Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Jessica Chastain are among the stars who have taken to the Internet to mark 13 years since the terrorist atrocities of 9/11. New York City was devastated by the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September, 2001, which - along with a downed airliner in Pennsylvania on the same day - claimed almost 3,000 lives.
Some of the world's biggest stars joined together on Thursday (11Sep14) to mark 13 years since the horrifying events, with pop superstar Lady Gaga writing in a post on her Twitter.com page, "Today we remember and honour all the lives + families ruined by the tragedy of 9/11. Practice love in their memory today #WeWillNeverForget (sic)."
Fellow singer Taylor Swift reveals she recently visited the 9/11 memorial site in New York City and it had a profound effect on her: "Visiting the @Sept11Memorial this year was something I'll never forget, in memory of a day we will always remember with tears in our eyes."
Hollywood actress Chastain urged fans to visit the 9/11 memorial museum in the Big Apple, tweeting, "Today the 9/11 museum is open to the public. We remember the lives that were lost this day 13 years ago."
LeAnn Rimes simply writes, "September 11 #NeverForget #September11 (sic)," while actor Gary Sinise adds, "Remembering all those lost in terrorist attack 13 years ago, and remembering with gratitude all who have stepped up to serve. Never Forget."
Other tributes have come in from singer Chris Brown, hip-hop stars Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah, music mogul Russell Simmons, rocker Bret Michaels, and John Stamos, Alyssa Milano, Gabrielle Union and singer Chely Wright.
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Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst has criticised technology giant Apple over the nude photo leak which led to saucy photographs of the star emerging online.
The Spider-Man heroine was among a number of celebrities targeted by a hacker who published reams of explicit personal pictures on the Internet. The images were reportedly obtained from Apple iCloud accounts, and Dunst, who was shown topless in a number of the leaked shots, has now hit out at the company through her Twitter.com account.
In a message posed on her page, she writes, "Thank you iCloud" along with an emoticon of a slice of pizza and a pile of excrement.
Apple bosses have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the alleged security breach, saying in a statement, "We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report."
Other stars caught up in the scandal include Jessica Brown Findlay, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jennifer Lawrence, whose publicist has warned that anyone caught sharing the snaps could face prosecution. Agents at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are also investigating the scandal.
Comedian Seth Meyers celebrated the end of his hosting duties at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) by taking the plunge for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In a video posted on his Instagram.com page, Meyers is seen walking off the awards show stage and thanking actress Jessica Biel for nominating him before a large bucket of freezing ice water is poured over his head. The funnyman then nominated Russian leader Vladimir Putin to take the challenge which raises awareness and funds for the ALS Association.
Hollywood action man Bruce Willis and director Robert Rodriguez teamed up for a special musical performance at an afterparty following the premiere of their new movie Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The pair has reunited for the Sin City sequel, which they unveiled in Los Angeles on Tuesday (19Aug14), and they entertained the crowd during a bash at the city's Roosevelt Hotel after the red carpet screening.
Willis played harmonica and sang the blues as Rodriguez played guitar, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The crowd included Willis' castmates Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin.
Disney bosses have paid a touching tribute to their Genie, Robin Williams, by painting an image of his animated Aladdin character in the stars.
The late actor's friends at the Walt Disney Company have released a photo of his magical character cleverly crafted from stars in the night sky. Disney chairman Robert Iger has also offered up a statement about Williams, which was released as the caption for the image.
It reads: "We're deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh. An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world's favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC's Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney's Aladdin. He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed. We join Robin's friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time."
Meanwhile, the organisers of the annual Deauville American Film Festival in France have announced they will pay homage to Williams, who visited the event in 1988 and 1999. Calling the tragic star "an old friend", festival bosses have posted photos of the late actor at the event on Deauville's Twitter.com page. Will Ferrell, Jessica Chastain and James Cameron will he honoured with career awards at the festival, which begins on 5 September (14).
The stars of Sharknado 2: The Second One are set to toast the TV movie's success at Vivica A. Fox's 50th birthday bash in Los Angeles this weekend (02-03Aug14). The sequel became U.S. cable network Syfy's biggest hit when it aired on Wednesday night (30Jul14) and became a Twitter.com phenomenon as fans took to social media to comment on the so-bad-it's-good disaster movie about a storm of falling sharks over New York City.
Tara Reid, who played Fox's love rival in the film, is expected to attend the birthday girl's big bash along with other castmates.
The Philippe Beverly Hills party is also expected to include Brandy and MC Lyte, while Page Six reports Will Smith, Queen Latifah and Jessica Simpson are also on the guest list.
British Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill is a first-time mother after giving birth to a son. The heptathlon star, who won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, gave birth to a little boy named Reggie, her first child with husband Andy Hill, on Thursday (17Jul14).
She shared the news in a post on her Twitter.com page on Friday (18Jul14), adding a picture of her new baby and writing, "Our beautiful baby boy Reggie Ennis-Hill was born yesterday. We couldn't be happier."
Jessica Simpson has hinted she is changing her name after her recent marriage to Eric Johnson. She posted a picture of herself on honeymoon to her Instagram.com page with the caption, "Jessica Johnson".
Jared Leto and Ellen Page have been named the world's sexiest vegetarians. The Oscar winner has topped PETA's list of men and Juno star Page beats out Ariana Grande and Laura Prepon for the female title.
Vegan Mad Men star Jessica Pare, Sarah Silverman, Joaquin Phoenix, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Dinklage and Woody Harrelson also made the annual list.
Previous winners of PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest include Kristen Bell, Harrelson, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Olivia Wilde, Carrie Underwood, Prince, Natalie Portman, Shania Twain, Leona Lewis, Andre 3000, Tobey Maguire, and Alicia Silverstone.
A representative for supermodel Gisele Bundchen has dismissed rumours the Brazilian beauty pulled out of a planned appearance at a conference in Cannes, France at the last minute. Reports suggested the catwalk star quit a panel event, titled A Conversation with Gisele Bundchen, at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity and jetted back to the U.S. to deal with family commitments.
Actor Rob Lowe was said to have been drafted in to replace the model in the line-up after she pulled out.
However, a representative for Bundchen has now insisted the beauty was never confirmed to appear at the event, telling the New York Post's Page Six column, "Gisele is working in New York. I'm thinking that they (festival organisers) probably printed materials prior to getting a go-ahead from us and never took anything down. I've never, never confirmed this opportunity."
Other stars to make appearances at the annual marketing conference included Kanye West, Courtney Love, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jared Leto and Mariah Carey.