Actor Steve Buscemi was prompted to reconnect with his old New York firehouse company and produce a documentary about firefighters after losing some of his former colleagues in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Boardwalk Empire star became a New York City Firefighter in 1980 and worked for four years before leaving to pursue acting.
However, he returned to the job for a few days to help sift through the wreckage following the double attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
He says, "I was out like 15 years almost, but I knew on the day that it happened, when the reports came in of how many people were lost and the firefighters were lost... I went to my firehouse the next morning just to see if I could get a report, because it was hard to get any information.
"I learned they had lost five (team members), one of them... I had worked with, I found out there were other guys I had worked with, so I actually ended up going down to the site for a few days with my old company in my old gear. I looked sort of out of place because I had an old turnout coat and helmet, so it's not that people recognised me there, they just thought like, 'Who's the old guy?'"
The experience also inspired him to produce a documentary titled A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY about the daily dangers firefighters face in their jobs.
He continues, "That reconnected me. I always say this, 'I hate the reason I got reconnected, but I'm so grateful that's a part of my life again.'
"(The documentary is) firefighters just telling their stories and me talking to them. Some of them I know and others I was just meeting for the first time and it just covers what they do on a day-to-day basis. Of course it deals with 9/11, but I didn't want 9/11 to shadow the whole job because they've been dealing with awful stuff pre-9/11 and I wanted to hear those stories as well."
Lindsay Lohan is searching for a ghost writer for her tell-all autobiography - and top of her wish-list is Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James.
The Mean Girls star reportedly impressed publishing bosses when she met with them in London and hinted at the celebrity stories she can recount.
The troubled actress is reportedly now seeking a high-profile ghost writer to help her tell her tales, with James a prime target.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Lindsay held meetings at major publishing houses in London recently - and the stories she promised the literary agents made their jaws drop. She's prepared to put everything out there and has already proved she's not shy with the list of men she claims to have slept with."
"Lindsay is now looking for a ghost writer. It may seem unlikely, but she think she's in with a shot of getting E.L. James to work on it - they met recently at (London celebrity hangout) the Chiltern Firehouse and got on well. Another pie in the sky idea was that she might persuade (Harry Potter author) J.K. Rowling to work with her."
In March (14) a list of celebrity men Lohan claims to have slept with, which the actress made during a stay in a rehabilitation centre, leaked.
The actress first revealed plans to pen her memoirs in 2010.
Lindsay Lohan has reported a man to police after he camped outside her hotel. The Mean Girls actress was staying in the Chiltern Firehouse hotel in London while she rehearsed for the play Speed-The-Plow and she became concerned for her safety when a man camped outside the building to catch a glimpse of her.
According to Britain's Sunday People newspaper, the admirer sent marriage applications to the accompanying restaurant to get Lohan to sign.
A source tells the publication, "Lindsay's really shook up about it all. This man just wouldn't leave her alone. He knew where she was staying and was always there, waiting. She's been really scared."
Staff at the hotel called cops over the incident, and a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police says, "On 17 July, police received an allegation of harassment. There have been no arrests."
Lohan has since moved out of the hotel to a luxury apartment in the Mayfair neighbourhood.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse have sparked talk of an engagement after they were spotted wearing matching gold rings.
The Hangover star has been dating the British model since last year (13) after meeting at an awards show in London, and they fuelled gossip about the state of their relationship during a night out in the British capital earlier this month (Jul14).
Waterhouse was spotted wearing a gold band on her wedding finger as they left London hotspot The Chiltern Firehouse, and Cooper had a matching trinket on his left hand.
Reports in the U.K. suggest the jewellery is a symbol of the pair's commitment rather than an official engagement.
Late star James Gandolfini's teenage son Michael is following in the footsteps of his famous dad by attending a fundraiser for one of the actor's favourite charities. The Sopranos star was a frequent supporter of the Wounded Warriors scheme, which offers sporting events and rehabilitation to soldiers wounded in action.
On Wednesday (09Jul14), Michael Gandolfini, 14, was on hand at a firehouse in Staten Island, New York, to help raise money for the organisation's Adaptive Sports Programme.
Michael chatted with firefighters as well as soldiers who benefit from the charity.
James Gandolfini suffered a heart attack in June last year (13) while he was on vacation with Michael in Italy.
Veteran singer Bryan Ferry has sparked rumours he has reunited with his estranged wife after the former couple enjoyed a night out in London. The former Roxy Music star split from his second wife, Amanda Sheppard, in 2013 after less than two years of marriage.
They were granted a decree nisi in court in March (14), with Sheppard putting the split down to "continuing unreasonable behaviour" from Ferry.
However, the pair sent gossips into a spin when they were spotted on a night out at London hotspot The Chiltern Firehouse on Thursday (12Jun14). Ferry and Sheppard smiled and appeared in good spirits as they left the restaurant together.
The 68 year old wed the former public relations worker in Turks and Caicos in 2011. He was previously married to Lucy Helmore from 1982 until their divorce in 2003.
A spokesperson for Ferry has not responded to a request for a comment as WENN goes to press.
Lindsay Lohan, Lily Allen and Kylie Minogue were among the stars who turned out to help British rocker Noel Gallagher celebrate his birthday at a party in London on Thursday night (29May14). The former Oasis star turned 47 on Thursday and he spent his big day in the studio working on new music.
In the evening, he hosted a star-studded party at London hot spot Chiltern Firehouse for celebrity guests including Hollywood actress Lohan, who was spotted leaving the bash with a mystery man in the early hours of Friday morning (30May14).
Other attendees included pop stars Allen and Minogue, Black Eyed Peas rapper will.i.am, fashion designer Stella McCartney, Kasabian rocker Sergio Pizzorno, and model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse.
Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence has sparked speculation she is to tie the knot with her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult after she was spotted wearing an elaborate ring on her wedding finger.
The Hunger Games actress has been dating the Brit on and off since 2011 after meeting him on the set of superhero movie X-Men: First Class. The couple is now rumoured to be planning a wedding after Lawrence was seen sporting a large turquoise gem on her ring finger while enjoying a drink with her partner outside an Italian restaurant in north London on Thursday (24Apr14).
She was also photographed wearing the ring later that evening following dinner with Hoult at the British capital's Chiltern Firehouse hotspot.
British pop star Lily Allen appears to have mended a rift with her former friend Kate Moss after the pair was spotted dining together in London on Monday night (31Mar14). The Smile hitmaker was welcomed into the supermodel's inner circle in 2009, and they were snapped partying together in the U.K. capital and abroad.
They eventually drifted apart as Allen gave up her party lifestyle and stepped out of the spotlight to focus on motherhood, and Moss was reportedly left off the guest list when the singer married Sam Cooper in 2011.
In a TV documentary, Lily Allen: From Riches To Rags, which aired that same year (11), Allen admitted: "I still have her number. I just don't call it very often."
However, the pair now appears to have revived the friendship. They were snapped enjoying a night out together at London's Chiltern Firehouse restaurant on Monday and the fun continued until the early hours of Tuesday morning (01Apr14).