Marisa Tomei has been cast in the FOX program "Empire" as Mimi Whiteman, a billionaire mogul who loves "fashion, hip-hop and women," according to reps. Tomei's character will be a recurring one. Tomei is just one of many already announced guests on season two of the show, which includes spots from Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.
Tiffani Thiessen has welcomed her second child, Holt Fisher Smith, into the world. Holt joins Thiessen and Brad Smith's four-year-old daughter, Harper, as the newest member of the clan. The star of the Cooking Channel series "Dinner at Tiffani's" posted a pic to Instagram of Harper holding the baby boy, along with the caption, "Yesterday Harper got a little brother!"
Sonia Manzano, a familiar face on "Sesame Street" since the 1970s, is leaving the show. Manzano played Maria over the course of 44 years, garnering two Emmy nods for her acting, and earning an additional 15 awards for her writing on the program. In a 2004 interview with the Archive of American Television, Manzano says she remembers the first time she saw the show as a drama student.
Stephen Colbert unexpectedly took over the host chair of a local public access television show in Monroe, Michigan earlier this week. The former "Colbert Report" star spent the entire episode in his classic persona and even brought out special guest Eminem. After first interviewing the show's regular hosts, he brought out the rapper to discuss his life as a "native Michigander."
Neve Campbell is joining the cast of Netflix hit series "House Of Cards." According to Entertainment Weekly, she is currently filming for season four, but her exact role is unknown. While everyone is keeping tight lipped on what exactly Campbell's role will be, there had been speculation that season four would introduce a new, younger couple to rival Frank and Claire.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have confirmed their plans to split after ten years of marriage. The pair broke the news on Tuesday, just one day after their tenth wedding anniversary and are asking the media to respect their privacy in the family matter. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple told People in a joint statement.
NeNe Leakes has confirmed that she will leave "Real Housewives of Atlanta" at the end of the upcoming season. Speaking with people.com, the Bravo reality star says that she is relieved to move on from the show but it was a tough choice for her and her family. "This was definitely a hard decision for me," Leakes tells PEOPLE.
Comedian and film star Jack Carter has died at the age of 93. Carter, who appeared alongside Elvis Presley on the silver screen, also appeared in television series including "Baywatch," "Murder She Wrote" and "Family Guy." Throughout his career he was a popular guest host on various shows, but never scored his own series. "Maybe I come on too strong," he admitted in 1963.
Caitlyn Jenner made a special appearance at the New York City Pride celebration over the weekend. She joined thousands of marchers in celebration of recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. According to people.com, Jenner attended a gathering at the Dream Downtown Hotel's PH-D lounge in Chelsea over the weekend.
"Duck Dynasty" star John Luke Robertson has tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Mary Kate McEacharn. The wedding took place on June 27 and the pair opened up about their special day with Us Weekly and says they're excited to begin their life together. "I had an amazing time!" John Luke told Us in a statement. The blushing bride added, "It was one of the best days of my life!"
A musical version of the 1990s rom-com "Clueless" is happening, according to Amy Heckerling, who directed the movie. She says that the production will not feature an original score, instead featuring familiar songs. "I've written what they call the book, and it's a jukebox musical," she told Entertainment Tonight. She didn't specify what songs will be included in the staging.
Bristol Palin, daughter of former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, says that she's pregnant with her second child - the second she'll have out of wedlock. Writing on her blog, she said that she knows it will be a "huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you." She added that she was "trying to keep [my] chin up on this one."
John Stewart used his seat behind the desk on the "Daily Show" to blast Walmart for its recent decision to stop selling items featuring the confederate flag, even while they continue to sell guns. The rant came after the rampage in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine churchgoers dead. "I mean, look — I knew we sold cheap guns, really cheap," Stewart said, mimicking Doug McMillon.
Shia LaBeouf suffered a head injury after an on set stunt went wrong on Wednesday. According to Shia's publicist, the actor was filming in North Dakota and sustained non-life threatening injuries. According to TMZ, the script for "American Honey" called for LaBeouf to put his head through a glass window, and "something went wrong and LaBeouf cut himself badly."
"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington has replaced Robert Pattinson in the upcoming thriller "Brimstone," which also stars Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce. He will play an outlaw who has a crucial role in the tale of retribution, replacing Pattinson who was announced as taking on the role during the Berlin film festival and market. Fanning stars as Liz, a heroine on the run from her past.