April, 2014

04/22

Cochran to be posthumously inducted into Hall Of Fame
Late singer/songwriter Hank Cochran -- who penned hits for artists like Patsy Cline, Ray Price and Eddy Arnold -- will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014.

Obama honors Frankie Knuckles in letter to family
President Obama has paid a special tribute to club music icon Frankie Knuckles -- who was known as the Godfather of House -- by penning a letter to his grieving family and friends.

Justin Bieber's lawyers want DUI trial delayed
Justin Bieber's lawyers have asked a Florida judge to delay the pop star's upcoming DUI trial to give them more time to prepare their case. Bieber faces the charges after he was allegedly caught drag racing on the streets of Miami.

Actress Prepon says she is not dating Tom Cruise
Actress Laura Prepon has dismissed reports she is dating Tom Cruise. Recent rumors suggested the That '70s Show star and Cruise had become more than friends after bonding over their shared devotion to the Scientology religion.

Drew Barrymore gives birth to second child, a girl
Actress Drew Barrymore has given birth to her second child. The Charlie's Angels star and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed a daughter, a sibling for 19-month-old Olive, on Tuesday.

Russell Crowe's Noah sails past $300 million mark
Russell Crowe's biblical epic Noah scored a big Easter boost at the global box office, taking the film's sales past the $300 million mark worldwide -- already making it the fourth top-grossing film of the year.

Actress Teri Polo files for bankruptcy, owes back taxes
Actress Teri Polo has, perhaps best known for her role in Meet the Parents, has filed for bankruptcy with debts of more than $800,000 -- claiming she owes $772,000 in back taxes and more than $36,000 in credit card debt.

Bill Cosby to be honored at American Comedy Awards
Veteran funnyman Bill Cosby is set to receive the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the upcoming 2014 American Comedy Awards, for his outstanding work over the past 50 years.

Meryl Streep honored by colleagues at New York event
Directors, actors and playwrights turned out to laud Meryl Streep as she was presented with a Monte Cristo Award in recognition of her outstanding career at a ceremony in New York City on Monday.

Lindsay Lohan rep slams vodka-drinking interview claim
A representative for Lindsay Lohan has vehemently denied sensational allegations that the actress downed vodka during a recent interview with a style magazine.

Alicia Silverstone courts controversy with book for mothers
Actress Alicia Silverstone has risked the wrath of parenting groups by sharing her controversial views on motherhood in a new book, in which she criticizes vaccination programs and claims women can boost fertility by ditching tampons and sugar.

Dispute over video for Williams sisters documentary resolved
Producers behind a documentary about tennis star siblings Venus and Serena Williams have resolved a dispute over the use of footage rights with the United States Tennis Association.

Josh Hartnett warns young actors not to date co-stars
Hollywood hunk Josh Hartnett has warned up-and-coming actors against dating their co-stars, saying they can make a lot of enemies in the business that way.

Nicolas Cage banishes awards from his home
Actor Nicolas Cage refuses to display acting trophies in his home as he is determined not to surround himself with reminders of his past glories. The Hollywood star has accumulated numerous awards over the years.

04/21

Captain America still atop US box office for third week
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has topped the North American box office for the third week in a row. The superhero film, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, took in $26.6 million over the Easter weekend.

Gwyneth Paltrow blogs about curing emotional pain
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shared advice on dealing with emotional pain in her latest blog post following the breakdown of her marriage, saying that dealing with negative feelings can aid physical healing.

Miss America defends suspended student after prom proposal
Miss America Nina Davuluri has urged education officials in Pennsylvania to reinstate a student who was suspended after asking the beauty queen to be his prom date during a visit to his school.

Julia Roberts opens up about sister's 'heartbreaking' suicide
Veteran actress Julia Roberts is still struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of her half-sister, insisting the heartbreak she is suffering cannot be put into words.

Joss Whedon releases new film straight to Internet
In a short video message, recorded on the set of Avengers sequel Age of Ultron, filmmaker Joss Whedon announced that his film In Your Eyes would be available to rent via Vimeo.com immediately.

David Beckham unveils youth soccer fund in China
The retired soccer legend has teamed up with officials at the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to create a new organization to help boost the sport's profile among young people in the country.

Michelle Obama lands more TV cameos In Nashville, Jessie
America's First Lady Michelle Obama is fast becoming a full-time TV star -- she has landed cameo roles on hit U.S. shows Nashville and Jessie.

Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson arrested
Retired NFL star and TV football commentator Keyshawn Johnson was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence on Monday morning, following an alleged bust-up with his ex-girlfriend at his Calabasas, California home.

Jim Carrey, Ariana Grande celebrate Easter at White House
Pop star Ariana Grande and comedian Jim Carrey spent Monday morning at the White House as they joined President Obama and First Lady Michelle for the annual Easter Egg Roll.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follow-up to be a prequel
The highly-anticipated follow-up to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon -- the martial arts classic that became a worldwide sensation 14 years ago, grossing over $213 million at the box office -- is set to be a prequel.

Lawson granted special New Zealand visa after US travel ban
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has been granted a special visa allowing her entry to New Zealand after she was banned from travelling to the U.S. following her cocaine confession in court.

Paul McCartney postpones show due to plane problems
The Beatles star was due to take to the stage in Santiago, Chile on Monday night, but the concert at the city's Movistar Arena was called off just hours before showtime, because the plane carrying his equipment failed to arrive in time.

Rosie O'Donnell explains Lindsay Lohan tweet
Outspoken actress Rosie O'Donnell has defended remarks she made branding Lindsay Lohan's reality TV show a "tragedy", insisting she has nothing but "compassion" for the struggling star.

Chris Brown's bodyguard convicted of assault
Chris Brown's bodyguard has been convicted of misdemeanor assault relating to a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel in October -- following the conclusion of a two-day trial, which ended on Friday.

04/20

Actress Uma Thurman calls off engagement, report says
Actress Uma Thurman has called off her engagement to multi-millionaire Arpad Busson according to a British report. The couple, who have a daughter together, became engaged for the second time in 2012.

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at age 76
Boxing icon Rubin Carter, who suffered from prostate cancer -- and was immortalized in song by Bob Dylan and portrayed onscreen by Denzel Washington, has died at the age of 76.

White House refuses Justin Bieber deportation petition
An online petition calling for Justin Bieber's deportation from the U.S. to his native Canada has been dismissed by White House officials. More than 273,000 people signed the document urging authorities to revoke the star's green card.

Nick Carter hits back at Joey Fatone over money remarks
Pop star Nick Carter has taken a break from his honeymoon to slam 'N Sync star Joey Fatone after he claimed the Backstreet Boys are still together because they need the money.

Jon Hamm still upset about talk following revealing photo
Mad Men star Jon Hamm is still reeling from 2013 gossip about his mad manhood after he was photographed with what appeared to be an impressive bulge in his suit at a Hollywood party.

Veteran actor Mickey Rooney laid to rest
Actor Mickey Rooney has been laid to rest at a private funeral in California. Family and friends of the Breakfast at Tiffany's star bid farewell to the beloved actor at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday, following a memorial service Friday.

Actress Mara played prank during Kevin Spacey sex scene
Actress Kate Mara pulled a saucy prank on her House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey by covering her nipples with stickers of his face during a sex scene.

04/19

Actress Mann broke out in hives during hot love scenes
The star thought nothing of her husband, writer/director Judd Apatow, as she prepared to lock lips with "the hot guy from Game of Thrones", but it wasn't quite the sexy encounter she had hoped it would be.

Chris Brown's assault trial delayed for Easter weekend
Chris Brown's assault trial has been delayed after a judge opted to spend the Easter weekend mulling a verdict for the R&B star's bodyguard, who is also facing jail time for allegedly beating up a man outside a hotel.

Miley Cyrus scraps remainder of US tour after allergic reaction
Pop star Miley Cyrus has axed the remainder of her U.S. tour, after she was hospitalized following an "extreme" reaction to antibiotics she was taking for a sinus infection -- and canceled several shows in the Midwest.

Gwen Stefani in talks to join The Voice, report says
Singer Gewn Stefani is reportedly in talks to replace Christina Aguilera on the next season of NBC's The Voice. Bosses at the network want her to sit in Aguilera's spinning chair while she takes a break to focus on her pregnancy.

Billie Joe Armstrong joins The Replacements at Coachella
The band, which reunited in 2012 after more than 20 years, was one of the main draws on the Outdoor Stage at the California music event on Friday and the crowd went wild when they brought out Green Day frontman Armstrong.

Neil Young shock-releases covers album on Good Friday
The Canadian star released his new covers album A Letter Home, which features versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson and Gordon Lightfoot, on Friday.

Steven Spielberg developing movie about Jewish priest
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara will reunite Spielberg, who may also direct the film, with his Lincoln and Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner, who is penning the script based on David Kertzer's book of the same name.

04/18

Prince re-signs with Warner, plans re-release of Purple Rain
Superstar Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros., the label he split from nearly 20 years ago, after calling himself a "slave" to record bosses. And he plans to re-release the Purple Rain soundtrack for the film's 30th anniversary this summer.

Jessie to make Disney history with TV engagement
Debby Ryan's titular heroine will accept boyfriend Brooks' proposal in an episode that will air in the autumn and make Jessie the first Disney TV character to get engaged in front of cameras.

Sports journalist Craig Sager battling leukemia
TV sports pundit Craig Sager is battling acute leukemia, according to his son. The 62-year-old veteran sportscaster, famous for his colorful blazers and ties, is a Turner Sports sideline regular for the biggest basketball games.

Rosamund Pike never saw Bond movie before audition
The actress was just 21 when she was cast as double agent Miranda Frost alongside Pierce Brosnan as 007 in the movie, and she was far from prepared as she tried out for Bond bosses.

Death mars Coachella festival's second weekend
The second weekend of this year's Coachella music festival in California has been marred by a death - a woman who attended last week's event in Indio has died from an apparent drug overdose.

Cannon's Easter 'Thriller' version shot down at church
Mariah Carey's rapper/actor husband Nick Cannon realized the importance of Easter at an early age when he got up onstage at church and attempted to perform a rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Sharon Stone is Mrs. Robinson in one-night reading of The Graduate
Sharon Stone stunned theatergoers in Los Angeles on Thursday night by taking to the stage at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theater as The Graduate's seductress Mrs. Robinson.

McCartney's brother says it's good he wasn't a Beatle
Paul McCartney's brother insists it was "lucky" that he missed out on a chance to join The Beatles, because he fears their sibling rivalry would have wrecked the band.

Kim Novak attacks 'bullies' who slammed her at Oscars
Veteran actress Kim Novak has blasted those who poked fun at her looks after her Oscars appearance alongside Matthew McConaughey in March, insisting she feels compelled to "speak out against bullies".

Lindsay Lohan refutes criticism of mom's 'party girl' image
Actress Lindsay Lohan has come to the defense of her mother Dina, insisting that she has never been a party girl. During an interview on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, Lohan defended her mother, who was booked for DWI last September.

Singer's accuser won $2 Million over party incident, report says
The man suing moviemaker Bryan Singer over allegations of sexual assault was previously awarded $2 million following a complaint against other men at the same party, according to a new report.

Actress Panettiere shocked by Heroes reboot
Actress Hayden Panettiere says she was stunned when she heard that her sci-fi TV show Heroes was going back into production, as she was apparently kept out of the loop by the program's bosses.

Tom Hardy to play both Kray twins in new film
British actor Tom Hardy will play both of London's infamous Kray twins in a new movie about the notorious crime bosses. The star has been linked to the project about the brothers, who ruled London's organized crime scene in the 1950s and 1960s.

Ronnie Corbett turned down 1968 Space Odyssey role
Veteran British comedian Ronnie Corbett has denied long-running rumors that he played one of the apes in sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey -- saying he was offered a role in the iconic 1968 film, but he turned it down.

04/17

Aretha Franklin sues website over Patti LaBelle story
Editors at TheNewsNerd.com published the fake story on April 11, prompting the Queen of Soul to post a formal denial four days later, and now she is taking legal steps. According to the Detroit News, Franklin is filing a $10 million lawsuit.

Hamm teams with Casey Affleck for Sunday baseball clashes
Mad Men star Jon Hamm still dons his catcher's gear and plays baseball on Sunday mornings in a celebrity team headed by Casey Affleck. The actor was a top prospect before he turned his back on his favorite sport.

Paul Walker's mom asks guardianship bid to be dismissed
Tragic actor Paul Walker's mother has asked a judge to dismiss her petition for guardianship of his daughter Meadow. Cheryl Walker filed papers for temporary and permanent guardianship of the 15 year old in Los Angeles Superior Court last month.

Miley Cyrus axes more shows as she remains hospitalized
Miley Cyrus has postponed two more concerts on her Bangerz tour as she remains hospitalized. She has now added Friday's stop in her native Nashville, Tennessee and Saturday's date in Louisville, Kentucky to the list of shows she's had to reschedule.

James Franco lashes back at NY Times theatre critic
Actor James Franco has lashed out at a New York Times theatre critic after receiving a mixed review for his performance in Of Mice and Men. Writer Ben Brantley wasn't too impressed with Franco, calling his performance "often understated to the point of near invisibility."

Mike Epps accused of assaulting woman at movie party
The actor was celebrating the release of the movie at Lucky Strike bowling alley in Los Angeles on Wednesday, when a woman, who claimed to have had a past relationship with the comedian, alleged he punched her in the face after she confronted him.

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is set to become a grandfather -- his daughter Chelsea is pregnant with her first child. The former First Daughter, 34, made the big announcement during an event in New York City on Thursday.

San Francisco's Castro cinema tops best theater list
Editors at Men's Journal magazine have compiled a list of The Top 20 Movie Theaters In The World, and San Francisco's 100-year-old Castro cinema has taken the title of the best cinema on Earth.

Miley Cyrus faces long and slow recovery, rep says
Pop superstar Miley Cyrus could be out of action for up to a month as she struggles to recover from an "extreme" allergic reaction to antibiotics. Her spokesperson has confirmed it will be a long and slow recovery, too.

Nirvana members relieved by Hall Of Fame finale failure
Former Nirvana stars Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were secretly relieved when the star-studded finale was dropped from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony due to time constraints.

Leonard Nimoy to be honored with hometown Emmy
The Boston/New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, the organization behind the Emmys, will honor the 83-year-old Star Trek actor with the prestigious Governors' Award at a gala on June 7.

Actress Mara Wilson against Mrs. Doubtfire sequel
Mrs. Doubtfire star Mara Wilson is adamant that studio bosses are wrong to make a sequel to the hit 1993 movie, even though Robin Williams is reportedly set to reprise his role as a cross-dressing nanny for a follow-up.

George Lucas museum site search moves to Chicago
The Star Wars moviemaker had originally hoped to build the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in San Francisco, California, but the plans were rejected by local officials who deemed the proposed building "too big" and "inappropriate".

French actress returned Academy Award after gold peeled
French actress Juliette Binoche sent her Oscar statue back to Academy Award bosses several years ago, apparently because her young son had picked off all the gold coloring.

04/16

Steven Tyler warned Guns N' Roses about drug use in 1990s
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler urged Axl Rose and his Guns 'N Roses bandmates to keep their drug use and wild times away from shows when the two supergroups hit the road together in the early 1990s -- or risk getting kicked off the tour.

Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly to re-team for new comedy
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are teaming up on the big screen for a third time in a new comedy. The duo previously collaborated on hit films Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, and now they are working on Boarder Guards.

Paul McCartney asks fans for help with new promo video
The Beatles legend launched an Instagram campaign in September ahead of the release of his latest album New in October, asking fans to send in pictures any time they saw the word 'new'.

Neeson writes column for New York City carriage campaign
Irish actor Liam Neeson has stepped up his campaign to save the horse-drawn carriages in New York City's Central Park by writing a passionate newspaper column in support of the industry.

UB40 fans complain of loud volume at concert
The Red Red Wine hitmakers played a gig at the Corn Exchange venue but as many as 30 fans reportedly walked out of the concert because the music was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms".

Angela Lansbury honored by Queen at Windsor Castle
Beloved British actress Angela Lansbury officially became a Dame on Tuesday when she received the honor from Queen Elizabeth II. The Murder, She Wrote star was named in the British monarch's New Year Honors List.

Dwayne Johnson wants to fight Bond like grandfather
Wrestler-turned-action star Dwayne Johnson is keen to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather by playing a villain in the next James Bond movie. The actor's grandfather played a driver in 1967's You Only Live Twice.

Captain America re-captures top spot at British box office
Superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier clipped the wings of bird-themed animated film Rio 2 and recaptured its spot at the top of the U.K. box office over the weekend.

Miley Cyrus blasts unkind critics while sick in bed
Pop superstar Miley Cyrus has lashed out at mean critics from her sick bed after an allergic reaction forced her to postpone another date in the Midwest on her Bangerz tour.

Nicolas Cage changed 50th birthday plans due to bad weather
Actor Nicolas Cage was forced to change his 50th birthday plans after bad weather grounded his flight to the U.K. The star wanted to spend the January milestone alone in England, but the freezing temperatures prevented him from getting there.

Veteran actress Valerie Harper says she is cancer-free
Longtime television actress Valerie Harper, who appeared in hit TV shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has declared herself cancer-free -- just over a year after doctors warned her she had only months to live.

Tori Spelling talks about husband's cheating scandal
Actress Tori Spelling has opened up about her husband Dean McDermott's cheating scandal for the first time, insisting she wants to tell the real story. The couple hit headlines in December when reports surfaced suggesting he had cheated.

Kathleen Turner has arthritis fight under control
Actress Kathleen Turner is winning her battle against rheumatoid arthritis after undergoing regular operations over a 12-year period. Now as she turns 60, Turner insists she has the disease under control thanks to a series of operations.

Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy engaged
The actress and TV personality announced the happy news on her daytime talk show The View on Wednesday, revealing that her boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg had proposed with a yellow sapphire.

04/15

Andrew Garfield says fame at young age is difficult to handle
Actor Andrew Garfield is glad he was well into his twenties before finding fame, because stardom at a young age would have sent him off the rails "like Justin Bieber" and he would have ended up in prison.

Ellen Degeneres named America's most powerful gay celebrity
Lesbian comedienne Ellen Degeneres has beaten the likes of producer/writer Ryan Murphy and actor Neil Patrick Harris to be named the most powerful gay celebrity in America.

Director Fincher leaves production for Steve Jobs biopic
The filmmaker had been in talks to reunite with his The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to work on the as-yet-untitled project, with actor Christian Bale in mind to tackle the lead role, but Fincher has since bowed out of negotiations.

Lindsay Lohan's mother lands plea deal in DUI bust
Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina has agreed to complete 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. Dina Lohan was arrested in September after she was allegedly caught speeding.

Peter Gabriel says progress slow on new album
British rocker Peter Gabriel is struggling to focus on completing his first album of new material in 12 years because he keeps getting "distracted". The former Genesis star has not released any new solo songs since 2002.

Filmmaker may move Midnight Rider filming to LA
Director Randall Miller is considering moving production on his stalled Allman Brothers biopic to Los Angeles after a camera assistant was killed in a freak train accident on the set in Georgia.

Walker's brothers help complete filming on Fast & Furious 7
Paul Walker's brothers are helping director James Wan complete filming on Fast & Furious 7 by serving as stand-ins for the late actor's unfinished scenes. Caleb and Cody Walker will be used during select scenes.

MC Hammer trying to block IRS from collecting debt
Rap veteran M.C. Hammer is taking legal action against tax officials, in a bid to block them from collecting funds for an outstanding bill he insists has already been paid.

Ice Cube clarifies comments about Paul Walker's award win
Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has clarified comments that he made, insisting that he should have won an MTV Movie Award over late actor Paul Walker -- saying the remarks were taken out of context.

Celebrities mask themselves for Russian protest video
Stars including Kate Moss, Courtney Love and Bobby Gillespie have all donned Pussy Riot's signature masks to film a protest video in support of the gay community in Russia.

Out Of The Furnace producers hit back over defamation suit
Producers behind Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson movie Out of the Furnace have asked a New Jersey judge to throw out a $50 million defamation lawsuit over the film's portrayal of a group of Native Americans.

AC/DC's future in doubt as retirement rumors grow
Speculation is growing over the future of rock legends AC/DC amid a swirl of rumors suggesting the band is on the verge of retirement. The rumors come just weeks after frontman Brian Johnson revealed the group has been keeping a low profile.

Lindsay Lohan shares gruesome piercing video on TV
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has shared a video of a gruesome game of 'dare' in which one of her friends has his ear pierced with a knife. The star filmed the footage herself during a gathering of her friends in New York City.

04/14

Judge says Michael Jackson's mother must pay court costs
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is liable to pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to concert promoters at AEG Live, after unsuccessfully suing them for the King of Pop's wrongful death.

Brad Pitt to star in film about US general in Afghanistan
Actor Brad Pitt is set to star in a film about real-life U.S. General Stanley A. McChrystal. The Operators will be based on Michael Hastings' 2011 book about the rise and fall of the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Ice Cube slams Paul Walker's posthumous MTV movie award
Rapper/actor Ice Cube has accused fans of voting for Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker as the MTV Movie Awards' Best On-Screen Duo out of "sympathy", after losing out to the Fast & Furious pair at Sunday's ceremony.

Miley Cyrus captures fan fight at concert with iPhone
Miley Cyrus' latest Bangerz tour stop in Detroit, Michigan proved to be just as entertaining for Cyrus as it was for her fans -- when she witnessed from the stage a scuffle between two female fans.

Ricky Gervais was photographed at urinal by excited fan
Comedian Ricky Gervais was once left stunned when an over-zealous fan snapped a 'selfie'-style photograph of the funnyman as he stood at a urinal in a restroom.

Lee Daniels cancels Tribeca Film Festival talk
The filmmaker had been due to sit down with newswoman Robin Roberts to discuss his career ups and downs as part of the Tribeca Talks: Directors Series on Friday, but the event has since been canceled.

Ultimate Warrior Died from massive heart attack
Legendary wrestler the Ultimate Warrior passed away after suffering a major heart attack. The sports star collapsed outside a hotel in Arizona on April 8, just days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Whoopi Goldberg wants a role in next Star Trek sequel
Actress Whoopi Goldberg has appealed to director J.J. Abrams to revive her Star Trek character and give her a part in the next film installment. The actress played Guinan in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation and in two spin-off movies.

Flavor Flav gets probation in domestic assault case
Hip-hop veteran Flavor Flav has been sentenced to probation and four months of domestic violence counseling after pleading guilty to charges relating to a 2012 fight with his girlfriend's son.

De Niro, Buble honored at Muhammad Ali's celebrity fight night
Acting icon Robert De Niro and singer Michael Buble were honored for their philanthropic efforts at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday. The 20th annual event attracted stars from movies, music and sports to the gala.

Marilyn Monroe earrings sold at Hollywood memorabilia auction
A pair of rhinestone earrings once worn by Marilyn Monroe has sold at auction for $185,000. Other sale highlights include a lighter used by Humphrey Bogart and a 1986 Pontiac Firebird formerly owned by Baywatch star David Hasselhoff.

Peaches Geldof was planning Australia move before death
Tragic British socialite Peaches Geldof was preparing to move to Australia prior to her death. The 25-year-old had landed a TV job there and was planning to take her two young sons to live with her in the country while she worked on the project.

49ers' Aldon Smith arrested for alleged bomb threat
NFL star Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, making his way through security at the airport when he allegedly falsely claimed he had a bomb.

Penelope Cruz linked to Bond Girl role in next 007 film
Producers of the James Bond franchise are courting the Spanish star to play Daniel Craig's onscreen love interest in the next installment of the superspy franchise, according to a leaked document from the Sony Pictures studio.

Lily Allen embarrassed husband with song about sex life
Lily Allen's husband was left red-faced after the pop star wrote a song praising his sexual prowess. The hitmaker unveiled the new track in February as she teased fans with clips from her upcoming third album Sheezus.

James Cameron offers advice in search for missing plane
Hollywood director James Cameron has offered up his deep-sea diving expertise in the ongoing search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, saying that he knows exactly how to find the missing plane.

Andrew Garfield credits bullies with interest in Spider-Man
The actor, who plays Peter Parker and his web-slinging alter-ego in the superhero movies, has revealed he first became interested in the character when he read comic books to escape the hell of schoolyard bullying.

04/13

Drummer appalled Chili Peppers' music used at Guantanamo
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith has expressed his disgust at U.S. authorities for allegedly using the band's music to torment detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

Elvis Presley's estate files lawsuit over gun ads
Executors for Elvis Presley's estate have launched legal action against Beretta firearms manufacturers -- who are aware of the King's love of guns -- over the unauthorized use of his image.

Baz Luhrmann in talks to direct Kung Fu film adaptation
Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is reportedly in talks to direct a big screen adaption of Kung Fu.  Late actor David Carradine played Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the martial arts TV series from 1972 to 1975.

Franco laughs off Instagram controversy in SNL skit
Actor James Franco laughed off his recent Instagram dating scandal this weekend by joining his pal Seth Rogen on Saturday Night Live to poke fun at the controversy.

Captain America tops box office for second week
The superhero epic banked $41.4 million in its second week on release, just enough to soar past the animated birds of the Rio sequel, which opened at number two with $39 million.

Jennifer Lopez is double winner at The GLAAD Awards
The actress/singer was honored with the Vanguard Award for her commitment to increasing the understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through her work as a producer on the TV series The Fosters.

Lily Allen: 'I nearly died after losing baby'
British pop star Lily Allen has opened about the heartbreak of losing her unborn son, claiming the trauma nearly killed her.

04/12

Ed Lauter's family sues TV networks over asbestos claims
Actor Ed Lautner's relatives have filed a lawsuit over allegations the actor's cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos in TV studios. The Artist star died in October at the age of 74 after a battle with mesothelioma.

Michael Jackson's family ready to fight ex for kids' custody
Reports suggest the former nurse, the biological mother of Prince and Paris, is concerned for the pair's welfare under the care of their legal guardians, grandmother Katherine Jackson and uncle TJ.

Louis-Dreyfus jokes about Rolling Stone cover error
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has poked fun at an error with her new Rolling Stone magazine cover after history buffs pointed out a mistake in her fake back tattoo of the U.S. Constitution.

Johnny Depp served with legal papers at premiere, report says
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp was served with legal papers relating to a murder trial as he attended the premiere of his latest movie in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Jimmy Fallon caught up in bar fight
The Tonight Show presenter is said to have joined a group of friends and colleagues for a post-work outing at Manhattan bar Niagara when a brawl broke out among other patrons.

Ne-Yo: 'I don't condone Chris Brown's behaviur'
R&B star Ne-yo has spoken out to clarify his comments which suggested Chris Brown had been treated unfairly by U.S. authorities, insisting the troubled singer has made "serious mistakes" and he is "paying for them".

Tom Hanks turned his life around after diabetes diagnosis
Actor Tom Hanks is "healthier than ever" after turning his lifestyle around following his diabetes diagnosis last year, according to his wife Rita Wilson.

04/11

Neil Young's fundraising campaign sets Kickstarter record
Neil Young's fundraising campaign for his new Pono music service and player has set a new Kickstarter.com record after becoming the third most-backed project in the website's history.

Emma Thompson blasts marketing films to older audiences
Veteran British actress Emma Thompson has taken aim at movie marketing executives, who specifically promote films with older casts to elder generations, insisting it is a "tragic mistake".

Kiss hires US military members to work on tour
Rockers Kiss have teamed up with organizers at Hiring Our Heroes to recruit two U.S. military members to work on their 40th anniversary tour. The legendary band is teaming up with Def Leppard to launch a 42-city North American trek this summer.

Italian motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini dies at 70
Italian motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini --  best known for creating the Ducati 916 --  has died at the age of 70, after losing his battle with lung cancer on April 5 at a hospital in San Marino, Italy.

Paul Walker to be remembered at MTV movie awards
Paul Walker is set to be honored at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards this weekend with a special salute from his Fast & Furious franchise co-star Jordana Brewster. The actor will be remembered in a tribute segment.

Final Divergent book to be split into two films
The movies, starring Shailene Woodley, are based on the futuristic trilogy penned by young adult author Veronica Roth, but studio executives at Summit Entertainment have decided to spread the story of the third installment over two releases.

Stephen Baldwin clears tax debt, avoids jail time
The Usual Suspects star was arrested for tax evasion in December 2012 amid claims he owed an estimated $400,000 in back taxes, penalties and interest to New York state officials for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Mickey Rooney's family settles on Hollywood burial site
The family members of late actor Mickey Rooney have settled their dispute over a burial site and have decided to make Hollywood Forever Cemetery his final resting place.

Ex-production assistant shot dead by Los Angeles police
A former production assistant on the comedy show Tosh.0 has been mistakenly shot dead by police in West Hollywood, after deputies thought the 30 year old was a fleeing suspect and opened fire as he hurried out a door.

Nirvana rockers play surprise post-Hall Of Fame show
The surviving members of Nirvana played a surprise gig in New York City following their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on Thursday night, with an all-star roster of rockers filling in for late frontman Kurt Cobain on lead vocals.

Megan Fox opens up about Michael Bay reconciliation
Actress Megan Fox has endured a feud with filmmaker Michael Bay for several years. However, Fox recently reunited with Bay after she was handed a role in his new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Whoopi Goldberg says no more Sister Acts
Actress Whoopi Goldberg is adamant that she will never be tempted to make a third film in her popular Sister Act series following the death of several original cast members.

Warwick Davis wants role in Star Wars sequel
Production recently began on the latest installment in the sci-fi franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, and the British actor wants the film's director, J.J. Abrams, to give him a part.

Andrew Garfield urged by kids to use Spider-Man's powers
Actor Andrew Garfield was left searching for excuses when he visited a children's charity dressed a Spider-Man this week, as he was confronted by a group of kids who dared him to show off his superpowers.

04/10

Katy Perry and Nicole Richie support Williamson's campaign
Singer Katy Perry and reality TV star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie have thrown their support behind self-help author Marianne Williamson's campaign to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

Harry Styles mistakened Kathy Griffin for coat check girl
One Direction star Harry Styles mistook comedian Kathy Griffin for a cloakroom attendant when they met at a concert. The American funnywoman was sat next to the pop idol when they both attended an Eagles concert in Los Angeles in January and she claims the Brit appeared a little worse for wear.

Amanda Bynes blames weed for erratic behaviour
Actress Amanda Bynes blames her erratic behavior on dope smoking. The troubled Hollywood star completed a stint in a rehabilitation center last year for mental health evaluation after a spate of bizarre antics.

50 Cent ordered to pay $16 million over failed headphones Deal
Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered to hand over $16 million to bosses at Sleek Audio relating to a failed deal to launch his own headphone line. The In Da Club hit maker, real name Curtis Jackson, partnered with company executives in 2011 for his own Sleek by 50 line, but the collection never materialized.

Selena Gomez's parents no longer her managers
Pop star Selena Gomez has reportedly parted ways with her mother and stepfather as her managers. The Come and Get It hitmaker is said to have made the decision to split professionally from Mandy and Brian Teefey last month after alleged disagreements over the direction of her career.

NFL's Colin Kaepernick under police investigation
Professional football star Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers is at the center of a police investigation into a "suspicious incident" involving a woman in Miami, Florida.

Debbie Rowe has change of heart about wedding
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has decided to marry the late King of Pop's pal, gay porn producer Marc Schaffel, after previously insisting they were not engaged.

Unknown actress becomes favorite for lead role in Star Wars
British acting newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers has become the frontrunner to take on a leading role in the highly-anticipated Star Wars sequel, according to multiple reports.

Colbert to replace David Letterman as Late Show host
The 49 year old, who currently fronts his own political satire show The Colbert Report, has signed a five-year deal with CBS network executives to take over from the late night legend.

Aerosmith song to honor Boston Marathon victims
Aerosmith rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new version of their classic song Dream On to honor the victims of last year's tragic Boston Marathon bombing.

Miley Cyrus apologizes for concert cancellation
Pop star Miley Cyrus has apologized to fans in Charlotte, North Carolina after she was forced to cancel her concert there due to a bout of influenza.

Charlie Sheen to host relationship quiz show
The Anger Management star will produce and front the pilot for Charlie Sheen's Bad Influence, which will test real-life couples to see how well they know each other, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Peaches Geldof was warned about junk food diet
It has now been revealed that Peaches Geldof shrugged off rumors of eating disorders in 2011 and claimed she shed the pounds after abandoning a junk food diet on medics' advice.

British actress Thandie Newton takes break to be mother
The actress welcomed her third child, son Booker, with her husband Ol Parker last month, and she has now revealed she is on an indefinite hiatus to care for the boy and her two daughters.

Billy Joel attends elementary school's tribute concert
Students at the Deasy Elementary School in New York put on a performance featuring 15 songs from Billy Joel's career, and teachers at the school sent the Piano Man an invitation -- which he accepted.

Simon Cowell opens up about James Arthur scandal
Music mogul Simon Cowell has denied reports that reality star James Arthur has been dropped from his record label, but admits he is planning crisis talks about the singer's behavior.

Andrew Garfield makes surprise appearance in London play
The Amazing Spider-Man star unexpectedly appeared during a performance of the company's production The Drowned Man, which is staged across four floors in a London office building.

Zac Efron wants to write and direct movies
Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron plans to step behind the camera to write and direct his own movie. The High School Musical star has already ventured into producing the films he stars in, including new comedy That Awkward Moment.

04/09

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to reunite as sisters on TV
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are joining forces once again to play sisters in a new film titled The Nest. The Parks and Recreation star is nearing a deal to join her friend Fey in the comedy directed by Pitch Perfect's Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell, who was a writer at Saturday Night Live during the comediennes' tenure on the U.S. sketch comedy show.

Mick Fleetwood lands TV hosting role
Veteran rocker Mick Fleetwood is set to host a new TV series probing the lives of his high-profile friends and colleagues. The series, titled 24 Hours With Mick, will feature a range of professionals with varied backgrounds, from the music and entertainment industry to technology and politics, all of whom have been personally selected by the Fleetwood Mac drummer.

Steven Tyler's daughter engaged
Rocker Steven Tyler's daughter Chelsea is engaged to actor Jon Foster. The Aerosmith frontman's 25-year-old daughter is set to wed her beau of two years, according to Tyler's older half-sister Mia, who took to Twitter.com to share the exciting news.

Drake to host the 2014 Espy Awards
Sports-crazed rapper Drake has landed a new job as the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards. The Started from the Bottom hit-maker, who serves as a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors basketball team, will emcee the sports prize giving event on July 16 July at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Frozen soundtrack tops U.S. albums chart
The Frozen soundtrack has edged out boy band "5 Seconds of Summer" to continue the big freeze atop the U.S. albums chart. The Disney release, which features tracks by the film's stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, has claimed its ninth week at number one, leaving it just one week shy of tying The Lion King's 10-week record as the most successful animated feature soundtrack on the Billboard 200.

Kelly Osbourne to voice witch in new Disney cartoon
Kelly Osbourne is getting animated to star in a new cartoon series about Snow White's Seven Dwarfs. The singer and reality TV personality has signed on to voice the witch Hildy Gloom in The 7D, an animated show about the fairytale dwarfs and their efforts to keep Queen Delightful happy as her nemesis attempts to take over their kingdom.

Tunisia trying to save Star Wars set from sand erosion
Tunisian officials are reaching out to Star Wars fans to help them save the set of Tatooine from sinking into the desert. Sand erosion is threatening to destroy the tourist attraction, which was featured in multiple Star Wars movies.

Doris Day makes rare public appearance at charity event
The Pillow Talk star, who hasn't made a public appearance in over two decades, wasn't expected to attend the annual Doris Day Animal Foundation benefit, and her surprise entrance left many guests in tears.

Actress Heigl sues NYC pharmacy over Twitter photo
Actress Katherine Heigl is demanding $6 million from the bosses of a New York-based drugstore chain, after they allegedly used her image on Twitter without her permission.

Pixie Geldof pulls out of Coachella after sister's death
Model/singer Pixie Geldof has canceled a planned DJ performance at the Coachella music festival in California this weekend, following the sudden death of her 25-year-old sister Peaches.

Actors' daughter thanks California lawmakers for anti-paparazzi law
The daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner has personally thanked Californian lawmakers for passing new anti-paparazzi legislation, by delivering a heartfelt speech about the impact it will have on her life.

Rogen's comedy event raised $150k for Alzheimer's charity
Comic actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday helped to raise over $150,000 for the Alzheimer's Association by hosting his first ever Hilarity for Charity benefit in New York City.

Daniel Craig drops out of courtroom drama
Actor Daniel Craig has reportedly dropped out of starring in courtroom drama The Whole Truth. The Skyfall star was supposed to play a defense attorney in the film, but recently pulled out for unknown reasons, according to Deadline.com.

Police contacted Kathy Griffin over fans' death threats
Comedienne Kathy Griffin was contacted by police after a Twitter post poking fun at Demi Lovato prompted the pop star's fans to bombard her with death threats.

Rob Lowe shamed by fake saxophone performance
Actor Rob Lowe was once left embarrassed after having to perform his solo from St. Elmo's Fire, which was actually played by a real musician from behind a curtain in the film, at a Hollywood fundraiser.

Mickey Rooney cut wife, children out of his will
Late actor Mickey Rooney apparently cut his estranged wife and children from his will by leaving his estate worth $18,000 to his stepson, Mark Rooney.

Charlize Theron to join Sean Penn's Africa film, report says
Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is reportedly in talks to star in her boyfriend Sean Penn's African drama The Last Space, which is about refugee camps in Sudan.

Peaches Geldof's death to remain a mystery for weeks
The cause of British socialite Peaches Geldof's death will apparently continue to remain a mystery for several more weeks, after initial tests proved inconclusive, a medical examiner said Wednesday.

Kate Mara dismisses rumor of casting in kidnapping film
Actress Kate Mara has dismissed false reports suggesting that she has been cast to star in a TV movie based on the shocking kidnappings in Cleveland last year.

Amanda Bynes insists she is not schizophrenic
A representative for actress Amanda Bynes has spoken out to reassure fans following the actress' stint in a rehabilitation clinic for psychiatric issues last year, insisting the star is not schizophrenic.

Actor Zac Efron planning to launch clothing line
The stylish star admits he is desperate to create his own clothing collection, and he hopes acclaimed menswear designer Neil Barrett will agree to collaborate with him on the project.

Rio 2 flies to top of British box office in debut
The animated sequel, featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway and telling the tale of a family of blue macaws on an adventure in the Amazon rainforest, took $4.4 million in ticket sales.

04/08

Simon Cowell was depressed before fatherhood
British music mogul Simon Cowell felt depressed before he started a family this year. The X Factor boss found out he was going to be a father last year following an on/off relationship with Lauren Silverman, and although the news came as a surprise, Cowell is glad for the change in his life because it lifted him out of a low.

Nicole Kidman says she is happy living in the south
Australian transplant Nicole Kidman gushing about living in Nashville, Tennessee, insisting the simple way of life in the south suits her well. The Oscar winner and her singer husband Keith Urban settled in the country musical capital in late 2007, and they have made the city their main home ever since.

Paris Hilton sues over shoe brand
Socialite and fashion designer Paris Hilton has filed a lawsuit over her name-branded shoe line amid allegations she was cheated out of royalties. Hilton claims she received less than half of the contracted amount and now she is suing for more than $1 million in compensation, according to TMZ.com

Imagine Dragons cancels performance to work on album
Rockers Imagine Dragons have been forced to cancel a performance at Bilbao BBK Live later this year so they can focus on completing their next album. The band was scheduled to appear at the Spanish musical festival in July, but the Radioactive hitmakers have pulled out due to a scheduling conflict.

Adam Levine launching women's fashion line
Singer Adam Levine has expanded his fashion line at U.S. retailer Kmart by creating a women's collection. The Maroon 5 frontman launched his menswear line at the store last year and the new collection will launch on Thursday.

Beyonce was sick during Xo recording
R&B superstar Beyonce was sick when she recorded the vocals for her popular song XO.The Halo hitmaker reveals the version of the mid-tempo ballad fans have fallen in love with wasn't intended for inclusion on the final cut of her recent self-titled album, because she wasn't pitch perfect during the studio session.

Shirley Maclaine to guest star on Glee
Veteran actress Shirley Maclaine has booked a multi-episode arc on Glee in a series of upcoming episodes.

Steven Spielberg renting out Malibu beach house for $150,000
Steven Spielberg has put his Malibu, California beach pad up for lease for a whopping $150,000-per-month and comes with extravagant extras so the buyer can enjoy their new home.

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe battling hospital infection
The five-time gold medallist contracted the infection following an operation on his shoulder, and he is now under the care of doctors at a hospital in Sydney, Australia who are treating his condition with antibiotics.

Veteran British actor says he snubbed 007 audition
The Game of Thrones star played an evil henchman in the film For Your Eyes Only, and said he was given the opportunity to rejoin the franchise in the lead role after Timothy Dalton stepped down in 1994.

Rolling Stones manager sitting out Hall Of Fame ceremony
The Rolling Stones' former manager Andrew Oldham has announced he'll be a no-show at Thursday's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, after learning museum bosses have only allocated him five minutes of the show.

Mickey Rooney's Disney classic set for remake
A remake one of Mickey Rooney's most beloved films has been fast-tracked by Hollywood executives, two days after the veteran actor's death.

Slash, Aerosmith announce joint summer tour
Guitarist Slash and rock group Aerosmith are heading out on the road together this summer after announcing plans for a huge North American tour. The Let Rock Rule trek will begin in New York on July 10.

Filmmaker says Bill Murray can still do Ghostbusters 3
Filmmaker Ivan Reitman is still hoping Bill Murray will be part of the long-awaited Ghostbusters sequel, just days before the movie goes into production, because the actor has never given his pal more than two weeks' notice for any job they've done together.

Actress Kate Mara may portray Ohio kidnap survivor in film
Actress Kate Mara is reportedly in talks to portray Ohio kidnap victim Michelle Knight in a TV movie. Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus hit the headlines last year, when they were rescued from their Cleveland captor's home after a decade-long ordeal.

Peaches Geldof gushed about infant sons in final interview
Tragic British socialite Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old daughter of rocker and philanthropist Bob Geldof, declared her love for her two infant sons in a poignant interview that was given just weeks before her sudden death.

Singer Miley Cyrus says she used to fear being alone
Pop star Miley Cyrus is glad she is "free" of her former fiance Liam Hemsworth and has admitted that she previously feared she couldn't live without a boyfriend.

Woman who stalked Jackman gets five years of probation
A woman charged with stalking Hugh Jackman has been sentenced to serve six months in jail and five years probation, for attacking the actor with an electric razor as he worked out at a Manhattan gym in April 2013.

Oscar Pistorius sobbed as he recalled killing girlfriend
Former Olympic gold-medalist Oscar Pistorius had to be removed from court on Tuesday after he broke down in hysterical sobs while recalling the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Ferrell, McKellen, Paul honored for social media efforts
Actors Will Ferrell, Ian McKellen and Aaron Paul were among the Hollywood stars honored for their social media profiles at the Shorty Awards in New York City on Monday.

Noah screenings canceled due to flood in Britain
The blockbuster, which tells the story of the Great Flood, opened in the U.K. over the weekend -- but cinema-goers in the south west of the country were left disappointed on Friday when the first screening of Noah was called off.

Scarlett Johansson hates 'tacky ScarJo' nickname
Actress Scarlett Johansson has urged fans to stop calling her 'ScarJo' as she finds the nickname "tacky" and "insulting".  The Avengers star admits she hates the abbreviation and wants her followers to drop it for good.

04/07

Kate Moss says she is loving life at age 40
British supermodel Kate Moss is adamant life really does begin at 40 s she feels like a new woman since reaching the milestone this year.

Chris Brown's lawyer fails to get assault charge dropped
A Washington, D.C. judge has rejected a motion to dismiss Chris Brown's assault charge, clearing the way for his trial to begin as scheduled next week.

Artist Alan Davie dead at age 93
The painter, whose work is currently on show at London's Tate Gallery, died at his home on Saturday. He was born in Grangemouth, Scotland in 1920 and worked as a jazz musician and lecturer before dedicating his life to art.

Actor David Krumholtz is a first-time father
The actor, who played Bernard the Elf in the beloved festive film, and his wife, Vanessa Britting, welcomed daughter Pemma Mae Krumholtz last week. The TV star took to Twitter.com on Saturday to announce the news.

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at age 93
Hollywood veteran Mickey Rooney -- who accumulated four Academy Award nominations over the course of his long career -- died at the age of 93 over the weekend.

Hollywood adds to tributes for actor Mickey Rooney
Several Hollywood stars have joined those paying tribute to actor Mickey Rooney after waking up to the news of his death.

Coldplay ties U2 for most number ones on US chart
Coldplay singer Chris Martin has something to smile about following news of his marriage break-up -- his band has tied U2 for the most number ones on the U.S. Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart.

Peter Mayhew returning to Star Wars as Chewbacca
British actor Peter Mayhew is bouncing back from double knee replacement surgery to reprise his iconic role as Chewbacca in J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated Star Wars sequel.

Gone With The Wind star May Anderson dead at age 96
Gone With The Wind star Mary Anderson has died at the age of 96. The actress, who played Maybelle Merriwether in the 1939 classic, passed away on Sunday at a nursing home in Burbank, California.

George Clooney to remake Norwegian diving film
Actor and producer George Clooney is reportedly in talks to remake Norwegian diving movie Pioneer. The movie star and director is developing the project through his production company Smokehouse Pictures, according to Britain's The Guardian.

American journalist Curtis Bill Pepper dead at age 96
American journalist Curtis Bill Pepper has died at the age of 96. The veteran newsman passed away on Friday at his home in Todi, Italy, according to the New York Times.

Daughter of rocker, philanthropist Bob Geldof dead at age 25
The daughter of rocker and philanthropist Bob Geldof -- who's perhaps best known for campaigning against hunger in Africa during the 1980s -- has suddenly died at the age of 25, authorities said Monday.

Oscar Pistorius apologizes to dead girlfriend's family
Former Olympic gold-medalist Oscar Pistorius tearfully apologized to the family of Reeva Steenkamp on Monday, as he revealed his nightmare world of anti-depressants and sleepless nights since shooting her to death last year.

Spacey possibly interested in Johnny Carson mini-series
Actor Kevin Spacey has offered to perfect his famous Johnny Carson impersonation for a planned TV biopic, but only if the script is as edgy as he says it should be.

Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake concerts avoid sanctions ban
Pop superstars Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake have been given the go-ahead to perform at a venue in Helsinki, Finland after the shows were threatened by U.S. sanctions.

Ian Watkins' ex-girlfriend's trial set for September
An ex-girlfriend of shamed rocker Ian Watkins, who was convicted last year on multiple child sex crimes, will stand trial in September on charges of possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

Lindsay Lohan confesses to relapsing after rehab
The troubled actress vowed to stay away from drink and drugs since she finished her court-ordered treatment in July last year, but she has now confessed she relapsed by indulging in some wine.

Hathaway scrapped honeymoon plans after online leak
Actress Anne Hathaway, who married Adam Shulman two years ago, said she changed her honeymoon plans at the last minute when she found out her travel details had leaked online.

04/06

Demi Lovato caught up in naked picture scandal
Demi Lovato is at the center of a naked picture scandal after images purportedly showing the star posing for nude snaps leaked online.

Kanye West keen to work with Franco, Rogen on project
Kanye West has reached out to James Franco and Seth Rogen with a view to teaming up with them for a secret project after they poked fun at the rapper and his fiancee Kim Kardashian in a spoof online video.

04/05

Miley Cyrus' new puppy helps her cope with loss of pet
Miley Cyrus has a new pet to help her cope with the death of her beloved dog Floyd. Her mother Tish attempted to cheer the singer up on Friday by bringing home a new puppy, called Moonie.

Robbie Williams: 'I'd be dead if it wasn't for my managers'
British pop star Robbie Williams paid tribute to his management team at an awards ceremony on Thursday insisting they saved his life.

04/04

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi expecting second child
Reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is pregnant with her second child. The former Jersey Shore star and her fiance Jionni LaValle will become parents again in the autumn.

Nick Lachey talks about brother's Asperger syndrome
Pop star-turned-TV personality Nick Lachey has broken his silence on his younger brother's battle with Asperger syndrome -- which affects social and communication skills.

Police called to Selena Gomez's home after intruder alert
Selena Gomez's California home became the scene of another police lockdown on Friday morning following a burglary report. Officers reportedly swarmed on the home after someone called them to report a trespasser.

Taylor Swift breaks ticket sales records in China
Taylor Swift has shattered ticket sales records in China after her upcoming show in Shanghai sold out in just one minute.

Lady Gaga to co-host AT40 countdown radio show
Lady Gaga is set to join TV and radio mogul Ryan Seacrest as co-host of his weekly syndicated American Top 40 chart countdown show this weekend.

Guitarist teases Nirvana reunion at Hall Of Fame gala
Former Nirvana star Krist Novoselic has teased fans about a band reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony next week, by confirming that he's rehearsing his "bass tabs".

Captain America sequel a hit on first night of release
The Captain America sequel has stunned movie experts in the U.S. by opening with more than $10 million in ticket sales from early screenings on Thursday night, and it's well on course to become the biggest April opening ever.

Dueling Banjos hitmaker Arthur Smith dies
Arthur Smith, a successful radio and TV presenter -- and the guitarist who created the famous song that inspired cult movie Deliverance's dueling banjos, has died at the age of 93.

Rolling Stones reveal plans for Australia dates
The Rolling Stones have officially rescheduled their Australia and New Zealand tour after Mick Jagger was forced to pull the plug on gigs following the sudden death of his girlfriend.

Alec Baldwin trying to stop Letterman's retirement
Actor Alec Baldwin has launched a Twitter campaign in a bid to stop TV veteran David Letterman retiring from his long-running late night talk show, urging fans to petition the TV host via the social networking website.

Quinton Aaron blindsided after getting kicked off flight
Actor Quinton Aaron was forced to give up his seat on a flight from Pennsylvania to New York City on Friday when stewards told him he was too big to fly.

Critics rave about Denzel Washington's Broadway return
Actor Denzel Washington's return to the Broadway stage has won him rave reviews. The Oscar winner is leading the cast of a revival of race drama A Raisin in the Sun, and the critics love his performance as chauffeur Walter Lee Younger.

Captain America sequel on pace for biggest April debut in US
The blockbuster has already crossed the $100 million mark internationally, and now top officials at U.S. advance ticket-sale website Fandango have confirmed the movie has become the bestselling April title in their 14-year-history.

Tom Hardy to star in Ridley Scott's new TV series
The Inception star will return to the small screen in a new BBC period drama created by British screenwriter Steven Knight and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott.

Scarlett Johansson ignored Jackson's stunt warning
The actress was left aching and bruised after taking part in numerous fight scenes on the set of new superhero movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, despite her co-star Jackson's calls for a body double to do the dangerous work.

Actor Johnny Depp laughs off pregnancy rumors
Actor Johnny Depp has laughed off rumors that his new fiancee Amber Heard is pregnant, insisting that their wedding is not a "shotgun affair".

Former child star George Bookasta dies at age 96
Former child star George Bookasta, who was discovered by Charlie Chaplin, has died at the age of 96. The actor died at his home in New York last week following a bout of pneumonia.

Russell Crowe struggling with chronic injuries
Crowe has tears in both Achilles tendons, as well as a build up of fluid in the bone marrow around his knees, known as bone marrow edemas, a painful hip condition and shin splints, an injury which affects the lower part of the legs.

James Franco embarrassed by Instagram scandal
Hollywood actor James Franco has blamed bad judgement for his misguided attempt to court a teenage girl via Instagram.com and insisted he feels embarrassed by the incident.

04/03

Jackie Chan to mark 60th birthday with charity concert
Action movie legend Jackie Chan will mark his 60th birthday by hosting a charity concert in China on Sunday. The Rush Hour star, who reaches the milestone on Monday, will dedicate the gig to the good causes he supports, including Operation Smile, an organisation which helps children born with cleft lips.

Martin Sheen to play sailor in Moby Dick-inspired movie
Actor Martin Sheen is set to lead the cast of a Moby Dick-inspired TV film. The Departed star will play real-life sailor Thomas Nickerson in Revenge of the Whale, which will centre on the time he spent as a cabin boy on the whaling ship The Essex, according to Variety.com.

Paul McCartney's sidekick named "Manager of the Year"
Scott Rodger, the man behind Paul McCartney's current success, was named Manager of the Year at the Artist and Manager Awards in London on Thursday night.

Beyonce's four-year-old half-brother almost homeless
The mother of Beyonce's four-year-old half-brother has opened up about her financial problems, convinced that the R&B superstar would be horrified to learn her sibling is facing life on the streets.

Paul Walker's mother denied guardianship of his daughter
Paul Walker's mother was denied permission to take over as the temporary guardian of the late actor's only child after accusing her granddaughter's mother of failing to take proper care of the teen.

Quentin Tarantino staging live reading of leaked script
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is staging a live reading of his leaked script "The Hateful Eight" later this month when he decided to scrap plans to shoot the western in January. This was after an early draft of his screenplay hit the Internet without his permission.

Lady Gaga, Bill Murray take over Letterman show
Singer Lady Gaga and actor Bill Murray helped to surprise fans on Wednesday when they took over late night host David Letterman's show in New York to treat fans to a special concert.

Chef Lawson asked to apply for US visa after plane ban
British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has been invited to apply for a visa if she plans to travel to the U.S. in the future after she was prevented from boarding a Los Angeles-bound flight over the weekend.

Chris Brown shackled as marshals take him to DC
Embattled R&B star Chris Brown has been placed under the custody of U.S. Marshals as he makes his way to Washington, D.C. in shackles onboard a plane.

David Letterman to retire as Late Show host in 2015
Late-night TV legend David Letterman has announced his retirement. The Late Show host will vacate the Ed Sullivan Theater stage in New York City next year.

Holly Hunter joins cast of Man Of Steel sequel
Oscar winner Holly Hunter has joined the all-star cast of the Man of Steel sequel. The Piano star joins 300: Rise of an Empire's Callan Mulvey and The Wolverine actor Tao Okamoto as cast newcomers.

Filmmaker Spike Jonze wins lawsuit over film Her
Filmmaker Spike Jonze has emerged victorious in his legal battle with two writers who accused him of stealing the idea for his Oscar-winning Her script from their screenplay.

Will Ferrell to play Bobby Riggs in tennis film
Funnyman Will Ferrell is getting serious again after signing on to play tennis star Bobby Riggs in new movie Match Maker. The film will focus on the famous 1973 'Battle of the Sexes' showdown between Riggs and Billie Jean King.

Miley Cyrus breaks down on stage after dog's death
Miley Cyrus broke down in tears during a concert in Boston on Wednesday after dedicating songs to her late pet pooch Floyd. She tried to keep her emotions under control, but was reduced to tears after telling the crowd about her heartache.

How I Met Your Mother fans petition for new ending
Dissatisfied fans of the TV series How I Met Your Mother are campaigning for a new ending after the finale aired on Monday, with a number of plot twists that left viewers stunned by the show's conclusion after nine seasons.

Alec Guinness unhappy during Star Wars filming, letters show
A letter written by late acting legend Alec Guinness, dismissing his Obi-Wan Kenobi role in Star Wars as "rubbish," has been published to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday this week.

Roseanne heading back to TV in Maniac Mothers series
The controversial funnywoman, who starred in her sitcom Roseanne for nine years before fronting her own chat show, will lend her voice to creepy new TV series Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.

Nigella Lawson speculation grows over thwarted US trip
British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has remained silent amid mounting speculation over reports suggesting she was banned from boarding a plane out of London over the weekend.

Actress Bracco changed lifestyle after parents' deaths
The Sopranos star Lorraine Bracco prioritized her own health, following the death of her parents three years ago, by overhauling her diet and lifestyle.

Kate Winslet refuses to autograph nude Titanic photos
The actress stripped off for a scene in which her socialite character Rose DeWitt Bukater was sketched naked by Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Dawson, and the memory still haunts her thanks to brazen autograph-hunters.

04/02

Diesel suffers concussion filming Fast & Furious 7
Actor Vin Diesel has suffered a minor concussion while filming Fast & Furious 7. The Riddick star posted a picture of himself and director James Wan on Facebook on Tuesday and detailed how he got the injury.

Breaking Bad, House Of Cards among Peabody winners
Hit drama series Breaking Bad, Scandal and House of Cards have been named among the best shows of 2013 after landing recognition from Peabody Awards officials.

Baldwin, Jermaine Jackson trade lives for reality show
Two of the world's most famous dynasties are to clash on TV as Jermaine Jackson and Daniel Baldwin trade lives for the new season of U.S. show Celebrity Wife Swap.

Frozen soundtrack remains atop US album charts
The Frozen soundtrack has iced an eighth week at the top of the U.S. album chart. No release has spent more time at number one since Adele hit the top spot 24 times with 21 in 2011 and 2012.

Peter Jackson sends private jet to help in plane search
The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has chartered his Gulfstream G650 to the oceans off the coast of Australia to assist in the search for the plane, which disappeared last month with 239 people on board.

Brad Pitt producing film about Steubenville rape case
Pitt and his Plan B partners have signed on to develop a film based on a Rolling Stone article about the crime, surrounding the sexual assault of a high school girl by a group of her peers.

Seth Rogen stunned by co-star's Efron's perfect body
Actor Seth Rogen couldn't keep his hands off his Neighbors co-star Zac Efron because he found his musclebound chest impossible to resist, saying he was completely unprepared for his co-star's perfect form.

Nolan kept Interstellar plot secret from Hans Zimmer
Director Christopher Nolan was so secretive about the plot to his upcoming blockbuster Interstellar that he asked composer Hans Zimmer to write the score without knowing anything about the film.

U2's Joshua Tree to join Library of Congress registry
U2's iconic 1987 album The Joshua Tree is set to join the history books after it was chosen for preservation by the U.S. Library of Congress. It is among 25 works that will join the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Miley Cyrus heartbroken after pet dog passes away
Pop superstar Miley Cyrus announced the sad news via her Twitter page -- sharing pictures of her beloved pet dog Floyd, an Alaskan Klee Kai, and writing, "today is the 2nd worst day of my life."

Jon Cryer set to reveal TV show details in memoir
The actor has promised to tell fans everything about his breakthrough role in the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink, to his portrayal of Alan Harper in hit sitcom Two And A Half Men -- including his time with controversial co-star Charlie Sheen.

Lady Gaga vows to hunt down Internet bullies
The superstar set up her own social forum online so her fans could converse in a safe environment, and she was shocked when one user complained other members were making fun of her on the website.

Jennette McCurdy's show on hiatus after Nickelodeon feud
Jennette McCurdy's teen TV series Sam & Cat will be put on hiatus amid rumors of a feud with Nickelodeon bosses. The actress was missing from the network's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday and she later blamed her absence on her bosses.

Alec Baldwin's wife suggests actor is staying in NYC
The actor has been mulling over the possibility of moving his family to the West Coast for some time, and recently dropped a big hint about a possible cross-country shift in an article he wrote for New York magazine in February.

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Rosie O'Donnell lands Honorary Tony award
Actress and TV personality Rosie O'Donnell is to receive a special humanitarian prize at the upcoming Tony Awards. The A League of Their Own star will pick up the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the theatre prize-giving ceremony in New York City on June 8.

Jennifer Love Hewitt married five days before giving birth
Jennifer Love Hewitt married her actor partner Brian Hallisay just five days before giving birth to her first child. The actress' publicist confirmed the surprise wedding news following the arrival of the couple's daughter, Autumn, in November, revealing they married in secret before her arrival.

Blake Shelton scores new country chart record
Blake Shelton has broken chart records in America by scoring his 11th number one on the Billboard Country Airplay countdown, as the "Doin' What She Likes" gives the singer/songwriter the edge over Brad Paisley, who has 10 chart-toppers to his name.

Russell Crowe meets with Archbishop of Canterbury
Russell Crowe met with Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in London on Tuesday for a brief chat about his new film Noah, which debuted at the top of the U.S. box office last weekend.

Chris Brown's attorney fights for his freedom during trial
A Los Angeles judge is considering a request from Chris Brown's lawyer to let the singer walk free from jail in time for a court hearing in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Lance Bass says 'N Sync reunion is April Fools' Day prank
Former 'N SYNC star Lance Bass teased fans on April Fools' Day by announcing the boy band is planning an official comeback, complete with new songs and a world tour.

Driver in music festival crash hit with 20 more charges
The driver reportedly involved in the fatal car crash which killed four people at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas last month has been hit with 20 additional charges of aggravated assault.

How I Met Your Mother ends on ratings high point
TV viewers made sure the How I Met Your Mother cast went out on a high by giving the show's finale a series-high ratings explosion. The show wrapped its nine-season run on Monday night with 12.9 million viewers.

Cyrus fights with Avril Lavigne for fake April Fools' Day feud
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker took her Bangerz tour to Montreal on Saturday and Toronto on Monday, and managed to take some time out of her busy schedule to fool around with Lavigne.

Gwyneth Paltrow's split used for dating site's April Fools prank
Bosses at online dating site Match.com poked fun at Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's recent split on April Fools Day by advertising a new album inspired by their break-up announcement.

Mel Gibson's ex facing bankruptcy challenge
Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is facing a challenge as she attempts to reduce her debts by declaring she is penniless after her bankruptcy trustee questioned a number of her expenses.

Darren Aronofsky quit The Wolverine for Noah
Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky passed up the chance to direct Hugh Jackman in last year's The Wolverine, because he was more interested in focusing on turning Biblical tale Moah into a big screen epic.

Ben Stiller in talks for Chippendales movie
The Zoolander star has been slated to portray choreographer Nick de Noia, who helped founders Paul Snider and Somen Banerjee come up with the concept for the world-famous striptease group.

Miley Cyrus beats Michael Jackson, Madonna to top dance list
The Wrecking Ball star claimed the number one spot in the list of the 10 Best Celebrity Dances, compiled by The London Cabaret Club, thanks to her controversial and sexually-suggestive 'twerking.'

Stars evacuated from New York gala over safety concerns
Sally Field, Bobby Cannavale and Gretchen Mol were among around 500 people ordered to leave the Angel Orensanz Center in Manhattan after firefighters reported cracks in the venue's support beams.

Stars salute Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees
Coldplay's Chris Martin, Stevie Nicks, country star Carrie Underwood and rocker Bruce Springsteen will be among the stars honoring this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Jane Fonda almost left boyfriend over Parkinson's denial
Veteran actress Jane Fonda has said that she threatened to end her relationship with boyfriend Richard Perry if he didn't start taking his battle with Parkinson's disease more seriously.

Russell Crowe feuds with Irish reporter after awkward interview
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe labeled an Irish reporter a "plonker" following an awkward interview at a movie premiere in which the star lectured her about rugby rules.

Actor Mark Strong relieved by TV series cancellation
The show, which was adapted from the British series of the same name, was plagued by low ratings when it aired last year and was subsequently axed after only 10 episodes.

James Franco to take on another gay role in upcoming film
Actor James Franco is set to portray another gay character in a new movie by Milk director Gus Van Sant, according to a media report. The actor will portray Michael Glatze, a prolific gay rights activist

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