Actress Halle Berry threw up after trying out a zero-gravity flight as she prepared to play an astronaut in new sci-fi series Extant. The Monster's Ball star portrays a pregnant space traveller in Steven Spielberg's new TV drama, and she admits her first experience of weightlessness left her feeling more than a little queasy.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "I took a zero-gravity flight. An hour and a half of plummeting up and down - I vomited at the end."
But Berry, who has two kids, insists she had no problem pulling off the role of a mum-to-be.
She says, "I know how to act pregnant, so I thought, 'I'm going to ace that part of this for sure'. And I love being pregnant - that's the happiest I've been in my life!"
A German Motorhead fan has been treated for a blood clot on his brain following a vigorous headbanging session at one of the band's shows. The 50-year-old heavy metal devotee visited doctors in Hanover, Germany complaining of severe worsening headaches four weeks after attending a performance by the Ace Of Spades hitmakers.
Medical staff found the man had suffered a subdural haematoma, where blood collects under the outer membrane of the brain, and they carried out keyhole surgery to relieve the build-up.
Although there have been three other similar cases in the past, one of which led to death, doctors insist it is a very rare type of injury and not a reason for music fans to change their behaviour at concerts.
Dr Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian says, "We are not against headbanging. The risk of injury is very, very low. But I think if (the patient) had gone to a classical concert, this would not have happened.
"This case serves as evidence in support of Motorhead's reputation as one of the most hardcore rock 'n' roll acts on Earth, if nothing else because of their music's contagious speed drive and the hazardous potential for headbanging fans to suffer brain injury."
The man's headaches subsided following the procedure.
Superstar Beyonce has topped the 2014 Forbes Celebrity 100 List. The Drunk in Love hitmaker earned $115 million (£67.6 million) in the 12 months ending June, 2014 from her tour receipts, fifth studio album, H&M and Pepsi endorsement deals and House of Dereon clothing line, according to Forbes.com.
Coming in at number two is U.S. basketball ace Lebron James, while rapper/producer Dr. Dre takes the third spot thanks in part to the sale of his Beats by Dr. Dre accessories line to Apple.
TV mogul Oprah Winfrey and U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres round out the top five.
Hip-hop mogul Jay Z is expanding his beverage business with the launch of a new non-alcoholic drink. The Empire State of Mind hitmaker has teamed up with former Def Jam Recordings executive Kevin Liles and his new firm Go N'Syde for the release of 40/40 - the name of the superstar's chain of sports lounges.
The iced tea and lemonade concoction has been described as an "Arnold Palmer-esque drink", referring to the thirst-quencher dedicated to the legendary American golfer, and it is being marketed at "sports-loving males".
The 40/40 drink is the second big-name collaboration for Go N'Syde bosses following the recent release of Mariah Carey's Butterfly beverage.
The bottles for both drinks feature barcodes which, when scanned using a special smartphone app, unlocks exclusive content from the musician.
Explaining the new venture, Liles tells Forbes.com, "We have great tasting beverages, but the second part of it is providing a new network for the brands or icons to communicate with their fans. I call it disrupting the consumer packaged goods industry by having your products actually talk to you."
Jay Z has also previously invested in Armadale Vodka and high end Champagne brand Armand de Brignac, aka Ace of Spades. He is also a spokesperson for D'Usse Cognac.
The Game has scored a $20,000 (£12,500) charity donation from basketball star Kevin Durant after the rapper successfully pulled off a three-point shot in a high stakes bet. The Dreams hitmaker, who was offered a basketball scholarship from Washington State University, wanted to prove he still has what it takes on the court during a meet-up with a group of celebrity pals over the weekend (07-08Jun14), and he bet Durant he could score a basket from the three-point line.
The Oklahoma City Thunder ace wasn't convinced and agreed to hand over the cash to The Game's youth team, the California Frog All-Stars, and join the kids for a practise session if he could pull off the feat.
The rapper succeeded and shared video footage of his triumph with fans on Instagram.com.
In the accompanying message, he wrote, "Bet Kevin Durant a.k.a. @EasyMoneySniper $20,000 that he'd have to donate to the @froggallstars & play wit (sic) #LaFamilia in the #DrewLeague if I made an NBA 3 pointer".
The Game's feat was witnessed by fellow rapper Drake, Durant's former Thunder teammate James Harden, and Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, who can also be seen in the video clip.
Retired soccer star David Beckham has been named an ambassador for Prince William's new wildlife charity. The sportsman joined the British royal in London on Monday (09Jun14) to launch United for Wildlife, a campaign aimed at protecting animals from illegal poaching.
Speaking to the media, William, who serves as president of the organisation, said, "The illegal wildlife trade is responsible for the slaughter of tens of thousands of animals a year, pushing some of our most beloved species to the brink of extinction.
"Our children should not live in a world without elephants, tigers, lions and rhinos. Enough is enough. It is time to choose between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money."
Prince William previously recruited Beckham to speak out against animal poaching in China for wildlife protection fund WildAid.
William's brother Prince Harry, Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray and Formula One star Lewis Hamilton have also been appointed as spokesmen for United for Wildlife.
The stars are aiming to drum up support for the cause by spreading the word via social media with the use of the hashtag #WhoseSideAreYouOn and the message: "Join us and help stop illegal poaching."
Former tennis ace Monica Seles is set to walk down the aisle after becoming engaged to her boyfriend of five years, millionaire businessman Thomas Golisano. At 72, the sportswoman's husband-to-be is 32 years her senior. He is the former owner of New York ice hockey team the Buffalo Sabres and is currently campaigning to buy American football team the Buffalo Bills.
David Beckham feared he would be attacked by a deadly jaguar as he spent nights camping in the Amazonian rainforest. The soccer icon headed into the Brazilian jungle for 10 days in March (14) to shoot a BBC documentary, and he has recalled his unease during the long nights in camp.
He tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "I never felt scared at any point, although sleeping in the middle of the jungle at night can be quite unnerving. It's pitch black, you hear a noise and you have no idea what it could be. Once, we pitched up in an area where we were told that jaguars roamed at night. After we were told that, we never moved from our position."
Despite reports Beckham was banned from swimming in the Amazon during the trip over fears he would be attacked by killer fish, the former sports hero reveals he did take to the river in a boat.
He adds, "You hear lots of stories about the Amazon and what lives in the rivers, so clearly you are wary. However, once you are there, armed with good local knowledge, then it's fine. There is one moment in the documentary where we are going through treacherous waters and I notice there are holes in the boat. I use a bucket to sift water out. There was no way I was going to sink."
The report also features photographs of Beckham carrying crops and whittling wood during his time in camp, and showing off his tattoos to local children, and he admits his only struggle was a lack of contact with wife Victoria and their four kids.
He says, "We had very little contact with home, which was tough, as I like to speak to Victoria and the kids every day. We were able to use a satellite phone on occasion, and it was something to look forward to after a long, difficult day travelling."
However, the famously groomed soccer ace also admits his vanity took a dent in camp, adding, "Showers and baths were clearly at a premium. That was the toughest part. As everyone knows, I like my cleanliness."
Tennis ace Serena Williams stunned guests at a beach wedding in Miami, Florida on Saturday (31May14) when she joined in the nuptials wearing just a skimpy swimsuit. The athlete was enjoying a relaxing day at Miami Beach with fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, donning a striking leopard-print , one-piece bathing suit as the pair frolicked in the surf.
The pals noticed a wedding ceremony taking place nearby and decided to gatecrash the event, much to the surprise of the newlyweds.
Williams greeted the couple and their wedding party, and she even posted a photo of herself with them on her Instagram.com account, along with the caption, "Bikini wedding crasher!! Congrats!"
This is the second wedding celebration Williams has attended in the past week - she also attended her pal Kim Kardashian nuptials to Kanye West in Florence, Italy on 24 May (14).
However, the sight of a wedding could have rankled Wozniacki - her fiancee, top golfer Rory McIlroy, called off their engagement just days after they sent out invites.
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From the neon brights and fingerless gloves of an '80s era Carrie Bradshaw on The Carrie Diaries to the high-class couture sported by your favorite Gossip Girl, costume designer Eric Daman has certainly left his mark on the small screen. He's also made the fledgling CW network a much more stylish destination, turning the little network into a big name when it comes to fashion. With The Carrie Diaries ending its run and Gossip Girl having signed her last "xoxo," Daman is likely to be in high demand for productions looking for his magic touch. Until he finds his next gig, the viewing public will remain in desperate need of styling tips from our television fashion idols. Thankfully, we managed to track down Eric Daman to ask our most pressing fashion questions, from how to adopt '80s trends without looking like a throwback, to what our favorite Gossip Girl characters would be sporting in 2014.
The weather is finally warm and spring has sprung, so what are your top tips for killing it sartorially this spring? What trends should we all keep an eye out for?
ED: "For spring this year, what's trending are pretty pastels in hi-tech silhouettes. Vintage bomber jackets are getting a modern makeover. Skirts are getting longer (the retro tea length is gaining popularity). And boxy tops in shift shape are giving the body con trend a run for its money. Carrie's 'Carrie Bag' would certainly be on trend with the giant designer DIY movement underfoot. The low heeled pump is seeing a moment in the sun, while the kaleidoscopic print is still on trend and being mixed with other print patterns for emphasis. Tribal stripes and fringe are enjoying worldwide appeal. Lace and open-weave are on board this spring, and metallic hasn't lost is foot-hold either. My top tip is to be mindful of what I call the allure of the hybrid: structural, material, visual, and cultural hybrids are the name of the game overall this coming year in style."
If you were still dressing the characters of Gossip Girl today, in 2014, what would today's Serena outfit look like? What would Blair be wearing? How about Chuck?
ED: "Serena would definitely be hanging out at Coachella, in maybe a soft-hard beautiful broiderie anglaise Isabel Marant top in soft pinks and whites with layer-cakey ruffley details, a lite-puff shoulder and see-through seams. She'd pair it with something by Emilio Pucci, either black-and-white graphic shorts or a rainbow metallic mini with Nicholas Kirkwood sleek pointed zig-zag leather and suede pumps in orange, turquoise, and pink. She'd throw on a shaggy Proenza Schouler coat if the evening got a little chilly, with a pair of retro-deco earrings that sparkle by the light of the bonfire."
"Blair would be having lunch at the Pierre Hotel, very much in a calf-length Burberry pencil skirt in structured lace with Byzantine inspired crystal cluster embellishments. She'd wear an Elie Saab watercolor shouldered top, under a floral embossed Christian Dior vivid orange half jacket, with an Alexander McQueen studded black nappa leather knucklebox clutch and Christian Louboutin Bollywood Boulevard PVC pumps."
"Chuck would be at the cricket club with the urban daddy crowd for a quick round in a Bastiaan Van Gaalen polo shirt, summer weight Moncler blue quilted blazer with white trim, a Salvatore Ferragamo vest, Louis Vuitton plaid trousers, and a Jimmy Choo tassled summer loafer."
What's one current trend you think the Gossip Girl characters would love? You're always taking trends and making them your own. How would you have made the trend Upper East Side worthy?
ED: "I can see a 2014 version of Uptown meets Downtown in looks where Renaissance-inspired maximalism meets tribalistic geometry."
What are the challenges of working with time period costuming for The Carrie Diaries? How do you keep things fresh while still staying true to the '80s?
ED: "We knew we had to be honest and address the '80s, but we had to be honest in a selective way from an editorial perspective. The term 'aspirational authenticity' was a guiding mantra that served reliably. I wanted to do justice to styles of the '80s that were inspiring designers from Calvin Klein to Dolce and Gabbana to Balmain to Marc by Marc Jacobs to Charlotte Ronson to DKNY, all the way down the fashion food chain to include fast fashion purveyors like TopShop, UrbanOutfitters, Zara, and H&M. There was so much '80s inspired fashion available by contemporary designers and retailers, the opportunity to select the most flattering of the range of choices was clearly the best direction."
For people who love The Carrie Diaries fashion but don't want to look like they just walked out of a vintage MTV video, how can you translate that killer '80s fashion into a more modern look?
ED: "I know what you mean. I made a point to keep it a camouflaged combination of vintage and contemporary designs, which is kind of a very '80s approach to begin with. I indulged a bit in my irresistable desire to mix and blend actual vintage pieces from the '80s, which we acquired from Bill Blass, Norma Kamali, Thierry Mugler, Arnold Scaasi, and Sonya Rykiel, with modern fashions like Missoni, American Apparel, Modcloth, Nasty Gal, and Mara Hoffman. We used accessories by Alexis Bittar, Alex Woo, Swarovski, Alex Woo, and Magdalena Stokalska among many others."
As a huge fan of Gossip Girl and an even bigger fan of the fashion, I have to ask what some of your all-time favorite looks were from the series.
ED: "That's a tough one. I'll make a deal with you. I'll tell you some of my favorite episodes and you can extrapolate the outfits from there...Season 1: 'Hi Society.' Season 2: 'Summer Kind of Wonderful.' Season 3: 'Last Tango, then Paris.' Season 4: 'The Undergraduate.' Season 5: 'GG.' Season 6: 'New York I love You XOXO.'"
What were your favorite looks from Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries? Share in the comments!