Tom Cruise surprised revellers at a horse racing event in England when he showed up on Ladies' Day. The Mission: Impossible star donned a grey suit, blue tie and sunglasses to visit the famous Glorious Goodwood racecourse near Chichester, England on Thursday (31Jul14).
He posed with guests and mingled with royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips.
Cruise received a special welcome to the races by the British Army's Yorkshire Regiment band, which played the theme tune to his famous action movie. He is currently filming the fifth instalment of the franchise in London.
Cruise even presented the Magnolia Cup trophy to English supermodel Edie Campbell, who rode the winning horse in the ladies' charity race.
Fans of hit BBC motoring show Top Gear will be given the chance to test out the racing track previously used by stars such as Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman. Visitors to the track in Surrey, England have the choice of either completing a lap themselves or being taken for a spin by the show's famous racing driver, known only as The Stig.
Kasabian rocker Tom Meighan has opened up about the moment he accidentally hit his father with a car, branding the incident the "worst day of my life". The British musician, who does not have a driving licence, moved his dad's car in a parking lot in Leicester, England in May (14), but accidentally hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake and knocked him down.
Meighan's father, also named Tom, was hospitalised to treat his injuries, and he has since made a full recovery, but the star admits he is still wracked with guilt.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "It was a freak accident, it was horrible. That was the worst day of my life. I can drive but it was in an automatic car. It was too fast. It was a real shock at the time. It would only happen to me. We have laughed about it now and that's all you can do. I'm very close to my dad. He's a very amazing person to have around, so that happening was awful."
The accident happened just weeks before the band played a career-defining headline set at Britain's Glastonbury festival last month (Jun14).
"Stoke. Tomorrow I'll be heading to Stoke with a working pancreas & I expect to see pure untamed carnage and hear your finest singing voices!" The Enemy rocker Tom Clarke is heading to Stoke-on-Trent, England to play a rescheduled gig after pancreas problems forced him to axe several shows earlier this month (Jun14).
British rockers Kasabian paid tribute to their longtime roadie during their headline set at Glastonbury festival on Sunday night (29Jun14) by leading the crowd in a rendition of Happy Birthday as a treat for their pal. The Fire hitmakers closed the iconic three-day event in the south west of England, and they entertained revellers with tracks including Club Foot, Empire, Shoot the Runner, and a cover of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy.
Towards the end of their show, the band told the crowd their roadie of ten years, identified only as Rick, was celebrating his birthday on Sunday and they invited him on to the stage before leading the audience in a chorus of Happy Birthday.
Guitarist Serge Pizzorno said, "He's given his life to rock and roll so we owe him that."
Frontman Tom Meighan also spoke movingly of how the band first played Glastonbury ten years ago in an early afternoon slot on a remote stage, and he thanked fans for helping them achieve headline status.
Earlier on Sunday, country legend Dolly Parton proved to be the biggest draw of Glastonbury 2014 when she attracted a capacity crowd during her afternoon set, performing to larger numbers than Friday night (27Jun14) headliners Arcade Fire and Saturday's (28Jun14) bill-toppers Metallica.
Tom Meighan's father is recovering after the Kasabian rocker accidentally hit him with a car. The British musician was with his dad, also named Tom, in a parking lot in Leicester, England in May (14) when the freak accident happened.
Meighan, who does not have a driving licence, accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal and knocked him down, and Tom Senior was admitted to hospital to treat minor injuries.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "It was a bizarre accident and Tom feels really bad about it... He was in a car park with his dad when it happened and was asked to release the handbrake to let the car forward slightly... by mistake, he put (his) foot on the accelerator and went into his father. Tom Senior was badly bruised and had a few stitches and spent a day in hospital but he knew it was a complete freak accident... Tom himself felt awful about it all but thankfully his dad has made a full recovery and saw the funny side."
The accident happened just weeks before the band is due to play a career-defining headline set at Britain's Glastonbury festival next week (beg23Jun14).
Veteran rockers Black Sabbath are to receive a prestigious award to celebrate their 46-year career. The Paranoid hitmakers have been named as the recipients of the AEG Live Ambassadors of Rock honour at the O2 Silver Clef Awards in London next month (Jul14).
The musicians - Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler - will collect the award at a ceremony on 04 July (14) but it is not known if former drummer Bill Ward, who was omitted from the band's 2012 comeback, will join them.
Tom Miserendino, president of AEG Europe, says, "We are extremely proud to be sponsoring this award which highlights the massive impact Black Sabbath has had on the music world. Starting in Birmingham (England) in 1968 and going on to conquer the world, the band really are great ambassadors for the music industry."
The award will be handed over just hours before Black Sabbath play a huge headlining show in London's Hyde Park later that day (04Jul14).
British rockers The Enemy have scrapped a Monday night (09Jun14) concert in Staffordshire, England because frontman Tom Clarke is too ill to perform. The singer has been struck down with a "serious" stomach ailment and has been advised by medics to rest up, prompting the Away From Here hitmakers to cancel their show at The Sugarmill in Stoke-on-Trent.
In a Twitter.com post on Monday evening, the apologetic stars write, "Regrettably we're sorry to announce that Tom's very unwell and won't be able to perform tonight in Stoke.
"Tom's been suffering for most of the tour with a serious and painful stomach condition and today the doctor has said he can't perform. The shows will be rescheduled as soon as Tom is well enough again.
"So far the tour has been beyond anything we expected. We'd like to thank you all for your support, and ask for your understanding. We'll keep you updated with Tom's condition."
British soap star Danniella Westbrook has suffered a miscarriage. The actress, who shot to fame on long-running drama EastEnders, hit headlines last month (May14) as it emerged she had fallen pregnant with cage fighter Tom Richards' baby, just weeks after he proposed following a whirlwind romance.
However, Westbrook's double joy has since turned to tragedy.
Her representative tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I can confirm she has had a miscarriage", while a source adds, "This has hit Danniella hard as she was so excited to become a mum again."
Westbrook, 40, began dating Richards shortly after splitting from her husband of 12 years, businessman Kevin Jenkins, in January (14).
She and Jenkins are parents to 12-year-old Jodie, while Westbrook also has a 17-year-old son, named Kai, from a previous relationship.
The sad news is the latest in a string of troubles for Westbrook - in April (14), her home in Essex, England was burgled three times in as many weeks and her car was repossessed after a payment mix-up.
British actress Paula Lane is a married woman after walking down the aisle on Saturday (17May14). The 28 year old, who stars in hit U.K. soap opera Coronation Street, was joined by members of the show's cast as she exchanged vows with Tom Shaw at Leeds Cathedral in England.
The pair, who had been engaged since 2011, first met when they were both aged 17.
Award-winning Lane plays Kylie Platt on the iconic show.