A crewmember working on new post-apocalyptic teen movie The Maze Runner was admitted to hospital after he was bitten by a rattlesnake. The male staff member was removing the reptile from the set in Louisiana when he suffered the bite, and was taken to a local medical centre for treatment.
Love Actually actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster reveals the set was plagued with snakes throughout the shoot, but the bitten crew member went on to make a full recovery.
He tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "We were seeing 10 snakes a day at the beginning and then by the end we were still catching four a day... Not all poisonous, but we had five different types of venomous snakes and two different kinds of poisonous spiders... He (the crew member) got bit, but it was fine. He got bit by a little baby rattlesnake. He did get rushed to the hospital, but he was the only one."
Brodie-Sangster stars in the movie along with Dylan O'Brien and Will Poulter.
Soul singer Bobby Womack left sizeable debts behind following his death in June (14). The If You Think You're Lonely Now hitmaker's widow Regina has filed court documents showing an unpaid loan of $400,000 (£250,000) and child support payments amounting to $250,000 (£156,250) for two sons living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Editors of TMZ.com report Womack left little to his family after his death, with documents showing he had $52,000 (£32,500) in cash and $7,250 (£4,531) in assets, including a car and jewellery.
Royalties and music rights for the singer are valued at $350,000 (£218,750).
Singer August Alsina is receiving treatment in an intensive care unit after suffering several seizures following his stage fall at a concert in New York City on Monday (15Sept14). The star passed out during a gig at The Irving Plaza venue in Manhattan and video footage showed him stumbling and falling into the crowd.
He was admitted to a local hospital and a representative for Alsina has now told TMZ.com the singer is being treated in an intensive care unit after suffering several seizures.
Alsina is believed to have suffered the seizures after his stage fall, which was reportedly brought on by exhaustion and dehydration.
Australian model Michelle Leslie has split from her husband after less than two years of marriage. The brunette beauty married Adam Zammit in a star-studded ceremony in New Zealand in 2012, but they have now decided to separate.
Zammit says in a statement, "We have taken the decision to separate after eight wonderful, happy and like nearly every couple on the planet, sometimes challenging years... There is a private space in every relationship where endearment, fondness and love exist without any need for explanation."
Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly working on their first joint album together. The hip-hop supercouple just wrapped its successful On the Run tour in Paris, France over the weekend (13Sep14) and now they're continuing their collaboration with a full length album, according to E! News.
Dash Radio DJ Skee broke the news during his programme on Tuesday (16Sep14), after sources close to the pair hinted the album is set for release later this year (14) or in early 2015.
Beyonce and Jay Z have collaborated on numerous tracks for each of their albums over the years, but if the rumours are true, it will mark their first full-length project together.
Actor Shia Labeouf has obtained a restraining order on a woman who was found lurking around his Sherman Oaks, California home last month (Aug14). Graciela Nahle, 31, has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the Transformers star, after she plead no contest to trespassing in a Los Angeles court.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, she was subsequently sentenced to 45 days in jail but was released after serving four days of her term.
The court papers also reveal that Nahle visited LaBeouf's home at least three different times in the past few months, including an incident where she showed up eating watermelon in his driveway and when he told her to leave, she allegedly screamed at him, "I am going to blow up your house! I am going to blow up the world! You are Albert Einstein and we belong together!"
Editors at TMZ.com also report that Nahle once arrived at his property with an infant and claimed to have been best friends with him in a past life.
A security guard on the set of Steven Spielberg and Noah Wyle's TV drama Falling Skies has been killed after he was hit by a runaway truck. The unidentified man lost his life after he was pinned between the truck and a tree on Monday night (15Sep14).
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the fatal incident took place just outside Vancouver, Canada.
Filming on the TV series has been halted as local police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigate the incident.
The police sergeant caught up in actress Daniele Watts' detention drama last week (11Sep14) insists a recording of his encounter with the Django Unchained star will help him prove she's making "malicious and false statements" about himself and fellow officers. Watts and her boyfriend, celebrity chef Brian James Lucas, were apprehended by police following reports suggesting the couple had been spotted indecently exposing themselves in their car in Studio City, California.
Angry Watts refused to hand over identification and began walking away. She was apprehended, handcuffed and taken back to the scene in a police car.
Lucas told TMZ.com on Monday (15Sep14) that he and Watts have hired a lawyer and plan to file a formal complaint against the officers, as Los Angeles police officials launched an internal investigation.
But now Sgt. Jim Parker has opened up about the incident, revealing he recorded what went down - and it will prove that he and his fellow officers did nothing wrong.
Sgt. Parker insists he had no intention of arresting "people having sex in the car" when he was called to the scene, adding, "No one wants to arrest anybody... She (Watts) starts making a fuss, and quite frankly I don't need to see her ID but she does have to ID herself."
The officer refused to confront Watts or chase after her as she walked away, and instead called on a nearby female cop to apprehend her.
Sgt. Parker tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I've been here before, I'm not touching her. I don't want to be accused of anything. So I requested a female officer and said, 'Hey guys, grab that female on the phone and bring her back to me'.
"I'm thinking, 'God, it's taking a long time to bring her back to me'. They said, 'She's being difficult'. They have her handcuffed, because that's what they do. It's too far to walk, so they drove her back. And I said, 'You have to give me your ID or tell me your name'. She's crying."
Watts told CNN on Monday that the LAPD officers "accosted me and forced me into handcuffs', and insisted the cops suggested she had done "something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place".
She also accused the police of disrespecting her.
But Sgt. Parker insists his recording will prove the police officers did nothing wrong, adding, "She had no idea I was recording. So I asked her, 'Why are you in handcuffs? He's (Lucas) been here this whole time not in handcuffs. Tell me if someone has been disrespectful'.
"Police officers can record surreptitiously without consent. The other officers also had their recording on. It helps the police department. (Without it) the three of us (police officers) would be relieved of duty right now."
Jenny Mccarthy has already lost her wedding ring less than a month after exchanging vows with actor/singer Donnie Wahlberg. The model-turned-TV personality wed the New Kids on the Block hunk on 31 August (14) near her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, but she lost the band he gave her on their big day following a sex session on honeymoon.
During an interview with New York morning chat show Good Day NY on Monday (15Sep14), she admitted she took the ring off before a romantic encounter with her new husband, and it disappeared.
McCarthy revealed, "We were staying in a hotel and you can't have a wedding ring on... it's a little hard to get romantic with diamonds on your hand.
"I removed it and put it on the room service table and they (staff) came and turned down the room and the ring was gone."
But McCarthy isn't too upset about the loss of her ring, adding, "If you’re gonna lose your wedding ring, you should lose it that way."
She's still hoping someone finds it, realises what it is and returns the ring: "They could have maybe not seen it, or it could have gone under a dish and (been) thrown away on accident.
"But I’m missing it today! I keep going, 'Where is my ring?' But Donnie and I are both laughing that at least we lost it for the best reason possible!"
McCarthy added a thick gold band with diamonds on her big day, to match the already impressive yellow sapphire engagement ring Wahlberg gave her when he popped the question in April (14).
The homeless man Miley Cyrus took to the MTV Video Music Awards narrowly avoided a big legal headache on Tuesday (16Sep14) after turning up for an arraignment hearing in Oregon 45 minutes late. Jesse Helt turned himself in to police in his native Oregon for a probation violation relating to a 2010 burglary last month (Aug14), days after accompanying the Wrecking Ball hitmaker to the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles, and he was released on $2,500 (£1,563) bail.
He was due back in court on Tuesday, but made prosecutors and Polk County Judge Monte Campbell wait as he ran behind schedule.
Upon arrival, Helt was rushed into the courtroom so the hearing could begin. He did not enter a plea and has been summoned to appear before the judge next month (Oct14).
Helt was convicted of criminal mischief and criminal trespass following the 2010 burglary, and in 2011 he broke his probation by failing to take a drug test, communicate with his probation officer or complete his community service.
Cyrus invited Helt to be her date to the MTV prizegiving and allowed him to accept her Video of the Year award on behalf of all homeless people in the U.S. in a bid to raise awareness about the plight of displaced youths.