Anthony Hopkins has reportedly signed on to appear in HBO's reboot of the sci-fi classic "Westworld." The announcement could mark the first ever regular television role for Hopkins, who is in talks to appear in the role of Dr. Robert Ford. His character is described by the network as "the brilliant, taciturn and complicated Creative Director, Chief Programmer and Chairman of the Board . . ."
Lucy Lawless has been confirmed to be a guest star on the second season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.LD." No details of her role or the length of the guest appearance on the ABC comic book-inspired show have been revealed. Lawless, who appeared as the iconic title character on "Xena: Warrior Princess," has since appeared in "Parks and Recreation," "Spartacus," and "Battlestar Galactica."
FX has revealed plans to post every episode of "The Simpsons" for streaming on the web. The content will be hosted by the FX offshoot FXX, who is launching a new website dubbed "Simpsons World." FX subscribers will have access to the site with their cable login details and will be able to stream the episodes using iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android devices, Smart TVs and more.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a special appearance on "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" earlier this week appearing in sketch inspired by fitness videos. In the vid, the pair donned 1980s style workout garb and dubbed themselves the Fungo Brothers. Johnson appeared on the show for an interview with Fallon and they introduced the sketch.
"Glee" actress Naya Rivera tied the knot with her longtime boy Ryan Dorsey in a private ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19. The pair had been longtime friends and started dating following Rivera's split with rapper Big Sean in April. According to People, the pair were joined by a small group of friends and family members. Rivera donned a custom made Monique Lhuillier gown.
FX has confirmed plans to renew their hit series "Fargo" for a second season. The new season will once again be written and produced by Noah Hawley and will feature and entirely new case and will be reset in a new time period. "We could not be more proud of Fargo," said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks.
The Chinese government has placed a ban on fruit drinks that are made to look like blood and are sold in blood bags, which have become popular among fans of shows, such as "The Vampire Diaries." The government has also banned all products packaged in fake blood bags. The Wall Street Journal reported that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released a statement warning consumers.
Jane Fonda and Willem Dafoe will lend their voices to the upcoming new season of "The Simpsons." Fonda plays Mr. Burns's girlfriend, while Dafoe will voice Bart's new teacher, Mr. Lassen. "Parks and Recreation" actor Nick Offerman will feature in later episodes, along with comedian and writer Sarah Silverman.
"Breaking Bad" was honored for the second year in a row with the Program of the Year award at the Television Critics Association Awards, held on Saturday in Los Angeles. AMC's "Breaking Bad" won out against main contender "True Detective," which landed the Outstanding Miniseries award and landed star Matthew McConaughey honors for his work on the series.
Skye McCole Bartusiak died on Saturday. She was 21. Bartusiak was found dead in her bed at her Houston home by her boyfriend on Saturday. Her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, noted that her daughter had suffered from epileptic seizures, explaining that she believed that Bartusiak "had a seizure and choked and nobody was there."
James Garner, who starred in films and television shows from the 1950s onward, has died. He was 86. Garner, who was raised by relatives in Oklahoma after his mother's death, fought in the U.S. Army in Korea before he turned to acting, starting out in 1956's "Towards The Unknown." He went on to star in the World War II film "The Great Escape" on the big screen.
Cheryl Burke says that after years of struggling with her body image, she's now become more comfortable with it. Speaking with People, the "Dancing with the Stars" star said she's struck a balance between being healthy and enjoying life: "When you change your lifestyle, your body changes. I'm completely healthy," she began. "My curves are never going to go away."
Elaine Stritch died in her home in Birmingham, Michigan after a nearly 70-year career on Broadway, and in TV and movies. She was 89, and had moved back into her childhood home in Birmingham from New York last year to be with her family. She made her Broadway debut in 1946 in the comedy "Loco," and went on to earn five Tony Award nominations and won one.
Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") has signed on to play the female lead in the upcoming "Daredevil" series from Marvel. The Netflix distributed program will feature Woll in the role of Karen Page, the love interest of Daredevil's alter ego, Matt Murdock, played by Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire"). Previously announced cast signings include Elden Henson ("The Hunger Games") as Murdock's friend.
Scott Disick ("Keeping Up with the Kardashians") was hospitalized after a night of binge drinking last month. TMZ reports that the reality star went on a bender while in the Hamptons and wound up with alcohol poisoning. Sources tell TMZ that Scott was so drunk that he told friends he thought he'd been drugged. Doctors who treated Disick replied that he had simply drank too much.