Miley Cyrus has invited a high school student to hang out with her at an upcoming concert after turning down his offer to be his prom date.
Teenager Matt Peterson hit headlines recently when he stripped off to film a video request for Cyrus, wearing nothing but a big foam finger and holding a bunch of flowers as he asked her to join him at his high school dance.
Cyrus has now responded to his plea, turning him down and instead offering backstage passes to a show on her Bangerz tour.
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Olivia Munn, Marlee Matlin, Eliza Dushku, Jordin Sparks and Nikki Sixx are among the stars who have expressed their condolences to the families of the 19 firefighters who were killed by a blaze in Arizona on Sunday (30Jun13).
The emergency workers died while battling a fast-moving wildfire, which was sparked by a lightning strike, close to the town of Yarnell in central Arizona.
The 19 men were part of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a specialist team of wildfire fighters, and news of the tragedy has hit headlines around the world, prompting an outpouring of sadness from a number of celebrities.
Continue reading: Stars Reach Out To Families Over Arizona Firefighter Deaths
Comedian Drew Carey has taken to the internet to deny reports he's been diagnosed with cancer, insisting the story is completely "false".
Fears for the funnyman's health were fuelled by a report on entertainment blog Allie Is Wired, which suggested the star was receiving treatment for liver and pancreatic cancer at a clinic in Arizona.
But Carey has now spoken out to insist the rumours aren't true.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Allie Is Wired reports that I'm at the Mayo Clinic in AZ (Arizona) being treated for cancer... but I'm not. I'm in L.A. chillin'. No cancer...
Continue reading: Carey Slams 'False' Cancer Story
Rapper Nas had to entertain fans on his own at the Rock The Bells hip-hop festival in Washington, D.C. on Sunday (12Jul09) after co-headliner and collaborator DAMIAN 'JR. GONG' MARLEY was forced to pull out of the event.
The two artists have been touring together in promotion of their upcoming album Distant Relatives, but unforeseen circumstances meant Nas was left to perform without Marley on the latest Rock The Bells stop.
But he refused to disappoint gig-goers and brought out old pal AZ for a medley of his early hits, including Life's a B**ch from Nas' debut album Illmatic, and It Was Written's Affirmative Action.
Marley is expected to return to the festival for the Boston, Massachusetts show on Saturday (18Jul09).
Continue reading: Nas Recruits Az To Fill In For Absent Marley
LATEST: KIDZ IN THE HALL star DJ DOUBLE-O is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery following a bloody fight in an Arizona nightclub last weekend, which saw his bandmate NALEDGE arrested.
Rapper Naledge was taken into police custody in the early hours of Saturday (26Jul08) after a fight broke out in the Cherry Lounge + Pit, where the duo was due to perform.
Initially, details surrounding the incident were scarce, but a police report stated that Naledge had to be physically removed from the venue after failing to comply with cops' requests to leave the crime scene. He was subsequently charged with obstructing justice.
Reports also alleged that no one was injured in the fight - a claim Kidz In The Hall's managers have been quick to quash.
Continue reading: Kidz In The Hall Address Arrest Reports
Rising rapper Half-A-Mil was found shot to death in his apartment last week (24OCT03) in Brooklyn, New York.
Full details surrounding the shooting have yet to be released.
KYLE CHRISTMAS, a representative at Half-A-Mil's label WARLOCK RECORDS, says, "We are sad over here at Warlock. He will definitely be missed. He was one of those outstanding, but underrated artists. He was a good dude."
Continue reading: Rapper Half-A-Mil Found Dead In Brooklyn Apartment
Rap mogul Russell Simmons is teaming up with community leaders in New York to build a hip-hop institute, cultural centre and museum in Jamaica, Queens.
Def Jam co-founder Simmons, along with CHARLES FISHER, founder of the HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL and Senator MALCOLM SMITH came up with the idea for the institute.
Queens native Simmons says, "There's so much positivity and power in Queens and in hip-hop. We just need to water the good seeds."
Continue reading: Simmons Plans Hip-Hop Institute In New York