An American artist has asked the Rolling Stones to give him credit for creating their iconic lips logo. The band's frontman Sir Mick Jagger is believed to have dreamed up the symbol with art student John Pasche in the early 1970s, but Sid Maurer claims he is actually behind the design.
The dispute has been detailed in a new book titled Sympathy for the Devil: The Birth of the Rolling Stones and the Death of Brian Jones by Paul Trynka. The book suggests Jones discovered Maurer's lips and tongue image in the late 1960s and even bought a picture from the painter before the image later became the band's logo.
Editors of Britain's Sunday Times newspaper report Maurer has said a "thank you" from the band would be "nice".
Guitarist Jones died in 1969 shortly after leaving the group.
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Sir Paul McCartney has enlisted his famous friends including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Kiss and The Cure to record a tribute album featuring covers of his songs.
Artists including Willie Nelson, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Def Leppard and Alice Cooper have also recorded tracks for The Art of Paul McCartney, which features songs from The Beatles, Wings and his solo career.
Notable inclusions are Chrissie Hynde's version of Let It Be, Billy Joel singing Live and Let Die, Bob Dylan's Things We Said Today, and The Cure's cover of Hello Goodbye, which they recorded with the music veteran's son James.
The album is set to hit shelves in November (14).
Actors including Catherine Keener, Elle Fanning and Bobby Cannavale took to the stage for a one-act play as part of the Opening Ceremony brand's New York Fashion Week runway show on Sunday (07Sep14). The fashion house's founders and creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon showcased their spring 2015 collection at a unique venue and invited celebrities and style mavens alike to the iconic Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.
Guests were escorted through the back of the theatre and ushered to their seats, which were placed on the same stage as the performers in the hour-long play starring Fanning, who was making her stage debut, Keener, Cannavale, Alia Shawkat, John Cameron Mitchell, Rashida Jones, and models Dree Hemingway and Karlie Kloss.
Titled 100% Lost Cotton, the production featured model characters played by Fanning and Hemingway waiting for a fitting at an Opening Ceremony runway show. Mitchell and Keener played versions of designers Lim and Leon, while Cannavale served as a stylist secretly in love with Leon's husband.
100% Lost Cotton was written by filmmaker Spike Jonze and actor Jonah Hill, who jokingly reminded the audience before the show began that it was his first foray into the theatre.
Among the guests checking out the one-of-a-kind runway show was Fanning's older sister Dakota, Yoko Ono, Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny, Skrillex, Joe Jonas, Alexa Chung, Mindy Kaling and Arcade Fire's Win Butler.
New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg has broken his silence following his weekend wedding to Jenny Mccarthy, insisting he and his new bride are "in heaven". The couple tied the knot in St. Charles, Illinois on Sunday (31Aug14), and the pop star/actor turned to Twitter.com on Tuesday night (02Sep14) to reveal all about his married bliss.
Posting a photo of himself kissing his wife's hand, he wrote, "Mr & Mrs Wahlberg, checking in from heaven. Thank you for all of your well wishes."
Wahlberg and McCarthy have both been married before - Donnie was previously married to Kim Fey from 1999 to 2008, while the model/actress was married to director John Asher from 1999 to 2005.
Thunderstorms couldn't keep Kings Of Leon from making their live comeback at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday night (31Aug14).
Fans attending Jay Z's annual Labor Day weekend event feared they'd have to miss out on sets by Tiesto and Kings of Leon after organizers halted proceedings on Sunday evening and evacuated the Benjamin Franklin Parkway festival site as extreme weather rolled in. But after an hour-long pause, the gates re-opened and the event continued.
Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill, who broke his ribs in a tour bus crash at the beginning of August (14), was grateful - but sore after the show. He took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Thank you Philly for taking my mind off of the pain. I will be hurting tonight & tomorrow but it was worth it. Thanks for sticking around."
The rocker later added, "Almost home & I can't cry myself 2 sleep fast enough. Thank heavens for 2 days off before the next show. Fractured ribs are no joke? I ache."
The band scrapped a series of dates to allow Followill time to recover from his crash injuries. Meanwhile, the first Made in America festival in Los Angeles went off without many hitches with John Mayer, DJ Steve Aoki and Kanye West, who headlined Saturday's (30Aug14) festivities in Philadelphia, closing out the event on Sunday night.
Seven people were arrested at the Los Angeles event on Sunday and there were four felony arrests, including one for battery. Another 23 people were given alcohol citations, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Twenty nine people were arrested at the festival on Saturday.
Pals Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora teased fans with a super-sexy performance at Los Angeles' first Made in America festival on Saturday (30Aug14).
The 24-year-old Australian rapper and her 23-year-old British sidekick hit the stage at Grand Park to perform their collaborative hit Black Widow and almost locked lips.
The blondes squatted on the stage and faced off with one another, coming just inches from a same sex kiss that clearly turned the crowds on. Fancy hitmaker Azalea was on a bill that also included Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons and Afrojack as Jay Z's festival came to Los Angeles for the first time three years after its launch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
An estimated 26,000 fans attended the inaugural festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, and despite police reports suggesting 29 people were arrested at Grand Park for drugs and alcohol-related crimes, officers say a majority of the revellers were well behaved.
Made In America, which is a two-day event, spans across the U.S. as it not only takes place in L.A., but also simultaneously in Pennsylvania's capital city. Ora is expected to hit the stage again on Sunday (31Aug14), alongside Saturday's Philadelphia Made in America headliner Kanye West, AWOLNation, John Mayer, Weezer and Cypress Hill.
Sunday's Philadelphia line-up features Tiesto, Pharrell Williams and Kings of Leon, who are planning to make their stage comeback after having to scrap a series of shows following a tour bus crash that left drummer Nathan Followill with broken ribs and other injuries. In a post on Twitter.com on Sunday, the drummer wrote, "It's show day Philly. I haven't melted faces in a few weeks so I'll be bringing some extra heat."
Mark Wahlberg confirmed reports his brother Donnie and actress/model Jenny Mccarthy wed in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday (31Aug14) by tweeting his congratulations.
The couple teased the media in July (14) when announcing plans to wed in McCarthy's hometown of Chicago on 15 August, but reports suggest the nuptials took place in suburb St. Charles over the weekend - and groom Wahlberg's movie star brother was a no-show. He may have missed the wedding, but Mark made an effort to congratulate his brother on his big day, tweeting, "Congratulations@DonnieWahlberg and @JennyMcCarthy, so happy for you both today."
The actor, his wife Rhea Durham and their kids also filmed an Instagram video congratulating the newlyweds and posted it online, revealing they were celebrating daughter Ella's 11th birthday in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile in St. Charles, McCarthy's former The View co-star Sherri Shepherd was on hand for the ceremony at the Hotel Baker, as well as Wahlberg's New Kids on the Block bandmates Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, according to local newspaper The Courier-News.
The wedding is the second for both stars - Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage to Kim Fey, which ended in divorce in 2008, and McCarthy shares a son, Evan, with her ex John Asher. They divorced in 2005.
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When you’ve led a life that had earned you admittance into the Order of the British Empire, presidency over the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and a handful of awards recognizing your work both in front of and behind the camera, it is safe to say that you have done pretty well for yourself. The world must bid a sad goodbye to Richard Attenborough, who has passed away Sunday, but should recall the multihyphenate’s unbounded degree of accomplishment in the world of, and beyond, cinema. Attenborough was 90 years old.
Born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, to scholarly parents, Attenborough grew up in an environment that seems to have celebrated academia, creativity, and kindness. During the Holocast, Attenborough’s family welcomed into their home a pair of young Jewish refugees from Germany, eventually adopting the girls into the family. Attenborough himself joined the plight against the Third Reich by serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
While his similarly renowned brother David went on to pursue work in the fields of nature and broadcast, Attenborough took an early shine to acting, performing at the beginning of his career in films like In Which We Serve, Brighton Rock, and Morning Departure. He also experienced some work on the stage, joining up with the production of The Mousetrap by author Agatha Christie.
The late 1950s and early to mid 1960s saw Attenborough take some big name projects, notably The Great Escape and The Flight of the Phoenix, and comedic projects like I’m All Right Jack and Dr. Dolittle. Attenborough began to appear in fewer films as time went on, however — for fourteen years following 1979’s The Human Factor, he did not appear in a single film.
During this time, Attenborough honed his behind-the-camera skills. The director’s most cherished accomplishment is doubtlessly his 1982 biopic Gandhi, for which he won Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards. The film featured Ben Kingsley in a memorable, career-expanding performance as the historical activist. Attenborough created another memorable biopic ten years later: Chaplin, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the silent film icon.
But Attenborough did return to the screen, and in fantastic form: as the big-dreaming John Hammond in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movies. Some of his most recent contributions to cinema include his directorial projects Shadowlands, Grey Owl, and Closing the Ring. As an actor, Attenborough has appeared in 1998’s Elizabeth and 2002’s Puckoon.
Attenborough is survived by his wife Sheila Sim, whom he married in 1945, and two children: Michael and Charlotte. Attenborough’s daughter Jane passed away in 2004.
Actors Mia Farrow and Dylan Mcdermott have led the tributes to their former co-star Lord Richard Attenborough, following the British movie icon's death on Sunday (24Aug14). The exact cause of death has yet to be revealed, but Attenborough had been living in a nursing home with his wife, Sheila Sim, and was confined to a wheelchair after suffering a serious fall in 2008.
McDermott, who starred alongside Attenborough in the 1994 reboot of Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street, took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the man who played Kris Kringle, and wrote, "Rest in peace Richard Attenborough. U (sic) were the best Santa ever."
Their co-star and former child actress Mara Wilson also added, "Sir Richard Attenborough was the only Santa Claus I ever believed in. A wonderful man. Still in shock right now. May he rest in peace."
News of Attenborough's death comes almost two weeks after Wilson's Mrs. Doubtfire co-star, Robin Williams passed away after committing suicide.
Mia Farrow, who worked with Attenborough in 1964's Guns at Batasi, also added her own tribute to her friend, and wrote, "Richard Attenborough was the kindest man I have ever had the privilege of working with. A Prince. RIP 'Pa' - and thank you," as well as comedian Ricky Gervais, who added, "RIP Richard Attenborough. One of the true greats of the silver screen."
Other Twitter tributes have come from Edgar Wright, former 007 star Samantha Bond, Rob Schneider, Stephen Amell, and British Prime Minister David Cameron, who noted that Attenborough's "acting in 'Brighton Rock' was brilliant, his directing of 'Gandhi' was stunning," and adding, "Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema."
Born in Cambridge, England, he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and served in the Royal Air Force during World War II before pursuing an acting career.
He made his debut as a sailor in the 1942 film In Which We Serve and gained popular acclaim playing ruthless young thug Pinkie Brown in Brighton Rock in 1947, eventually becoming a staple of countless British films over the next 30 years.
An accomplished stage actor, Attenborough was one of the original cast members of The Mousetrap, which went on to become the longest-running play in London's West End.
In the 1960s, he expanded his range of acting, taking on a variety of roles that exposed him to a wider audience - most notably as Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett in 1963's The Great Escape.
Hitting his stride, Attenborough won back-to-back Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1967 and 1968 - for The Sand Pebbles and Doctor Dolittle.
But he'll be most fondly remembered for his behind-the-camera skills. In the late 1950s, he formed a production company, Beaver Films, and directed his first picture, Oh! What A Lovely War, in 1969.
He later scooped the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars in 1982 for his epic Gandhi, which also won him another Golden Globe Award the following year.
Other directorial credits followed - notably the 1992 biopic Chaplin, and classic 1993 movie Shadowlands - before Attenborough made a welcome return to the screen in 1993 as eccentric John Hammond in Jurassic Park.
Attenborough won a total of eight Oscars during his career. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967, and a knighthood came in 1976. In 1993, he was bestowed the honour of life peer, becoming Baron Attenborough, of Richmond upon Thames, London.
And in 2006, Attenborough and his brother David, a popular broadcaster and beloved nature expert, were awarded the title of Distinguished Honorary Fellows of the University of Leicester in recognition of their services to the university.
Attenborough was also later awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Drama from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and was an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University.
On Boxing Day 2004, tragedy struck Attenborough's family when his eldest daughter Jane, her daughter Lucy, and her mother-in-law, also named Jane, died in the devastating Asian tsunami.
His family is expected to make a full statement about his death on Monday (25Aug14).
Celebrities including Molly Ringwald, Joe Jonas and Christina Perri headed to the Dodger Stadium on Sunday (10Aug14) to see Sir Paul McCartney's first Los Angeles performance in four years. The former Beatles star graced the stage at the sports ground for the first time since the Fab Four's gig at the venue in 1966.
His hotly-anticipated return was watched by a number of celebrities who shared pictures and videos of the set on social media.
Jonas uploaded a video of McCartney's firework finale display and filmed the crowd going wild while The Breakfast Club actress Ringwald made a commentary about the performance on Twitter.com.
She wrote, "Listening to Paul McCartney sing a love song to John Lennon. Totally got me," later adding, "Sir Paul knows his way around a great singalong. #PaulMcCartney #heyjude"
She also uploaded a picture of the rocker singing his fellow Beatle George Harrison's song Something, while playing Harrison's ukelele.
Perri uploaded a video of the legend singing Let It Be and wrote, "Only paul can make me sob and smile at the same time."
The concert was part of McCartney's Out There tour. He last played a gig in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010.