Dan Stevens will be joining the cast of the Disney live-action "Beauty and the Beast" as the Beast. Emma Watson, who was cast in the role of Belle in the movie, first broke the news about the former "Downton Abbey" star's new role, tweeting, "Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast."
Kim Kardashian debuted her startling new blonde hair in Paris this week. The mother-of-one wore an all-black ensemble and a black beanie cap to the Balmain fashion show in Paris. Afterwards, she pulled off her hat and showed off her hair, which was cut above her shoulders and bleached a very light blonde.
Paris Hilton's younger brother Conrad Hilton has reportedly plead guilty to threatening passengers and crew on a flight between London and Los Angeles in July. The twenty-year-old is accused of causing a scene on the flight during which he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew members. According to People.com, he has agreed to plead guilty to assault charges.
Hilary Duff has opened up about her divorce from Mike Comrie. The 27-year-old actress and singer married former hockey player Comrie, 34, when she was 22, and says that she does not regret marrying so young, telling "Cosmopolitan" magazine, "Mike and I were very in love when we met. We both really wanted to get married. I'd been working since the age of 11 or 12 . . ."
Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as war photographer Lynsey Addario in the upcoming film "It's What You Do." Lawrence beat out reported competition from actresses including Natalie Portman, Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon for the role of the award-winning international photojournalist, on whose memoir the film will be based. The book covers the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's life.
Jon Stewart made a special guest appearance on WWE's Raw earlier this week and squared off against Seth Rollins. The "Daily Show" host turned up in the Raw arena to confront Rollins about his claim of being "the most talented performer in the world." Stewart and Rollins have squared off in a comedic war of words through the media in recent weeks, with Rollins dropping by the "Daily Show."
Kelly Osbourne has reportedly cut ties with the E! Network show "Fashion Police" following comments made by her co-host Giuliana Rancic about singer/actress Zendaya. During Oscar coverage Rancic stirred controversy by claiming that Zendaya's dreadlocks smelled of either patchouli oil or marijuana. Both Osbourne and Zendaya blasted Rancic for her comments, claiming that they were racist.
Singer Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell, of the 90s girl-group Brownstone, has died at the age of 46. According to various sources the singer died in a freak accident involving a wine glass and was found unconscious by her husband. Her brother Brandon confirmed news of her passing on Twitter writing, "R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne 'Maxee' Maxwell. I can't even believe I'm typing this right now."
Actor, director, writer and photographer Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on the original "Star Trek" television series, has died at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the New York Times that Nimoy passed away at his home in Los Angeles. According to her, Nimoy's death was due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel. The film's original director Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer alongside Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct the new film, according to Variety. Principal photography is scheduled to start in summer 2016.
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are investigating the theft of Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 gown that she wore to the Oscars earlier this month. The dress was reportedly stolen from her hotel room. The department received a call reporting the missing dress around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the L.A. Times reports.
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been ordered to repeat 125 hours of her court ordered community service. A Los Angeles court is now claiming that the hours she put in while in London last year do not meet the qualifications to satisfy her probation. Lilo was in London appearing in a West End revival of the show "Speed the Plow" when she began volunteering at a local teen center.
The Kardashian family has signed a $100 million deal with E! to bring "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" going for another four years. According to PageSix, the deal is specifically for Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Bruce Jenner has elected to bow out after the 10th season. A rep for the family spoke with the New York Post about the deal.
Bill Cosby's attorneys have asked a federal court judge that defamation lawsuits against Cosby be dismissed. Cosby, 77, was slapped by defamation lawsuits by three women (Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz) who say he defamed their character by calling them "liars" after they aired allegations that they had been sexually assaulted by Cosby.
Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey are expecting their first baby. The "Glee" star announced the pregnancy on Tuesday by posting a graphic of a roll of bread in an oven. She noted in the accompanying text, "We're having a baby! Ryan and I feel so blessed and can't wait to welcome the newest member of our family." She also posted a throwback image with a photo of each of them as children.