Jack White leads vinyl sales for first half of 2018

With the release of his third solo album “Boarding House Reach,” wax king Jack White leads vinyl sales for the first half of this calendar year. Not only did the release have the biggest vinyl sales week of 2018, it was the fourth-largest week for a vinyl album since Nielsen began tracking such things in 1991. The Detroit-born-and-bred musician is currently on tour in Europe promoting the album. 

Crew member says Johnny Depp punched him on set

Location manager Greg “Rocky” Brooks said actor Johnny Depp punched him twice on the set of “City of Lies,” a movie about the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. Brooks, who is suing the film’s director and producers for unspecified damages, said he was fired from the production when he refused to promise not to sue over the incident, the Associated Press reports. Brooks alleges that Depp smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated during the incident, shouted obscenities and yelled that he would pay Brooks to punch him in the face. “City of Lies” is set for U.S. release on Sept. 7. Depp, 55, plays a Los Angeles police detective.

George Clooney crashed his scooter in Italy

George Clooney was in a motor scooter crash in Italy Tuesday, but he will be fine, his spokesman told the Associated Press. TMZ reports the actor was doing 60 mph when he crashed. He was taken to a hospital on the island of Sardinia and released. Clooney, who has a home on the mainland, was in Sardinia filming a television miniseries adapted from Joseph Heller's novel "Catch-22."

Also …

In case you missed it, pop star Justin Bieber, 24, and model Hailey Baldwin, 21, (her dad is actor Stephen Baldwin), are engaged. Gossip rags have estimated that the glittering oval-shaped rock she's wearing on her ring finger is about six carats. 

South Lyon native Kevin Meoak will be a contestant on GSN’s “America Says” on July 18. He’ll play for a piece of the $15,000 potential jackpot. The show, hosted by John Michael Higgins, challenges teams of friends to try to guess how Americans will respond to a variety of questions. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Wednesday's Birthdays

Giorgio Armani, 84

Lisa Rinna, 55

Cassi Davis, 54

Lil Kim, 44

Lil Zane, 36

Alessia Cara, 22

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