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Lance Bass on Debut Single: ‘It’s Something I Miss So Much’

Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Lance Bass has changed a lot since his ‘NSYNC days

Now, more than a decade since the iconic group retired and its members went their separate ways, the 35-year-old has decided to get back into music.

“It’s exciting. I detoured for a while there,” he told ABC News. “I had a little free time a few months ago and I decided I want to do my debut single. It’s something I miss so much.”

So when the opportunity to record with an up-and-coming talent happened, Bass jumped at it.

“One song fell in my lap that I just knew I had to record, which was the song, ‘Walking on Air,'” he said. “The girl on the track, I fell in love with — Bella Blue — and I had to do this duet as my first single.”

He added, “We released it in Europe in January and it was No. 1 for several weeks. Now we are ready to take America by storm, so we released it two weeks ago and are going to start promoting that, going to start in the clubs.”

There was even a remix that hit the clubs last week.

“In the meantime, I’m already working on my second single, so music is def back in my life,” he said.

So, how does Bass’ music differ from his “Bye, Bye, Bye” days with the likes of Justin Timberlake?

Well, for one, he’s engaged to the love of his life, Michael Turchin, and will be filming his upcoming nuptials for an E! special early next year.

“I like to sing from my heart,” he said. “Even with the remix to ‘Walking on Air,’ you’ll actually hear me saying the word ‘boy’ instead of ‘girl,’ like, ‘Oh, my gosh,’ think about a guy singing about a guy.”

Bass came out as gay in 2006 and couldn’t be happier with Turchin.

“This year, I’m extremely proud just because, right now, I’m wearing an engagement ring,” he said. “And knowing that I’m going to get married because of how hard people fought is overwhelming and very emotional for me.”

Expect a lot of new hits to come from Bass’ upcoming wedding.

“Yeah, I think this wedding is definitely going to inspire a lot of great ballads,” he said.

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Why Kelly Osbourne’s Mom Hates Her Head Tattoo

Taylor Hill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kelly Osbourne made sure to say “Sorry mum and dad but I love it!” when she posted a picture of her head tattoo “Stories…” on Twitter last week.

Earlier this week on Good Morning America, the singer and actress added that her mother Sharon wasn’t a fan of the new ink.

“None of my family are happy with it, but that’s okay, they are entitled to their opinion,” she said of the tattoo that she said has a lot of meaning for a secret project.

She continued, “My mom will always see me as the pretty little blonde girl, that my hair used to be the color of gold. My natural hair color is blonde and when I go in the sun, it turns this gold color, my mom wants me to remain like a little tiny doll, like I was when I was a little girl and I’m not. All moms want their daughters to be perfect, having a tattoo on the side of your head and a mohawk isn’t exactly every mother’s dream and I can understand that.”

Osbourne, who plays original Disney villain Hildy Gloom on the new show 7D, which is a new take on the Seven Dwarfs, said she’s been embracing her differences like a new tattoo and a purple mohawk, and a lot of this confidence comes from an unlikely source — Pharrell Williams.

The two had a heart-to-heart talk recently when she appeared in his new video “Marilyn Monroe.”

“He basically picked out every little thing I thought was wrong with myself and told me that’s what made me special and that’s what made me beautiful and that’s what made me different and to be different is the best thing that you can be,” she said. “I was always embarrassed by my difference and with that one conversation, I was no longer embarrassed.”

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Grand Jury Indicts Director, Producers in February Death of Camera Assistant

Purestock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The director and producers of a film about the life of one of the Allman brothers have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the on-set death of a camera assistant in February.

Camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed on-set in a train accident in Wayne County, Ga. in February. She had been working on the film Midnight Rider, a Greg Allman biopic.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged director Randall Miller and two of the film’s producers with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in her death, as they did not have a permit to work on the train tracks. Each face up to 10 years in prison.

Seven other crew members were also injured in the accident, which occurred on the first day of filming.

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Former Olympian and WWII Hero Louis Zamperini Dead at 97

Photo by Kirby Lee/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Louis Zamperini, the former Olympian and World War II hero on whom Angelina Jolie based her upcoming film, Unbroken, died Wednesday at age 97.

A family statement said that Zamperini “peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family” after a bout with pneumonia.

Zamperini ran the 5,000 meters at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the U.S. track team, and served as a bombardier during WWII when his plane crashed in the Pacific, where he was captured by the Japanese and held as a POW for two years.

Universal Pictures praised Zamperini’s spirit in a statement and called him an example of “grace, dignity and resilience.”

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Chris Colfer Is Not Leaving “Glee”

Mathieu Young/FOX(NEW YORK) — Glee fans don’t panic: Chris Colfer is not leaving the hit Fox series.

A tweet sent from the actor’s official Twitter account Thursday afternoon declared, “Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…”

Don’t you believe it. A rep for the actor told ABC News that his Twitter account had been hacked, and that he will indeed return to the show for its final season.

20th Century Fox TV also issued a statement, saying, “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”

Colfer has played Kurt Hummel on Glee since 2009, a role that’s garnered him two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe.

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David Arquette Is Engaged to Christina McLarty

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — David Arquette is engaged. The actor proposed to his girlfriend of about three years, Christina McLarty, his rep confirmed to ABC News.

According to People, the actor proposed to McLarty at Mastro’s Oscean Club in Malibu, California.

“He wanted his family to be with him when he did it,” a source told the magazine. “They are going to vacation in Aspen to celebrate.”

Arquette, 42, and McLarty, 33, welcomed their son, Charlie West, on April 28. The actor also has a 9-year-old daughter, Coco, with ex-wife Courteney Cox, who just celebrated happy news of her own.

The Cougar Town star, 50, announced her engagement to Snow Patrol frontman Johnny McDaid last month.

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Lindsay Lohan Suing over Character in “Grand Theft Auto V”

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V, claiming they used her likeness in the popular video game without permission.

Forbes reports in the lawsuit Lindsay alleges a character in the game named Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal” reference to her, citing its image, clothes and more.

The complaint also states that the game features the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, where the Mean Girls star lived for a time.

Lindsay names Grand Theft Auto V makers Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games as defendants.

The game was released in September and reportedly raked in more than $800 million in sales on its first day of release.

Lindsay’s lawsuit appears to have been months in the making. TMZ reported in December that she was threatening to go to court over her allegations.

In 2010, Lohan settled a lawsuit with E*TRADE over a commercial she claimed referenced her. It featured talking babies discussing a “milkaholic” named Lindsay.

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Tom Bergeron Returns as Host of “A Capitol Fourth”

ABC/CRAIG SJODIN(WASHINGTON) — Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron will be spending his Fourth of July in Washington, D.C. He will emcee the PBS special A Capitol Fourth for the third time.

Bergeron says the event will be one of the highlights of his summer. He tells ABC News Radio he anticipates the moment when he walks onto the stage on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and sees the thousands of people who turned out for “this ultimate bipartisan birthday party.”

He also can’t wait to take in performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by composer John Williams. Noting that the Muppets will make an appearance, too, Bergeron quips, “It’s a multi-species lineup.”

Despite all that star power, Bergeron acknowledges that those who will be in attendance, as well as the viewers at home, are most looking forward to the “most massive fireworks display in the country.”

A Capitol Fourth will air live on PBS at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.

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Paul Rudd Helps Couple Announce Pregnancy

Desiree Navarro/WireImage(NEW YORK) — What better way to announce you’re pregnant than to have Paul Rudd hold up a sign stating that you are “knocked up.”

A couple enlisted the help of the actor — who starred alongside Seth Rogen in the 2007 comedy Knocked Up — to reveal they are expecting.

In a photo that has gone viral, Rudd holds up a sign that reads, “She’s Knocked Up!” Underneath the message is an arrow that points to the mom-to-be. The future dad is on her other side, with his hand on her belly.

The picture was initially posted on the photo-sharing site imgur.com.

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Kim Kardashian Offers Advice for Working Mothers

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian credits motherhood with changing her view on life. However, it also altered the way she looks at her career.

“It is an adjustment trying to balance a career and motherhood for sure, but the key is to prioritize. You become more selective and work on projects that are so meaningful because you want every other waking moment spent with your family,” the reality TV star told Julia Restoin Roitfeld for her blog, Romy and the Bunnies.

Kardashian added, “You have to remember though to make time for yourself. If you feel good, you will be happy in your career and family life and everyone is happy!”

Kardashian, 33, and her husband, Kanye West, 37, welcomed North in June 2013. Recently, they celebrated their daughter’s first birthday with a lavish, Coachella-themed party that featured a Ferris wheel and more.

“I love being a mom! It’s the most rewarding feeling. I really love every phase,” Kardashian gushed. “Just the way my daughter laughs with me, all of the small things in life you appreciate.”

In fact, it was so overwhelming that Kardashian admitted that she “found it challenging” to work again because she wanted to spend time snuggling and napping with her daughter. After a while, though, she was able to adjust and has even found ways to take North along with her for international trips — including to her wedding in Italy this past May.

“Jet lag can be tough to adjust to, especially for a baby,” she noted. “I think it’s important to travel with the necessities to make sure your baby gets a nap on the flight, and whenever necessary!”
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