Katy Perry fuelled reports suggesting she has rekindled her romance with John Mayer after her Super Bowl performance on Sunday (01Feb15) when she was photographed with the singer/songwriter at an after party. The Firework star, who dazzled the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona with a 12-minute hits medley during the Super Bowl half-time show, snuggled up to Mayer and her special guest Missy Elliott in a photo that went viral early on Monday (02Feb15).
Perry split from her on/off boyfriend last year (Feb14), but word is the couple has become close again, and Perry and Mayer have been spotted together in recent weeks in Los Angeles.
The telling photo, which Elliott posted online with the simple caption "After party Super Bowl with @johnmayor (sic) @katyperry", came minutes after the pop star commemorated Super Bowl XLIX with a new tattoo - she shared her new ink, Roman numerals 'XLIX' on the inside of her finger, on Instagram, adding, "I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight... XLIX."
Actress Gabrielle Anwar is engaged to wed her beau of four years, restaurateur Shareef Malnik. The Scent of a Woman star has accepted a proposal from the Miami, Florida businessman and showed off a new diamond on her ring finger during a party earlier this week (begs15Sep14), reports the New York Daily News.
The wedding will be the 44 year old's second - she was previously married to Collateral Damage actor John Verea, with whom she has two children. She also has a daughter with A River Runs Through It star Craig Sheffer.
A man was arrested at Beyonce and Jay Z's concert in California on Saturday (02Aug14) after he allegedly bit off the tip of another man's finger.
Robert Alcaraz-Garnica, 25, was arrested at Pasadena's Rose Bowl after he reportedly groped the victim's girlfriend, and as a fight ensued, Alcaraz-Garnica chomped on the man's finger.
Lieutenant John Luna of the Pasadena Police Department confirms to TheWrap.com that Alcaraz-Garnica "sexually assaulted" a female and the man sustained a "serious injury" to his finger.
Alcaraz-Garnica was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem following the incident and is being held on $100,000 (£59,426) bail pending his initial court appearance.
In addition, local police also arrested eight revellers for public intoxication and two for ticket scalping. Saturday's gig was part of the hip-hop supercouple's On The Run tour, and the pair played another show at the same venue on Sunday (03Aug14).
Ringo Starr has teamed up with fashion designer John Varvatos to raise funds for director David Lynch's transcendental meditation foundation. The former Beatles star is the face of Varvatos' 2014 Peace Rocks autumn fashion collection, and the rocker announced the news during a rally in Los Angeles on Monday (07Jul14) to mark his 74th birthday.
In a black and white promotional picture for the drive, Starr wears sunglasses and a leather jacket and pulls his trademark 'peace' sign. Each campaign snap will be accompanied by the #PeaceRocks hashtag.
Fans are encouraged to post 'selfie' snaps of themselves making the peace finger gesture on Twitter.com and every time the hashtag is used, Varvatos' company will donate $1 (£1.70) to the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund, which supports Lynch's foundation.
The moviemaker's charity promotes the use of transcendental meditation in public schools and for members of the military.
Starr also appears in a short film for the campaign in which he sits behind a drum kit and talks about his musical aspirations as a youngster.
The musician tells WWD.com of his new project, "John Varvatos made me a male model finally. At home, I've always been a male model. And now I'm out on the streets with it."
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Julia Roberts' half-sister was consumed by depression brought on by family angst when she chose to end her life in February (14), according to the suicide note she left for her fiance.
Nancy Motes, 37, passed away after taking a drug overdose and now, in a bitter handwritten note obtained by editors at MailOnline.com, she's pointing the finger at family members.
She wrote, "My mother and siblings drove me into the deepest depression. I've suffered thru (sic) this disease all my life, however it has never been this bad. I burst into tears every morning (because) I woke up."
The Los Angeles County coroner ruled Motes killed herself by taking a variety of drugs.
Her body was discovered on 9 February (14) by her fiance, John Dilbeck. Calling him her "one true love", she wrote, "I know this will effect (sic) you the most & I can't apologize enough. I was truly blessed & lucky to have you as my true love and best friend. I will carry you with me forever."
Motes' famous sister pulled out of a series of awards season appearances in February (14) after Motes died. The actress opened up about the loss in a Wall Street Journal Magazine interview, revealing she was heartbroken by the tragedy.
She said, "There aren't words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead."
"You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But (as with) any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It's so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family."
Funnyman and actor John Leguizamo will always have a painful memory of his time on the set of new film Chef as he chopped off the end of his finger in a kitchen scene. The Moulin Rouge! star insisted on taking care of his own cooking, chopping and preparing in the film, and even signed up for work in New York's The Lion restaurant to perfect his culinary skills.
He came away from the filming experience with a new-found respect for kitchen staff, a few tips and a great party tale.
He tells WENN, "I was lucky, I only chopped off a little piece of my finger chopping. I didn't chop off a whole finger. Cooking is a dangerous game; there's hot oil, burning stoves, sharp Japanese and German knives everywhere. You can really hurt somebody or yourself.
"I also burned myself a ton but tried not to curse on film. We were cooking for real. Obviously they gave me things that I could handle. I really macerated a pig and decapitated it and did a lobotomy on it! I cut through the neck with a saw and it was tough. It was like murdering an animal."
He reveals that all the cast and crew gained weight during filming because everything that was cooked on camera was then eaten at big set parties: "Nothing was thrown away. Everything was cooked and ate (sic) by the crew, us, the extras. On camera I was taking tiny little bites but off camera I gained 20 pounds while making this movie from eating Cubanos, beignets, pralines... I was 184 pounds, which was a lot for me.
"(Director) Jon Favreau is a food pusher. He's like a Jewish mom: 'Come on, you gotta try this. Eat a little bit more. Come on!' I was like, 'Alright, I'll have another Cuban sandwich, which is my fifth one today!' That's a lot of carbs (carbohydrates)."
On this week's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Peralta is desperate to close an "unsolvable" case: Case 52ABX-32QJ, in which a man was murdered via an exploding boat, leaving behind only a charred finger and a melted torso for evidence. Since he and Terry were originally assigned the case eight years ago, Perlata convinces Terry to give up his weekend as well and help out. Of course, the real reason that Peralta wants to spend his weekend working is to distract himself from the fact that Santiago and her new boyfriend Teddy (Kyle Bornheimer) are taking a lovely weekend trip to the Berkshires. Well, they were, until Santiago remembered she agreed to help Captain Holt with a community organization meeting.
Meanwhile, Boyle and Vivian are still working through their move to Ottawa, which means he spends much of his workday on the phone. But since the precinct isn't a great place to have an emotional conversation — what with all of the hijinks, murder and holding cells full of perps — Diaz helps him out by introducing him to "Babylon," the secret bathroom she and Gina use as a private getaway. So, break out the Salt 'N' Pepa and your animal-covered nap blankets, because it's time to close a difficult case of our own: determining the MVP's of "Unsolvable."
Terry Jeffords It can be tough to balance being both an authority figure and one of the goofiest characters on the show, but Terry Crews always manages to find the right combination of the two. - It's not a fancy tea party without napkins in the shape of swans, and luckily, Terry is the king of origami napkins. - In a beautiful flashback, we learn that eight years ago, Terry wore Kangol hats to work, Peralta had frosted tips and Boyle had, quite possibly, the worst haircut of all time. - Peralta: "That doesn't sound good." / Terry: "I know. That's why I sad 'bad news.' Terry believes in having a clear topic sentence." - On Taylor Swift: "SHE MAKES ALL OF US FEEL THINGS!" - Peralta: "Do they run from the bulls in Pamplona?" / Terry: "Yes. That's the whole point of it." - Terry's biceps often mock people. It's a good thing to know. - Jake and Terry drunkenly dancing to "Whatta Man" is the best capper of the season. There is little in this world that is more delightful than Crews dancing, so it's no surprise that almost all of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's best music moments have come from him.
Santiago and Holt Santiago spends so much time sucking up to Holt that it was a nice change of pace to see her attempt to get out of doing something for him for a change. Melissa Fumero plays flustered beautifully, and this week she nailed every single reaction shot. And since she and Andre Braugher are always hilarious together, it's no surprise that their scenes were some of the funniest of the night. - Holt sprained his wrist hula-hooping: "Kevin and I attend a class for fitness and for fun. I've mastered all the moves: the Pizza Toss, the Tornado, the Scorpion, the Oopsie-Doodle." And the only person who knows this is Peralta, because "no one will ever believe [him]." Braugher's devious face as he deletes the photos is a thing of beauty. - Santiago, on her dental pain: "I am a rock, I am an island, I... have lapsed into song lyrics again." - Holt, giving last year's audio-visual presentation: "I... just deleted... everything." - Holt: "My brother-in-law is one of the best oral surgeons in the quint-state area." / Santaigo: "That's two better than the tri-state area." - Santiago: "I may be a liar, but I have great teeth, and no one can take that from me." / Dentist: "Have you ever heard of over-brushing?" / Santiago: "Oh, no."- After Santiago finds out she has seven cavities, Holt chides: "I have to say, I feel like you deserve this." - When asking for the following weekend off, Santiago starts with "I know this comes right on the heels of betraying you, but..." - Fumero had the night's best bit of phsyical comedy when her drink just spills down her face, since Santiago still can't feel her mouth.
Gina After a few weeks of Gina-heavy episodes, she took a backseat this week, and mostly hung around to help keep Boyle's storyline moving. Chelsea Peretti can deliver almost any line perfectly, and this week was a wonderful showcase for that talent. - After Santiago describes the activities she and Teddy have planned: "Sounds like you two have a lovely lesbian vacation planned." - On excuses for getting out of work: "Can't go wrong with dental emergency, or a death of a triplet. Now that one you can use twice." - Gina, on Babylon: "It's the best thing in my life, and I have a very full life. Do you know I know Papa John? The Papa John." / Diaz: "Someone is lying to you." - Diaz introduced Gina to Babylon after she got a stomach flu at a sewer rave. "Fun night, though." - After Holt forces Santiago into seeing a dentist, Gina rubs in her failure at lying with: "He's a good dude. He's a good, good dude." - Gina's over wolves. She's into angry unicorns now.
Scully and Hitchcock The fact that Scully and Hitchcock are only interested in being decent detectives when there's a secret bathroom involved is both hilarious and wonderfully fitting. They perfectly capped off that reveal with a one-two punch of them bullying Boyle into revealing Babylon's location, and then using their new secluded restroom to wash their clothes in the sink. It's kind of amazing that these two still have jobs considering how ridiculous they are.
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Seventeen years ago, Harrison Ford grumbled four simple words that defined a genre, a demographic, and a country: "Get off my plane." In a pre-9/11 world, there was no shortage of jingoistic glee in a movie like Air Force One, in which a man's man American president doled out justice to a militia of Russian loyalist terrorists who made the silly mistake of attempting to hijack his flight home from Moscow. In 2014, we don't have the luxury of facing a plotline like this with reckless merriment. There's a damp gravity to the premise behind movies like Non-Stop, which in another time would have been nothing more than Taken on a Plane. But rigidly conscious of the connotations that attach to a story about a hijacking of a civilian international flight into John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, Non-Stop doesn't play too fast and loose. It still plays, and has some good fun doing so, but carefully.
From the getgo, we're anchored into the grim narrative of Liam Neeson's U.S. Air Marshall Bill Marks, who settles his demons with a healthy spoonful of whiskey. A dutiful officer even when liquored up, Marks eyeballs every nameless face in London's Heathrow Airport, silently introducing the bevvy of characters who'll come into play later on. After takeoff, Marks finds himself on the unwitting prowl for the anonymous party who's attempting to take down the red-eye through a series of manipulative text messages, well-timed threats, and clandestine killings. Chatty passenger Julianne Moore and flight attendant Michelle Dockery join Marks in his efforts to identify the mysterious criminal before the entire aircraft falls to his or her whims. So less Taken, more Murder, She Wrote.
Our roundup of suspects challenges our (and their) preconceived notions, and quite laughably — most vocal among Neeson's fellow passengers are a white beta-male school teacher (Scoot McNairy), a black computer engineer with an attitude of entitlement (Nate Parker), a softspoken Middle Eastern surgeon whose headwear gets more than a few focal shots (Omar Metwally), a middle-aged white businessman whose latest account landed him more than your house is worth (Frank Deal), an irate black youngster draped in irreverence (Corey Hawkins), and a white, bald, machismo-howling New York cop who secretly accepts his gay brother (Corey Stoll). Just a few talking heads short of Do the Right Thing, Non-Stop manages to goof on each man's (notice that they're all men — Moore, Dockery, and a barely-in-the-movie Lupita Nyong’o are kept shy of the action for most of the film) distaste for and distrust of one another as they each try to sidle up to, or undermine the harried Marks.
Non-Stop plays an interesting game with its characters and its audience, simultaneously painting the ignorance of its characters with a thick coat of comedy while pointing its finger straight out at us with accusations that we, too, thought it was whoever we just learned it wasn't, and for all the wrong reasons. "Shame on you!" Non-Stop chides, adding, "But let's keep going, this is fun!"
It is fun — that's the miraculous thing. Without any "Get off my plane"s or "Yippee ki yay"s, Non-Stop keeps its action genre silliness in check (okay, there is a moment involving an airborne gun that'll institute some serious laugh-cheers), investing all of its good time in the game of claustrophobic Clue that we can't help but enjoy. It sacrifices some of its charm in a heavy-handed third act, tipping to one side of what was a pretty impressive balancing act up until that point. But its falter is not one that drags down the movie entirely. Fun and excitement are restored, sincerity is maintained, and even a few moments of sensitivity creep their way through. We might not live in a world of President Harrison Fords any longer, but Air Marshall Liam Neesons could actually be a step up.
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Rocker Joan Jett is set to make history at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards this year (14) when she becomes the first female to receive the prestigious Golden God title. The I Love Rock 'n' Roll hitmaker will follow in the footsteps of previous honourees Motorhead, KISS star Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper, who have all taken home the top prize at the Los Angeles event in recent years.
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will be another big winner - he will be presented with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement accolade. Metallica took home the award at last year's (13) ceremony.
Meanwhile, Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn are among the multiple nominees for the prizegiving, which honours the best in heavy metal.
Ozzy Osbourne's group and their comeback release 13 will face off against Avenged Sevenfold's Hail to the King and Korn's The Paradigm Shift for Album of the Year, while Jonathan Davis (Korn) and M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) have been shortlisted for Best Vocalist, as have Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch).
The Best Guitarist category will be a fight between Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Munky & Head (Korn), Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) and Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), while Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Fieldy (Korn) and Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold) are among the nominees for Best Bassist.
Best Live Band nods go to Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Slayer and Motley Crue, among others, and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age will compete for Comeback of the Year.
The awards, not to be confused with Metal Hammer's Golden Gods in the U.K., will take place at Club Nokia in L.A. on 23 April (14).
"The future holds nothing else but confrontation." That's the first line of Public Enemy's song "Lost at Birth," and it fits this episode to a T. There are plenty of standoffs and staredowns here. There are some clear winners and some clear losers, and then there were some that were waiting to be resolved.
Chief Marshall Art Mullen: He gets to take on Elias Markos (Alan Tudyk), a clean-up man for the Detroit Mob, twice. The first time, he's in a restaurant with Wynn Duffy and Ethan Picker (John Kapelos) and just manages to avert a shootout, since Markos wants to kill Picker. The second time is in a warehouse, when he has Raylan Givens as backup. Despite Marcos having a Tommy Gun and several tins of ammo, Givens is able to shoot him. Added bonus: He's able to get Theo Tonin (Adam Arkin), the head of the Detroit Mob. This is a nice gift for his impeding retirement.
Johnny Crowder: For now. He looks to be in the catbird's seat after turning the tables on his cousin Boyd and Hot Rod Dunham. Who knows how long his victory will last before he has vengeance exacted on him by Boyd?.
Lee Paxton: First he gets set up by Lieutenant Nick Mooney for burning bodies at his funeral home to make money, and then Boyd stages his suicide by making him hold his own gun and shooting him to begin the episode.
Canadian Goon: Poor Will Sasso. He was just talking up how much he enjoyed acting on this show, and now his character gets shot by Markos at the beginning of the episode.
Mooney: He gets plugged by an associate of Boyd's who has the black lung and wouldn't live to see trial.
Mara Paxton (Karolina Wydra): After her husband's death and witnessing Mooney's murder, she learns that Boyd was giving her ransom money to the family of his soon-to-be-deceased hitman and was also told in no uncertain terms to leave Harlan and never come back.
Baptiste: He gets turned into "Haitian Hamburger" by Danny Crowe at the end of the episode after confronting him about his behavior towards his other family member. Tough break for Edi Gathegi. His character looks like a real badass for the first few episodes... and then he gets shot by a raging redneck.
Dunham: Johnny gets his own men to turn on him after arranging to turn Johnny over to Boyd. The scene ends with several guns pointed at him, though I'm not sure if they are discharged or not.
Boyd Crowder: Boyd winds up on the winning side with Paxton, Mooney, and Mara, though he loses with getting Ava free and it's unclear what will happen after he refused to give Darryl the cut of the money.
Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport) - His brother Danny is a loose cannon, recklessly killing Baptiste and he's got Boyd angry at him now. Let's not count on the Florida Crowe clan staying in Harlan for more than this season.
Givens: He gets Picker to give up Markos' whereabouts but who knows where his confession to Mullen at the end will lead?
Four people dead, five if Dunham does wind up getting lead deposited in him. That's mild compared to some other episodes, though.
Is Ava Crowder Free?
The hashtag #FreeAva was trending last night. Sadly, it was to no avail, as the episode sees her framed for shanking the same guard who almost raped her last week. She gets sent off to the State Penitentiary, triggering Boyd's fury to the extent that he needs to be held back by several guards upon learning of this.
-Boyd is going to rain hell down on the people that sent Ava back into prison. He was just so evil in the way he killed Paxton and Mooney and then calmly sat with Mara while she still had Mooney's blood on her and issued his ultimatum. You can't spell "High Body Count" without "Boyd."
-Things are REALLY going to get bad with Mullen and Givens. Next week's preview shows the older chief slugging his younger deputy.
-I'm still puzzling out what is going on in the Crowe clan. Baptiste's death further muddies matters and it's going to be interesting to see what sort of infighting goes on.
Was It a Good Episode?
Considering that I found my head spinning several times due to all the twists and turns, I would definitely say so. The only disappointments include that Gathegi, Sasso, Tudyk all expiring earlier than I would have liked. This week's is a bloody episode and a lot of things get pushed forward at a seemingly earlier time in the season. This is a show that unwinds at its own pace, with most of the action occurring later in the season. Considering that there's only one more season after this one, I'd predict that it's going to be a hell of a ride.
The State of Raylan
He's growing up. Raylan seems to man up at the end of the episode by apparently telling Mullen that he had been the one on the airport tarmac. The next step will be for him to spend some time with his daughter. Will this maturation be too late for the lawman, who has been living by the seat of his pants for far too long?
"Is this because I stuck my finger up your butt last time?" A hooker asking Dewey Crowe why he was waxing philosophical.
"You want to swap?" One hooker to the other after Dewey had given them a couple of crappy trinkets that reminded him of his ties with the Crowe clan in Florida.
"I've been called many things, but 'inarticulate' ain't one of them." Boyd to Darryl Crowe Jr.
"I want you to think about something. The only reason you're in the position to blackmail me is because of the things I do... that you witnessed me do." Givens in a not-so-subtle threat to Picker to get him to give up Markos' address.
"You could do the old thing." Wendy Crowe (Alicia Witt) to her brother Darryl about how to raise money. Now let's find out what that "old thing" is.