Actress Kate Hudson fuelled speculation her romance with Muse frontman Matt Bellamy is in trouble after ditching her engagement ring for the Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14). The Almost Famous star has been engaged to the British rocker since 2011, but rumours surfaced last week (ends28Feb14) suggesting their four-year relationship had hit a stumbling block.
A source told People magazine, "Kate and Matt have been on the rocks for some time. They're not in a great place."
Representatives for the pair refused to comment on the claims, but Hudson's diamond sparkler was noticeably absent from her ring finger as she walked the red carpet solo at the Academy Awards on Sunday, when she wore a stunning Atelier Versace dress.
The blonde beauty, whose mother Goldie Hawn and her partner Kurt Russell were also in attendance at the Oscars, was also sans engagement ring five days earlier, when she appeared at BVLGARI's Decades of Glamour event on Tuesday (25Feb14).
Hudson and Bellamy, who are parents to two-year-old son Bingham, were last spotted in public together in December (13), when the actress and her two kids joined Bellamy's family for Christmas.
She is also mum to 10-year-old son Ryder, from her previous marriage to Black Crowes rocker Chris Robinson.
Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Kirstie Alley and Juliette Lewis are among the stars who have called for an end to the annual slaughter of dolphins off the coast of Japan after the hunt kicked off again this week (beg20Jan14). Activists have long campaigned against the yearly cull of bottlenose dolphins, which are herded into Taiji Cove and speared by fishermen, and the barbaric practice was highlighted in Academy Award-winning 2009 film The Cove.
As the hunt got underway again on Monday (20Jan14), a number of stars took to Twitter.com to express their outrage.
Cheers star Alley pleaded with Japanese citizens to take a stand against the practice, writing, "The Japanese people need to stop the slaughter in Taiji... We can not bully them into stepping up. We can just bring it into their view."
Hollywood actress Sarandon called the cull "heartbreaking and infuriating" and Lewis urged fans to tweet their opposition, adding, "Stop this insanity... Tweet 4 dolphins."
Other stars to have spoken out against this year's (14) cull include Sheen, who threw his support behind the The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's campaign against the dolphin slaughter, as well as rocker Matt Sorum, Yoko Ono, William Shatner and illusionist David Blaine.
Former Friends star Matt Leblanc appeared drunk in a Bob Seger video at the beginning of his career. A director pal asked him if he'd appear as "the hero guy" in Seger's Night Moves video, opposite Melrose Place star Daphne Zuniga, and LeBlanc signed up.
But it turned out the rocker was a fan of his then-new comedy show and he invited the actor to join him for a drink before the shoot.
LeBlanc recalls, "It's at this drive-in movie theatre... and I'm in this little box and they knock on the door and say, 'Bob Seger would like to talk to you in his motor home...,' so I go in there and he's this really nice guy and he's really humble and he whips out a bottle of tequila.
"Cut to about an hour and a half later, I'm hammered and he's hammered and my friend that was in it (video) with me, he's hammered... You can kind of tell in the video I'm a little (drunk)."
As well as LeBlanc and Zuniga, The Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki also appeared in the 1994 promo.
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will appear in an episode of The Simpsons in America this weekend (05Jan14). The rocker has been animated for the cult cartoon series and will appear in an episode alongside director Judd Apatow, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.
According to The Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman, Halford performs a parody of Judas Priest hit Breaking the Law to highlight cartoon stars Bart and Homer Simpson's pirated movie viewing operation.
Selman tells Entertainment Weekly, "Even though Homer is stealing, he's doing it for the community, he’s doing it out of the goodness of his heart."
Meanwhile, a lost script Apatow wrote over 20 years ago, will air as an episode of The Simpsons later this year (14).
The filmmaker tells EW.com he wrote the script for TV show Get a Life and when producers passed, he learned that The Simpsons creators were interested, and they hired Apatow to work on the cartoon The Critic.
A Simpsons producer revisited the director's script recently after Apatow mentioned it in an interview.
The moviemaker recalls the episode revolves around a hypnotism show that leaves Homer Simpson believing he is 10 years old.
Harry Styles, Sir Tom Jones, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Rita Ora were among the stars who turned out for a glitzy party in London on Monday night (02Dec13) to celebrate Playboy's 60th anniversary. Hugh Hefner's saucy publication marks six decades in print this year (13) and British supermodel Kate Moss was chosen to don the iconic bunny outfit to grace the cover of the 60th anniversary December issue.
The publication's milestone was marked with a lavish bash at the Playboy Club in London on Monday, hosted by Moss and designer Marc Jacobs, and the party attracted big name stars including Sir Tom Jones, One Direction heartthrob Styles, and actress Miller.
Model Daisy Lowe was also in attendance, along with pop singers Rita Ora and Matt Goss and TV presenter Alexa Chung, rocker Noel Gallagher, model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hayley Atwell and Bob Geldof.
It was a busy night for both Styles and Moss, as they had both picked up prizes at the British Fashion Awards in the U.K. capital earlier in the evening.
British boybands Mcfly and Busted are uniting to create a supergroup for a U.K. tour next year (14). The two acts teased their plans to join forces last week (ends10Nov13) and on Monday (11Nov13), they held a press conference in London to give fans the details.
Busted stars James Bourne and Matt Willis will hit the stage with the four boys from McFly, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter, for an arena trek in April and May 2014.
Former Busted rocker Charlie Simpson, whose departure in 2005 led to the band's demise, will not rejoin the group.
The tour will kick off in Glasgow, Scotland on 19 April (14) and end on 9 May (14) in Manchester, England. The new supergroup will be known as McBusted.
Hollywood actress Kate Hudson is feeling pressured to wed rocker Matt Bellamy - by her nine-year-old son. The Something Borrowed star, who has been engaged to the Muse frontman since 2011, is constantly pestered by son Ryder who cannot wait to see his mum walk up the aisle.
In an interview with U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, Hudson says, "I think he looks forward to more the party than actually the idea of us getting married... Apparently he wants to wear a neon green tux."
Hudson and Bellamy have a two-year-old son, Bingham.
You know him best as the comedian with the most distinctive voice in the business, but Bobcat Goldthwait is more than a perfomer. He's also an accomplished screenwriter and director with oodles of television and film credits to his name. Pop-rocker Matt Nathanson sought Goldthwait out to direct the video for the second single of his album Last of the Great Pretenders and told Rolling Stone that it's "far and away" his favorite he's ever done. Check out the clip for "Kinks Shirt" and keep an eye out for a cameo by the director himself and see if you can guess the twist ending. Here's a hint: pronouns can be misleading.
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Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie has pulled out of the band's U.S. tour to undergo surgery following a freak gardening accident. The heavy metal rocker is nursing a number of broken bones after he fell from a ladder while trimming a tree with a chainsaw on Monday (23Sep13).
Beattie explains, "A large branch fell off a tree I was cutting and knocked the ladder I was on out from under me. I fell eight feet off the ladder onto the sidewalk and luckily was able to throw the chainsaw away from me on the way down. I broke my left wrist and right elbow. I will be going 'under the knife' this Friday to correct the breaks and start the healing process."
Beattie is to be replaced by Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand as the band embarks on its The Divinity of Purpose tour, reports LoudWire.com.
He adds, "I look forward to getting back out on the stage as soon as I can."
Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has opened up about breaking his hand, insisting he suffered the painful injury by drunkenly punching a wall. The rocker split a bone in his right hand during recording sessions for the British band's new album AM, and surgeons had to insert a metal plate under the skin to help heal the injury.
Helders has remained coy about how the damage occurred, but now he has suggested he lashed out at a wall in frustration and immediately regretted it.
He tells rock magazine Q, "It wasn't a fist fight with a person, no. I didn't hurt anybody, except for myself. It was... a bizarre incident... with a wall... that was harder than I expected... The next day I did (feel like a fool)... It was just me being stupid.
"I weren't (sic) even that angry, cos (sic) I'm not an angry person. I was just messing about, drunk. Everyone I've told said, 'We've all done it.' I just managed to hit the wrong wall. The bone popped out - not out of the skin but it was stuck up. I went to my girlfriend, 'I think we need to go to hospital.' They put a plate in it. I'm having it taken out at Christmas."
However, Helders' bandmate Alex Turner later cast doubt on the drummer's explanation for the injury, adding, "Oh, is that what he told you?... Yeah, he's been telling some people that..."
The broken hand is the second major injury Helders has suffered in recent years - in 2010 he broke his left arm sparring with a pal during a workout in a boxing ring.