Lady Gaga has confirmed plans to perform in Tel Aviv next week (13Sep14), amid the ongoing Middle East crisis between Israelis and Palestinians, by posting a promotional video online. The Backstreet Boys, Paul Anka and Neil Young are among the acts who have pulled the plug on shows in Israel this summer (14) citing security concerns, but Gaga it appears has no fears about her safety and is pressing on with her scheduled gig.
In a video posted online on Wednesday (03Aug14), the Poker Face singer says, "Shalom, this is Lady Gaga. I'm so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv. I'll see you soon Israel."
The video comes days after Gaga's manager assured local media that her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball concert at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv would be going ahead as planned.
Miley Cyrus' twerking antics have cost students in Bennington, Vermont their homecoming dance.
Mount Anthony Union High School principal Sue Maguire has axed the upcoming festivities because she doesn't like to see her young students copying the Wrecking Ball singer's suggestive dancefloor moves.
Explaining her decision in a letter, Maguire writes, "Since Miley Cyrus took the stage 'twerking' at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students' dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. "Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song." Anticipating a backlash from parents, Maguire adds, "If you haven't seen twerking, I would encourage you to research this online."
Seventies pop star David Cassidy has had his felony drink driving charge reduced to a misdemeanour DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) after striking a plea deal with prosecutors. The former Partridge Family actor was in a Schodack, New York court on Wednesday (03Sep14), where he pleaded guilty to drink driving in the same town last summer (13).
Under the terms of the plea deal, Cassidy must complete 50 hours of community service and also install an ignition interlock on his vehicle's dashboard, a breathalyzer device which tests the driver's blood alcohol level before the car's motor can be started.
Cassidy will also face a judge in November (14) to check on his progress and determine if he needs to complete an alcohol treatment program, since the singer already voluntarily checked himself into a rehab centre and completed the course in Florida earlier this year (14).
You know what an “ugly cry” is, right? It’s when a person is crying so hard, they have no control over their face, and even if they’re the prettiest person in the world, they somehow manage to look ugly. If you’ve never seen it, and you think you’ve never done it (you have), don’t worry. There’s been plenty of these moments caught on camera for us to enjoy.
Snooki (Jersey Shore)
Abby (Dance Moms)
Bad Girls Club
Deena (Jersey Shore)
Project Runway contestant
Justin Long (New Girl)
The Real Housewives
Taylor Armstrong (RHOBH)
Gretchen Rossi (RHOC)
Teresa Guidice (RHONJ)
Misha Collins (Castiel on Supernatural)
James Van der Beek (Dawnson Leery on Dawson’s Creek)
And the person with the ugliest cry goes to reality queen…Kim Kardashian
To everyone on this list: it’s okay, we all ugly cry too. There’s only one person on this planet who does not have an ugly cry and that is Sophia Bush.
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Kate Bush's life is about to come crashing down around her if she doesn't heed warnings from Devon officials about her cliffside home. The Wuthering Heights singer is currently enjoying a career resurgence thanks to sold out shows in London and a record-shattering eight albums in the U.K. top 40 in the same week, but things at home could be a little more secure.
A representative for Devon County Council has warned the once-reclusive star that she needs to take immediate action to prevent her five-bedroom home in the county from falling into the sea.
He tells the Exeter Express And Echo, "If you live there you can either accept it and let your house fall into the sea, or you can take action to prevent further damage, although that can cost hundreds of thousands. You can attach netting to the cliff face, or another option is spraying it with concrete, although these are very expensive and not something the council would pay for."
Last year (13), a large section of the coast near Bush's Kingsbridge home fell into the sea following a landslip.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has shared her biggest beauty secret, revealing she smears herself in avocado oil. Opening up to Harper's Bazaar about her beauty regime, the 12 Years a Slave actress, 31, admits her low-maintenance moisturiser is the key to her healthy glow.
She says, "At first I was using it just on my body, but then I realised it works on my face, and my hair too, for that matter! It's a one-stop shop."
The actress is the current face of beauty brand Lancome.
Italian fashion guru Roberto Cavalli has been slapped with legal action from three street artists amid allegations he copied part of their work to use for a graffiti-inspired collection. The legendary designer reportedly lifted aspects of a mural in San Francisco's Mission District by the group Revok, Reyes and Steel and recreated them for bags, dresses and shoes for his Just Cavalli Graffiti line.
Artists Jason 'Revok' Williams, Victor 'Reyes' Chapa and Jeffrey 'Steel' Rubin filed suit over the issue in the Central District of California on 25 August (14), and Chapa tells the New York Post, "It's really upsetting that our work could have been used for profit in a mass-market type of situation. It brings out all crazy feelings of anxiety and failure because... this work is a culmination of not just a week, but years and years...The fact someone would take it without permission is really sad."
Lawyers for the trio reportedly fired off a cease-and-desist notice to Cavalli to halt the sale of the collection in June (14), but the items remain available to the public.
A spokesperson for Cavalli claims the designer has yet to receive the official news of the lawsuit, but insists the "highly inflammatory allegations" have "no basis in face and are incorrect".
However, the representative adds, "In order to avoid the time and expense of unnecessary litigation, we also intend to communicate with the artists' attorneys to discuss a mutually agreeable resolution of the issues."
British actress/model Kelly Brook has come under fire from anti-domestic violence campaigners after she described punching her ex-boyfriend Jason Statham. Brook made the revelation in her new book Up Close, revealing she smacked the actor in the face after she caught him flirting with Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow at Madonna's wedding to Guy Ritchie in 2000.
She wrote, "He started to swing his hips from side to side and do a little jive with his arms, saying: 'Gywnnie, Gwynnie, Gwynnie. Sexy, sexy, sexy!' He turned round, only to be met with my fist in his face."
Brook also described hitting another ex-boyfriend, rugby ace Danny Cipriani, after she discovered he had given his phone number to a stripper in Las Vegas, and her comments have sparked outrage among campaigners against domestic abuse.
Mark Brooks, chairman of ManKind, a charity which supports male victims of abuse, tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "I am extremely disappointed that there is no public backlash against the actions of Ms Brook as if the genders were reversed then there rightly would be. It would then lead the news agenda, politicians would be speaking out and social media would be alive with comment.
"Sadly, because men are the victims there is a deathly silence which shows how far we need to go before all victims of domestic abuse are treated the same."
Sandra Horley, of U.K. domestic violence charity Refuge, adds, "Domestic violence is always unacceptable. Regardless of age, background, gender or sexuality, there is no excuse for using violence against a partner."
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Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst has criticised technology giant Apple over the nude photo leak which led to saucy photographs of the star emerging online.
The Spider-Man heroine was among a number of celebrities targeted by a hacker who published reams of explicit personal pictures on the Internet. The images were reportedly obtained from Apple iCloud accounts, and Dunst, who was shown topless in a number of the leaked shots, has now hit out at the company through her Twitter.com account.
In a message posed on her page, she writes, "Thank you iCloud" along with an emoticon of a slice of pizza and a pile of excrement.
Apple bosses have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the alleged security breach, saying in a statement, "We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report."
Other stars caught up in the scandal include Jessica Brown Findlay, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Jennifer Lawrence, whose publicist has warned that anyone caught sharing the snaps could face prosecution. Agents at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are also investigating the scandal.