Lady Gaga has bought Warner Bros. executive Dan Romanelli's Malibu, California home for a whopping $24 million (£15 million). The pad features a pool, gym, wine cellar, stables and a two-lane bowling alley.
Batman's sidekick Robin is set for a sex change in the upcoming Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, according to online reports. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jena Malone has been cast in the pivotal role, according to a set insider, who has risked a huge fine from Warner Bros. executives for revealing the details to a Michigan TV news network.
The blockbuster, featuring Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, is filming in Detroit and Malone has reportedly been spotted on the set.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the Man of Steel sequel will also feature Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Jesse Eisenberg as villain Lex Luthor, while Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane will reprise their characters.
"I had a crush on him. I went through my whole Almost Famous phase, so I was, like, (character) Penny Lane for a good month. I wore the outfits and had the hair and the glasses... and then I found out I was going to be a part of the movie and it took me a minute at first, because I kind of had a little bit of a crush on him." Selena Gomez admits to a longtime crush on her 46-year-old Rudderless co-star Billy Crudup.
TV producers in the U.K. recreated the Great Fire of London by torching a $1.6 million (£1 million) set for a new drama. Bosses of the four-part show, titled The Great Fire, spent a fortune building a life-size replica of Pudding Lane, where the 1666 inferno started, at a location in Henley, England.
They were determined to make the shoot as realistic as possible, so instead of using computer-generated imagery (CGI) to recreate the blaze, they simply set fire to the whole set and filmed it.
Actor Daniel Mays, who plays famed diarist Samuel Pepys in the drama, tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "They built the street sets in Henley and that in itself was, like, a million pounds, the whole thing. There's kind of three different sections to it. And I think, you know, to put fire in CGI is notoriously difficult so they came up with the idea of just setting the whole thing ablaze.
"The last week they just torched the whole thing and it went up alight. And it was incredibly uncomfortable and rather hot, as you can imagine. They just kept pushing the actors closer and closer, so all that sweat's for real!"
The Great Fire airs in the U.K. from Thursday (16Oct14).
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne's short-term memory is 'destroyed' due to brain damage.
The Black Sabbath frontman has revealed he is suffering from various health problems including brain and liver damage as a result of his battle with alcohol and drug addiction.
He tells Britain's The Times newspaper, "Your liver can repair itself with time. I told my therapist last week, 'My short-term memory is destroyed. Do you think I have brain damage?' And he said it will repair in time. And I thought f**k me, I haven't got that many years left."
Osbourne has been sober for 18 months after suffering a relapse last year (13) during which his wife, Sharon, threw him out of their home. They later reconciled. However, the veteran rocker insists he remains on the path to recovery, adding, "I'm happier. My head still tries to kill me on a daily basis. I am haunted by things but today I'm doing OK."
Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge has pulled out of another royal engagement as she continues to battle severe morning sickness.
The British royal is expecting her second child with husband Prince William, but has been struck down with hyperemesis gravidarum, the same condition which blighted her first pregnancy. She axed a number of outings, including an official trip to Malta, but had hoped to return to work this week (beg29Sep14) by attending the launch of a charity project in London. However, she has now confirmed she is not well enough to attend the event for The Art Room organization.
The Duchess says in a statement, "I am truly sorry that I cannot be with you all... as you celebrate this milestone. As Patron of The Art Room I feel great pride to see the work that the charity is doing... I hope that you have a wonderful afternoon. My sincere apologies for not being able to join you but I hope that I will have an opportunity to visit... soon."
A spokesman for the royal insists she has no more engagements booked and future appointments will be "kept under review on a case by case basis". The royal couple's first child, Prince George, was born last year (13).
Former Olympian Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence in Maryland.
The champion swimmer was pulled over in Baltimore for speeding early on Tuesday (30Sep14) and failed a field sobriety test, after officers suspected he was intoxicated, according to TMZ.com. Phelps agreed to a Breathalyzer test and his blood alcohol content was reportedly clocked at twice the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines within the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
This is the second DUI arrest for Phelps - in 2004, he was sentenced to 18 months probation after he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in Maryland.
Actor Nathan Lane is set to become the latest celebrity to add children's writer to his resume with the release of his own picture book. The Birdcage star has inked a publishing deal with editors at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to detail the adventures of his spoiled French bulldog in Naughty Mabel.
He is teaming up with his partner, Devlin Elliott, to write the story, while Dan Krall will provide the illustrations.
The book is the first in a planned series of Naughty Mabel books and is due for release next autumn (15).
Lane joins the likes of comedian Jim Carrey, actress Jessica Lange, singer Ricky Martin and rocker Keith Richards, who have all recently released kids' books.
Actor Nathan Lane poked fun at his Broadway co-star and pal Matthew Broderick's shoe-loving wife Sarah Jessica Parker during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show on Friday (26Sep14). The Producers stars were promoting new show It's Only a Play on the programme when host Jimmy Fallon suggested they all switched seats and pretended to be each other.
Broderick took over Fallon's chair, Fallon sang his response to a question as Lane and Lane pretended 'his wife' Parker was calling on his cellphone.
He said, "I'm getting a call. Oh, hi Sarah, how are you...? OK, a quart of milk, gluten free bread and 400 pairs of shoes...'"
Broderick sat awkwardly as he pal joked, perhaps fearing that he'd give away a private secret, and then he felt even worse seconds later when he became Lane and Lane, as Fallon, asked him, "Nathan, when did you first realise you were a homosexual?"
The Inspector Gadget star replied, "Wow..." before adding, "I forgot who I was".
Celebrity chef Todd English entered into an outpatient rehab program following his arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in August (14). The cook and restaurateur was charged with DWI by police officers in New York for reportedly drifting out of his lane while driving with his friend.
He has since been attending an outpatient rehab program to battle his substance abuse demons, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
He has also been heavily involved in charity work and helped out at a Food Bank for New York City event on Tuesday (23Sep14). He will also be helping the organisation trial a new initiative.
English, who co-owns Hollywood restaurant Beso with Eva Longoria, will reportedly be in court on 1 October (14).