Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where...
Gender-bending 1980s pop star Marilyn was so heartbroken when his romance with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale ended 28 years ago, he hasn't dated since.
The Band Aid star, real name Peter Robinson, tells Britain's Daily Mail he has steered clear of romance ever since his great love affair with the then-unknown wannabe ended.
He says, "I cried every day for 10 years. I've not even kissed anyone else since."
Rossdale initially denied the romance when Marilyn's pal Boy George revealed all in his 1995 autobiography, but he has since revealed he did experiment with the singer, who is now sober after battling an addiction to heroin and prescription drugs.
Marilyn insists Rossdale, who is married to Gwen Stefani, was the love of his life. He spiralled out of control following the break-up and spent 20 years living as a recluse, spending his pop fortune on drugs.
He entered rehab in 2010 and has been clean ever since.
Lindsay Lohan's pop star pal Tom Parker expressed his concern for the actress' wellbeing after seeing pictures of her stumbling out of a London hotspot.
The Mean Girls actress headed to rehab last year (13) to receive treatment for substance abuse following years of personal troubles and legal woes, and she has since vowed to maintain a sober lifestyle.
Lohan moved to London to kickstart her acting career by starring in a West End production of Speed-the-Plow in August (14) and one of her pals from The Wanted, who she befriended during their tour in 2012, grew concerned after seeing pictures of her leaving celebrity haunt The Chiltern Firehouse looking worse for wear.
Parker tells British newspaper The Sun, "I chatted to her a couple of days ago because I saw a photo of her in the newspaper staggering out of a nightclub... I wanted to check she was OK, so I asked her what she was doing.
"She told me she had simply fallen over and I was like, 'Really?'... She's had a rough time but she's a sweet girl and a great actress... none of us want to see her go back to that dark place."
The actress was linked to Parker's former bandmate Max George. The group went on an indefinite hiatus earlier this year (14). Lohan's run in Speed-the-Plow ends in November (14).
George Clooney's business partner and pal Rande Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford proved they're still on good terms with the actor's ex Elisabetta Canalis by inviting her to a Casamigos Tequila costume party they threw at the weekend (25Oct14). The recently married Italian TV presenter turned up to the pre-Halloween bash dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, according to U.S. news show Access Hollywood.
The hosts, who attended Clooney's wedding in Italy last month (Sep14), dressed up as Sonny & Cher, while Kate Hudson looked spook-tacular as a Day of the Dead doll.
Clooney and his new bride, Amal, were absent from the bash as they attended a post-wedding party in Marlow, England to celebrate their love with friends and family who were unable to make the Italian nuptials.
"She's really perfect for him. She's smart and she's beautiful, engaging. She is, again... smart, but she doesn't make you feel stupid! She's a great girl, and together I think they can do some incredible things." George Clooney's best pal Rande Gerber is a big fan of the actor's new wife, British human rights lawyer Amal.
"Oh yes, we've spoken many times since he's gone from a bridegroom to a husband... (and) the only advice that I had (for him) was to find your person - and he's found his person." Julia Roberts on the advice she gave pal George Clooney before he tied the knot with new wife Amal in Italy last month (Sep14).
Surf rock icon Leonard Delaney has died at the age of 71. The Tornadoes drummer passed away after suffering complications from Alzheimer's disease in California on Sunday (05Oct14).
Delaney formed the band with high school friends Gerald Sanders, Norman 'Roly' Sanders, Jesse Sanders, and George White in 1960. They were best known for their hit song Bustin' Surfboards, which appeared on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack.
Delaney played with the group regularly until 1971, and then intermittently.
He also ran a contracting and carpentry business.
Paying tribute to his late pal and bandmate, Gerald Sanders says, "Leonard played with us up until 1971 and then off-and-on until about three or four years ago when he started getting sick.
"Leonard was quiet a reserved type of person. He was hard to get to know and he was not a real outgoing emotional type of person. But, anybody that knew Leonard liked him. He didn’t have any enemies. He was an unassuming and humble type of person."
"You don't buy them anything... I was asked not to bring anything." Bill Murray reveals he didn't buy pal George Clooney and his new bride Amal Alamuddin a wedding gift. The couple tied the knot in in Italy over the weekend (27-29Sep14).
"George is extremely accessible. He's one of our best representatives. He's funny as s**t. He's a joy to be around. I guess maybe I'm more of a miserable b**tard. I'm a bit of a loner, you know? I'm more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I'm probably more reserved." Brad Pitt on the personality differences between himself and pal George Clooney."
Hollywood hunk George Clooney is a bachelor no more after tying the knot with Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy. The 53-year-old groom wed the British human rights lawyer at the Aman Canal Grande resort on Saturday (27Sep14) in a ceremony officiated by journalist and former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni.
A statement released by his representative to People.com reads: "George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy."
Guests at the nuptials included Clooney's Ocean's Eleven co-star Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and his best pal Rande Gerber and his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford.
The newlyweds are expected to continue their celebrations in Venice throughout the weekend (27-28Sep14) and take part in a civil ceremony at the 16th Century Cavalli Palace on Monday (29Sep14).
It is the star's second union - he was previously wed to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 2003 and famously swore off marriage until meeting 36-year-old Alamuddin last year (13). They became engaged in April (14).
George Clooney bid farewell to his days as a single man on Friday night (26Sep14) as he celebrated his bachelor party in Venice, Italy ahead of his marriage to Amal Alamuddin. The Oscar winner's famous friends, including fellow actor Matt Damon and best pal Rande Gerber, gathered in the city ahead of the nuptials, and they came together on Friday for an intimate dinner at Da Ivo restaurant, which served as Clooney's bachelor party.
He was pictured surrounded by a large group of male friends on a boat holding drinks as they sailed down one of Venice's canals.
Alamuddin celebrated her bachelorette party separately with a party of her female friends and relatives, including her sister, Tala, and mum, Baria.
A wedding gala dinner is said to be set for Saturday (27Sep14). Reports suggest it will be followed by a star-studded luncheon on Sunday (28Sep14) and a civil ceremony on Monday (29Sep14).
Set designer with UFA before moving in the 1930s to Western Europe, where he produced ingenious short advertising films featuring wire-jointed, stylized puppets. In 1940 Pal moved to Hollywood, where he produced the "Puppetoons" series for Paramount and began directing and/or producing special-effects oriented features including "War of the Worlds" (1953) and "The Time Machine" (1960). He received a special Academy Award in 1943 for developing a technique which combined animation with live action.