Keira Knightley's ex-boyfriend Jamie Dornan is convinced his good looks held him back when he made the move from model to actor because British casting bosses refuse to hire catwalk stars. The 31-year-old Northern Irish hunk, who has modelled for designers including Calvin Klein and Christian Dior, has appeared in U.S. fantasy series Once Upon a Time and landed a lead role opposite The X Files actress Gillian Anderson in BBC drama The Fall.
However, Dornan insists he has struggled to land acting roles in the U.K. because of his modelling work.
He tells Britain's Red magazine, "Modelling doesn't hold you back in L.A. at all. In L.A., they don't think that because you leant (sic) against walls and looked depressed while someone took your photograph, it means you can't act. In the U.K., there's a massive stigma attached to it. You couldn't possibly have had your photograph taken for a living and act."
Dornan met Knightley on a photoshoot in 2003 and they dated for two years before their split.
Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna appears to have moved on to sports stars after failed romances with Adam Levine, DJ Calvin Harris and Alexander Skarsgard - she's dating New York Mets baseball pitcher Matt Harvey. The couple was spotted kissing and cuddling at a New York Rangers ice hockey game on Thursday night (23May13) and sources tell Us Weekly the model and the sports ace are an item.
It seems the new romance was sparked by a message he posted on his Twitter.com message after a Rangers game on 6 May (13), when Harvey wrote, "A @NYRangers win! Riding the elevator out of the garden with the beautiful @AnneV. And now bedtime, to get ready for @Mets baseball."
The couple was also seen having dinner together recently at a top New York restaurant.
A source adds, "They are taking things slow due to both their busy schedules but Matt seems to like her a lot."
Angel Haze, Alunageorge and Rudimental were forced to pull the plug on performances at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend festival in Northern Ireland on Friday (24May13) following flight disruptions at London's Heathrow Airport. Air traffic control officials shut down two runways after an emergency plane landing, and a number of flights were delayed as a result of the chaos.
Rita Ora, J Cole and Jessie Ware were reportedly among those left stranded with AlunaGeorge, Angel Haze and Rudimental, but they managed to make alternative plans.
A BBC spokesman says, "Unfortunately, due to the travel disruption affecting Heathrow we've had to cancel a few performances but we've still got an exciting line-up for our audiences."
Friday night's headliner Calvin Harris did make it to the festival site without any problems and Biffy Clyro, The Vaccines, Bruno Mars, Paramore and Vampire Weekend's weekend sets will not be affected by the travel drama.
Meanwhile, among those who did manage to make it to the festival on time, rapper Dizzee Rascal wowed fans when he brought Robbie Williams onstage for a rendition of their collaborative single Goin' Crazy.
Singer Rita Ora was among the stars who were left stranded at London's Heathrow Airport just hours before a performance at a music festival after an emergency landing closed the runways and forced the cancellation of many short-haul flights. The singer was one of the artists attempting to fly from the British capital to Northern Ireland to take part in the Radio One Big Weekend music festival in Derry this weekend (24-26May13).
However, Ora was left facing a race against time to make it to the city for her Friday night (24May13) performance after her flight was cancelled, and she described the scene at Heathrow as a "Radio 1 reunion" as numerous artists and DJs were left stranded.
Speaking from the airport, she tells BBC Radio One's Newsbeat show, "It's a bit sad actually because when a festival doesn't go to plan it's annoying. All I know is the acts aren't giving up so that's a good sign... Fingers crossed. I think Radio One (bosses) will figure it out. You can't stop a show."
Other stars believed to have been caught up in the travel chaos include rappers Wiley and J. Cole, who are both due on stage on Friday night, and singer Jessie Ware.
Wiley addressed the problems in a post on his Twitter.com page, writing, "Heathrow is closed... Loads of famous people in the airport. Let me get an autograph please."
U.K. TV presenter Jameela Jamil was among those stranded, and she revealed many of the famous travellers were turning to other modes of transport to get to Northern Ireland. She writes on Twitter, "I've been trapped with Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge, Angel Haze, Rudimental, J Cole, Jessie Ware and all of Radio 1... We should just jam (perform) and stream it to Derry. The whole line up is in the airport. Sorry Big Weekend. We're doing trains planes + automobiles... 7 hours in Heathrow and counting."
The Friday festival line-up is also due to feature Calvin Harris and Dizzee Rascal, who is believed to have avoided the travel chaos as he published a picture of himself boarding a private jet.
Flights out of Heathrow were cancelled after an airliner was forced to make an emergency landing due to technical problems. The story hit headlines as smoke was seen billowing from one of the engines while the plane flew over London.
Actress Rooney Mara has been named the new face of Calvin Klein. The 28 year old will re-team with David Fincher, who directed her in The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, to shoot a series of TV advertisements for the American fashion house's upcoming female fragrance, Downtown.
The perfume, which will feature a mixture of scents ranging from green pear to pink peppercorn, will hit stores in September (13), and Mara is thrilled about the project, saying, "I am very excited to be included in the group of amazing women that have been featured in the iconic advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein fragrances. It's an honour to be part of a brand with such a legacy of breakthrough advertising."
The beauty joins a long list of stars who have shot campaigns for the firm, among them Christy Turlington, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana and Eva Mendes.
Scottish singer Emeli Sande was the toast of Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello awards on Thursday (16May13) after scooping two top honours. The star's hit track Next To Me saw off competition from Bat for Lashes' Laura and Two Fingers by Jake Bugg to be named Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and the tune also landed the PRS for Music Most Performed Work prize, which featured Coldplay and Olly Murs on the shortlist.
It was also a big day for DJ Calvin Harris as he was named Songwriter of the Year at the bash, and for Noel Gallagher, who was the recipient of the Outstanding Song Collection nod.
During the ceremony, held at London's Grosvenor House hotel, The Maccabees landed Best Contemporary Song for their hit Pelican, and the Album Award went to Alt-J for An Awesome Wave.
Keira Knightley's Anna Karenina was also honoured - the period drama bagged the Best Original Film Score over Dr Seuss's The Lorax and Plan-B's gritty drama Ill Manors, while Best Television Soundtrack went to Lucian Freud: Painted Life.
Special awards went to Bush star Gavin Rossdale (International Achievement), Marc Almond (The Ivors Inspiration Award), Randy Newman (PRS for Music Special International Award), and Errollyn Wallen MBE (The Ivors Classical Music Award), while Moody Blues founder Justin Hayward was named the recipient of the PRS for Music Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Runway beauty Christy Turlington has gone back to her modelling roots to front a new campaign for Calvin Klein, 25 years after her first shoot with the luxury fashion brand. The stunner first graced the label's advertisements in 1988, and she has reunited with design bosses for their upcoming autumn/winter (13) campaign.
Rapper Snoop Dogg has paid off a $546,000 (£341,250) tax lien. Bosses at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed papers against the Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker in February (13), claiming the star, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., owed $101,952 (£63,720) from 2009 and $444,317 (£277,698) from 2011.
The rapper has now paid off the bills, according to TMZ.com.
Snoop Dogg, also known as Snoop Lion, was previously hit with a tax lien in 2010 after allegedly failing to hand over $598,309 (£373,943) in payments.
Hip-hop DJ/producer Mister Cee is making the best of his latest arrest for soliciting by filming a public service announcement warning Americans of the dangers of unprotected sex. The star, real name Calvin Lebrun, came clean about his addiction to sex with prostitutes after he was busted in Brooklyn, New York last week (02May13) after approaching a woman he thought was a hooker for sex. The female turned out to be an undercover cop and the 46 year old was taken into custody for patronising a prostitute.
It is the third time he has been accused of public lewdness offences in as many years, and now Lebrun has gotten serious about his issues in a commercial for America's AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
In the video, he says, "As all of you know, I've been through a lot this week with my situation and my addiction. I can honestly say I have an addiction and that's something I'm going to have to deal with as I move forward in my life. But to all of you out there, I know there's a lot of y'all that got y'all situations that y'all go through sexually. Whether it's fellas messing with two or three women at a time or even some of you women. Women are just as much as cheaters as men out there. I mean, let's just be honest, man. Everybody is not living a righteous lifestyle out there. Even myself. What I wanted to do today is to talk about the importance of safe sex, talk about the importance of using a condom, just talking about the importance of being healthy in your life as far as taking an HIV test... You can go to AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Private and confidential."
DJ Calvin Harris has ended his brief fling with Russian supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna and embarked on a new romance with British singer Rita Ora, according to a U.S. report. The We Found Love hitmaker began dating rocker Adam Levine's ex-girlfriend, nicknamed Anne V, in February (13) but they recently parted ways and it appears Harris has wasted no time in moving on - the Scot was spotted getting close to How We Do beauty Ora in Las Vegas on Saturday (04May13) as he performed at the MGM Grand's new Hakkasan venue.
A source tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "(Ora) was in the DJ booth during his entire performance and the two were seen getting really cozy and kissing."
Ora previously dated Kim Kardashian's younger brother Rob, but they went through a bitter break-up in December (12) after the reality TV star accused her of cheating on him.
There have also been recent reports Harris is dating Ellie Goulding after the couple filmed an intimate video for its I Need Your Love single - home video footage of the pair in the promo features scenes of Harris and Goulding kissing and cuddling in bed.