Randy Jackson Wants Paris Released From Treatment

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Michael Jackson‘s brother Randy has called for the late superstar’s daughter Paris to be released from psychiatric care as he fears the teenager has been held by doctors for too long.

The King of Pop’s only daughter was hospitalised in Los Angeles on 5 June (13) and spent several weeks at the UCLA Medical Center after she allegedly attempted to take her own life.

She was discharged in July (13), but was moved to a residential treatment centre instead of returning to the Jackson family compound in California.

Paris’ uncle, Jackson 5 star Randy, has now voiced his concerns for the 15 year old’s well-being, as he is afraid such a long stay in hospital will actually worsen her mental health.

He tweets, “I don’t like that Paris is still in this facility. It’s not right. She’s been there much too long. She is not psychotic. There is no reason for her to be in a psychiatric hospital this long away from her family. I just hate the fact that you will probably still be there on my brother’s birthday (29Aug13). This is not good. There’s something more to this, there’s something going on I don’t like it I’m afraid for her.

“Psychiatric hospitals often… make you feel as though you’re psychotic when you’re not. Sometimes they make matters worse. I’m going to look into this. Stay tuned.”

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Lady Gaga to kick off MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga will give her first ever live performance of her new single ‘Applause’ when she kicks off the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Lady Gaga will open the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

The 27-year-old singer has been chosen to kick off the show this Sunday (25.08.13) at 9pm with the first ever live performance of her new single ‘Applause’, from her comeback album ‘ARTPOP’.

The eccentric star is a regular at the annual event – held this year in Brooklyn, New York – having performed her hit singles ‘You And I’ and ‘Paparazzi’ in previous years.

Fans are busy speculating what bizarre get-up Gaga will wear on stage, with her clamshell bikini from the ‘Applause’ music video being a hot favourite.

The singer will be joined by the likes of Justin TimberlakeRobin ThickeMiley CyrusBruno Mars and Katy Perry at the event.

Justin has six nominations this year and is rumoured to be reuniting with his old band, *NSync, for the first time in over a decade to celebrate receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for his contributions to the music industry.

Meanwhile, One Direction are due to make a ”special appearance”, and Kanye West is scheduled to make his seventh performance at the VMAs.

This year’s event also boasts a brand new category, Best Song of the Summer, with nominees including Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, Selena Gomez’s ‘Come & Get It’; One Direction‘s ‘Best Song Ever’, ‘I Need Your Love’ by Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding, and Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’.

Demi Lovato Lands Glee Role Only To Be Promptly Dogged By ‘Nude Pics’ Scandal

The X Factor judge proudly announced her upcoming appearance on the musical-comedy, only to be met with rumours that her phone has been hacked and nude photos were stolen from it

 Demi Lovato will continue her good relationship with Fox this fall when she appears in the network’s hit show Glee as part of a six-episode (with the potential for more) story arc. Unfortunately for the X Factor judge however, the news that she will be joining with the hit show has been overshadowed somewhat by the recent rumour that the star had her phone hacked, with the hacker finding and willing to sell nude photos of the star.

 

TV Line first revealed that Lovato will be appearing as Dani, a friend of Rachel and Santana who the pair know from their time in New York, on Monday (19 August). The star, who turns twenty-one today (20 August), will also feature with fellow guest-star Adam Lambert throughout her run on the show, and will feature in a number of duets together with the American Idol contestant. The news that she will be returning to acting – her first time since the Disney series Sonny With A Chance ended two years ago – was greatly overshadowed however, when Radar Online claimed to have been offered nude photos of the star for a nominal fee later the same day.

The website claim to have been offered photographs featuring a woman who looks identical to Lovato, tattoos and all, in a variety of compromising, clothes-less positions. The site chose not to publish the photos, although the alleged hacker is expected to attempt to sell his/her wares to another potential buyer.

The rumoured pics couldn’t really have come at a worse time, and may not only go on to compromise her role on Glee, but may also greatly affect her position on Fox’s other hit show; The X Factor. With the series nearing the airing of it’s next season, and with star judge and series creator Simon Cowell rocked by the news that he has fathered a child with a married woman, Lovato’s scandal may prove to be a fatal blow in the running and the success of the series.

 

Justin Timberlake to reunite with *NSync

Justin Timberlake will reunite with his former *NSync bandmates as he celebrates his career in music by receiving a lifetime achievement award at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Justin Timberlake will reportedly reunite with *NSync at the MTV Video Music Awards this weekend.

The ‘Mirrors’ hitmaker is set to surprise audiences by inviting his former bandmates -Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick – on stage when he performs at the annual music awards ceremony on Sunday (25.08.13).

According to the New York Post newspaper, the ‘Bye Bye Bye’ group will come together for the first time in over a decade to celebrate Justin receiving the reflective Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for his contributions to the music industry.

The 32-year-old star is expected to perform some of his biggest solo hits and will also pay homage to his seven-year career with the multi-platinum selling boy band.

Ahead of their reunion, Justin’s former bandmates are said to have been seen together in the VIP area at his ‘Legends of the Summer’ concert with Jay Z in Miami last week, where they joined his wife, Jessica Biel, and mother, Lynn Harless.

*NSync launched in 1995 and enjoyed worldwide success at the height of their fame between 1998 and 2002, including a string of hits such as ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’, ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ and ‘Girlfriend’.

At the pinnacle of their success, the teen heartthrobs – who were created by Backstreet Boys’ manager Lou Pearlman – sold a staggering one million copies of their album ‘No Strings Attached’ in a single day.

The group quietly went on a hiatus in 2002 but never reunited.

That same year, Justin began his successful solo career with debut album, ‘Justified’.

 

Naomi Watts “Felt Princess Diana’s Presence” On Set

Actress Naomi Watts was so determined to channel the spirit of DianaPrincess Of Wales while shooting a new biopic, she was convinced she felt the tragic royal’s presence on set.

The actress plays the late British icon in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s upcoming movie Diana, which details the final years of the princess’ life prior to her death in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997.

Watts has already wowed critics with her haunting resemblance to Diana in the film, and now she has revealed she was so convinced the royal was watching over her, she would consult her over each scene.

The actress tells British magazine Event, “There were definitely moments when I felt Diana’s presence – I dreamed about her a lot, too, and that’s a first. I kept wondering to myself: ‘Would she have liked it?’

“So I found myself constantly asking for her permission to carry on. I had saturated myself with Diana and her life and I felt this enormous responsibility of playing this iconic woman. It felt like I was spending a lot of time with her. There was one particular moment when I felt her permission was granted. That won’t sound right in print, I know.”

Adrien Brody Lands Harry Houdini Role For History Channel

Oscar winner Adrien Brody will be making magic on the small screen in a new mini-series about legendary illusionist Harry Houdini.

The Piano star will play the master magician, who wowed crowds around the world with his death-defying escapes at the beginning of the 20th Century, in a new project for the History Channel.

It will focus on how the American-Hungarian performer overcame an impoverished backgroundto become an international sensation, famed for escaping from handcuffs and straitjackets under water.

House of Cards star Kristen Connolly will play Houdini’s wife Bess in the four-part series, which will begin filming later this year (13).

Tony Curtis, Harvey Keitel and Guy Pearce have all played the enigmatic escapologist before.

 

Dick Van Dyke’s Jaguar Explodes Into Flames, Actor Pulled To Safety

Dick Van Dyke was rescued by a passerby.

Dick Van Dyke’s Jaguar burst into flames on the Los Angeles freeway on Monday evening (August 19, 2013), leaving the legendary 87-year-old narrowly avoiding disaster. 

According to TMZ.com, a guy named Jason Pennington was driving along the 101 when he saw a car full of smoke on the side of the road with an elderly man hunched over the wheel. Pennington pulled over, ran up to the car and found Van Dyke struggling inside.

The hero opened the driver door and pulled the actor out of the vehicle as flames began to tear through the engine. Dick was understandably disorientated, though he didn’t require medical attention and was fine soon after. In fact, his wife came to pick him up and the pair cruised home together. 

It wasn’t such great news for the swish Jaguar, which is well and truly toast.

Van Dyke, who starred in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, is prone to being saved by unlikely heroes. In 2010, he recalled falling asleep on a surf board and drifting out so far to sea that he could no longer see the beach when he awoke.

“I woke up out of sight of land … and I started paddling with the swells and I started seeing fins swimming around me and I thought, ‘I’m dead!'”, he said.

Fortunately for the Hollywood veteran, help was at hand – though it wasn’t the lifeguards or sea police. 

“They turned out to be porpoises,” he said of his saviours, “they pushed me all the way to shore. I’m not kidding.”

Royal family releases first official portraits of Prince George

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of their new son, Prince George.

Royal officials on Tuesday released photos of Kate holding the swaddled baby while standing beside William — and in one image, the couple’s cocker spaniel, Lupo. The pictures were taken by Kate’s father, Michael Middleton, in the family’s backyard.

The casual images are a departure from the royal tradition of hiring professional photographers for baby portraits.

Professionals gave the snapshots a mixed review. Martin Keene, head of pictures at the Press Association news agency, said “any photographer would have been pleased to have taken them.” But The Sun newspaper’s veteran royal photographer, Arthur Edwards, advised Michael Middleton: “Don’t give up the day job.”

‘Rizzoli & Isles’ star Lee Thompson Young dead at 29

Lee Thompson Young, who starred in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and most-recently in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” committed suicide, his manager told FOX411. He was 29.

Young’s body was discovered by his landlord, according to TMZ, after his co-stars from “Rizzoli & Isles” requested someone check in on the actor when he did not show up for work. 

“Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young,” a rep for the show said in statement. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and off screen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our deepest condolences and thoughts to his family, to his friends and, most especially, to his beloved mother.”

Law enforcement officials told FOX411 they could not yet comment on Young’s death. 

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning,” longtime manager Jonathan Baruch said in a statement. “Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”

The South Carolina native got his big break when he starred as the title character in “The Famous Jett Jackson” from 1998 to 2001. He then appeared in the Disney flick “Johnny Tsunami.”

Young also appeared on the TV shows “Smallville” and “Scrubs.”

He played detective Barry Frost on “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Source:Fox entertainment