The fiance of British pop singer Kerry Katona was detained under the Mental Health Act by police officers on Wednesday (30Jul14) after having a meltdown in a street. The Atomic Kitten singer cried as her husband-to-be George Kay was restrained by cops for screaming out in distress in a road outside the couple's home in Oxfordshire, England.
Onlookers tell British newspaper The Sun that Kay was locked out of the property and began yelling, "Kerry, Kerry, they're going to kill me. They are hitting me with the hammer. Why are you letting them do this?"
Katona watched in tears at the door of her home as police officers, who had been called by witnesses, handcuffed Kay. He was taken to the nearby John Radcliffe Hospital, where he was examined and discharged later that night.
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police says Kay was not tested for substance abuse and no further action will be taken.
Katona and Kay have been engaged since last year (13) and they welcomed their first child together in April (14).
Drew Barrymore's half-brother has broken his silence about their sister's death on what would have been her 48th birthday. The body of Jessica Barrymore, who shared the same father as Drew, was found slumped behind the wheel of her car in National City, California on Tuesday (29Jul14).
Pills were reportedly discovered on the passenger seat and a can of energy drink was wedged between her legs.
An autopsy is currently underway, but her brother John feels sure her death was a "drug misadventure".
He tells the New York Daily News that "some empty vodka bottles (and) a couple bags of meth (methamphetamine)" were also found in the vehicle.
He says, "My guess is that it was the booze and pills, like with (tragic actor) Heath Ledger. I seriously doubt she took her own life... She was a kindred spirit. She knew laughing is what saves us all."
Drew Barrymore previously released a statement, in which she wrote, "Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss."
Her half-brother doesn't blame the actress for keeping her distance from the family, adding, "I don't blame her (Drew) for being terrified of anyone she's related to. Her parents were pretty toxic."
Jessica Barrymore would have turned 48 on Thursday (31Jul14).
Actor John Goodman is in talks to re-team with his Argo co-star Bryan Cranston in the Dalton Trumbo biopic.
The Hangover Part III star is in negotiations to take on the role of film producer Frank King, who hired the blacklisted screenwriter to pen scripts for his production company, according to TheWrap.com.
Trumbo, which will be directed by Meet the Fockers' Jay Roach, will also star Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
The Oscar winner, who wrote 1960's Spartacus and Exodus, became a Hollywood outcast in 1947, after he refused to testify in front of the U.S. Congress during an investigation of Communist influences in the movie industry. He was sent to prison in 1950 for contempt.
Music promoter Joe Isgro has pleaded not guilty to gambling, conspiracy and money laundering charges. Isgro, who helped Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Elton John secure radio airplay in the 1980s, stands accused of running an illegal gambling operation for the mob, according to the New York Daily News.
Police claim Isgro and six others used banned gambling software owned by the infamous Gambino crime family to run the online operation from 2005.
On Wednesday (30Jul14), Isgro, who also served as an executive producer on the 1992 film Hoffa, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, where he entered his plea and posted $250,000 (£147,058) bond.
Comedienne Tina Fey fired her composer husband Jeff Richmond as her vocal coach as she prepared to audition for Into The Woods.
The 30 Rock star landed an audition to play the Baker's Wife in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical, and a nervous Fey called upon her musician husband to brush up on her singing skills.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, host of SiriusXM's On Broadway programme Seth Rudetsky revealed that Fey recruited him as a coach only after Richmond turned her down.
Rudetsky recalls, "I get a phone call from Tina Fey, saying 'Can you coach me for my audition for Into the Woods?' So I'm like, 'Your husband's a piano player, why isn't he coaching you?' "She said, 'He was.' She sang for about one minute and he immediately said, 'Are you going to sing it like that?' She said, 'You're fired.' She would have been brilliant."
The role of the Baker's Wife eventually went to Emily Blunt.
Documentary filmmaker and cinema verite pioneer Robert Drew has died, aged 90. The veteran director passed away at his home in Sharon, Connecticut on Wednesday morning (30Jul14).
While the cause of his death has yet to be revealed, his son Thatcher Drew says in a statement that his dad "had been declining for some time and it was not completely unexpected".
Drew began his career as a correspondent and editor for Life Magazine and also served as a pilot during World War II. His combined experiences helped him develop his signature style of cinema verite filmmaking, a genre which features observational filming in order to capture reality, which has since become a staple in documentary filmmaking.
After founding his film company Drew Associates in the early 1960s, he created more than 100 films on social issues, politics and the arts, and is considered the "father" of cinema verite.
Drew also developed lightweight cameras, and his popular film Primary, which followed U.S. President John F. Kennedy and opponent Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin presidential primary, was the first film to ever use a sync-sound motion picture camera.
Over his five-decade career, he also directed such films as The Chair, Faces of November, From Two Men and a War, and Man Who Dances, for which he won an Emmy in 1968.
In addition to his numerous awards from various organisations and film festivals, six of Drew's films are archived at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and two are in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
He is survived by three children and three grandchildren. His wife Anne, who frequently collaborated with him for his films, passed away in 2012.
Actress Drew Barrymore has paid tribute to her half-sister, who was was found dead in her car on Tuesday morning (29Jul14). Jessica Barrymore, who shared the same father as the Charlie's Angels star, was found slumped behind the wheel of the vehicle in National City, just north of San Diego, California.
Pills were discovered on the passenger seat and a can of energy drink was wedged between her legs.
Barrymore has now spoken out about the tragic news, insisting she is sad to hear about Jessica's death.
A statement from the actress reads: "Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I'm so incredibly sorry for their loss."
Jessica would have turned 48 on Thursday (31Jul14). She is the daughter of John Drew Barrymore and his third wife Nina Wayne.
Katy Perry is considering becoming a mother in the next five years, and she insists she doesn't need a man to realise her baby dreams.
The Dark Horse singer, who was briefly married to funnyman Russell Brand and dated singer/songwriter John Mayer, is currently single, but she's not letting her unlucky-in-love status interfere with her baby plans.
She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I want to be doing that in the right time, and that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 per cent of my attention on it. I don't really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over."
"I don't need a dude... It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything... I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."
Actress Jessica Lange is to be honoured with the 2015 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The two-time Academy Award winner will be feted for her achievements at a black-tie gala at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California on 16 November (14).
Announcing the news, Douglas says, "Jessica Lange possess the three key elements in making it in this crazy business: talent, beauty, and intelligence... all of which have served her well and continue to do so. It is my honour to give her my award."
Previous recipients of the acting legend's prize include Forrest Whittaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris, John Travolta and Kirk Douglas himself.