lauer.

It’s clear from the ladies’ faces—they sure are glad he did.


Kristen Stewart on Dating Robert Pattinson: «Our Relationship Was Made Into a Product»


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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are not Bella and Edward. As the actress explains in T‘s Aug. 21st Women’s Fashion issue, dating her Twilight co-star—earning them the nickname «Robsten»—taught her a lesson in what happens when her personal and professional identities merged. «People wanted me and Rob to be together so badly that our relationship was made into a product. It wasn’t real life anymore. And that was gross to me,» Stewart says. «It’s not that I want to hide who I am or hide anything I’m doing in my life. It’s that I don’t want to become a part of a story for entertainment value.»

Stewart understands that as an actress in high-profile films, audiences will be interested in her love life. But she’s careful to only show them so much. «I’m not the typical showman. But at the same time, I want so badly to expose myself,» the 26-year-old actress says. «I want to be understood and I want to be seen, and I want to do that in the rawest, purest, most naked way I can.»

It wasn’t until recently, in fact, that Stewart confirmed she was dating visual-effects producerAlicia Cargile. «I would never talk about any of my relationships before, but once I started dating girls it seemed like there was an opportunity to represent something really positive,» theCafé Society actress tells the magazine. «I still want to protect my personal life, but I don’t want to seem like I’m protecting the idea, so that does sort of feel like I owe something to people.»


Though she didn’t hide her affections for Cargile in public, Stewart shied away from discussing their coupling for some time. It’s understandable, given that she suffered from «debilitating physical anxiety» during her teens and early 20s. Today, Stewart’s feelings towards fame are «no longer negative or fear-based,» she tells T. «I do think that’s because of the storms I have weathered. It’s not that they make you stronger or calloused—but they do make you a human.»

For more from Stewart, pick up T magazine, on newsstands Aug. 21.


Adrienne Bailon’s Engagement Ring



Is it just us, or did the city of lights just get even brighter this weekend with one engagement ring?

For those who missed the big news,Adrienne Bailon announced to her social media followers Friday night that she was engaged to boyfriend Israel Houghton.

In the process, she couldn’t help but show off a stunning ring that shined bright with her white nail polish in front of the Eifel Tower. So how nice is this piece of bling? We asked some experts to find out.

Jewelry and style expert Lauren McCawleyestimated the ring to cost an impressive $750,000 thanks to its incredible features.


Adrienne’s stunning engagement ring steals the spotlight beneath the Eiffel Tower with its colorless 8-carat Emerald Cut Diamond embraced by a halo of French-Pave set diamonds set in Platinum,» she told E! News.

Jason Arasheben from Jason of Beverly Hills also couldn’t help but compliment the finished product.

The jewelry designer, who has helped design engagement rings for celebs including Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, estimated the ring to be between four-six carats and cost as much as $300,000.  «It looks great with the traditional halo,» he shared with E! News while also appreciating the «clean, simple design.»

While fans hope for more details of the magical proposal when season three of The Real kicks off this fall, some of Adrienne’s co-stars already sent their congratulations on social media.

«Congratulations to @ihoughton and @adriennebailon on their engagement … I love you Munchkin. You are so full of love and light this is your moment so enjoy,» Loni Love shared on Instagram. «You, Is, have become my brother. I now have some else to borrow money from… #love.»

As for the love between Adrienne and Israel, it’s more than visible as they continue their summer vacation in and around Paris.

«I’ve taken a giant leap of faith in asking her to share life with me forever and to give me a shot at getting it right this time… She has graciously granted my request… She said yes,» Israel sharedon Instagram. «Thanks Be To God. Thank you @adriennebailon for graciously loving me.»



Jessica Alba and Cash Warren Help Create the Perfect Birthday Party for Their Watermelon-Loving Daughter



Let’s call Jessica Alba and Cash Warren the ultimate party planners.

As the Hollywood couple enjoyed the final days of summer vacation this weekend, fans got a taste of the birthday party thrown for their growing daughter.

As seen on Instagram and Snapchat, mom and dad decided to host a watermelon-themed pool party for Haven featuring everything from fruit-shaped balloons, cupcakes and other goodies from Sunnylife.

«Happy Birthday to my sweet angel Havie baby!» the actress wrote on Instagram. «Can’t believe she’s already 5!»

Cash also couldn’t help but gush about his daughter by sharing a heartfelt tribute on social media.

«Once upon a time there was a princess named Haven. Today she went from four to five and aback my heart was taken to the day she was born when my soul expanded like a playpen and her smile lit my path like a fire for cavemen,» he shared. «To the center of my world she found her way in and that’s where she’ll stay. Happy Birthday my dear Haven.»

Not to be outdone, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum also had some fun on Saturday when they hosted a small party with their daughter Everly.

Shortly after celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Step Up, the famous pair decided to get some young fans moving and shaking on Snapchat.

With Justin Timberlake’s «Can’t Stop the Feeling» playing in the background, kids of all ages were able to enjoy a «dance party» before posing for the ultimate group shot outside.

Wait, we may have just found the next stars for the couple’s NBC dance competition series.



Kendall Jenner’s Vogue Appearances


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Kendall Jenner has landed debatably the most coveted magazine cover: the cover ofVogue‘s September issue. And it happened about two or three years after her fashion career took off with the help of Marc Jacobs.

In honor of her big day, E! News is looking back at all of Kendall’s appearances in American Vogue. Her very first time appearing in the high-fashion magazine was in 2014, and since then she has become one of the most sought out models in the industry. Walking New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and more, Kendall is easily one of the most successful models in fashion, and she’s only just begun.

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Kendall’s first appearance happened to be in the September 2014 issue of Vogue, so her cover today really means she’s come full circle. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star put on her best fierce face while wearing head-to-toe Alexander Wang. Shot by Mario Testino, Kendall proved she had what it took to be a model superstar.


Her next appearance was only a few months later in the January 2015 issue when she was photographed by David Sims. The E! star could hardly believe she had been in the magazine twice in only a few short months and took to Instagram to express her delight. «Starting off 2015 in @voguemagazine shot by #DavidSims #CamillaNickerson @garrennewyork #DianeKendal,» she captioned a photo from the shoot.


And just like that, Kendall landed her third appearance in American Vogue the following month for the February 2015 issue. She looked bohemian chic in designer duds by Theory, Versace and Lanvin.


She took her look one step further by changing up her ‘do and rocking a shag hairstyle.



Kendall really upped the ante in another Vogue appearance in the March 2015 issue when she posed with Justin Bieber. Posing in a bikini, Kendall looked gorgeous next to the pop star, who went shirtless while draping his arm around his BFF. The Brat Pack-inspired shoot also featured Gigi Hadid and Ansel Elgort.


In September 2015, Kendall found a new modeling partner—Karl Lagerfeld’s famous feline Choupette.



Kendall and Gigi reunited once again in the magazine’s November 2015 issue where they posed wildly alongside Nick Jonas and Jayden Smith. Although Kendall’s pink hair was temporary, it showed just how much she was willing to do for her fun photo shoots.



One month after that Kendall stunned in an Alice in Wonderland-inspired shoot for the December 2015 issue.

Congratulations, Kendall!