Steve Forrest, most well-known for his role in the 1970s action drama "S.W.A.T.," has died at his home in Thousand Oakes, California at the age of 87, a rep for his family told E! News. "S.W.A.T.," which was aired from 1975-1976, followed the actions of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.
Rumors are swirling that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is plotting her departure from "The View." The word spread earlier this month after comments from host Joy Behar, who claimed that this is, in fact, Hasselbeck's final season with the show. Thus far neither Hasselbeck nor reps from the show have confirmed the split.
Eva Longoria earned her Master's degree from California State University, Northridge on Wednesday. According to TMZ, Longoria recently finished up her thesis, "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers." STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The actress hit Twitter to announce the news and encourage others in their paths to success.
Meredith Phillips ("The Bachelorette") recently sat down with People magazine to discuss her battle with the bottle. She told the mag that at her most insatiable she was packing away 20 bottles of wine per week. "For years I'd wake up every day feeling like I was hit by a truck. But I realized I was going to kill myself . . . There wasn't another path for me other than to stop . . ."
Emma Roberts ("Scream 4") has joined the third season of "American Horror Story" from creator Ryan Murphy. According to TV Line, Roberts has been cast in the role of a party girl named Madison. Other names already announced for "Coven" include Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Patti Lupone, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Frances Conroy.
FX is developing, "The Comedians," a single-camera pilot featuring Billy Crystal as an ageing comedian who is paired with a hip, young comedian for a late-night sketch show, reports Entertainment Weekly.
CBS has ordered a remake of the 2011 film "Bad Teacher" for adaptation to television. The film featured Cameron Diaz in the role of the maleficent educator, while the series, according to USA Today, will feature Ari Graynor ("The Sopranos," "Fringe") in the lead part. Kristin Davis, Sara Gilbert, David Alan Grier, Ryan Hansen and Sara Rodier have been announced in co-starring roles.
Joanne Garcia and Nick Swisher have welcomed a baby girl into the world. The couple have been tight with details after announcing the pregnancy in November. But, last week Swisher spoke with Yahoo! on the couple's prep for the newborn: "I am so excited. I never in a million years thought I'd have a little girl, but over the last six months, the pink and purple dresses that I've bought."
Paris Hilton will release her sophomore album on Cash Money Records, home to the likes of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake among others. Label boss Birdman welcomed Hilton to the crew via Twitter, "Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family.RichgangRichgirl.YMCMB," adding that fans can expect to hear some music from her "soon."
Orange County Chopper boss and former "Monster Garage" host Jesse James reportedly cut off his pinky finger in a recent shop accident. James broke news of the incident via Instagram, posting a picture of the chopped off finger tip. "Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy. #jessejames #westcoastchoppers," he wrote in the post.
"Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts will reportedly release a memoir of her struggle with cancer and her long road to recovery. According to USA Today the book will be released via Grand Central Publishing. The memoir will be released both as a paper book and audio book and is expected for release in April 2014. Robin will go into detail about her struggle with myelodysplastic syndrome.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's has ordered a designer clothing line run by Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom, to stop selling a t-shirt that bears an emblem that looks suspiciously like the New York State logo. If the reality couple doesn't comply within five days, the state will sue, according to documents obtained by the Daily News.
Carol Burnett has been named this year's recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for Humor. The 80-year-old comic will be honored with the award at an official ceremony held at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. on October 20. The event will be taped for a PBS special that will air on October 30.
Mia Maestro has reportedly signed on to appear in a new FX network pilot called "The Strain." Maestro, best known for her role on "Alias," will play Dr. Nora Martinez on the new series from Guillermo Del Toro and Carlton Cuse. The show will be based on Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's novel trilogy of the same name.
CBS has reportedly pulled the season finale of their series "Mike & Molly" in light of the recent tornado damage in the state of Oklahoma. The show's plot centered on a tornado striking Chicago and was called "Windy City." Network heads broke news of the cancellation with an official statement saying: "Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight's season."