Hugh Jackman, Samuel L. Jackson and David and Victoria Beckham were among the celebrities who witnessed tennis champ Novak Djokovic defeat Roger Federer to win Britain's Wimbledon Men's title on Sunday (06Jul14). Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, Orlando Bloom, Kate Beckinsale and director Guy Ritchie were also in the stands at Centre Court as the Serbian sportsman emerged victorious after an epic five-set match, narrowly beating Federer 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to claim his second Wimbledon trophy.
Jackman shared a Twitter.com photo of himself and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at the London venue and later congratulated Djokovic on his seventh Grand Slam title, writing, "One of the greatest matches of all time @Wimbledon. Well done @rogerfederer. Superb win and huge congratulations @DjokerNole."
He also uploaded a photo of Djokovic hugging his mentor, former tennis icon Boris Becker, after the match and added, "Epic moment for djokernole, Becker and their entire team. What a day @Wimbledon. One I will never forget."
Other stars watching the game on TV also shared their thoughts online, with British comedian Stephen Fry writing, "How magnificently graceful both players were in defeat and victory. Hurrah for that", and actor John Leguizamo tweeting, "Sorry #federer u (sic) gave it your all my friend! Great game!"
Meanwhile, One Direction singer Liam Payne added, "Congratulations @DjokerNole heard it was a great game can't wait to watch it back have a drunk (drink) on me".
Actresses Kate Walsh and Brooklyn Decker, singer Eliza Doolittle and Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd were also among the celebrities tweeting about the championship finals on Sunday.
Actress/singer Brandi Burkhardt is a married woman after exchanging vows with her fiancee in Maryland. The Hart of Dixie star wed jeweller Douglas Kazanjian at a ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Sunday (29Jun14) in front of family, friends and a number of Burkhardt's TV castmates.
Burkhardt walked down the aisle in a tiara worn by Madonna during her wedding to director Guy Ritchie in 2001.
After the ceremony, the star shared a picture of a boat docked by the reception venue, and added in a post on Twitter.com, "Annapolis, thanks for the great memories! #wedding... #bkazanjian."
Producers behind the 2014 BET Awards broadcast made a blunder by misspelling Lionel Richie's name. When the singer came onstage to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony on Sunday (29Jun14), the on-screen graphics named him 'Lionel Ritchie'.
"I can't believe I'm going to have a daughter. I keep getting such overwhelming feelings of excitement & joy, make me quite teary." Pregnant British pop star Natasha Hamilton is emotional about having her first girl. The singer is expecting a child with former 5IVE member Ritchie Neville. She is already mum to three boys from previous relationships.
Victoria Beckham took her 40th birthday celebrations to London on Sunday night (27Apr14) by partying with her fellow former Spice Girls. The singer-turned-fashion designer reached the milestone on 17 April (14) while she was in the U.S. and she marked her big day by going hiking with her family and then enjoying a meal at luxury restaurant Nobu in Malibu, California.
Beckham brought the party to London on Sunday (27Apr14) by hosting a bash at the British capital's Arts Club venue, and the event was attended by three of her former bandmates, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton.
Other guests included Coldplay star Chris Martin, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and movie director Guy Ritchie.
The celebrations continued into the early hours of Monday morning (28Apr14).
British pop star Natasha Hamilton is planning to embark on a U.K. tour with girl group Atomic Kitten just a month after she is due to give birth. The singer is expecting a baby with Ritchie Neville of British boyband 5ive, and her Atomic Kitten co-star Liz McClarnon has now revealed Hamilton's due date is just weeks before the band kicks off a joint trek with acts including All Saints and East 17.
However, McClarnon is convinced her friend up for the challenge, saying, "She's good and she's showing quite a lot. She is due a month before the tour starts, but she is determined and totally up for it so it will be fine. She does know what to expect. If it was me I'd need three years off."
The baby will be Hamilton's fourth child. She has a son with her estranged husband Riad Erraji and two other boys from previous relationships. It will be Neville's first child.
The Another Time Another Place tour kicks off in Cardiff, Wales on 14 November (14).
British pop stars Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville are expecting a child together. The Atomic Kitten star and the 5ive singer began dating in 2013 after their bands reunited on U.K. TV series The Big Reunion, which relaunched popular acts from the 1990s and 2000s.
The pair has now announced Hamilton is pregnant, and she insists the news came as a surprise after she suffered a health setback last year (13).
She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I was shocked and overwhelmed - this wasn't planned! It's a complete miracle because I had cysts on my ovaries last year and the specialist had to remove them."
The tot will be Hamilton's fourth child - she has a son with her estranged husband Riad Erraji and two other boys from previous relationships. It will be Neville's first child.
A British reality TV show which pits celebrities against each other on the ski slopes has been blighted by injury after a fourth star dropped out. Winter sports show The Jump lost another competitor this week (beg27Jan14) when model/TV star Melinda Messenger suffered concussion while practising for a bobsleigh event. She has withdrawn from the series just hours after another competitor, Henry Conway, withdrew after breaking a bone.
Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones was previously forced to exit the show before it went to air after injuring his shoulder in a ski jump, while socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson also dropped out.
A spokesperson for Channel 4, the U.K. network behind the show, insists safety precautions are paramount to protect the celebrity competitors: "The health and safety of those taking part in The Jump is the highest priority and all contributors are provided with necessary safety equipment to use during training and events. Safety equipment is mandatory during events."
Other famous faces who remain in the competition include singer Joe McElderry, who was drafted in to replace Conway, and pop stars Kimberly Wyatt and Ritchie Neville.
Flash Gordon star Sam J. Jones has been forced to pull out of an upcoming TV ski competition after injuring his shoulder. The actor had been training for a place in new U.K. reality TV show The Jump, in which 12 celebrities take to the slopes to show off their skiing skills, but has now left the line-up after sustaining a nasty injury.
Jones hurt his shoulder when he fell over while celebrating a successful ski jump, telling Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I was so shocked when I landed (successfully)... and I went 'Yeah!' and raised my arms. So after completing the run I fell over and hurt my arm."
The actor will reportedly be replaced by 5ive pop singer Ritchie Neville, who has been training as a reserve.
The line-up also features British Olympic hero Sir Steve Redgrave and 1980s pop singer Sinitta.
British newsman Piers Morgan has finally revealed the real reason for his long-running feud with Madonna - he once hurled a bread roll at her during a celebrity dinner party. The CNN anchor and former U.K. tabloid editor has made no secret of his hatred for the Material Girl over the years, and even banned her from both his U.S. and U.K. shows in 2011.
He has previously remained tip-lipped about what caused the bad blood between the pair, but he has now revealed the bizarre reason behind the falling out.
Morgan explains that in 2001, he attended celebrity chef Marco Pierre White's 40th birthday party, where Madonna and her then-husband Guy Ritchie were also guests. Morgan claims the singer was irritated by the dinner's entertainment, late comic Bernard Manning, so he decided to throw a bread roll at the Queen of Pop.
He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "Madonna is pretty awful. She never forgave me for throwing a bread roll at her at Marco Pierre White's birthday. She was just being really obnoxious, not just to me, but generally. There was only 40 of us at this dinner party and she got annoyed because Bernard Manning started being offensive and that wound her up. She was with Guy Ritchie at the time and he'd been laughing his head off... I just picked up a bread roll and chucked it at her!
"I hate the phoney accent, the muscled arms, the stripping off in her mid-fifties... Everything about her is attention-seeking - I think her 15 minutes of superstardom has probably run its course."