Hollywood Happenings

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Top five stories of the week:

  1. According to People, Mark Pontius, drummer for Foster the People, is leaving the band to focus on raising his 2-year-old daughter. 

  1. Singer Cher is suing her ex-husband and musical partner Sonny Bono’s widow over royalties to the duo’s songs, according to Billboard.

  1. Variety reported Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell has retired. Harwell’s retirement came after the band’s Oct. 9 show in New York, where he slurred his words and threatened the audience.

  1. According to Billboard, singer Kesha announced she is going to have a series on Discovery+ titled “Conjuring Kesha,” in which she will explore the supernatural. 

  1. Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil broke ribs after falling off stage Saturday night while performing a solo concert in Tennessee, according to ABC News.

Recent releases:

“Easy On Me” by Adele (single)

“Ex For A Reason” by Summer Walker featuring City Girls 

“Just One Look” by Julia Michaels (single)

“Faking Love” by Anitta featuring Saweetie (single)

“Faces” by Mac Miller (album)

“Music of the Spheres” by Coldplay (album)

“Optimist” by Finneas (album)

“Punk” by Young Thug (album)

“Blessings and Miracles” by Santana (album)

“Halloween Kills” (in theaters)

“The Last Duel”(in theaters)

“You” season three (Netflix)

Top 15 charting songs:

  1. “STAY” by The Kid LAROI featuring Justin Bieber

  2. “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X featuring Jack Harlow

  3. “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes

  4. “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake featuring Future and Young Thug

  5. “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran

  6. “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo

  7. “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat featuring SZA

  8. “Levitating” by Dua Lipa

  9. “Knife Talk” by Drake featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat

  10. “Essence” by Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems

  11. “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran

  12. “My Universe” by Coldplay featuring BTS

  13. “Need To Know” by Doja Cat

  14. “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd featuring Ariana Grande 

  15. “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals

Song data via Billboard’s The Hot 100 Chart.

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