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Shia Labeouf has invited fans to run with him around a museum in Holland as part of a one-off performance art piece on Thursday (25Sep14).
The Transformers star has been posting maps of his jogging routes on Twitter.com throughout September (14) and the daily updates eventually spelt out the word '#METAMARATHON'. On Monday (21Sep14), he posted an image of himself running and added, "#METAMARATHON at the @Stedelijk Amsterdam 09.25.14."
LaBeouf will run around the perimeter of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the Netherlands and visitors are invited to join him. The performance will begin at 2 pm local time, but it is unclear how long he will run for. The actor is teaming up with artists Nastja Sade Ronkko and Luke Turner, who previously worked on his #IAmSorry installation in Los Angeles earlier this year (14).
Visitors could sit opposite LaBeouf at a table while he wore a paper bag emblazoned with the words 'I am not famous anymore' over his head. He first wore the strange headgear on the red carpet at Berlin International Film Festival in Germany in February (14).
Jake Gyllenhaal is hoping to make a cool $1 million (£625,000) on his old home in the Hollywood Hills.
The Jarhead star bought the gated compound in 2005 for $2.5 million (£1.6 million) and now it's on the market for $3.5 million (£2.2 million). The 65-year-old, three-bedroom home comes with a celebrity pedigree - the pad's former owner was Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea, according to property website Trulia.com.
Famed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has bowed out as a lifelong honorary director of the Opera of Rome. The music maestro has decided to end his six-year tenure at the city orchestra and has pulled out of plans to lead upcoming productions of Aida and The Marriage of Figaro at the venue.
In a letter sent to the theatre's general director, Carlo Fuortes, Muti cites company turmoil, including strikes and financial problems, for his exit.
It reads in part: "Sadly, despite all my efforts to contribute to your cause, the current situation does not guarantee the serenity I need to ensure the productions are a success."
The news comes just weeks after another revered conductor, Austrian Franz Welser-Moest, quit his role as music director of the Vienna State Opera.
Country couple Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill are set to be honoured for their philanthropy work in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. The stars have been unveiled as the 2014 recipients of the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award in recognition of their efforts to promote music in the country music mecca's local community.
They will be feted at the 30th annual celebration of the Symphone Ball in December (14), when they will take part in a special performance with the city orchestra.
Alan Valentine, Nashville Symphony president and CEO, says, "Through the years, the Harmony Award has recognised many in Nashville for their contributions to our city's unique culture, and both Faith and Tim have more than earned their place alongside the names of all the past recipients."
Previous honourees include Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.
Whoopi Goldberg is set to dress up and spook the crowds at the 2014 Village Halloween Parade in New York City. The Ghost star will serve as the event's Grand Marshall and ride one of the floats along the streets of Manhattan's Greenwich Village. The theme for this year's parade is The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Pop star Aaron Carter is "regulating" his lifestyle and watching what he eats and smokes so he can complete his current marathon 80-date tour without having to cancel one show. The I Want Candy singer, who embarked on his latest comeback tour last week (ends19Sep14), has his stint on off-Broadway show The Fantasticks to thank for his new-found work ethic, revealing he had to quit smoking cigarettes to avoid getting fired, and discovered that sick days are really frowned upon in the theatre world.
The 26 year old tells WENN, "When I was doing off-Broadway in New York City, I was contractually obligated to do eight shows a week... At that time The Fantasticks was the only thing that I had going on, so I didn't wanna screw it up. I wanted to show people that I could do the eight shows a week. Yes I did get sick, and when I did I went to an ear nose and throat specialist and got through it and carried on.
"I was a cigarette smoker before I started The Fantasticks and I quit cold turkey and I haven't had a cigarette in over three years. My musical director comes up to me and says, 'I gotta talk to you... You sound OK, but you look terrible when you're singing; all your veins are popping out of your neck. What are you doing in your personal life?' I said, 'I'm a cigarette smoker, I smoke a pack and a half of cigarettes a day', and he was like, 'Well, you're gonna quit that now or I'm gonna fire you tomorrow'.
"If I did miss a show my actors would get really upset and they would make fun of me and pick at me and almost tease me about it, and I'm happy they did because I didn't wanna hear that s**t anymore..."
As a result, he can promise fans that he won't be missing any shows as he tours through North America this autumn, adding, "I'm gonna push through it; I'm gonna take care of myself... I have to regulate my lifestyle. I've made some modifications. The new music that I'm doing, the songs are difficult songs and they're technically hard to sing... I have to rest every night, I have to hydrate myself and eat good food and not drink caffeine.
"I don't really drink... I've never really liked alcohol, which really screws up your voice, and I've done so much training. I'm a 26-year-old man now and I wake my butt up in the morning and do what I gotta do... If I wanna be like Rocky, I've gotta train like Rocky. Right now, it's like that underdog situation and I've been handed this opportunity by (Rocky character) Apollo Creed to embark on this amazing journey and make something of it and that's exactly what I'm gonna go. Failure is not an option."
And Carter insists his former Xanax addiction, which landed him in the Betty Ford Clinic, is not going to be an issue - because his sister Leslie's overdose death in 2012 is a constant reminder of how prescription pills can rob you of life.
He adds, "I am clean and sober. I am a (marijuana) smoker and I drink occasionally, but my sister passed away from a drug overdose in my father's bed - from Xanax; we were being prescribed Xanax from the same rock doc (doctor) in California, so it's just like, that is always a reminder. This tour means so much to me that I can deal with the anxiety. I've grown so much since I got of rehab... The Xanax was ruining my life."
Forest Whitaker and Jon Voight were among the stars who turned out to help Italian actress Sophia Loren mark her 80th birthday at an exhibition in Mexico celebrating her life and career. The Oscar winner is the focus of a show at the Museo Soumaya, a private museum in Mexico City, and her Hollywood friends turned out for a red carpet gala there on Saturday (20Sep14), the day she reached the milestone.
Whitaker and Voight were among the guests at the glittering event, along with U.S. TV host Larry King and actor Andy Garcia, according to the New York Daily News.
The exhibit, titled Sophia Loren: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, features Loren's belongings and awards including her Oscar statuette, and it officially opens to the public on Monday (22Sep14).
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Olivia Wilde co-hosted an indoor charity cycle event in New York City on Friday (19Sep14).
The Tron: Legacy actress teamed up with her colleague Barbara Burchfield, the co-founder of Wilde's Conscious Commerce charity website, to launch the fundraiser at the Soulcycle indoor exercise studio in Manhattan.
The event was in aid of The Global Citizen Movement, which aims to end poverty worldwide by 2030, and all proceeds were pledged to Global Citizen's charity partner, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Conscious Commerce is Wilde and Burchfield's fundraising website which they call an "experiment in living (and shopping) with a conscience".
New York City residents have been issued a warning as the cast and crew of police drama Blue Bloods prepare to film a shocking suicide scene in a public park. Filming is due to kick off on Tuesday morning (23Sep14) in Teardrop Park, a popular Manhattan play area for parents with young children, and city officials have sent an email to locals to inform them about the grisly shoot.
The note from Battery Park City Authority, obtained by the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, reads, "To prevent any cause for alarm, we wanted to inform you, in advance, that the scene involves a simulated suicide. This scene... will have both a harnessed actress as well as a dummy."
Blue Bloods stars Bridget Moynahan, Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg.
Former boxer Mike Tyson rushed to help an injured road crash victim after he witnessed the incident near Las Vegas. Ryan Chesley fell off his motorcycle after narrowly avoiding a collision with a taxi while travelling at high speed on the freeway towards Sin City last week (ends21Sep14).
Chesley tells TMZ.com that Tyson saw the accident and got out of his car to stop traffic as he lay on the road. The former sports star also kept him calm until paramedics arrived on the scene.
Chesley suffered broken bones, torn ligaments and nerve damage and will require shoulder surgery. He tells the website that he plans to send a thank you note and fruit basket to the sports icon for his help.
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An "underground" newspaper and its publisher/editor sturggle to survive in the face of financial disaster. The editor is a driven man whose whole life has been a series of failures. When he does finally succeed in building a huge media empire, he finds it is "lonely at the top."