Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has fired back at Jennifer Lawrence after she blasted him for posting nude photos of her on his website, insisting he was sincere when he apologized to the actress.
The Hunger Games star was among dozens of famous women targeted by hackers, who accessed cloud storage accounts and stole hundreds of private, intimate pictures, which were later published online. Hilton's website was among those on which the photographs were posted and in the new issue of Vanity Fair, Lawrence singled Perez out for his take on the drama. She says, "He took it down because people got p**sed, and that's the only reason why. And then I had to watch his apology. And what he basically said was 'I just didn't think about it'. I just didn't think about it is not an excuse. That is the exact issue itself."
Now Hilton is defending himself, insisting he handled the situation correctly. In a video message, he says, "She mentions how she was forced to watch the video I made right after her naked photos surfaced online. In that video, I apologized to her sincerely from my heart and I did so more than once. And I was tempted to apologize to her again, but you know what... No, f**k that. "Life isn't always what you want. And you don't always get what you ask for... That video that I made and me explaining my thought process was real, it was sincere, and it wasn't some bulls**t made up excuse... I did not intend to hurt Jennifer Lawrence, it was carelessness... "I'm not trying to be Oprah. I am just a better version of me than I was 10 years ago. Do I still have work to do? Can I still be even better? F**k yeah, but I am not that person in the past."
Despite his anger towards Lawrence's reaction, Hilton admits he knows why she is upset and he is apologetic about contributing to her anger.
He continues, "You were extremely hurt. I contributed to that. I genuinely am sorry. I hope that you can look inside my brain and see that I truly, truly did not pre-meditatively, purposely decide to hurt you. And that's all that I have to say, I will not be making any more comments on this. Or maybe I will..."
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a legal battle with bosses of a U.K. magazine.
The couple sued the publishers of Heat magazine, Bauer Consumer Media, for defamation earlier this month (Oct14) over an article published in September (14) which contained pictures of the singer at a party in France and quotes attributed to Biel. The case, which was filed at the High Court in Dublin, Ireland, was resolved at a hearing on Tuesday (21Oct14) after the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.
The couple's lawyer Paul Tweed says in a statement, "Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are very satisfied with this categoric retraction of what was a false and unfounded story, together with the comprehensive apology from Bauer Consumer Media, the publishers of Heat magazine. The couple will not be making any further comment in relation to this matter, but will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated."
A statement from the publishers, which was read in court, adds, "The article was based on an unfounded report... The defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraws any inferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica's marriage. The defendant regrets any embarrassment caused to the couple and unreservedly apologizes to them."
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is showing off his caring side by taking on the role of an agony uncle this week (beg20Oct14).
The actor has signed up to help solve readers' personal problems in his new role for BuzzFeed.com, and he will also give advice and comfort to those in need. Readers have sent their letters and emails direct to the website, and Radcliffe spent Tuesday (21Oct14) trawling through them for his one-off turn as a columnist.
Pop stars One Direction have been named Britain's richest celebrities under the age of 30, with an estimated combined fortune of $125 million (£77.5 million).
The Best Song Ever hitmakers topped the list compiled by Heat magazine for the second consecutive year, ahead of Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in second place, with an estimated fortune of $100 million (£63.5 million).
Twilight actor Robert Pattinson came in third ahead of Keira Knightley at four and singer Adele in fifth place. Others in the top 10 include Radcliffe's Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, and DJ Calvin Harris.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has shrugged off an online petition calling for action figures based on the hit TV series to be removed from a children's toy store.
Susan Schrivjer from Florida created the petition last week (ends19Oct14) urging bosses of children's chain store Toys 'R' Us to stop selling the character models from the drug dealer show because they represent "a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values".
Schrivjer notes that the Walter White figurine is holding a gun and a bag of crystal meth, the drug Cranston's character makes and sells in the adult drama. However, Cranston is not taking the petition seriously, and has posted a joking message on Twitter.com, writing, "'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest."
The petition has gained more than 6,000 signatures.
Actress Sumi Haru has died, aged 75. The star's daughter, Vanda Vieaux, confirmed she passed away on Thursday (16Oct14) at a nursing home in North Hollywood, Los Angeles after battling emphysema
Haru was a film, television and theatre star as well as being a passionate activist. She was best known for her roles in films and TV shows such as Krakatoa, East of Java, the M*A*S*H movie, The Beverly Hillbillies and Hill Street Blues.
She had a large influence in several actors' rights organisations and committees, some of which she help found.
From 1974, Haru sat on the board of the Screen Actors Guild and served terms as the national recording secretary and first vice president of the organisation.
She was also a co-founder of the SAG's Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee and helped develop affirmative action clauses into contracts.
Actress Kristen Stewart is to take a break from the movie industry to concentrate on her new passion for art.
The Twilight star plans to buy a studio in Los Angeles so she can start working on various art projects, while she also wants to spend time making a short film and writing poetry.
She tells USA Today, "I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years. I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started that so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create. "I'm going to buy a live-work space in downtown L.A. and I'm going to make some (stuff) with my hands. Literally, I made that decision a few weeks ago. I'm making a short film. I'm making a bunch of (stuff). I don't know how I'll put it out. But I'm not going to hold it so preciously close to me. I write all the time."
Brad Pitt is to test out his French language skills on the big screen in his new movie By The Sea.
The Hollywood actor stars opposite his wife Angelina Jolie, who is also the film's writer and director, and he has now revealed the action is set in France, so he is taking the opportunity to show off his linguistic ability. Pitt, who owns a home in France with Jolie, tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "The film's set in France so it makes sense for me to speak it... And I think my French is pretty good, so my writer/director put a lot of the language into the script and we'll see how I do. My writer/director is tough as nails, as you know... My writer/director being my wife."
The couple is filming By The Sea in Malta.
Lady Gaga invited a fan on stage after he threw a letter to her during a concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday (19Sep14).
The "Poker Face" hitmaker picked up the note from John McMillian and read it out loud to the 14,000 concert-goers at the city's SSE Hydro arena. In the letter, McMillian described his late mother Karen, who was a big fan of the pop star, and insisted the singer's music gave him comfort following her death. Gaga was clearly moved by the emotional words and told the audience, "I believe that since making music, God was putting me together with my fans (sic). It was a big blessing on my life when I read a story like this (sic). I hope this boy's very brave story has touched all of you because it has really touched me." Gaga then invited him on stage and dedicated Born This Way and Judas, Karen's favourite song, to him. Before he rejoined the crowd, Gaga asked McMillian to join her backstage for a chat after the show. He later told British newspaper the Daily Record, "It's still not sunk in. It doesn't feel real."
Disgraced paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The South African sportsman shot the blonde model four times in the bathroom of his home in Pretoria on Valentine's Day last year (14Feb13) after mistaking her for a burglar. Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced the shamed athlete to five years in prison at a hearing on Tuesday (21Oct14), telling the court the punishment is "firm and just, both to society and to the accused". However, a member of Pistorius' legal team later claimed outside court that sentencing guidelines dictate the athlete will only spend around 10 months in prison, serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest. Pistorius was controversially cleared of murder in September (14) after a high-profile trial, and was convicted of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, because his use of a firearm was deemed "negligent". He was also found guilty of a separate charge of illegally discharging a firearm in a restaurant, and given a three year sentence, which has been suspended for five years on the condition he is not found guilty of firearm negligence during that period. The athlete was earlier cleared of two other firearms charges - one of firing a gun out of a car sunroof and one of illegally possessing ammunition. Speaking outside court following the hearing, the model's mother June Steenkamp said she was happy with the sentence as justice has been served, adding, "He is gonna pay something... I'm just glad it's over..." Steenkamp's father Barry said, "We are satisfied, yes." Pistorius was later seen exiting the court and being driven to jail in a police van as a large crowd cheered and whistled.