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Kristen Stewart romance

Kristen Stewart has confirmed she is dating Alicia Cargile.

The 26-year-old actress - who was previously in a relationship with Robert Pattinson for five years until she cheated on him with married director Rupert Sanders - was first romantically linked with her personal assistant 18 months ago, but she has never directly addressed the speculation until now, admitting she is overjoyed they have recently got back together.

She said: "Right now I'm just really in love with my girlfriend. We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.' "

The 'Cafe Society' actress admitted she is more open about her personal life now she's in a same-sex relationship and feels much happier that she is being less closed off to people.

She told the new issue of Britain's Elle magazine: "When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn't like it.

"We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, 'That's mine. You're making my relationship something that it's not.' I didn't like that.

"But then it changed when I started dating a girl.

"I was like, 'Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I'm not down with it or I'm ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I'm so much happier."

The 'Equals' star recently insisted she doesn't want to define her sexuality.

She said: "Me not defining it right now is the whole basis of what I'm about. If you don't get it, I don't have time for you. There's acceptance that's become really rampant and cool. You don't have to immediately know how to define yourself.

"I had to have some answer about who I was. I felt this weird

responsibility, because I didn't want to seem fearful. But nothing seemed appropriate. So I was like, 'F**k, how do I define that?' I'm not going to. Plus, I didn't want to f**k with other people. I didn't want to be this example: It's so easy. I don't want it to seem like it was stupid for them to have a hard time. I find the movement that's occurring to be so important, that I want to be part of it."


Mary Poppins takes flight

Mary Poppins is ready to fly at the Kelowna Community Theatre from July 28 to Aug. 6.

The Kelowna Actors Studio was forced to move this production to the much larger theatre space of the Kelowna Community theatre so they could literally make the characters fly.

Special effects are being provided by Hall and Associates Flying Effects who are being brought in specifically to allow Mary Poppins to fly over the KCT stage and to help Bert to do some fancy footwork as well!

Flying characters are not the only magical part of this huge production which features a cast of 35 actors; however, you'll have to go to the show to see the magic for yourself as the cast and crew were not willing to show it on camera.

Tickets are on sale now in person at Kelowna Tickets in Orchard Park Shopping Centre, by phone 250-862-2867 or online here.

New George Harrison music

Previously-unheard music by George Harrison is set to be released.

The Beatles legend left behind a lot of unfinished material before his death aged 58 in 2001 and his widow Olivia and son Dhani, 37, are keen to get the tracks completed and released for his fans to hear.

She told Billboard's Overheard column: ''There are a lot of songs that are unfinished."

It won't be the first time Dhani has assisted with his father's music, as an accomplished musician himself, he helped to record 'My Sweet Lord' hitmaker's final album 'Brainwashed', which was released posthumously in 2002.

The legendary band are also set to be the focus of a new Ron Howard film, 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week', that covers their touring career from 1962 to 1966, and is due for release in September 2016.

Fans got to hear new music from George earlier this year as he appears on Eric Clapton's LP 'I Still Do' on a track called 'I Will Be There'.

Before the record's release, the tracklisting showed a credit to L'Angelo Misterioso - which was the pseudonym the musician used when he played guitar on Clapton's song 'Badge', which featured on Cream's 1969 album 'Goodbye'.

Harrison and Clapton were close friends in the 60s and Clapton even featured on The Beatles' 'White Album' in 1968, providing the solo to 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'.

However, their friendship was effectively ended when Clapton had an affair with Harrison's wife Pattie Boyd and went on to marry her in 1979, two years after she divorced the former Beatle.

But the two music legends did eventually reconcile their relationship and became close again.


Margot Robbie Bond girl?

Margot Robbie is tipped to become the next Bond girl.

The 'Suicide Squad' actress is the hot favourite to become 007's sidekick, according to new bookmakers' odds.

According to Paddy Power she is 12/1 to land the prestigious role , ahead of Emily Blunt who is at 16/1.

Emily Ratajkowski who is third favourite at 22/1, while 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson is an outsider at 40/1.

Margot, 26, is one of Hollywood's hottest young stars and has previously appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and Will Smith in 'Focus'.

But even if she does get the role, the new Bond film won't hit screens until 2018 at the earliest.

Producer Barbara Broccoli is working on two other movies first so she doesn't have time for the suave spy's next motion picture just yet, and she is said to be keen to use the time to try to tempt Daniel Craig into reprising his role as the titular character for the fifth time.

A source said: ''Barbara is not going to be rushed into a Bond and wants to work on two other film projects next year.

''It will give her time to work out a script and try to convince Daniel to maybe return.''

Several actors have been linked to the role of Bond, but Idris Elba has appeared to put himself out of the race by insisting he is ''too old'' to play 007.

He said: ''I keep saying if it were to happen it would be the will of a nation because there hasn't been any talks between me and the studio about any of that. But everywhere I go people want that to happen, so.

''But if I'm really honest, I think I'm too old for that man, running around in cars and ladies and martinis, who wants to do that? Sounds terrible.''

'Poldark' actor Aidan Turner is the current bookmakers favourite to land the part, while Jack Huston, James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Damian Lewis are all thought to be in contention.

Lohan calls off engagement

Lindsay Lohan has reportedly called off her engagement.

The 30-year-old actress and her fiance Egor Tarabasov have decided to take a break following allegations he cheated on her and was physically abusive.

The news comes after the Russian millionaire was seen moving out of Lindsay's London apartment.

A source told the NY Post newspaper: "They are taking a break, she didn't want him trespassing in her apartment, but he went in and took all his possessions."

Insiders say Lindsay has taken the split hard as she thought she had really found love with 22-year-old Egor.

A friend added: "After moving to London and meeting Egor, Lindsay felt like she'd finally moved on from the chaos of her youth. She was really ready to settle down and start a family. Sadly, for her, she is losing much more than just a boyfriend."

Lindsay took to Instagram to speak about the recent dramas - which have included her accusing Egor of trying to kill her - and apologised for making things so public.

The 'Mean Girls' star wrote on Instagram: "Dear friends. I'm good and well. #ATM I am taking time for myself with good friends. I am sorry that I've exposed certain private matters recently. I was acting out of fear and sadness... We all make mistakes. Sadly mine have always been so public.

"I have done a lot of soul searching in the past years, and I should have been more clear minded rather than distract from the good heart that I have. Social media comes with the territory of the business and the world we now live in. My intentions were not meant to send mixed messages.

"Maybe things can be fixed... Maybe not ... I hope they can. But I am 30 years old and I do deserve a #GENTLEgiant Life is about love and light. Not anger. Thank you to those who stand by my side (sic)"

MTV Awards Nominations

Adele and Beyoncé will go head to head at the MTV Video Music Awards 2016.

The 28-year-old singer's comeback video 'Hello' has been nominated alongside the 34-year-old star's equally amazing 'Formation' video in the top categories ahead of this year's ceremony.

The pop princesses will battle it out for the coveted Video Of The Year award as well as the gong for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé leads the pack with 11 nominations including a nod for Best Choreography and Best Cinematography whilst her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on 'Freedom' also earned her a nomination.

And Adele didn't come too far behind with seven nominations for her track 'Hello' as well as an eighth for the music video for 'Send My Love To Your New Lover', which was nominated in the Best Visual Effects category.

Kanye West's controversial 'Famous' video also received two nods for Video Of The Year and Best Male Video.

In the latter category, he will go head to head with The Weeknd for 'Can't Feel My Face' as well as Calvin Harris' collaboration with Rihanna on 'This Is What You Came For'. Drake's 'Hotline Bling' and Bryson Tiller's 'Don't' complete the category.

For the girls, aside from Adele and Beyoncé, Ariana Grande ('Into You'), Sia ('Cheap Thrills') and Rihanna and Drake ('Work') will battle to be crowned Best Female Video.

Not one to be missed out, Justin Bieber also receives a nod in the main categories - Best Pop Video, Best Male Video and Best Breakthrough Longform Video - for his song 'Sorry'.

The late David Bowie could be awarded one of four VMAs posthumously, receiving nods for 'Lazarus' in the Best Direction, Best Editing and Best Cinematography categories and a further nomination for 'Blackstar' for the Best Art Direction.

The winners will be revealed at a star-studded ceremony at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York on August 28.

Abridged list of nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards 2016:

Video Of The Year

Adele, 'Hello'

Beyonce, 'Formation'

Drake, 'Hotline Bling'

Justin Bieber, 'Sorry'

Kanye West, 'Famous'

Best Male Video

Bryson Tiller, 'Don't'

Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, 'This Is What You Came For'

Drake, 'Hotline Bling'

Kanye West, 'Famous'

The Weeknd, 'Can't Feel My Face'

Best Female Video

Adele, 'Hello'

Ariana Grande, 'Into You'

Beyonce, 'Hold Up'

Rihanna feat. Drake, 'Work'

Sia, 'Cheap Thrills'

Best Pop Video

Adele, 'Hello'

Alessia Cara, 'Wild Things'

Ariana Grande, 'Into You'

Beyonce, 'Formation'

Justin Bieber, 'Sorry'

Best Hip-Hop Video

2 Chainz, 'Watch Out'

Bryston Tiller, 'Don't'

Chance The Rapper feat. Saba, 'Angels'

Desiigner, 'Panda'

Drake, 'Hotline Bling'

Best New Artist

Bryson Tiller



Lukas Graham

Zara Larsson

Best Breakthrough Longform Video

Beyonce, 'Lemonade'

Chris Brown, 'Loyalty'

Florence + The Machine, 'The Odyssey'

Justin Bieber, 'Purpose: The Movement'

Troye Sivan, 'Blue Neighborhood Trilogy'

Simpsons Movie spin off?

'The Simpsons Movie' may get a sequel.

Screenwriter and producer Al Jean has revealed the team behind the animated comedy have talked about the possibility of a follow up to the 2007 film.

Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, he explained: ''We talk about it, but if we do it, we only want to do it if it's going to be really good. We would never do it just to cash in, so if it comes out, it's because we believe in it.''

However, Jean did reiterate that they weren't willing to make a movie just to cash in on the television series that has been airing since 1989.

He said the chances of a sequel were, ''50-50'', adding that ''no one wants to do a movie where people think, 'Why did they do that? It wasn't necessary.'''

When the 2007 movie was released, it was a critical and commercial success, managing a massive $525 million at the box office worldwide.

Jean's comments come after he said last year that he thinks 'The Simpsons' TV show is likely to come to an end after the 30th series.

He said: ''I wouldn't be stunned if we stopped at 28, but my bet is at least 30. But then you'd have to resign them again.

''If you made me pick one, I'd say the likeliest is ending after 30, but I've been wrong before. I thought five seasons was good when we got there!''

With Series 28 set to air this September, it will only make the demand for a new film even stronger.

Pink Floyd tribute touring

PIGS: Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute will be bringing their authentic sounds to Kelowna, Kamloops, and 7 other BC cities this summer. They are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans – the band will be covering 47 years worth of Pink Floyd’s legendary repertoire from 1967 to 2014, ranging from the band’s earliest release to their final album; from the psychedelic misadventures of Arnold Layne to the final float down The Endless River.

In addition to classics from legendary albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall, the band have many surprises in store, including material that has rarely, if ever, been performed live by the real Pink Floyd. The band, and their lighting, sound and visual designers are all Floyd aficionados and are coming together to create a breathtaking audio/visual for what will be an incredible night.

Tuesday, August 2 - Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops, BC
Doors 6:30pm – Show 7:30pm
Tickets: $32.50-$39.50 + service charges
Available at: Kamloops Live! Box Office 1025 Lorne St. by phone at 250-374-5483 or online at www.kamloopslive.ca

Wednesday, August 3 - Mary Irwin Theatre, Kelowna BC
Doors 6:30pm – Show 7:30pm
Tickets: $39.50 + service charge
Available at: Rotary Centre For The Arts 421 Cawston Avenue or online www.rotarycentreforthearts.com

For additional tour dates visit CanadaPinkFloyd.com

Harris/Lopez Collaboration

Calvin Harris is reportedly ''eager'' to get into the studio with Jennifer Lopez.

The 32-year-old superstar DJ is believed to have expressed his interest in collaborating with the 'On The Floor' hitmaker on a song at her 47th birthday party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas over the weekend.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: ''His main goal of the night was to talk with J.Lo and figure out how they could collab on a future song together. He knows it would be awesome and they would be able to work on it often since they are always in Vegas. He laid the foundation on setting something up and he is very eager to make it happen.''

Now is a good time for Calvin to work with Jennifer as at the beginning of the year she announced she had secured a new record deal with L.A. Reid's Epic Records - six years after leaving the label.

Jennifer confirmed she has reunited with L.A. by sharing a link to an article announcing the partnership on Twitter on Wednesday.

She tweeted: ''Heading Back Home!! Jennifer Lopez Signs New Deal With L.A. Reid's Epic Records - @LA_Reid (sic)''

The 46-year-old beauty, who was also previously signed to Capitol Records, produced some of her biggest hits when she was first signed to Epic, including 2001 hit 'Play' and 2002's 'Jenny from the Block'.

Jennifer's last studio record was her eighth studio album, 2014's 'A.K.A', which was released on Captiol.

The LP included collaborations with Pitbull, French Montana, T.I., Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross, Nas and Tyga.

Meanwhile, Calvin has had success with his recent hit 'This Is What You Came For' featuring R&B superstar Rihanna.

Stranger slaps Timberlake

Justin Timberlake was slapped round the face by a drunken stranger at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe last weekend.

The 35-year-old singer was trying to walk through a crowd at the 27th annual American Century Championship in North America when he was smacked by an intoxicated attendee.

The random attack was caught on camera and according to the footage, obtained by TMZ, the 'Can't Stop the Feeling' hitmaker confronted the man over his bizarre actions.

He said calmly: "Bro, why would you do that?"

Police rushed to intervene but Justin - who has 15-month-old son Silas with wife Jessica Biel - refused to press charges.

However, law enforcement officers were forced to arrest the unknown man - who police described as "belligerent" - for disorderly conduct after he refused to leave the golf course.

As cuffs were slung around his wrists, the mystery man reportedly told police he just wanted to "touch" Justin.

Meanwhile, despite the bizarre incident, Justin still managed to have fun as he was joined by American professional basketball player Stephen Curry and Alfonso Ribeiro.

The trio had all eyes on them as they re-enacted the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' star's alter-ego Carlton Banks' iconic dance from the hilarious sitcom in the middle of the course.

However, although they appeared to be having lots of laughs on the course, not all of them came out on top in the competition as Alfonso placed 13th, Justin came in at 21st place and Stephen tied for 27th place.

Zeppelin Stairway appeal

An appeal has been filed against Led Zeppelin after they were cleared of plagiarising the intro for 'Stairway to Heaven'.

Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, has lodged the appeal against the decision after the rockers were found not guilty of stealing part of their classic song from Spirit's 'Taurus' last month.

According to The Wrap, the notice read: ''Please take notice that Plaintiff Michael Skidmore, Trustee for the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, hereby appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the final judgment entered on June 23, 2016, as well as any and all interlocutory rulings, decisions, and orders that gave rise to the judgment and are merged therein.''

Skidmore's lawyer Francis Malofiy insists there are ''many appealable issues''.

Last month, the jury found Led Zeppelin did have access to 'Taurus', but it was decided the songs are not substantially similar.

The group - which was comprised of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and the late John Bonham - were accused of lifting the music from the 1968 instrumental track for their own song, which they co-wrote and released in 1971.

However, Jimmy denied allegations that he and Robert penned the classic rock song after hearing 'Taurus'.

He said in court: ''Something like that would stick in my mind. It was totally alien to me.''

Page admitted he owned three Spirit albums and that Led Zeppelin used a riff from another of the band's track in a medley played during their first tour of Scandinavia.

Arts on the Avenue returns

The “Arts on the Avenue” festival introduced to the community in 2015 is returning to Kelowna on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This year’s event has expanded to 2 blocks on Bernard Avenue and will feature more than 70 artists with art to sell, live cultural performances, “Spotlight Artist” presentations, drop-in visual art activities, interactive community art projects, and more.

Initially launched in 2015, “Arts on the Avenue” 2016 will now feature over 70 juried artists from a variety of disciplines selling their original handcrafted products from such artistic streams as fibre art, jewelry, pottery, painting, wood carving, and more. New this year is the inclusion of two “3D Chalk Artists”, Emmanuel Areizaga, an emerging visual artist heading to CATO this fall, and Shawn Smith, a professional and well-known local chalk artist whose work can be seen in restaurants all over the Okanagan and who is breaking into new territory with the 3D format. Also new this year is a large-scale, drop-in community art project headed up by the Okanagan chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists in celebration of the Group of Seven’s 75th Anniversary. Using multiple mini-canvases, patrons of all ages and painting skills will be invited to paint a portion of Tom Thomson’s “The Pool”, forming a single, large painting once assembled. Returning to the festival is the popular “Spotlight Artist” element where professional artists speak about their process and explain their creative inspiration. This year’s artist is another well-known local artist, Alex Fong, whose beautiful and whimsical watercolor works are very distinctive and reside in personal art collections around the world.

Further details about the festival can be found on facebook at both the Arts on the Avenue fan and event pages. A list of participating artists with links to their websites can be found on the “Arts on the Avenue” page at the Festivals Kelowna website. Patrons are invited to tweet their arts experience using #ArtsonAveKelowna and #BuyCreateCelebrate.

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