George Harrison's son Dhani and stars like Beck and Norah Jones will honour the late Beatle as part of a 'Harrison Week' on U.S. late-night host Conan O'Brien's show. The TV personality will turn his Conan show into a daily tribute to one of his heroes, beginning on Monday (22Sep14).
Harrison Week will coincide with the release of box set The Apple Years: 1968-75, which features the beloved singer/songwriter's first six solo albums.
The late Beatle's legacy will also be celebrated in the week after the Conan engagement at an event dubbed George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison. Dhani Harrison and Jones will also perform at that concert, scheduled for 28 September (14) at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, along with Brian Wilson, Brandon Flowers and 'Weird Al' Yankovic.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Sweet Relief, a charity that aids struggling musicians.
Australian rapper Illy cut short a show in Victoria over the weekend (13-14Sep14) after he was hit in the face by a glass. The award-winning hip-hop star was performing in the town of Traralgon on Saturday (13Sep14) when a missile from the crowd struck him under the eye, prompting him to end the concert early.
Illy writes in a post on his Facebook.com page, "I got to Traralgon hours before the show, warmed up, went on, got five songs in. As usual. Then someone threw a glass that hit me about an inch under my eye. At that point, I ended the show... But bottom line, I owe basic respect to myself, and to the people I share a stage with. They're fam (family). There has to be a zero tolerance for that s**t... We're on stage to smash (sic), but not at the expense of personal safety. If that hit me square in the eye and broke, who knows? It wasn't far off."
Venue bosses have since vowed to ban the offender from all future gigs, adding in a statement, "We are sorry that the event ended abruptly, after a patron injured the artist during his headline set, by throwing a plastic cup on to stage... This patron has been identified and will be barred from the venue, ongoing and further action will be taken."
Foo Fighters received the royal seal of approval when they were joined onstage by Britain's Prince Harry on Sunday night (14Sep14). The prince hugged frontman Dave Grohl after inviting the rockers to perform for 26,000 spectators at the closing ceremony of his Invictus Games.
The British royal, who turns 30 on Monday (15Sep14), was a main organiser of the event, in which more than 400 wounded servicemen and women from around the world competed against each other in nine disciplines including archery, swimming, and cycling.
During the show, Grohl dedicated the band's song My Hero to all the troops, telling crowd, "This goes out to all the heroes tonight," before adding, "Thank you very much for making this one of the most special occasions of our lives."
The event at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park also featured sets from pop stars including Ellie Goulding, Bryan Adams, Kaiser Chiefs, Rizzle Kicks and former soldier James Blunt.
Star Trek legend George Takei has reportedly undergone a procedure to remove a cancerous growth from his face. The veteran actor sparked fears for his health when he arrived at a charity gala in California on Saturday night (13Sep14) with a bandage on his face.
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Takei told fans at The Point Foundation's annual Voices On Point event that he had a growth removed as his doctor warned him it showed early signs of skin cancer.
Takei reportedly said, "I went to my doctor for my physical last week and he detected an early sign of skin cancer here. He cut it out and that's why I'm wearing this (bandage)."
The 77-year-old actor went on to joke, "Let me assure you, my husband did not knock me out."
Takei and his partner Brad celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary on Sunday (14Sep14).
Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has blasted hackers who stole naked images of her former co-star Jessica Brown Findlay, insisting they have subjected her to a "horrendous" ordeal. Carmichael was shocked when it emerged last month (Aug14) that around 100 female stars had personal photographs stolen from online storage devices by cyber-crooks.
Findlay was among those targeted, with reports suggesting the hackers accessed naked video clips featuring the actress, and now Carmichael has spoken out to slam those responsible - and anyone viewing the images.
She tells Britain's Event magazine, "It's just awful. It's a crime. It makes me really sad that this is the world in which we live. Terrifying and upsetting. What's happened to my mate is horrendous... It is just plain stealing. I don't think there is any other way of looking at it. The fact people are interested is just sad. I don't understand why it is anything other than criminality and exploitative."
Jennifer Lawrence is putting the recent nude pictures scandal behind her by accepting a high-profile fashion job as co-chair of the 2015 Met Gala. The Hunger Games actress, who has dominated headlines in recent weeks after her saucy pictures were leaked online, has been announced as an honorary chairperson of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York City.
Lawrence follows in the footsteps of 2013 co-chair Beyonce and fellow actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who helped organise this year's (14) event.
The high-profile fashion event takes place in the Big Apple on 4 May (15).
Rocker Neil Young is putting his marriage woes behind him to join Pearl Jam and Soundgarden at the annual Bridge School Benefit concert he started with his estranged wife Pegi in 1986. Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones, Norah Jones and Band of Horses will also perform, and Young's wife Pegi will hit the stage with her band the Survivors.
Young stunned fans last month (Aug14) when it was revealed he had filed for divorce after 36 years of marriage.
The rocker has since been linked to actress Daryl Hannah.
Young has been separated from Pegi since April (14) although they have agreed to continue supporting their adult son Ben, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
The Youngs held the first Bridge School Benefit concert in October, 1986. This year's event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California on 25 and 26 October (14).
Newly-single Gwyneth Paltrow will be inviting a new man into her home next month (Oct14) when she hosts a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
The Los Angeles event, planned by the Democratic National Committee, will be held at her new home on 9 October (14). Obama supporters hoping to attend and meet the U.S. leader in person will have to pay up to $32,000 (GBP18,800) for a ticket.
Following a reception, the President will answers questions during an intimate dinner planned by actress and lifestyle queen Paltrow, who previously staged a fundraiser for him in 2012.
Her friend Gwen Stefani also hosted a fundraiser for Obama in 2012.
Sir Patrick Stewart helped to make a young Star Trek fan's dreams come true by meeting with her at a convention earlier this month (Sep14). Dawn Garrigus, who suffers from mitochondrial disease, won the chance to attend the Dragon Con event in Georgia through the Make-A-Wish foundation, but there was another big surprise in store for her when she got there.
The X-Men star, who portrayed Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek TV and film franchise, had arranged a personal meet and greet with her.
Recalling the encounter in an email to the Huffington Post, she writes, "I was shy at first, not sure what to say or talk about, but he kept talking to me. I felt like I was on the Enterprise talking to the captain. And suddenly, I was OK. I was soooo (sic) excited... I could not believe it."
Stewart posed for pictures with Garrigus and her family, and her parents explain the meeting has had a positive effect on the 11 year old as she battles her disease.
They say, "We have seen a very positive response. Her illness can be very depressing and leaves her feeling separated and causes her difficulty to relate to other kids her age. Her brief visit with Sir Patrick has alleviated that feeling."
In a message to the British star, they add, "You have made a mark on her and our life (sic) that will never be forgotten!"
Jon Secada and Ednita Nazario have signed on to perform as part of a tribute to Gloria Estefan when the pop superstar is inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame next month (Oct14). The duo will team up to celebrate Estefan at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach ceremony in Miami Beach, Florida on 18 October (14).
Secada will perform hits he has written and co-written for Estefan.
Panamanian songwriter Omar Alfanno, Mexican star Lolita De La Colina and Spain's Rafael Perez Botija will also be feted at the event.