Homer Simpson of "The Simpsons" is the latest celeb to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. FOX posted animated footage of Homer nominating "Flanders, Lenny and Flanders again" to take the challenge before getting doused. Homer dumps a glass of ice water over himself, before an array of larger, colder objects begin to fall on him from above.
Allison Tolman ("Fargo") will guest star on an upcoming episode of "The Mindy Project." The third season of the FOX program returns this fall. Tolman, according to TV Guide, plays a romance novelist who goes on a bad blind date with Peter (Adam Pally). Tolman appears on two episodes. Shonda Rhimes, Rhea Perlman and Rob McElhenny are also set to star in episodes of the program this season.
Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master," "Her") is in "final talks" with Marvel to play the lead in the studio's upcoming film "Doctor Strange," according to the Collider. The site adds that the signing has been delayed because Phoenix does not want a Marvel contract to prevent him from moonlighting in smaller films. Another actor mentioned for the lead was Benedict Cumberbatch.
David Hyde Pierce ("Fraiser") has landed a recurring role on season six of "The Good Wife." He'll debut in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. CBS announced that Pierce plays a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change.
"Foxcatcher," the Channing Tatum and Steve Carell drama, has been added to the lineup for this year's BFI London Film Festival. The film, directed by Bennett Miller, debuts on October 16 as the fest's gala screening at the Odeon Leicester Square. "I'm thrilled that Foxcatcher will be playing the LFF and I'm thrilled to be attending," said director Miller.
Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" after suffering a cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday. Joan's daughter, Melissa, issued a statement, thanking all for their support. "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."
Three members of the cast of "Friends" - Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow - reunited on the Wednesday episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Kimmel staged a mini-episode of the program into which he inserted himself. Jimmy had a replica of Monica and Rachel's apartment built, and played Ross in the brief scene alongside Rachel, Monica and Phoebe.
Shonda Rhimes (creator of "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy") will star on an upcoming episode of "The Mindy Project." Shonda, who, according to EW, is a big fan of the show, will star as herself in an episode from season three. Storyline specifics regarding her appearance are being kept under wraps, according to TV Line. The Rhimes episode is slated to shoot in early September.
Zach Galifianakis will star in "Baskets," a program co-created by him, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. FX has ordered ten episodes of the series. "In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown," writes the network of the show's premise.
Michael Egan, who accused director Bryan Singer of sex abuse, has dropped his lawsuit. A federal judge dismissed the case without prejudice, meaning that Egan may re-file it at a later date. Egan's lawyer withdrew his representation in late July, saying that relations with his client had "deteriorated." Egan had accused Singer of sexually molesting him at the age of 17.
Following the arrest of Will Hayden on rape charges, the Discovery Channel has canceled the reality show "Sons of Guns." Hayden, the show's star, has been accused of raping his 12-year-old daughter. "Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series," Discovery told E! News in a statement.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wed in France over the weekend, tying the knot in a private ceremony in a small chapel in Chateau Miraval before family and friends. The pair's kids - Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Knox, Zahara and Vivienne - were part of the affair. After a short honeymoon in Nice, Jolie and Pitt headed to Malta on Wednesday to begin shooting "By the Sea," a film directed by Jolie.
Chelsea Handler filmed her last episode of "Chelsea Lately" on Tuesday night, signing off with the help of an all-star cast, including Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent, Ellen DeGeneres, Mary McCormack, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock. McCormack, Aniston and Bullock staged a faux intervention, goofing on familiar Hander favorites like alcoholism and frank sexual talk.
Matt Damon put a unique spin on the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, using toilet water instead of tap, and using the opportunity to promote his charity Water.org, instead of the ALS Association. Damon was nominated by Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck. In a homemade video, Damon says he didn't want to waste clean water, so opted for toilet water instead.
Take Two Interactive, the makers of the video game "Grand Theft Auto V," have asked an NYC judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Lindsay Lohan against them. Lohan claims that they used her likeness without permission on a character called Lacey Jonas in the game. "The portrayal of a Hollywood figure being chased by paparazzi, of course, is hardly unique to Ms. Lohan," Take Two's lawyers wrote.