Rihanna's Hollywood home was monitored by a hovering helicopter after an alarm was set off at her mansion on Monday (13.08.18).
The 'Wild Thoughts' singer's pad was kept under surveillance by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) whilst they determined what triggered the security device to sound off.
According to reporters, the 30-year-old singer was not at the property when the disturbance took place, and fortunately it turned out to just be a false alarm.
Despite this, cops remained outside the property for extra precaution after an intruder allegedly spent the night in Rihanna's home in May.
Police were sent to the 'Diamonds' singer's abode on that occasion after they were alerted to the fact someone was inside the property and may have tampered with the burglar alarm system, and when officers arrived, they discovered 26-year-old Eduardo Leon, who appeared to have been there for some time.
Sources said at the time that police ordered the man to come outside, and though he did, he was tased while being detained, though it is unclear why.
The man, from Orange County, was arrested for felony stalking and held on $150,000 bail.
It wasn't clear if the man took anything from the house, or how he gained entry.
However, he was later charged with the stalking charge and burglary.
The incident came hours after Rihanna announced who will host her Diamond Ball this year.
'Insecure' actress Issa Rae will take centre stage at the annual fundraising gala - which benefits the 'Work' hitmaker's own Clara Lionel Foundation - on September 13 in New York City, while 'This Is America' hitmaker Childish Gambino will perform for the guests.
Rihanna said in a statement: "Issa Rae and Childish Gambino were the dream duo for the fourth Annual Diamond Ball and they're coming!!! We are honoured and grateful to have them help us celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation this year."
The black tie gala will also see Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Citizen who co-founded the Global Poverty Project in 2008, honoured with the Diamond Ball Award in recognition of his humanitarian work.
Brad Pitt thinks it's "disgusting" that Angelina Jolie has gone public with their divorce.
The estranged couple had been working out the legalities of their split behind closed doors with a private judge, but, after the 43-year-old actress ditched her celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser and hired a new legal team, the details of their court battle have been made public and the Hollywood hunk thinks it's "terrible" for their children Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, nine.
A source told reporters that Brad thinks their divorce battle should remain private and the fact that it's now out in the pubic eye is "disgusting" because some of their children are now old enough to read about it on social media and on the internet.
The insider has told the publication that Brad is hoping Angelina will eventually see how their bitter battle is hurting the kids and stops the public fighting.
Last week, Angelina claimed Brad hadn't paid enough child support to her since their split almost two years ago and that she intends to file a request for a court order.
Her lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean said: "[Pitt] has a duty to pay child support. As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation.
"Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for a court order] for the establishment of a retroactive child support order."
The public remark led to the 'Fight Club' star filing his own papers, in which he called Angelina's claim "a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage."
Brad's lawyer Lance Spiegel has claimed in the papers that the 53-year-old actor "loaned" his estranged wife $8 million to help her purchase her current house and has contributed over $1.3 million "in bills for the benefit of [Angelina] and the minor children." Brad also "adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid child support."
The divorce proceedings were kick started immediately after their split, but the former couple are not "even close" to settling things because they can't agree on anything.
A source said recently: "Brad and Angelina are not even close to settling their divorce. They are so hung up on dealing with the custody issues that they haven't even exchanged any financial documents yet, which is routine in divorces and one of the first steps people take in the filing process. There will be no settlement or resolution anytime soon. They are kind of at an impasse at this point because the focus has been on custody; nothing else has been hashed out yet."
Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen attended the press conference for his new film Big Brother in Taipei on August 13.
Because of Fan Bingbing's recent tax evasion scandal, the Chinese government began a crackdown on celebrities charging exorbitant rates. Donnie shared his thoughts on the situation, saying, "I think this is a suitable solution. Everyone has a social responsibility, such as paying taxes."
Donnie admitted that when he attended school in Boston, he was a problem student due to the negative influences and environment around him. When asked how one should deal with problem students, he said, "I think students, parents and teachers can work together to help these children with a positive attitude. This is why I did this film: I want these children to know that there’s still hope in their lives."
Talking about his daughter Jasmine, Donnie said, "I am always busy with work and don’t have too much time to educate her. It's my wife’s responsibility to teach Jasmine to do the right things."
He then told an amusing story about he and his daughter's recent trip to New York together. "She bought a lot of things at the mall, so I carried a lot of the shopping bags for her and waited her like a fool!" It's hard to imagine the powerful Donnie Yen doing such a thing, but he clearly loves his little girl.
Eddie Peng’s love life has always been under the scrutiny of the public, especially since he previously declared that he hopes to tie the knot before his 35th birthday. With the actor celebrating his 36th birthday in March, the spotlight on his potential girlfriends – or lack thereof – has intensified.
This is also why the latest wave of rumours linking him to his Hidden Man co-star, Xu Qing, has become a subject of great interest. The pair worked on the movie together and spent a lot of time together on-set, which is said to have led to them growing fond of each other and eventually starting a romantic relationship.
While some of his fans were supportive, others pointed out that Xu Qing is 13 years older than Eddie, and that he should date someone closer to his age.
There were other netizens who put together alleged evidence of them hinting at their relationship on social media, which has sparked a huge debate on social media.
This is not the first time Eddie has been linked with a co-star, as he once said, “Every time I work with a female actress, I’ll end up on the headlines. I think I should just clear the air once and for all. Media reports are scary, but all of you don’t have to worry, because being a home-wrecker isn’t my style.”
In response to the recent reports, both Xu Qing and Eddie’s management agencies have denied the reports, with both labels issuing a simple “it’s untrue and groundless”. Eddie’s management also requested that the media “stop trying to fabricate rumours”.
Rita Ora proved to be a winner at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday (11.08.18) when she took to the stage to celebrate the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.
The 27-year-old pop star headlined the concert which followed the competition which saw some of the world's top jockeys split into teams to compete to lift the trophy at the track in Berkshire, England.
Rita took to the stage in a royal blue military cord jacket matched with shorts and a blue Itchy Scratchy Patchy beret emblazoned with the word "Justice"
After she played 'Your Song', Rita whipped off her jacket to reveal a matching corset blouse which showed off her curvaceous figure as she strutted up and down the stage.
Other tracks in her set included 'Girls', Doing It', 'Hot Right Now' and 'Anywhere' and after wowing the crowd with her band and backing dancers she took to her Instagram account to thank fans for their efforts singing along to her hits and braving the rain to dance.
She posted: "Last night was so fun. Thank you for having me headline @ascotracecourse (sic)"
Rita was joined on the bill by Example, Soul II Soul and BBC Radio DJ Scott Mills who got the crowd going at the start with a set of EDM and pop hits.
Example, 36, loved seeing the horse racing before taking to the stage and he was very keen to meet jockey Hayley Turner who was part of the victorious Girls team and was the winner of the prestigious Silver Saddle trophy as the jockey who accumulated the most points on the day.
Referring to Ascot's famously smart dress code, he said: "I'm sorry I'm not dressed up, but I'm having a great time here. I definitely want to meet Hayley Turner, she's amazing."
Rita will next be seen at the MTV Video Music Awards where she is reportedly expected to sing 'Lonely Together' as a tribute to her late friend Avicii.
It was the last release made by the DJ before his death in April at the age of 28 and Rita is due to take to the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on August 20 for a special performance in his honor.
Nick Jonas has been cast in the war movie 'Midway'.
The 25-year-old star - who appeared in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in 2017 - has been cast alongside the likes of Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Tadanobu Asano and Dennis Quaid in the movie, which is based on the true story of the Battle of Midway.
The action-drama - which will also feature Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Ed Skrein - will tell the story of the soldiers and pilots in the midst of the conflict, Deadline reports.
Despite his casting, Nick remains best-known for his music and the American star previously admitted he's faced a struggle establishing himself as a credible actor.
Reflecting on the challenge, Nick previously admitted: "It's not been easy at all. In the beginning, there was a lot of bias towards projects that I've done in the past, and I've really been wanting to cut into a different direction and do something that would challenge me.
"But, I've been diving in headfirst with all the acting projects I've had and I think the hard work is paying off."
In spite of this, Nick still feels under pressure to prove his doubters wrong.
He shared: "I do feel pressure, but I try to focus on the work and make sure that whatever I'm bringing to the table is the best that I can do.
"I have to continue to grow. The goal was just to push myself to find great projects and work with great creative people that help me to evolve and grow to be better as an actor."
The recent earthquake that hit Bali did not hamper the wedding celebrations of Hong Kong celebrity couple Kevin Cheng and Grace Chan. The two actors went ahead with their plans to get married on the island yesterday (August 12) at the luxury Bvlgari Resort Bali, after a week of speculation that they might change the destination to Phuket, Thailand instead.
The newly-weds kicked off their wedding rites with a morning ceremony which saw Kevin fetching his bride. It was followed by a tea ceremony and church wedding after lunch.
The church ceremony was held in a little chapel and the bride made her grand entrance in a floral applique wedding dress by renowned Hong Kong designer Noel Chu. Apart from reciting the traditional vows, the newly-weds also wrote vows of their own in which Kevin revealed how Grace had changed his mind towards marriage.
The 48-year-old, who will be turning 49 in two days’ time, said that when his mother urged him to settle down 10 years ago, he told her he would “probably never get married”. But that changed when he met Grace on the set of TVB drama Blue Veins in 2015.
“After knowing you for over a year, I desired to start a family with you, but the timing was not ripe then. I want to thank you – to thank you for being willing to marry me. May we continue with our lives hand in hand,” said Kevin.
Grace was choked with emotions by his sincere words and tears were seen brimming in her eyes, according to Hong Kong reports.
The 25-year-old wrote an equally touching vow for her husband, and said: “I want to thank you because you gave me confidence. When I hit a low point, was lost and didn’t have faith in myself, you encouraged me and told me to be strong and pay less heed to others’ comments and take in what my loved ones—including you—had to say.
“Secondly, I want to thank you because you understand me and I really look forward to having a family with you. Lastly, I want to thank you because I’ve learned what happiness means with you. The days I’ve spent with you are filled with warmth and love. Thank you, Kevin, for bringing me happiness! I love you!”
The wedding was attended by family members and close friends of the couple, including fellow celebrities like Wayne Liu and his wife, Kenneth Ma, Raymond Cho, Michael Tong, Stephen Wong and Natalie Tong, to name a few.
Grace was previously rumoured to be in her first trimester of pregnancy when wedding reports emerged but has since refuted these speculations in an Instagram post.
Rumours about S.H.E's possible disbandment started circulating after Ella Chen announced her decision to seek a new management agency. However, despite all speculation, preparations for the group’s 10th anniversary concert is reportedly proceeding smoothly.
A number of free tickets were released online recently in order to allow ardent fans of the group a chance to watch S.H.E perform live. As the group wanted to prevent scalpers from getting their hands on the free tickets, fans had to answer a question about S.H.E before they could indicate their interest for a ticket.
The question required fans to rank the names of all the concerts that S.H.E has held to date in chronological order. With six different concert names, ranging from '2gether 4ever’ to 'S.H.E is the One’, the group hoped to weed out scalpers who wanted to obtain the tickets to sell them at a high price.
However, despite their best efforts, a number of scalpers still managed to get their hands on the tickets, with some tickets being listed for as high as NT$15000 (approximately S$670) for a single ticket.
After seeing the exorbitantly-priced tickets, S.H.E member Ella took to her Weibo account to denounce the said scalpers, calling upon the group’s fans to come together to report and fight back against them.
She also reiterated that the best way to deal with such scalpers is to show no interest in their tickets, even inserting an emoji of a middle finger in her post, writing, “Good people would never resort to scalping."
Simon Cowell's son Eric has become the world's youngest patron to join the exclusive private members' club Soho House.
The 'X Factor' boss reportedly splashed out £925 on a membership for four-year-old Eric, whom he has with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, to join the upmarket network of bars and restaurants - which boasts a number of branches across the world, including several in London - because the youngster wanted to go swimming during the UK's recent heatwave but his parents didn't want him to visit a local leisure centre for fear of being mobbed by fans.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Eric wanted to go swimming during the heatwave but Simon was filming and Lauren wasn't around, so they got him a membership so the nanny could take him. It is close and convenient, so made sense."
The 58-year-old music mogul has made no secret of the fact he wants Eric to have the best of the best in life and recently admitted that he'd love the youngster to become a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent' in the future and even take over his franchise.
He explained: "I want to spend more time with him. I'm lucky because he likes the shows, so he comes down to them with me. I'm sort of training him up."
While talking about his son taking over one day, he added: "Oh, a million per cent. I think about that all the time. I would love him to take over. He's really confident. When he comes down here he knows what everybody does."
And Eric looks set to get it all as Simon has said that he doesn't want anymore kids.
He explained: "I don't think I will have more kids.
"I'm 58 and Eric is amazing. I was talking to Cheryl about this, it's destiny, you look at the kids and why would you want to change anything else."
Vanessa Hudgens sees a lot of herself in her latest on-screen character.
The 29-year-old actress plays the part of Tara, a barista who dreams about the handsome vet who works across the street from where she works, in the romantic comedy 'Dog Days', and Vanessa claims she can see some strong similarities between her character and her real-life self.
She explained: "I think she sees herself a lot like I see myself. That was the thing that I love about this character. I was like, 'So, I get to basically be myself, and be joyous and positive, and want to give back.'
"She's like sunshine. She's very positive and just wants to lift people up, which is something that I take pride in myself, as well. She just figures out a way to make things better, and I love that about her."
Meanwhile, Vanessa also revealed she's become more picky about the role she accepts as her career has developed.
She told reporters: "The character, to me, is everything. I love an evolution, and I love being able to tell a story that I find purposeful and meaningful and have a greater meaning.
"Movies are such a transformative experience for the audience member. They can walk into a theatre feeling one thing and leave feeling another.
"I think this film, on paper, and especially on the big screen is just a movie that makes you feel really good. I think that is something that is an underrated and a really special thing to have an effect on the audience with."