Porn star Mary Carey had to be removed from a plane by police on Wednesday (23Oct13) after allegedly becoming too inebriated during a flight from California to Miami, Florida. The adult film actress, who has a history of alcohol abuse, was travelling to Florida's Key West to attend the risque ABC (Anything But Clothes) party, but airline staff had trouble waking her up during a layover in Miami and had to call cops on to the plane.
Officers escorted the busty blonde into the terminal and then refused to allow her to board a connecting flight to Key West after reportedly discovering she had mixed booze with prescription medication, according to TMZ.com.
ABC party organisers sent a car to pick Carey up and drive the 33 year old to her destination.
British singer/actor Noel Harrison has died at the age of 79. The Windmills of Your Mind hitmaker passed away at his home in Devon, England following a battle with kidney disease.
The son of My Fair Lady star Sir Rex Harrison was best known for his 1969 hit, which won an Academy Award for its use in the soundtrack to classic Steve McQueen movie The Thomas Crown Affair.
He was born in London in 1934 and was a keen skier, becoming British slalom champion in 1953 and representing Great Britain at the 1952 and 1956 Winter Olympics.
He moved to the U.S. in the mid-1960s before scoring his big hit, and he also enjoyed roles in several TV series including The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Mission: Impossible.
Harrison disliked life in the spotlight and returned to his native U.K. in the 1990s, where he continued to perform low-key gigs.
In June this year (13) he revealed doctors had deemed him too old to undergo a lifesaving kidney transplant and he would be "lucky" to survive another two or three years.
Harrison was married three times and had children and grandchildren from his first two marriages.
Zac Efron celebrated his 26th birthday on Friday (18Oct13) with a celebrity boys night out. Weeks after reports surfaced suggesting the actor had completed a stint in rehab earlier this year (13), the Hairspray heartthrob was spotted celebrating in Los Angeles.
Efron enjoyed a low-key bash at Hollywood hotspot Chateau Marmont, and was joined by friends Robert Pattinson, Joe Jonas and Michael B. Jordan, his co-star in the upcoming film That Awkward Moment.
Prior to the party, Efron was spotted playing golf with his father in Carlsbad, California.
The actor took to Twitter.com to thank his fans for their birthday wishes and support, and wrote, "My birthday wish was for all of you to have health and happiness. Love you guys and thanks to everyone for all the birthday messages and videos! I've never felt more loved."
Movie star Rosie Perez has fallen out with her actor cousin Sixto Ramos after failing to invite him to her surprise wedding in Las Vegas last month (Sep13). The Do The Right Thing actress wed artist Eric Hays in a low-key ceremony in Sin City, after he suggested they tie the knot there following the boxing match between undefeated champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Canelo Alvarez on 14 September (13).
Perez broke the news to Shaft star Ramos in a quick phone call before walking down the aisle, but he was far from pleased - and he's still furious with her five weeks later.
She says, "He's angry at me but everything's fine! (He's angry at me) because he didn't go to the wedding, but I told him we were eloping and when you're eloping, (guests) don't go to the wedding... only the two people (getting married).
"I told him (we were eloping) because I was nervous that he was gonna (sic) be angry. I said, 'Hi Sixto, we're gonna (sic) get married' and he said, 'What?' I said, 'Yeah, we're here in Vegas so we're gonna do it', and he went, 'What about me?' And he told me I was selfish, and I was a b**ch, and he had a nice suit... He was so angry... I just ignore him. He's stupid."
Actress Kristen Bell has confirmed reports she and funnyman Dax Shepard are now husband and wife. The Hollywood stars tied the knot on Thursday (16Oct13) in a low-key courtroom ceremony in Beverly Hills, and just one day later, Bell took to her Twitter.com page to reflect on newlywed life.
In a post directed at her new husband, Bell wrote, "Wife coffee tastes way better than regular coffee in the morning".
According to TMZ.com, the Veronica Mars beauty wept tears of joy as she and Shepard exchanged vows.
Bell and Shepard are parents to a baby daughter named Lincoln, who was born in March (13).
Hollywood veterans Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman ruled Las Vegas on Friday (18Oct13) as they were handed the key to the hard-partying city. The trio was given a special welcome to Sin City, where the stars' new movie Last Vegas is set, as they were honoured at a red carpet ceremony at the Bellagio hotel and casino.
They were joined by their Last Vegas co-stars Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen as Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman presented keys to each of the cast members.
The comedy stars Douglas as a groom who heads to Sin City with his ageing pals for a blow-out bachelor bash ahead of his nuptials.
Blake Lively and her The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants co-stars Alexis Bledel and America Ferrera ambushed castmate Amber Tamblyn at an airport and took her on a bachelorette jaunt to New Orleans, Louisiana. The stars have remained close since meeting on the set of the hit 2005 and they couldn't resist a reunion last year (12) just before Tamblyn wed comedian and actor David Cross.
The Two and a Half Men star admits she had no idea the get together has been planned when she joined Lively and her partner Ryan Reynolds for a night at their home in Bedford, New York.
She tells Entertainment Weekly, "Blake talked me into coming up to her and Ryan's house. We all had drinks and Blake's like, 'You can't drive home'. The next morning there was a car service... and Blake basically took me to the airport.
"She blindfolded me and I felt all of these hands pulling me out of the car. I'm like, 'OK, I'm going to be beheaded...' And it was America and Alexis. They had all surprised me and put this whole trip together to New Orleans."
And that's not the first time Lively has organised a Sisterhood co-star's bachelorette bash - she also planned Ferrera's and admits it's important to share the good times with her closest film friends.
She adds, "These are such key moments in each other's lives. They (co-stars) met me before I even had a boyfriend. They were at my wedding.
"They're the most intelligent people you'll ever meet, It's like, 'Wow, how lucky am I to have those women as friends? And how lucky are they, because I make a good cupcake."
But, though Lively has planned her pals' bachelorette parties, they never got the chance to surprise her with one.
She tells the publication, "I didn't get one out of them. I did have a secret wedding. They thought they were going to a birthday party, so its no fault of theirs. But I do think I'm owed a bachelorette party."
Actress Rosie Perez has confirmed reports she wed in secret last month (Sep13). The Do The Right Thing star wed artist Eric Hayes in Las Vegas after he suggested they tie the knot there after attending the Floyd Mayweather, Jr./Canelo Alvarez boxing match on 14 September (13).
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (16Oct13), Perez cooed, "He is the best guy ever. I'm so in love, it's disgusting.... We've been together almost five years but I've known him for 18 years, and I kept forgetting who he was.
"I was just like, 'Hi, I'm Rose,' and he goes, 'We met, you did this before, like four or five times...' By the eighth time I went, 'Who is that...? I just got all flustered and everything and he came over and he told me he was single and we've been together ever since."
But the wedding came as a bit of a surprise for the actress, who adds, "He wanted a big wedding and I was like, 'Why spend all that money... It's such a waste. It's about me and you coming together.' I said, 'Let's go to City Hall,' and he was like, 'No, I really want a wedding'.
"Then we were going to the Mayweather fight... and I'm saying, 'Oh my gosh, I bet Mayweather's gonna win... This is gonna be the perfect weekend,' and he said, 'You know what would be perfect? If we got married in Vegas.' I went, 'Yeah, oh my God, that's awesome!' But in the back of my head I'm going, 'He's not serious.'
"We get to Vegas and he starts telling me about the MGM Grand chapel package and everything... and so Mayweather won and we got married the next day and it was beautiful. It wasn't tacky; I thought it was gonna be tacky."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its shortlist of nominees for 2014. While the Hall of Fame is little more than a vanity project for a cabal of self-important baby boomers headed by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, who last had his finger on rock's pulse sometime before the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." came out, it's always fun to predict who will and won't make it in on each year's ballot. So here they are, in approximate likelihood of induction.
Because artists are eligible 25 years after their first record was released, Nirvana have been nominated on the first possible ballot. (Bleach came out in 1989.) They will sail through, which the board will consider proof that they're down with The Kids, notwithstanding that The Kids that bought Nirvana's albums are in our 40s now.
Ronstadt will be this year's sympathy vote, since she recently disclosed that her singing career is over due to Parkinson's Disease. A technically gifted (and drop-dead gorgeous) singer, Ronstadt was often hampered by her lack of interpretive skills. For example, she seemed genuinely oblivious to the fact that Randy Newman's "Sail Away" was sung from the point of view of a slave trader.
He's been eligible for 11 years, and as a critically-respected solo artist who also scored some major radio hits, he's exactly in the hall's wheelhouse. Given the comparative lack of sure things in this year's shortlist, this may be his year.
Although the board is notoriously anti-disco (Donna Summer didn't get in until after she died), the commercial resurrection of Nile Rodgers via Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" might sway a few members to recognize the architectural genius of hits like "Good Times" and "Le Freak."
Hall & Oates
There was a period in the early 1980s where critics considered Daryl Hall a genius blue-eyed soul songwriter on the level of Todd Rundgren and John Oates an amiable dude with a killer mustache. Perhaps some residual nostalgia for the duo's hits might bring them in. Personally, I think they should be inducted just for this incredibly bizarre and primitive video for "She's Gone."
Perhaps the only act who genuinely wants to be in the Hall of Fame, Kiss are rock's most shameless hucksters. And frankly, they deserve recognition just for the fact that they pioneered the licensing and merchandising that made pop music even more profitable than it was. But the board still has the antiquated view that rock is art, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, and that being too commercial is uncool.
LL Cool J
With his primary career these days being an amiable TV actor, it can be hard to remember just how outstanding singles like "The Bells" and "Goin' Back To Cali" were -- LL was one of the first next-gen rappers taking the music in new directions after the first wave had passed their peaks. Like Hall and Oates, he'll get in eventually, but this may not be his year.
Given The Replacements' "loveable losers" image, it would actually be entirely fitting if they became one of those bands who never actually make it in. When they do -- which they will, eventually -- it will shut the door on the entry of other key Amerindie bands of the mid-80s like Husker Du and the Meat Puppets. The board thinks they only need one representative.
Like Rush, Kiss and Black Sabbath, Yes has their diehard fans who think the Hall of Fame is a joke for not including their favorite band. The Hall is indeed a joke, but that's not why.
Still stigmatized by the overblown reaction to some widely misunderstood quotes Yusuf Islam (the man formerly known as Cat Stevens) gave to a newspaper in the wake of the fatwa against British author Salman Rushdie, Stevens may never make it into the Hall. But then, his pleasant but lightweight take on UK folk-rock is hardly the most earthshaking music of its time.
Okay, look: Machine Head was awesome. I mean, "Space Truckin'" and "Highway Star" will still rock your face off, and even as overplayed as it is, "Smoke on the Water" has one of the all-time great riffs. But the rest of Deep Purple's catalogue is at best third-string boogie. If artists with only one great album are eligible, let's induct The Stone Roses immediately.
Dr. Dre will someday make it into the Hall as a producer, but Jann Wenner lets the band whose signature song was called 'F--k tha Police" into his playground over his dead body. And Ice Cube's acting career makes NWA seem less threatening with every family comedy he makes.
Honestly, The Zombies are probably my favorite band on this entire list: "She's Not There" is maybe the most perfect single of the British Invasion, Odessey and Oracle is start to finish brilliant, and through Rod Argent's electric piano solos, they were possibly the very first band to bring a modern jazz influence into Top 40 pop. But they remain probably too obscure a niche taste to make the final ballot.
That goes double for The Meters. All rock critics genuflect to this New Orleans institution led by the legendary Art Neville, but I've always suspected that most of those copies of Fire on the Bayou in their collections don't actually get pulled out much.
I love Link Wray's doomy, reverb-driven instrumentals as much as the next guy, but given that his first, biggest and best hit "Rumble" came out 55 years ago, I can't help but think that if he was going to get inducted it would have happened by now.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Much like The Meters, critics love to name-drop Butterfield and his legendary guitarist Mike Bloomfield, but Bloomfield remains far more beloved for his mid-'60s work with Bob Dylan than for much-lauded but little-heard albums like East/West.
Kylie Minogue's hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head has topped a poll to find the world's catchiest song. Scientists at the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health in Manchester, England carried out a survey of 700 test subjects to establish which track registers strongest in the memory.
They hope the study will provide clues about why humans remember music and will help to find new ways to aid those suffering from diseases such as dementia.
Musicologist John Ashley, who is working on the project, says, "Understanding catchy music is about much more than just a recipe for next week's number one hit: It's the key to understanding why musical memories last a lifetime."
The survey placed Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines in second, Daft Punk's Get Lucky in third and ABBA's SOS in fourth.
Minogue's 2001 hit topped the charts in dozens of countries.