Former The Hills star Holly Montag has tied the knot. The former reality TV regular exchanged vows with fiance Richie Wilson on Saturday (13Sep14) in her hometown of Crested Butte, Colorado.
Montag tells People magazine that she "married the love of my life" and the ceremony was "magical and intimate."
Montag's sister, Heidi Pratt, took to Twitter.com on Sunday (14Sep14) to congratulate her sibling, and wrote, "Yesterday was the most beautiful wedding I could imagine! Wishing you all the blessings and joy! Love you!"
Montag announced her engagement to Wilson last October (13), a day after her The Hills co-star, Lauren Conrad revealed her own engagement to lawyer boyfriend William Tell.
Ironically, Conrad and Tell also wed on Saturday in Santa Ynez, California. The happy couple was surrounded by family and close friends, including Laguna Beach and The Hills co-star Lo Bosworth, who served as a bridesmaid.
Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson has blasted movie industry executives for failing to recognise her career achievements, insisting she is constantly treated like a "D-list" celebrity. The Hustle & Flow star, who scored an Academy Award nomination in 2009 for her role alongside Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, claims she still struggles to stand out from other black actresses despite winning critical acclaim for her past work, including her part in the Emmy Award-nominated TV movie Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story in 2011.
She tells Ebony magazine, "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list. I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved."
But Henson refuses to let the slight get her down.
She adds, "When people tell me 'no', I get hyped. Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow."
Latin singer J. Balvin and actors Erik Hayser and Juan Diego Covarrubias have been named among People En Espanol's top 10 sexiest men of 2014. Musicians Luis Coronel and Maluma, actor/singer Lenny De La Rosa, and TV personalities Danilo Carrera, Guad Venegas and William Valdes also made the cut, but the coveted title for Sexiest Man of the Year went to new Real Madrid soccer ace James Rodriguez, who helped Colombia reach the World Cup quarter finals this summer (14).
Gushing about her husband to the magazine, Rodriguez's wife Daniela Ospina says, "(He's) a very attractive man. But what I most like is the way he is, his personality. It's what I really love."
Actress Jessica Alba has opened up about her past struggles with insecurity, revealing it wasn't until she became a mum that she finally felt confident about herself. The 33-year-old Sin City beauty seemingly exudes confidence on the big screen, magazine covers and red carpet events, but growing up, Alba admits she constantly felt like she wasn't good enough.
In an interview on U.S. TV personality Meredith Vieira's talk show on Wednesday (10Sep14), Alba confessed her feelings of inadequacy growing up, and said, "My teens and my 20s were particularly (hard). I wasn't sure of myself. I was always insecure. I always felt like I need to apologise for myself. I was such a people pleaser.
"I was always insecure because I never went to college. I always felt like I wasn't smart enough."
Now Alba has managed to find her confidence, largely due to her two young daughters and growing business empire, The Honest Company.
She added, "After I became 30 and a mum of two, I sort of came into myself as a woman. And now I have a company and I feel better now. Especially after 30. Although I'm a little sad I won't ever be in my 20s again."
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has criticised U.S. President Barack Obama for insulting her rapper husband Kanye West, insisting the American leader should not comment on pop culture. West was furious after Obama branded him a "jacka**" for interrupting Taylor Swift's speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, and the hip-hop star was slighted again last year (13) when the president accused the couple of encouraging youngsters to become obsessed with wealth and fame.
Kardashian has now urged Obama to keep his thoughts on popular culture to himself, telling Britain's GQ magazine, "I don't think it's very appropriate for the president of the United States to be commenting on pop culture... I mean, calling people 'jacka**'?... I guess everyone is entitled to their own opinion - even him. I was just like, 'Why is he even commenting on this?'"
Obama made the "jacka**" remark to an aide as he prepared for an interview but it was unwittingly caught on camera and later released.
Tom Hanks has joined the legions of celebrities paying tribute to Robin Williams by writing an essay for the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine. As part of a 10-page special, the Forrest Gump star recalls hanging out with his fellow Oscar winner after they became friends at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles while filming break-out TV comedies Bosom Buddies and Mork & Mindy.
Hanks writes, "When you got to know Robin, he was a blast... He'd howl as your kids imitated a Star Wars Tauntaun and riff along with your wife. He was a thoughtful, kind man that made conversation so very easy, no work at all, a great hang.
"His eyes, when not crunched in laughter, showed the wear and tear of our generation and our profession, the wrestled demons, the rough miles on the odometer. He had wisdom born of all the burns and scars of his life, and he was funny about it.
"If we ever forget how people make us feel, we'll remember Robin forever."
Williams committed suicide at his home in Marin County, California earlier this month (Aug14).
Actor Peter Capaldi has revealed the gold ring his new Doctor Who wears is not just for show - it's full of symbolism and history. The Local Hero star came up with the idea of reintroducing jewellery to the Time Lord while visiting the set of Doctor Who origins movie An Adventure in Space and Time, where he met the original sci-fi icon William Hartnell's granddaughter.
She brought along a box full of her grandfather's Who trinkets and the ring he wore on the show caught Capaldi's eye.
He tells TV Guide magazine, "She opened this little box of props from the original series. She showed me this fabulous ring. Later, I had a band made with a stone in it (like Hartnell's). The stone was sent to me by a jeweller whose son wrote this little story that went with it, which was amazingly affecting.
"He said the stone represented and reminded the Doctor of all the the people he's lost in his long life. But it wasn't a sad thing. It was to remember how joyful times could be."
Actress Allison Williams has dedicated a Peter Pan flying lesson she posted as a video on Instagram.com to Robin Williams, who previously played the boy who never grew up in Hook.
The Girls star has been cast as Pan in a new TV event, which will air live in America in December (14), and as she started rehearsals this week (beg11Aug14), she had tragic Williams, who passed away on Monday, on her mind.
Posting the video footage of her acrobatics, the 26 year old writes, "First day of flying lessons for Pan. Thinking about and missing a hero of mine who once did this and left big shoes to fill."
Meanwhile, Williams' Hook director, Steven Spielberg, has added his tribute to the outpouring of star messages, telling People magazine, "Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius, and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him."
And his Hook co-star, Dante Basco, has remembered the tragic comedian in a touching blog post. The actor, who portrayed punk-haired Rufio, the leader of The Lost Boys, in the 1991 movie, reveals he had looked up to Williams since watching 1989 drama Dead Poets Society and was grateful to have worked with his idol.
He writes, "I was fortunate to spend private times, many mornings in the makeup chair, (which with my tri-hawk hair took hours), just talking about poetry... And soft spoken and introspectively we would discuss (poets) Walt Whitman and Charles Bukowski."
Singer Marianne Faithfull blames the promiscuous attitudes of youngsters during the Swinging Sixties for the child sex abuse scandal engulfing a tide of veteran stars in the U.K. The As Tears Go By hitmaker became an icon of culture-shifting 1960s Britain due to her relationship with Sir Mick Jagger, but she now admits the easy-going attitudes of the era might have had sinister consequences.
Several well known public figures from the time - including singer/artist Rolf Harris and PR guru Max Clifford - have been jailed this year (14) for sex assaults on girls and young women dating back to the '60s, with a number of other household names still under investigation.
The scandal snowballed after veteran DJ and TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile was unmasked as a serial paedophile following his death in 2011, amid allegations he abused hundreds of children and even had sex with dead bodies in a hospital morgue.
Now Faithfull has revealed she fears the carefree attitudes of '60s Britain are to blame for the outrage.
She tells The Sunday Times Magazine, "I was talking to (a friend) about Jimmy Savile. I said, 'Do you think it's our fault in some way? Was it the Sixties?' You know what I think? I think that these older guys like Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris and the PR man (Clifford), they were really suffering from enormous envy of us: our beauty, our freedom, our lack of shame. Of course we weren't f**king children, or people in morgues. But I think all those people saw us and thought, 'Goddammit' and somehow went mad.
"I didn't know Jimmy Savile at all but I just knew enough to know that I didn't want to be anywhere near him."
Pop star Laura Mvula has joined a campaign to boost creativity among British schoolchildren after accusing TV talent shows of narrowing kids' ambitions. The Scottish singer is adamant most youngsters in the U.K. now see appearing on a reality show such as The X Factor or Britain's Got Talent as their number one aim.
The former teacher is determined to help children broaden their horizons in music so she has signed up as an ambassador of the BBC's Ten Pieces project, which challenges kids to create their own art from a classical composition.
Mvula tells Stella magazine, "When I was teaching, if I asked the kids about their ambitions, 70 or 80 per cent would say Britain's Got Talent or X Factor. I have nothing against the shows, but when kids think they have only one option it upsets me.
"Children have all sorts of creative abilities that are nothing to do with singing into a microphone. There's so much scope in music. But it's all about pushing people on to platforms at lightning speed."
Other musicians to back the project include former Catatonia rocker Cerys Matthews and pianist Julian Joseph.