Taylor Swift has broken her ex-boyfriends' hearts all over again by revealing she wasn't in love with any of them.
The singer, who lists Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Joe Jonas among her past flames, tells the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine that she never thought she'd have a lasting romance with her famous exes. She says, "(It wasn't) real love. Not the kind that lasts. I think that's still ahead of me, which is really exciting."
And, opening up about her much-publicised dating life, the Love Story hitmaker admits she was too idealistic as she entered into her past romances, adding, "I used to go into them thinking, 'Maybe this is the one, we'll get married and have a family; this could be forever'. Whereas now I go in thinking, 'How long do we have on the clock before something comes along and puts a wrench in it, or your publicist calls and says this isn't a good idea?'"
A kiss from Elizabeth Hurley sold for $85,000 (£50,000) at a fundraising auction for Sir Elton John's AIDS Foundation on Thursday (04Sep14). The smooch was bought by lucky winner Julian Bharti as part of the auction and dinner at the music legend's Woodside End of Summer Party, which brought in money for the singer's charity.
Guests including Sir Ian McKellen, Ellie Goulding and Lulu splashed out $5,100 (£3,000) each on tickets to the exclusive gala, which was held in the grounds of Elton John's mansion in Berkshire, England.
Chrissie Hynde, Gary Barlow, James Blunt, opera singer Alfie Boe, DJ Fatboy Slim and singer/songwriter Tom Odell performed at the bash, and Elton John himself also took to the stage to celebrate the 21st anniversary of his charity.
Guests also included British singer Pixie Lott, comedian David Walliams and his model wife Lara Stone.
Rolling Stone magazine boss Jann Wenner is among the 2014 recipients of the LennonOno Grant For Peace awards. Wenner, who founded the influential rock bible in the 1960s, will be handed the honour at the annual ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland on 9 October (14), what would have been Lennon's 74th birthday.
The other recipients of the 2014 awards are Jeremy Gilley, founder of the Peace One Day organisation, bosses of New York art promoters the Art Production Fund, and Jon Gnarr, former Mayor of Reykjavik.
Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who will present the honours, says, "In the '60s Jann made rock 'n' roll a household name single-handedly promoting it within the press. Jeremy Gilley, with Peace One Day, made it easy for all people to join the Peace movement.
"Art Production Fund is an ambitious public arts project created by Doreen Remen and Yvonne Force Villareal, whilst Jon Gnarr showed the world that governmental politics are for the people and by the people.
"I am very happy to honour each of these four recipients this year with the award that, for me, symbolises much of the work that John Lennon and I tried to do together and which I now continue to do."
The Lennon Ono Grant For Peace awards are handed out annually to key figures in the battle for world harmony. Previous recipients include Doctors Without Borders, The Centre for Constitutional Rights, and Russian protest band Pussy Riot.
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly split after three years of dating. The actress and rocker quietly began dating in 2010, but they have recently called it quits due to their cross-country relationship, according to People magazine.
An insider tells the publication, "It was the distance. She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana. It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause (of the split)."
Mellencamp previously revealed to Rolling Stone that he had no intention of moving to the Big Apple to be closer to Ryan, admitting, "I'm too sensitive to live there (in New York). I can't see poor people. I can't see the suffering. I can't see the trash on the streets.
"I'm not leaving Indiana. I'm going to die here."
Ryan and Mellencamp were last seen together in May (14).
The singer finalised his divorce from ex-wife Elaine Irwin shortly before dating Ryan in 2010, while Ryan split from ex-husband Dennis Quaid in 2001.
One-time Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham has bowed out of touring with California Breed, the group he formed with rock veteran Glenn Hughes. The percussionist, son of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham, created the band with the former Deep Purple star, but he is unable to join them on their upcoming dates in the U.S. and Europe due to "professional commitments".
The group has recruited former Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo to replace him for the live shows.
A statement posted on the band's Facebook.com page reads, "Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt have chosen ex Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles Of Death Metal drummer Joey Castillo as the drummer for all upcoming dates when it became clear that Jason Bonham's professional commitments would prevent him from being able to tour with the band."
Hughes adds, "We're just excited to play live, to tour, to be in front of and with our fans. We're very proud of our debut record and we can't wait to share it, live and loud, with you."
The tour kicks off in Detroit, Michigan on 5 October (14).
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By now, everyone knows Daniel Radcliffe as the absolute delight of a human being who played Harry Potter for most of his (and our) lives. We like him best sporting a pair of round glasses and a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. But Radcliffe is muti-faceted, both in terms of his personality – He’s eloquent! He’s funny! He’s charming! He loves football! – and his talent – He acts! He dances! He sings! He can do a pretty solid American accent! – and so it’s unfair to reduce him down to just one character, even if it’s his most famous one of all. With Radcliffe about to firmly shake off the hold of Harry Potter for good, thanks to a series of varied, interesting roles, like charming everyman Wallace in the upcoming rom com What If, we felt inspired to look back on everything that he's achieved outside of Hogwarts. Sure, some of his non-Potter characters are extra funny or self-aware thanks to how he became a household name, but they're just as complex and compelling in their own right. After all, Harry Potter will always be there, but Cripple Billy could use all the love he can get.
David Copperfield Before he was Harry, Radcliffe made his acting debut as another famous orphan in the 1999 BBC adaptation of David Copperfield. It’s not the most polished performance of his career, but it’s remarkable for how effortlessly compelling he is as an actor, and it’s easy to see the spark that Potter producer David Heyman saw before asking Radcliffe to audition for the Boy Who Lived. Plus, with those big blue eyes and chubby cheeks, it’s by far his most adorable performance.
Extras Radcliffe’s comedy chops were evident way back in 2006 when he appeared as a version of himself in Ricky Gervais’ show Extras, as a lewd, over-confident teenager. Watching him awkwardly try to hit on every woman who crossed his path could have been embarrassing, but he plays it with the right amount of self-awareness to make it hilarious when he inevitably turns the tables to get the adults on set in trouble. The David Brent-like cockiness coming from such a familiar face is just jarring enough to be comedy gold.
My Boy Jack Proving that he has talent for inhabiting titular characters, Radcliffe starred in this television adaptation of David Haig’s play in 2007. As John, the son of author Rudyard Kipling (Haig), Radcliffe got his first truly adult role, playing the determined but unprepared officer in World War I. It’s a complicated role to play, as it balances both the weightiness of a war drama with the domestic conflicts of the father-son relationship, but Radcliffe handles them all adeptly, alternating between earnest and haunted, and finding ways to quietly echo his on-screen father. The mustache, however, was less successful.
The Woman in Black For his first post-Potter role, Radcliffe decided to dip his toe into the horror genre with The Woman in Black, where he played Arthur Kipps, a widower and a lawyer who leaves his young son behind to investigate the affairs of a remote village, and stumbles across a violent spirit. He spends most of the film alone on-screen, wandering through the haunted, abandoned house, and it’s a testament to his charisma that you’re never once bored. It’s a tough feat to accomplish given he often has nobody to react to or bounce off of, but he still manages to deliver a complex, endearing and terrifying performance that leaves you rooting for him to be reunited with his son.
Kill Your Darlings Radcliffe playing iconic beat poet Allen Ginsberg shouldn’t make any sense, but he made it work, somehow, delivering an incredible performance that’s due just as much to his own natural talent as to his incredible, searing chemistry with Dane DeHaan. As Ginsberg, Radcliffe is sensitive and compelling, adding the right amounts of jitters and neuroses and helping the audience to fall in love with Lucien Carr along with him. At its heart, the film is about the relationship between Ginsberg and Carr, and likewise, the performances are all about the way that Radcliffe and DeHaan play off one another.
The Cripple of Inishmaan In his third West End and Broadway production, Radcliffe took on the physically and emotionally demanding title role in Martin McDonagh’s black comedy. As Billy, a cripple boy in 1930’s rural Ireland who wants to watch a film shoot on the neighboring island of Inis Mor, Radcliffe is equally hilarious and heartbreaking. Billy is, by turns, earnest, desperate, frustrated, lovesick, heartbroken and bitter, and Radcliffe plays them all perfectly, never letting any one of them overtake his nuanced performance. With an arm bent in on his side and a foot dragging behind him, he completely disappears in the role, inhabiting even the most subtle elements of the character to create a full-realized, complex, haunting person.
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Katy Perry is considering becoming a mother in the next five years, and she insists she doesn't need a man to realise her baby dreams.
The Dark Horse singer, who was briefly married to funnyman Russell Brand and dated singer/songwriter John Mayer, is currently single, but she's not letting her unlucky-in-love status interfere with her baby plans.
She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I want to be doing that in the right time, and that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 per cent of my attention on it. I don't really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over."
"I don't need a dude... It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything... I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."
Former Kyuss frontman John Garcia was stunned when his hero Robby Krieger agreed to play guitar on a track on his new self-titled solo album. The rocker recorded vocals for a recent Vista Chino album through a vintage microphone owned by the Doors guitarist, but he never thought he'd get the chance to record with Krieger.
He tells Rolling Stone he was left speechless when producer pal Harper Hug suggested Krieger for a "Spanish, flamenco guitar" on Her Bullets Energy - and then revealed he was helping the veteran build a studio.
Garcia says, "I pretty much fell over from my chair and said, 'Do you think he would do it?'"
Krieger picks up the story and adds, "For the last couple years, I've been building a new studio with Harper Hug... Harper played me a song that I really liked, and we decided to try recording some of my flamenco guitar on it. This was the first time we actually recorded at the studio. We did it in the big room, and it sounded awesome."
Garcia recalls, "We spent more time, I think, talking about golfing than we did about the track. I'm from Palm Springs, and there's a s**t-ton of golf courses here. He was asking me about a couple courses out here. I'm not a golfer myself, but he's Robby Krieger, so I was trying to do my best to accommodate."
Garcia's new album, which also features a guest spot from his Kyuss bandmate Nick Oliveri, will be released in August (14).
Broadway's Tupac Shakur musical Holler If Ya Hear Me failed because producers refused to build up anticipation for the show with a national tour, according to star Saul Williams. The production, based on Shakur's music, closed on Sunday (20Jul14) after just six weeks, and Williams, who played the lead character John, insists producer Eric Gold always knew the show would fail on the New York stage.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he explains, "They (producers) wanted that Broadway stamp. This is the cost of that stamp... When you do something fresh and new, you're going to face obstacles and I promise you this story isn't over."
Williams claims critics failed to get how important the musical was: "There's actually a generic response when I don't think critics realise they're playing into the hands of something that runs deeper than how this made you feel. I am speaking to that American race psyche; that thing that Harry Belafonte said to me after he saw the play, which is, 'You took an Afrocentric-themed play and placed it on a Eurocentric stage. The problems you'll face are larger than you think'."
Horror film director/writer John Fasano has died, aged 52. Fasano passed away in his sleep on Saturday night (19Jul14).
The filmmaker was best known for films like Darkness Falls and The Hunchback, which earned him a Writers Guild Award nomination in 1996.
He also penned the script for the TV series Woke Up Dead, Tom Selleck's TV movie Jesse Stone: Stone Cold, Universal Soldier: The Return, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Another 48 Hours, starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte.
Fasano is survived by his wife and their two children.