The Doors are to be honoured with the 2014 Inspiration Award at the upcoming Classic Rock Awards in Los Angeles. The two existing members of the group, John Densmore and Robby Krieger, will accept the accolade on behalf of late bandmates Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison at the first U.S.-based awards ceremony in the 10th year of the British magazine's annual prizegiving.
Densmore and Krieger have released a statement which reads: "In 1965 and '66, our brothers across the pond were making a lot of beautiful noise, and we attempted to create our own magical sound out here on the west coast. It's really nice to see them now turning around, coming back here to L.A., and recognizing what the four of us accomplished together on a beach in Venice, CA.
"To receive this award on our own soil, from the Brits, is an honor, and we take it as a sign of respect, so thank you, from us and on behalf of our fallen brothers, Jim and Ray."
Previous Inspiration Award recipients include Rory Gallagher, Jon Lord, Steve Marriott, Ronnie James Dio and Phil Lynott.
The event, which will be hosted by Sammy Hagar on 4 November (14), will also be a special night for Gregg Allman, the recipient of this year's Living Legend Award.
Black Sabbath, The Black Keys, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Queen + Adam Lambert will compete for the night's Band of the Year honour, while the coveted Album Of The Year award will be a battle between Bruce Springsteen (High Hopes), Judas Priest (Redeemer Of Souls), Motorhead (Aftershock), Pearl Jam (Lightning Bolt) and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Hypnotic Eye), among others.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell is taking action against the growing Ebola outbreak by organising charity fashion shows to raise money to fight the deadly disease. The British beauty is determined to do what she can to help halt the spread of the virus, which has already claimed the lives of more than 3,300 people in West Africa, and she is working to stage a star-studded runway show during New York Fashion Week in February (15) and hopes to follow it up with a similar event in London.
Campbell - who has a home in Kenya, one of the African countries at high-risk - admits she is "scared" by the rising number of deaths from the disease and feels a responsibility as a black woman to educate the public about the dangers of the illness, telling the New York Post, "People don't have a clear idea about what Ebola is."
The model also fears for her own safety as a frequent globetrotter, adding, "Ebola does not discriminate."
Campbell's comments come just one day after a Texas man died from the virus. Thomas Eric Duncan had been America's first confirmed Ebola case and was diagnosed shortly after returning from Africa.
Campbell is no stranger to hosting fashion show benefits after previously rounding up pals like Kate Moss, Karolina Kurkova and Agyness Deyn to appear in charity catwalk events to aid relief efforts in Haiti, following the devastating 2010 earthquake, and in Japan, where residents were rocked by 2011's earthquake and tsunami.
Pregnant actress Noureen Dewulf is already making plans for her unborn son to follow in his sportsman father Ryan Miller's footsteps and become a professional ice hockey player. The Anger Management star announced her pregnancy last month (Sep14) and she recently discovered she's expecting a boy.
She shared the news with friends and family during a gender reveal party in Los Angeles on 27 September (14) and the mum-to-be admits she has high hopes for her son's future career.
She tells People.com, "It was such an amazing experience for all of my friends to be with me when it was revealed by an ultrasound that we are going to have a baby boy...
"I was secretly hoping for a baby boy so he could follow in Ryan's footsteps and be an amazing hockey player. Ryan and I are feeling very blessed and can't wait to decorate the nursery, which will be full of hockey memorabilia!"
DeWulf is due to give birth to her first child in March (15). She wed the Vancouver Canucks goaltender in 2011.
Jada Pinkett Smith has confirmed reports she'll be joining the hunks of Magic Mike for the film's sequel, but she won't be stripping off.
The 43-year-old star told longtime pal Queen Latifah she has been cast in a role that was initially intended for a man, during an appearance on the rapper-turned-actress and TV personality's talk show in America on Monday (22Sep14). But she urged lusty fans not to get their hopes too high that she'll be naked alongside Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello. She said, "No, not one of those (characters)."
Will Smith's wife also insists she won't be tempted by the sexy men on the set of Magic Mike XXL, adding, "I'm used to being around all that beefcake because you know who I live with."
Jackass star Steve-O has thanked authorities for threatening him with prosecution over his SeaWorld sign prank, insisting a court case will shine the spotlight on the issues facing the controversial tourist attraction. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials have recommended the San Diego County district attorney's office charge Steve-O with vandalism and trespassing for climbing onto a freeway hoarding and defacing a sign to read 'SeaWorld Sucks'.
However, the TV star hopes the authorities do pursue a case against him because he is convinced a high-profile court hearing will be the best way to highlight animal rights issues which have plagued SeaWorld.
Steve-O tells TMZ.com, "I'd like to thank the CHP for breathing new life into this story. Bring on the publicity because SeaWorld sucks."
The incident occurred in May (14) on a road close to SeaWorld San Diego and the star shared footage of the stunt on YouTube.com last month (Aug14).
Actor Chris Pratt helped to surprise families at a children's hospital in California on Wednesday (20Aug14) by visiting the medical facility in his Guardians Of The Galaxy costume. The star teamed up with organisers at Marvel and Children's Miracle Network Hospital to host a special screening of the film at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
During the screening, Pratt slipped out of the room to change into his costume.
He reappeared as Star-Lord and spent hours posing for pictures, signing autographs and handing out movie-themed toys to the young children.
Pratt has previously spoken about his desire to use the film's popularity to be a role model to his son and other kids.
He said, "I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone and go visit kids.
"If it was a big enough movie, to where it would mean something to a kid who's sick in the hospital - for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them - I'll do that. I think that's awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know?...
"Right now, it means high profile, cool jobs coming up, big press tour, and all the excitement of it all. But none of that really means anything. The coolest things would be that my son can one day see this, and that maybe I can go affect some kids in a positive way; be a good role model for them."
Today, we got our first look at AMC's upcoming series Better Call Saul: a very, extremely, exceedingly brief teaser trailer (seriously, it’s 10 seconds long... less if you shave off AMC’s logo at the end) in which bus bench lawyer and hero of sorts, Saul Goodman, lays out his usual sleaze. And in it, there’s a brief ray of hope.
Breaking Bad, the show from which Better Call Saul is spinning off, ended on an extreme high note. Walter White’s last dozen or so episodes were a near perfect send-off for any television junkie's standards... but the whole thing was bittersweet. While Walt's story was over, at least series creator/former X-Files writer and producer Vince Gilligan was free to dream up his next landmark TV show. But instead of venturing out into uncharted territory, Gilligan is creating a Breaking Bad spin-off. We were prepared to say goodbye to Gilligan’s meth-riddled version of Albuquerque for good, but now we've been sucked right back in. A spin off is usually the worst idea one can have in the television industry, but perhaps a spin-off of one of this decade’s finest television series will be worth the trouble. If there’s one man whom we have faith in, It’s Gilligan.
If Better Call Saul is going to become a great television show in its own right, it needs its own identity. Breaking Bad is a great foundation upon which to build a new story , but whatever is built on top needs to be its own unique and individual piece of art. We don’t want to see Breaking Bad 2, or 2Breaking 2Bad (on second thought we kind of do want to see 2Breaking, 2Bad), but something with its own story to tell, something that justifies its own existence. Sure, a vocal and deluded set of fans will balk if Better Call Saul isn’t just a tweaked version of all the things we collectively loved from Breaking Bad, but those people would never be satisfied anyway. Let's hope and pray Gilligan creates something gripping, funny, dramatic, insightful, and most importantly, something new to fall in love with for the first time.
"I'm actually gonna try and go to NYU... I kinda wanna go to college to study cinematography and editing." Actress Chloe Grace Moretz hopes to go to New York University after completing high school at home next year (15).
Olivia Wilde has been pictured breastfeeding her baby son as part of a high fashion magazine photoshoot. The Tron: Legacy star is seen wearing a sparkling designer gown and towering high-heeled shoes as she nurses four-month-old Otis, her first child with fiance Jason Sudeikis.
Wilde hopes posing for the intimate shot for America's Glamour magazine will empower other new mothers, saying, "Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing... It feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we've been discussing - that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. I mean, I certainly don't really look like that when I'm (usually) breastfeeding."
She adds of her wedding plans, "We're engaged, but no specific plans yet. We just have to find the time to put it together. In many ways, a child is more of a commitment. We are fully committed and really happy as a family... I don't feel any pressure to do it (marry). But I think it will be really fun."
The son of late painter Lucian Freud has lost his legal bid for a share in his father's fortune. Freud, most famous for the painting nicknamed Big Sue, left $4 million (£2.5 million) and his London house to his assistant David Dawson when he died in 2011.
His remaining $67.2 million (£42 million) fortune was put in a trust fund, managed by Freud's daughter Rose Pearce and lawyer Diana Rawstron. The trustees would not disclose the instructions that were left with the will and one of the artist's sons, Paul, challenged the trust's legality at the High Court in London in May (14).
Paul's hopes of receiving a share of the fortune were dashed on Wednesday (30Jul14), when it was revealed he is not a beneficiary. The judge also ruled the contents of the will shall remain a secret.
Paul and Rose are two of the painter's fourteen children.