Rihanna has made chart history with her Britney Spears ‘S&M’ remix. The ‘Umbrella’ singer – who is set to team up with Beyonce for a track on the ‘Single Ladies’ crooner’s forthcoming album – has achieved her 10th number one hit in the US after she topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with the rehashed song. Quite remarkably the Bajan beauty now holds the record for the shortest time between an artist’s first and 10th single, outdoing previous record-holder Mariah Carey
Denzel Washington is in demand by producers of ‘Flight’. It is no surprise the ‘American Gangster’ star has reportedly been lined up to be in yet another thriller movie – which is set to be directed by Robert Zemeckis – to play the part of a pilot who rescues his passengers when the engine fails in a plane he’s flying. But next up for the ‘Training Day’ film star is ‘Safe House’ – which features ‘Green Lantern’ actor Ryan Reynolds and is directed by David Guggenheim – where he plays a prisoner on the run in South America after his safe house is attacked.
Lindsay Lohan has signed a deal to be in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ and ‘Mob Street’. The ‘Mean Girls’ actress – who will star alongside John Travolta in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ – has agreed a two-year contract to be in the two movies, which will hopefully see her forget all her recent troubles and get back to being an actress. She said: “I’m really excited to be back on set and clear up all the misinterpretations about me and show this is what I love to do.” The film tells the story of the life of New York gangster John Gotti – who is played by Travolta – and Lindsay is set to act the part of his daughter Victoria Gotti, with Joe Pesci playing one of John’s Mafia deputies
‘The Hills’ star Lauren Conrad has launched her own beauty website. I can think of far worse-looking people to help readers learn how to create their favorite hair and make-up trends than the former ‘Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County’ star, who has teamed up with her hairstylist Kristin Ess and make-up artist Amy Nadine for the thebeautydepartment.com project.
Pharrell Williams has joined forces with Kiehl’s to design a World Earth Day bag. The N.E.R.D rapper – who recently featured on a Gucci Mane track called Haterade alongside Nicki Minaj – put his ideas forward for a Limited Edition Eco-Tote, which is made from Bionic Yarn technology, in order to raise money for the eco-friendly project. The ‘Frontin’ hip-hop star’s complimentary bag is available for Kiehl’s shoppers who take part in the ‘Recycle and Be Rewarded’ scheme, which customers can become a part of by recycling their jars, tubes and bottles at stores from April to June
James Franco has signed up to act in and produce ‘The Stare’. As well as the ‘Your Highness’ star, keep your eyes peeled for ‘Black Swan’ actress Winona Ryder in the movie – which will begin shooting on May 6 in New York – as she is set to play a playwright who is suffering from mental problems and tries to start a new production, which stars James’ character.
Paula Patton loved doing all her own ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ stunts. The ‘Precious’ actress – who plays a young IMF operative in the movie, which stars Tom Cruise – said it was an “amazing experience” being able to perform spectacular scenes after giving birth to a baby boy in April last year. That’s quite a difference from being pregnant! She told Cinemablend.com: “‘Mission: Impossible’ came as a surprise
Another day and another celebrity steps up to prove they’re an animal lover/champion of animal rights. ‘Tik Tok’ singer Kesha is fronting a new anti-seal hunting campaign for (who else?) PETA. The pop star has agreed to feature in a new advert with a baby seal in a bid to highlight the annual slaughter of seal pups less than a month old in Canada.
In a very revealing interview with Howard Stern Courteney Cox has revealed one of the problems in her marriage to David Arquette was that he is sex mad. The ‘Scream 4′ star seems to also have her estranged husband’s love of over-sharing and in a joint interview with her spouse she told the shock and his listeners that David is obsessed with lovemaking. Referring to the actor’s admission that he hit on her during their vacation to Disney World with their daughter Coco, six, she said: “It was early in the morning
Taylor Lautner has confessed he has very mixed emotions about the imminent end of shooting on the ‘Twilight: Saga’. The hunky actor – who plays werewolf Jacob Black alongside Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the vampire movie series – is preparing to film his final scenes, and while he is looking forward to new challenges he is sad about saying goodbye to his castmates and the whole experience. He said: “We have a couple more days and it’s over – it’s a crazy thought
Scarlett Johansson has reportedly moved in with Sean Penn. The ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ actress – who was previously in a relationship with Ryan Reynolds – is believed to have moved into ‘Milk’ actor Sean’s $3.8 million Malibu home, which surely beats staying in a west Hollywood hotel. A source told Us Weekly magazine that Scarlett “has essentially moved in over the last few weeks”, adding the pair “stay at home whenever they can”
Snoop Dogg, Nelly and Busta Rhymes have splashed out on a shopping spree. The ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ rapper spent some serious dollar on the Gold Coast in Australia – where he is promoting his forthcoming album Doggumentary, which is released on April 18 – along with fellow music stars Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Game and Bow Wow. The police had to shutdown a whole street as Snoop and his pals went for some retail therapy, although the ‘Sensual Seduction’ rapper revealed he didn’t have to dip into his own funds when he was asked about spending AUD$25,000.
Amanda Seyfried says breaking up with someone makes it feel like “they’ve died”. The ‘Dear John’ actress – who has recently been romantically linked with ‘Cruel Intentions’ actor Ryan Phillippe – said time is the greatest healer following a split, and she’s not wrong there.
Jennifer Aniston and Bradley Cooper are said to have got back together. The ‘Friends’ actress and the ‘The Hangover’ actor – who grew close to each other when they starred in ‘He’s Just Not That into You’ – have reportedly been spending a lot of time together in Los Angeles in an attempt to give their relationship another try. You can’t really blame Bradley for trying! A source revealed to website X17 Online: “It’s still the beginning of them rekindling their romance, but she’s excited about it
Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed there is “nothing perfect” about her life. But I think some female Coldplay fans may disagree with the ‘Iron Man 2′ actress, who has two kids – six-year-old Apple and five-year-old Moses – with the band’s frontman Chris Martin. She said: “There’s absolutely nothing perfect about my life, but I just try hard
January Jones has revealed she gets “star-struck” around footballers. The ‘Mad Men’ actress revealed the Pittsburgh Steelers – the hometown team of rapper Wiz Khalifa, who named his ‘Black and Yellow’ track after their team colors – do it for her, and she even considered going to a Halloween fancy dress party as Steelers player Troy Polamalu – a bit harsh! She said: “I’m really like a guy in a lot of ways.
Lady Gaga is not a fan of plastic surgery. Despite her crazy ways, the ‘Born This Way’ crooner, somewhat surprisingly, has a strong view on having work done to her body – she simply doesn’t agree with it. She told Harper’s Bazaar: “I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have.
‘Kick Ass’ creator Mark Millar has revealed he would like to make a Charlie Sheen superhero movie. Mark revealed he’s already got an idea for such a film starring the ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor – who is currently on tour with his Violent Torpedo Of Truth: Defeat Is Not An Option show – and the mind boggles as to what superpowers he would possess. Mark told the UK’s BBC Radio One Newsbeat show: “I would love to do a superhero project with Charlie Sheen and I have something in mind.
Dolce and Gabbana have launched a T-shirt design contest with Kylie Minogue. Fans are asked to design a T-shirt inspired by the ‘All the Lovers’ singer’s ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ with the winning design being worn by the star at a photo shoot.
Charlie Sheen has told how he wanted to go into a “barbecue coma”. The flame-grilled food fan and star of ‘Two and a Half Men’ dined out at Southern Hospitality in Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday (10.04.11) – which was also visited by James Lipton and Darryl Strawberry – following his ‘Violent Torpedo of Truth’ show at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Mariah Carey has revealed her unborn twins take after her and Nick Cannon. The ‘We Belong Together’ crooner – who is pregnant with a boy and a girl – said the married couple can already tell the little ones have distinctive personalities. Really?
Tori Spelling has revealed she is pregnant. Breaking the news herself on her twitter page, as all the big stars seem to do nowadays, the ’90210′ actress revealed she is expecting her third child with husband Dean McDermott.
Halle Berry has revealed she was an “idiot” when it came to love. The ‘Gothika’ actress – who is currently in a relationship with French actor Oliver Martinez – is perhaps being a little hard on herself, saying she’s “not the marrying kind”. It sounds like Olivier will be able to save a few bucks on an engagement ring as Halle – who was previously married to US baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet – thinks her life would’ve been better had she not got hitched in the past
Neve Campbell has revealed she believes in ghosts, and has even chatted with one. Perhaps the ‘Scream 4′ actress should have starred in ‘The Sixth Sense’ instead of the Scream films – which began in 1996 – as her life appears to resemble the Haley Joel Osment movies more. Neve revealed she used to live in a haunted house in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, with friends, and she would sometimes speak to a ghoul
Jennifer Garner is a firm believer in “healthy beauty”. The ‘Arthur’ actress was recently named as the face of Neutrogena in the UK and revealed she loves the skincare range because she is careful about protecting her face from environmental hazards.