Mark Wahlberg has no plans to attend his brother Donnie Wahlberg's wedding to Jenny Mccarthy this weekend (30-31Aug14). Donnie is reportedly set to wed the former The View co-host in New York on Saturday (30Aug14) but his younger brother Mark will not be in attendance.
Reports suggested Mark and McCarthy have a frosty relationship but his representative has denied the claims. The Fighter star cannot make the ceremony because he will be in Los Angeles throwing a birthday party for his daughter Ella, who will turn 11 next week (begs01Sep14).
British singer Ella Eyre nearly missed her slot at Britain's V Festival over the weekend (16-17Aug14) after her tour bus was involved in a terrifying accident. The star was on her way to the second leg of the event in Chelmsford, England when a wheel on the bus came loose.
No one was injured in the accident, but Eyre and her crew were left stranded on the roadside until the early hours of the morning.
She tells British radio show In:Demand backstage at the festival, "The wheel fell off and we were moving. We're all fine but we were stuck in the bus until 4am... So we didn't think we were going to make it. My poor hairdresser was on the bus doing my hair like, 'Is this going to blow the fuse? Are we going to blow up?'"
Eyre nearly missed her set at the Isle of Wight Festival earlier in the summer (14) after she was caught up in travel chaos in Europe. Her flight from Poland was delayed and she made it to the U.K. event with just minutes to spare before her set.
Taylor Swift and Lorde took their talents to the kitchen and attended their first-ever cooking class together in Rhode Island.
The Royals hitmaker joined the country superstar in Westerly, where Swift owns a home, and the two brushed up on their culinary skills with an award-winning chef.
Swift posted a photo on Instagram.com of herself and her pal donning aprons in the kitchen of a fine-dining establishment and carefully plating a dish with precision.
Swift added the caption, "Thank you to Chef Jeanie at Ella’s Fine Food and Drink for giving us the best and only cooking lesson we've ever had!"
Lorde also shared a similar picture and wrote, "Took a wonderful cooking class in rhode island alongside the already-super-good-cook, ms. @taylorswift"
Canadian reggae band Magic! has climbed to the top of the U.K. singles chart with its debut release Rude. The catchy tune entered the countdown last month (Jul14), but on Sunday (03Aug14), it knocked Cheryl Cole's Crazy Stupid Love from the top spot, earning Magic! their first U.K. number one.
Cole's song, featuring rapper Tinie Tempah, slips to two, while dance vocalist and producer ZHU comes in at number three with his first U.K. Top 40 single, Faded.
Ella Henderson's Ghost and Britain's Got Talent finalists Bars and Melody's Hopeful round out the new top five.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran's X continues to rule the U.K. albums chart for the sixth consecutive week.
Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke - The Best Of remains at number two, while Eric Clapton's tribute to late U.S. singer/songwriter JJ Cale, Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze, takes third place.
Newlywed British pop star Cheryl Cole has been given another reason to celebrate after scoring her fourth solo number one single in the U.K. with Crazy Stupid Love. The Fight For This Love singer becomes only the third British female in the history of the nation's charts to achieve such a feat, following in the footsteps of former Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora.
Celebrating the success of her first single in two years, Cole says, "It feels great to be back but even more special to have achieved my fourth number one. So exciting!"
Crazy Stupid Love, featuring rapper Tinie Tempah, was released in the U.K. just days after she announced she had wed her boyfriend of three months, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.
It debuted ahead of Magic!'s Rude at two and Ghost by Ella Henderson at three.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran racks up a fifth week at the top of the U.K. albums chart with X, making it the longest-running number one since Adele's 21 spent 11 straight weeks in pole position in 2011.
Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke - The Best Of climbs to second place and Sam Smith rounds out the top three at three with In The Lonely Hour.
Country singer Justin Moore has become a father for the third time. The Til My Last Day hitmaker and his wife, Kate, welcomed their third daughter on Monday (14Jul14).
Moore announced the happy news in a statement which reads: "We're very excited to welcome Rebecca Klein Moore into the world. Both Mom and Klein are healthy."
The couple's new daughter joins sisters Kennedy Faye, two, and Ella Kole, four.
Moore adds, "Her two older sisters helped with her first bath and are thrilled to have a little sister! We are blessed."
Moore and his wife have been married since 2007.
Rapper will.i.am has scored his 10th number one in the U.K. singles chart with It's My Birthday. The Black Eyed Peas star's new song, featuring Cody Wise, has shot to the top of the countdown, knocking Ariana Grande's Problem into second place.
Coming in at number three is Ella Henderson's Ghost, while The Vamps' Somebody To You and George Ezra's Budapest round out the top five, in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Meanwhile, in the U.K. albums chart, Ed Sheeran's X holds on to the number one spot for the third week in a row.
Manic Street Preachers' Futurology is new at two, followed by Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke at three.
Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage place fourth and fifth on the charts, respectively.
Pop star Ariana Grande has been given reason to smile after topping the U.K. singles chart with her hit song Problem. The singer's collaboration with rapper Iggy Azalea has climbed to number one thanks to the Official Charts Company's new rules, which combines retail sales with online streaming data.
The chart triumph comes two days after Grande pulled out of an Independence Day (04Jul14) holiday performance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit her sick grandfather in hospital in Florida.
Problem edges out former The X Factor contestant Ella Henderson, whose track Ghost takes second place, ahead of George Ezra's Budapest at three.
Meanwhile, British musician Ed Sheeran holds on to the number one title in the U.K. albums chart with X, while boyband 5 Seconds of Summer debuts its self-titled project at two.
Ezra's Wanted On Voyage, country queen Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke and Michael Jackson's classic release Bad round out the new top five.
Ezra and Parton both saw big boosts in sales following their performances at Britain's Glastonbury Festival last weekend (27-29Jun14), while Jackson's chart success comes days after the fifth anniversary of his death.
Singer Justin Moore has moved out of country music mecca Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to his native Poyen, Arkansas for the sake of his family. The dedicated dad, whose wife Kate is due to give birth to the couple's third child this month (Jul14), reveals he wanted his parents to spend more time with their grandkids and to give the youngsters the chance to experience life in the countryside, just like he did growing up in the tiny town of Poyen, which has a population of less than 300.
Moore tells People.com, "People think I am nuts. But I want my girls to run through the cow pasture to my mum and dad's house. I want them to go to school where I went to school. It's important to me to see them growing up and having a normal childhood."
The move comes months after the Home Sweet Home star decided to cut down his tour schedule so he can be hands-on with his children's daily lives.
He says, "This means that I will be home for over 200 days this year. My four year old just started playing softball. I will be taking her to dance class. These are the things that are tops on my priority list."
Moore and his wife, who wed in 2007, are currently parents to daughters Ella, four, and Kennedy, two.
Although we might bemoan the nostalgia epidemic that has overtaken the pop culture world, we can't help but buy into it from time to time. Occupied so densely by irony and cynicism, the present slate of film and television can seem on occasion to pale in comparison to the spirited, whimsical material with which many of us grew up. We look back to the dawn of Steven Spielberg's triumphant '80s, honing in on films like E.T. and The Goonies that enchanted audiences young and old. We might feel like movies of this nature cannot exist in the callous climate of 2014, but Earth to Echo writer/producer Andrew Panay seems to disagree.
"I think one thing that hasn't changed," he says, considering the past three decades of cultural and technological evolution, "is the way young adults process things. I don't think that feelings change, or emotions change." Panay's sentiment is clear in Earth to Echo, a science-fiction family adventure in the vein of the aforementioned classic pictures told through the lens of the everpresent iPhone. We might instinctively assume that the inclusion of modern devices robs a story of that pre-digital wonder, but Earth to Echo actually uses the found footage technique to access that sort of Spielbergian intimacy front and center. "What’s endearing about Echo is that you’re actually seeing people’s feelings right there," Panay says, citing something that many audiences could treat as hokey in a standard contemporary picture but might be more willing to embrace in a found footage film... specifically one that taps into the immediacy of sharing videos.
Earth to Echo
In fact, Panay delights in things like Instagram and Facebook in helping to bring people together: "[We're] praising it. I think it’s a wonderful thing that people just wanted to share and ... change the world. It’s done a lot of good. Look at how the world has come together so quickly. You can press send, and you can be sharing photos and skyping someone across the world. I think it’s a positive thing."
The Earth to Echo gang — a trio of boys (played by Astro, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig) and their popular schoolmate (Ella Wahlestedt) who trek out into the desert on a mission to save an endangered alien — represents just as much of the "old world" as it does the new. "I think [the movie speaks to] parents who want to get into the space tour era, that ‘80s era ... but I think this movie was really to give kids the same experience that I had when I was a kid." Plus, the genre can truly help cineastes like Panay and director David Green pay tribute to the power of filmmaking. Panay says to anyone who commands a lens, be it a movie camera or simply an iPhone used to record the events of the day, "You're your own director of how you view the world."
Check out Earth to Echo hits theaters now!
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