Funnyman David Spade celebrated his 50th birthday with a star-studded bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles this week (beg21Jul14). The comedian turned 50 on Tuesday (22Jul14) and was joined at the gathering that evening by Chris Rock, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman and Steve Martin, according to E! Online.
Spade was surprised with a special birthday video filled with messages from his celebrity pals, including Sir Elton John, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Courteney Cox, Rob Lowe, Sean Penn, Adam Sandler and his co-stars from TV shows Just Shoot Me! and Rules of Engagement.
A source source tells E! Online, "Most people did funny comedy bits or jokes, but some were also sincere and heartfelt."
A man who went missing while attending a Jason Aldean concert in Cleveland, Ohio last week (ends18Jul14) has been found dead. Cory Barron had been at the Progressive Field gig with a group of friends on Friday (18Jul14), but he disappeared midway through the show.
His pals tried desperately to contact him, to no avail, and he was reported missing to police on Saturday (19Jul14).
A search came to a tragic end on Tuesday (22Jul14), when the 22 year old's body was discovered in a local landfill among trash from a dumpster at the stadium.
Barron's cause of death is still under investigation, but cops believe he may have fallen into a trash chute at the concert venue and landed in the dumpster.
The news was brought to Aldean's attention on Tuesday, and he took to his Twitter.com account to share his condolences, writing, "My sincere condolences go out to Cory Barron's family and friends. My heart is heavy for you all and you are in my thoughts and prayers."
"Zachary Quinto and I never dated, but the rumour makes us happy 'cause we love each other - as friends." Gay actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson has no problem with fans thinking the pals were once romantically linked.
"You've got to have the girls' night out to complain about your husband or whatever it is. You have some fun, then you can go and enjoy the work, and you can take pride in it (marriage) instead of it depleting you and being a burden." Jessica Alba credits a good moaning session with her gal pals for her healthy six-year marriage to producer Cash Warren.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's daughter Willow has had a tough lesson on drugs after learning her cousin was slipped a date rape pill at a party.
The unnamed relative was out with pals when someone laced her drink with a drug that knocked her out for three hours. Friends had to sit with the 20 year old in a room to make sure no harm came to her while she was out for the count.
Pinkett Smith tells WENN, "Thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her and with three of her friends. She was saved because she was with her friends."
"She started losing consciousness, and immediately the people that she was with put her into a room, closed the door and got the other girl there - and kept her there. She didn't come to for three and a half hours. "She's doing fantastic. Thank goodness nothing happened and it was a big lesson for her."
Rather than try to sweep the scary incident under the carpet and forget about it, Pinkett Smith decided to use it as a life lesson for her teenage daughter, Willow. She adds, "I had my niece sit down with my daughter and a couple of her friends and tell her about that experience. I don't just sit with Willow and go, 'Hey, this is what mummy thinks', I just bring in for her a little reality to validate what mummy's been talking about."
"When you have your 20-year-old cousin come in and she's like, 'This is what happens...', and she's someone that you look up to as well; she's like, 'Oh man, this is really real. Let me pay attention'. Then she can kind of mesh the information that I've been giving her and the information her father's been giving her, her brothers have been giving her, with the truth of this reality - of how this event actually touched our lives..."
"She welcomes that kind of information and she welcomes when she can have more truth too. If you allow a person to be an individual and have power within and have confidence on who they are, she'll never have to look into the eyes of a man and question whether it's a 'yes' or a 'no'. She's gonna be very clear and she's gonna be in a position to determine how to protect herself and know when she's in danger. Should you be a girl that goes into a room with four men drinking? Should you? Even if you think you know them. Is this about wanting to be the cool girl? Or is this about wanting to set a standard for yourself?"
Actress Leah Remini took aim at best pal Jennifer Lopez's pool fashion at the weekend by posting a hilarious video of the two friends lounging in the sun on social media.
The two women are currently vacationing together and just days after Lopez caught Remini singing along to the radio on film and posted it online, the TV star got the singer back by poking fan at her sunbathing style.
The footage begins with "normal" Remini, wearing a baseball cap, stating, "So Jen asked me to meet her by the pool, right? Here's me..." She then turned the camera on Lopez and added, "Look at this one - head wrap, jewellery. Can you be ugly once? Just be normal once."
The two pals then giggled and grappled as the former King of Queens star lost control of her camera phone.
Dan Aykroyd has added his tribute to late friend and co-star James Garner, branding him a "first class actor and man". The old pals teamed up with another movie great, the late Jack Lemmon, for 1996 adventure comedy My Fellow Americans and Aykroyd admits he will cherish the time he spent with The Rockford Files star, who died on Saturday (19Jul14).
Remembering Garner during an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Today on Monday (21Jul14), the Ghostbusters star said, "What a classy guy. He was just the old school Hollywood. Gracious and generous...
"(He had) no pretensions at all. (I) got to work with him and Jack Lemmon in that picture My Fellow Americans, and James was just first class; (a) first class actor and man... He will be missed."
Moviemaker Ron Howard, singer/songwriter Carole King, actress Marlee Matlin and Garner's TV granddaughter Kaley Cuoco from 8 Simple Rules were among the first celebrities to offer up their tributes after news of the 86 year old's death broke on Sunday (20Jul14).
British actress Lysette Anthony ended up homeless and sleeping at friends' houses after splitting from her partner in 2011. The Husbands and Wives star was in a relationship with composer Simon Boswell for eight years, and they have a son, Jimi, together.
However, the pair endured a bitter breakup in 2011 and Anthony has now spoken out to reveal she and the couple's child were out on the streets for months and scraped by only with the help of pals.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "The last few years have been particularly difficult. It was the worst of times but I'm through it. I've learned a lot and I'm pleased to say me and my boy are thriving. Peace at last."
Referring to her period of homelessness, she adds, "What surprises me and what I've found difficult to come to terms with is the people - people I know - who have taken extraordinary pleasure in my misery. I'm talking about the people who did nothing when we were homeless... There I was, in a friend's spare room, sharing a bed with a seven-year-old who kept crying because he was so angry and confused. None of it should have happened."
Jonah Hill gave his childhood friend Adam Levine the ultimate wedding present by officiating at the ceremony, according to a U.S. report.
The stars have been pals since they were kids, and Hill was given an extra special role when the Maroon 5 singer wed model Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday (19Jul14).
Hill is said to have officiated at the ceremony, along with Prinsloo's minister father who administered a blessing, while the couple recited vows they had written themselves.
A source tells E! Online, "Jonah was hysterical. He was telling so many jokes, but then in the middle would be so sweet and sincere... He also talked about how sweet Behati is and how perfect they are for one another."
R&B star Chris Brown called on his celebrity friends to take part in a friendly kickball match to support his charity on Saturday (19Jul14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker gathered his pals at the Glendale Sports Complex in California to raise funds for his Symphonic Love Foundation, which supports arts programs for youngsters.
Brown served as the captain of an all-star team which included Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton, Christina Milian, Omarion, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled, and they went up against a team led by Sean 'Diddy' Combs' stepson Quincy, who saw over a crew including The Game, Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer and Amber Rose.
Brown, who was released from jail last month (Jun14) following a three-month stint behind bars, led his team to victory and even treated the fans in attendance to a performance of his new single, Loyal.
The story, set in Los Angeles, follows the adventures of two brothers-in-law: the stolid Harry Miller, and the impetutous Frank Greene. In the pilot episode, Harry and Frank travel to Mexico to buy a gift for Frank's wedding anniversary and end up incarcerated for stealing a chicken and destroying religious artifacts.