Las Vegas Man Arrested For Murdering Wife In City’s First 2014 Homicide

A Las Vegas man has been arrested in the city’s first homicide of the new year. Police said 40-year-old Richard Magdayo Dahan walked into the lobby of Northwest Area Command Friday around 2:49 pm, signed in, and waited about 20 minutes before being called to the counter. Dahan told a station employee that he had […]

‘Breaking Bad’ Final Episodes Hit Netflix Next Month

Breaking Bad fans who want to binge-watch the entire series from beginning to end should clear their schedules next month. The second half of the fifth season will be available to US Netflix subscribers on February 24. Currently, the series ends with the midseason finale, “Gliding Over All,” which aired on AMC on September 2, […]

Beats Music Prepares To Launch Streaming Service This Month

Beats Music is scheduled to launch in the US this month. Developed by Interscope/Geffen Records chairman Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor, and Ian Rogers, the new service will make over 20 million songs available for streaming starting January 21. In a statement issued Saturday, the company revealed that a Beats Music subscription will cost […]

Sam Neill Says ‘Jurassic World’ Doesn’t Need Him

Sam Neill, who starred as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, said it is unlikely he will return for the fourth installment in the franchise. In an interview with Examiner, Neill said that while he would be up for a cameo, he didn’t think the film needed him. “Look, you never […]

Scarlett Johansson ‘Didn’t Expect’ A Golden Globe Nomination For ‘Her’

Scarlett Johansson isn’t upset about being disqualified for a Golden Globe nomination for her voiceover work in Spike Jonze’s Her. Johansson provides the voice of Samantha, an advanced operating system designed to adapt and evolve like a human being. Because she doesn’t actually appear in the film, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ruled her performance […]

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler ‘Won’t Be Too Mean’ At Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are promising to be on their best behavior at the Golden Globes Sunday night. The Saturday Night Live alumnae are returning for their second year as hosts after a well-received stint at last year’s ceremony. Poehler said she and Fey weren’t going to be too mean with their jokes. “That’s […]

New ‘Friday The 13th’ Movie May Not Feature Jason Voorhees

The upcoming Friday the 13th movie may not feature Jason Voorhees, the film’s producer said. At the TCA press tour, Brad Fuller said he wasn’t sure what version of Jason — if any — the next installment would have. “I don’t know because I don’t know if we’re going to have Jason,” Fuller told Crave […]

Ariel Sharon, Former Israeli Prime Minister, Dead At 85

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday, eight years after a stroke that left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. Sharon’s son announced his father’s death Saturday afternoon. “He has gone,” Gilad Sharon said. “He went when he decided to go.” Doctors said last week that it would […]

David Morrissey To Star In BBC One Miniseries ‘The Driver’

David Morrissey has landed his first post-Walking Dead role. Morrissey, whose character The Governor was killed in the midseason finale of AMC’s zombie drama, will star in the BBC One miniseries The Driver. The three-part drama is written by Danny Brocklehurst (Clocking Off, Exile) and co-created by Brocklehurst and Jim Poyser. The miniseries tells the […]

Facebook Sued For Fake ‘Like’

A Colorado man is suing Facebook for an alleged false “like.” Anthony DiTorro claims that in November 2013, the social media network misrepresented that he liked USA Today in a sponsored ad shown to at least one of his friends. “Although plaintiff has nothing negative to say about USA Today newspapers, plaintiff is not an […]

Ke$ha’s Mother Checks Into Rehab With Daughter

Ke$ha’s mother Pebe Sebert is checking into the same Chicago-are rehab center as her daughter. The “Die Young” singer checked herself into rehab last week, and said that she will spend the next 30 days learning to love herself again. She also said that she is a “crusader for being yourself and loving yourself,” but […]

‘Better Call Saul’ Gets A Premiere Date, Will Change TV Drama, Says AMC VP

The Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul has been given a premiere date. AMC has announced that the series will premiere in November, although the network has yet to set an exact date. AMC also announced that Mad Men will return for the first half of its seventh season on Sunday, April 13. The second […]

Jonah Hill Hates His ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Character

Jonah Hill is opening up about his dislike for his character, Donnie Azoff, in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Although he had to attend his first audition in six years to convince Scorsese that he was right for the role, with star Leonardo DiCaprio’s support, Hill told Yahoo Movies that he struggled to […]

Tupac Auditioned To Be A Jedi In ‘Star Wars’

Tupac Shakur reportedly auditioned for a role as a Jedi in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The late rapper is said to have read for the part of Jedi Master Mace Windu, but lost the role to Samuel L. Jackson. Death Row Records engineer Rick Clifford said that he and Tupac often […]

‘The Simpsons’ Pay Tribute To Legendary Animator Hayao Miyazaki [Video]

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki are sure to be delighted with The Simpsons‘ whimsical tribute to the legendary animator. The long-running animated comedy, which was renewed for a historic 26th season last October, features Homer encountering characters from Miyazaki’s films, including the scarecrow Turnip-Head (Moe) and the castle (the Kwik-E-Mart) from Howl’s Moving Castle, the Catbus […]

Lee Daniels In Talks To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

The Butler director Lee Daniels is in talks to helm the long-in-development Richard Pryor biopic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daniels is in negotiations to reunite with the Weinstein Company for the project, which the studio will fully finance. The Weinstein Company produced and distributed Daniels’ surprise hit about White House butler Cecil Gaines, which […]

‘Girls’ Renewed For Fourth Season

HBO has renewed Girls for a fourth season. During its TCA winter press tour panel, the network announced that the Lena Dunham comedy-drama will resume filming this spring and premiere in 2015. The third season premieres Sunday, January 12. Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky are all set to return […]

John Oliver Still Thinking Of A Format For Upcoming HBO Show

John Oliver is still trying to figure out a format for his upcoming HBO series. Network president Michael Lombardo announced last November that HBO offered the British comedian his own weekly talk show after watching him take over hosting duties for The Daily Show. Oliver hosted for eight weeks over the summer while Jon Stewart […]

‘Justified’ Likely To End After Sixth Season

FX’s Emmy-nominated series Justified may be ending after its sixth season, according to network president Nick Grad. “We like having shows that rate really well, and there’s an instinct that you want it to go on forever. But it doesn’t,” Grad said at a screening for the series’ fifth season earlier this week. While there […]

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Jesse Plemons Eyed For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Plemons is reportedly being eyed for the lead role in Star Wars: Episode VII. According to The Wrap, Plemons, who also starred in Friday Night Lights, is scheduled to meet with director JJ Abrams next week to discuss the sequel. The 25-year-old has already taped an audition that was well-received, and is […]

‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff In ‘Incubation’

The Walking Dead spinoff is in development at AMC, but programming head Joel Stillerman said there is no clear plot for the follow-up series yet. In a joint interview with network chief Charlie Collier for Vulture, Stillerman said that The Walking Dead spinoff is not as far along as the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call […]

Poet And Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies At 79

Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka died Thursday in Newark. He was 79. Baraka’s son and Newark Municipal Council member Ras Baraka confirmed that the former Poet Laureate of New Jersey died at Beth Israel Medical Center. Baraka did not specify a cause of death, but said that his father had been hospitalized since December 21. […]

‘Breaking Bad’ Earns Two Directors Guild Of America Award Nominations

Breaking Bad has earned two Director’s Guild of America award nominations. Both director Vince Gilligan and star Bryan Cranston are nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series. Gilligan is nominated for the series finale, “Felina,” while Cranston is nominated for the midseason premiere, “Blood Money.” Gilligan was previously nominated for the season four […]

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Ending After Fifth Season

Boardwalk Empire will come to an end after its upcoming fifth season. Series creator Terence Winter confirmed Thursday that he and HBO have decided to bring the series to a close. “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap the series after such a great run and look forward to […]

Rainn Wilson Drama ‘Backstrom’ Gets Series Order At Fox [Video]

Rainn Wilson’s drama Backstrom has been given a series order over at Fox. Based on a Swedish book series by Leif GW Persson, the series will star Wilson as Everett Backstrom, an “overweight, offensive, irascible” Portland detective who constantly struggles with his “self-destructive tendencies.” Backstrom heads the city’s newly formed Special Crimes Group, which is […]

Lifetime Planning ‘Flowers In The Attic’ Sequel [Video]

Lifetime is already planning a sequel to Flowers in the Attic only a week before the TV adaptation premieres. Executive vice president and general manager of Lifetime Rob Sharenow made the announcement during the winter Television Critics Association press tour Thursday afternoon. Based on V.C. Andrews’ 1979 novel of the same name, Flowers in the […]

‘Gone Girl’ Gets A Different Third Act Than Novel

David Fincher’s film adaptation of Gone Girl will get a different ending than its source material. Gillian Flynn, who wrote the bestselling novel on which the film is based, told Entertainment Weekly that the third act will be entirely different than the one in the book. “Ben [Affleck] was so shocked by it,” she said. […]

Lucy Hale Discusses Upcoming Country Album

Lucy Hale released the first single from her upcoming country album this week, and the Pretty Little Liars star is happy with the early feedback. “The response, for the most part has been just really welcoming,” she told E! News at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday. The 24-year-old released “You Sound Good to Me” at […]

Kelly Osbourne And Matthew Mosshart Call Off Engagement

Kelly Osbourne and her fiance Matthew Mosshart have called off their engagement. A representative for the Fashion Police star confirmed the split to Us Weekly. “Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart have decided to end their engagement,” the rep said. “The split is amicable and the pair continue to have nothing but the utmost respect for […]

‘Battlefield 4’ Getting Multiplatform Patch This Month

DICE has announced that it will be releasing a multiplatform patch for Battlefield 4 later this month. Junior Product Manager Tommy Rydling wrote on the game’s official blog that the studio is aware that players are still suffering from bugs and other problems. “While millions of players are enjoying Battlefield 4, we are aware that […]

Sandra Bullock Wins Four People’s Choice Awards For ‘Gravity,’ ‘The Heat’

Sandra Bullock won big at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, taking home awards in four categories. Bullock won Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Comedic Movie Actress for The Heat. She was nominated with co-star Melissa McCarthy for Favorite Movie Duo but won the award for Gravity with co-star George Clooney. The 49-year-old also won […]

Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal In Assault Case

Chris Brown rejected a plea deal in an assault case stemming from an incident outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. last October. Reports indicate that Brown and a companion were posing for a picture outside the hotel when a man interrupted. The 24-year-old reportedly became combative and said he felt like boxing before punching […]

‘The Walking Dead’ Wins Two People’s Choice Awards

The Walking Dead was nominated in four categories at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards, with the hit zombie series taking home two awards. The Walking Dead won the award for Favorite Cable TV Drama, beating out Downton Abbey, Pretty Little Liars, White Collar, and Sons of Anarchy. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, accepted […]

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Episode 3.10: ‘The Magical Delights Of Stevie Nicks’ Recap

Marie is at the Coven after the massacre at Cornrow City. She tells Fiona that she is ashamed to show her her weakness, and says her kindness has touched her soul, and that she has finally found her equal after 300 years. Fiona says they’ll discuss drawing the battle lines in the morning after Marie […]

Drea De Matteo Upped To Series Regular On ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

Drea de Matteo has been promoted to series regular for the final season of Sons of Anarchy. De Matteo plays Wendy Case, the drug addicted ex-wife of Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam). She is also the mother of his son, Abel. Although the Emmy winner has been a fairly consistent presence on the series, this is […]

Emmy-Nominated Actress Carmen Zapata Dies At 86

Emmy-nominated actress, educator, and minority rights advocate Carmen Zapata died Sunday of heart problems. She was 86. Zapata died in her Van Nuys-area home, according to Luis Vela, marketing manager for the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. “She was an inspiration for me,” Vela said. “She taught me that art is the […]

Mariska Hargitay Says ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Feels Like A Different Show

Law & Order: SVU has undergone lots of changes in the past couple of years, and star Mariska Hargitay said the long-running procedural feels like a new show. Hargitay, who has played Detective Olivia Benson since the series premiered in 1999, told Today that she feels like the show has been made new again after […]

Sarah Jessica Parker Hints At Third ‘Sex And The City’ Film

Sarah Jessica Parker has hinted at a third Sex and the City film. The last time Parker played Carrie Bradshaw was in 2010’s Sex and the City 2. While the sequel received largely negative reviews, it grossed over $305 million at the worldwide box office. Its 2008 predecessor grossed over $415 million worldwide. Parker said […]

Eva Longoria Named ‘Maxim’ Woman Of The Year

Eva Longoria has been named Maxim‘s Woman of the Year for 2014. The 38-year-old covers the January/February issue of the men’s magazine. She is the only woman to top Maxim’s Hot 100 list twice in a row, earning the number one spot in 2005 and 2006. She said the cover was “especially awesome” after how […]

Former Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau Arrested

Former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, who served more than seven years in prison for raping one of her sixth-grade students, was booked into King County Jail early Monday. Letourneau was arrested around 8 pm Sunday night for failing to appear in court on a suspended driver’s license charge. She had been pulled over for expired […]

Eurythmics To Reunite For Beatles Tribute

British duo Eurythmics will reunite to pay tribute to the Beatles. Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart will perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles,” the Recording Academy announced Monday. The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, and will […]

Kendrick Lamar A ‘Weirdo,’ Chance The Rapper ‘A Drug Addict,’ Says Troy Ave

Rising Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave Ave is clarifying some earlier comments he made about Kendrick Lamar. In an interview on Hot 97’s Morning Show in November, Ave said he was simply stating a fact when he said in his song “New York City” that Lamar is a “weirdo rapper.” Ave said the lyric wasn’t meant […]

Bluefin Tuna Sells For $70,000 At Tokyo Auction

A 507-pound (230 kilograms) bluefin tuna sold for $70,000 (7.36 million yen) during the first Tsukiji market tuna auction of the year in Tokyo Sunday. Kiyoshi Kimura, who operates a chain of sushi restaurants in Japan, placed the winning bid but paid $1.76 million (155.4 million yen) for a 489-pound tuna last year. That price […]

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Star Kathy Bates Discusses Role, Possible Return

American Horror Story: Coven star Kathy Bates has opened up about her truly horrific role on the series. Bates plays Madame Delphine LaLaurie, a Louisiana-born socialite who brutally tortured her slaves. The Golden Globe winner told Collider that she wanted to get involved with American Horror Story after seeing Jessica Lange’s work in season 1, […]

Jennifer Lawrence ‘Intimidating,’ ‘Intoxicating’ Says ‘American Hustle’ Co-Star

Jennifer Lawrence’s American Hustle co-star Elizabeth Rohm said it was “intimidating” working with the Oscar winner. In the film, Lawrence plays Rosalyn Rosenfield, the wife of con artist Irving Rosenfield (Christian Bale). And while there are a few — including Bale — who were worried that Lawrence was too young for the part, many critics […]

Lacey Chabert Secretly Marries Over Holiday Weekend

Two days after attending The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco’s wedding, Lacey Chabert announced on Twitter that she recently had her own wedding. The Mean Girls star wrote, “I’m starting 2014 as a Mrs! Over the holidays, my best friend & love of my life…we became husband & wife!” Chabert followed up the post […]

Bill Gates Richest Person In The World Once Again

Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. According to the Bloomberg billionaires index, the 58-year-old founder and chairman of Microsoft Corp. added $15.8 billion to his fortune, which is now worth $78.5 billion, as shares of the world’s largest software maker rose 40 percent. Gates reclaimed the title from Mexican investor […]

Helicopter Crash Lawsuit Against Elle Macpherson’s Husband Dropped

A lawsuit accusing supermodel Elle Macpherson’s husband Jeffrey Soffer of causing a fatal helicopter crash has been withdrawn less than a month after it was filed. No explanation was given for why the wrongful death suit was withdrawn. The $100 million lawsuit filed by Daria Gogoleva, whose husband Lance Valdez died in a helicopter crash […]

San Jose Mega Millions Winner Comes Forward

San Jose, CA — A delivery truck driver who didn’t realize that he had a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket for more than two weeks has finally come forward to claim half of a $648 million jackpot. Steve Tran, a frequent lottery player who lives in Northern California, bought five Quick Pick Tickets at Jenny’s […]

Meek Mill Donates Christmas Presents At Philly Group Home [Video]

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill surprised children at a group home in his hometown with Christmas presents last week. Along with members of his Dreamchasers crew, the 26-year-old brought food, books, clothing, Puma sneakers, an Xbox One, flat screen TVs, and other gifts to the young men at the home. “Everybody’s been through it before, man. […]