A pub that once boasted the Duchess Of Cambridge as a regular is to close its doors. Kate Middleton and her family would often visit the The Old Boot Inn in Berkshire and she even took Prince William there a few times, but now the old place is set to be converted into a house for longtime landlord John Haley.
The publican, who was invited to the royal wedding, tells the Daily Mail, "It isn't viable any more (as a pub). There are too many pubs in and around the village (of Bucklebury). I've been here 18 years now. We've put the plans in and will just see what happens."
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and Edward Norton joined thousands of eco-activists on the streets of New York City on Sunday (21Sep14) to demand more action on climate change. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, acting couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Evangeline Lilly, and rocker Sting and his producer wife Trudi Styler also took part in the Big Apple leg of the People's Climate Change march.
Sedgwick took to her Twitter.com blog during the demonstration and declared, "Today I march (for) the future. #ActOnClimate (Our) only hope is to ban (sic) together And demand change", while actor John Leguizamo revealed his teenage child had also joined in, writing, "My daughter went to protest for global warming counter programing! 14 and already an activist! So proud".
The event attracted as many as 300,000 people and was billed as the biggest march for climate change action in history.
After the march, Ruffalo tweeted, "The #PeopleClimateMarch today was undeniably a historic moment in the fight against #climatechange ignorance 310k people strong!"
Other People's Climate Change demonstrations also took place in cities including Paris, France, Melbourne, Australia and London, where campaigners included Harry Potter co-stars Emma Thompson and Bonnie Wright.
The marches were planned to raise awareness about the cause ahead of the United Nation's climate change summit in New York on Tuesday (23Sep14), where new U.N. Messenger of Peace on Climate Change DiCaprio will address attendees.
British singer Paloma Faith has scored her first number one single in the U.K. with her Sigma collaboration Changing. The drum and bass duo's track with Faith leaps up 114 places to claim the top spot, making Sigma the first act of 2014 to land two consecutive U.K. chart-toppers with over 100,000 copies sold in its first week of release.
The feat topples Calvin Harris and John Newman's Blame, which slips to number two, while Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix) by Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz falls to three.
Professor Green is new at four with Lullaby and Taylor Swift rounds out the new top five with Shake It Off.
Meanwhile, on the U.K. album chart, Irish rockers The Script earn their third number one with No Sound Without Silence.
Barbra Streisand enters the countdown at two with her duets album Partners and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour drops to three.
Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kix Brooks have sent their condolences to fellow country singer Rachel Bradshaw after her husband, American football star Rob Bironas, was killed in a car crash on Saturday night (20Sep14). The former Tennessee Titans kicker lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a line of trees in Nashville, Tennessee before his car overturned.
He was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead at the age of 36.
Police have not found any evidence to suggest alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.
The news of Bironas' passing hit the country community hard and a slew of celebrity friends took to Twitter.com to pay tribute.
Upon learning of the news on Sunday morning (21Sep14), Underwood wrote, "Shocked and saddened this morning at the passing of Rob Bironas. Such a nice guy. Sending prayers and love to his family..." and Randy Houser posted, "Sad to hear of the passing of @RobBironas last night. Please pray for his wife and family."
Bentley shared a photo of himself with Bironas, who was actively involved in Nashville-based country music fundraisers and events, and in the accompanying caption, wrote, "i don't know anyone that didn't like rob bironas. lot of heavy hearts in nashville today. prayers for his family", while Brooks stated, "So sad - lost good buddy@RobBironas last night - heartbroken for dear friend @RachelTBradshaw - he was a great guy - and an amazing talent."
Charlie Daniels, Jerrod Niemann, John Rich, The Oak Ridge Boys and Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney are also among the stars who have paid tribute to the tragic sportsman.
Bironas signed with the Tennessee Titans in 2005 and remained with the team for nine seasons, during which he became the fourth most accurate kicker in National Football League (NFL) history. He was released by the Titans in March (14) and had trained during the off-season with the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Bironas wed Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, in June (14).
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Iggy Azalea were among the high-profile stars who took to the stage in Las Vegas over the weekend (19-21Sep14) for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Some of the biggest names in the music industry graced the stage in Sin City for the two-day event, which kicked off on Friday (19Sep14) with acts including Swift, Minaj, Grande and Coldplay.
Coldplay's set was overshadowed by the appearance of actress Jennifer Lawrence at the gig, fuelling rumours she is dating frontman Chris Martin, while other acts included pregnant singer Alicia Keys, who made a surprise turn on stage to perform her new single We Are Here.
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am also made a surprise appearance onstage with DJ Steve Aoki.
Usher rounded out Friday night by bringing out Chris Brown for a rendition of his single New Flame, and the Yeah! star baffled the crowd by setting his sneakers on fire. The flaming shoes were dealt with by a stagehand who doused them with a fire extinguisher.
Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Magic!, One Direction, Lorde and Paramore all took to the stage on Saturday (20Sep14) to close the festival. Calvin Harris brought out British pop star John Newman during his Saturday set, while Ed Sheeran performed with rapper Macklemore.
Liam Neeson showed off his fun side on U.S. show Watch What Happens Live! on Thursday (18Sep14) when he read out famous movie quotes after taking a hit of helium from a balloon. Pal and fellow guest John Benjamin Hickey had to guess the movies from the Taken star's high-pitched lines.
The fierce rivalry between America's Republican and Democratic party leaders has prompted actor Rob Lowe to abandon his dreams of a career in politics. The 50 year old, who portrayed White House staffer Sam Seaborn in political drama The West Wing, has previously admitted he would love to one day run for office, revealing he'd love to "serve" his country.
In 2011, he stated, "My experience of politicians is that people who serve are doing it for the right reasons. There are, however, idiots in both parties (Democrats and Republicans)."
However, Lowe has since had a change of heart after witnessing the political stalemate that continues to seriously impede progress on tightened gun laws, affordable healthcare and other fiscal-related legislation during President Barack Obama's time in office.
Lowe, a self-described "liberal Democrat", tells The New York Times, "The tenor in this country is so... I can't think of any other word than 'gross'... Running would be hard to do.
"For the first time in my life... I don't idealise or romanticise running for office and that's really sad."
However, it hasn't stopped Lowe from playing a politician onscreen - he portrayed assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 2013 TV movie Killing Kennedy.
Actress Gabrielle Anwar is engaged to wed her beau of four years, restaurateur Shareef Malnik. The Scent of a Woman star has accepted a proposal from the Miami, Florida businessman and showed off a new diamond on her ring finger during a party earlier this week (begs15Sep14), reports the New York Daily News.
The wedding will be the 44 year old's second - she was previously married to Collateral Damage actor John Verea, with whom she has two children. She also has a daughter with A River Runs Through It star Craig Sheffer.
Jazz star Kenny Wheeler has died at the age of 84. The Canadian-born trumpeter passed away on Thursday (18Sep14). No further details about his death had been released as WENN went to press. He spent the last few months of his life in a London nursing home, but was recently admitted to hospital as his health declined.
Wheeler left Canada and emigrated to Britain in 1952. He played alongside greats including Ronnie Scott, Joni Mitchell, John Taylor and The Animals and went on to become a prolific recording artist and composer.
He was recently the focus of a year-long exhibition at the Royal Academy of Music in London which celebrated his lengthy career.