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|Christopher Walken has signed on for the film production of Hairspray as Wilbur Turnblad, the husband of John Travolta's character, Edna, Daily Variety reports.
Unlike her more understanding peers Patrick Swayze and Jodie Foster, Julianna Margulies is not willing to forgive Mel Gibson for his anti-Semitic rant at the time of his arrest. "I'm a Jew and I find it disgusting," she said, while promoting Snakes on a Plane. "I don't care how drunk you are, it's not something you say."
|Mel Gibson pled no contest to drunken driving charges stemming from his July 28 arrest and received three years' probation. The arraignment was moved up from Sept. 28 to Thursday at the request of his attorney, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles district attorney's office said. The disgraced actor-producer did
not attend the hearing and entered his plea through his attorney.
Haley Joel Osment was charged with drunk driving and marijuana possession Thursday in connection with his July 20 car crash, in which he suffered a broken rib and shoulder injury. The 18-year-old actor is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 18 and could face up to six months behind bars.
Jennifer Aniston is denying that she is engaged to Vince Vaughn, despite an Us Weekly cover story to the contrary. "I'm not engaged, and I don't have a ring, and I haven't been proposed to," the actress told People, backing up her publicist's earlier denial.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have reached an agreement with the IRS to resolve any outstanding tax issues from gift baskets handed out to Oscar presenters prior to 2005, though stars who took home swag from the 2006 Academy Awards are on their own. The Academy's board of governors voted in April to discontinue the practice of handing out
elaborate thank-you baskets to presenters.
|Gwyneth Paltrow is ending her self-imposed two-year hiatus from acting. "I had no spark for work, but I feel the feeling back. And I'm excited about the prospect," the Oscar winner told Harper's Bazaar in its September issue.
Sid Ganis was reelected as president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Tuesday by the organization's board of governors.
|Veteran character actor Bruno Kirby has succumbed to leukemia at age 57; he is best known for second banana roles in City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, and Good Morning, Vietnam.
Morgan Creek Productions has hired Jeff Sank and brothers Jason and Justin Heimberg to pen a third installment of Ace Ventura, which will center on the titular pet detective's son.
Hilary Duff unveiled her new fall collection of affordable couture in the "Stuff" by Hilary Duff fashion show, available at hilaryonred.com starting Tuesday.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby topped the box office for a second weekend in a row, with an estimated $23 million in ticket sales. The uncovering of last week's terror plot apparently whetted moviegoers' appetites for terrorism...World Trade Center finished third with an estimated $19 million, exceeding
expectations. The dance movie Step Up did a little better though...it came in second with an estimated $21 million. Two movies that weren't screened for critics...the Kristen Bell horror movie Pulse and the Tim Allen superhero comedy Zoom...came in fifth and seventh with an estimated $8.4 million and $4.6 million, respectively.
Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson have announced that they have separated after more than five years of marriage, a rep confirmed to E!. The couple wed in Aspen in 2000; they have a two-year-old son named Ryder.
Lawyers for Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen are stating that an amicable resolution has been reached in the once bitter divorce battle.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes came to the aid of a couple who had been involved in a car crash on a Los Angeles freeway Saturday and waited with them until police and the fire department arrived on the scene.
Jennifer Garner was reportedly overcome by heat earlier this month on the Arizona set of her upcoming film, The Kingdom. Her rep told "Access Hollywood" the actress was treated at a hospital and released the next morning.
Clint Eastwood has received the Golden Boot Award from the Motion Picture & Television Fund for his contributions to the Western genre.
Kevin Costner revisited Dyersville, Iowa, where he shot Field of Dreams in 1989. Not everyone was starstruck: "My dad pointed him out to me. I didn't even know I was standing next to him," 10-year-old Alexis Turner of Goshen, Indiana told the Associated Press.
Lou Diamond Phillips was released from jail Friday after being arrested for alleged domestic violence. The Los Angeles City Attorney's office stating that charges could be filed against the actor in the future.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources