Actress/singer Hilary Duff has thanked Australian star Sophie Monk for coming to her rescue following a car crash in Los Angeles.
The former Lizzie McGuire star has revealed her actress pal witnessed the smash and helped prevent the other driver from leaving the scene of the accident. Duff tells Australian radio station 2DayFM, "I had a car accident and Sophie comes out of nowhere, on a rainy day in L.A., like an angel. This girl hit me, she rear-ended me, and tried to run. And Sophie took her (own) car and blocked her off. I'm like 'Sophie?' and she's like, 'Oh my God, Hilary!'"
The pair know each other through their ex-boyfriends, Joel and Benji Madden. Duff previously dated Joel, while Monk was involved with Benji.
She adds of the car accident coincidence, "We were dating twins. Does that mean we're part of some weird sisterhood or something?"
Duff goes on to reveal she does not have a good track record with cars, and often prangs her vehicle when parking at home: "I've had a few (accidents), mostly with my own house though. So that's a good thing, it's always best when there is only one person involved. I've hit my garage a few times. Sometimes I've pulled in too tight. I've always had a big car so I've pulled in and scratched it, things like that."
British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was deeply shocked by the extreme poverty she witnessed during a charity visit to slum towns in Cambodia. The Transformers: Dark of the Moon star visited the Southeast Asian country's capital Phnom Penh in April (14) for her first trip with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
She met residents of the city's most impoverished communities, and was horrified by the conditions they deal with day-to-day.
In an article for British Vogue magazine, she writes, "The slums around Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, are crammed with children running around without shoes. They live in the most basic conditions, surrounded by dirt, rubbish and sewage in searing 37 degree (Celsius) heat. There's limited access to clean water, medicine and food. Every day is about survival for these children. It was shocking and sad to see."
Huntington-Whiteley was also moved by the story of a mother whose child fell ill and died after filthy water and sewage flooded their home during the rainy season.
She adds, "Losing your precious baby girl is no less painful when you live in a slum than if you live in a big city like London or Los Angeles. A mother's broken heart is a mother's broken heart."
The trip was filmed as part of U.K. TV channel ITV's Soccer Aid fundraising telethon, which will air in Britain on 8 June (14).
fun. frontman Nate Ruess was left soaked through on Sunday (06Apr14) after rolling around onstage in the rain during an outdoor show in Dallas, Texas. The pop hitmakers joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the Reunion Park bill for the final day of the three-day NCAA March Madness Music Festival, which was held to coincide with the weekend's Final Four college basketball championships.
Sunday's free concert was blighted by the cold and wet weather, but Ruess refused to let the rain dampen his spirits and instead laughed off the chilly conditions by looking up into the clouds and shouting, "Is that all you got?", before dropping to the ground and rolling around as his group performed tracks like Carry On, We Are Young and Some Nights.
The rain continued to fall as Springsteen took the stage and launched into a cover of Van Halen's Jump at the top of his hits set, which included Cover Me, Born to Run, No Surrender and Hungry Heart. He also serenaded one young fan with a rendition of Spirit in the Night.
Other artists who performed during the three-day festival included Jason Aldean, The Killers and LL Cool J.
The NCAA Championship Game between the University of Connecticut's Huskies and the University of Kentucky's Wildcats will take place in Arlington, Texas on Monday night (07Apr14).
"When we woke up it was raining and that was a bit of a bummer because the ceremony location was outside. Luckily the rain went away and the show went on as planned." Former 'N Sync star Chris Kirkpatrick was worried by the rainy weather on the day he married his longterm girlfriend Karly Skladany on 2 November (13) at the Loews resort hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Apollo 13 star Bill Paxton relived the day he spent gazing at President John F. Kennedy, hours before he was assassinated, as part of a U.S. TV special to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the atrocity that rocked the world. The actor was eight years old when his father hoisted him on his shoulders so he could get a clear view of the U.S. leader as he addressed supporters outside the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, Texas.
In a programme remembering that fateful day, he recalled, "I was probably about 20 feet in front of him... His hair was red and he was in a blue suit and he couldn't have been more charming."
Minutes later, Kennedy gave what was to be his final speech inside the hotel before heading for Dallas.
Narrating JFK: The Final Hours, which aired on Friday night (08Nov13), Paxton said, "It was rainy that morning but nobody cared. You see, it wasn't every day you got to see President Kennedy... What we didn't know was that President Kennedy was going to die in just a few hours."
Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas on 22 November, 1963.
Millennials have been getting some extra shade thrown their way recently. After all, everything in entertainment portrays all twentysomethings as trainwrecks with bad credit. Even if you're still "figuring things out" or in the throes of a quarterlife crisis, there are a few things that all ladies (we're not girls anymore contrary to what HBO says) should have in their life arsenal beyond the basic ability to feed oneself.
Inspired by the post "27 Things Every Girl In Her Twenties Should Really Have By Now," Buzzfeed created an instructional video in the same vein, because sometimes it takes more than a list of GIFS to strike the message home. We can all agree than an emergency stash of ice cream and some backup funds for travel are all things that come in handy for a rainy day, but what else does a modern gal need? If Tim Gunn says "underwear is the foundation of fashion," then it's time to invest in some decent underthings. Political awareness (know your 'Stans' countries) and a cultural appreciation for something deeper than The Notebook are also the mark of maturity.
While we may not have met the "motivation to exercise" criteria, sometimes you just have to cross your fingers and hedge your bets on a youthful metabolism. The olds will always tsk-tsk the young and pretty soon you'll be a thirtysomething and complaining about "kids these days." Do you have everything on the list?
Sandra Bullock has lavished praise on the crew behind Alfonso Cuaron's new space film Gravity for turning a studio backlot into a children's "wonderland" so her young son could have fun while she was at work. The survival project was one of the first the actress signed up for following the 2010 breakdown of her marriage to cheating ex Jesse James and the adoption of her baby boy Louis, and she made it clear to producers that keeping her son safe and happy was her number one priority.
She says, "I can't selfishly take journeys anymore because I have to take a little boy along with me.
"I said (to producers)... make it so I'm not somewhere not paying attention because I'm so worried about, 'Where is he? Is he having fun? Is this a good life experience?'
"(Producer) David (Heyman) turned a backlot of a sound stage in rainy London into a wonderland for a one-and-a-half-year-old. Everything was bumper guarded! People go, 'What is that?' And I go, 'That is to protect a child's head! All of it!'"
Bullock admits she hugged her baby a little tighter each night after spending hours shooting in isolation, portraying a medical engineer who has lost a child on a space shuttle mission gone wrong.
She adds, "I kept having to say, 'What would I do (if I lost a child)?' and I realised I might be far worse off than she is. You just have to go there and know at the end of the day, you can unplug and go home and do something a lot of... people who were parents can't."
Katy Perry has opened up about her high-profile relationships with ex-husband Russell Brand and on/off boyfriend John Mayer in a candid new interview with America's fashion bible Vogue. The pop star, cover girl for the July (13) edition of Vogue, tells the magazine she hasn't had any contact with the British comedian since he sent her a text message to ask for a divorce.
She says, "He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him (in India in 2010). Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."
The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker also suggests Brand was uncomfortable with her huge success, adding, "At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're like, I can't handle the equalness (sic). He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting."
She also admits to initially blaming herself for the breakdown of their marriage: "I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: 'This isn't because of me; this is beyond me'. So I have moved on from that."
On the subject of Mayer, the 28 year old insists their romance is "over" but refutes the suggestion she dated him to exact revenge on Brand.
She says, "No, not at all. No, I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him. All I can say about that relationship is that he's got a beautiful mind. Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds."
Vogue's full chat with Perry will hit newsstands on 25 June (13).
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30 Rock star Katrina Bowden walked down the aisle with her rocker beau in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday (19May13). The actress exchanged vows with musician Ben Jorgensen in a romantic ceremony at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a year and a half after they became engaged.
The bride and groom and their guests braved the rainy Big Apple weather for the private nuptials, but the newlyweds have some heat to look forward to - they are heading to Hawaii for their honeymoon.
Before their big day, Bowden admitted she was overwhelmed with her wedding plans. She revealed, "It's just crazy. I didn't know anything about weddings, and now I'm starting to learn everything and it's just kind of nuts. There's a lot that goes into it. I don't have a planner, so I'm doing it myself.
"(The biggest challenge) is just figuring out when you need to do everything. Picking a day is really difficult, too. People book things years in advance. I think everything about it is difficult."