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Comedian Seth Meyers was hospitalised over the weekend (06-07Sep14) after breaking his nose in a game of street hockey.
The New Year's Eve actor-turned-TV chat show host reveals he was enjoying a game with his college pals in Boulder, Colorado, when he suffered the injury.
Explaining the incident on Monday's (08Sep14) episode of U.S. talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, he said, "We decided it would be really fun, since we've known each other since we were in college, (to) play street hockey... "I gave a speech like you would give in a sports movie. I said, 'Gentlemen, we're at the age now where this is likely the least time we're ever going to play street hockey, so leave it all out on the pavement (go for it). The rest of your life don't regret anything about this last game because you'll have to live with it for the rest of your life.' "Cut to 30 seconds later, a friend smashes me in the nose with his stick and I hit the ground and immediately - immediately - knew that my nose was broken, and said so. My friends couldn't hear me because they were all laughing. So much laughter! As much laughter as blood!"
Showing off photos of the injury, Meyers, whose make-up artists helped to cover up the bruising for TV, added, "It was bad. My nose was going a completely different direction."
Rock legend Billy Joel has given New York Rangers ice hockey fans a new anthem to sing in the Stanley Cup finals after allowing his 1982 hit Allentown to be reworked as Rangertown. The New York native has given his bandmember Mike DelGuidice his blessing to cover the classic tune, which is expected to debut at Madison Square Garden on Monday night (09Jun14), when the Rangers will do battle with the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the championship series, reports the New York Post.
The Kings are currently leading the series 2-0 after winning their first two home games.
Joel has been performing a monthly residency at the Garden, the home of the New York Rangers, since January (14).
Pregnant actress Alyssa Milano is willing her beloved Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team to victory in the Stanley Cup with a shrine she has set up in her home. The Kings will meet the New York Rangers in the finals, which begin on Wednesday night (04Jun14), and Milano is hoping her prayers will be answered when her team lifts the cup again.
And to give the players a spiritual boost, the star has gathered her Kings collectibles and lit a candle in a special corner of her home.
Her memorabilia includes a signed photo of the Kings announcer Bob Miller, an Andre Kopitar stressball and bobblehead, a Luc Robitaille rookie card and a Wayne Gretzky doll.
She showed off a photo of her shrine during an appearance on U.S. show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (03Jun14), revealing she makes cash offerings to the "hockey Gods".
The superstitious sports fan also makes her husband wear certain clothing items for games, explaining, "He has to wear a specific sweatshirt and hat. I make him wear it."
Australian pop star Cody Simpson has become the latest celebrity to be booted off U.S. reality show Dancing With The Stars. The Pretty Brown Eyes singer and his professional partner Witney Carson failed to win over show judges and viewers with their samba, performed to the tunes of I Can't Wait to Be King from The Lion King, and they were shown the door after their elimination on Monday night (14Apr14).
Simpson admits he didn't expect to leave the competition so soon, but is excited to return to his pop career.
He tells Eonline.com, "I'm sad... mixed feelings. It's kind of like, one amazing experience is over, Witney and I are kind of sad about it, but at the same time, I can just get back to what I do... start working on the new album and move on to the next phase of my career."
And the 17 year old is planning to make full use of his new talents, adding, "I'm feeling as though now I can apply those things... to my own career, my own music."
Actress Elisha Cuthbert's ex-boyfriend, ice hockey player Sean Avery, and endurance swimmer Diana Nyad were the first two celebrities to be voted off season 18 shortly after its launch last month (Mar14), while Star Wars hero Billy Dee Williams was forced to pull out of the ballroom contest due to a chronic back problem.
Other stars still in competition include former Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure, former Wonder Years star Danica McKellar and funnyman-turned-game show host Drew Carey.
Actress Elisha Cuthbert's ex-boyfriend, ice hockey player Sean Avery, and endurance swimmer Diana Nyad have become the first celebrities to be eliminated from America's latest Dancing With The Stars series. The pair failed to impress the judges on the reality TV show with their less-than-fancy footwork and were booted from season 18 on Monday night (24Mar14). Those still in the competition include veteran Star Wars actor Billy Dee Williams, former child star Danica McKellar and comedian Drew Carey.
It's that time of year again, a time when celebrities from the worlds of sport, music, and '90s TV shows come together to create the sparkliest night on television. We are, of course, talking about Dancing with the Stars, which revealed the lineup for its 18th season on Tuesday morning, and the celebrities who will be joining the illustrious ranks of two former members of NSYNC, a handful of reality stars, and more retired football players than the ESPN commentary team. But it wouldn't be Dancing with the Stars if your '90s nostalgia didn't come with a side helping of tween stars and athletes you've never heard of, and that's why we've ranked the new dancers from least to most relevant, so that you can tell them all apart when it comes time for them to cha cha. First up...
Cody SimpsonRemember when Justin Bieber first burst onto the scene, bright-eyed and innocent, with the kind of flippy hair that looks great on the walls of tween girls' lockers? Well, if that version of Bieber were blonde and Australian, you'd have Cody Simpson. Ask your cousin in middle school, she knows who he is.
James Maslow One fourth of the boy band Big Time Rush and one of the stars of their Nickelodeon show that you probably watched in reruns the last time you were sick. He's a big deal amongst the teenagers of the world, trust us.
Drew CareyOnce the star of several popular comedies, he's now best known for being the host of The Price Is Right, which means the majority of his votes are going to come from people who are either over 60 or unemployed.
Diana NyadShe's the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, but other than that, does anyone actually know anything about her? Call us when she's on The Real Housewives of Miami.
Sean AveryA former professional hockey player, which apparently makes his presence on DWTS "historic." Also, he's friends with Andy Cohen, which bumps him up a spot or two.
Candace Cameron Bure'90s nostalgia gives DJ Tanner a pretty good spot on this list, but let's be real: she wasn't even the best character on her show. Of course, the second she dances to the Full House theme (you know it's going to happen!) she'll become everyone's favorite contestant. Bonus points if her partner, Mark Ballas, dresses up like Uncle Jesse.
Amy Purdy A snowboarding champ and a double amputee, her spot on DWTS actually is historic. Whether she wins or not, Amy Purdy will end up becoming the biggest star in this cast, and we're genuinely rooting for her.
Meryl Davis and Charlie WhitePartners on the ice and partners on this list, Meryl Davis and Charlie White just won a gold medal for pairs ice dancing at the Winter Olympics, like, a whole three weeks ago. They're also featured on boxes of Corn Flakes, which everyone knows is the second most important breakfast cereal there is.
Danica McKellarThere is an entire generation that refuses to let go of their first crush, Winnie Cooper, which is why she ranks higher than DJ Tanner. Plus, she's a mathematician, which makes her the coolest former child star around.
NeNe LeakesBy far the biggest star of the biggest reality television franchise on the air, NeNe Leakes is, whether we like it or not, a pretty big deal. If you like your dancing with a side of drama, this is the contestant for you. She's already got your mom's vote, so you might as well give in.
But all of the teenage fans, Olympic gold medals and reality television viewers pale in comparison with the man who is, by far, the biggest get of the season:
Billy Dee WilliamsLook, Lando Calrissian is a cinematic icon. He cannot be measured by the same standards of relevance as everyone else on this list; he transcends relevance. He leaves relevance in his dust. Lando Calrissian is the coolest cat on every planet in galaxies both near and far, and soon, he will be smoothest dancer in the universe.
Justin Timberlake made a TV apology to fans in Buffalo, New York on Friday night (21Feb14) after a 24-hour flu forced him to reschedule his Saturday night (22Feb14) gig in the city to the summer (14). The singer postponed his Wednesday night (19Feb14) gig in New York City at the last minute after falling sick, but he bounced back to play the show on Friday night and had hoped his tour could continue as scheduled.
However, Timberlake had to scrap his Buffalo gig on Saturday because of touring logistics, and due to the end of the Winter Olympics in Russia he can't perform there on Sunday.
Appearing on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show on Friday, the pop star explained, "Wednesday night, we had to move to tonight. It is hard; it knocks the whole schedule off, so tomorrow night I'm supposed to be in Buffalo but we had to try to move that show too because the routing of the tour, it's just impossible to break down the stage (and) get the stage up (in time).
"I thought everyone who played hockey was still in Sochi, but apparently they come back pretty soon and the Buffalo Sabres... we have to deal with so many schedules... and so I had to move the show, like, all the way to the summer. I feel really bad."
Fallon then offered the singer the chance to make an apology to fans in Buffalo and Timberlake turned to the camera and said: "Hi Buffalo, I'm Justin Timberlake, and I want to say I'm sorry, I'm sorry for postponing my concert this Saturday. I know what you're thinking: 'Justin, I don't want an apology, I want a concert'. Trust me, I hear you Buffalo, but there's no reason to raise your voice; we've got a good thing going and I don't wanna mess that up.
"So I'll tell you what I'm gonna do - I'm coming back July 9th and you better be ready because we're gonna party, we're gonna party hard, that's a guarantee.
"And, if for some reason you're not satisfied, Jimmy Fallon will come to your house and give you a full-body massage... so I'll see you this summer, Buffalo."
Timberlake's tour will be back on schedule when he hits Washington, D.C. on Monday (24Feb14).
British actor Tom Hiddleston refused to let a cancelled flight ruin his trip to last year's (13) Cannes Film Festival, so he took a ferry to France and travelled through the night to make it to the prestigious event. The Avengers star was a guest at the annual movie bonanza in the South of France and was photographed with Tilda Swinton as they promoted their new vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive.
The photos caused a storm online as Hiddleston was wearing a figure-hugging three-piece blue suit which betrayed a noticeable bulge in his groin, but he has now revealed his appearance at the event was a miracle as he endured a disastrous journey from his native U.K.
Hiddleston tells Britain's Elle magazine, "I had a very interesting experience going to Cannes. An airplane in (London airport) Heathrow caught fire and they shut down the whole airport. There were no tickets on (London to Paris train service) Eurostar. All the flights from (second London airport) Gatwick were booked. So I got in a taxi and drove to Dover (on the English south coast).
"I got on the ferry at 2am, with people on the booze cruise, and students going on hockey tours, got to Calais at 5am, another taxi to Paris airport, flew to Nice, landed about 11.30am... got in another cab and drove straight to that photocall, where that picture was taken, having changed in the car on the way there. So I think I look all right, for someone who's been up all night."
Rapper Drake was forced to chug cups of beer on Thursday (16Jan14) after losing a game of Beer Hockey, a combination of air hockey and beer pong, during an appearance on America's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show.
Actor Steve Carell has undergone hip replacement surgery to correct an old ice hockey injury. The 40-Year-Old Virgin star injured himself 12 years ago while playing the sport, but was advised by a doctor to wait to have the surgery and instead treat the injury with painful twice-yearly medical shots.
He finally scheduled the operation for October (13), but the 51 year old refused to do any research beforehand because he was afraid he would not go through with the procedure.
Carell tells U.S. late night host David Letterman, "I thought, if I watch this (research videos), if I actually know what's going to happen to my body, I'm not going to do this. I just found a good doctor and went ahead with it... Because essentially what they are doing is dislocating your hip, they're cutting it out and they're putting a different one in. So it's fairly traumatic to your body."
Once the surgery was scheduled, Carell did not know what to expect on the day and he was surprised by the preparation procedures.
He explains, "So I showed up to the hospital the morning of and again, I knew nothing. A woman... showed up and said she was going to shave my groin...
"I had no idea how big the incision was. The doctor came in and we talked about anaesthesia, because I could have had local. You can do general or local and you sort of in a foggy state, as they put it, and I asked the doctor what would he suggest and he said, 'You don't want any memory of this at all.' So I opted for general. They also asked at that point, which was about 30 minutes before the operation, 'Now what would you like it made out of?' Like I was picking out the interior of a car... so I was picking this substance that was going to be in my body for the rest of my life.... I opted for the ceramic."
Despite his fears about the procedure, Carell explains the surgery went well and he is even planning to return to hockey next year (14): "Since then, it (his hip) has been fantastic. I am going to start (hockey) in the new year."
A "WonderWorks" presentation about a 14-year-old girl who feels alone and disoriented after moving to a small town with her newly-separated mother and younger sister. Adding to her frustration is her discovery that there is no girls' team for her favorite sport, hockey. Despite protestations from the boys' team's sponsor, she tries out anyway, with help from the coach.