Terminally-ill actress Valerie Harper is returning to work on a TV movie just months after doctors told her she has incurable brain cancer. The former The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda star announced she had just months to live back in March (13), but she's determined to make the most of her time by signing up for a new project.
The 73 year old will star in the adaptation of author Ronda Rich's novel The Town That Came A-Courtin'. Harper started shooting the movie in Vancouver, Canada on Wednesday (31Aug13).
The veteran star has also invited a camera team from America's NBC into her home to document her ongoing cancer battle.
Justin Bieber's rapper friend Lil Twist has been accused of attacking a woman during a party at the pop star's Calabasas, California mansion, according to reports. The accuser alleges Lil Twist, whose real name is Christopher Moore, grabbed her by the arm and tried to prevent her from leaving the bash early on Thursday (01Aug13), according to TMZ.com.
The unnamed woman went straight to the nearby sheriff's department to report the matter and police are investigating the claims, the website reports.
The latest legal issue comes just weeks after the rapper was arrested on suspicion of DUI, while driving Bieber's Fisker Karma sportscar, and in March (13), Moore crashed the same car into cement poles in a San Fernando Valley, California parking lot.
Bieber was not at home during the party at the centre of the new legal dispute.
The estranged wife of paralysed former James Bond stuntman Eddie Kidd has been jailed for five months after she admitted assaulting the wheelchair-bound star. Samantha Kidd, 44, was arrested in 2012 over allegations she attacked her husband, who has doubled for 007 stars including Pierce Brosnan, Sir Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, and she pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by beating just days before her trial was due to kick off last month (Jul13).
She appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court in England on Thursday (01Aug13) to hear her sentence, and district judge William Ashworth ordered her to spend five months behind bars.
He also refused her bail while appealing against the sentence, and commented on her sickening attacks on her severely disabled husband, saying, "These four assaults on Eddie Kidd represent a pattern of violent behaviour towards your husband... (who) was particularly vulnerable... Whatever you felt about his disability, you didn't shy away from raining six punches on him or slapping, kicking and throttling him so much that you had to be pulled off him."
Former daredevil Kidd was left paralysed and brain damaged following a motorcycle crash in 1996. He also doubled for Michael Caine in Bullseye! and performed a series of famous bike stunts in Harrison Ford's 1979 film Hanover Street.
"I change diapers. It's very humbling, changing diapers, but I'm happy to be doing it. Taking care of the baby is so much fun. I love seeing her grow up. She changes every day." Action man Bruce Willis enjoys taking a hands-on approach to fatherhood. The actor welcomed his fourth daughter, Mabel - his first with second wife Emma Heming, early last year (12). He also has three grown-up daughters with his ex, Demi Moore.
Pop star Pink had reservations about having children with husband Carey Hart because of the "rocky" relationship she had with her mother. The Family Portrait hitmaker revealed that before she fell pregnant with daughter Willow Sage, now two, she wasn't convinced parenthood was a great idea.
She tells Australia's GQ magazine, "I didn't want kids. I was terrified. The relationship I had with my mother was really rocky at times. I had moments where I wanted a kid with Carey... You first fall in love, and you're like, 'We should have kids', and then it went away. But he always wanted kids and then we did it, and now it's like, 'F**k, this is so rad. It's more important than anything we've done.' Now I have someone to sing goofy-a** songs to all day and she likes it. She's not judging me. She's probably the only person who doesn't judge me."
Becoming a mother helped Pink, real name Alecia Moore, change her outlook.
She continues, "She's the coolest thing that has ever happened to me - she's really f**king cheeky and funny. She's just totally rearranged my view on life and my outlook, in every way and shape possible. I'm still a little bit nuts and I still have a really good time, and I still am me. But I wake up and start the day with a cuddle and that is the best thing in the world.
"My mother was so happy I had a girl, because she said then I would understand what she went through with me. I'll have to wait until she's a teenager."
Director Michael Moore has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife of 21 years. The Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker moved to end his marriage to producer Kathleen Glynn last month (Jun13) after filing papers in Antrim County Circuit Court, Michigan.
In the documents, it is alleged the pair has been living apart and there is "no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved", according to local news site MLive.
The couple wed in 1991. They have no children together.
Ten years ago, Vanity Fair put nine "teen girl stars" on its cover — fresh-faced and talented, these young women were ready to take over Hollywood (and maybe the world). From left to right, Amanda Bynes, Mary-Kate and Alshey Olsen, Mandy Moore, Hilary Duff, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, Raven-Symoné, and Lindsay Lohan filled a fold-out cover spread for the magazine's June issue.
In honor of the iconic cover's 10th anniversary, we decided to update it. Oh what a difference 10 years can make!
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A decade later, only a couple of these starlets have blossomed into bona fide TV and movie stars (I'm looking at you, Evan Rachel Wood and Alexis Bledel), while others have faded into obscurity (Raven), struggled to land a successful project despite scattered critical success (Moore), had children (Duff and Wood), been arrested (Lohan and Bynes), and stayed up late counting their piles of money... or so we imagine (the Olsens, duh).
One can only imagine what the next decade will bring for these women.
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Pop superstar Beyonce held a minute of silence during her concert in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (13Jul13) in honour of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin following the acquittal of a man accused of murdering him. Martin, 17, was shot dead in February, 2012 by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who went on trial last month (Jun13).
Zimmerman claimed he shot the teenager in self-defence and on Saturday (13Jul13) a jury acquitted him of murder.
Beyonce paid tribute to Martin during her show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, telling the crowd, "I'd like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon."
Zimmerman's acquittal has caused controversy in the U.S., and a number of stars took to their pages on Twitter.com to complain about the verdict.
In a post, Rihanna writes, "This is the saddest news ever!!! What's justice... Pray 4 (sic) the Martin family", Nicki Minaj added, "Our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy" and Miley Cyrus declared, "I feel sick."
Kim Kardashian shared, "My heart goes out to Trayvon Martin's family & loved ones. Thought & prayers being sent their way. No justice", Ellen Page exclaimed, "Well that was a horrible and devastating decision", while Mandy Moore lamented, "My heart is heavy... for all who knew and loved Trayvon Martin. His life mattered. This is shameful".
Chris Brown simply declared, "Bulls**t!" and will.i.am added, "There are black people in prison serving 10 to 20 years for petty drug crimes... and Zimmerman walks for killing a younge (sic) black man??? Ouch."
Olivia Wilde, Kat Dennings, Sophia Bush and Whoopi Goldberg also admitted they were shocked by the verdict, while Russell Simmons called for a change to gun laws in the U.S.
Country star Miranda Lambert halted a show in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday night (11Jul13) to playfully address reports suggesting she was pregnant, gay and heading for a divorce. The Mama's Broken Heart singer, who is married to Blake Shelton, has been battling tabloid gossip about her private life for months, and during her appearance at the CMA Songwriters Series she decided to let fans know exactly what was true and what wasn't.
She said, "For the record, I’m not pregnant - I’m drinking - and I’m not getting divorced. And I’m not gay, because I think (fellow country star) Kip Moore’s cute, and Blake knows about it."
And she told the crowd that her song Famous in a Small Town has taken on a new meaning now that she and superstar Shelton have set up home in rural Oklahoma.
She added, "I’ve been pregnant, having twins, we’ve been separated, I’m drunk and alone, pregnant again, then we’re having twins again, and now we’re getting divorced. I can’t even name the stuff. It’s funny because I realise this song means even more to me now because I’m in the tabloids every week for being famous for something I didn’t even do, than for something I want to be famous for, which is playing my damn guitar and writing a song."
And she assured fans she won't be getting pregnant anytime soon: "Everybody’s having babies right now and it’s freaking me out. Blake’s in L.A. and I’m real glad; it’s like a million miles away from here. Get that thing away from me! Something’s in the water. No way. I have dogs. A lot of dogs."