So you might have heard: there was a One Tree Hill reunion this weekend. In Paris. The gang got back together for an OTH convention hosted by Guest Events called, "From Wilmington To Paris 2." Should have been from Tree Hill to Paris, but we guess it's cool since it gave us the best pictures to ever grace our Instagrams.
Our favorite Tree Hill girls finally got back together again and gave us OTH fans photographic evidence:
Basically the best.
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B. Davis also reunited with her favorite Scott boys:
My two favorite Scotts. #PJRaven @ThisIsJamesLafferty #HomiesForLife #OTHfam
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Ouch. Is that a burn to Lucas/Chad I see Sophia Bush? Probs not, because she's amazing. And the sweetest girl ever. Plus, we think everyone secretly loved Dan so much because he was the funniest character to hate. And he's hot.
But guys, Sophia was not the only person blowing up our Instagram newsfeed. Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz) was a selfie fiend this weekend.
There was a Naley moment. I repeat, A NALEY MOMENT HAPPENED:
This handsome buggar... #paris @thisisjameslafferty
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Even a OTH family selfie:
@ptothejohan @robertearlbuckley @therealshantel @joylenz #hilarieburton #paris
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Everyone seemed to love Dan Scott (Paul Johannson) this weekend:
Champagne et une promenade avec un de mes amis les plus chers. How blessed I am to share these new memories with people I have known and loved for many years. Thank you #paris
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The James sisters were at it once again:
Mr & Mrs Paris... Hottest new couple in town! @joylenz #loveyasis #Paris #OTH
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Clay (Robert Buckley)and Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) made snow angels together and they didn't come out well, but it was perfect:
Clearly, our snow angel game needs a lot of work. @therealshantel #FWTP2
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Even Nanny Carrie was able to tone down the crazy and make it to this reunion:
Wow! Altogether again! Hillary joy James Antoine Torrey
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As expected, OTH fans freaked the hell out over this reunion:
This one tree hill gathering is really giving me the feels
— SHA (@ShainaWottitz) October 18, 2014
the fact that there's still one tree hill conventions going on after the show finishing years ago makes me emotional
— (@regalduckling) October 18, 2014
American fans were so sad they couldn't be there:
There's a One Tree Hill convention on in Paris and I'm so devastated I'm not there!
— AlouderLOVEGA (@EmilyyBennettt) October 19, 2014
People let this reunion make them wish (dream) for more:
I had a dream one tree hill was having a reunion season
— erudite (@amanduuurz) October 19, 2014
There were people ready to get on an airplane and fly right to Paris:
Where am I? Not at the #FWTP2 for the One Tree Hill convention. Where I want to be? #FWTP2.
— hale (@brookedaviz) October 18, 2014
People weren't even that mad that Chad had to cancel on the event:
Chad canceled but silver lining: free posters all around for us! Merci @GuestsEvents #FWTP2 pic.twitter.com/Ee0GWLRJZu
— Laura Van Staen (@LauraBlake__) October 19, 2014
Because Sophia is perfect and adorable with fans, as usual:
@sophiabush Thank you for the photo, I'm glad to met you for the first time. I love you so much #FWTP2 pic.twitter.com/LTbAyjVsVC
— I MET SOPHIA BUSH. (@badassbush) October 19, 2014
And the Clinn feels were so strong and perfect:
Shantel and Rob being super cute at their panel #fwtp2 pic.twitter.com/4Fh4piYFzK
— (@xRememberOTH) October 19, 2014
Shantel: "I'd pick Robert any day. He's my best friend!" AND THEN SHE HUGGED HIM. #FWTP2 #Clinn
— Laura Van Staen (@LauraBlake__) October 19, 2014
It was an amazing reunion and we all wish we were there. Excuse us while we go watch One Tree Hill for the rest of our Sunday. And week. We hope you do too.
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Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper and Kenneth 'babyface' Edmonds have been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Linda Perry and Jerry Garcia are also on the shortlist.
The inductees will be announced at a ceremony in New York next summer (15).
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honours those whose work represents "a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook"
Songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond founded the organisation.
Past inductees have included Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, Desmond Child, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren and Leonard Cohen.
Actor Seth Rogen turned on the TV executive who cancelled his cult TV series Freaks And Geeks after coming face to face with him at the weekend (11Oct14).
The U.S. show, which launched the careers of Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini and Busy Philipps, was taken off the air 14 years ago, but Rogen still holds a grudge against Garth Ancier, the NBC boss who shut down the series. And on Saturday, he got the chance to vent his frustration. Rogen took to Twitter on Sunday (12Oct14) and wrote:
"Last night I was in a room with the dude who cancelled Freaks and Geeks. And yes, I did totally call him out on it." And during an interview with the Huffington Post on Tuesday (14Oct14), Rogen detailed the meeting and added, "I was at Saturday Night Live watching backstage... and I overheard someone say the name of the guy who cancelled Freaks and Geeks. I know his name, obviously, because we've talked about how stupid he was for the last 15 years." When asked if he received an apology from the executive, Rogen replied, "No. He was like, 'You know, I kept telling (show creator) Judd (Apatow), give them a victory, give them a victory', and I was like, 'The whole show was about how, in high school, you always lose all the time and that's it!' He went to a private school and was very rich as a child.'" Ancier gave his side of the story on his Facebook page shortly after catching up with Rogen, and wrote, "In the writers room at SNL tonight, still taking some mild abuse for cancelling Freaks and Geeks 14 years ago... once again, Judd Apatow and cast, sorry!"
After Rogen went public with their confrontation, Ancier added, "I absolutely hated canceling this particular show. It was clear from the very beginning that Freaks and Geeks had great writing from Judd and Paul Feig, and a tremendous cast. This was an awful decision that has haunted me forever. "For what it is worth, I have watched all of the episodes over and over again on Netflix, and asked myself what I could have done better to save it. "To be honest, I thought we had a nice conversation that evening. I have a strong feeling that the tweet was on behalf of Freaks and Geeks fans. After all, he and his co-stars (James Franco, etc.) have all become movie stars, and had the show continued..."
Actor James Marsden insists it was an "honor" to take Paul Walker's role in new film The Best Of Me following his death last year (13).
The Fast and the Furious star had been cast to play the lead role of Dawson in the film adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' best-selling romance novel of the same name. He died in a car accident last November (13), and a month later Marsden was offered the role, which he admits was a humbling task to take on. He tells Us Weekly, "All I can say about that is he is just one of those tremendous actors that was even that much more special of a human being. "There was a wonderful energy about him and he was a terrific actor. You always want to be good stepping into a role like this but it felt a little bit more of an honor to play this role because of him."
The project reunites Marsden with Sparks a decade after they collaborated on hit 2004 film The Notebook.
British singer/songwriter Lynsey De Paul has died, aged 64. The veteran pop star, who was the first woman to win an Ivor Novello songwriting award, passed away at a hospital in London on Wednesday morning (01Oct14) after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Her longtime songwriting partner Barry Blue has paid tribute in a message posted on Twitter.com, writing, "I can't really take this tragic news in... We were like brother and sister for over 40 years. I have lost a true friend... RIP Lynsey."
Her niece, Olivia Rubin, says, "She was in perfect health. She was a vegetarian, she didn't smoke, she didn't drink - she was amazing, in fact. (Her death) was completely unexpected."
De Paul rose to fame in the 1970s and scored her first chart hit with 1972's Sugar Me.
Her other hits included Won't Somebody Dance With Me, which earned her an Ivor Novello, making her the first woman to take home the prestigious award. De Paul won a second for her 1974 track No Honestly, the theme tune to the sitcom of the same name.
She represented Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977, coming in second place with Rock Bottom, and she went on to write hits for acts including Dame Shirley Bassey and The Real Thing. In later years she branched out into TV work, classical music and even acting in a TV show called Kingdom opposite Stephen Fry.
De Paul dated celebrities including Ringo Starr, James Coburn, Sir Sean Connery, Bernie Taupin and Dudley Moore, but she never married.
Rockers Kiss have helped to raise over $1 million (£625,000) for the renovation of a military museum in Oregon named after guitarist Tommy Thayer's father. Rockers Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Thayer were all on hand for a gala fundraiser in Lake Oswego on Sunday (14Sep14), where proceeds from ticket sales benefited the Oregon Military Museum, which is located at the state's National Guard's Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.
Thayer has been involved with the campaign to raise $15 million (£9.4 million) for renovations for the past three years, after asking the Major General in charge of the National Guard if they would consider naming the museum after his father, Brigadier General James B. Thayer.
Now 93, Thayer is a World War II veteran, who helped liberate a Nazi death camp, and the musician wanted to honour his dad, who he considers to be a "great Oregonian and a great hero personal hero of mine and my brothers".
Stanley tells local newspaper The Oregonian that he was more than happy to help his bandmate raise funds for the museum, stating, "Any time that we can do anything that celebrates the military, it's something we want to be a part of. Those are people we need to spotlight and if we can use our spotlight to shine on the people who really deserve it, then it's something we should do.
"The bonus here is that we're also shining a spotlight on General Thayer, Tommy's dad, a spectacular guy, a real hero, someone who's done great things with his time in the service. It's a double whammy. A win win. We owe it to these people who've given so much to us."
As part of the gala, an auction was held to raise funds, with items including one of Stanley's guitars, which sold for $20,000 (£12,500).
The band also played a 14-song set, and closed with an acoustic version of their hit song Rock and Roll All Night.
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Sir Paul McCartney has enlisted his famous friends including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Kiss and The Cure to record a tribute album featuring covers of his songs.
Artists including Willie Nelson, Barry Gibb, Roger Daltrey, Brian Wilson, Def Leppard and Alice Cooper have also recorded tracks for The Art of Paul McCartney, which features songs from The Beatles, Wings and his solo career.
Notable inclusions are Chrissie Hynde's version of Let It Be, Billy Joel singing Live and Let Die, Bob Dylan's Things We Said Today, and The Cure's cover of Hello Goodbye, which they recorded with the music veteran's son James.
The album is set to hit shelves in November (14).
British actor and comedian James Corden is preparing to relocate to America after officially landing the role as the new host of TV's The Late Late Show. The Begin Again star will take over from fellow Brit Craig Ferguson, who will depart the programme after nine years as host in December (14).
Monday's (08Sep14) announcement from CBS network bosses comes a month after reports initially surfaced revealing Corden was the frontrunner for the job, and the 36 year old can't believe his luck.
A statement released by Corden reads: "I can't describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson.
"To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America's No. 1 (sic) network is hugely exciting. I can't wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy."
Corden is no stranger to U.S. audiences - he won a Tony Award in 2012 for his star turn in Broadway show One Man, Two Guvnors, while he also appeared in the 2006 film adaptation of The History Boys, and landed a role alongside Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in comedy drama Begin Again, which was released earlier this year (14).
He is also set to hit the big screen as The Baker in the highly-anticipated Into the Woods movie musical, which will hit theatres in the U.S. at Christmas (25Dec14), and American cinema audiences will also be able to see him as Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts when hit 2013 biopic One Chance is released this autumn (14).
America's The Late Late Show airs Monday to Friday after The Late Show With David Letterman.
Hollywood actor James Mcavoy showed off his sporting skills by playing in a Scottish celebrity soccer match over the weekend (06-07Sep14). The Atonement star joined a squad for the game at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday (07Sep14) to raise funds for a number of good causes, including War Child and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
During the game, McAvoy scored a goal to help the team led by retired Scottish soccer player Paul McStay to a 3-2 victory over a squad led by sports star Rio Ferdinand.
The actor says of the feat, "It was like a weird dream. I couldn't believe it even when I scored."
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, along with 24: Live Another Day star Ross McCall, also took part in the event.
Veteran actor Billy Crystal saluted his late friend and fellow funnyman Robin Williams as a comedic "genius" in a touching tribute at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday (25Aug14). The Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting star committed suicide at his California home on 11 August (14) and his close pal Crystal was given the task of memorialising Williams at the annual prizegiving, which salutes the best in TV.
Taking to the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live at the end of the traditional In Memorium segment, which was set to the tune of Sara Bareilles singing a moving rendition of Nat King Cole classic Smile, Crystal recalled how he used to struggle to keep up with his old friend's quick wit and mountains of energy as they performed together in the early days of their careers.
Crystal said, "He made us laugh, hard... He made us laugh, big time. I spent many hours with Robin onstage. I mean, the brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was, kind of, thrilling. I used to think if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds I would be OK..."
He continued, "As genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine: supportive, protective, loving. It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives.
"For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy. But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled, but miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever and the glow will be so bright, it will warm your heart, it will make your eyes glisten and you'll think to yourselves, 'Robin Williams, what a concept.'"
Ironically, the late funnyman honoured Jonathan Winters during the same Emmy Awards segment last year (13).
Others remembered in the In Memorium piece, prior to Crystal's heartwarming tribute to Williams, included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, Paul Walker, James Garner, Peter O'Toole, Maya Angelou, Bob Hoskins, Mickey Rooney and Harold Ramis.