Casey Kasem's body has been flown to Canada amid an escalating family feud over where the late star will be laid to rest. The veteran broadcaster's adult children were locked in a battle with his wife Jean before his death in June (14), and they have continued the spat after his passing.
Jean was given control of the star's remains, but Kasem has yet to be laid to rest more than a month after his death.
His adult children claimed the body had gone missing and Kasem's daughter Keri, who wanted her dad to be interred in California, even accused her stepmother of staging a burial in secret and playing "games" with them.
It has now emerged that Kasem's body has been removed from a mortuary in Washington and flown to Montreal, Canada.
The body was taken from the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma just a day before Keri Kasem obtained a court order in a bid to stop her father's remains being moved.
Director of the funeral home, Corey Gaffney, tells CNN.com, "I disclosed to her attorney that the body was no longer in our care... I took Casey to the airport myself, oversaw every detail myself from the moment we brought him into care."
Keri Kasem's representative Danny Deraney adds, "The bottom line is that they (the children) want to know where he'll be buried. I think they have that right."
Somali-American musician Saado Ali Warsame has been killed in a drive-by shooting. The singer/songwriter, who was also a member of parliament in Somalia, was gunned down when assassins ambushed her car in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday (23Jul14).
Her driver was also killed in the attack.
Ali Warsame lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota but was popular in her native country for her politically-motivated songs.
Police in Mogadishu are trying to trace the gunmen.
Glee star Naya Rivera has wed actor Ryan Dorsey in Mexico just three months after ending her engagement to rapper Big Sean.
The actress married Dorsey, who has enjoyed roles in Parks and Recreation and Southland, on 19 July (14) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in an intimate ceremony in front of a small group of family members.
Rivera wore a Monique Lhuillier gown and carried a bouquet of daisies as they exchanged vows, according to People.com.
The couple says in a statement, "We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife... Our special day was fated and everything we could have ever asked for."
The nuptials come as a surprise for fans as speculation about the pair's romance only surfaced this month (Jul14).
The couple has reportedly been friends since they met four years ago and they began dating after Rivera's engagement to rapper Big Sean ended in April (14).
Michael Douglas, Cate Blanchett and Sir Michael Caine are among the celebrities who have signed a petition urging the Italian Prime Minister to ban cruise ships from passing near Venice. The actors are among 63 film stars, royals and artists joining the ongoing debate over whether large cruise liners should be allowed to travel in a shallow lagoon near the historical water-filled city.
The petition, also signed by Jane Fonda, Don Johnson and British actress Julie Christie, has been sent to Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and heritage minister Dario Franceschini urging them to do more to protect Venice.
It reads, "For more than 13 centuries Venice has survived flooding, disease and war... But now, in a period of peace, the Queen of the Adriatic (nickname for Venice)... risks being overwhelmed by these enormous cruise ships, which enter the lagoon on a daily basis, indifferent to the dangers that they bring."
The debate has raged for many years and in 2013, a proposed ban of giant vessels was overturned at a regional tribunal because the threats posed by the ships had not been sufficiently proved.
Tragic socialite Peaches Geldof was receiving treatment for heroin addiction for two-and-a-half years before her death. Bob Geldof's daughter had been taking heroin substitute methadone and undergoing weekly testing, but her husband Thomas Cohen told an inquest in Kent, England on Wednesday (23Jul14) he suspected she was back on drugs earlier this year (14).
He told the hearing he confronted his wife in February (14) and she retrieved a stash of heroin from the attic of their home and flushed it down the toilet as he watched.
The model/TV presenter died at her home in Kent in April (14) at the age of 25 in a chilling echo of her mother Paula Yates, who passed away from a heroin overdose in 2000.
Geldof's body was discovered by Cohen in a bedroom at the property on 7 April (14), and the inquest was told that when police later searched the home they discovered 6.9 grams (0.2 ounces) of heroin, several needles, and a burnt spoon.
The coroner, Roger Hatch, confirmed the death was drug-related.
He expressed his sympathy for the Geldof family but in a reference to the death of Yates, he stated the tragedy was not "history repeating itself" as Geldof had been trying to beat her addiction.
In 2011, Geldof sparked rumours she was on drugs after she was photographed at a fashion event in London with dark rings around her eyes and bruises on her arm, but she denied using heroin, claiming the marks were caused by skin condition psoriasis.
A judge in New York City has signed off on a $1.8 million (£1.1 million) record deal for a school-age heavy metal group. The three youngsters from Brooklyn who form Unlocking the Truth, Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, Alec Atkins, 13, and Jarad Dawkins, 12, landed the lucrative deal with Sony Records, but the contract had to be reviewed in court because the bandmembers are minors.
The deal was signed off by a judge in Manhattan on Tuesday (22Jul14), allowing the band to press head with the release of its first single, Monster, this week (beg21Jul14).
Model railway enthusiast Roger Daltrey is helping local officials in Britain set up a new toy train museum. The Who rocker has met with council leaders in Kent, England to share his expertise and discuss proposals for a new attraction in the town of Ashford.
A spokesman for Ashford Borough Council says, "Roger Daltrey attended a meeting at Ashford Borough Council with the leader of the council Gerry Clarkson and chief executive John Bunnett about a proposal to locate an international model railway museum in Ashford... This was a preliminary meeting to discuss certain aspects prior to a formal planning application being lodged in the very near future. We were delighted to welcome Mr Daltrey... and we had an excellent and productive discussion."
Daltrey has previously called model trains his "number one passion" in life.
U.S. TV personality Sherri Shepherd will maintain physical custody of her nine-year-old son after winning a court battle on Monday (21Jul14). Since April (14), the former The View co-host had been locked in a legal tussle with her ex-husband Jeff Tarpley, who sought full custody of their son Jeffrey by claiming Shepherd was too busy to look after him properly.
On Monday, a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against Tarpley's request, adding that "there has not been a material change in circumstances," to warrant altering custody arrangements, according to documents obtained by People.com.
Shepherd celebrated on Twitter.com, writing, "God is good! Victory!!! The prayers of the righteous availeth (sic) much!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers! #tearfulmama (sic)."
However, her legal troubles are not over. Her battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally over their unborn baby, which is being carried by a surrogate, is still unresolved. Shepherd filed for divorce from Sally in May (14).
Woody Allen was thrilled when Oscar winner Colin Firth signed on to star as a cynical illusionist in his new film Magic In The Moonlight - because he wrote the part of Stanley with the British actor in mind.
The filmmaker admits Firth's casting was especially sweet because he has failed to land so many of the world's top actors for his film projects. He explains, "The guys are great but they are hard to get, they are always busy. I have called (Robert) De Niro, I've spoken on the phone to Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson."
"Nicholson was going to do Hannah And Her Sisters. I wasn't thinking of Michael Caine at the time as I wasn't thinking of an English guy. It would never have occurred to me."
But when he started writing his latest project, he couldn't get past the thought of casting another Englishman, adding, "I was thinking of him as I was writing the movie and we were determined to have him, but he was scheduled to do another project."
"Fortunately for us, at the last minute his other project was postponed. Colin was the perfect person to play this because it requires a certain savoir faire (social grace). You want an elegant, good-looking person who can do the wit and can have that attitude without him getting on your nerves; someone you would like to watch for the whole movie."
Allen reveals the idea of casting Emma Stone opposite Firth came to him as he was working out: "I'm on my treadmill in the morning and I'm surfing through (TV channels) to kill the time and suddenly I would see these post-adolescent movies and think, 'Who's that girl? She's beautiful and she's very good'."
"I mentioned her name to Juliet Taylor, who casts for me, and she said, 'Yes, she's not just a pretty face. She's a very good actress'. She's very intelligent to chat with. She did such a good job she's in the (next) movie I'm doing now."
And it seems Allen is slowly getting his way when it comes to working with the world's top actors: "Now I am working with Joaquin Phoenix, a great actor, and Sean Penn... I would love to work with Kevin Spacey."
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John Travolta's former pilot has won a bid to challenge the validity of a confidentiality agreement he signed when he left the movie's star's aircraft company Alto in 1987.
A judge in California has given Douglas Gotterba permission to argue in a lawsuit that he holds no confidentiality duties to the actor, despite claims to contrary by the Pulp Fiction star's lawyer Marty Singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gotterba, who worked for Travolta for six years, upset the star when he revealed plans to write a book about his time with the actor as part of a National Enquirer interview - and Singer sent out cease-and-desist missives, accusing the former employee of breaching a confidentiality agreement.
Gotterba has since sued Travolta and Alto bosses, seeking a judicial declaration about which agreement was valid and whether confidentiality was really enforceable.