Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed the first installment of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film, says she won't be back for the sequel. "Directing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful," Taylor-Johnson told Deadline. "I have Universal to thank for that. I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew . . ."
Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to play a villain in the upcoming "Star Trek 3." The British actor's prospective role has not yet been revealed, though rumors have been circulated that the Klingons will be the central villains in the film, which will be directed by Justin Lin and produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burke and David Ellison.
Bradley Cooper is set to make his directorial debut in an upcoming remake of "A Star Is Born," Deadline reported. "A Star Is Born," about a movie star who helps a young actress find fame even as age and alcoholism send his career into a downward spiral, was first made back in 1937 with Fredric March and Janet Gaynor. The film has since been remade twice, first in 1954 with Judy Garland and James
Jon Hamm has just completed a 30-day stay in rehab for alcohol abuse. The 44-year-old actor checked into the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, at the end of February. He has released a statement through his representative, who noted, "With the support of his longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for his struggle with alcohol addiction."
"Captain America" directors Joe and Anthony Russo will step in as the next helmers in the "Avengers" franchise. The pair will take over for Joss Whedon on the next two films in the series which will be dubbed "Infinity War - Part 1" and "Infinity War - Part 2." Those films are slated for release in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Angelina Jolie reportedly elected to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in a preventative procedure against ovarian cancer. The actress previously had her breasts removed after learning that she carries the BRCA1 gene, which puts her at high risk for breast and ovarian cancers. She broke the news in a New York Times op ed piece, saying she was contacted by doctors following blood work.
Vin Diesel has named his baby daughter Pauline in honor of his late friend and "Fast & Furious" co-star Paul Walker. He told "Today" on Monday that Walker, who died two years ago, remains in his thoughts to this day. "I named her Pauline . . . There's no other person that I'm thinking about as I'm cutting this umbilical cord," he began. "I knew he was there . . ."
Disgraced NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams made an appearance at his alma mater Mater Dei Prep, where he donated $50,000 during a Save the Seraphs Gala on Saturday Night. The Asbury Park Press reports that Williams helped the school from closing its doors. "This is Mater Dei. It's been a very, very important part of my life," Williams told The Two River Times.
Bradley Cooper has split from his girlfriend of nearly two years, Suki Waterhouse. Brad, 40, and Suki, 23, had been dating since March 2013, when they were spotted together in Boston. According to Us Weekly, the couple grew apart due to their hectic schedules. The pair never made too much noise about the relationship with Suki telling Elle that "I don't talk about my boyfriend . . ."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in the upcoming adaptation of the Jim Henson created 1980s program "Fraggle Rock." Gordon-Levitt is working alongside the late Henson's daughter Lisa Henson on the project. The plot centers on a group of cave-dwelling puppets called Fraggles. Their cave world is filled out by hard-working Doozers and Gorgs, furry giants who disdain the Fraggles.
Liza Minelli has entered rehab for substance abuse. The 69-year-old actress is said to be at a treatment facility in Malibu. Her representative noted in a public statement, "Liza Minnelli has valiantly battled substance abuse over the years and whenever she has needed to seek treatment she has done so. She is currently making excellent progress at an undisclosed facility."
"American Horror Story" alumni Wes Brantley has officially joined the cast of the show's next season "Hotel." Bentley, who played Edward Mordrake in the show's last season, "Freak Show," will return for the next installment in an unspecified "series regular" role. Show creator Ryan Murphy made the announcement on Twitter.
Jude Law and ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding welcomed the birth of a baby girl, a rep for Law confirmed to People magazine. "I can confirm the arrival of Jude Law and Catherine Harding's daughter," the spokesperson said of the duo's first child together. "Both are delighted and continue to ask that their privacy and that of their child be respected."