British TV presenter Denise Van Outen's four-year marriage to musical theatre star Lee Mead is over. The couple has decided to call time on the relationship after months of speculation but vowed to remain friends for the sake of their three-year-old daughter Betsy.
Split rumours have dogged the pair for months as they have rarely been spotted together since last year (12) due to work commitments. Mead had jetted to the U.S. to pursue his acting career while van Outen remained in the U.K. with their child.
A spokesperson for van Outen has now confirmed the split, telling DailyMail.co.uk, "Denise van Outen and Lee Mead are sad to confirm they have decided to separate. The couple remain the best of friends, with their daughter Betsy as their number one priority. The family ask for privacy at this time."
The pair wed in 2009 after meeting on the set of singing competition Any Dream Will Do in 2007, in which Mead was the eventual winner and van Outen a judge.
Charlie Sheen has become a grandfather at the age of 47. The Wall Street star's daughter, Cassandra Estevez, has given birth to a baby girl named Luna and the former Hollywood wild man is overjoyed.
He tells TMZ.com, "It's impossibly a most wondrous day."
Little Luna is 28-year-old Estevez's first child with her husband Casey Huffman.
Estevez's mother is Sheen's former high school girlfriend, Paula Profit. The actor has four other young children from his failed marriages to Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller.
British actress Denise Welch married her toyboy lover Lincoln Townley in Portugal on Saturday (13Jul13). Welch, who is also a panellist on U.K. daytime chat show Loose Women, exchanged vows with Townley at the Vale do Lobo resort in the Algarve in front of friends and family.
The actress invited a number of her famous pals, including actresses Jill Halfpenny and Shobna Gulati and actor Marc Warren, to the ceremony.
Welch was previously married to actor Tim Healy.
Kristin Chenoweth, Katy Perry, Chloe Grace Moretz, Demi Lovato and Zooey Deschanel are among the stars who have paid tribute to Cory Monteith following his death on Saturday (13Jul13). The Glee actor was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, and his passing has stunned the showbiz world.
Chenoweth, who has enjoyed guest stints on the hit U.S. TV show, writes in a post on her Twitter.com page, "RIP Cory Montieth (sic). You will be loved. Always", while Perry adds, "Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you."
Director Adam Shankman, who worked on several episodes of Glee, has posted a picture of himself on-set with Monteith and actress Lea Michele - the actor's real-life girlfriend - and shared his grief with followers. He writes, "Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u (sic) so much. I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM."
The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev adds, "I'm gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory's family and friends. Let's respect their space as they grieve", Moretz mourns, "Rest in peace, everyone close to him and affected by this loss you're in my prayers" and Deschanel adds, "This is such sad news about Cory Monteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man."
Singer Lance Bass shares, "Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends", Denise Richards writes, "This is devastating... my heart goes out to Cory Monteith & his loved ones... & cast and crew of Glee a tragic loss" and comedian Joel McHale simply states: "Way too soon. A very nice & good guy."
Lovato has reached out to Michele, adding, "RIP Cory Monteith... So unbelievably tragic. Please pray for Lea" and Olivia Munn posted, "Shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Cory Monteith. All my love to his family, friends & girlfriend."
Kaley Cuoco reveals she has been hit hard by Monteith's passing, writing, "No words. Prayers. Thoughts w (with) his family. This is terrible. Can't speak", actress Marlee Matlin adds, "My thoughts & prayers are with family and friends as well as cast of Glee on (the) passing of Cory Monteith. A young talent gone too soon" and new mother Kim Kardashian declares, "So sad. Prayers 4 (for) his family. Praying 4 (for) Lea too! Words can't describe what they must be feeling."
Glee star Dot-Marie Jones has taken to her page on the website to tell fans, "I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend, he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever. I am blessed to have worked with him and love him so much! My heart is with his family and our whole Glee family! I love you all!", while fellow castmember Damian McGinty reminisced about his time working with the actor on the series: "The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I've met. Can't believe it."
Fellow Canadian Ellen Page has also added her condolences to Monteith on Twitter.com, as have stars including Taylor Swift, Teresa Palmer, Mario Lopez, Kendall Jenner, Ariel Winter, Nikki Blonsky, Rumer Willis, Gilles Marini and Kat Dennings.
Charlie Sheen is hoping to convince a Los Angeles judge to end his child support payments to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller by using his former TV co-star Jon Cryer's previous court victory as a legal precedent. The star recently filed a request to halt his monthly installments of $55,000 (£35,484) to Mueller - because his four-year-old twins, Bob and Max, are no longer living with their mother.
The boys were removed from her home by child welfare officials in May (13), following concerns the troubled ex Mrs. Sheen was using drugs again.
The former real estate agent has since attempted to kick her longterm struggles with substance abuse by checking into a rehabilitation centre, where she remains under doctors' supervision, and Sheen's second wife, Denise Richards, has been taking care of the boys.
In a bid to bolster his case, Sheen has made reference to his former Two and a Half Men colleague Cryer's court fight with British actress Sarah Trigger, who he divorced in 2004.
Trigger was arrested in 2009 amid allegations of child abuse and temporarily lost custody of their son, ironically named Charlie. Cryer used her legal woes to request his support payments be reduced from $10,000 per month to zero - and the judge agreed.
Sheen claims Cryer's win set a precedent and he wants the judge overseeing his case to deliver a similar verdict, reports TMZ.com.
Sheen's court documents also reveal that he earns more than $740,000 (£477,419)-a-month before taxes, and already handles all expenses for his boys, which amount to an estimated $30,000 (£19,355)-a-month, on top of the child support fees.
The actor feared Mueller was using the child support money to foot the cost of her own drug treatment.
Actress Denise Richards is set to welcome a new stepmother into her life - her father is engaged. The former Bond girl, 42, reveals her dad, Irv, found love online earlier this year (13) and he has already proposed.
She tells U.S. talk show host Chelsea Handler, "He did one of those dating sites. He's getting married. I think he could have maybe waited a little longer, but whatever."
However, Richards knows few other details about the planned ceremony and she isn't even sure if she'll be invited: "I don't even know when it is! They're probably going to Vegas or something."
Irv Richards lost his wife, the actress' mum, Joni, to kidney cancer in 2007 and, in early 2013, the widower appeared on U.S. dating show Millionaire Matchmaker in the hopes of finding a new partner.
He told matchmaker Patti Stanger he wanted a woman older than his daughter, who he lives with, and added, "I'm not looking for eye candy. I'm looking for real relationship."
Irish singer Bernie Nolan has died at the age of 52. The Nolans star passed away on Thursday (04Jul13) after losing a long battle with breast cancer.
She was first diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and was given the all-clear after six months of treatment, but last October (12) she revealed the cancer had returned.
In March (13), it emerged Nolan was losing her fight for life and had moved out of a hospice to end her days at her home in Surrey, England. She died at the property on Thursday.
A spokesman for the star says, "Bernie passed away peacefully this morning with all of her family around her. The entire family are devastated to have lost beloved Bernie, a wonderful wife, adoring mother and loving sister, she is irreplaceable. They kindly ask people to respect their privacy at this difficult time."
Bernie Nolan was the lead singer of the singing siblings girl group, which shot to fame in 1979 when their track I'm In the Mood for Dancing became a global hit, and the band went on to sell millions of records worldwide.
When the group's success began to wane in the mid-1980s, she moved into acting, and in 1994 she left The Nolans to pursue it full-time after an acclaimed role in stage play The Devil Rides Out.
In 2000, Nolan landed a regular role in respected British soap opera Brookside before switching to crime drama The Bill in 2002, where she stayed for three years before leaving in 2005. She continued to enjoy theatre and TV roles in the U.K., and in 2005 she also revived her singing career by releasing her debut solo album, All By Myself.
Nolan leaves her husband Steve Doneathy, their teenage daughter Erin, and her sisters/bandmates Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda, and Coleen Nolan, and brothers Brian and Tommy.
Actor Charlie Sheen has asked a Los Angeles judge to put a stop to his child support payments to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller while she seeks treatment in rehab as their twin boys are no longer in her care. The Anger Management star had previously agreed to pay the former real estate agent $55,000 (£35,484)-a-month to cover the expenses of their sons Bob and Max following their split in 2010, but the four-year-old kids were removed from Mueller's home in May (13) after child welfare officials suspected she was using drugs again.
She subsequently sought professional help to kick her longterm struggle with substance abuse and checked into a medical facility, where she remains under doctors' supervision.
Sheen's second wife, Denise Richards, offered to temporarily take in Bob and Max so they could spend time with their half-sisters, Lola and Sam, and the move was given the official seal of approval by a judge in May (13).
Now the TV star is taking action to stop boosting Mueller's bank balance as he is convinced the child support funds are being used to cover the costs of her treatment, reports TMZ.com.
Sheen has also reportedly offered to increase the amount he hands over to Richards in support payments to help her out as she looks after all four children, in addition to her adopted baby girl Eloise, but the former Bond girl refused the kind gesture.
Richards previously stepped in to look after Sheen's sons in 2011 when Mueller sought treatment at another rehab facility.
Hip-hop superstar Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson has revealed a scene in an episode of The Cosby Show helped make him the man he is today. The Roots star admits he was so taken by the technology Stevie Wonder presented to comedian Bill Cosby and his TV kids he felt compelled to learn more - and that led him to become a rap mastermind.
And he insists he isn't the only modern hip-hop star who took notice of the pivotal Cosby Show episode.
Appearing on The Daily Show in America, Thompson says, "(Cosby kids) Theo and Denise get hit by Stevie Wonder and Stevie Wonder's way of apologising for putting their lives in danger is showing them this toy sampler, so basically the entire Cosby clan goes to the studio and says one word in the microphone and it goes inside of Stevie's sampler and pretty much every hip-hop luminary that developed across the 90's and the 2000's, they saw this episode and it changed their lives.
"We'd never saw (sic) a sampler before; the technology was invented but that's the first time we saw it, so for Christmas I got a toy Casio SK sampler, but you only had three seconds, so you'd just say curse words... but when I met my partner in the group, BlackThought, he was the one that, like, would say, 'Hey, put your own beats in there'."