One Direction stars Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson stunned a female fan when they singled out her out as she was trying to sneak out of their concert in Los Angeles and begged her to stay. The What Makes You Beautiful hitmakers were performing at the city's Staples Center when they spotted the woman attempting to leave the gig early with her daughter to beat the post-concert traffic.
Tomlinson and Horan immediately called out to the woman and began jokingly heckling her, even quoting lyrics from Carly Rae Jepsen's hit track Call Me Maybe, to get her to sit down again.
In a video, posted on Perezhilton.com, Tomlinson says, "She's trying to beat the traffic, the old classic," while Horan adds, "In the words of the hit song by Carly Rae Jepsen, 'Where d'ya thing you're going baby?'... I promise you, our next song is the last one, then you can leave. Yeah, deal?"
The pair appeared to be successful as they then cheered and thanked the woman for returning to her seat.
"One of my proudest moments ever was seeing him stand up for a kid who was being bullied in school. My brother was that popular boy in school, so when he made a stance against everyone who was picking on this kid, they stopped. I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this is the coolest he's ever been.'" Carly Rae Jepsen was proud of her brother when he stood up against a gang of bullies.
Rapper Tyga is facing a demand for $20 million (£13.4 million) from two models over topless shots which appeared in his video for the song Make It Nasty. The hip-hop star, who is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, was initially slapped with a lawsuit from Alissa Rae Ross, Azia Davies and Elizabeth Velasquez last December (12) after they filmed semi-naked scenes for his promo.
They claim video producers insisted the film would be "tastefully shot" and that their nipples would be "covered" or "edited out" of the final cut - but when an unedited version of Make It Nasty was released online, they sued for breach of contract, invasion of privacy and fraud.
Now two of the plaintiffs, Davies and Velasquez, have stepped up their legal battle by demanding $10 million (£6.7 million) each in punitive damages over the unwanted exposure, reports TMZ.com.
Comedian Tommy Chong has come to his daughter Rae Dawn Chong's defence after she sparked controversy by going public with her feelings about Oprah Winfrey. Chong verbally attacked the TV icon with a few choice racially-charged remarks during an appearance on on Matty P's Radio Happy Hour in America, calling her "a field n**ger".
She later backtracked and insisted her comments were taken out of context and that she was really complimenting Winfrey.
The Commando star's father has since agreed with his daughter and expressed that The Color Purple star will probably laugh off what was said.
He tells TMZ.com, "If you think of what (Rae) said, she said back in the day Oprah would be working in the field because she's not that beautiful ... whereas if you're beautiful, you're part of the master's bedroom."
He continues, "Knowing Oprah, she would probably read (Rae's comments) and just chuckle and probably agree with Rae Dawn... She probably would be working in the field."
Rockers 3 Doors Down have stepped in to headline this weekend's (20Jul13) Boy Scouts of America Jamboree after Train and Carly Rae Jepsen pulled out over the organisation's restrictive rules on gay members and leaders. Pat Monahan and his Train bandmates decided to boycott the West Virginia gig back in March (13) over Boy Scouts officials' anti-gay stance, which forbid openly gay and transgender people from participating in the group.
Call Me Maybe hitmaker Jepsen soon followed suit, but now Boy Scouts bosses have confirmed to the Associated Press that the Kryptonite hitmakers have been hired to top the bill on Saturday night.
Deron Smith, the national spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America, says, "We are excited to have 3 Doors Down perform for these young men and women, volunteers and visitors experiencing this amazing Jamboree in West Virginia."
Officials at the youth organisation have taken steps towards updating the group's rules since the controversy earlier this year (13), and in May (13), they agreed to allow openly gay kids to become Boy Scouts. The policy will come into effect in January (14).
Actress Rae Dawn Chong has backtracked over racially-charged comments she made about her former The Color Purple co-star Oprah Winfrey, insisting her statements had been taken out of context. Chong hit headlines on Friday (19Jul13) after comparing the legendary TV host to a slave during an expletive-ridden interview she conducted with America's Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.
In the chat, The Constellation star opened up about her feud with Winfrey, claiming she was "lovely" when they appeared together in the 1985 period drama, but turned into a "total b**ch" when Chong landed a role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando later that year (85).
Chong then began ranting about Winfrey's looks, insisting she is "enormously insecure" about her features and adding, "If you look at the way (Winfrey) looks, she looks like 60 years ago she would have been a house keeper luckily. (But) she would have not been a house n**ger, she would have been a field n**ger."
However, the actress is now attempting to smooth over her controversial comments by suggesting the racial slur was meant as a compliment and not an insult - although she stops short of issuing an actual apology.
In a video statement released on Friday afternoon, she says, "I just want to say out of context it's a most unfortunate choice of words and I regret it. In context I was actually complimenting Oprah. So if you have a chance, you should watch the whole interview. Do I have issues with her? Yes. Am I perfect? No. Do I take back everything I said? No."
Carly Rae Jepsen was left red-faced when she threw the ceremonial first pitch for a Florida baseball team on Sunday (14Jul13), as she barely managed to hurl the ball further than two feet (0.6 metres). The Call Me Maybe hitmaker took to the mound at the start of the Tampa Bay Rays' home clash against the Houston Astros, but her throw was quickly labelled "possibly the worst ceremonial first pitch ever" by CBS baseball critic Dayn Perry.
The singer immediately covered her face with her hands after the embarrassing throw, but was cheered on by fans who went on to watch the home team beat the visitors 5-0 at the Tropicana Field.
Jepsen was quick to poke fun at her own pitching skills, taking to her Twitter.com page to write, "So apparently I made ESPN with my fail of a pitch. Lol (laughing out loud) - Daddy must be so proud."
American Beauty star Kevin Spacey also showed off his pitching skills on Sunday for the Baltimore Orioles in Maryland but did somewhat better than Jepsen - he threw a 'strike'.
Rockers Phish cancelled their show in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday (09Jul13) due to "public safety issues" after a storm caused a power outage in the city. The band was due to play at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, but heavy rain brought chaos to the area and prompted the group to postpone the gig until later this month (Jul13).
A post on the Phish website reads, "Due to insurmountable transportation and public safety issues resulting from the power outage in Toronto after severe downpours in the city, Phish's performance... at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre has been postponed. The show has been moved to Monday, July 22...
"Phish has been greatly looking forward to their first Toronto appearance in nearly 13 years. Everyone involved worked tirelessly throughout the day and exhausted all options, but ultimately, public safety had to come first. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause."
A number of concerts, by artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, KISS and Bruno Mars, have been cancelled in Canada in recent weeks due to severe flooding.
"So sad to hear about the floods in Calgary and that the show was cancelled. I'll be back soon! Stay safe everyone!" Carly Rae Jepsen reaches out to fans in Calgary, Canada after she was forced to cancel a show in the city due to the floods which have hit the area.
Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss, Bruno Mars, Tim Mcgraw and the Dixie Chicks have all cancelled concerts in Canada after severe floods hit Calgary. Officials in the city declared a state of emergency last month (Jun13) as a result of heavy downpours, which caused major devastation throughout the area.
Calgary's Saddledome arena was badly hit by the floods, and venue bosses have been forced to call off a number of high-profile gigs as they begin the massive clean-up operation.
The concerts were part of a series held in connection with the annual Calgary Stampede, which has also been affected by the flood problems.
Stampede chief executive Vern Kimball says of the axed gigs, "We understand that this news is disappointing and we're disappointed too... It became evident late (on Monday) to the Stampede and the (venue bosses) that the services necessary for an acceptable concert experience just weren't available given the current status and limitations of the building.
"Given the size of the four shows, and that they're all intended for indoor setup with tailored effects and lighting, there was no feasible alternative to host any one of these shows at another Calgary venue during Stampede."
Organisers hope to reschedule the gigs.