The British rock trio Muse has the official song for the 2012 London Games.
The song, Survival, is a thundering rock anthem that was being broadcast for the first time Wednesday on BBC radio. It will be played during the July 27 to Aug. 12 games as athletes enter the venues and before medal ceremonies.
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says the song was written with the Olympics in mind and expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win.
Last month the trio carried the Olympic torch through their hometown of Teignmouth in southwest England as part of the flame’s 8,000-mile journey to the Games.
London Fire Brigade says Rihanna was among 300 people evacuated from a hotel after an early-morning fire in an elevator shaft.
The 24-year-old Barbadian singer tweeted news of the fire early Wednesday to her 21 million Twitter followers, posting a picture of a fire engine.
Another baby on way
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill and his wife, singer Jessie Baylin, are expecting a baby. The announcement comes on the heels of the birth of their new niece.
Kings of Leon spokesman Ken Weinstein says the couple are excited. The baby is due in December.
Lead singer Caleb Followill and his wife, model Lily Aldridge, had a baby girl named Dixie Pearl a week ago in Nashville, Tenn. Kings of Leon have been on hiatus, but Baylin has been busy promoting her album Little Spark and touring.
Lohan settles car case
Lindsay Lohan has resolved a case filed by three men she took on a high-speed ride that resulted in her second driving-under-the-influence arrest in 2007.
Attorneys for the 25-year-old actress and the men confirmed Wednesday the lawsuit has been settled before trial. Terms were not disclosed.
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Among celebrity birthdays today: Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 86. Comedian John Byner is 75. Actress Kathy Bates is 64. Actress Alice Krige is 58. Actress Jessica Hecht is 47. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 46. Actor John Cusack is 46. Actor Gil Bellows is 45. Singer Kellie Pickler is 26.