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".
Hip-hop stars Common and Questlove and actors Jon Hamm and Kerry Washington have joined U.S. President Barack Obama in a new public service announcement calling for an end to sexual violence on college campuses. Music producer Randy Jackson, actresses Rose Byrne, Connie Britton and Mayim Bialik and Vice President Joe Biden also feature in White House officials' It's On Us campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the rising number of student sexual assaults across the U.S..
Mad Men star Hamm opens the ad by saying, "It's on us to stop sexual assault", while Washington continues, "To get in the way before it happens."
The celebrities go on to urge young men to protect female friends by making sure they get home safely.
The PSA was unveiled on Friday (19Sep14) and Obama underlined the importance of rallying support for the campaign by stating, "Our society still does not sufficiently value women. We still don't condemn sexual assault as loudly as we should.
"Unless women are allowed to reach their full potential, America cannot reach its full potential. So we've got to change. It is on all of us to reject the quiet tolerance of sexual assault and to refuse to accept what's unacceptable.
"Our nation's success depends on how we value and defend the rights of women and girls."
Italian actress Sophia Loren is spending the days leading up to her 80th birthday promoting an art gallery in Mexico celebrating her career. The Oscar winner's most prized possessions including a wardrobe, awards, and books, are on display in an exhibit called Sophia Loren: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City.
Loren was on hand to open the gallery on Thursday (18Sep14), and was humbled by the extensive collection, which celebrates her entire career in show business.
She told the crowd at the news conference, "This is not a celebration of the past but the prologue of a beautiful life that has given me a lot... I'm very moved by this, it's a beautiful exhibit."
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, owner of the Soumaya, approached Loren with the idea for the exhibit two years ago, and now fans can view treasures from her personal and professional life, including original screenplays from her films, portraits of the actress, as well as her Best Actress Academy Award for Italian war drama Two Women.
As she unveiled the golden statue, Loren recalled the moment she received the coveted trophy, and said, "One feels out of this world, it's like falling in love."
A red carpet gala will be held at the museum on Saturday (20Sep14) on Loren's 80th birthday, and the exhibit will officially open to the public on 22 September (14).
Singer Jason Isbell was the toast of the Americana Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (17Sep14), walking away with a trio of top prizes. Isbell took home the honours for Song of the Year for Cover Me Up, Album of the Year for Southeastern and Artist of the Year.
The Milk Carton Kids were named Duo or Group of the Year, while Sturgill Simpson was unveiled as Emerging Artist of the Year and Buddy Miller earned the Instrumentalist of the Year title.
Meanwhile, lifetime achievement accolades were presented to Loretta Lynn (Songwriting), Flaco Jimenez (Instrumentalist) and Taj Mahal (Performance), the President's Award went to Jimmie Rodgers and Jackson Browne received the Spirit of Americana Award, Free Speech in Music honour.
The ceremony also featured a surprise performance from former couple Robert Plant and Patty Griffin, who reunited for a rendition of their 2013 collaboration Ohio. The pair split last year (13).
Veteran pop stars Spandau Ballet have accepted a top industry award to honour the iconic London music venue where they first found fame. The True hitmakers played their early gigs as Spandau Ballet at the famous Blitz Club and became regular fixtures at the venue in the early 1980s.
Organisers of the PRS for Music Heritage Award have placed a commemorative plaque at the former site of the venue in London's Covent Garden, and the memorial was unveiled by the stars of Spandau Ballet on Wednesday (10Sep14).
Speaking at the ceremony, guitarist Gary Kemp says, "We are honoured to have received this award from PRS for Music. The Blitz was an incredible melting pot of music, fashion and creativity.
"It's not just Spandau Ballet that owe our career to that place at that moment in time. Musical icons such as Chris Blackwell and David Bowie all came to The Blitz to check out what was going on, the place was that important."
PRS chairman Guy Fletcher adds, "It is an honour to present Spandau Ballet with the PRS for Music Heritage Award today, at what was truly their birthplace. The Blitz Club was the beating heart of the New Romantics movement that propelled some of British music's most successful artists to stardom."
Justin Timberlake and his good friend, TV host Jimmy Fallon, have loaned their singing voices to a new commercial showing off Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Timberlake and Fallon provide the musical score by humming Also Sprach Zarathustra. The tech giant unveiled the highly-anticipated products on Tuesday (09Sep14).
British actor James Corden's return to the Broadway stage has been postponed due to casting issues. The Begin Again star was set to return to the Great White Way in the spring (15) in the farcical Stephen Sondheim musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, but producers have put the project on hold.
A statement released by production spokesman Chris Boneau reads: "Despite the total commitment from Stephen Sondheim, our director, Alex Timbers, and our entire creative team, the producers all agreed that time was beginning to run out to cast and produce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum this spring in the way we wanted.
"While we are disappointed, we have decided to postpone the production this season."
Meanwhile, Corden, 36, was officially unveiled as successor to the current The Late Late Show host, Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson, on Monday (08Sep14). Ferguson will depart the talk show, which airs directly after The Late Show With David Letterman, in December (14).
Corden's Broadway debut in One Man, Two Guvnors earned him the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
The Tony-winning A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum originally opened on Broadway in 1962, and was revived in 1972 and 1996, when Nathan Lane took on the leading role.
The Flaming Lips have unveiled the tracks, guests and release date for their new Beatles tribute album. Wayne Coyne and his bandmates have been working on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band revamp for the best part of a year and now they're ready to release the album, With a Little Help From My Fwends, on 28 October (14).
The tribute album will feature the group and famous friends including Miley Cyrus, Moby, Grace Potter and My Morning Jacket.
Highlights include Miley's rendition of the psychedelic Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds with the band and Moby and Grace Potter's version of Good Morning Good Morning with Zorch and Treasure Mammal.
All artists' royalties related to the project will be donated to the Bella Foundation, which assists low-income pet owners in Oklahoma City.
A statue of late Irish funnyman Spike Milligan has been unveiled in north London. Milligan, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 83, found fame on the influential The Goon Show radio broadcasts in the 1950s and went on to become one of Britain's best-loved entertainers.
British trio London Grammar have just scored a massive career boost after their Hey Now hit was chosen as the soundtrack for Charlize Theron's new international J'adore Dior TV campaign. A day after the group picked up two trophies at the AIM Awards in London, their song has been unveiled as the new Dior tune.
The new global ad features Theron bathed in gold as she moves through the Galerie des Glaces at Versailles, France.