Mccartney's Daughter Determines Career

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY makes sure he's a "hands-on dad" - the singer arranges his work schedule so he can spend as much time as possible with his daughter BEATRICE.
The Beatles legend shares custody of his six year old with his ex-wife Heather Mills, who he separated from in 2006.
MCCartney deliberately works to fit his career around his time with Beatrice - and admits he likes having a "haphazard" schedule.
He says, "I look a lot busier than I am, as I'm actually a rather sporadic, random person and I'll play a few gigs and then disappear for a while. I'm a pretty hands-on dad and make the most of my custody. I take care of my little one whenever I can, and she determines what I can do and where I can do it.
"I could play the O2 every week for the rest of my life but I'd rather do things as the fancy takes me. Honestly, there is no master plan. My so-called career is a haphazard thing. I'm just having fun and relieved and happy that other people are still interested."


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Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary 4292075 News

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.

Ron Howard
Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.

Read More: Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands As Ron Howard Signs To Direct.

The film is being produced by Howard's Imagine Entertainment in collaboration with Apple Corps and White House Pictures. In a statement, Howard said "I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

Howard will be working alongside many of his former collaborators including his producing partner Brian Grazer, asVariety reports. With Grazer, Howard has produced such films as Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, and A Beautiful Mind. The currently untitled Beatles film will also be produced by Nigel Sinclair of White Horse, who also turns out to be a huge fan of the band. Apple Corps are representing the interests of The Beatles.

In case you're second guessing the choice of Howard as director, here are the reasons why he's likely to be great:

The Beatles
The Beatles photographed in 1964.

He's spent more time in the 60s than The Beatles (sort of!)

Howard has spent an impressive amount of time in the 60s, not only was his formative years spent in the decade (Howard was born in 1954) but he also starred on the US series Happy Days for six years during the 1980s which was set in the mid 50s-mid 60s. It's safe to presume that Howard understands the impact of The Beatles on music and culture during the period the film will focus on. 

His directorial ability cannot be doubted

Howard may have started his career as a child star but those days are long behind him and he's now turned his hand, successfully, to producing and directing. For A Beautiful Mind, Howard won two Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Last year, Howard also turned his hand to a music documentary when he followed Jay-Z as he produced last year's Made in America Festival. Although the documentary received mixed reviews, it was not Howard's directorial technique which was criticised but Jay-Z's apparent promotion of his "brand" (Village Voice and Slant Magazine). 

He's a huge Beatles fan

Howard has been a fan of The Beatles for most of his life, as Variety reports. Howard explained how he wanted to emulate them after he saw them perform on television in 1964. The Beautiful Mind director said, "After I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, all I wanted after that was a Beatles wig. My parents said no, but then they gave me one for my 10th birthday." He also described The Beatles as "unique", "exceptional" yet "relatable". 

The upcoming Beatles documentary is due to be released by the end of 2015. 

Read More: Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary: From Cavern Club To San Francisco.

The Beatles
The Beatles made such an impact on popular culture, they have been immortalised as Lego.

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in San Francisco in 1966. The documentary will use archive footage and recent interviews to trace the astronomic rise of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon.

Ron Howard
Ron Howard will direct the upcoming Beatles documentary.

Read More: Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands As Ron Howard Signs To Direct.

The film is being produced by Howard's Imagine Entertainment in collaboration with Apple Corps and White House Pictures. In a statement, Howard said "I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

Howard will be working alongside many of his former collaborators including his producing partner Brian Grazer, asVariety reports. With Grazer, Howard has produced such films as Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, and A Beautiful Mind. The currently untitled Beatles film will also be produced by Nigel Sinclair of White Horse, who also turns out to be a huge fan of the band. Apple Corps are representing the interests of The Beatles.

In case you're second guessing the choice of Howard as director, here are the reasons why he's likely to be great:

The Beatles
The Beatles photographed in 1964.

He's spent more time in the 60s than The Beatles (sort of!)

Howard has spent an impressive amount of time in the 60s, not only was his formative years spent in the decade (Howard was born in 1954) but he also starred on the US series Happy Days for six years during the 1980s which was set in the mid 50s-mid 60s. It's safe to presume that Howard understands the impact of The Beatles on music and culture during the period the film will focus on. 

His directorial ability cannot be doubted

Howard may have started his career as a child star but those days are long behind him and he's now turned his hand, successfully, to producing and directing. For A Beautiful Mind, Howard won two Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. Last year, Howard also turned his hand to a music documentary when he followed Jay-Z as he produced last year's Made in America Festival. Although the documentary received mixed reviews, it was not Howard's directorial technique which was criticised but Jay-Z's apparent promotion of his "brand" (Village Voice and Slant Magazine). 

He's a huge Beatles fan

Howard has been a fan of The Beatles for most of his life, as Variety reports. Howard explained how he wanted to emulate them after he saw them perform on television in 1964. The Beautiful Mind director said, "After I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, all I wanted after that was a Beatles wig. My parents said no, but then they gave me one for my 10th birthday." He also described The Beatles as "unique", "exceptional" yet "relatable". 

The upcoming Beatles documentary is due to be released by the end of 2015. 

Read More: Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary: From Cavern Club To San Francisco.

The Beatles
The Beatles made such an impact on popular culture, they have been immortalised as Lego.

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Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct 4290287 News

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is Howard’s second music documentary, following last year’s Jay-Z festival film 'Made in America.'

The BeatlesThe Beatles are getting the Ron Howard treatment

With the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Apple Corps, White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary. “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

The full access Howard receives will surely result in an incredible look inside the band’s hugely popular tour dates. He and his team will have free reign over the archives of Apple Corps, the Beatles’ company, as well as incorporate fan-sourced amateur video footage to recreate previously unseen concerts.

More: The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

"What's so compelling to me is the perspective that we have now, the chance to really understand the impact that they had on the world. That six-year period is such a dramatic transformation in terms of global culture and these remarkable four individuals, who were both geniuses and also entirely relatable. That duality is something that is going to be very interesting to explore,” Howard explained to Rolling Stone. 

"We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We'll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we've also been finding the original recordings," explains Howard. "We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you're going to actually feel like you're somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that's a fantastic challenge."

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is Howard’s second music documentary, following last year’s Jay-Z festival film 'Made in America.'

The BeatlesThe Beatles are getting the Ron Howard treatment

With the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, Apple Corps, White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary. “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

The full access Howard receives will surely result in an incredible look inside the band’s hugely popular tour dates. He and his team will have free reign over the archives of Apple Corps, the Beatles’ company, as well as incorporate fan-sourced amateur video footage to recreate previously unseen concerts.

More: The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

"What's so compelling to me is the perspective that we have now, the chance to really understand the impact that they had on the world. That six-year period is such a dramatic transformation in terms of global culture and these remarkable four individuals, who were both geniuses and also entirely relatable. That duality is something that is going to be very interesting to explore,” Howard explained to Rolling Stone. 

"We are going to be able to take the Super 8 footage that we found, that was all shot silent. We'll not only be able to digitally repair a lot of that, but we've also been finding the original recordings," explains Howard. "We can now sync it up and create a concert experience so immersive and so engaging, I believe you're going to actually feel like you're somewhere in the Sixties, seeing what it was like to be there, feeling it and hearing it. And as a film director, that's a fantastic challenge."

17th July 2014 4245390
The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years 4288911 News

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, the surviving wives of John Lennon and George Harrison. The production has been authorised by Apple Corps Ltd., the band's holding company.

The Beatles
Nearly 45 years after their break-up, fans of The Beatles are still hungry for more from the iconic band.

As for the subject matter, the as-of-yet-unnamed documentary is slated to focus on the band’s earliest years, between 1960 and 1966, during which the Liverpool foursome released 20 studio and live records in total, from their first record Please Please Me, released in ’63 to the 1966 landmark, Revolver.

The period is an especially turbulent one in the band’s history and the documentary is likely to chart their meteoric rise to fame, the very beginning of the Beetlemania days. It includes their time on the nightclub circuit in Liverpool and Germany, a very polarizing appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the release of their debut film, "A Hard Day's Night" (currently rereleased in theaters), and their final official concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

More: Ron Howard Will Offer "A Unique Experience" When Directing Beatles Concert Documentary

Besides the interviews, Howard and rock-doc veteran Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan) have teased some never before seen concerts, recreated using original sound recordings, material from the Apple Corps archives and amateur footage. The filmmakers already have obtained some material from the final show in San Francisco, according to Newsday.

 

The documentary has no projected release date yet.

 

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will include new interviews with both surviving members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, the surviving wives of John Lennon and George Harrison. The production has been authorised by Apple Corps Ltd., the band's holding company.

The Beatles
Nearly 45 years after their break-up, fans of The Beatles are still hungry for more from the iconic band.

As for the subject matter, the as-of-yet-unnamed documentary is slated to focus on the band’s earliest years, between 1960 and 1966, during which the Liverpool foursome released 20 studio and live records in total, from their first record Please Please Me, released in ’63 to the 1966 landmark, Revolver.

The period is an especially turbulent one in the band’s history and the documentary is likely to chart their meteoric rise to fame, the very beginning of the Beetlemania days. It includes their time on the nightclub circuit in Liverpool and Germany, a very polarizing appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the release of their debut film, "A Hard Day's Night" (currently rereleased in theaters), and their final official concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

More: Ron Howard Will Offer "A Unique Experience" When Directing Beatles Concert Documentary

Besides the interviews, Howard and rock-doc veteran Nigel Sinclair (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan) have teased some never before seen concerts, recreated using original sound recordings, material from the Apple Corps archives and amateur footage. The filmmakers already have obtained some material from the final show in San Francisco, according to Newsday.

 

The documentary has no projected release date yet.

 

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Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco 4288117 News

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Crucially, the movie is being made in-corporation with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

Ron HowardRon Howard [L] will direct the Beatles documentary [Getty/Christopher Polk]

Howard - known for Apollo 14, The Da Vinci Code and Frost/Nixon - called it "an astounding story".

"Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated," he said

More: Check out our Ron Howard news

"What's so intriguing to me is not only the subject, but the context we can bring to it now. Not only can we do a study of these touring years, the narrative of an odyssey, we can look at the significance of the Beatles as individuals - as musical geniuses, as societal leaders and their effect on global culture. Dramatically it makes a lot of sense and cinematically, we have a chance to offer a unique experience."

Howard reprises his hugely successful partnership with producer Brian Grazer for the project. 

The BeatlesThe Beatles with Ed Sullivan in 1964 [Getty/Hulton Archive]

"The way the Beatles burst on to the scene in Britain was an overwhelming social, cultural and musical phenomenon, but was even then eclipsed by that extraordinary explosion on the American scene and then the world," said Grammy award-winning producer Nigel Sinclair.

The Beatles began touring Europe in late 1963 but would become global celebrities after their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the US in 1964. The group - comprising of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - embarked on their first world tour month later and by 1966 had played 166 shows in 90 different cities around the world.

More: Ron Howard races back to form with incredible 'Rush'

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Crucially, the movie is being made in-corporation with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

Ron HowardRon Howard [L] will direct the Beatles documentary [Getty/Christopher Polk]

Howard - known for Apollo 14, The Da Vinci Code and Frost/Nixon - called it "an astounding story".

"Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated," he said

More: Check out our Ron Howard news

"What's so intriguing to me is not only the subject, but the context we can bring to it now. Not only can we do a study of these touring years, the narrative of an odyssey, we can look at the significance of the Beatles as individuals - as musical geniuses, as societal leaders and their effect on global culture. Dramatically it makes a lot of sense and cinematically, we have a chance to offer a unique experience."

Howard reprises his hugely successful partnership with producer Brian Grazer for the project. 

The BeatlesThe Beatles with Ed Sullivan in 1964 [Getty/Hulton Archive]

"The way the Beatles burst on to the scene in Britain was an overwhelming social, cultural and musical phenomenon, but was even then eclipsed by that extraordinary explosion on the American scene and then the world," said Grammy award-winning producer Nigel Sinclair.

The Beatles began touring Europe in late 1963 but would become global celebrities after their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the US in 1964. The group - comprising of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - embarked on their first world tour month later and by 1966 had played 166 shows in 90 different cities around the world.

More: Ron Howard races back to form with incredible 'Rush'

16th July 2014 4245390
Nebraska Teens Make Headlines With Stealthy Paul McCartney, Warren Buffett Selfie 4285599 News

Internet fame may not exactly be hard to come by these days but it's hard to begrudge limelight to the snap-happy antics of a few rather cheeky Nebraskan teens who made the most of celebrities being in town.

Tom White, Luke Koester and Jacob Murray wasted no time in cementing the moment when they spotted Sir Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett chilling on a bench in Dundee. The musician and the Omaha-based billionaire, who dined together during their evening in Dundee, appear to notice the photo being taken but do not object to the cheery fans.

Murray shared the image on Twitter on Saturday night, writing "Best picture of the night with @WarrenBuffett and @Paul McCartney goes to Tom White!" Meanwhile Koester later uploaded a photograph of McCartney walking down the street. "Just saw Paul McCartney in Dundee! My night is awesome!!!!!" he wrote before lamenting "Too bad he couldn't sign my Abby Road vinyl :/"

There were plenty of photos of the pair, whose presence caused a stir in the Nebraska town, but none have proved to be so widely shared as White's stealthy, thumbs-up pose with the men resting their feet by sitting on the bench.

The teens will have been delighted to discover that the 72 year-old rocker picked up on the publicity surrounding the shot and decided to retweet it to give it an extra boost. "Just hanging out with friends," he casually captioned the retweet.

More: I don't wanna hold your hand! Mystery infection sees Paul McCartney hospitalised.

Murray's mother Deborah told The Daily Mail that Jacob and White photographed one another standing in front of the former Beatle and his dinner companion. "Paul was very kind and wonderful to the kids," she revealed.

More: Paul McCartney - just one of many celebs who loves a good proposal.

The town rolled out the red carpet for Buffett and McCartney, with one restaurant even preparing a special gluten-free pasta dish in anticipation of McCartney's specific dietary needs. "We had a special dish - gluten-free pasta for Paul ...Sir Paul," the owner of restaurant Avoli's Dario Schicke told the Omaha.com.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>The best photo taken of <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney" rel="nofollow" >@PaulMcCartney</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/WarrenBuffett" rel="nofollow" >@WarrenBuffett</a> By me !!!! In Dundee!!! <a href="http://t.co/bJC1zmqahE" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/bJC1zmqahE</a></p>&mdash; Jacob Murray (@jakeskata) <a href="https://twitter.com/jakeskata/statuses/488538125019660288" rel="nofollow" >July 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Internet fame may not exactly be hard to come by these days but it's hard to begrudge limelight to the snap-happy antics of a few rather cheeky Nebraskan teens who made the most of celebrities being in town.

Tom White, Luke Koester and Jacob Murray wasted no time in cementing the moment when they spotted Sir Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett chilling on a bench in Dundee. The musician and the Omaha-based billionaire, who dined together during their evening in Dundee, appear to notice the photo being taken but do not object to the cheery fans.

Murray shared the image on Twitter on Saturday night, writing "Best picture of the night with @WarrenBuffett and @Paul McCartney goes to Tom White!" Meanwhile Koester later uploaded a photograph of McCartney walking down the street. "Just saw Paul McCartney in Dundee! My night is awesome!!!!!" he wrote before lamenting "Too bad he couldn't sign my Abby Road vinyl :/"

There were plenty of photos of the pair, whose presence caused a stir in the Nebraska town, but none have proved to be so widely shared as White's stealthy, thumbs-up pose with the men resting their feet by sitting on the bench.

The teens will have been delighted to discover that the 72 year-old rocker picked up on the publicity surrounding the shot and decided to retweet it to give it an extra boost. "Just hanging out with friends," he casually captioned the retweet.

More: I don't wanna hold your hand! Mystery infection sees Paul McCartney hospitalised.

Murray's mother Deborah told The Daily Mail that Jacob and White photographed one another standing in front of the former Beatle and his dinner companion. "Paul was very kind and wonderful to the kids," she revealed.

More: Paul McCartney - just one of many celebs who loves a good proposal.

The town rolled out the red carpet for Buffett and McCartney, with one restaurant even preparing a special gluten-free pasta dish in anticipation of McCartney's specific dietary needs. "We had a special dish - gluten-free pasta for Paul ...Sir Paul," the owner of restaurant Avoli's Dario Schicke told the Omaha.com.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>The best photo taken of <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulMcCartney" rel="nofollow" >@PaulMcCartney</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/WarrenBuffett" rel="nofollow" >@WarrenBuffett</a> By me !!!! In Dundee!!! <a href="http://t.co/bJC1zmqahE" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/bJC1zmqahE</a></p>&mdash; Jacob Murray (@jakeskata) <a href="https://twitter.com/jakeskata/statuses/488538125019660288" rel="nofollow" >July 14, 2014</a></blockquote>
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15th July 2014 3911940
Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal 4279122 News

Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is cleary a sucker for a good love story

The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.

More: Macca Jams With Johnny Depp

A little more surprisingly, however, is the fact that someone wanted to stand right next to Justin Timberlake at one of his concerts before looking his girlfriend in the eye and asking her if she wanted to marry him, as we reported last year. 

Of course she said 'yes', but you can only assume that was after she spent seconds searching JT’s face for any sign that he might have wanted them to get married instead. And Justin isn’t the only romantic willing to give the concert limelight over to someone else when, in 2009, Beyoncé pulled away from her mic and let a fan do the talking.

Referring to her Single Ladies song, the proposer said that he had been paying close attention and not only did he like it but he wanted to put a ring on it. Again, we can only assume that wasn’t a subtle way of checking whether Beyoncé wanted his ring and that he had meant his girlfriend all along.

More: Paul McCartney Finally Recommences Tour In New York After Bout With Virus

It isn’t just singing sensations that have a touch of romance about them; TV star Zach Braff narrated a tear-jerking video in which a hopeful husband-to-be uses all his family and friends to encourage his potential bride to say yes. Of course, there’s always a way to go one better and one man managed to do just that with the help of the whole cast of How I Met Your Mother.

Convincing his girlfriend that she was going to be taking part as an extra on the show, what the cast had really organised was for their proposal to be written into an episode.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney arrives for his ill-fated tour in Japan

Consequently, the proposal behind Robin and Ted’s date in the season finale of series two? Completely and utterly real. While, this is all good news for the lucky ladies (or men) who are getting an extra special marriage question, for others, this list may come as an unwelcome intrusion into their own proposal ideas.

Of course, if you can’t get someone famous to help you out with the big ask, it’s probably no big deal. But if you really want a yes, you better at least give it a go.

Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert in New York by pulling them both up on stage and stopping the show for a wedding proposal.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is cleary a sucker for a good love story

The couple attracted the star’s attention with an ingenious banner that said: ‘he’ll only marry me if he meets you!'. Clearly, the one-time Beatles was movied, and he even helped the gentleman with a little backing as he sang the classic, 'When I’m Sixty-Four'. Unsurprisingly, there are some other softie celebs out there who also like nothing more than to be part of a good old fashioned love story.

More: Macca Jams With Johnny Depp

A little more surprisingly, however, is the fact that someone wanted to stand right next to Justin Timberlake at one of his concerts before looking his girlfriend in the eye and asking her if she wanted to marry him, as we reported last year. 

Of course she said 'yes', but you can only assume that was after she spent seconds searching JT’s face for any sign that he might have wanted them to get married instead. And Justin isn’t the only romantic willing to give the concert limelight over to someone else when, in 2009, Beyoncé pulled away from her mic and let a fan do the talking.

Referring to her Single Ladies song, the proposer said that he had been paying close attention and not only did he like it but he wanted to put a ring on it. Again, we can only assume that wasn’t a subtle way of checking whether Beyoncé wanted his ring and that he had meant his girlfriend all along.

More: Paul McCartney Finally Recommences Tour In New York After Bout With Virus

It isn’t just singing sensations that have a touch of romance about them; TV star Zach Braff narrated a tear-jerking video in which a hopeful husband-to-be uses all his family and friends to encourage his potential bride to say yes. Of course, there’s always a way to go one better and one man managed to do just that with the help of the whole cast of How I Met Your Mother.

Convincing his girlfriend that she was going to be taking part as an extra on the show, what the cast had really organised was for their proposal to be written into an episode.

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney arrives for his ill-fated tour in Japan

Consequently, the proposal behind Robin and Ted’s date in the season finale of series two? Completely and utterly real. While, this is all good news for the lucky ladies (or men) who are getting an extra special marriage question, for others, this list may come as an unwelcome intrusion into their own proposal ideas.

Of course, if you can’t get someone famous to help you out with the big ask, it’s probably no big deal. But if you really want a yes, you better at least give it a go.

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Paul McCartney Finally Recommences Tour In New York After Bout With Virus 4274883 News

Paul McCartney returned to the stage for the first time since he contracted a virus almost two months ago.

The 72 year-old rocker was forced to postpone several US and Asia 'Out There Tour' shows after dealing with the illness, which caused severe diarrhoea and vomiting.

Paul McCartney
McCartney returned to stage on Saturday night in Albany, New York

McCartney seems to be fully recovered as he recommenced his tour by playing an arena in Albany, New York, on Saturday night (July 5th).

"Good evening, Albany," he said to the sold-out crowd, via Today. "I've a feeling we're going to have a little bit of fun tonight."

McCartney spent several days in a hospital in Tokyo to receive treatment for the viral infection, this forced him to cancel shows at Tokyo's National Stadium that were planned for May 18th & May 19th, Tokyo's Nippon Budokan hall on May 21st and Yanmar Nagai stadium in Osaka on May 24th.

More: Richard Lester Gives Acting Verdict On The Beatles

"I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down," he said at the time.

As the former Beatle left Japan, he was under strict instructions by doctors to keep resting, and therefore cancelled all of his June concerts on the US leg of his tour.

"I'm sorry, but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," he said in a statement on his website. "I'm feeling great, but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon."

More: Scots Furious Over Paul Mccartney's Mull Of Kintyre Tree Felling

These shows will now be rescheduled for October of this year.

"Listen, guys," he said at the end of the nearly three-hour long Albany concert. "You couldn't have given us a better welcome back."

Paul McCartney returned to the stage for the first time since he contracted a virus almost two months ago.

The 72 year-old rocker was forced to postpone several US and Asia 'Out There Tour' shows after dealing with the illness, which caused severe diarrhoea and vomiting.

Paul McCartney
McCartney returned to stage on Saturday night in Albany, New York

McCartney seems to be fully recovered as he recommenced his tour by playing an arena in Albany, New York, on Saturday night (July 5th).

"Good evening, Albany," he said to the sold-out crowd, via Today. "I've a feeling we're going to have a little bit of fun tonight."

McCartney spent several days in a hospital in Tokyo to receive treatment for the viral infection, this forced him to cancel shows at Tokyo's National Stadium that were planned for May 18th & May 19th, Tokyo's Nippon Budokan hall on May 21st and Yanmar Nagai stadium in Osaka on May 24th.

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"I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down," he said at the time.

As the former Beatle left Japan, he was under strict instructions by doctors to keep resting, and therefore cancelled all of his June concerts on the US leg of his tour.

"I'm sorry, but it's going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again," he said in a statement on his website. "I'm feeling great, but taking my docs' advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon."

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These shows will now be rescheduled for October of this year.

"Listen, guys," he said at the end of the nearly three-hour long Albany concert. "You couldn't have given us a better welcome back."

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It's Great To Be Back!” Paul McCartney Returns To The Stage in New York After Illness 4273979 News

Sir Paul McCartney has resumed his world tour in New York, just two months after being struck down with a virus which forced him to postpone a number of shows.

Paul mccartneyPaul McCartney is back on the road again after illness

The Beatles legend took to the stage at The Times Union Centre in Albany, New York on Saturday night, telling the 17,500 fans, “It’s great to be back!” He then opened his set with a rendition of ‘Eight Days a Week’, before going into 'My Valentine', which he dedicated to his wife Nancy Shevell.

McCartney played for nearly three hours, unloading a hit filled set of 38 songs including classics from his former bands The Beatles and Wings. Fans in attendance said the 72 year old showed no signs of fatigue during the mammoth set which also included two encores.

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It was the first time McCartney had appeared on stage since his May 1st concert in Costa Rica. Two weeks later he was forced to call off the Japan leg of his tour and a concert in South Korea when he was hospitalised after contracting a virus.

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But for two concert goers, McCartney’s Albany show was an extra special occasion. During his second encore, he brought a couple onstage after he saw the woman had a sign saying her boyfriend wouldn't marry her until he met McCartney. The man then led the audience in a verse of ‘When I'm 64’ before going to his knees and successfully proposing. McCartney then joked that he had “booked us for the wedding.”

Paul mccartneyMcCartney is celebrating 50 years since Beatlemania hit the US

McCartney now has a further 19 concerts to play stateside on his Out There tour. This includes a special show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, where the Beatles made their final concert appearance in 1966.

Sir Paul McCartney has resumed his world tour in New York, just two months after being struck down with a virus which forced him to postpone a number of shows.

Paul mccartneyPaul McCartney is back on the road again after illness

The Beatles legend took to the stage at The Times Union Centre in Albany, New York on Saturday night, telling the 17,500 fans, “It’s great to be back!” He then opened his set with a rendition of ‘Eight Days a Week’, before going into 'My Valentine', which he dedicated to his wife Nancy Shevell.

McCartney played for nearly three hours, unloading a hit filled set of 38 songs including classics from his former bands The Beatles and Wings. Fans in attendance said the 72 year old showed no signs of fatigue during the mammoth set which also included two encores.

More: Scots Furious Over Paul Mccartney's Mull Of Kintyre Tree Felling

It was the first time McCartney had appeared on stage since his May 1st concert in Costa Rica. Two weeks later he was forced to call off the Japan leg of his tour and a concert in South Korea when he was hospitalised after contracting a virus.

More: Paul McCartney Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates With Bizarre YouTube Vid

But for two concert goers, McCartney’s Albany show was an extra special occasion. During his second encore, he brought a couple onstage after he saw the woman had a sign saying her boyfriend wouldn't marry her until he met McCartney. The man then led the audience in a verse of ‘When I'm 64’ before going to his knees and successfully proposing. McCartney then joked that he had “booked us for the wedding.”

Paul mccartneyMcCartney is celebrating 50 years since Beatlemania hit the US

McCartney now has a further 19 concerts to play stateside on his Out There tour. This includes a special show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, where the Beatles made their final concert appearance in 1966.

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Paul McCartney, Post Viral Infection, Proves He's Fighting Fit In New York 4273723 News

Paul McCartney is back and evidently feeling much better after his health scare in May which landed him in a Tokyo hospital for six days. The 72-year-old former Beatle was forced to cancel a number of concerts in Japan and Korea after he came down with a viral infection on 16th May.

Paul McCartney
McCartney arriving in Tokyo in May.

McCartney performed at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York on Saturday (5th July) and appeared to be back on top form, as USA Today reports. He is continuing his Out There tour, the Asia leg of which had to be cancelled due to his illness. Although McCartney initially cancelled only one night in Tokyo (17th May), it soon became apparent he would not be well enough to continue on to the other venues in Japan. He was due to perform in Seoul, Korea on 28th May but was also forced to cancel. 

McCartney sang a whole host of songs from his days in the Beatles including 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Eight Days A Week'. The three hour set also included many of his solo efforts such as his tribute to John Lennon 'Here Today'. 

Paul McCartney Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney dedicated a song to his wife Nancy Shevell.

McCartney was also well enough to consider romance and wooed his wife, Nancy Shevell, from the stage with a rendition of 'My Valentine' which he dedicated to her, as the BBC reports. 

The British music icon is set to continue touring the US and will be visiting and performing in 18 other cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. The tour dates run throughout July and August when he will take a two month break. McCartney's Out There tour is set to end in the US on 30th October.

Read More: Richard Lester Gives Acting Verdict On The Beatles.
Read More: Scots Furious Over Paul McCartney's Mull Of Kintyre Tree Felling.

Paul McCartney
McCartney was back on top form in Albany on Saturday.

Paul McCartney is back and evidently feeling much better after his health scare in May which landed him in a Tokyo hospital for six days. The 72-year-old former Beatle was forced to cancel a number of concerts in Japan and Korea after he came down with a viral infection on 16th May.

Paul McCartney
McCartney arriving in Tokyo in May.

McCartney performed at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York on Saturday (5th July) and appeared to be back on top form, as USA Today reports. He is continuing his Out There tour, the Asia leg of which had to be cancelled due to his illness. Although McCartney initially cancelled only one night in Tokyo (17th May), it soon became apparent he would not be well enough to continue on to the other venues in Japan. He was due to perform in Seoul, Korea on 28th May but was also forced to cancel. 

McCartney sang a whole host of songs from his days in the Beatles including 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Eight Days A Week'. The three hour set also included many of his solo efforts such as his tribute to John Lennon 'Here Today'. 

Paul McCartney Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney dedicated a song to his wife Nancy Shevell.

McCartney was also well enough to consider romance and wooed his wife, Nancy Shevell, from the stage with a rendition of 'My Valentine' which he dedicated to her, as the BBC reports. 

The British music icon is set to continue touring the US and will be visiting and performing in 18 other cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. The tour dates run throughout July and August when he will take a two month break. McCartney's Out There tour is set to end in the US on 30th October.

Read More: Richard Lester Gives Acting Verdict On The Beatles.
Read More: Scots Furious Over Paul McCartney's Mull Of Kintyre Tree Felling.

Paul McCartney
McCartney was back on top form in Albany on Saturday.

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