A representative for music mogul Clive Davis has blasted allegations suggesting he has been having an affair with a married woman after her estranged husband slapped him with legal papers. South Carolina businessman Tig H. Krekel filed the lawsuit in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court this week (begs08Sep14), asking a judge to hold Davis in contempt after he failed to respond to a subpoena requesting personal records.
Krekel is seeking access to the 82 year old's diary, travel itinerary, phone records, letters, texts and emails in a bid to prove his claim that the legendary producer has been involved in an "illicit relationship" with his fashion executive wife, Rosanna, who allegedly accompanied Davis to numerous black tie events and vacationed with him onboard his yacht in Europe earlier this year (14).
Rosanna Krekel filed for divorce in South Carolina, seeking spousal support from her ex - but he is determined to prove she was unfaithful. State law prohibits a spouse from receiving alimony if he or she has committed adultery.
Rosanna's lawyer, Robert Rosen, has denied her husband's accusations, stating, "There has been no adulterous relationship between Clive Davis and Rosanna Krekel. He's been a close family friend of Rosanna and her mother and her brother for many, many years."
And a spokesman for Davis, who gave Rosanna away at her 2008 wedding, tells the New York Post, "The allegations are beyond ridiculous. This frivolous lawsuit is clearly an attempt to embarrass his former spouse."
The record industry icon, who has guided the careers of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Kelly Clarkson, among others, has been married and divorced twice.
He came out as bisexual last year (13) after detailing a long romance with a male doctor in his 2013 autobiography.
Actress Hayden Panettiere has confirmed she is pregnant by nominating her "unborn child" for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The Nashville star finally acknowledged she and fiance Wladimir Klitschko are preparing for their first child on Wednesday (20Aug14) by posting footage of pal and co-star Derek Hough tipping a bucket of freezing water over her on Instagram.com.
Panettiere prepared for the cold blast by nominating country singer Kacey Musgraves, her fiance and her "unborn child" to take the challenge next. The actress follows in the footsteps of Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana, who also confirmed she is pregnant in an Ice Bucket Challenge video posted on Tuesday (19Aug14).
She opted to dodge the challenge set her by director James Gunn, and her husband Marco Perego agreed to take the plunge in her place. Celebrities including Panettiere's Nashville co-star Connie Britton, Robert Pattinson, Emily Blunt and Adam Sandler all recently took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise cash and awareness for charity the ALS Association.
Singer Sinead O'Connor is glad she has never met her comedy crush Dave Chappelle, because she fears any liaison would have landed her behind bars. In a revealing new Billboard interview, the Irish star, who insists she's single despite the fact she is still married to her fourth husband - of 16 days - Barry Herridge, confesses funnyman Chappelle has toppled Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. as her top guy.
She tells the publication, "(My infatuation with Downey, Jr.) is all about lust. He's gorgeous, and I think I could love him. But Dave Chappelle, I actually love.
"I'd have to abandon Robert if it came down to him and Dave. I watch Chappelle on the telly (TV), and I'm just like a Justin Bieber fan. He is a genius with balls the size of Alaska. I can identify with that. My own balls are quite large.
"As we say in Ireland, he's a ride. It means that if he were a bike, I'd be riding him around the country because he's so gorgeous."
O'Connor has never met her crush, which she insists is a good thing, adding, "I would be in jail now for sexual assault."
Actress Cheryl Hines and her new husband Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. asked guests at their weekend (02-03Aug14) nuptials to hold off on posting photos of the Cape Cod, Massachusetts ceremony on social media for a week, as the official pictures were sold to various media outlets in order to raise funds for two charities, the United Cerebal Palsy organisation and New York clean water advocate, Riverkeeper.
Whether or not you agree with the idea that we, as a society, have reached superhero saturation, there's no denying that 2014 has been one of the busiest years for caped crusaders in history, between Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the steady stream of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice set rumors. And if you were to take a casual glance at the films lined up for release over the next few months, it might seem as if there's no relief in sight. Do we really need two more intergalactic, justice-seeking adventures a month until New Year? Well, we have some good news for you: those probably aren't superhero movies. In fact, most of them probably aren't - they just have titles that would make just as much sense with a mask and a pair of tights. Don't believe us? Take a look at the rest of 2014 in movies:
Into the Storm This Is Not: An X-Men: Origins movie starring Lupita Nyong'o, nor a spinoff movie about the Fantastic Four’s twins Johnny and Sue.This Is: A found-footage disaster movie about a series of intense, deadly tornadoes that are tearing the country apart. It Opens: August 8
November Man This is Not: A film about a superhero with the ability to control weather conditions. Well, he can control the autumn. He’s the Thanksgiving superhero, is what we’re saying. This Is: A thriller about an ex-CIA operative who is hunting down a woman who holds the keys to an international conspiracy, while trying to escape the people who want to kill him, starring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko. It Opens: August 27
The Green Inferno This is Not: The story of a hero who has the ability to burst into flames and control fire (green fire, obviously) after a freak accident involving industrial waste. This Is: A horror film that centers on a group of student activists who are fighting to save a tribe in the Amazon… only to discover that they’re a tribe of cannibals, written and directed by Eli Roth. It Opens: September 5
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Gone Girl This Is Not: An action-comedy about a shy scientist who, after a failed experiment, develops the ability to turn herself invisible, and uses her powers to fight crime in a way that is not at all similar to the Invisible Woman. This Is: A psychological thriller about a woman who disappears on her anniversary, and the husband who becomes the media’s prime suspect after the journals she was writing are discovered, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It Opens: October 3
The Judge This is Not: The long-awaited follow up to 2012’s Dredd about British sci-fi hero Judge Dredd. This Is: A drama about a hot-shot lawyer who returns to his hometown after his mother’s death to discover that his estranged judge father is being investigated for manslaughter. It does, however, star a superhero: Robert Downey Jr. It Opens: October 10
Nightcrawler This Is Not: An X-Men: Origins movie starring Alan Cumming. This Is: A thriller about an ambitious reporter who gets in over his head in the world of late-night ambulance chasing and freelance crime journalism, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It Opens: October 17
Birdman This Is Not: The Falcon solo movie we didn’t know we always wanted, nor is it a movie about any other superheroes who happen to have avian-related superpowers, potentially starring Anthony Mackie. This Is: A drama about a washed-up actor who is desperate to escape the shadow of his most famous character – Birdman – by mounting a Broadway show. However, between the fictional superhero of the title and the fact that it stars Batman (Michael Keaton), the Hulk (Edward Norton) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), it might count as half a superhero movie. It Opens: October 17
Fury This Is Not: The highly anticipated, highly R-rated Nick Fury solo film. This Is: A World War II drama about a group of tank drivers who must go behind enemy lines to hold back German forces during the last days of the war, starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman. It Opens: November 14
Late actor Gary Coleman's longtime friend and business associate Anna Gray has reassured his fans that the former child star was cremated weeks after his death in 2010, and they should ignore all reports to the contrary. Despite claims that the Diff'rent Strokes star's remains had not been buried a year after his death, Gray insists Coleman's lawyer Robert Jeffs oversaw his cremation and now she is in possession of his ashes.
In a statement obtained by WENN, Gray writes, "I realized that Gary's fans may be thinking that he's floating along out there in limbo. He isn't. When Gary finally came home with me, I did post something on Facebook, so those who had actually met him in my life knew he was home and fine with me for nearly two years.
"For what it's worth, I went back to Provo (Utah) to meet with Robert Jeffs, who was the interim executor for Gary's estate, to receive the last of Gary's possessions. This was in December of 2012. It was at that time that I was also given Gary's ashes. After trying to sort through what was left of his physical possessions, I brought Gary back to Oregon with me. So Gary is with me and my family now, safe and sound."
But Coleman's friend insists she'll never reveal where she plans to scatter the star's ashes.
She adds, "In my desire to protect Gary from any further intrusions on his privacy (and to protect the others in my family), I never made any official statement regarding his final resting place... (and) I now realize that a lot of folks may still be wondering if Gary was finally taken care of. He was.
"As to his FINAL resting place, I'm afraid I can't give the world any physical location on that b/c (because) it was Gary's wish that I choose the final disposition myself and that I never share that location with anyone whatsoever. My own husband will never know where Gary is once I've made the choice and laid Gary to rest.
"Gary's last and most horrible fear was that even in death he wouldn't be allowed any peace. It was Gary's wish NOT to be visited and remembered. Obviously, Gary will never be forgotten. I hope that in time folks will remember only how he made them smile, not all the BS (bulls**t) that got dumped on him throughout his life. He was a much better man than most folks ever knew. That's the legacy I hope to give him, that he was a very good man."
Gray was named executor and beneficiary of Coleman's estate in his 2005 will. He signed a handwritten codicil to the document after marrying Shannon Price in 2007, but that amendment became ineffective after Coleman and Price divorced in 2008.
Price unsuccessfully filed to enforce the codicil after Coleman died by arguing they had become common-law husband and wife after the split. She claimed the only reason they didn’t officially get re-married was because they wanted to avoid publicity.
As a result, Gray was eventually entitled to claim the star's ashes and his possessions, as per his will.
Former U.S. Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug has given birth to her second child. The athlete and her husband Robert Fischer welcomed little Alayna Madaleine on 26 June (14), a little sister for their two-year-old son Tyler William.
The new mum, 36, tells People.com, "Alayna is beautiful and doing well. She is a good baby with a healthy appetite. We know she is going to follow in her big brother's footsteps and be independent, funny and extremely active before we know it!"
Strug wed Fischer in 2010.
Actor Robert Hastings has lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 89.
The McHale's Navy star passed away on Monday (30Jun14) in Burbank, California. Hastings began his career in radio at the age of 11 on shows like The Daily Mirror Radio Gang and Adventures in King Arthurland and he became the voice of popular comic book character Archie Andrews in the 1950s.
In 1949, Hastings moved into TV acting and appeared in several shows, including Sergeant Bilko, The Dukes of Hazzard, All in the Family, General Hospital and Ironside, but his most famous role was that of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale's Navy.
Hastings served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Paying tribute to the beloved actor, his younger brother Don, who stars in U.S. soap As The World Turns, says, "I miss him. He was a great guy. He was a good father and a good husband."
The widower of tragic actress Lisa Robin Kelly has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against bosses at California rehab centre Pax House. The That '70s Show star, who had a history of addiction issues, died on 15 August, 2013, three days after she was admitted to the Altadena alcohol treatment facility. Coroners ruled her passing an accident, revealing the 43 year old had suffered from a multiple drug intoxication.
Her husband Robert Gilliam has now accused the rehab centre staff of incompetence, claiming the actress lay dead in her room for several hours before she was discovered, according to TMZ.com.
He is now seeking compensation for loss of love, affection, comfort and financial support.
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Katy Perry has opened up about her failed marriage to Russell Brand and broken romance with John Mayer in the new issue of Cosmopolitan after becoming the first person to grace all of the magazine's global covers at once.
The pop superstar, who is reportedly back in the arms of her ex-boyfriend Robert Ackroyd, bares her soul in a revealing new interview with U.S. comedienne Chelsea Handler.
Speaking about her former husband Brand, she insists that their marriage seems very distant, explaining, "It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it's like digging up an old grave. "A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth... Sometimes you have to go through all this s**t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate."
And it appears she may have found that, at least for a short time, in ex-boyfriend Mayer. Perry tells the July (14) issue of the magazine, "I have a lot of respect for (John) still." The singer split from Brand at the end of 2011, and she ended her relationship with Mayer in February (14).