Dance music star Deadmau5 transformed into a taxi driver on Thursday night (11Sep14) because he was bored. The Ghosts 'N' Stuff hitmaker registered as a driver with cell phone taxi cab company Uber and drove customers around Toronto, Canada in his customised Ferrari, which is nicknamed 'Purrari' after its cat-themed artwork.
He advertised his new hobby on Twitter.com, writing, "In toronto? need a lift? I'm working for @uber tonight, downtown Toronto. Get lucky" and after his shift, he added, "Well that was fun... gunna keep the app handy (sic)... never know when I get bored n might wanna go out for a spin (sic)."
Prince Harry looked on in horror as a security official crashed into a taxi on Thursday (11Sep14).
The British royal was travelling to an official engagement when one of the police escorts in his motorcade crashed into the minicab head-on. Harry was driven a short distance away from the accident and watched as the officer lay in the road. The taxi driver was unconscious and had to be cut out of his car by emergency workers. The Metropolitan Police are investigating the incident, which occurred near London Zoo on Thursday morning.
The Special Escort Service driver was discharged from hospital that evening and the taxi driver remains in a medical facility in a stable condition. Royal aides confirmed to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper that the prince's convoy had been involved in the crash but he was unharmed.
Australian actor Paul Fenech was arrested last month (Aug14) following an alleged bust-up with a taxi driver. The Fat Pizza actor allegedly assaulted the cab driver in Sydney, Australia on 22 August (14) and was arrested by police officers on a street following the altercation.
Fenech was taken to a local police station and released hours later. A New South Wales Police spokesperson tells Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper that a man was "issued with a future service court attendance notice for the offence of common assault".
The funnyman, 44, is scheduled to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on 15 October (14).
Fenech has since dropped out of Australia's Dancing with the Stars TV series.
Comedian Bill Murray turned taxi driver for a night last week (ends05Sep14) after taking over the wheel so his Californian cabbie could practise his saxophone skills. The Ghostbusters star made the revelation during an appearance at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada on Friday (05Sep14), which organisers had named Bill Murray Day, when he recalled how his cab driver on Thursday night (04Sep14) had mentioned he was a saxophone player.
He explained, "I said, 'When do you practice?' He said, 'I drive 14 hours a day.'"
The response prompted Murray to offer to swap places with the taxi driver, who agreed to perform for the movie star from the backseat of the car.
Murray continued, "Not only did he play all the way to Sausalito (in California), which is a long way, we stopped and got barbecue. He (wound up) playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland (California) at 2.15 in the morning... It was great and it made for a beautiful night!"
Scottish actor David O'hara has been fined for hurling drunken insults at a police officer after a soccer match. The Departed star was accused of making nasty comments to a cop who had been called to investigate a recent disturbance in a taxi in Glasgow, Scotland. He was detained and taken back to a local police station.
During a hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday (05Sep14), officials heard that O'Hara had later attempted to apologise to the police officer. He admitted a charge of acting in a racially aggravated manner intended to cause alarm and distress and was fined $340 (£200), according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
5 Seconds Of Summer star Ashton Irwin has dismissed rumours he is dating Kim Kardashian's sister Kendall Jenner. The Australian pop star has been linked to the reality TV-star-turned-model in recent weeks after they were spotted hailing a taxi together in New York last month (Aug14).
However, Irwin is adamant there is nothing romantic between him and Jenner, who has previously been linked to fellow boyband star Harry Styles.
He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "We're not dating. I met her in New York with our team and we just hung out and had a drink. We were walking down the road - there was a whole group of us. And I didn't even get into that taxi."
However, Irwin admits he is attracted to Kim Kardashian's younger half-sister, adding, "Hell yeah, she is very attractive... I'm kind of awkward though, I think the most conversation we had was like, 'Hello, I'm Ashton.'"
Porn star Ron Jeremy's car has been impounded by police after he was caught allegedly driving the vehicle without a California licence. The 61 year old was pulled over in Hollywood on Wednesday (03Sep14) after police suspected him of drunk driving, according to TMZ.com.
Jeremy was administered a Breathalyzer test and police determined he had not been drinking, but they discovered he was only licensed to drive in New York, despite living in California for several years.
Jeremy's car was impounded and he was forced to take a taxi cab home.
Kylie Minogue's guitarist has told a coroner's court how he narrowly dodged death when falling concrete landed on his taxi earlier this year (14). Luke Fitton, who has been the Australian pop star's tour guitarist since 2010, told St. Pancras Coroner's Court in London this week (beg01Sep14) that he feared for his life when the taxi he was sat in with his girlfriend was struck by falling masonry.
The concrete crushed the vehicle, killing its driver, and a large block of debris landed on Fitton's chest.
He told the court, "We’d stopped at traffic lights and it was particularly quiet. Quite instantly, I felt I had a huge piece of concrete on me... I didn't understand what was going on. I was conscious, I was screaming because the pain was so blinding."
Fitton was cut free from the wreckage and spent months walking with crutches following the incident in the capital on Valentine's Day (14Feb14). His girlfriend was not seriously injured but the driver, Julie Sillitoe, was killed almost instantly.
The inquest into Sillitoe's death continues.
A guest at moviemaker Brett Ratner's after-premiere Hercules party is suing the director for injuries she received at the bash. Stylist Lauryn Flynn claims she left the party at Ratner's Beverly Hills home with a sliced Achilles tendon after she was cut by a shard of glass.
In legal papers filed by Flynn, she alleges she was asked to take off her shoes as she entered the home on 24 July (14).
She was reportedly injured in the basement when a glass table shattered while she was dancing.
In documents obtained by TMZ.com, she claims a decision was made to not call emergency services because it would be bad publicity for the host and his new film. She reveals she took a taxi to the hospital, where she needed 87 stitches to patch up the wound.
Flynn is suing for unspecified damages.
Famed Hollywood make-up artist Dick Smith has died at the age of 92. The Oscar winner worked on some of the most iconic films of the 1970s, including Taxi Driver, The Exorcist, The Deer Hunter, and The Stepford Wives, and he was also responsible for turning Marlon Brando into Mob boss Vito Corleone in The Godfather.
He scooped an Academy Award in 1985 for his work behind the scenes on Mozart biopic Amadeus, and was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2012 for his career achievements.
Born Richard Smith in 1922 in Larchmont, New York, Smith entered the TV industry upon leaving college, working at NBC for 14 years, where he pioneered the use of latex in painting on face make-up, now considered the standard technique for studio cosmetics.
He went on to become one of the most respected make-up artists in Tinseltown for his ability to make young actors appear decades older. He also wrote a book on movie cosmetics, titled Dick Smith's Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-up Handbook.
Smith, who earned the nickname 'The Godfather of Make-Up' during his career, died on Wednesday (30Jul14). The details of his passing had not been made public as WENN went to press.