Celebrity pilot Harrison Ford was forced to make an emergency landing on a California golf course on Thursday (05Mar15) after experiencing a mechanical issue while flying a two-seater vintage fighter plane. Reports suggest the actor was taken to hospital after he crashed the World War Two aircraft on Penmar Golf Course, minutes after taking off from nearby Santa Monica Airport.
Sources tell TMZ.com the Star Wars actor suffered multiple gashes to his head and was treated at the golf course by two doctors before paramedics arrived and carried him to an ambulance on a stretcher.
Howard Tabe, an employee at the Penmar Golf Course, tells NBC News, "There was blood all over his face... Two very fine doctors were treating him, taking good care of him. I helped put a blanket under his hip."
Ford, who is in a stable condition in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was the only person onboard the plane.
National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating the incident.
Ford's son, Ben Ford, has taken to Twitter.com to update fans on his dad's condition, assuring them the Hollywood star is doing fine.
He wrote, "At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man. Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad."
This is not the first time Ford has been involved in a plane crash - a six-passenger plane he was piloting took a hard landing in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the summer of 2000 and the actor also crash-landed a helicopter in October, 1999.
Celebrities have taken to social media to offer Ford their support - Melissa Joan Hart, Dane Cook, Josh Gad and filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan were among the friends and fans sending prayers and thoughts on Twitter.com, while Star Trek icon William Shatner, who is still recovering from the death of his friend Leonard Nimoy last week (27Feb15), writes, "Thoughts going out to Harrison Ford for a speedy recovery."
Actor Josh Duhamel jokingly offered his wife Fergie as a surrogate to new co-star Dean Winters during an awkward TV interview in America on Wednesday (18Feb15).
After embarrassing his Battle Creek castmate by revealing his ex-girlfriends were always on the set, Transformers star Duhamel suggested his wife would be perfect for Winters when he revealed he was keen to become a dad. The single John Wick star told U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live he wanted to become a father this year (15), prompting Duhamel to quip, "I could talk to my wife."
Winters said, "I'm not getting any younger, so I need do this right now... I think I want to start off with the kid and then see what happens."
His co-star then confessed that he and his wife are hoping to expand their brood "in the next year or two". The couple's son Axl was born in August, 2013.
This Grammys was a huge celebration of music and not just of last year’s, that was pretty evident with the show opening with an AC/DC performance of “Highway to Hell”. Sam Smith took home 4 Grammys , proving that he was the new comer that has come out on top. Kanye also had his first ever Grammy performance and it was very heartfelt. We decided to sum up our feeling from the night’s event using 15 tweets that were just so real.
1. Kanye has to be trolling us, right?
“@GGNewMusic: "NOT SMILING MAKES ME SMILE" -KW #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/dDqXtAEnEP” we still love you #kanye
— jovanka segura (@4sureisSegura) February 9, 2015
2. Our drinking game of the night.
Ah, the now classic #GRAMMYs drinking game of taking a drink every time LL Cool J licks his lips is on. As per @TheLandfill.
— Matt Wake (@matthewbwake) February 9, 2015
3. We want to say Rihanna.
“@9GAG: WHO WORE IT BETTER? #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/YMOmpUkCOT” @HPantaleon
— Hartemes Rosario S. (@Hartemes9) February 9, 2015
4. On Pharrell's stage exit:
I really expected him to moon walk #letdown #GRAMMYs
— chelsea (@chellyrobynbean) February 9, 2015
5. Sorry, but what was Miranda Lambert singing about?
Is “You can’t ride in my little red wagon” a euphemism for something? #Grammys
— Fake Geek Queen❄️ (@SailorSoapbox) February 9, 2015
6. Really, your home?
"Welcome back to my home." Now I'm picturing LL Cool J pulling an air mattress out to the middle of the Staples Center at night. #GRAMMYs
— Jenna Anderson (@heyitsjennalynn) February 9, 2015
7. Coincidence? I think not!
Madonna is wearing the color scheme of a vampire / visitors from the original V series. Whatever you think I'm implying, I am. #GRAMMYs
— Graham Cawthon (@GrahamCawthon) February 9, 2015
All the 'Beck is still making music?' jokes stopped making sense the moment I realized Tom Petty was nominated in that category. #GRAMMYs
— Josh Flagner (@RailbirdJ) February 9, 2015
9. Can we just party with Taylor Swift?
“@peoplemag: No one is having more fun tonight than @taylorswift13: Exhibit A. #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/gSDM8YqamU” I just love her!
— Loreal Fultz (@FultzLoreal) February 9, 2015
10. Ed Sheeran could just play the whole show and we wouldn't mind.
I'm so happy <3 @edsheeran #Edkilledit #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/PFs3ulMaoX
— Emily Pasquinelli ⚓☁ (@Emily_Katers) February 9, 2015
11. What a great way to use this platform.
having to go on national television to talk about your abuse is such a brave and powerful thing to do and I'm so glad she did #ItsOnUs
— x (@niallftlloyd) February 9, 2015
12. What kind of show is this again?
Seriously #GRAMMYs...you really should consider actually giving out awards at your awards show. #thisisjustaconcert #Seriously
— Brandie (@whitebread_81) February 9, 2015
13. Add this to the list on why we love Prince.
“@HuffPostEnt: Best line from the the #Grammys pic.twitter.com/e7Z0qJVzzG”MY EVERYTHING
— Jade (@tkozarry) February 9, 2015
14. Loved it, but YES!
Anyone else feel like Kristen Wiig basically did a super mashup of all her SNL characters for that #Sia performance? #Grammys
— Becca Frucht (@BeccaFrucht) February 9, 2015
15. The struggle:
When Everyone KNOWS You're THE SHIT But You Don't Win Album Of The YEAR !!! #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/WPiwH8yWJG
— MEDIATAKEOUT (@MediaTakeoutTV) February 9, 2015
What do you think of this year's Grammys? Tweet us your answers using the Twitter handles below!
Rapper-turned-actor Kid Cudi had no idea his same-sex kissing scenes had been cut from new movie James White until he attended the premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday (23Jan15).
The Day 'n' Nite hitmaker, real name Scott Mescudi, took on the role as the lead character's best friend in the drama, about a young New Yorker trying to come to terms with his father's death as his mother battles cancer, and he even filmed a number of scenes in which his character 'comes out' and locks lips with a male pal, played by David Call. However, Cudi only learned the intimate scenes had been left on the cutting room floor when he sat down to watch James White for the first time.
Speaking after the screening, Cudi said, "I'm mad (director Josh Mond) cut out my kissing scenes with David.
"We made out so many times - and it was so good! That's my only gripe."
And Cudi insists he had no problem playing a gay character because he is "secure" with his own sexuality. He tells Billboard.com, "My thing is what story are we trying to tell here? I didn't flinch (at playing a homosexual). I'm secure with mine (sexuality). I'm an artist - it's all about playing characters that are intriguing and stimulating."
He continues, "When he (his character) comes out of the closet it's not really a thing. I think that's something the world needs to see. 'Cause it's not a thing. We're all equal...
"This was way different than anything else I've ever done. It was dope (cool) to do that."
Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting joked about her recent anti-feminism comments at Wednesday's (07Jan15) People's Choice Awards, calling her appearance at the prizegiving part of her "apology tour".
The Big Bang Theory star hit headlines after telling Redbook magazine she does not identify with feminists demanding equal rights because she has never faced inequality, adding that she likes to cook and "serve" her husband Ryan Sweeting.
Her comments caused an uproar among women's rights campaigners and Cuoco-Sweeting took to her Instagram.com account last week (ends04Jan15) to apologize, suggesting the remarks attributed to her were not accurately represented. She wrote, "I apologize if anyone was offended. Anyone that truly knows me, knows my heart and knows what I meant."
During the awards show on Wednesday, the actress attempted to make light of the controversy as she presented the Favorite Comedic Movie Actress prize with her The Wedding Ringer co-stars Josh Gad and Kevin Hart.
During their introduction, Gad said, "Kaley, are you sure you want to do that category given your anti-feminism stance?" and Cuoco-Sweeting responded, "Guys, I have to, it's part of my apology tour."
Later in the night, the blonde beauty was feted with the Favorite Comedic TV Actress prize, but forgot to thank her husband, tennis pro Sweeting, during her acceptance speech. In an attempt to make up for her omission, she asked her The Big Bang Theory co-star and ex-boyfriend Johnny Galecki to thank Sweeting on her behalf as he accepted their prize for Favorite TV Show. Galecki joked, "Ryan, thank you. You are my heart. And I can't imagine where I'd be without you."
Actor Josh Gad is reportedly in talks to portray late movie critic Roger Ebert in a new film opposite Will Ferrell.
Russ & Roger Go Beyond will be based on the making of Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, which Ebert wrote the screenplay for.
Ferrell will play sexploitation filmmaker Russ Meyer, who directed the 1970 cult film.
Jonah Hill was originally eyed for the role of Ebert, but the deal never came to fruition, according to Hollywood-Elsewhere.com.
The revered film critic lost his battle with cancer in 2013, while Meyer died from complications of pneumonia in 2004.
Maybe it's because we've been struggling to find one man to love us, let alone two, or maybe it's because it reduces pretty awesome female characters to a girl who can't decide which boy she loves, but we've grown a pretty tired of the love triangle trope saturating so many TV shows and movies. It seems like vampires are only ever happy if they're competing for a girl (and, of course, they simply must be vampires). Are there really no other ways to complicate a love story?
1. Sookie/Eric/Bill (True Blood)
Sookie, waitress (who spends shockingly little time actually waiting tables) and faerie, loves vampire Bill Compton. She is "his," which is some pseudo-romantic vampire way of possessing a woman like an object, and along comes douchey bad-haired vampire Eric. She hates Eric at first, but then he cuts his hair and gets amnesia, forgetting he's actually a jerk, and they fall in love. And then the two vampires compete over her for, like, ever. After this whole love triangle (a square, if you consider her relationship with werewolf Alcide) ordeal fades, she ends the series with a rando who we don't meet. Umm, cool? At least we had some steamy moments of threesome fantasies.
2. Olivia/Jake/Fitz (Scandal)
Is anyone into Olivia and Fitz anymore? We're not really sure there would be a show without this love triangle though, because Pope & Prez need to be lovers torn apart, and, what with the First Lady generally approving of their relationship (and engaging in extramarital affairs of her own), something needs to keep them apart. Enter Jake, secret agent man. We like Olivia Pope best when she's wearing Burberry trenches and "handling" situations like nobody else can. We tolerate her love life (although we do cherish the non-booty calls and her standing up for herself).
3. Jack/Kate/Sawyer (Lost)
We're not sure if we'll ever fully understand what happened on Lost, but we do know that the episodes weren't nearly as entertaining when they focused on this love triangle. Wasn't there enough going on here without this overplayed scenario?
4. Bella/Jacob/Edward (The Twilight Saga)
As much as we tried to bury our head in the sand and avoid this book/film series, the cursed Team Edward/Team Jacob drama found a way to perpetually enter our lives. Its ubiquity alone is enough to grow tired of. As far as we're concerned, if we didn't like the vampire-werewolf-human triangle on True Blood (okay, Sookie isn't human, but you get it), we're certainly not going to enjoy one where the vampire sparkles.
5. Rory/Dean/Jess (Gilmore Girls)
This is the love triangle we understand the most of all of these. No, not just because both Dean and Jess are irresistible and pretty unconditional in their affection for the perfect Rory Gilmore, but because Dean was sort of the first boy she had ever noticed. She started dating him, things were going smoothly, and then Jess came along. Understandably, when a bad boy who loves reading comes along, swooning is inevitable. Dean was a good first boyfriend, a bit too needy for our taste, and Jess made a huge mistake by, you know, leaving town while still dating Rory and not even saying anything, but we understood where she was coming from, at least. That still didn't make it enjoyable to watch Dean peacock and proclaim Stars Hollow as "his town."
6. Jack/Elizabeth/Will (Pirates of the Caribbean)
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Come on, Elizabeth! You can't just throw away your relationship every time Johnny Depp looks damn cute in a costume. You will never have a healthy love life that way.
7. Meredith/Derek/Addison (Grey's Anatomy)
It's always a grey area when a TV show makes you ship a relationship between a married man and his mistress, and that's exactly what happened here. We liked Derek and Meredith with the complications they already faced - a one night stand that turned into the pair working at the same hospital (and the accusations that she was sleeping her way to the top). When Addison came back into the picture, it just annoyingly kept apart two characters we knew should be together.
8. Serena/Nate/Dan (Gossip Girl)
The relationships on Gossip Girl mostly played like a square dance's exchange of partners, and we never liked Nate and Serena together (even though, goodness gracious, they were a gorgeous-looking couple) because he was her BFF's boyfriend. What happened to girl code, S? (To be fair, Blair then went for Lonely Boy despite his former relationship with Serena). Eventually, this show's only relationship we rooted for was strangely Chuck and Blair.
9. Katniss/Peeta/Gale (The Hunger Games)
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This one never seemed like much of a love triangle to us. As we read the book, and even in the first movie, we sort of felt like, "Gale who?" It was always Peeta. Katniss and Gale's relationship was strictly platonic, despite Hemsworth's hunkiness. His attractiveness is all he has going for him, and it's squandered by his jealousy. Peeta, on the other hand, is cute, caring, maybe a little needy, but we dig it. The real attraction to the movies/books lies in the revolution though (which is greatly motivated by Katniss' desire to rescue Peeta, further proof of his superiority).
10. Buffy/Angel/Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Seriously, what is it about vampire relationships that leads to love triangles? This is a little ridiculous. Buffy and Angel are perfect beyond words, a modern supernatural Romeo and Juliet plagued not by sparring families, but by an ancient curse, and Spike had vampire impotence and made a Buffy-bot. Really? We liked Buffy and Spike's banter, but the romance between the two always felt a bit wrong to us (and even Spike didn't believe her when she said she loved him).
11. Ross/Rachel/Joey (Friends)
Why. Did. This. Happen. Ross and Rachel, the annoyingly on-again, off-again, "we-were-on-a-break" couple everyone shipped throughout the 90s, were each other's lobsters. Joey, the show's resident Casanova, suddenly falls in love with her, even though she has Ross' baby? Whose decision was that?
Sometimes our favorite shows bring us close to a heart attack. This year alone we’ve been subjected to so many shocking twists (many involving death or murder) that our heads are still spinning. It wouldn’t be good television if we weren’t gnawing at our fingernails and screaming incoherently at the screen. Beware, sensitive viewers – there are major spoilers below.
1. King Joffrey's poisoning on Game of Thrones:
This was a welcome twist, indeed. It’s safe to say we all hated Joffrey, but man, what an unpleasant way to go. GoT always hits us with a shocker when we least expect it. (Still not over the Red Wedding either).
2. Beth dies on The Walking Dead:
This one is still fresh in our minds because it was so utterly senseless! Why, Beth, why?! We were just starting to get to know you and then you made us cry.
3. Frank Underwood pushes Zoe in front of a train on House of Cards:
We knew Frank was coldblooded when he offed Peter Russo in season one, but the murder of Kate Mara’s character just took things to a whole new level of evil. It occurred in the very first episode of season two, no less! We were all, “Wait, what just happened?"
4. Mona is murdered on Pretty Little Liars:
Most of the time, no one ever really dies on PLL. But this time, PLL shocked us by showing us Mona unquestionably dead in the trunk of a car. She had just redeemed herself too. Did Ali do it?!
5. Anna gets raped on Downton Abbey:
Poor, sweet Anna. We never thought Downton would go this dark, but it did.
6. There are male clones on Orphan Black:
Sarah and Co. aren’t the only clones out there. In the show’s season two finale, we discovered there are male clones, too. Trouble just doubled. Or is it quadrupled?
7. Will Gardner gets killed off on The Good Wife:
Did anyone see that coming? Apparently not, given the enraged response from fans after Josh Charles’ character met his maker.
8. Daniel Grayson dies saving Emily on Revenge:
Daniel, who once shot Emily in the stomach, redeemed himself by taking a bullet for his former fiancée. We knew someone major was heading for the grave, but we were still pretty bummed to see Emily lose yet another love interest.
9. Brody returns from the dead (sort of) on Homeland:
Oh em gee. We thought we’d seen the last of Damian Lewis, but the writers of Homeland had other ideas. Ok, so he wasn’t really back from the dead, it was just Carrie’s delusion. But we can’t say we didn’t shriek when it happened.
10. Olivia Pope’s dad has the president’s son killed on Scandal:
We find out Rowan Pope killed Fitz's son in the season three finale. Killing a kid? Not cool, man. Not cool. This was a pretty horrifying revelation.
11. Jax learns his mother killed his wife on Sons of Anarchy:
The final season of SOA had more twists than a pretzel, but this was a pretty big development. In the show's penultimate episode, Jax finds out his own mother, Gemma, killed his beloved wife - and then he kills her. Yikes.
What do YOU think the most shocking twist of the year was? Tell us on social media!
Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel are the films to beat at the Online Film Critics Society awards after scooping six nominations each.
Richard Linklater's drama and the Wes Anderson oddball comedy both received nods in the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay categories, while Boyhood stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette earned nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively.
Other Best Picture nominees include The Lego Movie, Selma, Two Days, One Night, Nightcrawler, Whiplash, Under the Skin and foreign-language films Ida and Mommy.
The Grand Budapest Hotel's star Ralph Fiennes landed a Best Actor nod, alongside Brendan Gleeson for Calvary, Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner).
Two Days, One Night star Marion Cotillard will be up against Still Alice's Julianne Moore and Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike for the Best Actress prize.
Josh Brolin, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo and J.K. Simmons also earned Best Supporting Actor mentions, while Jessica Chastain and Tilda Swinton compete for Best Supporting Actress.
Other nominees in the Best Director category include brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night), Ava DuVernay (Selma) and Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin).
Winners will be announced on 12 December (14).
It's December, so many lists and awards are coming out to celebrate the best of the best in entertainment for 2014. TIME just released their list of the top 15 most influential fictional characters of this year and some of them may surprise you. Although they give the reason behind each pick, we thought we would give you how we were influenced because they aren't always the same.
15. Hello Kitty
How she influenced others: The cartoon character went viral for being outted as not a cat, but human girl who lives in London with her family. Wuhhhhh?
How she influenced us: We still buy Hello Kitty everything!
14. Tracy McConnell on How I Met Your Mother
How she influenced others: Fans went crazy for finally finding out who this mysterious character is. There were headlines everywhere covering the last season and a lot of discussion about the ending.
How she influenced us: WARNING, SPOILER! She proved to us just how messed up TV can be because this whole time we watch to find this big love story and it ends with her just being a vessel for Ted (Josh Radnor) to have his kids (because we all know Robin (Cobie Smuders) wouldn't do that). Then she conveniently dies so Robin, who is now the aunt of their kids, can step back in his love life. Gross!
13. Amy Dune from Gone Girl
How she influenced others: This complicated character made waves by creating a discussion about dark, female characters.
How she influenced us: We didn't read the book, so our minds EXPLODED leaving the theater.
12. Mr. Poo
How he influenced others: Public deification is a big problem in India so Mr. Poo was created to nip that problem in the bud. Thanks to him, one million people pledged to find a toilet to poo.
How he influenced us: THIS IS US NEVER HEARING ABOUT THIS BEFORE!
11. Rust Cohle from True Detective
How he influenced others: After the detective mentioned the book, The King in Yellow, people began buying it like crazy on Amazon.
How he influenced us: We're guilty, we got the book, and it was the first time in a long time that we've read.
10. Female Thor
How she influenced others: When Marvel released the news that Thor was being relaunched as a woman it made huge rounds on the internet and started many discussions about women in the comic book world.
How she influenced us: We couldn't wait. We already needed to cosplay as her!
9. Annalise from How To Get Away With Murder
How she influenced others: A New York Times TV critic deduced Shonda Rhimes' new character as an "angry black woman." Shonda Rhimes responded to the disgusting accusation.
How she influenced us: She had us glued to the television every week trying to dissect her great big plan.
8. Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese singer
How she influenced others: The computer sensation made it to America thanks to performing at Madison Square Garden on Lady Gaga's tour and then performing on The Late Show With David Letterman.
How she influenced us: We broke our necks so hard looking at Hatsune perform for the first time. What is HAPPENING?!
7. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games franchise.
How she influenced others: She isn't just hot girl kicking butt to some people. In Thailand and Hong Kong this fictional character actually inspired pro-democracy protestors to stand up for their own rights in their countries. Very awesome!
How she influenced us: So wait...Katniss doesn't fight in Mockingjay? And is a politician now?
6. Maura Pfefferman from Transparent
How she influenced others: Maura has made headlines for being the first transgender character lead to a TV show.
How she influenced us: We cheered because we love seeing progress in entertainment!
5. King Joffrey from Game of Thrones
How he influenced others: TIME gives credit to this character as the reason the hit show has made it to 18.4 million viewers each week. We buy it.
How he influenced us: When Joffrey finally gets what coming to him, we couldn't help but dance.
4. Stephen Colbert from The Colbert Report
How he influenced others: The satire host stepped on a few toes making a joke about the Washington Redskins leading to a lot of backlash on Twitter. He also made the huge announcement that he's leaving his show to take over The Late Show.
How he influenced us: Our eyes might have fogged up at the thought of losing Colbert Report.
3. Star-Lord from Guardians of The Galaxy
How he influenced others: Not only was the movie a big hit, but so was the soundtrack, which made it to the top of Billboard 200.
How he influenced us: We admittedly became hipsters and had to get the soundtrack on tape.
2. Kim Kardashian from Kim Kardashian Hollywood
How she influenced others: The reality star made over $200 million off of her mobile game. So basically everyone has been downloading and most likely spending real money to buy things in the game.
How she influenced us: We might have caved in and downloaded it out of curiosity. We hate ourselves for it.
1. Elsa from Frozen
How she influenced others: Frozen has been everywhere since it released and Elsa's hit "Let It Go" rightfully earned an Oscar. The fictional character was so good, that it was immediately on Once Upon A Time, which bumped up their ratings.
How she influenced us: We have a new favorite karaoke jam!
How did these 15 characters influence you this year? Tell us your answers by tweeting the Twitter handles below!