|The Screen Actors Guild has announced its nominations for the 13th Annual SAG Awards...a.k.a., the awards given to actors by actors. The honors are scheduled to be presented at a Jan. 28 gala in Los Angeles, which will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT. And the nominees are...Outstanding Motion Picture Male Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio (Blood Diamond),
Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson), Peter O'Toole (Venus), Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness), and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland.) Outstanding Motion Picture Female Actor in a Leading Role: Helen Mirren (The Queen), Penélope Cruz (Volver), Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal), Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), and Kate
Winslet (Little Children.) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Hugh Laurie ("House"), James Spader ("Boston Legal"), and Kiefer Sutherland ("24.") Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Patricia Arquette ("Medium"), Edie Falco ("The
Sopranos"), Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"), and Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy.")
Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum is credited with boosting visits to New York's American Museum of Natural History by almost 20 percent over
the holiday season. Unfortunately, once visitors realized the exhibits don't really come to life, the numbers returned to normal.
The screenwriter-author teams behind Children of Men, The Devil Wears Prada, The Illusionist, The Last King of Scotland, and Notes on a Scandal have been nominated for the 19th USC Libraries Scripter Award, which recognizes writers who adapt books and short stories for films. The winner will be announced on Jan. 12.
Neighbors are suing Charleton Heston for $1.2 million, claiming "slope failure" on his property sent debris pouring down the hill during a rainstorm in January 2005, causing substantial damage to their home. Heston's longtime attorney said that his client only owns 10 percent of the hillside while the litigious couple own the rest.
Jennifer Esposito tied the knot with Wedding Crashers star Bradley Cooper during the Christmas holiday weekend in a very hush-hush ceremony. No details were available, which is fitting for the couple whose only response to questions about their romantic status last year was a very demure "I'm not answering that."
Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized for appendicitis, E! Online Senior Editor Marc Malkin reported exclusively. The actor's rep confirmed that Lohan will have her appendix removed Thursday. "She'll be recuperating for a few days but then she will be totally fine," Leslie Sloane-Zelnick said.
E! Online's Marc Malkin has learned exclusively that Alan Cumming is planning to tie the knot with American boyfriend Grant Shaffer in a civil ceremony in London over the weekend. The Tony winner told Attitude magazine recently that he and Shaffer, who share an apartment in New York, would have preferred to get married in the U.S. but it's not legal yet.
His family is marking the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of actor Joe Pichler. Relatives reported the 19-year-old missing on Jan. 16, 2006, after a note was found in his car, which was parked in a lot near his hometown of Bremerton, Washington, suggesting the Varsity Blues player had been contemplating suicide. Pichler's most recent role was in
the 2002 indie film Children on Their Birthdays.
Tyrese Gibson is under investigation for domestic violence after he allegedly punched his three months pregnant girlfriend in the arm and the leg during an argument early Thursday, police said.
Nicole Kidman has signed on to star in and produce the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway play Rabbit Hole, about a happily married couple whose lives are disrupted after an unforeseen tragedy and the path they must follow to reclaim happiness, per Daily Variety.
Jennifer Lopez was honored by People en Español as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics and gracing the cover of the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.