William Shatner is leading tributes to his longtime Star Trek sidekick Leonard Nimoy following the news of his death on Friday (27Feb15). Shatner, who played Captain Kirk opposite Nimoy's Mr. Spock on TV and in movies for two decades, has released a statement, in which he reveals he loved the late actor, photographer and director "like a brother".
He adds, "We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love."
Zachary Quinto, who played the younger Spock in J.J. Abrams Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness prequels, was one of many famous friends who posted tributes on Instagram and Facebook.
He wrote, "my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest", while Jeri Ryan, who portrayed Seven of Nine in the Star Trek: Voyager TV series, tweeted, "RIP, Mr. Nimoy. You really did live long and prosper, and we were all the richer for it."
And Nimoy's longtime Star Trek colleague George Takei has taken to Facebook with his thoughts, adding, "Today, the world lost a great man, and I lost a great friend. We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to 'Live Long And Prosper', and you indeed did, friend. I shall miss you in so many, many ways."
Seth MacFarlane, director Kevin Smith, Ben Stiller, Mia Farrow, Alyssa Milano, Roseanne Barr, Josh Gad and Boy George were also among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Nimoy on social media.
The beloved actor lost his battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles on Friday morning. He was 83.
Drew Barrymore is set to tell her life story in a collection of autobiographical essays. The Charlie's Angels star will lift the lid on the details of her wild youth and Hollywood career in a series of stories after signing a deal with Dutton book publishers.
A statement from the company reads, "(The essays will tells stories of Barrymore) living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led to the most important thing in her life, which is motherhood."
Barrymore, who is mother to two daughters, tells People.com, "I love stories that are humorous, emotional and welcoming, and that is my goal in writing this book."
The actress' essay collection currently has no title or set release date. She published a book of her photographs last year (14).
Rapper Drake has paid tribute to Latin singer Selena Quintanilla nearly 20 years after her death. The Fancy hitmaker took to Instagram.com to post several photos of himself in the recording studio wearing a white shirt with the Mexican-American icon's face airbrushed on it.
In one of the pictures, Drake wrote the caption, "They'll be talkin' 'til I meet Selena," a line from his OVO label rapper King Louie's track Til I Meet Selena.
According to Complex magazine, the tribute shirt was created by artist Darien Bruze as part of his Fallen Angels of R&B collection, which is slated to also include TLC's Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez and Aaliyah.
Quintanilla was murdered on 31 March, 1995 at the age of 23 by the president of her fan club.
Jazz great Clark Terry has died, aged 94. The veteran musician, who had been battling advanced diabetes in recent years, passed away less than two weeks after he was admitted to a hospice as his health declined.
His wife, Gwen Terry, shared the sad news in a post on Facebook on Saturday night (21Feb15), writing, "Our beloved Clark Terry has joined the big band in heaven where he'll be singing and playing with the angels. He left us peacefully, surrounded by his family, students and friends... We will miss him every minute of every day, but he will live on through the beautiful music and positivity that he gave to the world."
The flugelhorn and trumpet player rose to fame playing with Count Basie from 1948 to 1951 and he became Duke Ellington's sidekick throughout the 1950s. He later became the first African-American staff musician at TV network NBC, where he spent 12 years in The Tonight Show band.
Terry released more than 80 albums throughout his career and performed with stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Aretha Franklin, Clifford Brown, Milt Jackson and Quincy Jones.
He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2010 and published his autobiography a year later, in 2011. He was the subject of an acclaimed 2014 documentary, Keep on Keepin' On, which showed Clark mentoring 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin.
Fifty Shades Of Grey author E.L. James has suffered a setback in the week of the movie adaptation's release after it emerged her erotic novel has fallen out of favour among British readers.
The installment in her trilogy, now a Hollywood movie starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, topped a list of Britain's most-borrowed books from U.K libraries in 2014, but just a year later, it has failed to scrape into the top 100. The novel, which sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, failed to land a mention in the list compiled by the Public Lending Right (PLR) organisation, which named Dan Brown's blockbuster Inferno as Britain's most-borrowed book over the last 12 months.
The news comes as filming on the movie adaptation of Inferno starring Tom Hanks is about to get underway. Hanks is reprising his role as Brown's literary hero Professor Robert Langdon, the expert he previously played in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and director Ron Howard has been scouting filming locations in Europe over the last few weeks.
If you're a part of the Supernatural fandom, then you know this show is more than just two really handsome guys riding around in a car and squinting at things, as some people might like to believe. There's also angels and demons and stuff. Oh, and pie.
1. How we all felt after arriving in this fandom:
Wrecking ball? No, Supernatual came in like a mac truck, bulldozing our feels.
2. This is the most accurate description of the first half of the series you've ever read:
3. Your face every time the Winchester boys are being stupid:
4. This "Just Winchester Things" moment:
5. Seriously, could Sam's hair get any longer?
6. One of the most important things to Dean Winchester:
7. We've had demons, angels, Leviathan, ghosts, shapeshifters, so you're just waiting for them to deal with this:
And you know you're a true Supernatural fan because you would still watch if there were aliens.
8. This isn't weird, this is just Dean Winchester:
9. There is nothing funnier in this world than Dean and Castiel's relationship:
10. This Mean Girls + Supernatural joke is the most hysterical thing ever:
11. You know that the least sexual character on this show is actually the most sexual:
12. You know that being productive and being in this fandom does not mix:
13. You think it's sweet that Dean named an ice cream flavor after Sammy:
14. Everyone knows that Jared isn't afraid of fan art, but he is a critic:
15. Cards Against Humanity: Supernatural edition:
16. Everyone thinks Cas and Dean are so funny, but we all know Sam has his moments:
17. The Winchesters Vampire Policy:
18. This Harry Potter + Supernartual combo fits so effortlessly:
19. That time Cas tried to be God:
20. For the Bobby lovers:
21. We all know those Winchester boys will never, ever learn:
Guitarist Tom Delonge is disputing reports he has quit Blink-182, despite an announcement from his bandmates suggesting he has already been replaced for an upcoming gig. On Monday (26Jan15), the line-up for drummer Travis Barker's annual Musink Festival in California in March (15) was released, and when Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba was listed as Blink-182's guitarist fans started to wonder why DeLonge was no longer part of the group.
Barker and singer/bassist Mark Hoppus quickly issued a statement in which they announced their longtime bandmate would be taking an "indefinite" leave of absence from the group.
It reads: "We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors. No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans."
However, DeLonge has disputed the story in a post to Instagram.com, insisting he is not leaving the group and blaming the purported split on miscommunication.
He wrote, "To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a Blink-182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in...
"Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional - yes. But, Christ….. #Awkward."
DeLonge formed the group Angels & Airwaves when Blink-182 announced an indefinite hiatus in 2005. The trio regrouped in 2009.
Veteran rockers Rush are preparing to celebrate over four decades in the music industry by heading out on one "last major tour". The Canadian stars will hit the road for the R40 Live 40th Anniversary Tour, which is designed to commemorate drummer Neil Peart's addition to the band, even though that actually happened in 1974.
Guitarist Alex Lifeson admitted in early 2014 that the group decided to mark the milestone a year late as they needed a break from their massive Clockwork Angels world tour in 2013.
He said, "It's going to be a 41st anniversary tour, or whatever they're going to call it."
Rush will make stops in 34 cities across North America before wrapping up the trek in Los Angeles in August (15) - and fans have been advised to catch them in concert while they can.
A press release announcing the gigs reads: "These not-to-be-missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band's music. (This) will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude."
Frontman Geddy Lee and co. are expected to revisit their biggest hits on the anniversary tour, including '70s favourites like Fly by Night and Closer to the Heart.
Karen Gillan has had quite an incredible young career. In 2014 she starred in her first feature full-length film Oculus, her first Television comedy Selfie, and she played Nebula in the Marvel hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Before that she was Amy Pond for 37 episodes of the hit BBC series Doctor Who.
On Saturday January 17 she took time off her busy schedule to go to the Magic City Comic Con to sign autographs, take pictures, and have a Q&A with her fans.
Fan - Do you have any advice for being an actress?
Karen Gillan - Being an actress is really fun, so good choice. It's going to be really hard, its a hard profession to get into, but it's really worth it. I feel like today with all the things we have on youtube and all the cameras its quite easy to be self generating and make your own stuff. Just keep making things and in the mean time watch lots of stuff because that's what I do whenever I'm not acting. I watch actors who are better than me.
Fan - How would Nebula be as a companion of Doctor Who?
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Karen Gillan - OH! That would be weird! I feel like she would have a hard time running behind the doctor. I feel like she would... I dunno. How would that cybernetic eye be in the Tardis? I feel like that would be an odd dynamic. Maybe she would make a really good companion if as she didn't turn on the Doctor because she's a little bit evil? A wee bit.
Fan - How would Amy be in the zombie apocalypse?
Karen Gillan - Oh! I think she would survive, I think she would be good. She's a strong lady.
Fan - If they made a second Guardians of the Galaxy, would you like to be in it?
Karen Gillan - Yes! I would love to be in it. That would be the coolest thing ever.
(Magic City Host: We heard a rumor it would be called Nebula's Revenge)
YES! I don't know if it is called that, but it would be the coolest thing ever if it was.
(Magic City Host: We look forward to your imminent return)
Uh I mean, me too.
Fan - What was your favorite episode to film of Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan - There's so many good ones, but my favorite would have to be the 11th hour. It's my favorite episode to watch and to make as well because we were establishing the characters. The Doctor and Amy were meeting for the first time and my cousin who played little Emilia did such a good job in making everyone like my character. I was like thanks for that cousin. I just think it was a magical episode, I really do.
Fan - If you could go anywhere in space and time with the Doctor, where would you go?
Karen Gillan - I've always wanted to go as far into the future as possible and see how we all develop. I have this theory that we're all going to have huge overdeveloped brains with no bodies left and we will be like these frail stubby little beings with like huge brains and will look really weird. That's fact.
Fan - Who is your favorite Doctor Who Villain?
Karen Gillan - I have two. Can I have two? First of all the Weeping Angels because they're the scariest. I want to know if anyone gets this reference... The second one I don't remember...
Fan - Would you ever consider coming back for another episode of Doctor Who?
Karen Gillan - I said no before and then I lied because I did go back for Matt's (Smith) regeneration. The possibility is definitely there. I would love to go back, that would be really special. It would be weird now because the whole team has changed over, but it would be really nice to get back on the Tardis for a day.
Fan - How would you believe Amy would react with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor?
Karen Gillan - Well first of all she would approve of the voice. His unfaulty voice. I think they would make a good team. I think him and Clara together though, I think they make a really good team.
Fan - Out of all the shows or movies that you've acted in, which was your favorite?
Karen Gillan - Ugh that's a tough question. It's fun to play different characters, but I'd have to say that my favorite was Doctor Who. It always has a special place in my heart and it was one of the first things I ever did. Running away from monsters is so much fun.
Fan - Which Doctor is your favorite?
Karen Gillan - It has to be 11 (Matt Smith) and I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. I think he's my favorite portrayal of the character. I just love how alien Matt was about it and he's just a weird, strange guy. He's perfect for it.
Blue Velvet star George Dickerson has died, aged 81. The actor passed away on 10 January (15) following a long illness, according his son Dome Karukoski, who announced the sad news in a post on Facebook.com, writing, "It was not unexpected since he had been sick for a long time. I'm sad, but also somewhat relieved. He died peacefully with his loved ones around him. He had a wonderful life full of experiences, that one could just imagine to have."
Dickerson is most famous for playing Detective John Williams in David Lynch's 1986 crime drama Blue Velvet and his recurring role on 1980s TV cop drama Hill Street Blues.
He worked as a journalist, poet and playwright and speech writer for U.S. congressman Robert Steele before taking acting classes and moving to Hollywood.
Dickerson landed guest roles on soap opera Search for Tomorrow and TV series Little House on the Prairie, The Incredible Hulk and Charlie's Angels before finding fame on Hill Street Blues.
He also boasted credits on TV series Miami Vice, The Flash and Three's Company and films including Psycho II, No Mercy and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.