Pop star Ricky Martin has become the first major Latin singer to release a music video via Twitter.com. On Monday (20Oct14), he debuted the promo for his new single Adios to nearly 11 million followers.
Cuban rapper Pitbull is adding even more star power to the upcoming iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina concert by joining the lineup of the inaugural festival.
Following the success of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, bosses at iHeartMedia are producing its first-ever Latin concert, and the "Give Me Everything" hitmaker is set to take to the stage at Los Angeles' Forum on 22 November (14). In addition to Pitbull, Colombian singer J. Balvin and teen sensation Becky G are joining the lineup, which includes previously announced artists Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee and Prince Royce. Roberto Tapia, Alejandra Guzman, La Original Banda el Limon feat. Voz a Voz, Jesse & Joy, and surprise guests are also slated to take the stage.
British actors Neil Morrissey and Martin Clunes are set to reunite for a special charity sketch of their classic TV sitcom Men Behaving Badly. The old pals will revive their beer-guzzling characters Tony Smart and Gary Strang for the first time in 16 years as part of the U.K.'s Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday (17Oct14).
The sketch will be written by original show creator Simon Nye and feature the pair discussing testicular cancer.
The telethon, the British leg of the biennial U.S. event, will also feature appearances from actors Will Ferrell and Martin Freeman and singer Taylor Swift.
Funds raised will benefit Cancer Research UK.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has turned down a top civic honour in his hometown because he doesn't think he deserves it. An internet campaign started in July (14) calling for the singer to receive the Freedom of Exeter, the town in Devon, England, where he grew up, and the drive gained momentum when it was backed by the area's member of parliament, Ben Bradshaw.
City council leaders contacted Martin when they were alerted to the campaign, but the star insisted he does not feel worthy of the prestigious award.
A council spokesperson tells Britain's The Western Daily Press newspaper, "He has said he would like to be considered for the award but not at the moment as he hasn't yet done enough for the city."
Coldplay star Chris Martin has reportedly bought a new home across the street from his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow.
The rocker spent $6.75 million (GBP4.2 million) on his new pad, which is a stone's throw away from where his kids Apple and Moses live with their mom in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Martin and Paltrow split in March (14), but have remained close.
Reports suggest the Yellow singer even staged his wife's recent 42nd birthday party in the courtyard of his new digs.
Actor Nathan Lane is set to become the latest celebrity to add children's writer to his resume with the release of his own picture book. The Birdcage star has inked a publishing deal with editors at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to detail the adventures of his spoiled French bulldog in Naughty Mabel.
He is teaming up with his partner, Devlin Elliott, to write the story, while Dan Krall will provide the illustrations.
The book is the first in a planned series of Naughty Mabel books and is due for release next autumn (15).
Lane joins the likes of comedian Jim Carrey, actress Jessica Lange, singer Ricky Martin and rocker Keith Richards, who have all recently released kids' books.
Take That's former manager Nigel Martin Smith has accused Jason Orange of "throwing away a career" by quitting the band. Orange stunned fans of the British pop group this week (ends28Sep14) by walking away from the veteran band, nine years after launching its comeback in 2005.
Smith, who put the group together in the 1990s, has now blasted Orange for leaving, insisting the singer will soon realise his mistake and make a return.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I think that Jason's behaviour is deplorable... Jason leaving has been on the cards since the band reformed... Jason was never keen (on getting the band back together)...
"When the other boys go on to even greater success as a three-piece, Jason will rejoin... I am angry with Jason for letting the fans down, and for letting (his bandmates) down, and most of all I am upset with Jason for throwing away a career."
Take That first split in 1989, but they reformed in 2005 and went on to carve out a high-successful comeback.
British singer Joss Stone is resurrecting her acting career after landing a role in Martin Scorsese's latest movie project. The Oscar-winning director is the executive producer of new war film Tomorrow, which is set in Britain and focuses on soldiers returning from battle.
Stone, who previously had a part in historical drama series The Tudors, is now heading to the big screen opposite British actors Stephen Fry, Toby Jones and Jeremy Irons in the film, which is to be directed by Scorsese's protege Martha Pinson.
Tomorrow will mark Pinson's directorial debut after numerous collaborations with Scorsese.
Stone completed her first day on set on Tuesday (23Sep14).
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Iggy Azalea were among the high-profile stars who took to the stage in Las Vegas over the weekend (19-21Sep14) for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Some of the biggest names in the music industry graced the stage in Sin City for the two-day event, which kicked off on Friday (19Sep14) with acts including Swift, Minaj, Grande and Coldplay.
Coldplay's set was overshadowed by the appearance of actress Jennifer Lawrence at the gig, fuelling rumours she is dating frontman Chris Martin, while other acts included pregnant singer Alicia Keys, who made a surprise turn on stage to perform her new single We Are Here.
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am also made a surprise appearance onstage with DJ Steve Aoki.
Usher rounded out Friday night by bringing out Chris Brown for a rendition of his single New Flame, and the Yeah! star baffled the crowd by setting his sneakers on fire. The flaming shoes were dealt with by a stagehand who doused them with a fire extinguisher.
Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Magic!, One Direction, Lorde and Paramore all took to the stage on Saturday (20Sep14) to close the festival. Calvin Harris brought out British pop star John Newman during his Saturday set, while Ed Sheeran performed with rapper Macklemore.
The Boxer singer Paul Simon will tackle The Bard onstage in Los Angeles after joining the cast of this year's (14) Simply Shakespeare event. The one-off reading of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, organised by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, will hit the Freud Playhouse next week (22Sep14) and will also feature William Shatner, Steve Carell and Martin Short. Proceeds will benefit the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.