Kim Kardashian West, Lady Gaga and Alyssa Milano were among those who had to flee their homes late Thursday and into Friday. By Saturday, that list had grown to include the likes of director Guillermo del Toro, Cher, Martin Sheen, pop singer Liam Payne, and many others.Kardashian West said that she was forced to evacuate her Calabasas, California, home due to the looming threat the fires posed. "Pray for Calabasas," Kardashian West wrote on an Instagram story. "Just landed back home and had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate our home. I pray everyone is safe."Related: 3 California wildfires destroy thousands of structures and force emergency evacuationsThousands of residents were forced to evacuate as firefighters worked to contain the blazes. As of Friday morning, more than 20 million people were under red flag warnings across the state. On Friday afternoon, Kardashian West tweeted that flames had hit the property she shares with her husband, Kanye West.Kardashian West's sisters, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, also had to leave their homes."I can not sleep! I am too nervous with these fires #MamaKoKo," Khloe Kardashian posted on Twitter.Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter that she evacuated as well, and after initially believing her horses to be in safe hands, later expressed concern for their safety. "If anyone can get 5 horses out the fire please help me," she wrote. The horses were saved, Milano later said. As of late afternoon on Saturday she was still waiting to hear the fate of her home.Singer Lady Gaga was also among the evacuees, sharing a series of photos on an Instagram story. "Sending my prayers to everyone today," she wrote on one photo."Shape of Water" director del Toro said he evacuated Thursday night. His non-primary residence, a well-known museum of creepy art and memorabilia called Bleak House, was also in the fire's path, he said. "Bleak House and the collection may be endangered but the gift of life remains," he wrote on Twitter. Singer Cher said is also among those who is worried about her home, which is in Malibu."I can't bear the thought of there being no Malibu. I've had a house in Malibu since 1972," she wrote on Twitter. Actor Mark Hamill and his family safely evacuated their home, which is "dangerously close" to the fire, he said. He added that he was "rooting for our #FearlessFirefighters in their battle vs #MeanMotherNature." Musician Iggy Azalea also wrote on social media that she was "genuinely concerned" about her residence. Late on Friday, actor Charlie Sheen sent up a flare of concern on social media over his inability to reach his parents, Martin and Janet Sheen.Hours later, a reporter from the local Fox station located Sheen around Zuma Beach."There's little chance that our house survived," Sheen said in an interview. "We haven't lost any lives, so we've got that to be grateful for." On Saturday morning, Payne said his home was also in the fire's path. "I think I'm about to lose my house and its memories," he wrote on Twitter. "Even worse tragically people have died. Thoughts and prayers with everyone. it's been a tough day let's hope it gets better."Firefighters in California are contending with three major wildfires, the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Hill Fire in Ventura County and the Camp Fire in Butte County, the latter of which has killed nine people.
CNN's Nicole Chavez, Sarah Aarthun, Emanuella Grinberg and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report.
Director ‘an idiot’ for flashing at stars including Cameron Diaz
Green Book director Peter Farrelly has apologised and called himself an “idiot” after a story emerge..
Green Book director Peter Farrelly has apologised and called himself an "idiot" after a story emerged in which stars told how he liked to flash his genitals as a joke.
New York Magazine's The Cut published excerpts of a story which ran in Newsweek in 1998, which said Farrelly and his brother and frequent film-making partner Bobby Farrelly would "prank" colleagues.
The Farrelly brothers are best known for comedies including Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary.
Those who spoke to Newsweek about being tricked included film executive Tom Rothman and actress Cameron Diaz, who was starring in There's Something About Mary at the time.
Both treated the incidents as a prank, The Cut article notes.
Peter Farrelly has had something of a reinvention with last year's Green Book, a comedy-drama about racism set in the Deep South in the 1960s, which he directed on his own.
The film stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen as a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver who become unlikely friends, and won a Golden Globe at the weekend for best musical or comedy film, as well as the awards for best supporting actor for Ali and best screenplay.
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Following The Cut's article, Farrelly issued a statement through his publicists saying the stories were true.
"I was an idiot," he said. "I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I'm embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I'm deeply sorry."(more…)
Gary Oldman surprises fans as he narrates David Bowie app on late singers birthday
He was good friends with the late singer so it only makes sense that Gary Oldman features on the new David Bowie app.
To coincide with what would have been Bowies 72nd birthday and third death anniversary, the David Bowie Is app arrived earlier this week giving fans an interactive exhibition into the life and stellar career of the iconic British singer, who died on 10 January 2016.
Fans can navigate their way through hundreds of Bowies earliest stage outfits, videos, handwritten lyrics and diary entries in 360-degree detail. Its a digital adaptation of the critically-acclaimed V&A Museum exhibition, which launched in 2013 and toured around the world before closing last summer.
But perhaps one of the top highlights is Oldman narrating a visual of Bowies 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour. In his voiceover, the Oscar-winning actor says the tour featured contemporary music and theatre several years ahead of its time and a stellar lineup of theatrical collaborators quite unlike that of any previous rock tour.
The historic tour boasted a dystopian cityscape theme, inspired by George Orwells classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
On his involvement with the project, Oldman said in a statement: This brings the amazing David Bowie Is exhibition to a wider audience. Its great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.
Oldman, 60, was known to have an especially close friendship with Bowie and made a cameo in the late singers 2013 music video for The Next Day. The pair also starred together in the 1996 movie Basquiat. (more…)
As Lady Gaga apologises for working with R Kelly, all the stars who have spoken out against him
The allegations of sexual abuse against R Kelly have been brought into the spotlight again by the Li..
The allegations of sexual abuse against R Kelly have been brought into the spotlight again by the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R Kelly.
Fresh investigations into the Ignition singer have been launched in Chicago and Atlanta into allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against him by a number of women.
The 52-year-old is accused of holding five women in a sex cult, as well as having sexual contact with girls as young as 14. R Kelly has strongly denied these allegations.
While the attention on the allegations has ramped up since the airing of Surviving R Kelly, rumours have been rampant since the 90s, when the singer allegedly married Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27.
In light of the documentary, Lady Gaga – who collaborated with R Kelly on the 2013 song Do What You Want – has apologised for working with the R&B star.
In a note on social media, Gaga wrote: As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and the video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadnt processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life.
The song is called “Do What U Want (With My Body),” I think its clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time. If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self Id tell her to go through the therapy I have since then, so that I could understand the confused post-traumatic state that I was in—or if therapy was not available to me or anyone in my situation—to seek help, and speak as openly and honestly as possible about what weve been through.
I cant go back but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all seuxal identities and of all races who are victims of sexual assault. I have demonstrated my stance on this issue and others many times throughout my career. (more…)
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