Three people have pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct charges after allegedly hurling beer bottles at Taylor Swift's Rhode Island home and shouting at a security guard. Connecticut residents Michael Horrigan, 29, Tristan Kading, 28, and Emily Kading, 26, were arrested outside the country hitmaker's beachfront property last month (Jun14). They appeared in a Rhode Island court on Friday (11Jul14), when they each pleaded their innocence. The court date took place weeks after Tristan Kading told TMZ.com their behaviour had simply gotten out of hand while they were drinking. The singer was not at home at the time of the incident.
English actress Emily Lloyd is set to become a mum - the Wish You Were Here star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Christian Jupp. The 43 tear old is six months pregnant with a baby girl.
She tells The Sunday People, "I am so pleased. To be a mother was something I always wanted. I was so excited. I knew I wanted a child but realised at my age it might not be possible.
"Although it came as quite a surprise to us, we both knew we wanted this and that sometimes you can't plan when it happens."
The happy news comes seven months after the death of Lloyd's actor father, Roger Lloyd-Pack, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in January (14).
She continues, "I was amazed that I had fallen pregnant so soon after losing my dad. Maybe it was meant to be... I can't quite believe this is happening - after the sorrow I felt at the start of the year. We are just really looking forward to building a beautiful life for our beautiful baby."
Modelling mogul Eileen Ford has died at the age of 92, according to reports. She is believed to have passed away on Wednesday (09Jul14), but no further details were available as WENN went to press.
A number of stars took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the Ford Models founder, including British beauty Erin O'Connor, who tweeted, "Eileen Ford you were like a grandmother to me not to mention mentor. I owe you my career. An indomitable force. RIP dear friend."
Ford set up the iconic modelling agency in New York City in 1946 along with her husband Jerry, and it soon became one of the most successful in the business.
The agency has represented supermodels including Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Stephanie Seymour, Christie Brinkley and Twiggy, and actresses including Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Courteney Cox, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone.
The books have also boasted Emily Ratajkowski, the star of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, and even Martha Stewart, who modelled in her 20s during the 1960s.
Ford ran the agency for 50 years before retiring.
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Actor Brandon Routh is set to head back into the world of superheroes with a new role in hit U.S. TV series Arrow.
The Superman Returns star will play scientist Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, in a reported 14 episodes and serve as a love interest for Emily Bett Rickards' character Felicity Smoak.
The third season of Arrow, which is based on the DC Comics crime-fighting character Green Arrow, will premiere in the U.S. in October (14).
In the past six months, we've said goodbye to a king and hello to another, met some new clones, traveled the flat circle of time, and had an old friend for dinner. So far, it's been a stunning year for television. We've seen so many wonderful, gripping horrifying, funny, and poignant moments blaze across our television screens in 2014, so it's hard to fathom that we're only halfway through the year. Here's a list of some of our favorite moments in television this year... so far. (Beware spoilers!)
The Mountain Crushes the ViperShow: Game of ThronesEpisode: "The Mountain and the Viper"
It was all too easy for Oberyn, who was doing backflips and chanting accusations while easily besting the Mountain in combat. But style, grace, and most importantly, honor have no place in the world of Game of Thrones. A lesson the show has painfully reiterated time and time again. What really gets things done in Westeros is brutal efficiency. So when the Mountain grabs hold of Oberyn by the scruff of the neck, unlike his competitor he wastes no time in gouging the prince's eyes out and crushing his head in horribly graphic fashion. The scene was a disgusting display of SFX wizardry and we've been wincing for weeks.
Three Years Later...Show: Parks and RecreationEpisode: "Moving Up"
For the past six years, Leslie has served Pawnee with moxie and unbridled enthusiasm, but it soon became clear that the devoted public servant was becoming too big for her little Indiana town. Pawnee after all, is somehow simultaneously the greatest town in America and hell on earth for anyone with more than two brain cells rubbing together. We knew Leslie would have to move on eventually, we just didn't know it would be so soon. In a brave gambit, Parks and Recreation jumps ahead three whole years and catches up with Leslie working a new job in Chicago with three toddler-aged kids. Ben is also inexplicably wearing a tuxedo. We've sometimes criticized Parks and Rec for growing a little stagnant formula-wise, and this was a brilliant shake-up for the series.
Helena ReturnsShow: Orphan BlackEpisode: "Governed as it Were by Chance"
At the end of the first season, Sarah shot her “seestra” Helena and left her for dead, but in the second, she found out that it takes more than a gunshot to take out the most unpredictable clone of all. Their reunion in the bathroom is one of Tatiana Maslany’s finest performances, a tense, terrifying moment that highlights the differences between all of the clones. As Helena, she’s creepy and otherworldly and desperate to be loved and protected; as Sarah, she’s terrified and traumatized, shaking uncontrollably and unable to breathe. It’s everything that’s exhilarating and mesmerizing about Maslany’s work on the show condensed into a powerhouse of a scene.
The Dinner PartyShow: HannibalEpisode: "Mizumono"
Season 2 of Hannibal opened and closed with a deadly dinner that was nothing short of a game-changer. The season's slow burning tragedy ended with a shocking, bloody, and audacious final 10 minutes that leaves Will Graham and essentially the entire principal cast bleeding out, dead, or dying, while Hannibal escapes into the night. It's hard to think of a moment of television in 2014 that left us more gutted.
The Long TakeShow: True DetectiveEpisode: "Who Goes There"
These days, television is on a definite winning streak, with some even proclaiming that the lowly boob tube has even transcended film. TV has certainly come a long way in the past 10 years, and even in the last five, but one area where television has always felt lacking is in cinematography. Directing on television can sometimes feel largely perfunctory, a means to an end. But then we saw the fourth episode of True Detective. And then we forgot what movies even were for a couple days. When undercover cop Rust Cohle is caught up in a white supremacist robbery gone wrong, he escapes in a breathtaking six-minute long take that's not only absurdly complex and seamless but so unflinchingly thrilling. We can't even begin to comprehend how Cary Fukunaga put this one together.
The Coming Out PartyShow: ShamelessEpisode: "Emily"
Generally, when characters come out as gay on television, they do so through a heartfelt confession underscored to soft piano music. But Mickey Milkvoich is not a typical character and Shameless is not a typical show. So when Mickey came out, he did so by getting into a bar fight with his abusive, homophobic, alcoholic father. It’s a testament to Noel Fisher’s performance that he’s not only turned Mickey from a one-off bully into one of the most sympathetic – if not necessarily likeable – characters on the show, but he also created a scene that it simultaneously touching and triumphant.
Ding Dong, the King is DeadShow: Game of ThronesEpisode: "The Lion and the Rose"
With the Starks scattered in the winds, Stannis virtually army-less, and Daenerys still tying to be the Abe Lincoln of Essos, we expected Joffery, the cruel boy king of Westeros, to sit on the Iron Throne for decades. to come. Luckily, Game of Thrones doesn't give a crap what we expect, and in the midst of Joffery's garish wedding celebration, right when Joffery was being his Joffery-est, the king is murdered. And when the big moment finally happens, it isn't triumphant or cathartic like we had always imagined, but horrifying. Watching the life slip out of this child (a fact that's so easy to forget) as he clutches for his mother, and seeing his terrified face go blue then grey, with eyes wild and confused, struggling to understand what was happening, the scene is actually deeply sad. We even felt pity for the poor monster. But we felt even worse for the people caught in the blowback of his assassination.
Mind Your MannersShow: Orange Is the New BlackEpisode: "We Have Manners. We're Polite."
You know all that catharsis we were missing from the death of Joffery on Game of Thrones? Well, we sure felt it in spades here. Vee spent Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black terrorizing and manipulating the inmates of Litchfield. So when Rosa crunches into Vee with her stolen prison van, extinguishing the menace for good... Let's just say we've never felt better about seeing someone get hit with a car.
Ginsberg Looses His S**t... and NippleShow: Mad MenEpisode: "The Runaways"
Most of Mad Men's psychological traumas occur beneath the skin. But Michael Ginsberg, the least "polished" of the Sterling Cooper & Partners troupe, found a way to bring his issues to the surface in one of the weirdest scenes in the series' history: he removed the valve. He cut off his own nipple, exemplifying a bout with what can only be presumed to be paranoid schizophrenia at the behest of a mechanical interloper. Mad Men is all about metaphors... and we're still clawing at this one to figure out what it means.
Emmett and Leanne's KillerShow: The AmericansEpisode: "Echo"
On FX, there is a show that is every bit as good as Game of Thrones, Hannibal, or True Detective, but only a scant few are watching. The Americans wrapped up its sophomore season in brilliant fashion, letting loose a twist that shocked to the core. After spending the season searching for the killers of fellow undercover KGB agents, Emmet and Leanne, Philip and Elizabeth discover that the real killer was none other than their friends' own son, who was admitted into the KGB behind his parents' back. As the young man revealed his misdeeds between bloody gasps and blind soviet patriotism, everything about the second season was suddenly turned on its head. The most frightening revelation: Paige and Henry, Elizabeth and Phillip's own kids, are next in line to become operatives. Is it 2015 yet?
Country queen Dolly Parton performed to the biggest crowd ever amassed in front of Glastonbury's main stage, according to organiser Emily Eavis.
The veteran star appeared at the iconic British event on Sunday (29Jun14) in a late afternoon slot, but she was clearly the biggest draw of the 2014 festival, attracting a huge audience that easily outnumbered those of main headliners Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.
Now Eavis, whose father Michael founded the festival in 1970, has praised the 9 to 5 hitmaker for her show-stealing gig and revealed Parton performed to the biggest ever crowd at the event.
In a post on the official Glastonbury website, Eavis writes, "Oh, Dolly was the biggest crowd I've ever seen here. She is just a truly amazing live performer. Her voice was incredible... I don't think you can beat that performance as a perfect moment here at Glastonbury."
Tom Cruise travelled more than 1,000 miles (1,770 kilometres) across Japan in one day on Thursday (26Jun14) to visit three cities to promote sci-fi movie Edge Of Tomorrow. He began in Osaka, then flew to Fukuoka before heading to the capital Tokyo. In May (14), Cruise completed the much larger feat of three international premieres in 24 hours. He and co-star Emily Blunt travelled from London to Paris, France and New York.
"If there's one thing I'd request, it's for people who see me out to not be like, 'You're the hottest b***h in this place'. Whenever it comes on in a bar, I run into the bathroom and hide." Model Emily Ratajkowski, who danced topless in the promo for Robin Thicke's hit Blurred Lines, faces embarrassment when the track is played in bars.
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Former High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale jumped at the chance to play a tattooed lesbian magazine editor in new U.S. TV series Young & Hungry.
The actress is one of the executive producers of the new Emily Osment comedy and when show bosses needed someone to lock lips with their star in an upcoming episode, Tisdale volunteered.
She says, "I did a guest appearance, it's actually on July 9th... It was really fun... It's a really great role, something I've never done before. "I play an editor of a magazine and I take a real big liking to Gabby, which is (played by) Emily - a real big liking to her."
But it won't be the first time she has kissed a girl: "I did it in another movie. I had experience... but when me and Emily had to do it, we've known each other for so long so it was like, 'This is going to be so awkward!' "Emily went for it... and I was like, 'Woah!' When we came out of it, I said, 'That was pretty good'."
Theatre mogul Stephen Sondheim has blamed "misreporting" for sending fans of his hit musical Into The Woods into a spin after he was quoted suggesting the upcoming Disney film adaptation had been drastically altered from the original storyline. The acclaimed composer and lyricist had been speaking to a group of high school drama teachers as part of a Master Class event about censorship in schools earlier this month (Jun14), when he allegedly revealed the Into the Woods film would no longer feature the popular song Any Moment, which is performed by Cinderella's Prince, played by Chris Pine.
During the chat, he also reportedly claimed Disney executives had warned him not to kill off Mackenzie Mauzy's character Rapunzel, and was quoted in The New Yorker as saying, "We replotted it. I won't tell you what happens, but we wrote a new song to cover it."
His revelations shocked devotees of the critically-acclaimed stage show and sparked a furious debate online, but now Sondheim has reached out to fans to clarify his remarks.
In a statement issued on Tuesday (24Jun14), Sondheim accused The New Yorker editors of misquoting him, creating "some false impressions" about the Disney movie adaptation.
He added, "The fact is that James (Lapine, who wrote both the show and the movie) and I worked out every change from stage to screen with the producers and with Rob Marshall, the director. Despite what the New Yorker article may convey, the collaboration was genuinely collaborative and always productive.
"When the conversation with the teachers occurred, I had not yet seen a full rough cut of the movie. Coincidentally, I saw it immediately after leaving the meeting and, having now seen it a couple of times, I can happily report that it is not only a faithful adaptation of the show, it is a first-rate movie.
"And for those who care, as the teachers did, the Prince's dalliance is still in the movie, and so is Any Moment."
The cast of the Into the Woods film version also includes Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick and James Corden.