Harrison Ford rescues woman from car crash


LOS ANGELES: Harrison Ford came to the rescue of a woman who drove her car off the road in California on Sunday.

The 'Star Wars' actor was driving behind the woman on California State Route 126 when she lost control of her car and drove off the freeway and Harrison and a number of other drivers immediately stopped to help her.

TMZ reports that the 75-year-old actor and the other drivers helped to get the woman, who was trapped in her car, out of the vehicle. She suffered minor injuries and was examined by paramedics.

Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Harrison's iconic character Han Solo will still have a major part in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', despite being shockingly murdered by his own son Ben Solo/Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in the 2015 movie 'The Force Awakens'.–CM

Director Rian Johnson said: ''A figurative ghost of Han had to be present throughout this entire film.

''Kylo has definitely been knocked off base. The defeat that he had at the end of 'The Force Awakens', but even bigger than that, his huge defining act which, spoiler alert, is the murder of his father... that's the more interesting thing to dive into.

''How has he dealt with that in his head? Where is he at in terms of that act and what does that mean for him?''

The filmmaker also confirmed that Han Solo's long-time companion Chewbacca has a new mission.

He said: ''Chewie's doing all right. It's tough. It was obviously a big loss for him, but, you know, he's Chewie. He's resilient.

''He's got broad Wookiee shoulders, and he also has a new mission. He's got Rey, and she's someone that Han, to a certain extent, handed the keys to. So I think that helps.''

Daisy Ridley - who plays the parentless hero Rey - also said her character cannot understand Kylo's actions.

She said: ''She just doesn't understand Kylo. When all she wanted was parents, why would a person who has parents do that?

''It's so beyond comprehension, it's ridiculous. So she has grief for the loss and then there's anger. To be honest, she couldn't understand doing something like that - let alone to your parents.''



Nicole praised by boyfriend Grigor Dimitro


LOS ANGELES: Nicole Scherzinger's boyfriend publicly thanked her after he won a professional tennis tournament.

Grigor Dimitrov, 26, was full of praise for the Pussycat Dolls singer after he clinched the 2017 ATP Singles in London on Sunday with a final win over David Goffin, and he admitted his significant other ''deserves quite a bit of credit'' for the victory.

He said: ''I want to thank one person here, my girlfriend Nicole. ''She's somewhere hiding. She deserves quite a bit of credit this week, she's been amazing.''

Nicole, 39, was unable to attend the match at London's O2 Arena because she was filming 'The X Factor', on which she is a judge. The couple are said to have been dating since around July 2015 after the hunk split from fellow tennis star Maria Sharapova.–YAHOO

Nicole also broke up with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton in the same year.

The 'Don't Hold Your Breath' hitmaker recently admitted making her career a priority in life has left her feeling ''lonely'' at times, but she is thankful to her pals for being a ''great support system''.

She said: ''Anybody who is successful in what they do is making sacrifices. It's juggling and finding the balance. I've absolutely missed out on things in life. It is hard, I'm not going to lie. It can be lonely. I'm always on the road, I'm always by myself. I think anybody in this industry feels lonely.

I would say it generally gets harder to find the balance the older you get. Timing is everything. When things are aligned then it will be easier. There's always a sacrifice to be made but it's either worth it or not.

''For me, I'm very spiritual. What guides me the most is my purpose. Everything in its own time and to start on track with my purpose.

''I've got a great support system around me, a select group of friends. I don't have quantity, that's for sure, I have quality. I've always been more introverted. Gratitude is key.''



Rita Ora desperate for validation


LONDON: Rita Ora was 'desperate for validation' with her new music. The 'Anywhere' hitmaker has confessed she wanted more validation with her new album and says the style of her songs documents that most clearly.

She said: ''I think with this album, what makes a Rita Ora song is that it's got that desperation for validation - do you know what I mean? You can feel it in songs like 'Anywhere' and 'Lonely Together', which I think represent my album so well. It's all kind of guitar-based and I think people didn't expect that. Anywhere almost sounds like a country record before you get this, like, EDM drop.'' Rita recently moved to Atlantic's record label after going her separate ways from JAY-Z's Roc Nation label. Speaking to Noisey.com, she added: ''You know, I couldn't be putting music out, and I had these offers coming over to me, so why wouldn't I take them? What else would I have done? I was like, 'I'm just gonna be in your faces all the time until you realise what the hell you've done.' I worked!''–FF

Meanwhile, Rita previously revealed her new album has been inspired by her ex-boyfriends.

She said: ''The album is inspired by a few. There are little spurts of inspiration from conversations I've had with exes or boyfriends at the time. It's like a new chapter because, to be honest, everything with my music was way more impactful for me than any relationship. There was that pure frustration and passion that's really the core of this record.''

Rita has given her pal Ed Sheeran, who wrote one of the tunes on the record, 'You Song', a sneak preview of the LP and he is a big fan of it.

She added: ''I have a huge girl anthem with some incredible females on there. I haven't told anybody what yet but this rap feature is so exciting for me because I love this person. This song that I'm really excited about, Ed Sheeran loves as well. I've played loads to Ed. I really trust his opinion.''



Spice Girls reunion won't happen: Victoria


LONDON: Victoria Beckham won't be squeezing herself into a PVC catsuit for a Spice Girls reunion ''any time soon''.

The artist formerly known as Posh Spice and Mel C refused to take part in a reunion with the other three members, Geri Horner, Mel B and Emma Bunton, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut single 'Wannabe' and first album 'Spice', scuppering plans for new music and a massive concert in Hyde Park in London.

In the last few years Victoria, 43, has established herself as one of the leading lights of the fashion world with her eponymous label and she is content to leave her girl group days in the past. Speaking about the possibility of a Spice Girls reunion in an interview on 'This Morning', she said: ''It's not happening. At some point you have to know that was great ... Girl power is still out there, and I still believe in it.–YAHOO

But I won't be slipping into a PVC catsuit any time soon.''

When interviewer Alison Hammond cheekily responded, ''Just in the bedroom!'' Victoria - who is married to David Beckham - replied: ''You said that and not me!''

Victoria gave a joint interview with Eva Longoria to the UK TV show to talk about the Global Gift Gala charity event that the former 'Desperate Housewives' actress hosted in London at the weekend.

The fashion designer always helps her friend with the Gala and she insists she and David, 42, try and instill philanthropic ideals in their four kids, Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 12, and six-year-old Harper.

Victoria said: ''Harper knows that Mummy and Daddy, and Auntie Eva do things to help other people, and she wants to do that as well. She understands, even at six, that she is very blessed. She's very lucky to have what she has.''

Talking about the working mum guilt she feels on occasions, she added: ''I think as a parent you're constantly questioning, 'Am I doing the right thing?' You know, we're tough on ourselves, especially when you're a working mum, you're very tough on yourself. So when you see that your kids are turning out to be really good, kind, happy human beings, you know, what more could you ask for really?''

Eva added: ''She's the sweetest, most loyal person you could have in your life.''

The 8th annual Global Gift Gala London saw a whole host of stars from the world of music, fashion and television join together to raise funds and make a difference to the lives of children and women around the world.

The event took place on Saturday at the Corinthia Hotel and was compered by British TV star Konnie Huq and guests included Dame Joan Collins, Ore Oduba and Ronan Keating among others.

This year, organisations set to benefit from the gala include The Global Gift Foundation, The Eva Longoria Foundation - which focuses on women's education and entrepreneurship - and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, which helps fund the hospital's most urgent needs and supports seriously ill children treated at the hospital.

Victoria helped raise £20,000 by taking off her 'Victoria Beckham Dorothy Pump' shoes and earrings that she was wearing and putting them up for auction, along with her matching clutch bag.