Dustin Lance Black slams alma mater for uninviting him as commencement speaker

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Dustin Lance Black
Hollywood screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has slammed administrators at his alma mater after they withdrew an invitation to speak at an upcoming ceremony amid fears his 2009 nude photo scandal would tarnish the college's reputation.

The Oscar winner was asked to be the speaker at this year's graduation ceremony for Pasadena City College, where he graduated in 1994.

However the school's Board President Anthony Fellow announced they have decided not to allow Black to give the address to graduates, following the scandal in which nude photographs of Black and his then-boyfriend were leaked to...

Joan Rivers slams Gwyneth Paltrow over Fashion Police encounter

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Veteran comedienne Joan Rivers has slammed Gwyneth Paltrow for confronting her over a negative critique of her style on U.S. show Fashion Police.

Rivers and her co-stars, including Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, dish out their opinions of celebrities' red carpet style on the raucous commentary series, which has been running since 2010.

And the funnywoman admits sometimes their catty comments come back to haunt them.

During an interview on late-night U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (16Apr14), Rivers revealed she had a run-in with Paltrow in a particularly nasty sh...

Lindsay Lohan confirms she wrote leaked list in rehab

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has confirmed she wrote a list of celebrity lovers which was leaked to the press.

Last month (Mar14), a U.S. tabloid published a handwritten list of 36 names said to be Lohan's former lovers, including James Franco, Ashton Kutcher, Heath Ledger, Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Colin Farrell and Wilmer Valderrama, who she dated for six months in 2004.

The star has previously dodged questions about the note, but during a candid interview on late night U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live on Thursday (17Apr14), she confessed she penned the list as part of her rehab treatment la...

Bryan Singer plans to countersue sexual abuse accuser

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Bryan Singer
X-Men director Bryan Singer's attorney has announced he plans to countersue the man who hit the filmmaker with a lawsuit of allegations of sexual assault.

Michael Egan, 31, is suing the director over claims he sexually assaulted him when he was a minor during a two-year span.

On Thursday (17Apr14), Egan held a press conference about the lawsuit with his lawyer, Jeff Herman, alleging he had reported the alleged crimes to the Los Angeles Police Department but his claims "fell on deaf ears".

Now Singer's own attorney Marty Singer has released a statement blasting the claims and stating the...

Jeremy Piven's band flopped at Manny Pacquiao party

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Jeremy Piven
Actor Jeremy Piven's rock career took a major blow after his band performance a disastrous set at a private party for boxer Manny Pacquiao.

The Entourage star spends his spare time playing drums in rock group Bad Decisions, but they faced their toughest crowds to date when they played to a mainly foreign audience at the Filipino sportsman's victory bash.

In an interview with Queen Latifah on her talk show on Thursday (17Apr14), Piven recalled, "We were asked to play Manny Pacquiao's victory party. And it was a great gig for us. No one told us the entire audience was flown in from the Phil...

Campaign launched to save mixing board used by rock icons

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Pearl Jam
Owners of a Seattle, Washington-based recording studio have launched an online crowdfunding campaign in a bid to repair a mixing board used by the likes Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

The 1973 Neve 8049 console was installed in the iconic London Bridge studio almost 30 years ago, but it is in need of some serious repairs.

In an effort to preserve the machine's rich history, the studio owners have taken to IndieGogo.com to ask music fans to help restore the "technical heart" of the studio and keep the board accessible to local musicians.

Their goal is to raise $75,000 (£46,875) by Saturday (1...

Zac Brown Band's sold-out concerts make Fenway Park history

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Zac Brown Band
Country music group Zac Brown Band has joined the ranks of The Police and the Rolling Stones after selling out two concerts at Boston's historic baseball stadium Fenway Park in record time.

The Chicken Fried hitmakers are hitting the road for The Great American Road Trip Tour this summer (14), and they were due to play just one show at the Massachusetts venue on 27 June (14).

However, after eager fans purchased tickets in just minutes, they have added a second gig for the following night (28Jun14), which sold out in record time as well.

A statement on the band's official website reads: "...

The Orwells brush off Arctic Monkeys controversy

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Arctic Monkeys
Rock newcomers The Orwells have shrugged off the controversy surrounding disparaging comments they made about former tourmates the Arctic Monkeys.

The Orwells served as the support act for the Brainstorm hitmakers on their U.S. tour earlier this year (14), but they recently made it clear they weren't too impressed with frontman Alex Turner's allegedly scripted comments to the crowds at concerts, and did not think much of the British group performing the same routine night after night.

Guitarist Matt O'Keefe told Gigwise.com, "When you're playing arenas and everything, it's a huge producti...

Lady Gaga recuperating after dental surgery

April 18th, 2014 3:20am EDT
Lady Gaga
Pop superstar Lady Gaga is recuperating after undergoing dental surgery on Thursday (17Apr14).

The Poker Face hitmaker is set to kick off her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour on 4 May (14) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but took time to have her wisdom teeth pulled before embarking on her world trek.

She took to Twitter.com and wrote, "Wisdom teeth out. P-p-Percocet p-p-Percocet (pain reliever)."

The singer also posted a photo of herself sitting in a bed hugging a stuffed monkey, alongside the caption, "Chipmunk Cheeks. Wisdom Teeth out before tour. I can't eat. I'm gonna put some meatballs i...

Celebrity Birthdays - April 18, 2014

April 18th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Happy Birthday to:

British model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (1987)

SingerCarly Rose Sonenclar (1999)

The Wanted star Nathan Sykes (1993)

Actress Alia Shawkat (1989)

Actress America Ferrera (1984)

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian (1979)

Actor Adam Sinclair (1977)

Actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976)

Director Eli Roth (1972)

Actor David Tennant (1971)

ActressTamara Braun (1971)

Canadian Actor David Hewlett (1968)

Actress Maria Bello (1967)

Talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963)

Actor Eric McCormack (1963)

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (1962)

Actress Jane Leeves (1961),

Actor ...