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Actress Jennifer Garner will never sign up to a social networking website as her life is too boring to bother documenting.
The Dallas Buyers Club actress is adamant she will not be joining her husband, actor Ben Affleck, on Twitter.com, and she has no intention of using photo-sharing website Instagram either. Garner insists her stance has nothing to do with privacy issues or fears she will be hacked - she simply has nothing interesting to tell her online fans.
The mother-of-three tells People magazine, "I have a couple of reasons. One, I don't want any more guilt coming from my phone or computer. I have the hardest time answering emails, anyway, so the last thing I want to feel is indebted to my phone or computer. So it's time. And the other is, what would I Instagram that people would want to see (sic)? There is nothing I would put out that people would want to see. It's probably best to stay away. They don't want to see me and my mom friends after kindergarten drop-off."
Comedian/actor Billy Connolly hid his prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease from castmates on the set of new film What We Did On Our Holiday. The Scottish funnyman, whose character in the film is a cancer patient, stunned cast and crew when they discovered his health problems when filming wrapped.
Connolly received his cancer and Parkinson's diagnosis on the same day in September last year (13).
Filmmaker Andy Hamilton tells Scottish newspaper Daily Record, "The timeline was such that we didn't know about Billy's health problems during the film. He was very stoic. I presumed there was stuff going on but that wasn't a problem for us, he just soldiered on and was very professional. It was only after we finished that he told us he was having the surgery for prostate cancer, which was a success, and we learned later about the diagnosis of Parkinson's. He did a brilliant job of making sure that it wasn't our problem. We were really impressed that he managed so well."
After filming was complete, Connolly had surgery in America, which he said was "in and out, done", and was given the all-clear in October this year (14).
Twilight star Jackson Rathbone suffered a near-death experience on Thursday (18Sep14) when the pilot of a plane he was a passenger on was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine exploded. The actor was was travelling from Long Beach, California to Austin, Texas with his wife Sheila Hafsadi and two-year-old son Monroe when the right engine on the JetBlue aircraft malfunctioned shortly after take-off.
The cabin began filling with smoke and panic ensued as the oxygen masks failed to drop automatically, prompting "brave stewardesses" to manually fix the problem.
Rathbone documented the harrowing journey with a series of photos on his WhoSay.com account, revealing he was prepared for the worst as he hugged his family on the troubled aircraft, writing, "I recited the Lord's Prayer as I held my son and my wife in my arms. The pilot came on the PA and let us know we lost the right engine."
Alongside one snap of passengers standing on the runway after the emergency landing in Long Beach, he added, "We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian angels, we landed safely."
He then uploaded another photo of himself and his wife and kid, and explained how they had dashed for the exits as soon as possible, leaving all of their belongings behind: "I grabbed my son and jumped down the inflated ramp, my wife following. We left all our personal effects onboard. Who cares. We were alive."
Pop star Rihanna has aimed a foul-mouthed rant at U.S. TV bosses for dropping her song from a sports show in the aftermath of a domestic violence scandal affecting a player.
The Umbrella singer's hit track Run This Town had been reworked with a comedic segment featuring Don Cheadle for broadcast on Thursday Night Football last week (ends14Sep14). However, the song was dropped from the line-up after Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice was caught on camera allegedly assaulting his partner in an elevator resulting in a ban from playing in the National Football League (NFL).
Rihanna, who was a victim of domestic violence herself in 2009, has now spoken out about the song ban and accused TV bosses of punishing her for someone else's mistakes, insisting she does not want them running the track in this week's (beg15Sep14) show. In a serious of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F**k you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this... The audacity..." Reports suggest CBS bosses now plan to drop Rihanna's song for a second time following her Twitter.com rant.
Rihanna was left battered and bruised after she was beaten by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown following a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. Brown was later convicted of assault for attacking the singer.
"It was crazy. The doctor was like, 'You're going to help, you're going to deliver this baby', and I was like, 'Oh my God, I'm not ready'. I put on the scrubs and gloves and stuff and did the delivery. After the head came out, I was there, you know, and all I could think of was, 'Please do not drop this baby'." Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz was a big part of his son Saint Laszlo's delivery last month (Aug14).
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace was left tongue-tied when she first met her larger-than-life The Drop co-star James Gandolfini because he was everything she feared he would be. The new thriller was The Sopranos star's final film and Rapace can still vividly remember the day he walked into a diner to meet her and director Michael Roskam for the first time.
She recalls, "He was very real. I was sitting in a restaurant with Michael and it was the first time both of us met him. He was a big man. This big thing comes in the room and I feel something come in and both of us look up and Michael was like, 'Holy s**t, that's James and he's gonna be in the movie! What am I gonna do?' He was a fan.
"Then he stood up and said, 'Hey, I'm Michael, you're gonna be in my movie!' There was this awkward moment and I stood up and he was massive and his hands were, like, three times my hands, and I have big hands! I don't really get shy but I couldn't say anything."
Heavily pregnant actress Mila Kunis has made just under $1 million (£588,235) in profit by offloading her Los Angeles home. The Ted star placed the Laurel Canyon property on the market last month (Aug14) for almost $4 million (£2.4 million) and it didn't take long for her to find a buyer.
However, to ensure a quick sale, the mother-to-be agreed to drop the price for the five-bedroom, five-bathroom pad to $3.83 million (£2.25 million).
Kunis still pocketed a healthy profit as she purchased the pad in 2008 for $2.89 million (£1.7 million), reports TMZ.com.
The actress moved in with fiance Ashton Kutcher in May (14) after buying their first mansion together in Beverly Hills.
Kutcher sold off his bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills in early August (14) as he prepared to start a family.
Jennifer Garner was left without a cell phone after her husband Ben Affleck pushed her into the family swimming pool following his ice bucket challenge. The Argo star allowed his wife to drench him in cold water to raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and motor neurone disease, last month (Aug14).
In the video clip, Affleck is shown grabbing Garner after she drenched him and pulling her into the family swimming pool with him.
The Alias star has now revealed the stunt was unplanned, and it broke her cell phone which she had in her pocket at the time of the dunking.
Garner tells Access Hollywood, "If you drop your phone, or if your husband tosses you in the pool on the ALS Challenge and you weren't expecting it, and your phone was in your back pocket and it got killed... you have to go a day without your phone!... I had a day without my phone, and at first, it was, 'Ben, you could have told me, so I could have taken it out of my pocket,' but (then) it was so liberating not to have it and not to check it, and just be like, 'Well, people will have to call me if they need me!'"
James Gandolfini's young son took his father's place on the red carpet for the premiere of the late actor's final movie at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Friday (05Sep14). The Sopranos star's 14-year-old boy Michael attended the screening of The Drop, the last film his father made before his death in June last year (13), and spoke to reporters about his late dad.
Michael told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm just really proud of him. He loved acting. He loved being an actor. I know how hard he worked and I love how hard he worked.... So I love seeing him (onscreen), but at the same time it's hard."
The youngster was on vacation with his father in Italy when the 51 year old suffered a fatal heart attack at the hotel where they were staying.
Director Michael R. Roskam also spoke of Gandolfini's loss at The Drop premiere, revealing the screening brought back a lot of memories for the cast: "It's sinking in. I'm feeling it. We're all feeling it. We were talking all yesterday about him, all night about the memories."
Gandolfini's co-star Tom Hardy adds, "I was very grateful to have the privilege of working with him. He was so talented."
Rapper Snoop Dogg helped to surprise a blushing bride and her groom at the weekend (30-31Aug14) by showing up at their nuptials.
Neesha Ghadiali and Joe Scheller wed at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago on Sunday (31Aug14) and were shocked when their wedding photographer spotted the Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker exiting a limousine and convinced him to party with them. The rapper posed for pictures and interacted with guests at the wedding.
Photographer Sherry Hagerman tells the New York Daily News, "They had a great conversation and a ton of laughs inside the bar. Snoop was a blast to be around, and a really great person for making the day of Neesha and Joe a bit more special."