Garth Brooks fans in Ireland don't seem to be getting a break this summer (14) - part of a pub festival, staged for devotees who missed out on seeing the country star live when his shows near Dublin were cancelled, has been scrapped. Brooks pulled the plug on all five of his sold-out July (14) shows at Croke Park over a local permit dispute, prompting the managers of Dublin hotspot Doheny Nesbitts to host Garth Brooks tribute concerts scheduled for Sunday (27Jul14) and Monday (28Jul14).
But, in another slap for Brooks' fans, Sunday night's festivities have been cancelled following complaints from local residents.
A post on the pub's Facebook page reads: "You're not going to believe this folks but the big man has cancelled his sixth show in Dublin! Due to complaints by the residents of lower Baggot Street our Garth Brooks tribute this weekend will now only take place on Monday night."
Police were called to Justin Bieber's home in Beverly Hills, California on six separate occasions over the weekend (19-20Jul14) amid noise complaints and other disturbances. Local authorities received four individual calls from disgruntled neighbours concerning loud music and partying on the roof top of the superstar's new luxury apartment on Saturday night (19Jul14) and in the early hours of Sunday morning (20Jul14), but Bieber was not cited for the visits as he promised to keep the noise down each time officers turned up on his doorstep.
Police also had to return to the neighbourhood to investigate two other incidents, involving complaints about fans and paparazzi, according to TMZ.com.
Cops are no stranger to Bieber's pad - they were also called to investigate other noise complaints from angry neighbours last month (Jun14), when the Baby hitmaker hosted a star-studded bash with guests including boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., rapper Tyga, singer/actor Tyrese and American football star Johnny Manziel.
Bieber moved out of his last property in Calabasas, California earlier this year (14) following a string of run-ins with locals, who accused the 20 year old of being a nuisance by speeding his sports cars around the gated community, throwing wild parties and even pelting a nearby home with eggs. The egging incident recently landed him a conviction for vandalism. He was sentenced to five days of community service and 12 weeks of anger management counselling, and ordered to pay restitution.
M.I.A was booed during her headline set London's Lovebox Festival on Saturday (19Jul14) as the show was blighted with technical problems. The Paper Planes hitmaker complained onstage that she could not hear sound through her earpiece and asked for her microphone to be turned up.
Halfway through the set, she invited members of the audience to dance onstage with her, but shortly afterwards, the sound cut off and the screens went blank.
M.I.A. went offstage during the power cut, which was reportedly caused by an audience member knocking a cable, and returned several minutes later when it was fixed.
She performed three more songs, which were also blighted by poor sound quality, before cutting her set short, prompting boos and complaints from festival-goers on Twitter.com.
Rapper Eminem suffered a similar fate earlier this month (Jul14) when his concert in London was ruined by poor sound quality.
Rapper Tyga's luxury car has been impounded by police after his fiancee, model Blac Chyna, was caught allegedly driving the vehicle without a licence. Cops received complaints about a matte black Rolls Royce Phantom being driven erratically around Malibu, California on Sunday (13Jul14) and when officers pulled the vehicle over, they discovered Kim Kardashian's close friend Chyna did not have a permit to be behind the wheel.
The $300,000 (£176,470) car was seized and towed away and authorities have only agreed to release the Rolls Royce to a licensed driver, according to TMZ.com.
Former stripper Chyna began dating Tyga in 2011 and they became engaged in 2012. They are parents to a baby boy named King.
British actress Zoe Wanamaker has voiced her support for Martin Freeman's turn as Richard Iii, applauding him for attracting new audiences to theatre. The Sherlock star's appearance in the Shakespeare play at London's Trafalgar Studios theatre has been met with mixed reviews, with one critic branding his performance "disappointingly underpowered" and others criticising the staging of the production.
There have also been complaints that some fans of Freeman's TV roles have behaved badly at the shows, interrupting the performance with inappropriate cheering, and actress Maureen Lipman complained, "The producers are aiming for people who spend most of their day with wire in their ears. It is not so much Richard III as Richard the rock concert."
However, Wanamaker insists Freeman should be praised for filling theatres with audiences who would not normally visit stage shows.
She tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "If Martin is getting people who would normally watch television or go to the cinema into a theatre for the first time - especially when it's Shakespeare - then that's great. It's essential that as many different people should cram into our theatres as possible and see the beauty of what is put on."
Think you're mad about this morning's Emmy Awards nominations? Not as mad as these folks! #CloneClub #Fannibals #EmmySnubs and other angry hashtags took over Twitter and it was glorious.
1. An excellent suggestion...
Someone needs to send in Tatiana Maslany’s episodes next year in an HBO folder.
— Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine) July 10, 2014
2. The #Fannibals got cray.
@paste_tv Emmys deserve to be eaten then. Not sure how much better Hannibal needs to be to get noticed.
— Jo (@Tegan_Jovanka) July 10, 2014
3. In which Tatiany Maslany becomes the new Kanye West.
I honestly feel bad for her! She should Kanye someone's award! Like seriously! #EmmyNoms #TatianaMaslany http://t.co/4FJFhpdm86
— OITNB | Beyond (@OITNB_Beyond) July 10, 2014
4. Sometimes, it just hurts.
@AmyTVGal So many feelings--mostly frustration...
— Mark Rozeman (@Mrozema) July 10, 2014
5. Actually, "stain on the apron" may be the greatest insult of all time.
Don't fret, #Fannibals! Awards don't determine the success of a show, the fans do. The Emmys are just a stain on the apron.
— Hugh Dancy News (@hughdancynews) July 10, 2014
6. For those of you on #TeamFarmiga
and who cares about the emmys @VeraFarmiga is the QUEEN and Norma is craziest mom and beautiful I've seen in my life pic.twitter.com/H4eH8guAoS
— claudia (@bullock_Farmiga) July 10, 2014
7. The guy who played Pastor Tim on The Americans is super-pissed. Right on:
No nominations for #TheAmericans actors?! Seriously?? Ridiculously huge snub. PARTICULARLY the brilliant @MatthewRhys #EmmyNoms #Emmys2014
— Kelly AuCoin (@bklynblazr) July 10, 2014
8. Wait, there are people NOT watching Orphan Black?
If you're wondering why your Twitter feed is blowing up with complaints about Tatiana Maslany getting Emmy-snubbed, watch Orphan Black.
— Josh Jackson (@joshjackson) July 10, 2014
9. Who says you can't get all your anger out in 140 characters or less?
@JarettSays The #Emmys have failed all audiences, tbh. #NoTatiana #NoEmily #NoGoodWife #NonSense
— bruaccioli (@bruaccioli) July 10, 2014
10. Apparently, someone needs to to the #Emmys keys away. Get home safe guys.
GO HOME, EMMYS! YOU'RE DRUNK! #EmmyForMaslany Can't believe she was snubbed AGAIN. Emmys are a officially a waste of time #EmmysChat
— Rachel (@mindgrape) July 10, 2014
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Rapper Flavor Flav has been cited by police in Las Vegas over a fireworks display held outside his home for America's Independence Day holiday on Friday (04Jul14). The former Public Enemy member, who has reportedly clashed with neighbours in the past over his annual Fourth of July celebrations, is accused of setting off thousands of dollars worth of fireworks outside his home in Sin City.
Law enforcement officials visited the reality TV star's home shortly before 8pm following complaints from neighbours about the noisy celebration, and they confiscated more than 100 pounds of explosives and issuing two fireworks-related citations, Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant Ken Romaine tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Last year (13), the performer's plans for a display were scuppered when police threatened him with jail time after editors at TMZ.com reported the rapper was planning to set off $8,000 (£4,706) worth of fireworks.
Actress Jessica Alba is such a hands-on boss when it comes to her safe baby products firm The Honest Company she even chats to disgruntled customers who call in to complain. The Sin City star set up the company over two years ago and it has become a huge success - but Alba admits not every client is satisfied, and she's more than happy to try to fix their problems.
She says, "I answer the customer service line - not every time... and I train all my customer service."
Customers have a hard time believing they're actually chatting to the boss when they call and get hold of the actress.
Alba adds, "They're calling if there's some sort of problem... They're just more concerned about the problem and whether it's gonna get fixed or not. I don't know if it really registers that it's me."
Director Randall Miller has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass following the death of a camera assistant on the Georgia set of the Allman Brothers biopic. Sarah Jones, 27, was hit by a train and killed in February (14) as the production crew shot footage for Midnight Rider on railroad tracks in Wayne County. Six other crew members were also injured.
A criminal investigation was launched and now the Wayne County District Attorney has indicted Miller, his producer wife Jody Savin and the film's executive producer Jay Sedrish on the two counts amid allegations they failed to secure a permit to shoot on the train tracks.
The charge of involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars, while the criminal trespass misdemeanour could land Miller and the producers 12 months in prison.
Production on the movie, based on the memoirs of Gregg Allman, was halted following the train tragedy and the subsequent exit of lead actor William Hurt, who had been set to portray the rocker. Hurt had previously expressed his concerns about safety on the Wayne County set in an email to a friend, days before Jones' death.
The criminal charges are not the only legal woes for Miller - Jones' parents filed a civil suit against the movie's filmmakers in May (14), and a number of other crew members involved in the accident have lodged official complaints.
News of the indictment emerges days after stars including Heather Locklear, Nina Dobrev and Sam Underwood joined a group of Hollywood crew members to film a public service announcement (PSA) in Jones' memory. The short film calls for increased safety measures on film and TV sets.
Justin Bieber's neighbours have stepped up security in the building following a number of late-night visits from the police, according to a U.S. report. The Baby hitmaker moved back to California last month (Jun14) after a brief stint in Atlanta, Georgia, and he rented two units in an upmarket apartment block in Beverly Hills.
However, Bieber is said to have annoyed fellow residents with a string of late night parties, which have led to noise complaints and a number of visits from cops in the early hours.
Editors at TMZ.com now report the building's Homeowner Association held an emergency meeting this week (beg30Jun14), and they elected to hire security guards to keep an eye on the building between the hours of 6pm and 8am.
The website states the new system was brought in on Tuesday (01Jul14) just hours after cops were called to Bieber's home to deal with a noisy party there on Monday night (30Jun14).
After a 12-year absence, former college roommates and best friends Valerie Anastas, a housewife with two children, and Joanna Newman, a vice president with an advertising firm, resume their friendship when they again meet. In the pilot, not picked up by NBC, Valerie and Joanna meet for the first time in years and are amazed at the drastic changes in their lives -- so much so that jealousy on Valerie's part threatens to destroy their friendship.