Celebs make Forbes power list
Entertainers Beyonce, Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara have landed on a list of the world’s most powerful women alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Beyonce was among the only celebrities in the top 20 of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women of 2014 list, compiled by Forbes.
The singer came in at 17, while Colombian actress Vergara comes in at 32, and Jolie just makes the top 50 at 50.Lady Gaga, TV host Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Shakira were also included on the list, which was topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Scout Willis walks topless in New York
Scout Willis has strolled topless down New York City streets protesting Instagram’s no nudity policy.
The 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s took to the streets of Manhattan dressed only in a floral skirt on Wednesday to show off her objection to the social networking site’s policy of banning female nudity in any context.
Using the hashtag #FreeTheNipple, Willis posted the Instagram shots on Twitter.
‘‘Legal in NYC but not on instagram,’’ she tweeted.
‘‘What instagram won’t let you see #FreeTheNipple.’’
‘‘My comfort with my body should not be dictated by how others perceive me,’’ she added.
‘‘However, I don’t wish to force this view on anyone.
‘‘If you don’t like what you see, simply unfollow me.’’
Lana Del Rey played for Kimye free
Lana Del Rey says she sang at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding for free.
The Young and Beautiful singer was long rumoured to have been booked by the famous couple to perform at their nuptials in Florence, Italy last weekend.
But Rey was swift to shoot down reports she scored a hefty $2.8 million pay cheque for the gig.
Asked by a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon how much she would charge to sing at a friend’s wedding, the star insisted: ‘‘I’ll do it for free just like I did this one.‘‘I would never let a friend pay me to sing at their wedding.’’
The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Florence on Saturday, exchanging vows at the Forte di Belvedere while surrounded by family and friends.
Meanwhile, the newlyweds have enjoyed hiking, cycling and a pint of Guinness on their honeymoon in Ireland.
They are said to have stayed at the lavish Castle Oliver in Limerick, before heading out for a cycling and hiking trip in Ballyhoura, covering a number of famous trails.
Local tour operator Fergal Somers told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper the company had two American VIPs with four staff on a hiking and biking tour.
‘‘The guide said they had an absolute blast. He took them to the pub afterwards where they had a pint of Guinness I believe,’’ Somers said.
Reports suggest the couple will head to Dublin before jetting out of Ireland on Saturday.
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell split
Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are separating after nearly two years of marriage.
The 26-year-old American Gothic star and 28-year-old English actor confirmed the news in a statement to US Weekly magazine on Wednesday.
‘‘Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell have decided to separate.
‘‘They both love and respect one another and will of course remain committed to co-parenting their son.
‘‘This is a mutual decision and the two remain close friends,’’ a representative for the couple said.The couple, who have a 10-month-old baby boy, met on the set of Green Day music video Wake Me Up When September Ends back in 2004.
The couple married eight years later, in October 2012, and welcomed their baby last July.The magazine reports Wood opened up about the struggles of balancing motherhood and her career back in November during a screening of her film Charlie Countryman.
‘‘I’ve been having separation anxiety because I’m so used to him being right here all the time.
‘‘They kind of become a part of you, you know.‘‘It was my dream to be a mom, so I’m loving it. I love it,’’ she shared.
A spokesperson for the couple declined to offer further details about the reason for the split.
Model Schiffer’s UK home hit by fire
Parts of supermodel Claudia Schiffer’s English home have been damaged in a blaze.
Up to 50 firefighters were called to the mansion at Coldham Hall in Lawshall, Suffolk, on Monday.
The star has lived at the 16th century property with her husband, film producer Matthew Vaughn, since 2002. They have three children.
A number of outbuildings and stables, including a clock tower, were damaged in the fire which took crews more than two hours to extinguish, Suffolk Fire Service said.It is understood eight fire crews managed to prevent the flames spreading to the Grade I-listed hall.
The hall is set in 16 hectares, and the couple reportedly paid STG5 million ($A9.1 million) for it.