Tennis champion Martina Navratilova proposed to her long-term girlfriend on a big screen at the U.S. Open tournament on Saturday (06Sep14). The former world number one tennis player asked her girlfriend Julia Lemigova to marry her in front of a large crowd which had just finished watching Novak Djokovic's semi-final match.
The 57 year old appeared on the screen at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York and the Russian model said yes to rounds of cheers and applause.
Afterwards, Navratilova said, "I have been waiting for the right time to ask Julia to marry me... I thought this was the right place and the right time to pop the question and thankfully I got a 'yes'."
The couple has been dating for six years.
Friends stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow reunited for a sketch based on the hit sitcom for U.S. talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (27Aug14). The chat show host surprised viewers during an interview with Aniston when he unveiled a replica set of Monica's kitchen from the comedy, which ran for ten years until 2004.
Kimmel presented Aniston with a script and the pair read a fake scene between her character Rachel and Ross, played by Kimmel, about "making love". The audience then erupted with screams and cheers as Cox and Kudrow walked through the set door.
All four then took part in the sketch, reading from Kimmel's script as their respective characters and criticising his storyline before reciting lines from the show's theme song, I'll Be There For You by the Rembrandts.
The sketch marked the 20th anniversary of the comedy. A replica of the show's Central Perk cafe will be recreated in Manhattan to celebrate the milestone next month (Sept14).
Alongside a record degree of mediocrity, the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards also marked a few records in some of its top competitive categories. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston took home the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy last night: his fourth for the role of Walter White. With this latest achievement, Cranston has tied one Dennis Franz, who has held the record of four Best Dramatic Actor Emmys solo since 1999. The milestone begs us to look back through other Emmys records: Which stars have the most wins? The most nominations? And, perhaps tragically, the most nominations without a single win?
This bittersweet superlative goes to none other than Angela Lansbury, who never quite nabbed that trophy despite 12 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominations as Murder, She Wrote star Jessica Fletcher.
Not only does Lansbury claim ownership of the most nominations without a win, she also has the most nominations period in any acting category. Alan Alda, Ted Danson, and Kelsey Grammer have all earned 11 nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category (for M*A*S*H, Cheers, and Frasier respectively), and Mary Tyler Moore snagged 10 Lead Actress in a Comedy nominations for her eponymous sitcom. As for supporting categories, David Hyde Pierce has taken 11 nods for his work on Frasier, while Rhea Perlman and Loretta Swit have each earned 10 comedy nominations (Cheers and M*A*S*H).
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Chris Rock caught a foul ball at a New York Yankees game and showed off his generous side by handing the prized keepsake to a young boy in the stands. The comedian was at Yankee Stadium in New York City to watch the baseball team's match against the Houston Astros on Thursday (21Aug14).
He was lucky enough to have a rogue ball land right by his seat, and Rock was caught on camera holding it up in the air triumphantly. He was then seen handing the ball over to a young boy standing close by, prompting delighted cheers from the ecstatic kid.
The Yankees won the game 3-0.
Rocker Peter Frampton lost his cool at a concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday (03Aug14) when an unruly fan ignored his repeated requests not to film his performance on a cellphone. The Show Me the Way hitmaker turned his back in disgust at one point but when the front row fan kept taking shots and video of the guitarist, Frampton turned and asked for the fan's phone.
Online reports on social media differ with some suggesting the rocker hurled the phone into the rafters of the concert venue, while others claim he simply tossed the device backstage and continued with his set.
Onstage Magazine's Larry Philpot, who was at the show, writes, "You could see the absolute look of desperation and frustration on Peter’s face. I have never seen an artist so upset before... and the guy in the front row (was) unrelenting - apparently with no self control, considering he’s already flipped Peter off and turned around and called the rest of the audience a bunch of deadbeats."
Philpot adds, "Peter ends the song, walks over and with a huge smile on his face bends down and says, 'Hey, can I see that? Can I see the photos you've been taking?' The guy hands him his phone and Peter stands up, spins, and flings for the rafters! Yes! The phone went flying to the back of the stage and we all erupted in cheers! With years of experience playing guitar, we just knew he had a great arm!"
Frampton discussed the situation on his Facebook page, urging fans "still scratching your heads as to why I would relieve someone, in the front row, of their phone/camera" to read an accurate review about the incident.
He added, "Many thanks to the eyewitnesses who came forward to explain how annoying, 'Team Distraction' actually were. And not just to me but everyone arm round them."
"I went to bartender school right beforehand and I got good, I passed, and then I realised after meticulously making these drinks for the first month that they didn't give a damn about the drinks, they wanted the jokes, so from then on I washed shot glasses and cut limes." Ted Danson admits his years as a TV bar owner in Cheers have not made him a good cocktail creator.
Former Cheers star Kirstie Alley's namesake TV comedy has been axed after just one season. Bosses at U.S. network TV Land have cancelled the show, in which Alley played a spoiled Broadway diva reconnecting with the son she gave up for adoption. Kirstie also featured Rhea Perlman and Seinfeld's Michael Richards.This is Alley's second TV comeback to be axed after one season - her 2005 sitcom Fat Actress was cancelled after just seven episodes.
Filmmaker Peter Jackson mingled with fans undetected at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Saturday (26Jul14) by dressing up as an evil jester. The Lord of the Rings director, who was there to attend a panel discussion on his The Hobbit film franchise, decided to don a black and white costume with matching face mask so he could enjoy the festivities at the annual bash without being hounded by devotees, and it wasn't until later that night that he went public with his disguise.
He shared a series of photos of himself undercover, posing with other attendees at the event on his Facebook.com page and included one shot of himself pulling off his face mask to reveal his real identity.
In the accompanying caption, he wrote, "I had a fun day at Comic Con walking among you all. Did anyone see the Evil Jester? Some of you did because you asked him to pose for pics! Cheers, Peter J".
Jackson isn't the only celebrity to dress up for the 2014 Comic-Con event - Daniel Radcliffe donned a Spider-Man costume to roam around the pop culture convention, while Jack Black also tried to go undercover on Thursday (24Jul14) by wearing a suit and covering his face in a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet - only for him to be recognised by his voice.