Hollywood action man Bruce Willis and director Robert Rodriguez teamed up for a special musical performance at an afterparty following the premiere of their new movie Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The pair has reunited for the Sin City sequel, which they unveiled in Los Angeles on Tuesday (19Aug14), and they entertained the crowd during a bash at the city's Roosevelt Hotel after the red carpet screening.
Willis played harmonica and sang the blues as Rodriguez played guitar, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The crowd included Willis' castmates Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin.
Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall has been laid to rest following an intimate family funeral in New York City. The iconic actress passed away last week (ends17Aug14) at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke at her home in Manhattan, New York, and she was remembered at a memorial service in the Big Apple on Tuesday (19Aug14).
Around 50 guests attended the private ceremony at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home, while a larger congregation gathered at Bacall's apartment for the wake, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Attendees included Anjelica Huston and Michael Douglas, whose father Kirk was a good friend of the late star.
Producers behind hit period drama Downton Abbey have reportedly banned modern luxuries from the set after a plastic water bottle ruined a promotional picture. Last week (beg11Aug14), TV bosses released a photograph featuring Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael in character to plug the new season, but the snap hit headlines for all the wrong reasons when fans spotted a mineral water container perched on a fireplace.
Producers have now issued strict orders to the cast and crew to keep modern items away from the set, banning accessories such watches and jewellery.
A unnamed castmember tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "Modern watches and jewellery are out and so even is modern underwear as the danger is apparently too great it could be seen if we bend over. They have relented in the case of prescription glasses and asthma guns, but that's about it."
The Downton Abbey cast hit back in the aftermath of the publicity crisis by posing for a humorous snap holding plastic bottles to promote the charity WaterAid."
A long-awaited memorial statue of late singer Amy Winehouse will be unveiled next month (Sep14) to mark what would have been her birthday. The Back to Black hitmaker died in 2011, aged 27, and her family has been in talks to install a life-size bronze sculpture of the singer in the North London neighbourhood of Camden, where Winehouse lived, since 2012.
The project was hit by a number of delays, but the memorial will now go ahead and be built in the famous Stables Market, rather than inside the Roundhouse music venue originally chosen by her family.
Her father Mitch says, "The Roundhouse would have been great as Amy and the Foundation (the charity set up in her name after her death) have a great affinity with the venue, but it would not always have been accessible for fans, we wanted people to be able to see it, touch and interact.
"Now Amy will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever... Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with. The family have always been keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and attract people to the area."
The singer's family and friends will unveil the statue, made by sculptor Scott Eaton, on 14 September (14), the day which would marked the singer's 31st birthday.
Miley Cyrus has been tapped to make a return to the MTV Video Music Awards, nearly a year after her controversial performance with Robin Thicke in 2013.
The Wrecking Ball hitmaker caused a stir with her raunchy routine with the Blurred Lines singer and now producers have decided to take a risk with Cyrus again. She is set to make an appearance at the upcoming prizegiving on Sunday (24Aug14).
A representative for MTV has confirmed to E! News that Cyrus will be on hand for the event, but it is unclear in what capacity she will take part.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow took the plunge for charity on Wednesday (20Aug14) after nominating her estranged husband Chris Martin to also endure the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Oscar winner was given the task of pouring freezing water over her head to raise cash and awareness for the ALS Association by three celebrities, including her personal trainer Tracy Anderson, chef Jose Andres and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart.
In a video posted on Instagram.com, Paltrow, clad in a bikini, tells her followers she is donating money to the charity and then nominates Martin, Cameron Diaz, and her fashion designer pal Stella McCartney for the stunt.
A friend then pours the ice cold water over the actress, and she runs out of frame screaming from the shock.
Paltrow and the Coldplay frontman announced their separation in March (14), and both are rumoured to have moved on from the marriage - the actress has been linked to Glee producer Brad Falchuk, while Martin has reportedly been romancing newly-single Jennifer Lawrence.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is raising funds to battle ALS, also known as motor neurone disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.
"Ok after watching @NICKIMINAJ Anaconda 37 times I only have one word to sum up my feelings. DAMNNNNN!!!!!!" Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot approves the female MC's risque new video for her song Anaconda, which samples his hit 1992 track, Baby Got Back.
Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly split after three years of dating. The actress and rocker quietly began dating in 2010, but they have recently called it quits due to their cross-country relationship, according to People magazine.
An insider tells the publication, "It was the distance. She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana. It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause (of the split)."
Mellencamp previously revealed to Rolling Stone that he had no intention of moving to the Big Apple to be closer to Ryan, admitting, "I'm too sensitive to live there (in New York). I can't see poor people. I can't see the suffering. I can't see the trash on the streets.
"I'm not leaving Indiana. I'm going to die here."
Ryan and Mellencamp were last seen together in May (14).
The singer finalised his divorce from ex-wife Elaine Irwin shortly before dating Ryan in 2010, while Ryan split from ex-husband Dennis Quaid in 2001.
A warrant for actor Columbus Short's arrest has been increased to $500,000 (GBP294,000) following the troubled star's no-show in court on Wednesday (20Aug14). The former Scandal star was scheduled to appear in court to face charges of domestic violence following a fight with his estranged wife Tanee McCall-Short.
Short has been a fugitive from justice after failing to make it to a hearing last month (Jul14), preferring to extend his Barbados vacation.
His aides tell TMZ.com that the actor is expected to return to the U.S. late on Wednesday.
A bench warrant for his arrest was initially issued on 30 July (14) after he failed to attend a hearing in his domestic violence case.
A man who was assaulted during a Hank Williams, Jr. concert in Michigan has died. Robert Kobe, 55, was caught up in a fight with an unnamed 15-year-old boy at the DTE Energy Music Theatre just outside Detroit on Sunday (17Aug14).
According to police reports the teen pushed Kobe during the concert, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete floor.
The boy was detained for one night at Oakland County's Children's Village juvenile detention facility and released into his parents' custody, while Kobe, who has been in hospital since the incident, was pronounced dead on Tuesday (19Aug14).
An investigation is still pending, but Kobe's son, Cory Kobe, tells the Detroit Free Press that his father and the teen knew each other prior to the incident, and Kobe may have even provoked the young man.
Cory says, "I want to make sure that this young man gets fair treatment. There are a lot of indications that there was no malicious intent."
Williams, Jr. has yet to comment on the incident.