Kelsey Grammer's actress daughter Greer has been named Miss Golden Globe for next year's (15) Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizegiving. The 22 year old, whose mother is make-up artist Barrie Buckner, will succeed Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's daughter Sosie, who was chosen to be the ceremony usher this year (14).
Miss Golden Globes are always the daughters of actors or actresses.
Greer Grammer says, "I am flattered to have been chosen by the HFPA for this year's Miss Golden Globe. It's truly an honour to be included in this experience that so many incredible men and women have been a part of."
The Golden Globe nominations will be announced on 11 December (14). The ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on 11 January (15).
Hollywood veterans Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey, and Julianne Moore have paid tribute to The Graduate director Mike Nichols following his death on Wednesday (19Nov14). Nichols, the husband of news anchor Diane Sawyer, passed away following a cardiac arrest. He was aged 83.
His director pal Spielberg has now paid a moving tribute, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "Mike was a friend, a muse, a mentor, one of America's all time greatest film and stage directors, and one of the most generous people I have ever known. For me, The Graduate was life altering... Mike had a brilliant cinematic eye and uncanny hearing for keeping scenes ironic and real. Actors never gave him less than their personal best - and then Mike would get from them even more. And in a room full of people, Mike was always the centre of gravity. This is a seismic loss."
More tributes poured in on social media from a number of stars including Kevin Spacey, who writes, "Mike Nichols gave me my start. A mentor, friend, colleague. One of the best observers of life. My thoughts are with Diane & his children."
Julianne Moore writes, "So very sad to hear of Mike Nichols death. A great talent, a wonderful, bright, charming human being," and Mia Farrow adds, "Funniest, smartest, most generous, wisest, kindest of all. Mike Nichols, a truly good man."
Zachary Quinto writes, "We've lost a tremendous artist. An arbiter of exquisite taste. A kind and generous man. A mind beyond compare. A heart full of unmitigated joy for life and art. You will be deeply missed sir. Rest in peace", and Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell adds, "Mike Nichols, your great work endures you. Thank you for all of it. Rest in peace."
Alec Baldwin offers, "There's one less truly brilliant director in the world today...." and John Leguizamo adds, "R.I.P what a genius... He will b (sic) missed!"
Bob Balaban, Entourage actor Jeremy Piven, director Edgar Wright and Scandal stars Tony Goldwyn and Joshua Malina also penned messages to Nichols.
A host of stars including Tony Bennett, Leann Rimes and Boyz Ii Men performed Billy Joel's classic hits to pay tribute to the musician as he received America's prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song on Wednesday (19Nov14). The Piano Man star followed in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder when he was presented with the Library of Congress award, which is named after songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin, for his musical legacy.
A number of stars headed to Washington, D.C. to perform with him at the ceremony including Rimes, Bennett, Boyz II Men, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Gavin DeGraw and Natalie Maines from Dixie Chicks.
Actor Kevin Spacey also gave a speech before playing a version of Piano Man on the harmonica.
Barbra Streisand, McCartney and singer/songwriter James Taylor also recorded special video tributes, which were played during the event.
At a luncheon on Tuesday (18Nov14), Joel revealed the honour made him think of his mother Rosalind, who died earlier this year (14), saying, "I keep seeing this through her eyes now... She would have just gotten such a kick out of this."
The ceremony, filmed at the DAR Constitution Hall, will be televised in the U.S. on 2 January (15).
Grown Ups star Kevin James is to become a father for the fourth time. The actor's wife, Steffiana De La Cruz, is pregnant with a brother or sister for the couple's daughters Sienna-Marie, nine, and Shea, seven, and three-year-old Kannon.
James, who wed the Filipino actress in 2004, recently admitted parenting has become easy after becoming a first-time dad almost a decade ago.
He said, "The first child, I remember they just give it to you at the hospital, you’re supposed to put her in the car seat and drive home... I was (driving home) in the right lane, (going) 30 miles an hour on the highway with the flashers going. Second kid, I had the top down. I was steering with my knees."
Actor James Van Der Beek and his former Dawson'S Creek co-star Joshua Jackson had an impromptu reunion in Los Angeles on Saturday (15Nov14). The actors played onscreen best friends on the popular 1990s teen drama and Van Der Beek teased fans eager for a Dawson's Creek reunion by posting a photo on Instagram.com showing himself alongside his old pal Jackson.
He added the caption, "The most pleasant run-ins can happen in the most unexpected places..."
While Van Der Beek previously stated there will most likely never be an official reunion due to creator Kevin Williamson's disinterest in creating a follow-up, Williamson, along with writers from the series, will be coming back together at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas next year (15) for a special panel.
Neither Jackson, Van Der Beek, or co-stars Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams, have signed up to participate in the event.
Dawson's Creek ended its six-season run in 2003.
Actor Daniel Bruhl has reportedly been cast as the villain in the third instalment of the Captain America franchise. The Rush star will join Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War and will also reportedly appear in other Marvel Studio projects, including Doctor Strange, according to TheWrap.com.
Producer Kevin Feige says, "With Daniel's ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes."
Captain America: Civil War, which will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, is slated to hit theatres in May, 2016.
The truck driver allegedly responsible for injuring comedian Tracy Morgan in a motor accident earlier this year (14) has filed legal papers to delay the federal lawsuit. The former Saturday Night Live funnyman was left critically injured in June (14) when a limousine he was a passenger in collided with a Wal-Mart truck driven by Kevin Roper in New Jersey.
His good friend James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed in the crash, while Morgan sustained injuries including a broken leg, nose and ribs.
Morgan sued Wal-Mart officials for negligence, but on Friday (14Nov14), Roper's attorney David Glassman filed a motion to have the lawsuit put on hold until Roper's criminal case in New Jersey has concluded.
Although Roper is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, there are allegations against him and Glassman does not want his client defending two actions at the same time.
Roper, who was accused of being sleep deprived at the time of the crash, pleaded not guilty to one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto earlier this year (14).
Morgan has not returned to work since the accident and his lawyer admits there are doubts about the future of his career.
One Direction and fellow British pop stars S Club 7 and Boyzone helped to raise more than $52 million (£32 million) during the BBC's Children in Need telethon on Friday (14Nov14).
The six-and-a-half-hour live event, hosted by veteran presenter Terry Wogan and The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes, featured special performances from stars including Susan Boyle, Cheryl Cole, and The Script.
One Direction sang their new single Steal My Girl from the set of hit soap opera EastEnders, and reunited pop band S Club 7 performed together in public for the first time since 2003. The event also included a new cartoon featuring Tom and Jerry, which was made specially for the annual charity fundraiser.
By the close of the telethon at 2am London time on Saturday (15Nov14), donations had reached $52.1 million (£32.6 million). That figure is expected to rise over the coming days as more money floods in.
Last year's (13) final total reached $79.3 million (£49.6 million) after $49.7 million (£31.1 million) was generated on the night.
Children in Need raises money for disadvantaged youngsters in the U.K.
Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting recycled her pink Vera Wang wedding gown to shoot a music video for her upcoming film The Wedding Ringer. The Big Bang Theory beauty, along with co-stars Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, make cameo appearances in the promo for Aloe Blacc's Can You Do This from the movie's soundtrack. The actress tied the knot with tennis player Ryan Sweeting last December (13).