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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s co-stars pay tribute


Robert De Niro is "so saddened" by Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
The legendary actor has paid tribute to his 'Flawless' co-star - who was found dead aged 46 of an apparent drugs overdose yesterday (02.02.14) - describing him as "gifted" and a "wonderful" actor.
He said: "I'm very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say 'this just shouldn't be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for'. My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family."
De Niro was one of many of the actor's co-stars to express their sadness at his passing.
Jeff Bridges, who appeared alongside him in cult bowling movie 'The Big Lebowski', said: "I'm so shocked, and so sad hearing of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. I enjoyed playing with him on 'The Big Lebowski'. He was such a wonderful guy, and so damn talented, a real treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."
And 'Ides of March' actor George Clooney said: "There are no words. It's just terrible."
Tom Hanks, who appeared with Philip in 'Charlie Wilson's War' praised the Oscar-winning actor's "giant talent".
He said in a statement: "This is a horrible day for those who worked ‎with Philip. He was a giant talent. Our hearts are open for his family."
Gwyneth Paltrow shared a picture of herself, Philip, Jude Law and a female friend in Italy after working on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' on her Instagram account.
She wrote alongside it: "Ischia 1998, post dinner, post shooting...Philip was a true genius. #philipseymourhoffman."

Kevin Jonas smitten with baby


Kevin Jonas is "so in love" with his baby daughter.
The 26-year-old singer and wife Danielle welcomed baby Alena Rose into the world yesterday (02.02.14) and the 'Married to Jonas' star - who tweeted throughout his spouse's labour - is smitten with the new arrival.
He tweeted: "I'm so in love with her (sic)"
Alena's arrival was particularly meaningful for the Jonas family as Danielle gave birth on Kevin's grandfather's memorial.
Kevin's brothers and former bandmates Nick and Joe Jonas had their grandfather on their mind as they spoke of their excitement at the new arrival.
Nick tweeted: "My grandfathers memorial was yesterday. Today we welcome a new addition to the jonas family. God is great. Can't wait to meet my new niece.(sic)"
And Joe wrote: "As one life ends, another begins. Incredibly happy to be an uncle for the first time. Welcome to this world my beautiful niece (sic)"
Before Alena was born, Danielle had promised fans her name was "cute" but "different".
She previously said: "The middle name has a lot of meaning, but her first name is ... different enough but not totally out there. It's cute."

Simon Cowell’s near-miss with knife


Simon Cowell was nearly struck by a knife at the 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions over the weekend.
The reality TV judge was so impressed by an 11-year-old knife-thrower at the Birmingham auditions for the new series, he decided to join the youngster on stage for a demonstration.
However, the 54-year-old music mogul got more than he bargained for when he was nearly hit by one of the metal utensils.
Simon, who was propped in front of a wooden board, was unharmed when the first knife thrown by the boy lodged itself into the board. But the second knife got a little too close to the 'BGT' judge before falling to the floor.
Deciding to return to his seat after the near-miss, fellow judge David Walliams wailed: "You nearly killed Simon!"
The comic then quipped: "How much would I have to pay you to throw the knife a little bit nearer?"
The weekend's auditions also marked the first time one of the judges hit the Golden Buzzer - a new feature which automatically puts the contestant on stage through to the live shows.
Each judge can press the buzzer once during the auditions stage and Amanda Holden became the first to invoke her right after being impressed by a salsa dancing act.

Justin Bieber sacked off from clubs on Super Bowl night


Justin Bieber was turned away from a string of nightclubs following the Super Bowl.
The 'Boyfriend' singer and his entourage reportedly arrived to his favourite nightspot, 1OAK in New York following the NFL finals on Sunday (02.02.14) only to be turned away at the door by owners, who claimed the troubled star is a "hassle" and could tarnish the venue's reputation with his wild antics.
A source told the Confidenti@l column in the New York Daily News newspaper: "While Bieber may be one of the biggest stars in the world, most clubs don't want the hassle of having him inside anymore. He is radioactive until he stops being so volatile. No one wants the bad press that follows him everywhere he goes."
Justin - who is facing legal trouble after allegedly hitting a limousine driver in December, and was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest in Miami last month - was also said to have been turned away from "at least four" Super Bowl parties last night.
And his lack of partying success followed on from the previous evening as he had also tried to party with Jay Z at the DirecTV bash at Pier 40 nightclub on Saturday (01.02.14) but organisers didn't want the 19-year-old star to attend.
However, the 'Baby' hitmaker didn't let the refusals deter him, as he was later seen performing his "skateboarding stunts" for guests and fans at the Leather & Laces party at the Liberty Theatre on Sunday before being spotted skateboarding through Times Square at 4am.

William Roache jurors told to put emotions aside


Jurors in William Roache's ongoing trial have been instructed to put emotions aside as they reach their verdict.
Mr. Justice Timothy Holroyde, who is presiding over the trial at Preston Crown Court, has begun his summary of the court case, in which the 'Coronation Street' star stands accused of two rapes and four sexual assaults against girls under the age of 16 between 1965 and 1971.
Speaking in court today (03.02.14), the judge called for a "cool-headed appraisal" of the evidence given in the trial, which includes the testimonies of five women who have accused the 81-year-old actor.
Judge Holroyde said: "Emotions must play no part in your decisions. It would only distract from your solemn duty in accordance with the oath or affirmation you made at the start of the trial to return true verdicts according to the evidence.
"What is needed is a cool-headed appraisal of the evidence you have heard. So concentrate on those aspects of the evidence which you think are important to your verdict."
William was accused of assaulting the women in the dressing rooms and toilets of Granada Studios in Manchester, where 'Coronation Street' was once filmed, and in his car. One alleged victim claimed she was raped twice at his homes in Lancashire.
The actor - who has played 'Corrie's' Ken Barlow since 1960 - strenuously denies all charges against him.

Anthony Kiedis played football on Super Bowl pitch


Anthony Kiedis says playing football before the Super Bowl was a "dream come true".
The Red Hot Chili Peppers singer and his bandmates joined Bruno Mars during the half-time performance in the NFL game between Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey last night (02.02.14) and though he enjoyed the occasion, the rocker admits his favourite part of the day was getting onto the pitch during rehearsals.
He said: "We did score touchdowns during rehearsals before they kicked us off the field, which was like a dream come true. Our drummer Chad Smith threw me a touchdown pass - one of the greatest feelings of my life."
The 'Under the Bridge' hitmakers joined Bruno for a performance of their hit 'Give It Away' and found the singer to be an "awesome" collaborator.
Anthony told AccessHollywood.com: "Bruno Mars is a complete and utter gentleman. I gained a ton of respect. He was awesome, intelligent and kind."
His bandmate Flea added: "Bruno is a very nice man and his band are a bunch of sweethearts and it was very nice to work with all of them."
Anthony also admitted the group had been approached to perform at the famous half-time show in the past, but didn't give any details.
He simply said: "The conversation had occurred prior over the years."

Sheryl Crow felt destined to become a mother


Sheryl Crow felt destined to become a mother.
The country singer says getting the all-clear from breast cancer in 2007 shortly after splitting from fiancé Lance Armstrong made her decide to adopt her sons - Wyatt, now six, and three-year-old Levi - because she realised having a family didn't have to occur in the conventional way.
She told the new issue of Britain's HELLO! magazine: "I began the adoption process right after I finished my radiation treatment. I always felt like I was meant to be a mom, but I'd been stuck on how I was supposed to do that. I thought the story was supposed to happen in a different way - you fall in love, you get married, you have children. But fortunately I opened my mind to other options.
"My story started the day I finished my radiation - what my life became since then. I moved to Nashville, closer to home and many great friends. I adopted my children. [Adoption] was not about me wanting a man. I wanted children. I finally realised there was no need for me to keep trying to bring a kid into the world when there are already for many great kids in the world looking for their people."
The 'If It Makes You Happy' singer - who turns 52 next week - feels blessed that her sons share a strong physical resemblance with her family and believes God has been smiling down on her.
Sheryl said: "Both [Wyatt] and Levi have a strong resemblance to my family. I think God has a wacky sense of humour. I waited all these years to be a mom and thought, I'll take whatever you give me - special needs, mixed race, whatever. And he gives me two incredible boys who look just like me."

Happyish ‘unlikely’ to continue


'Happyish' is likely to be scrapped following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home yesterday (02.02.14) - "drives every scene" in the pilot episode of the Showtime series, and with network bosses fighting a year to cast him in the show, it is unlikely it will be able to carry on without him.
A source told E! News: "It is hard to imagine a way in which it could go on. His role would have to be recast and there weren't any other actors in serious consideration aside from Philip. If the show does move forward, the premiere would be delayed as pilot would need to be reshot."
Philip's death comes just a few weeks after it was announced the network had picked up 10 episodes of the comedy-drama, in which he played ad agency executive Thom Payne who gets the "gift of insignificance" on his birthday, as well as a new boss.
Following the news of his death, Showtime paid tribute to his "fine and brilliant" talent.
The network released a statement saying: "Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation's finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time."
At the time of his death, the actor was working on 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2', with just seven days of shooting on the second movie left to finish. His work as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the first movie was "substantially complete".
His passing will not affect the release of the movies, which are scheduled for November 2014 and 2015.

Justin Bieber filmed stripper ‘romp’


Justin Bieber has reportedly been caught on camera in a series of "compromising positions" with two strippers.
The 19-year-old singer was allegedly recorded on surveillance video in a lapdancing club in Queensland, Australia, last November and the raunchy footage features him "spanking" the bare butts of the women and
"pulling off their panties with his teeth", RadarOnline.com reports.
A still image from the 12-minute "crystal clear" video - which is said to be being shopped for sale to various media outlets for a "fortune" - shows the 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker wearing a baseball cap backwards with the two topless women, and a security guard can be seen standing near by.
A source told the website the singer is "in compromising positions and romping with two strippers during which he spanks their bum and pulls off their panties with his teeth".
The news comes days after Justin and his friend Khalil Sharieff were pictured each licking the nipples of a topless stripper at a recent party.
A source told TMZ that the woman - who was described as "old enough to be [Justin's] mother" - was hired to "perform" for the teenage star and his friends at a bash at a Los Angeles recording studio.

Lindsay Lohan’s father writing book

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Peter Andre names baby


Peter Andre has named his baby daughter Amelia.
The 'Behind Closed Doors' hitmaker - who also has two children Junior, eight, and Princess Tiaamii, six, with ex-wife Katie Price - and fiancée Emily MacDonagh welcomed their first child into the world last month but had struggled to pick a moniker for the little girl.
After consulting with his older kids, the couple were able to come to a decision.
He wrote on Twitter today (03.02.14): "Ok FINALLY we have a name for our beaut of a baby girl. Ems, J , P and I have decided on Amelia :):):) So lovely fans, before you read it anywhere else, here it is. Love ya 🙂 (sic)"
Peter revealed at the weekend he and Emily had a shortlist of classic English names they were choosing from, and he admitted at the time Amelia was his preference.
He said: "We have four names. Maybe you can help me out actually.
"We had Rose. I love Rose because it's English and beautiful.
"Amelia, beautiful name. Elizabeth. Alexandra. So these are the four names that we've been throwing around.
"I love them because they are English and they are beautiful.
"Then three days ago Emily throws another spanner in the works and says, 'What about Poppy?' Poppy is a nice name. Then she threw in Isabella and I thought that's a nice name. So we're sort of in a bit of a pickle here."
However, the 40-year-old star also admitted he was planning to let medical student Emily make the final decision.
He said: "I've had two children, biological children, and this is her first, so I want her to be happy. My favourite is Amelia. I love that name but I want her to be happy. I love that name."

Sam Smith joins Taylor Swift at London’s 02 Arena


Taylor Swift was joined on stage by Sam Smith at London's O2 Arena this weekend.
The blonde beauty invited the Brits Critics' Choice Award winner to team up with her last night (02.02.14) in England's capital, where she has a set of dates lined up as part of her RED tour.
The pair performed 'Money on My Mind' - which is from Sam's upcoming album 'In The Lonely Hour' - and the song has become a "favourite" for Taylor.
She wrote on Twitter: "Tonight at the O2, @samsmithworld sang my new favorite song "Money On My Mind" and smashed it! You need this song/artist in your life! (sic)"
Sam thanked the "gorgeous" star and was thrilled to have been given the exciting opportunity.
He wrote on Twitter: "Thank you so much to the gorgeous @taylorswift13 for singing 'money on my mind' with me tonight at the O2!! (sic)"
Taylor kicked off her five-night residency in London on February 1 where she was joined by Ed Sheeran for a performance of 'Lego House' and is due to head to Berlin on February 7.