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Also: Justin Bieber’s new song is finally out; Kelly Osbourne teams up with mum Sharon; Cher finds Gaga’s meat purse ‘gorgeous’; and Gravity soars at the box office.

David and Victoria Beckham's former house, dubbed Beckingham Palace. Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images
David and Victoria Beckham's former house, dubbed Beckingham Palace. Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images

The former football player David Beckham and his wife Victoria have reportedly sold their home in the UK, dubbed Beckingham Palace, and a fleet of cars for £12 million (Dh70 million) to raise funds to buy a £45 million mansion, reports contactmusic.com. The Beckhams raised their sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, and Cruz, 8, in the house. The property and several luxury cars have been sold as the celebrity couple look to raise their family, including their 2-year-old daughter Harper, in the UK, with plans to take them to Los Angeles for the school holidays.

Justin Bieber’s new song finally out

The teenage pop idol Justin Bieber has released his latest track Heartbreaker as part of his Music Mondays promotion, where he will release a new song every week for 10 weeks. “Less than 24 hours. Midnight est #MusicMondays #10 weeks #heartbreaker r u ready??!!” Bieber tweeted about the song before releasing the single. “These songs are different. These are my #journals.” “It’s a song for people going through heartbreak — like I was when I wrote it,” Bieber said. “It means so much to me to be able to share what I was, and still am, going through, with my fans. I’m very proud of this song and I hope it gives my fans some insight into my heart.” It is reported that the track is about his break-up with longtime girlfriend Selena Gomez, who also recently released a duet with Prince Royce called Already Missing You. “You will know my words, my heart. #journals,” Bieber tweeted. – The National staff

Kelly Osbourne teams up with mum Sharon

The reality show star Kelly Osbourne and her singer mother Sharon Osbourne are working together on a project. Kelly, 28, revealed her plans on Twitter. “My mum and I have been working on a project together for over 10 years, today is the day it is finally happening! Can’t wait for you guys to see,” Kelly tweeted. She also hinted that the project was fashion-related and that she was really excited about it. “I can’t wait for you guys to see what all this primping diva style is for! I’m in drag- queen heaven,” she wrote. She also posted a picture of herself being groomed by her stylists. — IANS

Cher finds Gaga’s meat purse ‘gorgeous’

Cher says she felt weird when she was asked to carry the pop star Lady Gaga’s meat bag, but admits that she found it gorgeous. The 67-year-old singer first thought it was a new designer bag, reports contactmusic.com. “I thought it was hysterical,” Cher said. “I didn’t realise what it was at first and then she said ‘Hold my meat purse’, and I thought it was a new designer I didn’t know. Then I looked down and thought ‘Woah! This is strange’. It felt very weird, but the design was gorgeous and it was really a work of art.” – IANS

Gravity soars at the box office

Alfonso Cuarón’s 3-D space drama Gravity debuted to a record-breaking $55.6 million (Dh204m) in North America, the top October opening of all time and the best three-day showing for Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Gravity also made $27.4 million overseas. The film revolves around two astronauts left floating in space after their shuttle is damaged. The film’s producers include David Heyman, who played a key role in Warners’ Harry Potter franchise. Heyman and Cuaron, who directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, brought the project to Warners after Universal put it into turnaround. – The National staff