Monday, April 12, 2021

The Offspring working on new album for a decade

The Offspring have been working on 'Let The Bad Times Roll' for almost a decade. This will be the...

Prince Philip honoured by BAFTA

Prince Philip was honoured as the EE BAFTA Film Awards opened on Sunday (11.04.21). The Duke of Edinburgh passed...

Prince Philip honoured by BAFTA

Prince Philip was honoured as the EE BAFTA Film Awards opened on Sunday (11.04.21). The Duke of Edinburgh passed...

London Grammar star Hannah Reid nearly quit music two years ago

London Grammar’s Hannah Reid was ready to quit music two years ago. The 31-year-old singer felt she “wasn’t cut...

Joel Corry slid into RAYE’s DMs

Joel Corry slid into RAYE's DMs. The 31-year-old DJ approached RAYE, 23, via social media to ask her...

Latest Articles

David Beckham plans 40th birthday bash for Victoria


David Beckham is reportedly planning a big birthday bash for wife Victoria.
The retired soccer star is said to be organising a lavish 40th birthday party for his spouse - with whom he has 14-year-old Brooklyn, 11-year-old Romeo, eight-year-old Cruz and two-year-old Harper - in April, despite the designer asking for a more low-key celebration.
A source told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "Victoria wants to celebrate in LA at Easter time with her family. She's not a big party girl, but there are rumours that David has different ideas and could be planning something. It's a big milestone, so he thinks it should be celebrated properly."
The Beckhams are said to be inviting over 100 guests to celebrate Victoria's milestone occasion, including chef Gordon Ramsay, 'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria, actress Kate Beckinsale and interior designer Kelly Hoppen.
The family were rumoured to be buying a house in Miami when they move over to the US city for David to launch his own Major League Soccer club, but are only going to be renting a place since they don't see the move as permanent.
An insider told the magazine: "The family are going to have a base in Miami but have no plans to buy a house at the moment."

Joe Wright searches for Peter Pan

Warner Bros. are holding a casting call for 'Pan'. Director Joe Wright is searching for an aspiring male actor aged 11-13, who is no taller than 5ft 4inches, for the leading role of Peter Pan in the latest re-working of J.M. Barrie's classic children'...

Paolo Nutini wants to be a carpenter


Paolo Nutini wants to be a carpenter.
The 27-year-old star - who is set to make a comeback with his third album 'Caustic Love' on April 14 - wants to explore joinery after taking inspiration from a man he saw as his grandfather when he was younger.
He explained: "The man I grew up to I think of as a grandfather on my mother's side, a man called Eddie, he was this old army hand, big white bushy moustache. He dealt in scrap, he was always down at the lost-and-found at the airport or prison, and I'd be the little kid tagging along, because he'd often look after me during the day ... He worked with wood, and made me this little rocking horse when I was young, called Rocky. I still have it.
"Whittling and carving wood is something I've always wanted to do, yet I've only dipped my toe in the water. I find it therapeutic ... I need to do that, go away and separate myself from things, get some education, some life, outside of a tour bus or a venue."
The 'Candy' singer fled back to his Scottish homeland four years ago when being in the spotlight became too much to bear and he admits he needed the hiatus to repair his relationship with his family and friends.
In an interview with Culture Magazine, he explained: "It's not like I've been making an album for three, four years. We toured the last record for a year and a bit, and I got to this point where I was only seeing my family and friends at gigs, I was miles away from home, my relationship was handing by a thread and I realised I was losing everything."

Enrique and Kylie in song battle


Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue are locked in a battle to release their duet.
The Latin heartthrob and 'Into The Blue' singer have collaborated on the track 'Beautiful' but their labels Universal Republic and Parlophone are at war over when it will be released.
Enrique told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "I'm hoping the duet will be released as the next single but I know there's been a few problems between the record companies because she is on a different label.
"It's all politics. There was a moment when the record companies were fighting back and forth, but in the end Kylie and I spoke and we will make it happen."
The pair, who are both set to release new music this year, will shoot a video for the song in March.
Enrique, 38, said: "I'm a huge fan of Kylie. She's so sweet and she's been going for a long time but is as sexy as ever"
The star's new single 'I'm A Freak', featuring Pitbull, is out on March 16, while Kylie, 45, releases her single 'Into The Bull' on March 9.
Enrique also rubbished reports he got a car drive 20 metres after throwing a strip and insists he's not a diva.
He added: "That was such bull****. My manager told me to get a car because it was cold and there were photographers outside."

Jennifer Aniston to star in Cake


Jennifer Aniston has been cast in 'Cake'.
The 44-year-old actress stars as a woman who becomes intrigued by the death of someone in her support group, in a film which is being produced by Courtney Solomon in a $50 million collaboration between Chinese TV producer Shenghua Entertainment and After Dark Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Solomon said: "Our goal is to find great material and great talent and let them do what they do best and Shenghua has proven a great partner to make that happen.
"The formation of Cinelou Films DHJ, and this new venture with Shenghua is a unique pact which allows us to give great projects a chance to be made for the right reasons without many of the usual limitations put on indie films."
'Cake' is the first in a five movie production which will be directed by Daniel Barnz, and written by Patrick Tobin.
Aniston - who was catapulted to the spotlight in TV comedy 'Friends' - recently starred in 'We're the Millers' alongside Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter.

Idris Elba joins thriller Alive Alone


Idris Elba has been cast in 'Alive Alone'.
The 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' actor will star as male lead Jamal alongside newcomer Sam Worthington in the thriller which is set to begin shooting in March, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Elba's arrival to the cast comes in the wake of Matthias Schoenaerts exit from the cast, after it was announced in Cannes he would star in the Thunder Road produced drama with Noomi Rapace - who will also executive produce the forthcoming film.
'Alive Alone' will mark the directing debut for Khurram Longi, who will helm his own script which featured in TV crime drama's 'The Black List' and the The UK's 'Brit List'.
Set in New York, Elba stars as an detainee of Guantanamo Bay working as a taxi driver while Noomi takes on the role of a prostitute on the run from a feared crime boss played by Worthington.
Meanwhile, Idris is eyeing a cameo in 'Girls' after he made an appeal to the show's creator and star Lena Dunham last month to write him a part on the popular programme.
He wrote on Twitter: "He tweeted:"@lenadunham Very funny woman. Can I come do a scene on your show? (sic)"
Although Lena is yet to agree to give the British actor a part on her show, she claimed it would be an "honour" to have him guest star.

Prince William devoted to saving wildlife


Britain's Prince William claims he is determined to help save wildlife - despite shooting wild boar on a hunting trip.
The 31-year-old royal and his father, Prince Charles, have launched a high-profile appeal to save endangered species such as rhinos, tigers and elephants and filmed a video message as part of a week of wildlife conservation events.
William insists he wants his six-month-old son Prince George, with wife Catherine, also 31, to "experience the same Africa that I did as a child."
In the video, which was re-recorded at Clarence House and broadcast yesterday (09.02.14), William and his father speak in a number of languages and images of animals killed by poachers flash up on the screen.
William said: "This year, I have become even more devoted to protecting the resources of the Earth for not only my own son, but also the other children of his generation."
The pair have worked together in the past to raise the issue of animal conservation and William is now royal patron of the wildlife charity Tusk Trust, while Charles, is president of WWF-UK
William flew out to Cordoba in southern Spain this month to join brother Harry, 29, to shoot wild boar and deer and has received a backlash of comments with critics saying the trip was poorly timed.
Jan Creamer of Animal Defenders International also described the hunting as "barbaric".
She said: "It is absolutely shocking that such prominent Royals should take pleasure from it."

Liam Payne annoyed after flight bomb threat


Liam Payne was heard "swearing up a storm" after his flight was delayed due to a bomb threat.
The One Direction hunk reportedly shocked fellow passengers when he became annoyed at airline staff during the flight from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia over the weekend.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the 20-year-old singer became angry after being told there was a four-hour delay because he was eager to see his girlfriend Sophia Smith, who celebrated her 20th birthday yesterday (09.02.14).
A source said: "Liam was livid. He was tired and grumpy, and just wanted to get home because it was his girlfriend's birthday. He snapped at officials and started swearing. Everyone was quite taken aback."
But the star started to calm down when he realised he wasn't the only passenger annoyed that the US Airways flight 770 was grounded at 1.30pm.
The source added: "He apologised soon after. He didn't mean any offence."
However, fan Brooklyn Wiles was not impressed by Liam's outburst and claimed he refused to smile when she asked for a photograph after the drama.
She posted on Twitter: "I love One Direction ... but for him to act like a complete jerk because of a flight that was delayed due to a bomb threat?!?
"Every single person on that plane has to deal with this too... we all are trying to find flights and get home. And he was swearing up a storm. He was a nobody three years ago...
"Just because you're famous doesn't mean you should be a jerk to your fans.
"It's hard to love someone who takes fame too far. Liam Payne, I've lost my respect. (sic)"
The flight finally took off at 5.18pm after a passenger made the bomb threat and police found no explosives on the plane.

Joe Jonas wants happiness for Selena Gomez


Joe Jonas wants Selena Gomez to be "happy".
The 24-year-old singer is a fan of his fellow former Disney star - who previously dated his brother Nick - and is hoping she can continue doing great things in her career following her recent stint in rehab.
Asked if he is a fan of the 'Come & Get It' hitmaker, he said: "I am! I am! I mean, her career been great and she is going to succeed and I want her to succeed and I want her to be happy!"
The former Jonas Brothers star believes the key to keeping himself on the right track and not succumbing to the pressures of fame is to learn from the mistakes of those he admires.
Discussing dealing with fame, he told E! News: "Something that I heard from someone I looked up to was, 'Watch the people around you and learn from their mistakes so you don't make the same.
"I just held on to that and any time I saw a celebrity I really looked up to screw up, I just was like 'all right, I am not going to do that or try my best ability to avoid that,' so it's just a learning tool."
Selena, 21, sought help at The Meadows facility in Arizona because she was "burnt out", with reports suggesting she underwent the two-week stint in rehab to address her alcohol and marijuana use.

Philip Seymouf Hoffman ‘dealer’ could have saved him


Philip Seymour Hoffman's alleged drug dealer believes he could have "saved" him.
The 'Capote' actor was found dead from an apparent heroin overdose on February 2 and Robert Vineberg - who has been charged with felony drug possession and was one of three suspected dealers charged in connection with the 46-year-old star's death - insisted he would have encouraged him to seek help if they had been together before his death.
The jazz musician, who claims he last saw the actor in person in October, said: "He was my friend. I could've saved him.
"If I knew he was in town, I would've said, 'Hey, let's make an AA meeting.' If I was with him, it wouldn't have happened. Not under my guard."
Vineberg's last contact with the 'Hunger Games' actor came in December via email and text message and he says they traded messages about staying sober.
In an interview from prison, he recalled to the New York Post newspaper: "He left me a voicemail in December saying, 'I'm clean'.
"We'd text back and forth, 'Oh, I got one day on you!' 'No I've got one day on you.' "
The 57-year-old saxophonist said he was "devastated" by Philip's death and sent his sympathy to the actor's family, children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, and estranged partner Mimi O'Donnell.
He said: "When we got together, we talked about books. And art. He was a normal guy. You wouldn't know he was an Oscar winner.
"He loved his kids. I offer my condolences to his family."
When asked if he had ever supplied drugs to the actor, he declined to answer.
His lawyer maintained Vineberg's innocence in connection with Philip's death.
The lawyer, Ed Kratt, said: "All of the evidence adduced to date has indicated that Robert did not provide to Mr. Hoffman the narcotics that caused his unfortunate death.
"The evidence also shows that Robert and Mr. Hoffman were true friends who had bonded over and struggled with the dangerous use of narcotic drugs."

Calvin Harris buys Rita Ora £100K Mercedes


Calvin Harris has bought Rita Ora a £100,000 Mercedes.
The Scottish DJ splashed out on the flash vehicle for the 'How We Do' hitmaker - who currently resides in London - in order to encourage her to pass her driving test before she moves into his Beverly Hills mansion with him.
The 23-year-old singer has been taking back-to-back lessons with her instructor to ensure she gains her licence as soon as possible.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Rita's never needed to worry about getting around before - it's either taxis, the Tube or walking.
"That's not the way it happens in LA. Unless you have a car, doing anything is impossible.
"She doesn't want to have to rely on Calvin to be designated driver."
Calvin asked Rita - who is currently filming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in Vancouver - to move in to his home in a bid to stop their hectic schedules destroying their romance.
The pair sparked rumours they had called time on their 10-month relationship in December following reports they had spent the festive season arguing.
However, they put a stop to the speculation last month when they arrived at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles together.

David Beckham taking up street art


David Beckham is taking up street art.
The soccer star retired from the sport last year and although he's still busy with a number of projects - including his new Miami-based Major League Soccer (MLS) side - he's believed to be looking to fill up some of his free time by following in the footsteps of graffiti artists such as Banksy.
A source said: "Having dabbled with classic painting in the past he now wants to do street art style."
The 38-year-old sportsman will use his fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham, as his muse for his first piece but will also take inspiration from some of his favourite artists.
The source told the Daily Star newspaper: "First he wants to portray his wife. He's been inspired to take a more edgy approach by his vast art collection, which includes works by Damian Hirst and Tracy Emin.
"It was his new year resolution and he's finally getting round to it."
Meanwhile, David and his four children, 14-year-old Brooklyn, 11-year-old Romeo, eight-year-old Cruz and two-year-old Harper, supported Victoria, 39, at her Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week catwalk show at the weekend and wrote her a touching note saying "Good luck, Mommy."
The former Spice Girls singer was so touched by the note that she posted a picture of it on Twitter accompanied by the caption: "Beautiful message from my babies x vb."