* After the single Somewhere reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Singles chart last month, a new posthumous album from Jimi Hendrix, called People, Hell and Angels, is set for release on Tuesday. The songs were originally planned as a follow-up to the guitarist’s seminal 1968 album Electric Ladyland, before he died from an accidental drug overdose.
* Steven Spielberg has told the French TV station Canal Plus he is working on a screenplay of Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon, not for the big screen but for a TV miniseries. The late filmmaker wrote the script for the movie, which he meticulously researched, but never made. If you’re in LA, I highly recommend LACMA’s Kubrick retrospective, where you’ll see some of the dedication the director poured into the would-be movie. Spielberg will no doubt see the project to its rightful light of day.
* With Paris Fashion Week underway, Givenchy drew great applause on Sunday night for Riccardo Tisci’s Ready-to-Wear Fall 2013 collection – during which singer Antony Hegarty (from Antony and the Johnsons) sang.
* Now that Billie Joe Armstrong has checked out of rehab, Green Day’s debut at SXSW next week is one of the festival’s most anticipated shows. The trio will perform on the same day of the world premiere of their film Broadway Idiot and also a screening of the documentary ¡Cuatro! In a Q-and-A with Rolling Stone, bassist Mike Dirnt said the band is feeling “cautiously optimistic – anxious as well” about Armstrong’s recovery.
* Legendary South African singer and human rights activist Miriam Makeba, known as Mama Afrika, would have turned 81 today. The Grammy-winning star died in Italy in 2008. Thank you, Google Doodle for recognizing the day.
* The 64th Primetime Emmys handed out top honours for TV’s best comedy, drama, variety and reality shows.
* Green Day’s Bille Joe Armstrong has checked into rehab, following at outburst at the iHeart Radio gig in Las Vegas this weekend.
* Bruce Springsteen turned 63 and invited 60 000 fans to his birthday party in New Jersey on Saturday night.
* Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker launched his PeaceEarth initiative last week, and spoke at Sunday’s session of the Social Good Summit.
* Mumford and Sons release their new album today, after imitating the Beatles and performing on SNL this past weekend.
* Dave Matthews Band scored its sixth #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with Away From the World.
* In case you missed it, a new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released.
* The actress in the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims is suing the producers of the film and YouTube.
* Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining – Doctor Sleep – is set to release on Monday.
*Green Day are streaming their new album – part one of three – before the official release next week on their Facebook page. Go now!
* Aerosmith’s latest single, the raucous Lover Alot, is streaming on their site, ahead of their new album release in November.
* A private memorial will take place for Tony Scott this weekend, as the investigation into his death continues.
* In Hollywood, you’re never too young to make your film debut – four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Brad and Angelina, will feature in Malificent, which Angie is currently filming – alongside South Africa’s Sharlto Copley.
* In touring news, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced North American tour dates, while Green Day will perform their major record label debut Dookie in full at the Reading Festival in England this weekend, before shows there next year.
* Ellen Degeneres’ daytime show goes into its 10th season next month – The Hollywood Reporter looks at the story of how she went from banished and broke to having a booming empire.
* Sparkle, the movie that Whitney Houston was working on before she died, hits the US big screen this weekend. The late singer’s daughter attended the premiere in LA.
* It’s been an important week for Elvis fans – marking the 35th anniversary of his death. The tributes are still as fervent as ever.
* There’s a new A-List in town – well, according to The Hollywood Reporter there is. Our favourite male stripper makes the cut.
* Green Day has debuted the video for their new single, Oh Love, which Billie Joe Armstrong has described as “very lustful”.
* The father-son relationship between South African musician Hugh Masekela and Sal, will be turned into a movie, with Oscar-winning producer Paul Haggis on board.
* The three members making up Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been sentenced to 2 years in prison for their anti-Putin protest in a cathedral.
* Green Day will release a pair of documentaries about how the threesome came to be, to coincide with their upcoming 3 album releases.
* The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, just got infinitely more exciting with the news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast as Plutarch Heavensbee.
* Nas and DJ Green Lantern previewed A Queens Story in Paris.
* He may not actually be considered for the role, but Adam Lambert would love to be a judge on American Idol.
* No Doubt are teasing us with this video, ahead of their new single release in a few weeks’ time and long-awaited album coming in