"I tested for Gossip Girl. I wanted to be in it so badly, I thought at the time it was the end of the world. Now I think, 'Well I would have got pigeon-holed, have had to move to New York, leave high school and be signed away for six years. I wouldn't have done the films I've done, and everything would have been so different." Actress Lily Collins has got over her devastation at missing out on a role in the hit TV show.
Pop star Ed Sheeran was told off by his father after speaking out about his experiences with drugs.
The Lego house hitmaker revealed he smoked marijuana with an unnamed U.S. rapper and that ecstasy had inspired a song on his new album X. However, the comments upset his father John and he received a strongly-worded email from his dad advising him to watch what he says.
Sheeran tells U.S. shock jock Howard Stern, "When that came out I got an email from my dad saying 'Your career is flying, but the only thing that will f**k it all up is your mouth... Don't talk about drugs, politics, religion or money.'"
The star also admits that without cigarettes, his famous singing voice would not be the same: "When I attempted to stop smoking my voice goes (sic) - and when I am on tour I lose three gigs."
One Direction have another huge hit on their hands - the song they offered to fans for free on Monday (08Sep14) has been downloaded from their website over one million times. The boy band offered up Fireproof for 24 hours while announcing the title and release date of their fourth album, FOUR, and devotees jumped at the chance to check it out. Record company insiders at Columbia claim 1.1 million downloads of Fireproof were generated in the 24-hour span, worldwide.
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Nicki Minaj has blasted TV bosses at America's CBS network for cutting parts of her Fashion Rocks performance on Tuesday night (09Sep14).
The rap star was far from happy when she discovered that over-cautious TV chiefs had opted not to show her Anaconda in full, instead turning the camera on audience members and panning out for wide shots when they feared Minaj's butt-shaking routine was about to become too risque.
Now Minaj has released a statement to fans, which reads: "My darlingz (sic), I wish you could've seen the choreography on the 2nd verse of ANACONDA last night. It was absolutely divine. CBS decided not to show it. "Had they told us this before, we would have changed the choreo so that you guys could see the full performance from beginning to end. They already had you tuned in tho."
She then added, "Artists spend so much of their own money, time and passion to deliver their fans great performances. But ultimately, our art usually falls into the hands of people who care nothing about our art and creativity. Promise you'll get to see this new choreo soon."
Actress Anna Kendrick once threw a pair of diamond earrings in the trash after an obsessed fan tracked down her address and sent her the pricey gift in the mail.
The Pitch Perfect star warns devotees she has a strict rule about presents delivered to her private residence - and she won't hesitate to discard them, no matter how expensive and lavish the gifts are.
During an interview with U.S. podcast host Marc Maron, she explains, "I got (a gift) with, like, a really long letter about how he really felt like we should be together, and if I would just give him a chance, and he didn't want to do it over social media because he thought that would pressure me because it was public... "He (wanted) to be a gentleman. And he, uh, sent me a pair of diamond earrings. For real diamond earrings. I did go and check. And I was just like, 'These have to go into the trash. I can't. I cannot. I cannot wear them. I can't give them to someone.' "It's too weird. If the teddy bear goes in the trash, these go in the trash. Just on principle. So, I had to throw them away. If you send something to my house, it's going in the trash."
Actor Ryan Phillippe has paid tribute to his teenage daughter on her 15th birthday by recalling the day his "baby girl" was born in a series of tweets.
The Crash star hit social media on Tuesday (09Sep14) and poured out his heart over his daughter with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.
He wrote, "15 yrs (years) ago today, was my last (day) on The Way of the Gun. A helicopter waited off set to transport me from the 'Mexican brothel' in Utah to Cedars Sinai in Beverly Hills. "With my stomach in knots, exhausted & dirty, covered in syrupy fake blood & shards of candy glass the heli(copter) found the pad and I was taken to an area to sterilize myself. I made it to my then wife's bedside w/ (with) two hours to spare before my baby girl first entered the world. 15 years ago I learned what love truly is."
Phillipe and Witherspoon, who wed in 1999, are also parents to 10-year-old son Deacon. They separated in 2006 and finalised their divorce in June, 2008.
Actor Charlie Sheen has shown his generosity by pledging to hand over $1,000 (£588) to a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania waiter who felt he had been short-changed by American football star Lesean Mccoy. The sportsman allegedly failed to give the PYT employee, named Rob, the U.S. standard 20 per cent tip after grabbing lunch at the restaurant earlier this week (begs08Sep14), leaving just 20 cents (12 pence) on his $61.56 (£36.21) bill. An image of the receipt was posted on social media by PYT owner Tommy Up and now Sheen has reached out to offer Rob some extra cash. In a statement, he writes, "dear Tommy Up at PYT in Philly. Please tell Rob K I'm pledging 1000 dollars to him for the tip debacle just wanna help."
Maroon 5 have returned to the top of the U.S. album charts.
Newlywed Adam Levine's band has debuted V at number one, beating out rapper Young Jeezy's Seen It All: The Autobiography by over 40,000 first-week sales.
Maroon 5 last topped the Billboard 200 in 2007 with It Won't Be Soon Before Long.
The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack returns to the top three at three, while late reggae legend Bob Marley posthumously scores his highest-charting album ever, as his re-released greatest hits package, Legend, jumps up 95 spots on the new chart to number five. The album was originally released in 1984, and last hit a chart high at 18 in 2012. Marley previously charted high in 1976 when his album Rastaman Vibration peaked at eight.
Meanwhile, on America's Billboard Hot 100 chart, Meghan Trainor has ended Taylor Swift's reign at number one by taking All About That Bass to the top. Swift's Shake It Off, which previously spent two weeks at number one, falls a spot to two, while Nicki Minaj's Anaconda stays put at three for a second week.
Rocker Keith Richards has completed work on his first solo album in 22 years, but refuses to release it until he wraps up his current tour commitments with the Rolling Stones. The 70-year-old guitarist, who has only released two albums of solo material over the years, reveals he has been quietly working with his longtime songwriter and producer Steve Jordan and the follow-up to 1992's Main Offender is pretty much done.
However, Richards has no timeline for its release.
He tells the Associated Press, "I have a solo record finished, but I don't want to put it out while the Stones are working. (We've) got South America lined up in February, Buenos Aires, Peru. And after that, I know what the Stones tours are like, they tend to get extended."
And Richards admits he has enjoyed not having to work to a deadline this time around.
He says, "We had no rush. Every month or two we'd come down here (to New York's Germano Studios) and... knock off a couple of tracks... Nearly every record I've made is, 'You've got another five days'. But, this one, we're taking our time."
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Comedian Seth Meyers was hospitalised over the weekend (06-07Sep14) after breaking his nose in a game of street hockey.
The New Year's Eve actor-turned-TV chat show host reveals he was enjoying a game with his college pals in Boulder, Colorado, when he suffered the injury.
Explaining the incident on Monday's (08Sep14) episode of U.S. talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, he said, "We decided it would be really fun, since we've known each other since we were in college, (to) play street hockey... "I gave a speech like you would give in a sports movie. I said, 'Gentlemen, we're at the age now where this is likely the least time we're ever going to play street hockey, so leave it all out on the pavement (go for it). The rest of your life don't regret anything about this last game because you'll have to live with it for the rest of your life.' "Cut to 30 seconds later, a friend smashes me in the nose with his stick and I hit the ground and immediately - immediately - knew that my nose was broken, and said so. My friends couldn't hear me because they were all laughing. So much laughter! As much laughter as blood!"
Showing off photos of the injury, Meyers, whose make-up artists helped to cover up the bruising for TV, added, "It was bad. My nose was going a completely different direction."