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valerieharper-042814.jpg Valerie Harper was hospitalized prior to a performance of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" at a Maine theater, the Ogunquit, earlier this week. Harper, 75, has battled cancer in the past. On Thursday, Valerie's rep released a statement saying she's "resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital for observation for the time being."

imge1-073015.jpg FOX has canceled "Knock Knock Live," the Ryan Seacrest door-to-door surprise show, after two episodes. The premiere pulled in a disappointing 1.7 million viewers, while the follow-up dipped to 1.6 million, including a 0.5 rating among the 18-49 demo. The program featured Seacrest, along with his correspondents - Kellie Pickler and Ross Matthews - surprising home owners with custom gifts.

jacealexander-073015.jpg Jace Alexander, director of "Law & Order," has been arrested on felony charges of promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. "On July 24, 2015, an investigator from the Westchester County District Attorney's Office downloaded child pornography from an IP (internet protocol) address in Westchester County," reads a statement.

seanmalone-073015.jpg Sean Malone, the actor best known for his role in "Gone Baby Gone," has died at the age of 54 after drowning related injuries. The Boston Fire Department confirmed his death via Twitter. "Sean Malone succumbed to his injuries this evening surrounded by his son Sean, parents and siblings at Boston Medical Center."

alannamasterson-072915.jpg "Walking Dead" actress Alanna Masterson, who plays Tara Chambler on the hit AMC show, has revealed that she is pregnant with her first child. She made the announcement in a new playful Instagram post. Alanna posed in a shirt dress as she placed a protective hand over her already blooming baby bump with the caption, "Guess what. . ."

CocoIce-072915.jpg Ice T and Coco Austin have revealed that they are currently expecting their first child. "I've been pregnant for a while, but we've been holding it between us for some time," Coco told New York City's "Fox 5" news in a phone interview after sharing the news on Twitter. "[We'll share] all the juicy details: How far along I am, the gender."

gracegealey-072815.jpg "Empire" co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers are reportedly set to tie the knot. The pair got engaged over the weekend in Chicago and, according to Entertainment Weekly, it was a surprise engagement party arranged by the groom-to-be. "She thought it would just be the two of them going to dinner, but when they got there, he had arranged a party for about 20 of her friends and family members."

jimmy-fallon-071415.jpg Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon battled during Monday's "Tonight Show" with the former taking on the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Fallon followed up with the Rolling Stones classic "Undercover of the Night," while attempting to mimic Mick Jagger's signature dance moves. Cruise then upped the ante by performing Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," nailing the two separate singing parts.

brandonandleah-072715.jpg Leah and Brandon Jenner have welcomed their first child into the world. The couple broke news of the new family addition over the weekend and Leah says her early journey into motherhood has been life changing. "On Wednesday, July 22nd I became a Mom. It has without a doubt been the most profoundly beautiful time in my life but also emotionally, spiritually and physically challenging too . . ."

Elizabeth-072715.jpg Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger have joined the jury at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from September 2-12. Director Alfonso Cuaron helms the panel, which also features director Emmanuel Carrère, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, Italian director Francesco Munzi, Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, and British director and Lynne Ramsay.

jurassic-world-072515.jpg A sequel to the highly successful "Jurassic World" has been green lit with a release date of 2018, Universal/Comcast Corp. has announced. The film is expected to be released July 22, 2018. The BBC reports that the film will once again feature stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The new sequel, produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, will feature a screenplay by Colin Trevorrow.

JamesFranco-022014.jpg James Franco has reportedly penned a new book about Lana Del Rey. According to Penguin Random House's website, the art book "Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana Del Rey" reunites Franco with his former collaborator David Shields. Shields and Franco teamed up for the film "I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel," which Franco directed and Shields co-wrote with Caleb Powell.

theodore-bikel-072315.jpg Theodore Bikel, who starred as Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" and a poor Jewish milkman Tevye in the Broadway hit musical "Fiddler on the Roof," has died at the age of 91. In a statement, the Actors' Equity Association said it "mourns the passing of our dear friend, our brother and former President Theo Bikel."

Billosby111114.jpg Bill Cosby has admitted that he used the drug Quaaludes in the 1970s but only during consensual sex. The comic's legal team issued their first statements in his defense since the initial sex abuse charges were filed against him in 2005. In their statement Cosby's lawyers say he "admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life."

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