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Lorde Thanks Fans After 'Melodrama' Lands No. 1 Album Spot

Lorde Thanks Fans After 'Melodrama' Lands No. 1 Album Spot

Lorde is opening up about her sophomore album, Melodrama, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week.

The 20-year-old singer took to Twitter on Monday (June 26) to express her gratitude and love.

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“You guys, today we have the number one album in america,” she wrote. “From the bottom of my heart, thankyou.

“Royals was, to quote david chase, ‘a moonshot, a dreadnought,’” she went on. “There were no such guarantees with melodrama—that’s why this means so much.”

“When i was a kid i thought big records had to be made a certain way—to be sterile & calculated in craft; that something had to be sacrificed,” she added.

Read the rest of her tweets below!

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Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' to Get a Sequel!

Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' to Get a Sequel!

Ben Affleck‘s movie The Accountant is set to get a sequel and the actor is in talks to star in the film!

The first film’s director Gavin O’Connor and writer Bill Dubuque are also in talks to return for the sequel, according to Deadline.

The Accountant was released in October 2016 and it grossed $155 million worldwide on a budget of just $44 million.

Jon Bernthal, who [SPOILER ALERT] was revealed to be Ben‘s long lost brother at the end of the first film, is likely to be in the sequel as well.

Alison Brie Totally Cried Watching 'Wonder Woman' with Dave Franco

Alison Brie Totally Cried Watching 'Wonder Woman' with Dave Franco

Alison Brie keeps it cute in a sheer ensemble in this photo from her feature with Marie Claire!

Here’s what the 34-year-old GLOW star had to share with the mag:

On training with Chavo Guerrero, whose uncle Mondo Guerrero helped train the original GLOW girls: “[He] really made us fall in love with wrestling. He helped us respect the philosophies of wrestling, the kayfabe [a professional wrestling term for onstage fakery and stagecraft], the characters, the storytelling aspect of it. My proudest moment, I was like, ‘I think I should record you saying this and play it back for my dad, because he won’t believe me.’ I was like, ‘There’s nothing natural about this! I worked very hard for a very long time!’”

On sending videos of herself at the gym to her husband, Dave Franco: “He’s like ‘I get it, you’re a badass.’ No, he’s very supportive, like ‘Oh my god!’”

On crediting Franco with teaching her to slow down and take her time picking roles: “He has amazing taste and is one of the most patient people I know. It’s nice to get to a place where you’re like, ‘I know my worth and what kind of projects I really want to do, and it’s worth fighting for the really good ones.’ Because my instinct has always been much more of a frantic workaholic, where I’m like ‘I always want to be working! I’ll take any job!’”

On watching Wonder Woman with Franco: “My mindset was, I want to support female directors and superheroes, and this [film] is very important for our feminist cause right now. I totally [cried]. I left the theater wielding a fake sword and jumping around, stabbing my husband, like ‘You have to DIE! Because of…love.’”

For more from Alison, visit MarieClaire.com!

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Lionel Richie secretly met with American Idol producers this week and they reportedly "loved him." They sat down for over two hours and the producers apparently see him as a "nice judge." Still, his negotiations won't progress until they lock up Ryan Seacrest's deal as host. Find out more...

Meet 'Gypsy' Actress Melanie Liburd with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Meet 'Gypsy' Actress Melanie Liburd with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Gypsy is one of Netflix’s highly anticipated new shows and we caught up with actress Melanie Liburd to get to know her before the series premieres this Friday!

You might recognize the 29-year-old British actress from her appearances on shows like Game of Thrones and The Grinder. Here are 10 Fun Facts she shared with us:

  • 1. I’m half Kittitian (the Island of St Kitts) and half English.
  • 2. I’m a speed demon on a snowboard.
  • 3. I grew up in a house full of rescued animals – my mum is the real life Dr. Doolittle.
  • 4. I have a BA Honors degree in fashion.
  • 5. I’m obsessed with sword fighting, bo-staff training and Pilates.

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Penn Badgley Set To Return To TV With Greg Berlanti Lifetime Thriller, 'You'!

Penn Badgley Set To Return To TV With Greg Berlanti Lifetime Thriller, 'You'!

Penn Badgley is making his way back to TV!

The 30-year-old Gossip Girl actor has signed on to star in Lifetime’s straight-to-series thriller You, according to THR.

You is a psychological thriller based on the book of the same name by Caroline Kepnes. The 10-episode drama is a 21st century love story that asks what you would do for love. When a brilliant bookstore manager, Joe (Badgley) crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle — and person — in his way.

We can’t wait to see Penn back on the small screen!

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Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler Are Summer Lovebirds in NY!

Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler Are Summer Lovebirds in NY!

Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler enjoyed quality time together this weekend in New York!

The hot couple was seen out and about in the East Village of New York City on Friday (June 23) before heading to the Hamptons for the weekend.

Vanessa wore a cute “Hola, Lover” t-shirt and denim shorts while Austin looked cool in his vintage clothes. “Stripey vibes with my man @austinbutler,” Vanessa captioned the paparazzi photos on her Instagram.

On Sunday, Vanessa shared a photo of her and Austin cuddling on a balcony while watching the sun set over the water. “I love the hamptons 😍❤️,” she captioned the below photo.

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J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute to Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary

J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute to Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since J.K. Rowling introduced us to the world of Harry Potter, and she’s marking the occasion with a special tribute.

The 51-year-old author took to Twitter on Monday (June 26) – the same day Bloomsbury published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the U.K. in 1997 – to share her thoughts.

MORE NEWS: J. K. Rowling Says There Are Actually Two Harry Potters

“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” she wrote. “It’s been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20.”

Bloomsbury is set to release four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in honor of the anniversary.

“She had a vision,” Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the films, tweeted. “Congratulations @jk_rowling ⚡️#HarryPotter20.”

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