Yankovic tops charts, Geldof's death ruled drugs-related
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:25
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Weird Al Yankovic tops the charts, Peaches Geldof's death is ruled drug-related, and Jon Stewart launches a mock campaign to buy CNN. Bob Mezan reports.
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Weird Al Yankovic has landed the number one spot on the Billboard charts with his latest album, "Mandatory Fun." The album - full of parodies of this year's top songs - sold 104,000 copies in its first week. It was Yankovic's first number one, despite being on the charts for more than 30 years.
A coroner has ruled that the death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof, was drugs-related. The 25-year-old socialite died at her family home England in April. In May, forensic tests found heroin in her system and puncture wounds on her arms.
Jon Stewart has launched a mock campaign to buy news network CNN for 10 billion dollars. The host of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" made the announcement on his show, coming off of news that 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch was interested in purchasing CNN's parent company Time Warner, and that the venerable network might be sold off if Murdoch became the owner.
Mia Farrow met with the media at the United Nations to share details from her recent trip to the Central African Republic. It was the fourth trip there for the activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Farrow said she will not give up her mission to help the region, even while the world's attention is pulled elsewhere, like Ukraine and the Middle East.
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