Pop star Taylor Swift flew out of Britain's Luton Airport while the terminal was in security lockdown due to a bomb scare.
Thousands of passengers were evacuated from the airport and all flights were cancelled for more than four hours on Monday (08Sep14) due to a suspicious package in the terminal. However, the security alert did not affect the Love Story hitmaker - her luxury private jet was cleared for take-off as commercial airline passengers were standing outside the main building with their luggage.
She was even driven to the far side of the main terminal in a convoy before jetting out of the U.K. back to the U.S. An airport spokesman tells British newspaper The Sun, "All of the arriving flights were suspended... However, there were three flights on the ground that were permitted to fly. Two of them were commercial." Swift's spokeswoman adds, "She wasn't making her way to a commercial flight."
One of the Australian DJs behind the notorious Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge radio prank has jetted to London to attend an inquest into the death of a nurse who passed away days after taking the prank call. Mel Greig, along with her co-host Michael Christian, made a hoax call to a London hospital in December, 2012 while the British royal was being treated for severe morning sickness during her first pregnancy, and they tricked staff into revealing her condition.
The nurse who took the call, Jacintha Saldanha, was found dead in an apparent suicide three days later, prompting the DJs to be taken off-air.
An inquest into the 46-year-old mother-of-two's death opened in London on Thursday (11Sep14), and Greig flew in from Australia to attend the hearing.
In a post on her Twitter.com page on Thursday, she writes, "I made a commitment to the Saldanha family that I would answer any questions they have, on or off the stand, I'm here to uphold that promise."
Greig is not slated to give evidence during the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, which is expected to last two days.
The court hearing has opened just days after the Duchess confirmed she is expecting her second child with her husband Prince William, and is being treated at home for symptoms similar to her previous morning sickness.
Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie Goulding are giving their fans the chance to party with them on a remote Caribbean island for Halloween.
The music festival and Halloween party, called Bacardi Triangle, will be held off the coast of Puerto Rico, on a private island inside the Bermuda Triangle. More than 1,800 partygoers will be flown to the island on jumbo jets leaving from New York, Los Angeles and London, and each of the starring acts will be given an allocation of tickets to give away to fans using their social media accounts.
Goulding writes on Twitter.com, "Very excited to be playing the #bacarditriangle with @CalvinHarris and @kendricklamar... Some of you guys are going to be able to come with me FYI (for your information)."
The festival, funded by the Bacardi alcohol brand, will run from 30 October (14) to 2 November (14).
Veteran actor Morgan Freeman was late for his own movie premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Friday (05Sep14) after suffering problems with his private jet. The Shawshank Redemption star has held a pilot's licence for more than a decade and owns two private planes. He was flying one of the jets from Mississippi to Toronto on Friday ahead of the screening of his movie Ruth & Alex, but nearly didn't make it after the plane encountered a number of technical glitches.
Freeman reveals he had to turn the plane around and make an emergency landing due to problems with the slats, devices on the wing which help control the aircraft's speed and manoeuvrability.
After several more failed attempts to get underway, he swapped planes and finally made it to the film screening around 90 minutes late.
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The slats would not retract in the air. On the ground they were fine, but in the air they were a problem.
"We were about 10 minutes in the air trying to get them to retract but they didn't so we went back and landed... Once we got in the air (for a second time), they still didn't work again, so we landed. We cycled them (ran a test) again, and took off, they still didn't work, so we landed. Cycled them again, and took off, they still didn't work so we went back.
"Had to put the plane away and take out the other plane... I just didn't know how late I was. I was never in any danger..."
Elvis Presley's remaining two jets have been put up for sale. Estate officials at Graceland asked the current owners of the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II to find a new home for the planes in July (14) after deciding to exercise their option to end a 30-year agreement to keep them at the Memphis, Tennessee tourist attraction.
Owner K.G. Coker recently started negotiations with estate officials to keep the aircraft at Graceland, but the talks have since failed and Coker is now seeking to offload the jets.
The advertisement for the planes does not list a price, but the future owner will not be able to fly them, as Coker explains, "They're both museum pieces."
The Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, which have been on display at Presley's mansion since the mid-1980s, will no longer be among the attractions at the Graceland estate from April, 2015.
Rapper Kid Ink has been arrested for disturbing the peace following a nightclub scuffle in Las Vegas. Cops were called to the 1Oak venue at The Mirage in the early hours of Saturday (16Aug14) after reports of a brawl.
The hip-hop star was leaving the venue when he allegedly clashed with security staff who confronted his female companion about the incident inside the club, according to TMZ.com.
The rapper and his friend were both arrested by officers. He was later charged with disturbing the peace and his pal was booked for giving a false statement.
Kid Ink is due to appear in court on Monday (18Aug14).
He opened up about his Las Vegas arrest on at the Uforia festival in Los Angeles on Saturday (16Aug14), insisting he's not going to let the drama wreck his tour plans.
Kid Ink hit the stage 15 minutes late after dashing to the event from Las Vegas, and told the crowd, "It’s all good. I’m just looking forward to taking my tour overseas in the next few days.”
After his Uforia set, he told Billboard.com, "I knew I'd be there because I wanted to be there. I know what it’s like to have an artist not show up and I didn’t want to disappoint my fans.
"I had this marked for months. Being back on the West Coast, playing down the street from places I used to go.”
The rapper jets off to Australia for shows this week (beg18Aug14).
Kiss star Gene Simmons has confirmed reports suggesting he and bandmate Paul Stanley attempted to sign Christian quarterback Tim Tebow to their arena football team L.A. KISS. Tebow split fans while playing for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos and has since quit to become a sports broadcaster, but Simmons reveals he made a pitch for the star before he made the decision to become a pundit.
The rocker, whose L.A. KISS team underperformed in its first season - only winning three of 18 games, tells TV Guide magazine he's still hopeful Tebow will sign up.
He says, "He's got aspirations to be a broadcaster... but we would love for him to come on board because he's a family guy, a devout Christian, doesn't use drugs or booze, and he doesn't torture dogs (reference to disgraced New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick).
"You want that association, as opposed to somebody who treats fans like s**t."
Elvis Presley's ex-wife Priscilla has pleaded with the superstar's fans to "please calm down" after reports suggested two jets previously owned by the King were set to be removed from the grounds of his Graceland home. Estate officials at the Memphis, Tennessee mansion were recently said to have asked the current owners of the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II to find a new home for the planes as they were exercising their option to end a 30-year agreement to keep them at the Graceland tourist attraction.
The news sparked outrage among some devotees, who complained about the removal online, but now Priscilla Presley has spoken out about the situation, insisting they are still trying to work out a deal with owners at OKC Partnership in Memphis to keep the jets at Graceland.
In a post on her Facebook.com page, Priscilla writes, "please calm down, we're in the midst of negotiations."
Bosses at Elvis Presley Enterprises, who operate the venue, installed the planes at Graceland in the mid-1980s.
The Hound Dog II was previously owned by Hustler magazine boss Larry Flynt.
Graceland officials have asked the current owner of Elvis Presley's planes to remove them from the grounds of his home in Memphis, Tennessee. The Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II will no longer be among the attractions at the Graceland estate from April, 2015.
Bosses at Elvis Presley Enterprises, who operate the Graceland tourist attraction, have written to the planes' owners at OKC Partnership in Memphis, revealing they are exercising their option to end a 30-year agreement to house the jets that the King once owned.
The two planes have been a tourist attraction since the mid-1980s.
The Hound Dog II was previously owned by Hustler magazine boss Larry Flynt.
British rock acts The Cure, Franz Ferdinand and Mystery Jets have thrown their support behind a new campaign to make gigs more accessible for disabled music fans. The MusicWithoutBarriers drive aims to raise awareness of the problems facing disabled revellers when they want to see their favourite bands live in the U.K.
A statement from the Mystery Jets, whose frontman Blaine Harrison suffers from spina bifida, reads, "Whether it's watching a friend's band at a local venue or watching Radiohead from the disabled platform at Glastonbury, gigs should be accessible to everyone."
Other performers backing the cause include The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, Alt-J, Tom Odell and Frank Turner, who adds, "Everybody deserves the chance to enjoy live music, and coming together to improve access for all is only going to make shows better for everyone."