Pink Floyd star Roger Waters is recording his first new rock album in over two decades. The legendary bassist/singer is back in the studio, and has told Rolling Stone magazine that he has already finished a demo of a new record.
Waters also reveals it is turning out to be a concept album, describing the yet-to-be-titled record as a story about "an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they're killing the children."
Although the 70 year old released an opera album in 2005, this will mark his first rock project since 1992 record Amused to Death.
Dame Judi Dench's final turn as James Bond's boss M has helped movie mogul Harvey Weinstein win an appeal to lower the age rating for the actress' new film. The Brit brought her Skyfall character back from the dead for a skit aimed at winning over bosses at the Motion Picture Association of America's Classification and Ratings Administration Board, who had slapped a restrictive 'R' rating on her film Philomena.
The ruse has now paid off as executives at The Weinstein Co. have won their appeal to land a family-friendly PG-13 rating.
Producers argued that the film's two 'f' words did not warrant an 'R' rating.
The film's star Steve Coogan joined TWC executives at the appeals hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday (13Nov13).
A jubilant Weinstein says, "We owe this victory to Barbara Broccoli, producer of the James Bond series, Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes who because of their relationship with Judi Dench gave permission to spoof the ratings system using the M character.
"We know that went a long way into shedding light on the themes of the movie and the fact that the PG-13 rating was correct. We are glad the MPAA has a good sense of humour and, with the co-operation of Barbara and her team, it was proven once again no one does it better than James Bond. And my sincerest congratulations to Steve Coogan, who went to the MPAA and defended the case personally."
Coogan also wrote the screenplay for the film, about an Irish woman on a hunt for the son who was adopted as a child without her permission.
Pregnant actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has turned designer to create a maternity clothing line. The Ghost Whisperer star, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Brian Hallisay, has teamed up with maternity retailer A Pea in a Pod to design 15 items for mothers-to-be.
She tells People, "I wanted to design pieces that other moms-to-be could easily wear from the first trimester, throughout their pregnancy and even after their baby is born. It's one less thing you have to think about or stress over while your preparing for or spending time with your new baby!"
The star admits she took inspiration from a very stylish new mother - Halle Berry, who welcomed a baby boy, her second child, with fiance Olivier Martinez last month (Oct13).
Love Hewitt explains, "She always looks chic and pulled together which proves that your pregnancy doesn't have to compromise your personal style."
Actor Emile Hirsch has broken his silence after becoming a father for the first time, branding the experience "incredible". The notoriously private star welcomed a son, Valor, last month (27Oct13) with an unnamed former lover.
He has remained tight-lipped about the arrival of the tot, but spoke briefly to E! news to describe his excitement.
Hirsch, 28, simply said, "(It's) incredible. Incredible."
When asked how it felt to hold his child for the first time, he added, "There's not really words for that kind of stuff."
Actress Melissa Joan Hart dumped Jerry O'Connell for the rocker who was to become her husband. The former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star recalls meeting Mark Wilkerson while she was casually dating fellow child actor O'Connell, and when her Lothario lover started flirting with other girls at a Kentucky Derby party, she decided the rocker was the man for her.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "Jerry and I had gone to high school and college together and he ignored me, and then we were at the Derby and he's giving me all this attention and I was just newly single and I had planned I wasn't gonna meet anyone at the Derby and we started hanging out... and then I met my husband Mark.
"The next morning at the Derby races with a massive hangover, Jerry is hitting on someone else and I was like, 'Oh, I see how this is gonna be'. And then Jerry said to me, 'When we get back to L.A., are we gonna hang out?' and I said, 'I don't think so, I think I've met the man I'm gonna marry'. I had just fallen for Mark so hard, so quickly.
"I called Mark and now 10-and-a-half years later..."
Actress Melissa Joan Hart will always be grateful to her agent mum because she kept the former child star away from roles that would have ended her career early. Paula Hart was nicknamed the Dragon Lady by bosses at Nickelodeon when Hart was one of their big stars because she refused to let them transform her daughter into something she wasn't, and the actress is now glad she had such a tough woman behind her.
She says, "We're crazy about each other... We're best friends... I was getting parts that weren't appropriate for my fan base, for my age and she kept me away from all that.
"I know there's a Nickelodeon book out right now that calls her the Dragon Lady... She wouldn't let them pluck my eyebrows or put mascara on... When she came down (to set) it was like, 'What are you doing? No, you can't do that to my daughter'. They didn't like that."
Kind-hearted actress Jennifer Lawrence turned her back on the flashbulbs and TV cameras at the London premiere of The Hunger Games sequel on Monday (11Nov13) to console a crying fan. The blonde star posed for photographers on the red carpet at the Catching Fire screening and then halted press interviews after spotting the young wheelchair-bound girl beyond the barricade - and made her way over to the child to comfort her.
The incident was caught on camera for Yahoo.com's livestream feed, which captured the Silver Linings Playbook beauty bending down to chat to her disabled fan and then posing for a photo with her and sharing a tender hug and a kiss.
Popular animated Disney character The Little Mermaid is modelled on former child star Alyssa Milano. She says, "I didn't know at the time but apparently they (animators) drew her likeness from pictures of me."
Newlywed singer Kelly Clarkson played coy as she was quizzed about her desire to get pregnant by Christmas (13) after U.S. talk show host Jay Leno asked her directly if she was already with child. The Since U Been Gone hitmaker has made no secret about her hopes of starting a family with husband Brandon Blackstock following their intimate wedding last month (Oct13), and recently went public with her one holiday wish.
She said, "I want babies... Everybody keeps saying, 'What do you want for Christmas?' And I want to be pregnant."
And when Leno invited her on The Tonight Show on Monday (11Nov13), he was hoping for some big baby news.
But the singer just stated "practice makes perfect" and confessed she and her new husband are having sex "like rabbits".
However, she couldn't stop giggling as Leno tried to coax an announcement out of her, boldly asking, "Are you pregnant right now?", prompting the singer to burst out laughing and quip, "What are you saying?"
The TV host explained, "I always get this stars that come and go, 'I'm thinking about having a baby,' and then the next week they go on Ellen (The Ellen DeGeneres Show) and announce it there. So, I'm asking you, are you pregnant?"
Clarkson grew shy as she responded, "We are not announcing anything right now. We're not, no!"
Blackstock already has two children from a previous relationship.
Beyonce has broken a string of records while touring in Australia and New Zealand, grossing more than $37 million (£24.6 million) from just 18 dates. The Crazy in Love hitmaker headed Down Under last month (Oct13) for the Antipodean leg of her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and it's proven to be a big hit.
She shifted 220,000 tickets over 18 shows, breaking attendance records at the Vector Arena in Auckland and the Perth Arena, where she wrapped up the trek over the weekend (09-10Nov13).
Michael Coppel, president of Live Nation Australasia, says, "I've been fortunate enough to have worked with Beyonce since the first Destiny's Child tour in 2000, but this tour has been an absolute standout in terms of the showcasing her unparalleled talent, energy and joy for performing in one of the most spectacular productions ever to visit this country."
Australia is proving a profitable territory for touring superstars - Pink also netted $37 million from her shows there earlier this year (13), while Bruce Springsteen made $23 million (£15.3 million) from his Wrecking Ball jaunt.