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.
James Franco has pulled out of starring and directing upcoming movie Garden Of Last Days just two weeks before shooting was set to start, according to a U.S. report. The Milk star was expected to begin work on the project on 10 July (13), but editors at Deadline.com reveal he has stepped away from the film after a disagreement with financiers at Millennium over the crew he wanted to hire.
Franco had signed on to the project in April (13) and the movie was set to be based on the 2008 novel The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III.
Former Lcd Soundsystem star James Murphy has been tapped to compose the music for Hollywood couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz's upcoming Broadway play. The actors, who are married in real life, are set to share the stage in Mike Nichols' revival of Harold Pinter's Betrayal during a limited 14-week run at New York City's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
According to Vulture.com, Murphy has been brought on board to contribute a score for the drama, which happens in reverse chronology and centres around a man whose wife is having an affair.
Betrayal will open on 27 October (13).
Murphy has been keeping busy since LCD Soundsystem disbanded in 2011 - he is producing Arcade Fire's next album and has also recorded with Andre 3000.
Jennifer Lopez and Alan Cumming were the toast of the 2013 amfAR Inspirational Gala on Thursday (13Jun13) when they were feted for their tireless philanthropy efforts. Guests including Uma Thurman and Liza Minnelli gathered to salute the pair at The Plaza hotel in New York, where they were treated to a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Vogue magazine contributing editor Andre Leon Talley was on hand to present Lopez with the Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work with the amfAR organisation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and her own Lopez Family Foundation, while Scottish actor Cumming received the Award of Courage from his close pal Minnelli for his continued work to promote public health and AIDS research.
Fashion designer Valentino Garavani was also celebrated at the bash, although he was unable to attend, leaving supermodel Iman to collect the Award of Inspiration on his behalf.
The gala raised funds for The Foundation for AIDS Research, with tickets priced at $1,200 (£774) each.
Rapper Big Boi is recovering after undergoing knee surgery on Wednesday (29May13). The Outkast star, real name Antwan Andre Patton, injured himself during a performance at the Summer Camp Music Festival in Illinois on Sunday (26May13) and subsequently called off the rest of his tour shows this week (begs27May13).
The musician has been sharing pictures of his damaged left knee on his tumblr.com page, and on Wednesday he revealed to fans he had undergone an operation at a medical centre in Atlanta, Georgia and was facing six weeks of recovery.
Alongside a photograph of himself in a wheelchair, he added, "God Bless Atlanta Sports medicine for a successful Knee Surgery fixed my torn Patella. Man this bout to be a long 6 weeks."
Big Boi's upcoming tour dates have reportedly been pushed back to September (13).
Rapper Andre 3000 is in mourning following the death of his mother. Sharon Benjamin Hodo was found dead in her Georgia home earlier this week (begs27May13), but no further details surrounding her death were available as WENN went to press.
A representative for the Outkast star, real name Andre Benjamin, has since confirmed her passing to editors at Billboard.com.
The rapper's rep called on fans to carry on supporting Benjamin Hodo's The Starlight Camp organisation, which helps underprivileged children, instead of sending flowers to mark her passing.
Rapper Big Boi has cancelled a string of concerts after injuring his leg during a gig in Illinois on Sunday (26May13). The Outkast star, real name Antwan Andre Patton, was performing at the Summer Camp Music Festival when he sustained the injury, and he took to his tumblr.com page on Monday (27May13) to tell fans about the mishap.
Uploading a photo of himself on crutches and with his left leg strapped up, he added, "Injured my leg on stage yesterday, headed to the A (sic) for some test."
He subsequently axed his Monday night show in St. Louis, Missouri, and also cancelled his tour stop in Birmingham, Alabama at the weekend (02Jun13).
It is not yet known if the remainder of his concerts will be affected, but Big Boi returned to his tumblr account on Tuesday (28May13) to update fans about his condition - and hinted that he is facing a lengthy hiatus.
Alongside a photograph of his bandaged leg elevated on a stool, he stated, "Shout out to the good folks at (treatment company) Game Ready and my Orthopedic surgeon 6 weeks then we back outchea (sic)."
British boyband star Marvin Humes has been nominated for the U.K. title of Celebrity Dad of the Year, just a week after becoming a first-time father. The JLS singer welcomed daughter Alaia-Mai with his wife, The Saturdays beauty Rochelle Humes, on 20 May (13) and he's already receiving high praise from organisers of the Premier Inn award for taking on his daddy duties.
Humes is shortlisted alongside the likes of retired soccer ace David Beckham, Australian singer-turned-reality TV regular Peter Andre, Take That stars Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, and Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish, who became fathers for a second time in January (13).
British comedian David Walliams and actors James Corden and James Buckley are also in the running for the prize.
The winner is set to be announced in the run up to Father's Day on 16 June (13).
Barlow took home the award last year (12).
Blackstreet star Chauncey Black has filed a lawsuit against his former bandmate Teddy Riley over the rights to the group's name. The 44 year old alleges Riley has been performing under the band's name without his permission.
Black, who recently purchased the name, insists Riley no longer has any performing rights to the moniker, and the No Diggity hitmaker is seeking damages for trademark infringement.
A representative for Riley tells TMZ.com, "At this time we have no comment on any of the ridiculous and frivolous claims apparently being made by Chauncey Andre Hannibal aka 'Black.'"