Annie Little ("Dexter," "Southland") has been added to the cast of the Showtime drama "Shameless" for season five. She'll pop up in at least two episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly, playing the uptight sister of Bianca (Bojana Novakovic). The Hollywood Reporter writes that Little plays Elizabeth, "who is a bit of a square."
Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") has signed on to "The Forest," the upcoming supernatural thriller from first time feature length director Jason Zada. The plot is set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, where a young American woman goes in search of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead.
FX has canceled "The Bridge" after two seasons. The show starred Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives working along the U.S./Mexico border. Several fans of the show hit Twitter to voice their discontent with the network's decision. "FX has cancelled The Bridge because life isn't fair and God hates me," wrote one user, while another added, "The Bridge had its problems as a show . . ."
Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother") and her hubby Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live") are expecting their second child together. A rep for the pair confirmed the news to People magazine. Cobie and Taran, who wed in 2012, have a five-year-old daughter named Shaelyn Cado. "I think I sleep an average of four hours a night now, so it's just like functioning on fumes sometimes," she said.
Frank Sivero, who played a mobster named Frankie Carbone in the 1990 film "Goodfellas," is suing "The Simpsons" for its use of a wiseguy character named Louie. Sivero claims that Louie is based on Carbone, and is looking to get $250 million in compensation. In the court filing, Sivero says that the writers for the show lived next door to him in 1989 while he was prepping for the role.
Renee Zellweger is glad people are talking about her new look. Speaking with People, the actress says that she's doing well for the first time in a long time. "I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows. My friends say I look peaceful." She added that, in the past, she had become worn out by trying to do too much.
Tori Spelling was hospitalized over the weekend with a host of flu like symptoms, which included fever, cough, wheezing, that got her quarantined. Health workers at Cedars Sinai Hospital isolated her because of the Ebola scare and her Ebola-like symptoms. TMZ reports that Spelling does not have Ebola but rather a severe case of bronchitis with a sinus infection.
"Saturday Night Live" write Leslie Jones has made the jump over into the regular cast. Jones was added to the "SNL" writing roster last January, becoming one of only a handful of black women to ever grace the show's cast or writing lineup. Jones' addition to the writing lineup came after "SNL" chief Lorne Michaels came under fire for the conspicuous lack of any black females in the cast.
With a diverse set of new titles hitting stores on Blu-ray and DVD this week, R-rated comedy "Sex Tape" will be looking outperform its mediocre box office run, while horror hit "The Purge: Anarchy" hopes to continue its commercial success after being one of the biggest low-budget hits of the summer.
Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta has passed away at the age of 82. The Dominican design magnate was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and his health had been in steady decline over recent months. His brand named a successor to its founder last week. De la Renta was revered as a top choice in formal wear for celebrities and elites worldwide, most recently creating the wedding dress for Amal Alamuddin.
Irish actor Gerard Parkes, best known for his roles on "Fraggle Rock" and "The Boondock Saints" has died at the age of 90. Parkes passed away at a retirement home in Toronto, Ontario and news of his passing was confirmed by his agent. Parkes was born in Dublin but moved to Canada to pursue an acting career in the 1950s. His signature role as the inventor on "Fraggle Rock."
Jill Duggar Dillard of "19 Kids and Counting" and her husband Derick have revealed that their new baby will be a boy. The pair revealed the news to People Magazine and the pair say they are thrilled to start a family of their own. "I was really excited," says Derick, 25 to People. "As a new dad, to have a firstborn son to be our first child and be the leader of his siblings . . ."
Former "American Idol" star Joanne Borgella has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 32. The singer first came into the spotlight in 2005 when she was the first winner of "Mo'nique's Fat Chance." She was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2005. Borgella's team broke news of her passing through her official Twitter page.
"Glee" star Matthew Morrison tied the knot with his fiancée Renee Puente in a small private ceremony in Hawaii last week. The couple had previously stated that they planned to wed next year, but moved the date forward, sharing the moment with 50 close friends and family members. According to dailymail.co.uk, Morrison donned a custom made Brooks Brothers tuxedo.
Video of an 18-year-old Channing Tatum stripping has hit the web. Us Weekly uncovered the tape taken in 1999 at a Florida club called Male Encounter, where Tatum worked before making it on the big screen. "He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage," London Steele, owner of the club told Us. "The women went crazy for him."