Model/actress Liberty Ross and her director ex Rupert Sanders have finalised their divorce. Ross split from the filmmaker after he was caught kissing his Snow White and the Huntsman leading lady Kristen Stewart in a Los Angeles car park. The illicit romance also torpedoed Stewart's romance with Robert Pattinson.
According to the settlement agreement, obtained by TMZ.com, Ross gets the family home and two other London residences, $25,000 (GBP14,700)-a-month in spousal support for the next four years and $14,000 (GBP8,300)-a-month in child support for the couple's two children.
The model, who is now reportedly dating music mogul Jimmy Iovine, also gets 15 per cent of her ex-husband's future movie profits.
She will share joint custody of the kids with Sanders.
Jennifer Aniston's actor fiance Justin Theroux once worked as a snow cone vendor at a circus in Japan. The Wanderlust star jetted off to Tokyo with a friend in order to find a summer job that would help him pay for his college tuition and found himself serving icy refreshments outside a Ringling Brothers big top.
He explains, "The circus was in town and I ended up getting a job with the circus sort of as an assistant managerial position in selling snow cones.
"I can (still) sell snow cones in Japanese."
Actress Courteney Cox is to marry her rocker boyfriend Johnny Mcdaid in his native Northern Ireland, according to a new report. The former Friends star and the Snow Patrol musician, who announced their engagement last month (Jun14) after a year of dating, flew into his hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland on Wednesday (23Jul14).
Local reports suggest the couple is in town to celebrate the engagement with McDaid's family and friends, and look at potential wedding venues.
A source tells the Belfast Telegraph the stars have chosen to hold the wedding in Northern Ireland.
Looks like Westeros could use a Jerry Springer of its own. Despite leaving the show in a shocking, violent manner three years ago, Sean Bean revealed to Vulture that he wants to make another appearance on Game of Thrones… if only to settle a custody dispute. The former Ned Stark was delighted to find out that the show might be planning some flashbacks in the upcoming season that would allow him to drop by the Seven Kingdoms and clear up some “unfinished business”: “I'm obviously not Jon Snow's dad. And you need that to be revealed at some point, don't you? So Bran would kind of be the one having the flashback, and he would see Ned praying, right? And revealing those things?”
Before you get too excited, though, nothing about the flashbacks or Jon Snow’s true lineage has officially been confirmed, but it does seem as if Bean agrees with the popular fan theory that posits that Jon is actually the son of Ned’s sister, Lyanna Stark, and Rhaegar Targaryen. The theory, which is based on several key pieces of evidence presented in the books that unfortunately didn’t make their way into the show, states that Lyanna and Rhaegar ran away together, and when Ned found her in the middle of the war, in a bed filled with blood, he made her a promise that he kept for the rest of his life. That promise was to raise her son as his own, and keep him safe from Robert Baratheon, her betrothed, who would kill the baby for being a Targaryen. As the series has grown in length and popularity over the years, this idea has become one of the most dominant points of speculation, and a video breaking down all of the evidence supporting it recently went viral.
While we still have to wait for George R.R. Martin himself to confirm or refute the theory, it would have a major effect on the series if it were true. Firstly, being the son of Rhaegar would not only mean that Jon is Ned’s nephew, but Daenerys’ as well, which gives him a claim to the Iron Throne. In fact, it would give him a better claim to becoming King of Westeros than the one Dany has, since he would be Rhaegar’s immediate heir. However, it seems unlikely that Jon would be able to actually rule the kingdom, since unless Rhaegar and Lyanna married in secret, he would still be a bastard. He could, of course, be legitimized in some way – much like Ramsay Bolton was at the end of Season 4 – but even then, as a member of Night’s Watch, he wouldn’t be allowed to own property or wear a crown. Depending on what happens in the sixth book, he might be able to find a loophole in those rules, but as of right now, Jon’s loyalty is to the Wall.
Therefore, it’s hard to really predict the exact repercussions that Jon’s true lineage would have on Westeros as a whole. Some fans have speculated that having both Stark and Targaryen blood would make Jon the “Song of Ice and Fire” that is mentioned in the title of the series. Since some Starks are wargs, and some Targaryens have the kind of powers normally associated with dragons, it could be possible that Jon has some kind of power as well, which Martin will likely reveal later in the series.
The “Ice and Fire” could also have something to do with Dany. Fans have been waiting for her and Jon to interact for years now, and if they are related, that could make a meeting between the two much more likely. Perhaps their shared lineage would allow them to form an alliance of some sort, as Dany’s army and Jon’s command of the Wall would be beneficial to both of them. Alternatively, it could create some kind of competition between them, especially since Dany has lived her whole life believing that she is the only person in Westeros who should rightfully inherit the Iron Throne.
There’s also been speculation that Jon being Lyanna’s son makes him the third part of the Three-Headed Dragon that is if often talked about, which prophecies the person meant to rule Westeros. Some fans believe that the three people who make up the dragon’s heads are the children whose mothers died in childbirth: Dany, Tyrion, and Jon. Martin noting that Ned made his promise to Lyanna while she was in a “blood-soaked” bed seems to imply that she died giving birth to Jon, which makes him a likely candidate to be one of the dragon’s heads. Others think that the Three-Headed Dragon is made up of three people with Targaryen blood, since Aemon I conquered Westeros with two other people, and so Jon, Dany and Maester Aemon would be the ones the prophecy refers to. Alternatively, being the embodiment of the “Song of Ice and Fire” thanks to his parents could mean that Jon is Azhor Ahai, the prince who has been promised by the Lord of the Light to lead the people out of darkness. If fans have correctly predicted what will happen in Book 6, then it seems like Jon might indeed be the savior of the Seven Kingdoms.
Regardless of whether any of this is true, Jon discovering who his parents really are would be important to him on a personal level, as it would finally give him a sense of self and belonging. He has spent his whole life feeling like an outsider, and he has never been able to fit in with any group. If he can learn where he truly comes from, he might be able to find some kind of inner peace, and then maybe he can stop moping around so much. Still, we’ll have to wait until Martin finishes the series in order to find out if any of these theories are correct, and get the answers we’ve been clamoring for. Although, at the rate he’s going, we’ll probably never get any answers at all.
Opera composer Seymour Barab has died at the age of 93. The Chicago, Illinois-born musician passed away in New York on 28 June (14).
He began his career as a cellist before becoming a composer, and was a founding member of the Composers String Quartet in the 1960s.
He went on to write music for texts by poets W.B. Yeats and John Dryden and author Kurt Vonnegut, before moving on to composing operas, such as Philip Marshall, A Piece of String, Passion in the Principal's Office and the satire La Pizza Con Funghi.
Barab also penned shows for children, including adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Snow White.
Actress Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce after re-marrying her ex-husband Rick Salomon.
The former Baywatch beauty, 47, originally wed the film producer and poker professional in 2007, but the couple had the union annulled two months later. Anderson and Salomon rekindled their romance last year (13) and in January (14), the blonde star surprised fans by confirming rumours they had walked down the aisle once more, although she did not reveal the date of their nuptials.
However, it appears the relationship isn't meant to be - Anderson filed legal papers to end the marriage on Thursday (03Jul14), just two days after Salomon won $2.8 million (£1.65 million) in the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop competition, according to TMZ.com.
Anderson was also previously married to rockers Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, while Salomon became infamous for co-starring in Paris Hilton's sex tape, One Night in Paris.
David Arquette's fiancee has confirmed reports she is set to wed the actor, insisting she is "the luckiest girl in the world". The Scream star popped the question to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14).
The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present.
McLarty tells Us Weekly magazine, "He is the love of my life and I love him and my family so much. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!"
The news comes just a week after Arquette's ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid.
The former Friends star and Arquette were married for 11 years before they split in 2010.
Actor David Arquette is reportedly engaged, just days after his ex-wife Courteney Cox confirmed she is set to marry again.
The Scream star proposed to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14), according to EOnline.com. The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present at the dinner.
The news comes just a week after Arquette's former partner Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid. The former Friends star and Arquette split in 2010 after 11 years together.
Actress Courteney Cox is engaged to her rocker boyfriend Johnny Mcdaid. The former Friends star took to Twitter.com on Thursday (26Jun14) to share the good news with her followers by posting a close-up shot of herself with her new fiance, along with a caption which read: "I'm engaged to him!"
The Snow Patrol star, 37, posted the same 'selfie' on his Twitter page, and wrote, "I'm engaged to her!"
Cox, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday with McDaid in Turks and Caicos, began dating the rocker last year (13) after mutual friend Ed Sheeran set them up.
The couple reportedly moved in together in April (14).
This is the first marriage for McDaid and the second for Cox, who split from ex-husband David Arquette in 2010 after 11 years together. They have a 10-year-old daughter called Coco.