Hundreds of fashion fans lined up for hours to snap up clothes and shoes worn by Victoria Beckham and her husband David at a charity sale on Friday (22Nov13). The generous couple handed 20 boxes of designer dresses, tailor-made suits, and towering stilettos to the British Red Cross to help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Staff at a Red Cross store in west London delayed their opening time on Friday to prepare for the sale as a queue of eager shoppers snaked around the block, and within hours almost all the items had gone.
Out of the mountain of shoes and clothes the superstar couple donated, only an evening gown, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, David Beckham's white tuxedo, some sequinned boots, and a small rail of frocks remained unpurchased by Friday lunchtime.
Visitors to the charity store were restricted to only one purchase each, and bosses hope to raise more than $15,000 (£10,000) for the Red Cross' Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign.
Several items of clothes - including a Spice Girls-embossed hooded top - will be sold via auction later on Friday.
More than 4,000 people died when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines earlier this month (Nov13).
Veteran British actor David Suchet is heading to the London stage to give fans an intimate insight into his career. The star's final bow as Agatha Christie's super sleuth Hercule Poirot - after 25 years on TV - recently aired in the U.K. and now the actor will open up about his most famous role, and his other work, in Encounters: Performers On Performance.
Suchet will sit with arts journalist Fiona Lindsay to discuss his time on stage and TV for a one-off special at the Lyric Theatre next year (14).
Comic Lenny Henry, who won acclaim for his turn in Shakespeare's Othello in 2009, will also sit down for a session.
Producer Kim Poster tells Britain's Daily Mail, "It's an intimate conversation about an actor's life and craft in the entertainment business.
"The artist in question will dictate whether clips are shown, or whether they just sit and talk with Fiona. It's very much done on a bespoke basis."
The series will start in January (14) and run for six months, with new stars set to be announced in due course.
Jennifer Lawrence has laughed off the coverage of her recent trip to hospital after reports suggested she had gone to the emergency room with a bout of bad gas. The Hunger Games star revealed earlier this week (begs18Nov13) that she had cancelled several public appearances to seek out medical advice after suffering severe stomach pains for several weeks.
Speaking on The Late Show with David Letterman, she revealed, "I thought I had an ulcer, but it turns out it was a 'fulcer'. I went to the emergency room... I just had this really bad pain for, like, three weeks."
Lawrence offered no further details of her condition but admits she found it hilarious that her hospital trip was reported as being down to trapped wind.
She tells U.S. show Good Morning America, "Now it's reported in the news that I went to the emergency room for gas, which is awesome. I was like, 'I don't even want to like (deny that). Let's confirm that."
The Oscar winner is still awaiting word back from her doctors on what caused the pains: "They're saying it could either be in my lower intestine or all in my mind. I'm going to cross my fingers for it's all in my mind and I'm just crazy."
Fox Searchlight executives are developing a biopic about famed author J.R.R. Tolkien. The writer, who penned classics such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, is the latest literary legend set to have their life played out on the big screen.
The film will chronicle the key moments which led Tolkien to create his iconic books, including his service in World War I, his role as a code breaker-in-waiting during World War II, and his friendship with Chronicles of Narnia author, C.S. Lewis.
Cowboys and Angels director David Gleeson, a self-confessed Tolkien superfan, will pen the screenplay.
One member of the Doctor Who family has replaced another in director Guillermo del Toro's new U.S. TV drama The Strain. David Bradley, who recently portrayed William Hartnell - TV's first Doctor - in An Adventure in Space and Time, has signed up to play Professor Abraham Setrakian in the upcoming series after John Hurt, who is currently playing the War Doctor in the sci-fi franchise stepped down.
Bradley's new TV character is an enigmatic Holocaust survivor, who is called upon to help disease experts contain the outbreak of a mysterious viral outbreak in New York City.
The Strain, which is scheduled to hit U.S. TV screens next summer (14), will also feature Mia Maestro, Sean Astin and Corey Stoll.
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After experimenting with a batch of newcomers like Josh Hutcherson and Lady Gaga, Saturday Night Live is returning to a mill of tried and true favorites to round out the rest of the year.
Actor and Achorman 2 star Paul Rudd is set to host the December 7 episode with musical guest One Direction. This will be Rudd's third time hosting SNL. His last hosting gig was in 2010 when he appeared alongside musical guest Paul McCartney. Next, actor John Goodman will be returning as host on the December 14 episode. Goodman will make his return after a long hiatus from hosting duty. The actor has hosted SNL a lofty 12 times, but hasn't appeared on the sketch show since 2001. Goodman's musical guest will be the rockers Kings of Leon.
Finally, the December 21 Christmas episode will feature host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake. Fallon, a former member of the SNL cast, is the current host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and is slated to take over Tonight Show duties from Jay Leno in February. This will mark Timberlake's fifth appearance as a musical guest on the program.
Former The Housemartins rocker Paul Heaton has lashed out at British Prime Minister David Cameron after the politician name-checked his album London 0 Hull 4 during a House of Commons debate. Heaton was thrilled to discover his adopted hometown of Hull, England was named the U.K. City of Culture on Wednesday (20Nov13).
However, the musician was left aghast when Conservative leader Cameron revealed himself to be a fan of the singer's work after the announcement was made in the House of Commons this week (beg18Nov13).
Cameron told his fellow politicians, "Of course in terms of popular music Hull has a fantastic record, I remember, some years ago that great Housemartins' album which was London 0 Hull 4."
Heaton, who has been vehemently opposed to Conservative party policies for many years, then took to Twitter.com to blast Cameron, writing, "Well, apparently David Cameron likes London 0 Hull 4. Which part of the attack on his policies and rich friends did he like best?"
He then reminded followers on the social media site that he banned Cameron and Britain's Chancellor Of The Exchequer, George Osborne, from the pub he bought in Salford, England.
He adds, "When I took over my pub in Salford, the first people I barred was Cameron and Osborne. That ban still stands."
Victoria Beckham and her husband David have donated boxes of designer clothes and accessories to a thrift store in their native U.K. to help raise money for relief efforts in the Philippines. The stars are reportedly packing up their belongings ahead of a planned house move and they decided to have a clear out and give their unwanted outfits to charity.
The couple has donated boxes of shoes, dresses and suits from high fashion labels to a Red Cross shop in London to help raise money for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines earlier this month (Nov13).
Victoria says, "Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The British Red Cross is now carrying out an enormous humanitarian relief project to help all those people in desperate need. David and I are supporting the Red Cross Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign and we urge everyone in Britain to do the same. Everyone has something in their closet they were holding onto, a dress, suit, or pair of shoes they thought they might wear again, dig them out, bag them up, drop them off and give someone else the chance to buy them, raising much needed funds for the Red Cross aid effort. Thank you."
British Red Cross Director of Fundraising, Mark Astarita, adds, "We are delighted to have Victoria and David's support for the British Red Cross... Their generous donation will enable us to raise significant funds towards the enormous humanitarian operation currently underway: providing survivors of Typhoon Haiyan with urgent shelter, medical equipment, food and clean water."
Former Doctor Who star Tom Baker has risked the wrath of TV bosses by confirming rumours he is set to return to the sci-fi show for the highly-anticipated 50th anniversary special. The Day Of The Doctor episode will mark 50 years since the cult sci-fi show first hit the small screen and it will feature the final appearance of outgoing Time Lord Matt Smith and the introduction of his replacement, Peter Capaldi.
Former Doctor David Tennant will also make an appearance, and now Baker has revealed he is also set to return to the show.
He tells Huffingtonpost.com, "I am in the special. I'm not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I'm telling you straightaway (sic)."
Baker calls his return to the franchise "the high spot" of his career and the "loveliest professional experience" of his life.
BBC bosses behind the TV special have gone to great lengths to keep the plot secret, and a representative for the corporation refused to confirm or deny Baker's return, saying, "Anything is possible in Doctor Who. But nothing is certain."
Baker was the fourth Doctor Who and played the role from 1974 to 1981.
The Day Of The Doctor airs in the U.K. on 23 November (13) and it will be broadcast in 76 other countries simultaneously to avoid plot leaks. It will also be beamed straight into cinemas in a number of countries.
Jennifer Lawrence was hospitalised this week (beg18Nov13) after suffering a mystery stomach pain. The Oscar-winning actress was a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday (20Nov13) and confirmed she had cancelled several public appearances due to health concerns over a persistent pain in her abdomen.
On Monday (18Nov13), the illness forced her to skip the afterparty of the Los Angeles premiere of her new film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, though no details of her ailment were revealed at the time.
Lawrence described her symptoms in graphic detail to the TV host, saying, "I thought I had an ulcer, but it turns out it was a 'fulcer'. I went to the emergency room... I just had this really bad pain for, like, three weeks. And you know you can only s**t your pants so many times a day before you go to the emergency room, before you're like, 'I need to go to the hospital'."
Lawrence did not give any further details about her illness or a diagnosis.