Singer Miranda Lambert was caught up in a mid-air drama on Tuesday (03Jun14) when the plane she was travelling in was forced to make an emergency landing. The Mama's Broken Heart hitmaker was flying from New York to Nashville, Tennessee when her private jet lost pressure in the cabin, prompting the pilot to touch down in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Lambert took to Instagram.com to inform her fans of the situation just after the plane took off again.
She wrote, "Our plane had an emergency landing in Clarksburg WV. But don't worry, we found platinum fire suits. Yes! platinum", accompanied with a picture of herself and friends in shiny hazmat suits.
Platinum is the name of the singer's new album.
Singer La Toya Jackson is engaged to marry her business manager. Michael Jackson's 58-year-old sister accepted Jeffre Phillips' proposal after he popped the question on vacation in Hawaii last August (13).
Jackson took her time while deciding whether to accept Phillips' proposal because his romantic gesture came as a shock, explaining, "It wasn't a fast yes."
She adds to People.com, "I had no clue. I couldn't understand why he was so nervous. I was in total shock. We're best friends and we've been business partners forever. It was always professional - no one really crossed those boundaries."
The news comes six months after reports suggested the pair had secretly wed in Los Angeles in December (13).
Jackson later denied the rumours, calling them "completely false."
The star was married to her manager Jack Gordon for seven years before they divorced in 1997. She alleged he had been abusive throughout the union.
British actor Eddie Redmayne is engaged to wed his girlfriend of over two years. The Les Miserables star proposed to Hannah Bagshawe while on vacation over America's Memorial Day weekend (24-26May14) and she said yes.
A source tells UsMagazine.com, "He had been planning on it for awhile.
"They have a very relaxed and supportive relationship... They seemed to have always known they were going to spend the rest of their lives together."
A representative for the 32 year old has since confirmed the news to the website.
The couple has been dating since early 2012.
Romantic Lance Bass once jetted back to the U.S. from 'N Sync dates in Japan to take his former girlfriend Danielle Fishel horseback riding before her prom. The actress, who dated Bass from 1999 to 2000, felt sure her boyfriend wouldn't be able to accompany her to her senior prom because of his touring commitments, but he raced back to be by her side.
In her new memoir, Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness, Fishel recalls Bass sent her a dozen long-stemmed roses and a note saying, 'Will you go to prom with me? Check yes or no'.
As well as the horse riding adventure, the singer also treated Fishel to the filming of a Celine Dion Christmas special.
His romantic gestures took place five years before the pop star revealed he was gay.
Fishel explains Bass broke up with her a month after their prom date, but the two have remained good friends, and she'll never forget what he said about her in his big gay reveal: "Lance said, 'If I can't make things work out with Danielle, who is beautiful and wonderful, then I must be gay.'"
Fishel's memoir is scheduled for release in September (14).
Oprah Winfrey flew into a panic on the first day of filming her new movie Selma as she tried to juggle acting with organising a $1.6 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. The TV titan was among the investors who formed a consortium to buy the sports team after its owner Donald Sterling became embroiled in a racism scandal.
Winfrey was shooting the new Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic on the day she signed the paperwork for the bid, and had to run around the film lot looking for a fax machine to make sure the offer was put on the table.
She tells Entertainment Tonight, "I was in the middle of these scenes while making the bid - literally the first day I was going to shoot... I had to run upstairs in the building, find a fax machine - we're putting in the bid and I'm signing it, and I'm thinking, 'How ironic is that? I'm playing a woman who can't get the right to vote, and now you're putting in a bid (to buy a professional sports team).'"
Winfrey's consortium eventually lost out to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who paid $2 billion for the team, and the chat show legend now admits her business advisers warned her against buying the Clippers.
She adds, "We went over that number ($1.6 billion), and then we went over that number again, and by the time we got to the final number (it was no longer) a good business decision. But for me? I was doing it. You know, my lawyers were like, 'Do you even like basketball?' I said, 'Yes, I love basketball! And this is gonna be so much fun!'... I thought it would be entertaining... $2 billion? - Ok, now that's my limit!"
Officials at the National Basketball Association ordered Sterling to sell the team and fined him $2.5 million (£1.6 million) after he was caught on tape making derogatory remarks about African Americans.
Filmmaker Adam Mckay has dropped out of negotiations to replace Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man. Wright quit the Marvel movie in May (14) after a falling out with studio executives, and they subsequently entered into talks with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues director McKay.
However, he has since decided against taking on the project because of previous commitments.
Explaining his decision on Twitter.com, he writes, "And yes, met w/ (with) Marvel. (Creators Jack) Kirby & (Stan) Lee r (sic) my (equivalent of Beatles legends John) Lennon (and Paul) Mccartney so it was awesome. But have other projects I'm committed to. Not sure it can work."
Paul Rudd is due to play the superhero in the film.
When it comes to bizarre and unpredictable career choices, nobody has the market cornered quite like Nicolas Cage. But his latest project might just be his weirdest yet - and yes, we're including combustible ghost-skeletons, father-daughter vigilante duos and angry drivers on that list. In the upcoming Left Behind, Cage plays Rayford Steele, a pilot who must find answers after half of the passengers on his plane disappear in the Rapture. The film, which also stars One Tree Hill's Chad Michael Murray and American Idol's Jordin Sparks, is based on a series of popular Christian apocalypse novels, which were previously made into a direct-to-DVD movie starring Kirk Cameron.
It makes perfect sense that the producers of Left Behind would want Cage to star in their film - partly because it will attract a wider audience, but mostly because he stares down the apocalypse on a regular basis - but that's about the only thing that makes sense in the first trailer for the film. We've rounded up all of the weirdest, most baffling moments in the trailer in order to attempt to make sense of not only Left Behind, but also the mysterious mind of Cage himself. Until those secrets are revealed, we can only assume that production met his requirements of serving hot lunch daily.
Someone Let Nicolas Cage Fly a Plane (0:06) Would you be willing to put your life and vacation plans in his hands? We didn't think so.
A Large Sign Instructs Viewers to 'Pray' (0:13) Because making through this movie in one piece will only be possible through an act of God.
The Plane Is Tossed Around in a Storm (0:32) Surely the storm would realize who's piloting that plane and change course before Cage unleashes his fury upon it. If anyone could figure out how to physically beat back lightning, it's the guy who made Season of the Witch.
Chad Michael Murray Is Filming the Empty Seats (0:36) Yes, we're curious as to why those people suddenly vanished, but we're more confused as to why he thinks he'll be able to find answers more effectively than a man who once stole the Declaration of Independence.
Nicolas Cage's Face Doesn't Move... (0:38)Yet he still manages to convey confusion, distress and authority in that oddly blank stare.
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Someone's Screaming About God, and It's Not Nicolas Cage (0:46) Sorry, pretty blonde girl, but Nicolas Cage is the only person who can scream to the heavens and actually receive a reply. He's the only person God truly fears.
Nicolas Cage's Face Still Isn't Moving (0:52) We can only assume that he's making so many films at the same time that he's started sending wax figures of himself to set in order to fill in for him on reaction shots and close-ups. Luckily, he chose an appropriately menacing one for this film.
Nicolas Cage Whispers About Important Life Philosophies (0:53 - 0:56) Does his advice make any sense? Not really. Should we all take his words to heart anyway, and change the way we choose to live our lives? Definitely.
Someone's Running From an Explosion, and It's Not Nicolas Cage (0:58)If a bomb goes off, but he's is otherwise occupied (in this case, crying into a cell phone he shouldn't be using on a plane), does it really explode?
This Movie Is Being Released in Theaters (1:00) We'd blame all the people who went to see God's Not Dead and Heaven Is For Real, but if those movies weren't a success, we'd all be robbed of the experience of watching Nicolas Cage face off against God in an action movie. It is truly a showdown for the ages.
Left Behind opens in theaters on October 3.
Actor Robert Vaughn performed all his own action scenes in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because his stuntman was often too drunk. The veteran actor was keen to avoid doing his own stunts in the cult 1960s crime-fighting show but he was left with no choice but to shoot the action scenes himself because of his booze-loving double.
Vaughn tells U.K. TV show Loose Women, "I had stunt people, yes, but he generally wasn't sober, so I had to do them all. I did all the stunts myself."
Orange Is The New Black actress Laverne Cox just made history. She is the first trans woman to cover TIME Magazine, and she received the honor on her birthday, making this (probably) her best birthday ever. TIME was recently criticized for not including Cox (or any other trans activists) on their 100 Most Influential People list, and this is certainly one positive way to respond to the criticsm. Picking Laverne as the face of "America's next civil rights frontier" is a bold and exciting move for the transgender community, and for the rest of us as well. The actress/activist shared the big news on her Instagram account:
What a wonderful bday present! Yes today is my birthday and I am on the cover of @TIME magazine. I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our nation's history where it is no kinger acceptable for trans lives to be stigmatized, ridiculed, criminalized and disregarded. This is for my trans siblings out there and for anyone who has ever been told that who you know yourself to be at your core is not legitimate. You are who you know yourselves to be. #girlslikeus#whereislavernecox #lavernehive
TIME also released behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot which you can watch here.
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Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox has become the first transgender person to land the cover of Time magazine, a month after fans protested her omission from the publication's annual list of 100 Most Influential People. The actress graces the front of the magazine's upcoming issue for a cover story titled The Transgender Tipping Point, in which Cox is interviewed about her personal journey as well as her fight for transgender rights.
But just last month (April14), editors revealed the list of the top 100 people making an impact on the world, and Cox did not make the list, despite fans voting for her inclusion en masse.
Many readers were outraged, and campaigned for her to be added to the issue.
Editors at Time had no comment on the matter, but Cox took to Twitter.com to show her gratitude for the groundswell of support, saying "Your love and support means so much more to me than making the list."
But now that the breakout star has landed her very own issue, Cox took to her Facebook.com page on Thursday (29May14) to give her thanks yet again, and noted how groundbreaking the cover story is in terms of transgender rights history.
She wrote, "What a wonderful bday (birthday) present! Yes today is my birthday and I am on the cover of @TIME magazine. I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our nation’s history where it is no longer acceptable for trans lives to be stigmatized, ridiculed, criminalized and disregarded.
"This is for my trans siblings out there and for anyone who has ever been told that who you know yourself to be at your core is not legitimate. You are who you know yourselves to be."