Bono's actress daughter Eve Hewson is heading to the small screen after landing a role in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming TV series The Knick. The This Must Be The Place star, 22, has been cast alongside Clive Owen in the 10-part show, which is based in 1900s New York and will centre around groundbreaking surgeons and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital during a period of high mortality rates and a lack of antibiotics.
Kristen Stewart's ex-boyfriend Michael Angarano has also joined the line-up, which includes Andre Holland and Sinister's Juliet Rylance, according to Deadline.com.
Production on the programme, which will air on America's Cinemax cable network, is due to begin in late September (13).
Cee Lo Green has blamed fellow hip-hop star Andre 3000's lengthy hiatus from the music industry on a "severe case of stage fright". The Forget You hitmaker, who grew up with the rapper in Atlanta, Georgia, claims Andre 3000 worries about living up to the critical acclaim of his last solo material, which was released as part of the Outkast double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2001.
His publicist recently played down reports suggesting the Hey Ya! star is set to release a new solo album in early 2014, and now Cee Lo has shed some light on why Andre 3000 is taking his time with his music.
Cee Lo tells MTV's Rap Fix Live show, "He just said he had a severe case of stage fright and just kind of been away from the game and didn't know if he could truly live up (to his reputation)... He just said he was bothered by this bar that had been set and maybe he wants to do something different, and he'll always be his worse competition, his worse critic and maybe he don't (sic) want to live up to what people think he should do (sic)."
Andre 3000 has been spending the past few months in Dublin, Ireland filming an upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, which is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September (13).
Rapper Big Boi is turning his love for a good pair of socks into a profitable business idea by launching his own collection. The Outkast star has been trying out his new Left Foot products for himself and he is excited to share the Crooks & Castles design collaboration with fans.
The Atlanta, Georgia native tells the Wall Street Journal, "They will be very colourful, you know. Some have images of pitbulls on them, also some with gold chains and medallions. A lot of different designs and very, very colourful. It reflects my personality. I can't wait for people to get them. I've been rocking (the socks) for a few weeks now, the samples. They're comfy."
And Big Boi insists his sock fetish is nothing new: "One of my passions has always been flip flops and socks. That's what we do down here in the South...
"If you go back a few years, me and (Outkast bandmate) Andre 3000 always be into socks, and such (sic). It's just part of your whole get up, part of your whole outfit. I just want to bring a fresh layer to it."
A representative for Andre 3000 has played down reports suggesting the rapper is preparing to release his first solo album in 13 years in early 2014, insisting the star has yet to confirm anything. The Outkast member has unveiled little new material since the hip-hop duo's Idlewild project in 2006, and he has only recorded a handful of guest appearances in the last seven years, including tracks by Beyonce, Drake, Lil Wayne and Frank Ocean.
However, he allegedly let slip plans to make a chart comeback during a chat with BET network boss Stephen Hill backstage at Lil Wayne and T.I.'s America's Most Wanted Music Festival stop in Washington, D.C. on Friday (02Aug13).
Tweeting about the conversation he had with Andre 3000, Hill wrote, "Me: hey what's up? You got the movie coming,right? Andre 3000: yeah... and I got a solo album coming top of the year. Me:*droptofloor*".
However, Andre 3000's publicist has urged fans not to get too excited about the album news - because details about the project are still to be determined.
His spokesperson tells Billboard.com, "Regarding reports of a specific plan to release an album in early 2014, there is no official confirmation on that report."
Andre 3000's debut solo disc was released as one half of Outkast's 2001 double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which also featured a whole set of songs recorded separately by his bandmate Big Boi.
The rapper has been spending the past few months in Dublin, Ireland filming an upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side, which is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada in September (13).
Australian singer Peter Andre has denied reports he is set to wed his pregnant girlfriend Emily Macdonagh. The Mysterious Girl hitmaker announced he is to become a father for the third time last month (Jul13), but insists rumours suggesting he has been engagement ring shopping and is preparing to propose are completely unfounded.
In his column for Britain's New magazine, he writes, "A couple of magazines published stories last week saying I am planning to propose to Emily and have already been ring shopping.
"One even claimed I am considering spending £60,000 on a ring. All I will say is that the stories are completely untrue and made up. People are just writing what they want. I have never discussed anything like that with anyone, so only believe what you read in my column."
Andre has two children, Junior, eight and six-year-old Princess Tiaamii, with his ex-wife Katie Price. The new baby will be his first with MacDonagh.
Eddie Murphy is set to take Beverly Hills Cop back to the big screen just days after it was announced a TV series based on the popular film franchise has been scrapped. Murphy helped director Shawn Ryan develop the proposed series but the project was dropped by bosses at America's CBS network earlier this month (Jul13).
Ryan remained positive, telling fans on Twitter.com that executives at Paramount Pictures had decided to develop a movie based on the success of the culled series' pilot episode and the project is "moving fast".
Murphy is slated to reprise his role as street-smart detective Axel Foley for the new movie, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec have been hired to write the script, according to Deadline.com.
The original 1984 film shot to the top of the global box office and enjoyed equal success with two sequels in 1987 and 1994.
Australian singer Peter Andre has confirmed he's set to be a third-time father with his new girlfriend. Reports suggested the Mysterious Girl hitmaker and his partner Emily MacDonagh are expectant parents, and now he's confirmed the happy news in his column for Britain's New! magazine.
He writes, "We were going to keep this to ourselves a little bit longer, but as everyone's been asking, I am very happy to tell you that
Emily and I are having a baby, and we are over the moon. Emily will make a brilliant mum."
The announcement comes as his ex-wife Katie Price nears the end of her pregnancy, with new husband Kieran Hayler. Price and Andre share two children, Junior and Princess.
Australian pop star Peter Andre is set to become a father again, according to a U.K. report. The Mysterious Girl hitmaker's partner Emily MacDonagh, 23, is due to give birth to the couple's first child together early next year (14), reports Britain's The Sun.
A source tells the publication, "Peter and Emily are over the moon. They absolutely adore each other, so having a baby together feels completely natural. They have only been together for a year, but they were friends for a long time before that.
"As far as they are concerned they are going to spend the rest of their lives together and will definitely get married in the next year or so."
Andre, 40, is already a dad to two children, son Junior and daughter Princess, from his marriage to Katie Price. The model is currently pregnant with her fourth child, her first with new husband Kieran Hayler. Price also has another son from a previous relationship.
Funnyman Chris Rock is teaming up with his famous pals Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Tracy Morgan to shoot a new movie loosely based on his life. The comic arrived at the New York City premiere of Grown Ups 2 with his own camera crew last week (ends12Jul13) and reports indicate Rock is set to star in the as-yet untitled project, produced by Scott Rudin, as a version of himself, named Andre.
The movie will feature Rock announcing his engagement to Rosario Dawson on her fake reality show, and hanging out with his celebrity friends, including David Spade, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart.
The cast has been filming all over the Big Apple since June (13) and Rock recently shot a scene at Scores strip club with Sandler, Seinfeld and Whoopi Goldberg.
A source tells the New York Daily News, "Jerry and them did cameos inside. Sandler accuses a stripper of stealing his cell phone and she says, 'I have no clothes on, where would I put it?' Seinfeld says, 'I know where you could put it.' It's very funny."
Pregnant British star Katie Price has axed a planned visit to Australia over fears the long flight could harm her unborn baby. The glamour model-turned-reality TV star is expecting her fourth child this summer (13) and was scheduled to fly Down Under to launch a new fashion project next week (begs15Jul13), but the visit has now been cancelled on the advice of her doctor.
In a statement, Price writes, "I have made no secret that this pregnancy has been the hardest. I have been ordered to take it easy as much as I can and I am completely devastated that I am unable to make the trip to Australia.
"On Friday 28th June I was rushed to see my specialist as I was having some serious problems breathing. I am unable to fly long haul until after our baby is born. I have tried absolutely everything to change this decision, however there are no circumstances in which it will be safe for me to fly."
In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she adds, "I'm devastated I'm not going to be able to make my Australia trip now due to health reasons. I promise I will come soon and its (sic) been a year of planning but I can't risk my babies (sic) health and my health is something I can't control. Long haul flights have been banned by my dr (doctor). Gutted."
Price is expecting her first child with third husband Kieran Hayler, while she has three other kids from previous relationships, including two from her marriage to pop star Peter Andre.