Actor Donald Faison's wife Cacee Cobb is expecting their second child. The former Scrubs star and Jessica Simpson's best friend are already parents to 14-month-old son Rocco, and on Tuesday (21Oct14), Cobb used her adorable son to share the exciting baby news with her followers.
She posted a photo of Rocco on Instagram.com, and photoshopped the words "I'm a big brother!!" on top of his shirt, and added a bow tie and balloons in his hand.
The new addition will be Faison's sixth child - he has four kids from prior relationships.
The couple wed in December (13) at the home of Faison’s best pal and Scrubs co-star Zach Braff.
Argentina's U.K. ambassador has submitted a formal complaint to BBC bosses, accusing the host of British motoring show Top Gear of insulting his countrymen during a controversial shoot in South America earlier this month (Oct14). Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow car enthusiasts had to cut their visit to Argentina short when they were targeted by protesters over the use of a 'H982 FKL' Porsche licence plate, which appeared to reference the Falklands conflict between British and Argentine forces in 1982.
Clarkson recently opened up about the incident in a detailed newspaper article, claiming the cast and crew feared their lives were in danger as they were chased and stoned by a furious mob, but ambassador Alicia Castro took issue with the presenter's account and accused him of exaggerating his tale and depicting her fellow countrymen and women as "savages".
Castro has now filed an official complaint with the BBC and demanded a formal apology after providing network boss Danny Cohen with letters from British citizens, lawmakers and celebrities who have also condemned Clarkson's behaviour.
BBC representatives are currently investigating the complaint.
Fashion mogul Oscar De La Renta has died, aged 82. The acclaimed Dominican designer passed away on Monday (20Oct14) at his home in Kent, Connecticut, his wife Annette de la Renta has confirmed.
She did not divulge the exact cause of her husband's death, but de la Renta had been intermittently battling cancer since his initial diagnosis in 2006.
A handwritten statement signed by two of his company's executives, son-in-law Alex Bolen and stepdaughter Eliza Bolen, reads: "While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much us. Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company.
"All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar's example we know the way forward. We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much."
De la Renta was born into high society in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1932. At the age of 18, he moved to Madrid, Spain to study painting in at the Academy of San Fernando. There he developed his love for sketching fashion designs, and it led to a coveted apprenticeship with top Spanish couturier Cristobal Belenciaga, and assistant jobs at French fashion houses Lanvin and Balmain in Paris.
In 1963, he moved to New York City to work for designer Jane Derby at Arden, and two years later (1965), he launched his own ready-to-wear label at the age of 33.
His feminine and flowing gowns caught the eye of former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who made de la Renta her go-to designer for many years.
Other first ladies including Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton were also big fans. Earlier this year (14) Laura Bush, feted de la Renta at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas in a retrospective titled Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, which featured more than 60 of his impeccable gowns.
His designs were beloved and worn by A-list fashionistas, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Chastain, Kerry Washington and countless others.
Most recently, he collaborated with George Clooney's now-wife Amal on her wedding gown for her September (14) nuptials in Italy.
The British lawyer told Vogue last month, "George and I wanted a wedding that was romantic and elegant, and I can't imagine anyone more able than Oscar to capture this mood in a dress. Meeting him made the design process all the more magical, as he is so warm and such a gentleman."
Over his 50 year career, de la Renta was honoured with numerous awards, including two Council of Fashion Designers Designer of the Year Awards, a CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award, two Coty American Fashion Critics' Awards, the Gold Medal Award from the King and Queen of Spain, the Legion d'honneur as a Commande from France, and the order al Merito de Juan Pablo Duarte and the order of Cristobol Colon from his native Dominican Republic.
De la Renta was married to French Vogue editor Francois Langlade for 16 years until her death in 1983. He is survived by his second wife, Annette, three stepchildren, and his adopted son Moises.
The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal become so immersed in his character for war movie Fury that he had difficulty shedding the role once filming had finished. The actor stars as a member of a World War II tank crew in the movie and Bernthal was so committed to keeping his character throughout the eight-month shoot that he did not let himself relax, have fun or use technology during downtime.
Once filming was completed, Bernthal had trouble getting himself out of the dark mental state he had been in for such a long period of time and it gave him an insight into how military personnel must struggle returning to normal life after war.
He tells WENN, "At the end of the day, we put on make-up and we say lines. We operate under this umbrella of safety. There's not real bullets being shot at us... but it's our job to make this a dark and dangerous a set as possible and to be in the mindset that's (as) dark and dangerous as possible. This isn't the kind of movie that you wrap (for the day) and go get a beer, you go have a nice night on the town, get Chinese food, you literally just wrap and you fight, you work out and you sleep. You try to stay in it and any outside influence - you know, computers, phones or anything like that - they were the enemy.
"I think that when you're trying to make your world as dark as possible for eight months straight... going home after that is tough. And what I walked away with from that is absolute reverence and respect for guys who have real battle ringing between their ears, you know? They're going home. It had a big effect on me, and I'm (just) a monkey who wears make-up."
Fury closed the London Film Festival on Sunday (19Oct14) and stormed to the top of the U.S. box office over the weekend (17-19Oct14).
Kevin Bacon has returned to his Footloose roots to dance in a video for a new social media campaign aimed at Ebola awareness.
The actor has shared a video of himself dancing to Deniece Williams' hit single "Let's Hear It for the Boys", which featured in his 1984 musical movie, in support of the #ShakeOffEbola drive. He was nominated for the challenge by his X-Men: First Class co-star, Edi Gathegi, and his The Following castmate Sam Underwood. In the video, which was posted on the social media, Bacon says, "So my buddy Edi Gathegi called me out for the Shake Off Ebola dance challenge and I made a donation but I'll do a little dance anyway just for the hell of it and I'm calling out Sam Underwood from The Following because I know you got the moves and I'm sorry you missed the dance party."
Underwood took on the challenge and performed a professional-looking tap routine with four female backing dancers. The drive is part of the End Ebola Now campaign, which is working to stop the spread of the deadly disease following more than 4,000 deaths in West Africa since the outbreak began earlier this year (14). A statement posted on the End Ebola Now website reads, "In efforts to support the amazing organisations on the ground in Sierra Leone who are battling the Ebola outbreak, the End Ebola Now team presents our new challenge campaign, #ShakeEbolaOff. Step up to the challenge to raise funds and awareness for Emergency USA, an organisation that provides top-of-the-line free health care to war-torn and poverty-stricken areas around the world." The craze comes in the wake of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which involved pouring icy water over the participant's head. The scheme raised $98 million (£61 million) for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association in just one month.
Benedict Cumberbatch's new code-breaking drama The Imitation Game has been given an early Oscars boost after winning a top honour at the Hamptons Film Festival in New York. The film, which also features Keira Knightley, picked up the Audience Award on Tuesday (14Oct14), just five days after the movie was honoured with the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the beginning of the festival.
The project also picked up the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada last month (Sep14).
Rockers Marillion have added their name to Santa's sack of festive albums, revealing they're close to completing a new holiday release. Frontman Steve Hogarth made the announcement on the band's website earlier this month (Oct14), explaining the compilation will feature "all the loopy Christmas freebies we have put out in the past" for fan club members.
The untitled album will also feature the band's cover of John Lennon's classic Happy Christmas (War is Over).
Hogarth jokes, "I'll be recording some hammered-dulcimer and maybe a balalaika. Looking forward to that."
Marillion's holiday album will join a crowded Christmas market, which also features new collections from LeAnn Rimes, Earth, Wind & Fire, Seth MacFarlane and Darius Rucker.
Meanwhile, Idina Menzel kicked off the holiday season early on Tuesday (14Oct14) with the release of her new album Holiday Wishes, which features a duet with Michael Buble on Baby, It's Cold Outside and a cover of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You.
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is set to be feted with a lifetime achievement award at the New York City Horror Film Festival next month (Nov14).
Festival organisers are honouring the actor for his "strong dedication to the craft" and for creating "new heights and depths" as crossbow-toting Daryl Dixon in the zombie series. Before starring in the hit show, Reedus appeared in a number of thrillers, including Blade 2, The Boondock Saints, and Guillermo del Toro's Mimic. Also receiving a special award is actor Angus Scrimm, best known for his role as the evil Tall Man in 1979 cult classic Phantasm. The New York City Horror Film Festival kicks off on 13 November (14).
Stevie Wonder cancelled a transatlantic flight to record his contribution to a charity cover of the Beach Boys classic God Only Knows after missing the session when he fell sick. The soul legend is one of several stars who sing a line in the track, including Sir Elton John, Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Chris Martin, and Kylie Minogue.
However, Wonder was forced to sit out the main recording session when he was struck down with a bout of influenza, and when he had recovered enough, the Superstition hitmaker cancelled his flight home to return to the studio.
Sam Walker, creative director at Karmarama, the team behind the fundraising track, says, "This was almost certainly the lowest point in the whole project. We were gutted and were on the verge of giving up but then another call came through, to say that he was back in if we could record and shoot him the following day.
"He would move his flights back if we could say yes in the next fifteen minutes. It took about 30 seconds to make the decision."
When Wonder finally got to sing his line in the song, Walker and his team watched in awe: "It sounded amazing and we were blown away. Without doubt, having been that close to not getting him, it is definitely one of the highest points in the whole two and a half years. And to top it all off he's such nice bloke as well."
The song was recorded in aid of the BBC's Children in Need fundraising telethon, which is due to take place next month (Nov14).
U2 plastered walls of buildings in their hometown of Dublin, Ireland with self-promoting posters emblazoned with song lyrics at the start of their career. The Beautiful Day hitmakers have revealed The Edge's mother would drive them around the city so they could cover movie posters with home-made promotional material in the early 1970s.
Speaking to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Bono says, "The Edge's ma (mother) was our first roadie. She had an orange VW Beetle (a Volkswagen car) and I don't (know) how the band fitted into it. We had to put the gear on the top. She went out on runs with us after midnight and we would plaster the city with entire rolls of wallpaper. We'd open out the rolls, write our lyrics and splash them all over movie posters. This is vandalism by the way... Don't try this at home!"
The singer recognises it wasn't a legitimate way to promote their music, adding, "I've seen a photograph of a roll of wallpaper stuck all over other people's work, not nice, saying 'U2 can happen to anyone'."
U2's promotional efforts have changed vastly in their lengthy career - last month (Sep14), the group collaborated with music giant Apple in a multi-million dollar deal which automatically installed their latest record, Songs of Innocence, into iTunes users' music libraries.