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Duran Duran sue fan club

Duran Duran are suing their own fan club.

The 'Girls on Film' hitmakers have filed a $40,000 lawsuit against Worldwide Fan Clubs (WFC) for failing to deliver on several agreements in a contract signed in 2010.

WFC agreed to create and manage the band's fan club, and reportedly also agreed to be responsible for the sales and inventory of Duran Duran's merchandise, collect membership fees and maintain accounting records, with profits to be split 75-25 in the band's favour.

Lawyers acting for the 'Rio' hitmakers argue the company failed to keep accurate financial records and have not handed over agreed payments, the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper reports.

The group's Nick Rhodes admitted last year the band were busier than ever, with a photography book, a new album and a stage show all in the pipeline.

Discussing his own photography exhibition, he said: ''''The people who did the exhibition with me, the Vinyl Factory in London, would like to do a book because I have so much more than was even in the exhibition.

''We've started working on the new Duran album already too. I think it will be out sometime next year. And John Taylor and I are working on a musical together. That's something that we probably won't have finished for a year or more. We're keeping ourselves busy.''



Portia de Rossi wants a baby?

Portia de Rossi reportedly wants to have a baby.

The 41-year-old actress had initially ruled out having children with her wife Ellen DeGeneres, 56, whom she married in 2008, but it seems she's now changed her mind and is keen to start a family with her beau.

A source told InTouch magazine: "All Portia can talk about is beginning a new chapter in their lives and starting a family."

The couple have allegedly consulted the Center for Surrogate Parenting in Encino, California, to discuss their options, according to the magazine.

Meanwhile, the duo's relationship allegedly hit the rocks recently after an argument reportedly led to Portia seeking treatment in rehab in May for drug and alcohol problems, but they're keen to work through their issues.

A source said previously: "They've worked out difficulties in the past, and no doubt they're trying to work out any problems right now."

However, friends of the pair believe they will have patched up their differences by next month and will celebrate six years of marriage by renewing their vows.

The source said: "They both love to celebrate special occasions and holidays, and their wedding anniversary is no different. They usually celebrate with a big party and invite a lot of friends. They really are a lovely couple. They enjoy being married, and it shows."

Fitness freak Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is a "fitness freak".

The 'Mean Girls' star loves working out and has been hitting the gym more than ever since relocating to London, where she is preparing to star in a West End production of play 'Speed-the-Plow' later this year, according to her blogger pal Vas J. Morgan.

He told new! magazine: "Now she's based in London she doesn't have many friends here, so I'm with her basically every day. We work out, she's a fitness freak!"

The 28-year-old actress, who had court-ordered rehabilitation treatment last year, has moved across the pond for a fresh start, Vas, 26, claims.

The reality TV star added: "She's focusing on work and trying to rid herself of the demons that follow her in New York and LA."

Vas, who runs a celebrity website and also counts Rita Ora among his pals, befriended Lindsay while in LA and the pair are now regulars at London's exclusive celebrity hotspot, Chiltern Firehouse.

However, recovering alcoholic Lindsay avoids the temptation for a drink when they visit.

The blogger boasted: "I go almost every night, I'm part of the furniture. There's a bar but when I go with Lindsay we don't want to be around that so we just chill out."


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Kelsey Grammer is a dad again

Kelsey Grammer has become a father again.

The 'Frasier' actor's wife Kayte gave birth to their second child, a son, on Tuesday (22.07.14) and the little boy will be known as Gabriel, though it seems that is actually his middle name.

Kelsey - whose full name is Allen Kelsey Grammer - told 'Entertainment Tonight': "Our son will be called Gabriel as there is a tradition in our family of going by our middle names.

"We are blessed and excited to have this lovely young man join our family -- he is magnificent!"

The little boy was born at 8.28am in Los Angeles and weighed in at a healthy 8lbs 2oz.

Kelsey and Kayte are already parents to two-year-old Faith, while the 59-year-old actor has four other children from previous relationships.

The couple were left devastated when Kayte was carrying Faith as they were initially expecting twins, but sadly lost their baby boy.

However, Kelsey - who has been married four times - revealed last year he was keen to have more children with Kayte.

He said previously: "I think we'll have at least two more, if not three or four. I think it's a great way to live a life."

Jessica Biel to guest-star on New Girl

Jessica Biel will guest-star on the new season of 'New Girl'.

The 32-year-old actress - who shot to fame on TV's 'Seventh Heaven' before going on to launch a movie career - will make a return to the small screen to play "Kat, the hottest scientist in the world" in the Fox sitcom.

According to TV Line, Jessica's character will compete with Zooey Deschanel's Jess Day over a guy in the season four premiere.

Both try to hit on the same man at a wedding and hilarity ensues.

Meanwhile, creator Liz Meriweather recently insisted she has no plans for Zooey's character Jess to reconcile with ex-boyfriend Nick Miller any time soon even though fans are heavily invested in their relationship.

She said: "I love them together and I don't think it's it for them at all. I've never been in a good relationship ... I just found that it's been easier for me to write them as single idiots out in the world trying to get laid and looking for love.

"I had trouble figuring out where the conflict and comedy was coming from with them last season. Admittedly, it's definitely fun to keep them apart for more."

Justin Timberlake's NSync reunion

Justin Timberlake enjoyed an NSync reunion last week.

The 'Mirrors' hitmaker and former bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick visited bowling lounge Kings in Boston's Back Bay on Thursday (07.17.14) where they bowled a few rounds before enjoying some food.

A source told PEOPLE: "Justin bowled a 173, 142, 94 and 14. He ate a blackened chicken sandwich, buffalo wontons and drank a Stella Artois beer [before tucking into a] peanut butter sundae for dessert."

The duo were joined by Chris' wife Karly Skadany, some friends and two bodyguards but Justin's wife Jessica Biel is not believed to have been there.

Jovial Justin even signed a bowling pin before he left.

The 33-year-old singer was in town for his show at Boston's TD Garden and a few nights later enjoyed a slap-up meal at Strega Waterfront Italian restaurant.

He feasted on a number of items including homemade meatballs, scallops al Grand Marnier, lamb chops and homemade cannoli.

His waiter told PEOPLE: "Justin was easy going and super friendly. A regular guy who likes to have dinner with his friends."

NSync went on hiatus in 2002 and reunited briefly last year to perform with Justin at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

Eva Mendes' pregnancy was 'unplanned'

Eva Mendes' pregnancy was reportedly "unplanned".

The 40-year-old actress is expecting her first child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling, 33, but the baby news allegedly came as a complete shock to the couple.

A source told "It [the baby] was completely unplanned.

"Ryan was surprised, especially because they had broken up early last year, only to get back together."

The 'Hitch' star moved into Ryan's modest home in Studio City, Los Angeles, but the property is fairly small and the pair are reportedly looking for a bigger house ready for when their new bundle of joy arrives.

The source explained: "The house is quite small, and only has two bedrooms. Eva has been looking for a bigger house to live in with Ryan once the baby is born."

Meanwhile, the pair, who have been dating since 2011, managed to keep the pregnancy a secret until recently by only telling a few close friends and family members.

An insider said previously: "[Eva] just hasn't ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been."

The brunette beauty, who is due to give birth in October, "barely left the house" after she found out she is pregnant in a bid to keep the news underwraps.

The source added: "Their lives completely changed as soon as Eva got pregnant. They used to travel all over the place together and go on hikes with their dogs.

"Ryan has been taking care of her, picking up food and running errands. He has been very supportive about keeping things a secret."

Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock 'best friends'

Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock have reportedly become the "best of friends".

The 45-year-old star and the 49-year-old actress have struck up a close relationship after meeting at mutual pal Gwyneth Paltrow's house party and bonding over their previous painful divorces and past boyfriends.

A source told Us Magazine: "Jen and Sandra are new best friends forever. They're very excited about the new friendship."

The former 'Friends' beauty and the 'Gravity' star - who have both dated actor Tate Donovan, 50, in the past - have been spending a lot of time together ever since.

The source explained: "Sandra and Jen have a lot in common and enjoy each other's company. They have been having each other over for dinner regularly."

The new pals were rumored to be working with each other earlier this year after they were both linked to a comedy movie with Cameron Diaz, but the upcoming plans are yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Jennifer - who was married to Brad Pitt from 2000 until 2005 - is currently engaged to Justin Theroux following their three-year relationship.

While, Sandra, on the other hand, has four-year-old son Louis - whom she adopted with ex-husband Jesse James - but raises him as a single-parent.

Phil Spector makes new appeal

Phil Spector has filed another appeal for his murder conviction.

The 74-year-old music producer is serving a 19-year sentence for the second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson and his legal team have filed a motion asking for a review of his conviction after his health declined.

According to the 'River Deep, Mountain High' hitmaker's lawyer Charles Sevilla, Spector was recently rushed to hospital from his cell at California's Corcoran State Prison after taking a turn for the worse.

The lawyer told National Enquirer magazine: "He was taken to the hospital this week. In fact, he was rushed.

"It's bad. He's in frail health with a host of very serious problems."

Specific details of the songwriter's problems were not given, but the lawyer noted he has grown increasingly frail since being incarcerated in 2003.

He added: "They don't rush you to the hospital when you're in a prison hospital unless it's serious.

"He wasn't in the best of health going in and, needless to say, it hasn't gotten better over the years."

Clarkson died in Spector's California home in February 2003 by a gunshot in the mouth.

Defence lawyers insisted her death was a suicide, and the case was declared a mistrial in 2007, and the Spector - who pioneered the Wall of Sound production method - was eventually found guilty two years later.

He has previously had appeal attempts rejected.

The new appeal remains pending.

Katy Perry dresses in giant pizza costume?

Katy Perry has posted a video of what appears to be her dressed in a giant pizza costume.

The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker has taken to her Instagram account to share a video of someone, likely herself, dressed in a head-to-toe pizza costume while playing with a small, fluffy dog.

The costume in question is a onesie-style jumpsuit complete with zip-up hood - meaning the fancy-dress enthusiast's face is hidden from the camera - and a cheese and pepperoni pizza design.

The 29-year-old singer - who is a big fan of fancy dress judging by the time she wore a McDonald's Happy Meal sweatshirt on the red carpet and the night she dressed as a giant bowl of popcorn while she promoted her concert movie - captioned the video, "Killer pizza bruh", followed by a number of emoticons of slices of pizza and sharp knives.

The mysterious figure is seen sitting crouched down on their knees, bending backwards and forwards, giggling and roaring while a playful dog chewing on the costume's sleeve continues to bark in excitement.

Meanwhile, Katy recently revealed she'd like to star in the musical version of the cult film 'Clueless', according to the movie's director Amy Heckerling - who has penned the lyrics for the stage show.

Amy said: "[It's in the] really, really, early, early stages.

"Katy Perry has expressed interest, and I love her to death."

Demi Lovato ditched diet for president

Demi Lovato had to break her strict diet so she didn't offend US President Barack Obama.

The 'Skyscraper' hitmaker usually sticks to a raw food, gluten-free eating regime because of allergies to wheat and dairy, but didn't want to offend host Robert Rodriguez or his special guest at a party at the filmmaker's Texan home last month.

She told 'Extra': "I try to eat raw food whenever possible. I don't eat it all the time just because I'm the type of person that if I do something, if I go all one way, I get burnt out...

"I'm gluten-free and dairy-free because I'm allergic to them. I just eat vegan and raw as much as possible and it's really changed my body and made me feel better.

"But you kind of can't turn down pizza that Robert Rodriguez handmade - and that you are also eating with the president."

Demi also admitted she was left embarrassed by her chat with the commander-in-chief that night - but ended the conversation bursting with pride thanks to his kind words.

She explained: "I reminded him that we'd met before. I sang at Christmas in Washington. He said, 'I know who you are. You're a mega-star, you think I'm stupid?' I was like, 'No Mr. President, I'm so sorry, you're not stupid!'

"Then we did talk about his daughters and [his wife] Michelle, and he was like, 'You just scored me cool points,' and I said, 'You scored me cool points! Thanks for calling me a mega-star."

Kate Hudson has 'unconventional' life

Kate Hudson thinks she has an "unconventional" life.

The actress insists her life is far from normal but she tries to make sure her children, Ryder, 10, whom she has with ex-husband Chris Robinson, and Bingham, three, with Matt Bellamy, have strict rules in place.

Speaking on chat show 'The View' yesterday (07.21.14), she said: "I have two kids. I wouldn't say I'm conventional, but what is conventional these days?

"I've got two children from two different fathers, so that's unconventional. I'm a strict parent; I'm strict when it comes to manners.

"I think kids get too much too fast. Ryder wants a cell phone, he can get a pager - when he's 12."

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old star got engaged to Matt in 2011 and, although they are planning to tie the knot in the future, she admits she already feels married.

Asked whether she has plans to get hitched anytime soon, she replied: "I think this goes back to growing up in an unconventional family. We're happy. We've got kids and a family. We have to find time to have time together alone. I think if we do get married, it will be for the kids actually.

"We're really happy. I know it's not a golden ticket, but there's something secure about marriage."

Lady Gaga is 'curvy and proud'

Lady Gaga is "curvy and proud".

The 28-year-old singer - who is known for her bizarre outfits - insists she feels comfortable with her own body and gets satisfaction from flaunting it in front of people.

The blonde beauty posted a black and white photograph of her wearing nothing but a fur coat and matching heels on Instagram today (07.22.14), which she accompanied with the caption, "Curvy and proud."

However, the 'Born This Way' hitmaker hasn't always felt confident about her figure as she previously revealed she used to battle with an eating disorder.

She said at the time: "I have struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years and I take that very seriously, I take the struggle of others very seriously."

Although, Gaga claimed earlier this year that she had overcome her troubles with food and is surrounding herself with positive people.

She said in February: "I am better with food. I don't have an eating disorder anymore. I'm also better at not letting people take advantage of me. Five years ago, when I spotted someone with a hidden agenda, I allowed them to stay around me... I speak up now. I realized that it's my own fault that people take advantage. I should be around people who cherish my talents, my health, my time ... I'm an artist. I deserve better than to be loyal to people who only believe in me because I make money."

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