Sideshow: No California for Colbert

Stephen Colbert will keep "The Late Show" on the East Coast. AP
Stephen Colbert will keep "The Late Show" on the East Coast. AP
Posted: July 25, 2014

Colbert to stay in N.Y.C.

It's a good day when Stephen Colbert makes New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's day. It was a good Wednesday when Cuomo registered an ecstatic response to an announcement by CBS that The Late Show will not migrate to California when Colbert takes the helm from David Letterman. The show will continue to be hosted at the Ed Sullivan Theater.

Lana: Sex didn't work

Our heart goes out to "Summertime Sadness" singer Lana Del Rey, 29, who says even though she played the casting couch game by readily distributing sexual favors for professional ones, it got her nowhere. "You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals," Lana tells Complex mag. "Which is annoying."

Lana explores these feelings in a song on her new album, Ultraviolence, called "[Bleeped] My Way to the Top."

Weird! Weird Al takes chart

He's been at it since 1976, so it's totally due. Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic, 54, has beat millions of international pop acts in sales to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart for the first time ever with his comedy-music LP Mandatory Fun. It sold 104,000 units in its debut week, also making it the best-selling comedy album since '94.

Jason Mraz lags at No. 2 with Yes!, which sold 81,000 units, while rock band Rise Against's The Black Market is at No. 3 with 53,000.

Celebs hawk their souls

A slew of celebs have new product lines, reports People.

Britney Spears has a lingerie line, the Intimate Britney Spears. "My vision . . . is to create pieces that are sexy, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time," she says.

Kate Moss will be the face of Stella McCartney's goods for the seventh campaign in a row. This time, McCartney says, the pieces were inspired by Moss.

Justin Bieber has posted pics showing him virtually naked modeling Calvin Klein undies, fueling rumors he's the brand's next derriere 'n' front. The company won't comment.

It's a sequel world

Capt. Jack Sparrow will never die. Johnny Depp will be back to play the pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, due July 2017. Spider-Man spin-off movie The Sinister Six, about a gang of Spidey villains, is slated to open Nov. 11, 2016. But Andrew Garfield's next sequel has been pushed back two years. It'll open in 2018.

Duran Duran really hungry

Once they were "Hungry Like the Wolf," but now it seems Duran Duran is jonesing for fans' money. The Chicago Sun-Times says the new-wave band is suing one of its fan clubs, Worldwide Fan Clubs Inc. in Glenview, Ill., claiming it failed to pay the Brits an agreed-upon 75 percent cut of its profits from membership fees and merchandise sales.

Pitt-Jolie's other wedding

They've yet to wed in real life, but the Hollywood Reporter says Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who played husband and wife in 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith, will play a married couple in By the Sea, to be helmed by Jolie.


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