Rapper Swae Lee has been arrested in Miami, Florida for driving on a suspended license. The Rae Sremmurd star, real name Khalif Brown, was pulled over on Sunday (05Oct14) and was subsequently charged with knowingly driving without a valid license.
His bail has been set $1,000 (£625).
Oscar nominated moviemaker Stephen Frears is to be awarded the British Film Institute's (BFI) Fellowship this year (14). The Queen director will receive the BFI's highest honour during the 2014 London Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday (08Oct14).
Frears will accept the award at a special ceremony on 18 October (14) shortly before the movie event comes to an end.
BFI chairman Greg Dyke says in a statement, "Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen has produced a body of work which never fails to surprise - from sweeping costume drama to powerful social realism, his films strike a perfect balance between drama, humour and pathos helping to make them a hit with audience and critics alike. He is one of the U.K.'s most important directors and we are delighted to honour him."
Frears adds, "I've spent much of my life in the cinema and quite a lot of it at BFI Southbank. I'm thrilled by this Fellowship."
Previous recipients include Sir Christopher Lee, Tim Burton and Danny Boyle.
Model-turned-fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons is pregnant with her fourth child, according to a U.S.report.
Editors at the New York Post's gossip column PageSix report the 39 year old is expecting a baby with her banker husband Tim Leissner, who she wed earlier this year (14). Simmons has two daughters, aged 14 and 12, with ex-husband Russell Simmons, and a five-year-old son with actor Djimon Hounsou.
British stars including Russell Brand, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell lined up to honour the country's bravest at the Pride of Britain Awards on Monday (06Oct14). The Who's Roger Daltrey, Peter Capaldi, McBusted, Jeremy Piven, Warwick Davis, The Saturdays and Union J were also among the celebrities who were on hand to pay tribute to 17 of the U.K.'s most inspirational citizens at London's Grosvenor House.
One of the winners was Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web. Prime Minister David Cameron presented the computer scientist with the accolade, noting "He's made the world seem a more connected place, and improved our ability to work together in it."
Prince Harry took part in the event by appearing in a video tribute honouring the wounded soldiers who participated in the Invictus Games, which took place in London last month (Sep14).
The royal, who also served on the organising committee for the Games, said in the footage, "To fight for your country takes courage but to move beyond life changing injuries takes the extraordinary level of grit and determination.
"I can only begin to imagine how challenging the journey of recovery is and the admiration I have for these men and women is limitless... Their stories move, inspire and humble me. They are as amazing as they are unique and I'm absolutely delighted that the team is receiving this Pride of Britain award."
Hugh Jackman and Melissa George were among the guests who turned out for the wedding of Australian photographer James Houston in New York City over the weekend (04-05Oct14). The snapper, who has worked with numerous Hollywood stars including Naomi Watts and Emma Watson, exchanged vows with his partner of 10 years, Brian McGrory, on Saturday (04Oct14).
The glitzy ceremony took place at the top of the Rockerfeller Center in Manhattan, and guests included Jackman, his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and Melissa George, as well as Australian model Kristy Hinze.
Katy Perry showed off her skills as a sports pundit in Oxford, Mississippi on Saturday morning (04Oct14) when she joined ESPN's College Game Day crew to pick the day's football match-ups.
The Dark Horse singer showed up during the weekly sports show on the campus of the University of Mississippi and brought the TV experts a tray of hotty toddies - local fans' drink of choice before big games - after letting fans know she was there via Twitter, and writing, "Oxford Mississippi I'm here with rebel red hair today! Are you ready?! @CollegeGameDay #GetUp4GameDay (sic)." Perry explained she had been trying to get to an Ole Miss Rebels game for "about 10 years" because her manager and mentor went to university there. She said, "It's my first college football game."
During her appearance, Perry, wearing a fluffy pink and black football jersey, revealed she has been having "some conversations" about performing at professional football's Super Bowl next year (15), adding, "I would be honored, of course, but I have let them know that I am not the type of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl." National Football League officials have let it be known that they might charge acts to perform at the half-time show from 2015 after realizing how successful artists have become after hitting the biggest sporting stage in America in recent years.
Meanwhile, Perry picked wins for Mississippi State, Tennessee, Auburn, Rutgers, Ohio State, Notre Dame and made Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight's day by admitting she had a crush on him, stating, "Trevor Knight, call me!" She later held up a heart-shaped photo of the Sooners star and said, "I love you Trevor Knight, call me."
Perry was a big hit among local fans when she picked Ole Miss to beat favourites Alabama, yelling, "Are you ready", before leading a university chant. Unfortunately she was the only pundit on the panel picking the home team for the win. The singer ended her appearance by hurling corn dogs at the camera and grabbing expert Lee Corso's Alabama elephant mascot head and tossing it aside as Rebels fans cheered her on. She is not the first music star to join the College Game Day panel this season - country singer Kenny Chesney was a guest on the show at the end of September (14). Perry proved to be a good picker - Ole Miss did beat Alabama and there were also wins for Auburn, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Rutgers, but her crush, Knight, and his Oklahoma team lost at home to Texas Christian University.
Actor Nicholas D'agosto has been cast as fictional district attorney Harvey Dent in Batman spin-off Gotham. The Masters of Sex star will have a recurring role in the remaining episodes of the first season of the new drama, with the potential of becoming a regular in season two.
In the comic books, Dent is an ally to Batman, but turns into villain Two-Face after he's doused in acid by mob boss Salvatore Maroni.
Former Dexter star David Zayas has also been cast as Maroni.
Dent/Two-Face has previously been portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart.
Naomi Watts rang in her 46th birthday with the While We're Young cast following the film's premiere in New York on Sunday (28Sep14).
The actress celebrated with co-stars Ben Stiller and Adam Driver, and writer-director Noah Baumbach at an afterparty following the screening at the 52nd New York Film Festival. The group presented the King Kong star with a cake and sang Happy Birthday to her during the bash at Manhattan's Shun Lee Cafe, according to the New York Post's gossip column PageSix.
Dave Lee Travis' sexual assault sentence is under review after British officials were bombarded with complaints suggesting the shamed DJ's punishment is too lenient. On Friday (26Sep14), the former Radio 1 star avoided a possible jail term when he was handed a three-month suspended sentence for groping a woman backstage at a TV show.
The case was referred to the Attorney General's Office on Monday (30Sep14) following a slew of complaints.
A spokesperson for the office tells British newspaper The Sun, "The case has been referred to us under the unduly lenient sentence scheme."
Experts will decide whether to refer the case to the Court of Appeal on 24 October (14).
Travis, 69, had been cleared of 13 other charges related to sex attack allegations.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is relaunching her acting career with a new role in Lee Daniels' forthcoming TV drama Empire. The British beauty has landed a major recurring role in the hip-hop focused series, which features Taraji P. Henson as the ex-wife of rap label boss Lucious Lyon, played by her Hustle & Flow co-star Terrence Howard.
Campbell will portray Camilla, a woman involved in a steamy affair with the potential heir to Lyon's business empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Daniels, who will make his TV directing debut with the show, says, "Naomi is a beautiful actress. Underrated in my mind. She will be wonderful as Camilla. I am truly thrilled to have one of my close friends join us."
In a statement, Campbell adds, "It's an honor to follow in the footsteps of actresses like Halle Berry, Oprah, Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique, and work with Lee Daniels. I'm looking forward to joining Lee and this amazing cast on set."
Empire is set to debut in the U.S. early next year (15).
Campbell's last acting credit came in 2009 in Indian drama Karma, Confessions and Holi.