Pharrell Williams Blasted for Feathered Headdress Elle Gaffe

Pharrell Williams Blasted for Feathered Headdress Elle Gaffe‘Happy’ singer might be feeling a little less joyful today after being bombarded with criticism for wearing a feathered headdress for a special edition cover shoot for Elle Magazine.

Pharrell Williams is the kind of guy that doesn’t seem to be able to put a foot wrong – at least until he goes p*****g off half of America by donning a feathered headdress. Not the “Happy” singer was trying to make some kind of weird fashion statement – he’d instead been asked by Elle magazine in the UK to wear the thing for a special edition cover shoot…and he did.

“We persuaded ELLE Style Award winner Pharrell to trade his Vivienne Westwood mountie hat for a native American feather headdress in his best ever shoot,” according to the spiel explaining the rather controversial move.

Sadly – and long before ever going to print – the preview of the cover that appeared on Elle UK’s website didn’t exactly go down well with readers…the term ‘lead balloon’ comes to mind. Comments piled up by the hundred pretty much straight away and it’s safe to say not all supported his choice of headwear.

A fair few also went directly to the source, blasting Pharrell’s own website will all manner of comments and criticisms.

Here’s a sample of just a few of them:

Taino Ray: How can you do something so stupid and disrespectfulll.. you are not a Chief Pharrel.. The eagle feathers are sacred… Even if you are part Native the headdress is off limits… Its for Warriors and people of the plains culture.. You don’t have the right to wear that Pharrel… neither does Cher or Emerson Windy… You guys don’t get it…. You will learn the hard way by us Natives telling you so…

Gail Lichtsinn: You have no right to wear a headress that is so sacred to native people..Those headresses are earned and not worn to make a buck or draw attention..They have meaning and are worn by our men with pride and dignity..This is a mockery of a proud people..We are not a joke and take these things very seriously..Go back to wearing your OWN clothes

Sandy Johnson: I love your music! BUT…please don’t insult our Indigenous People by wearing a headdress. They are earned one Eagle feather at a time through acts of selflessness and bravery. Thank you.

Doug Liman Confirms Splinter Cell Movie Still Under Production, Will Launch 2015

Doug Liman Confirms Splinter Cell Movie Still Under Production, Will Launch 2015After a string of delays and a period of general uncertainty, the direction of the Splinter Cell Movie has confirmed that he and Tom Hardy are still working on the script ahead of a planned 2015 launch.

For those losing sleep over the fate of the Splinter Cell movie, today brings welcome news indeed. Despite having faced a series of unexplained and rather relentless delays, Tom Hardy and Doug Liman have confirmed they’re beavering away on the script for the movie, which it seems is very much still on the cards.

Filming was supposed to get going in August and the chances of this happening right now are zero, but as director Doug Liman has now gone on-record to explain, all is still on-course for a 2015 launch.

“I’m working on the script with Tom Hardy, I think we have a great take on how to make an awesome film out of that,” said Liman.

“Everything about Splinter Cell will be younger. It’s a chance to come up with a new franchise that is fresher and newer and younger, and Tom Hardy is such an incredible actor.”

And in response to an endless flurry of fans’ questions on what kind of equipment we’ll be seeing Sam Fisher make use of in the movie, Mr. Liman insisted it would be as well-balanced as possible.

“Some of the tropes of the game will for sure be in the film, but also the fun of that is when you lose them,” he explained.

“To strip that stuff away and really make the character have to operate without it. “

Chris Martin and Alexa Chung Dating? Rep Says No Way

Chris Martin and Alexa Chung Dating? Rep Says No WayRumors of a hook-up between Chris Martin and Alexa Chung have been doused, after a representative for the former confirmed it’s pure media fabrication.

Are Chris Martin and Alexa Chung really an item? Apparently not, as a representative for the Coldplay frontman has hit back at the allegations kicked off last week.

When the pair were spotted in New York City enjoying a rather cozy drink together, it was inevitable that the gossip mill would begin doing its thing. Having only just split from his wife of ten years – aka Gwyneth Paltrow – there was a fair amount of name-calling and the odd suggestion that Mr. Martin was out for a spot of revenge.

And when an unnamed source came forward and insisted that it was indeed a date, the tabloids went a bit mad.

“It definitely looked like a date to me,” the mysterious source told Heat magazine, going on to insist that the new couple was “tucked away in a dark corner of the back room of the bar.”

Now though, an actual representative for Chris Martin has told E! news in a simple statement that: “They are not dating.”

And that’s the end of that one.

Ben Affleck’s Beefy Batman Should Silence a Few Critics – New Shots Published

Ben Affleck as Batman – First Official Picture ReleasedAfter being picked by Zack Snyder to play Batman in an rather controversial casting decision, the very first shot of Ben Affleck in full costume has been released…and looks to be a pretty reassuring picture!

It’s here – the first official picture of Ben Affleck as Batman!

Ever since it was first announced that Ben Affleck would be stepping into the boots of the caped crusader, critics were pretty much spilt right down the middle. It wasn’t what you’d call a universally approved casting decision to say the least, though for one reason or another Zack Snyder decided Affleck was the guy for the starring role in his upcoming ‘Batman Vs Superman’ movie.

We’ve all been wondering how well he’d be able to carry it off – now it seems we have our answer! The new Batsuit seems to have undergone a bit of a makeover, but as a first snap of the latest Batman in the flesh, it’s a hell of a lot more reassuring than some had feared.

It’s also apparent that the Batmobile in the background has been given way more than a lick of paint, but we’ll have to wait for a better look at it before we make our minds up.

Snyder’s Tweet sent the movie community into something of a frenzy yesterday and he’s teasing a few more for the days to come.

Exciting stuff, isn’t it?

Oasis Reunion Not Happening – Guitarist ‘Bonehead’ Unconvinced

Oasis Reunion Not Happening – Guitarist ‘Bonehead’ UnconvincedPaul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs has revealed that Oasis is not in fact planning any kind of reunion now or for the indefinite future at least, dousing a thousand and one rumors and reports sparked by Liam Gallagher’s recent Tweets.

Despite ongoing rumors to the contrary, it’s looking increasingly less likely than an Oasis reunion is on the cards for anytime soon. Hitting back at any number of reports suggesting things are about to kick off for the Manchester boys once again, Paul Arthurs – aka Oasis guitarist ‘Bonehead’ – has insisted that he’d have been told long ago if anything close to a reunion was on the cards.

Arthurs insists that Liam Gallagher would have let him know long in advance if the Oasis reunion was even a remote possibility – this hasn’t happened so therefore it’s likely that neither will the reunion.

Bonehead remarks came during an interview with femalefirst.co.uk.

It was 41-year-old Liam Gallagher that first triggered rumors of a reunion for the band, after posting a series of Tweets that spelled out the name of the band one letter at a time.

“Everyone hopes it happens, but there’s nothing going on,” Bonehead insisted.

“I met Liam in the pub that evening he Tweeted the letters spelling the band and he didn’t mention he’d done it. Next thing, reunion talk everywhere.”

On the plus side, he did at least suggest that a reunion could happen at some point down the line, signing off with a call of: “Never say never.”

Came In Like a Wrecking Ball? No she Didn’t – Scientists Dispute Cyrus’ Claims

Came In Like a Wrecking Ball? No she Didn’t – Scientists Dispute Cyrus’ ClaimsScientists have debunked the claims of Miley Cyrus that the ‘came in like a wrecking ball’ having concluded she’d not only have hurt herself pretty badly, but would also need to have gathered some serious speed.

She says she ‘came in like a wrecking ball’ but according to at least one team of experts, Miley Cyrus needs to get her facts checked.

In what’s a clear display of evidence that certain scientists have far too much time in their hands, a group from the University of Leicester in the UK have insisted that had she done as hey lyrics suggest, she’d have done herself ‘significant injury.’

For whatever the reason, the decision was made to carry out a study on the hit single from Miley’s latest album Bangerz – Wrecking Ball being something of leading track from the album.

Currently studying at the university’s Centre of Interdisciplinary Science, David McDonagh suggested that it would be largely impossible for Miley to gain the kind of speed that would be needed to do the job of a wrecking ball…be it on ‘love, or the walls of someone’s house’.

In order for her to break down the walls of a home, she’d need to be flying as a speed in excess of 315mph, meaning she’d have to be fired from some sort of cannon.

“Based on these findings, it is clear that a human being cannot possess the characteristics of a wrecking ball without sustaining significant injury, and other objects should be sought as an analogy,” concluded the killjoy.

“Any human behaving like a wrecking ball would likely result in serious injury.”

And they say real and important science for the 21st century is dead!

Miley Cyrus Denies Being Hospitalized by Drugs

Miley Cyrus Denies Being Hospitalized by DrugsHitting back at ongoing accusations, Miley Cyrus has gone on record to insist that her recent hospitalization was in no way caused by the use of recreational drugs.

Miley Cyrus has insisted that recent reports of her being hospitalized due to drug use are 100% fabricated and unfair. Instead, she’s adamant the whole thing was caused by an adverse reaction to a prescription antibiotic given to her by a doctor.

“I didn’t have a drugs overdose. I took some antibiotics that a doctor gave me for a sinus infection,” she wrote.

Cyrus remained in hospital for two weeks after first falling in, during which time she posted more than a few Tweets and selfies to keep her fans updated.

“I’ve been laying in a hospital bed connected to IVs. I’m on a bunch of good vitamins and doing lots of yoga trying to get myself back together,” she said.

The UK leg of Cyrus’ Bangerz tour kicked off this week in London, though she was forced to cancel dates in Antwerp and Amsterdam due to illness.

“My immune system was already low because I had a death in my family and was already down,” Cyrus told reporters this week.

“What doesn’t make it better is that people were online saying I’d done it with drugs but it’s all good. I’m okay and I’m here.”

Gerard Butler Quits Point Break Remake – Blames Creative Differences

Gerard Butler Quits Point Break Remake – Blames Creative DifferencesIt’s been confirmed the super-hunk Gerard Butler will not be appearing in next year’s remake of the 90’s movie classic Point Break, having apparently cited creative differences.

Gerard Butler has officially quit the remake of Point Break, apparently citing a ‘scheduling conflict’ and ‘creative differences’ as his motivation for doing a runner.

Butler would have been stepping into the shoes of bank robber Bodhi, who back in 1991 was originally played by Patrick Swayze. Luke Bracey is still in line to appear as Johnny Utah however, who back in the day way portrayed by a decidedly youthful Keanu Reeves.

No official word from the movie’s producers as to who might be lined up to take the place of Butler, but chances are they’ll have a job filling the role with anyone quite as appropriate/hunky.

Ericson Core is in the driving seat for the Point Break remake, which is scheduled for launch sometime in 2015 and will feature a new script by Kurt Wimmer.

Lily Allen Defends Miley Cyrus – ‘She’s Not Running for President!’

Lily Allen Defends Miley Cyrus – ‘She’s Not Running for President!’Mother of two Lily Allen has spoken in defense of Miley Cyrus after attending the first show of her UK Bangerz tour – a show she called ‘brilliant, funny and entertaining’.

Not exactly fame for whispering kind words about her fellow artists, Lily Allen has shocked the world by jumping to the defense of one Miley Cyrus. Ms. Allen was at the first show of Cyrus’ UK tour and has since hit back at those that criticize the controversial singer for being a poor role model for youngsters.

It seems Allen had such a good time at the Bangerz show she…which she described as ‘legendary’…that she felt it only fair to defend Cyrus when questioned about her antics. Speaking on the UK’s Loose Women daytime TV show, the mother of two said “She’s not running for president!”

“She has been doing it for so long, since she was about two, so she has this presence that is so natural and not forced,” added Allen.

As for the concert, far from inappropriate or offensive she called the whole thing “brilliant, funny and entertaining”.

“Yes, there was a lot of swearing and inappropriate stuff going on, but she’s Miley Cyrus and you know what will happen,” she added.

And just to solidify the point, one of the show’s presenters Myleene Klass went one step further to state that: “You’d have to be a nut job to rely on anybody in the public eye as a role model.”

Good point, well made!

Kim and Kanye’s Wedding Delayed by Prenup Problems

Kim and Kanye’s Wedding Delayed by Prenup ProblemsReports suggest that the wedding of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is already facing obstacles – nothing’s happening until the prenup is signed!

It’s the kind of fairytale romance you just hope you yourself will never have to endure. I mean really – what could be more idyllic than a wedding being temporarily put on ice because the most important thing in the world to one or both halves of the happy couple is the prenup?

According to sources for celeb site TMZ, the wedding cannot and will not go ahead until both Kim and Kanye have agreed on the prenup and signed on the dotted line. This will apparently not take place until the middle of next week, though still makes it very possible that the two will tie the knot on Memorial Day in Paris…or thereabouts.

On the plus side, it’s apparently all sunshine and roses as far as prenup negotiations are going so far with neither side throwing any real tantrums. The complication apparently all comes down to Kanye’s switching to a new manager as of late, which threw a bit of a spanner in the works.