British pop duo the Pet Shop Boys are to make a guest appearance on beloved BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers. The West End Girls hitmakers will headline the show's fictional festival, Loxfest. Confirming the news after it was announced during Friday's (22Aug14) broadcast of the show, Neil Tennant says, "It's a thrill for us to enter the world of The Archers." The performance can be heard on Monday night (25Aug14).
"It was surreal. I associated the show with fame, so when I got the part of Harry (Potter), I thought, 'Maybe I can go on The Simpsons one day!' And I did. I can die happy now." Daniel Radcliffe admits his two guest spots on The Simpsons were career highlights.
British pop couple Rochelle and Marvin Humes took the Ice Bucket Challenge live on air during U.K. daytime show This Morning on Friday (22Aug14). The Saturdays singer and the former JLS star, who were guest presenting the programme, hugged each other as the icy water was poured over them. The challenge raises money and awareness for motor neurone disease, also known as ALS.
Jennifer Lopez became U.S. talk show host Chelsea Handler's last interview guest as the comedienne wrapped up one of her final Chelsea Lately programmes on Thursday (21Aug14).
The singer/actress' appearance was her debut on the show and she dressed to impress, stepping out in a white mini-dress, prompting the host to coo about Lopez's look.
Handler said, "I've been wanting to get my hands on this body for a long time... I'm not a lesbian and I'm certainly not a kiss-a** but I could look at you with clothes on or without for an extended period of time and I want to get into specifics about what the f**k is going on with you?"
A stunned Lopez responded, "I try take care of myself... I try to live right, try to healthy and happy. I don't drink. I never smoked... I don't like it (alcohol)... I never got accustomed to the taste of alcohol. "My mom used to scare us about alcohol and drugs. We grew up in the Bronx and she was just like so afraid that we were gonna fall into bad stuff... She drummed it in our heads."
Handler then questioned "currently single" Lopez's love of monogamy, joking, "If I were you and I had what you have I would just be f**king everybody." Her guest replied, "I like being in a relationship. I'm not one to whore around."
Handler ended the interview by thanking Lopez for finally coming on her show. The comedienne's one-hour finale airs on Tuesday (26Aug14) and will feature appearances by Miley Cyrus and Handler's ex-boyfriend 50 Cent.
Singer Frankie Valli has booked a guest spot on U.S. TV series Hawaii Five-0. The Four Seasons frontman will play the fiance of Carol Burnett's character in an episode which will air in the U.S. in November (14). The show will return for its fifth season on 26 September (14).
Actor/singer Jared Leto had a hairy surprise during a guest spot on Jimmy Fallon's U.S. late night show when the host decided to trim the actor's beard. The comic suggested, "(He'd) take the beard down a notch", before proceeding to shave nervous Leto's beard with an electric razor.
Actress/dancer Julianne Hough has been confirmed as the fourth judge on U.S. reality TV competition Dancing With The Stars. Hough began as a professional dancer on the show in 2007 before embarking on an acting career. She was a guest judge last year (13) and has now been offered a permanent position on the panel. Her brother Derek dances on the show, which returns next month (Sep14).
Given the success of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, it was a no-brainer for CBS to extend the franchise to New Orleans in a new series debuting this fall. Check out where all three NCIS shows are filming right now.
NCIS, which recently celebrated its 250th episode, returns for a 12th season on Sept. 23.
Today, the show is filming scenes for for the upcoming season at Valencia Studios in Valencia, CA which has served as their home base since 2003.
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: L.A. is currently filming at 104 Fremont Pl, Los Angeles, a swanky residence in a gated community that was also featured in The Artist.
The show is moving to a new Monday night timeslot when it returns to CBS this fall.
NCIS: New Orleans
Filming is already underway on NCIS: NOLA, starring Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder and Zoe McLellan, and this week they are filming at one of New Orleans' most famous historic site: the U.S.S. Kidd. The ship was the first to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and now it will make history again with a prominent role in this NCIS: New Orleans episode.
See what else is filming on location today in my Daily Filming Locations at OnLocationVacations.com!
Pop star Rita Ora has vowed never to take part in a reality TV show. The singer reveals she is a fan of series such as fly-on-the-wall programme Big Brother and Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of Dancing With The Stars, but she is adamant she will never be a contestant.
She tells KISS FM U.K. backstage at Britain's V Festival, "I will never do Big Brother - honestly would never do it. I watch them but I'd never do them.... I'd like to perform (as a guest) on Strictly Come Dancing. I like that they have performers on there... but I'm not trying to ballroom dance... I'm telling you I don't want to embarrass myself."
Actor Jamie Foxx partied with politicians on Saturday night (16Aug14) by inviting former presidential candidate John Mccain and New Jersey governor Chris Christie to join him onstage for a dance at a star-studded fundraiser. The Ray star was a guest at the annual Apollo in the Hamptons bash and he made an extra special effort to get the party swinging.
He took to the stage and invited Christie to join him for a dance, before Senator McCain got up to join in, swiftly followed by Sir Paul McCartney and director Spike Lee.
After the stunt, Foxx told New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Its always the ones you don't expect. Republicans love to dance - in the Hamptons."
Other guests at the event, organised by business magnate Ron Perelman, included Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Roger Waters, Anjelica Huston, and Don Johnson.
The audience enjoyed performances by Pharrell Williams, Sting, Gladys Knight, and Jon Bon Jovi at the fundraiser, which netted $4 million (£2.4 million) for development projects at New York's famous Apollo Theatre.
At the close of the evening, Nicholson told Page Six, "That was one hell of a night. Christie really held his own. I told him, as he walked back to his seat, 'Governor, you can't let New Jersey down.'"