Actor Jamie Foxx partied with politicians on Saturday night (16Aug14) by inviting former presidential candidate John Mccain and New Jersey governor Chris Christie to join him onstage for a dance at a star-studded fundraiser. The Ray star was a guest at the annual Apollo in the Hamptons bash and he made an extra special effort to get the party swinging.
He took to the stage and invited Christie to join him for a dance, before Senator McCain got up to join in, swiftly followed by Sir Paul McCartney and director Spike Lee.
After the stunt, Foxx told New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Its always the ones you don't expect. Republicans love to dance - in the Hamptons."
Other guests at the event, organised by business magnate Ron Perelman, included Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Roger Waters, Anjelica Huston, and Don Johnson.
The audience enjoyed performances by Pharrell Williams, Sting, Gladys Knight, and Jon Bon Jovi at the fundraiser, which netted $4 million (£2.4 million) for development projects at New York's famous Apollo Theatre.
At the close of the evening, Nicholson told Page Six, "That was one hell of a night. Christie really held his own. I told him, as he walked back to his seat, 'Governor, you can't let New Jersey down.'"
Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams turned wedding officiant on Sunday (10Aug14) to preside over the nuptials of two close friends. The Suits star, who is an ordained minister, reveals he combined his love of photography with his role in the Los Angeles ceremony to capture the special moment in a unique way, using a special Widelux camera, which takes full panoramic shots on film.
He says, "I actually married two friends of mine this weekend and, because I'm a photographer, I'm usually the guy who's running around the outside of weddings, so I begged them to let me start the wedding by taking a picture of the perspective of being the person marrying them."
Adams, who is engaged to Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario, isn't the first star to preside over a wedding - Sir Ian McKellen, Lady Gaga, Ian Somerhalder, Emma Stone and Jason Segel are just some of the other celebrities who are qualified to marry couples, while Jonah Hill recently helped childhood pal Adam Levine wed his model fiancee Behati Prinsloo.
Celebrities including Molly Ringwald, Joe Jonas and Christina Perri headed to the Dodger Stadium on Sunday (10Aug14) to see Sir Paul McCartney's first Los Angeles performance in four years. The former Beatles star graced the stage at the sports ground for the first time since the Fab Four's gig at the venue in 1966.
His hotly-anticipated return was watched by a number of celebrities who shared pictures and videos of the set on social media.
Jonas uploaded a video of McCartney's firework finale display and filmed the crowd going wild while The Breakfast Club actress Ringwald made a commentary about the performance on Twitter.com.
She wrote, "Listening to Paul McCartney sing a love song to John Lennon. Totally got me," later adding, "Sir Paul knows his way around a great singalong. #PaulMcCartney #heyjude"
She also uploaded a picture of the rocker singing his fellow Beatle George Harrison's song Something, while playing Harrison's ukelele.
Perri uploaded a video of the legend singing Let It Be and wrote, "Only paul can make me sob and smile at the same time."
The concert was part of McCartney's Out There tour. He last played a gig in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010.
Rocker Morrissey has sided with Scottish separatists keen to cut political ties with the U.K. and become independent. Like Russell Brand, who cites the former The Smiths singer as a mentor and hero, Morrissey believes the Scottish independence campaigners are doing the right thing.
In a video posted on his YouTube.com channel earlier this week (beg04Aug14), funnyman Brand said, "Independence for Scotland. I like things getting smaller and more evolved. More power for the people. The (politicians)... don't trust them. They'll be no good. They'll be useless.
"But Scotland getting independence is a good idea, breaking everything up so there's nothing but small collectives. Don't have imaginary concepts that make people angry. If Scotland and England make people angry, then abandon these concepts."
Now Morrissey has weighed in on the big British debate, telling Ireland's Hot Press, "They (Scots) must cut ties with the United King-dumb. I love Scotland, and I love the Scottish spirit and they do not need Westminster in the least."
Brand and Morrissey are two of a small group of celebrities backing the split, while stars like Michael Douglas, Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench are among the 200 big names who have signed a letter urging the separatists to give up their fight for independence.
Scots go to the polls next month (Sep14) for a referendum to decide whether the country should leave the U.K.
Former model Jerry Hall has defended her ex-husband Sir Mick Jagger over rumours he returned to the dating scene just weeks after the death of his long-term partner L'Wren Scott. The Rolling Stones frontman came under fire after he was spotted with a brunette ballet dancer over the summer (14), and reports suggested they met just weeks after Scott committed suicide at her New York home in March (14).
However, Jagger's former wife Hall has thrown her support behind him.
She tells Britain's Good Housekeeping magazine, "I didn't see any of that. He is single now and he can do what he likes. We are very, very friendly. We speak about the children and we really get on well."
Hall, who has four children with Jagger, also insists the veteran rocker was devastated by Scott's death, and the family is "giving him a lot of love and support."
She adds, "It was very traumatic for the whole family. We all got on really well, peace was reigning. It was a shock for the whole family, and Mick was just devastated - it was a big shock for him."
Love or hate Twitter, you can't deny that celebrity parody accounts are it's best creation. There are thousands of accounts out there, and most of them suck, but there are some precious gems. Believe us when we say, the really funny Drake parodies are so worth wading through endless #DrakesTheTypeOfGuy accounts.
George R. R. Martin - @GRRM
Until recently, the Game Of Thrones author was not verified on Twitter. Some speculated that these cryptic tweets could only be the work of the real GRRM, but it was just a clever ruse.
Live every day like it's your last. You never know if I'll decide to kill you off. #GeorgeWisdom
— George R.R. Martin (@GRRM) July 31, 2014
Did Sam make a promise that he wouldn't die?... Haha pic.twitter.com/7GlDQ6bNTY
— George R.R. Martin (@GRRM) July 28, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg - @notzuckerberg
Fake Zuckerberg is here to give us the honest truth: we’re all pathetically addicted to Facebook. Thanks Zuckerberg for hooking us in, and thank you even more fake Zuckerberg for helping us laugh at it.
You're soon going to have to download our Messenger app to write Facebook messages. And you'll need a third app if you want to send them.
— Not Mark Zuckerberg (@notzuckerberg) July 29, 2014
I apologize that Facebook went down for thirty minutes this morning and that all of you were forced to spend that half hour meaningfully.
— Not Mark Zuckerberg (@notzuckerberg) June 19, 2014
Taylor Swift - @feministtswift
This is basically a Twitter account combining Feminism and Taylor Swift lyrics in the best possible way.
I don't know about you / So I won't assume your experience as a woman / But I'm feeling 22
— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) January 16, 2014
And you call me up again just to break me like an anti-discrimination law
— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) July 15, 2014
Bill Nye - @yaboybillnye
If you’re looking for someone to drop some knowledge on you, then you better hit up Ya Boy Bill Nye. If anyone on the planet deserves a worthy Twitter parody account, it’s Bill Nye The Science Guy.
ERRBODY IN THE LAB GETTIN TIPSY
— YA BOY BILL NYE (@yaboybillnye) August 4, 2014
SCIENCE FACT lava is hot
— YA BOY BILL NYE (@yaboybillnye) August 1, 2014
Lord Voldemort - @Lord_Voldemort7
Even the Dark Lord is on Twitter. Okay, so maybe Voldemort isn’t real, but he’s basically one of the biggest baddies there is, so that makes him a celebrity. Which means, obviously, he’s got the best Twitter parody account of the bunch.
It's July 31st. For some reason that date seems familiar....
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) July 31, 2014
Wrong world cup... http://t.co/Nn8szqDlMg
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) June 14, 2014
Drake - @StuffDrakeDoes
Drake fans get a little insight on Drake's day-to-day life with this Twitter account. Now we know what this soulful artist really thinks (and feels) when asked the tough questions.
Airport security. "Any hazardous materials, sir?" Drake smiles to himself, and shakes his head. "The dagger in my heart," he thinks.
— Stuff Drake Does (@StuffDrakeDoes) August 1, 2014
Drake hands over his passport at the terminal. "Destination, sir?" Drake shakes his head. "Somewhere else," he whispers.
— Stuff Drake Does (@StuffDrakeDoes) July 17, 2014
Betty White - @BettyFckinWhite
As we expect Betty White is in real life, her parody account is up to date on all of Hollywood’s latest drama. With a decent amount of Beverly Hills, 90210 tied in.
If Jay-Z and Beyoncé divorce that'll make it an even 100 problems then.
— Betty F*ckin' White (@BettyFckinWhite) August 4, 2014
Why isn't Jason Priestly in Sharknado 2? Isn't it his turn?
— Betty F*ckin' White (@BettyFckinWhite) July 30, 2014
Bill Clinton - @PimpBillClinton
About 90% of these tweets are probably NSFW, which makes them all Clinton approved.
Don't call them all you can eat pancakes if you're gonna cut me off at 37.
— Pimp B. Clinton (@PimpBillClinton) August 4, 2014
I just got so high that I bought every Limp Bizkit song off of iTunes.#cryforhelp
— Pimp B. Clinton (@PimpBillClinton) August 2, 2014
The Queen of England - @Queen_UK
If you’re going to make a parody account for the world’s most powerful woman, this is how you do it.
The Proclaimers were due to close the show by they've walked 500 miles away since Lulu started. #closingceremony
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) August 3, 2014
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) July 24, 2014
Chuck Norris - @chuck_facts
So we're not 100% sure this isn’t just Chuck Norris parodying himself, because no one makes fun of Chuck Norris but Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris can divide by zero.
— Chuck Norris Facts (@chuck_facts) August 2, 2014
Chuck Norris killed two stones with one bird.
— Chuck Norris Facts (@chuck_facts) July 23, 2014
Former Nirvana rocker Chad Channing has opened the door for a return to the band by insisting he would love an onstage reunion with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. Channing joined the band in 1998 but left by mutual agreement in 1990, just over a year before they shot to global superstardom with their 1991 album Nevermind.
He is adamant he still considers himself an honourary member of the group and now he has spoken out about his hopes for a reunion.
Channing tells NME magazine, "It'd maybe be something like Dave playing guitar and singing and Krist doing bass. That'd be about the only arrangement I could think of that we could pull off."
In July last year (13), Grohl and Novoselic performed together in Seattle, Washington with Sir Paul McCartney - it was only the second time they have shared a stage in their hometown since Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain died in 1994.
Sir Ian Mckellen has urged theatre bosses to provide a minimum wage to help struggling actors.
The Lord of the Rings star wants thespians at the lower end of the pay scale to receive more money for their work to keep them above the poverty line, and he urges stage producers to do more to support them financially.
McKellen tells Britain's Radio Times magazine, "Most actors are not rich - they are very poor indeed. What keeps them going is that they just love the job."
"I know actors who have had to turn down good roles because they just don't pay enough. It's hard. The one thing you can ask, I think, is that actors get paid a living wage. I would like it if all the repertory theatres that currently exist could do that. It would make a huge difference."
McKellen's plea follows the publication of a report which showed only one in 50 actors in the U.K. earns more than $34,000 (£20,000) a year.
Rocker Ronnie Wood's ex-wife Jo has spoken out to defend the behaviour of Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger following the death of his girlfriend L'Wren Scott. Scott committed suicide at her New York home in March (14) and last month (Jun14), Jagger sparked speculation he had moved on from his partner of 13 years after he was photographed on a hotel balcony in Switzerland with 27-year-old American ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick.
The images drew harsh criticism from Scott's sister Jan Shane, but the late designer's brother, Randy Bambrough, defended Jagger, insisting there was no reason to doubt the love he had for Scott.
Now Jo Wood, who split from Jagger's bandmate in 2008, has also defended the rocker's behaviour, insisting the singer is simply carrying on with his life the only way he knows how.
She tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "This is the only life Mick knows after all these years. He's the epitome of rock and roll. He will always have a wild streak, but I say good luck to him. He should grow old disgracefully. When I am 70, I hope I will still be going out with guys. I am sure most men would say, 'How fantastic'. He's 70, go for it. What do people want him to be doing? Sitting in a rocking chair?"
Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed he is homosexual during a TV interview. Speaking with British TV journalist Sir Michael Parkinson for a chat to be aired on Australia's 10 Network on Sunday night (13Jul14), the five-time gold medallist explains he only felt comfortable opening up about his sexuality over the past fortnight after previously insisting he was straight.
He tells Parkinson, "I've thought about this for a long time. I'm not straight. And this is only something that very recently, we're talking the past two weeks, I've been comfortable telling the closest people around me, exactly that. I've wanted to (come out) for some time but I couldn't, I didn't feel as though I could. What happened was I felt the lie had become so big that I didn't want people to question my integrity."
The revelation stands in stark contrast to Thorpe's insistence of heterosexuality in his 2012 autobiography This Is Me, in which he wrote, "For the record, I am not gay and all my sexual experiences have been straight. I'm attracted to women, I love children and aspire to have a family one day... I know what it's like to grow up and be told what your sexuality is, then realising that it's not the full reality. I was accused of being gay before I knew who I was."
The conversation with Parkinson also covers Thorpe's battle with depression, which led to a stint in a rehabilitation facility earlier this year (14).
The adventures of Paul Cameron, an idealistic American exchange teacher in London. In the pilot episode, Paul faces his first crisis when Trevor, one of his students, steals a horse to save it from its certain demise at the glue factory.