Former Seinfeld regular Wayne Knight has taken to Twitter.com to assure fans he's OK after his death was reported by news outlets on Saturday night (15Mar14). The funnyman, who played Jerry Seinfeld's nemesis Newman on the beloved TV show, was the victim of a death hoax following reports he had lost his life in a car crash.
Fans flooded Twitter to pay their respects to the Jurassic Park star, who quickly responded to clear up the story.
He wrote, "Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but... I am alive and well!"
He added, "Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn't know you cared. Glad to be breathing!"
It is not clear if Knight was actually involved in a car crash.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard threw a party to celebrate their engagement in Los Angeles on Friday (14Mar14). The Rum Diary co-stars reportedly became engaged in December (13) and the 27-year-old beauty further fuelled the claims after being photographed wearing a sparkler on her engagement finger at a number of public events.
A host of celebrities attended the festivities at Carondelt House in the city, including director Jerry Bruckheimer, Marilyn Manson, Rick Ruben and Ryan Adams, according to a report by TMZ.com.
Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler said as he left the event, "I love that he's in love... we were all dancing and it was beautiful... Johnny's mum (Betty) is the most beautiful woman."
"It was my first screen kiss, I was really embarrassed... I remember he kept cracking up because I didn't have the balls to go for him, so he was like, 'OK, listen, I'll do it!' It was my first job. He kind of taught me how to kiss on screen." Love Actually beauty Ivana Milisevic on learning how to kiss for the camera on Seinfeld with show star Jerry Seinfeld.
Lost star Jorge Garcia is heading back to the Pacific islands as a series regular on Hawaii Five-0. The actor previously guested in two episodes of the island cop drama, but he will be a full-time cast member when the show returns for a fifth season later this year (14).
Garcia plays conspiracy theorist Jerry Ortega on the show, opposite his former Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim.
Hawaii Five-0 producers have set up a series of mini-Lost reunions on their show - as well as Garcia, Henry Ian Cusick, Tania Raymonde, Cynthia Watros, Terry O'Quinn and Sam Anderson have returned to the islands, where they shot the cult drama over six seasons, to team up with Kim.
It's remarkable how much Veronica Mars feels like coming home again. Ms. Mars has had nearly a decade off from her detective duties, but the character and the series at large saunters right back into form with such a confident swagger, it feels like she never really left at all.
The product of a now infamous Kickstarter campaign, Veronica Mars is the film sequel to the much beloved but scarcely watched CW series that followed the adventures of a teenage private eye. Mars solved mysteries surrounding the seedy denizens of the fictional Neptune California, a beach town where the rich socialites and working class heroes clash quite frequently and often violently. The series was a terrific mix of Nancy Drew and Raymond Chandler, give or take a Buffy, airing for three seasons before being canceled. But thanks to creator Rob Thomas' audacious Kickstarter and a brewing cult of fans, Veronica Mars has been given a second chance at life, a chance that precious few shows receive.
The film picks up with Veronica (Kristen Bell) knocking on 30's door and enjoying a comfortable life in New York City with her long time boyfriend Piz (Chris Lowell). Her youthful gumshoe years are well behind her, but her old life comes back into swing when former flame Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) is charged with murdering his starlet girlfriend. Veronica tells herself that she only wants to consult a friend, but Neptune's magnetic pull becomes too hard to resist.
The film is a ton of fun. It's still as whip smart as the series ever was, and the quips whiz by effortlessly and constantly... often right over the heads of those who aren't already baptized by the gospel of Veronica. The show quickly falls back into familiar rhythms, and the nine years away haven't dulled the character's verbal barbs. Prepare to be bathed in waves of wit. Even outside of the near-relentless banter, the show maintains a nice and heavy sense of tension when the mystery sets in, and things get serious. While the actual mystery itself is far from brilliant, it's still engaging enough to entertain. In any case, the main course here is the characters, and they are as stellar as ever. Keith Mars (the fantastic Enrico Colantoni) is still the easy frontrunner for dad of the millennium.
The most remarkable thing about the film is how much it feels like the Veronica Mars of old, and that's the best compliment we can pay it. The returning cast members slip into their old roles with so much ease, and the film never feels like it's straining to regain that old Neptune spark. It turns out that watching a near 30 Veronica is just as much fun as watching the sleuth in her teenage years. And the fact that the show's general formula doesn't feel out of place now that we're following a load of late 20-somethings instead of high schoolers probably says something about how smartly and strongly crafted the original show was in the first place.
Rob Thomas clearly isn't trying to broaden his formula to catch new fans, and it doesn't make sense that he'd do so anyway. This is clearly a film built from the ground up for Veronica Mars fans, as it should be. A hefty intro montage at the beginning tries its best to get newcomers caught up on the three seasons of the television show, but if you didn't spend at least a couple hours cruising along the seedy streets of Neptune all those years ago, some of the film's charm might be lost on you.
The Veronica Mars film, at its core, is basically a damned good two hour episode of the original series. Now, that's not exactly ambitious, but the fans that put down their hard earned money to fund the film weren't necessarily paying for ambition. What we have here is unquestionably and purely Veronica Mars. So self-assured and comfortable in it's own celluloid skin, it's a film that dutifully embraces everything that made that series so brilliant and fun in the first place. Welcome home, Veronica, it's been a while.
Airplane! actors Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have reunited to star in a TV commercial written by the team behind the hit comedy film. Hays and Abdul-Jabbar appear together again in the new advert for Wisconsin's tourism agency.
The commercial was penned by Airplane! co-directors and screenwriters Jerry and David Zucker and features a number of classic lines from the film.
The Zucker brothers were raised in the state, while Abdul-Jabbar played for basketball team the Milwaukee Bucks before he took up acting.
Sir Mick Jagger's daughter and granddaughter will reportedly host a joint baby shower over the weekend (15-16Mar14). The Rolling Stones star's daughter Jade recently announced she is expecting a baby, just months after her 21-year-old Assisi confirmed her own pregnancy.
Reports now suggest the mother and daughter will celebrate the impending arrival of both their babies by throwing a joint party at the weekend (15-16Mar14).
The baby shower will be organised by Jagger's ex-wife Jerry Hall, according to British newspaper the Daily Mail.
Hollywood hardman Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing a lawsuit from more than 20 U.S. prisoners who allege he kept them detained in a disease-ridden jail while governor of California. A group of 22 current and former prison inmates are suing officials after a bout of Valley Fever swept through their cells in 2009, when The Terminator actor was in power.
They allege officials kept them housed in a California prison knowing the deadly disease had already claimed the lives of 30 other inmates.
Now it has emerged Schwarzenegger is also named on the lawsuit as a respondent, along with incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown.
The convicts are seeking costs for medical care and damages.
Peaches Geldof, Eliza Doolittle and supermodel Jerry Hall are urging fans to spring clean their closets to raise money for charity. The trio is handing over unwanted clothes to retailer TK Maxx's joint campaign with U.K. charity Cancer Research. The clothes will be sold in the charity's stores across Britain to fund research into childhood cancers.
A timely workout at the gym helped rapper/actor Common land a cameo in the Entourage film. Filmmaker Doug Ellin ran into The Light hitmaker at Equinox in Los Angeles last week (ends02Mar14) and asked him if he would like to appear in the movie.
Common obliged and filmed his one-line cameo on the spot, according to the New York Post.
The rapper is not the only celebrity to make a surprise appearance in the movie - last week, actor Liam Neeson was photographed on set while filming his cameo.
The Entourage movie, which stars Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon, is set to hit theatres next year (15).