Harry Styles gave American football star Michael Sam something to smile about last week (27Aug14) when he wore the openly gay sportsman's St. Louis Rams jersey onstage during One Direction's concert in St. Louis, Missouri. Sam, who became the first openly gay man to get drafted by a National Football League team earlier this year (14), thanked the pop star in a tweet, writing, "@Harry_Styles thank you for your support!!!"
However, Styles' jersey tribute wasn't enough to score Sam an NFL place - he was waived by the Rams on Friday (29Aug14).
Rapper Riff Raff has blasted British singer Sam Smith for cutting him out of a picture taken at the 2014 Video Music Awards this month (Aug14).
The hip-hop star attended the music ceremony as Katy Perry's date and the pair wore matching denim outfits as a parody of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's similar awards show ensemble in 2001.
Smith uploaded a picture to Instagram.com this week (begs25Aug14) showing him at the awards show with Perry and his pal Charli XCX, but Riff Raff, who was seated next to the Roar hitmaker, is obviously cut from the snap.
He has blasted Smith for removing him, writing, "Thanks for cutting me out of the picture u chubby little f**k factory (sic). P.S. Your face is super huge @samsmithworld." Smith has not replied to the comment.
British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware married her childhood sweetheart on Thursday (28Aug14). The Wildest Moments hitmaker tied the knot with Sam Burrows on the Greek island of Skopelos, where the pair got engaged.
The singer and her actress sister Hannah documented the celebrations via Instagram.com, showing Ware laughing in her strapless white gown surrounded by bridesmaids.
Ware also wore statement shoes under her dress which read "wifey for lifey" and later posed for a photograph with Burrows, in which they are wearing leather jackets emblazoned with the words "just married".
Sam Smith praised Ware on Twitter.com, writing, "CONGRATULATIONS @JessieWare for getting hitched!! Such a beautiful bride."
Ware, 29, first met Burrows at school before reconnecting as teenagers. Their wedding invitation featured a picture of them taken in 1996, when they were aged 11.
A machine gun that sparked a raid on Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's home on Thursday night (28Aug14) will go under the hammer in October (14). Police officers were called to the Fifty Shades of Grey director's London home after a passer-by noticed a machine gun on a desk through the window.
They entered the property and discovered the weapon was a decommissioned M16 assault rifle which had been given to the moviemaker for an art project.
The gun is part of an anti-war art collection called Peace One Day M16 and will go under the hammer at Bonhams auction house in London on 17 October (14) to raise funds for the international charity.
According to Britain's Daily Mail, the couple, who were out during the raid, now face talks with the Metropolitan Police about wasting officers' time and resources.
Police were called to the home of moviemaker Sam Taylor-Johnson and her actor husband Aaron on Thursday night (28Aug14) after a passer-by spotted a machine gun in the London property.
Officers attended the scene after receiving a report that an automatic weapon could be seen through a window. However, it emerged the gun, which had been placed on a desk, was a fully decommissioned M16 rifle given to Taylor-Johnson as part of an art project.
Neither the director nor her Nowhere Boy star husband Aaron were at the property when cops called.
A spokeswoman for the couple tells the BBC, "We can confirm that early this morning police were called to the London home of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor-Johnson following a report of a firearm on the premises by a concerned passer-by. "The family were not present in the property at the time but the police gained entry via a key holder. The firearm was located in Sam Taylor-Johnson's basement studio and has been confirmed as a certified and fully decommissioned M16 assault rifle that was provided to Mrs. Taylor-Johnson by the international charity Peace One Day as part of an art project entitled Peace One Day M16."
"My main aim with the album is to take a risk. I want to get this whole genre thing out of people's minds. One day I might want to sound like Beyonce. Every day is very different for me." British singer Sam Smith on incorporating different genres in his music in the future.
Taylor Swift has rocketed to the top of the U.S. pop charts thanks to the fourth biggest download sales week ever. The singer's new single Shake It Off debuts at number one, ahead of Nicki Minaj's Anaconda, which slithers up the chart from 39 to two.
The track is Swift's second Hot 100 number one following 2012's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, which spent three weeks on top, and her 60th U.S. chart hit.
The new all-girl top three is completed by Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass.
Sam Smith's Stay With Me and MAGIC!'s former number one Rude round out the new top five.
"Everybody loved Dickie Attenborough, and I did too. Warm - every moment fun. Lucky to know him, very privileged to work with a Cinema Legend." Richard Attenborough's Jurassic Park co-star Sam Neill pays tribute to the late film icon.
Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been taking his young daughters to the set of his director wife's saucy new movie Fifty Shades Of Grey.
The Godzilla star has two young daughters, aged four and two, with his moviemaker wife Sam Taylor-Johnson, and she has revealed the girls have been a regular presence on set while she filmed the move adaptation of E. L. James' erotic novel. She tells Britain's The Times Magazine, "When he was working on Godzilla, I was at home with the girls. We don't work at the same time... If I'm not working I'll take the children to the set and we'll see him there and vice versa - when I was working (on Fifty Shades of Grey) they'd come and be with me there."
However, the director is adamant she made sure the youngsters were kept well away from the saucy scenes involving stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. She adds, "The set would be closed (for the sex scenes), but there's tons of stuff going on around."
Sam Taylor-Johnson also has two older daughters with her ex-husband Jay Jopling.
Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry ruled the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday (24Aug14), by picking up the biggest honours. The Roar hitmaker took home the first Moonman trophy of the night for Best Female Video for Dark Horse and was joined onstage by rapper Juicy J who appeared on the track.
Cyrus, who returned to the prizegiving a year after causing a stir with her raunchy routine with Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke, was all about the message this year, choosing to use her Video of the Year acceptance speech for Wrecking Ball to pay tribute to homeless youths.
The pop star sent a man named Jesse to accept the prize on her behalf for the "1.6 million runaways and homeless youths in the United States, who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now."
He continued, "I know this because I am one of these people... If you want to make a powerful change in the world right now, please join us and go to Miley's Facebook.com page. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, but a dream you dream together is reality."
Beyonce was feted with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and wowed the crowd with a show-stopping performance featuring a medley of hits from her self-titled album, including Partition, Flawless and Drunk in Love.
After her stunning set, which brought the audience to its feet, she was presented with the accolade by daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z, who called his wife "the greatest living entertainer."
Beyonce tearfully accepted her award, saying, "I'm so full. Thank you, I have nothing to say, but I'm filled with so much gratitude. I just thank God for this moment and I love y'all so much. Blue I love you, my beloved I love you, my fans I love you, MTV I love you, goodnight."
The moment appeared to be her bid to once and for all end divorce rumours.
Ed Sheeran and Fifth Harmony were also big winners, taking home the Best Male Video and Artist to Watch awards, respectively.
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J kicked off the ceremony with Grande singing her hit Break Free, followed by Nicki Minaj giving a jungle-themed performance of her new track Anaconda.
Jessie J then started off the trio's new hit song Bang Bang, but Minaj suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction when she did not complete her quick-change in time and was forced to hold the front of her dress together so as to not expose her bare breasts as she returned to the stage.
Other performance highlights included Sam Smith with his hit song Stay With Me and Maroon 5, who made their VMAs debut with a performance of Maps outside of the venue.
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora also hit the The Forum stage for their first-ever live performance of Black Widow.
There was also a couple of serious moments in among the festivities - Robin Williams, who passed away earlier this month (Aug14), was remembered and rapper Common asked for a moment of silence for Missouri teenager, Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on 9 August (14), sparking the ongoing unrest in the state.
The 2014 MTV VMAs winners at press time were:
Video of the Year - Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Best Hip-Hop Video - Hold On (We're Going Home) by Drake featuring Majid Jordan
Best Male Video - Sing by Ed Sheeran
Best Female Video - Dark Horse by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
Best Pop Video - Problem by Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
Artist to Watch - Fifth Harmony
Best Rock Video - Royals by Lorde
Best Lyric Video - Don't Stop by 5 Seconds of Summer
MTV Clubland Award - Stay the Night by Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award - Beyonce