"I think they're a wonderful family. I'm welcomed by all. We had our wedding planned at the last minute, so his daughter's birthday was happening (and) we didn't want to conflict with that." Model and TV personality Jenny Mccarthy insists there's no feud between her and new brother-in-law Mark Wahlberg after he skipped her recent wedding. McCarthy wed actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg on 31 August (14).
Singer Christina Aguilera is set to return to U.S. reality show The Voice as a judge after giving birth to her daughter.
The "Beautiful" hitmaker decided to take a second hiatus from the show last year (13) and extended her break after learning she was pregnant with fiance Matthew Rutler's child earlier this year (14). She welcomed Summer Rain Rutler in August (14), and now she's planning to return to her spinning chair, which has been filled by fellow pop mums Shakira and Gwen Stefani for the past two seasons. Aguilera will join Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton for season eight of the hit show.
Announcing the news, Paul Telegdy, the president of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, says, "We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam, Blake and Pharrell, in what will be an incredibly competitive competition. "These four talented artists are at the top of their game as musicians and as coaches. The mentoring is sure to be intense and the stakes will be high." Season eight will air in the U.S. next spring (15).
Veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard is shaking off the trauma of his recent sex abuse raid by heading out on tour to mark his 75th birthday. The Devil Woman hitmaker was left stunned in August (14) when cops swooped on his home in Berkshire, England as part of a probe into an allegation that a boy under the age of 16 was assaulted in 1985.
The pop star has vehemently denied the accusation, branding it "completely false", and now he has shown he has no intention of letting the incident put him off performing by heading out on the road to celebrate his milestone birthday next year (15).
He will play 11 gigs across seven cities in his native U.K., including four at London's Royal Albert Hall.
A message announcing the tour on his official website reads, "Cliff Richard will celebrate his 75th birthday with his fans in a series of concerts in the UK and ending at the Royal Albert Hall, London in September/October 2015."
Veteran actress Marian Seldes has died, aged 86. Seldes passed away at her home on Monday (06Oct14) following a long, undisclosed illness.
Her brother Timothy Seldes announced her death in a statement which reads: "It is with deep sadness that I share the news that my dear sister Marian Seldes has died. She was an extraordinary woman whose great love of the theatre, teaching and acting was surpassed only by her deep love for her family."
Her impressive career spanned 60 years and she was considered an American theatre legend. She made her Broadway debut in 1947 in the Robinson Jeffers adaptation of Medea.
She was one of acclaimed playwright Edward Albee's go-to actresses, appearing in such plays as Tiny Alice, The Play About the Baby and Three Tall Women.
In 1967, she won her first Tony Award for her supporting role in Albee's A Delicate Balance.
Seldes was nominated for four more Tony Awards, including nods for her roles in Father's Day, Ring Round the Moon, Dinner at Eight, and Deathtrap, for which she also holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for her four-year run without having missed a single performance.
She last appeared on the Great White Way in 2007 for Terrence McNally's Deuce. In 2010, she received the prestigious Tony Lifetime Achievement Award.
Seldes also made her mark in many films including Truman, Mona Lisa Smile, August Rush and Leatherheads, as well as TV shows such as Murphy Brown and Sex and the City.
Seldes also served as a professor at Julliard performing arts school, having a roster of drama students including Viola Davis, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Kline, Christopher Reeve, and Robin Williams.
She is survived by daughter Katharine Claman Andres, her only child with first husband Julian Claman. Her second husband, writer/director Garson Kanin, died in 1999.
Rock 'n' roll veteran Paul Revere has died at the age of 76. The Paul Revere and the Raiders star passed away on Saturday (04Oct14). Details surrounding his death have not been released.
Revere formed the group in the 1950s with singer Mark Lindsey and enjoyed chart success with hit songs including Just Like Me, Kicks and Good Thing.
By the 1970s, the original group had disbanded, but Revere continued to tour with new members.
He announced his retirement in August (14) after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Paying tribute to the band leader on their Facebook.com, his former bandmates write, "The world will be a lot less fun, a lot less kind and gentle without Paul Revere in it. Your larger-than-life absence will leave a void in our hearts and our lives.
"We are all blessed to have known you, and we'll miss you more than you could ever know."
Australian actress Teresa Palmer is refusing to let Hollywood's latest nude photo scandal get her down, because she has so much to feel "blessed" about. Hackers who leaked explicit images of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton on 31 August (14) also claim to be in possession of a slew of other risque snaps of the likes of Selena Gomez, Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Lea Michele and mother-to-be Hayden Panettiere.
Palmer's name was also included on the list and the new mum reveals she has been co-operating with agents from America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their ongoing probe to track down the cyber criminals.
She tells Eonline.com, "I have so much to say about the subject. I wish I could. It's actually a federal investigation so I'm not allowed to say anything about it but of course, it's an interesting situation."
However, the Warm Bodies star, who wed director Mark Webber in December (13) and became a first-time mum in February (14), insists that, while she is annoyed by the invasion of privacy, she is taking the scandal in her stride.
She says, "I'm so blessed in my life and I'm happy... Life's too beautiful to be mean and to have strange reactions and stuff."
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has slammed allegations suggesting the actress and her brother stole the idea for their new shopping app from a former business associate. The Mean Girls star teamed up with her sibling Michael Lohan, Jr. in August (14) to help raise funds for Vigme, which allows fans to purchase items featured in celebrities' closets.
However, web developer Fima Potik claims the idea belongs to him after striking a deal to work with the Lohans on his start-up, titled Spotted Friend, last year (13).
Potik has fired off a cease and desist notice to the pair, threatening legal action if the Lohans continue to press ahead with their new online business venture, but Lindsay's lawyer, Mark J. Heller, has now hit back, blasting the accusations.
Heller tells the New York Post, "Allegations of any impropriety in Lindsay Lohan's business relationship concerning this Web site are inaccurate and clearly designed to capitalize on her worldwide recognition as a fashion icon."
Mark Wahlberg confirmed reports his brother Donnie and actress/model Jenny Mccarthy wed in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday (31Aug14) by tweeting his congratulations.
The couple teased the media in July (14) when announcing plans to wed in McCarthy's hometown of Chicago on 15 August, but reports suggest the nuptials took place in suburb St. Charles over the weekend - and groom Wahlberg's movie star brother was a no-show. He may have missed the wedding, but Mark made an effort to congratulate his brother on his big day, tweeting, "Congratulations@DonnieWahlberg and @JennyMcCarthy, so happy for you both today."
The actor, his wife Rhea Durham and their kids also filmed an Instagram video congratulating the newlyweds and posted it online, revealing they were celebrating daughter Ella's 11th birthday in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile in St. Charles, McCarthy's former The View co-star Sherri Shepherd was on hand for the ceremony at the Hotel Baker, as well as Wahlberg's New Kids on the Block bandmates Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, according to local newspaper The Courier-News.
The wedding is the second for both stars - Wahlberg has two sons from his nine-year marriage to Kim Fey, which ended in divorce in 2008, and McCarthy shares a son, Evan, with her ex John Asher. They divorced in 2005.
The Kinks star Ray Davies is to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's breakthrough track You Really Got Me with a series of special concerts. The band hit number one in the U.K. with the song in August, 1964 and its success propelled them to stardom, so frontman Davies has lined up a special treat for fans to commemorate the anniversary.
He will be playing the song and several other classic Kinks hits, alongside new material, at several concerts across the U.K. in September (14) and October (14).
Davies tells Mojo magazine, "I'm putting a show together that will feature that song and some of the stories behind it. I've rehearsed some new songs, because part of maintaining longevity is doing new material. If I just played the same bunch of songs I'd probably have given up years ago."
Monday night (yes, Monday) was the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC and millions tuned in. Late Night host Seth Meyers gracefully took on the task of hosting. While the show might have been way too long, we found quite a few enjoyable moments that made us laugh, smile, and cry.
Seth Meyer’s Opening Monologue
Hosting any awards show is tough, but Seth held his own. He didn’t need a musical number, or heavy gag-jokes, to win over the audience. Seth was his usual charming self, with great delivery when it came to a friendly jab, or two.
Beyonce Showed Up
Oh you didn’t know, Queen Bey graced our screens last night? Amy Poehler AKA Beyonce, is half the reason we even tune into these awards shows. She’s either hosting, presenting, or just being fabulous, and that’s alright by us.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Matthew McConaughey Jokes
“Matthew McConaughey doesn't even own a television. I happen to know for a fact that he traded his television for a conch shell full of weed.”
The "Billy On The Street" Skit Was Surprisingly Good
"He's the host of the #Emmys this year!" "Um, Seth Macfarlane?" Haha.
— Yes/No Films (@yesnofilms) August 26, 2014
Usually, we're not too crazy about Billy On The Street, but his pre-taped skit with the Emmys' host, asking people on the street questions about the Emmys, was pretty hysterical.
Bryan Cranston’s Mustache
The guest of honor.
This Epic Makeout Sesh
Louis C.K.’s Simple, But Sweet Acceptance Speech
Nothing long-winded, just straight to the point, yet sweet. He also made sure to point out that Sarah Baker was the star and reason he won.
Retta Live-Tweeting The Whole Night
What is happening right now?? #Emmys pic.twitter.com/s9MsTYMOrj
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Poehlsy!!!! #JustLikeBey #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
I love how Jessica Lange is killing this “Ima let these fools know I’m still helluh sexy” saunter to stage. #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Retta, AKA Donna on Parks and Recreation and lover of live-tweeting, captured some of the most interesting moments from the night on Twitter.
When Joffery Confronted His Mother
When They Gave George R.R. Martin A Typewriter
And asked him to please write faster.
He was immediately on the case.
Ricky Gervais Just Being Ricky Gervais
"Now that is a television face. Not even really a television face. It's a Netflix face.” – Jimmy Kimmel
When Jimmy Fallon Seized The Day
Gwen Stefani messed up Stephen Colbert’s name, so Jimmy assumed that meant the Emmy was up for grabs. We’d all have done the same if we were there.
Billy Crystal’s Touching Robin William’s Memoriam
Which of these did you love the most? Tweet us your favorite moments from the night!