CELEB GOSS: Foo Fighters hint at Australia NZ tour

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl performing at AAMI Park in Melbourne in 2011. Photo: Paul Rovere
Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl performing at AAMI Park in Melbourne in 2011. Photo: Paul Rovere

Foo Fighters hint at Australia NZ tour

The Foo Fighters have hinted at a tour of Australia and New Zealand.

In a post on their Facebook page on Monday, the US rockers made the hint alongside a link leading to a newsletter for their new record, Album 8, which they say is due in the northern hemisphere's autumn.

"Hey AU/NZ pals... It's been WAYYY too long. If you want to make sure to stay up on all the news... Sign up by clicking the envelope here: http://www.foofighters.com/

"Cause you never know where/when the Foo's may show up. Just sayin..." the post on the band's Facebook page read.

While it reads like a massive hint the rockers will come Down Under, it may just be a ploy to get more people to sign up to their newsletter and buy their new album. The link on the Facebook post leads to a page encouraging people to sign up to their mailing list or share the link to their mailing list via Twitter and Facebook.

The Foo Fighters last toured Australia in 2011 with Jack Black's band Tenacious D.


Derulo and Sparks’ steamy selfie

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks spent the weekend in bed - and they want everyone to know about it.Derulo posted a photo of himself under the sheets with Sparks to Instagram.

The Talk Dirty singer is naked from the waist up while Sparks wears a black singlet top.‘‘I’m not in2 smiling 4 pics all the time but jordinsparks cracked jokes 4 an hr 2 get this pic lol what’s wrong with my ‘‘mean mug‘‘? #ilowkeydigthispic,’’ he captioned the photo.

Sparks and Derulo have been dating for more than three years.

Back in February he surprised Sparks by delivering 10,000 pink roses to her suite at Hollywood’s Redbury Hotel.


Rolling Stones go back on the road

The Rolling Stones, who in March interrupted their 2014 world tour due to singer Mick Jagger’s girlfriend’s suicide, returned to the road on Monday with a high-energy show lasting over two hours at Oslo’s Telenor Arena.

Playing to a sold-out crowd of 23,000, Jagger did not mention the death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott but proved himself proficient in Norwegian-language between-song patter.

‘‘It was a great rock ’n roll show,’’ said Jan Martin Schultz, 55, who had travelled with two friends to Monday’s concert.

All had seen The Rolling Stones several times before and remarked on Jagger’s powerful energy.

‘‘I saw them in Gothenburg in 1982 and I thought then they seemed old. They didn’t seem old tonight,’’ said Schultz.

The band played hits from their decades-long catalogue, including a rendition of You Can’t Always Get What You Want featuring Bergen’s Edvard Grieg Youth Choir.    

They ended their set with fireworks.

The band interrupted their tour in March and later rescheduled all their Australian and New Zealand tour dates upon news that Scott- Jagger’s companion since 2001 - had committed suicide.

The Rolling Stones’ next concert will be in Lisbon, Portugal on May 29.    


Directors should see their work: Tarantino

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino has blasted peers who never go back and watch their old films, insisting they’re missing out on an enriching experience.

Tarantino has just returned from the Cannes International Film Festival in France, where he screened his film Pulp Fiction to mark its 20th anniversary and he cannot imagine turning his back on movies he has made.

‘‘Whenever I hear directors say they don’t watch their movies or they can’t watch their movies because they just see the flaws and it’s too painful; I feel so sorry for those people,’’ he told WENN.

‘‘How can you get up in the morning? How can you do what you do if you think your stuff is so s**tty. If it was too painful to watch my movies I wouldn’t make another one. I would just give up at some point.

‘‘I feel bad for them. I feel like their lives aren’t enriched as they could be.

‘‘I watch my movies all the time. At home I have a lot of movie channels and they show the films uncut. I just hit the guide button and whenever I see one of my movies is playing I turn it on. Sometimes I watch a little bit and sometimes I watch the whole thing.

‘‘I hadn’t seen Kill Bill Volume I in a couple of years and I noticed it was going to be coming on.

‘‘I thought, ’I’ll watch it through the bang bang you shot me down opening credits and that’ll be it’. I’ll be damned if I didn’t watch that whole mother f**kin’ thing! I watched right down to the closing credits and I felt very gratified.’’


Michael Jackson’s manager planned to kidnap him

Michael Jackson’s longtime manager once planned to have the King of Pop kidnapped and admitted to a rehab facility in a desperate bid to save the superstar from his drug demons.

Ron Weisner, who guided the singer’s career at the height of his fame with hit albums Off The Wall and Thriller, has opened up about his attempts to help his famous client in his new memoir, Listen Out Loud.In the book, Weisner reveals Jackson’s friends and family became deeply concerned about his painkiller dependency.

This followed serious burns to his scalp during an infamous Pepsi commercial accident in 1983, when the King of Pop’s hair caught on fire while filming.Weisner claims their efforts had little affect on the star and it prompted him to come up with a more drastic plan of action, which he outlined to sister La Toya Jackson.

In excerpts obtained by the New York Post, he recalls advising her ‘‘I’d snatch him. I’d get some people to grab him, take him to some rehab facility in the middle of nowhere.’’

It was only in 2006, when the King of Pop had taken up residency in Bahrain, that Weisner was given the go-ahead to execute the plan.

He writes, ‘‘That’s exactly what this was, a kidnapping (on) the other side of the world...’’However, La Toya pulled the plug on the mission and Weisner admits it was probably for the best.

‘‘There was little question that (the law) would view this as a kidnapping rather than an attempt to help a colleague,’’ he said.

Weisner, who ended his partnership with Jackson in the late 2000s, also recalls his final meeting with the pop icon, days before he died in June, 2009.

‘‘He hadn’t looked really healthy for a good long while, but this was a whole other level,’’ Weisner writes.‘‘I thought ’He looks like a goddamn prisoner of war.’ He had that look in his eyes... a look of resignation, a look that said, ’It’s over,’ and it broke my heart.’’