Actor Johnny Galecki and his actress girlfriend Kelli Garner have parted ways after more than two years together. The Big Bang Theory star and Garner made their debut as a couple in March, 2012 after a few months of hiding their romance, but they recently decided to call it quits, according to Us Weekly.
The insider reveals that "Johnny and Kelli are still best friends" after the split.
Galecki secretly dated his co-star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting for two years while Pan Am beauty Garner previously dated actor Logan Marshall-Green.
One of U.S. TV network BET's top executives has reached out to apologise to Beyonce and Jay-Z after their young daughter became a butt of a terrible joke on Monday (25Aug14). During BET's 106 & Park show, guest Karrueche Tran poked fun at Blue Ivy's wild hair at Sunday's (24Aug14) MTV Video Music Awards, where Beyonce and her husband attempted to dismiss split reports by attending the event with their daughter.
Chris Brown's model girlfriend was asked to read from a script of jokes speculating what Blue Ivy was thinking while she watched her mother perform onstage, and when she said, "'I really did wake up like this because my parents never combed my hair", Tran immediately knew she had gone too far, adding, "Sorry, Blue! I love you!"
That apology didn't appease Beyonce fans who took to social media to attack the model, prompting Tran to tweet, "Now y'all know I LOVE me some Beyonce and Blue Ivy! I didn't write this script y'all lol (laugh out loud)."
The backlash finally prompted Stephen G. Hill, the president of music programming and specials for BET Networks, to apologise on behalf of his company.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday (26Aug14), he wrote, "Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful (sic) joke made about a young child... We apologize publically (sic) to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible."
He added, "It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future. And please don’t hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position."
Troubled pop star Justin Bieber has lashed out at photographers after a minor car accident on Tuesday (26Aug14) left his prized sportscar scratched and dented, recalling Princess Diana's fatal crash in 1997. The Baby hitmaker was behind the wheel of his Ferrari when it was rear-ended by a paparazzo in West Hollywood, California.
According to multiple reports, Bieber was annoyed that the snapper was following him and slammed on his brakes, giving the snapper on his tail little chance to stop. Neither the pop star nor the photographer were injured in the incident, and authorities are still trying to determine who was at fault.
Bieber took to Twitter.com minutes after the run-in and lashed out at eager photographers, writing, "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana.
"I don’t have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."
The accident comes just one day after the singer was allegedly involved in a confrontation at a new Dave & Buster’s restaurant in Los Angeles.
Princess Diana perished in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris, France, while she was being chased by members of the paparazzi.
Miley Cyrus has come to the defence of the homeless youth she took to the MTV Video Music Awards after it was revealed he is wanted by police in his native Oregon for a probation violation. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker pretended Jesse Helt was her new boyfriend on the red carpet at the Los Angeles prizegiving on Sunday (24Aug14), but when it came time for her to give her acceptance speech for Video of the Year for Wrecking Ball, Helt took to the stage instead, with a speech to raise awareness about displaced youngsters across the U.S.
However, on Tuesday (26Aug14) it was revealed there is a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon relating to previous charges of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief, according to Eonline.com.
The 22 year old, who met Cyrus last week (ends22Aug14) at Hollywood shelter My Friend's Place, is accused of ignoring the terms of his probation on numerous occasions by failing to keep officials up-to-date on his whereabouts, failing to take a drug test, breaking his curfew and skipping out on his community service requirements, according to court documents.
But despite his criminal past being revealed, Cyrus is standing by her friend and is hoping to bring more awareness to the homeless in America.
She writes on Twitter.com, "People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included. I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it. Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction? The media never fails to disappoint. You've chosen to go after Jesse instead of covering the issue of youth homelessness. While they obsesses over one homeless mans legal issue let's help the other 1.6 million homeless youth."
Cyrus then shared a link to a fundraiser for My Friend's Place, in which fans who donate money to the cause can win a trip to Brazil for her concert in Rio de Janeiro on 28 September (14). The winner will meet Cyrus and get VIP treatment at the gig.
Disney star Bella Thorne has split from her longtime boyfriend.
The 16-year-old actress/singer revealed she had parted ways with Tristan Klier during a recent Twitter.com chat with fans.
When one follower asked if she and Klier were still dating, she replied, "no i'm not." And it appears the break-up was less than amicable for the Shake It Up star - after another devotee attempted to comfort her by writing, "One day you'll find your Prince Charming", she simply responded, "or honesty".
Country star Luke Bryan made a young autism sufferer's dreams come true recently after calling in to a local New York radio station for a special chat.
Four-year-old Riley, who is a huge fan of Bryan's, had been invited to tour the studio of 107.7 WGNA after his mother Marjorie wrote in to station chiefs to gush about the singer's gig in Saratoga Springs earlier this month (Aug14) and the positive impact his music had had on her son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, which affects the way he interacts socially.
She wrote in part, "When Riley pretends to be Luke, he is a whole other person. He is not afraid or shy. He has confidence and feels free... "I just want Luke and all other artists to know that their music is a powerful thing and truly helps those with disabilities to express themselves and get through rough parts of their day." Radio bosses decided to contact Bryan himself and alert him to the touching message, and organised for the Drunk On You hitmaker to phone in to the studio during Riley's visit.
The singer recalled seeing Riley at the show and reading the message on his T-shirt, which stated, "Luke Bryan Is One of the Pieces to My Puzzle" - a reference to the autism mantra "Until All the Pieces Fit".
He told the young fan, "I remember reading that shirt from stage and I didn't know 'You're the piece to my puzzle' was an autism statement. I just thought, 'Well that's an interesting thing to put on a shirt'. "The fact that my music can make some stuff a little easier for you, is what it's all about."
The mother of tragic actor Paul Walker has filed for divorce nine months after her son's fatal car crash. In newly-filed legal papers, Cheryl Walker claims she and Walker's dad, Paul Walker III, have been separated for over a decade,
Cheryl is asking for spousal support from her husband of 30 years.
Her son lost his life in a fiery sports car crash in California at the end of last year (Nov13).
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston returned home to a hero's welcome following his big win at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) after his Los Angeles neighbours decorated the front of his house with posters and balloons. The actor claimed the coveted Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy for his portrayal of chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, while his co-stars Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, creator Vince Gilligan and director Moira Walley-Beckett also struck gold at the Hollywood ceremony.
And, as Cranston celebrated the recognition by dancing the night away at an Emmys afterparty, his neighbours showed their pride by decking out his front gate and fencing with helium balloons and notes of congratulations written by local kids.
The star was photographed smiling at the touching decor outside his home on Tuesday (26Aug14).
Shutting off news reports of the Iran-Contra affair, turning down the abrasive rock stylings of the Beastie Boys, and peering through the perpetual mist of airborne cocaine particles that was inherent to 1987 California, film and television director Jeff Franklin dreamed of a simpler time. A time riddled with milkmen and paperboys, a time wherein three grown imbeciles could band together to raise a triad of blonde, plucky sisters together without incurring questioning unto their judgmental capabilities. Even in a time as cynical as the late '80s and early '90s, Franklin's creation Full House managed to thrive on the simple, wholesome, drama-free bounties of pleasant West Coast tomfoolery. Back then, the Tanners and co. didn't need postmodern satire, sociopolitical undertones, sudden character deaths, love triangles, or overarching themes of any kind — they relied (and thrived) simply on being pleasant. But today would be a different story.
With John Stamos pushing to revive the highly successful ABC sitcom (via TV Guide) — in the wake of the Disney Channel's creation of Girl Meets World, no less — we are looking at the considerable, albeit presently quite tentative, possibility that such an entity might in time come to be. But we can't help but wonder how a show about three ceaselessly well-meaning kooks and their frighteningly saccharine communal daughters would fare amid today's TV slate: a community of shows where crooked and criminal, if not entirely amoral, heroes and heroine are the norm rather than the exception.
Cynicism is the life blood of today's TV. Even in our comedic fare — think of Community, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, and even The Big Bang Theory — do we see the proclivity to mock and deconstruct, to tear apart the very fabric of shows like Full House (happy family bouncing from one typical sitcom plotline to the next week after week). Our characters aren't looking to reclaim the era of milkmen and paperboys the way Danny Tanner was, they're looking to shoot down the blind-eyed peurility upheld by this allegedly superior past. So far gone into the muck of irony is today's television viewer that Full House couldn't seem earnest no matter how hard it tried... or, better yet, how naturally earnestness came to it.
But even if we can accept the Tanner/Katsopolis/Gladstone/Gibbler tribe as impeccably genuine, what would be our motivation to watch week after week? Full House, so appropriately named after an immobile edifice, was a show that celebrated its static nature. Every time you set foot into that San Francisco dwelling, you were treated to the same consequence-free merriment that you caught episodes and seasons prior. Yes, this was a treat, not a relegation. But today, we yearn for that through-line momentum. We watch, if for no other reason, to find out what happens next in the chaotic and kinetic, oftentimes toxic, forward narratives of Walter White, Carrie Mathison, and Tyrion Lannister. Hell, one of the most popular shows on today is called Scandal. If that's not telling, then I don't know what is.
Without even a central romance into which to sink our teeth — could we really see Danny, Joey, or any of the girls upholding one half of a riveting will-they-won't-they? — we're hardly draw to "find out what happens on the next exciting episode of Full House," at least not with the same verve to which modern TV has fueled our communal addiction.
Lacking that intertwining drama, today's Full House could seem devoid of life force. Without the scathing bite of sarcasm, it could come off lazy and unclever. And with such an adherence to the traditional format — that which today's comedy routinely turns inside out for sport — it could render not nostalgic but wholly outdated. When Full House came to be in 1987, it was then a throwback, a revival of a simpler time. So what would it be now? A throwback to a throwback? A revival of a revival? A tribute to a time simpler than a time that was simpler? See, just trying to identify it feels like a lost cause.
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Reclusive British singer Kate Bush returned to the stage for her first run of shows in 35 years on Tuesday (26Aug14). The Wuthering Heights star kicked off her 22-date stint at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, the venue where she effectively retired from live performances after six weeks on the road in 1979.
Taking the stage in all-black, Bush told fans, "We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows.
"I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras. I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together."