Actress Katie Holmes has launched an appeal to find her daughter's lost dog after the Chihuahua disappeared during a visit to a friend's house in Beverly Hills, California over the weekend (23-24Aug14). The star has offered a $1,000 (£588) reward for Suri's pet pooch, Honey, which the eight-year-old has only had for a few weeks.
Holmes, who recently moved back to California from New York with Suri, is said to have plastered the area with posters and notified local residents about the disappearance, according to TMZ.com.
The pair adopted Honey from a rescue centre in Studio City shortly before moving into their new home in Calabasas.
Suri is Holmes' daughter from her marriage to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
Justin Bieber had a brush with police officers in Los Angeles this week (beg25Aug14) following an alleged dispute between a fan and his bodyguards.
The troubled pop star was reportedly dining with his on/off girlfriend Selena Gomez at the Dave & Buster's eaterie in the city's Hollywood & Highland Center on Monday night (25Aug14) when Bieber's bodyguards confronted a fan who had taken a video of the singer on her cell phone. The female devotee is said to have refused to hand over her phone to the security team, and police were subsequently called to the scene.
Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department attended but determined no crime had been committed. No arrests were made.
Officer Sara Faden tells the Los Angeles Times, "There's been no theft, no scuffle and no crime occurred."
Pop funnyman 'Weird Al' Yankovic gave Primetime Emmy Awards viewers a laugh on Monday (25Aug14) as he took to the stage at the Los Angeles prizegiving to perform parodies of the theme tunes to nominated hit shows Mad Men, Scandal, Homeland, Modern Family and Game of Thrones. He was joined during the comedy song segment by Andy Samberg, who dressed as King Joffrey from Game of Thrones for the skit.
Director/producer Ryan Murphy has urged young fans to make a difference in the world by drawing inspiration from The Normal Heart playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer and becoming champions of good causes. The Glee and American Horror Story director escorted ailing Kramer to the stage as he picked up the Outstanding Television Movie honour for his recent TV adaptation of The Normal Heart at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday (25Aug14).
Murphy gave special recognition to the film's actors, Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, for lending their star-power to the project - about Kramer's efforts to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS in the early 1980s - to help move it into production, almost 30 years after Barbra Streisand obtained the rights to the 1985 play with a view to turning it into a small screen movie.
Stepping up to the mic, Murphy said, "We're only here because of one person, and that's Mr. Larry Kramer. We did this for him.
"Special thanks to our wonderful cast, particularly a shout out to Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, who got this movie made. After 30 years, it took the superpowers of Erin Brokovich and The Incredible Hulk to finally get this thing alive."
Murphy then used the second part of his acceptance speech to encourage young humanitarians to lead the charge for change.
He continued, "We're gonna use the rest of our time to ask young people watching to become Larry Kramers, to find a cause that you believe in that you will fight for, that you will die for. Go online, look up amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research), look up the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation."
Murphy wrapped up his speech by dedicating his Emmy to "the hundreds of thousands of artists who have passed from HIV/AIDS since 1981", adding, "Your memory and your passion burns on in us, and this is for them. Thank you."
The filmmaker's moving tribute prompted transgender Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox to take to Twitter.com after the speech and applaud Murphy for his words of wisdom, writing, "#RyanMurphy's speech made me tear up. Bravo."
Following the Emmys' traditional In Memorium segment, honoring a collection of television greats who sadly passed away over the course of this past year, the ceremony paid individual tribute to a particularly beloved figure: Robin Williams. Billy Crystal, a friend and colleague of Williams', took the stage to speak personally about the comedic genius. Crystal spoke wistfully of Williams' great line of works, of his many successful endeavors to make the world a funnier place. But the highlight of his well-crafted speech came from his own life experience, spending time with his pal Robin at Comic Relief events and family functions.
Crystal remembered attending a charity baseball game with fish-out-of-water Williams, who made up for his own lack of familiarity with the sport by inventing a Russian character and tossing jokes about professional ballplaying in his home country. Furthermore, Crystal recounted with adoration Williams' penchant for joking around with Billy's older relatives, describing our cherished star as always ready with a gag, no matter the situation. Crystal illustrated just how much fun Williams had with bits like these, citing such an example as the sort of shtick that would fill his eyes with light.
Following Crystal's speech, the ceremony offered clips of Williams' work on the late night circuit, on sitcom TV, and on the live stage. Despite the odd choice that was one clip of Williams performing a comedy routine about racial stereotypes (why opt for such material when he's got legions of more admirable gold to choose from?), we can't help but remember the great contribution Williams made to comedy the world over.
"Mark Flanagan at Largo, thank you for making Largo my home and for introducing me to my love, Mr. Fancypants Sheen." Comedienne Sarah Silverman credits the Hollywood club owner with her current romance with Welsh actor Michael Sheen during her acceptance speech at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14). The funnywoman, who began dating Sheen in February (14), won the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special title for Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.
Thousands of fans were turned away from the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in Nevada on Monday (25Aug14) after heavy rain forced the closure of the main entrance to the event. The annual festival kicked off in the Black Rock Desert north of Reno, but an unusual storm hit the area Monday morning, causing flooding and mud around the main entrance.
A statement from a Burning Man representative reads, "Black Rock City has shut down following rainstorms that left standing water on the playa (dry lake), leaving it un-drivable. Organisers expect the rain to dissipate and the playa surface to dry out by midday Tuesday and participants will be allowed to enter the event again."
Hundreds of revellers who were already inside the gates were told to remain in place at their camps. In 2013, a record 68,000 festival-goers flocked to the Nevada desert for the annual event. The 2014 festival runs until 1 September (14).
Bryan Cranston turned up the heat at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night (25Aug14) by comically grabbing his former Seinfeld co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a steamy lip-lock as she made her way to the stage to accept the prize for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The Veep star's win occurred moments after she and Cranston reunited onstage to present the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series trophy to The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. During the presenting segment, the actress commented on how much Cranston looked like her character Elaine's one-time boyfriend, dentist Tim Whatley, and when the Breaking Bad star revealed he actually was the actor who played the doctor, Louis-Dreyfus proceeded to ignore him. After the kiss, she quipped, "Yeah, yeah, he was on Seinfeld, yeah."
With experience on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and NBC's Late Night, Seth Meyers wasn't going into the 2014 Emmy Awards' opening monologue as a greenhorn. Unsurprisingly, the perpetually chipper Meyers delivered a traditional, relatively tame, but consistently funny opener, cracking wise for the most part at networks... primarily his own (and the host of the Emmys ceremony) NBC.
Some of Meyers' strongest jabs targeted the organization's mislabeling of certain programs ("You had comedies that made you laugh and comedies that made you cry... because they were dramas submitted as comedies."), the ending to How I Met Your Mother ("Sorry kids. Jesse Pinkman lived. Dexter lived. But your mother didn't make it."), and the notoriety afforded to the conservative-leaning Duck Dynasty ("This season, Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV show, and Duck Dynasty was the most VCR taped.").
Although Meyers may never be as inflammatory as the likes of the divisive Ricky Gervais, as invigorating as his old partners in crime Amy Poehler and Tina Fey (the unofficial kingpins of today's awards show game), or as dazzling a showman as trade legend Neil Patrick Harris, he is a reliabley enjoyable performer who knows his way around a joke. An all around delightful monologue from Seth, as per expectation.
Check below for the complete winners list for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards...
Best Supporting Actor - ComedyTy Burrell, Modern Family
Best Writing - ComedyLouis C.K., Louie ("So Did the Fat Lady")
Best Supporting Actress - ComedyAllison Janney, Mom
Best Directing - ComedyGail Mancuso, Modern Family ("Las Vegas")
Best Lead Actor - ComedyJim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Lead Actress - ComedyJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Reality ShowThe Amazing Race
Best Writing - Miniseries, TV Movie, or Dramatic SpecialSteven Moffat, Sherlock ("His Last Vow")
Best Supporting Actress - Miniseries or TV MovieKathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Best Supporting Actor - Miniseries or TV MovieMartin Freeman, Sherlock ("His Last Vow")
Best Directing - Miniseries, TV Movie, or Dramatic SpecialColin Bucksey, Fargo ("Buridan's Ass")
Best Lead Actor - Miniseries or TV MovieBenedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Best Lead Actress - Miniseries or TV MovieJessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Best TV MovieThe Normal Heart
Best Writing - Variety SpecialSarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
Best Directing - Variety SpecialGlenn Weiss, 67th Annual Tony Awards
Best Variety, Music, or Comedy SeriesThe Colbert Report
Best Supporting Actor - DramaAaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Best Directing - DramaCary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective ("Who Goes There")
Best Supporting Actress - DramaAnna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Best Writing - DramaMoira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad ("Ozymandias")
Best Lead Actress - DramaJulianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Lead Actor - DramaBryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Best Comedy SeriesModern Family
Best Drama SeriesBreaking Bad