Late comedienne Joan Rivers has been posthumously nominated for an acting prize at the Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards. The Fashion Police co-host, who died in September (14), will compete against Modern Family's Julie Bowen, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the Best Actress in a Comedy Series award at the 16th annual prizegiving.
Rivers' daughter Melissa is also co-nominated with producer Lisa Bacon for the Comedy Series Produced by a Woman award for their work on an episode of Fashion Police.
Diane Kruger, Lena Headey, Vera Farmiga and Katey Sagal have also been recognised for their performances in TV dramas while Julia Roberts, her niece Emma Roberts, Whoopi Goldberg and Michelle Trachtenberg are up for the Actress in Made-for-TV Movie/Miniseries.
Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is nominated for a production award while Girls star Lena Dunham will compete for a writing prize.
The WIN Awards, which honour females in TV and film, will take place on 14 December (14) in California.
Rivers died a week after suffering a cardiac arrest during a routine throat procedure at a clinic in New York.
Phil Collins has ruled out a reunion of the classic Genesis line-up because he can never play the drums again. The Against All Odds hitmaker has hung up his cymbals for good because nerve damage in his elbow means he can no longer keep a strong grip on his sticks.
He is adamant his health means there will never be a comeback for Genesis with him on the drummer's stool and Peter Gabriel singing, and he is also convinced Gabriel would not be interested in performing any tracks the band wrote after he left in 1975.
Collins tells Uncut magazine, "There's this incessant desire for it to happen. But I often think, 'Have people thought it through?' It's not as if you're going to get Peter as singer, me as drummer. I can't play any more, so it's never going to happen. But even if it could, you're not going to get Peter singing I Can't Dance or Invisible Touch or Mama."
A female student arrested as part of a drugs raid connected to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has walked free from court after striking a plea deal. Juliana Luchkiw, 23, was one of four suspects busted during a raid on a New York City apartment in February (14) as cops investigated the source of heroin packets found at the Capote star's home.
Luchkiw appeared at Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday (29Oct14) and during the hearing, a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance was reduced to disorderly conduct and she was sentenced to time served.
Hoffman's suspected dealer, jazz musician Robert Vineberg, was also among those detained in the raid. He pleaded guilty to a drug charge over the summer (14).
The Hollywood actor was found dead at his Manhattan home in February (14) after suffering a drug overdose.
Status Quo star Rick Parfitt was so scared of showcasing the group's new sound that he suffered a panic attack before a gig. The British rocker and his bandmate Francis Rossi have reworked and stripped down 22 of the band's hits for their new record, Aquostic (Stripped Bare).
The duo staged a one-off show for fans last week (ends26Oct14) and Parfitt was overcome with nerves.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Getting them (the songs) just right is important and there's a bit of tenseness creeping in. Deep down I've been quite frightened so at that first gig I had a little bit of a panic attack, which for a man in my state of health is not a good thing."
After many years of drug and alcohol abuse, the star has suffered a multitude of health problems including undergoing a quadruple heart bypass in 1997 and later suffering heart attacks in 2011 and 2013.
British actor Robert Carlyle has paid tribute to his former TV co-star Jenny Mccrindle following her death on Sunday (26Oct14). The Full Monty star took to Twitter.com to mourn the actress, who passed away after a long battle with neurological condition multiple sclerosis.
McCrindle enjoyed various theatre and television roles before her career was cut short when she was diagnosed with the disease in 1998.
Carlyle, who appeared with her in 1998 TV drama Looking After Jo Jo, posted a picture of them together and wrote, "Devastating news... RIP Jenny McCrindle. My own little Marilyn..."
Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's dream came true when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near her late 8 Simple Rules co-star John Ritter. The Big Bang Theory actress unveiled her star on Los Angeles' fabled sidewalk on Wednesday (29Oct14), and she was delighted to see that her request to have the marker placed near her former TV dad Ritter was honoured.
Following the ceremony, Cuoco-Sweeting told Entertainment Tonight, "They (organisers) asked if I had a preference and I said, 'Wow, if I had any dream it would be near John Ritter's'. I'm going to go find it after this and give it a big kiss."
8 Simple Rules was Cuoco-Sweeting's big break on television, and the actress noted Ritter was "adorable" and "one of my favourite people".
Following his death from an undiagnosed aortic dissection in 2003, he was written out of the TV series, but studio bosses cancelled the series one season later due to low ratings.
Actress Ricki Lake has filed for divorce from her estranged husband Christian Evans after almost three years of marriage. The former TV personality filed documents to legally end her relationship with the jewellery designer on 16 October (14).
According to legal papers obtained by TMZ.com, Lake and Evans separated on 9 October (14). She cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
Lake is willing to pay Evans spousal support in the divorce.
This was Lake's second marriage - she ended her 10-year union to artist Rob Sussman in 2003.
Hip-hop heavyweight Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams have been arrested amid reports they stole a paparazzo's camera. Knight was taken into custody on Wednesday (29Oct14) in Las Vegas, while Williams was arrested while appearing in court on a separate assault case.
They stand accused of taking a camera belonging to an unnamed female photographer in Beverly Hills in September (14). Knight and Williams have each been charged with one count of robbery.
Police spokesman Sgt. Max Subin tells the Los Angeles Times the pair chased the snapper down an alley after she attempted to take photos of them leaving a recording studio. She allegedly suffered minor injuries when Williams grabbed her camera "forcibly".
Although the report was filed in early September (14), local police chiefs tell the newspaper that detectives have spent weeks building the case to obtain the arrest warrants, calling it an "ongoing, rapidly evolving investigation".
The alleged theft could land both stars behind bars for several years - Williams faces up to seven years in prison, while Knight faces 30 years due to a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.
Both Knight and Williams have had multiple run-ins with the law in the past - Knight served four years of a nine-year prison sentence for violating his probation relating to an assault case, and he was sent back to jail two years after his release in 2001 for hitting a parking lot attendant.
The former record label boss was also arrested on drug and aggravated assault charges in Las Vegas in 2008, and he was taken into custody in Sin City in February, 2012, after police officers found marijuana in his car and several warrants for prior traffic violations.
Meanwhile, Williams was recently charged with two counts of felony assault following an incident in July (14), in which he allegedly pepper-sprayed a man and tried to hit him with his car.
According to TMZ.com, pals Knight and Williams were also arrested following a fight at a Los Angeles nightclub hours after Williams was released from jail in 2012.
Knight is still recovering after he was shot six times in the stomach and arm while partying at a Los Angeles nightclub before the MTV Video Music Awards in August (14).
British comedy duo Ant & Dec have signed up to host the 2015 Brit Awards 14 years after they last fronted the ceremony. The TV stars succeed James Corden, who has stepped down after hosting the event for four successive years.
Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has written a new tune for hit TV drama Csi: Crime Scene Investigation. The guitarist has revealed he composed the piece for one of his favourite shows while winding down from his band's recent world tour.
He says, "I'm getting back in the studio, having tried to make myself rest after the tours. I'm writing, mostly just putting ideas down rather than complete songs. I like to create all sorts of moods with my music and then decide later how they might be used. One specific piece, though, is for the CSI TV series that will be aired in the U.S. on November 2nd.
"I was asked if I'd be interested, so I had a look at the footage and came up with an idea they (producers) seemed to like. It's not very long, but it was different working with images rather than just music. I'd certainly be up for doing more."
It's not the first time one of his tracks has been linked to the long-running show - Black Sabbath's Dear Father, from the band's 2013 album, 13, was featured in an episode of CSI last year (13).
The group also performed a new song on the season finale of the series in May, 2013.