Third Defendant Faces Prison in “Celebgate” Hack Probe
A Chicago man has agreed to plead guilty to hacking into more than 550 computers, including those belonging to many female celebrities. Emilio Herrera signed a plea agreement and is expected to plead guilty to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.
The case against Herrera stems from the so-called "Celebgate" investigation into the leaks of photographs of female celebrities in September 2014… Read
Scarlett Johansson & ‘Avengers’ Mates Slate Puerto Rico Benefit
Scarlett Johansson and cast mates from the Avengers franchise will perform a benefit reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town on November 6 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. So far, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo have signed on for the reading of Wilder’s American classic, with Kenny Leon directing the event, which is being organized by Johansson. The star promises additional, surprise appearances by celebrities and friends. All proceeds from the one-night-only… Read
Hollywood Celebrates Harvey Weinstein Academy Expulsion With Online Glee
Refresh for updates The decision today to expel producer Harvey Weinstein from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was celebrated by many in Hollywood.
After an emergency meeting by the board of governors, a statement was issued that said the era of “willful ignorance” was over and that conduct like that alleged about Weinstein has “no place in our society.”
Even though he has been expelled from the Academy, Rose McGowan continues to speak out against… Read
Chester Bennington & Linkin Park Do ‘Carpool Karaoke’ With Ken Jeong: Watch The Full Episode
The episode of Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke series that Linkin Park taped less than a week before singer Chester Bennington’s death has hit the web, and let’s just say Ken Jeong is stoked to be a part of it.
The former Dr. Ken star joins the group’s Bennington — who’s at the wheel — Mike Shinoda and Joe Hahn for a spirited singalongs to OutKast’s “Hey Ya,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” Linkin Park’s 2003 hit “Numb” and more. All this after an funny if… Read
Alfonso Cuarón, Lin-Manuel Miranda Sponsor Disaster Relief For Mexico, Puerto Rico
With videos and web links, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda have put their considerable financial and creative muscle behind disaster relief efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Their works go beyond fund-raising and have equally to do with consciousness raising regarding the earthquake and hurricane catastrophes that have ravaged both areas.
In the wake of the devastating earthquakes and powerful aftershocks that recently hit… Read
‘American Idol’: First Look At Judges & Host: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie & Ryan Seacrest Smile For Camera
ABC has released a first-look photo of the American Idol judges panel as the new gang kicks off the show’s New York City auditions this week. Take a look at the photo below.
Of course, you’ve seen these folks before: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are certainly Idol’s most recognizable faces for a panel of new judges in the show’s history – remember, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson weren’t exactly household names when Idol started its long run on Fox in 2002.
Jordan Peele, Dwayne Johnson, Patty Jenkins & Kate McKinnon Join Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List
Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Jordan Peele, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Reese Witherspoon, Kate McKinnon and Chance the Rapper are among the entertainment and media figures joining Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list.
The 2017 roster was released today, with Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg keeping their positions in the top two spots. Others in the Top 10 are, in order, Apple's Tim Cook, Alphabet's Larry Page… Read
Hollywood Sends Love To Julia Louis-Dreyfus; “In Awe”, Tweets Sarah Silverman
Refresh for updates Colleagues and co-stars were fast to offer love and support to Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus today after the six-time Emmy-winning actress announced her breast cancer diagnosis.
Louis-Dreyfus’ beautifully worded and compassionate disclosure (she included a plea to encourage everyone to “fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality”) was accompanied by the humor that’s made the former Seinfeld star one of TV’s most beloved. “Just when you… Read
AXS TV Bets On Rocker Eddie Money For New Reality Series
AXS TV has given a greenlight to a 10-episode reality series about rocker Eddie Money and his family. Real Money (working title) begins production today and will follow the Moneys: Eddie, his wife Laurie, five kids and eight pets.
Money, whose string of 1970s and ’80s hits include “Two Tickets to Paradise,” "Baby Hold On," "Shakin'," “Take Me Home Tonight" and "Think I'm In Love," will be an exec producer of the series.
“We may not be the typical cookie-cutter family,”… Read
Salma Hayek Raises Funds For Mexico City Earthquake Victims; J.K. Rowling, Edward James Olmos Make Pleas
Salma Hayek’s fundraising efforts for the victims of Mexico’s recent disasters were approaching the $300,000 mark today, a day after the actress-producer launched the Crowdrise project for Unicef.
“After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City,” Hayek says in a video on the Crowdrise page, “I was evacuated from my building. A lot of friends died, including an uncle that was very, very close to me. I have lived through the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude and it’s… Read
Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj & Conan O’Brien Sign on For 11th ‘Heroes’ Concert
The 11th edition of Stand Up for Heroes – an annual fall concert benefiting injured servicemen, women and their families – is set for November 7 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The event, which also launches the New York Comedy Festival, will include performances by Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien, John Oliver and Jon Stewart, with more to join the lineup. The really big show is presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Comedy… Read
Star Trek Day Celebrated On Twitter: William Shatner Pokes ‘Star Wars’
Despite all the grim news from Florida, Happy Star Trek Day anyway — and yeah, that’s apparently a thing, at least on . Noted fans from Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost to cast members George Takei and the man himself, William Shatner, are tweeting their best wishes on this 51st anniversary of the debut of the TV’s most successful sci-fi franchise.
That last stat, by the way, comes from Guinness World Records via Shatner himself, who tweeted it out this morning… Read