Former Nirvana rocker Chad Channing has opened the door for a return to the band by insisting he would love an onstage reunion with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Channing joined the band in 1998 but left by mutual agreement in 1990, just over a year before they shot to global superstardom with their 1991 album Nevermind.
He is adamant he still considers himself an honourary member of the group and now he has spoken out about his hopes for a reunion.
Channing tells NME magazine, "It'd maybe be something like Dave playing guitar and singing and Krist doing bass. That'd be about the only arrangement I could think of that we could pull off."
In July last year (13), Grohl and Novoselic performed together in Seattle, Washington with Sir Paul McCartney - it was only the second time they have shared a stage in their hometown since Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain died in 1994.
Actor Chris Pratt knew he had to lose weight when casting directors rejected him midway through auditions because of his size. The Guardians of the Galaxy star got in shape for the film with a strict diet and workout plan, and now insists his excess fat was preventing him from becoming a leading man.
Pratt tells Reuters, "I had been embarrassed doing auditions where I was 35 or 30 pounds overweight and I wasn't mentally or physically sharp. Like G.I. Joe, I could see their eyes glaze over halfway through the audition and that hurts your feelings...
"I didn't know who I was and what I was capable of doing. I had done a lot of sidekick characters, I had put on a lot of weight over the eight years I had been with my wife. We'd been in love and eating fabulous foods and drinking wine and I was getting more work than before by playing the schlubby sidekick characters."
Rocker Robert Plant has hit back at his Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page in their ongoing spat over a reunion. Guitarist Page has made no secret of his wish to expand on the Whole Lotta Love hitmakers' 2007 comeback with a full tour, but singer Plant is reluctant to revisit the past.
In an interview with The New York Times earlier this year (14), Page accused Plant of "playing games" and said he was "fed up" of the ongoing reunion saga, and now Plant has hit back.
He tells Uncut magazine, "I'm not my brother's keeper. And he, really, as a pro, should know better than that... I feel for the guy. He knows he's got the headlines if he wants 'em. But I don't know what he's trying to do. So I feel slightly disappointed and baffled. The only game I play really is making great music with people who are really vibrant and positive."
TV star Danny Masterson has paid tribute to New York disc jockey Jeffrey Tonnesen, who died at the age of 35. Tonnesen, best known for spinning decks at New York hotspots, passed away last weekend (26-27Jul14), according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
His representative said there are currently no details on the cause of his death.
The former That 70s Show actor wrote on Twitter.com on Wednesday (30Jul14), "My pal and fellow dj @JeffreyTonnesen has takin (sic) an early leave from our company. I will miss our hangs amigo. RIP (rest in peace)."
Fellow DJ Mike Nouveau added, "This weekend one of my best friends, Jeffrey Tonnesen, passed away unexpectedly... He was one of the most hard-working, relentlessly motivated people I've ever met... Jeff, my life is only that much greater for having had you in it. I love you and I miss you. Rest in peace, buddy."
A lost Gone With The Wind script featuring a change to the film's infamous ending is expected to fetch up to $5,000 (£2,900) at auction. The 1939 Hollywood classic, which stars Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as lovers, ends with Gable's character Rhett Butler walking out on Leigh's Scarlett O'Hara, telling her, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."
Cinema audiences were wowed by his arrogance, and by O'Hara's determined closing line: "After all, tomorrow is another day."
However, a recently found script for the movie contains an alternate ending, with Leigh shouting out to the departing Butler: "Rhett!... Rhett!... You'll come back. You'll come back... I know you will!"
The script will go under the hammer in an online sale via Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, on Monday (04Aug14).
Margaret Barrett, of Heritage Auctions, says, "This alternate ending shows her life is going to be about getting Rhett Butler back whereas in the original she is sad to see him go but it's not the be all and end all.
"I think the directors made the right decision sticking with the original ending because it best shows Scarlett's true character - she was a fighter and that's why we all love her so much... We are starting bidding at $500 (£294) but it could go for $5,000 (£2,900)."
Rapper Iggy Azalea has landed a cameo in the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 film.
The Fancy hitmaker's role has yet to be announced, but the movie's star Vin Diesel has confirmed Azalea will be making an appearance in the new blockbuster.
In an interview with French radio station SkyRockFM on Monday (28Jul14), Diesel revealed, "Iggy Azalea, I just worked with her (two weeks ago) - I guess you're the first person to know this - we cast her in Fast & Furious 7. She has a cameo in the movie."
Earlier this month (Jul14), his co-star Michelle Rodriguez posted a photo of herself with Azalea on the set of the movie on Instagram, along with the caption "Was great working with you Iggy Azalea, love to see you in concert. You rock".
Fast & Furious 7 is slated to hit cinemas in April, 2015. Ironically, Azalea's new Black Widow collaborator Rita Ora appeared briefly in Fast & Furious 6.
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Actress Mira Sorvino has blamed studio bosses at Disney for holding up plans for a sequel to her cult comedy Romy And Michele's High School Reunion.
The star teamed up with Lisa Kudrow for the wacky 1997 movie, which failed to make a big impact at the box office but has since become a cult hit, and in 2012, the two old pals sparked rumours they were reuniting for a long-awaited follow-up by posing for a photo together as their movie's superficial characters.
A representative for the film's fan-run Twitter account fuelled the reports by posting, "CONFIRMED. @LisaKudrow @MiraSorvino & others on board for R&M sequel but studio needs more demand! Urge @Disney, tell everyone & RETWEET!"
Now, Sorvino has revealed the project is on hold at Disney because executives are still not convinced a sequel will be a good business move.
Sorvino tells E! News, "Disney, if you're listening - everybody wants it! Me and Lisa... would love to do a sequel. We have asked Disney before. It's Disney that has to decide to say yes."
Miley Cyrus' ex-boyfriend Justin Gaston has landed a new TV ad for Canada Dry soft drinks. Miley fell in love with her father Billy Ray's 19-year-old protege when she was just 15 - before she met and fell for former fiance Liam Hemsworth.
24 actor Louis Lombardi has come to the defence of the show's star Kiefer Sutherland after former castmate Freddie Prinze, Jr. recently ripped into the TV action man for his bad behaviour. In a weekend (26-27Jul14) interview with ABC News, Prinze, Jr. revealed he hated working with Sutherland on 24 and almost quit acting after the unpleasant experience.
The Scooby-Doo star claimed he was forced to remove his shoes in scenes with Kiefer, so he didn't tower over the show's leading man, and also took aim at his co-star's professionalism.
Sara Gilbert and Aisha Tyler, who have both worked with Sutherland on 24, offered the actor their support in a segment on their U.S. chat show The Talk on Monday (28Jul14), and now Lombardi has weighed in, insisting his experience with the 24 star was very different to the one Prinze, Jr. detailed.
He tells Us Weekly magazine, "He was one of the most professional actors I've ever worked with. He wanted the best out of everybody. I have nothing but great experiences with him. He's a gentleman.
"Maybe he (Prinze, Jr.) was jealous, maybe Kiefer did something to him, who knows? But Kiefer's one of the most professional and most likeable people! Kiefer is the most professional actor. I'm baffled about the kid's comments and baffled why he would say this years later! I'm all for Kiefer. I think he's a great dude and I have nothing but love for him. Everyone loves him, all the actors around him, the crew. Everyone!"
And responding to Prinze, Jr.'s remarks about having to perform shoeless, Lombardi adds, "Why'd that kid say that? That's crazy! It's almost like, 'Let it go!' If that's the biggest problem that you have, to take your shoes off, I mean..."
A representative for Sutherland addressed Prinze, Jr.'s comments on Monday (28Jul14), saying, "Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than five years ago. This is the first time he has heard of Freddie's grievances. Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him all the best."
"I love when the record label doesn't even tell you they are releasing a new 'NSYNC album tomorrow! New album out tomorrow! Who knew?!" Lance Bass had no idea that his record company bosses are releasing new 'NSYNC compilation, Essential.