Henry Williamson's hut, where he wrote children's novels including Tarka The Otter, has become one of the smallest buildings in the U.K. to achieve a listed status. The cabin in Devon, England was granted Grade II status by officials at English Heritage, who dubbed it a "historical monument of repute". It means the property cannot be altered or demolished without special permission.
Rocker Robert Plant has hit back at his Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page in their ongoing spat over a reunion. Guitarist Page has made no secret of his wish to expand on the Whole Lotta Love hitmakers' 2007 comeback with a full tour, but singer Plant is reluctant to revisit the past.
In an interview with The New York Times earlier this year (14), Page accused Plant of "playing games" and said he was "fed up" of the ongoing reunion saga, and now Plant has hit back.
He tells Uncut magazine, "I'm not my brother's keeper. And he, really, as a pro, should know better than that... I feel for the guy. He knows he's got the headlines if he wants 'em. But I don't know what he's trying to do. So I feel slightly disappointed and baffled. The only game I play really is making great music with people who are really vibrant and positive."
British pop star Rita Ora had to wear an earpiece while filming the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie as she kept forgetting her lines. The I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker is ready to make her big-screen debut, but she hasn't quite got to grips with learning her lines.
She was so stressed out by the process, which required her to maintain an American accent, that she had a stooge feeding the lines into her ear before she said them.
Ora, who stars as Mia Grey in the highly anticipated erotic drama, tells Access Hollywood, "It was incredibly difficult. I had to have someone in my ear telling me what to say before I said it. I was so nervous that I forgot everything I had learned."
Luckily co-star Dakota Johnson was on-hand to help Ora out, with the pop star explaining, "She's a great friend of mine and she really eased me. She was really nice to take care of me."
TV star Danny Masterson has paid tribute to New York disc jockey Jeffrey Tonnesen, who died at the age of 35. Tonnesen, best known for spinning decks at New York hotspots, passed away last weekend (26-27Jul14), according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
His representative said there are currently no details on the cause of his death.
The former That 70s Show actor wrote on Twitter.com on Wednesday (30Jul14), "My pal and fellow dj @JeffreyTonnesen has takin (sic) an early leave from our company. I will miss our hangs amigo. RIP (rest in peace)."
Fellow DJ Mike Nouveau added, "This weekend one of my best friends, Jeffrey Tonnesen, passed away unexpectedly... He was one of the most hard-working, relentlessly motivated people I've ever met... Jeff, my life is only that much greater for having had you in it. I love you and I miss you. Rest in peace, buddy."
A Massachusetts man has been arrested after allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl at a Keith Urban concert over the weekend (26-27Jul14).
The You'll Think of Me hitmaker brought his Raise 'Em Up Tour to the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, and during the show, 18-year-old Sean Murphy allegedly sexually assaulted an unnamed girl on the lawn area of the venue, while fellow concert-goers looked on and took videos with their cell phones, according to The Sun Chronicle.
An off-duty police officer noticed the crowd gathering around the couple, and Murphy was taken into custody shortly after.
According to police, both Murphy and the girl were consuming alcohol during the concert. Murphy has pleaded not guilty the the charge of rape and claims the sex was consensual.
Urban's gig was also marred when emergency medics from five mutual aid communities were called in to treat a high number of revellers who had become ill, including 46 who were treated for "alcohol-related" illnesses, 22 of whom were sent to local hospitals for further treatment.
In addition, 50 concert-goers were arrested and taken into custody for unspecified reasons.
Actor Kelsey Grammer has forgiven the man who murdered his sister nearly 40 years ago, but does not support the convict's petition to be released on parole. The Frasier star's younger sister Karen was abducted, raped, and murdered by serial killer Freddie Glenn in 1975, and he is currently serving a life term at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in Colorado.
On Tuesday (29Jul14), Grammer testified at the parole hearing for Glenn via video conference, helping the board to decide whether the killer will remain behind bars for the crime he committed 39 years ago.
According to The Denver Post, Glenn appeared tearful at times while talking to Grammer, who accepted his apology, saying, "I want to believe you have actually changed your life. Things you say, I accept a lot of it.
"I accept that you live with remorse. But I live with tragedy every day."
The actor asked Glenn, "If someone did to your sister what you did to mine, what would you think should be done to him?"
The inmate replied, "I would be hurt, and I would be angry... I would like to think one day I would forgive."
Grammer responded, "You could not have come to a better person in the world than me to advocate for someone who has made some bad choices.
"I accept your apology. I forgive you. However, I cannot give your release my endorsement. To give that a blessing would be a betrayal of my sister's life."
The board has yet to make a decision on Glenn's parole.
Kim Basinger's model daughter Ireland Baldwin is paying tribute to her mum's breakout role in 9 1/2 Weeks in a new ad campaign for clothing brand Rampage. The 18-year-old daughter of Basinger and ex-husband Alec Baldwin is the face of the fashion company's autumn (14) collection, making it her very first solo campaign.
The ads feature the blonde beauty wearing a series of dresses, fitted outerwear and fitted tops, but in one shot, she pays homage to her mum's sultry role in the 1986 erotic drama.
In the photograph, Baldwin recreates Basinger's famous image behind window blinds, sensually posing in the shadows and eating strawberries.
The young model credits her famous mum with encouraging her to pursue a career in front of the camera, telling Access Hollywood, "My mum was the one who kind of told me that modelling can really boost your confidence... Growing up in the spotlight has definitely made me stronger."
Baldwin follows in the footsteps of supermodels Petra Nemcova, Bar Refaeli, Gisele Bundchen and Irina Shayk, who have all been featured in Rampage campaigns.
Harry Potter star Brendan Gleeson is set to play a crime-solving paraplegic in writer/director John Michael Mcdonaugh's next movie. The Irish star will reteam with his Calvary director for The Lame Shall Enter First.
McDonaugh tells WENN, "It's about a spectacularly abusive paraplegic. Brendan will be in a wheelchair going around in South London. He hates anyone who's able bodied, so he basically hates the entirety of society.
"I've been thinking about (Calvary actress) Kelly Reilly for the psychiatrist who tries to get the guy's life back on track and fails. It will be a dark comedy with a kind of crime element to it, because he tries to get his life in order by solving the murder of one of his disabled friends because he believes the police aren't investigating it properly because the guy was disabled.
"I stole the title from a Flannery O'Connor short story."
Veteran R&B group New Edition's former managers are suing the singers for outstanding fees amounting to over $500,000 (£295,082). The founders of Benchmark Entertainment filed documents in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday (29Jul14), alleging their former clients refused to pay up after firing them last month (Jun14), according to the New York Daily News.
Originally hired in 2012, Benchmark's founders Steven Greener, Kevin Gasser and John Hammond claim they masterminded a New Edition reunion tour, which is set to kick off later this year (14).
However, after band members Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins cut ties with them, the Benchmark bosses claim the group refused to pay them for the work they did securing the upcoming tour.
The management company founders claim they are owed at least $500,000 for setting up radio interviews and photo shoots, organising merchandising deals, securing venues and hiring a publicist,.
Benchmark's founders have also served as managers for artists such as Will Smith, Erykah Badu, Green Day and Smashing Pumpkins.
The lawsuit is the latest blow for the band - Bobby Brown bowed out of an ongoing U.S. tour due to medical reasons earlier this month (Jun14).
The singer struggled to bounce back from "an intrusive medical procedure" and found himself exhausted and fatigued onstage. The 45 year old, who was placed under doctors' care, returned to the spotlight in Detroit, Michigan on Friday night (25Jul14) but still appeared to be struggling to keep up with his bandmates.
Reports suggest Brown had difficulty with the demanding choreography and frequently walked to the end of the stage to pause and break from dance routines.
New Edition's current tour wraps up in Los Angeles on 3 August (14).
Actress Adrienne Bailon has blasted her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian in a scathing new magazine article, revealing she's tired of his fans and friends blaming her for the break-up.
The former Disney Channel star tells the new issue of Latina magazine she still has a lot of regrets about her time with Kim Kardashian's brother, revealing he cheated on her.
She says, "To this day, people will still say, 'You ruined Rob's life,' and I'll think, 'Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him'."
"It's common knowledge that he cheated on me. It always bothered me that people were like, 'Pero (but), why couldn’t you forgive him?' Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, 'You're disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you'. But women, we're supposed to be like, 'He messed up. He made a mistake'. "In my situation, it wasn't like, 'Oh my God! I made a mistake!' He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal."
Bailon and Kardashian split in 2009 after two years of dating.