Actress Evan Rachel Wood has shot down rumours suggesting she has reconciled with estranged husband Jamie Bell after they exchanged messages on Twitter.com to celebrate their son's first birthday. The stars announced their split in May (14), less than two years after they wed, but insisted they would remain close to co-parent their baby boy, whose name has not been released.
Wood marked her son's big day on Tuesday (29Jul14) by taking to Twitter to write a heartfelt message about her kid, stating, "Today is my beautiful son's birthday. One year ago my life changed forever and the light of my life came into the world watching him grow is like having front row seats to the greatest show on earth... Happy Birthday my sweet baby."
She also added, "Its the babys birthday (sic). Its my 'birth' day".
The tweets prompted Bell to reach out to The Wrestler beauty online to celebrate their son's milestone, writing, "Happy birth day @evanrachelwood What a ride! Love you", to which his ex replied, "what a ride indeed! Thank u 4 helping me through it all. Love you too".
The sweet exchange led some followers to believe Wood and the British actor had rekindled their romance, and it was even picked up by editors at a gossip website, who tweeted, "Evan back with husband, as she wishes son a happy birthday..."
The false headline caught the actress' eye and she immediately dismissed the claims, replying, "Wait what? No. Lets not start that rumor (sic)".
Wood is spending baby's first birthday away from home - she is currently shooting new film Into the Forest on location in Canada and recently revealed she was unable to take the tot with her due to a delay in obtaining his first passport.
James Franco pranked his brother Dave Franco by posting a fake photo on his Instagram.com account suggesting the actor is in a relationship with Zac Efron.
The Spider-Man star shared an image of a fake article from a gossip website with the headline 'Zac Efron Dating Neighbors Co-Star Dave Franco'.
The actor captioned the image, "Effron (sic) and My brother, dating!!!!!! Congrats (sic), boys! I'm so happy for you!!!"
The fake image was taken from a fan's Instagram account and had been Photoshopped to look like a real gossip article. Dave Franco starred alongside Efron in comedy movie Neighbors.
British actor Daniel Radcliffe missed his first day at California's Comic-Con convention on Thursday (24Jul14) after he was reportedly stranded in Canada due to visa problems.
The Harry Potter star had been in Toronto to premiere his new movie What If ahead of a planned trip to Comic-Con, but he was unable to leave the country due to an issue with his work visa which left him unable to enter the U.S.
A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He's stuck in Toronto with visa problems." Editors of the publication report Radcliffe is currently in the process of upgrading his work visa to a permit which will grant him a three-year stay in America, and needed a stamp from the U.S. embassy in Toronto to approve the paperwork.
However, Radcliffe was reportedly unable to obtain the stamp in time because the embassy's computer network was suffering technical problems.
The actor is expected to attend Comic-Con on Friday (25Jul14) to promote his film Horns, but it is not yet known whether his travel dilemma has been resolved.
Funnywoman Joan Rivers showed off her generous side by delivering a meal to a businessman at his office after he missed her dinner party. The veteran comedienne hosted a bash at her apartment in New York City on Tuesday night (22Jul14) but Henry Schleiff, president of media giant Discovery Communications, was unable to attend.
Rivers was determined Schleiff should not miss out, so she sent a meal of steak, potatoes and beans, with chocolate cake for dessert, to his offices the following morning.
According to New York Post gossip column Page Six, Rivers included a cheeky note that read, "Keep the plates, they're stolen from QVC."
Stars including singers Bono and Robin Thicke and supermodel Cara Delevingne helped raise more than $25 million (£14.7 million) for Leonardo DiCaprio's charity at a party in St. Tropez, France on Wednesday (23Jul14). The Titanic actor threw a star-studded bash in the French resort to boost funds for his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and the event attracted a slew of celebrities including Selena Gomez and Jared Leto.
An auction was held at the town's Domaine Bertaud Belieu winery, and the lots included a Harley-Davidson motorcycle signed by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, which sold for more than $673,000 (£395,882), and a Damien Hirst artwork which fetched $6 million (£3.5 million).
U2 frontman Bono auctioned off a guitar and also performed for guests, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The inaugural fundraising gala was in aid of DiCaprio's foundation, which aims to protect the environment and save endangered species.
Pop star Selena Gomez has sparked rumours she has moved on from her on/off relationship with Justin Bieber after spending her 22nd birthday on vacation with a new man. The Come and Get It hitmaker celebrated her big day on Tuesday (22Jul14) by relaxing on a yacht off the coast of St. Tropez in France with model pal Cara Delevingne, and photographers were there to snap her celebrations at sea, which included several embraces with businessman Tommy Chiabra.
In one shot, Gomez is pictured wrapped in a towel as she leans back into the arms of Chiabra on the deck of the luxury boat, and, in another snap, the birthday girl holds on to her rumoured new beau as they ride a jet ski.
She fuelled the romance gossip by linking arms with Chiabra later that evening as they enjoyed a night out in St. Tropez, reports the New York Daily News.
The singer has yet to comment on the latest dating reports, but she took time out of her day to express her gratitude to her Twitter.com fans for their birthday wishes.
She wrote, "Thank you SO much for my birthday wishes this has been the BEST birthday yet! THANK YOU!!!!"
Gomez and Bieber, who initially split last year (13), were last spotted together in June (14), when they paid a visit to the Los Angeles Zoo.
However, he appeared to have moved on again earlier this month (Jul14) after sharing pictures of himself cuddling model Yovanna Ventura with fans online.
Chiabra was previously linked to Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr.
Pop superstar Miley Cyrus has debunked false Internet rumours about her death by posting an Instagram.com photo of herself posing topless in a desert. An advertising scam on Facebook over the weekend (19-20Jul14) encouraged users to click on a headline which read, "(SHOCKING) Miley Cyrus Found Dead in Her Los Angeles Home! Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home."
Once clicked, the post directed readers to a hoax site about completing surveys for money.
A number of Cyrus' fans fell for the fake rumours, which were given weight by the fact the singer had not reached out to her Twitter.com followers since Friday (18Jul14).
However, the Wrecking Ball hitmaker put the unfounded claims to rest on Monday (21Jul14), when she shared a series of photos on Instagram, including a snap of herself topless, with her back to the camera, wearing just a pair of denim shorts, flashing two peace signs with her raised hands.
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse have sparked talk of an engagement after they were spotted wearing matching gold rings.
The Hangover star has been dating the British model since last year (13) after meeting at an awards show in London, and they fuelled gossip about the state of their relationship during a night out in the British capital earlier this month (Jul14).
Waterhouse was spotted wearing a gold band on her wedding finger as they left London hotspot The Chiltern Firehouse, and Cooper had a matching trinket on his left hand.
Reports in the U.K. suggest the jewellery is a symbol of the pair's commitment rather than an official engagement.
Kanye West used his wedding speech to compare the troubles facing modern celebrities to the injustices suffered by African-Americans during the fight for civil rights in the U.S. in the 1960s.
The rapper married reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy in May (14), and he has now revealed he turned his wedding toast into an impassioned plea for the rights of the famous.
West compared the issues facing his family, including being photographed regularly and appearing in gossip columns, to the discrimination against black citizens in America in the early 20th century and the civil rights fight throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
The Stronger hitmaker tells GQ magazine, "What I talked about in it (my wedding speech) was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast. And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life. She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life."
West went on to insist mocking stars is also a form of discrimination and he is rallying against it, adding, "I'm fighting (for my rights) with the way I line my words up together and the way I place a sweater on top of a T-shirt... People know I'm smart. And people know that, whether it's SNL (Saturday Night Live) or Jimmy Kimmel (U.S. TV show), it's a trend to take the p**s out of celebrity - just as much of a trend as wearing a grey hoodie or driving a Prius."
Stars including Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Weinstein and Nathan Lane turned out for an extravagant dinner thrown by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart in New York on Saturday night (19Jul14). The evening was the cookery expert's first big party at her East Hampton estate for more than 20 years, according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six.
The elegant dinner marked the launch of a rare Dom Perignon Champagne, and the celebrity guests sipped the expensive drink while watching an art installation film before sitting down to a lavish dinner inside a marquee.
Johansson was joined by her French fiance Romain Dauriac, and Hollywood producer Weinstein brought along his fashion designer wife Georgina Chapman and their three-year-old daughter India.
Also attending the bash were radio shock jock Howard Stern, Broadway veteran Nathan Lane, Devious Maids star Susan Lucci and actor Christopher Meloni.