Bill Beckwith, host of HGTV's "Curb Appeal," died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle in San Francisco. Beckwith, 38, suffered a head trauma and was declared dead at the hospital. "Bill was truly a beloved and respected member of our Curb Appeal family and this loss is devastating to us," the show said on its official Facebook page Tuesday.
Christian Slater and his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Lopez, have married in an impromptu ceremony. The 44-year-old Slater and Lopez (a business development consultant) were at a Coral Gables, Florida courthouse on December 2 to obtain their marriage license for their upcoming holiday-season wedding when they changed their minds and decided to marry right then.
NBC has picked up "Blacklist" for a full 22-episode second season. The drama stars James Spader as an international terrorist. Eight weeks into its first season, the program is the network's most watched new drama in 19 years. "The success of The Blacklist demonstrates that inspired storytelling is alive and well in broadcast television, and I'm impressed on a daily basis . . ."
Canadian actor Devon Sawa, currently starring in the CW's series "Nikita," is expecting a baby son. The actor broke news of the forthcoming addition to the family on Sunday, with a photo of the boy's new room on Instagram. Reps for the actor and his wife Dawni confirmed that the pair are, in fact, expecting a new baby boy. Word from the rep came on Monday, with a Twitter message.
AMC has revealed that the final eight episodes of its hit show, "The Walking Dead," will begin airing Sunday, February 9, 2014. Executive producer Robert Kirkman teased an exciting conclusion to the season on "Talking Dead," which aired after the show's mid-season finale: "Not only have these people lost Hershel, they lost the prison, but they also lost each other."
British Olympic diver Tom Daley decided to come out in a YouTube video, revealing that he has been in a romantic relationship with a man since last spring. "One thing that I have not felt comfortable about is my relationships," Daley said. "Even when I've been doing sporting interviews I've been asked who am I seeing?"
Roseanne Barr says that she is done with Hollywood. The widely outspoken actress tweeted on Saturday, November 30 that she was done with the television industry and that she would be going into "geriatric porn," along with a few other things: "I'm going to start doing porn now-f**k it-that's right-geriatric porn. ?#movingtoPortugal," she tweeted.
The BBC will renew "Atlantis" after airing just one episode of the first season. The show debuted to 838,000 viewers on November 23, notching the highest rated series debut for the network's Supernatural Saturday block. "Atlantis is off to a fantastic start and is the centerpiece of our Saturday nights for the next 12 weeks," says BBC America's senior vp programming Richard De Croce.
John Corbett is reportedly set to reprise his role on "Parenthood." The actor will rejoin the show's cast in his previous role as Sarah's ex Seth. The return cameo will come when Sarah unexpectedly drops by the restaurant where Seth is working. According to EW.com, things heat up in the episode when Sarah gets into a beef with one of her fellow customers in the restaurant.
Zooey Deschanel is set to guest star on the tenth season of "American Dad." The program is entering its final season on FOX before moving to TBS for season 11. "It's going to be the same American Dad, just in a different place," executive producer Mike Barker said at Comic-Con. During the interview, Barker also sparked rumors of a possible movie set on Roger's home planet.
Jane Kean, star of the beloved classic television series "The Honeymooners" has died at the age of 90. Kean played the role of Trixie on the show, in which she starred opposite Jackie Gleason. Kean's niece Deidre Wolpert broke news of her passing and confirmed that she died at the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have reportedly finalized their divorce. The pair formally separated in 2011 and filed for divorce in December of 2012. The pair tied the knot in 2005 in a small private ceremony in the Kabbalah faith. According to the BBC they plan to split their $300 million worth of assets together evenly and will continue to oversee their charitable foundation.
BBC American broke all time viewership records with its 50th Anniversary special for "Dr. Who." The show was simulcast in 94 different countries and garnered 2.4 million viewers during the initial U.S. airing at 2:50 pm on Sunday. That number grew to 3.6 million total viewers after the number of viewers from the encore broadcast were also rolled into the stats.
Katie Couric has confirmed the rumors that she is leaving ABC in favor of a new show with Yahoo. Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer spoke on the new project with Couric in an official statement and says the veteran anchor is a huge addition to the web giant. "Katie's depth of experience, her intellectual curiosity, and her charisma make her the perfect choice to anchor Yahoo News . . ."
The Food Network's annual "Thanksgiving Live" special had a little extra action this year when host Giada De Laurentiis seriously cut one of her fingers during a live segment. Earlier in the day the network had posted close-up photos of Giada's brand new manicure, which she acquired specifically for the special. Following the incident De Laurentiis posted an Instagram image of the nasty cut.