Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling was left petrified after police officers confronted her on the street to compliment her about prison drama. The actress is still getting used to all the attention after her show became an instant hit when it debuted on Internet streaming service Netflix earlier this year (14) and she was stunned when two officers pulled up next to her as she walked down a street.
Schilling admits she was scared speechless, but the officers simply wanted to tell her how much they enjoyed the show.
She says, "(They were like), 'Taylor Schilling!' and I was like, 'Oh, my God'. I thought people might be upset with me because I was doing this show about the prison system and these two police officers... were like, 'Oh my God, we love your show!'
"I felt so bad because I couldn't even pull it together and say, 'Hey thanks'. I was so scared, and then they just drove away."
Schilling tells The Hollywood Reporter she felt uncomfortable when she went from being an unknown to a familiar face overnight after the show launched.
She reveals, "There was a 24-hour period where everyone had watched all 13 hours of season one (of Orange is the New Black). All of a sudden there was over-familiarity... It's very weird and deeply uncomfortable. People say some pretty mean things about my character."
Demi Moore has been tapped to replace Sarah Jessica Parker in comedy movie Wild Oats. The Sex and the City star signed on for the film last month (May14), but she has since exited the project for unknown reasons.
Moore will join an all-star cast, including Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Judd Hirsch, in the film about a woman on the run from law enforcement officers, according to Variety.com.
Fool's Gold filmmaker Andy Tennant is directing the movie, which is due to hit theatres next year (15).
Police are hunting for an obsessed fan who targeted Hollywood actress Diane Kruger and sparked a bomb scare by sending her a suspicious package. The Inglourious Basterds star has revealed the drama began earlier this year (13) when a strange parcel arrived at the home of her grandfather in Germany.
She tells Britain's The Times newspaper, "My grandfather misunderstood and thought it was a present from me. It was some chocolates and a locked metal box with a message saying, 'The key will arrive in Hollywood in March'. Grandpa was like, 'Can I at least eat the chocolates since you're not coming home?' and I was like, 'Do not eat the f**king chocolates!'"
The box was forwarded to her address in the U.S. and Kruger's boyfriend, actor Joshua Jackson, broke it open and discovered what he feared could have been a makeshift bomb. She adds, "A cellphone was wired to the lock and the minute it opened, it turned on. It was like a bad movie. Josh threw it away thinking a bomb was going to go off, but I think it was just some crazy, weird fan who was going to call me."
Kruger goes on to explain the story took an unexpected twist when security guards later apprehended a man at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles after he allegedly attempted to gain access to the event to hand the actress a key bearing her name and home address.
The incident sparked a police hunt, which turned up security footage of the same unknown man ringing the doorbell at the star's home. She adds, "Three detectives showed up at my house at three in the morning... They're still trying to find the man."
HBO's Silicon Valley just finished its first season. The show features a great cast of comedians, and it's managed to satirize the nerdy masculinity of the real Silicon Valley while retaining the feeling of innovation and coolness. Here are some facts you might not have known about the show.
1. On the show, Peter Gregory hates college and promises in a TED talk to pay students to drop out. In real life, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel started a foundation to pay students to leave school and work on their startups.
2. There's a real Pied Piper website (created by HBO).
3. There's also a fan-made website for calculating a Weissman Score, and one for Aviato (Erlich's company).
4. You might remember Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) as Bill on Freaks and Geeks.
5. Dan Lyons, creator of the hilarious Fake Steve Jobs blog, has been hired as a writer for the second season.
6. There are real places like Erlich's incubator, where people hoping to make it big in Silicon Valley can stay.
7. Residents of the real Silicon Valley tech community are enjoying the show.
8. The car Peter Gregory gets into in the pilot is a Tango T600 Luxury Electric Car.
9. The show's stars Thomas Middleditch (Richard), T.J. Miller (Erlich), and Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) have been friends for a decade.
10. Nanjiani has revealed that the next season will reveal Dinesh's backstory.
11. The TechCrunch Disrupt event in the finale used many elements of the real event, including the real Disrupt Cup.
12. When making the important decision of PC or Mac in outfitting the show's many office sets, designer Richard Toyon visited real companies like Facebook and Techcrunch. The result? Mostly Apple products with a smattering of Android and PC.
13. The elaborate, pivotal, and hilarious hand job joke in the finale took 14 hours to shoot.
14. The event in which Jared is kidnapped by a driverless car is hilarious, but implausible.
15. Compression experts Vinith Misra and Tsachy Weissman coded Pied Piper for the show.
16. On seeing the premier, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said "Most startups are a soap opera, but not that kind of soap opera."
17. T.J. Miller, who plays Erlich, developed an app in real life. It's called Slang With Homies, and it's sort of like Words With Friends.
18. The company Hooli is clearly based on Google. Silicon Valley borrowed a few elements from Google to furnish the Hooli offices.
19. Christopher Evan Welch, who plays Peter Gregory on the show, passed away before the show aired. Here's his amazing final scene:
20. Real Silicon Valley parties can be as awkward as the Kid Rock appearance in the pilot.
21. The show's creator, Mike Judge, has a physics degree and worked at a Silicon Valley startup.
Music producer/guitarist Don Davis has died at the age 75. The veteran musician passed away from an unknown illness on 5 June (14). He is survived by his wife and their three children.
Davis began his career playing on Motown records, and later became the frontman for the Don Davis Trio.
He went on to work as a producer, earning his first hit on the song Who's Making Love by John Taylor in 1968, and also produced records for Destiny's Child and JT Money.
Davis founded his own music publishing and record production companies, which were used by artists such as Aretha Franklin and George Clinton, and started his own label, Tortoise International, in the mid-1970s.
British writer Ben Elton has paid tribute to his close friend and former collaborator Rik Mayall as mystery continues to surround the funnyman's death. Mayall passed away suddenly at his home in London on Monday (09Jun14) at the age of 56, sparking an outpouring of grief from the U.K. entertainment industry.
Elton, who co-wrote Mayall's breakthrough sitcom The Young Ones, has now joined the tributes, saying in a statement, "I met Rik when I was 18 and his friendship and extraordinary comic talent have been an inspiration to me ever since. I owe him so much, he changed my life utterly when he asked me to co-write The Young Ones... He always made me cry with laughter, now he's just made me cry."
The cause of Mayall's death remains unknown, and a coroner is carrying out tests to determine what was behind the tragedy.
The comedian's wife Barbara Robbin has speculated Mayall may have suffered an epileptic fit related to head injuries he received in a quad bike accident in 1998, and his friend Peter Richardson also suspects some kind of seizure.
Robbin says, "I don't think it was a heart attack, but we just don't know until the coroner's report. Maybe he had a fit, maybe it was his heart. We just don't know."
Richardson, who founded the Comic Strip comedy troupe which helped launch Mayall's career, tells BBC Radio 4, "We still don't know quite what happened, but it was a seizure of some sort. It was very quick... It was just shocking that he went. He was so happy and seemed very healthy when he did go."
Actor and author Stephen Fry has blasted British government officials for failing to take action over the mass surveillance programme detailed by U.S. 'whistleblower' Edward Snowden. The former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee hit headlines after leaking confidential information on top secret operations undertaken by U.S. and U.K. government chiefs on their own citizens, and he has since been charged with committing espionage against America.
Snowden is currently seeking asylum in Russia, but his revelations were at the centre of debate on Saturday (07Jun14) at a London privacy summit, organised by activists at the Don't Spy on Us Campaign and held to mark the one-year anniversary of the expose.
In a pre-recorded video message, Fry urged attendees to demand action from politicians in an effort to pressurise the U.K.'s coalition government to launch an inquiry into the controversial surveillance operations.
He said, "The idea of having your letters read by somebody, your telegrams, your faxes, your postcards intercepted, was always considered one of the meanest, most beastly things a human being could do, and for a government to do, without good cause. Using the fear of terrorism that we all have, the fear of the unknown that we all share, the fear of enemies that hate us, is a duplicitous and deeply wrong means of excusing something as base as spying on the citizens of your own country."
He continued, "It's enough that corporations know so much about us and our spending habits, our eating habits, our sexual preferences, everything else.
"But that a government, something that we elect, something that should be looking out for our best interests, should presume, without asking, to take information that we swap, we hope privately, between ourselves is frankly disgraceful."
Sir Mick Jagger has been blasted by the sister of his late girlfriend L'Wren Scott after the Rolling Stones frontman was pictured with a mystery woman. The British rocker was photographed with an unknown brunette on a hotel balcony in Zurich, Switzerland while the band were in town for a concert on 1 June (14). In one picture, the unidentified woman appears to lean forward and kiss a seated Jagger on the head.
Jan Shane, sister of the tragic fashion designer who took her own life in March (14), has now spoken out about the reports and questioned Jagger's behaviour.
Shane tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "These pictures make me wonder what Mick is really thinking and feeling. His daughter says that he is still heartbroken and devastated about losing my sister, and then you see these these photos - he will never change."
Sports superstar David Beckham is considering a return to soccer a year after announcing his retirement from the game. The former England, Manchester United and L.A. Galaxy star walked away from the game in May, 2013, and now he's thinking about a comeback.
In new documentary David Beckham: Into The Unknown, he says, "Now I go to watch a basketball game and, when you are watching athletes play at the top of their game, for me, it gives me that itch again and I want to be back in the game then and I start thinking to myself, 'Could I play again? Could I go back? Could I come out of retirement and start playing again?"'
Beckham has previously spoken about retirement, branding it "the toughest decision" he has ever had to make.
The icon is currently in the process of developing a new soccer franchise in Miami, Florida.
R&B star Usher has refused the chance to defend his protegee Justin Bieber following his racist joke scandal, fleeing in a car when he was asked to comment on the furore. The Baby singer issued a public apology on Sunday (01Jun14) after the emergence of footage showing him using the 'N-word' and grinning in amusement. The clip sparked outrage, and Bieber later called it a "reckless and immature mistake", adding that he was just 15 years old when the video was shot and he "didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt".
His famous pals, including boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and rapper Soulja Boy, have stepped up to defend the troubled star over the controversy, but Usher - who has mentored the singer since he was an unknown teenager - pointedly declined the chance to speak out for his young charge on Monday (02Jun14). The Burn hitmaker was spotted leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles, and when he was asked by a reporter from TMZ.com about the Bieber incident, he broke into a run, leaped into a waiting sports utility vehicle (SUV), and sped away without a word.
Earlier this week (beg02Jun14), Mayweather, Jr. showed his support for Bieber by posting a picture of the pair together on his Instagram page, adding in a caption, "Justin has been nothing but kind to me, my daughters and sons over the years. We all make mistakes when we are young, it's part of growing up. I am proud of what he's doing as a 20 year old musician and business man."
Bieber has also received support from fellow musician Soulja Boy, who tells TMZ.com, "I talked to Justin yesterday. I called him. He (is) in Cancun (in Mexico). We spoke about it. It's really just so old man. He was 15... The footage was super old. It was a very touchy, serious situation, but we all slip up, we all make mistakes and I told him, man I said, 'You're a great person...' He said, 'Thank you... for having my back.' It is what it is. Let the kid live. We all slip up, we all make mistakes. Y'all know he's not racist. I'm his homie, all his homies is black (sic)... he's not racist."