Australian actor Joel Edgerton has called off his engagement to his fashion designer fiancee, according to reports Down Under. The Great Gatsby star was reportedly planning to marry fellow Aussie Alexis Blake, who is based in Bali, Indonesia, but the Sydney Daily Telegraph reports the engagement has now been broken as the actor has been spending so much time in America filming new Western Jane Got a Gun with Natalie Portman.
A source tells the publication, "(He) falls in and out of love quickly... He fell hard but has pulled back a bit more recently. They're in different countries and it is hard to keep it all going.''
A spokesperson for Edgerton adds, "Joel is very private and we don't comment on his personal life."
Edgerton and Blake reportedly remain in an on/off relationship even though the engagement is over.
Rocker Joan Jett is planning to capitalise on her Sunset Strip Music Festival honour in Los Angeles on Thursday night (01Aug13) by announcing the release of her first new music in seven years. The I Love Rock 'n' Roll singer has teamed up with Dave Grohl and Against Me! star Laura Jane Grace to record new album Unvarnished, which is scheduled for release on 1 October (13).
Jett, who will be the subject of a tribute gig that will kick off this year's (13) SSMF, tells Billboard.com the new release will feature tracks about the death of her parents and the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
British Culture Minister Ed Vaizey is appealing for British literature buffs to step forward and buy a ring once owned by writer Jane Austen, so singer Kelly Clarkson doesn't take the jewellery item out of the country. The Since U Been Gone hitmaker bought Austen's rare turquoise and gold ring for over $225,000 (£150,000), but Vaizey has put a temporary export ban on the gem because he wants to try and keep it in Britain.
Calling it "a national treasure", the minister has asked for someone to match the $228,700 (£152,450) price tag before the 30 September (13) deadline.
Vaizey says, "Jane Austen's modest lifestyle and her early death mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare, so I hope that a UK buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation."
The ring, thought to be one of only three Austen jewellery items in existence, has been in the writer's family since her death in 1817.
Clarkson will be able to collect the gem and take it home to America if no one steps forward to match her auction bid.
Broadway's Spider-Man is close to spinning his last web - actor Reeve Carney is leaving the stageshow in September (13). Carney, who has been donning the Spidey suit to play the superhero and his alter-ego Peter Parker onstage since Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark began in 2010, will exit the production on 15 September (13).
Two open casting calls in New York City and Los Angeles will be held next month (Aug13) to find his replacement, as well as an actress to play Spider-Man's love interest Mary Jane Watson. The producers are looking for "males in their late teens to early 20s of any ethnicity." Hopefuls must have "a great rock singing voice... an understated sex appeal and a good sense of humour."
Producers of the upcoming Emmy Awards are planning to stage a tribute to late Glee star Cory Monteith. The actor, who was found dead in a Canadian hotel room earlier this month (Jul13) after a drink and drugs binge, will be remembered at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Emmy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich has revealed show bosses are busy working on a fitting tribute, but he admits the pressure is on as the ceremony is less than two months away.
He tells Deadline.com, "Something that reflects an homage (is in the works but) what the extent of that is, or how we're going to approach it... well, it's too early to tell... If Cory had passed away in March, we'd have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective. The reason we're getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago. But we are going to deal with it."
Monteith's tribute will be separate to the show's In Memorium segment which honours late stars.
Glee is nominated for three prizes at the ceremony, including an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nod for Jane Lynch.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 22 September (13).
"I think it's smart, honestly... MJ was in I think four scenes. I shot three days and they were good scenes, but they were also like 45-second long scenes, and to introduce such a vital character like that doesn't make much sense in the end... After they sort of started cutting it together, they realised that it didn't make much sense..." Shailene Woodley insists she is not upset her scenes as Mary Jane (MJ) Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were cut from the final edit.
"It's still really sad but it was beautiful. (It was) nice to all be together again." Jane Lynch on reuniting with her Glee castmates to remember tragic actor Cory Monteith on Thursday (25Jul13). The star died on 13 July (13) after a drink and drugs binge.
Beloved British author Jane Austen is to feature on the new English £10 note. The woman behind literary classic Pride and Prejudice will replace naturalist Charles Darwin.
The new look note is likely to hit the financial market in 2017, according to Bank of England bosses.
New governor Mark Carney says, "Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes. Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognised as one of the greatest writers in English literature."
Jane Lynch reunited with her estranged wife Lara Embry for lunch on Monday (22Jul13), just over a week after the Glee star filed for divorce to end their three-year marriage. The actress recently insisted the former couple would remain friends for the sake of her ex's young daughter, Haden.
"I think they will call her Mary Elizabeth if girl and George if its boy... Imagine if they call it Tiesto... Actually I think it will be called Orlando, or Otis or Ava or Jane." Singer Lily Rose Cooper offers up ideas for the new royal baby's name before the official announcement of the boy's birth on Monday (22Jul13). A name has yet to be revealed.