Kelly Brook's heartbroken ex-fiancee David Mcintosh has broken his silence about the couple's shocking split, insisting he wasn't unfaithful to the pin-up. The model and actress announced she had ended her engagement to the British TV hunk on Friday (25Sep14), amid reports McIntosh had cheated on her with his ex.
Brook offered up no explanation for the split and now her ex has offered up his first comments on the end of his romance, which began on New Year's Eve (31Dec13) when he met Brook at a party.
He says, "I did not cheat on Kelly."
And the recent Big Brother contestant admitted he is "deeply upset" by tabloid stories linking him to his former lover, Sarah Harper.
In an open letter, the 28 year old hit back at charges he and Harper hooked up behind Brook's back and took drugs together.
Insisting he still loves Brook, he writes, "I am not angry, I am just deeply upset by the story that was published in The Sun newspaper and other media outlets today. I rarely address inaccurate press stories but believe I must speak up about the hurtful allegations today...
"I became friends with Sarah Harper seven years ago but only properly began spending time with her after going through a very traumatic break-up with my son's mother.
"As well as the stress of the break-up, I had finished working out at sea on stressful, and sometimes dangerous, anti-piracy operations and was drawn to Sarah's happy-go-lucky party spirit. I viewed Sarah as a friend but that was all she was... a friend, nothing more!
"Before I began dating Kelly, I can confirm that Sarah and I did go on a handful of nights out together but it was NOT on a regular basis as was made out in today's article... Our so-called 'closeness' lasted for about four months, after which her constant partying and (self-admitting) drug use grew very tiring. Sarah was clearly addicted to drugs - however I was not, and am not, a drug user."
He adds, "Sarah often asked me to pose for silly pictures when I was drunk and, in today's article in The Sun, there is a picture of me purportedly 'posing' over what appears to be white powder on a table. I did not take any drugs on the night that picture was taken and am very disappointed that Sarah has lied. I merely (and in hindsight, very stupidly) posed for a 'fun' picture at Sarah's request. I was clearly intoxicated with alcohol in the picture and acted naively.
"'When I began dating Kelly, out of respect to Kelly, I decided it was time to finally cut all contact with Sarah. Unfortunately, she didn't respond well to this and blackmailed me, threatening to go to the press with the drug photo (as published in The Sun today) which she forwarded to me with an unkindly message. It shocked me, I was so afraid of her threats that I pandered to her and continued to stay friends with her purely out of fear.
"I'm far from a weak man but I was worried the photo would ruin my career and, more importantly, my relationship with Kelly. Being blackmailed is a horrendous experience and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone, especially when it concerns something you're against. Seeing as I remained friendly with Sarah, I presumed she wouldn't act upon her blackmail threat, but I was very mistaken. It's clear now that over the past 9 months she has plotted, schemed and waited to put it out into the media.
"I'm incredibly hurt and sickened by Sarah's false accusations and believe she has done this out of jealousy and spite because she knows that, 1) I'm not interested in her romantically and 2) I only love and want Kelly. I did not cheat on Kelly what so ever! Kelly is my World and, other than my son, she's the only person I've ever truly cared about in my life.
"I'm absolutely devastated that Sarah's lies have caused Kelly to end our engagement but am even more deeply upset that the woman I thought loved me and was literally my life my would not stand by me."
McIntosh proposed to Brook after an eight-week courtship in March (14).
Actress Carey Mulligan has joined War Child U.K as the humanitarian organisation's latest Global Ambassador. The Great Gatsby star was inspired to support the charity after her brother came into contact with their work when he was posted in Afghanistan with the British Army.
Mulligan will help with fundraising and promoting the charity's efforts in war zones around the world.
In a recorded message on War Child's website, she says, "When I found out that there was a charity that focused on helping children to recover from the brutality of war, I knew immediately that I wanted to be involved. It's unbearable that the places that are being targeted are the very places that children should be safe. No child should be left to face war alone. You can do something today by donating to War Child to give these children the chance of a happier future."
The actress is presenting an appeal for the charity on British radio on Sunday (28Sep14).
Actor Keanu Reeves has been left shaken after an intruder was arrested at his home for the second time in two days last week (end21Sep14). The Matrix star was not at his Los Angeles house on Tuesday (16Sep14) when a woman slipped through an unlocked door, stripped off, and took a swim in the pool.
Editors at TMZ.com report that members of a cleaning crew working at the property grew suspicious and called Reeves, who ordered them to contact cops. Officers attended the scene and placed the woman under psychiatric hold.
The day before (15Sep14), the Speed actor was asleep when he heard noises from his library and found a woman, in her mid forties, sitting in a room at the property. She was also placed under psychiatric observation.
"I bought myself some coloured contact lenses as all the big movie stars at the time had blue eyes. But when I popped them in before the audition, I could barely see a thing. I walked in to Cubby Broccoli's Mayfair office and began introducing myself, when Cubby said, 'I'm over here, Jess'! I'd been addressing the hat stand." Singer Jess Conrad admits vanity got the better of him when he auditioned for James Bond in the 1960s.
Jada Pinkett Smith has a whole new level of respect for Angelina Jolie after she went to great lengths to help the Collateral star set up her campaign against human trafficking. Will Smith's wife has become an outspoken activist in the fight against the illegal sex trade in recent years after setting up her Don't Sell Bodies organisation, which aims to bring an end to the exploitation of woman and children around the world.
However, the actress reveals she owes a lot to fellow humanitarian Jolie, who serves as Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for going out of her way to put Pinkett Smith in touch with the right people.
Speaking to America's Health magazine, Jada explains, "Angelina Jolie and I, we're not friends, but when I called her about my human trafficking endeavours, she went all in. And I really appreciated that because there are not a lot of times that you can call upon people in our business and get serious help.
"She put me in contact with the people I needed to be in contact with, she sent me books, sent me all the information she had.
"I'm not saying that Angelina and I are, like, girlfriends and kicking it every day, but when you call another woman who's in a position to lend support to you and she just jumps right in there - that's sisterhood."
Racing driver Scott Semmelmann has been killed in a crash at a track in Wisconsin. The sprint car star was involved in an accident during a practice session on Saturday (20Sep14) ahead of a competition at the Beaver Dam Raceway that night.
Semmelmann's car made contact with another vehicle, flipped three times and collided with a concrete barrier, according to the Associated Press. The race was cancelled.
The 47 year old's death comes just weeks after racer Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed during a race in New York when he was hit by a car driven by NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart.
Rapper Iggy Azalea is suing an ex-boyfriend for allegedly copying files and footage from her computer when they were dating. The Australian hitmaker claims she met Maurice Williams, aka rapper Jefe Wine, in 2008 when she was just 17, and he helped her find accommodation.
In her new lawsuit, Azalea reveals her older lover followed her to Atlanta, Georgia and moved in with her in 2009.
She alleges he "downloaded the entire contents" of her personal computer, including unreleased master recordings, which he announced plans to put out as part of an EP in July (14), claiming to have "secured the rights".
According to the lawsuit, the project constitutes a violation of her copyright, trademark, name and likeness.
She alerted her lawyers to the availability of one song, titled Inizio, online and they sent a series of cease-and-desist letters to the officials behind sites like iTunes and Spotify, who were offering the track to fans.
Williams hit headlines recently by claiming he was the subject of a purported sex tape featuring Azalea, adding he had an agreement that gave him exclusive rights to "manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise any recording embodying visual images" of his ex.
The Fancy star's new complaint, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, claims the agreement Williams has is a forgery.
The lawsuit reads: "The Forged Agreement contains tell-tale signs that it is not genuine. For example, it includes mismatched fonts on the signature page, paragraph numbers out of sequence... and provides, as an address for legal notices, the contact information of an attorney who had no prior knowledge of the Forged Agreement."
There is no direct mention in the lawsuit of the sex tape, which has reportedly been offered to Steve Hirsch, the boss of porn company Vivid Entertainment.
Williams insists he didn't offer up the sex tape but reveals his own computer was stolen recently and the footage was on that.
Lindsay Lohan may have some explaining to do after revealing she "rolled" the body bag containing Whitney Houston's remains while serving time at the Los Angeles County Morgue.
The actress was performing her community service there in February, 2012, following a probation violation when she claims Houston's body was brought in and assigned to her. Talking about her chequered past in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the Mean Girls star says, "It's different for me than it would be for other people. Like, no one would really have to work at the morgue in L.A. and roll a body bag for Whitney Houston."
But staff at the L.A. Coroner's office insist that, although the timeline may be correct, Lohan would not have come in contact with Houston.
A spokesman tells TMZ.com that Houston's remains were never in a body bag and insists that no one in the probation programme came in contact with the tragic singer's body. The official adds Whitney was wrapped in plastic with a sheet cover the entire time she was at the morgue.
British actress Samantha Morton has opened up about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child in foster care following the headline-grabbing Rotherham scandal which rocked the U.K. last month (Aug14). A report by local officials concluded that around 1,400 children were abused in the English town of Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, and the Minority Report star admits the news brought back painful memories of her own past and left her unable to sleep.
Morton, who spent most of her childhood living in institutions in Nottingham, England, tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "I was doing OK and then suddenly the Rotherham thing comes up."
The actress goes on to allege she was subjected to abuse by two different perpetrators during her time in care, but was too embarrassed to report her plight straight away.
She explains, "I was embarrassed and the people that did what they did to me... I thought they were really nice people, so I was actually really shocked when it happened. And, ultimately, nobody would have believed me, because they're the coolest, nicest people... It's a shock when someone does things to you... things you're not expecting. It isn't that people suddenly become the bogeymen. Abuse of children is gradual - this is why we now understand the term grooming.... I didn't go to anybody immediately because - how weird is this? - I didn't want to get them into trouble. I didn't want them to lose their jobs."
However, Morton claims her story was ignored when she eventually brought it to the attention of social workers, adding, "They had clipboards and were always moving on to the next question. There was no support, no offer of counselling, no wanting to delve deeper... Maybe they just assumed I had been abused already (before I was in the home)... I'd say 90 per cent of my friends in the home had been sexually abused."
Her mother later reported the alleged abuse to police and Morton was placed in a different care home, but no further action was taken against those she accused.
Morton goes on to insist she blames social services workers for failing her, adding, "They had a duty of care - not only a social duty of care, but a legal obligation to take care of me, and they didn't. They failed miserably. But I survived. I'm here to tell the tale. I don't want this to happen to anyone else."
Steve Edwards, Nottinghamshire county council's service director for children's social care, says of Morton's claims, "We take all allegations of child abuse, current or historic, extremely seriously. We will fully support any police investigation and would encourage the person in question to contact us directly to discuss her concerns."
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Actor Robert Downey, Jr.'s son pleaded guilty to cocaine possession at a California court hearing on Friday (12Sep14).
Indio Downey, 21, was arrested after police spotted him smoking from a pipe while sitting in a car in West Hollywood in June (14), and he was later charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanour possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Friday, Indio, who attended the hearing with his father, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to complete a drug education program. He has been seeking treatment for the past 70 days at a facility and will remain there for another three months. If he stays sober and out of legal trouble, the case will be dismissed.
During the hearing, Indio told the judge, "I appreciate this opportunity, and I hope to make the most of it." The judge responded, "You've learned a lot of good coping skills from the program, I hope. This is a 24/7 disease... it can pop up at any time. You have to be vigilant and on top of it at all times. "I know in life people always look up to superheroes. You have contact with one superhero, and that's Iron Man."
Downey, Jr. has previously offered to support his son through his legal and drug woes, insisting addiction problems are a family issue.
Shortly after Indio's arrest, the actor released a statement, which read: "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we're all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being. "We're grateful to the Sheriff's department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale."
The movie star spent years battling drug problems after finding fame in Hollywood in the 1980s.