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Beyoncé in controversial photoshoot Thursday February 24, 2011 USA

Beyoncé has caused controversy by darkening her face for a recent photoshoot.

The singer, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, wore African-inspired clothing and blackened her face with make-up for the L'Officiel 90th anniversary issue in order to pay tribute to African musician Fela Kuti.

Ozzy named Record Store Day ambassador Thursday February 24, 2011 USA

Ozzy Osbourne has been named the ambassador of this year's Record Store Day.
Record Store Day is a yearly event that takes place on April 16 and celebrates independently-owned record stores.

Osbourne said in a promotional video for the event: "I now have the power to command you to attend Record Store Day, April 16. Be there!"

Kanye, Rihanna video 'an epilepsy risk' Thursday February 24, 2011 USA

A charity has warned that Kanye West's new music video 'All of the Lights', is an epilepsy risk.

Epilepsy Action used technology from Cambridge Research Systems to analyse the frequency of flashes in the video. They found that the flashes exceeded the limit that is considered safe, reports Metro.

The video, which features Rihanna, has gained just under 5 million views on video sharing site YouTube since its release last week.

U2 to headline Friday at Glastonbury Thursday February 24, 2011 UK

U2 have announced that they will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The Edge used a video message at last night's NME Awards to confirm that the band will play the Pyramid Stage on June 24.

"I have to say there is something really special and iconic about [the Pyramid] stage," the group's guitarist said.

"We're so excited to get to play in front of the world's greatest festival audience, so we'll see you there!"

He added that he thinks Glastonbury is "more of a way of life" than a festival.

Warner Bros to remake 'The Bodyguard' Thursday February 24, 2011 USA

Warner Bros has confirmed plans to remake its early '90s romantic thriller The Bodyguard.

The studio has hired writers Jeremiah Friedman and Nick Palmer to pen a new script based on the Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner box office hit, says Deadline.

The remake will reportedly centre on a bodyguard whose first job after leaving Iraq is to look after a rising female music star. With Twitter, Google Maps and rolling celebrity news coverage, he finds that the threats against his client have been amplified.

Franco, Hathaway for 'Grease' Oscar performance Thursday February 24, 2011 USA

Academy Award co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway may pay tribute to Grease at this weekend's ceremony.

127 Hours star Franco posted a 19-second video on his Twitter account yesterday showing footage of rehearsals for Sunday's live event.

The video shows glimpses of Franco and Hathaway appearing to recreate John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's fairground number from the 1978 musical.

Franco previously released audio of his rendition of Cher's Burlesque track 'You Haven't Seen The Last of Me' via his Twitter account, noting that it had been "pulled" from the Oscars show.

Larry King announces one-man show tour

Larry King has announced plans to star in a one-man show called Larry King: Standing Up.

The veteran broadcaster will kick off his multi-city show in April, with a press release promising a "hilarious and insightful" look at his life.

Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask King questions during a Q&A session at each venue.

The tour begins on April 14 in Torrington, CT. It will then travel to Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Nevada.

Rihanna, Brown 'restraining order eased'

A judge has approved a request by Rihanna's lawyer David Etra for the singer's restraining order against Chris Brown to be relaxed.

Etra stated earlier this month that the terms of the protection would be lowered to a "level one", which was put into effect in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday.

The new rules allow Brown to contact Rihanna provided that he does not "annoy, molest or harass her", reports E Online.

Digital Spy

Agron split from Pettyfer over photo shoot? Tuesday February 22, 2011 USA

Dianna Agron allegedly split from her boyfriend Alex Pettyfer due to a suggestive photo shoot that occurred before the two started dating.

Agron and Pettyfer co-star in I Am Number Four, a movie about an alien refugee on Earth that is being hunted by other aliens. The two stars began dating last summer while shooting the film together. However, Agron and Pettyfer reportedly broke up this past week just in time for the film's opening.

According to TMZ, Agron left Pettyfer over a photo shoot that took place early last year, months before the pair started dating.

Canadian radio 'bans Underwood tracks' Tuesday February 22, 2011 USA

A Canadian radio station has reportedly banned Carrie Underwood tracks after her hockey player husband Mike Fisher was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators.

According to the Vancouver Sun, the unnamed station referred to Fisher's move as "a betrayal to our community" and refused to play Underwood's songs even though they do not normally air country music.

"I heard about it right away and Carrie heard about it and she was extremely disappointed and frustrated - I think they meant it as a joke that really wasn't funny," Fisher said.

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