Kesha thanked her fans for their ongoing support during her legal battle with Dr. Luke in an emotional speech at her concert on Thursday night (22Sep16).
The 29-year-old singer was performing in Brooklyn, New York, as part of her Kesha and the Creepies: The F**k the World Tour, and appeared to be struggling to control her emotions as she referred to the legal drama that has consumed her life for almost two years.
"I honestly don't know if I would have made it the past few years without you guys, some of you may know I'm in a lawsuit," Kesha told the audience. "Thank you for standing by me."
The Tik Tok hit maker first filed a lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, in October 2014, accusing him of sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abusing her for more than a decade.
Gottwald has always vehemently denied the claims and is countersuing the singer for defamation and breach of contract.
As part of the case, Kesha requested a preliminary injunction at New York Supreme Court, which would allow her to work on and release new music without Dr. Luke, but this request was denied in February (16).
As she continued her speech, Kesha told concertgoers she is hopeful that at some point in the future she will be able to treat them to the new songs she has been working on.
"I think that there's some people that were thinking I'll just sit around waiting to die. That somebody f***ed with the wrong woman!" she told the crowd.
"I could not do this without you so f***ing thank you. I can't share my new music with you. Keep praying, someday it will come. I can't wait for that."
Kesha has been performing covers during her tour so far, such as Dolly Parton's Jolene and Grace's You Don't Own Me. But she told fans that while the case against Dr. Luke remains ongoing, she isn't letting the situation get her down.
"No one can own you. Because to truly own you means to own your happiness," she said. "No one can own your f***ing happiness. Promise me you will never let them take that from you!
"Ain't nobody got time for hate. Always have hope in your heart. I do!"
Rapper Mac Miller and his new girlfriend Ariana Grande are happy and "in love" after a month of dating.
The young couple became romantically linked in mid-August (16), after the stars were spotted kissing during a dinner date in California. They went public with their romance at the MTV Video Music Awards days later, and Ariana reluctantly confirmed Mac was her man during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show earlier this month (Sep16).
Now Miller has opened up about his evolving relationship with Ariana, who he first worked with in 2013, on her song The Way.
Asked how the media attention affects their relationship and work, Miller told New York radio show The Breakfast Club, "Just because we are two people who are in love and have a great relationship doesn't mean I am going to get weird about this incredible music we make."
He claims he and Ariana were "just close friends" when they previously collaborated, but after teaming up again for My Favorite Part, from Miller's new album The Divine Feminine, the stars found themselves falling for one another.
The rapper admits he would prefer to keep the attention focused on his new music, but he recognizes separating his personal and professional lives isn't so easy now they're partly intertwined.
"I'm here to talk about music and I happen to be in a fantastic relationship with someone I also enjoy making music with, so those lines can get blurred very easily on what I am here trying to do," he told the radio hosts on Thursday (22Sep16).
Miller then made it clear speculation The Divine Feminine is full of songs about his budding new romance are completely false: "It's crazy to me people are, like, the whole album is about her," he laughed. "I am saying like, timetable wise, how quickly you think I can make an album?"
However, that doesn't mean he isn't constantly thinking about his girl while he's on his press tour.
"That is a true thing in my life," he smiled. "She is amazing."
Miller appears to be more willing to share information about his love life than his new girlfriend, after Ariana recently shut down questions from media personality Ryan Seacrest.
The singer wasn't in the mood to discuss her private life on 14 September (16), after Ryan referenced a sweet snap she had posted of the couple on Instagram, featuring Ariana and Miller cuddling on the floor.
The photo was captioned "baabyyy (sic)", leading many to believe she was confirming the relationship for the first time, but she challenged the assumption in her defensive conversation with Seacrest.
"If I post something, that's what I'm willing to share at the moment," she remarked. "That doesn't mean then you, Ryan Seacrest, with millions of listeners, are entitled to more information."
Officers at America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have confirmed they are "gathering information" about an alleged incident involving Brad Pitt and his children.
On Thursday (22Sep) it was reported an investigation into the allegations had been handed over by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers to FBI agents as the alleged incident was outside of their jurisdiction due to the fact that it took place on a private jet flight from France last Wednesday (14Sep16).
On Monday (19Sep16), just days after the incident was alleged to have taken place, Angelina Jolie, 41, filed papers to end her two-year marriage to the 52-year-old actor, citing irreconcilable differences.
Now FBI agents have confirmed to the BBC they are evaluating whether to investigate any allegations against Pitt.
"In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued," a spokesperson for the Bureau told the BBC.
L.A.County Department of Children and Family Services officials are also reported to be investigating the alleged incident.
A source close to Pitt told USA Today that the Fight Club star intended to cooperate fully with any investigation and that he believed the child abuse allegations were baseless.
"The claims are greatly exaggerated or fabricated," the insider said. "But he'll always do whatever is best for his kids. Despite being on the receiving end of an onslaught of allegations, he remains focused on doing whatever is best for the children."
Editors at People.com report that Pitt is accused of being verbally abusive with one of his and Angelina's six children, as well as getting "physical" while the family was travelling in their private plane.
After news of the divorce hit headlines around the world, Pitt released a statement to People explaining that the welfare of his and Jolie's children was his primary concern.
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he said. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."
Adele: 'Quitting smoking has made my voice worse!'
Adele is convinced her voice is weaker because she has quit smoking.
The 28-year-old singer made the decision to stop inhaling nicotine sticks five years ago, as she embarked on a healthy lifestyle change after a vocal cord hemorrhage in 2011 led to her having surgery.
While Adele looks noticeably better for calling time on her habit, she has revealed in a new interview that she believes kicking the cigarettes had actually adversely affected her vocal skills.
"The people with the best voices, they always smoke. I've given up smoking and I'm convinced that's made my voice weaker," she is quoted as telling Canada's etalk.
At the height of her addiction, Adele smoked up to 25 cigarettes a day. But after quitting the habit, the Hello singer told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper she had given up because she was afraid smoking would eventually kill her.
"If I'd carried on smoking, I'd probably have died from a smoking-related illness, and I think that's really bad," she said. "If I was dying from lung cancer I would have potentially given it to myself and that wouldn't be something I'd be proud of."
Adele hit headlines earlier this week when she dedicated her concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night (20Sep16) to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, after it was revealed the actress had filed for divorce from her husband.
However, as she took to the stage at the venue again on Thursday night (22Sep16), Adele set the record straight and told the audience she had been joking about saying that the Brangelina split represented the "end of an era".
"I don't care if they've broken up. I couldn't give a f****ing s**t," she said. "I don't care, I don't know them. It's ridiculous, what's going on in the world, and that's front-page news."
Daisy Ridley deleted her Instagram profile because she felt too much "pressure" to use it.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress decided to stop using the picture app at the beginning of August (16) after receiving backlash over a post regarding gun violence. She momentarily reinstated it to tell followers she simply wanted to use her phone less and be more present, but she's now revealed the true extent of just how much it took over her daily life.
"I felt a pressure being on it," she explained while at the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles. "I was like "I need to post. Oh my god, it's been this many days'. It's actually been kind of nice not to be on it.
"I'm 24. I have a lot of growing up to do. I have to deal with loads of stuff myself personally. For that to be projected with millions of people watching, that is like a bit of an extra pressure."
The star had over two million followers on Instagram before throwing the towel in, and it was the response to a photo she shared of herself at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards that seemingly led her to making the decision. Sat amongst victims of mass shootings in America, namely Orlando, Newtown and San Bernardino, Daisy shared her sadness at the suffering.
"As I sat in the audience yesterday tears were streaming down my face at the tribute to those that have been lost to gun violence," she wrote, signing the message off with a hashtag reading "stoptheviolence".
Many users were quick to criticize her comments, with many pointing out her that role as Rey in Star Wars gave her no right to discuss the sensitive subject.
"Sorry, didn't I see you using a blaster in Star Wars Episode VII? Get outta here, you're no better than Matt Damon. I might have to unfollow your page," a follower known as Vince Oliverio blasted, while another called Dave Carro wrote, "Says the woman who kills people with guns in movies. Such hypocrisy in Hollywood. Just shut up, Ridley and make another Star Wars movie."
Tonight, Train Wreck Comedy All-stars is back at Lake City Casino in Kelowna with a show that features two must see comedians from Los Angeles.
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Jim Carrey's lawyer has slammed allegations he gave his late ex-girlfriend sexually transmitted diseases.
The actor is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit from Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Cathriona White, whose relationship with Carrey ended for the second time just days before she took her own life in September, 2015.
Burton believes Carrey should be held responsible for White's death, and originally filed legal papers alleging the actor was responsible for providing White with the drugs that led to her passing.
On Thursday (22Sep16), Burton amended his lawsuit to include allegations that his wife told the Dumb and Dumber star she thought she had contracted an STD in a text conversation in February, 2013.
Burton claimed Cathriona discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea. Before committing suicide, White allegedly wrote to Jim, explaining her STDs would make it impossible for her to find someone new after their breakup, referring to herself as "damaged goods".
Burton's revised lawsuit now includes text messages he says Jim and Cathriona exchanged in 2013, including the ones referencing the STDs, according to TMZ.com.
However, Carrey's attorney Marty Singer has now responded to Burton's allegations in a statement, slamming the new claims and the lawsuit as a whole.
"The claim that Mr. Carrey gave Cathriona White an STD is categorically disputed," Singer said. "This is a desperate, bogus claim made by the "husband' of the sham marriage. My client will not pay money to end this opportunist's transparent shakedown lawsuit, and this malicious case will be dismissed.
"Mr. Carrey has suffered a great deal in the last year with the suicide of the woman he dearly loved, and it is outrageous that he should be subjected to this predatory lawsuit."
In a further discussion with TMZ, Singer added the the new claims make no sense because of the dates Burton provided, as White reached out to Carrey in 2014 asking him to give their romance another chance.
Singer also said he has numerous witnesses ready to confirm that Burton "engaged in an illegal sham marriage in violation of the Federal law prohibiting marriage fraud to evade immigration laws", and that he and White didn't even live in the same state following their wedding.
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Hillary Clinton fielded oddball questions on power ties, pant suits and the Scott Baio vote on the online comedy program, "Between Two Ferns."
The interview with comedian Zack Galifianakis appeared on the Funny or Die website Thursday. Among Galifianakis' questions was whether she ever watched Donald Trump and thought, "I should be more racist." Clinton just shook her head, smiling.
"I really regret doing this," Clinton deadpanned at one point during the tongue-and-cheek interview.
Galifianakis' popular online program generated more than 35 million views when President Barack Obama appeared on it in 2014 while he was encouraging young people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. The latest interview comes as Clinton has been courting young voters in her campaign against Trump.
During the five-minute exchange, Clinton and Galifianakis riffed about what Trump should wear to the first debate. Clinton said: "I assume he'll wear that red power tie." Galifianakis replied: "Or maybe a white power tie."
The actor said he wanted to meet the person who makes Clinton's pant suits because he wants to go as a "librarian from outer space" for Halloween.
Looking back, Clinton denied she had any regrets over losing the support of Baio, the 1970s and 1980s sit-com star who spoke at the Republican National Convention.
Delving into her time as secretary of state, Galifianakis asked Clinton how many words per minute she could type. And whether Obama liked his coffee, "like himself — weak?"
He also asked the potential first woman president — who is 68 — if the nation would be "stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months" if she became pregnant.
Jason Statham poked fun at Guy Ritchie as he took on the 22 push-ups challenge on social media.
The director accepted the nomination from Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam on Monday (19Sep16), when the actor challenged Ritchie to do 22 of the exercises for 22 days to raise awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
It is reported that on average, 22 U.S. veteran serviceman commit suicide daily, so each push-up is intended to represent a life taken.
Ritchie nominated Statham on Monday, after doing the first round of his push-ups on a private jet, 22,000 feet in the air.
And the 49-year-old action star didn't mince his words when he accepted the challenge. "Mr Guy Ritchie, nothing worse than waking up to your whiny voice in the morning. I accept your 22 push-up challenge," Jason said in the Instagram video.
And taking aim at his Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels director, he joked, "Next time you do yours, make sure they're not in the dark, so we can see if you're actually doing them or not."
Ritchie continued the playful banter with Statham on Tuesday (20Sep16), and roped pal David Beckham into the challenge.
However, Statham returned to Instagram on Wednesday taking another dig at Ritchie, who he claimed hadn't done the required 22 push-ups.
"I'm not sure if that's down to exhaustion or the fact you just cant count, so as a pal I've decided to donate your missing push-ups to you," Jason joked in the clip.
The actor then proceeded to easily perform 25 push-ups, telling Guy the extra three "were the ones you conveniently forgot to do."
Meanwhile, David Beckham accepted Ritchie's nomination on Wednesday, and blasted his rivals out of the water with his push-ups on an aeroplane.
He addressed the camera directly in the video posted on Instagram while laying on his stomach in the aisle of the aircraft. After easily knocking out the exercises, the former soccer player cheekily told the camera, "And by the way, that was at 44,000 feet Mr Ritchie," a reference to the director doing his first challenge on a plane at a mere 22,000 feet.
Britney Spears screamed in horror as her sons teamed up to play a prank on her for an hilarious video.
The 34-year-old singer is mother to 11-year-old Sean and 10-year-old Jayden with ex-husband Kevin Federline. But on Wednesday (21Sep16) she labelled the duo her "damn kids" as she shared footage of her boys joining forces to make her jump.
The video begins with Sean saying to the camera, being held by Jayden: "We're about to scare the heck out of mom. We stole her phone and... she's walking up!"
As Britney comes round the corner, Sean screams - leading the singer to screech and fall to the floor, shouting "Preston!", Sean's middle name.
The clip ends with Sean giving an evil laugh, clearly pleased with the reaction his mother had to the prank.
Despite Britney not being too pleased with her sons' jesting, the singer has a close relationship with her offspring. In an interview last month (Aug16), the Make Me star said she credits Sean and Jayden for helping her overcome what she described as "crippling anxiety". She also said that while her personal life might not be full of romance right now, she doesn't care because of her bond with her boys.
"I've been through a lot and I've got to this point where I'm feeling good about being single. The best relationship I've ever had is with my boys," she told Britain's Marie Claire magazine.
She wed the boys dad Kevin in 2004 but the pair split in 2007. It seemed as though Britney may have found happiness with her agent-turned-boyfriend Jason Trawick when he proposed in December 2011, but the pair ended their engagement in January 2013. The Toxic singer has been single since her split from film producer Charlie Ebersol in June, 2015.
Actress and TV personality Chelsea Handler has launched an attack on Angelina Jolie a day after news of the actress' divorce made headlines.
Jolie's shock split from husband Brad Pitt came as Handler was preparing to film a teaser for her Thursday night (22Sep16) Netflix talk show, and she couldn't resist letting fans know just what she thought about the now-estranged wife of her close friend Jennifer Aniston's ex.
"There are rumors that part of the problem was Brad was allegedly drinking and smoking too much weed," Handler said. "I wonder why he needed to self medicate. Maybe because he could have been spending the last 12 years at Lake Como (in Italy) hanging out with George Clooney and Matt Damon, instead of being stuck in a house with 85 kids speaking 15 different languages?"
Pitt and Jolie are parents to six kids - three biological and three adopted from Asia and Africa.
And irreverent Chelsea didn't stop there, calling Jolie "a f**king lunatic" and then joking, "We should all respect their privacy during this very difficult time. So, this will be the last time I speak of this... on TV. You can follow me on Twitter!"
Fans who then followed the comedienne on Twitter were treated to more barbs, joking about the former couple's Asian kids Pax and Maddox: "Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. He wants the China; she wants Pax and Maddox. ##sorrycouldnthelpmyself."
Handler has had her claws out for Angelina for a while - during an appearance on TV show Watch What Happens Live in March, 2013, she called the Oscar winner a "demon" and added, "As a woman, I know when you see somebody walking across the room that's a bad girl. I just don't like Angelina Jolie. I don't think she's a girl's girl."
She also told Glamour magazine in 2010, "She just doesn't come off to me as a sincere woman. She seems like a woman that you'd really want to avoid."
She has also poked fun at the actress during stand-up comedy shows.
Lindsay Lohan feared her former fiance Egor Tarabasov would throw acid in her face on the night he allegedly attacked her in her London home.
The Mean Girls star became estranged from her Russian partner in July (16) after she accused him of cheating on her during a night out. They then became engaged in a heated argument at her London pad, where she was caught on camera standing on her balcony, yelling for her neighbors to call the police amid claims Egor had tried to strangle her.
Egor was not arrested or charged over the incident, which Lohan subsequently claimed was not the first time he had reportedly been violent towards her.
Now, in a new TV interview about the turbulent relationship, Lohan has sensationally claimed she was worried Egor would try to damage her looks during their headline-grabbing domestic dispute.
Recalling the clash on Russia's Channel One network, she said, "I went to bed and he broke into my house. He started strangling me."
"I feared that Egor may splash acid in my face," she continued to interviewer Andrey Malakhov, reports DailyMail.co.uk. "I jumped out to the balcony and shouted with all my force, 'He's trying to kill me, call the police!'"
Lohan, 30, did not expand on why she thought her toyboy lover would hurl acid at her, but prior to the interview broadcast, Egor's representative issued a statement, in which the 23-year-old blasted the accusations and fired back at Lindsay, insisting she was trying to damage his reputation.
"It has come to my attention that my former fiancee, Lindsay Lohan, is planning (a) new smear campaign against me in the Russian and international media," Egor said in the press release. "My relationship with Lindsay came to an end in July 2016. In the weeks that followed, there were numerous attempts to discredit my name by inaccurately portraying the nature of our relationship, publishing distorted facts, and making false accusations.
"I decided not to address those harmful and false statements at that time. As an international businessman, I aim to maintain a low profile and concentrate on developing my business. I also chose to keep my silence out of respect for Lindsay."
However, Egor has since had enough, and he is threatening legal action to stop the actress from spreading further unfounded claims.
"Today, I would like to state that all accusations made, and about to be made, by Lindsay against me are not true," he continued.
"I refuse to be dragged into the media storm created in the aftermath of our breakup. I will not be making any more statements with regards to my former relationship with Lindsay, but I will use all possible legal means to protect my name and reputation."
Lindsay has yet to respond to her ex's stern statement. She was reportedly paid $843,850 for the Russian TV interview.