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Chelseahandler-100313.jpg 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.

MattDamon-102111.jpg 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.

LindsayLohan-040511.jpg 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.

mikeepps-082714.jpg Mike Epps has signed on to star as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic from director Lee Daniels ("The Butler"). Oprah Winfrey announced the news on Instagram, posting a pic of her and Daniels with Epps, noting "just finished a great 1st read session." Winfrey plays Pryor's grandmother, Marie Carter, according to Entertainment Tonight. Pryor grew up with Carter, who ran a brothel.

img1-082714.jpg Warner Bros. is considering a re-imagined version of the hit 90s sitcom "Full House." John Stamos (Uncle Jesse), original exec producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin are said to be involved. On a recent episode of "Watch What Happens Live," Stamos said that he was "working on a twist on a sequel," adding that nothing was set in stone.

chrissoules-082714.jpg Chris Soules, a former contestant from "The Bachelorette," will be the next contestant on "The Bachelor." Soules, known to fans as Farmer Chris, competed during Andi Dorfman's recently concluded season. "I mean, coming from a small town I never really expected to have this opportunity to be on either show let alone to be the lead on The Bachelor, so it's been awesome," said Soules.

img1-082614.jpg Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot for the TV spin-off of his 2010 film "Shutter Island." Tentatively titled "Ashecliffe," the show focuses on the island mental hospital located in Boston's harbor. The events of "Ashecliffe" take place before the events of "Shutter Island." According to Deadline, the series explores "the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by [the] founders" of the hospital.

KimKardashian-072711.jpg Kim Kardashian will star on an episode of CBS' "2 Broke Girls" set to air in the fall. Kim hit Twitter to make the news public. "Shooting an episode of #2BrokeGirls with @OfficialKat & @BethBehrs! Can't wait for you to see it 10/27 @ 8pm on #CBS." She didn't say whether she'd be playing herself or another character.

vergara-052714.jpg Sofia Vergara was criticized for a skit she participated in at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in which she stood on a pedestal posing while Television Academy chairman Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech. Critics all over social media said that the Colombian actress was permitting the objectification of women with the sketch. "She was treated like a literal object," wrote Jezebel.

img2-053014.jpg Billy Crystal presided over the memorial for his old friend, the late Robin Williams, at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Crystal had words of fond remembrance, as well as recollections of better times. "Every time you saw him - on television, in movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters for our troops overseas, and even in a dying girl's living room, for her last wish . . ."

HaydenPanettiere-110411.jpg Hayden Panettiere showed off her baby bump on the red carpet of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, revealing that she's having a girl. The sequined gown, courtesy of Lorena Sarbu, accented Hayden's bump while showing off her cleavage. "I'm thrilled," she told Giuliana Rancic of E! News of her pregnancy. "I can't wait for her to come out."

breakingbad-041613.jpg "Breaking Bad" won best Drama Series at the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, while "Modern Family" won best Comedy Series, making the two shows the night's biggest winners. "Breaking Bad" beat out "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards," "Mad Men" and "True Detective," while "Modern Family" beat out "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie" and "Orange Is the New Black."

img2-082514.jpg Richard Attenborough, who was well-known as an actor and a director, died on Sunday at the age of 90. Attenborough launched his 60-plus-year career in film in 1942 and landed kudos for his performances in "In Which We Serve" and "Brighton Rock." He made his directorial debut in 1969's "Oh! What a Lovely War" and went on to direct "Young Winston," and "A Chorus Line."

Schoolhouserock-082514.jpg ABC has announced a "Schoolhouse Rock" special this fall, featuring interviews with the writers and creators of the classic cartoon. "The ABCs of Schoolhouse Rock," hosted by Chandra Wilson, will also have a countdown of the show's most memorable songs. The original run of "Schoolhouse Rock" aired from 1973 to 1985, with a follow-up run from 1993 to 1999.

img1-082514.jpg NBC has axed its "Wizard of Oz" spin-off series "Emerald City" due to creative differences between the network and the show's writers. According to EW, Josh Friedman ("Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Matt Arnold ("Siberia") couldn't see eye to eye with NBC on the adaptation. The concept was described as a "dramatic and modern re-imagining of the tales that include lethal warriors