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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."

jaime-king-072115.jpg Jaime King bore her second son - and godson to Taylor Swift - with husband Kyle Newman last week. She shared a picture of the family to Instagram, captioning it "We are SO happy to welcome to the world our new baby boy!" "HE'S ARRIVED!" added Newman on his own Instagram page. "So happy to welcome our new baby boy into the world. Born July 16th! Mom & Baby are well. Name coming soon."

StevenMichaelQuezada-072115.jpg Steven Michael Quezada, who played the DEA agent on "Breaking Bad," is running for county commissioner of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Democrat is running against three other candidates for the spot. "I was born and raised here in the district," he told The Washington Post. "I'm trying to help the kids in the neighborhood where I grew up, to give them a better life."

alex-rocco-072015.jpg Actor Alex Rocco, best known for his role as Moe Greene in "The Godfather," has died at the age of 79. Rocco passed away of pancreatic cancer at his home in Los Angeles. Greene was the tough talking Jewish casino owner in Las Vegas who attempts to strong arm the film's lead character only to wind up dead. Speaking with the A.V. Club in 2012, Rocco explained how he landed the role.

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