Jimi Jamison, the voice behind such movie themes as "Burning Heart" from "Rocky IV" and "The Moment of Truth" from "The Karate Kid," has died at the age of 63. He sang both songs as the lead singer with the band Survivor, best known for their hit "Eye of the Tiger." Jamison joined the band just after "Eye of the Tiger" was released and replaced lead singer David Bickler.
With the NFL football season about to get underway, distributor Lionsgate will top the new Blu-ray releases this week with "Draft Day," a PG-13 sports drama that had a minimal theatrical impact back in the spring. Also getting launched this week will be "Moms' Night Out," though the PG comedy from TriStar barely made a dent at the box office in the early portion of the summer.
"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox has reportedly signed on to appear in an episode of MTV's series "Faking It." Cox will appear in the role of Margot, a Hester High School alum who returns to the school as the director of their elite drama program. News of the guest role comes via ew.com who says of her character: "Demanding, intense, and full of herself, Margot is a big fish . . ."
"Supernatural" and "Turn" star Amy Gumenick has reportedly signed on to appear in the role of Cupid in the upcoming season of the CW's "Arrow." As in the comic, the character will be a treacherous villain who is also stricken by an obsessive love for The Arrow. "Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with ew.com about the casting and says that he's always loved Cupid as a character.
"Once Upon a Time" and "Pretty Little Liars" star Julian Morris has reportedly landed a recurring role on the forthcoming new season of "The New Girl." According to ew.com, Morris will appear as Ryan, a new love interest for Zooey Deschanel's character Jess. Morris' character will first appear as a teacher taking over for Jess as she moves into her new assistant principal role.
David Muir will take over the anchor chair of ABC's "World News Tonight" this week. He will take the title from Diane Sawyer, and departs from his job as the ABC's weekend anchor and the co-anchor of their long-running interview show "20/20." Speaking with the New York Times, Muir explained that he hopes to bring an approachable presence to the "World News Tonight" chair.
Private nude photos of over 100 female celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were released to the web by hackers over the weekend. Several of the celebs, including Lawrence, have already reached out to the FBI requesting an inquiry into the breach. Many of the photos were allegedly obtained by hackers who breached cloud-based storage servers including Apple's iCloud.
With both "As Above, So Below" and "The November Man" struggling mightily to find an audience, "Guardians of the Galaxy" had yet another big weekend, topping charts for the third time in five weeks and propelling it past "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to be the top domestic draw of the year.
Homer Simpson of "The Simpsons" is the latest celeb to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. FOX posted animated footage of Homer nominating "Flanders, Lenny and Flanders again" to take the challenge before getting doused. Homer dumps a glass of ice water over himself, before an array of larger, colder objects begin to fall on him from above.
Allison Tolman ("Fargo") will guest star on an upcoming episode of "The Mindy Project." The third season of the FOX program returns this fall. Tolman, according to TV Guide, plays a romance novelist who goes on a bad blind date with Peter (Adam Pally). Tolman appears on two episodes. Shonda Rhimes, Rhea Perlman and Rob McElhenny are also set to star in episodes of the program this season.
Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master," "Her") is in "final talks" with Marvel to play the lead in the studio's upcoming film "Doctor Strange," according to the Collider. The site adds that the signing has been delayed because Phoenix does not want a Marvel contract to prevent him from moonlighting in smaller films. Another actor mentioned for the lead was Benedict Cumberbatch.
David Hyde Pierce ("Fraiser") has landed a recurring role on season six of "The Good Wife." He'll debut in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. CBS announced that Pierce plays a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is so disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago that he decides to run for office in order to affect change.
"Foxcatcher," the Channing Tatum and Steve Carell drama, has been added to the lineup for this year's BFI London Film Festival. The film, directed by Bennett Miller, debuts on October 16 as the fest's gala screening at the Odeon Leicester Square. "I'm thrilled that Foxcatcher will be playing the LFF and I'm thrilled to be attending," said director Miller.
Joan Rivers is "resting comfortably" after suffering a cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday. Joan's daughter, Melissa, issued a statement, thanking all for their support. "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."
Three members of the cast of "Friends" - Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow - reunited on the Wednesday episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Kimmel staged a mini-episode of the program into which he inserted himself. Jimmy had a replica of Monica and Rachel's apartment built, and played Ross in the brief scene alongside Rachel, Monica and Phoebe.