ADELE FACES FINE FOR NOT REGISTERING HER BABY:
Adele has been hit with a £1,000 fine for failing to register her child within the 42-day period allotted by British legislators. According to The Sun, the baby, who was born 52 days ago, has not been scheduled for registration by his mother or father, Simon Konecki. "Cops are hardly going to be banging on their door tomorrow and it's probably just an oversight on their part," a source told the paper. "Most parents register their baby within a couple of weeks because it's a nice thing to do...and because there's a maximum fine of £1,000 if they don't. There's loads of reasons why parents are late and millions of couples don't bother for ages," the source continued. The "Someone Like You" singer has kept the baby away from the press since its fall birth. As yet, she has not released its name.
MUMFORD & SONS HIT ROLLING STONE "BEST OF 2012" LISTS:
Mumford and Sons have landed on Rolling Stone's list of the best music from 2012. They join an impressive list of performers from a mix of genres on the 50 Best Songs and Albums of the Year.
Mumford and company placed at number 13 on the magazine's 50 best songs of the year with their hit single "I Will Wait For You." The track is featured on their most recent release Babel, which hit number 11 on the albums list.
Other fellow alternative and rock artists made a major impact on both charts including Jack White, the Lumineers, Smashing Pumpkins, Alabama Shakes and Muse. The year's top album honor went to Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball.
BEYONCE' SIGNS $50 MILLION DEAL WITH PEPSI:
Beyoncé has inked a $50 million dollar deal with Pepsi that will see the singer serve as a brand ambassador for the soft drink by starring in its commercials and having her face printed on its soda cans. Pepsi will also establish a multimillion-dollar fund to support Lady Bey's creative endeavors.
"Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve," Bey said in a statement. "As a businesswoman, this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without sacrificing my creativity."
Following her scheduled performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3 (also sponsored by Pepsi), Bey will appear in a new TV ad...her fifth for the soft drink since 2002...and her face will get printed on a limited-edition line of soda cans.