British DJ Calvin Harris has failed to persuade his pop star girlfriend Rita Ora to become a fan of his music. The beatmaster has just topped Forbes Magazine's World's Highest Paid DJs list and broken several U.K. chart records with his hit album 18 Months.
However, despite his success, Harris' singer girlfriend doesn't enjoy listening to his music and has ruled out the idea of a future collaboration.
The DJ tells Britain's The Sun, "Rita doesn't like dance music. She doesn't really like my music, but I like hers. (But) we're not together for musical reasons which is great.
"We're trying to keep business and pleasure separate and she's not really into the idea (of a collaboration)."
DJ Calvin Harris has been crowned the world's highest paid DJ after raking in $46 million (£30.6 million) in the past year. Editors at Forbes magazine estimate the Scottish hitmaker earned the big bucks between August, 2012 and August, 2013, easily making him number one in their new World's Highest Paid DJs list.
Harris, who has played over 100 live shows, averaging $195,000 (£130,000) per performance, credits the increasing popularity of dance music in recent years for his monumental success, adding, "I happened to be in the right place at the right time."
Dutch star Tiesto came in second place with $32 million (£21.3 million), while France's David Guetta was third with $30 million (£20 million).
Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 rounded out the top five with $25 million (£16.6 million) and $21 million (£14 million), respectively.
Other DJs and producers featured on the countdown include Avicii, Afrojack, Skrillex and Steve Aoki.
Rockers Kings Of Leon are set to indulge their love of a good meal by hosting a food festival in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee next month (Sep13). Bandmembers Caleb and Nathan Followill have teamed up with chef Jonathan Waxman to co-host the Music City Eats festival, which will showcase some of the city's top chefs while bands perform live music.
The weekend event will also feature the Petty Fest Nashville, an all-star celebration of the music of Tom Petty, hosted by Kings Of Leon at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium. They will perform alongside Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones.
Waxman says, "A few years ago, Caleb Followill quietly slipped into my restaurant Barbuto in New York, and we bonded over food and music, and throughout our many conversations, he kept asking why there wasn't a food and wine festival in his hometown of Nashville. We are inviting some truly amazing chefs from around the country, and most importantly, the best chefs and restaurants in Nashville. I am extremely excited by our shindig, and the Kings and I can't wait until September rolls around."
Music City Eats will take place from 21 to 22 September.
Robin Thicke has made U.S. pop chart history by becoming only the eighth solo male star ever to rack up 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. The R&B star's summer smash Blurred Lines is the first song to rule over the countdown for two-and-a-half months since Rihanna and Calvin Harris' 2011 release We Found Love, and the first by an individual male artist since Flo Rida cracked the 10-week mark with Low in 2008.
Thicke's chart domination keeps Miley Cyrus' We Can't Stop in second place for a third non-consecutive week, while Imagine Dragons are at three with Radioactive.
Daft Punk's Get Lucky collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers stays put at four and Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail remains at five.
Sir Elton John is recovering from his recent surgery on a sun-soaked break in the south of France. The Rocket Man axed all his summer (13) shows after he fell sick with appendicitis last month (Jul13) and he underwent an operation to treat the condition in Monaco on 1 August (13).
He has now been spotted out and about for the first time since the surgery, enjoying a break in St. Tropez, France with his partner David Furnish.
The couple has been pictured soaking up the sun on a yacht with their two sons and a group of friends, including actor Neil Patrick Harris, his partner David Burtka and their two children.
Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been dropped from his U.K. TV show just days after he was re-arrested on suspicion of committing sex offences. The 83 year old has been hosting reality TV series Animal Clinic for Britain's Channel 5 network, but he has now been replaced by another presenter, Ben Fogle, for the second series.
A spokesperson for the TV channel says, "Ben Fogle will present the next series of Animal Clinic. No other presenter was ever contracted to do the second series."
TV bosses removed episodes of the show from the broadcast schedule in the aftermath of Harris' previous arrest in March (13) as detectives investigated the star as part of an ongoing sex abuse probe centred around late broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile, who molested hundreds of victims throughout his showbiz career.
Harris was re-arrested and quizzed by cops again on Monday (05Aug13) and subsequently released on bail.
Comedy sequel The Smurfs 2 has left its competition feeling blue by topping the U.K. box office chart on its opening weekend (02-04Aug13). The animated family film, which features the voices of Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria, left its rivals in the shade by taking $4.8 million (£3.2 million) in ticket sales, easily outstripping The Heat, which took $3.8 million (£2.5 million).
Another new release, creepy horror movie The Conjuring, came in third with opening weekend takings of $3.2 million (£2.1 million), sending the previous weekend's (26-28Jul13) chart-topper The Wolverine tumbling into fourth, with $2.7 million (£1.8 million).
The top five is rounded out by Monsters University, which falls three places, with $2.5 million (£1.7 million).
Actor Ed Harris is set to star alongside Ethan Hawke in a modern-day film adaption of William Shakespeare's play Cymbeline. The A Beautiful Mind star will play King Cymbeline in the movie, which begins principal photography on 19 August (13). The revamped story chronicles a battle between crooked cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America.
Veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been re-arrested on suspicion of committing sex offences. The singer/artist was held by cops in London on Monday (05Aug13) after arriving at a police station by prior arrangement.
He was first interviewed in November (12) and was formally arrested in March (13) as part of a probe launched following the investigation of claims late British TV host Sir Jimmy Savile molested hundreds of underage children while working at the BBC.
Harris was arrested over further allegations of committing sex offences.
He was subsequently released on bail and is due to return to the police station later this month (Aug13).
Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris is celebrating after breaking his own U.K. chart record by scoring another top 10 hit with his latest single Thinking About You. The star previously set the record for the highest number of top 10 singles from one album after landing hits with tracks including Bounce and Sweet Nothing from 2012's 18 Months.
He smashed the record of eight on Sunday (04Aug13) when Thinking About You landed in ninth place on the U.K. singles chart, making it his ninth hit song from the album.
Harris told fans the good news in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "Made a bit of chart history today! Thinking About You went Top 10 in U.K... the first time anyone has had 9 top 10 singles from one album!"