Good Charlotte stars Joel and Benji Madden have postponed their U.S. tour, which was due to kick off in November (14). The twins are currently working under the name The Madden Brothers while Good Charlotte are on hiatus and the double act was due to perform six dates in America beginning on 17 November (14).
However, they have now cancelled the gigs without telling fans of the reason behind the move.
Announcing the news on the band's Facebook.com page, the Maddens write, "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US Tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all of your support this year and hope to see all of you in the new year!"
Several fans were angered at the postponement, accusing the brothers of prioritising Australia over their home country because the duo has kept its tour dates Down Under.
Joel, who is also a judge on The Voice Australia, tells news.com.au, "We love America, but the tour was out of our control... It was just six shows, we can do them in a few months. But I get the fans are passionate. Even though it feels to America we're in Australia a lot, we're in America more than we're in Australia. I'm an American who's in Australia a portion of the year (for The Voice). We enjoy being here."
The pair's Australian tour is due to begin on Friday (31Oct14) in Melbourne.
Rocker Gregg Allman has been dropped as a defendant in a civil lawsuit over the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones on the set of stalled biopic Midnight Rider. Jones, 27, was fatally struck by a train while shooting scenes on a trestle in Georgia in February (14) and her parents launched legal action against executive producer Allman and the movie's producers, including director Randall Miller, in May (14), claiming filmmakers selected "an unreasonably dangerous site for the filming location" and failed to get the proper permission to shoot there.
A lawyer for Allman distanced the star from the legal action, insisting he had no involvement in the location selection, and now Richard and Elizabeth Jones have agreed to remove him from their lawsuit, along with executive producer Michael Lehman and bosses at the film's distributor Open Road Films.
The decision emerges two days after a Georgia judge granted a continuance to allow legal representatives for the Jones family and Open Road Films to work out a resolution between themselves.
The next hearing in the civil suit is set for 13 November (14).
Miller, his producer wife Jody Savin, executive producer Jay Sedrish and first assistant director Hillary Schwartz are all still listed as defendants.
All four are also facing criminal charges for involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass. They have pleaded not guilty to the counts and are due to stand trial in March (15).
Production on the Allman Brothers biopic was halted immediately after Jones' death.
Backstreet Boys stars Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson and country duo Montgomery Gentry have been unveiled as part of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The new group of honourees also includes bluegrass singer Larry Cordle, R&B group The Moonglows, country singer Doc Hopkins, Jason Aldean, comedian Pete Stamper and Rascal Flatts' manager Clarence Spalding.
They will all be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, which recognises Kentucky natives and those who have made significant contributions to the music industry in the state and around the world, during a ceremony in April (15).
Previous honourees include Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, The Everly Brothers, Ricky Skaggs and Wynonna and Naomi Judd.
Rock veterans The Allman Brothers said farewell to fans at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Tuesday night (28Oct14). The group, led by Gregg Allman, played its final show and wowed fans with a marathon three-set gig that ended after midnight. The band's show will be aired several times over the next few days on SiriusXM's Classic Vinyl channel.
Lately Sarah Jessica Parker has been toying with Sex and The City fans’ heart strings by hinting at a third movie installment of the series.
You maybe groaning at the idea due to the disappointment of the second one, or if you are a die-hard fan you could be jumping for joy. I personally fall into the latter, but I am realistic. The last movie made some huge mistakes, but to help the creators we have a list of mistakes that need to be avoided if they want the 3rd movie to be a huge success!
1. Don't have the movie take place anywhere other than New York City.
The city is practically the fifth main character of the whole series. The second movie felt so off because that character was taken away. We need cabs, we need the fashion, and we need crazy run-ins with other New Yorkers.
2. Don't throw in superficial drama that isn't relatable or funny.
The first movie was fantastic because the problems were real. Women can relate to being with a man who has commitment issues. Women can relate to finding out their husband cheated on them. Women can relate to being in a seemingly perfect relationship, but still not being happy. The fluff in the second movie where Charlotte and Miranda were talking about how hard it is to raise children with nannies during the recession was not relatable.
3. Don't erase all the growth and progress these characters have made
Another blunder made in the last movie was that while everyone has seemed to keep moving through life and growing, Carrie on the hand slid back into her old ways. The writers decided to stir up trouble in Carrie and Big’s happy life by putting Aidan into the mix. Carrie was terrible to him by cheating and they decided having her cheat with him would somehow be compelling. It’s not and it just made Carrie seem like she will never change.
4. Don’t let the glam outweigh the substance
The brand certainly involves the more glamorous life in the city since it started before the recession, but it still had heart. Many women were able to connect to one or two of the main characters and their struggles with love. The last installment had all of flash however without any of the heart.
5. Don’t overlook minor characters for plot inspiration
In the television series, the relationships that the girls had weren’t the only focus in the show. Carrie was often inspired by minor characters’ love lives for her articles. Instead of forcing drama between the four girls and their significant others, perhaps we can turn our attention to Anthony and Standford. Aren’t they supposed to be having an open marriage? Perhaps Carrie should try and tackle if that kind of thing works.
Of course even if they followed all these rules it doesn't mean the next movie will be destined to be a success, but it will be a vast improvement! These characters are so dear to so many that it's hard to give up on them.
But what do you think? Do you think there are any other mistakes that should be avoided for the next movie? Follow us on Twitter and tweet us your thoughts!
Devildriver's drummer and guitarist have left the band. Percussionist John Boeklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick, both founding members, made their final appearance with the heavy rock group at Slipknot's Knotfest music festival in California over the weekend (25-26Oct14).
The band will now go on hiatus and return with new music in 2016.
Frontman Dez Fafara confirmed the news in a statement, which reads, "What a blast Knotfest was - no better way to end the Winter Kills (album) cycle. With the end of this cycle comes some other endings. John Boeklin, Jeff Kendrick and DevilDriver have parted ways. Nothing dramatic, no drag down fights, just time to move on... As I have said previously, DevilDriver is on hiatus... DevilDriver will be back in 2016 with a new record which we are already writing, tours around the world and the massive pits you have all gotten used to. All in DevilDriver wish John and Jeff the best."
Kendrick adds, "I want to make it clear that this is my decision, and I have nothing but love for all my brothers in the band. I revere my bandmates with the utmost respect and am happy for the experiences we have all shared."
A painting of defunct British rock band Oasis has been stolen from an art gallery in Manchester, England. The black-and-white canvas by artist Olga Tsarevska was snatched from MASA-UK in the early hours of Monday (27Oct14), when burglars smashed a window to gain access to the venue.
Local police have launched an investigation into the theft, which they believe may have been committed by a fan of the Wonderwall hitmakers.
Authorities have appealed to the public for help in tracking down the artwork and have issued a statement making reference to Oasis hits Some Might Say and The Masterplan.
The press release from Police Constable Katherine Gosling reads: "Quite what the master plan behind this theft is I don't know, but a local business has been broken into and a one of a kind piece of art work taken.
"This was the only piece taken and some might say we are therefore looking for an Oasis fan - similarly it may have been stolen to order. Regardless we are keen to find it and return it.
"If you have any information about the person responsible, have seen the artwork or are offered it, please get in touch."
Oasis split in 2009 following a furious bust-up between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher.
Singer Liam went on to form Beady Eye with remaining Oasis bandmates Andy Bell, Gem Archer and drummer Chris Sharrock, but on Saturday (25Oct14), he announced the group was no more.
News of the art theft emerges shortly after Oasis co-founder Noel Gallagher ruled out a 2015 band reunion to mark the group's 20th anniversary of their classic album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, insisting he is solely focused on his forthcoming solo album, Chasing Yesterday.
Asked by a journalist for Q magazine if a 2015 comeback is definitely out of the question, Gallagher replied, "Yeah, but that's got nothing to do with me and Liam. That's a creative thing. I'm pretty happy creatively now. Everybody said, 'Inevitably they'll get back together in 2015', and I'm f**king looking forward to spoiling everybody's party next year. We won't be doing it."
Pop star Nick Jonas is angry with his singing siblings over the breakup of their group The Jonas Brothers, according to actor Frank Grillo.
The trio disbanded in October last year (13) after pulling out of a North American tour, but it was thought to have been a joint decision. In June (14), Nick's brothers and former bandmates Joe and Kevin Jonas headed out on tour with an interactive theatre show for fans but they were not joined by their sibling, and now it has emerged there is some ill-feeling over the split.
Grillo, who stars with Nick Jonas in new U.S. TV drama Kingdom, says, "He is angry about the whole Jonas (Brothers) thing. I don't know if I'm supposed to say this... He's not crazy about the other brothers."
The actor also recalled how he fought against the idea of Jonas playing a mixed martial arts warrior in the new drama because he felt sure the pop star would not be able to cope with the gritty role.
Grillo, who shares an agent with Jonas, says, "I was against it... I said, 'No, never gonna happen...' I had done a movie called Warrior which is like the martial arts movie and I said, 'I have a lot at stake here... He's not doing it, forget it. Don't even send him in'. "They sent him in... 30 guys come in and he was one of the last guys (to audition) and I sat there and I read with him and I looked at the producers and I said, 'He's the guy...' He was that much better than everyone else."
Comedy brothers Shawn and Keenan Wayans have hit back at their lawyers over allegations of unpaid invoices, insisting the lawmen carried out services without their clients' authorisation. The acting siblings were named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by bosses at S & E Azriliant in Los Angeles earlier this month (Oct14). The defendants accused the Wayans brothers of failing to settle bills totalling more than $63,000 (£39,400) for legal services provided between 2008 and 2009.
However, the Wayans have now fired back at the allegations in a countersuit, insisting they never entered a written agreement for the company's legal advice or services and only allowed them to prepare "specific income tax returns".
They claim New York-based lawyers Sidney and Evan Azriliant acted without "authorization, agreement or approval" and without the proper permits when they set up multiple firms in California under the brothers' names, and then tried to invoice them for the extra services.
Keenan and Shawn Wayans are seeking a declaratory judgement confirming that they are not liable for the cost of services allegedly performed.
Author Ronald P. Chavez has died at the age of 78. Chavez passed on 17 October (14) due to complications with diabetes and a stroke. He died surrounded by his family and friends in his hometown of Taos in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to his daughter Sonia Valdez.
She tells local newspaper The Taos News, "All nine of his siblings (five brothers and four sisters) were a big part of the last nine months of his life. They were by his side when he passed."
Chavez is best known for his novels Winds of Wildfire and Time of Triumph.
Inexperienced and desperately in need of money, brothers Harvey and Gilmore Box pool their resources and purchase a photography studio in San Francisco. Stories relate their misadventures as they attempt to succeed in the business world.