Rock of Ages

Alice Cooper joins ‘Rock of Ages’ in London

Alice Cooper thrilled an audience in London on August 14th by joining the cast of West End musical Rock of Ages for a one-night performance.

The rocker took to the stage at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre to perform his hit track School’s Out to mark the 40th anniversary of the single hitting the number one spot in the U.K. chart in 1972.

A post on Cooper’s website reads, “Alice paid a visit to the cast of Rock Of Ages UK on Tuesday, August 14th, where he delivered a relentless version of the classic School’s Out.”

Footage of the night shows Cooper singing the track with members of the cast performing a dance routine behind him.

Cooper had teased fans with hints about his appearance in Rock of Ages, which was adapted into a hit movie starring Tom Cruise.

In a series of posts on Twitter he wrote, “Hearing that Rock Of Ages UK in London is good. But worthy of me crashing their little show? I’ll be the judge of that!”

He also sent a link to a video of a guillotine sequence from his live show to castmember Shayne Ward, alongside the message, “You’re next! I know where you live.”

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to Divorce

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after almost six years of marriage.

Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fields said Holmes had filed divorce papers on Thursday. His representative Amanda Lundberg said: “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy to work this out.”

Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe told People magazine: “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family. Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

Cruise, 49, and Holmes, 33, were married in November 2006 after a year and a half together. He raised eyebrows by jumping on to a couch to declare his love for her on the Oprah Winfrey show, saying: “I can’t be cool. I can’t be laid-back. Something happened and I want to celebrate it.” Holmes revealed she had had a crush on the Top Gun actor as a girl.

He proposed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris in June 2005, and they were married at a 15th-century Italian castle in a ceremony conducted by a Church of Scientology minister in front of A-list guests.

Cruise had recently attended the premiere for Rock of Ages alone, and was also without Holmes when he picked up a Friars Club entertainment icon award this month. At the time, he said she was abroad and the family would reunite in time for Father’s Day.

Russell Brand Gets Upset During Interview

Funnyman Russell Brand flew into a rage after he was questioned about his split from Katy Perry.

The British comedian was promoting his new movie musical Rock Of Ages on The Graham Norton Show when the Irish host asked him about his failed marriage.

Brand looked into the audience at his mom Barbara in the front row, then turned to Norton and accused him of making her tear up.

He ranted, “My mom is here. She got upset when you dragged up my marriage. I saw her cry, Graham. That’s the reality because it’s real people, Graham, that’s my real mom. I have come here to promote a film and you made my mom cry. I don’t see you as that sort of person Graham.”

Norton insisted, “I don’t see myself as that kind of person,” and explained that it would have seemed “weird” not to ask about Perry as she had been a guest on the show last week.

Brand retaliated, “Will people sit and think, ‘Oh, that’s odd.’ What I would have done, mate, in your position is come up to me before the show and gone, ‘Listen, it’s a bit odd that your ex-missus was on last week. I might mention it, is that OK?’ But in all of the chatting and the research backstage, no one mentioned it.”

When Brand finally chatted about his failed union, he said, “Some human beings get married and hopefully it works out for them and maybe it won’t. If people get divorced, maybe that is a sad thing.”

The heated exchange was edited from the episode when it aired on Friday.