Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master," "Her") is in "final talks" with Marvel to play the lead in the studio's upcoming film "Doctor Strange," according to the Collider. The site adds that the signing has been delayed because Phoenix does not want a Marvel contract to prevent him from moonlighting in smaller films. Another actor mentioned for the lead was Benedict Cumberbatch.
David Hyde Pierce ("Fraiser") has landed a recurring role on season six of "The Good Wife." He'll debut in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. CBS announced that Pierce plays a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change.
Despite routinely taking years between releases, AC/DC is proving you can teach an old dog new tricks by recording their new album in a mere 10 days, according to drummer Phil Rudd. Rudd admitted that the band recorded the record at warp speed because 'things were taking too long.' "It was done in 10 days, and I've never played better," Rudd told Triple M.
Martina McBride has added 40 new fall dates to her "2014 Everlasting Tour." Seven shows are already sold out, including the first date in Meridian, MI., as well as shows in Forrest City, AR., Lake Charles, LA., Midland, TX, Dayton, OH, and two dates in Nashville, TN.
"Foxcatcher," the Channing Tatum and Steve Carell drama, has been added to the lineup for this year's BFI London Film Festival. The film, directed by Bennett Miller, debuts on October 16 as the fest's gala screening at the Odeon Leicester Square. "I'm thrilled that Foxcatcher will be playing the LFF and I'm thrilled to be attending," said director Miller.
Ariana Grande took her hit song "Break Free" to the stage of NBC's America's Got Talent. Sporting cat ears and a little black dress, Grande performed her Zedd-produced hit during the live results show, receiving a standing ovation from the judges including Heidi Klum. "Thanks for having me AGT! sweetest audience ever. love u & thank u," she tweeted.
David Nail says that Darius Rucker was a big influence on his "I'm A Fire Tour," which happened to be his first ever as a headliner. "I would say we probably learned more as a group from Darius, and we've played with some great people," Nail tells Billboard.
Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" after suffering a cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday. Joan's daughter, Melissa, issued a statement, thanking all for their support. "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."
Following her split from Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey was spotted out and about, taking her twins - Moroccan and Monroe - out for pizza. Paparazzi spotted Mimi in NYC looking stylish in a black and white wrap dress and floppy hat. Cannon announced news of the pair's split last week, but he was seen leaving the pair's apartment on the same day Carey was spotted.
Tim McGraw will feature on an upcoming installment of the American Express Unstaged series. The episode, directed by Bennett Miller (Moneyball), features McGraw's concert from NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom streaming live on Sept. 16. "We got together in Nashville out at my farm last week," McGraw explains on his website.
Not only does Luke Bryan sell out concerts, he also set records. The country superstar recently sold our four shows in Ohio while setting records in two cities. On his 'That's My Kind of Night Tour,' Bryan performed at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. The two sold-out shows made him the first county act to ever sell out the 45-year-old venue.
Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne and 50 Cent were among the musical acts to wish Chelsea Handler a happy departure from hosting Chelsea Lately on E! Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morissette, Sammy Hagar, Selena Gomez and Gerard Butler were also on hand to see Handler off.
Lady Gaga made a special surprise appearance at a Queen and Adam Lambert concert in Australia. Gaga, in traditional aplomb, sported a giant Afro and dark jumpsuit with crowns embossed on it as she joined the group for the track "Another One Bites the Dust." "I adored Freddie Mercury … Freddie was unique — one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music."
Eric Church and his wife Katherine have launched the charity Chief Cares in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. "Chief Cares has already made a difference in the lives of children in Nepal, sent aid to Haiti, and helped the Humane Society here at home. You can get involved too . . . Purchase Chief Cares Platinum Seats and the majority of your ticket pur
Luke Bryan has been added to the line up of Fashion Rocks 2014, which takes place during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC. The event, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, goes down at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Other acts to take the stage include Jennifer Lopez, KISS, the Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Afrojack, Duran Duran and Jennifer Lopez.