Emma Watson took home the big prize, the British Artist of the Year Award, at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday, October 30. Other big winners of the night included Dame Judi Dench, who was presented with the worldwide contribution award by Dustin Hoffman. "I'm rather overwhelmed by [the award], because I didn't ever expect to have a film career at all."
Chelsea Handler is upset with Instagram after the photo sharing site took down a topless picture of her. In the photo, she is mounted on a horse, mocking a similar shirtless photo taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Taking this down is sexist. I have every right to prove I have a better body than Putin," said the comedian in response to Instagram's decency guidelines.
Mike Tyson says that he was sexually abused as a child. Speaking to SiriusXM's Opie Radio on Wednesday, the former heavyweight claims that when he was seven a man "snatched" him off the street. "[He] bullied me and sexually abused me and stuff." Tyson described the perpetrator as an "old man" whom he never saw again. He insisted that the abuse only occurred one time.
Stephen Colbert has announced that "The Colbert Report" will end on Tuesday, December 18. He used the announcement to double as a plug for the paperback edition of his latest book, "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't." "Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book," Colbert said.
Amanda Bynes has been released from a psychiatric facility just three days after a judge ruled that she spend another 30 days there. According to TMZ, Amanda asked for her release and her request was granted. The facility requires that within four days of hospitalization, the patient must be granted a hearing. Bynes was determined stable enough to leave by her hearing officer.
In J.K. Rowling's latest offering, "The story of Dolores Jane Umbridge," she reveals the secret life of Dolores Umbridge. The former headmistress of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a half blooded witch born to wizard Orford Umbridge and muggle Ellen Cracknell, but presented herself as a full-blooded witch.
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with stealing the camera of a paparrazo. The incident, alleges the photographer, occurred last month in Beverly Hills, although the pair were arrested on Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation by the Beverly Hills police.
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") has partnered with Kari Lizer (creator "The New Adventures of Old Christine") for an HBO comedy about a rogue nun. Sedgwick plays Kate, a disillusioned nun, who leaves her cloistered life. "No longer Sister Katherine, she's turned her back on her old life and now finds herself coming of age, trying to figure out who she is without her vows . . ."
Jerry Bruckheimer is adapting "American Gigolo," the 1980 film starring Richard Gere as a male prostitute, to TV. Bruckheimer produced the original movie, and spoke on the project in a presser. "With its signature noir aesthetic, American Gigolo has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller and I'm thrilled to partner with [Paramount's] Brad [Grey] and Amy [Powell] on remaking it."
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has announced that he is gay, and says that he's "proud" to be so. The Apple head made the revelation in a statement published in Bloomberg Businessweek. "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." "I don't consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifice of others."
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have joined the cast of FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Harris, reports TV Line, will play a "chameleon salesman" in the series' final two episodes. Meanwhile, Burtka appears in the show's finale for a "sexy storyline" with Jessica Lange's Elsa.
In a weekend that has the potential to be the slowest of 2014, Jake Gyllenhaal-starring action-thriller "Nightcrawler" stands a good chance to top "John Wick" and end up as the number one draw, though it's also not poised for too big of an opening as it takes aim at 2,766 theaters.
Michael Bay is in talks to direct "13 Hours," a film adaptation of the Mitchell Zuckoff book about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. "Bay read a first draft of the script and liked it," one source told Deadline. Paramount acquired the rights to Zuckoff's book, "Thirteen Hours."
Keanu Reeves has signed on to play the lead role in the upcoming sci-fi thriller "Replicas." Reeves will play a neuroscientist who loses his family in a car accident and tries to bring them back to life, coming into conflict with police and government agencies. The film is scripted by Chad St. John and produced by Lotus Entertainment's Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Stephen Hamel.
Daniel Radcliffe stopped by "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, October 28, showing off his rap skills on the song "Alphabet Aerobics." According to Entertainment Weekly, the "Harry Potter" star didn't stumble, although the "fast-paced song is filled with tongue twisters." He made it all the way through the end "even when the tempo picked way up."