SCARLETT JOHANSSON TOLD TO CHANGE HER BAND NAME: The members of an L.A.-based band called The Singles is requesting that Scarlett Johansson change the name of her new all--girl pop group. Vince Frederick and Nicky Veltman have lawyered up and fired off a cease-and-desist letter ordering the actress and her bandmates to stop using the name. Frederick said in a statement, "I woke up one morning and learned from the news that our band name was literally just taken by someone else as their own. It's hard to believe that any musician would do something like that to another band. The Singles has been my life for the past 16 years. We have worked so incredibly hard to make it a success. I don't understand it. Our band, The Singles, has an account on nearly all social media sites and our music is available in record shops, on iTunes, SoundCloud, and other websites. Just a simple search on Google would have revealed that 'The Singles' was already a band name being used by another pop/rock band -- our band." Scarlett's group released their first single, "Candy," last week.
PRINCE WILLIAM CAN LEGALLY BECOME A HELICOPTER PILOT: Prince William has officially passed his helicopter pilot exams and is one step closer to becoming an air ambulance pilot. He has taken 14 written tests and a flight exam. The royal is expected to begin training for a job with East Anglian Air Ambulance in early summer.
TRACY MORGAN IS EAGER TO GET BACK TO WORK: Sources are telling Us Weekly that Tracy Morgan is improving day by day after his car crash eight months ago. The comedian has been doing physical therapy at a rehab facility where he is trying to get in shape to get back to work. An insider revealed to the magazine, "If Tracy could be out, acting and doing what he loves, he would be -- 100 percent. But sadly, he just can't yet." The source also said that Tracy gets emotional when friends like Tina Fey mention him the way she and Alec Baldwin did at the SNL 40th Anniversary special.
SHAILENE WOODLEY DOESN'T MIND NUDITY: Shailene Woodley reveals in the new issue of Glamour UK that nudity is no big deal for her. She tells the magazine, "I'm totally comfortable with nudity. I'm not sure it empowers me as an actress or anything, but if I'm going to do a movie with sex scenes, then I'm going to be naked, because I don't know about you, but I don't have sex with bras and panties on." The 23-year-old goes on to discuss how the U.S. and Europe differ on their views on sex and nudity saying, "Part of the reason I love Europe is that sexuality is no big deal there. You go to a topless beach and the dudes aren't checking out your tits, because they're just boobs. In America sex is something that's not talked about -- yet it's in our faces more than anything else. In school, rather than teach you about sex, they tell you about abstinence, which doesn't work."
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH PENS CONDOLENCE LETTER TO FAMILY OF YOUNG 'SHERLOCK' FAN: Benedict Cumberbatch wrote a condolence letter to the family of 14-year-old female Sherlock fan named Eve who died earlier this month after suffering breathing problems. The letter was read at her memorial service. Benedict wrote, "I send my deepest sympathies to Eve's family. To lose someone so young who fought for her health all her life must be beyond endurance. I hope they can take solace from the fact that she was clearly much loved and her support of our show is hugely appreciated and shall be remembered. I wish I could be there but sadly am filming the show she loved. God rest her soul. With all my love and sympathies, Benedict xxx." Eve's father told Daily Mail, "Eve would find this funny as she was a big TV and film fan. She would be giggling her head off at the thought she was in the newspaper. But she would be so happy about the letter from Benedict -- she was a huge fan."