Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actress' TV castmates Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar will join her at the unveiling ceremony on 29 October (14). Her star will be the Walk of Fame's 2,532nd.
Beloved singer/songwriter John Denver is to be honoured posthumously with the 2,531st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The hitmaker's kids Zak Deutschendorf and Jesse Belle Denver will unveil the plaque in their father's honour on 24 October (14), while indie act Trampled By Turtles will perform a rendition of his tune Annie's Song.
Denver died in a plane crash on 12 October, 1997.
Taylor Swift is set to play a free concert in the heart of Hollywood for comedian Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show.
The "Shake It Off" hitmaker will shut down Hollywood Boulevard for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 23 October (14) - four days before the release of her fifth album, 1989. Last year (13), the quarter-mile stretch of the fabled street, which houses the Walk of Fame, was closed down for Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney, whose two free gigs attracted thousands of fans.
"We've been through things that most people could never imagine. We went from playing for food and meals in prisons and high schools and birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs to playing for the most amazing fans in the world." Newlywed Donnie Wahlberg recalls New Kids on the Block's early days after unveiling the band's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (09Oct14).
"We're real with our fans and we get to be rock stars for them and they get to be 13-year-old girls again." New Kids On The Block star Joey Mcintyre on his band's longevity in the music business after 30 years. They received the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (09Oct14).
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named an honorary ambassador for tourism for Madrid, Spain. The Hollywood action hero filmed Conan the Barbarian around the Spanish capital in the 1980s and now Madrid authorities have given him the inaugural ambassador honour in the hope he will raise the city's profile and encourage moviemakers to use the area.
Spanish officials have also asked him to join a new campaign to boost tourism, which has been struggling since the economic recession of 2012.
Schwarzenegger will be awarded a star on the Spanish version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the city of Almeria on Sunday (28Sep14). It is not known if he will attend the ceremony.
U.S. TV veteran Katey Sagal reunited with her Married... With Children co-stars Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill and David Faustino during the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (09Sep14), 17 years after the sitcom finished. Sagal's Sons of Anarchy co-star Charlie Hunnam was also on hand to honour her at the ceremony.
Comedienne Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81.
The Fashion Police host passed away on Thursday (04Sep14) at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital after she was removed from life support following a cardiac and respiratory arrest during a routine throat operation at a nearby clinic on 28 August (14).
Following the ordeal, the legendary TV personality was placed in a medically-induced coma and on Wednesday (03Sep14) she was moved from the intensive care unit of the hospital to a private room, where her daughter Melissa Rivers informed fans she was resting comfortably.
However, on Thursday, Melissa announced the sad news of her mother's death in a statement, which reads: "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. "Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated. My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."
Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in June, 1933. She became a comedy sensation on TV in America after appearing on The Tonight Show, hosted by Johnny Carson, in 1965, and later became Carson's permanent guest host. The two old friends fell out when she moved to a rival network and launched her own late-night show.
The comic was known for her biting attacks on celebrities and herself, often poking fun at her many cosmetic surgeries. She had her first in 1965.
Rivers won a Daytime Emmy Award for hosting successful talk show The Joan Rivers Show, and she often hosted pre-awards red carpet specials, during which she often poked fun at the celebrities before her.
A best-selling author, Rivers also became a regular on reality TV and fronted her own family show with her daughter Melissa.
At the time of her death, the comedienne was on a stand-up tour and also hosted hit E! show Fashion Police and online weekly talk show In Bed with Joan. Production on Fashion Police was halted after news of Rivers' health emergency became known.
Flowers were placed on the comedienne's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon.
U.S. TV veteran Katey Sagal is to be honoured with the 2,529th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actress will unveil her plaque on Hollywood Boulevard on 9 September (14) and her Married... With Children co-stars Ed O'Neill and Christina Applegate will be among those paying tribute to her.