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Mel B walks off talk show

Melanie Brown jokingly walked off the set of Australian morning show Sunrise as she felt the presenters were creating a rivalry between her and Iggy Azalea.

The former Spice Girl joined the Australian version of The X Factor for the first live show on Sunday (23Oct16) and she appeared on Sunrise on Monday morning (24Oct16) to discuss her return to the series. But presenters Natalie Barr and David 'Kochie' Koch were most interested about asking Mel about her rumored feud with fellow judge Iggy.

"She's got a massive career, she's highly, highly successful, and we get on," Mel said when asked if Iggy felt threatened by her joining mid-series. "I know you're trying to get some rivalry between me and Iggy, but there isn't any. Maybe there will be soon."

Kochie then suggested the rapper could join the Spice Girls and Mel challenged him, saying Iggy wouldn't want to because she's in her "own lane" and added, "There's only five Spice Girls in the whole entire world, and that's it, so zip it."

During the interview, Mel was also difficult when asked about the future of the Spice Girls. When the presenters wrapped up the interview and thanked Mel for chatting to them, they teased the upcoming X Factor episode and Kochie added, "How will she and Iggy get on?"

The singer responded by saying "Oh God" and getting up off the sofa and saying, "I'm leaving... what is all this?" although it was clear she was being light-hearted. She looked directly into the camera and put up her hands and insisted, "We get on fine by the way" as she walked off set to the sound of the hosts laughing.

Throughout the interview, Mel made it clear she was fed up about being asked about the Spice Girls, telling the co-hosts she was "so bored" and had nothing new to add until something was announced. When asked about her only reuniting with Geri Horner and Emma Bunton, Mel joked of Victoria Beckham and Melanie Chisholm: "I killed the other two".


Paisley Park estate approved

Prince's Paisley Park estate is to open its doors to fans later this month (Oct16), after it was given approval to become a museum.

Officials at the Chanhassen City Council in Minneapolis took a vote on Monday night (24Oct16) and unanimously decided that the late singer's home can be rezoned and opened for public tours.

While the complex had been taking tours on a temporary basis for the past four weeks, concerns had been raised about pedestrian safety and traffic on the site.

But after reviewing these issues, the council voted 5-0 that Paisley Park can continue in its new role as a museum.

Following the vote, the official Paisley Park website posted a statement telling fans that the tours will be resuming from Friday (28Oct16), with tickets available for tours up until December. Tickets for tours in 2017 are expected to go on sale by November.

"Paisley Park is Prince's extraordinary private estate and production complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota," the statement continued. "Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex."

General admission tickets are on sale for $38.50, while dedicated fans can pay $100 for a VIP experience, which will see them taken around the complex by an expert, as well as being given a 30 minute longer tour, and the opportunity to "tour additional rooms and studio areas, see additional artefacts from the archives and a unique and exclusive photo opportunity", the website states.

The Paisley Park museum will be managed by Graceland Holdings, also responsible for running Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prince died at Paisley Park in April following an accidental drug overdose. Since then, the majority of the rooms have been preserved as they were, while the archives in the complex are thought to contain a huge amount of unreleased material.

Gibson to receive award

Mel Gibson will receive the Hollywood Director prize at The Hollywood Film Awards next month (Nov16).

The star will be feted for his filmmaking on projects like Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and his upcoming war movie Hacksaw Ridge, in which Andrew Garfield portrays real-life soldier Desmond Doss, an army medic who was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving 75 people even though he refused to use a weapon or kill an enemy combatant during World War II.

Mel turned the film down twice, but admits he was intrigued by Desmond's story.

"The last time it was offered, I read it and it went straight from... it went straight through the chest cavity into my brain, so it was like a very emotional, very moving story," he explains. "There's tears on the pages, so I thought, 'This is a story worth telling about this guy who's so incredible'.

"He transcends the ugliness of war in a situation that turns most men into animals... He gets to hone his higher self and do something really beautiful in the midst of that which is life-affirming."

Past recipients of the Hollywood Director award have included David O. Russell, Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, and John Schlesinger.

The Hollywood Film Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on 6 November.

Meanwhile, Gibson is celebrating the impending arrival of his ninth child with his 26-year-old girlfriend Rosalind Ross early next year.

"Just one more," the 60-year-old tells news show Extra. "I'm just there to catch. I think my adrenals are worn out so I don't even react anymore."

Arnold for president?

Arnold Schwarzenegger has stunned fans by revealing he would have entered the race for the White House this year if he was eligible to become president.

The former two-term California Governor has turned his back on politics, but he tells the new issue of Adweek he would have challenged Donald Trump for the Republican vote if he could run.

The fact that the 69-year-old action star was born in Austria ruled him out of the presidential election.

"If I'd been born in America, I would've run," he tells the magazine. "Because now? This was a very good time to get in the race."

It's not as if he didn't try to change the laws - he reportedly lobbied for support to change legislation that would have allowed him to run for president in 2016.

Recalling his time in office in Sacramento, California from 2003 to 2011, Arnie admits it wasn't exactly as he'd imagined it would be.

"I didn't love politics, but I love policy."

Now he's just a Hollywood action man again, Schwarzenegger insists he won't be voting for his party's leader, Trump - even though he has taken over the property tycoon's role on hit reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice.

He foresaw all the drama that has overshadowed the political race for the White House this year in an interview in June, 2015, telling E! News, "I'm not having any opinions about any candidates right now other than there's some good ones there and I think that people will weed out (the bad ones) as time goes on.

"I think a lot of them will make a lot of noise and say outrageous things so they can be heard."

Trump will face off against Democrat Hillary Clinton to replace current leader Barack Obama next month.

Rihanna's 'heart aches'

Rihanna posted an emotional plea on Instagram on Monday night (24Oct16) after her former backup dancer Shirlene Quigley was reported missing.

Quigley, who lives in New Jersey, was last spotted boarding a bus at New York's Port Authority terminal in the early hours of Sunday (23Oct16).

Rihanna, who counts Quigley among her close friends, decided to get involved in the hunt and took to her social media to plead with fans to keep a look out for her pal.

Sharing a video of Quigley in which she urged people to be "kinder to each other", Rihanna wrote: "This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information [email protected]'s whereabouts .....PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!"

Quigley's father, who lives in her native California, reported the 32-year-old missing to police after she failed to make her daily call to her dad on Sunday evening.

A cell phone belonging to Quigley, who teaches dance classes in Manhattan, has since been found at a bridal store in the city's Chelsea neighborhood, according to officials, who have yet to pinpoint a reason for her sudden disappearance.

North Bergen Police Department spokesperson Phil Swibinski told outlet NJ.com that they are "actively investigating" and have "received a Missing Person report."

Missy Elliott also used her social media to encourage her fans to get involved in the hunt for Quigley, writing: "URGENT Message*** PLEASE If anyone has seen or heard from Shirlene Quigley @shirlenequigley please contact the North Bergen police 201-392-2100.!!!

"If you have any information please come forward. Please share and help us find her!! #shirlenequigley amazing SWEET CARING SPIRIT who is LOVED by MANY! I NEED YALL TO REPOST get this info out there! Please help with any information."

Quigley began her career as a dancer at 18, landing a spot alongside Beyonce in her Crazy In Love video.

She went on to appear in promos for Rihanna, Missy, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Ray J, and Jamie Foxx, among others, and has also performed at top ceremonies including the Grammy Awards, the Soul Train Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards.

Gaga and her dad get inked

Lady Gaga and her father honored his late sister Joanne by getting matching tattoos of her name.

The Poker Face singer named her most recent album Joanne after her late aunt, who died of lupus aged 19 before Gaga was born. Gaga recently said Joanne's short life was a source of inspiration for her and the album's title track was the "heart and soul of the record".

The 30-year-old already bears her aunt's moniker as a middle name, has the date of her death tattooed on her upper arm, and her father Joe named his Italian restaurant in New York Joanne Trattoria after her, but they have now gone one step further in honouring their relative by both getting Joanne's signature permanently etched on themselves.

Gaga posted a picture on Instagram showing her posing for the camera in jeans, a cropped white T-shirt and the pink hat used on her new album cover. Her new tattoo on her on the inside of her left forearm can clearly be seen with her other body art.

"Got Joanne tattooed on my arm in her actual signature," Gaga wrote in the caption. "My dad got one too. With an angel on his shoulder."

The singer recently told Britain's The Sun newspaper that she has felt a connection to her aunt even though she never got to meet her, and wrote the song Joanne in an attempt to heal her father.

"I never was able to truly understand why my father was so sad," she said. "There was something inside of him like a loss or a trauma that I just couldn't perceive of... So I wanted to make a song that would be really healing to my dad."

She recalls the first time she played him the track, he told her, ""How did you know that? How did you know that's what I wanted to say?'"

To promote the album, the star has also joined talk show host James Corden for a round of his Carpool Karaoke sketch. The segment, which features them singing classic hits such as Bad Romance and discussing her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl, airs in the U.S. on Tuesday (25Oct16).

The Tea Party playing KCC

Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Power 104 FM present THE TEA PARTY – 20 YEARS OF TRANSMISSION TOUR on Monday, March 27 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna.  Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charge) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street.  Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.
1997 was an epic year. The Simpsons was named the longest-running prime-time animated series, Steve Jobs returned to Apple and Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to ever win the Masters. In Canada, fans of award-winning THE TEA PARTY were celebrating the release of the band’s fourth studio album, Transmission.
Equally as epic, this album reached #3 on the Canadian charts, earned double platinum status in Canada and received a JUNO Award nomination for Blockbuster Rock Album of the Year (1998). It’s no wonder that, 20 years later, the band has confirmed that it will embark on a large-scale tour to celebrate the anniversary of this hit record.
Seeing THE TEA PARTY perform Transmission in its entirety, this national tour will see the band wind its way through 28 cities.  Each show of the #TX20 tour will culminate with a set of greatest hits certain to deliver the energy and drive that THE TEA PARTY have been known to bring since 1990.
Fans wishing to celebrate the 20th anniversary alongside the band can purchase tickets via smarturl.it/TX20 on October 28th. VIP ticket packages – The #TX20 VIP Party – are available now and include a meet & greet photo opportunity with the band along with a Tea Party draw-string backpack, a Transmission commemorative coffee table book, souvenir VIP laminate, 5X7 lithograph and a 5X7 glossy Transmission-era photo. 
For more about THE TEA PARTY please visit www.teaparty.com.
Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Power 104 FM present THE TEA PARTY – 20 YEARS OF TRANSMISSION TOUR on Monday, March 27 at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna.  Tickets are $42.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charge) at the Prospera Place Box Office, 1223 Water Street.  Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.  Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM.

Summerland Fest of Lights

On Friday, November 25th attendees at the Festival of Lights in downtown Summerland will be treated to an evening of festive fun with a country twist.  Presented by the Summerland Chamber of Commerce, the Festival of Lights is the premier holiday event to kick off Christmas in the South Okanagan and regularly attracts over 6000 guests. 

This year they are excited to once again bring the best in emerging modern Country talent with Main Stage performers ME AND MAE, supported by new talent, Lisa Nicole.

BC based headliners ME AND MAE play great, homegrown country music with a rock and roll sensibility. The band was the winner of the BC Country Music Awards - Ray McAuley Horizon Award in 2014 and is nominated this year for Group/Duo of the year at the BC Country Music Association Awards.

Lisa Nicole, 2015 winner of the BC Country Music Association/Music BC Artist Development Project, is poised to become the West Coast darling of the Canadian country music scene with the release of her breakthrough EP, Come Find Me. Her story-driven lyrics are fused with a modern country sound and a carefree stage presence.

“We are proud to present the best in emerging BC Country music talent on the Light-up Main Stage,” said Christine Petkau, Chamber Executive Director "and we are excited about all the festival activities at this year’s Festival of Lights.” 

The 29th annual Light Up will be an evening of family entertainment with a visit from Santa, interactive ice sculptures created live during the evening, and the popular ‘El Diablo”, the mechanical bull. The evening wouldn’t be complete without the switch-on of the lights, and will end with a bang with the amazing fireworks display.

Full details and updates are available online at www.summerlandlightup.com and on Facebook at Summerland Festival of Lights.

Lohan facing bankruptcy

Lindsay Lohan is allegedly facing bankruptcy after failing to pay the rent on her $4.3 million (£3.5 million) London flat.

Lawyers for the landlord of the property, located in the exclusive Knightsbridge area of the British capital, have issued the 30-year-old with legal papers demanding payment of six months of overdue rent, totaling $95,000 (£77,700).

They will also petition for her bankruptcy on 8 November (16) if she fails to pay, Mail Online reports.

The 12-month tenancy agreement, which had a six-month break clause, was in Lohan's name, but it is understood her ex-boyfriend, Russian property tycoon Egor Tarabasov, paid a three-month deposit upfront in full.

The couple, who got engaged in April but called it quits after violent rows in July, agreed to split the $3,700 (£3,000) a week rent, but Tarabasov claims Lohan never paid her share.

The Mean Girls star is reportedly still the legal tenant, and stayed at the London property for a few days in September to film for Jamie Oliver's cookery show.

Tarabasov has also added to Lohan's legal woes by claiming she took up to $29,000 (£24,000) worth of his belongings including a Rolex Oyster watch and designer clothing from the flat they shared.

The 23-year-old sent an inventory to his lawyers of the items he claims went missing, which featured a Luc Waring painting, a print of Tracey Emin's The Kiss, a diamond-studded ring and a Panerai Luminor Marina watch.

A representative for Lohan has declined to comment on the report.

Britney's malfunction

Britney Spears narrowly escaped exposing her breast on Saturday (22Oct16) when her top fell down during her Las Vegas residency.

The singer was performing her cover of I Love Rock 'N' Roll during her Piece of Me show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino when her striped and studded bra top became unhooked.

Footage from the concert shows two male dancers trying to fix the black straps and black collar from the back as Britney continues to sing and dance to the track. They initially appear to secure the top, prompting the pop star to begin clapping above her head, but when the straps become loose again, she quickly clutches her costume to her chest to prevent it from revealing more of her left breast.

Britney struggles with the wardrobe issue throughout the rest of the song, but does her best to keep the show going.

It wasn't her only clothing malfunction over the weekend - she also appeared to have trouble with her outfit during a performance of Gimme More. Other fan footage depicts Britney wearing a cropped denim top over her broken bra and fiddling with it as if she's having further fitting problems, causing one of the male dancers to hand her his sleeveless plaid shirt, which she buttons up while bent down in the middle of a circle of dancers.

Britney is no stranger to wardrobe malfunctions onstage - most recently, the zipper on her leotard split from her neck down to her bottom, exposing her back and the top of her underwear as she performed her song 3. Her male dancers once again tried to fix it, but she was forced to run backstage and change costumes.

Blue Rodeo SOEC tickets

Blue Rodeo announced details for their new album and upcoming cross-Canada tour.  One of Canada’s most iconic bands, Blue Rodeo will release their 14th studio album, 1000 Arms on Friday, October 28.  The group also announced that they will head back out on the road in 2017 performing news songs for fans with 30 concerts scheduled in 23 cities, including January 24th in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

In the thirty years since forming, Blue Rodeo has sold over 4 million albums, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award.

Tickets for the 1000 Arms Tour go on sale Friday, October 28.  Every ticket will include a digital copy of 1000 Arms. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the South Okanagan Events Centre), via phone at 1.877.763.2849 or online at ValleyFirstTIX.com and LiveNation.com for $33.50, $63.50 and $83.50.

Kesha working on music

Sony has confirmed Kesha is working on a new album.

The 29-year-old singer has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with her former producer Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, since 2014, after she accused the Kemosabe label boss of emotional and physical abuse, a claim he denies.

Despite being allowed to perform at select events including this year's Billboard Music Awards by her label, Kesha has not been able to release new music while the case persists, as she is still contracted to Kemosabe, which is managed by Sony Music.

On Friday (21Oct16), Sony released a statement to BuzzFeed confirming the Tik Tok hitmaker was not only working on a new album, but it would be released soon.

"Creating a new album takes time, and everyone's goal is to deliver a high quality album consistent with Kesha's past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha's fans soon," music bosses said.

However, Kesha's lawyer Daniel Petrocelli is not convinced of Sony's claims, and told BuzzFeed the singer still has an uphill battle.

"Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music. Only in the last month, after our last court hearing, has any progress been made, but it is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs, or even a release date," he explained.

In early August, Kesha filed to dismiss her sexual assault lawsuit against Dr. Luke in California, though continues to pursue an appeal as well as other legal claims against the music producer in the New York courts.

At the time, Kesha's legal team said in a statement, "Kesha is focused on getting back to work and has delivered 28 new songs to the record label. We have conveyed to Sony and the label Kesha's strong desire to release her next album and single as soon as possible."

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