R&B singer Jeremih has been charged with disorderly conduct after he was allegedly involved in an incident at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday (12Dec14). The Birthday Sex star had reportedly missed his boarding call for an afternoon flight bound for Pheonix, Arizona and reached out to his bodyguard Dontate Cunningham, who had already taken his seat on the plane, to open the rear door to allow Jeremih and his pal Adam Woods onboard, even though the aircraft was preparing for take off.
All three men were booted from the flight and arrested by Port Authority police.
Jeremih, real name Jeremy Felton, and Woods were both charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of administration of law, while Cunningham stands accused of defiant trespass.
All three suspects were released without incident and ordered to appear before a judge at a later date.
Representatives for the singer have yet to comment on the arrest.
The news emerges a month after Jeremih and his entourage hit headlines for allegedly trashing a fast food restaurant in Montana amid allegations of staff racism.
That incident is still under investigation by local police.
Actor Jason Schwartzman has become a father to a new baby girl. The Rushmore star's wife, Brady Cunningham, recently gave birth to a little sister for their first child, three-year-old daughter Marlowe Rivers.
Schwartzman's representative has confirmed the happy news to People.com, but declined to offer up any further details.
The couple wed in 2009.
Actor Jeremy London divorced his wife, remarried and became a new father all within the space of a week. The Party Of Five star finalised his divorce from Melissa Cunningham on Friday 30 May (14) and he married his girlfriend Juliet Reeves on the following Tuesday (03Jun14).
The newlyweds then became parents just two days later when Reeves gave birth to their son Wyatt, according to TMZ.com.
The marriage is London's third. He has another son, Lyrik, with Cunningham.
Director Ron Howard is eager to make a return to acting after 28 years. The A Beautiful Mind filmmaker started out as an actor in the late 1950s, and became a household name for his role as Richie Cunningham in 1970s TV hit Happy Days.
He has focused on being behind the camera since 1986, with just a handful of cameos and voice work, but now admits he wants to take up performing once again. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he explains, "Now the kids are all grown - empty nest - and she (wife Cheryl) can't wait to get rid of me. (She said) 'Hey, you wanna act?'. "Because I do move from film to film, I've never had the time to commit, but one of these days, I am going to make the time."
Howard also reveals he has been offered high-profile roles by the Coen brothers and Martin Scorsese, but turned them down to focus on directing.
Rock icons Iggy Pop, New Order and Patti Smith took to the stage in New York City on Tuesday night (11Mar14) to headline the 24th annual Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert. The event, in aid of helping to preserve Tibetan culture, included an energetic performance from Pop, who powered through his tracks Sister Midnight and Nightclubbing, before he joined New Order stars Bernard Sumner, Phil Cunningham, and Tom Chapman for a rendition of Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Smith tackled Perfect Day, by late legend Lou Reed, and shouted out to the crowd, "Don't forget it - use your voice."
Pop and Smith have performed at the concert on several previous occasions.
Representatives for Lil Wayne have vowed to investigate allegations the rapper owes more than $12 million (£7.5 million) in unpaid taxes. The Lollipop hitmaker is accused of failing to pay $5.8 million (£3.6 million) in tax for 2011 and $6.3 million (£3.9 million) for 2012, according to a tax lien obtained by editors at TMZ.com.
Wayne's publicist Sarah Cunningham has now confirmed the star's team is keen to resolve the matter, telling editors at Gossipextra.com, "Lil Wayne's tax attorneys and accountant are looking into the matter... They are certain that this will be resolved."
The hip-hop star previously found himself in financial trouble for failing to pay $7 million (£4.4 million) in taxes for the years 2008 and 2009, but he has since cleared the debt.
Dimitri Hakke/GettyWhile January's release schedule this year remains as quiet as ever, there are still at least a handful of new albums which have the potential to banish those post-Christmas blues. Here's a look at five of the most exciting.Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes (Jan. 13)The first big album of 2014, High Hopes is an intriguing collection of outtakes, cover versions and reinterpretations which sees The Boss tackle everything from protopunk duo Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" to his very own "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" with a little help from The E Street Band and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello.Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Jan. 20)Fresh from creating the soundtrack to critically-acclaimed French zombie drama The Returned, Scottish quintet Mogwai return to the day job with an intriguing eighth studio effort which, as its name suggests, throws some electronics into their typically atmospheric post-rock mix.Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Wanderlust (Jan. 20)Hoping to capitalise on her surprisingly successful run on Strictly Come Dancing, Victoria Beckham's one-time arch nemesis ditches the glittery electro-pop of her previous four albums and instead opts for an elegant chamber-pop sound on a cleverly-timed reinvention overseen by under-rated singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt.Warpaint – Warpaint (Jan. 20)The Los Angeles quartet have certainly taken their time since releasing their stunning debut, The Fool, back in 2010. But the presence of producer Flood and visionary music video director Chris Cunningham and a typically slow-burning but ultimately hypnotic lead single, "Love Is To Die," suggests that the wait will be worth it.You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth (Jan. 27)Following their first ever headline US tour and a support slot on Paramore's Australian tour, the UK's premier emo-rockers will be hoping to build on their international profile with a fourth record produced by Neal Avron (Fall Out Boy, Kings Of Leon).
Actor Jason Schwartzman is reportedly set to become a dad again - his wife is pregnant with the couple's second child. The Saving Mr. Banks star and his wife Brady Cunningham are preparing to add another bundle of joy to their family this spring (14), sources tell Us Weekly.
Schwartzman and his fashion designer wife wed in 2009, and they welcomed daughter Marlowe Rivers in 2010. She celebrated her third birthday earlier this month (Dec13).
Give Martin Freeman an empty room and he'll give you comedy. The best parts of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — an admittedly mishandled movie in large — involved his subdued grimaces, his Chaplinian waddling, and the way he carried himself with equal parts neurosis and snark in every scene. If there is one primary misstep of An Unexpected Journey's terrifically improved sequel, The Desolation of Smaug, it is the spiritual absence of Bilbo Baggins.
Freeman's good-natured but disgruntled Hobbit takes a backseat to the Dwarf team in this chapter of Peter Jackon's three-part saga, distributing the heavy lifting among the front lines of the bearded mooks. Thankfully, we're not shafted with too much "Thorin's destiny" backstory, instead focusing on the trek forward, through far more interesting terrain than we got last time around. The Dwarves voyage through a trippy woodland that'll conjur fond memories of The Legend of Zelda's unnavigable forest levels and inside the borders of Lake-town, a man-occupied working class monarchy that is more vivid and living than any place we have seen yet in the series. And while Unexpected Journey's goblin caverns might have been cool to look at, none of the quests in Desolation feel nearly as close to a tangential detour. Every step the Dwarves take is one that beckons us closer to the central, increasingly engaging story.
Desolation is not entirely without its curiosities. While Gandalf's mission to meet the Necromancer serves to connect the Hobbit trilogy to the Lord of the Rings movies, the occasional cuts over to the wizard's pursuits are primarily distracting and just a bit dull. Although we're happy to welcome the Elf race back into our Middle-earth adventures, it's easy to imagine a version of this story that didn't involve side characters like Legolas and Kate... I mean, Tauriel... and still felt whole (perhaps even more cohesive). The latter's love affair with hot Dwarf Kili seems like a last minute addition to the canon, and one not built on anything beyond the cinematic rule that two sexually compatible attractive people should probably have something brewing alongside all the action.
But the most egregious of crimes committed by Desolation is, unquestionably, the shafting of Bilbo Baggins to secondary status. Yes, he proves himself a savior to his fellow travelers four times in the film, but long stretches of action go by without so much as a word from the wide-eyed burglar. When he finally takes center stage in his theatrical face-off with Smaug — an exercise in double-talk reminiscent of Oedipus outsmarting the Sphinx — the film picks up with a new, cool energy, with a chilling fun laced around the impending doom of their back-and-forth. We've been waiting since the first frames of Unexpected to see how the dragon material will pay off, and it does in spades... albeit in the final third of Desolation, but with equal parts gravitas and fun, to reunite us with our Tolkien passions once more.
Benedict Cumberbatch's dragon doesn't do much to subvert expectation — he's slithering, sadistic, vain, manipulative, and vaguely Londonian. But tradition feels good here. Smaug's half hour spent toying with the mousey Bilbo (who does get a chance to showcase his aptitude at small-scale physical comedy here) is terrific in every way.
Its Hobbit problem aside, Desolation proves itself worthy of Bilbo's past proclamation. "I'm going on an adventure!" more than pays off here, in the form of mystifying boat rides, edge-of-your-seat efforts in dragon slaying, and the most joyful action set piece we've seen in years. Twelve Dwarves, twelve barrels, and one roaring river amounts for enough fun to warrant your trip to the theater for this latest outing into Middle-earth.
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Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is searching for the perfect actor to play him in a warts-and-all dramatisation of his autobiography. Bosses at British network ITV are planning to serialise Ryder's best-selling memoir Twisting My Melon, which recounts the rock wildman's craziest moments.
Ryder, who has since kicked his addictions to heroin and crack cocaine, insists he wants to be portrayed as realistically as possible and is involved in the search for the right man for the role.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "We've got a meeting in a couple of weeks where we start to look at the actors who could play me."
Ryder was previously portrayed by Danny Cunningham in 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People.