Reynaldo Rey, most well known for his roles in "Friday" and "White Man Can't Jump," has died at the age of 75. According to his manager, Rey died on Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital following complications from a stroke. He was 75. Rey began his career as an acting teacher but later became a stand-up comedian, touring with the R&B group The O'Jays, and opening for Redd Foxx for several years.
Bob Saget, who played Danny Tanner on the 1990s sitcom "Full House," has signed up for the Netflix reboot, "Fuller House." The announcement comes via John Stamos—Uncle Jesse—who shared it via Twitter. "The great @bobsaget will be joining out show on @netflix- this completes the perfect reunion!" Other former cast members to sign on include Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin.
Tatum O'Neal, star of "Rescue Me," says she has lately started dating women, although she doesn't consider herself to be homosexual. She prefers women, the actress tells People, because they're "more intelligent" than men. "I definitely have been dating mostly women recently . . . I'm not [gay or straight]," she explains. "I think women are the most amazing creatures on earth."
Jessica Lange will make her return to Broadway next year in a revival of American playwright Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece "Long Day's Journey Into Night," the Roundabout Theatre Company has announced. The two-time Oscar winner will reprise her role as the morphine-addicted matriarch, Mary Tyrone, from the London stage production in 2000. She will star opposite Irish actor Gabriel Byrne.
Max Greenfield ("New Girl") has joined the cast of the fifth season of "American Horror Story," according to show creator Ryan Murphy. "This October, Max Greenfield (like you've never seen him) is checking in to the hotel . . . but not checking out. #AHSHotel," Murphy wrote on Twitter. Other stars announced for "AHS" include Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Evan Peters.
Jon Stewart, longtime host of "The Daily Show," is running a five-week training session for veterans interested in starting a TV career. Stewart has been developing the program for the past three years, and now he's encouraging others to do likewise. "This is ready to franchise. Please steal our idea," Stewart told the New York Times.
Bill Cosby has been sued by model Janice Dickinson for defamation, saying he hurt her professionally and personally after denying her rape accusation and calling her a liar. "I want justice done. I want Lisa Bloom (her lawyer) to depose Bill Cosby, get him on the stand and in front of a jury and let the law decide."
David Letterman signed off from "Late Night" for the last time on Wednesday, saying "Thank you for everything, you've given me everything" to his fans. Letterman's run on the program lasted 33 years. "These people collectively," he added with respect to his crew, "deserve more credit for this show than I ever will." The night also featured a musical tribute from the Foo Fighters.
Food Network host Sandra Lee underwent a double mastectomy after revealing her breast cancer diagnosis on "Good Morning America" last week. The host released an image from the hospital via Facebook in which she is joking with her boyfriend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The pair are both seen in hospital gowns and Lee is playfully adjusting her surgical cap.
A winner has been chosen for season eight of "The Voice and it's 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks. Fredericks, a member of Team Pharrell Williams, was in the final four along with Team Blake Shelton's Meghan Linsey, Team Adam Levine's Joshua Davis, and Koryn Hawthorne, also from Team Pharrell. Linsey came in second, with Davis in third and Hawthorne in fourth.
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.
Louis C.K. has come under fire for jokes he made on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live." During his opening monologue, the comedian delivered jokes about "mild" racism and the rationale behind child molestation. One Twitter user took offense to C.K.'s topics, writing "I get it comedy is meant to be edgy. I just don't find jokes about child molestation funny."
Harry Shearer, the voice of Mr. Burns and many other characters on "The Simpsons," has left the show because of a contract dispute. The actor and comedian announced the news on Twitter, quoting the lawyer of executive producer James L. Brooks, "From James L. Brooks' lawyer: 'show will go on, Harry will not be part of it, wish him the best . . . This because I wanted what we've always had . . ."