Adam Shankman has checked himself into rehab. The "High School Musical" director, 49, "is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center," according to a statement by his representative. "His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery." Shankman was seen on December 8 at the Trevor Live L.A. event, where he took a picture of himself with "Glee" members.
Adam Sandler has topped this year's Forbes list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood. The list calculates the average payout to a star per movie based on their film's overall value at box offices. The financial mag broke down his two biggest flops writing: "The two biggest offenders on Sandler's resume: Jack & Jill, in which he played both halves of a brother-sister twin set . . ."
Susan Boyle, who rose to fame with her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent," has revealed that she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Speaking with the Observer, Boyle says the news has came after she visited a specialist in Scotland: "I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label."
Meredith Baxter, former star of "Family Ties," wed her partner of seven years, Nancy Locke, in a Los Angeles ceremony over the weekend. The intimate ceremony saw Baxter, 66, and Locke, 56, exchange handwritten vows before friends and family. "Now I understand why marriage caught on!" said Baxter at the wedding, according to People.
In a very strong second weekend, Disney's "Frozen" outpaced "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to overtake the top of the box office charts, pushing it to a very strong 12-day domestic total of $134 million. Meanwhile, "Catching Fire" finally saw a sizable drop, though it still racked up $27 million to bring it to a very strong $336 million in the U.S. already.
YouTube sensation Rebecca Black has released the follow-up to her viral hit "Friday" with a sequel called "Saturday." Black, now 16-years-old, makes several pop cultural nods, including one to Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" video. "Yesterday was Friday, today is Saturday," Black sings in the vid, which features her waking up late on the weekend.
Leighton Meester has been cast in the Broadway production of "Of Mice and Men," alongside James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, who have been cast in the main roles of George and Lennie. Meester will star as the wife of Curly, who tries to seduce the two farmhands, while incurring the wrath of her aggressive husband.
Friends and fans of the late Paul Walker held a car rally and memorial service for the departed actor in Los Angeles over the weekend, organizing the event through social media. Rick Yune, Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star said the event was half commemoration and half celebration: "We mourn his loss, but maybe we could just remember how great a guy this guy was and celebrate his life."
Barron Hilton, brother of Paris Hilton, was assaulted at a Miami Beach party over the weekend. Following the incident, TMZ posted a video which allegedly showed Lindsay Lohan arguing with Barron prior to the assault; now, Lindsay's mom, Dina, is denying her daughter's culpability. "[TMZ] doesn't have the facts. Everything they're saying is not based on fact," she said to Newsday.
After setting records each of the last two weekends, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is set to once again top the box office, though "Frozen" could pull an upset if Disney's latest animated blockbuster has a good second weekend in theaters. Meanwhile, Christian Bale-starring action-thriller "Out of the Furnace" seems likely to be the only new entry into the box office top 10.
Bill Beckwith, host of HGTV's "Curb Appeal," died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle in San Francisco. Beckwith, 38, suffered a head trauma and was declared dead at the hospital. "Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us," the show said on its official Facebook page Tuesday.
Christian Slater and his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Lopez, have married in an impromptu ceremony. The 44-year-old Slater and Lopez (a business development consultant) were at a Coral Gables, Florida courthouse on December 2 to obtain their marriage license for their upcoming holiday-season wedding when they changed their minds and decided to marry right then.
NBC has picked up "Blacklist" for a full 22-episode second season. The drama stars James Spader as an international terrorist. Eight weeks into its first season, the program is the network's most watched new drama in 19 years. "The success of The Blacklist demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I'm impressed on a daily basis . . ."
Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has accused her ex-husband Charles Saatchi of threatening to "destroy" her if she didn't clear his name in an ongoing fraud trial of two of her former assistants. She made the revelation while testifying at the Isleworth Crown Court in England earlier this week. Her allegation comes amidst a media firestorm in which she has been accused of routine drug abuse.
Marcia Gay Harden has been added to the cast of "Fifty Shades of Grey." The Oscar winner will star in the role of Christian Grey's (Jaime Dornan) adoptive mother, according to Entertainment Weekly. The news comes after it was announced earlier this week that Rita Ora had been cast as the adopted sister of Christian.