"Empire" co-stars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers are reportedly set to tie the knot. The pair got engaged over the weekend in Chicago and, according to Entertainment Weekly, it was a surprise engagement party arranged by the groom-to-be. "She thought it would just be the two of them going to dinner, but when they got there, he had arranged a party for about 20 of her friends and family members."
Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon battled during Monday's "Tonight Show" with the former taking on the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face." Fallon followed up with the Rolling Stones classic "Undercover of the Night," while attempting to mimic Mick Jagger's signature dance moves. Cruise then upped the ante by performing Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," nailing the two separate singing parts.
Bill Cosby has admitted that he used the drug Quaaludes in the 1970s but only during consensual sex. The comic's legal team issued their first statements in his defense since the initial sex abuse charges were filed against him in 2005. In their statement Cosby's lawyers say he "admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life."
Steven Michael Quezada, who played the DEA agent on "Breaking Bad," is running for county commissioner of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Democrat is running against three other candidates for the spot. "I was born and raised here in the district," he told The Washington Post. "I'm trying to help the kids in the neighborhood where I grew up, to give them a better life."
On the heels of Josh Duggar's molestation scandal, "19 Kids and Counting" has been canceled by TLC. The network has also announced an upcoming one-hour documentary which will address the issue of childhood sexual abuse. The special will feature Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, who came forward last month as two of their brother's victims.
The 2015 Emmy Award nominations were revealed by actress Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba on Thursday, July 16 at the SilverScreen Theater in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. A few of the shows receiving multiple award nods included "Game Of Thrones," "Mad Men" and "Better Call Saul." "Game Of Thrones" received five nominations, which included one for Drama Series.
Nikki Reed is set to join the cast of FOX hit series "Sleepy Hollow" for its third season. She will play the key series regular role of Betsy Ross, said The Hollywood Reporter. "We are all very excited to welcome Nikki Reed into the world of 'Sleepy Hollow.' Nikki's the perfect choice to bring a smart and sexy edge to our show's twisted version of American icon, Betsy Ross."
Caitlyn Jenner received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2015 ESPY Awards. "Trans people deserve something vital. They deserve your respect," Jenner said at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles as she accepted the award. "If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is, I can take it."
HBO sci-fi drama "Westworld" has added four new characters - Clifton Collins Jr. ("Pacific Rim"), Eion Bailey ("Fight Club"), Jimmi Simpson ("House of Cards") and Danish actress Sidse Babbett Knudsen ("Almost Perfect"). HBO released descriptions of the characters, calling Collins' character Lawrence, "a charming but lethal outlaw, with a knack for maneuvering and negotiating . . ."
Jimmy Fallon is back at "The Tonight Show" following a two week break due to a severe hand injury. On Monday's show Fallon said he tripped in his kitchen and caught his wedding ring on a countertop. "My ring got caught on the countertop when I was going down and stuck there - and pulled my finger off," he said, adding, "I'm getting up and my finger is sideways."
Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan has been crowned the newest Miss USA in the annual pageant over the weekend. The event took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Jordan edged out four other competitors in the final. Jordan spoke on the topic of race relations in the United States during the pageant. She noted that her immediate plans are returning to Oklahoma.
The Smithsonian has confirmed that they will continue display the private art collection of Bill Cosby despite his recent sex abuse scandal. In an official statement, reps from the museum noted that the exhibit is not, in fact, a reflection of Cosby but rather a celebration of the artists in the exhibit. "First and fundamentally, this is an art exhibit," said Richard Kurin.
Comedian Michelle Collins has signed on as the newest host of "The View." The announcement comes just days after Rosie Perez confirmed her plans to part ways with the talk series as the end of this season. Collins has been a regular on the talk circuit and has appeared regularly on "Chelsea Lately" and "The Tyra Banks Show." She has also guested on Kathy Griffin's Bravo series.
Giuliana Rancic has revealed that she will be leaving "E! News." The network broke news of her departure on Wednesday. The longtime anchor of the show and Rancic followed up shortly after with a statement about her departure. "For more than a decade, I was fortunate enough to play a role in the success of 'E! News' and will miss my family at the show," Rancic said in a statement.
Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons" has inked a deal returning to the show. Rumors had initially swirled that Shearer had elected to part ways with the show to pursue other projects. Showrunner Al Jean commented on the rumor stating that he had reached out to Shearer about a new contract but Shearer appeared ready to move on.