Troubled rocker Scott Stapp's wife called cops and begged them to detain the star after he launched into a tirade and threatened to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama. In audio footage obtained by editors at TMZ.com, Jaclyn Stapp and her sister are heard pleading with an emergency operator to help them as Scott is cruising on his bike topless and claiming to be a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer who had been ordered to kill Obama.
During the 40-minute exchange, Jaclyn tells the 911 dispatcher that Scott had printed out what he believed to be 400-600 pages of CIA documents.
The women are heard pleading with the operator to send officers so that Scott can hit "his rock bottom".
One of the women is heard saying, "I need to please speak with a sheriff that can help me with a family member (who is) very, very ill. They just got out of a mental facility last week in Tallahassee and now I don't know what to do, they're in some danger now. He's off of the drugs but he's going crazy now. He's not wearing a shirt, he's got long hair... He is very, very ill. I called the doctor and the psychiatrist at the treatment centre, they said call the police immediately.
"He thinks he's part of the CIA. He thinks they're trying to kill him and he has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that he's a CIA agent and he must first assassinate Obama... He's schizophrenic, he has a history of this. He's always suffered with the paranoia schizophrenia, then he self medicates and he's been in eight rehabs. We know he's ill... We love him and we wanna see him get better, I just need law enforcement's help because that's the only way he's gonna stop, when he hits his rock bottom."
After police arrived at the scene, Scott reportedly made his own 911 call and told officers his wife had stolen his truck which was why he was on his bike.
He also told officers she had stolen $6 million (£3.8 million) before the cops ruled that he could not be placed on a mental health hold as he did not show enough signs of instability.
Last month (Nov14), Jaclyn filed legal papers asking authorities to have the singer placed on a psychiatric hold and Scott was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility on 13 November (14) for 72 hours after he was found wandering at the side of a road in Florida, but was subsequently released.
A fairground ride based on TV series Doctor Who could become a possibility after officials at BBC Worldwide set up a partnership with bosses of a proposed theme park in Kent, England. A number of BBC shows will be the basis for attractions, and the park, named London Paramount Entertainment Resort, will also featured rides based on movies produced by Paramount Studios. It is set to open in 2020.
"There's a lot of work to be done, and I'm just at the beginning of it all, so I'm not going to talk much about it. But I mean it's a thrilling gig to get, and I just can't wait. I'm very excited." Benedict Cumberbatch on officially landing the role of Doctor Strange in Marvel's upcoming blockbuster.
Benedict Cumberbatch has finally closed a deal to star in Marvel's upcoming screen adaptation of Doctor Strange. After weeks of speculation, the Sherlock star, who emerged as the favourite to play the Sorcerer Supreme, has been confirmed as the star of the new blockbuster.
Producer Kevin Feige announced the news in a statement which reads: "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity. In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character."
The film - about a former neurosurgeon who discovers a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions - will be directed by The Exorcism of Emily Rose filmmaker Scott Derrickson. It is slated for a November, 2016 release.
Benedict Cumberbatch was horrified to learn the code breaker he portrays in new movie The Imitation Game was forced to have oestrogen injections as punishment for his homosexuality. The Sherlock star met with one of the late Alan Turing's former colleagues while preparing to play the World War Two hero, and admits he was stunned to learn how the British government treated the man who was largely responsible for the Allied Forces' win over the Nazis after discovering his secret sexuality.
Cumberbatch tells The Hollywood Reporter, "At the end of his life, he was given this sentence after being prosecuted for being gay in the '50s in England, and he was given the choice between two years' imprisonment or two years' chemical castration through sanctioned oestrogen injections. And he chose the latter in order to carry on his work."
The actor also discovered Turning's injections did not end after two years, adding, "I spoke to a colleague of his, who said the doctor gave him the opportunity to implant a slow-release device in his hip that was supposed to stop dosing him after two years, and well past the two-year sentence, Alan said, 'It's still dosing me'. That's not really cricket (just), is it?"
Actress Kathleen Turner has lost the use of her toes due to rheumatoid arthritis. The Romancing the Stone star was diagnosed with the crippling condition in the 1990s after visiting her doctor with badly swollen feet.
She takes medication to control the illness but has now revealed the inflammatory disorder has robbed her of the use of almost all her toes.
Turner tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I'm a master of balance. My yoga teacher can't believe it. I have no toes. On my right foot only the big toe works. On the other the joints don't work, they're just kind of floppy. Gross isn't it?"
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has thrown his support behind a cancer charity's campaign to build a respite home for families hit by the illness. The Scottish actor became involved with It's Good 2 Give after the charity helped a 16-year-old girl, whom Capaldi has met and supported through her battle with a rare form of cancer.
He is backing the group's latest campaign, which aims to build a luxury residential home in Callander, Scotland that families of cancer sufferers can use when they need a break.
In a statement, the star says, "I was introduced to It's Good 2 Give after the charity had helped a family I know. I was hugely impressed by their approach and ambition. By spreading the word I hope to help them raise the funds they need. It really is Good 2 Give; please help them by giving what you can."
It's Good 2 Give's founder, Lynne McNicoll, adds, "You can't imagine how excited we are to have the support of Peter. We are at a critical stage in our fundraising and desperately need to reach out to people who are keen to support everyday families who are battling with the emotional and physical challenges of caring for a child who is seriously ill."
Rod Stewart's wife has dismissed reports suggesting she is pregnant with the rocker's ninth child. Penny Lancaster insists a recent red carpet moment of Rod placing a caring hand on his wife's stomach was blown out of proportion - and even producer pal Quincy Jones was fooled into thinking the 43-year-old photographer-turned-TV personality was with child.
Lancaster, who has two kids with Stewart, tells Britain's The Telegraph, "I'm not pregnant. I don't know what happened there... Rod put his hand on my tummy and just at that moment Quincy Jones came up the red carpet behind us and said, 'Are you pregnant again?'
"I think Rod did it because I've been on this no-carb (carbohydrate) diet for two months and have lost 10 pounds."
And she insists there will be no more Stewart kids while she's married to the 69 year old, adding, "Rod loves kids, but we're definitely done.
"(Youngest son) Aiden took two years to conceive and that gruelling IVF three times over really took it out of me. I'm not even on the (birth control) pill any more because it's never going to happen.
"When we did that last IVF there were three possible candidates, and the doctor told us that to up the odds he could put them all in - but that could mean triplets. I looked at Rod and he said, 'Put them all in'. Luckily little Aiden came through. But I don't think I'm being irresponsible not being on the pill any more. After all, I'm of a certain age."
British funnyman Roy 'Chubby' Brown is slimming down after doctors warned him to lose weight for the sake of his health. The man-mountain comic has shed three stone (19 kilograms) after embarking on a strict exercise regime, and jokes he has to adjust his breathing to maintain his trademark stomach during his live shows.
He tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "My doctor makes me walk in the pool at the gym every day. I'm down to 19 stone now. I don't wear a fat suit, I just breathe out through the show."
Scottish singer Susan Boyle has met her first ever boyfriend at the age of 53.
The "I Dreamed A Dream" hitmaker, who once admitted she had never been kissed, met an American doctor when they stayed in the same hotel during her sell-out U.S tour.
She revealed the mystery man from Connecticut approached her and they later went out for a romantic dinner.
Boyle said her suitor is "the perfect gentleman" but she is not giving away too many details as the relationship is in its early days.
She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "It's very early days so we'll see what happens. I hope he comes over. I don't want to say any more about who he is right now as that would be unfair on him. All I'll say is we are around the same age and he was a very nice guy."
Dramatizations of people confronted with mentally disturbing situations as seen through the eyes of a general practitioner who makes house calls. The performers listed are a sampling of those who have appeared on the series. Also known by its syndicated title, "The Visitor."