Star Scoop: Adele’s 118 Weeks at the Top, J. Cole Flashes a ‘Crooked Smile,’ Keeping Up with Kris Jenner

By  June 03, 2013

After its 1997 release, Shania Twain‘s Come On Over remained in Billboard’s top 40 for 151 consecutive weeks—just five weeks shy of the three-year mark. With 118 weeks under its belt, Adeles 21 is headed in that direction. The sophomore album debuted at number one, reached diamond status, remained the top-selling album of 2011 and 2012, and earned Adele six Grammys. For Billboard’s associate director of charts, 21 is part of an elite catalogue. “It’s a sort of a once-in-a-lifetime album,” he told Reuters. “Only a few of these albums come along in history.” [Huffington Post]

TLC is getting some comeback help from Roc Nation emcee J. Cole. The Miguel collaborator released “Crooked Smile” today, an empowering record featuring vocals from TionneT-BozWatkins and RozondaChilli” Thomas. The single, from his June 18 Born Sinner release, drops a week before he embarks on his trademark Dollar And A Dream Tour where entrance costs only $1. [Billboard]

Kim and Kanye may be expecting a baby girl, but Kris Jenner has a new baby of her own. The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch is headed to daytime television with the debut of her namesake talk show, Kris. The spot will feature Jenner’s perspective on pop culture with celebrity guests, trends alerts, and lifestyle conversations. Fox viewers in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, and Phoenix will be able to tune in during the show’s six-week preview on July 15. [GLAM Inbox]

Bob Dylan‘s first try at France’s highest honor may have been thrown out, but this time, the icon got it right. Dylan has been approved for the country’s Legion d’Honneur, which has previously been bestowed upon celebrities like Sharon Stone, Quincy Jones, and Barbra Streisand. The accolade would be the French equivalent of his Presidential Medal of Freedom honor in 2012. [Rolling Stone]

Janet Jackson is lending her billion-dollar voice to a philanthropic effort. The singer filmed a public service announcement for UNICEF, inciting viewers to combat hunger in impoverished African countries. “It’s unacceptable for children to die from hunger in the 21st century,” she said. “We must act now to save and protect children at risk from malnutrition—not just in emergencies—but for today and forever.” [ET Online]

Fresh from his Off Broadway debut, Jake Gyllenhaal will be sending our regards to the Great White Way. The If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet lead will be one of the presenters at this Sunday’s 67th annual Tony Awards. Silver screen stars-turned-theater buffs like Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hanks will also be in attendance. [Entertainment Weekly]

Alyssa Milano‘s television future is quite Charmed. The 40-year-old star has signed on to host the third season of Project Runway: All-Stars where she will join Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman as judges. [GLAM Chic]