Actor Ian Somerhalder has paid tribute to the TV executive who gave him his first big break, Joe Voci, following his death over the weekend (07-08Feb15). Voci passed away in New Jersey on Saturday (07Feb15), aged 51, following a long battle with brain cancer.
At the beginning of his career, he oversaw production on TV comedies The Wonder Years, Designing Women and Murphy Brown, before becoming an executive producer on shows including High Society, Young Americans and Rude Awakening.
The Vampire Diaries actor landed his first major acting job with a part in Voci's Young Americans, and he mourned the TV mogul's loss in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "My heart hurts. A man whom helped give me my first TV show - the start of my career has gone. Rest Joe Voci - I love you."
Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer sweetheart Charisma Carpenter is set to shock fans with her latest film about the dark side of sex. The actress will play a wealthy divorcee, who is introduced to the world of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism (BDSM) by a boyfriend, played by Bryce Draper, in Bound.
The movie, which will open at select cinemas and as an iTunes download option this weekend (09-11Jan15), has been dubbed the first erotic thriller in the year of Fifty Shades of Grey.
It also features former American football star Terrell Owens and Daniel Baldwin.
Director Jared Cohn tells WENN, "We're thrilled to bring Bound to audiences, a film that has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey in that it addresses the subject of BDSM. However, our story is a very distinctive and pointedly modern version of the traditional dominant/submissive stereotype.
"It's a modern, suggestively dangerous romp, where power and dominance can be used for good and evil."
Actress Eliza Dushku is celebrating after two men accused of stealing her bag were apprehended following her appeal for help on Twitter.com on Friday (31Oct14). The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star was in Providence, Rhode Island for a comic book convention and was outside her hotel when two men dressed in Halloween costumes took her duffle bag.
Dushku implored hotel staff and the police to help but they were unable to take action against the perpetrators so Dushku enlisted her fans' help via Twitter.com by uploading a picture of her bag, describing one of the culprits and detailing their last known location inside the building.
The method worked in tracking down the suspects, and Dushku thanked her helpers on Saturday (01Nov14), writing, "Update: men found in hotel, w/my (with my) luggage, apprehended & spending wknd (weekend) in jail until... U guys helped this happen. I am VERY grateful."
Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon has apologised to his fans following an arrest in Idaho on Friday night (17Oct14). The actor claims he mixed prescription medicine with alcohol and lost control in Boise, where he was charged with two misdemeanours following a disturbance at a city hotel.
In a statement released on his Facebook.com page on Monday (20Oct14), Brendon writes: "I apologize. Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior.
"For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery... I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable."
He adds, "I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons. Again: I apologize. Those two small words don't begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation - and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans."
Actor Ian Somerhalder came to the defence of his girlfriend Nikki Reed after receiving negative comments about the Twilight actress online.
Over the weekend (ends07Sep14), two of the Vampire Diaries star's fans decided to use his Instagram.com comments section as a forum to bash his new girlfriend, Reed. Instead of dismissing the negative banter, Somerhalder wrote back to the fans in a lengthy online rant, telling them, "You HATE NIKKI REED? Really? Do you know her? Hmmmm, I'm not sure that you do. Look on her Instagram feed or twitter and all you will see is a compassionate and beautiful human being. Please put your negative energy elsewhere. You don't even know the person you're talking about."
He added, "Do you care about me? Ask yourself that question. What's the answer? Is it yes? If it is - then please be happy for me. Stop this nonsense - you're spreading horrible energy into the world. "Do some research of the person you say sucks or you HATE. You'll find that she's a magical person doing great things in the world. "I'm sickened and saddened by the fans' response to all this. Many fans have stood up people like you and tried to empower you with some compassion. If we all thought a little or learned a little about people before we spoke about them, the world wouldn't be so upside down and in the worst place in history. If you hate Nikki then you must hate me...That's sad. Have an amazing day!"
Somerhalder and Reed sparked romance rumours in July (14) after they were photographed spending a weekend together in Los Angeles.
Reed filed for divorce from former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald in May (14), and Somerhalder previously dated his TV co-star Nina Dobrev.
Shailene Woodley's films The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent and boyband One Direction dominated the 2014 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (10Aug14), each earning a slew of top honours.
The Fault In Our Stars claimed seven prizes, including Choice Movie: Drama, Choice Lip-lock and the Choice Movie Actress and Actor prizes for Woodley and her co-star Ansel Elgort, respectively, while the pals' other film together, Divergent, was named Choice Movie: Action/Adventure. As Woodley accepted her Choice Movie Actress title, she encouraged fans to just be themselves, saying, "The truest form of bravery and courage is to wake up every single day, and to be ourselves. You do you. I'm gonna do me."
Meanwhile, British/Irish boyband One Direction topped the music categories, landing eight surfboard prizes during the televised ceremony, including Choice Music Group, Choice Summer Tour for their ongoing Where We Are trek, Choice Love Song for You and I, and Choice Break-Up Song and Choice Single: Group for Story of My Life.
Pretty Little Liars was the main winner in the TV section, while it was also a big night for singer/actress Selena Gomez, who picked up the Ultimate Choice accolade for her career achievements. During her acceptance speech, Justin Bieber's on/off girlfriend gave a special shout-out to her fans for their unconditional support through the good times and the bad, saying, "I have to be honest, especially this month, I cannot thank you guys (enough), because you remind me, amidst all the stuff that we deal with personally, you remind me of what's important. And that's giving, and loving, and caring about each other. You guys make me better." The 22 year old also dedicated the award to her mother for being "the greatest human being in the world".
Performances at the Los Angeles prizegiving, co-hosted by Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland, came from the likes of Demi Lovato, Rixton and Jason Derulo, while presenters included Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Ian Somerhalder and Kellan Lutz.
The main list of winners is:
Choice Movie: Action/Adventure - Divergent Choice Movie: Drama - The Fault In Our Stars
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Choice Movie Actor: Drama - Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars
Choice Movie Actress: Drama - Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars
Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure - Shailene Woodley, Divergent
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy - Kevin Hart, Ride Along
Choice Movie Breakout Star: Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent
Choice Scene Stealer: Nat Wolff, The Fault In Our Stars
Choice Lip-lock: Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars
Choice Chemistry: Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars
Choice Movie Villain: Donald Sutherland, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Choice Comedian: Kevin Hart
Choice TV Actor: Drama - Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actress: Drama - Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actress: Comedy - Lea Michele, Glee
Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice Summer TV Star: Male - Tyler Blackburn, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV: Drama - Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV: Reality - Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Choice TV: Reality Personality - Female - Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Choice TV Breakout Show: Faking It
Olay Fresh Effects Choice Breakout Star: Odeya Rush
Choice Male Artist - Jason Derulo
Choice Female Artist: Ariana Grande
Choice Song of the Summer: Really Don't Care, Demi Lovato
Choice Music Group: One Direction
Choice Breakout Group: 5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Group of the Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Song: Female Artist - Problem, Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
Choice Single: Group - Story of My Life, One Direction
Choice Love Song: You and I, One Direction
Choice Break-Up Song: Story of My Life, One Direction
Choice Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Choice Male Hottie: One Direction
Social Media King: One Direction
Choice Twit: One Direction
Choice Summer Tour: Where We Are Tour, One Direction
Candie's Choice Style Icon: Zendaya
Ultimate Choice: Selena Gomez.
Actor Ian Somerhalder and his rumoured girlfriend Nikki Reed have reportedly become the new owners of a horse. The Vampire Diaries hunk sparked reports he had begun dating Reed last month (Jul14) when they were spotted spending the weekend together in Los Angeles.
Now it appears the new couple has indulged in its shared love of animals by adding a colt to its family.
Somerhalder shared a photo of himself hugging the brown horse on his Instagram.com page on Tuesday (05Aug14) and in the accompanying caption, he wrote, "Proud new dad... What amazing creatures they are. Wow. His name is Eagle. Thank you @iamnikkireed for snapping this special moment, with our big baby boy".
Twilight star Nikki Reed is bouncing back from her failed marriage to singer Paul Mcdonald by dating actor Ian Somerhalder, according to multiple reports.
The actress announced her split from former American Idol contestant McDonald in March (14) and filed for divorce in May (14), less than three years after they wed. She was subsequently linked to dancer Derek Hough, but now it appears she has moved on with Somerhalder after spending the weekend with The Vampire Diaries star.
The pair was spotted jogging together on Saturday (19Jul14) and at a farmers' market in Studio City, California on Sunday (20Jul14), when Somerhalder was snapped hugging Reed and resting his neck on her shoulder.
Ironically, the actors both starred as vampires - Reed played Rosalie Hale in the Twilight film franchise, while Somerhalder portrays Damon Salvatore in hit series The Vampire Diaries. He previously dated his TV co-star Nina Dobrev.
Rockers The Strokes returned to the festival stage in their native New York City this weekend (06-08Jun14) for the first time in three years to headline 2014's Governors Ball event. Frontman Julian Casablancas basked in the evening sunshine on Saturday (07Jun14), as he led the band through a hits-packed set, belting out tracks like Heart in a Cage, Reptilia and Last Nite, much to the delight of the group's hometown crowd.
It marked Casablancas' second set in as many days - he also hit the stage with his band The Voidz on Friday (06Jun14), when top acts OutKast, Damon Albarn and Bastille also performed. Bastille surprised fans with a reworked cover of TLC's R&B hit No Scrubs.
Jack White headlined Saturday night's festivities, while rapper Childish Gambino teamed up with Chance the Rapper to perform their latest collaboration, The Worst Guys, and British dance duo Disclosure introduced AlunaGeorge to the stage for a performance of White Noise that superfan Madonna enjoyed. The pop superstar shared an Instagram.com photo of herself backstage with Disclosure, and joked, "Been promoted to head of security for Disclosure!"
Sunday's line-up includes rappers Tyler, the Creator and J. Cole, Foster The People, Interpol, Vampire Weekend and former Swedish House Mafia stars Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.
Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig has recorded an a cappella version of the Seinfeld theme for The Junior Mint, a bizarre video game that allows players to pretend they're the comedy's Jerry Seinfeld or Cosmo Kramer while attempting to throw Junior Mints into an open surgery wound.