David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti has confirmed rumours the reclusive rock icon is planning to release another new album. Visconti, who worked on Bowie's 2013 shock comeback record The Next Day, has stated there will "definitely" be a new release from the star "soon".
He also suggested Bowie may even break his self-imposed live exile for a promotional concert.
The news comes after the Starman hitmaker issued a statement in July (14) which included the line, "More music soon".
Editors at CNN quote Visconti as saying, "There's gonna be another album, definitely... soon... I don't think he's gonna busk in the tube... on the (London) Underground. As far as a concert is concerned I have no idea. He clearly didn't promote The Next Day with a concert and whether he does for the next one I don't know and I couldn't predict that - it's up to him. It's whatever takes his fancy."
A collection of candid Polaroids taken of Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks 40 years ago are to be unveiled as part of a new exhibition in New York. The 24 Karat Gold showcase at the Morrison Hotel Gallery will coincide with the release of the rocker's new album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, which will be released in early October (14).
Nicks reveals she took the self-portraits "long after everyone had gone to bed", explaining, "Some people don't sleep at night - I am one of those people."
She adds, "I would begin after midnight and go until four or five in the morning. I stopped at sunrise - like a vampire... I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures. They went into shoeboxes, where they remained.
"I did everything - I was the stylist, the make-up artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy - I was the model."
Nicks' photographer pal Dave Stewart, who also co-produced her new album and 2011's In Your Dreams, selected the photos which will be on show to fans and the public at the gallery.
The singer reveals to the New York Times that she has boxes full of Polaroids of herself taken between 1975 and 1987 and only stopped snapping them when her Polaroid cameras "broke down".
The fierce rivalry between America's Republican and Democratic party leaders has prompted actor Rob Lowe to abandon his dreams of a career in politics. The 50 year old, who portrayed White House staffer Sam Seaborn in political drama The West Wing, has previously admitted he would love to one day run for office, revealing he'd love to "serve" his country.
In 2011, he stated, "My experience of politicians is that people who serve are doing it for the right reasons. There are, however, idiots in both parties (Democrats and Republicans)."
However, Lowe has since had a change of heart after witnessing the political stalemate that continues to seriously impede progress on tightened gun laws, affordable healthcare and other fiscal-related legislation during President Barack Obama's time in office.
Lowe, a self-described "liberal Democrat", tells The New York Times, "The tenor in this country is so... I can't think of any other word than 'gross'... Running would be hard to do.
"For the first time in my life... I don't idealise or romanticise running for office and that's really sad."
However, it hasn't stopped Lowe from playing a politician onscreen - he portrayed assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 2013 TV movie Killing Kennedy.
The Black Keys star Dan Auerbach used new album Turn Blue as a form of therapy after his marriage to Stephanie Gonis collapsed. Auerbach went through a very nasty and public divorce in 2013 with his wife of four years and mother of his daughter, Sadie.
Gonis accused him of pushing her to self harming and he hit back by insisting she tried to commit suicide by slashing her legs in front of their child.
Now the musician has revealed he managed to overcome the pain of the split by writing tracks for his new record.
Auerbach tells the Brisbane Times, "Usually when I sit down with a song I can write about whatever I want. I can make things up, I can tell a story, I can be creative, there are no rules. But with this one my head was just so wrapped up in what was going on in my life immediately around me that I couldn't focus on anything else.
"I had to write about what was going on in my head. I used this record as a form of therapy, but that was also unavoidable. It wasn't like I could do something else, or write about something else, it was almost a necessity."
Stars including J.K. Rowling, Geri Halliwell, Laurence Fox, and Richard E. Grant are celebrating after Scotland voted to reject independence from the U.K.
Scots went to the polls on Thursday (18Sep14) for a ballot on whether to break away from the rest of Britain to become a self-governing nation. More than 55 per cent of voters chose to stay in the union, defeating the independence bid, and celebrities who had previously voiced their support for a 'No' vote took to Twitter.com on Friday (19Sep14) to share their delight after the result was announced.
Harry Potter author Rowling writes, "Been up all night watching Scotland make history. A huge turnout, a peaceful democratic process: we should be proud", Gosford Park star Fox writes, "Morning Scotland. Love you very much", and singer/songwriter Billy Bragg adds, "Referendum result: a new constitutional settlement for U.K. Big thank you to people of Scotland for putting devo (devolution) for England on the agenda."
Former Spice Girls star Halliwell writes, "Thank you Scotland - together we are Great Britain. X", actor Grant tweets, "Huge relief that we continue to be the United Kingdom", and True Blood star Robert Kazinsky adds, "Thank you Scotland, would be sad if one of (my) favorite places on earth was no longer part of my home. Back to the highlands I can go!"
Many of those who supported the 'Yes' campaign are trying to take some positives from the result - actor Alan Cumming writes, "Yes still means something. Please try to remember that. My YES friends", and Simon Pegg adds, "Feel sad for those who campaigned hard for a yes vote. Hopefully some meaningful change will come of this. It was by no means a landslide."
Other stars tweeting their surprise at how the campaign galvanised Scots into voting include Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, and Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis. However, one celebrity was left red-faced by the election result - Fast & Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez thought the country had voted for independence, tweeting, "And the Scot's vote... Was a Yes!!!"
Jack White has reached out to fellow rocker Dave Grohl to explain himself after appearing to take aim at his band the Foo Fighters for no reason during a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday night (17Sep14). The former The White Stripes star launched into a four-minute rant during the show at Fenway Park, focusing the majority of his complaint on the content of Rolling Stone magazine and editorial decisions made by its co-founder and editor Jann Wenner.
He also appeared to lambast the Foo Fighters, noting their use of two guitarists "playing the same parts" to cover up any potential mistakes.
White's comments went viral shortly after the show, and now his publicist has spoken out to assure fans the remarks were made in jest.
In a statement issued to WENN, his representative writes, "Dear dream-makers of the media... Last night Jack White made a joke on stage!
"There was a minor equipment mishap, specifically with his guitar, and in an effort to keep his audience engaged, he made a joke! It was meant to be funny and self deprecating: 'hey sorry, you're stuck with just me up here...' vs the Foo Fighters who have three guitar players on stage and regularly play stadium shows."
The spokesperson goes on to reveal that White called Grohl on Thursday (18Sep14) to smooth over relations, adding, "Jack has the upmost (sic) respect for the Foo Fighters and communicated with Grohl this morning."
Meanwhile, the Foo Fighters have poked fun at the rumours of a feud by posting a photo of a chimpanzee holding a guitar on their Twitter.com page, alongside the caption, "Busted....behold, the secret of the Foo Fighters sound...."
"I keep them in the basement, but I think at the moment they basically reflect my self-esteem. So eventually when I feel great about myself, they'll move up to the main floor." Modern Family actor Ty Burrell on where he displays his two Emmy Awards, after winning his second trophy at the prizegiving last month (Aug14).
The Good Wife star Alan Cumming has turned journalist to write an impassioned plea to his fellow Scots to vote for independence. The actor has been a vocal supporter of the 'Yes' campaign ahead of the referendum in Scotland on Thursday (18Sep14) when voters will go to the polls to decide whether they want to leave the United Kingdom.
Cumming, who is currently appearing in the Broadway production of Cabaret, flew back to Glasgow last week (ends14Sep14) to continue campaigning during a break from the show, and he has now penned an emotive piece for the New York Times.
The star cannot vote as he moved to the U.S. and became an American citizen, but he is urging his countrymen to make the effort to hit the polling stations.
He writes, "The atmosphere is extraordinary. The whole country is engaged as never before. There has never been anything so politically important to me... This is not about hating the English. It is about democracy and self-determination. Scotland is weary of being ruled by governments it did not vote for... The Yes campaign is about hope for a fairer, more caring and prosperous society; the No campaign says only: better the devil you know.
"I am an optimist. Westminster's leaders, like the rest of the world, may have only just cottoned on, but independence is a step we Scots have been contemplating carefully for a long time. After 16 years of devolution, we don't need training wheels any more. We can go it alone."
British pop star Katy B has shared an emotional tribute to her brother following his death over the weekend (13-14Sep14). The singer's sibling Andrew had been left brain-damaged and paralysed following an accident 18 months ago, and he passed away on Saturday (13Sep14) after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The Lights On hitmaker posted a picture of Andrew as a child on her Instagram.com page, and remembered her beloved brother in a touching message.
She writes, "The most beautiful soul I ever knew passed away. He had a cardiac arrest and his heart stopped. I am still in total and utter shock. My one and only brother Andrew Brien did not deserve to die this young... Andrew had previously had an accident which left him severely brain damaged to the point of being completely paralysed, not being able to talk or move or do anything for him self (sic), almost like a coma state, anyone who knows someone with brain injury will tell you how devastating it is, grieving and missing someone who is still alive.
"I guess he had finally thought f**k this, he is now free of pain and doctors and medication and can now look over all of us, having a good chuckle as he always did... Thank you to his kind kind friends that have come to visit and have raised money for the causes supporting his condition, we are so so grateful, I know we are all so thankful to have known him, I would give anything to have him back here again, but now we must honour his life, hopefully one day my heart will heal."
An Orange Is The New Black writer who realised she was gay on the set of the hit prison drama has filed for divorce after falling in love with one of the show's stars. Lauren Morelli and her husband, Steve Basilone, have jointly filed to end their two-year marriage just three months after she opened up about her sexuality in an essay she wrote for Identities.Mic in May (14).
Morelli wrote, "I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set. While Writing for Orange Is the New Black, I Realized I Am Gay.
"Five months after my wedding, I flew to New York to start production on my first episode of Orange, and from that moment on my life fell into a parallel rhythm with (lead characters) Piper's story in a way that went from interesting to terrifying in a matter of months."
It took an intimate scene between lesbian characters Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) and Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) for Morelli to really come to terms with her sexuality.
She adds, "I was nervous about the first love scene I'd written for Alex and Piper. I loved writing it, loved watching a tenderness emerge in their relationship where passion always seemed to be the ruling principle, but by that time, I was so deep in my own self-doubt that I constantly felt like a fraud. I was sure it was bleeding into my writing. How could it not? I was married to a man, but I wasn't straight."
Since coming out, she has been snapped holding hands and kissing Samira Wiley, who plays frustrated lesbian character Poussey Washington on the show, and the new couple has posted shots of themselves together on Instagram.com.