Actor, director, writer and photographer Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on the original "Star Trek" television series, has died at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed to the New York Times that Nimoy passed away at his home in Los Angeles. According to her, Nimoy's death was due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel. The film's original director Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer alongside Alcon's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct the new film, according to Variety. Principal photography is scheduled to start in summer 2016.
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are investigating the theft of Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 gown that she wore to the Oscars earlier this month. The dress was reportedly stolen from her hotel room. The department received a call reporting the missing dress around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the L.A. Times reports.
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been ordered to repeat 125 hours of her court ordered community service. A Los Angeles court is now claiming that the hours she put in while in London last year do not meet the qualifications to satisfy her probation. Lilo was in London appearing in a West End revival of the show "Speed the Plow" when she began volunteering at a local teen center.
Zendaya slammed E!'s Giuliana Rancic after the TV personality said that she smelled like weed on the red carpet of the Academy Awards on Sunday night. "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil . . . or maybe weed," remarked Rancic during the Oscar festivities. Zen hit back on Twitter, calling the remark "ignorant, disrespectful and outrageously offensive."
"Birdman" won big at last night's Academy Awards, taking home four awards. The dark comedy, about a former movie superhero actor who tries to return to the industry by putting on a Broadway play, won Best Film and Best Director awards for filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, as well as Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay Awards.
June Fairchild, an actress most well known for her role in Cheech and Chong's "Up in Smoke" and Clint Eastwood's "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," has passed at the age of 68. Her friend, Dawna Sodders, said that June died in a convalescent home of liver cancer. According to the L.A. Times, Fairchild appeared in a number of films before drugs and alcohol took over her career.
Louis Jourdan, the French actor best known for his role in "Gigi," has passed at the age of 93. According his biographer, Olivier Minne, Jourdan passed at home. In "Gigi" Jourdan played the role of Gaston, a dashing man who falls in love with the title character, played by Leslie Caron, as she develops from a tomboy into an elegant woman.
"Girl Next Door" actor Emile Hirsch has been charged with third degree felony for an incident in which he put a female film executive in a chokehold on January 25. Hirsch allegedly approached Paramount executive Daniele Bernfeld at a party during the Sundance Film Festival and began to argue with her, asking her "why she looked so tough" and calling her a "rich kid."
Surfer Bethany Hamilton is pregnant with a boy, she announced on Facebook in a video message. In the vid, she sits with husband Adam Dirks, and tells her fans that she's not going to let her condition stop her from doing what she loves. "I've been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy," she began. "I plan to surf as long as I can. Once the belly's pretty big maybe just mellow it out . . ."
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" won big at the 2015 BAFTA Awards last night. Wes Anderson's period piece took home five awards, for Original Screenplay, Production Design, Costume Design, Hair and Makeup, and Original Score (for French composer Alexandre Desplat's contribution). Desplat has also composed the music for "Unbroken" and "The Imitation Game," as well as "The King's Speech."
Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge," "The Great Gatsby") will direct the first two episodes and the finale of the Netflix original series "The Get Down." The 13-episode series centers on a group of teens in New York City in the 1970s. "Throughout, I've been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality . . ."
Jennifer Lawrence posed nude with a Colombian red tailed boa constrictor for a Vanity Fair photo shoot in 2014, and now the mag has released the pic, which it titled "Girl Meets Boa." "Jennifer has the perfect combination of strength, sexuality and humor, and, above all, tomboy to pull this off," VF's fashion and style director Jessica Diehl said.
The first trailer for the highly anticipated "Magic Magic XXL" has been released. Channing Tatum appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to officially debut the new trailer. The new trailer states that the boys are "Back to the Grind" and opens with a sleeveless Channing Tatum busting a move before we move to a strip club and see what you'd expect.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have officially tied the knot. The celebrity couple did so in a civil ceremony at their Los Angeles home, reports People magazine and E! Online. The ceremony comes a few days before their planned nuptials on Depp's private island in the Bahamas, a 45-acre tropical paradise which he purchased in 2004.