British actress Jennifer Ellison has given birth to a baby boy. The Phantom of the Opera star and her husband Robbie Tickle have become parents to a son named Harry, a brother for their three-year-old boy Bobby.
Ellison's friend Danielle O'Hara broke the news of the baby's arrival on her Twitter.com page on Tuesday (09Jul13), writing in a post, "Congratulations to my lovely friend... on the birth of Harry Tickle such a cute name can't wait to meet him well done babe."
The actress previously admitted she was stunned when doctors confirmed her pregnancy earlier this year (13), as medics previously told her she was unlikely to fall pregnant again due to cysts on her ovaries.
"We didn't make a record to satisfy some requirements, this was our project. Robbie Williams said the record's good but the songs have no chorus. I'd rather shoot myself in the b**ls than follow his advice." British rocker Liam Gallagher was miffed by Robbie Williams' critique of his band Beady Eye's latest album.
The Rolling Stones and pop star Robbie Williams have paid tribute to celebrated British stage designer Mark Fisher following his death on Tuesday (25Jun13) at the age of 66. The architect died in his sleep at a London hospital after a long illness and his loss has hit his famous clients hard.
A statement from the Stones reads: "The remarkable sets he designed for us over last two decades played a major part in the success of all those tours. His passion, dedication and professionalism was infectious. We all loved his dry sense of humour and unflappable demeanour.
"Mark will be sorely missed - not only by us but by every single member of ours and any crew he worked with."
Fisher recently helped to create a giant head of Williams for his current Take the Crown tour and the former Take That star marked his tragic death during a concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday night by dedicating his hit song Angels to his pal.
Taking to Twitter.com, the singer added, "R.I.P Mark Fisher, music's greatest architect. He will be missed."
Fisher, who was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2000, was also known for his work with Pink Floyd and was the brains behind U2's massive 360-degree 'claw' stage.
He was also involved in stage designs for Queen musical We Will Rock You and both the opening and closing ceremonies for the London Olympics last year (12) and the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.
British singer Robbie Williams has taken another swipe at Liam Gallagher in their long-running feud by calling the former Oasis star's barbed insults more entertaining than his new music. The rocker reignited his war of words with Williams this week (begs17Jun13) when he labelled the pop star a "fat idiot" in a U.K. radio interview.
Williams has now hit back by branding Gallagher's rants more interesting than his songs with rock band Beady Eye.
He says, "The interviews are better than the records at the minute. I really enjoy the interviews. Liam is like an episode of (satirical TV show) Star Stories."
The former Take That singer also made a dig at Gallagher's latest Beady Eye album BE, suggesting the tracks would be better if Liam's brother and ex-Oasis bandmate Noel was on board.
He adds, "The production is really good. There are a couple of tunes that would have been f**king amazing if they had a chorus. Flick of the Finger, nearly a great tune. Start Anew (would be good) if that had a chorus, but there is no chorus. They are missing The General (Noel)... When you listen to them you think, 'Please put a chorus in - it will be brilliant'. They are not going to have a character brave enough to tell Liam that."
Williams first fell out with the Gallagher brothers in the 1990s when the siblings referred to him as the "fat dancer from Take That".
Former Oasis star Liam Gallagher appears to have reignitied a long-running feud with Robbie Williams by aiming a foul-mouthed rant at the Take That singer in a new interview. Williams befriended Gallagher and his rocker brother Noel back in the 1990s around the time of his departure from the pop group, but they later fell out and the rift widened when the siblings labelled him the "fat dancer from Take That".
Liam, who now fronts Beady Eye, seems to have proved the bad blood is still ongoing after taking aim at Williams during an interview with British radio station BBC Radio 5 Live.
The chat was conducted on Wednesday (19Jun13), the day Beady Eye played at the small 1,500-capacity Ritz venue in Liam's home town of Manchester, England and Williams performed one of four massive shows at the city's Etihad stadium.
When asked about Williams' big concerts, Liam appeared furious about the comparison, saying, "We should be playing the Etihad three nights, not some f**king fat f**king idiot. It could be any f**king clown. I think it's a shame that he's doing three nights and a band like us are doing one night in the Ritz. Poor, mate. It's not about him, it's people in general."
He says of Beady Eye's small-scale shows, "It's a small gig. Beady Eye ain't a big band. Everyone thinks we're going to announce big f**king stadiums. (The Ritz) is the level we're at and we'll stay at that until you (the public) pull your f**king finger out and buy the f**king records."
British actor Daniel Radcliffe dreams of shedding his good guy image to play a dastardly Bond villain. The Harry Potter star, who stands at five foot five inches (1.68 metres) tall, is convinced his diminutive height will prevent him from ever playing James Bond himself, but he hopes to one day land a role as 007's nemesis.
He says, "I would make a much better villain than Bond - I am not nearly strapping enough to play Bond."
Radcliffe starred in the Harry Potter franchise alongside Robbie Coltrane, who played a baddie in 1995 Bond movie GoldenEye, and another Potter castmember, Ralph Fiennes, also recently joined the superspy franchise.
British pop star Robbie Williams was forced to change his live show due to safety concerns. The Take That singer kicked off a massive solo tour with a show in Dublin, Ireland on Friday night (14Jun13) ahead of dates all across Europe and his native U.K.
However, Williams has now revealed his elaborate Take The Crown shows had to be changed because of health and safety regulations and insurance issues.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "I want this show to be the best on Earth at that particular moment with the funds and means available to us. I think we have managed that on this tour. Health and safety wouldn't have some of the ideas. I wanted to come from the back of the stadium to the stage off the roof. Insurance reasons stopped that too."
British singer Robbie Williams has justified his decision to wear an X-rated necklace during a performance over the weekend (08-09Jun13), insisting the controversial piece was a gift from his wife. The Angels hitmaker took to the stage at the Wembley Arena in London for the Capital FM Summertime Ball on Sunday (09Jun13) wearing a necklace bearing the word 'c**t' in pink letters with a small 'R' attached.
The former Take That singer has now revealed the story behind the necklace, admitting the expletive is actually his wife Ayda's pet name for him and she had the jewellery specially commissioned.
Williams tells Britain's The Sun, "Ayda had it made especially for me as her nickname for me is c**t. Mine for her is t**t."
British boyband star Marvin Humes has been nominated for the U.K. title of Celebrity Dad of the Year, just a week after becoming a first-time father. The JLS singer welcomed daughter Alaia-Mai with his wife, The Saturdays beauty Rochelle Humes, on 20 May (13) and he's already receiving high praise from organisers of the Premier Inn award for taking on his daddy duties.
Humes is shortlisted alongside the likes of retired soccer ace David Beckham, Australian singer-turned-reality TV regular Peter Andre, Take That stars Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, and Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish, who became fathers for a second time in January (13).
British comedian David Walliams and actors James Corden and James Buckley are also in the running for the prize.
The winner is set to be announced in the run up to Father's Day on 16 June (13).
Barlow took home the award last year (12).
Robbie Rogers made U.S. sporting history on Sunday night (26May13) when he became the first openly gay man to participate in a professional league game. The soccer star came on as a substitute for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the team's 4-0 victory over Washington's Seattle Sounders.
Rogers, 26, stepped away from Major League Soccer after coming out in February (13), but returned after encouragement from his agent and high-ranking U.S. soccer officials, including Seattle's coach Sigi Schmid.
The Galaxy star, who played the final 13 minutes of Sunday's game, has revealed he also found encouragement in speaking with gay teenagers about their experiences.
Team coach Bruce Arena told reporters after the game that he's glad the star is back on the field, adding, "In a lot of ways, the easy part is over. Now the difficult part remains, getting him positioned to play, and that’s going to take some time."