Dean Jones, the actor most well known for his roles in Disney films like "The Love Bug" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died of Parkinson's disease at the age of 84, his publicist has announced. Jones, who appeared in 46 films, was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 1995. Some of the more memorable pictures included "The Million Dollar Duck" and "Snowball Express."
Amanda Peterson, the star of the 1987 rom-com "Can't Buy Me Love," who was found dead in her home in July, was killed by an accidental overdose, according to the autopsy and toxicology report released Wednesday by the Weld County Coroner's Office. Peterson, 43, had taken a dosage of morphine given to her by a friend for an unspecified pain.
"Dancing with the Stars" has unveiled the full cast of their upcoming 21st season. Paula Deen, Kim Zolciak, Tamar Braxton, and train hero Alek Skarlatos will join previously announced stars Gary Busey, Bindi Irwin, Chaka Khan, Andy Grammer, Nick Carter, Internet sensation Hayes Grier, jockey Victor Espinoza, and the series' first married contestants: Alexa and Carlos PenaVega.
The BBC has announced that Alex Kingston will reprise her role as Professor River Song in the upcoming "Doctor Who" holiday special. "It's Christmas Day in the future and the TARDIS is parked on a snowy village street, covered in icicles, awaiting its next adventure," the network says in a release. "Time traveler River Song meets her husband's new incarnation, in the form of Peter Capaldi . . ."
Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven has died at the age of 76. He directed such beloved films as the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" as well as the "Scream" franchise and lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this week. Craven is survived by his wife Iya Labunka, who is a film producer and former vice president at Sony Films. He continued working until the very end of his life.
Spike Lee is set to receive an honorary Oscar award for his contributions to film-making. Lee joins fellow honoree Gena Rowlands, known for her 1960s, 1970s and 1980s films. The award comes 25 years after Lee's "Do The Right Thing" was snubbed by the Academy, a film that made Lee one of the world's top up-and-coming directors.
Lucy Liu has welcomed her new son, Rockwell, via a surrogate. It is the actress' first child. She introduced Rockwell to the world via Twitter and Instagram with an adorably sweet black-and-white snap showing her cradling the bundled-up baby boy. "Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. In [love]!" the 46-year-old wrote, doting on her son.
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are working on a comedic screenplay, J-Law revealed during a "Hunger Games" presser on Wednesday. "We play sisters," Lawrence told the New York Times. "We're almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We've got about 100 pages right now." She continued, "Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavors."
After getting outed as a user of Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar has entered rehab, his family announced in a statement on their website. The statement didn't specify what type of treatment the family values advocate will receive, but comes after Duggar admitted to having a porn addiction. "Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center," Josh's parents Jim Bob and Michelle wrote.
"America's Got Talent" judge Howie Mandel has publically apologized after making a bulimia joke when speaking to a show contestant during a recent live episode. Mandel made the comment to contestant Stevie Starr, a.k.a. "The Regurgitator," who swallows objects whole and then regurgitates them, by saying "This would probably come out wrong, but you, sir, make bulimia entertaining."
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has denied rumors that her husband Jionni LaValle has an account with the cheating website Ashley Madison. "Jionni is a good guy and doesn't need his name being tarnished. Nor does our family. We did nothing wrong to deserve this." The "Jersey Shore" star also took to Instagram to defend her husband.
Ben Higgins, a finalist on the most recent series of "The Bachelorette," has been named the latest star of ABC's "The Bachelor." He stopped by "Good Morning America" on Tuesday morning to talk about the new opportunity. He says he's still friends with Kaitlyn Bristowe, whom he wooed on "The Bachelorette," even though their romance didn't work out.
Kim Kardashian now has 44.1 million followers on Instagram, pushing her past Beyoncé (44 million), and making her the most followed person on the photo sharing social media site. Back in February Kim had just 27 million followers, meaning she's gained over 15 million in the past six months. Yet she's not the only member of the Kardashian clan to make the top ten.
Forest Whitaker will make his Broadway debut in "Hughie," the two person drama written by Eugene O'Neill. Whitaker stars as Erie Smith, an alcoholic small time hustler who mourns the passing of the clerk of the hotel where he resides. Previous actors to take on the Erie role include Al Pacino, Brian Dennehy and Richard Schiff.
Tracy Morgan married his longtime girlfriend, Megan Wollover, in an "intimate ceremony" on Sunday night, according to People. Speaking with the magazine, Megan said she feels fortunate to be with Morgan after his near fatal accident over a year ago. "After almost losing Tracy last year, I am so grateful to finally be married to the love of my life."