Shannon Singletary ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Writer
Britney Spears in Las Vegas
Pop princess Britney Spears confirmed rumors of an upcoming Las Vegas residency on Tuesday’s Good Morning America. The star has struck a two-year deal to perform at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Spears is reportedly being paid more than $29 million for the gig, earning $310,000 per show. “Britney Spears: Piece of Me” will first hit the stage Dec. 27.
Mark Wahlberg Finishes High School
Mark Wahlberg has proven that it’s never too late to get an education. The 42-year-old actor finally received his high school diploma this past June after dropping out of high school. In an op-ed Wahlberg wrote for The Huffington Post on Monday, the Boston native talks about the struggles he faced in his childhood that led to his departure from school. Wahlberg says his inspiration to finally complete his high school education was his four children.
Dancing With the Stars Premiere
Dancing with the Stars kicked off Season 17 on Monday night with a slightly different look. The show made several minor aesthetic changes to go along with a new slew of celebrity dancers. To start off the night, the celebrities and the dancing partners entered the stage from a red carpet set up outside of the studio. They took their seats next to the judges’ panel, which was moved from one side of the stage to other. The upstairs “luxury box” has also been transformed into a last minute rehearsal space for the contestants. Several stars shined on the dance floor including Glee’s Amber Riley, former High School Musical Star Corbin Bleu, and Saved By the Bell actress Elizabeth Berkeley. Bill Nye (the Science Guy), perhaps this season’s most anticipated dancer) received the lowest scores of the night, though he still received large cheers from the audience.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel Show Off Baby Boy
Actor Josh Duhamel and wife Fergie officially introduced their first son Axl Jack Duhamel to the world via social media. The little guy, born Aug. 29, is reportedly named after Guns N’ Roses rocker Axl Rose. Duhamel introduced Axl to the public on Instagram, posting a photo of the blanked swaddled baby with the caption “Axl Jack Duhamel Day 1 Life is good :) #paparazziyoucanleaveourhousenow.” Singer Fergie, also posted a photo of her new son, saying “Axl Jack Duhamel. Day 2 of life. Hearing test complete. All systems go. #chillin,” in references to the headphones the small baby was wearing.