Armed police were called in to rescue Lady Gaga after she was mobbed by hundreds of fans at an airport in South Korea on Friday (15Aug14). The Poker Face singer flew into Gimpo International Airport, a small regional base near Seoul, on Friday ahead of her gig in the city on Saturday (16Aug14), and she was caught in a crush as hundreds of devotees descended on the terminal building.
An onlooker tells WENN, "She came in on a private jet from Japan... I reckon there was 2,000-plus people there and around 25 armed police officers... The crowd was crazy, but the police were able to stop Gaga from getting caught in the crush. The situation was managed very professionally."
The singer later played down the scary situation in a post on her Twitter.com page, writing, "Thank you to the hundreds of beautiful fans that greeted me at the airport. Your love means so much to me. I will show you my love and leave my heart on the stage."
Gaga arrived in Seoul carrying a stuffed toy which resembled her pet dog Asia, who has not been allowed to travel with the singer.
Executives behind one of Robin Williams' final films face the prospect of cutting the late star's contribution to the movie amid reports suggesting the part was not completed at the time of his death.
Williams loaned his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in Absolutely Anything, a live-action British comedy starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale, which is slated for release in 2015.
Editors of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper report the part had not been completed prior to Williams' death in an apparent suicide this week (beg11Aug14), and movie chiefs are considering bringing in another actor to re-record the scenes.
The film's star Pegg says of the situation, "I'm not sure Robin had completed doing his voice in the movie. He was doing the voice of the dog and I hope he had completed it because it would be a real shame not to have him in it. And of course there will be a degree of sadness there, but the work he did do would have been done with his usual verve and brilliance... It's a terrible loss."
"I always wanted to have face paint on or be wearing a (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around... For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying." Singer Ariana Grande admits she had unusual gory interests as a kid.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe gave fans a shock by making a surprise appearance at a screening of his new film What If.
The Harry Potter star makes his romantic comedy debut in the new movie opposite Zoe Kazan, and he showed up at a recent preview of the film at a cinema in Los Angeles to see fans' reaction first hand.
Small groups of fans were selected to do a post-movie interview with Buzzfeed.com, and during the chat, Radcliffe, who called the prank a "cunning and hopefully joyful act of deception", stealthily crept up behind them. One fan initially ran away upon the sight of her favourite actor, while another confessed her first instinct is to "punch people in the face" if they sneak up behind her.
The actor enjoyed surprising the fans, but admitted he feared the viewers would confess they hated the film right before he revealed himself. Radcliffe explained, "So that was me scaring the s**t out of a bunch of people, which is always fun. It is nice to get that kind of genuine reaction from people. I was definitely sitting back there worried that they would be talking about how they hate the film and they wouldn't be at all pleased to see me."
Liam or Harry? Niall or Zayn? We can't forget about Louis. Who do you choose?! Believe me, it is a TOUGH decision. Why should we have to choose between 5 beautiful men? They're all equally wonderful. And they have accents. It's not fair to choose. But if you have to, I can help. After seeing them in Philadelphia on their Where We Are tour (Thanks Sony!) I have ample evidence to support each guy.
Here are your reasons, starting from youngest to oldest:
Harry Styles (2/1/1994)
He’s not afraid of being goofy, like at all.
He will PROPOSE to you if you show up to the concert in a wedding dress.
His dancing is a strange mix of wiggling his legs while pointing his fingers.
*** On August 13th, 2014, he took his headband off and it was AMAZING***
He will stop in the middle of a performance to read a book.
He spends a great portion of the concert just waving at fans.
He enjoys spraying water like this:
This lip bite:
He will sing someone else’s verse in a song and mess it up adorably.
He’s silly enough to recreate popular vines.
Niall Horan (9/13/1993)
He’s the only Irish band member and he will never let you forget that.
He’s got the best hand gestures out of the entire band.
Even Zayn can’t keep up.
Niall is actually a fanboy(girl) at heart:
He looks great holding a puppy.
He plays the guitar, a lot.
And it’s REALLY hot.
It’s easily one of the hottest things you’ll ever witness.
Honestly, this is all you should need to become a Niall girl/guy.
Actually, I’m sorry. This is what you need:
BIGGEST PLUS: This is still true.
Liam Payne (8/29/1993)
Liam does what thousands (millions) of people want to do...smack 1D butts.
Liam gets really into singing the lyrics to every song.
Liam is the god of wearing jorts.
Who knew jorts were even in again? Liam did, that’s who.
His eyes crinkle when he laughs.
He also laughs a lot when he’s on stage.
Cause he’s having an awesome time, obviously.
Liam knows exactly how to get a crowd jumping.
He can dance AND sing like Michael Jackson.
He is comfortable with his body, because he is PERFECT the way he is.
This song and dance combination:
Zayn Malik (1/12/1993)
He can hit notes so high, you’ll feel it in your bones.
He is very pensive. You two could have deep discussions.
This is what he looks like with his hair slicked back and holding a (fake) guitar.
He has an adorable little giggle/smile.
Here is that hair & giggled combined:
I’m so sorry if you’re a Zayn girl now and just fainted.
He actually listens to choreography very well.
His entire face, really.
Louis Tomlinson (12/24/1992)
His arm tattoos could make a saint swear.
His hair is so long now that he’s perfected the hair flip.
He’s got an adorable little smirk.
Even he knows he has a nice butt.
Just look at those eyes when he sings:
He can teach us a new style of how to vogue.
Did you choose one? Maybe these options made it harder on you. If you still can't decide, just be like me and say you're equally dedicated to all five members. One Direction started the U.S. leg of their tour in East Rutherford, NJ on August 5th and will be making some Midnight Memories around the country until October 5th.
Share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter and see who their favorite member of One Direction is!
Ozzy Osbourne will forever be grateful to late funnyman Robin Williams for paying his wife Sharon a surprise visit to cheer her up after a cancer diagnosis. The Black Sabbath rocker got in touch with the comedian after his TV star partner was diagnosed with colon cancer because he was convinced the actor, who played a doctor in 1998 movie Patch Adams, would be able to put a smile back on Sharon's face.
Williams turned up at the couple's home in the morning and climbed into bed with Sharon as a joke, and Ozzy admits he will never forget the actor's generosity.
He tells the VH1 Radio Network, "I'm forever in debt to Robin Williams, because when Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer, I'd seen the film Patch Adams... it's about a guy who was a male nurse or something in a hospital and he was working with terminal people, and I thought, what a great thing to do, and he's a very funny man, Robin Williams. I got my agent to contact him and ask if he'd be so kind as to come around and talk to my wife, which he did. It was very nice of him."
Williams was found dead on Monday (11Aug14) in a suspected suicide.
Thank you Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) for teaching us these valuable life lessons. We will pass them onto our children.
1. Being smart is important, but so is being brave:
2. You should not dwell on things:
3. Be honest, even if it’s not exactly nice:
4. Admit that you’re special:
5. We are never without our loved ones:
6. Sometimes, searching for happiness can be simple:
7. Be yourself:
8. All things that are lost, can be found:
9. You can verbally say something nice, while your face expresses how you truly feel:
10. Dating can be difficult:
11. Our dreams are only ours:
12. Never let alone hurt your family:
13. Dying is not what we should be afraid of:
“Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”
14. It’s okay to be angry. Don’t bottle it up:
15. Stop your friends before they hurt themselves:
16. Pronunciation is key:
17. Choices and abilities are two different things:
18. If talking it out doesn’t help when it comes to a bully, punches do:
19. Not all goodbyes are final:
20. Evil isn’t just black and white:
21. Priorities are important:
22. So is eating:
23. You have the potential to be someone amazing:
24. Magic is freaking awesome:
25. And the most important lesson of all, if you don’t like something, then your father should hear about it:
Which of these Harry Potter lessons means the most to you? Share this with your friends and start the conversation!
Actor Josh Gad has become the latest celebrity to pen a heartwarming tribute to tragic funnyman Robin Williams after striking up an unexpected friendship with his comedy idol. In a touching piece for newspaper USA Today, which was published on Wednesday (13Aug14), the Frozen star revealed he had looked up to Williams since he was a child, but it was the comic legend's ability to bring the Genie to life on the big screen in the 1992 animated Disney classic Aladdin which made him realise his own acting ambitions.
He later got the opportunity to meet the movie legend after performing on Broadway in hit musical The Book of Mormon in 2011, recalling the backstage visit from Williams was the start of a close friendship.
In a piece titled Olaf Remembers His Friend and Idol, the Genie, Gad writes, "It was always a thrill to look out in the audience and see a familiar face that had inspired me. But on this particular summer night, May 15 to be exact, I looked into the audience... and saw a bearded hero smiling back at me. That night, I gave what was probably the best performance I have ever given on a stage. I felt intoxicated with the knowledge that I was entertaining a man who had raised me on his comedy specials, his movies and his TV series..."
Gad, who once lived in the same New York apartment building as Williams, went on to reveal that the two stars exchanged weekly notes while Williams was starring in a production of the drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo on Broadway, and the veteran sent his pal a bicycle as a gift when he moved from New York to San Francisco, California.
The Frozen star, who has previously discussed drawing inspiration from Williams' Genie for his own role as snowman Olaf in the 2013 Disney smash-hit, wrapped up his tribute by writing, "Olaf will never remotely touch the tour de force that is Robin's Genie. Because there is only one Robin Williams. But the joy and laughter that my little snowman has brought to children is because of the man who has left this world far too early. A man who taught me to be free, to be childlike, and a man who taught me to get out of my own way as a performer.
"His gift was to take all of our pain away and to allow us to escape. If only we could have returned the favor."
Williams died at his California home on Monday (11Aug14).
Actor Mickey Rourke has defended his decision to wear a T-shirt bearing an image of controversial Russian President Vladimir Putin, revealing the top was a charity purchase to help raise funds for a cancer-stricken kid. The Sin City star, whose model fiancee Elena Kuletskaya is Russian, divided fans over his fashion choice on Tuesday (12Aug14), when he was spotted wearing the black and white shirt at a New York restaurant.
He insisted that donning the T-shirt wasn't his way of making a political statement, telling photographers, "Me and politics are like night and day. I never understand it, that's why I'm an artist/actor... I like Russia, but I love USA."
However, he revealed the full story behind the T-shirt hours later, when he made an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and claimed it was actually a show of support for a sick child he recently visited at a cancer hospital in St. Petersburg, for which Putin regularly stages fundraisers.
He explained, "I was walking down a street and I saw a big crowd of people and I said, 'What's going on?' and they said, 'Oh, they're selling Putin T-shirts...' I said, 'For what?' And, with all the stuff (political conflict) that's going on in the Ukraine and Russia, they (explained that) there's a little Ukrainian boy who's in this hospital in St. Petersburg, named... Zenya and he's got a spinal cord injury... He needs all these operations and Putin promoted this thing to sell T-shirts with his face on it to raise money for his operations."
Pop star Ariana Grande has lashed out at a fan for posting a homophobic remark about her gay half-brother on her Instagram.com page. Frankie Grande initially hid the fact he is related to the singer/actress by adopting his father's last name of Marchione when he signed on for the current season of U.S. reality show Big Brother, but he has since come clean about his connection to Grande.
His tactics drew a number of negative comments from social media users, and one in particular caught the Problem hitmaker's eye after the fan referred to Frankie as "that homo" in the comments section of her Instagram profile page.
Blasting the follower, the 21 year old reportedly wrote, "That 'homo' is the fiercest, most incredible, funniest, most intelligent, kind hearted and most LOVED person on the face of the planet!
"he also cleaned up his game and told the truth to everybody in the house WHICH by the way, nobody else on the show has done. so i don't give a flying f**k if or when he comes home!!! he is incredible and i am SO proud!!!! oh and also 'that homo' gets more a** than you'll ever get in your life. k miss thing (sic)?"