Actress Katie Holmes is breathing a sigh of relief after her daughter Suri Cruise's lost dog was found alive and well.
Chihuahua Honey went missing during a visit to a friend's house in Benedict Canyon, near Beverly Hills, California last weekend (23-24Aug14), just weeks after Holmes adopted her.
The worried Batman Begins star plastered posters around the neighbourhood alerting locals to the dog's disappearance and even offered up a $1,000 (£588) reward for the pet's safe return, but the search was called off on Wednesday (27Aug14) after officials at the Lucky Puppy Rescue organization located the pooch not far from where she disappeared.
Suri's furry friend was subsequently checked out by a vet and given the all-clear to return home, reports TMZ.com. Suri, eight, is Holmes' daughter from her marriage to Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
Taiwanese actor Kai Ko broke down in tears on Friday (29Aug14) as he apologised to fans following his recent arrest on drug charges alongside Jackie Chan's son. Kai and Jaycee Chan were taken into custody by police in Beijing, China on 14 August (14) as part of a nationwide crackdown on illegal drug use. They both tested positive for marijuana and subsequently confessed to smoking pot.
Kai, 23, was sentenced to 14 days in a detention centre for the charge and he walked free from the Beijing facility early on Friday.
The You Are the Apple of My Eye star, also known as Ko Chen-tung, took part in a press conference with his parents and talent agent that afternoon and issued an emotional apology to everyone he had let down.
Vowing never to use drugs again, a teary Kai said, "I was wrong on this issue. I made a mistake. There is no excuse for it. I was wrong.
"I never realised that Kai Ko is more than just a name for myself. It also means a lot to those who support and love me. It was out of my expectations that anything concerning 'Kai Ko' could have such a big impact on others."
Jaycee Chan, who remains in police custody, has yet to be sentenced. He faces up to three years behind bars after cops also found 100 grams of marijuana during a search of his home and slapped with him a count of "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs".
Chan's famous father, martial arts film star Jackie Chan, recently addressed his son's drug arrest, admitting he was "ashamed" by the incident.
The Rush Hour star, who was appointed an anti-drug ambassador by China's National Narcotics Control Commission in 2009, also apologised for Jaycee's actions, stating, "I extend our deepest apologies to everyone for the negative impact this has caused on society."
Rapper Young Jeezy has been charged with illegally possessing an assault rifle. The weapon was discovered on the 36-year-old star's tour bus on Sunday (24Aug14) during a raid by police officers investigating a fatal shooting backstage at the rapper's concert with Wiz Khalifa on Friday (22Aug14).
Police suspect the rifle was used in the incident and Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins, and was arrested along with five members of his entourage for possessing the weapon.
All six, who were on the bus during the search, were charged because nobody came forward to claim ownership, according to TMZ.com.
On Monday (25Aug14), the hip-hop star's bail was set at $1 million (£588,235).
Entertainment promoter Eric Johnson, 38, died on Saturday (23Aug14) following the concert shooting in Mountain View, California on Friday night (22Aug14).
British pop star Cheryl Cole was axed from The X Factor USA after a bust-up with boss Simon Cowell about a bizarre outfit she wore for her debut. The music mogul took his pal Cole with him when he launched his hit talent search in the States in 2011 and hoped she could repeat her U.K. role as a popular mentor and judge.
However, within three weeks, Cole's American dream had crumbled and she left the show amid fears she would not connect with U.S. viewers.
Now Cowell has admitted her departure was sparked by an argument over a weird purple and orange outfit the pop star wore for her U.S. X Factor debut.
In an interview with Radio Times, he says, "There was so much expectation on the show in America, and I definitely wasn't myself. I was uptight. When I saw her I didn't recognise her. Literally. The hair and outfit were crazy, just totally crazy.
"I asked her manager, 'What's she wearing, what's happened to her hair?' He was defensive about it. I haven't a clue why she turned up like that.
"We then did the first day of auditions, and she was nervous, shy, not in her comfort zone. She'd put on a bit of weight, but not loads. That wasn't the issue. The only way I can describe it is that it wasn't Cheryl sitting in that seat. She'd lost her confidence...
"(Later) I called her and said, 'Look, it's not going great, to be honest,' then I mentioned what she wore and she turned on me. If I could go back in time I would have kept her on the show. It was stupid doing what I did. I didn't sack her personally. That was the second biggest mistake I made."
Cowell and Cole have since made up and put the incident behind them, and the former Girls Aloud singer is even trying to convince him to marry Lauren Silverman, the mother of his son Eric.
Cole tells the publication, "I'm going to have a word with him about getting married. He jokes about being too tight (miserly) to get married but I don't think he is. He's very generous."
In 2012, Cole sued producers of The X Factor USA for $2.3 million (£1.3 million) over her sacking and received undisclosed damages as a settlement. She has since rejoined the U.K. version of the programme.
Rapper Young Jeezy is in police custody after a gun thought to have been used in a fatal shooting on Friday (22Aug14) was found on his tour bus. Eric Johnson was shot five times backstage in Mountain View, California last week during a stop on Wiz Khalifa's multi-artist Under the Influence of Music Tour, which features Jeezy alongside the likes of Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan and DJ Drama.
The 38-year-old victim died in a local hospital on Saturday morning (23Aug14).
Cops investigating the incident raided Jeezy's vehicle on Sunday (24Aug14), when an assault rifle believed to belong to the Put On hitmaker was uncovered, according to TMZ.com.
Authorities suspect the weapon was used to gun down the victim.
Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins, and a number of his entourage members were arrested on gun possession charges following the bus search.
The hip-hop star, who was forced to miss his set at Sunday night's show in Irvine, California as a result of the legal drama, is currently being held on $1 million (£588,235) bail.
Rockers Whitesnake have recruited former Night Ranger star Joel Hoekstra to replace guitarist Doug Aldrich. Aldrich, who appeared on the band's last two albums, quit in May (14) to concentrate on "several recording and live commitments", and David Coverdale admits he didn't have to wait long to fill the vacancy.
Announcing the recruitment news on Thursday (21Aug14), the singer says, "One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona.
"Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also his very agreeable personality and he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug's replacement. We jammed together and were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th, 2014."
And Hoekstra's bandmates in Night Ranger couldn't be happier for the guitarist - as he fulfils his remaining tour dates with the group, they state, "The last eight-plus years have been a blast, and we wish him nothing but the best."
Hoekstra appeared on two Night Ranger studio albums and 2012's 30th-anniversary acoustic concert release, 24 Strings & A Drummer.
Alan Landsburg, the Emmy Award-winning mastermind behind Leonard Nimoy's hit series In Search Of... and Mickey Rooney's acclaimed TV movie Bill, has died. The 81 year old director/producer died of natural causes at his Beverly Hills home last week (14Aug14).
Landsburg also executive produced TV films The Ryan White Story and The Jayne Mansfield Story, which featured Loni Anderson as the actress and a young Arnold Schwarzenegger as her husband, Mickey Hargitay, and produced sequels Porky's II: The Next Day and Jaws 3-D.
He directed several episodes of 1960s documentary series Biography, hosted by Mike Wallace, as well as National Geographic specials and The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau adventure series.
Nominated for an Emmy five times, he won the prize as a producer on the 1970 Hallmark Hall of Fame film A Storm in Summer, which was written by The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. Landsburg was also nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1972 for Alaska Wilderness Lake.
Actor Jackie Chan's son has reportedly been arrested on drug charges. Jacyee Chan and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko were detained following a drug bust in Beijing on Thursday (14Aug14), according to the South China Morning Post.
The actors, who were only identified through their surnames, reportedly tested positive for marijuana and confessed to using the drug.
A subsequent search of Chan's home recovered 100 grams of marijuana and the 32 year old has been charged with "providing a shelter for others to abuse drugs".
Chan faces three years in prison if convicted, while Ko could be put under administrative detention for 15 days.
Jackie, who was was appointed an anti-drug ambassador by China’s National Narcotics Control Commission in 2009, has yet to comment on the story.
A new musical tracing Gloria Estefan's life will hit the Broadway stage next year (15). Previews for On Your Feet! will begin in October (15) and the production will open on 5 November (15).
Prior to the Broadway run, the show will open at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in Illinois for a five-week summer run from 2 June (15).
The musical will chronicle Estefan and her husband Emilio's journey from Cuba to Miami, Florida and her rise to superstardom. The show will be directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, the man behind the dance steps on Jersey Boys and Memphis.
Announcing the latest news about the much-anticipated musical, producers have also launched an international online talent search for wannabes to fill roles in the production, while open casting calls will begin next month (Sep14) in New York and Miami.
Estefan says, "Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project. Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent."
Rocker Morrissey insists he can prove he was dropped by executives at his label, Capitol-Harvest Records, days after the company's top man assured fans the singer/songwriter was still on the roster. Steve Barnett dismissed Morrissey's claims last week (ends15Aug14), but the former The Smiths frontman has returned to fansite True to You to post another statement about the alleged split.
He writes, "Both Morrissey and Morrissey's lawyer are in possession of email correspondence from Steve Barnett (head of Capitol-Harvest Records), and also from Steve Barnett's personal assistant, both of whom confirm that Capitol-Harvest have ended their relationship with Morrissey. No recording Agreement with Capitol-Harvest was ever signed by Morrissey, and Morrissey retains full ownership of (new album) World Peace is None Of Your Business.
"Contrary to the assured Billboard report, Capitol-Harvest have very clearly stated that they would have no interest in licensing a second album by Morrissey. (Law firm) Russells (London), who represent Morrissey, are presently concluding Morrissey's relationship with Harvest Records. Once again, Morrissey is in search of a new label."
The spat between artist and label began earlier this month (Aug14) when Morrissey took aim at company bosses for refusing to finance a new video.