Demi Lovato is sporting a sling after injuring her arm in a fall shortly before she was due on stage in Texas. The pop star shared a picture of her arm in a protective sling on Twitter.com before her gig in San Antonio on Friday (19Sep14), writing, "Welp. Looks like I won't be playing guitar, piano OR drums tonight. San Antonio... Why did you have to go and make me fall so hard for you?!! (sic)"
The snap sparked fears Lovato had suffered a nasty break which would take months to heal, but a representative for the star has now confirmed the injury is not that serious, telling Gossipcop.com, "She fell and hurt her arm, but it's not broken."
Rockers The Strokes, Arcade Fire and Bon Iver are to form a supergroup for a one-off performance on Saturday (20Sep14). The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon will join brothers Win and Will Butler from Arcade Fire for the show in Montreal, Canada.
Styling themselves as the Pop All Star Band, they are expected to perform a short set during the halftime break at the Pop vs Jock III charity basketball game, which is staged as part of the Pop Montreal festival.
The rockers are also set to show off their sporting skills by taking part in the match against a local team, according to NME.com.
David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti has confirmed rumours the reclusive rock icon is planning to release another new album. Visconti, who worked on Bowie's 2013 shock comeback record The Next Day, has stated there will "definitely" be a new release from the star "soon".
He also suggested Bowie may even break his self-imposed live exile for a promotional concert.
The news comes after the Starman hitmaker issued a statement in July (14) which included the line, "More music soon".
Editors at CNN quote Visconti as saying, "There's gonna be another album, definitely... soon... I don't think he's gonna busk in the tube... on the (London) Underground. As far as a concert is concerned I have no idea. He clearly didn't promote The Next Day with a concert and whether he does for the next one I don't know and I couldn't predict that - it's up to him. It's whatever takes his fancy."
Actor James Mcavoy has urged his fellow Scots to treat the country's independence referendum defeat as a victory and work towards making his homeland great. The Glaswegian Wanted star is thrilled so many Scots got behind the campaign to break away from the United Kingdom, even though they fell short by 18 per cent.
Now, the actor hopes those who campaigned hard for independence will get to work.
He tells WENN, "It's better than what we had before. It's a step.We have to move forward now with positivity as if we've won something, because we have actually still won something. We need to stop campaigning and start working."
Actor Anthony Anderson's son missed out on the chance to play his dad's kid on new TV sitcom Black-Ish, because of his skin colour. The Kangaroo Jack star, who is also the executive producer of the show, had to break the news to his son after another young star landed the role.
He says, "My son was too black. The show is Black-ish... I was rooting for him."
And the snub was made twice as difficult when Anderson was cast as his son Nathan's dad on Internet show Richie Rich.
The older Anderson explains, "I was hanging out on set with him one day and they (producers) just came and offered me the role of his father on his show... Later on, he tells me, 'You know dad, I'm bigger than you; I got you the job on my show'."
Stars including J.K. Rowling, Geri Halliwell, Laurence Fox, and Richard E. Grant are celebrating after Scotland voted to reject independence from the U.K.
Scots went to the polls on Thursday (18Sep14) for a ballot on whether to break away from the rest of Britain to become a self-governing nation. More than 55 per cent of voters chose to stay in the union, defeating the independence bid, and celebrities who had previously voiced their support for a 'No' vote took to Twitter.com on Friday (19Sep14) to share their delight after the result was announced.
Harry Potter author Rowling writes, "Been up all night watching Scotland make history. A huge turnout, a peaceful democratic process: we should be proud", Gosford Park star Fox writes, "Morning Scotland. Love you very much", and singer/songwriter Billy Bragg adds, "Referendum result: a new constitutional settlement for U.K. Big thank you to people of Scotland for putting devo (devolution) for England on the agenda."
Former Spice Girls star Halliwell writes, "Thank you Scotland - together we are Great Britain. X", actor Grant tweets, "Huge relief that we continue to be the United Kingdom", and True Blood star Robert Kazinsky adds, "Thank you Scotland, would be sad if one of (my) favorite places on earth was no longer part of my home. Back to the highlands I can go!"
Many of those who supported the 'Yes' campaign are trying to take some positives from the result - actor Alan Cumming writes, "Yes still means something. Please try to remember that. My YES friends", and Simon Pegg adds, "Feel sad for those who campaigned hard for a yes vote. Hopefully some meaningful change will come of this. It was by no means a landslide."
Other stars tweeting their surprise at how the campaign galvanised Scots into voting include Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, and Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis. However, one celebrity was left red-faced by the election result - Fast & Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez thought the country had voted for independence, tweeting, "And the Scot's vote... Was a Yes!!!"
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has broken his silence about the firing of drummer Joey Jordison, revealing the decision to let him go was one of the toughest he and his bandmates have ever had to make. Jordison and the heavy rockers parted ways in December (13), 18 years after he joined the group, but neither he nor Taylor and company have discussed the break-up in detail until now.
The frontman tells Metal Hammer magazine, "I can't talk too much about it because we're going through the legalities of everything right now and settling everything, but it's when a relationship hits that T-section and one person's going one way and you're going the other. And try as you might to either get them to go your way or try and go their way, at some point you've got to go in the direction that works for you.
"This is me speaking in the broadest terms, with respect to Joey. I guess to sum it up, it was one of the hardest decisions we ever made.
"We're all happy right now and we hope that he is. I've known him since '91, and that was before we were in bands together, and he's incredibly talented; he's just in a place in his life, right now, that's not where we are... in the nicest terms."
Taylor admits he no longer has a relationship with his former drummer, adding, "I haven't talked to Joey in a while, to be honest... It's not because I don't love him and I don't miss him. And it is painful; we talk about him all the time, but at the same time, do we miss him or do we miss the old him? That's what it really comes down to. It's just a f**king shame."
Reports suggest Jordison has been replaced by Jay Weinberg, the son of longtime Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg, as Slipknot prepare to release their fifth studio album 5: The Gray Chapter next month (Oct14).
Cult British rocker Mark E. Smith has blasted the organisers of music festivals, insisting the events are now so high-priced they are driving genuine fans away. The Fall frontman is adamant the popular events have been stripped of their rock 'n' roll roots and are now purely commercial enterprises where most revellers are simply enjoying a break rather than watching the bands.
Smith tells Britain's Manchester Evening News, "Festivals have become totally over-priced - they're all about charging 900 quid (pounds) a ticket so these rich parents can send Jemima and Tarquin for a nice weekend away. I watched a bit of Glastonbury on BBC for the first time in my life this year - I literally forced myself to watch five minutes of Metallica without vomiting."
Famous Scots including Annie Lennox, Alan Cumming and Kevin Mckidd have spoken out on the day of the country's crunch referendum to urge fans to vote on the country's future. Scotland goes to the polls on Thursday (18Sep14) to decide whether to break away from the United Kingdom, and a slew of high-profile stars have spoken out in a last-ditch bid to sway the votes.
Eurythmics star Lennox, who was born in Aberdeen, insists she does not have a personal preference which way the vote goes, but she has urged her fellow Scots to think carefully before casting their ballot.
In a post on her Facebook.com page, she writes, "I am 'agnostic' in this matter... Once the die is cast... It will be what it will be. As a Scot who has lived beyond the border for over two thirds of my lifetime, I have no right to vote, therefore my view is practically irrelevant. However - I would like to say this... Whichever way you cast your vote, please think long term. A pro independence vote will be absolutely irreversible... Be wise Scotia... The future is in your hands."
Grey's Anatomy star McKidd, who is backing the 'Yes' campaign, tells Britain's Daily Record newspaper, "I've always been a supporter of independence for Scotland... I don't live in Scotland so don't get a vote, but all my family are still here... Everybody is going to be relieved when Friday comes no matter what happens."
Social networking website Twitter.com has also been flooded with debate over the vote, and another 'Yes' campaigner, The Good Wife star Cumming, writes, "Scotland! Please! Dare to dream," while Icelandic singer Bjork adds, "Declare independence... Go Scotland go!!!!!!!!"
Actor/funnyman Russell Brand writes, "Scotland, be brave. Vote with your hearts. You can strike the first blow for us against Westminster," while Simon Pegg adds, "Thinking of you Scotland. Give it all you've got," before joking, "Apparently a number of impatient 'Yes' campaigners have unbuckled Scotland and are currently towing it into the North Sea."
Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling writes on Wednesday night (17Sep14), "Big day in Scotland tomorrow #indyref (sic). My head says no and my heart shouts it - but whatever happens, I hope we're all friends by Saturday."
Others stars campaigning online on Thursday included actors Ashley Judd, Luke Treadaway, and David Morrissey, filmmaker Michael Moore, rocker Tim Burgess, singer Alison Moyet and tennis ace Andy Murray.
Spice Girls star Melanie Brown insists she'll never let former bandmate Geri Halliwell forget the fact she quit the band on her birthday. Scary Spice has forgiven the singer for walking out on the band in the middle of an international tour in 1998 - but she always finds a way of reminding her whenever they meet up.
She tells newsman Larry King, "When Geri left the group, it was bad. She left on my birthday, and didn't tell anybody... Just didn't show up. We had the rest of the tour. The American part of the tour."
Mel B admits she felt bitter towards Ginger Spice for "a long time", but now they're friends again.
But she admits, "I still remind her of it... I saw her a couple weeks ago and I said, 'Do you remember when you left on my birthday?'
"She just felt the pressure too much, so just decided to take a break."