Matt Damon’s ‘family emergency’
Matt Damon pulled out of BAFTA LA event following reports that his father was taken gravely ill. Damon was scheduled to receive the Stanley Kubrik Britannia Award for Excellence at the BAFTA LA event. He later confirmed that he had cancelled his honour appearance due to a ‘family emergency’ in a short video clip in which he apologised for his late withdrawal. “I was really looking to tonight, but I have to go back to Boston for a family emergency. I am really sorry not to be there tonight. Thank you for this wonderful honour. I hope you have a lovely evening. See you soon,” he said in the video.
Scarlett Johansson sheds tears
Scarlett Johansson shed tears as she learned the tragic fate of her ancestors in World War II. In an interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for an episode of PBS Finding Your Roots, she talks about discovering that her great-great uncle died in the Warsaw ghetto in Poland during the Nazi invasion. While her Jewish great-grandfather worked as a grocer in New York City, his brother and the family died in a prison-like setting. The series uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history of well-known Americans.
Simon Cowell’s emergency brain scan
Simon Cowell had to undergo an emergency brain scan after he was found unconscious at the bottom of his staircase by his security team. Cowell had fainted and fallen down the stairs when he went to fetch some hot milk in the early morning. His bodyguards were alerted by the noise and rushed in to find that he had collapsed. Paramedics arrived soon after and took him to hospital using a special spinal board to keep his neck and spine in place. At the hospital he was given a brain scan; fortunately, everything was okay and he was discharged soon after. However, he now has to wear a blood pressure monitor to keep track of his heart.
Selena Gomez talks about her life saving surgery
Selena Gomez has revealed that she could have died if it wasn’t for the kidney operation she had recently. The singer, who has battled with autoimmune condition lupus, said it got to the point where it was a matter of life or death. It was her best friend who came to her rescue. Selena revealed that her friend Francia Raisa donated one of her kidneys to her. The secret transplant operation took place in mid September.
Prince Harry’s ‘ideal girl’
Prince Harry is said to have set his sights on his girlfriend Meghan Markle long before they were introduced by a mutual friend. Harry is believed to have first seen the actress in the legal drama ‘Suits’ two years before actually meeting her. According to sources, he is believed to have asked their mutual friend Markus Anderson to arrange a meeting when Meghan was in London in July 2016 to watch Serena Williams play at Wimbledon.