Pamela Anderson appears to be giving her marriage to Rick Salomon another try after filing to dismiss her divorce petition. The former Baywatch star moved to end her brief marriage to the film producer on 3 July (14), citing irreconcilable differences for the split, but she sparked rumours of a reunion when she was snapped kissing him just two weeks later.
Anderson has now lodged documents with the California courts asking for her divorce papers to be dismissed, according to People.com.
The paperwork was filed on 21 August (14). Anderson and Salomon initially wed in 2007, but the union was annulled two months later. She confirmed they had married again in January (14), but did not reveal the date of the nuptials.
Anderson was previously married to musicians Tommy Lee and Kid Rock.
Canadian singer Grimes is following in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson by refusing to participate in the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because the researchers benefiting from the awareness and cash boost carry out tests on animals. The former Baywatch star urged celebrities to investigate the charity's research practices in a message on Facebook.com earlier this week (ends24Aug14).
She wrote, "I can't bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge. I enjoy a good dare - It's always good to bring awareness - in fun, creative ways. I don't want to take away from that...
"I thought Instead I'd challenge ALS to stop Animal testing...Trying to cure human diseases by relying on outdated and ineffective animal experiments isn't only cruel - it's a grave disservice to people who desperately need cures..."
Grimes has joined Anderson in her boycott, but has vowed to donate to The Malala Fund, which "empowers girls through education
to achieve their potential and be agents of positive change in their communities," instead.
On her website, she writes, "I would like to say that I don't feel great about wasting water in this california (sic) drought, but i will donate money.
"However I will not donate money to this foundation because of their record of testing on animals, but I will donate money to the Malala fund because education is the key to ending almost every issue that faces humanity and our world today..."
ALS Association bosses have confirmed they sponsor testing on mice and worms.
Fashion designer Victor De Souza is to make his mark on this year's (14) New York Fashion Week by parading his models in horse-drawn carriages to protest against plans to ban the vehicles from Central Park. The tourist attraction is under threat amid proposals from Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban the rides and replace them with classic cars following a long campaign by animal rights activists.
De Souza, who has designed for stars including Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, is fiercely opposed to the ban, and he is taking a stand by launching his fashion week show next month (Sep14) with his models riding around Central Park in the traditional carriages.
He says of the mayor's proposals, "It would be so sad to me (for the carriages to be banned). I think of New York, I think of Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the horses. People come for the horses. I hope they do not lose this fight. This is a part of New York."
Stars including actor Liam Neeson are fighting the proposed ban on horses, insisting the drivers will be stripped of their livelihoods, but the plan has received support from celebrities including Alec Baldwin and Pamela Anderson.
Actress Pamela Anderson is urging officials in India to push ahead with plans to ban animal-tested cosmetics as pressure groups lobby against the proposal. The country's Ministry of Health & Family Welfare wants to amend the law to include a ban on the importation and sale of make-up and beauty products that have been tested on animals.
Now former Baywatch star Anderson has thrown her support behind the proposal and has written a letter to India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urging him not to back down.
In the note, sent via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, she writes, "Please resist special interests and 'dinosaur' companies who still test in crude and cruel ways and do the right, kind thing. Please pass the proposed ban on the import and sale of cosmetics if they or their ingredients have been tested on animals without delay.
"The European Union and Israel have already banned the marketing and sale of cosmetics if they or their ingredients were tested on animals, and more than 1,400 companies around the world have also banned all animal tests in favour of modern, non-animal and human-relevant test methods. They no longer drip substances into rabbits' eyes, smear them onto guinea pigs' abraded skin, spray them into dogs' and monkeys' faces, and force them down animals' throats, the thought of which makes me sick."
The celebrity backlash against the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has begun with Pamela Anderson urging the stars tipping freezing water over their heads to research the charity they are helping. Some of the world's biggest names, including Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck, Taylor Swift and Britney Spears have doused themselves with icy water and posted the footage on social media as part of the new charity phenomenon, aimed at raising money and awareness for the ALS Association, which is attempting to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.
But Anderson won't be joining them until the organisation stops funding animal testing.
In a message on Facebook.com, she writes, "I can't bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge. I enjoy a good dare - It's always good to bring awareness - in fun, creative ways. I don't want to take away from that...
"I thought Instead I'd challenge ALS to stop Animal testing...Trying to cure human diseases by relying on outdated and ineffective animal experiments isn't only cruel - it's a grave disservice to people who desperately need cures."
She continues, "Please, help scientists make real progress toward treating and curing human diseases by visiting HumaneSeal.org to find and support charities that never harm animals and which pour their time and resources into advanced, promising, human-relevant cures."
Meanwhile, Pink's husband Carey Hart has also taken aim at the stars tipping water over themselves and then not donating to the cause.
In a message on Instagram.com, he writes, "I went the contribution route. I figure ALS would rather have my money than see me wet..."
On Twitter.com, he adds, "It's extremely creepy and annoying how obsessed people are w/ (with) this ice bucket challenge. The purpose is 2 raise money for an awful disease."
Rapper Ice T has also taken to Twitter.com in recent days in an attempt to shame the stars who appear to be using the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote themselves and not the charity.
And stars like actor Zachary Quinto are refusing to take the challenge because it sends the wrong message about the ongoing drought in California.
He says, "In light of the staggering drought in California and the desperate need for clean drinking water in developing countries I opt for donating directly to project ALS in lieu of an ice bucket challenge."
Rocker Peter Gabriel has been named the recipient of the Prog God Award at the upcoming 2014 Progressive Music Awards. The former Genesis star will receive his latest accolade at the prizegiving in London on 11 September (14). Previous recipients are former Yes star Rick Wakeman and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.
Radio presenter Gerry Anderson has died, aged 69, following a long battle with illness. The Northern Irish host fronted BBC Radio programmes for 30 years and was inducted into the U.K Radio Hall of Fame in 2005.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow took the plunge for charity on Wednesday (20Aug14) after nominating her estranged husband Chris Martin to also endure the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Oscar winner was given the task of pouring freezing water over her head to raise cash and awareness for the ALS Association by three celebrities, including her personal trainer Tracy Anderson, chef Jose Andres and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart.
In a video posted on Instagram.com, Paltrow, clad in a bikini, tells her followers she is donating money to the charity and then nominates Martin, Cameron Diaz, and her fashion designer pal Stella McCartney for the stunt.
A friend then pours the ice cold water over the actress, and she runs out of frame screaming from the shock.
Paltrow and the Coldplay frontman announced their separation in March (14), and both are rumoured to have moved on from the marriage - the actress has been linked to Glee producer Brad Falchuk, while Martin has reportedly been romancing newly-single Jennifer Lawrence.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is raising funds to battle ALS, also known as motor neurone disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.
Alan Landsburg, the Emmy Award-winning mastermind behind Leonard Nimoy's hit series In Search Of... and Mickey Rooney's acclaimed TV movie Bill, has died. The 81 year old director/producer died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home last week (14Aug14).
Landsburg also executive produced TV films The Ryan White Story and The Jayne Mansfield Story, which featured Loni Anderson as the actress and a young Arnold Schwarzenegger as her husband, Mickey Hargitay, and produced sequels Porky's II: The Next Day and Jaws 3-D.
He directed several episodes of 1960s documentary series Biography, hosted by Mike Wallace, as well as National Geographic specials and The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau adventure series.
Nominated for an Emmy five times, he won the prize as a producer on the 1970 Hallmark Hall of Fame film A Storm in Summer, which was written by The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. Landsburg was also nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1972 for Alaska Wilderness Lake.
Actress Milla Jovovich is pregnant with her second child. The former model and her filmmaker husband Paul W. S. Anderson are preparing to welcome another member to their family.
Jovovich made the announcement on her Facebook.com page on Monday (18Aug14), revealing that the next instalment in her Resident Evil franchise will be put on hold due to her pregnancy.
She wrote, "This was originally going to be a post to tell you how excited I am about flying to Cape Town, South Africa to begin working on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But... My husband Paul and I just discovered that we are expecting another baby!!!
"So after a lot of discussion, we thought it would be in everyone’s best interest to wait till the baby is born before we set out to try and tackle an RE (Resident Evil) movie. Between the stunt work and what will become my ever-expanding belly, we didn't think pregnancy and zombie killing are the best combo! Lol (laugh out loud)! I imagine the only thing I’ll be killing in the near future is an endless supply of cupcakes. Yikes..."
She continued, "In all seriousness though, we want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little family! YAY!"
Jovovich, 38, has been open about her eagerness to have another child sooner rather than later, recently telling Britain's Hello! magazine that having another baby is her "number one priority".
The model-turned-actress first met Anderson when he directed the 2002 Resident Evil film, and they welcomed daughter Ever Gabo in 2007. The pair exchanged vows in 2009.