A collection of candid Polaroids taken of Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks 40 years ago are to be unveiled as part of a new exhibition in New York. The 24 Karat Gold showcase at the Morrison Hotel Gallery will coincide with the release of the rocker's new album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, which will be released in early October (14).
Nicks reveals she took the self-portraits "long after everyone had gone to bed", explaining, "Some people don't sleep at night - I am one of those people."
She adds, "I would begin after midnight and go until four or five in the morning. I stopped at sunrise - like a vampire... I never really thought anyone would ever see these pictures. They went into shoeboxes, where they remained.
"I did everything - I was the stylist, the make-up artist, the furniture mover, the lighting director. It was my joy - I was the model."
Nicks' photographer pal Dave Stewart, who also co-produced her new album and 2011's In Your Dreams, selected the photos which will be on show to fans and the public at the gallery.
The singer reveals to the New York Times that she has boxes full of Polaroids of herself taken between 1975 and 1987 and only stopped snapping them when her Polaroid cameras "broke down".
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Apple-loving pop star Lily Allen has inked a deal to promote smartphones for the technology giant's arch rival Samsung.
The Smile hitmaker, who is frequently pictured carrying her beloved iPhone and uses the company's iPad tablet computers, is the new brand ambassador for the Galaxy Alpha. Samsung's latest cell phone is a rival to Apple's new iPhone 6 and company bosses are investing $16 million (£10 million) in its launch campaign. It seems the deal has already had an effect on Allen's allegiances - earlier this month (Sep14) she was pictured leaving a hotel in Dublin, Ireland showing off a new Samsung phone instead of her usual Apple gadget.
The campaign launches with a TV advert featuring Allen's song As Long As I Got You, which runs on U.K. networks from Saturday (20Sep14). A spokesman for Samsung U.K. and Ireland says, "The Galaxy Alpha is a smartphone that pushes the boundaries in terms of its style and technology and we wanted a campaign that was culturally relevant with young minded consumers. Our goal is to bring this mobile brand platform to life in a way that is relevant to our audience."
The Foo Fighters returned to Virginia to play their first gig in Richmond in 16 years following a high-profile campaign by fans to bring the band back to the city. Local officials declared Wednesday (17Sep14) to be Foo Fighters Day in honour of the group's show at The National venue that night, and Dave Grohl's band did not disappoint.
Grohl, who grew up in Virginia, was seen greeting fans outside the venue prior to the event and posing for pictures with them, and he was full of praise for the crowdfunding campaign after taking to the stage.
He told the crowd, "I've been a musician for a long time and I've played a lot of shows. But I've never played a show like this before," according to the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper.
The band thrilled the audience with hits including My Hero, Monkey Wrench and Everlong.
Grohl has previously insisted the concert could be a "game changer" for the way artists tour in the future, adding, "It could become the way that bands decide where they want to play... For the past 20 years we always decided who we're going to play with and where we're going to play. But now, if we hear that people want us to come somewhere, maybe we'll come there."
Actress Liv Tyler is pregnant with her second child, according to new reports.
The Armageddon star went public with her romance to soccer agent Dave Gardner last month (Aug14), and now the couple, who was introduced by Kate Moss, is expecting a child together, according to E! News.
Tyler has a nine-year-old son with her ex-husband Royston Langdon and Gardner was previously married to British actress Davinia Taylor.
Tyler, 37, was photographed in New York City on Wednesday (10Sep14) attempting to cover up what appeared to be a growing baby bump. The actress' representatives have yet to confirm the baby news.
Gwyneth Paltrow's star-studded Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Friday (05Sep14) raised a whopping $109 million (£64 million) for charity. The actress, who served as show producer, gathered celebrity pals including Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Rob Lowe, Sofia Vergara, Will Ferrell, Robert Downey, Jr., Kerry Washington, Mike Myers, Jon Hamm and Pierce Brosnan, among many others, to help her appeal to the public for donations and man the social media outlets in Los Angeles to boost funds for the organisation, which supports research into groundbreaking new cancer treatments.
Charity totals for the fourth biennial event, which was broadcast live across the U.S. and Canada, have since been tallied and the amount raised this year (14) exceeded 2012's fundraiser by $28 million (£16.5 million).
The hour-long broadcast also featured performances from the Dave Matthews Band, The Who, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson and rappers Common and Lupe Fiasco.
The Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) telethon has now raised more than $369 million (£217 million) since its launch in 2008.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Rob Lowe and Reese Witherspoon joined forces on Friday night (05Sep14) to raise money and awareness for the Stand Up To Cancer charity at a star-studded telethon. The fourth biennial event, broadcast live in the U.S. and Canada from Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre, featured a slew of famous faces, including Kerry Washington, Jon Hamm and Mike Myers, calling on viewers to give generously to the organisation in order to continue supporting research into groundbreaking new cancer treatments.
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson boosted awareness online by engaging with fans on Twitter.com as Fast & Furious' Jordana Brewster participated in a Facebook question and answer session, during which two male fans proposed to the married actress.
Angie Harmon, comedian Dane Cook, Magic Mike hunk Joe Manganiello and Scandal star Tony Goldwyn were among the celebrities who helped man the phones and accept live donations, while Robert Downey, Jr. sent in a video message and Matthew McConaughey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper and funnyman Danny McBride all took part in a humorous, pre-recorded cancer awareness public service announcement (PSA).
However, one of the most touching celebrity appearances of the night came from former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, who recalled losing his first wife, Australian actress Cassandra Harris, to the disease in 1991, followed by his stepdaughter Charlotte last year (13).
Addressing the audience, he said, "To watch someone you love have his or her life eaten away, bit by bit, by this insidious disease, that kind of sorrow becomes an indelible part of your psyche.
"I held the generous, strong, beautiful hand of my first wife, Cassie, as ovarian cancer took her life much too soon. And just last year, I held the hand of my funny, wonderful daughter Charlotte before she too died from this wretched, inherent disease."
Thyroid cancer survivor Sofia Vergara also gave a moving speech towards the end of the hour-long show, urging audience members to shine a light for loved ones battling the disease as she and Kevin Bacon introduced the event's closing performance from rappers Lupe Fiasco and Common and singer Jennifer Hudson, belting out their new cancer survivors' anthem, Remission.
Dave Matthews, Ariana Grande and The Who, via satellite from London, also performed during the telethon.
But the night didn't go quite as smoothly as planned - a live link-up with Ben Stiller from Toronto, Canada had to be axed at the last minute due to a technical problem, prompting presenter Mike Myers to quip, "Evidently, lightening has struck something in Toronto, because I am doomed never to have a live telecast without controversy. I think it's Hurricane Kanye has hit Toronto... (sic)".
The Austin Powers star was famously left dumbstruck back in 2005, when he stood by as rapper Kanye West notoriously lashed out at then-U.S. President George W. Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, declaring, "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a live TV fundraiser to help the victims of the New Orleans, Louisiana natural disaster.
Kate Bush has won rave reviews for her comeback concert, with critics hailing the singer's first show in 35 years as "spellbinding", "magical" and "wonderous". The reclusive singer made a return to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night (26Aug14), more than three decades after her last gig there in 1979 which effectively marked her retirement from live performance.
Bush's show, the first of 22 dates at the venue, has pulled in a slew of five-star reviews, with critics praising her innovative use of video montages, theatrical dance sequences, operatic performance art and even a mini-play featuring her 16-year-old son Bertie, who also sang with a choir on stage.
She thrilled the crowd with renditions of hits including Running Up That Hill, Hounds of Love, and King of the Mountain, as well as her epic The Ninth Wave.
Critics also revealed Bush's distinctive voice has not been dulled by her years away from the music scene, with Bernadette McNulty of Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper writing, "Her voice was an undiminished roar, surprisingly rich and powerful after such a long break," adding, "There was something thrilling about seeing the often bonkers but still delightful imagination of Bush run free after all this time, apparently untouched by the frenetic pace of the digital world... Still childishly wondrous."
The Daily Mail's Jan Moir describes the show as "magical", adding, "Age has not withered our Kate, but the dancing acrobatics and histrionics of an earlier age were gone... Her voice still sounds terrific - although she no longer includes Wuthering Heights, her first and biggest hit, on her set list... Her music is still audacious and weird, but sometimes it is spellbindingly beautiful, too."
The Guardian's Alexis Petridis, who gives the show five stars out of five, writes, "Over the course of nearly three hours, Kate Bush's first gig for 35 years variously features dancers in lifejackets attacking the stage with axes and chainsaws; a giant machine that hovers above the auditorium... giant paper aeroplanes; a surprisingly lengthy rumination on sausages, vast billowing sheets manipulated to represent waves... and the singer herself being borne through the audience by dancers clad in costumes based on fish skeletons... Her voice too is in remarkable condition: she's note-perfect throughout."
Andy Gill of The Independent concludes, "It's quite stunning, undoubtedly the most ambitious, and genuinely moving, piece of theatrical pop ever seen on a British stage."
A number of celebrity fans were in the audience for Bush's first show, including Bjork, actress Gemma Arterton, and Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour, who is credited with discovering the singer and helping her land her first record deal. Pop star Lily Allen was also at the gig and broke Bush's camera ban by snapping a picture of the stage and uploading it to her Twitter.com page.
Prior to the first show, Bush released a statement urging fans to leave their digital devices at home so they could "share in the experience together".
Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston and ex-boyfriend 50 Cent helped comedienne Chelsea Handler wrap up her late-night E! TV show, Chelsea Lately, after seven years on Tuesday (26Aug14). Bullock and Aniston joined another of Handler's best pals, actress Mary McCormack, to stage a mock intervention and hold the host exactly what they thought of her.
McCormack blamed the funny lady for wrecking her acting career and landing her with a bad reputation, while Aniston criticised Handler for stealing "everything I do", adding, "I introduced you to my yoga teacher (and) you stole my yoga teacher," and, "You're not fooling anyone with those blue eyes... I mean seriously, who dyes their eyes? That's just weird."
The former Friends star then took aim at her pal's hygiene issues, explaining, "My security guard caught you douching with Listerine!"
Bullock, who told Handler "You still scare me a little", scolded her pal for teasing lesbians, adding, "You're either into girls or you're not".
The Gravity star then brought Handler's "ex-lover" 50 Cent onto the studio stage, insisting he was the last thing that was cool about the host.
The comedienne appeared thrilled to see her ex, who she admitted she hadn't seen since they split.
She told the rapper, "I wanted to apologise because I did end our relationship abruptly and I know you didn't come on the show for many years... but I want you to know that I have not dated a black man since.
"They say, 'Once you go black, you never go back...' You come running back!"
She then joked, "But seriously, are you over me?"
The rapper then performed new single Watch Me with his rap collective G-Unit before walking off stage hugging his ex, who could be heard saying, "Thanks, babe."
Handler wrapped up the hour-long special with a performance from Miley Cyrus, who sang Roy Orbison's It's Over, dressed in a western style shirt and red pants, before Gwen Stefani led an all-star choir with a send-off spoof of USA For Africa's We Are The World.
The celebrities who joined her, Handler, 50 Cent, Bullock, Aniston and McCormack onstage included Vanessa Hudgens, Fergie, Trace Adkins, Avril Lavigne, Gerard Butler, Alanis Morissette, Kate Beckinsale, Justin Theroux, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Dave Grohl, Leann Rimes, Sammy Hagar, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Knoxville, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Anna Faris.
If you haven't heard of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" yet, you've probably been offline for the last week or so. Hello, here to fill you in! The challenge is meant to help raise awareness, and donations, for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. To participate, you are supposed to videotape yourself while pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, then nominate your friends to take the challenge. Recently, more and more celebrities have been participating and nominating their celebrity friends. It's been raising a lot of awareness, as well as creating a lot of hot men in wet t-shirts.
Draco Malfoy (I'm sorry, Tom Felton)
Nominated: Ron Weasley (okay, sorry again, Rupter Grint), Josh Gordon, and Paul Hodge
Nominated: His 3rd grade teacher Don Padget, his first acting coach in New York Bob Luke, and his teacher Pat Jackson.
Nominated: Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan
Nominated: Irving Azoff, Kanye West, and Susan Sarandon
Nominated: Prince Harry
Nominated: Sophia Smith, Pharrell Williams, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell
Nominated: Cub Swanson, Peter Tunney, and Olivia Culpo
Nominated: Nick Jonas, Alex Pettyfer, Nelly, Alanna Masterson, and Diplo
Nominated: Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Marilyn Manson
Nominated: Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey, and Eric The Actor
Nominated: Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Matt Niven
Eddie Redmayne & Jamie Dornan
Eddie Nominated: Sally Light and Jamie Dornan
Jamie Nominated: Andrew Garfield
Nominated: Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo
Robert Downey Jr.
Nominated: Chris Hemsworth and Vincent D'Onofrio
Nominated: Louis Tomlinson, John Terry, and Novak Djokovic
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Nominated: Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman, and Dave Bautista
Nominated: Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans
Nominated: John Green, Nat Wolff, and Dylan O'Brien
Nominated: Joe Maganiello
Nomiated: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgns, and The Roots
Nominated: Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, and Brad Slater
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Billy Ray Cyrus and Martina Mcbride are among the artists who will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl show in Los Angeles this weekend. The Fab Four performed at the fabled venue on 23 August, 1964, and now a group of famous fans are hoping to recreate the musical magic onstage by performing their renditions of Beatles tunes.
Former Eurythmics star Dave Stewart, Michelle Branch and Mary Lambert will also be among the stars paying tribute to Paul McCartney and his bandmates at the three shows planned for Friday night (22Aug14), Saturday and Sunday (23-24Aug14), while veteran U.S. TV host Bob Eubanks, who produced the Beatles' original appearance at the Hollywood Bowl, will also appear onstage.
The all-star line-up will change every night, but the songs performed will all be from the Beatles' 1964 Hollywood Bowl setlist - beginning with their hit Twist and Shout and ending with a cover of Little Richard's Long Tall Sally.
The second half of each gig will feature songs the band would later release.