Paul Schneider, who played the character Mark Brendanawicz on the first two seasons of "Parks and Recreation," says he does not plan to return to the show. Paul's character was the hunky crush of the show's lead character Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler). "That experience was very strange for me," he told ScreenCrush. "You know, I signed up for a specific character that was changed in mid-season."
Mitch Hurvitz, the creator behind "Arrested Development," has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to create, develop, and produce an original series. The deal comes nearly a year after the streaming service brought back "Arrested Development" for a 15 episode fourth season. "We are lucky to be in business with Mitch Hurwitz, a true genius with one of the most distinctive voices . . ."
Uma Thurman has ended her six year engagement to financier Arpad Busson. The pair began dating in 2007 after attending a private dinner together in Milan and got engaged in 2008. "It's true," a source told Us magazine of the split. The pair were supposed to attend the Room to Grow Spring Gala together in NYC on April 8, but Uma showed up alone without wearing her engagement ring.
Laura Prepon ("That 70s Show," "Orange Is the New Black") has denied rumors that she is dating Tom Cruise. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Prepon said that she was flattered but surprised to hear the gossip: "I'm flattered because I think he's hot, so I'm like, 'Oh, that's nice,' and apparently he's very gentlemanly with me. Apparently we get along great . . ."
Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman have welcomed their second daughter Frankie into the world. The pair, who now have two young girls, announced the news in a statement: "Happy to announce that today we are the proud parents of our second daughter, Frankie Barrymore Kopelman." The couple also have a one-year-old daughter, Olive. "Olive has a new little sister."
Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave") topped the list of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful. The 31-year-old Mexican born Kenyan actress says that she long thought beauty was what she saw on TV: "Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair," she told the mag. Eventually, her mother "always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point."
Without a major new release on DVD and Blu-ray this week, acclaimed crime-drama "Big Bad Wolves" looks like the most prominent new title hitting the home market, followed by indie "Barefoot" and heralded documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali." But even though there aren't many major new releases, there are a couple of older titles getting new Blu-ray editions.
Jimmy Fallon edited a series of NBC news cast clips featuring Brian Williams to make a surprising cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" for "Late Night." The "Gin and Juice" mash-up isn't the first created by Fallon, as he previously made one of "Rapper's Delight" (Sugarhill Gang), "Regulate" (Warren G) and "Good Vibrations" (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch).
Courtney Cox sat down with David Letterman on the "Late Show" Monday night to shut down rumors that the cast "Friends" was gearing up for a reunion. Letterman floated the possibility of a "Friends" film, but Cox rejected the notion, replying "that's not gonna happen." Cox added that it's tough to even get the entire cast together for a dinner party: "I mean I can get the girls to come . . ."
John Tuturro has replaced Robert De Niro as the lead man of the upcoming HBO mini-series "Criminal Justice." DeNiro had previously signed on to replace the late James Gandolfini in the U.S. adaptation of Peter Moffat's 2008 BBC drama. The plot centers on Jack Stone (Tuturro), an unscrupulous lawyer who becomes involved in a case defending a young man accused of murdering a girl.
Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in the Steve Jobs biopic with director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") possibly in as director. The film will be based on the "Steve Jobs" biography from Walter Isaacson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony, which acquired the rights to Isaacson's book following the 2011 death of Jobs, has already initiated talks with Boyle.
Tom Hanks has signed up to star in a Cold War thriller rumored to be directed by Steven Spielberg. The director is weighing several options for his next project including "Robopocalypse" and "Montezuma," although Hanks' participation in the Cold War project may help draw in the veteran director. The untitled film comes from a script by Matt Charman.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, the wife of Channing Tatum, stripped down for the latest Allure Nude Issue. Speaking with the mag, Jenna said that her hubby had no problem with the risqué shoot: "Chan was really on board with it—he knows I'm very comfortable in my own skin . . . I've always been free-spirited, and it was hard to keep clothes on me as a kid."
Tila Tequila is going to be a mother, she announced on Facebook over the weekend. The post featured a pic of her baby bump along with the caption "Surprise!! I'm 10 weeks pregnant!" "I just couldn't hold it in any longer as this brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way! May God bless my little bundle of joy on this Good Friday! Yayy!"
Joss Whedon ("The Avengers") has released his latest film project, "In Your Eyes," for purchase at Vimeo. The film, written and executive produced by Joss, costs $5 to rent for 72 hours. "In Your Eyes" debuted at the Tribecca film festival on Sunday night and was released to small screens on the same night.