Actress Lindsay Price has given birth to her second son. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and her celebrity chef husband Curtis Stone welcomed little Emerson Spencer Stone in Los Angeles on Tuesday (16Sep14).
Confirming the news, Curtis' representative tells People.com, "Both Lindsay and Emerson are doing well. Curtis is officially the happiest man in the world!"
The couple, which wed last year (13), also has a two-year-old boy called Hudson.
Bono's personal lyrics about his upbringing in new U2 song Cedarwood Road has prompted the rocker's former Dublin neighbours to offer up memories of what it was like living on the same street as a future rock superstar. The song, named after the road Bono - aka Paul Hewson - lived on as a child, was released as a free download following U2's surprise performance at an Apple iPhone 6 launch on Tuesday (09Sep14), and now reporters for Ireland's RTE Radio One have tracked down some of the people who knew the singer before he became a star.
Bob Conway, who grew up just doors away from the Hewsons, says, "We grew up at a time when younger people were looking for a new way forward. Then on Cedarwood Road we started hearing Bono and the three boys practising in the garage."
Another former neighbour, Angela Massey, reveals Bono inadvertently ran over her dog, adding, "I had a little dog and he knocked him down. He came to my door the next day and he wanted to know how the dog was. He was a terribly nice young fella."
And Conway admits the lyrics to Bono's personal new song brought back fond memories of the rock star's late mother: "The lyrics of the song paint a nice picture of the person Iris was. Right to this present day you can see the power that she still has on his life - she was a wonderful woman.
"She was very quiet in her own way, you would nearly say reserved. She was a very charitable, giving woman, and very bubbly and pleasant as well... Bono's ma was dead cool... There was something very calming and assuring about her."
U2's new album, which was available as a free download for a day, also features another very personal track, Raised By Wolves, which chronicles the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974, which cost 34 people their lives.
Bono tells Rolling Stone magazine he would have been part of the carnage had it not been for a fateful decision he made earlier that day: "It was a real incident that happened in our country where three car bombs were set to go off at the same time in Dublin on a Friday night (at) 5.30.
"On any other Friday I would have been at this record shop, just down the corner, but I cycled to school that day."
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Pop star Justin Bieber proved he has a model body by stripping down to his underwear during the 2014 Fashion Rocks event on Tuesday night (09Sep14).
The Baby hitmaker took to the stage with supermodel Lara Stone to introduce Rita Ora at the music and runway event at the Barclays Center in New York City, but he told the crowd that he doesn't "feel comfortable" unless he is in his underwear. Bieber then shed his pants, bright blue blazer and black tank top, as he flexed his muscles for the crowd.
In addition to Ora, who covered David Bowie's hit Fashion, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj, Duran Duran, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and KISS all took the stage for the event, which coincides with New York Fashion Week.
Country star Jason Aldean has publicly thanked fans and radio DJs who have spoken out about his CMA Awards snub, insisting the outrage has validated his upset. Aldean was expected to be among the stars dominating the nominations when they were announced last week (ends05Sep14), but, despite his four country chart number ones, he was omitted from the list and won't be among those competing for Entertainer of the Year or Male Vocalist.
Promoting his new record on Tuesday (09Sep14), Aldean told Rolling Stone magazine, "Obviously it's disappointing. We're still out there selling out shows... I don't think there is anybody else out there that is doing the kind of touring numbers that we're doing. It's frustrating, man.
"What do you do? Things like that are out of your hands... It does suck a little bit when awards season comes around and you feel like you're, as far as artists go, you're up there at the cream of the crop, and to get overlooked like that is upsetting."
But he's grateful for the fans and country music radio hosts who are standing up for him, adding, "Everything stirred up a hornet's nest with everybody. All the DJs on the radio were talking about it and everything else. Which is cool. I do appreciate the fact that there are people out there who do realise what we're doing. It sort of validates my reasoning for being upset."
British rocker Billy Bragg staged an impromptu concert in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday (19Aug14) amid escalating violence in nearby Ferguson. Tensions have been high in the area following the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was gunned down as he attempted to surrender to police investigating a robbery incident on 9 August (14). The incident has prompted violent clashes with protesters and local law enforcement officers, and a number of celebrities have offered up their thoughts on the issues facing the city.
But folk singer and political activist Bragg and touring partner Joe Purdy decided to actually go there to see them for themselves during their current American tour, and decided to take a detour to stage a spontaneous benefit concert.
Bragg tells Rolling Stone, "A number of people said to me on Twitter, 'If you’re going to go to St. Louis, are you going to go to Ferguson?' But we didn't want to just go there and walk through Ferguson and be tourists. We wanted to do something for the community."
Through local connections, Bragg was put in touch with Steven Fitzpatrick Smith, the owner of local St. Louis pub the Royale, who has been attending the protests. Smith not only offered up his venue for the gig, but also asked fans attending to collect food, funds, and medical and school school supplies for a food pantry at a Ferguson church.
During the gig, Bragg performed some of his own tracks such as I Keep Faith, and also covered tunes pointed towards the unrest happening nearby, singing protest songs like Woody Guthrie's Hangknot, Slipknot and George Perkins' Cryin' in the Streets, while Purdy joined him for Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a-Changin'.
Bragg called on the 200 fans at the gig to take action and change the way the troubled city is perceived, stating, "The true enemy of all of us who want to make the world a better place is not capitalism or conservatism, it's cynicism. You have the opportunity to show the world that St. Louis is not a cynical place."
Bragg and Purdy's activism began early on Tuesday, when they met with railroad workers on strike and picketing teachers in Illinois, and they also performed for inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
An Ohio couple has has launched an appeal for information following an attack at a Motley Crue concert in Cuyahoga Falls on Tuesday night (12Aug14). Jeff Stone and his girlfriend Kristine Scheetz were injured in a fight that broke out two songs into the rock group's set at Blossom Music Center and they've turned to social media in an effort to catch the men behind the melee.
Stone, who was left with a dislocated shoulder, tells Cleveland.com, "I don't even remember how many there were... Kristine just crawled into a little ball, yelling, 'Why are you doing this?' She's never been in a fight."
And he took to Facebook.com to add, "It was a nasty fight, and one of the scariest moments I've ever experienced."
Stone is offering a $5,000 reward (£2,900) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved.
Marvel bosses gave Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn a birthday gift to remember by presenting him with a powerful prop from the blockbuster film. The latest movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already raked in more than $313 million (£186 million) at the worldwide box office, and company executives have recruited Gunn for a follow-up film in 2017.
For his 44th birthday on Tuesday (05Aug14), Marvel chiefs showed their gratitude for his role in making the film a big hit, by giving him a replica of the infinity stone, the item of immeasurable power which is coveted by supervillain Thanos, played by Josh Brolin in the film.
Gunn shared a photo of his unique gift on Instagram.com on Friday (08Aug14), showing the handcrafted item next to a plaque with a quote from Guardians hero Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), which reads "That was a pretty good plan."
Gunn added the caption, "Pretty wonderful birthday gift from the folks at Marvel."
A man has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly throwing furniture on the Rhode Island set of Woody Allen's new movie. Police were called to the scene near Brown University in Providence on Tuesday (05Aug14) after the suspect hurled a chair at security guards and ran off.
He was tackled to the ground and had to be taken to hospital for medical treatment after injuring his head.
Cops have since identified the male as Mark Spiridakos. He had reportedly walked onto the set and began asking "weird questions" about the stars of as-yet-untitled project before allegedly turning violent.
Allen has been shooting the new film with Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix and Parker Posey in Rhode Island for the past few weeks.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend warned Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair not to court friendships with celebrities ahead of his famous 'Cool Britannia' event in 1997. The U.K.'s current leader David Cameron mimicked Blair's stunt by hosting his own star-studded bash at the Foreign Office in London on Tuesday (01Jul14), welcoming guests including actress Helen Bonham Carter and Townshend's bandmate Roger Daltrey.
However, Townshend, who was not invited to Cameron's event, insists politicians should not seek approval from stars, and reveals he warned Blair against his party plans.
He tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "My advice was: 'Don't let f**king Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher come and talk to you, because as soon as things go a little bit difficult - and as soon as they get their tax bill - they'll drop you like a stone.' Which is exactly what happened."
A Downing Street spokesperson said this week's (beg30Jun14) event, which was also attended by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes among others, was held to mark the creative industry's contribution to the economy.
A sweat-stained jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley while performing in Las Vegas is going up for auction. The King's white costume, which is decorated with a large green and blue peacock across the front, is part of a music memorabilia sale titled A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk hosted by Sotheby's New York.
On the auction house's website, the jumpsuit is described as having "minor staining and browning; non-working zipper" and is expected to fetch at least $200,000 (£117,560).
Presley's red button-down shirt worn during the 1964 film Kissin' Cousins and a white wool jacket worn in concert in the early 1950s will also go under the hammer on Tuesday (24Jun14).
In addition to Presley's former possessions, the sale also includes a red military-style jacket worn by Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone, Kurt Cobain's smashed Univox guitar and John Lennon's upright piano.