Rocker Carmine Appice has called Sharon Osbourne “the most vicious woman” in music in his new book.
The drummer has worked with some of the biggest names in showbusiness and claims no one has been meaner to him than Sharon, who fired him from Ozzy Osbourne’s band.
He’s not kind about her in his autobiography, Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums and Rock ‘n’ Roll, and insists fans deserve to know what Mrs. Osbourne is really like.
“She’s the most vicious woman in the business,” he tells WENN. “She was not very nice to me and I don’t know very many musicians who have nice things to say about her.”
Appice claims he went out of his way to help Ozzy “fix” the drum sound for his Bark At The Moon album, and was hoping to become a regular bandmate for the Black Sabbath star, but Sharon decided he wasn’t the man for the job – and dumped him.
“It just wasn’t in her plan to have me be successful on her tour,” he adds. “When I joined Ozzy’s band I wanted to be there for more than six or seven months… I had an associate production credit on the Bark At The Moon album. I spent weeks in New York with Ozzy finishing the record; doing vocals with him in the studio, trying to fix the drum sound.
“I was getting a lot of press because I was doing these master classes every day and I was giving money to UNICEF from those and playing the arena at night with Ozzy… She (Sharon) just didn’t like the fact that they would say, ‘The Ozzy tour with legendary drummer Carmine Appice’… We would walk into a city and there’s big full-page stories about me and the tour and my UNICEF and my history. She just didn’t like it.”
Asked for a response, Sharon took the high road and told WENN, “I do not know who this person is.”
New mum Chrissy Teigen attempted to keep a vegan diet but quit after just 12 hours.
The supermodel is a self-proclaimed foodie and even released her first cookbook called Cravings: Recipes For All the Food You Want to Eat in February (16), but she wanted to take on a new challenge by cutting out all meat, eggs and dairy from her diet on Wednesday (25May16).
Chrissy took to Twitter to announce her new healthy lifestyle, joking, “i have been vegan for 12 hours and I’ve said it 14 times today.”
Minutes later, she admitted her craving for meat, adding, “and now it is time for rib eye wednesdays. don’t question my veganism.”
John Legend’s wife even nicknamed herself “chrissy vegan”, as some of her nearly 2 million followers began asking her about the type of foods she’s eating, including one user who wrote, “have you tried a vegan hotdog? you can’t formally eat one without posting it on Instagram with the caption ‘#vegan'”.
A disgusted Chrissy replied, “that sounds like the taste of my heart breaking.”
However, the vegan challenge didn’t last for long, since she returned to Twitter an hour later, posting a photo of herself snuggled up against John, who was holding a plate filled with steak and broccoli.
“that was fun,” she wrote, “my book, the 12 hour vegan, out now.”
Chrissy, who welcomed daughter Luna last month (Apr16), has become a New York Times best-seller thanks to her popular cookbook, which has many non-vegan recipes.
When she announced her new project in January (16), Chrissy wrote on Instagram, “I’m so excited for you guys to see – I really really hope you love everything in it and find recipes to make for those you love for years to come… pot pie soup with crust crackers, Italian sausage meatloaf, cholula honey butter fried chicken, buttery scallops with the perfect sear, spicy black bean veggie chili, my herb and garlic goat cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto…”
Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello wept when she met U.S. leader Barack Obama at the White House recently, because his immigration laws have helped her family settle in America.
The pop group performed at the the annual White House Egg Roll at Easter (Apr16), and Cabello took time out to thank the President for helping her dad.
The Cuba native told Wonderland magazine, “We did a small meet-and-greet with Obama, and he has done so much in terms of immigration, and the immigration laws that he set have helped my dad out.
“I remember we had five seconds with him, and I looked him in his eyes and I started to cry, and I was like, ‘Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for immigration’.
“He said, ‘Thank you. I really appreciate that’. It was something I won’t forget for the rest of my life because I just remember being a little girl and coming from a different country and my family starting from nothing, and to be in the White House is so crazy.”
DJ Calvin Harris has scrapped two additional gigs in Las Vegas to recover from injuries he sustained in a car accident.
The How Deep Is Your Love hitmaker was scheduled to perform at Hakkasan Nightclub on Thursday (26May16) and at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace on Friday (27May16), but the Sin City shows have been axed.
Both venues issued statements on Thursday confirming the cancellations were because the star is not well enough to carry out the engagements.
However, representatives for the Scottish musician, real name Adam Wiles, revealed in a post on his Facebook page he is planning on returning to his previous touring schedule as soon as possible.
“Adam is still recovering from the injuries sustained in the car accident last Friday,” the social media message reads. “Unfortunately, as a result he will not be able to perform in Las Vegas at Hakkasan tonight, 5/26 and Omnia tomorrow, 5/27. He has asked us to pass on his apologies to everyone who was due to attend the shows and hopes to be back to his normal schedule soon.”
Last Friday (20May16), the 32-year-old dance music producer was a passenger in a sports utility vehicle that collided with an oncoming car while his driver was taking him to the airport.
He suffered a laceration on his nose that was treated by doctors, but medical professionals advised him to rest up for a few days, prompting him to cancel his headline set at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Saturday (21May16) and return to his Beverly Hills home.
A source previously informed E! News Calvin – who is currently dating Taylor Swift – was in shock following the crash, but is “doing better” day by day.
“He is keeping an eye on his body to make sure he is 100 per cent this week,” the insider added.
Actress Kat Graham has come up with several innovative ways to make herself appear taller.
The 26-year-old The Vampire Diaries star stands at just 5’2″, but she uses shrewd fashion techniques to put outfits together to heighten her stature, noting wearing high-wasted pencil skirts seems to lengthen the body beyond belief.
“Anything where the waist is showcased, so you elongate your legs (is good for making you look taller),” she tells Entertainment Tonight. “It’s my little trick for us short girls.”
Kat is known for reinventing her style and she often appears to transform depending on the outing or the season.
This summer she is preparing to soak up the sun by wearing clothes made out of white and nude coloured fabric, as well as sporting a particular style of t-shirt she can’t live without.
“You have to kind of find something that works for your body,” Kat insists. “I always wear a lot of crop tops.”
But harmful UV rays from the sun is something she tries to avoid at all costs and to prevent too much sunlight from blinding her, Kat will be wearing a host of cute sunglasses throughout the summertime.
However, don’t expect Kat to shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars on just one pair of shades.
“I might lose my glasses or sit on them. I’m extremely clumsy,” she admits. “I’m sorry. I’m not going to pay $400 (£275) (for one pair of sunglasses).”
Kat currently serves as the face and ambassador for Foster Grant Sunglasses, and most of the brand’s shades sell for under $30 (£20).
And in addition to the budget-friendly price of Foster Grant’s products, she also likes the fact there are so many options to choose from.
“Foster Grant is so perfect for me because their whole motto is the many shades of you,” Kat smiles. “As a woman, we have so many different shades to who we are.”
Nick Jonas has confirmed he enjoyed a few dates with actress Lily Collins.
The Jealous singer has been linked to a number of famous ladies since he split from beauty queen Olivia Culpo last year (15), including Kate Hudson and Lily Collins, 27, who he was reportedly dating in February (16).
According to reports, the duo went on a bowling date and went skiing together, and Nick has now revealed they did in fact go on some dates.
“We went out a couple of times. She is amazing,” he told Britain’s The Sun newspaper, during a stint as guest editor. “We have known each other for years, just running in the same circles.
“I’ve enjoyed meeting different people and spending time with people with all the cards on the table. All people need human interaction at some level. And at my age too, dating is important, getting to know yourself by meeting different people, seeing what it’s all about.”
However, it never became serious enough for him to meet Lily’s dad Phil Collins, who insisted his daughter was “just friends” with the pop star to Yahoo! in February (16).
“I wouldn’t want to do that… I didn’t meet him. I am a huge fan. I’ve been to one of his shows with Genesis at the Hollywood Bowl. It was great,” Nick adds.
Nick, 23, has never confirmed if he was dating Kate, 37, but previously said they had “a beautiful connection”, and continued to praise the actress to the paper.
“Kate is amazing, she is a great person,” he gushed. “You spend five minutes with her and understand who she is and what she’s about… She has a beautiful spirit. She is lovely… It has been a year of truly being single but meeting great people and being respectful of them.”
Pop star Pink’s four-year-old daughter is following in her motocross star father’s footsteps by becoming a natural on the BMX track.
The singer’s husband, Carey Hart, took Willow out on her bike on Wednesday (25May16) to put her cycling skills to the test, and his little girl really impressed.
The professional sportsman took to Instagram.com on Thursday (26May16) to share video footage of Willow, decked out in a black and pink racing outfit, riding her pink and white bicycle in the dirt.
In the brief clip, Carey can be heard coaching his daughter, saying, “Pedal, pedal, pedal” as she tackled a number of mini ramps.
“Had a Proud Papa moment last night,” he wrote beside the video. “Took Willz (sic) to the bmx track for the first time. She had so much fun, and just kept doing lap after lap.
“I grew up at the track and some of my best memories are from the Mx track.”
Carey also revealed Willow is already eager to compete in official BMX races, adding, “Willow asked if we can go back next week and maybe race when she gets ‘good’. I hit the lottery with this lil (sic) one.”
The excited father also shared a photo of daddy and daughter racing one another, with Willow taking the lead.
“She got the drop on me,” he quipped beside the picture.
The BMX outing took place hours after Pink appeared in a pre-taped interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America and heaped praise on 40-year-old Carey as a doting dad.
The singer admitted she would love to add to her family, but her all-action husband and her daughter keep her busy for now.
“I feel like I have two kids,” she joked. “I would like a third. I wanna say that Carey Hart’s an awesome husband and a really good dad, but he’s also like a second child!”
The couple wed in 2006 and despite a brief separation in 2008, Pink and Carey’s relationship has become stronger than ever, and the 36-year-old, the product of a broken home, is determined to keep it that way, so their daughter can enjoy a happy upbringing.
“I love being a mama,” the So What hitmaker smiled. “I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family, and that is my absolute number one goal in life.”
Pregnant actress Megan Fox reconciled with husband Brian Austin Green during a recent trip to Hawaii.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows star filed for divorce from the former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor in August (15), but in April (16) she stunned everyone by confirming reports she was pregnant with the couple’s third child together.
A few weeks after the baby news she and Brian jetted off on vacation to Kona, Hawaii, where they got married in 2010, and during an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday (26May16), Megan confirmed the trip helped the couple resolve their marital issues.
Megan believes the idyllic setting did wonders for herself and Brian, and being there brought back many romantic memories.
“I just really love it (there),” she gushed. “It’s a peaceful location. We go there a lot. It’s all little bungalows and it feels more private and more island-like.
“You can spend a lot of time walking and exploring the island, and you don’t feel like you’re on a tourist retreat. And it’s only five, six hours from L.A. instead of flying 14 hours, (so) I could handle the flight time.”
Megan and Brian already know their unborn child’s gender, but they are not ready to go public with the information yet.
However, in response to whether she wants a girl or a boy, Megan appeared to hint their sons Noah, three, and Bodhi, two, will be welcoming a baby sister a few months from now.
Megan made the slip while speaking of passing down her wardrobe to her offspring in the future, noting: “Well, my clothes would have to be in style in 20 years from now. I don’t think she would want to wear my super moth-ridden clothes.”
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were among the stars helping to raise money during America’s Red Nose Day telethon on Thursday night (26May16).
The second annual event was based in Los Angeles’ Universal Studios, where Scottish-American TV presenter Craig Ferguson kicked off the live two-hour telecast.
More than 50 celebrities participated in the telethon, both in attendance and in pre-recorded videos, which featured comedic sketches from the likes of Paul Rudd, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, Margot Robbie and the cast of The Walking Dead.
One video had celebrities poking fun at similar charity events, in which stars are only featured saying a single line or even one word, in hopes viewers will donate to the cause. The clip featured A-listers such as Julianne Moore, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Gates, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Zac Efron, and Bono, who ended the segment with a simple dramatic look to the camera.
In another pre-taped segment, Julia Roberts paid an emotional visit to Children First Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, where she met low-income families and kids suffering from various ailments, while Jack Black gave an uplifting update on the homeless Ugandan orphan he met last year (15).
Meanwhile, Ashton and Mila worked the phone bank at Universal Studios, alongside stars such as Mel B, Tony Hale, Mandy Moore, Minnie Driver, Malin Ackerman, and Scott Foley, among others.
Elton John, a longtime supporter of the U.K.’s Comic Relief campaign, gave a powerful pre-taped performance of his song A Good Heart, while country musician Blake Shelton sang his inspirational track Saviour’s Shadow.
This year (16), viewers raised more than $30 million over the past month and during the telecast. Half of the money will be spent in the U.S. for children’s charities, while the other half will serve poor communities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
The U.S. Red Nose Day telethon launched last year (15), raising more than $23 million (£15 million). The event launched in the U.K. over three decades ago and has raised more than $1 billion.
Funnyman Jack Black was overjoyed after checking up on the Ugandan teen who left him in tears during a mission trip for America’s Red Nose Day last year (15).
The Kung Fu Panda star was one of the many celebrities who took part in the inaugural telethon, which raised money for children both in the U.S. and overseas. Instead of appearing live at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom or via a pre-taped video segment, Black was recruited by officials to visit the slums of Kampala, where he met a young orphaned boy named Felix, who sold plastic bottles for money and slept on the busy streets at night.
At one point in the video, Felix said to Black, “I want to go with you,” as the actor held back tears and replied, “I don’t think I can take you home. I don’t think it’s allowed.”
The emotional experience stayed with Black, and for the second annual Red Nose Day on Thursday (26May16), the actor was able to give viewers an update on Felix, who greatly benefited from last year’s telethon.
In a pre-taped video, Black revealed that a year later, Felix is “now getting the education he dreamed of”, and is now safely living with foster parents. While the star was unable to visit with the teen again, Black confessed the footage of Felix in 2016 is the “best minute of video I’ve ever seen”.
In the footage, Felix said, “I used to look at the children going to school and admire them. And now I have a school, so I learn. I’m not scared anymore. There is no scary place. I would like to do well at school to complete my bright future. Now I have a dream.”
He gave a special mention to the star who helped bring attention to his story, adding, “Hey Jack, I thank you for everything that you gave me. I thank you for everything you did for me. God bless.”
Jack later appeared in another video sketch, in which he “adopted” a child from Chile, but the kid was critical of all his films, pointing out his flaws in Goosebumps, and taking aim at his other films such as The D Train and The Big Year.
For this year’s (16) Red Nose Day, Julia Roberts visited the Children First Academy in Phoenix, Arizona where all of the students live below the poverty line, and many are also homeless.
In addition to giving kids an education, staff at the facility also provide their families with social services and medical care, and hand out boxes of food each month to help struggling locals get by.
The Oscar winner met with the kids, their parents, and nurses who work at the facility, and promised viewers their donations will greatly impact not only those at Children First Academy, but similar organisations throughout the world.
Rapper/actor Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges took a similar trip to Clark Creek Elementary School just outside his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where 50 per cent of the students live below poverty line. He helped distribute food to the kids before they went home for the weekend.
Proceeds from the U.S. Red Nose Day telethon will go towards 11 charity organisations fighting poverty in the U.S., Africa, Asia and Latin America.