The start of summer brings with it some of the most anticipated albums of the year, including Justin Bieber’s Believe, Usher’s Looking For Myself and Maroon 5’s Overexposed. Check out our roundup of June album releases below!

June 5

– Neil Young and Crazy Horse join forces for the first time in nine years with their latest album filled with American folk songs, Americana. Stream the full album at Rolling Stone.

– After 50 years of “Surfin’ Safari,” the Beach Boys reunite for an anniversary tour and a new album in That’s Why God Made the Radio, the band’s 30th studio album. Listen to “From There To Back Again,” the second single off the new album, here.

June 12

– Looking For Myself is Usher’s seventh studio album with “Climax” as its lead single. The singer debuted his newest tracks during a one-night off-Broadway stint as the Running Man in Fuerza Bruta.

– Metric, the Canadian indie rock band known for its contribution to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, returns with its fifth studio album, Synthetica. The band will tour Europe through June and July and returns to North America for Lollapalooza in August.

June 19

– Justin Bieber’s highly anticipated third studio album, Believe, makes its debut this summer with a little help from Drake, Nicki Minaj and Ludacris. The music video for the album’s first single, “Boyfriend,” broke YouTube records with more than eight million views in 24 hours. Watch it here.

– It might be one of the longest album titles of the summer, but Fiona Apple’s fourth album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Dois short compared to the title of her second album dubbed When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing Fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You’ll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You Know That You’re Right. Listen to the lead single, “Every Single Night,” below.


– The Smashing Pumpkins are back with Oceania – their ninth album and third since losing most of their original band members. They will perform in Chicago, Australia and New Zealand this summer.

June 26

– A decade since releasing their debut album Songs About Jane, Maroon 5 are fully embracing pop music with their fourth album, Overexposed, featuring the lead single “Payphone.”

– Linkin Park will follow up 2010’s A Thousand Suns with their fifth album, Living Things. The band performed the album’s first single, “Burn It Down,” during the Billboard Music Awards and released the music video last week. They will hit the road with Incubus in August.


What albums are you most looking forward to?

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

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So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.