Happy Monday! Ease into your work week with with our Monday morning pop culture headlines: Captain America continues to vanquish his box office foes, Gwen Stefani may join The Voice, and Prince releases a new single. Those stories and more in today’s celebrity headlines!
Here are the 6 stories you need to read today:
1. Gwen Stefani will reportedly join the coach’s panel for The Voice’s seventh season. Us Weekly reports that the No Doubt singer will replace Christina Aguilera, who announced in February that she is pregnant with her second child. Stefani will join newcomer Pharrell Williams, who will replace Cee Lo Green. [Rolling Stone]
2. Don’t expect to see Mara Wilson, the actress who portrayed Robin Williams and Sally Field’s daughter Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire, in the recently announced sequel. “I’ve been in some mediocre movies, but I’ve never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now,” the actress tweeted. “Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.” [EW]
3. Patriot pride! For the third straight week, the Captain America sequel reigned supreme at the box office. Captain America: The Winter Soldier earned an estimated $26 million over the weekend narrowly defeating the animated film Rio 2 and Heaven is for Real, which finished second and third, respectively. [USA Today]
4. After announcing he had resigned with Warner Bros after 17 years, the enigmatic performer Prince released a new single, “The Breakdown,” on Friday. “A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye (sic) are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,” Prince said in a statement. [NME]
5. Get ready to become better acquainted with Godzilla. The recent TV spot for the highly-anticipated reboot features the first detailed look at the troublesome monster. Godzilla opens May 16th. [Variety]
6. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin released an image of a full-sized dragon from his upcoming GOT companion book “The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones” on his website. Take a look! [The Wrap]