Funnyman Steve Martin has led tributes to his pal Robin Williams, following the Mrs. Doubtfire star's death on Monday (11Aug14). Williams was found dead in his home in Marin County, California. He was 63. Reports suggest he committed suicide.
Martin took to Twitter.com on Monday afternoon, shortly after the sad news broke and wrote, "I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul."
David Steinberg, Williams' manager for 35 years, said in a statement: "Nobody made the world laugh like Robin Williams. My brother, my friend, my soul mate, I will miss you."
Cher added, "Oh Robin... He was Sweet LOVELY,Man. He ran high voltage,Mind Always Going, It was who he was.I Know Well..Many X's from High There is Only Low.So Sad", while Williams' Mrs. Doubtfire co-star Mara Wilson writes, "Very sad, very upset, very glad I did not have to hear about this though Twitter. Probably going to be taking some time off it for a while."
Genie. You're free. pic.twitter.com/FWQWPDPP42
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) August 11, 2014
Other Twitter tributes have come from Johnny Depp, Michael J. Fox, Rihanna, Rita Wilson, Steve Carell, Jared Leto, Morgan Freeman, Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Cryer, John Cusack, Jenny McCarthy, Logan Lerman, Evan Rachel Wood, Sharon & Jack Osbourne, Pink, Ellen DeGeneres, Rose McGowan, Shannen Doherty, Josh Groban, Eddie Izzard, Eric Idle, Ashley Tisdale, Marlee Matlin, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, and Mia Farrow, who posted, "No! Robin Williams you were so loved."
Miley Cyrus never met Williams, but admits the news of his death hit her hard: "I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop."
And Lindsay Lohan adds, "Mr. Williams visited me the first day of filming The Parent Trap. I will never forget his kindness. What an enormous loss. My condolences."
His former co-stars Henry Winkler and Minnie Driver were also among the first celebrities to pay tribute to Williams. Happy Days star Winkler wrote, "To watch him create on the spot was a privilege to behold... Robin you are an angel now !!! REST IN PEACE", while his Good Will Hunting castmate Driver added, "My Heart's broken. Robin was a beautiful, kind soul. Can't bear that he's gone. So incredibly sorry for his family."
One of the late funnyman's final co-stars, Joel McHale, states, "RIP @robinwilliams. You were one of the very best that ever was. You were one of my heroes."
And Williams' Mork & Mindy co-star Pam Dawber, who recently reteamed with Williams in U.S. TV comedy The Crazy Ones, has revealed she's "devastated" by the sad news of her longtime friend's death. The actor's The Crazy Ones co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar simply posted nine photos of herself with Williams on Twitter.com.
Other thoughtful words came from Glee stars Chord Overstreet and Lea Michele, who wrote, "So heartbreaking to hear the terribly sad news about the amazing Robin Williams, thank you for bringing so much laughter and joy to us all", and Kevin Spacey, who added, "Robin Williams made the world laugh & think. I will remember & honor that. A great man, artist and friend. I will miss him beyond measure."
He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/kbEq7OwPOf
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 12, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama also acknowledged the entertainer's impact to people all over the world in a statement which reads: "Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan and everything in between. "But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalised on our own streets. "The Obama family offers our condolences to Robin's family, his friends, and everyone who found their voice and their verse thanks to Robin Williams."
Meanwhile, a tribute has been posted on a billboard outside Los Angeles' Laugh Factory, where Williams often performed. It reads: "Robin Williams. Rest in Peace. Make God laugh."
Actor Ed Harris is reuniting with his The Human Stain co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins to play the villain in upcoming TV series Westworld. The A Beautiful Mind star has been cast as The Man in Black, a character described by producers as "the distillation of pure villainy into one man", reports TheWrap.com.
X-Men actor James Marsden has also joined the line-up for the highly-anticipated show, which is inspired by director Michael Crichton's cult 1973 sci-fi thriller of the same name.
Harris, Hopkins and Marsden will co-star alongside Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Rodrigo Santoro, while J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub will serve as executive producers.
The original film starred Richard Benjamin, James Brolin and Yul Bryner, who portrayed creepy robot cowboy Gunslinger.
Evan Rachel Wood is nursing an ugly-looking rash around her eyes after bursting blood vessels during a highly-emotional movie scene. The Wrestler actress is currently working on a new apocalypse drama called Into The Forest and she took to Twitter.com to share a picture of her onset mishap.
The picture shows Wood's face covered in painful-looking red spots with the caption, "Filmed a scene today that was so emotional, I broke all the capillaries in my eyes. Just another day on #IntoTheForest."
When one of her followers expressed concern that she might have suffered an allergic reaction, Wood revealed she had a similar problem when she gave birth to her son last year (13), adding, "No not an allergy, it happened to me during childbirth as well. It goes back to normal after a while."
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has shot down rumours suggesting she has reconciled with estranged husband Jamie Bell after they exchanged messages on Twitter.com to celebrate their son's first birthday. The stars announced their split in May (14), less than two years after they wed, but insisted they would remain close to co-parent their baby boy, whose name has not been released.
Wood marked her son's big day on Tuesday (29Jul14) by taking to Twitter to write a heartfelt message about her kid, stating, "Today is my beautiful son's birthday. One year ago my life changed forever and the light of my life came into the world watching him grow is like having front row seats to the greatest show on earth... Happy Birthday my sweet baby."
She also added, "Its the babys birthday (sic). Its my 'birth' day".
The tweets prompted Bell to reach out to The Wrestler beauty online to celebrate their son's milestone, writing, "Happy birth day @evanrachelwood What a ride! Love you", to which his ex replied, "what a ride indeed! Thank u 4 helping me through it all. Love you too".
The sweet exchange led some followers to believe Wood and the British actor had rekindled their romance, and it was even picked up by editors at a gossip website, who tweeted, "Evan back with husband, as she wishes son a happy birthday..."
The false headline caught the actress' eye and she immediately dismissed the claims, replying, "Wait what? No. Lets not start that rumor (sic)".
Wood is spending baby's first birthday away from home - she is currently shooting new film Into the Forest on location in Canada and recently revealed she was unable to take the tot with her due to a delay in obtaining his first passport.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood is facing the prospect of leaving the U.S. to work abroad without her baby son after officials denied him a passport. The Wrestler star is mother to a 12-month-old boy with her estranged husband Jamie Bell, and she has been applying for her son's first travel documents so he can accompany her on a work trip.
However, Wood's application has been rejected and she is upset that she might have to leave the country without the youngster.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "My child keeps getting denied a passport because of our 'home birth' he has a birth certificate and everything they asked for... I am working out of the country and he is not being allowed to go with me. This can't be legal!!!"
The little boy, whose name has not been made public, was born last July (13). Wood confirmed her split from his father, British actor Bell, in May (14).
Sir Anthony Hopkins has become the latest movie star to sign up for a TV series after joining the cast of a new project inspired by director Michael Crichton's cult 1973 movie Westworld. Evan Rachel Wood will also star in the project, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub.
The original film starred Richard Benjamin, James Brolin and Yul Bryner, who portrayed creepy robot cowboy Gunslinger.
At the beginning of the year, it seemed like you couldn't go a single day without hearing about whichever insane thing Shia LaBeouf had gotten up to in the name of "art." After coming under fire for plagiarizing his short film, the former Even Stevens star embarked on a whirlwind press tour of oddity, until both LaBeouf and the general public grew tired of his antics, so he took a break from being outrageous for a living and we all stopped paying attention to him... until Thursday night, when he was escorted out of a performance of Cabaret in handcuffs at intermission. According to BroadwayWorld, LaBeouf was disruptive and distracting during the entire first act of the Broadway show, which frustrated both the cast and the audience. He was also rumored to have been smoking inside the theater, which is designed to look like run down nightclub in Germany. When security asked him to leave at intermission, LaBeouf refused, and the police were called to escort him out of Studio 54 in handcuffs.
The news confirmed by cast member Danny Burstein, who posted about the incident on his Facebook page, and composer Benj Pasek, who tweeted about it. And because one bizarre altercation wasn't enough for LaBeouf, footage surfaced early Friday morning of the actor chasing a man through Times Square, hours before the show began. Guess now we know why he was in such a terrible mood at the theater. Since this is truly just the latest in a long line of weird, dumb, completely crazy and attention-getting stunt that LaBeouf has pulled over the course of his career, we decided to see where it would fall in the great tableau of his insanity.
23. Feb 2008: Given a ticket for unlawful smoking in Burbank; issued an arrest warrant for not showing up in court a month later, but the warrant was rescinded when his lawyer showed up a day later.
22. December 2013: Revealed to have plagiarized two of his comic books.
21. August 2011: Brags in Details magazine about hooking up with Isabel Lucas and Megan Fox while they were both in relationships
2o. Jan 2014: Skywrites #stopcreating after he feels attacked by Daniel Clowes and the media for plagiarizing
19. Jan 2014: Hit with a cease-and-desist letter from Daniel Clowes and his lawyers after tweeting about his “new project” and copying the description of one of Clowes’ novels word for word.
18. Nov 2012: Starts a bar fight in London after someone steals his hat.
17. Feb 2013: Drops out of the Broadway production of Orphans, citing “creative differences” with Alec Baldwin; Baldwin maintains he was fired due to difficult behavior.
16. June 2012: Appears nude in music video for Sigur Ros’ "Fjögur Píanó."
15. Nov 2007: Arrested for misdemeanor trespassing after refusing to leave a Walgreens when a security guard asked him to.
14. Feb 2013: Publishes an apology email he wrote Alec Baldwin on Twitter which he plagiarized from a 2009 Esquire essay.
13. Dec 2013: Revealed to have plagiarized significant parts of his short film, HowardContour.com from the graphic novelist Daniel Clowes; tweets an apology that itself was plagiarized.
12. Dec 2013: Begins overtly plagiarizing all of his tweets from other celebrities.
11. Jan 2013: Takes acid in preparation for his role in Charlie Countryman, films his trip and sends the video to co-star Evan Rachel Wood for critique.
10. Jan 2014: Skywrites an apology to Daniel Clowes… nowhere near where the novelist would be able to see it.
9. Jan 2014: Retires from all public life on Twitter; continues to tweet.
8. Feb 2014: Arrives at Berlin Film Festival press conference in ratty, dirty street clothes, recites Eric Cantona’s infamous “seagulls” speech, then abruptly leaves.
7. Feb 2014: Attends the Nymphomaniac premiere with a paper bag over his head that reads “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE.”
6. June 2014: Is escorted out of a Broadway performance of Cabaret in handcuffs after “acting disorderly, yelling and being loud” during the first act and reportedly smoking in the theater.
5. June 2014: Caught on video chasing a man through Times Square. Some onlookers claimed he wanted the man’s McDonald’s French fries, while TMZ claims that the man was actually holding a tan cap, rather than a fast food bag.
4. Feb 2005: Arrested and charged with assault after threatening his neighbor by driving into his car; allegedly showed up on neighbor’s doorstep later that night brandishing a kitchen knife.
3. Oct 2013: Attempts to film two girls vomiting on a sidewalk in London, gets punched in the face and kicked in the junk.
2. Jan 2013: Dropped acid on the set of Charlie Countryman in front of the cast and crew to get into character, despite the fact that the character actually takes ecstasy. Gets naked, runs around, hallucinates an owl and traumatizes Rupert Grint.
1. Feb 2014: Holds an art exhibition – titled #IAMSORRY – in which people select a random object and sit in a room with him, while he endures whatever they do to him; he always cries at the end, even though everyone thinks they’re the only person he cried for. The exhibition is criticized for ripping off performance artists Marina Abromovic and for being insane. Only Jaden Smith gets it.
Comedian Tracy Morgan is receiving "excellent care" from doctors at a New Jersey hospital, but remains in critical condition following a fatal car crash early on Saturday morning (07Jun14), according to the star's representative. The 30 Rock actor, 45, was a passenger in a limo bus which was involved in a six-vehicle pile-up in Cranbury as he made his way back to his New Jersey home following a stand-up gig in Dover, Delaware on Friday night (06Jun14).
Authorities have confirmed that Morgan's comedy writer, James McNair, a passenger onboard the luxury vehicle, died in the accident, while three others, including the actor and his assistant Jeff Millea, are in intensive care and one person is in fair condition.
A statement issued by his representative reads: "Tracy remains in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. He sustained these injuries in an accident that occurred early this morning as one of several passengers in a chauffeured SUV returning from a tour date in Delaware.
"His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care. We don't anticipate much of a change in his condition today but will provide a further update once more information becomes available."
New Jersey State Police reveal two tractor trailers, two cars and one SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) were involved in the horrific accident, although the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Meanwhile, a host of celebrities have taken to Twitter.com to share their prayers for the actor.
His 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin retweeted one fan's message of condolence, and simply added the hashtag "PrayForTracyMorgan", while actress Sarah Michelle Gellar writes, "@RealTracyMorgan My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please get well soon."
Funnywoman Roseanne Barr posts, "Tracy Morgan is a comic genius and I hope he will recover from the injuries received in a car crash! We love U Tracy (sic)!!", and his fellow Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch tweets, "Shocked to wake up and read that @RealTracyMorgan is injured. Love to Tracy and wishing him strength."
Singer Mary J. Blige writes, "I send angels and prayers to Tracy Morgan. Pls (please) hang in there", and hip-hop star Questlove adds, "Strength & Speedy Recovery to @RealTracyMorgan who survived a massive car crash this morn (sic).".
Comedians Mike Epps and Eddie Griffin, director Jon Favreau, rapper Raekwon and actresses Alyssa Milano and Chloe Grace Moretz have also sent their well wishes to Morgan.
Actress Emma Roberts was honoured for her career achievements at the Maui Film Festival in Hawaii on Thursday night (05Jun14). Julia Roberts' niece was presented with the Shining Star Award on the second day of the annual movie event.
On the opening night of the event on Tuesday (04Jun14), actor Mike Myers presented a special honour to music manager Shep Gordon. The industry mogul, who is the subject of Myers' film Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, picked up the Maverick Award.
Other stars set for honours during the festival include 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o, the recipient of the Rainmaker Award, Evan Rachel Wood (Nova Award), and Joe Manganiello (Triple Threat Award).
Wood made her first public appearance since splitting from her husband Jamie Bell when she attended the festival's opening night reception on Tuesday.
A representative for Evan Rachel Wood has blasted a $30 million (£19 million) lawsuit filed by producers behind a sequel to 10 Things I Hate About You, alleging the production was shut down when they ran out of money. Bosses at 10 Things Film LLC have filed suit against The Wrestler star over claims she failed to return to film 10 Things I Hate About Life after the shoot was temporarily halted in early 2013.
The suit also alleged Wood was paid and retained a $300,000 (£188,000) advance, but now her team is hitting back.
A statement from the actress' spokesperson reads, "The lawsuit is preposterous and simply a bullying tactic from financially troubled producers. The production shut down in February 2013 when the producers ran out of money. Even after that, Evan agreed to resume production in Nov. 2013 by which time the producers said they would have cleared up their issues. However, the producers still could not get their act together, nor did they pay Evan money that was owed. Repeated subsequent promises by the producers to resume production and pay Evan also turned out to be false. Enough is enough. The producers, not Evan, have breached contract."