Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have joined the cast of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Harris, reports TV Line, will play a "chameleon salesman" in the series' final two episodes. Meanwhile, Burtka appears in the show's finale for a "sexy storyline" with Jessica Lange's Elsa.
In a weekend that has the potential to be the slowest of 2014, Jake Gyllenhaal-starring action-thriller "Nightcrawler" stands a good chance to top "John Wick" and end up as the number one draw, though it's also not poised for too big of an opening as it takes aim at 2,766 theaters.
Michael Bay is in talks to direct "13 Hours," a film adaptation of the Mitchell Zuckoff book about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. "Bay read a first draft of the script and liked it," one source told Deadline. Paramount acquired the rights to Zuckoff's book, "Thirteen Hours."
Keanu Reeves has signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Replicas." Reeves will play a neuroscientist who loses his family in a car accident and tries to bring them back to life, coming into conflict with police and government agencies. The film is scripted by Chad St. John and produced by Lotus Entertainment's Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Stephen Hamel.
Daniel Radcliffe stopped by "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, October 28, showing off his rap skills on the song "Alphabet Aerobics." According to Entertainment Weekly, the "Harry Potter" star didn't stumble, although the "fast-paced song is filled with tongue twisters." He made it all the way through the end "even when the tempo picked way up."
Amanda Bynes' parents have been granted a second conservatorship after telling a judge that she has been spending her money carelessly. In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the Byneses say that Amanda has been spending "alarming amounts" of money. Reportedly, Amanda was buying jewelry for strangers while in NYC. Her doctors also testified in court, saying that she is "very ill."
Elizabeth Norment, who played Kevin Spacey's secretary on the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61. Norment's obituary in The Washington Post states that she died of cancer on October 13 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Over her thirty-year career, Norment appeared in shows including "Law and Order," "Party of Five" and "L.A. Law."
Chadwick Bosman ("42") has been cast in the Marvel film adaptation "Black Panther," making him the first African American to lead a stand-alone Marvel tentpole, according to Deadline. The Bosman casting comes among rumors that Anthony Mackie, and his character Falcon, will take over the Captain America mantle from Chris Evans following the third "Captain America" film.
Melissa Rivers has hired a law firm to investigate the death of her mother, Joan Rivers. The comedian's daughter has hired the firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom and Rubinowitz to investigate the death of her mother, who died in a private clinic during a routine medical procedure in September, when she lost oxygen to her brain.
Alfonso Ribeiro, former star of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and current contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," has announced that he and his wife Angela Unkrich are expecting their second child. "My son's first birthday is today," Ribeiro said during "DWTS" of his boy Alfonso, who was in the audience with Unkrich. "As a wonderful present, my wife and I decided to get him a brother or sister."
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell, the couple brought together on season 18 of ABC's "The Bachelor," have split. Sources confirmed the news to Us Weekly, after Nikki shared some revealing thoughts via Instagram. "Isn't it pathetic how we waste so much time on certain people and in the end they prove that they weren't even worth a second of it."
In a fairly light part of the Blu-ray release schedule, Mark Ruffalo/Keira Knightley comedy "Begin Again" is one of the top titles hitting the home market, though a weak period at the box office suggests a fairly subdued secondary run with adult audiences. Also aiming for mostly the same audience will be "Wish I Was Here," a comedy/drama from Zach Braff that was barely released over the summer.
After a short romance, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split. A source, speaking with People, says that Jen was responsible for the break, saying, "Jen is the one who broke it off with Chris." The pair began dating in August, according to reports, shortly after J Law split from her boyfriend Nicholas Holt. In September, Jen was in the audience at Martin's performance at the iHeartRadio
Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly in the running to play the title role in the upcoming Marvel film "Doctor Strange." According to the Hollywood Reporter, Benedict was tapped for the role after Joaquin Phoenix dropped out. Deadline writes that other names in the mix for the role include Jared Leto, Keanu Reeves and Tom Hardy. The plot of the film centers on a former neurosurgeon.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi released the first picture of her four-week-old daughter Giovanna to People magazine. In the photo, Snooki wears a pastel floral dress while cradling the newborn. "Thank you to all the outpouring love you guys are sending my growing family," Polizzi says. "We are so happy & can't believe we have two kids!" Giovanna is the second child to Snooki and her fiancé Jionni.