Antonio Banderas' new love interest has been identified as Dutch investment consultant Nicole Kimpel The Mask of Zorro star, 54, announced his split from Melanie Griffith, his wife of 18 years, in June (14) and he has wasted no time in moving on with his love life.
The Spanish actor was previously spotted dancing and flirting with a mystery brunette during a dinner date in Saint-Tropez, France in August (14), and they were photographed hiking together along the coast of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the south of France last week (begs01Sep14).
She has now been identified as Kimpel and an eyewitness tells America's Star magazine, "Antonio seemed so relaxed with Nicole. They seemed absolutely smitten. They were laughing and obviously having a great time!"
Meanwhile, Griffith appears to be keen to get on with her life as well - she has removed a tattoo tribute to her husband and was spotted househunting in the Hollywood Hills last week (ends05Sep14).
Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie Goulding are giving their fans the chance to party with them on a remote Caribbean island for Halloween.
The music festival and Halloween party, called Bacardi Triangle, will be held off the coast of Puerto Rico, on a private island inside the Bermuda Triangle. More than 1,800 partygoers will be flown to the island on jumbo jets leaving from New York, Los Angeles and London, and each of the starring acts will be given an allocation of tickets to give away to fans using their social media accounts.
Goulding writes on Twitter.com, "Very excited to be playing the #bacarditriangle with @CalvinHarris and @kendricklamar... Some of you guys are going to be able to come with me FYI (for your information)."
The festival, funded by the Bacardi alcohol brand, will run from 30 October (14) to 2 November (14).
Kate Bush's life is about to come crashing down around her if she doesn't heed warnings from Devon officials about her cliffside home. The Wuthering Heights singer is currently enjoying a career resurgence thanks to sold out shows in London and a record-shattering eight albums in the U.K. top 40 in the same week, but things at home could be a little more secure.
A representative for Devon County Council has warned the once-reclusive star that she needs to take immediate action to prevent her five-bedroom home in the county from falling into the sea.
He tells the Exeter Express And Echo, "If you live there you can either accept it and let your house fall into the sea, or you can take action to prevent further damage, although that can cost hundreds of thousands. You can attach netting to the cliff face, or another option is spraying it with concrete, although these are very expensive and not something the council would pay for."
Last year (13), a large section of the coast near Bush's Kingsbridge home fell into the sea following a landslip.
Veteran music producer David Anderle has died aged 77. Anderle lost his battle with cancer on Monday (01Sep14) at his home in Los Angeles.
His impressive career spanned 35 years, and he worked with legends including the Doors, Frank Zappa and Kris Kristofferson, as well as Sheryl Crow, Aaron Neville, Judy Collins and Amy Grant.
Previously the West Coast Talent Director for MGM, and an executive at Elektra Records, Anderle also served a long stint alongside Herb Alpert as the Senior Vice President of A&R at A&M Records.
Anderle was also close friends with Beach Boys star Brian Wilson, and together they founded Brother Records - the first artist-run label - in 1966.
Anderle also served as a music supervisor for classic films including Good Morning Vietnam, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Scrooged and Soul Man.
He retired in 1999.
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Lindsay Lohan has settled a two-year legal wrangle with the driver of a truck she collided with on the Pacific Coast Highway in California.
The actress crashed her Porsche into a semi-truck in June, 2012 and then allegedly attempted to pass off her assistant as the driver. The motorist sued Lohan for mental and physical suffering, but the case won't be going to trial, according to TMZ.com, because his attorney has reached an out-of-court settlement with the actress' lawyers.
Terms of the deal are confidential. Lohan, who is preparing to make her stage debut in London's West End, was on her way to the set of her TV movie flop Liz & Dick when the accident occurred.
Rapper Kid Cudi has thanked security guards who took care of him after he passed out onstage at the North Coast Festival in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (30Aug14).
The hitmaker was in the middle of his headlining set when he collapsed during a performance of Up Up And Away.
Cudi, real name Scott Mescudi, later assured fans he was fine and tweeted his appetite was to blame for his loss of consciousness. He explained, "Ill do a better and make sure to eat properly on show days (sic)..."
The rap star also thanked staff at the festival for coming to his aid, adding, "Mad love to the security who were there and helped me out tonight. Really awesome dudes! Thanx for nursing me back to health."
Rihanna has ticked a major item off her bucket list after posting holiday snaps of herself in the shadow of Sicily's active Mount Etna. The singer has been celebrating the end of her Monster tour with Eminem on vacation on a yacht off the coast of Italy, and she has been keeping fans up to date with her travels thanks to a series of sexy shots she has posted online.
In recent Twitter.com posts she boasts she has snorkelled "by old pirate caves" near the island of Ponza and "sailed up to an active volcano for dinner".
She also posted images of lava flows from Mount Etna in Sicily.
Shutting off news reports of the Iran-Contra affair, turning down the abrasive rock stylings of the Beastie Boys, and peering through the perpetual mist of airborne cocaine particles that was inherent to 1987 California, film and television director Jeff Franklin dreamed of a simpler time. A time riddled with milkmen and paperboys, a time wherein three grown imbeciles could band together to raise a triad of blonde, plucky sisters together without incurring questioning unto their judgmental capabilities. Even in a time as cynical as the late '80s and early '90s, Franklin's creation Full House managed to thrive on the simple, wholesome, drama-free bounties of pleasant West Coast tomfoolery. Back then, the Tanners and co. didn't need postmodern satire, sociopolitical undertones, sudden character deaths, love triangles, or overarching themes of any kind — they relied (and thrived) simply on being pleasant. But today would be a different story.
With John Stamos pushing to revive the highly successful ABC sitcom (via TV Guide) — in the wake of the Disney Channel's creation of Girl Meets World, no less — we are looking at the considerable, albeit presently quite tentative, possibility that such an entity might in time come to be. But we can't help but wonder how a show about three ceaselessly well-meaning kooks and their frighteningly saccharine communal daughters would fare amid today's TV slate: a community of shows where crooked and criminal, if not entirely amoral, heroes and heroine are the norm rather than the exception.
Cynicism is the life blood of today's TV. Even in our comedic fare — think of Community, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, and even The Big Bang Theory — do we see the proclivity to mock and deconstruct, to tear apart the very fabric of shows like Full House (happy family bouncing from one typical sitcom plotline to the next week after week). Our characters aren't looking to reclaim the era of milkmen and paperboys the way Danny Tanner was, they're looking to shoot down the blind-eyed peurility upheld by this allegedly superior past. So far gone into the muck of irony is today's television viewer that Full House couldn't seem earnest no matter how hard it tried... or, better yet, how naturally earnestness came to it.
But even if we can accept the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladstone/Gibbler tribe as impeccably genuine, what would be our motivation to watch week after week? Full House, so appropriately named after an immobile edifice, was a show that celebrated its static nature. Every time you set foot into that San Francisco dwelling, you were treated to the same consequence-free merriment that you caught episodes and seasons prior. Yes, this was a treat, not a relegation. But today, we yearn for that through-line momentum. We watch, if for no other reason, to find out what happens next in the chaotic and kinetic, oftentimes toxic, forward narratives of Walter White, Carrie Mathison, and Tyrion Lannister. Hell, one of the most popular shows on today is called Scandal. If that's not telling, then I don't know what is.
Without even a central romance into which to sink our teeth — could we really see Danny, Joey, or any of the girls upholding one half of a riveting will-they-won't-they? — we're hardly draw to "find out what happens on the next exciting episode of Full House," at least not with the same verve to which modern TV has fueled our communal addiction.
Lacking that intertwining drama, today's Full House could seem devoid of life force. Without the scathing bite of sarcasm, it could come off lazy and unclever. And with such an adherence to the traditional format — that which today's comedy routinely turns inside out for sport — it could render not nostalgic but wholly outdated. When Full House came to be in 1987, it was then a throwback, a revival of a simpler time. So what would it be now? A throwback to a throwback? A revival of a revival? A tribute to a time simpler than a time that was simpler? See, just trying to identify it feels like a lost cause.
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Rapper Kid Ink has been arrested for disturbing the peace following a nightclub scuffle in Las Vegas. Cops were called to the 1Oak venue at The Mirage in the early hours of Saturday (16Aug14) after reports of a brawl.
The hip-hop star was leaving the venue when he allegedly clashed with security staff who confronted his female companion about the incident inside the club, according to TMZ.com.
The rapper and his friend were both arrested by officers. He was later charged with disturbing the peace and his pal was booked for giving a false statement.
Kid Ink is due to appear in court on Monday (18Aug14).
He opened up about his Las Vegas arrest on at the Uforia festival in Los Angeles on Saturday (16Aug14), insisting he's not going to let the drama wreck his tour plans.
Kid Ink hit the stage 15 minutes late after dashing to the event from Las Vegas, and told the crowd, "It’s all good. I’m just looking forward to taking my tour overseas in the next few days.”
After his Uforia set, he told Billboard.com, "I knew I'd be there because I wanted to be there. I know what it’s like to have an artist not show up and I didn’t want to disappoint my fans.
"I had this marked for months. Being back on the West Coast, playing down the street from places I used to go.”
The rapper jets off to Australia for shows this week (beg18Aug14).
Beyonce is providing 2,000 lucky students in the U.S. with brand new schools supplies through her charitable campaign BeyGOOD.
The Drunk in Love hitmaker has selected underfunded schools in a number of cities on America's East Coast, including New York City, Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in Maryland.
Backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, folders and more back-to-school items will be handed out during "pep rallies for good" at the chosen schools. Fans can also purchase the special edition backpacks online and all proceeds will benefit the 2014 Back to School Programme, which helps at-risk children.
Beyonce and her husband Jay Z have spent the summer supporting BeyGOOD and his Shawn Carter Foundation as $1 (70p) from every ticket purchased from their recently wrapped On the Run tour went towards supporting students.
The couple's tour has grossed more than $100 million (£59 million), according to concert promoter Live Nation.