Hugh Jackman and Melissa George were among the guests who turned out for the wedding of Australian photographer James Houston in New York City over the weekend (04-05Oct14). The snapper, who has worked with numerous Hollywood stars including Naomi Watts and Emma Watson, exchanged vows with his partner of 10 years, Brian McGrory, on Saturday (04Oct14).
The glitzy ceremony took place at the top of the Rockerfeller Center in Manhattan, and guests included Jackman, his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and Melissa George, as well as Australian model Kristy Hinze.
Country singer Deana Carter vied for actress Connie Britton's role on U.S. drama Nashville. The Strawberry Wine hitmaker has a few acting credits to her name, but she was hoping to score a part which wouldn't be too far from her real life - beloved singer Rayna James on the hit programme about country music stars in Tennessee.
In an interview with Nashville newspaper The Tennessean, Carter reveals, "I auditioned for Rayna. I know quite a few people did. I think Connie does a great job. And I love the show, I'm a huge fan."
Despite losing the role to the more seasoned actress, the Nashville native was able to contribute her musical skills to the show - she co-wrote the song I Know How to Love You Now with actor Chip Esten, which he recently performed in the season three premiere.
Actress/comedienne Carol Burnett has been honoured with the Harvey Award by organisers at a Pennsylvania museum dedicated to actor Jimmy Stewart. The Carol Burnett Show star was feted with the accolade at a fundraiser for the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation on Friday (04Oct14).
Talking about her affection for Stewart before meeting the late movie legend, Burnett told the Associated Press, "I saw this long, tall drink of water up there in black and white, and I said, 'He's my friend. I know him'."
Past recipients of the accolade include Janet Leigh, Shirley Jones and Ernest Borgnine.
County music legend Glen Campbell has been dragged into a new legal spat over his career-spanning documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. The Rhinestone Cowboy hitmaker, who is currently battling memory-robbing Alzheimer's disease, has been accused of violating a 2011 agreement he made with bosses at the Record Company to collaborate on the film, which is scheduled to open in theatres later this month (Oct14).
According to their suit, the singer and the film’s director, James Keach, agreed to work with them on the documentary, and then "excluded" them from participating "in every way".
The executives are suing Campbell and Glen Campbell Enterprises for breach of contract.
"Daniel Craig! That's my man crush for sure. He's James Bond. He's the best. I'm a huge James Bond fan. I think he's a bada** and I think he killed it in all his movies. Me and all my buddies, he's our guy." Singer/actor Nick Jonas reveals his fondness for the current 007.
A newly discovered James Bond story penned by author and 007 creator Ian Fleming will be turned into a novel by British writer Anthony Horowitz. Fleming wrote the synopsis of Murder on Wheels to be pitched for a U.S. TV series. In the story, Bond attempts to defeat Russians who plan to sabotage a British racing driver. Fleming died in 1964.
British singer/songwriter Lynsey De Paul has died, aged 64. The veteran pop star, who was the first woman to win an Ivor Novello songwriting award, passed away at a hospital in London on Wednesday morning (01Oct14) after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Her longtime songwriting partner Barry Blue has paid tribute in a message posted on Twitter.com, writing, "I can't really take this tragic news in... We were like brother and sister for over 40 years. I have lost a true friend... RIP Lynsey."
Her niece, Olivia Rubin, says, "She was in perfect health. She was a vegetarian, she didn't smoke, she didn't drink - she was amazing, in fact. (Her death) was completely unexpected."
De Paul rose to fame in the 1970s and scored her first chart hit with 1972's Sugar Me.
Her other hits included Won't Somebody Dance With Me, which earned her an Ivor Novello, making her the first woman to take home the prestigious award. De Paul won a second for her 1974 track No Honestly, the theme tune to the sitcom of the same name.
She represented Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977, coming in second place with Rock Bottom, and she went on to write hits for acts including Dame Shirley Bassey and The Real Thing. In later years she branched out into TV work, classical music and even acting in a TV show called Kingdom opposite Stephen Fry.
De Paul dated celebrities including Ringo Starr, James Coburn, Sir Sean Connery, Bernie Taupin and Dudley Moore, but she never married.
Tracy Morgan's glittering entertainment career was left in tatters after his near-fatal motorway crash and there is a chance he may never perform again, according to his lawyer.
The 30 Rock star was critically injured in the accident in New Jersey in June (14) when the limousine he was travelling in was hit by a Wal-Mart truck. His good friend James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed in the crash, while Morgan sustained injuries including a broken leg, nose and ribs. Morgan's lawyer Benedict Morelli has now confirmed the comedian's career in the entertainment industry remains in doubt due to the long-term effects from his injuries.
When asked by the New York Post whether Morgan will ever perform again, Morelli says, "The jury's still out. The doctors don't know the answer. I don't know the answer."
Morgan is suing U.S. based firm Wal-Mart for negligence, suggesting the company's driver Kevin Roper wasn't monitored for fatigue after driving hundreds of miles from his home in Georgia before starting work on the day of the accident.
Country music legend Glen Campbell has been sued for breach of contract over his Alzheimer's disease documentary. Bosses at production house The Record Company filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (29Sep14), claiming the Rhinestone Cowboy's film, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, violates a previous agreement made in June 2011 to develop a project about the star with director James Keach.
In the documents, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, The Record Company executives state they were "excluded from participating in the documentary in every way despite its exclusive agreement with Campbell."
In addition, the 2011 deal also called for Keach, who produced Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line, to direct any project involving Campbell.
The Record Company bosses allege Campbell and his associates initially collaborated with them and Keach to develop a film about his life, but instead turned around and struck a deal with another company, subsequently cutting them out of the project.
An early draft of the contract was signed by the ailing singer on 7 June, 2011, just two weeks before he went public with his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.
Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper is reprising his role as Iron Man's father for a new TV series. Cooper portrayed Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, and now reports suggest he'll be part of the cast for Marvel's Agent Carter, in which he'll reteam with fellow Brit Hayley Atwell, who played Peggy Carter in the Captain America blockbuster, set in the 1940s.
Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D'Arcy and Shea Whigham have also signed on for the TV series.
The pilot movie for the brief series that began in November 1977, was later retitled "James at 16," and subsequently disappeared. James is introduced here as a smitten teenager who is separated from his girl when his family moves to Boston from Oregon and, heartsick in his new urban surroundings, runs away, meets an attractive hitchhiking art student on the road, and learns several valuable lessons about life. Kate Jackson won an Emmy Award nomination for her performance.