Maya Rudolph made a splash as the commencement address speaker at Tulane University's recent graduation ceremony. The "SNL" veteran, who is known for her impersonation of Beyoncé, broke into that character during the speech. As the speech went on, Rudolph broke into a portion of the national anthem but swapped the lyrics with those from Beyoncé songs.
Taye Diggs has signed on to appear in the leading role of the long running Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Diggs will take over for "Glee" star Darren Criss for a twelve-week run beginning on July 22. He will be the first black actor to appear in the role. Though Diggs is best known for his role on "Private Practice" and the movie "The Best Man," he is actually a Broadway vet.
Wiz Khalifa hit the stage at the Billboard music awards over the weekend in a special tribute to late "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker. The rapper was introduced by fellow MC and "Fast & Furious" supporting actor Ludacris along with Tyrese. Khalifa offered up a rendition of his hit track "See You Again" at the awards show, which took place in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17.
Jane Fonda recently opened up about her sexual history on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The stark admissions came during a game of "Never Have I Ever," in which Fonda revealed that she has made out with a man half her age and hooked up with someone in a bathroom at a party. Things got really interesting though when it came to the mile-high club.
The 1996 horror-thriller "The Craft" is getting re-booted with direction from Leigh Janiak ("Honeymoon"). The director plans on refocusing the film to center on female empowerment. Janiak will co-write the script with Phil Graziadei, who also co-wrote her breakthrough movie "Honeymoon." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Janiak impressed Sony executives with her take.
Cate Blanchett has revealed that she has had many intimate relationships with women in the past. She broke the news in an interview about her forthcoming film "Carol," about a woman who enters into a secret relationship with a female store clerk. Speaking with Variety, Blanchett was asked if she had ever had relations with women, to which she responded "on or off screen?"
Lindsay Lohan is back under fire once again this week after failing to appear at a Brooklyn, New York pre-school where she was scheduled to serve 10 hours of community service. The community service was slated as part of a bid to finish her 115 hours of court-ordered community service by May 28. Lohan was supposed to have appeared at the Duffield Children's Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Lindsay Lohan didn't finish the community service ordered by a judge in connection with her 2012 reckless driving conviction, meaning she could face arrest upon her return to the U.S. from the U.K. "We'll probably ask that her probation be revoked," Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White told the New York Daily News on Wednesday. "It doesn't appear she's taking it very seriously."
Martin Freeman has signed on to join the cast of Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War." The 43-year-old British actor has not yet revealed which part he will play in the third installment of the superhero franchise. Freeman joins an already-confirmed cast which includes Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson and more.
Bollywood star Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail for a hit-and-run incident that took place in 2002. The 49-year-old actor was driving his Land Cruiser in Mumbai when he hit five homeless people, killing one of them. He was charged and found guilty of culpable homicide, with the court ruling that he had indeed been under the influence of alcohol.
"Avengers" director Joss Whedon has reportedly deleted his Twitter account following accusations his newest film "Age of Ultron" has sexist overtones. Critics on the site specifically questioned his direction of Scarlett Johannsson's character Black Widow. Whedon offered up one final comment before cutting the cord on his Twitter feed.
Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon have finalized their second divorce and released a public statement apologizing for the bitter split. "Public divorces can be harsh and cruel - we apologize to our families and friends for any hurt and embarrassment we have caused - we have come to an amicable agreement and are moving on," the couple said.
The cast of the classic mob film "Goodfellas" reunited in New York earlier this week for a 25th anniversary screening of the film at the Tribeca Film Festival. The reunion featured Robert DeNiro, Loraine Bracco, Ray Liota and Paul Sorvino. Director Martin Scorsese and Joe Pesci were both absent but sent messages along to their former cast mates.