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James Franco attacks paparazzo?

James Franco allegedly attacked a paparazzo at Lana Del Rey's concert in Los Angeles on Friday (10.17.14).

The 36-year-old actor reportedly tackled the camera man to the floor at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery following the 'Born to Die' hitmaker's performance.

The 'Spring Breakers' star was caught on camera running away from the snapper, who was left laying the grass, with a massive smile on his face.

A source told E! News: "Franco ran head first into the photographer and tackled him football style."

It is not known what the altercation was about but the paparazzo is allegedly looking for compensation as he filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department office on Saturday morning (10.18.14).

The unidentified photographer has claimed his camera equipment was damaged in the scuffle and he is now suffering from a minor back injury, according to TMZ.

Meanwhile, James and Lana, 29, have sparked rumors they're dating after they were spotted attending a screening of his movie 'Child of God' in New York City in August, and then she joined him for an intimate after-party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

A source said at the time that James, who was previously linked to Ahna O'Reilly and Erin Johnson, thinks the singer is "fascinating" and their friendship is on the cusp of turning romantic.

The insider added: "They've been hanging out and talking a lot."



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Taylor Swift slams Olly Murs

Taylor Swift has hit back at Olly Murs after he slammed her songwriting.

The 24-year-old singer has branded his comments "sexist" after the former 'X Factor' star blasted her for writing songs about her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, but the 'Shake it Off' hitmaker has been left outraged by his views and insists she is doing no different to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.

Speaking on Australian radio station 2DayFM, she said: "You're going to have people that are going to see the depth from which you approached a song - that you put your real emotions into it and that that's valuable and that's good and that's real.

"And then you're going to have people who are going to say, 'Oh you know she just writes songs about her ex boyfriends.'

"But I think frankly that's a very sexist angle to take.

"No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars.

"[They're] writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there."

Olly hit out at Taylor, who never confirms who her songs are about, on the same radio station last week shortly after her latest song 'Out of the Woods' - which is said to be about Harry, who she dated for three months until they split in January 2013 - was released.

He said: "Come on [Taylor], let it go. Write something new that isn't about Harry.

"Bless him, it's been like two years and he's still getting lashed out isn't he?"

Olly also poked fun at the extremely successful singer - who has sold 30 million albums - by jokingly singing 'Out of the Woods', which was written about a death-defying snow mobile accident Taylor had with an ex-boyfriend and is set to appear on her forthcoming fifth studio album '1989', in the radio studio.



Evan Rachel Wood slams Vanity Fair experience

Evan Rachel Wood was left feeling "like meat" after her first Vanity Fair photoshoot.

The 27-year-old actress posed for the cover of the publication's Young Hollywood issue alongside stars including Mandy Moore and Amanda Bynes in 2003 when she was just 15 and says the experience left her close to tears after having her identity "erased" when they ignored her "begging" to wear pants and flat shoes in favor of heels and a mini dress.

After a fan posted a picture of the starlets together from the shoot, Evan replied: "I was almost in tears after this shoot. They tried that dress on me, I wasnt comfortable but they told me there was no time cause everyone else took up too much time with their fittings.

"Then I was given a choice on whether I wanted to wear flats or heels. I chose flats and was immediately handed heels and told they looked better.

"Then we were all lined up, stared at and approved. I was 15 and felt for the first time my identity being erased and the pressure to shut up and do what you are told. I felt like meat. Since then, I have found my voice. Never again. #neverforget (sic)"

Evan put her "bullying" experience down to being "inexperienced and shy" but has learned from how uncomfortable she felt that day.

She added: "I think when you are young and inexperienced and shy you can be bullied more. I learned to say no."

And the 'Mildred Pierce' star - who is believed to be dating actress Katherine Moennig and has a 14-month-old son with estranged husband Jamie Bell - hoped sharing her experience would encourage her fans to "stay true" to themselves, insisting she wasn't complaining about any of the "privileges" of her job.

She added: "To all the haters. I am not complaining about being on the cover of vanity fair.

"I understand I am very privileged and there are far worse thing to go through.

"My point was that things arent always what they seem. Especially in this industry. What may seem glamorous sometimes comes at a price.

"I only want to encourage other young girls to stay true to who they are. No matter what. Hold on to your self.(sic)"

Evan also insisted she bared no hard feelings towards the publication.

She wrote: "Side note , I have shot the cover of "vanity fair" since and had a much different experience. It was quite lovely.(sic)"



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Charlie Sheen lets ex-fiancee keep ring

Charlie Sheen will allow his former fiancee to keep her $100,000 engagement ring.

The 'Anger Management' actor confirmed last week he and pornstar Scottine Ross - who is also known as Brett Rossi - had decided to end their eight-month engagement but there is no hard feelings between the pair and the generous star will allow her to keep all the gifts he bought her during their year-long romance.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "Charlie bought the ring for Brett and would never ask for it back. Brett can do whatever she wants with the ring, and will also keep all of the clothing, handbags, and other jewelry he gave her.

"Charlie is extremely generous with the people he cares about."

The 49-year-old actor - who has a grown up daughter Cassandra from a relationship with Paula Profit, daughters Sam, 10, and Lola, nine, with second wife Denise Richards, and twin sons Bob and Max, five, with third spouse Brooke Mueller - explained last week he wants to put his children ahead of his romances for the time being.

He said in a statement: "Scotty and I had a great year together as we travelled the world and crossed a lot of things off our bucket list. She's a terrific gal but we've mutually decided to go our separate ways and to not spend the rest of our lives together.

"I've decided that my children deserve my focus more than a relationship does right now. I still have tremendous fondness for Scotty and I wish her all the best."



Ariana Grande turned to Kabbalah

Ariana Grande turned to the Kabbalah faith after her homosexual brother was rejected by the Catholic Church.

The 21-year-old singer disagreed with the Christian faith's teachings about elder sibling Frankie's sexuality but they both found a "connection" with the offshoot of Judaism, which is famously followed by stars including Madonna and Ashton Kutcher.

She explained: "When my brother was told that God didn't love him I was like, 'OK, that's not cool.' They were building a Kabbalah center in Florida so we both checked it out and really had a connection with it."

The 'Problem' hitmaker has learned a lot from Kabbalah teachings and feels they have made her a better person.

She told the Sunday Telegraph magazine: "Since then, my life has unfolded in a really beautiful way, and I think that it has a lot to do with the tools I've learned through Kabbalah, I really do."

Asked to explain these tools in more specific detail, the diminutive singer said that "you have to watch your intentions, make sure you're not giving in to your ego. You have to numb your reactive state. You have the power to change your reality".

She added: "You have to take a second and breathe and reassess how you want to approach or react to a situation, or approach an obstacle or deal with a negative person in your space. That takes a lot of self-control and practice and, I guess, willpower."


 



David Beckham hails 'amazing' Queen Elizabeth

The best person David Beckham has ever met is Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

The former England captain was raised in a patriotic family and he says nothing in his life can compare to meeting Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace in London.

Beckham, 39, explained to The Sunday Times newspaper: "[Queen Elizabeth] is the most amazing woman. I'm a real traditionalist. I'm a real royalist. The fact that I've been to Buckingham Palace and I've been able to meet the Queen, that's the best thing I've ever done. She's amazing.

"My grandparents brought me up to be a real royalist. They would make us sit down on Christmas Day and watch the Queen's speech and they would take us to the changing of the guard."

Beckham - whose wife Victoria, 40, recently opened her first clothing store in London - says that now he has retired from football, he is looking forward to a new chapter in his life.

He explained: "I wouldn't say I have a bucketlist... I'm relatively young. You definitely start to embrace things a lot more."

Among the things he is keen to sample is snowboarding, which he was forbidden from doing during his playing days.



Ice Cube not 'a hard man'

Ice Cube admits people assume he's an "a*****e" even before they've met him.

The rapper-turned-actor concedes that the public has a well-established perception of him as something of a hardman, but he insists their opinion does not chime with the reality.

The 45-year-old star - who married his wife Kimberly in 1992 - explained to the Observer newspaper: "People think I'm a lot harder than I am. They meet me expecting an a*****e, then get to know me and are surprised that I'm not so bad.

"Not providing for my family scares me. I've been married to my wife for more than 20 years and we've raised four children together. I'm only one man, and I want them set up for when I'm no longer here."

The rapper, whose new film 'The Book of Life' is released on October 24, says that people also assume he has negligible respect for women based on the lyrical content of his music. However, he insists that's far from the case.

The former N.W.A. member remarked: "I've always respected women. People don't see that because of some of my lyrics, but nobody's safe on my records. Everybody gets it: women, men, black, white - if you're doing stupid s***, I'm going to call you out on it."



Malin Akerman's son speaks 3 languages

Malin Akerman's son can speak three languages.

The 36-year-old actress, who was born in Sweden, admits 17-month-old Sebastian, with whom she has with her Italian estranged husband Roberto Zincone, is able to say phrases in Italian, Swedish and English.

She told PEOPLE.com: "I feel like every day is a milestone, but he's running and walking up and down steps on his own now talking three languages, so it's amazing. Whenever he sees his dad he starts speaking Italian, he sees me and starts speaking Swedish, and his nanny speaks English. So, it's really just amazing to watch how a child's brain works."

The 'Couples Retreat' star has even been teaching the little one how to be eco-friendly.

She explained: "I have solar panels, I have a hybrid car. We turn off light switches, which is very exciting for Sebastian because he loves turning off and on lights, so he helps me turn off the light switches when we leave a room. He's just tall enough to reach that."

Meanwhile, Malin admits she loves every bit of motherhood and was surprised by how much love she felt for the toddler as soon as she locked eyes on him.

She said: "I guess the most surprising, although everyone tells you, is the love that you feel for your child. You need nothing else in the world but your child. That's it. He's the air that I breathe."



George Clooney to throw wedding party

George Clooney is reportedly throwing a party in Buckinghamshire next week to celebrate his wedding.

The 53-year-old hunk and his beau Amal Alamuddin, 36, who got married in Venice last month, are having a private bash at the lavish Danesfield House, which overlooks the River Thames, next Friday (10.24.14).

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Amal has a lot of her family in the UK so it made sense for them to hold another bash here following last month's wedding."

However, it is not known who else will be attending the party in South East England as members of staff at the posh hotel have been told to remain tight-lipped.

The insider added: "Hotel staff are under strict orders not to let slip who their upcoming guests are -- but everyone is buzzing about their arrival."

Meanwhile, the newly-weds recently splashed out £10 million on their first marital home - a plush Georgian riverside mansion in the small village of Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire, central England.

Their new property in the Home Counties boasts a steam room, gym, study, library, cellar and even a boat house, and the area is said to be home to many rich dwellers, including financiers and Arab sheiks and is often frequented by the Home Secretary, Theresa May.

Meanwhile, George already owns several properties, including a mansion in Lake Como, Italy, and a home in Los Cabos, Mexico, where he counts Cindy Crawford as his next-door neighbor.



Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon fight for custody of dogs

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are allegedly fighting over custody of their eight dogs following their split.

The former couple, who called time on their marriage in August, are reportedly locked in a bitter battle over who will have legal guardianship over their four-legged friends, The Good Reverend Pow Jackson, Mutley P Gore Jackson The Third, Jill E Beans, Pipitty Jackson, Cha, Jackie Lambchops, JJ and Speak E Beans, according to the Sunday Express newspaper.

The pair, who also have three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe together, have reportedly settled their £325 million fortune via their prenuptial agreement.

The 'America's Got Talent' host, 34, who married Mariah in 2008, has been throwing himself into his work since the split because making other people happy brightens up his day and hides his own issues.

He said recently: "That's why we all entertain, to put a smile on others' faces. I take that as a lifelong goal, but still, at the same time, take it one day at a time."

Meanwhile, it is not known why the duo ended their marriage after six years, but rumors suggest the hunky star had cheated on the 'Hero' hitmaker.

However, Nick claimed in August that infidelity had nothing to do with their break-up and insisted their main focus is, and always will be, on their children.



Shia LaBeouf cites method acting as reason for erratic behaviour

Shia LaBeouf blames his erratic behaviour on method acting.

The 28-year-old star claims he was simply preparing for his role when he clashed with Alec Baldwin, 56, on the set of Broadway production 'Orphans', insisting this was also the case when he smacked actor Alan Cumming's backside at a performance of 'Cabaret'.

Speaking to Interview Magazine, Shia explained: "Alec and I butted heads hard. I was sleeping in the park . . . At the time, I was out of my mind.

"My whole goal was to intimidate the f*** out of Baldwin. That was the role. And it wasn't going to be fake. I wanted him to be scared . . . So I went about doing that for three weeks of rehearsal."

Shia - who starred in 'Lawless' and the 'Transformers' franchise - was arrested in June after drunkenly slapping Cumming and later spitting at a police officer.

He reflected: "I was reading about performance art of the '60s and '70s and so I thought . . . we're all involved here. It's not just your stage. We're all in here and we're all part of this. I was wrong."



Live from the Streaming Cafe

Live from the Streaming Cafe.



U2 didn't profit from download

U2 ''didn't earn much'' from their new album.

The Irish rockers gave away 'Songs of Innocence' to iTunes users because they felt their fans ''deserved'' to have the record for free, and admit even Apple were shocked by the scale of their generosity.

Frontman Bono told Italian TV show 'Che Tempo Che Fa?': ''It is a very difficult time for songwriters because people download music in an illegal way. Apple wanted people pay to for music and we really appreciate it. We spoke to Apple and we decided to do a gift to those who purchase music on iTunes.

''We shared the whole album and Apple were quite shocked about it. I said to them 'You pay the album and then you can give it to the people for free'.

''We obviously didn't earn much but we're happy that a lot of fans can have a chance to listen to our latest album for free. They deserve it. ''

Guitarist The Edge recently admitted he had ''doubts'' about the move to give away the album.

He said: ''I absolutely had my doubts about it before we did it, and after, but it was the right thing to do. It was an opportunity that will only ever come around once for anybody. I don't think anybody would want to do it again.''


 



Kris Jenner tells Selena Gomez to improve fitness

Kris Jenner has reportedly signed Selena Gomez up to a grueling fitness boot camp.

The 58-year-old matriarch, who is thought to be managing the brunette beauty, has advised the 22-year-old singer to improve her stamina and well-being.

A source told the US' OK! magazine: "Kris wants Selena to harden up her body and get a Kate Hudson six-pack and has signed her up for Barry's Bootcamp, which [her daughter] Kim [Kardashian West] does. "She's giving her tips and advice on everything from surgery to body hair and Selena's completely in awe."

Kris and Selena really "hit it off" after meeting at Paris Fashion Week last month and the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star has taken the actress under her wing after she fired her mother as her manager in April.

The insider explained: "She's really stepped into Selena's departing mum's shoes and is mentoring like she was her own daughter."

Kris - who already manages her own children Kourtney, 35, Kim, 33, Khloé, 30, Rob, 27, Kendall, 18, and Kylie 17 - believes adding Selena to her growing list of clients will boost her empire.

The source added: "[Kris] thinks Selena's got a huge amount of talent and plans on making a ton of money out of managing her."
 





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