Lana Del Rey is more than entitled to a Saint status now after her latest attempt to help alcoholics. Earlier this week she and a blonde female friend attended an ‘Alcoholics Anonymous‘ meeting held at the ‘Lions Club‘ in Hollywood, and she demonstrated her support for other group members by embracing them in a hug on her departure.
The Jaguar-driving, cigarette-toting singer has plenty of advice or those in the process of rehabilitation, having endured the same problem herself- she’s now been sober 10 years. In a recent interview with ‘Fashion‘ magazine, she spoke about her ordeal: “I feel like my work’s important, but I don’t always feel like I get respect for it…when I feel like people don’t like my music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again. I don’t believe in the school of hard knocks, although I’ve had them. All that stuff about whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger is so not true. Do you know what makes you stronger? When people treat you and your art with dignity.”
Hollywood-actor-turned-director Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman is an upcoming sci-fi sequel due in the summer of 2015, ‘Man of Steel,’ in a controversial move by studio bosses. The other main protagonist will be Kaley Cuoco‘s recent ex Hanry Cavill, who’ll play Superman again.
‘Warner Bros‘ President Greg Silverman defended his casting choice: “Affleck has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”
Usher left an Atlanta courtroom Friday feeling jubilant after successfully securing primary custody of his 2 sons. Despite mothers usually winning custody battles, his fame and fortune must have swayed the judge’s opinion. The famous singer and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, had taken legal action against each other following a tragic incident last week, in which one of their children was hospitalised.
Their eldest son got caught in a pool drain at Usher‘s aunt Rena Oden‘s this Monday, and despite their best efforts, his staff were unable to free him from it, leading to a 911 call. He was given CPR and taken to hospital, where he remained on Friday, conscious and recovering. Whatever tension between the couple seemed to evaporate as they fled the court though, as Usher tenderly hugged Tameka, offering some what of an olive branch.
Former ‘High School Musical‘ microphone-wielding actress Ashley Tisdale has gotten engaged, aged 28. The ‘Disney‘ diva was whisked away for a New York break by her musician boyfriend Christopher French, who she’s been dating since last year. He made the proposal in a classic romantic NY hotspot- at the top of the Empire State Building. N’awwww.
She hasn’t posted any pictures of her ring online yet, but wrote on her Twitter page last night: “Best night of my life. We’re on top of the world,” and was seen today wearing 2 rings on her ring finger. Maybe she’s picking between them?! And as if it wasn’t obvious enough that he’d popped the question, she proved her adoration towards her man by posting the following message earlier this week: “With you, I can do anything.” Pass me the sick bucket. Or the wedding RSVP. Which ever is nearest…