AFI has announced eight "Moments of Significance" from 2006, including the explosion of YouTube, the death of VHS, FOX's decision not to broadcast O.J. Simpson's "If I Did It" interview, and the passing of Robert Altman.
Blazing Saddles, Rocky, Groundhog Day, and Fargo are among the 25 films selected to be enshrined in the Library of Congress in Washington by the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
Adam Sandler played Santa to two teenage siblings in his home state of New Hampshire, who are both battling cancer. The actor gifted 15-year-old Stephanie and 18-year-old Kevin Hudon with a PlayStation 3 loaded with games and autographed DVDs, jerseys, and posters. Stephanie is suffering from bone cancer that recently spread to her lungs and Kevin is fighting
Hodgkin's lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Willie Nelson is reuniting with Jessica Simpson for the film Blonde Ambition, a loose remake of 1988's Working Girl, per the Hollywood Reporter. The country icon plays Simpson's grandfather. The duo previously worked together on Dukes of Hazzard.
Sandra Oh's divorce from Sideways director Alexander Payne became official Dec. 21, per documents obtained by tmz.com. The ex-couple still have a number of financial arrangements to hammer out.
Julia Roberts is expecting her third child with husband Danny Moder, her rep confirmed to "E! News." The couple are already parents to two-year-old twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia. Baby number three is scheduled for a summer delivery.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and their children are planning to spend New Year's Eve in Costa Rica at the Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo on the northern Pacific coast, according to La Nacion newspaper. Per the report, the Jolie-Pitts checked in last Friday, registering as "the Black family," and brought with them a nanny and a personal chef.
Disneyland's Space Mountain and California Screamin' roller coasters are getting new sound effects, courtesy of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Park officials have announced that specially remixed soundtracks from the band will accompany new special effects on the coasters beginning Wednesday and running through April. In honor of the makeover, the coasters will be
temporarily dubbed Rockin' Space Mountain and Rockin' California Screamin'.
The Chicago Film Critics Association named The Departed as their pick for Best Film of 2006, as well as for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Helen Mirren won Best Actress for The Queen and Forest Whitaker took Best Actor for The Last King of Scotland.
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal were among the guests forced to flee a lodge in the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday after the structure caught fire at around 2 a.m., per the Marin Independent Journal. Jake reportedly helped staff to save items from the inn, which was completely demolished by the fire. Luckily, no-one was harmed in the blaze.