Pop star Lily Allen has been drafted in to support Coldplay at the band's third annual Under 1 Roof concert to help raise funds for a U.K. children's charity. The rockers first curated a concert for the Kids Company in 2011, and now the show is in its third year, they have asked Allen to continue her pop comeback by performing at the gig at the Eventim Apollo in London on 19 December (13).
The gig will also feature comedy in the form of David Brent - Ricky Gervais' TV alter-ego from The Office. Gervais embarked on a series of sold out shows as his comedy creation earlier this year (13).
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin says, "Buying a ticket to this concert will guarantee two things: a totally unique never-to-be-repeated night of star-spangled entertainment, and money in the Christmas coffers of a charity that brings love and happiness to London's most vulnerable kids."
Rizzle Kicks will also perform at the event, which will raise funds to help disadvantaged youngsters in the U.K. capital and Bristol, England.
Allen made her official stage return at Robbie Williams' concert at the London Palladium last week (08Nov13).
A host of famous faces turned out to help Michael J. Fox raise awareness of Parkinson's disease at his foundation's annual gala in New York City over the weekend (09-10Sep13). The Back to the Future star, who has been battling the debilitating condition since the early 1990s, was joined by the likes of Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds, Julianna Margulies, Seth Meyers and Tina Fey at the glitzy bash at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria hotel on Saturday night (09Nov13).
Fox joined Coldplay star Chris Martin on guitar for a musical performance, while Reynolds, whose own father is battling Parkinson's, admitted he was impressed by the work of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, saying, "You meet the people who work with this foundation, and so many of them have absolutely no affiliation with the disease whatsoever other than their job, and they were brought to it by a common denominator, which is Michael, and he's so inspiring and you just see the people that work with this foundation and how tirelessly they give everything they have to it and you start to forget that you're only here because someone you care about has Parkinson's. I was really blown away by the whole operation."
Marguiles insisted she turned out at the event to help raise cash for the cause, saying, "When you raise awareness, you raise money. I mean, it's the brutal truth."
Fellow guest, actor John Slattery, added to The Hollywood Reporter, "We're trying to find a cure. Research is expensive, and the more people know about it, that's everything, so that's what he's doing."
"This was my turn on the correct side of the desk... He's played JFK and Bobby and he was great, but I was really happy to have my crack at it." Actor Rob Lowe on playing President John F. Kennedy in new TV movie Killing Kennedy years after his The West Wing co-star Martin Sheen portrayed the assassinated leader and his brother.
Actor Corey Feldman is living in fear following the publication of his new autobiography, Coreyology, because he's convinced the sick Hollywood executives and stars who preyed on him and other child stars, like late pal Corey Haim, in the 1980s are out to silence him. The Lost Boys star opens up about the sex abuse he was subjected to as a teen by big name Tinseltown players, who are still active in the industry today.
Feldman doesn't name names in the book, insisting it's not his job to incriminate people - but there is one former talent manager he has identified, convicted child molester Martin Weiss, who pleaded no contest to abusing a young artist in 2011. He was sentenced to a year in jail but released the same day after it was agreed he had already served the time in the run-up to the case.
Appearing on U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live on Thursday (07Nov13), Feldman said, "I know a lot of these monsters are definitely still working in the industry... Marty Weiss... is out there. If he wants to put a hit on me, hey, I believe God protects me from evil like that... (but) I am very scared.
"As much as I go out there with bravery and confidence and I talk like I'm positive, I still have my moments where I question it... Last night, I was sitting there going, 'Oh my God, a whole nother (sic) day of interviews. Am I doing the right thing? God, please give me guidance.'"
And Feldman admits he's not getting a lot of support from his family and friends as he opens up about his troubled past in the revealing new book.
He adds, "My mom doesn't support this. Judy Haim, Corey's mum, doesn't support this. All these people are coming out, trying to say that I'm a liar for telling my story... I didn't even wanna tell my story, I was scared to tell my story, but I just knew somewhere in my heart this has to be done."
In Coreyology, Feldman also opens up about the physical abuse he experienced at the hands of his mother, who battled drug abuse when he was younger. She has denied the allegations while her son claims she "blocked it out purposefully".
A promotional ad for Shia Labeouf's new film Nymphomaniac was briefly removed from YouTube.com on Tuesday (05Nov13) because it features the actor completely naked. The racy video, which has since been restored to the site with an age restriction, features LaBeouf having sex with co-star Stacy Martin.
A spokesperson for the video-sharing website tells The Hollywood Reporter that the promo was posted back on the site once censors realised it was an official clip from the new Lars Von Trier film.
The rep says, "With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."
The video has received close to 300,000 views.
LaBeouf certainly won't be upset about the release of the clip - he sent the director a sex tape to secure his role in the production.
The actor recently told U.S. chat show host Chelsea Handler, "I sent him videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job."
In preparation for the December release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, seven new posters for director Peter Jackson's second installment of the Hobbit trilogy have been released via the film's Facebook page. And if the posters are any indication of what's to come, it looks like Bilbo Baggins and his gang of warriors are more than ready for battle.
The posters feature the familiar faces of Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Thorin (Richard Armitage), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Thranduil (Lee Pace), and introduce the characters Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). While the posters are epic, we're slightly disappointed that there isn't a group shot of our favorite gang of dwarfs or one of the villain of the film, Smaug (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). Hopefully, we can look forward to seeing a few more posters before the film is released.
Check out all seven of the posters below:
Bilbo Baggins finally knows how to wield his sword... maybe.The Hobbit/Facebook
Thorin is prepared to lead the battle of all battles.The Hobbit/Facebook
Gandalf might be secretly homeless.The Hobbit/Facebook
Bard the Bowman is ready to give Legolas a run for his money.The Hobbit/Facebook
But it's okay because Legolas can pierce his victims with his arrow and his eyes.The Hobbit/Facebook
Tauriel is beyond fierce.The Hobbit/Facebook
And Thranduil is the prettiest elf of them all. Just look at that headpiece.The Hobbit/Facebook
The Desolation Of Smaug follows Bilbo, Gandalf, the dwarves, and the elves as they continue their journey to take back their gold from the dragon, Smaug. The film hits theaters on Dec. 13.
Director Martin Scorsese was honoured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Saturday (02Nov13) as a host of stars helped to raise $4.1 million (£2.7 million) for the institution's film programme. The Taxi Driver filmmaker was the guest of honour at the benefit gala, which was attended by celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Jane Fonda, as he was recognised for helping to save the museum's programme during the U.S. financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and for his work on film restoration, according to Reuters.
LACMA chief executive Michael Govan said, "Marty was very vocal when we announced that we were pausing our film programme a few years ago during the economic meltdown. When he learned that we really wanted to rebuild and expand our program, he was the first person who offered to help."
Leonardo DiCaprio was on hand to pay tribute to his longtime collaborator, adding, "Spending time with Marty is like stepping into a world class film museum. And when you work on a film with Martin Scorsese, you have the privilege of being part of that history."
Meanwhile, British artist David Hockney was also feted for his museum contributions, which consists of various works of iconic Southern California images.
Previous honourees include late moviemaker Stanley Kubrick and Clint Eastwood.
British rocker Sting served as the night's entertainment.
Supermodel-turned-TV personality Heidi Klum almost went completely unrecognised as she hit the red carpet at her annual Halloween party in New York after donning prosthetics to transform herself into a senior citizen. The German stunner, famed for her elaborate Halloween costumes, gave fans a glimpse into her future on Thursday (31Oct13) after pulling off the stunt with the help of her team of make-up and costume professionals.
The 40 year old shared photos of her party preparation on her Instagram.com page, showing her tucking her long blonde hair into a bald cap as experts applied prosthetics to her face and neck to simulate wrinkles. She donned a stringy grey wig and even had spider veins and liver spots airbrushed onto her arms and legs for the full effect.
Explaining her costume in the caption to one photo, she wrote, "Ok guys... I am going into the future."
She later posted a picture of herself with her boyfriend, Martin Kirsten, at the Marquee nightclub, where she partied with guests including actress Tika Sumpter, rapper/actor Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin.
Klum previously hosted the popular Halloween bash dressed up as a skeleton, an alien robot and Egyptian queen Cleopatra.
Gwyneth Paltrow has vowed to return to the U.K. before her kids grow into teenagers. The actress and her husband, Coldplay rocker Chris Martin, have moved the family from London to Los Angeles to give them experience of living in Paltrow's native America.
But the star is adamant she will return to her U.K. home within three years as she doesn't want Apple, nine, and seven-year-old Moses to be teens in Hollywood.
She tells Red magazine, "I don't want my children to be teenagers in LA. No way. I'm looking at this move to America like two years, three years tops - then we will go back.
"It's part of my parenting philosophy that children should get the opportunity to reinvent themselves at a few points in their childhood to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie and to experience living in different cultures. It's an experiment.
"I love London - it's my favourite city in the world. I love my house and my life there. But in California, I have the girls I grew up with and my family."
Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers are set to reteam for a mini-The Police reunion in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (03Nov13) to launch the release of a new DVD box set featuring the band's historic 1986 get together for Amnesty International. The group ended a two-year hiatus to perform three concerts on the human rights organisation's tour of America and footage from those shows, and frontman Sting's subsequent Amnesty gigs, feature on the 12-hour, six-DVD set, RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998.
The concert movies have been edited for a 90-minute highlight film, which DVD producer Martin Lewis will air at the American Cinematheque on Sunday - and Copeland and Summers will speak at the launch.
The rockers' former bandmate Sting will also be in Los Angeles this weekend to perform at a tribute to filmmaker Martin Scorsese on Saturday night (02Nov13), but he is not expected to join Copeland and Summers at the RELEASED! launch.
The Police split for the last time following a global reunion tour in 2007 and 2008.
Among those attending the world premiere of the DVD box set release on behalf of Amnesty International USA will be executive director Steven Hawkins and Ann Burroughs, who was imprisoned for her work against apartheid in her native South Africa in the 1980s. She was the subject of a successful Amnesty campaign to get her released.