Actor David Charvet has been denied a request for a restraining order against his neighbour, film producer and reality TV mogul Mike Fleiss, amid allegations of harassment. The former Baywatch hunk claims The Bachelor creator Fleiss, who has also worked on horror films Hostel and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, has been terrorising his family by blasting the sounds of "barking, crying and howling dogs" through speakers facing the Charvets' Malibu, California home at regular times late at night and early each morning.
Charvet also alleges Fleiss has been threatening violence by reportedly revving the engine of his car whenever he sees the actor, suggesting his intention to run over his neighbour.
In his legal papers, the plaintiff goes on to accuse Fleiss of taunting him back in April (14) and taking credit for having Charvet's wife, Brooke Burke-Charvet, fired from her co-hosting gig on U.S. reality show Dancing with the Stars after seven seasons.
However, a California judge has since ruled Fleiss' alleged behaviour does not warrant the need for legal protection and has rejected Charvet's request, according to TMZ.com.
Robert Downey, Jr. went from superhero at a Marvel event to regular citizen by visiting a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office on Tuesday (28Oct14). The Iron Man star and Captain America Chris Evans were the surprise guests at the studio's live event at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, where bosses announced their Phase 3 batch of movies, which include a third Captain America film, Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, and Avengers: Infinity War Part I and II.
After helping make the announcement of the highly-anticipated films, which will be released over the course of the next five years, Downey, Jr. headed to the Santa Monica DMV to carry out the necessary task of renewing his driver's licence.
The Oscar nominee took to Twitter.com to share his adventures with his followers, and wrote, "Gettin' my renewal on at the Santa Monica DMV."
Downey, Jr. even shared a few photographs of himself getting his fingerprints taken as well as snapping a new photo for his ID.
Rapper A$Ap Rocky and model Chanel Iman have reportedly split after more than a year of dating.
The hip-hop star, real name Rakim Mayers, has been dating the Victoria's Secret beauty since last year (13), but the romance has since fizzled out.
An insider tells E! News, "They are no longer together. This happened about a few weeks ago. It was just not working out with both of their busy travel schedules. Time away from each other played a big part in the break-up.
"They don't have any hard feelings. They only want the best for each other in the long run."
The split news emerges just months after speculation surfaced earlier this year (14), suggesting Rocky had popped the question to Iman, but neither star commented on the report.
Panama's fallen dictator Manuel Noriega has lost a legal battle with Call of Duty creators over his depiction in the 2013 version of the video game. The imprisoned former military ruler took Activision Blizzard Inc. bosses to court in July (14) after accusing them of using his name and likeness without permission in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
He claimed his inclusion in the game "caused damage" to his reputation as the character was portrayed as "the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes", and demanded damages.
However, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has now thrown out Noriega's lawsuit, insisting game developers are protected by the right to free speech.
A statement released by defence lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani after the ruling reads: "This was an absurd lawsuit from the very beginning and we're gratified that in the end, a notorious criminal didn't win.
"This is not just a win for the makers of Call of Duty, but is a victory for works of art across the entertainment and publishing industries throughout the world."
Noriega was convicted of drug dealing, racketeering and money laundering in 1992. He has spent the past two decades behind bars in the U.S., France and Panama.
Tom Hanks once invited a New York taxi driver to check out his Broadway debut and meet him backstage while he was performing in hit play Lucky Guy. Manny Anzalota reveals he had initially turned down the Forrest Gump star's fare on a cold day in January, 2013 as he was nearing the end of his shift, but he felt bad for the guy and allowed him to hop into his cab, not knowing who he had just picked up.
Hanks was so grateful for the ride, he struck up a friendly conversation with his driver and it was only after chatting for a while that Anzalota recognised the famous voice.
He tells the New York Post, "The voice is very distinctive. He speaks through his nose. I've been watching him all my life."
Hanks offered to snap a picture with Anzalota, who had been wearing Ferrari-branded gear, before arriving at his destination, but the encounter wasn't their last - the cabbie ended up giving the actor's Broadway stylist, Robert Guy, and his co-star, Christopher McDonald, rides in the following weeks and asked them each to, "Let Mr. Hanks know Mr. Ferrari said, 'Hello'".
The Oscar winner then decided to reach out to Anzalota and invite him to a production of Lucky Guy, giving him the full VIP treatment and allowing him backstage to catch up with Hanks and get his autograph.
Ac/Dc frontman Brian Johnson has thrown his support behind a U.K. charity supporting dementia patients after the condition forced bandmate Malcolm Young to step down from the group last month (Sep14). The Highway to Hell hitmakers announced in April (14) that the guitarist would be taking a break from the band to concentrate on his health, and in September (14), they revealed the ailing musician would not be returning to the line up due to a mystery illness.
Young's family subsequently confirmed rumours suggesting the veteran rocker is suffering from dementia and now Johnson has been inspired by his old pal's medical struggles to back Britain's Sporting Memories Network, which aims to promote and develop the use of "sporting memories to improve the well-being of older people and helping tackle dementia, depression and social isolation".
Tony Jameson-Allen, the Sporting Memories Network's director, tells Britain's Northern Echo newspaper, "It's an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run by two people to receive a phone call from the singer of a group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide."
Johnson has already shown his support for the organisation by sharing his earliest sporting memories on the charity's website and revealing he wears his trademark flat cap in tribute to his coal miner father and his fellow co-workers, who would often save up to see their local soccer team, Newcastle United.
He recalls, "The ones who could afford it, or didn't have any kids, went to see Newcastle. It wasn't until later on when I think I was about 13 that I first went along and stood in the Gallowgate End (of the stadium). But I never saw a bloody thing! I was too small and I didn't have my cracket with me!"
Actress Jane Lynch can finally put her failed marriage behind her after agreeing to pay her ex-wife over $2 million (£1.25 million). The Glee star split from Dr. Lara Embry in early 2013, three years after they wed, and she filed divorce papers five months later, citing "irreconcilable differences".
The marriage was officially terminated in January (14), but the former couple's property settlement only became final on Monday (27Oct14), according to TMZ.com.
As part of the agreement, Lynch has agreed to hand Embry a lump sum of $1.2 million (£750,000) over the next two years, in addition to half of all of their bank and trust accounts, amounting to just under $848,000 (£530,000).
Embry will also cash in on funds from Lynch's retirement account, their tax refund, and 50 per cent of all royalties from the actress' TV appearances to date, including from her role on Glee, as well as walking away with their dog Francis.
Pop stars Luna have reunited to launch their first tour in 10 years. The New York group parted ways in 2005 after 14 years together, but on Tuesday (28Oct14), the bandmates announced they are back and are planning to head out on tour in Spain next year (15).
In a message on Twitter.com, frontman Dean Wareham writes, "10 years since the last Luna show; we are planning a short Spanish tour for April 2015."
The tour will kick-off in Gijon on 17 April (15). U.S. dates are also expected to be added in the coming months.
A painting of defunct British rock band Oasis has been stolen from an art gallery in Manchester, England. The black-and-white canvas by artist Olga Tsarevska was snatched from MASA-UK in the early hours of Monday (27Oct14), when burglars smashed a window to gain access to the venue.
Local police have launched an investigation into the theft, which they believe may have been committed by a fan of the Wonderwall hitmakers.
Authorities have appealed to the public for help in tracking down the artwork and have issued a statement making reference to Oasis hits Some Might Say and The Masterplan.
The press release from Police Constable Katherine Gosling reads: "Quite what the master plan behind this theft is I don't know, but a local business has been broken into and a one of a kind piece of art work taken.
"This was the only piece taken and some might say we are therefore looking for an Oasis fan - similarly it may have been stolen to order. Regardless we are keen to find it and return it.
"If you have any information about the person responsible, have seen the artwork or are offered it, please get in touch."
Oasis split in 2009 following a furious bust-up between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher.
Singer Liam went on to form Beady Eye with remaining Oasis bandmates Andy Bell, Gem Archer and drummer Chris Sharrock, but on Saturday (25Oct14), he announced the group was no more.
News of the art theft emerges shortly after Oasis co-founder Noel Gallagher ruled out a 2015 band reunion to mark the group's 20th anniversary of their classic album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, insisting he is solely focused on his forthcoming solo album, Chasing Yesterday.
Asked by a journalist for Q magazine if a 2015 comeback is definitely out of the question, Gallagher replied, "Yeah, but that's got nothing to do with me and Liam. That's a creative thing. I'm pretty happy creatively now. Everybody said, 'Inevitably they'll get back together in 2015', and I'm f**king looking forward to spoiling everybody's party next year. We won't be doing it."
Darren Criss is more than just that guy from Glee. While you probably recognize him from his role as Blaine Anderson on the musical TV series, you might not know much about the actor/singer/songwriter himself. His fans know him as a charming guy who loves Disney and Harry Potter, who's talented but still incredibly gracious about his success. Basically, he's your next celebrity crush. Get ready to fall in love with him (if you haven't already).
1. He's smart.
Darren graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance. While at college, he co-founded the theater company StarKid Productions with his friends.
2. He has school spirit.
Sweaty and reppin @umich after my first dance rehearsal of our final season of #glee #GleeSeason6 pic.twitter.com/AwfHHPL1JT
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) September 8, 2014
He returned to his alma mater for a pep rally in 2013 and expressed how much he loved his time at Michigan. (I was there. It was awesome).
3. He’s a Harry Potter nerd.
He starred as Harry Potter in StarKid’s A Very Potter Musical and its sequels, and helped write the music and lyrics for the shows as well.
4. He's a goofball.
5. He doesn't take himself too seriously.
6. He cheers on his friends.
Hey StarKid fans! Last chance to check out @teamstarkid's #STARKIDSUMMER shows @Stage773. Happy closing weekend to #ANI and #TrailToOregon !
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) August 9, 2014
Darren still attends StarKid shows even though his schedule is too busy for him to perform in them.
7. He supports other artists and their work as well.
How is @WALKTHEMOONband not one of the biggest bands in the world? #ShutUpAndDance should be a #1 single right now. http://t.co/BLdD5HS1WK
— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) October 16, 2014
8. He works with charitable causes.
He's involved with Musicians on Call, which brings musicians into hospitals to perform for patients. He also helped raise relief funds for the Phillippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
9. He covers Disney songs.
Hearing him sing "Part of Your World" will make your day.
10. He likes to dance.
11. He's stylish.
12. He rocks pink sunglasses like no other.
They are kind of his signature.
13. He truly appreciates his fans.
14. Even his littlest of fans.
15. He loves his family.
16. He writes his own songs.
In the summer of 2013, he went on tour to preview some of his new solo material. He's currently working on an album.
17. He's humble.
18. He has an amazing smile.
I mean, come on. He's pretty much perfect.