British pop star Robbie Williams has been documenting the imminent arrival of his second child in a series of video posts on Twitter.com after his wife Ayda Field went into labour. The mother-to-be began experiencing contractions on Sunday night (26Oct14) and Williams decided to film moments of their hospital visit on his cell phone - and then tweet them out to his 2.3 million fans on Monday (27Oct14).
He kicked off the commentary with a photo of his wife's sparkly red high heels, alongside the caption, "When Ayda goes into labour she comes correct".
He went on to share a short video clip of his wife dancing to Iggy Azalea's hit Fancy, while another showed the singer displaying his comedic moves as he belted out his track Candy to entertain Field while she was laid up in her hospital bed.
The cheeky pop star later told fans, "It's quarter past seven, been here since 10 o'clock last night... I know you're really concerned and worried and thinking about what's going on. I need you to know, I'm doing great!"
Williams even caught doctors discussing how they planned to speed up the delivery on film. They told the couple, "We're going to break the bag of water. It's going to be a lot of thunder and lightning."
He then uploaded a video of Field starting to push as he sang Frozen song Let It Go, before his wife asked him to stop.
As WENN went to press, Williams had yet to announce the birth of the couple's second child.
The singer wed Field in 2010 and they already have a two-year-old daughter, named Theodora Rose.
Danish singer Mo has thanked Iggy Azalea for her support after technical issues almost wrecked their performance of their joint single Beg For It live on U.S. TV over the weekend (25-26Oct14). Azalea and Mo performed the track on the Saturday Night Live TV show but a problem with equipment meant MO's timing was wrong when she came to sing.
The star was left mortified by the blunder, but she has now explained the problem to fans and thanked Azalea and her team for their support.
MO posted an image of a handwritten letter on Twitter.com in which she wrote, "I was beyond excited. But unfortunately I had some technical issues which caused latency on my vocals, and as a result I got confused and my timing was off. It pains me and I'm SO sad today. But life goes on... I'm not perfect never claimed to be, don't want to be, but yeah, sometimes it sucks to be an anti-hero... Big love to Iggy Azalea and her team who're nothing but supporting and amazing!"
Singer Rita Ora joined rapper Iggy Azalea for a surprise performance of their hit single Black Widow on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live on Saturday (25Oct14). Azalea also took part in a comedic sketch with host Jim Carrey as she performed a zany reenactment of Sia's Chandelier video.
Jennifer Lopez surprised fans when she unexpectedly joined rapper Iggy Azalea during her set at the We Can Survive charity concert on Friday (24Oct14). The Jenny From The Block hitmaker took to the stage wearing a silver bra and skirt and duetted with Azalea on their raunchy collaboration Booty, completing the performance by repeatedly tapping each other on the rear.
Ariana Grande also appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for a five-song set but had to apologise to the audience for technical difficulties, blaming the issue on her outfit.
She wrote on Twitter.com ahead of the show, "Two show day!!! now if only my costume hadn't ripped after the last performance & if only the other options weren't stuck on the plane... hopefully we'll have the wardrobe situation sorted out by then lol (laugh out loud)."
Other acts included Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Paramore, Lady Antebellum and Sia, who performed her set with her back to the audience.
The annual We Can Survive concert raises money for breast cancer research.
Hit thriller Gone Girl and sci-fi action movie Guardians Of The Galaxy are among the top nominees at the 2014 New Now Next Awards. Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's 2012 book of the same name, has been shortlisted twice for Best New Lead Film Actress for Rosamund Pike and Carrie Coon, alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Jennie Slate (Obvious Child) and Natalie Dormer (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), while author Flynn is up for Best New Screenwriter.
Meanwhile, James Gunn will battle it out for the title of Best Motion Picture By a New Filmmaker for Guardians of the Galaxy, and his leading man Chris Pratt will compete for Best New Lead Film Actor, facing off with Miles Teller (Whiplash), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars).
Movie stars also dominated the theatre acting categories, with Bryan Cranston (All The Way), Rupert Grint (It's Only a Play) and Michael Cera (This Is Our Youth) up for Best New Broadway Lead Actor, while Rose Byrne (You Can't Take It With You), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Real Thing) and Michelle Williams (Cabaret) feature in the female equivalent.
In the TV section, acting nominees include Orange is the New Black's Lorraine Toussaint, House of Cards' Molly Parker, Pedro Pascal from Game of Thrones and The Leftovers' Justin Theroux, while Gwen Stefani's turn on The Voice has earned her an unexpected nod in the Best New Television Personality category.
Music nominees feature the likes of Iggy Azalea, her Fancy collaborator Charli XCX and Meghan Trainor for Best New Musician (Female), with Nick Jonas, Sam Smith and Paolo Nutini leading the way in the male category.
The annual awards show highlights the best new talent in pop culture. Winners will be determined by public vote and announced during a ceremony in December (14).
Rapper Iggy Azalea has landed her first national fashion ad campaign alongside her U.S. basketball player boyfriend Nick Young. The Fancy hitmaker, who signed a modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models in 2012, will appear in new ads for U.S. teen retailer Forever 21.
Azalea, who recently shot the campaign photos with Young, tells People.com, "As the hours rolled by I think Nick started to realise photoshoots are hard work too. It was funny watching him have that revelation..."
She continues, "The trickiest thing is not having any clue what you're doing!"
Young adds, "It was real cool. We had great chemistry."
"First off, you don't make Snoop Dogg do anything. I just called... and just spoke to him. That's it. I mean, it was a very short conversation. He graciously and very humbly said he knew what I was calling for and, based on our relationship, we would move forward with no issues." Rapper T.I. confirms he acted as mediator between his protege Iggy Azalea and friend Snoop Dogg after the two began a war of words online earlier this month (Oct14) following unkind comments the Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker made about the Fancy star's looks.
Pitbull has signed up to host the American Music Awards again after his debut last year (13) turned into ratings gold.
The rapper will front the 2014 show from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 November (14), and admits he's thrilled to be back. He says, "World, who would have thought Pitbull hosting the AMAs two years in a row. The harder I work, the luckier I get. Thank you (TV producers at) ABC and Dick Clark Productions for the amazing opportunity. More than anything, let's get ready to have fun."
Pitbull will also perform, along with Charli XCX. Other acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Iggy Azalea leads all nominations with six, just ahead of John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams, who each have five. Meanwhile, AMA bosses have hit back at Sinead O'Connor's claims she was uninvited from performing at this year's awards ceremony because The Pope was not interested in introducing her.
In a post on her website earlier this month (Oct14), the singer claimed Dick Clark Productions officials reached out to the pontiff and asked him to introduce O'Connor, who famously ripped up a photo of his predecessor as part of a protest against the Catholic Church during an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1992, and he refused to get back to them. As a result, Sinead alleges show bosses dumped her planned performance. But sources close to AMA officials insist the Nothing Compares 2 U hitmaker has her facts all wrong, telling TMZ.com her remarks are ridiculous.
A man alleging he is Iggy Azalea's common-law husband has threatened to reveal the rapper gave him a sexually transmitted disease if she doesn't agree to settle his divorce suit out of court, according to the Fancy hitmaker herself. Azalea updated fans on her legal battle with former boyfriend Jefe Wine via Twitter.com on Friday (17Oct14), insisting she's keen to take her ex's claims to court.
The chart-topper reveals her lawyer has agreed to "be served 'divorce' papers," but her Texas-based ex's legal team wants to serve her in person "probably so it can be another TMZ story".
Iggy adds, "I also was told yesterday via his lawyer if i do not settle out of court they will go to the press and say i gave him (Wine) an STD, whats next?
"Unfortunately to file common law 'divorce' all you need is three of your friends to sign a statement swearing the persons story is true. Actually proving it in court is another story im just waiting to get infront of a judge so it can be disproven & obtain a restraining order.
"The thing that i find awfully sad about this whole story is that the mother of this mans 3 year old child is in court right now... saying he stalked, headbutted and tried to strangle her in january after their 7 year relationship ended. Why is her truth being overlooked in favor of sensationalism? It makes me so sad & my heart goes out to Annette Buitrago."
She adds, "Ive avoided texas entirely for the last 5 years. when i do go now i have a police escort & two armed bodyguards, evidently for good reason."
Azalea concluded her Twitter rant by stating, "i have such a great collection of witnesses now and I'm really excited to get my day in court and see justice prevail."
Rapper and producer Jefe Wine, real name Maurice Williams, has asked a judge to recognise his five-year relationship with Azalea as a 'marriage' in a bid to stop her from selling off assets they accumulated as a couple.
She previously told TMZ.com, "That's like somebody I dated for about six months when I was 17, I haven't heard from this person in years."
The rapper filed a lawsuit against him last month (Sep14) in a bid to stop Williams from profiting from early songs he allegedly swiped from her computer.
Iggy Azalea has blasted executives at her Australian record label for ignoring her pleas to stop handing publications old photos of her.
The "Fancy" hitmaker was upset when the current issue of Maxim Australia hit news stands back home - because it featured an old shot of the rapper in a gold bikini on the cover. Azalea, who is now based in the U.S., took aim at her label bosses Down Under via Twitter on Thursday (16Oct14), accusing them of selling the photo of her, despite her requests not to dig up old shots. She wrote:
"Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately. stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers. "australian label, i love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when i told you i would prefer for that not to happen... and now this morning i see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover. "i think its awesome anyone would want me on the cover of a magazine, but theres a right way to make that happen and the australian label clearly aren't respecting my wishes. a magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image (sic)." She adds, "maxim australia, thanks for the love and I'm sorry no one asked me. i would have love (sic) to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys (sic)."