Veteran British actress Jean Alexander has revealed she suffered a stroke on Monday (23Jun14). The former star of U.K. soap opera Coronation Street is now out of hospital and recovering in a rehabilitation centre.
Veteran British actress Jean Alexander is "out of danger" following a terrifying health scare. The former star of U.K. soap opera Coronation Street sparked fears among fans on Monday (23Jun14) when she fell ill and was admitted to a hospital in Southport, England.
Her brother, Kenneth Hodgkinson, has now confirmed the 88 year old is out of hospital and is recovering in a rehabilitation centre.
He says, "We don't think it is serious, she is getting on very well. She has left the hospital now and is in rehabilitation, a home, just for a week or so. I can't give a definite medical statement because I haven't got it... It looks as if she won't be kept for long under medical supervision. I've heard from the people there, in the home, that she is quite cheerful and she feels alright. So whatever it is it would appear that she has passed through it reasonably well. She seems reasonably chirpy and not in danger."
Hodgkinson goes on to reveal his sister asked him to thank fans for their well wishes, adding, "She is very grateful for all the interest shown by the public in her... She realises people may want to send cards, but she would be glad if she is not flooded with flowers or chocolates or things like that."
Miley Cyrus will be giving her fans an all-access pass to her Bangerz world tour thanks to a new two-hour documentary.
The TV special will feature exclusive backstage footage as well as performances from her recent gigs in Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.
The Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour special is set to air in America on 6 July (14).
R&B singer Shanice and her actor husband Flex Alexander are taking their financial struggles to TV for a new docu-series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network. The couple will front Flex & Shanice, which gives fans a close look at their career stumbles and money woes, which prompted the Alexanders, their two children and extended family members to move into rental accommodation in order to save cash.
Alexander is best known for his 2000s sitcom One on One, while his wife Shanice scored top 10 hits in the 1990s with songs I Love Your Smile and Silent Prayer.
Flex & Shanice is set to premiere on OWN this autumn (14).
Actor Stephen Baldwin has dodged a legal bullet after failing to appear in court on Monday (16Jun14) to face unlicensed driving charges. The Usual Suspects star was due to appear in a New York court on aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree and unlicensed driving charges stemming from an arrest last month (May14), but he was unable to attend the hearing because he was in Toronto, Canada on a contractually-obligated promotional tour for 2047 - Sights of Death.
His lawyer asked the judge overseeing the case to "stay" a bench warrant to allow his client "time to come in", insisting Baldwin would be there on Wednesday (18Jun14).
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Alexander Tisch granted Richard Southard's request and ordered the actor to appear in court later this week, according to the New York Daily News.
Stars including Colin Firth, Jeremy Piven and Luke Evans turned out to support Samuel L. Jackson at his cancer charity gala in London on Sunday night (15Jun14). The Avengers star hosted the One For The Boys Fashion Ball at the city's Natural History Museum to pull in donations for the cancer awareness drive directed at men.
A host of celebrities flocked to the event, which coincided with the London Collections: Men catwalk shows, and the bash had a strong fashion focus.
Jackson, Piven and Evans all took to the runway at the event to show off designs from brands including Fendi and Alexander McQueen. Other stars to strut down the catwalk included Simon Pegg, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, comic David Walliams, actor Jesse Metcalfe and male models David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire.
Supporting the men from the audience were pop star Pixie Lott, who is dating Cheshire, TV personality Amanda Holden, and Oscar winner Colin Firth.
Singer Paloma Faith performed at the event.
Jason Biggs has risked upsetting his American Pie co-star Tara Reid again by poking fun at her body in a webcast. The actor was forced to apologise to Reid last year (13) when she targeted him on Twitter.com for calling her a "hot mess" during a TV interview, and now he's having fun at her expense again.
During a recently taped edition of Joan Rivers' web show, In Bed With Joan, Biggs was asked who he would save and who he would kill if he was stranded with Reid and Lindsay Lohan. He replied, "Lindsay Lohan stays. She's got nice boobs. She really does. Lindsay's got nice boobs. Tara's body, I don't know what's going on with it. I don't think she ever knows what's going on with it... No one knows what's going on with Tara's body."
The comment appeared to be a dig at Reid's plastic surgery enhancements. The actress is sure to respond - after Biggs poked fun at her on Watch What Happens Live last year (13), she tweeted, "@JasonBiggs it's really sad I just landed in LA and the first thing I read about you that you are calling me a hot mess. I've supported u!"
Biggs later tweeted, "@TaraReid I love u Tara, it was a joke! Didnt (sic) mean to offend, Totally kidding around! it was a game!"
The world's oldest man, Alexander Imich, has died at the age of 111. The retired chemist passed away in New York on Sunday (08Jun14). Officials for the Guinness World Records are now investigating claims that Sakari Momoi of Japan holds the title at 111 years old.
This Post Contains Spoilers for Season 4 of Game of Thrones.
It's always difficult when your favorite character gets killed on a television show. You've spent weeks getting to know them, growing to care about them, and watching them go on adventures, and so when the Grim Reaper finally comes for them, it's a bit like losing a family member. Nobody knows that pain nearly as well as those who watch Game of Thrones, which seems to kill off a beloved character every other week. Luckily, we have some good news for fans of Pedro Pascal's Oberyn Martell: you will get to see him again.
Technically, you'll only be seeing Pascal, who has been cast in the upcoming Netflix series Narcos, according to Deadline. The drama will follow the legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), and the efforts of the US government to take him down. Pascal will play Javier Pena, a DEA agent who is sent on a mission to capture and kill Escobar - as long as he doesn't get too distracted plotting his revenge. However, the Red Viper isn't the only person killed this season who will be popping up somewhere new, so in order to help you through the grieving process, we've rounded up all of the major characters who died this year on Game of Thrones, and where you can catch them next.
Pedro Pascal Who He Played: Oberyn Martell, Prince of Dorne, trader of barbs, seeker or revenge and bedder of anything with a pulse. How He Died: His head was smashed in by Ser Gregor Clegane during Tyrion Lannister’s trial by combat. What He’s Doing Next: Playing Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent on the upcoming Netflix drama Narcos, which is slated for a 2015 premiere. He’s also starring in the TV movie Exposed, about an investigative photojournalist, and the vampire film Bloodsucking Bastards.
Kate DickieWho She Played: Lysa Arryn, Lady of the Vale, widow of former Hand of the King Jon Arryn, new wife of Petyr Baelish, and overly attached helicopter parent of Robin Arryn. How She Died: She was shoved through the Moon Door by Petyr Baelish. Her death was ruled a suicide. What She’s Doing Next: Starring opposite James McAvoy in Filth, which is currently in theaters, as well as The Silent Storm with Homeland’s Damian Lewis, and the indies Take It Back and Start It All Over and A Northern Soul.
Burn Gorman Who He Played: Karl Tanner, one of the most disgusting, reviled people in the Seven Kingdoms... and considering the characters on this show, that’s quite an achievement. How He Died: Jon Snow ran him through with a sword during a raid on Craster’s Keep, which Karl had taken over. What He’s Doing Next: Currently starring on the AMC series Turn as the British commanding officer Major Hewlitt. He’s also playing Mr. Bran in the upcoming Disney film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and is reuniting with his Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro for the upcoming vampire film Crimson Peak.
Jack Gleeson Who He Played: Joffrey Baratheon, the worst, most insufferable child king who ever lived. How He Died: He was poisoned at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, in a plot by her grandmother, Lady Olenna and Petyr Baratheon. His uncle Tyrion has just been found guilty for his murder. What He’s Doing Next: Gleeson has retired from acting in order to focus on his studies – he’s currently enrolled at Trinity College in Dublin, where he’s studying Philosophy and Theology – and to pursue some more philanthropic ventures. Basically, the real King Joffrey is a wonderful human being.
Noah TaylorWho He Played: Locke, a hired hand who works for House Bolton, and the guy who cut off Jaime Lannister’s hand. How He Died: After he infiltrated the Night’s Watch and accompanied them on the raid to Craster’s Keep, his neck was snapped by Hodor after he attempted to kidnap Bran. Well, technically, he was killed by Bran, who was currently using his Warg abilities to inhabit Hodor’s mind. What He’s Doing Next: In addition to a playing a supporting role in Edge of Tomorrow, which is currently in theaters, Taylor will appear in the Ethan Hawke time-travel film Predestination and Welcome to Karastan opposite Matthew McFayden. He’s also doing voice work in the upcoming Maya the Bee Movie, alongside Jacki Weaver and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Andy Kellegher Who He Played: Polliver, a Lannister man-at-arms who stabbed Arya’s friend Lommy and stole her sword. How He Died: Arya stabs him through the throat after re-enacting the way that he killed Lommy. What He’s Doing Next: Appearing in two Irish films: A Nightingale Falling, which takes place during the Irish War for Independence, and The Hit Producer, which follows a down on his luck music producer as he journeys into the underworld of modern-day Dublin.