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Sandra Bullock adopts a second child
Actress Sandra Bullock revealed to People magazine that she’s adopted a second child, 3-year-old Laila. The star was secretly fostering the child and revealed to the magazine that she had a hard time protecting the little girl’s privacy. “Most foster children are in foster care because they were taken from their birth homes under tragic circumstances — and the last thing I wanted was to bring more harm to her because of the nature of my job,” she said. Bullock adopted her son, Louis, 5, in 2010.
Adele’s new album is still selling like crazy
Adele’s massive, record-clobbering “25” is tracking to sell around 950,000 copies in its second week, and that figure could climb to as high as 1 million, Billboard reported Wednesday. The set sold 3.38 million copies its first week in stores, demolishing the old first-week sales record, set by *NSYNC’s 2.4 million-selling “No Strings Attached” in 2000. If “25” crosses the million marker, it will be the first album to do so in its second week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data in 1991. The album has already sold 4.2 million copies in less than two weeks.
Kid Cudi scraps tour
Kid Cudi’s planned Thursday concert at the Fillmore Detroit has been scrapped, along with the rest of the rapper’s 16-city tour, Cudi announced on Wednesday. In a note to fans posted on Twitter, Cudi blamed production, as well as personal issues. “I got a lot I’m dealing with at this time in my personal life ... and in order for the shows to be the best experience possible as well as keeping my sanity intact, I need to regroup,” he wrote. Cudi promised to return “at the top of next year.” Tickets will be honored at the make-up dates, and more info will follow when available, Fillmore officials said Wednesday.
Third Man to release ‘Hateful’ soundtrack
The soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” will be released on Jack White’s Third Man Records on Dec. 18, the label announced Wednesday. The soundtrack features the White Stripes’ “Apple Blossom,” as well as music by Roy Orbison and Italian composer Ennio Morricone. The vinyl release will be pressed on two 180-gram LPs and will come in a tri-fold jacket that will include two posters and a 12-page booklet. The set, $25, is now available to pre-order on Third Man’s website.
Melody Baetens contributed to this report.
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