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Avril Lavigne: My music video is not racist

Avril Lavigne has defended her new music video for the track 'Hello Kitty' claiming it is not racist.

The 29-year-old pop star released the promo, on Tuesday (22.04.14), which sees her singing Japanese phrases surrounded by an group of Asian dancers, but it was later deleted due to the controversial content, and now the singer insists the video was specifically for Japanese fans.

Avril took to Twitter today (24.04.14) to defend the video, posting: ''RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video ... specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan. (sic)''

The clip has since reappeared on YouTube today and has received hundreds of 'dislikes' in terms of its disapproval rating, while Billboard slammed the ''trainwreck'' video for its ''Japan fetishisation''.

The publication called Avril out for ''parading around with four identical, creepily expressionless Asian women ... performing mind-numbingly generic dance moves, in locales like a bedroom, a candy store and a street.''

But fans took to Twitter to defend the promo, with one posting: ''They don't understand that a large majority of your fanbase is Japanese. THEY'RE the racist ones for calling it ''weird'' ! (sic)''


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Tom Hardy secretly weds?

Tom Hardy has sparked speculation he has secretly married.

The 'Locke' actor has praised long-term partner Charlotte Riley - who he started dating in 2009, a year before they got engaged - but referred to her as his "wife", though he later appeared to backtrack and just described himself as her "boyfriend".

Discussing how his family support his career, the 36-year-old star said: "Well my wife is an actor as well so she sort of gets it. Apart from that, I'm a pain in the ass really. You know what I mean? Like any other boyfriend.

"Isn't that part of being in a relationship?"

Tom - who wasn't wearing a wedding ring - went on to praise Charlotte as being "pure" and "kind".

Asked what he loves most about her, he said: "Aw, she's pure. She's just a very kind, pure person."

A spokesperson for the actor - who met the British beauty when they worked on an adaptation of 'Wuthering Heights' together - did not comment on the marriage speculation.

The 'Dark Knight Rises' star previously admitted he always puts Charlotte first and they never go too long without seeing each another.

He said: 'I like to go no longer than three weeks without seeing Charlotte but it can be tricky because we both go to opposite sides of the globe, then we have to meet in the middle. We're managing so far.''


Tom Cruise to head to London for Mission: Impossible 5

Tom Cruise is set to film scenes for 'Mission: Impossible 5' in Tenerife before the crew head to London this summer.

The 51-year-old actor is gearing up for the fifth installment of the action franchise where he will reprise the role of Ethan Hunt and the A-Lister will be landing at the largest of the Canary Islands before shooting scenes at landmarks in England's capital, according to The Sun newspaper.

A source said: ''A few items are set to be filmed around London, including a motorbike chase down The Mall, followed by a boat chase scene along The Thames.

''They are also going to do some work around the Emirates Cable Cars.''

Meanwhile, Jessica Chastain has been linked to the film and she is set to be Cruise's ''right hand woman'', reports

If her role is confirmed she'll star alongside Simon Pegg who will return to the big screen as Benji, and Jeremy Renner is reported to play William Brandt.

Christopher McQuarrie will direct the film, while Iron Man 3's Drew Pearce will pen the script and J.J. Abrams and Cruise will produce.

Taylor Swift to star in Girls?

Taylor Swift is to appear in 'Girls'.

The 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' hitmaker has agreed to creator Lena Dunham's request to make a cameo appearance in the fourth series of the show, and there is scope for her role to be made even bigger if she wants it.

A source said: "Lena's been trying to persuade Taylor to appear in 'Girls' for ages. Taylor loves the show and has agreed to a cameo.

"Lena would also love her to take on a more permanent role and to pen some music for the show."

And model Cara Delevingne could also be set for an appearance after her friend Taylor revealed her to be a big fan.

The source continued to Grazia magazine: "Taylor told Lena that Cara is a huge fan of 'Girls'. Lena immediately agreed because Cara is her girl crush. She has been in touch with Cara's people already to discuss the idea."

Lena has previously revealed she uses Taylor's music as inspiration when writing the hit show.

She has said: "She writes her own destiny in a way which is very unusual, especially for a young woman in the world of pop music. I wrote half of the first season of 'Girls' listening to her 'Speak Now' album and wrote much of the third season listening to 'Red'."


Olivia Wilde welcomes baby boy

Olivia Wilde gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday (04.23.14).

The 'Drinking Buddies' star and her fiance Jason Sudeikis welcomed their first child, Otis Alexander Sudeikis, into the world a few weeks early, as she previously revealed she was due on May 4.

The 30-year-old beauty announced the happy news on her Twitter page, writing: "Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building)."

She also shared a black and white image of herself cuddling the newborn in a blanket.

The brunette beauty, who got engaged to Jason in January 2013, recently gushed about the bond she had formed with her son while pregnant.

She said: "He's moving around in there and no one else can tell - it's a little secret friendship."

Olivia also spoke about embracing her body during her pregnancy.

She said: "I just thought, Oh I'm going to hide this forever. But I ended up getting kind of excited to show the bump, as a badge of pride. Like, I'm a woman! Look at me making a human! I am a goddess!"

The 'Rush' star, who was previously married to Italian prince Tao Ruspoli for eight years until 2011, also predicted that Jason would be a great father.

She said: "Jason is fantastic with children."

Gwyneth Paltrow dismisses rumours

Gwyneth Paltrow has hit back at reports her lifestyle brand is struggling financially.

The 'Iron Man 3' star, who split from her husband Chris Martin last month after 10 years of marriage, plans to make a lot of changes to her website, following the recent departure of its CEO Seb Bishop and speculation the company is $1.2 million in debt.

Speaking at a promotional event for her latest cookbook, 'It's All Good,' in Hong Kong, her first official appearance since announcing her separation, the 41-year-old beauty said: "Those numbers are based on filings from a couple of years ago, so you shouldn't believe everything you read."

But the Oscar-winning actress, who claims she lives a "quiet and domestic" life, also confirmed plans to make a lot of changes to the website in the next three months and is moving her company from London to Los Angeles, according to the South China Morning Post.

She said: "We're on the verge of a lot of changes at the website right now and we have some really exciting announcements coming up."

Gwyneth, who has daughter Apple, nine, and son Moses, eight, with Chris, added: "I really love my office job. I started Goop, my website, because I had a lot of creativity and I wasn't doing as many films."

News that the actress plans to focus on her growing her business comes just days after it emerged that British entrepreneur Seb - who began working for the actress in 2011 - resigned because he was allegedly upset that she used to website to officially announce she was "consciously uncoupling" from Chris.

Jodie Foster has married

Jodie Foster has married Alexandra Hedison.

The 'Panic Room' actress - who confirmed she is gay at the Golden Globe Awards last year following years of speculation - tied the knot with the photographer in a secret ceremony over the weekend after almost a year of dating.

A spokesperson for the Oscar-winning star confirmed the happy news to E! News.

The couple started dating last summer and were first spotted attending a technology seminar at Fox Studios in Los Angles together.

A source previously said: "It's pretty serious. They are totally in love."

The 51-year-old star previously dated Cydney Bernard, with whom she has two sons, Charles, 15, and 13-year-old Kit.

She thanked her former partner, whom she split from in 2008 after 20 years together, while accepting a Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes in 2013, while addressing rumours about her sexuality for the first time.

She said: "This is not going to be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age - in those very quaint days when a fragile girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually proudly to everyone who knew her."

Meanwhile, Alexandra previously dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years until 2004.

Kris Jenner blasted by sister

Kris Jenner has been blasted by her sister.

The showbiz matriarch has "changed" and got caught up in a showbiz lifestyle, Karen Houghton has claimed, but her younger sibling doesn't think the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star is happy.

Karen told "I can't get to her anymore. But I guess it's the money.

"She's a huge celebrity and now she has changed. I'm not saying good or bad. But I've seen what it can do to Kris... ever since she moved to LA.

"I think my sister needs inner peace. She's not warm and fuzzy. She works so hard and making money, but is it making her happy? I don't know.

"I think she needs to laugh more. She's very serious."

Karen claims Kris - who split from husband Bruce Jenner last October after 22 years of marriage - has "isolated" herself from the rest of her family and she doesn't like her relatives telling her what they really think.

She added: "She's isolating herself from the family. I tried to reach out to her, but she's very aloof.

"I tell her like it is and she doesn't like it. If something makes me upset, I tell her. She doesn't like it because of who she is. I love her, but I tell her how I feel.

"I get p***ed off at her because she doesn't respond to me. If you think your sister would call you back, she doesn't. And it hurts me. I don't care how much money you have or who you are, you're my sister. I'm not afraid of her."


Katy Perry crashed child's birthday party

Katy Perry made children cry after gatecrashing a five year old's birthday party.

The 'Dark Horse' hitmaker dressed up as a clown for the video for her track 'Birthday' and carried out a prank at a party, where she attacked a man with a pinata stick and staged a car accident, but the spoof incident left children in tears.

Eye witnesses told TMZ, Katy pranked a real birthday party and most of the guests had no idea it was a joke.

Children were crying and one woman "stormed away" visibly upset by her antics.

The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club outside Los Angeles and a video obtained by the website shows one little girl saying, "Mommy, I want to leave."

During an interview on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', Katy spoke about going "undercover" at the bash, but didn't mention the fall out.

Speaking earlier this week, she said: "I just did a music video completely undercover as five of the world's worst birthday entertainers, because I was sick of making gorgeous music videos where I'm sexual."

Jimmy joked: "People are sick of that, yeah, really tired of looking at you."

Katy, 29, then previewed a clip of the video which sees her dressed as a clown drinking and burping, saying: "I'm not really a birthday party entertainer, I'm just trying to get some cash on the side," adding, "Happy birthday kids."

Cameron Diaz: I haven't used deodorant in 20 years

Cameron Diaz hasn't used deodorant for almost 20 years.

'The Other Woman' actress claims people would smell better if they stopped using antiperspirant because it keeps the scent in.

She told E! News: "I don't believe in antiperspirant. It's really bad for you. I haven't used it for almost 20 years.

"You're stinky, because you use antiperspirant. It keeps all the stink in."

And the 40-year-old star thinks men should also refrain from using it as long as they are well groomed.

She added: "Let it go and just trim your armpit hair so it doesn't hold onto the scent."

Meanwhile, the blonde beauty recently gave her views on pubic hair, after advising women to keep their vaginas "fully dressed."

In her book, 'The Body Book', she wrote: "I hear that there's a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bits.

"I know you may think you'll be wearing the same style of shoes forever and the same style of jeans forever, but you won't. The idea that vaginas are preferable in a hairless state is a pretty recent phenomenon, and all fads change, people."

She later explained: "I would like to clear up what I said. I don't care what women do with it, but we should be informed about how their bodies work. It [pubic hair] is there for a reason and to laser it off is to lose it forever!"

Salma Hayek could be sued for fatal crash?

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault could reportedly be sued for a fatal car crash.

The 'Frida' star's younger brother, Sami Hayek, was driving a Ford GT when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a truck, killing his passenger Grammy Award-winning art director Ian Cuttler Sala in Bel Air, California in February.

And according to gossip website the brunette beauty, 47, and Francois, 51, could be sued by the victim's family under California law, as they are the registered owners of the vehicle.

Meanwhile, police officers are thinking about referring the case against Sami to the District Attorney for a possible felony vehicular manslaughter prosecution.

They secured a search warrant to look for a device called an RCM (Restraint Control Module) in the car, which they believe could help them confirm allegations by eyewitnesses that Sami lost control because he was speeding and hit the truck coming in the opposite direction.

Beyonce Knowles paid tribute to her former colleague Ian, shortly after he was identified as the victim killed in the accident.

The 32-year-old singer wrote on her Facebook page: "Rest in Peace Ian Cuttler. Ian was a Grammy Award winning art director and photographer who will be greatly missed. His memorable work includes album covers for 'Destiny Fulfilled' and 'Dangerously in Love.' "

Cuba Gooding Jr. separates from wife

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer have reportedly split up.

The Oscar-winning actor's wife filed court documents seeking a legal separation from the 'Jerry Maguire' star on Tuesday (04.22.14) after 20 years of marriage.

According to gossip website, Sara wants joint legal and physical custody of their children, Spencer, Mason and Piper, and child support will be determined at a later date.

The couple tied the knot in 1994 after meeting in high school.

Just last year, the 'The Butler' star, 46, gushed about being married to Sara on 'The View,' but he admitted he was struggling to find time to be with his family while performing in 'The Trip to Bountiful' on Broadway.

He said: "When you do films, you're away from the family, but I can still fly them in or fly home to see them, so... my wife and I... have this rule - never go more than three or four weeks without seeing each other.

"But I knew this commitment meant that I would be in New York City for a long time; I'm here possibly through September, so it's a bit of a pull on that to keep the household together. But she allowed me to be indulgent for obvious reasons... This is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

He added: "I got a wonderful lady that knows how to run the household even when I'm not there. (And) we're just blessed with wonderful kids."

Colbert visits Late Show

Stephen Colbert says on a visit to the late-night show he'll take over next year he's obviously "thrilled" to be succeeding David Letterman.

The Comedy Central host told Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" on Tuesday he's going to do whatever Letterman has done. Letterman urges against it, saying, "You don't want to do that."

Letterman greeted Colbert warmly and offered an endorsement, saying CBS "could have just as easily hired another boob" like him.

Letterman is retiring next year. The "Late Show" released a 90-second clip of Colbert's appearance, taped for broadcast Tuesday night.

The Canadian Press

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