Scottish singer Susan Boyle is planning to become a mother at the age of 53 by adopting a child. The I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker admits she has always longed to have a family of her own, so she has contacted social services in the U.K. and has started the adoption process.
Boyle tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "I have so much love to give, I have so much to give someone that I want to adopt. I want to adopt a child who doesn't have much, someone who I can really give something to. It's a way of giving back for me. I have been considering it for about a year now, I love children, I always have but I couldn't have them.
"I want to give a youngster what I didn't have, and now I can do that... For the last couple of weeks it (the adoption process) has got serious, I hope that they see what I can give. I know I'm not married and I'm over 50 but I am waiting to see. I know it is all a long process but I've never been more keen to do it. The rules can be quite strict but let's hope. We'll have to see what social services say but it would make me so happy."
Boyle hopes her age and her single status do not work against her, adding, "I do know that I'm single and 50-odd. People don't think I'm being serious when I say it, they have a giggle at me. Let's see."
British actress Tina O'brien has become a mother for the second time after giving birth to a son. The former Coronation Street star welcomed a little boy earlier this month (Oct14), according to Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper.
The baby is her first child with her personal trainer boyfriend Adam Crofts.
O'Brien also has a five-year-old daughter, Scarlett, from a previous relationship with her Coronation Street co-star Ryan Thomas.
R&B star Jordin Sparks has signed on as the new face of migraine medication Excedrin after revealing she suffers from blinding and debilitating headaches, just like her mum. The Battlefield singer appears in new ads for Excedrin Migraine and admits she can now understand what her mother went through when she was a child and she was told to go out and play in the yard so mum could sleep.
Sparks, who recently split from boyfriend Jason DeRulo, says, "They (migraines) used to knock her (mum) out. She had to be on the couch with the lights off and we had to go play way out in the yard. It was really scary because mommy couldn't get up... You just didn't know what was happening and it was hard for her to explain.
"Then, after my world kind of turned upside down some eight years ago with American Idol, from being a 17-year-old kid to trying to navigate life as a recording artist... The stress was really overwhelming and I suffered my first migraine and it was really frightening.
"My equilibrium was off, I couldn't walk, I was dizzy, nauseous, light and sound bothered me... and Excedrin worked for my mom, so naturally that's what I grabbed.
"A migraine will kind of knock you down and I really don't have time for that."
Susan Sarandon has signed on to play Marilyn Monroe's mentally-ill mum in a new TV mini-series. The Oscar winner will portray Gladys Mortenson in the upcoming four-hour adaptation of author J. Randy Taraborrelli's book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.
Mortenson, who was reportedly diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, had a family history of mental illness - her own mother committed suicide and her father died of syphilitic insanity.
Marilyn will premiere in 2015.
"It's just one big rumour that doesn't seem to go away, and, at this point, I feel like I'm disappointing the whole of America, not just my mother." Actress Portia De Rossi on reports suggesting she and partner Ellen DeGeneres are expecting a baby.
A man alleging he is Iggy Azalea's common-law husband has threatened to reveal the rapper gave him a sexually transmitted disease if she doesn't agree to settle his divorce suit out of court, according to the Fancy hitmaker herself. Azalea updated fans on her legal battle with former boyfriend Jefe Wine via Twitter.com on Friday (17Oct14), insisting she's keen to take her ex's claims to court.
The chart-topper reveals her lawyer has agreed to "be served 'divorce' papers," but her Texas-based ex's legal team wants to serve her in person "probably so it can be another TMZ story".
Iggy adds, "I also was told yesterday via his lawyer if i do not settle out of court they will go to the press and say i gave him (Wine) an STD, whats next?
"Unfortunately to file common law 'divorce' all you need is three of your friends to sign a statement swearing the persons story is true. Actually proving it in court is another story im just waiting to get infront of a judge so it can be disproven & obtain a restraining order.
"The thing that i find awfully sad about this whole story is that the mother of this mans 3 year old child is in court right now... saying he stalked, headbutted and tried to strangle her in january after their 7 year relationship ended. Why is her truth being overlooked in favor of sensationalism? It makes me so sad & my heart goes out to Annette Buitrago."
She adds, "Ive avoided texas entirely for the last 5 years. when i do go now i have a police escort & two armed bodyguards, evidently for good reason."
Azalea concluded her Twitter rant by stating, "i have such a great collection of witnesses now and I'm really excited to get my day in court and see justice prevail."
Rapper and producer Jefe Wine, real name Maurice Williams, has asked a judge to recognise his five-year relationship with Azalea as a 'marriage' in a bid to stop her from selling off assets they accumulated as a couple.
She previously told TMZ.com, "That's like somebody I dated for about six months when I was 17, I haven't heard from this person in years."
The rapper filed a lawsuit against him last month (Sep14) in a bid to stop Williams from profiting from early songs he allegedly swiped from her computer.
Rapper Tyga has rekindled his romance with model Blac Chyna, two months after the couple called off its engagement. The beauty shared an intimate snap of the tattooed Rack City hitmaker kissing her neck in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday (16Oct14), and, in the accompanying caption, she made a reference to her curvy backside by quoting parts of Nicki Minaj's hit song Anaconda, writing, "by the way he said I'm not missin no meals (sic)".
However, the image was deleted just moments later.
Tyga split from Chyna, the mother of his young son King Cairo, in August (14) and was recently linked to Kim Kardashian's younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner.
Ironically, Kardashian counts Chyna among her closest girlfriends.
A lawyer for hitmaker Dr. Luke has responded to the latest rape and abuse allegations made against her client by Kesha, insisting the singer's lawsuit will "go down in flames". Attorney Christine Lepera insists the songwriter/producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, hasn't seen the TiK ToK star in years and claims her charges of emotional abuse and sexual assault are nothing more than "a spectacular and outrageous fiction".
She adds, "This kind of cynical grandstanding in which false claims of abuse are used as a negotiating tactic insults real victims."
Kesha filed the damning lawsuit against her mentor earlier this week (beg13Oct14) and on Wednesday night (15Oct14) her lawyer Mark Geragos told Billboard, "Only after extensive therapy and rehab has she finally gotten to the point where she's strong enough to extricate herself from him."
In his countersuit, Dr. Luke accused Kesha of defaming and extorting him, claiming the singer and her mother had threatened to go public with various stories about his alleged inappropriate behaviour unless he released her from the contract she signed with him when she was 18.
Sarah Jessica Parker's make-up artist Leslie Lopez has been arrested and charged with grand theft after allegedly stealing three designer handbags from a top Florida department store.
The beauty expert stands accused of swiping one Fendi and two Louis Vuitton purses from Saks Fifth Avenue in the six months since her first alleged shoplifting incident in January (14). The bags she reportedly walked out with were worth a total of $9,300 (£5,813). Lopez turned herself in to authorities in the village of Bal Harbour on Wednesday (15Oct14) and was slapped with three counts of grand theft. According to TMZ.com, the make-up artist has been suffering from depression since the death of her mother last year (13), and wanted to make amends for her alleged behaviour by surrendering to cops and paying for the stolen goods. Lopez previously hit headlines for two similar incidents in Norway in 2012, when she was fined for stealing a pair of sunglasses and then stopped by security guards for appearing to take a lipstick from a store without paying for it. She insisted that incident had been a mistake. Parker has been working with Lopez since 2005 and appeared on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter with the Sex and the City actress in late 2012. Lopez also counts country star Carrie Underwood among her previous clients.
"I didn't know they were airing my episodes anymore, but my mother called me and said at three in the morning Gracie got up and she just couldn't go back to sleep, so she was flipping through Netflix and she picked an episode of Barney and sure enough, I was on it and she called me and she said, 'I will never escape this purple dinosaur'." Selena Gomez's little sister is discovering her sibling was once a big children's TV star.
Remake of Paddy Chayefsky's classic teleplay, originally aired live on Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse in 1954. Alone for the first time in her life, a 66-year-old widow is determined to return to her former job as a seamstress in New York's garment district, despite her daughter's opposition.