Singer/actor Drake Bell has been told by doctors he may never play guitar again after shattering his wrist.
The former Nickelodeon star took to Twitter.com to share the news with fans, posting a photo of a large vertical scar on his arm, and revealing the injury could threaten his music career.
He writes, "Doctors say I'll never play guitar again... It's over... Shattered my wrist and the way it was broken, doc says I'll never play guitar and my wrist will never be the same. Goodbye my best friend (guitar)."
However, Bell is determined to stay positive despite the setback, adding, "No matter how life treats you always stay positive and spread love."
Pop star Taylor Swift has taken part in a bizarre candy-balancing stunt inspired by her hit song Shake It Off. The Love Story hitmaker got involved with the After Eight Challenge while backstage at British radio station Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball over the weekend (ends07Dec14).
Swift showed her sporting side by joining in the stunt, which involved placing a square of minty chocolate on her head and trying to manoeuvre it into her mouth without using her hands.
However, she failed to successfully complete the challenge, and cheekily cheated by manually placing the sweet treat into her mouth.
David Gilmour downplayed his wife's contributions to Pink Floyd over fears she would be compared to Yoko Ono. Gilmour's partner, Polly Sampson, has writing credits on seven of the band's songs from 1994 album The Division Bell, but the rocker admits his wife did not receive the recognition she deserved.
Her contributions were deliberately downplayed in a bid to avoid comparisons to John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who was accused of breaking up The Beatles.
Gilmour tells the London Evening Standard, "I don't want to sound too adoring but she is my moral compass and my muse, really, and it was not actually quite sufficiently recognised or credited on Division Bell. She has a fantastic way with words... (Her part was underplayed because of) the Yoko Ono effect... Like many things, it was a strange, old dinosaur misogynist world."
Sampson adds, "I think it was a shameful secret the last time I wrote for Pink Floyd. I was so worried about being seen as a Yoko Ono figure. (But) she (Ono) is a really serious artist and she has such a huge amount of integrity."
Veteran rockers Pink Floyd have seen off competition from boyband One Direction to score the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon.co.uk. The Endless River is the band's first new release since 1994's The Division Bell and has already broken records, knocking One Direction's 2013 hit Midnight Memories from the number one spot on the U.K. website's pre-order list.
Other albums featured in the top all-time Amazon pre-orders chart include Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream, and Ghost Stories and X&Y by Coldplay.
Ahead of The Endless River's release on 10 November (14), Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour encouraged fans to download the entire album rather then individual singles.
Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has warned the band's younger fans they might not enjoy the group's upcoming final album because it is unsuitable for online streaming. The legendary band is releasing its 15th and final record, The Endless River, on 07 November (14), featuring a collection of songs constructed from tracks left over from previous recording sessions with late keyboardist Richard Wright.
Fans and critics are keen to hear the veteran band's new music, but guitarist Gilmour has sent a warning ahead of its release to any younger fans planning to listen to snippets of it on streaming sites.
He tells Mojo magazine, "My struggle is to try to not have it over-hyped. All the powers that be that surround us, the record companies and management, want to make a huge, huge, huge fuss and I want to make a bit of a fuss, but I want people to understand where this is coming from and why it's not Dark Side of The Moon or even The Division Bell.
"Unapologetically, this is for the generation that wants to put its headphones on, lie in a beanbag, or whatever, and get off on a piece of music for an extended period of time. You could say it's not for the iTunes, downloading-individual-tracks generation... But there are a lot of people who'll get a lot of enjoyment out of this."
The Saw movie franchise marks its 10th anniversary this week! The horror flicks (seven in total) starred Tobin Bell as the sicko serial killer Jigsaw, but the series also featured a lot of other familiar faces. Since it’s been a while, we thought we’d jog your memory.
The Princess Bride actor appeared in the first and the seventh Saw movies as Dr. Lawrence Gordon. You may remember that particularly gruesome scene in the first film when he had to sever his own foot to free himself from a shackle. Maybe you tried to forget…
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The Lethal Weapon star appeared as Detective David Tapp, partner to Detective Steven Sing (Ken Leung), in the first Saw movie. He becomes obsessed with finding Jigsaw after Sing’s death, and that obsession becomes his downfall.
Ben Linus from Lost was in Saw! He played Zep Hindle – an orderly at St. Eustice Hospital. Throughout the film you’re led to believe he’s Jigsaw but – surprise – he was actually just another victim of Jigsaw’s game.
Bet you didn’t realize another "Lostie" appeared in Saw! Leung, who played Miles Straume on Lost, appeared as Detective Steven Sing in the first Saw movie and met an untimely demise, as they all do.
This former Dexter star seems to like gore! She played Brit in Saw V, a woman placed in a Jigsaw trap with four other people. She ultimately survives, but not before a lot of blood is spilled.
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We best remember him as gruff diner owner Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls, so it’s easy to forget he appeared in Saw IV, Saw V and Saw VI as FBI agent Peter Strahm. He gets framed as Jigsaw’s second accomplice and is eventually crushed to death. Ouch.
Donnie Wahlberg plays a detective on the CBS show Blue Bloods, but did you remember he first played one in the Saw movies too? He starred as Detective Eric Matthews in Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV. He meets his end when his head is crushed by two large blocks of ice. That's cold...
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British rocker Roger Waters has distanced himself from the latest Pink Floyd release by insisting he had no involvement in the production of the new album. The group is poised to release The Endless River, a new album based on 20 hours of previously unreleased material which was recorded with late bandmember Richard Wright.
However, former frontman Waters, who quit the group in 1985, fears the record is causing confusion among fans and he has spoken out to insist he had nothing to do with the project.
In a post on Facebook.com, he writes, "Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November. Errhh (sic)? I don't have an album coming out, they are probably confused. David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It's called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that's 29 years ago. I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip."
The Endless River, the group's first album in 10 years, is due to for release in November (14).
Rockers Pink Floyd are dedicating their first new album in 20 years to late keyboardist Richard Wright. The Comfortably Numb hitmakers will unveil The Endless River in November (14).
The material is based on a series of tracks David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Wright originally recorded in 1994, during studio sessions for their last record, The Division Bell.
Gilmour and Mason decided to revisit the songs following Wright's death in 2008 and now they will be releasing the tracks in his memory.
In a statement, Gilmour writes, "We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album.
"With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire."
Drummer Mason adds, "The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does (sic) and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was."
Actor Charlie Sheen has been branded a "d**k" by animal rights campaigners for attending the controversial Pamplona bull run in Spain.
The week-long Running of the Bulls event, in which groups of the beasts are let loose among crowds of onlookers on the streets of the Spanish city, ended on Monday (14Jul14).
It emerged Sheen had travelled to Europe for the festival when he was photographed on the balcony of a hotel in Pamplona with his porn star girlfriend Brett Rossi on Friday (11Jul14), but his attendance at the event has infuriated campaigners.
Mimi Bekhechi, associate director of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK, says, "Charlie Sheen, please don't make us call you a 'proper Charlie', which in England means being a d**k for going to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. We're sure that you see red, too, so you should be able to relate to the bulls who are killed in cowardly ways."
On Tuesday (15Jul14), the hard-living former Two and a Half Men star was back to his partying lifestyle in California as film footage emerged of him drunk at a fast-food drive-through restaurant.
In the short clip, the actor is seen chatting to fellow customers at the Taco Bell eaterie and slurring his words as he tells them, "Hi, I'm Charlie. Sorry I'm so f**king hammered."
He then shows off several of his tattoos before adding, "You're hilarious. Right on - cool!" and heading back to join his pals.
Rock veterans Pink Floyd are to release their first new album in 20 years. The legendary band will unveil The Endless River in October (14), their first new record since 1994's The Division Bell.
The album is based on a series of tracks originally recorded in 1994 and previously intended for release under the title The Big Spliff.
Following the death of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright in 2008, David Gilmour and Nick Mason headed back into the studio to expand on the existing tracks and add some vocals to the songs.
However, fans hoping the news paves the way for a long-awaited reunion tour from the band are set for disappointment - a spokesman tells British newspaper The Sun on Sunday that the rockers will not be hitting the road to promote the album.