Oscar-nominated character actor Jack Warden, best known for starring alongside Warren Beatty in Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait, has died at 85. Warden, who appeared in dozens of films and won an Emmy award as football coach George Halas in the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song," died on Wednesday, July 19, in New York, his business manager Sidney Pazoff
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest topped the box office for the third straight weekend, adding another estimated $35 million to its treasure chest. The movie has earned $322 million to date, making it the fastest movie ever to reach the $300 million milestone. Monster House came in second with an estimated $23 million, which includes $2.6 million from 163
digital 3-D presentations. M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, his first major feature apart from Disney, came is third with an estimated $18.2 million. Kevin Smith's Clerks II came in sixth with an estimated $9.6 million, and director Ivan Reitman's My Super Ex-Girlfriend came in seventh with an estimated $8.7 million.
Kate Hudson accepted libel damages from the UK Enquirer last Thursday after suing the magazine for publishing a photo of her looking too skinny, alongside a story that claimed Goldie Hawn was begging her daughter to eat more. The magazine agreed to print a public apology and to pay an undisclosed sum.
Emily Leatherman, the woman against whom John Cusack obtained a temporary restraining order after claiming she repeatedly tried to contact him, denied that she was stalking the actor. She says she merely sent him two letters asking him to urge police to investigate a group of men she claims drugged and raped her in 2001.
Haley Joel Osmont was hospitalized with a broken rib and lacerations to his arm early last Thursday after flipping his car en route to his Los Angeles home. A police spokesman said the 18-year-old actor was conscious and talking after the crash. Osment was released from the hospital on Friday.
Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized in Los Angeles Tuesday after she became "overheated and dehydrated" on the set of her upcoming film, Georgia Rule. The actress' rep said she was given a vitamin B-12 shot and was "totally fine" after a good night of sleep.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declined to file felony charges against Woody Harrelson in connection with an altercation with a photographer outside a Hollywood nightclub last month.
Tom Cruise won his case against a cybersquatter, who was using the Website TomCruise.com to divert fans to another site selling goods and services that had no link to the actor.
Liz Hurley has been named the new face of Jordache Jeans, the company announced Friday.
Colin Farrell is seeking a restraining order against Dessarae Bradford, the woman who rushed the stage during his "Tonight Show" appearance last Thursday. "My first stalker," Farrell told Jay Leno.
Nicolas Cage has signed on to star as Liberace in a new biopic, TMZ.com reports.
Julia Roberts is serving as co-producer on an upcoming feature film based on the American Girl doll characters.
Crash principles are still waiting to cash in, per the New York Times. Lionsgate is placing the blame on producer Bob Yari, who claims all have been paid appropriately.
Lindsay Lohan has dropped her accusations that Paris Hilton hacked her BlackBerry and used it to send harassing messages to people on her buddy list. Lohan's rep told the New York Post that though the "wording of the messages sounds very familiar," the actress no longer holds Hilton accountable and is having her lawyers look into it.
Peter Cook, Christie Brinkley's estranged husband, has responded to reports that he had an affair with a teenage employee during his marriage by issuing a public apology in the New York Post. "I'm sorry. I'm contrite. I'm stupid. Foolish. No excuse," Cook said through his lawyer, who told the paper his client is hoping for a reconciliation. Brinkley's rep told the
Associated Press he did not believe she would ask him to issue a response.
Clint Eastwood, Ann-Margret, Joan Leslie, Powers Boothe, and Buddy Van Horn are among those being honored at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's 24th Annual Golden Boot Awards, which celebrate the individuals who have furthered the tradition of the Western on film and on television.
Madame Tussauds New York unveiled a wax figure of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt Wednesday, complete with an African-themed nursery and wax figures of proud parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Maddox and Zahara Jolie-Pitt failed to make the cut.
Superman Returns director Bryan Singer told fans at Comic-Con that he has had discussions with Warner Bros. about directing a sequel for release in summer 2009.
A woman John Cusack claims is stalking him has taken out a court order preventing the actor from coming near her.
Julia Roberts became a spokeswoman for alternative fuel maker Earth Biofuels, the company announced last Thursday.