British rocker Liam Gallagher is selling off his luxury apartment in New York City. The former Oasis star, who is currently embroiled in a child support battle with the New York-based mother of his love child, purchased the Manhattan home overlooking Central Park in 2012 for $2.5 million (£1.5 million).
Reports suggest Gallagher purchased the apartment during his involvement with music reporter Liza Ghorbani, who gave birth to the star's daughter in January, 2013.
Gallagher has now put the 17th floor, two-bedroom condo on the market for $4 million (£2.4 million).
The singer's marriage to pop star Nicole Appleton broke down last year (13) after the love child story hit headlines, and Gallagher remains locked in negotiations with Ghorbani over child support for their little girl, Gemma.
A man who allegedly claimed to be a stylist working for Johnny Depp and rocker Brandon Flowers has been arrested in New York City. David Tripp is accused of impersonating a celebrity stylist to obtain designer clothes from upmarket Manhattan stores using a stolen credit card.
The 31 year old is alleged to have targeted a Jil Sander store in April (14) claiming to be fulfilling an order for his boss Johnny Depp, and at a Marc Jacobs boutique, where he is believed to have told employees he was obtaining clothes for The Killers frontman Flowers to wear in a photoshoot.
Marc Jacobs manager Brian Britt became suspicious and alerted police, who arrested Tripp.
He has since been charged with identity theft and grand larceny, and released on bail. Tripp has branded the allegations against him "unequivocally inaccurate and unjust," according to The New York Times.
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The Beatles' influence has touched every inch of modern pop music, leaving an indelible mark on film and television... which is pretty good for four working-class mop tops from Liverpool. Director Ron Howard will be the next to immortalize the band onscreen, in a new documentary that will explore the group's early years, when they still toured their music across the globe. Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison will contribute to the feature, which will trace the band's humble beginnings at the Caven Club in Liverpool, their tours through Germany, all the way through the group's final public performance in San Francisco's Candlestick park. But before we get around to seeing Howard's tribute to the Beatles, we're inclined to look back upon some of the best musical contributions they made to movies and TV.
Bowling for ColumbineThe last half of the John Lennon-penned "Happiness Is a Warm Gun," which may or may not be about heroin, serves as the perfect soundtrack for Michael Moore's anti-gun manifesto Bowling for Columbine. It's used in a terrifying sequence that shows just how gun crazy some Americans are, and as the song ramps up, the sequence escalates to a violent and unnerving conclusion that still has us wincing all these years later.
"Baby, You're a Rich Man" in The Social NetworkWhat better way to end a biopic about one of the richest men in the universe than this cut from Magical Mystery Tour. It's so fitting, it's almost like it was made expressly to cap off David Fincher's tale of billion dollar grudges.
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" in HelpWe couldn't, in good faith, compile a list of the best Beatles moments in film and television without including a sequence from the Fab Four's own filmography. We chose "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" the film Help for sheer oddness of the sequence. Plus, it's just a great song in general.
"In My Life" in Little ManhattanThe best thing about the Beatles is how timeless their music is. "In My Life," a song about losing and gaining friendships through the slippage of time, is the perfect piece of music to accompany the story about a preteen losing his first love in modern day New York.
"A Little Help From My Friends" on The Wonder YearsJohn Cocker's throaty rendition of "A Little Help from My Friends" graces the title sequence of The Wonder Years, and it may be the best cover song ever recorded. It's even better than the original Beatles tune, and it just makes The Wonder Years a better show. Nowadays, we can't even look at Fred Savage without hearing Cocker's raspy croon blasting through our heads at full volume.
"Come Together" in A Bronx TaleIn a scene from Robert De Niro's directoral debut, a pair of Italian mafiosos rough up a couple of unruly bikers that stop into their bar while "Come Together" spills out of a jukebox. Thanks to the '60s aesthetic, the song is a perfect addition to the scene.
"Hey Jude" in The Royal TenenbaumsFilmmakers like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese are often celebrated for their use of pop music in film, but Wes Anderson's musical touches in his work are just as poignant. His use of a beautifully orchestrated version of "Hey Jude" in 2001's The Royal Tenanbaums is a perfect example of this.
"Twist and Shout" in Ferris Bueller's Day OffWe're still not sure if Ferris Bueller is really a wizard, or if it was just the power of music, but the teen somehow brings the entirety of downtown Chicago to a grinding halt for the musical number to end all musical numbers.
Singer Jason Mraz is aiming to follow in the footsteps of David Bowie and the Beastie Boys by becoming only the third musician to perform in each of New York's five boroughs on the same tour. The California-based I'm Yours hitmaker announced the mini Big Apple residency on Wednesday (16Jul14), during a press conference at the Empire State Building landmark, revealing he will play shows in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan in September (14) in celebration of his new album, YES!.
He will wrap up the gigs with two shows at the city's iconic Radio City Music Hall, before heading to Europe to continue his world tour.
Brooklyn natives the Beastie Boys previously completed the feat, while British rocker Bowie trekked across the five boroughs in 2002 as part of his Heathen Tour.
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Girls creator/star Lena Dunham is giving fans the chance to serve as the opening act for her upcoming U.S. book tour.
The Golden Globe award winner will release her first book, Not That Kind of Girl, this autumn (14), and to help promote the memoir she is hitting the road for a 10-city tour.
The events will include a book signing and discussion with Dunham, and she is calling on talented fans to help entertain the masses at each stop, before she hits the stage.
Interested parties can submit videos of themselves demonstrating their talents, whether it be singing, dancing, or stand-up comedy, and the winners will land a three-to-five minute slot.
The actress will also be joined on tour by a few of her celebrity friends, including comedienne Amy Schumer and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein.
Her last stop in Brooklyn, New York, will be moderated by author Zadie Smith, and feature appearances by her Girls co-star Jemima Kirke and her boyfriend Jack Antonoff's band, Bleachers.
The Not That Kind Of Girl tour begins on 30 September (14).
The real-life inspiration for Michael Richards' Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer has lost a $1 million (£588,235) defamation lawsuit against comedian Fred Stoller. Funnyman Kenny Kramer, a former neighbour of Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, accused Stoller of portraying him as a homophobe in his recent memoir after describing how guides on Kramer's New York bus tour allegedly shouted one of the show's famous lines, "Not that there's anything wrong with that", at community members whenever they took tourists through the historically gay-friendly neighbourhood of Greenwich Village.
However, the suit was thrown out of a Manhattan court on Monday (14Jul14) after Justice Barbara Jaffe ruled there was nothing offensive about the mention in Stoller's 2013 release, Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star.
She noted, "The phrase expressly conveys the notion that there is nothing wrong with being gay. In that respect, it cannot be considered homophobic."
Stoller served as a comedy writer on Seinfeld for one season and also appeared onscreen as annoying character Fred.
A New York Philharmonic tribute performance to late conductor Lorin Maazel had to be postponed on Monday (14Jul14) after bad weather prompted organisers to call off the outdoor concert. The city orchestra was due to take the stage in Manhattan's Central Park for a free gig, but officials scrapped the event hours before showtime after thunderstorms were forecast in the area.
The Maazel tribute will now take place on Tuesday night (15Jul14), when the New York Philharmonic is due to perform at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
The classical musicians will play Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings in honour of their former music director, who died on Sunday (13Jul14), aged 84.
Rapper Fabolous was caught up in a terrifying shooting on Sunday night (13Jul14) when a bouncer was gunned down at a New York City nightclub where he was partying. The hip-hop star was enjoying a night out at the La Marina hotspot in Manhattan when an altercation broke out, and a security guard was shot in the neck as he attempted to break up the fight inside the venue.
The bouncer, Andre Obert, 27, was admitted to a nearby hospital and is now said to be in a stable condition. Police are hunting for the shooter.
Fabolous and his entourage were not hurt in the incident. Police confirmed to the New York Daily News that the star was close by when the gun went off, but was not involved.
Lingerie model Lindsay Ellingson is a married woman. The Victoria's Secret beauty and her beau of six years, medical equipment salesman Sean Clayton, tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in Bluffton, South Carolina on Saturday (12Jul14). The couple shared news of its nuptials in a statement to E! News which reads, "Words can't express the joy and happiness we have as we start the next chapter of our lives together with the support and love of our families and friends." Ellingson and Clayton also revealed that their first dance in front of their 85 guests was to Drake's hit Hold On, We're Going Home. Clayton popped the question to Ellingson last November (13) over America's Thanksgiving holiday at his family's home in Ohio.
Filmmakers behind a new Michael Jackson documentary have stepped up their legal battle against the King of Pop's estate executors in a bid to clear the way for the movie's release. Director Craig Williams was recently slapped with a cease-and-desist notice over the rights to footage in Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot, which features clips he shot of the superstar at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York City for Ebony magazine in 2007, two years before his death.
His film also includes interviews with Jackson's friends, photographers and stylists as the superstar prepared for the photo session.
Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Michael Jackson estate, claims the singer never agreed to have his "private moments... publicly and commercially exploited", but Williams hit back with his own lawsuit, insisting he and producers at Noval Williams Films legally obtained the rights after the Jackson family passed on the opportunity in 2011.
Williams and his fellow producers have now filed an injunction against estate bosses in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court, compelling them to respond to the suit within 21 days to speed up the process, according to the New York Post.
Williams is seeking declaratory relief that his film isn't infringing copyrights so they can press ahead with the film's sale and release.
Set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.