R&B star Chris Brown called on his celebrity friends to take part in a friendly kickball match to support his charity on Saturday (19Jul14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker gathered his pals at the Glendale Sports Complex in California to raise funds for his Symphonic Love Foundation, which supports arts programs for youngsters.
Brown served as the captain of an all-star team which included Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton, Christina Milian, Omarion, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and DJ Khaled, and they went up against a team led by Sean 'Diddy' Combs' stepson Quincy, who saw over a crew including The Game, Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer and Amber Rose.
Brown, who was released from jail last month (Jun14) following a three-month stint behind bars, led his team to victory and even treated the fans in attendance to a performance of his new single, Loyal.
Actress Pamela Anderson has been photographed kissing her estranged husband Rick Salomon, two weeks after filing for divorce. The former Baywatch beauty moved to end her six-month marriage to film producer and professional poker player Salomon on 3 July (14), and she subsequently sparked rumours she had moved on by embracing her ex-boyfriend Chuck Zito following a dinner date in West Hollywood last Friday (11Jul14).
However, it appears Anderson has since had a change of heart about dumping Salomon after appearing to seal their reconciliation with a passionate kiss while out in Malibu, California on Wednesday (16Jul14).
Anderson and Salomon initially wed in 2007, but the union was annulled two months later.
The actress was also previously married to rockers Kid Rock and Tommy Lee, with whom she has two sons.
Longtime Alice Cooper collaborator Dick Wagner is recovering after undergoing heart surgery. The 71 year old guitarist, who wrote the power ballads I Might as Well Be on Mars and Only Women Bleed, checked into a hospital last week (ends11Jul14) after experiencing breathing difficulties.
He developed a lung infection after doctors cleared his arteries, according to Classic Rock magazine.
Wagner's son Robert tells the publication, "Prayers are welcome right about now. My dad is still in the hospital with a deep lung infection. Tomorrow they will wash his lungs. Doesn't sound fun, but I'm hoping it works and he can breathe again."
The rocker has been dogged by health woes in recent years - he previously suffered a heart attack and stroke, as well as kidney failure, and fell into a coma. His medical issues kept him from touring for over five years.
Wagner returned to the road with his Maestro of Rock Band in 2011.
As well as Cooper, the guitarist/songwriter has worked with Lou Reed and KISS.
Foster The People frontman Mark Foster has expressed his "surprise and disappointment" after Los Angeles city officials ruled a huge street mural painted to promote their Supermodel album must be removed. The Pumped Up Kicks hitmakers promoted the March (14) release of the project by commissioning a massive version of their album artwork, designed by local music and art group Young & Sick, to be painted over the facade of a building at 539 S Los Angeles Street in December (13).
The image, officially measuring 148 by 126 feet (45.1 by 38.4 metres), was declared the largest mural ever constructed on America's West Coast, but now Foster reveals it is set to be painted over.
In a heartwarming message to fans on the band's website, he claims local authorities decided to revoke their permits for the piece, meaning they will now have to take it down by Monday (14Jul14).
He writes, "This news has come as a surprise and disappointment to me and everyone else that collaborated on making this project happen. This mural was our contribution to the city of Los Angeles - our kiss of color to the city we love.
"The permits that we were told were approved, have retroactively been denied due to a number of issues involving the building and the city. Therefore, we wanted to let you know that it will be there for the next few days in case you haven't seen it and want a chance to visit before it comes down."
He continued, "Thank you for all your support... Never did I think I would be involved in creating an art piece of this scale and magnitude. We feel truly honored to have been able to share it with you over the last year. Art brings to life things that can seemingly be dead, and can put a fresh perspective on things that are living. It's so important we keep creating."
La Roux star Elly Jackson has spoken out about the bitter bust-up that sparked her split from bandmate Ben Langmaid.
Jackson and Langmaid collaborated on La Roux's Grammy-winning self-titled debut album, but they clashed in the studio when working on the follow-up.
The pair subsequently parted ways and Jackson finished the record - titled Trouble in Paradise - with other musicians, and she has now revealed she has barely spoken to her ex-bandmate since their split.
Jackson tells British newspaper The Sun, "The moment I realised it wasn't working was one afternoon in the barn studio we worked in. We had been desperately trying to record the guitar part of Kiss And Not Tell... It was frustrating. Then we finally got this great sound and I did the best guitar performance I've ever done. But Ben didn't want it and that turned into a huge argument."
"He left that night and that was the last time we saw each other, bar sorting out the legal things a month ago. The partnership was over... I don't want to sit here and slate anyone and I fear that is where it would go. We are not on good terms at all, in any way, shape or form."
Jackson also reveals she was infuriated when many critics assumed Langmaid was the driving force behind La Roux, adding, "That did my head in. I would plainly say in interviews that I play all the parts. He doesn't even play an instrument but I wouldn't say that because I would never have been that blunt - you can't say anything because it makes you look petty so you end up shutting up."
"I would say we co-wrote and co-produced but some people would just say he wrote all the parts and he produced - that classic male/female thing which became infuriating. It did make me quite bitter."
Hollywood actor Denzel Washington faced regular heckling from the audience while he was performing in A Raisin In The Sun on Broadway, according to his co-star Sophie Okonedo. The British actress, who won a Tony Award last month (14) for her turn in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed play, starred opposite the Oscar winner during the run, and admits working with such a famous actor had its drawbacks.
Despite the serious nature of the drama, fans would yell out at Washington throughout the performance, and a kissing scene often prompted banter from the crowd.
Okonedo tells British newspaper The Guardian, "People would should out: 'Don't, Denzel!' or 'You can't treat her like that!' At one point, Denzel and I have a kiss on stage and a woman shouted out, from the gods, 'Forget her - I'm up here!'"
The drama, which also won Best Revival of a Play at the Tony Awards, closed last month (Jun14).
Married actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni appear to have rekindled their on/off romance on a family vacation. The X-Files star, 53, initially separated from Leoni in 2008 after 11 years of marriage as Duchovny underwent therapy for sex addiction. They later reconciled, but split once again in 2011.
Neither actor filed for divorce, but the pair, which has two children, seemed to be moving on from the failed relationship last year (13) by putting its marital home in New York up for sale.
However, a new report in America's Star magazine suggests Duchovny and Leoni, 48, are giving their marriage another chance and they recently put their love on display during a getaway to the Big Apple's Fire Island retreat.
An eyewitness tells the publication, "They were smiling and cuddling up with one another. They walked hand-in-hand and shared a kiss.
"They seemed like the perfect family."
The stars are parents to 15-year-old daughter Madelaine and 12-year-old son Kyd.
R&B star Bruno Mars made a young car crash survivor's dreams come true on Saturday (28Jun14) by inviting the fan to his show in Cleveland, Ohio and serenading her from the stage. Zumyah Thorpe lost her pregnant mother and two sisters in an horrific car accident last year (13). The 11 year old suffered a traumatic brain injury which impacted her motor skills and she only regained the ability to speak again by learning the words to tracks by Mars.
The Grenade hitmaker learned about Thorpe's tragic story and subsequent recovery via social media and he decided to reach out to the child so he could meet her when his tour touched down in Cleveland this weekend.
He met Thorpe and her family before his gig and treated them to a private four-song set before presenting her with a teddy bear, while he also gave them tickets to attend his concert on Saturday, when he performed his hit Just the Way You Are for the pre-teen.
Mars later took to his Instagram.com account to share a photo of himself with a smiling Thorpe. In the accompanying caption, he wrote, "Tonight's show was dedicated to this amazing young woman. I love you, Zumyah."
He also uploaded a second snap of him giving Thorpe a kiss on the cheek and added, "Zumyah tonight you gave my band and I something we've never felt before. You're an inspiration to the world! #WeLoveYouZumyah."
Pop star Ariana Grande harked back to her childhood on Tuesday (24Jun14) by celebrating her 21st birthday at Disney World in Florida. The actress/singer proved she is still young at heart with a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Orlando.
Grande posed for snaps wearing a pair of iconic 'Minnie Mouse ears' alongside staff members dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming.
She also met Disney's main character, Mickey Mouse, and was pictured planting a kiss on his nose.
During her visit, she tweeted: "Spending my last few days as a non 21 year old in one of my favourite childhood places with my favourite people."
Grande will turn 21 on Thursday (26Jun14).
Def Leppard rocker Vivian Campbell is battling cancer again just seven months after telling fans he was in remission. The guitarist went public with his Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis last year (13), but revealed he was winning the fight against cancer in November (13).
Now, as the rocker kicks off a new Def Leppard tour with KISS, he tells the Daily Herald in Utah the disease is back.
Campbell reveals, "The remission was a little bit premature. It came right back. I don't know if the cancer came back or it never totally went away, but the initial scan I did last fall after doing my chemo... came back clean.
"There was something about it the oncologist was unclear about and didn't feel good about, so I was referred to another specialist."
The second opinion was not good news for Campbell, and a follow-up scan revealed "there was definitely some growth coming back".
He adds, "I went to Dublin (Ireland) and started to record with the band, we started work on a new record, and as soon as I got back from that, I did another surgical biopsy and that showed that the cancer had definitely come back."
This time, the guitarist is getting tough with cancer, revealing he's part of a "clinical trial" using "new high-tech chemo treatment".
He explains, "I'm about halfway through it already, and it's really kind of easy going. It's the first new drug that's been discovered for Hodgkin's since 1977 and they made this discovery in 2011, and it's actually being pioneered at City Of Hope (in Los Angeles), so I'm part of this research clinical trial that's going on.
"I don't know how it works, obviously I'm not a medical person, but somehow or other it just manages to target the cancer cells. It's not like old-school, carpet-bomb chemo, where it kills all the fast-growing cells, so I haven't experienced any hair loss or any issues with my skin or nails or anything this time around, which is good.
"Assuming that it all works and I actually get to a perceived remission stage by August, then as soon as the tour is over in early September I'm going to get a stem-cell transplant, which I can't say I'm looking forward to, but I've been told if I don't do that, the cancer's going to just keep coming back every couple (of) years. And every time it's a little bit more resistant. It is what it is. It could be worse."
In the meantime, Campbell is planning to spend the summer touring with his bandmates, who played the first date of a 42-date trek on Monday night (23Jun14) in Utah.
The guitarist insists not touring was not an option for him: "When I was going through the chemo last year (13) and the band said to me, 'We've been offered these shows. Can you do them? Do you want to do them? Or we can get someone to cover for you?' I said, 'F**k that... I'm not having someone else do my job'.
"There's nothing worse than sitting around the house concentrating on the negative."