The Nolans star Coleen Nolan was told of her sister Bernie's death by a psychic 18 months before the singer passed away. The star was on vacation in California shortly before she found out her sibling was battling cancer for a second time, and Nolan has now revealed she visited a fortune-teller during the trip and was given some devastating news.
In her new autobiography, No Regrets, she writes, "The fortune-teller looked ancient and incredibly small - she must have been in her 80s at least... I had no idea what the (Tarot) cards meant but the results were obviously agitating her... Then she said: 'Someone really close to you isn't all right. Is it your sister?... I'm so sorry but it's come back and there's nothing the doctors can do... They (the cards) say the next 18 months are going to be awful. Your sister will be strong and courageous and fight it to the end. But she will not win'...
"I was asking myself how this woman could possibly know. I hadn't breathed a word to her about Bernie and she was telling me I was going to lose her... I was so distressed I stood up, knocking my chair over and ran off. The next morning I got the call."
Nolan was told about her sister's health battle the following day. Bernie died last July (13) at the age of 52.
Actress Amy Smart has been hitting the books in a bid to qualify as a nutrition expert. The Road Trip star, 37, reveals she is serious about learning all about healthy eating and she is currently in the process of becoming a food professional.
She tells Us Weekly magazine, "I'm studying to be a certified nutrition coach. Right now, I'm reading Integrative Nutrition by Joshua Rosenthal and taking an online course."
But Smart claims she isn't looking to leave Hollywood to embark on a new career path just yet.
She says, "(I'm) not sure what I want to do with it - we'll see what happens down the line. (But) I've learned so much already!"
Rapper Rick Ross has invested in fast food chain Wing Stop after sampling the company's lemon pepper chicken during a trip to his barber. The Sanctified hitmaker was getting a buzz cut when a fellow customer walked in with his lunch - and Ross was instantly hooked on the look and the smell of the snack.
He followed his nose to the nearest Wing Stop and became an instant fan.
Ross says, "I told myself, 'Once the opportunity presents itself I'm gonna get one (Wing Stop) just for my personal (use)."
Years later, he's now a franchise holder, explaining, "I jumped in head first and now we've got multiple franchises. Right now, I'm in the middle of a 25-additional franchise deal."
Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson is set to return to his former high school on Thursday (06Mar14) as part of an initiative to urge teenagers to stay in school. The actor/singer's trip back in time is part of the one-year anniversary of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and Get Schooled’s Graduate for Mas programme.
Gibson will lead a school pep rally on the football field at Locke College Preparatory Academy in Los Angeles, where he was once a student.
The school, which tied for first-place during the 2013 Fall Graduate for Mas Promise Challenge, was able to get 100 per cent of its students to make the promise to graduate along with four other schools.
A Justin Bieber fan has been arrested after she was caught sleeping in a bed at the singer's house in Atlanta, Georgia. Qianying Zhao was arrested for criminal trespass by police, who were told she had found an open door at the rented home and walked into the property.
Zhao was found asleep in one of the bedrooms of the mansion on Wednesday (05Mar14), according to TMZ.com.
It is believed Bieber - who celebrated his birthday in the Bahamas on Saturday (01Mar14) - was not home at the time as he posted pictures on his Instagram.com account of a fishing trip that same day.
Celebrity publicist Max Clifford used his closeness to some of the world's biggest stars to "bully" teenage girls into performing sex acts on him, a London court has heard. Clifford, whose most famous clients have included Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Muhammad Ali, and Simon Cowell, is accused of assaulting seven young females aged between 14 and 19.
It is alleged he seduced them by bragging of his closeness to celebrities before committing sex attacks on them during a string of incidents dating back to the mid-1960s.
One woman claims she was 14 years old when Clifford, then aged in his 20s, groped her in his car after telling her, "If you want to see the stars, this is what you have got to do."
The jury at London's Southwark Crown Court was told another alleged victim, who claims she was abused by Clifford at the age of 15 after meeting him during a trip to Spain, wrote him a letter 35 years after the attack, in which she stated, "You took pleasure in degrading me... You abused me, you hurt me, upset me, and you are a vile and horrible man."
It was also alleged Clifford flattered young women by claiming he could land them roles in a Bond movie or on U.S. TV, and would later phone them pretending to be Hollywood moguls such as producer Aaron Spelling or director Michael Winner.
Prosecutor Rosina Cottage, QC, told the jury Clifford treated his company offices as his "own sexual fiefdom" and said, "The defendant used his contact with famous people to bully and manipulate these young people into sexual acts with him... As the years went by, he got away with his behaviour, he must have thought he was untouchable and no doubt thought no one would complain and, if they did, they would not be believed...
"This evidence shows that the defendant would not care about age and the propriety of his behaviour. He had no fear of using the names of famous directors and producers who he may never even have met, let alone have any business dealings with."
Clifford, of Surrey, England, denies 11 charges of indecent assault between 1966 and 1984.
The trial continues.
Actor Ralph Fiennes tracked down TV cheat Charles Van Doren and asked him for directions so he could hear the quiz show conman's voice before playing him in a movie. The British star took the lead role in Robert Redford's 1994 movie Quiz Show, which tells the story of the 1950s TV game show scandal in the U.S., when it emerged Van Doren had been fed the answers to questions on Twenty One so he could embark on a winning run.
Fiennes was keen to perfect his performance of the silky-voiced contestant, so a producer of the movie found the address of Van Doren's home near Falls Village, Connecticut and they went on a trip to track him down.
Fiennes tells British magazine Seven, "One of the producers on the film knew whereabouts he was supposed to live. We went up and passed his house and he was on the front porch and I remember asking him the way back to the village just so I could hear his voice. I didn't say who I was, I certainly didn't say I was the actor playing him. The conversation was less than 30 seconds probably."
Drew Barrymore and Reese Witherspoon are perfecting their cooking skills on a culinary retreat in Napa Valley, California. The two pals and mutual stylist friends Leslie Fremar and Gucci Westman have embarked on a top secret all-girl getaway in the heart of California's wine country.
Legally Blonde star Witherspoon couldn't keep the big adventure to herself and posted a photo of the Napa countryside on her Instagram account alongside the caption: "The #girlstrip2014."
Barrymore later posted, "Going to culinary school in napa!"
Reports suggest the girls are taking classes at the Culinary Institute of America.
Taylor Swift hit the road with model pal Karlie Kloss for an adventurous trip up the California coast. The Love Story hitmaker recently wrapped up the third leg of her highly-successful Red tour last month (Feb14), and she's back on the road again - but this time she left her guitar behind and took her famous friend instead.
In a series of photos posted on Instagram on Wednesday (05Mar14), both Swift and Kloss shared their road trip to Big Sur, California, with their followers.
Swift posted a photo of her hanging on to a giant sign at the entrance of the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, as the Victoria's Secret model sits on top of it, along with the caption, "California here we come, right back where we started from... ROAD TRIP!!"
The pair explored the giant Redwood trees inside the park and one of Swift's photos featured the two pals in the middle of a forest, standing underneath a massive tree trunk.
Swift and Kloss even made a pit stop at a local bakery before hitting the beach, where Kloss posted a photo of herself writing "Karlie loves Taylor" in the sand.
The gal pals each posted the same black and white photo of Kloss kissing Swift on the cheek, as the singer wrote, "Beach, forests, cliffs, Northern California, sand, flower picking. Best road trip ever."
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The future of Trophy Wife is unclear, but we can safely predict that its hilarious bombshell star Malin Akerman is going to be around for a long time. The Swedish/Canadian actress took on the infamous Reddit "Ask Me Anything" challenge on March 4 to answer fan queries about her current and former costars (a veritable who's who of contemporary comedy), her first reaction to her sitcom's title, and steering clear of boring "girlfriend" roles. Check out our favorite parts below and see the entire session here.
On the first thing she'd do if she were Matthew McConaughey for a day:"Take my shirt off!"
On what exactly Ben Stiller smells like:"A mix of Pine Cones and new car smell…that's if he hasn't had any Mexican food."
On working with the husband to her Trophy Wife, Bradley Whitford:"I'm officially Bradley's biggest fan after working with him. He is the biggest ham! So friggin funny. The best part is that when he is interviewed, so many people mistakenly call him Bradley Cooper and he never corrects them…he just rolls with it."
On the wackiest moment in her trip to White Castle with Harold and Kumar:"I had to lick Freakshow's (Chris Meloni) boils on our first day of shooting. Good way to ease into a role."
On holding out for the funny parts:"Not that I was offered this role, but had the chance to read The Hangover and decided to pass on the opportunity to go in for an audition. I preferred the male roles in the movie…something like Bridesmaids would have been awesome."
On her show's deceptively vapid title:"When I first saw the title of the show I said, 'Hell no! I do not want to play a vapid Trophy Wife,' but after reading the script, I realized that it was a tongue in cheek title and I absolutely loved it. From then on it was all about finding the right cast…and I feel like we hit a home run with our hilarious actors!"