The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Bieber is a top seller, Nathan Lane heads back to TV, and TBS makes a strange decision.
Justin Bieber's Believe sold 374,000 copies in its first week, making it the best debut of the year so far. He even beat the great Madonna's MDNA debut by 15,000 copies, meaning Madonna has sent for a huntsman to cut out his heart. So, watch out for that, Biebsy. This is Bieber's fourth Billboard number one album, meaning he's officially more successful than Mozart, who never had a Billboard Hot 200 number one as far as we're aware. Nobody wants to watch Justin Bieber, but boy does everybody want to listen to him. Justin Bieber music is playing all the time, everywhere these days. At the barber shop, at the tattoo parlor, at the boxing gym, at construction sites, at Army recruitment offices, and especially at steel mills across the nation. Always at the steel mills. [Entertainment Weekly]
Nathan Lane has joined the cast of The Good Wife in a recurring role, playing some sort of bank guy bothering the firm. So, that could be interesting. Or not. It's Nathan Lane. He's either some fun character or he's Nathan Lane. You never know which one you're going to get. With The Good Wife, though, our bet is that it will be the former. Maybe he and that mean divorce lawyer guy will be a couple! Or maybe he'll get it on with Christine Baranski. Anything could happen! [Deadline]