Don’t believe the hype! Reps for Prince Albert of Monaco — the son of late film legend Grace Kelly — say that despite Watercooler Chatter to the contrary, the eternal bachelor and his fiancee, South African beauty Charlene Wittstock are still set to walk down the aisle at Monaco Palace without a hitch this weekend.
Royal gawkers in the small nation have been sitting on pens and needles on the heels of a French newspaper report this week, which claimed that the Olympic swim star, allegedly unhappy about a discovery she’d made about her fiance’s previous love life, tried to put the kibosh on things a few days before the wedding. As the story goes, Charlene only agreed to marry Albert after receiving a stern talking to from government officials. The palace strongly denies the rumors — and Wittstock even appeared in public with Albert to reassure residents that Friday’s civil ceremony and Saturday’s religious ceremony are still on.
Meanwhile, Albert and Charlene have released a list of the high-profile celebs who’ll be joining them for the big day. On the fashion front we’ve got Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and Italian designers Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani, who designed the Olympic swim star’s wedding dress. Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova are also expected to attend.
The prince and his bride announced their engagement last summer. It’s the first wedding of a reigning prince in Monaco since Kelly married Albert’s dad, Prince Rainier, in a buzzed-about ceremony that was billed “The Wedding of the Century” back in 1957.
More trouble for alcoholic actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers: The Tudors star, 33, was hospitalized in London this week after a possible suicide attempt. According to tipsters for Britain’s The Sun, Meyers was found slumped on the floor of his London home by paramedics on Tuesday night after he tried to take his own life with an overdose of pills.
Police had to be called when Meyers refused treatment for more than 30 minutes.
“We can confirm we were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in NW8 to report to a man refusing treatment. Police attended, and the man was taken by ambulance to a central London hospital. That was the end of our involvement,” a Scotland Yard spokesman tells PEOPLE.
Jonathan was released from the hospital early Wednesday. Reporters for The Sun were there as Meyers exited and asked how he was. The actor replied with a terse: “No comment.”
In May 2010, the Irish actor, famous for his role on the Showtime period drama , was kicked off a United Airlines flight leaving from New York’s JFK Airport after he hurled the N-word at a company employee in a drunken tirade. Jonathan returned to London a short time later, where he received treatment for alcoholism for a fourth time.
The question, will we have new tunes from Miley Cyrus anytime soon is on everyone's mind. The answer? Yes, according to the young singer.
When Cyrus finishes her Gypsy Heart tour and her next two movies, LOL and So Undercover, release in theaters, she plans to return to the studio to work on her next album. She is hoping to finish it by the following year.
The 18-year-old has no plans to do any more films right now and wants to put the focus on her music instead.
Currently, Miley is Down Under thrilling her fans and basking in the glow of her nomination for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in the category of Best Actress in a TV Comedy for Hannah Montana.
When the Milester's not performing, she enjoying some downtime with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth. With any luck, her happiness will show up in the songs of her next album!
Actor Nicolas Cage has been sued by Hollywood producer Paul Brooks demanding his pay for Shadow of the Vampire.
Brooks claims that the actor, who produced the movie, is yet to pay him $77,000. He wants a judge to force the actor to pay up, according to Tmz.com.
Brooks was an executive producer in the vampire movie which released 11 years ago in 2000.
Shadow of the Vampire starred Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich.
The Tree of Life star, who raises children, Maddox(9), Pax(7), Zahara(6), Shiloh (5) and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with the 36-year-old actress – thinks he now has his lifestyle down “pretty well” after spending 10 years getting used to being known as one of the world’s most famous actors.
He said: “It took me a good decade of hiding in my house and not going outside to even, like, get my arms around this idea of celebrity, where suddenly people are looking for you to pick your nose or get a shot of you kissing some woman.
“It’s a very discombobulating thing. But Angie and I have got it down pretty well. We have to hide behind some walls, but we’re good.”
Despite being happy with his domestic life, the 47-year-old hunk still struggles with his views on religion – having been brought up in the mid-west of the US, which well-known for its Christian views.
He told the Guardian newspaper: “I grew up in the f**king buckle of the Bible belt. This idea of an all-powerful, watching being that’s controlling our moves and giving us a chance to say he’s the greatest so we get into some eternal heaven – that just doesn’t work for me, man. I got a real problem with it.
“I see the value of religion and what it offers to people as a cushion and I don’t want to step on that. On the other hand, I’ve seen where I grew up how it becomes separatist, and I get quite aggravated and antagonistic.”
Selena Gomez and Penelope Cruz will add Hollywood star power as nominees at the 26th Imagen Awards.
The awards honor movies, TV shows and industry people for representing Latinos and Latino culture positively.
Cruz, 37, is a nominee in the Best Actress/Feature Film category for her role in A Matador's Mistress (2008).
Selena, 18, is a nominee in the Best Young Actress/Television category for Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place. She will be competing with Bella Thorne ("Shake It Up"), Victoria Justice ("Victorious") and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer ("The Fresh Beat Band").
Other nominees at the award event include Marc Anthony, Michelle Rodriguez - who is competing with Cruz for her role in Tropico de Sangre, - and Wilmer Valderrama.
The list of nominees was announced on Wednesday, June 29 at the Imagen Foundation headquarters in Pasadena, California.
Awards will be presented at the Imagen foundation's gala on August 12 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Maria Canals-Barrera will host the show.
The winners for Imagen Awards are selected by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders.
Among the people who came over to Wimbledon on Wednesday there were some royal family connections. The most conspicuous of them was Pippa Middleton, whose date for the tournament was her ex-beau Alex Loudon – and the way they were getting along there was little “ex” in it.
Another one who put in an appearance – although a much less conspicuous one – was Chelsy Davy, who is into the fifth year of her sporadic relationship with Prince Harry. She was enjoying her eyeful of tennis and a salmon lunch in the members’ enclosure unattended, the fact that may or may not have any relevance to the rumor that says she had been jilted by her eminent boyfriend.
The rumor has originated with the UK’s The Sun that published the news of Prince Harry’s alleged change of heart. The tabloid quoted an inside source who revealed that the 26-year-old prince fell for Florence Brudenell-Bruce, who is “fun, blonde and good-looking.”
Brudenell-Bruce, an offspring of war hero James Thomas Brudenell, seventh Earl of Cardigan, is well-off as well as an upcoming lingerie model. So far there is no comment from either the Palace or the would-be lawyer on Harry’s alleged shift of favors.
An observer told Us Weekly that at the tournament Chelsy, 25, was approached by an unsuspecting waitress who asked her if she had seen Pippa and her beau. Chelsy, unruffled, just smiled at her and pointed to the couple sitting at a table.
Taylor Swift is excited, and for good reason: her six Teen Choice Award nominations this year.
"Hey so… thank you so much for the Teen Choice Award nominations!! Six whole nominations! Thank you. I'll be there this year and it will be my first time attending the TCA's!!! Thank you!" Taylor blogged this afternoon from her Nashville home.
Taylor has been nominated in the categories: Female Artist, Female Country Artist, Country Single for her single Mean, Love Song for Mine, Break-up Song Award for Back to December and Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female.
Swift, 21, is up against her ex Joe Jonas for Choice Break Up Song category; he is nominated for the single See No More.
The fan-voted awards show is scheduled to air on Fox network on August 7 at 8pm ET.
Swift is currently on an extensive "Speak Now World Tour," scheduled to end on November 22 in NYC Madison Square Garden.