Singer welcomes daughter
Kelly Clarkson has something to sing about: She’s celebrating the birth of her first child.
The Grammy winner announced the arrival of her daughter, named River Rose Blackstock, in a Saturday post on Twitter.
She says the baby arrived June 12, and she and her husband are “on cloud 9.”
The 32-year-old singer, known for hits like “Stronger” and “Since U Been Gone,” married music manager Brandon Blackstock last year.
‘Jump Street’ tops box office
In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the North American box office, but the dragons soared internationally.
The R-rated comedy “22 Jump Street” debuted in first place domestically with $60 million, followed by “How to Train Your Dragon 2” which opened with $50 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
1. “22 Jump Street,” $60 million ($6.9 million international).
2. “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” $50 million ($24.8 million international).
3. “Maleficent,” $19 million ($37.2 million international).
4. “Edge of Tomorrow,” $16.2 million ($37.4 million international).
5. “The Fault in Our Stars,” $15.7 million ($16.4 million international).
Don’t call Jolie ‘dame’
Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame – the female version of a knight – by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.
Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war zones.
Jolie, who won a supporting actress Academy Award in 2000 for “Girl, Interrupted,” has spoken of scaling back her movie roles to focus on humanitarian work. She said that “to receive an honor related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to.”
Because she is not a British or Commonwealth citizen, Jolie won’t be entitled to use the title “dame” before her name. Previous U.S. recipients of honorary knighthoods include director Steven Spielberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and former President Ronald Reagan.
An addition to the band
The Band Perry’s lead singer Kimberly Perry has married professional baseball player J.P. Arencibia near her family’s home in Greeneville, Tenn.
On Saturday, a publicist for the band confirmed the wedding occurred Thursday. According to the Greeneville Sun, the couple was married at a small chapel in the heart of the town’s historic district. Fellow country star Carrie Underwood was spotted at the wedding.
Arencibia had been the regular catcher for Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish but was optioned to the minors in May.
Perry and her two brothers, Reid and Neil, signed with Universal Republic in 2009 and had a quadruple platinum hit with “If I Die Young.”
They are the 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year. Arencibia was a first-round pick in the 2007 draft by Toronto.