Actor Ryan Phillippe has paid tribute to his teenage daughter on her 15th birthday by recalling the day his "baby girl" was born in a series of tweets.
The Crash star hit social media on Tuesday (09Sep14) and poured out his heart over his daughter with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.
He wrote, "15 yrs (years) ago today, was my last (day) on The Way of the Gun. A helicopter waited off set to transport me from the 'Mexican brothel' in Utah to Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills. "With my stomach in knots, exhausted & dirty, covered in syrupy fake blood & shards of candy glass the heli(copter) found the pad and I was taken to an area to sterilize myself. I made it to my then wife's bedside w/ (with) two hours to spare before my baby girl first entered the world. 15 years ago I learned what love truly is."
Phillipe and Witherspoon, who wed in 1999, are also parents to 10-year-old son Deacon. They separated in 2006 and finalised their divorce in June, 2008.
Megadeth have been forced to withdraw from Motorhead's upcoming heavy rock cruise to allow frontman Dave Mustaine to recover from spinal surgery. The group won't set sail on the maiden Motorboat voyage later this month (Sep14), but bandmates David Ellefson and Chris Broderick will perform as part of all-star act Metal Allegiance, featuring singers Philip Anselmo and Joey Belladonna, as well as guitarists Jon Donais and Scott Ian.
Megadeth have issued a statement about the cancellation, which reads: "Due to complications arising from a previous cervical spine surgery, and upon his doctor's strict recommendations, Dave Mustaine has cancelled all performances for the next eight weeks.
"With rest and treatment, he is expected to recover and resume performing soon. The band was looking forward to the concerts and cruise, and is disappointed that they will not be able to see their fans. Megadeth expects to return to the road and will see their fans soon!"
Ellefson says, "I'm really looking forward to being together with our friends and fans on Motorboat. Metal Allegiance is a great way to continue our brotherhood of all things metal."
The first annual Motorhead's Motorboat will sail from Miami, Florida on 22 September (14) and visit the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.
Dubbed "the loudest boat in the world", the sailing festival will also feature performances from Motorhead, Anthrax, Testament, Down and Zakk Wylde, as well as a spoken word performance by Scott Ian.
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Lindsay Lohan has settled a two-year legal wrangle with the driver of a truck she collided with on the Pacific Coast Highway in California.
The actress crashed her Porsche into a semi-truck in June, 2012 and then allegedly attempted to pass off her assistant as the driver. The motorist sued Lohan for mental and physical suffering, but the case won't be going to trial, according to TMZ.com, because his attorney has reached an out-of-court settlement with the actress' lawyers.
Terms of the deal are confidential. Lohan, who is preparing to make her stage debut in London's West End, was on her way to the set of her TV movie flop Liz & Dick when the accident occurred.
Shutting off news reports of the Iran-Contra affair, turning down the abrasive rock stylings of the Beastie Boys, and peering through the perpetual mist of airborne cocaine particles that was inherent to 1987 California, film and television director Jeff Franklin dreamed of a simpler time. A time riddled with milkmen and paperboys, a time wherein three grown imbeciles could band together to raise a triad of blonde, plucky sisters together without incurring questioning unto their judgmental capabilities. Even in a time as cynical as the late '80s and early '90s, Franklin's creation Full House managed to thrive on the simple, wholesome, drama-free bounties of pleasant West Coast tomfoolery. Back then, the Tanners and co. didn't need postmodern satire, sociopolitical undertones, sudden character deaths, love triangles, or overarching themes of any kind — they relied (and thrived) simply on being pleasant. But today would be a different story.
With John Stamos pushing to revive the highly successful ABC sitcom (via TV Guide) — in the wake of the Disney Channel's creation of Girl Meets World, no less — we are looking at the considerable, albeit presently quite tentative, possibility that such an entity might in time come to be. But we can't help but wonder how a show about three ceaselessly well-meaning kooks and their frighteningly saccharine communal daughters would fare amid today's TV slate: a community of shows where crooked and criminal, if not entirely amoral, heroes and heroine are the norm rather than the exception.
Cynicism is the life blood of today's TV. Even in our comedic fare — think of Community, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, and even The Big Bang Theory — do we see the proclivity to mock and deconstruct, to tear apart the very fabric of shows like Full House (happy family bouncing from one typical sitcom plotline to the next week after week). Our characters aren't looking to reclaim the era of milkmen and paperboys the way Danny Tanner was, they're looking to shoot down the blind-eyed peurility upheld by this allegedly superior past. So far gone into the muck of irony is today's television viewer that Full House couldn't seem earnest no matter how hard it tried... or, better yet, how naturally earnestness came to it.
But even if we can accept the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladstone/Gibbler tribe as impeccably genuine, what would be our motivation to watch week after week? Full House, so appropriately named after an immobile edifice, was a show that celebrated its static nature. Every time you set foot into that San Francisco dwelling, you were treated to the same consequence-free merriment that you caught episodes and seasons prior. Yes, this was a treat, not a relegation. But today, we yearn for that through-line momentum. We watch, if for no other reason, to find out what happens next in the chaotic and kinetic, oftentimes toxic, forward narratives of Walter White, Carrie Mathison, and Tyrion Lannister. Hell, one of the most popular shows on today is called Scandal. If that's not telling, then I don't know what is.
Without even a central romance into which to sink our teeth — could we really see Danny, Joey, or any of the girls upholding one half of a riveting will-they-won't-they? — we're hardly draw to "find out what happens on the next exciting episode of Full House," at least not with the same verve to which modern TV has fueled our communal addiction.
Lacking that intertwining drama, today's Full House could seem devoid of life force. Without the scathing bite of sarcasm, it could come off lazy and unclever. And with such an adherence to the traditional format — that which today's comedy routinely turns inside out for sport — it could render not nostalgic but wholly outdated. When Full House came to be in 1987, it was then a throwback, a revival of a simpler time. So what would it be now? A throwback to a throwback? A revival of a revival? A tribute to a time simpler than a time that was simpler? See, just trying to identify it feels like a lost cause.
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R&B superstar Mary J. Blige stunned revellers at a London nightclub by performing an impromptu set during a night out on Sunday (24Aug14).
The singer was partying at Boujis in London's West End with her husband Kendu Isaacs and a group of friends when she made her way into the DJ booth and grabbed the microphone to delight partygoers by performing a short set.
After the event, nightclub owner Carlo Carello posted a video of Blige singing from the booth on his Twitter.com page along with the caption, "Not every day does Mary J. Blige get on the mic... Great to have Mary J at Boujis Sunday @ Boujis (sic)."
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan jetted back to New York last week (ends17Aug14) in a bid to complete her community service ahead of her stage run in London, according to a U.K. report. The Mean Girls actress was sentenced to 90 days in rehab and 30 days of community service for reckless driving and providing false information to a police officer stemming from a car accident in 2012.
During her reality TV show, which aired earlier this year (14), Lohan was seen undertaking her court-ordered duties at a school in New York and last week (ends17Aug14), she headed back to the Big Apple from her current London base and is now racing to complete the sessions ahead of her stage debut in Speed-The-Plow.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Lindsay had to fly back to New York to complete some of her community service hours. She was advised to get it out of the way before appearing in her West End play Speed-The-Plow... rehearsals start next week in London."
The play is due to open at the Playhouse Theatre on 24 September (14) and run until late November (14).
Kanye West used his wedding speech to compare the troubles facing modern celebrities to the injustices suffered by African-Americans during the fight for civil rights in the U.S. in the 1960s.
The rapper married reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May (14), and he has now revealed he turned his wedding toast into an impassioned plea for the rights of the famous.
West compared the issues facing his family, including being photographed regularly and appearing in gossip columns, to the discrimination against black citizens in America in the early 20th century and the civil rights fight throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
The Stronger hitmaker tells GQ magazine, "What I talked about in it (my wedding speech) was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life."
West went on to insist mocking stars is also a form of discrimination and he is rallying against it, adding, "I'm fighting (for my rights) with the way I line my words up together and the way I place a sweater on top of a T-shirt... People know I'm smart. And people know that, whether it's SNL (Saturday Night Live) or Jimmy Kimmel (U.S. TV show), it's a trend to take the p**s out of celebrity - just as much of a trend as wearing a grey hoodie or driving a Prius."
"I'm not a shark. I'm a blowfish... People have me pinned as a shark or a predator in some way, and in no way am I that. I wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I want to defend people. I want to help people." Outspoken rapper Kanye West insists he doesn't have any temper issues, despite his frequent concert rants and his penchant for lambasting his critics and lashing out at photographers.
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Pop superstar Beyonce looks set to triumph at the MTV Video Music Awards after scooping eight nominations.
The Crazy in Love hitmaker released promos for every track on her self-titled fifth album, and three of those clips have landed nominations, including nods for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love, which features her husband Jay Z.
She is also in the running for Best Female Video and Best Choreography for Partition, and Best Video with a Social Message for Pretty Hurts at the annual MTV prizegiving.
Beyonce's closest rivals are rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea, who have picked up seven nods apiece.
Azalea's Fancy music promo, based on cult comedy film Clueless, will compete for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video, while she also appears in the Best Female Video category twice for Fancy and Problem, her collaboration with Ariana Grande. Other acts to land nods include Pharrell Williams and Grande, who have three nominations each.
The ceremony will take place at The Forum venue in Los Angeles on 24 August (14). Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform.
The list of main nominees is as follows:
Video of the Year: Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus; Happy - Pharrell Williams; Chandelier - Sia
Best Female Video: Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Partition - Beyonce; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J; Royals - Lorde
Best Male Video: Sing - Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell Williams; The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna; All Of Me - John Legend; Happy - Pharrell Williams; Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Best Pop Video: Happy - Pharrell Williams; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz; Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Wake Me Up - Avicii
Best Hip-Hop Video: 3005 - Childish Gambino; Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake; Berzerk - Eminem; Black Skinhead - Kanye West; We Dem Boyz - Wiz Khalifa
Best Rock Video: Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys; Royals - Lorde; Demons - Imagine Dragons; Until It's Gone - Linkin Park; Fever - The Black Keys
Best Collaboration: Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z; Loyal - Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga; The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna; Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J; Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha.
Selena Gomez has taken aim at a cyber-bully for writing a hateful comment to her online. The Come and Get It hitmaker rarely responds to rumours and messages on social media but was forced to react to a girl who wished cancer on the singer and her family in a comment on Instagram.com.
Gomez decided to teach the fan a lesson and posted her reply publicly on the photo-sharing website on Sunday (13Jul14), alongside the caption, "Honestly, I don't speak up much because it's simply always taken out of context. But I don't take bullying well. I have seen too much to not say anything." In a message to the female who made the remark, the singer writes, "The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman. I have gone through that battle with fans and family members. You can dislike someone but to wish something that could happen to you or your family is uncalled for sweetheart. You won't be winning 'anyone's' heart that way. Trust me. Educate yourself a tad more. God bless love. Be an amazing woman. You're beautiful."