Pop star Aaron Carter is hoping to revisit a familiar Pizza Hut restaurant when he returns to London for dates next year (15) as he used to "hide out" there when he was a teen pop idol a decade ago. The I Want Candy singer wants to visit some of the attractions that were out of bounds to him as a teenager when he returns to Europe in 2015, as part of an 80-date trek, which began earlier this month (Sep14).
There is a pizza place in Kensington that is among the top spots on his places to visit list because he used to sneak past his security guards and eat out there when he was confined to hotel rooms in between shows.
He tells WENN, "England is where I got my start so I have a lot of fond memories... but the last time I was touring there, I would see the dancers running out of the hotel going to do all the adventurous stuff and I would have to stay in my room and play video games and watch movies.
"There were times I would be rebellious and I actually walked around Kensington Gardens. There was a Pizza Hut and I remember being a little kid and being so scared. I was supposed to be in my room and I'd sneak out and I'd walk around the gardens a couple of times, hit the Pizza Hut and then I'd go back to the hotel. It was crazy.
"I was lonely. I didn't have Twitter or anything like that back then. I wonder if that Pizza Hut is still there."
Carter is looking forward to a less frenetic tour through Europe this time around: "I just remember screaming girls and being ripped apart. I was so little. I had big bodyguards just carrying me around. My (manager) mom would pick me up and yell 'Get away from my son...' and carry me out like I was a briefcase."
Jennifer Lawrence has been targeted once more in the celebrity hacking scandal as more private images of the actress hit the Internet over the weekend (27-28Sep14). Intimates snaps of The Hunger Games star emerged in the first series of leaks last month (Aug14) and now 55 more images of the actress have surfaced on web, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
In August (14), Lawrence's representative denounced the "flagrant violation of privacy" and demanded the prosecution of the perpetrators. Experts at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also began an investigation into the scandal.
More nude photos of celebrities have been released since August (14) and targets have included Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson and Amber Heard.
The latest wave includes nude snaps of British model Cara Delevingne and private pictures of Twilight star Anna Kendrick.
The pictures were allegedly stolen from cloud storage accounts.
Rocker Chris Martin and his rumoured new lover Jennifer Lawrence have been pictured together for the first time as they left a private plane in Los Angeles.
The Hunger Games actress was first linked to the Coldplay rocker in the summer (14) following his split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow in March (14). Neither star has responded publicly to the reports, but the speculation gathered pace when they were seen attending a dinner together in California earlier this month (Sep14).
Now it appears rumours of an unlikely romance between the two are true after they were pictured leaving a private jet in Los Angeles. In the images, Martin is seen smiling and chatting with a pal and a member of the cabin crew as Lawrence, clutching a single red rose, disembarks from the plane.
Lawrence split from British actor Nicholas Hoult in August (14).
The stars of The Hunger Games movie franchise are dictating hairstyle trends among teens, according to actress Natalie Dormer. The Game of Thrones star, who will play Cressida in the final two Hunger Games films, had to shave half her head for the role to perfect a punky look and she admits she has spotted young fans with the same 'do'.
She explains, "I was actually quite surprised at Comic-Con, there's a lot of lopsidedness going on. Girls are doing the lopsided thing, very tight... down one side so it almost looks like they're shaved. That seems to be en vogue and I seem to be ahead of the curve.
"I don't know if the Katniss Everdeen (character) thing is catching on as well, but a lot of girls are wearing plaits to one side."
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and singer Chris Martin have reportedly taken their romance public by attending a dinner together in California on Thursday (11Sep14). The Hunger Games star and Martin were seen out with friends at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, according to Eonline.com.
A source tells the website, "They seem very comfortable in each other's company - and happy!
"It doesn't seem like it's a new relationship. They seem super affectionate and at ease with each other."
The couple reportedly started dating this summer (14), after Martin separated from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow in March (14).
Lawrence split from Nicholas Hoult in August (14).
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Josh Hutcherson has spoken out to defend his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence after she was involved in a recent nude photo leak scandal.
Naked shots of the actress were part of a haul of celebrity nudes nabbed by an anonymous Internet hacker and offered to top media outlets. Lawrence's representative confirmed the pictures were for real and threatened legal action against the person or persons responsible for the privacy breach.
Now her Hunger Games co-star Hutcherson, who was involved in his own nude photo scandal last year (13), has offered up his thoughts about the leak, insisting "it's not fair". The actor tells ET Canada, "I haven't talked to her but I just think all that stuff is so ridiculous. We're people too, man, we just want to live, we want to be normal people, it's not fair. "It's something you obviously don't want to happen to you and it's really unfortunate that it happens... I hate the way the world sort of views those sorts of issues. It's really, truly not fair."
He adds, "We are actors, we didn't get into this because we wanted scandal. We want to live our lives and be actors... People say, 'Well you chose to be an actor, you are going to have to deal with this kind of thing...' Well no, I started (acting) when I was nine years old, she started when she was, like, 12. We didn't choose to have public scandal, we chose to become artists of acting and I love making movies; this is what I can do, this is what I am good at."
British actor Idris Elba read poetry onstage to kick off the Invictus Games sporting competition in London on Wednesday (10Sep14). The Wire star appeared onstage in front of 6,500 people at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the capital to recite the powerful poem Invictus, written by William Ernest Henley, as part of the opening celebrations.
British royal Prince Harry, who created the event, also took to the stage to give an empowering speech for the wounded military personnel competing in the sporting event.
An Invictus anthem, written by Coldplay's Chris Martin, was performed by a military choir and British soprano Laura Wright sang her track Invincible. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama also praised the athletes in a video message.
Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and William, Duke of Cambridge also attended the ceremony.
Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cancelled her appearance as she is suffering from severe morning sickness.
The opening ceremony went ahead a day after a launch party was held for the competitors and their families on Tuesday (09Sep14). Prince Harry attended the bash and Foo Fighters performed. The rockers will headline the closing concert on Sunday (14Sep14).
G.I. Joe: Retaliation star Adrianne Palicki is engaged to wed top stuntman Jackson Spidell. The couple met in October (13) on the set of forthcoming assassin thriller John Wick, in which Spidell performed stunts for Palicki's co-star Keanu Reeves, and now the pair is set to tie the knot.
It will be the first marriage for the 31-year-old actress, whose representative has confirmed the engagement news to Eonline.com.
The groom-to-be's impressive list of film credits include this year's (14) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and last year's (13) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters and The Expendables 2, in which he doubled for action man Chuck Norris.
Spidell has also appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Conan the Barbarian, and TRON: Legacy, while he also served as assistant fight co-ordinator on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Actor Ethan Hawke is hoping his new movie Good Kill will prompt a debate about drone attacks. The film, in which the Training Day star plays a fighter pilot ordered to bomb suspected terrorist strongholds in Yemen and Afghanistan, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Monday (08Sep14), and Hawke is keen to spark discussion about U.S. drone policy when the film hits cinemas later this year (14).
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "What I love about this movie is that it's presenting a truth. We all love the idea that there'd be a way to have war without causalities. It seems like the least worst option.
"Before we press 'go' on that completely, we should probably learn more about it. Because I, for one, as a citizen, didn't know anything about it. And so I hope it provokes a dialogue, and I hope that dialogue is constructive."
His co-star Zoe Kravitz admits she took the role on in a bid to learn more about drone attacks.
She explains, "I think most Americans aren't as educated about it as they should be. It's (film screenplay) written in a way where you see all sides of it. I left feeling compassion and understanding for both sides of the situation, which was not at all what I expected, because I'm a very peaceful person coming from a very kind of left-wing hippie-dippie family."
Hawke and Kravitz met with real-life drone pilots, who consulted on the set.
The actor says, "A lot of the guys are extremely good at video games. They'd do this (pilot drones) for 10 hours and then drive home and play video games for four hours. It seemed impossible from my understanding of it to separate that.
"These soldiers can't tell their own stories. They probably don't have the desire to, but they also can't. We as a public have to decide what position we want to put our soldiers in. The world community has to decide: Does the world want the U.S. roving above us? And what do you do when every country has a drone? And then nobody can go outside. Will (President Barack) Obama be able to even publicly speak if an enemy of the U.S. has a drone and he can't even step outside?"
Rapper Lloyd Banks became embroiled in a scuffle with security at a weekend (06-07Sep14) concert in Hungary after officials tried to stop him from interacting with the crowd. The G-Unit star was performing at the Offline Sports Games event in Budapest on Saturday (06Sep14), when he jumped down from the stage to get closer to fans during his song Beamer, Benz, or Bentley.
However, security personnel did not approve of his actions and grabbed him as he approached the audience, prompting Banks to hit out at the guards.
In video footage of the incident, which has been posted online by fans, Banks can be heard yelling, "Get the f**k out of here. I don't need security. Go that way. Get the f**k away from the stage", before appearing to shove one guard as they were ushered out of the area.
The rest of the gig went ahead without incident.
A syndicated version of ABC's "Battle of the Network Stars." Three celebrity teams (usually cast members of a TV show) compete in various athletic events for cash and prizes. Eighteen teams compete over a period of 13 weeks with the three highest scoring teams returning to compete against each other for additional cash and prizes.