Motorhead rocker Phil Campbell has opened up about his bandmate Lemmy's health issues, insisting he is doing well after having a pacemaker fitted earlier this year (13). The Ace of Spades hitmaker has been out of action since undergoing heart surgery, with reports in June (13) suggesting he had a implantable cardioverter defibrillator fitted.
Campbell has now confirmed the news, but has assured fans the 67-year-old frontman is well on the road to recovery.
He tells WalesOnline.com, "Lem had a pacemaker fitted earlier in the year because he'd been suffering from irregular heartbeats, and then his diabetes started playing him up.
"But his ticker's (heart's) fine now and he's made sufficient changes to his lifestyle and diet in order to combat the diabetes, it's just that he felt he wasn't 100 per cent ready to go back on the road just yet.
"As a result we put the dates back a little bit to enable him to build himself back up to full fitness."
Lemmy's ill health has prompted the band to postpone their European tour until 2014 to allow the singer enough time to be stage ready.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco got a taste of her upcoming wedding day during a recent taped appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in America, when the TV host dragged the actress' tennis ace fiance out onto the studio stage and suggested the pair get hitched on television. Cuoco recently revealed she is hoping to marry sportsman Ryan Sweeting as quickly as possible, insisting she cannot wait to be a wife - and DeGeneres decided to test her.
The actress became engaged to the tennis player in September (13) after three months of dating, and Ellen suggested she could be Mrs. Sweeting by the end of the show.
She offered Cuoco the services of an ordained staff member to oversee the nuptials and handed the pretty 27 year old a veil and costume jewellery. She then brought out a nervous Sweeting, who quipped, "This isn't legal, right?"
The engaged couple went through with the skit as Ellen's staff writer raced through the vows and pronounced Sweeting and Cuoco man and wife as the host handed them her own wedding rings.
The pair sealed the deal with a loving kiss.
Sweeting and Cuoco plan to wed for real early next year (14) and the actress told DeGeneres she knew her husband-to-be was the one for her on their second date.
She explained, "By day two, it was so unbelievable, I said, 'This is it.! I know it looks a little crazy to some people."
The episode airs on Thursday (07Nov13).
Rapper Future has fuelled speculation his new fiancee Ciara is pregnant after failing to confirm or deny reports the singer is expecting his baby. The Goodies beauty, who is known for showing off her abs onstage, sparked claims she was with child last month (Oct13) after sporting what appeared to be a small baby bump under her loose-fitting leather halter top while performing at the Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards in New York.
The gossip only heated up this weekend (02-03Nov13) when she performed at the Beats on the Beach festival in the United Arab Emirates, where she was again snapped with an apparently bloated belly.
Ciara has yet to address the reports, but Future did little to put a stop to the speculation during a Connecticut radio interview recently when he was quizzed about the couple's family plans live on air.
Asked by DJ Jenny Boom Boom if there was any truth to the pregnancy claims, he vaguely replied, "A rumour is a rumour!"
Future proposed to his girlfriend of one year late last month (Oct13) as they celebrated Ciara's 28th birthday in New York.
The R&B star has previously been linked to rapper Bow Wow, basketball ace Amar'e Stoudemire and 50 Cent
If the couple is expecting its first child together, it won't be Future's first - he recently agreed to pay child support to ex-girlfriend Jessica Smith after she proved he had fathered her 10-year-old son, and in February (13), he was hit with a second paternity lawsuit by a Georgia woman who claimed she had given birth to his lovechild last December (12).
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is hoping to marry her tennis ace fiance Ryan Sweeting as quickly as possible, insisting she cannot wait to be a wife. The actress became engaged to the sports star in September (13) after three months of dating, and she has now revealed she wishes to walk down the aisle as soon as possible and has even hinted there could be a wedding early next year (14).
She tells People magazine, "We've been planning, so hopefully early next year... We don't have an exact date, but I want to marry him tomorrow so I want to go as fast as possible."
Cuoco also reveals she has become an expert in the kitchen since the engagement, adding, "(I'm) such a homemaker! I don't know what happened. I got engaged and I'm in the kitchen every night making meals. I love it!"
Rockers Motorhead have scrapped all European tour dates until next year (14) in a bid to allow frontman Lemmy to fully recover from ongoing health issues. The Ace of Spades singer has been off the road since undergoing heart surgery and suffering a "severe haematoma" earlier this year (13), prompting the band to axe a series of shows.
Lemmy tried to return to the stage at a music festival in Germany in August (13) but had to cut the set short due to being too weak to continue.
Now the rockers have decided to cancel all dates until February (14) so he has time to return to full fitness.
A statement from the musician on the band's site reads, "We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry - I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever."
Motorhead had gigs scheduled in the U.K., Switzerland, Belgium and France throughout November (13).
Pop superstar Mariah Carey helped to honour her godmother Patti Labelle as a Living Legend on Saturday (26Oct13) at the Black Girls Rock! gala in New Jersey. The Hero hitmaker was on hand at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to present the R&B icon with a career achievement prize and she couldn't contain her excitement as she waited for the big moment.
Taking to her Twitter.com blog, she wrote, "Still backstage waiting... Hey... I would wait forever for the incredible Patti LaBelle".
When the time came, Carey, who bared her midriff in a cropped black halter neck top and a long black and gold skirt, sashayed onto the stage and gushed about LaBelle, before greeting the veteran Lady Marmalade star with a kiss and a tender hug.
Other honourees at the event included rapper, actress and talk show host Queen Latifah, who was handed the Rock Star Award, and tennis ace Venus Williams, who received the Star Power Award.
The show, which highlights the achievements of exceptional black women, also featured performances from Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson, and Kelly Rowland and Eve, who teamed up for a remix of the former Destiny's Child star's latest single, Gone.
The 2013 Black Girls Rock event will be broadcast on America's BET network next weekend (03Nov13).
Prince William made history at Buckingham Palace on Thursday (17Oct13) when he stepped in for his grandmother to bestow knighthoods and honours on Brits, including Wimbledon tennis champ Andy Murray, for the first time. The new dad, who is second-in-line to the throne, took on his first ever investiture ceremony on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and carried out his first sword-waving knighthood, bestowed on educator Kenneth Gibson.
The Duke of Cambridge, who was dressed in his ceremonial Royal Air Force uniform, also knighted Sir Anthony Salz and handed out various medal honours to Professor Dame Nicola Cullum, TV producer Jon Plowman, and Welsh singer-turned-TV and radio personality Aled Jones, who was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Collecting his Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, tennis ace Murray revealed after the ceremony that he and the royal had chatted about a recent hospital visit.
Murray told Britain's ITV News, "He asked me about my recent back surgery, which I had a few weeks ago, and how I was feeling after Wimbledon. I teased him a bit as he had sent me a note before Wimbledon wishing me luck, and his wife had written me a letter afterwards. Her handwriting was beautiful, and I told him how fantastic it was compared to his."
Saudi Arabia and Moldova have been named first-time entrants in the Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film category. They're among a record 76 countries in competition for the Academy Award.
Montenegro is also submitting for the first time as an independent country.
Saudi Arabia has high hopes with director Haifaa Al Mansour's acclaimed Wadjda, Moldova will be represented by All God's Children and Montenegro has offered up Drasko Djurovic's Ace of Spades - Bad Destiny.
The three films will compete with movies from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay, among other nations.
The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on 16 January (14) in Los Angeles and next year's ceremony will take place on 2 March (14).
"I am divorced, and mine was very quick and relatively easy but it's a very interesting thing because he - quote, unquote - did say to me, 'Be happy that we don't have children or I would not have made this easy for you'... And therein lies why I'm not there anymore." Actress Brooke Shields on her divorce from tennis ace Andre Agassi after almost two years of marriage.
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Not too long after George Clooney's breakup with longtime girlfriend Stacy Keibler, the actor was rumored to have had an "adult sleepover" with ex-girlfriend Monika Jakisic, according to Us Weekly. Here's the issue: He belongs with Sandra Bullock and no one else. It's been a long time coming, but it's time for Clooney and Bullock to realize that they are meant to be. Here are a few reasons why the power stars would make the ultimate power couple:
They both have a sense of humorThere's no denying that Bullock has a funnybone (she's been in a zillion comedies), and as for Clooney, according to a story that Bullock shared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, he likes to pull pranks on her. The most recent being Clooney tricking her into jumping into a pool by herself. George, any lady that can deal with your pranks is a keeper.
They're close to the same ageShe's 49 and he's 52. Now we're not saying that age determines how well a relationship will turn out, just that Clooney hasn't had much luck with the younger gals he's vied for.
Her son loves himDefinitely the biggest plus on this list. If Bullock ever decides to date someone seriously again, then she's obviously going to want her son Louis to get along with him. Good news, Clooney and Louis are already best friends. "My son thinks he's a very cool dude," Bullock told reporters at a Toronto International Film Festival press conference for Gravity (the new film that the pair star in together). "If there's a choice between me [and] George and Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity's director), my son will leave me to be with George and these guys. He's a boy's boy, so he has to go talk to the men."
They're old friendsThey've been friends for over two decades! According to Us Weekly, Bullock said, "George and I have known each other for over 20 years. We've known each other since we got out of college. We have the same group of friends, so we've known each other since we had no work." If rom-coms have taught us anything, it's that best friends are always meant to be together. It's science.
There is so much sexual tensionHave you seen all of the photos of them on the red carpet while they've been promoting Gravity? There is so much chemistry there. Pictures don't lie, people.
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