In a packed week for entertainment news, celebrities came out in force for Halloween, tributes poured in for Lou Reed and James Blake landed the Mercury Music Prize.
The Loss Of Lou Reed: Legendary Velvet Underground rocker Lou Reed died on Sunday 27th October after succumbing to liver disease, having battled with poor health for months. The world reacted with sorrow to the loss of the 'Perfect Day' singer who saw sales of his solo albums and Velvet Underground records rocket in the wake of his death, aged 71.
Halloween Hijinks: The latest trend in the world of celebrities is to one-up each other in wearing the wittiest or most outrageous Halloween outfit this year. The last few days have been awash with viral images, gifs and videos of the rich and famous pulling out all the stops to make an impact. So far, we've seen Matt Lauer as Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson, Miley Cyrus as Lil Kim, Ellen DeGeneres as Nicki Minaj, Paris Hilton as Miley Cyrus, Sandra Bullock's bearded fisherman, Heidi Klum's elderly lady and Fergie and Josh Duhamel's double hit of Elvira and Riffraff.
James Blake Crowned Mercury Prize Winner: The UK's most prestigious music awards took place on the 30th Oct. and saw singer James Blake take home the big prize for his album, Overgrown. However, the lack lustre ceremony was beset by shambolic blunders as Nick Grimshaw delivered less-than polished hosting duties and Channel 4's coverage cut out. Lauren Laverne, who presented Blake's award not only read out his name as fellow singer "James Blunt" but also stood dumb-founded, leaving Blake to forget his award and exit the stage the wrong way. Find out more here.
Marvin Gaye's Kids Go After Robin Thicke's Blood: Nona Marvisa and Frankie Christian Gaye, the children of late soul and funk legend Marvin Gaye has announced that they are suing R&B singer Robin Thicke over the alleged copyright infringement of their father's 'Got To Give It Up' in Thicke's summer hit 'Blurred Lines.' Read more on the story and compare the two songs here.
Stevie Wonder Back In The Studio: Soul singer Stevie Wonder has surprised fans by announcing that he is preparing to release two new albums in 2014. The 63 year-old artist claims to have been inspired by his recent divorce to get back in the studio to record When The World Began and Ten Billion Hearts. He also hinted at another, gospel-influenced album inspired by his late mother. Read more on the story here.
'Bad Grandpa' Snatches No.1 From 'Gravity': Jackass' Johnny Knoxville's new hidden-cam comedy Bad Grandpa sees Knoxville play an 86 year-old Grandfather who recruits his 8 year-old son as a sidekick on the ultimate American prankster road trip. Watch the trailer here. The movie raked in $32 million at the US box office in its first weekend, stealing the No.1 spot from Alfonso Cuarón's space thriller Gravity. Read more here.
Ender's Game Released To Positive Reviews: Long-awaited sci-fi action movie Ender's Game is released today in the US after garnering mainly positive reviews. The movie sees Asa Butterfield as the titular Ender, a teen who his recruited for his intelligence to help defend the Earth from an alien invasion. Watch the trailer here. Critics have praised the movie for sticking to its thrilling 1985 original novel. Read a reviews round-up here.
Video Of The Week - Banksy Spotted?: A newly released video shows an unknown man tending to a Banksy sculpture in New York City. The man is seen ducking under tarpaulin that was partially covering a grim reaper sculpture along with someone who appears to be an assistant. The man is dressed in a black hoody, black pants and a black baseball cap, and is believed to be Banksy even though he does not try to conceal his identity. Decide for yourself: watch the clip here. Street artist Banksy, who has just completed a month-long residency in NYC, made headlines this week after slamming the city's One World Trade Center in an article on his website. Check it out here.