Christopher Evan Welch has died. The 48-year-old actor died of lung cancer on December 2 in Santa Monica, according to a statement released by his family. Welch last appeared as a clerk in the House of Representatives in the Steven Spielberg drama "Lincoln." He also appeared regularly on the AMC conspiracy-themed drama "Rubicon."
Rumors are swirling that Demi Moore reportedly sold the engagement ring given to her by her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. According to various reports the actress hawked her ring for a reported $250,000, so that she could more completely move on with her life. Word of the alleged sell-off comes via the British tabloid Star.
"Twelve Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" both lead the pack of nominees for this year's Golden Globes, each scoring seven nominations. The films join an impressive list of nominated pictures this season including "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush" for Best drama and "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" for Best Musical or Comedy.
The family members of late "Fast and the Furious" star Paul Walker have confirmed that his funeral will be a private affair. The Los Angeles County coroner's office reportedly released his body to the city's Forrest Lawn mortuary earlier this week. The 40-year-old actor was killed on November 30 while riding in a Porsche in Santa Barbara, California. He was riding with his friend Roger Rodas.
Kate Winslet and her husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend. A spokesperson for the couple said that Winslet is "doing great" after the birth of her baby boy and that the pair are "thrilled to bits." Winslet married Rocknroll, the nephew of Virgin mogul Richard Branson, in 2012, at Branson's compound on Necker Island in 2011.
Netflix has confirmed that they are adding a new documentary about former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to their slate of original programming. The new doc, titled "Mitt," is set to debut on the service January 24 and will make its debut at Sundance on January 17. The doc was directed by Greg Whiteley, who followed Romney from the nomination process.
Jason Momoa will be starring in the upcoming Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment "Batman Vs. Superman" film (which has yet to receive a title). The former "Game of Thrones" star is currently in the running to play either the villain Doomsday (who is spawned when Kryptonian genetic engineering goes wrong) or a member of the Justice League, according to insiders.
Famed Hollywood star Eleanor Parker died of complications from pneumonia at the age of 91 on Monday. Parker was best known for her role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" and was given tribute by her fellow cast member Christopher Plummer following her passing. "Eleanor Parker was and is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known," said Plummer Monday in a statement.
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 . . ."
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.
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.
The planned seventh installment of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise has reportedly been called off following the death of starring actor Paul Walker. News of the film's cancellation came via director Paul Wann and producers from Universal Pictures. Walker, 40, was killed in a fiery car wreck over the Thanksgiving weekend and the studio has released an official statement on his death.