Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have confirmed their plans to split after ten years of marriage. The pair broke the news on Tuesday, just one day after their tenth wedding anniversary and are asking the media to respect their privacy in the family matter. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple told People in a joint statement.
Comedian and film star Jack Carter has died at the age of 93. Carter, who appeared alongside Elvis Presley on the silver screen, also appeared in television series including "Baywatch," "Murder She Wrote" and "Family Guy." Throughout his career he was a popular guest host on various shows, but never scored his own series. "Maybe I come on too strong," he admitted in 1963.
A musical version of the 1990s rom-com "Clueless" is happening, according to Amy Heckerling, who directed the movie. She says that the production will not feature an original score, instead featuring familiar songs. "I've written what they call the book, and it's a jukebox musical," she told Entertainment Tonight. She didn't specify what songs will be included in the staging.
Shia LaBeouf suffered a head injury after an on set stunt went wrong on Wednesday. According to Shia's publicist, the actor was filming in North Dakota and sustained non-life threatening injuries. According to TMZ, the script for "American Honey" called for LaBeouf to put his head through a glass window, and "something went wrong and LaBeouf cut himself badly."
"Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington has replaced Robert Pattinson in the upcoming thriller "Brimstone," which also stars Dakota Fanning and Guy Pearce. He will play an outlaw who has a crucial role in the tale of retribution, replacing Pattinson who was announced as taking on the role during the Berlin film festival and market. Fanning stars as Liz, a heroine on the run from her past.
James Horner, the composer known for his film soundtracks like "Titanic," and "Braveheart," died in a plane crash at the age of 61. The two-time Oscar winner's self-piloted plane crashed north of Santa Barbara on Monday. "We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart and unbelievable talent," Horner's assistant Sylvia Patrycja wrote on Facebook on Monday. "He died doing what he loved."
Jake Lloyd, the actor who played Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode 1," was arrested following a high speed chase in South Carolina. He was charged with failing to stop for officers and reckless driving. Authorities said he reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour during a chase that lasted for 25 miles, ending when Lloyd's car struck a fence and several trees.
Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, best known for his role in 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at the age of 62. His brother, Peter Ducommun, said that he died at a Vancouver hospital after suffering from complications due to diabetes. "He was funny, talented and creative," Peter said. "I think what people admired most was his stand-up. He was a comedian's comedian."
The third installment of the "Princess Diaries" is reportedly in the works at Disney. According to Hollywood insider website Tracking Board, Walt Disney Pictures is moving ahead with "Princess Diaries 3." While Disney has yet to officially comment on the news, Debra Chase, the producer of the first two movies, is reportedly on board to take the helm of the reboot.
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return for the third installment in the "Pitch Perfect" franchise. Elizabeth Banks, who directed the first two films, which earned $115.4 and $259.7 worldwide respectively, has not been confirmed to return. "Happening #3," wrote Kendrick via Instagram. "I know I spilt the beans a little while ago, but at least now it's OFFICIAL!! PITCH PERFECT 3 . . ."
Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Baron Mordo in the upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation "Doctor Strange." Ejiofor joins Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One. Mordo and Strange were once students of the Ancient One, but became enemies after Mordo's attempt to kill their mentor.
Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93 after suffering from respiratory distress and heart failure. News of the legendary actor's passing was confirmed by a Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council spokesman. The rep said in their statement, "We can confirm that the Register Office issued a death certificate for Mr Christopher Lee on Monday 8 June, Mr Lee died on Sunday 7 June."
Chris Hemsworth has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming "Ghostbusters" reboot featuring an all-female leading cast. The comedy will star Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones and Hemsworth now becomes the first male star committed. The film's director Paul Feig broke the news via Twitter.
The first trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" has officially hit the web. The teaser finds Jennifer Lawrence once again in her role as Katniss Everdeen, this time leading a rebellion against Panem's corrupt leader President Snow. The picture is set for a November 20 release and Lawrence is once again joined by the franchise's all star cast.
Muppets character Miss Piggy has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. She appeared at the event alongside feminist icon and Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem. Piggy revealed the news via her official Twitter feed, noting that she was thrilled to visit the Big Apple to receive her award.