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pollybergen-092214.jpg Polly Bergen, the actress and singer best known for her role in "Cape Fear," has died at the age of 84. She passed away in her Connecticut home on Saturday, suffering from a variety of ailments, among them emphysema. In "Cape Fear," she played the wife of a lawyer (Gregory Peck) who is stalked by a psychopath (Robert Mitchum). Bergen made her debut in "At War with the Army."

bowwow-092214.jpg Bow Wow has gotten engaged to Erica Mena ("Love and Hip Hop New York") after six months of dating. He shared a pic of Mena's ring and his matching Rolex on social media, while Mena let the news slip at the BET Awards in Atlanta on Saturday, September 20. "Uh . . . he's actually my fiance!" she responded when asked about her "boyfriend" by E!

colinfarrell-092214.jpg Colin Farrell has been confirmed as the lead actor in the upcoming second season of "True Detective." Speaking with the Sunday World, Farrell affirmed that the long-standing rumors were true. "I'm doing the second series. I'm so excited . . . I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot."

JenniferLawrence-031811.jpg Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have gone public with their new relationship. The actress and the Coldplay frontman were seen together in Los Angeles over the weekend. Sources reported that they were seen dining together at the Chateau Marmont hotel and at La Dolce Vita Restaurant, where they were "very comfortable in each other's company," according to the source.

joanrivers-032714.jpg Melissa Rivers, daughter of the late Joan Rivers, has given her blessing for "Fashion Police" to continue without her mother on the E! network. The network did not, however, note whether the show would replace her as host. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms."

MazeRunner-092214.jpg With more than $9,000 per site, sci-fi thriller "The Maze Runner" had no problem reaching its target audience over the weekend, easily moving to the top of the box office with a very strong overall weekend of $32 million. Also making an impact in its first weekend in theaters was "A Walk Among the Tombstones," as the Liam Neeson-starring thriller managed a so-so $13.1 million.

Emmawatson-031511.jpg Emma Watson, Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women, delivered a speech at the U.N. to promote a new campaign called HeForShe. The program is designed to get men involved in the fight against domestic violence. "How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?" said Watson from the lectern.

channing-tatum-111412.jpg Channing Tatum is set to star in "Struck by Genius," a new inspirational true story from Sony. Tatum will also produce the film. "Struck By Genius" follows the real life story of Jason Padgett, who became a math genius after a traumatic brain injury outside a karaoke bar. Tatum will play Padgett and the film is expected to follow him dealing with such issues as PTSD.

JoshKaufman-052214.jpg "The Voice" champ Josh Kaufman has landed the lead role in the Broadway debut of "Pippin." Kaufman plays the young eighth century prince, who leaves his familiar surrounding to see what the world has to offer. "It's something I'm really excited about," Kaufman told the Star. "I tend to be the kind of person who doesn't want to do just one thing. I get bored."

michaelbay-091212.jpg The so-called "Untitled Cocaine Project" from producers Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer has been ordered to pilot by TNT. The pilot episode is written by Michelle Ashford ("Masters of Sex"). The show, according to an official synopsis, is a "serialized character drama that brings the audience into the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s."

Ryanreynolds-091914.jpg Marvel will release a film based on its comic book character "Deadpool" sometime in 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who starred as the character's alter ego, Wade Wilson, in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been cast as the lead. The announcement came after test footage leaked a few weeks ago. "The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while," Reynolds subsequently said.

Amyadams-040314.jpg Amy Adams is featured as artist Margaret Keane in the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton directed drama "Big Eyes." The film is based on the true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), a painter who created portraits of big-eyed young girls. Her husband Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) took credit for the pictures because he didn't believe that people would buy art created by a woman.

BenAffleck-061011.jpg After getting the boot from a Vegas casino in May, Ben Affleck has admitted to counting cards. Speaking with Details, Affleck says that he's been unfairly punished for his blackjack prowess. "That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack."

aubrey-051914.jpg Aubrey Plaza will voice the character of Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever." The film centers on Grumpy Cat (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce), who lives in a pet store and is perpetually overlooked by its patrons, until a 12-year-old girl named Chrystal begins to talk to her. The script was written by Tim Hill and Jeff Morris.

MatthewMcConaughey-081811.jpg Matthew McConaughey will not appear in the forthcoming sequel to "Magic Mike," according to director Greg Jacobs. The "True Detective" star has apparently passed up on "Magic Mike XXL," which will star Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Thus far no other details on potential cast additions has been revealed, but Jacobs did explain to IndieWire.com that fans will likely be surprised.