A security guard on the set of Steven Spielberg and Noah Wyle's TV drama Falling Skies has been killed after he was hit by a runaway truck. The unidentified man lost his life after he was pinned between the truck and a tree on Monday night (15Sep14).
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the fatal incident took place just outside Vancouver, Canada.
Filming on the TV series has been halted as local police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigate the incident.
"There actually is a porn star named Justin Long, so when I went to get my SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card, he had, like, one legitimate credit in a late night soft core movie, so I almost had to go with my middle initial. But I wonder what his real name is." Actor Justin Long on sharing his name with an adult movie star.
Actor Justin Long is on the mend after undergoing hernia surgery last week (ends14Sep14). The Live Free or Die Hard star was a guest on U.S. TV personality Andy Cohen's late night show Watch What Happens Live on Monday night (15Sep14), and just before the programme started, the excited host jumped into Long's arms to greet him, straddling him with his legs.
However, Cohen had no idea Long was recovering from the procedure, and the actor recalled the harrowing moment on live TV and said, "It's a move I'm very familiar with, because I am a monkey, like Andy is, and I do that to people all the time.
"But what Andy didn't know is that a couple (of) seconds before he did that, I was going through my head, 'I wonder if I should tell Andy that I had hernia surgery four days ago', which I did. I had laparoscopic hernia surgery."
Cohen later posted a photo on his Instagram account of himself in his guest's arms, and Long later replied to him on Twitter and wrote, "What the audience can't see is the 5 day-old surgically implanted hernia patch, now struggling, to hold my intestines in!"
R&B hunk Trey Songz has reportedly embarked on a new romance with singer/dancer Mila J after working together on his new album, Trigga. The Bottoms Up hitmaker shared a snap of the rumoured couple on his Instagram.com account on Friday (12Sep14), when both artists attended a benefit gala in New York. Sources tell Eonline.com the pair was inseparable during the Fostering a Legacy party, and kissed and cuddled throughout the night.
Rocker Vince Neil has let slip plans for Motley Crue's final shows, revealing the band will return to the site of their first gigs and perform a fan-only concert at the Whisky a Go Go after a three-night stand at a Los Angeles arena. The singer joined his bandmates to announce their farewell tour earlier this year (14), and as fans await for the second leg of dates next month (Oct14), Neil reveals there are already plans for the group's swansong.
He tells Las Vegas Weekly, "Rumour has it, the last few shows are going to be Vegas and L.A., because we wanted to end in 2016 in Los Angeles, where we started.
"After New Year's, we'll do three nights at one of the arenas in L.A. and then do a special show at the Whisky a Go Go on our 35th anniversary."
Bandmate Tommy Lee recently told Rolling Stone, "We want to finish where we started. There's talk about the Staples Centre and the Forum, though it might end with a 1am show at the Whisky. F**k, we all used to live around the corner from that club."
And bassist Nikki Sixx added, "After we take the final bow, I'm gonna drive home alone with the radio off. I'll go past the Roxy, the Rainbow and the Troubadour. I'll open the door to my house and be like, 'Where did all the f**king years go?' Then I'll close the door and wait for the next chapter."
The next leg of the band's farewell tour will kick off in Oklahoma on 10 October (14).
Sharon Osbourne has voiced her disdain at receiving U2's new album for free via Apple's iTunes downloading service, insisting the automatic addition of Songs Of Innocence to her music library is an "invasion" of her privacy. The Irish rockers accepted a deal worth a reported $100 million (£62.5 million) from Apple bosses to offer up their new release for free to its half a billion iTunes customers around the world last week (ends12Sep14), as part of the marketing campaign for the tech giant's new iPhone 6 and iWatch devices.
However, not everyone appreciated the U2 giveaway - rapper Tyler, The Creator recently compared waking up with Songs of Innocence on his phone to contracting a sexually transmitted disease, and on Monday night (15Sep14), Osbourne took aim at the band for selling out to get its music heard.
Taking to Twitter.com, Osbourne ranted, "U2 you are business moguls not musicians anymore. No wonder you have to give your mediocre music away for free cause no one wants to buy it... PS, btw (by the way) you are just a bunch of middle age political groupies... (sic)".
On Tuesday (16Sep14), Osbourne opened up further about the reason for her tirade during an episode of her U.S. daytime show The Talk, explaining she would have liked the option of accepting the download instead of having it added to her music library without her knowledge.
She said, "(They) give it away for free, whether you want it or not... It fills up space on your iPhone... This is an invasion of my private space, my entertainment space...!"
The rock matriarch went on to insist that U2's decision to give away their new material only causes more problems for the music industry, which is already struggling with falling sales figures, making it harder for new artists to survive.
She continued, "They set a precedent that music is disposable, it's just another piece of software and it's nothing, you should give it away for free.
"Sorry guys... there's a whole new breed of artist coming up that need that money to survive to be able to continue to create. We're not all billionaires, we're not all in your world. So stop with you're 'doing us a favour by giving it away for free'. Keep it to yourselves!"
Apple executives have since responded to the backlash from some iTunes users by sharing instructions on how to delete Songs of Innocence from their devices.
Boxing star Gerald Washington has been placed behind bars after California police discovered a warrant out for his arrest following a traffic stop on Monday night (15Sep14). Cops pulled over the 32 year old's Chevy truck after spotting the vehicle "straddling the lines" of the road in Burbank.
They discovered he was driving with expired licence tags and, upon running his name through the police system, officers learned he was wanted for previously driving without a licence.
Washington was taken into custody and is currently being held on $5,000 (£3,125) bail, reports TMZ.com.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has taken aim at her husband Kanye West's critics after they attacked the rapper for allegedly demanding handicapped fans at a recent Australian concert stand up and dance. The Stronger hitmaker incurred the wrath of disability rights campaigners Down Under over the weekend (12-14Sep14) after video footage emerged online showing the rapper singling out a fan in a wheelchair and demanding he get on his feet if he wanted West to continue with a show in Sydney on Friday night (12Sep14).
After realising his mistake, West said, "Is he in a wheelchair?... OK, you (are) fine."
He subsequently attempted to brush off the controversy during Monday's (15Sep14) concert in Brisbane, insisting the press criticism of the gig misunderstanding only fuels his drive to succeed.
He told the crowd, "At my concerts I make sure everybody has good a time as possible. So all this demonising me, it ain't (sic) going to work after a while. Pick a new target, pick a new target. Cause I'm not one of these dumba** artists that you're used to."
Kardashian later shared footage of the show on Instagram.com and also lashed out at detractors for spreading false rumours about her new husband's alleged behaviour.
In the accompanying video caption, she wrote, "What an amazing Australian tour! Its (sic) frustrating that something so awesome could be clouded by lies in the media.
"Kanye never asked anyone in a wheel chair (sic) to stand up & the audience videos show that. He asked for everyone to stand up & dance UNLESS they were in a wheel chair."
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.
Veteran singer Barbra Streisand was overjoyed to perform a 'duet' with Elvis Presley from beyond the grave, hailing the moment as "special". The Way We Were hitmaker sings along with The King on his hit ballad Love Me Tender for her new album Partners, which also includes duets with other iconic performers such as Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie.
Streisand admits she felt honoured to work with such a galaxy of stars on the record, but her track with Presley was a moment to remember.
She tells Sky News, "You know, I had met Elvis when I opened the International Hotel (in Las Vegas) in 1969 and then two weeks later Elvis came in. He came to my opening night and I came to his opening night, but to sing with him now virtually, around his track, was kind of special to me, because I thought he was so special. There's something right about that because we did have this connection twice."