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.
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson and Glee star Jane Lynch are set to take on classic standards for a Mad Men-themed concert at Los Angeles' famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. The seventh and final season of the Emmy-winning drama starring Jon Hamm kicked off in America on Sunday (13Apr14), and on 26 April (14), fans can enjoy a night of music inspired by the hit show.
Jackson, Lynch and X-Men beauty Rebecca Romijn will all make their Walt Disney Concert Hall debuts in a show titled Music of the Mad Men Era, a one-night-only performance.
The trio will be backed by the L.A. Philharmonic orchestra as they sing classic tunes from the 1950s and '60s, including tracks by artists Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
British singer Rebecca Ferguson is expecting her third child. The pop star announced the happy news on Twitter.com, writing, "Yes I am having a new lovely baby children are such a blessing and I'm grateful to god for my new little gift."
Ferguson is already a mother of two children, Lillie May and Karl, from a previous relationship. The father of her unborn baby is not known, but the star has revealed in recent interviews that she is dating a man she has known for several years.
The announcement comes two months after Ferguson appeared to faint on U.K. daytime TV show Loose Women after performing her track All That I've Got.
Ferguson previously dated One Direction star Zayn Malik after they both found fame on Britain's The X Factor in 2010.
Two members of British singer Rebecca Ferguson's extended family were wounded in a suspected drive-by shooting in England last week (begs31Mar14). Karl and Craig Dures, who are the uncle and grandfather of Ferguson's two children with her ex-partner, who is also called Karl Dures, were shot in the street in Liverpool on Tuesday (01Apr14).
A source tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, “This is very scary for everyone. Rebecca is absolutely shocked by it.”
The men are said to be in a stable condition at Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Ferguson is yet to comment on the incident, but took to Twitter.com on Saturday (05Apr14) to write, "Blessed with an amazing family, we have someone looking down on us counting all our blessings god is good (sic)!"
Singer Madonna is planning to step behind the camera for a third time to direct a film adaptation of Rebecca Walker's debut novel Ade: A Love Story. The movie will centre on a 19-year-old American student who falls in love with a Muslim and plans to marry him and settle in Kenya.
The pop superstar and Silver Linings Playbook producer Bruce Cohen are currently searching for a writer to adapt the book into a screenplay.
Madonna made her directorial debut with 2008's Filth and Wisdom and worked on 2011's W.E.
Walker is the daughter of The Color Purple author Alice Walker and civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal.
Rihanna's former accountants have petitioned a judge to dismiss a breach of contract and negligence lawsuit filed by the singer in 2012. The We Found Love hitmaker, real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is seeking unspecified damages from bosses at New York firm Berdon LLP for allegedly neglecting to properly manage her cashflow and expenses and failing to uncover millions of dollars in unpaid royalties.
Rihanna also blames the money men for not dissuading her from purchasing a luxury home in California in 2009, which became a living hell for the singer, and she has accused her former financial advisors of failing to file her tax returns, resulting in an audit by officials at America's Internal Revenue Service.
However, the accountants are firing back at her lawsuit with their own legal documents, filed in Manhattan Federal Court.
They have listed things Rihanna did to compound her financial woes and are asking a judge to toss the case out.
Meanwhile, on the other side of America, a Los Angeles judge has issued a tentative ruling denying a writ filed by the police officer who leaked a photo of the singer following her 2009 assault at the hands of ex-boyfriend Chris Brown to TMZ.com.
Former LAPD officer Rebecca Reyes, who also took the infamous photo of the singer's beaten-up face on her personal cell phone, was found guilty of multiple counts of misconduct at an administrative hearing and while she escaped criminal prosecution, she was kicked out of the force.
She has since filed a lawsuit seeking a writ of mandate, calling on the City of Los Angeles and Police Chief Charles Beck to officially terminate her employment.
In advance of a hearing on Thursday (20Mar14), Superior Judge Luis Lavin has denied Reyes' writ.
The judge writes, "After conducting an independent review of the evidence, the Court finds that Petitioner participated in the release of the photograph showing Ms. Fenty's injuries to TMZ."
British pop star Rebecca Ferguson sparked concerns for her health on Thursday (27Feb14) when she appeared to faint during a performance on a U.K. TV show. The singer, who was runner-up on British talent contest The X Factor in 2010, appeared on daytime show Loose Women and closed the programme with her song All That I've Got.
However, as the performance came to an end, the singer appeared to pass out and she slumped to the floor as her bandmates rushed to check on her.
Ferguson reassured fans she was fine in a post on Twitter.com later on Thursday, writing, "I am feeling much better will rest today so sorry to worry everybody I fought through that song but at the end had nothing left love yas (you)."
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For a film that involves a love triangle, mental illness, a Bohemian colony of free-spirits, an impending war and several important historical figures, the most exciting elements of Summer in February are the stunning shots of the English country and Cornish seaside. The rest of the film never quite lives up to the crashing waves and sun-dappled meadows that are used to bookend the scenes, as the entertaining opening never manages to coalesce into a story that lives up the the cinematography, let alone the lives of the people that inspired it.
Set in an Edwardian artist’s colony in Cornwall, Summer in February tells the story of A.J. Munnings (Dominic Cooper), who went on to become one of the most famous painters of his day and head of the Royal Academy of Art, his best friend, estate agent and part-time soldier Gilbert Evans (Dan Stevens), and the woman whom they both loved, aspiring artist Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning). Her marriage to Munnings was an extremely unhappy one, and she attempted suicide on their honeymoon, before killing herself in 1914. According to his journals, Gilbert and Florence were madly in love, although her marriage and his service in the army kept them apart.
When the film begins, Munnings is the center of attention in the Lamorna Artist's Colony, dramatically reciting poetry at parties and charming his way out of his bar tab while everyone around him proclaims him to be a genius. When he’s not drinking or painting, he’s riding horses with Gilbert, who has the relatively thankless task of keeping this group of Bohemians in line. Their idyllic existence is disrupted by the arrival of Florence, who has run away from her overbearing father and the fiancé he had picked out for her in order to become a painter.
Stevens and Browning both start the film solidly, with enough chemistry between them to make their infatuation interesting. He manages to give Gilbert enough dependable charm to win over both Florence and the audience, and she presents Florence as someone with enough spunk and self-possession to go after what she wants. Browning’s scenes with Munnings are equally entertaining in the first third of the film, as she can clearly see straight through all of his bravado and he is intrigued by her and how difficult she is to impress. Unfortunately, while the basis of the love triangle is well-established and entertaining, it takes a sudden turn into nothing with a surprise proposal from Munnings.
Neither the film nor Browning ever make it clear why Florence accepts his proposal, especially when they have both taken great pains to establish that she doesn’t care much for him. But once she does, the films stalls, and both Stevens and Browning spend the rest of the film doing little more than staring moodily and longingly at the people around them. The real-life Florence was plagued by depression and mental instability, but neither the film nor Browning’s performance ever manage to do more than give the subtlest hint at that darkness. On a few occasions, Browning does manage to portray a genuine anguish, but rather than producing any sympathy from the audience, it simply conjures up images of a different film, one that focused more on Florence, and the difficulties of being a woman with a mental illness at a time when both were ignored or misunderstood.
Stevens is fine, and Gilbert starts out with the same kind of good-guy appeal the won the heart of Mary Crawley and Downton Abbey fans the world over. However, once the film stalls, so does his performance, and he quickly drops everything that made the character attractive or interesting in favor of longing looks and long stretches of inactivity. He does portray a convincing amount of adoration for Florence, although that's about the only real emotion that Gilbert expresses for the vast majority of the film, and even during his love scene, he never manages to give him any amount of passion.
Cooper does his best with what he’s given, and tries his hardest to imbue the film with some substance and drama. His Munnings is by turns charming, brash, and brooding, the kind of person who has been told all of their life that they are special, and believes it. He even manages to give the character some depth, and even though he and Browning have very little chemistry, he manages to convey a genuine affection for her. It’s a shame that Munnings becomes such a deeply unlikable character, because Cooper is the only thing giving Summer in February a jolt of life – even if it comes via bursts of thinly-explained hostility. It's hard to watch just how hard he's working to connect with his co-stars and add some excitement to a lifeless script and not wish that he had a better film to show off his talents in.
Unfortunately, by the time Florence and Gilbert are finally spurred into activity, the film has dragged on for so long that you’re no longer invested in the characters, their pain, or their love story, even if you want to be. Which is the real disappointment of Summer in February; underneath the stalled plot and the relatively one-note acting, there are glimmers of a fascinating and compelling story that’s never allowed to come to the forefront.
Singer Ricky Martin and Carlos Gonzalez have ended their relationship after three years of dating. The split, which reportedly occurred before the festive break (24-25Dec13), was confirmed by the Livin' La Vida Loca hitmaker's representatives, but they explained he would not be commenting on it, according to Doslives.com
Martin and Gonzalez began dating in 2011, a year after the singer publicly 'came out'.
He previously dated Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba for 14 years.
Irish pop star Kian Egan was examined by doctors during his stint on U.K. reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after a severe shortage of food left him in danger of collapsing. The former Westlife star was crowned king of the jungle earlier this month (Dec13) after spending three weeks living on meagre rations at a camp in an Australian rainforest.
Egan and his fellow contestants - including actor Alfonso Ribeiro and Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington - had to take part in grisly endurance tests to earn their meals, and the singer has now revealed how the extreme diet took its toll on his health.
He tells British TV show This Morning, "I did have two really down days in there. The first day was probably about a week in. I was just at the point where the lack of food got to me and I had no energy. Then, with about a week to go, I had a really bad day where every time I stood up I got a head rush and I had to sit back down."
Egan tried to shake off his dizziness, but his campmates were so concerned about his condition they contacted producers via a TV link and urged them to help the star.
He adds, "Then (the producers) called me up and asked me what was wrong and I said, 'I think it's just a lack of food - my body is shutting down'. Because we are only eating about 500 calories a day in there. So they gave me a herbal vitamin or something like that. By the next morning I was back to normal."