Saturday, August 23, 2014

STARDUST weekly tidbits-August 23

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Here are some of the entertainment news headlines from around the world this week...just in case you missed them!

Robin Williams ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Robin Williams body was cremated the day after his suicide and his ashes were scattered around the San Francisco Bay area. The 63-year-old Hollywood legend had a strong affection for his hometown of San Francisco. Williams official death certificate includes details of the cremation. Authorities are still waiting for results of the toxicology test before a cause of death can be confirmed. 

Comedian, Billy Crystal will present a special tribute to his late friend, Robin Williams at Monday night's Emmys and singer, Sara Bareilles will perform her new song,Hercules for the In Memoriam segment which she dedicated to the actor. Don Mischer, Emmy Awards executive producer said that Williams would be remembered with a proper and meaningful remembrance. 

Lady Gaga kicks off her Australian tour in Perth 
Lady Gaga kicked off the Australian leg of her Artpop tour at Perth Arena last night. The pop star's set list for the night included tracks from her latest album, including, Artpop, G.U.Y, Venus and Manicure. The concert also featured some of the singer's older hits, which shot her to fame including, Just Dance, Bad Romance and Born This Way. The two hour performance was a bit like a rave with bright lights, pumping music and glitter. Lady Gaga defied requests from her tour producers to downscale her Australian concerts in order to cut costs. "I think my Australian fans deserve the whole show. Not just 30%" Gaga said.

Orlando Bloom to appear at Sydney and Brisbane Comic-Con
Orlando Bloom has just been confirmed as the big name guest at Sydney and Brisbane's Comic-Con next month. Bloom is best known for his roles in The Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean franchises. He will take part in fan meet and greets as well as question and answer sessions. This will be Bloom's first visit to Australia since splitting from his ex-wife Australian supermodel, Miranda Kerr. 

Tina Knowles on Beyonce and Jay-Z split rumours
Rumours of Beyonce and Jay-Z splitting up have been circulating for months now but what did Beyonce's mum, Tina have to say about those scandalous rumours that her daughter's marriage is all but over? According to mama Knowles things have never been better between the two, "Haters gonna be haters and there's nothing we can do about that. Everything's perfect" Mrs Knowles said. 

Jackie Chan ashamed about son's drug arrest
Jackie Chan's son, Jaycee Chan ran into trouble last Thursday in Beijing where he was detained for marijuana use. Jaycee is accused of aiding and abetting other drug users. Jaycee was in China with Taiwanese movie star, Kai Ko and police said that both of them tested positive for marijuana. Jackie Chan wrote openly in his blog about his son's mistake. "Regarding this issue with my son, Jaycee I feel very angry and shocked. As a public figure, I'm very ashamed and as a father I'm heartbroken" he wrote. Chan wants his son to learn a lesson and hopes others can learn from his son as well. "I say to Jaycee that you have to accept the consequences when you do something wrong. As your father I'm going to face the road together with you. I should also take some responsibility because as his dad I didn't teach him well" Chan said.

Information compiled from: The Daily Telegraph and Entertainment Tonight     

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