PEOPLE: Jackie Evancho, the Gross family, Charlie White and more!
June 11, 2014 12:00 AM
The Gross family of Penn Township appear tonight's episode of Travel Channel's "Trip Flip." AJ Gross and his mother, Corri enjoy kayaking on their "Trip Flip" vacation.
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Jackie Evancho has released a haunting rendition of “The Rains of Castamere” from the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.”
It debuted on Yahoo.com and now is available via all digital service providers including iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify. The track also will be available on Evancho’s new album “Awakening,” which comes out Sept. 23 via Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait, the record company announced Tuesday.
“The Rains of Castamere,” written by the “Game of Thrones” series creator George R.R. Martin (lyrics) and Ramin Djawadi (music), has been covered by indie rock bands The National and Sigur Ros - the latter appeared as the official band at the wedding between the late King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell. The song also appeared in the show’s epic “Red Wedding” episode.
A trip to the Carnegie Science Center in March turned into a lot more for the Gross family of Penn Township.
Corri and Tim were having lunch with their kids AJ, 11, Phoebe, 8 and Lyla, 6, at the center when Bert Keischer, host of Travel Channel's "Trip Flip," struck up a conversation with them.
He offered the family a spontaneous trip to Orlando, Fla., in April that included following a treasure map aboard a pirate ship, sleeping in a tree tent and a visit to Universal Studios Florida.
The episode debuts tonight at 9.
Charlie White is getting hitched!
The gold medal winning ice dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” alum proposed to girlfriend Tanith Belbin and posted the news of the engagement to his Instagram account Tuesday, People reports.
"Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting for the best time in our life! Hashtag she said yes!!!" he captioned the photo.
Belbin, who was also an ice dancer, has said she doesn't mind when people assume White and his dance partner Meryl Davis are a couple.
"She gets it," White told People in March. "She won the silver medal in 2006 with her partner Ben Agosto, and people were always like, 'Are you guys dating?' It's just something you get as dancers. [Her understanding] makes my life so much easier."
Paul McCartney is rescheduling U.S. tour dates as he continues to recover from a virus he received treatment for last month, People reports.
The former Beatles singer announced Monday tour stops scheduled for mid-June will be postponed to October. He was supposed to kick off the U.S. leg of his tour Saturday. Instead his first show will be July 5 in Albany, N.Y.
McCartney says he's taking his doctor's advice and will take more time to rest. Last month he canceled his "Out There Japan Tour 2014" because of his illness.
U.S. tickets for the seven original June dates will be honored at the new dates. The tour wraps up Oct. 28 in Louisville, Ky.
Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sam Worthington aren't the only actors returning for more “Avatar,“ E! News reports.
Sigourney Weaver's Dr. Grace Augustine was killed in the 2009 blockbuster, but the actress has been hired to star in the upcoming sequels. "Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made ’Aliens,’ " director James Cameron said in a statement. "We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the ’Avatar’ sequels."
"Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she's playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films," he added. "We're both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration."
During a May 2014 ”Today“ appearance, Saldana said she had recently been in touch with Cameron regarding the highly anticipated sequels. "He's finishing up the scripts," the ”Rosemary's Baby“ star said, "and as soon he's done, then we're going to get the call and we're going to get back to prepping."
The as-yet-untitled ”Avatar“ sequels will begin production later this year and will be filmed back-to-back. The first sequel will be released in December 2016, with the final two films debuting in 2017 and 2018.
Avatar is the top-grossing film of all time at the box office, earning $2.8 billion since its 2009 release.
Anna Paquin celebrated her own bisexuality and called for equal marriage rights for all on Monday – in a single tweet, People reports.
"Proud to be a happily married bisexual mother. Marriage is about love not gender," the “True Blood” actress, 31, wrote on Twitter, nine days into LGBT Pride Month.
She then linked to the Twitter accounts of Equality California, the NOH8 Campaign and the "It Gets Better" initiative, all of which fight for LGBT rights.
Paquin came out as bisexual in 2010, just months before marrying her co-star Stephen Moyer. She did so in a PSA for the True Colors Fund's "Give a Damn" campaign, also dedicated to LGBT equality.
In 2012, the Oscar winner told Zooey magazine that her sexual orientation was a "minor biographical detail," but that she felt compelled to speak out for LGBT rights.
"If you're going to talk about some cause in a way that's meaningful, you should identify why it means something to you," she said. "For a bisexual, it's not about gender. That's not the deciding factor for who they're attracted to."
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