Troubled actor Orlando Brown had a brush with police in Los Angeles this week (beg21Jul14) when cops were called to investigate a disturbance. Police officers rushed to an apartment in North Hollywood in the early hours of the morning after neighbours reported hearing a dispute.
Brown, 26, tells TMZ.com he went to the property to confront a woman who had been pursuing him and explain to her boyfriend that there was nothing going on between them.
Editors of the website report police have launched an investigation after they obtained audio of the alleged incident in which a man is heard yelling threats. Brown's representative insists the voice on the tape is not that of the That's So Raven star.
British pop star Nicola Roberts has split from her longtime boyfriend. The former Girls Aloud singer is single again after her six-year relationship with businessman Charlie Fennell came to an end, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
A source tells the publication, "Nicola and Charlie split at the tail end of last year. They just kind of grew apart - they had a great run, but they both felt their relationship had come to an end."
The news has surfaced weeks after her former bandmate Cheryl Cole married French entrepreneur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini following just three months of dating.
Justin Bieber has landed a small role as a convict in his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez's new film, Behaving Badly.
The Come and Get It singer's latest movie features her as a straight-laced high school student who ends up on a "rock 'n' roll-themed odyssey" with her friend, played by The Fault in Our Stars actor Nat Wolff.
Their barely-legal shenanigans bring them to a prison, and in a clip from the film, Bieber makes a very brief cameo as a fellow inmate, donning an orange jumpsuit and shuffling in the background of the scene.
Ironically, Bieber's appearance is art imitating life - the Baby hitmaker has had his own slew of legal troubles over the past year, including a DUI charge after he was accused of drag racing with a pal in Miami Beach, Florida in January (14), allegations he lashed out at a limousine driver in December (13), and an assault lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo in Miami following an altercation last summer (13).
A voice actor who stars in U.S. children's programme Thomas The Tank Engine has quit the show over his salary. Martin T. Sherman has voiced train engines Thomas, Percy and Diesel in the animated show for the past five years, but announced he has quit his position after he failed to find middle ground with bosses at the series' production company, HIT Entertainment.
In an open letter to fans on his blog on Wednesday (23Jul14), he writes: "For the last five years it has been my great honor and pleasure to create the American voices of Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy. Unfortunately, I must now quit the show. It is embarrassing but the reason is that they are paying a very low wage. The terms they are offering are so poor, and this with the immense success of Thomas, that the only right thing for me to do is walk away.
"I have felt exploited for a while now. I believe it is important to move on from a situation if you are not valued."
Sherman tells U.K.'s The Guardian that he was contacted by HIT Entertainment bosses who threatened legal action if the letter was not taken down.
He says, "I feel so bullied. Very bullied, and silenced... I find it ironic that most of the shows that HIT Entertainment puts out are about worlds where good people get rewarded, justice happens, and bad things happen to bad people."
While a representative for HIT would not comment on Sherman's contracts, they released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter which reads: "After a lengthy negotiation period, unfortunately, we could not reach an agreement with Martin T. Sherman and have decided to part ways. We wish him the best in his future professional endeavors."
It has yet to be revealed who will replace Sherman on the series.
The TV franchise launched in 1984 with former Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr as the narrator.
Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler's ex-husband has been released on bail following his arrest on stock fraud. A.J. Discala walked free from Brooklyn Federal Court in New York on Wednesday (23Jul14) after posting $2 million (GBP1.2 million).
He was indicted for allegedly running a $300 million (GBP176.5 million) stock scam.
Discala pleaded not guilty, but his bid to walk free was almost derailed, according to the New York Daily News when federal prosecutors objected to his proposed meeting with Google and Microsoft executives.
Discala has agreed to wear an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor his whereabouts, but insisted that home arrest would prevent him from attending important meetings.
Discala and The Sopranos actress wed in 2003 but were divorced three years later.
Michael Jackson's mother is working with educators in the King of Pop's native Gary, Indiana to rename a school after the Thriller star. Local officials hope the initiative will boost standards in the town, where six of 17 schools have closed.
Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon has scored a legal victory against her former interior designer after winning permission to sue him. The fashion mogul hit celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard with legal papers claiming he charged her $2 million (£1.2 million) for work on her New York City apartment and Hamptons home that "would not be acceptable in a college frat house".
In the legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, Mellon accuses Bullard of leaving her home in disrepair - with broken bookshelves, peeling wallpaper, and a chandelier which was not properly secured to the ceiling - when he claimed he was finished with the project.
In addition, Mellon claims Bullard grossly overcharged, stating in the lawsuit that he billed her $35,000 (£20,545) for eight chairs purchased at a low-end store, as well as misjudging the size of a marble slab set to go into her New York City flat, so it had to be lifted via crane into the apartment. Mellon alleges Bullard charged her for the crane fee and added a 67 per cent fee for himself.
Bullard petitioned to have the lawsuit dismissed, however a judge in Los Angeles rejected his efforts on Wednesday (23Jul14).
The interior designer has had a slew of celebrity clients, including Cher, Eva Mendes and Christina Aguilera, and he was also featured on U.S. reality TV docu-series Million Dollar Decorators, in which Mellon appeared in a 2011 episode.
"Adoption's official! What an amazing gift our family just received w/ (with) my new niece/nephew Jenavece & Kymani Norris!" Actress Olivia Munn has welcomed two new members into her extended family after one of her older siblings adopted twins.
"The only person who has consistently said no has been Prince. I haven't approached him in 20 years... I had several ideas... for When Doves Cry and Kiss and 1999 and a few others but Prince wasn't into parody... I got a telegram from Prince's people saying that I was not to establish eye contact with Prince at the American Music Awards. Everybody in his immediate seating area got that same telegram, so I didn't feel singled out." 'Weird Al' Yankovic never got along with Prince after trying to persuade the pop superstar to let him parody his hits.
Zoe Saldana almost quit the movie business after Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, because she hated the way she was treated on the set of the film. The Avatar star landed her big Hollywood break as Anamaria in the 2003 blockbuster, but admits the experience was far from the dream she had hoped for.
She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Those weren't the right people for me. I'm not talking about the cast. The cast was great. I'm talking about the political stuff that went on behind closed doors. It was a lot of above-the-line versus below-the-line, extras versus actors, producers versus PAs (personal assistants).
"It was very elitist. I almost quit the business. I was 23 years old, and I was like, 'F**k this! I am never putting myself in this situation again - people disrespecting me because they look at my number on a call sheet and they think I'm not important'."