Sir Elton John is turning sports coach to lead a team of tennis professionals in a charity match in London. The Rocket Man hitmaker will face off against a group led by former tennis champion Billie Jean King at the Royal Albert Hall, turning the prestigious concert venue into a sports arena for one night only on 7 December (14).
The longtime pals will coach teams featuring the likes of Kim Clijsters, John McEnroe, Tim Henman and last year's (13) Wimbledon Ladies' Singles finalist Sabine Lisicki at the Kings' World Team Tennis Smash Hits event.
Proceeds from the sporting extravaganza will benefit the singer's Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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Pop star Rita Ora has sparked rumours she has taken revenge on her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris by penning vicious lyrics about a former lover in a new song.
The I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker wrote the track after splitting from the Scottish DJ, and she was determined not to hold back, comparing her ex to the devil.
Lyrics in the song, called Poison, include, "Like a serpent/From the Garden of Eden/You are like poison/Running in my blood" and "I open up my windows/I'm so sick of breathing/Every day I'm trying/But I don't remember who I was before you came."
Although Ora has not confirmed who the song is about, fans are speculating the mystery man in the lyrics is Harris.
The 23 year old tells Clash magazine, "This is about my bad luck with love."
Ora split from Harris in June (14). She previously dated Kim Kardashian's younger brother Rob, and has recently been linked to fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger's son, Ricky Hil, after they were spotted on a night out in London in July (14).
Actress Adrienne Bailon has clarified comments about her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian after his sister Kim Kardashian blasted her for making scathing remarks about him.
The former Disney Channel star dated Kardashian for two years until 2009 and the pair's romance fell apart onscreen on the family's reality show after he admitted to cheating on Bailon.
The actress slams him in a new issue of Latina magazine, insisting she hates being blamed for their break-up. Kim was furious over the article and hit back at Bailon on Twitter.com, writing, "Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc (because) she is talking about a Kardashian... So sad when people try to kick my brother when he is down #FamilyForever."
Bailon didn't hold back after hearing about Kim's comments, and on Thursday (31Jul14), she took to Instagram.com with a note indirectly pointed at the reality TV star.
Bailon wrote, "Fame and career are two different things. I've always had a career. I have been working hard since I was 15 years old. Being someone's 'girlfriend' was never what I wanted to be famous for. What makes you 'famous' isn't always what you want to be 'labeled' as, or known for. If anyone should understand that...It should be you," slyly referring to Kim's 2007 leaked sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J.
She continued, "I also stated in the article that none of this would have stopped me from being in love and being in that relationship. I just would have gone about it differently. You can love someone just as much in private. We all learn from our first loves. #Godbless"
Kim Kardashian has blasted actress Adrienne Bailon for making scathing comments about the reality star's brother Rob Kardashian in a new magazine interview.
The former Disney Channel star dated Kardashian for two years until 2009 and the pair's romance fall apart onscreen on the family's reality show after he admitted to cheating on Bailon.
The actress blasts him in a new issue of Latina magazine, insisting she hates being blamed for their break-up.
Kardashian's sister Kim hit now back at Bailon on Twitter.com, writing, "Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc (because) she is talking about a Kardashian... So sad when people try to kick my brother when he is down #FamilyForever."
British pop star Rita Ora is reportedly moving on from her split from DJ Calvin Harris by romancing the rapper son of U.S. fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.
The I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker, 23, sparked rumours of a new romance with Ricky Hil after they were spotted holding hands while dining at Nobu in London on Saturday night (05Jul14), before heading to the Drury Club to party.
Hil, 24, has also been showing off his blossoming relationship with Ora with images on his Instagram.com page, uploading a picture of the rumoured couple cuddling for a snap last week (ends04Jul14).
A source tells Britain's Mirror newspaper, "They really hit it off when they met and really like each other, so Rita invited him over (to Europe) to join her. They want to see where things might take them - they're just having a lot of fun."
Ora and Scottish dance star Harris announced their on/off romance was over for good in early June (14), confessing they had called time on the relationship "some time ago". She previously dated Kim Kardashian's younger brother Rob.
Iggy Azalea has scored another chart record in the U.S. by becoming the first female rapper to land six weeks at number one with the same tune.
The Fancy hitmaker became the first act to score a one-two punch at the top of the countdown with her chart debuts, and now she's the Billboard Hot 100's queen of rap.
She passes Lil' Kim, who spent five weeks at number one with the all-star collaboration Lady Marmalade in 2001.
Meanwhile, MAGIC!'s Rude rises a spot to two on the new chart, swapping places with Ariana Grande's Problem, which features Azalea, and pop duo Nico & Vinz's Am I Wrong stays put at four. Sam Smith rounds out the new top five with Stay With Me.
Seth Rogen has laughed off protests from the North Korean government after it warned the U.S. faces "merciless" retaliation if his upcoming film The Interview is released.
The Knocked Up actor is at the centre of a political storm over his new action-comedy movie, about an American journalist who is recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The film is due to hit cinemas around the world from October (14), and a foreign ministry spokesperson for the Asian country has issued a series of complaints ahead of its release.
Speaking through the state-run KCNA news agency, the representative brands The Interview a "wanton act of terror", adding, "Making and releasing a movie on a plot to hurt our top-level leadership is the most blatant act of terrorism and war and will absolutely not be tolerated. "If the U.S. administration allows and defends the showing of the film, a merciless counter-measure will be taken."
However, Rogen has refused to take the situation seriously, taking to Twitter.com to joke, "People don't usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they've paid 12 bucks for it (sic)."
Rapper Kanye West is reportedly heading back to France to hit the stage as a guest speaker at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The outspoken Touch The Sky hitmaker, who celebrated his wedding to reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris last month (May14), has been tapped as a surprise addition to the line up for the advertising seminar Technology, Culture and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape, which will take place on Tuesday (17Jun14), according to the New York Post.
West, who has been vocal about his passion to push the boundaries of art, fashion and technology in everything he does, will discuss the links between digital advances and cultural evolution alongside former music executive Steve Stoute and financier Ben Horowitz, co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
The musician won't be the only celebrity speaker at the annual event - former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff helped to kick off the 2014 Cannes Lions on Sunday (15Jun14) by delivering a speech about brand relevance at the very first seminar of the festival, while actress Sarah Jessica Parker and director Spike Jonze have also taken part in talks.
Rapper Kanye West celebrated a special Father's Day (15Jun14) which doubled up as his daughter North's first birthday.
The Stronger hitmaker spent the day with his new wife Kim Kardashian and their 12-month-old tot in Los Angeles, and decided to keep the celebrations to a minimum by watching a basketball game with his leading ladies by his side. Kardashian took to Instagram.com to post a photograph of her hip-hop star husband asleep in their bed with his arm around baby North, who was also taking a nap.
She wrote, "This is what life is about! Our baby girl turned 1 today! We played so hard they passed out while we were watching the game! "Happy Father's Day to the best daddy in the world! The way you love our daughter and protect her makes me filled with so much love! #BestDayEver #Twins #HappyFathersDay #HappyBirthday (sic)."
West's double celebration came days after his set at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday (13Jun14), marking his first return to the event since he was booed on the same stage in 2008.
Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com
Bare it like Beckham!Celebrate the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 12 with the only reason you started paying attention to soccer in the first place: shirtless David Beckham. Celebuzz has a gallery of all of Becks' best semi-dressed moments.
Your newest guilty pleasure TV show awaits... Once you've run through the new season of Orange is the New Black, you'll need something a little lighter and a lot campier to recover from your marathon, and ABC Family is just the place to take the edge off. Flavorwire runs down the hidden gems of the network, and the best shows you'll never admit to watching.
"My conductor don't want none unless you've got trombones, hon." Sure, Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" is a one of the best songs of the '90s, but you know what would make it even better? A full symphony orchestra on backup. VH1 has video of the rapper pefroming the updated classic, along with other great covers you might have missed.
Queen Bey Vs. Kim K: Who Reigns Supreme? Is Beyonce's picture day ponytail cuter than Kim Kardashian's fancy white bow? Just in time for #ThrowbackThursday, Hollywood.com grades the biggest stars on Instagram to see who has the more fabulous flashback photos.