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Ariana Grande has 'diva-like demands'

Ariana Grande has been accused of making diva-like demands on the set of a television project.

The 'Bang Bang' singer is fast developing a reputation for being one of the most high maintenance figures in the entertainment industry, and someone who recently saw her at close quarters on the set of a TV project admits that some of her behaviour is so outrageous that it's almost laughable.

Speaking to the New York Post's Page Six column, the source said: "It's like the president is in town.

"Everyone is kind of stressed and at the same time, they're making fun of her because it's much ado about nothing, really."

The source added: "She kind of speaks down to everyone around her."

This comes shortly after it was claimed that Ariana, 21, stopped a photoshoot promoting her new album 'My Everything' because she wasn't happy with the first picture.

The 'Problem' hitmaker ordered the shoot to be stopped, complaining that her earlier requests to photographers and media weren't met, according to Australian news site news.com.au.

It's alleged that the list of requests included "don't use natural light" and "do shoot only from the left side of her face".

The media were also handed a list of questions they should not ask, including any relating to "relationships, dating and ex-boyfriends", and "working or collaborating with Justin Bieber".



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Sharon Osbourne slit her wrist to prove love

Sharon Osbourne slit her wrist to prove her love for Ozzy Osbourne when she was 27.

The 61-year-old star has revealed she was hospitalized after cutting herself deeply with a steak knife while she was drunk with her now-husband, and still has a scar.

The 'Talk' co-host opened up about the "stupid" incident for the first time as part of the show's Secrets Week on Wednesday (09.17.14), saying: "I've never discussed it out of embarrassment of how stupid I was at the time to do such a thing to myself."

Explaining how it happened, she said: "I was 27, I was just going out with Ozzy at the time...and when we first got together, we would drink a lot together. We had a session of partying...and it's about four in the morning and he says to me, 'How much do you really love me?'...And I'm saying, 'I'd do anything for you, anything, I absolutely adore you...I'd give my life for you.' "

She added: "I'm like, 'I'll show you how much I love you, I'd die for you'...so I went to a room service table...and there was a steak knife. I get the knife and I'm like, 'I love you so much' and slash, slash, slash on my wrist.' "

After an ambulance was called to the scene, Sharon told paramedics she was simply being "a dramatic drunk," but says they believed she had attempted suicide.

She added: "They put me on lockdown! I permanently scarred my wrist and I was on lockdown for being overly dramatic and drunk ...now, I tell everyone I was attacked by a dog."



Neil Patrick Harris got married for kids

Neil Patrick Harris' children pressured him to get married.

The 41-year-old actor, who tied the knot with longtime boyfriend David Burtka in Italy earlier this month, admits their four-year-old twins Harper and Gideon, born via a surrogate mother in 2010, were one of the main reasons they decided to walk down the aisle.

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star said: "I think when our kids got to the age when they were having reasonable conversations where they're asking lots of 'why' questions, then it seemed [important] to be able to have a real clear-cut [identity] of who their daddy is -- that he's my husband, it was easier than partner or boyfriend."

But the star was also eager to commit to David, 39, after more than 10 years together.

Speaking on 'The View' about their recent nuptials, he said: "I just wanted to be able to say nice things about David to David in front of the people that mattered the most to us. It was less about a proclamation and more about a declaration that I was able to share in front of our kids."

He added: "It was nice, very small and intimate. Only about 45 people were there. We did it as a destination wedding, and it kept the numbers down."

The couple got engaged following the passing of the Marriage Equality Act in New York in June 2011.



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Ben Affleck admits to counting cards

Ben Affleck admits he was caught counting cards in Las Vegas in April.

The 'Argo' star, who has three children, Violet, eight, Seraphina, five, and two-year-old Samuel, with wife Jennifer Garner, says he has been punished for "being good" at blackjack, but insists he wasn't kicked out of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino because he used the gambling strategy, which involves counting card values to decrease betting risk during a major game.

Asked about the incident, the 41-year-old Oscar winner said: "That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack. I mean, the fact that being good at the game is against the rules at the casinos should tell you something about casinos."

The 'Batman v. Supreme: Dawn of Justice' star added: "I had always liked blackjack. I don't play any other games of chance. I don't bet on football games, and I don't gamble at all, really, outside of that. But I knew with blackjack that there's a way you can improve your odds. And so I started trying to learn. And then I just got to a point in my life where I'm like, 'If I'm going to do something, I'm going to try and do it really well.' "

But Ben says he wasn't escorted out of the casino by security.

He said: "No, I wish! That would be awesome. [Like,] 'Get him outta here! He's a magician!' Unfortunately, they just came up and said, 'We can't let you play blackjack. But we have other table games! We have Chinese poker!' "

The 'Good Will Hunting' star was also allegedly kicked out of the Caesar Windsor Hotel and Casino in Ontario, Canada in May for counting cards.



Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger to split?

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's marriage is allegedly on the rocks.

The 29-year-old singer and the 39-year-old Nickelback frontman, who tied the knot at Château de La Napoule in the South of France 14-months ago, are reportedly "headed for a split."

A source told Us Weekly magazine: "It's over. He has been going around Los Angeles and telling people that they're divorcing."

The 'Here's To Never Growing Up' hitmaker was spotted leaving the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on August 30 without her 20-carat diamond wedding ring or 14-carat pear-shaped engagement ring on her finger.

A friend close to the blonde beauty blames Chad for their alleged troubles, saying: "Chad is just a complete jerk in the way he talks to her, and the way he talks to people in general. A lot of her friends don't like him."

But another insider suggested they are still working on their marriage, adding: "There's no concrete timeline for divorce right now."

The duo, who both hail from Canada and have a combined fortune of $105 million, celebrated their first wedding anniversary on July 1, and Chad presented Avril with a 17-carat ring for the occasion.

She shared a picture of them together with the gift on Twitter, with the caption: "I still can't believe my 1 year anniversary gift. 17 carat emerald cut. Wow. I love my hubby (sic)"

But she has since deleted the tweet.

The 'Complicated' singer was previously married to Sum 41 star Deryck Whibley, whom she split from in 2009 after three years of marriage.



Kaley Cuoco throws good parties

Kaley Cuoco throws the "best parties" of the 'Big Bang Theory' cast.

The sit-com stars - Kaley, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, and Melissa Rauch - are close friends off screen, which contributes to a "family" atmosphere on set.

Melissa said: "A lot of us hang out. It's just a close knit group.

"Kaley is the best at throwing parties. Mayim's the deep thinker, and Kunal is a big giggler. We all get along, and it's a nice family feel."

Despite the huge success of the show, the cast insist they haven't changed with fame.

Simon told People magazine: "Everybody's got their feet on the ground, so it doesn't feel that much different than day one."

And the group do their best to keep grounded and have learned how not to attract attention to themselves.

Kaley said: "You learn who to talk to, where to go and how to act.

"If you don't want to be photographed, don't go to The Ivy, and wear undergarments when you go out!"

It was recently claimed the cast had demanded a pay rise of more than 100 per cent for the new series of the show.

They previously earned $300,000 per episode but were looking to strike a new deal, with reports suggesting figures up to $1 million per show.



Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

The 39-year-old actor was appointed to the role by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to help promote the organisation's global action on climate change.

Ki-moon described the 'Wolf of Wall Street' star - who established his own foundation to help promote the earth's remaining wildlife environments in 1998 - as "not just one of the world's leading actors" but as also having "a longstanding commitment to environmental causes."

According to the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column, Leonardo is set to attend next Tuesday's (23.09.14) climate summit where he will address 120 world leaders on the topic.

The Oscar-winner said he feels "a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history" and is honoured to have taken on the role in a bid to tackle the threat of climate change.

Leonardo joins a host of other renowned names who have become United Nations Messengers of Peace including Stevie Wonder, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho and conductor Daniel Barenboim.
 



U2 criticised for devaluing music

U2 have been blasted for ''devaluing music'' by giving away their new album.

The 'One' rockers' decision to make their 'Songs of Innocence' LP free on iTunes has been criticised by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) as being ''as damaging as piracy'' and alienating to fans who don't use Apple software.

He went on to say that the stunt was as damaging as piracy, as it devalues music.

ERA Chairman Paul Quirk said: ''This promotion is a failure on so many levels. It devalues music, it alienates the majority of people who don't use iTunes and it disappoints those who prefer to shop in physical stores since few shops had U2 stock available. Giving away music like this is as damaging to the value of music as piracy, and those who will suffer most are the artists of tomorrow. U2 have had their career, but if one of the biggest rock bands in the world are prepared to give away their new album for free, how can we really expect the public to spend £10 on an album by a newcomer?''

Paul went on to slam the decision as a commercial failure, as the group sold just 60 back catalogue CDs in stores and 6,047 online following the new release.

He added: ''This vindicates our view that giving away hundreds of millions of albums simply devalues music and runs the risk of alienating the 60% of the population who are not customers of iTunes.

''If one of the justifications of this stunt is that it would drive sales of U2's catalogue through the market as a whole, then so far at least it has been a dismal failure.''

The move comes after Apple released a tool to allow customers to remove the album with one click following complaints from some users that it had automatically been downloaded.

A spokesperson said: ''Some customers asked for the ability to delete 'Songs Of Innocence' from their library, so we set up itunes.com/soi-remove to let them easily do so. Any customer that needs additional help should contact AppleCare.''



Jennifer Lawrence hasn't met Chris Martin's kids

Chris Martin hasn't introduced Jennifer Lawrence to his children yet.

The Coldplay frontman, who started dating the 'Hunger Games' actress in June, reportedly "feels more comfortable" spending time with the 24-year-old beauty when his daughter, Apple, 10, and son Moses, eight, with estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow, aren't around.

A source told PEOPLE.com: "Chris seems very respectful of Gwyneth and feels more comfortable spending time with Jen away from his family."

But the insider insists the 'Magic' hitmaker, 37, is smitten with his new girlfriend and treats her to romantic dinners at his house.

The source added: "Jen has made a few visits to his Malibu house."

The couple were also recently spotted enjoying a date at Beverly Hills eatery La Dolce Vita, where an eyewitness previously said they "were super cute together and laughed a lot."

Meanwhile, Chris and Gwyneth, who announced their split in March after 10 years of marriage, are still spending lots of time together for their children and had brunch at the Hungry Cat in Santa Monica, California on Saturday (09.13.14).

The source said: "Gwyneth and Chris take the kids for brunch or dinner together every weekend. He and Gwyneth still share responsibilities when it comes to their two kids."



Hilarious show at Habitat

Train Wreck Comedy At The Habitat
Saturday September 20th
Ticket $10 in advance from Mosaic Books or Leo's Video
- $15 at the door
 

Kelowna's #1 Stand-up Comedy Show, Train Wreck Comedy has teamed up with The Habitat to bring you one of the best comedians in Canada, BYRON BERTRAM!

Like bird flu on an international flight, Byron Bertram is one of those comics who travels well. As much at home in front of a mincing metrosexual Vancouver crowd, as he is in rural puppy thumping Alberta. Making him undoubtedly 'pound for pound' one of the most versatile, engaging and entertaining comics in Canada today.

Born and raised in Vancouver, Byron first took to the mic in 1997, before he was even old enough to be in the venue. Since then he has developed into a crowd favorite appearing on stages in the U.K, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Holland, Japan the USA.

Having most recently worked with the likes of Zack Galifinakis; Eddie Izzard; Colin Mochare and Flight of the Concords, Byron has received rave reviews for his one man show Guilt Ridden Sociopath. Whilst his flourishing acting career has seen him star in Fox television's Alcatraz; Once Upon A Time with Robert Carlyle, and land a role in Tim Burton's new movie, Big Eyes.

You may know Bryon best as the big baby in this Nyquil commercial:

Stay on track with what's happening at www.trainwreckcomedy.com and follow Train Wreck Comedy on Facebook HERE!

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New Whitney Houston live album in November

A new collection of Whitney Houston's most memorable performances will be released on CD and DVD later this year.

The late singer's first-ever live album, 'Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances' will go on sale on 10 November, featuring 32 of her best live performances, including her first and last times singing on stage.

The album, produced by the six-time Grammy Award winner's former manager Clive Davis, includes the 'I Will Always Love You' hitmaker's 1983 performance on 'The Merv Griffin Show,' where she sang 'Home from The Wiz,' a performance of 'How Will I Know' at the 1987 BRIT Awards and a 2009 performance on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.'

It also features songs that the legendary singer performed live, but never recorded.

Speaking about the upcoming album, Clive said: ''Whitney's Live CD/DVD will stun everyone. It definitely shows why she was totally unique, absolutely in the first rank of all time. For me, it's been very emotional. The set vividly confirms that there really was no one like her. It also makes the tragedy of losing her so young so very painful. Watching the DVD is a mesmerising experience. Her amazing vocals and the songs that have stood the test of time combine to truly hypnotise over and over.''

The 48-year-old star was found dead in a hotel room in Beverly Hills, California, in 2012.

Patricia Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and President of The Whitney Houston Estate, added: ''Whitney truly had a matchless voice that not only made you feel good but made you feel alive. The Whitney Houston Estate has worked closely with Clive and Sony Legacy to make this the best album possible to honor Whitney's memory. It certainly was a bittersweet endeavor for all but one we hope appeals to her legions of fans worldwide.''

Fans can pre-order the CD/DVD from Amazon and the Whitney Houston official fansite to get their names on an official poster.
 



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Taylor Swift seeks Tumblr advice from fans

Taylor Swift has sought advice from her fans about how to use Tumblr.

The 24-year-old singer - who is a regular on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - vowed to lock herself away until she worked out exactly how to use the social media platform because she is keen to interact with her supporters on the site, so she asked them to help her out.

She wrote: "Taylor here. I'm locking myself in my room and not leaving until I figure out how to use my Tumblr. Well, I might leave for a second to get a snack or something but that is IT. I am FOCUSED. I have lots of questions, help me. (sic)"

Fortunately for the 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker, one lucky fan was keen to help and asked Taylor to let her know if she had any questions about the social media platform, and the blonde beauty certainly didn't hold back.

Taylor wrote: "Is re blogging what I'm doing right now and is this the best way to write back to someone?

"Also how do I get GIFs?

"How do you post them?

"How do I have one of those convos you always see screen shots of on Instagram?

"Is that by re blogging or is there some sort of conversation board on here? Overwhelmed. Taking deep breaths. (sic)"

If Taylor's Twitter and Instagram is anything to go by then her Tumblr followers will be inundated with pictures of her cats, Meredith and Olivia, named after 'Grey's Anatomy' character Meredith Grey and 'Law & Order: SVU' alter-ego Olivia Benson.



Bryan Adams at Prospera

BRYAN ADAMS RECKLESS 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 PROSPERA PLACE

Iconic multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams, will be plugging in once again and hitting the road with his full band in January to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the multi-million selling album, Reckless.

Adams will be performing a set that will honour not only the 30th Anniversary of Reckless – a deluxe version of which will be released on November 24th featuring exclusive expanded bonus material – but also his endless catalogue of rock classics.

Originally released in 1984, Reckless produced a record 6 huge hits - "Run to You", "Kids Wanna Rock", “Somebody", "Summer of '69", “One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love" a duet with the incomparable Tina Turner. Reckless also gave Bryan his first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven" as well as a Diamond Award for over a million copies sold in Canada.

The album was the turning point in Adams' career, resulting in his hugely successful World Wide in '85 Tour. As Canada's best known ambassador, Bryan Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold upward of 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a Star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

Adams has been nominated for, and won several Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy's, has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley's Square of Fame.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10AM
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