British pop star Lee Ryan has decided to check into rehab after he was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and drug possession on Friday (11Apr14). The Blue singer, 30, was taken into custody in the early hours of Friday (11Apr14) after police officers allegedly found illegal drugs in his car during a search.
He was taken to a police station for questioning and charged with failing to provide a specimen after refusing to take a breath test. Ryan was later hit with an additional charge of criminal damage after he allegedly urinated all over his holding cell.
Ryan tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday newspaper that he has been heavily drinking since February (14) after he overcame an addiction to sleeping pills. He believes his arrest was a wake-up call and he will head to The Priory rehab facility in London to get help.
He says, "I know I've let people down. Being arrested and ending up in a cell was the biggest wake-up call to me. It made me realise there is a problem I can't keep ignoring. I need to do something about it.
"Me going to rehab isn't a cop-out. I still take full responsibility for the way I've behaved. There is nobody to blame but myself and I'm deeply ashamed of what has happened. I am doing this because I have finally admitted I need help. I want to stop hurting the people around me.
"I can see that my actions were irresponsible and that I put myself and others in danger. For that I am truly sorry."
The singer was released on bail on Friday night (11Apr14) and is due to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in London on 2 May (14).
British pop star Lee Ryan has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and drug possession. The Blue singer, 30, was taken into custody in the early hours of Friday morning (11Apr14) after police officers pulled over his car in west London and allegedly found a stash of illegal drugs during a search of the vehicle.
Ryan, who refused to take a breath test, was taken to a police station for questioning and charged with failing to provide a specimen.
He was later slapped with an additional charge of criminal damage after he allegedly urinated all over his holding cell during a tantrum.
A statement from the Metropolitan Police reads, "Police stopped a car after officers witnessed it being driven erratically. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and taken into custody. He was subsequently further arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and criminal damage."
Officers are awaiting the result of tests on the substance found in Ryan's car, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.
The One Love singer was released on bail on Friday night (11Apr14) and is due to appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court in London on 2 May (14).
Punk icon Patti Smith wants "unknowns" to portray her and late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the planned movie adaptation of her award-winning memoir Just Kids, dismissing reports that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg will lead the cast. The Because The Night rocker insists she's not quite ready for the film project, but when she is, she'll actively search out the 20 year olds who will star as herself and Mapplethorpe.
She tells NME.com, "When I get in the right frame of mind and feel that I can contribute, wholeheartedly, even from afar, then I'll take the plunge and find two unknown kids who can capture people's hearts and let them tell our story.
"Charlotte Gainsbourg could be my daughter, she looks so much like I did when I was young (and) she's such a great actress, but the part is for a 20 year old... and I think really that two unknowns should tackle it."
Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick got a little saucy during her hosting stint on Saturday Night Live at the weekend (05Apr14) as "an international nasty girl" in search of Dongs All Over the World in a music video sketch. The actress also showed off her rapping skills during the sketch with the line, "Here's a quick tip that you need to know/When you're travelling the world with your girls in tow/Keep a tight schedule and you can't go wrong/You'll see none of the country but all of the dongs."
The skit also featured Icona Pop as pilots flying Kendrick and her naughty pals on their international sex adventures.
Kendrick also portrayed Ariel from the Little Mermaid, mimicking the singing voices of Kesha, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea and Selena Gomez, on the show.
Author Peter Matthiessen has passed away at the age of 86. The New Yorker lost his battle with leukaemia on Saturday (05Apr14), just three days before his latest novel, In Paradise, was due to be released.
Matthiessen's most notable works include Shadow Country and At Play in the Fields of the Lord, which was transformed into a film starring John Lithgow and Daryl Hannah in 1991.
He was also a dedicated environmentalist and adventurer, releasing several non-fiction books about his travels, including The Snow Leopard, an acclaimed tome about his search for the elusive big cat.
Rapper Trick Daddy has been arrested for possession of drugs and a handgun in Florida. The I'm A Thug hitmaker was taken into custody on Thursday (03Apr14) after police served a search warrant at his house and allegedly found cocaine and a gun.
Trick Daddy, real name Maurice Young, has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and driving with a suspended license, according to TMZ.com.
He was subsequently freed on $6,100 (GBP3,813) bail.
It's not the rapper's first run-in with the law - in 1991, he was convicted of cocaine possession, carrying a concealed firearm and violating probation, and served two-and-a-half years in prison, and in 2003, he was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after allegedly threatening to kill a man.
Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents' deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force -- unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim's innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again...
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Director Peter Jackson has given search teams hoping to recover the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 a boost by lending them his private jet. The Lord of the Rings filmmaker has chartered his Gulfstream G650 to the oceans off the coast of Australia to assist in the search for the plane, which disappeared last month (Mar14) with 239 people on board.
His spokesman Matt Dravitzki tells The New Zealand Herald, "Peter would not seek publicity for something like this and would actively avoid it in fact. A lot of civilian and military aircraft are involved in the search and it's kind of disappointing that because one is owned by a celebrity it becomes a matter of news when there are (over) 200 people missing.''
Jackson purchased the jet for $80 million (GBP50 million) last year (13), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lost Girl’s creators are pulling no punches with WTF moments. If you’re still reeling from losing Hale last episode, you should prepare yourself for more shock and awe succubus style. This episode ties up a few loose ends that have been looming around all season in one epic package. What did Lauren do with Evony’s DNA? Who took the Una Mens seed? What will happen to Kenzi and Bo now that Hale is gone?
The episode begins at Hale’s funeral with Dyson giving a eulogy. Kenzi is miserable and Bo tries to make her feel better. But how can you help someone when they’ve lost the love of their life? Their tender moment is ruined by a random warrior that shows up promising fealty to her queen: Bo. Can Kenzi catch a break? This season has felt like Bo constantly doing her own thing and leaving Kenzi to deal with problems on her own. After all, did we forget that the Dark and the Una Mens wanted to kill Kenzi?
Kenzi convinces Bo to promise she will kill Massimo. They go with Dyson to Massimo’s lair. However, he convinces everyone he has a major prophecy about Rainer. Apparently, Rainer is cursed to die. He also convinces Dyson to take him to Trick. Kenzi refuses to accept that Massimo is getting a reprieve. She asks Vex for help in killing him. Vex agrees. However, things change when they arrive at Massimo’s lair.
Vex betrays Kenzi because Massimo’s mother abandoned him. Apparently, Vex gave his blood oath to be Massimo’s guardian. Talk about deep secrets! It seems strange for someone so savage to have a soft spot for Massimo. However, Massimo gets a call from his mother and leaves. Kenzi ends up back at home and just flat out asks Bo to unclaim her. Maybe she can leave this whole Fae world of drama.
Bo and Rainer
Bo’s crazy stalker, Rosette, is one of Rainer’s soldiers. She has promised her featly to Bo because apparently Bo is The Queen. Sort of in the same way that Neo is The One in The Matrix. Apparently, there is a prophesy involving Bo, Rainer, and the Pyripuss. Everything that has happened to this point is a sign. Rainer is cursed and there is a second curse. There is also some strange horse worshipping lady cult.
This prophecy stuff is sort of sloppy. It’s 85 percent clear that Rainer is not Bo’s father and therefore not the big bad. Dyson brings one of Hale’s heirlooms to Bo. It reveals some secrets about the prophesy. Bo, Rainer, and Rosette misguidedly storm the horse lady cult. They hear something about hand fasting from a dying priestess. Rosette convinces Bo to marry Rainer to keep him from dying and break the curse. Why is Bo still listening to total strangers? This constant betrayal thing is getting old. Shocker! Rosette was lying and their marriage will free the Pyripuss. He’s a villain so badass he sets Rosette on fire remotely. Talk about telecommuting.
Lauren and Evony
Lauren and the Morrigan have the best storyline of the episode and possibly the season. Team Lorrigan! Lauren is snooping in the dark archives and finds some information about the prophesy and she also overhears The Morrigan and Trick discussing Rainer. Lauren tries to share the information with Bo who basically brings the verbal smackdown. Sadly, it seems like they are over and their issues are not going to be so quickly resolved. Although, weren’t they together before Rainer showed up? We smell a plot hole.
Bo shows up at the Morrigan’s lair in lingerie. They get all kinds of freaky. But suddenly, Evony starts to perspire which is not normal because she’s a super Fae. It turns out she’s been transformed into a human. Holy smite! Lauren used her DNA to develop a serum that she hid in a special place. She even punches The Morrigan when she gets sassy.
Big reveal! The Morrigan is Massimo’s mother. She calls him to try and undo Lauren’s treachery. But Massimo goes all Norman Bates on everyone. He brings the origin seed. He’s the one who stole the Una Mens seed. He eats it and collapses. What will happen to him, the Morrigan, and Lauren?
Succu-Best Lines of the Night
"You could sell diapers to a Sumo." – Evony on Lauren’s charm
"I don’t need to claim your clam to claim you." – Evony putting it plainly for Lauren
"So what should we do, darling? My vote: we get rip-roaring drunk and settle into a stack of something, I don’t know, Rachel McAddamsy." – Vex trying to make Kenzi feel better
"I bought you your own shop of herbal Druidic s**t, and still you’re nothing but aggro, you little Muppet." – Vex
"What’s wrong with your face? You look like a walking chemical peel gone wrong." – Evony
Funnyman Adam Sandler hit the streets of Hollywood in his dressing gown to record a skit for U.S. late night show Conan after learning host Conan O'brien had moved into his Los Angeles neighbourhood. Joking that the TV personality had never invited him round or given him his full address, Sandler introduced the video footage by stating he wanted to share an "orange soda" with the host and went in search of his home.
In the hilarious skit, which aired on Conan on Monday night (31Mar14), Sandler wandered through traffic on Sunset Boulevard and even clambered aboard an Ultimate Hollywood Tours bus, looking for his pal.
Dressed in just a dressing gown and boots, the Grown Ups star yelled, "Conan, it's for you" at passersby and, "F**k you Conan" when they failed to stop.
He also wandered into gay bar Rage and met O'Brien's TV sidekick Andy Richter. He ended the skit by turning up at a chubby Conan look-a-like's home.