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."
The new trailer for The Expendables 3 shows off an unsurprising abundance of explosions, gunfire, and sexagenarians saying things like "Lock and load." A bit more surprising in its ubiquity, however, is the action hero's old friend the helicopter. Yes, any film bording the lethal dose of adrenaline is bound to feature a chopper or two, but the two-and-a-half minute preview for Sylvester Stallone's upcoming threequel shows off an irrational number whirlybirds. And yeah, those are the only slang words for "helicopter" I know, so we're going to have to get creative now.
We catch glimpse the first of many propellerinos swooping down over an enemy train to rescue the apparently nonexpendable Wesley Snipes from incarceration. After rendering the entire locomotive to ruins (hopefully those were Nazis or something and not, you know, just military men doing their job apprehending criminals), we move onto a slew of other hummingbots prime for adventure: one drops off a maniacal Mel Gibson. One launches explosive at the side of a dock. One hovers over the speeding car of Natalie Burn. And one hovers just out of reach of what we can only assume is a ketamine-engendered Sylvester Stallone. And that's not even counting the jets (of both the plane and Li variety) sprinkled throughout the trailer.
If the trailer offers up this many circle-spin-bumble-droids (too creative?), we can only imagine what the 103-minute runtime has in store.
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Alicia Keys' producer husband Swizz Beatz has been celebrated in his native New York after he was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame and handed his own street honour. The Money in the Bank hitmaker headed back to his old stomping grounds this weekend (17-18May14), when he was feted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. at a special Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday (17May14), alongside fellow honourees, Dexter actor David Zayas, actress Rachel Ticotin, stage star Priscilla Lopez and New York Jets football player William Colon III.
Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, also attended the unveiling of Swizz Beatz Street.
Taking to his Instagram.com page to share a photo of the street sign, he wrote, "I would always say I came from nothing, but I was wrong the entire time! I come from something and that's the all mighty BRONX SWIZZ BEATZ ST located on Grand Concourse please stop by".
Grammy winner Beatz received the honour in recognition of the "extraordinary accomplishments" throughout his career.
Rapper Kanye West and his fiancee Kim Kardashian will exchange vows in Florence, Italy following a pre-wedding party in Paris, France, according to a new report. The couple is set to tie the knot on 24 May (14) and a recently-leaked wedding invitation revealed guests had been summoned to Paris to celebrate the nuptials.
However, sources tell ETonline.com that around 100 attendees will be served dinner in Paris, before boarding private jets to fly them to Florence, where the actual ceremony will take place. West and Kardashian's plans to become man and wife in the French capital hit a snag last month (Apr14) when they discovered French law required foreign citizens who wish to marry there must live in the country for 40 days before the wedding.
Reports suggested the pair would exchange vows during a civil ceremony in Los Angeles ahead of the European nuptials, but the bride-to-be took to her Twitter.com blog last week (ends09May14) to dismiss speculation she and West had already married in secret. The couple, parents to daughter North West, has been engaged since October (13).
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Who can save you now!
Whether you're ready or not, Flash Gordon, the savior of the universe, is headed to the silver screen once again. No, this isn't a reprise of that long-winded running gag from Seth Mcfarlane's Ted. The classic Flash Gordon comic strip is really being rebooted into a modern film. 20th Century Fox has recently picked up the screen rights to the character. John Davis is set to produce the film, while J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are lined up to pen the script.
The pulpy adventurer was originally created in the pages of a 1930s comic strip. The character and his adventures have been featured in numerous serials, radio shows, and television shows over the decades, including a recent TV adaptation on the Syfy channel, but none have made the same cultural impact as the cult classic 1980 film. Looking back, the film is a hokey, camp-laden joy ride that's clearly a product of its time. In the film, Flash Gordon, the quarterback for the New York Jets, is whisked away to the planet Mongo where Emperor Ming the Merciless rules with an iron fist and immaculately crafted facial hair. Given how ridiculous the original movie was and the recent failures of other classic heroes (John Carter and The Lone Ranger come to mind), it's a wonder why anyone thinks it's a good idea to resurrect a hero whom most adults even have a tough time remembering. Just looking at the original theatrical trailer for the 1980 version of Flash Gordon gives us plenty of reasons why the character should probably stay in the past.
-The shot of Earth in the beginning looks like someone stole a globe, hung it with some chicken wire, and spun it in front of some black construction paper. Boom, special effects!
-But Flash’s hair. It’s honestly wonderful. And it's always perfectly coifed no matter what sort of action is going on.
-Queen's bombastic theme song. It’s so '80s it hurts.
-Emperor Ming’s beard is a feat of manscaping. One the world has not since topped, and should not expect to.
-The costumes make the film look like it was wardrobed by a Party City clearance rack.
-The film stops mid-movie for a game of Fabergé egg football. Get it? 'Cause he's a quarterback.
-What the heck is even happening at 1:03?
-Why is Flash wearing a t-shirt with his name on it? Does he just sometimes forget who he is, or did people just do that in 1980?
Actor Nicolas Cage was forced to change his 50th birthday plans after bad weather grounded his flight to the U.K. The Face/Off star wanted to spend the milestone in January (14) alone in England, but the freezing temperatures prevented him from reaching his ideal destination.
He says, "I had my plane ticket in my hand, I was on my way to the airport and I was going to go to Somerset, England and sort of sit by myself in front of a well somewhere and reflect on my last 50 years and this thing called a polar vortex hit... and all the jets were frozen. I couldn't get off the ground, so I reversed myself and went back home.
"I said (to my wife), 'Honey, let's have dinner home alone together with the kids and have some fun'... It worked out."