Shepard arrived in New York in 1963 with no connections, little money and vague aspirations to act, write or make music. “I just dropped in out of nowhere,” he told the New Yorker in 2010. But Shepard quickly became part of the off-off-Broadway movement at downtown hangouts like Caffe Cino and La MaMa. “As far as I’m concerned, Broadway just does not exist,” Shepard told Playboy in 1970 — though many of his later plays would end up there. His early plays — fiery, surreal verbal assaults — pushed American...

Plenty of lip locking, ribbon cutting, confetti cannons, and camaraderie were on hand for the cast of Will & Grace during an exciting return to set on Wednesday. Co-stars Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes, and Eric McCormack celebrated the highly-anticipated revival of their NBC series by teasing fans with on-set photos and an epic bash, featuring a good...

Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers will perform at this year’s Global Citizen Festival, an annual free event held in New York’s Central Park. Special guests Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia Cara will also perform at the Sept. 23 event. MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of...

“Thor” star Tom Hiddleston is to play Hamlet on the London stage — but fans will need a bit of luck to get a ticket. Hiddleston is set to play the moody Danish prince for three weeks in September at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s 180-seat theater. The production, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is a fundraiser for the theater school, one of...

Cara Delevingne defied convention in the most improbable way on Wednesday. While every other celebrity seems to be on the nipple-baring train, the 24-year-old bucked the revealing trend at a screening of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Mexico City. The former Victoria’s Secret model walked the blue carpet in a sheer dress with two strategically-placed...

Carol Burnett says she’ll be playing her inner self in a new Netflix series: An 8-year old. Netflix announced Monday that the comedy great will star in an unscripted comedy series titled “A Little Help with Carol Burnett.” The streaming service said the half-hour show will give children ages 4 to 8 the chance to solve real-life issues brought to...

Actor Casey Affleck’s wife has filed for divorce more than a year after the couple announced their separation. Summer Phoenix filed the petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday citing “irreconcilable differences.” The 41-year-old Oscar-winning actor and Phoenix were married in June 2006 and the filing states they separated in November 2015....

  It’s no secret that OG selfie queen Kim Kardashian West has her social media mogul status on lock, but that doesn’t mean that she isn’t open to a few ‘gram pointers. On Wednesday night, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star pleaded with her 102 million Instagram followers to advise on ways to “step up” her feed. “I...

Very Good Touring says in its court filing that it obtained insurance against “accidental bodily injury or illness” for West’s entire tour, and that his hospitalization qualifies. The tour company says West submitted to an independent medical exam and that he and 11 of his associates have given statements under oath to insurance investigators,...

Well, it’s about time. Ever since Selena Gomez hopped on Instagram last December to share the NBD tidbit that she’s collaborating with Coach as not only the face of the brand but also a designer, we couldn’t help but ask, OK, BUT WHEN? Well, it seems like the time is now. Yes, fellow Selenators, the Coach x Selena Gomez collaboration is finally here, and we’ve...

Dear Chester, Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened. You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate...

“Despacito” has become the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms. Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced Tuesday the song by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee and the accompanying remix featuring pop star Justin Bieber had surpassed the previous record holder — Bieber’s...

Actor Ryan Phillippe has posted a picture of himself laid up in a hospital bed with a broken leg following what he calls a “freak accident.” Phillippe wrote in the caption of his Instagram post Monday that he’s “going to be ok.” The picture shows him with a bandage on his leg and a swollen foot. He later explained on Twitter that he...

Jessica Alba is expecting baby No. 3. The actress made the announcement in a picture on Instagram of herself and her two daughters. Her eldest daughter is holding up a balloon in the shape of a 1, her second has a 2 balloon and Alba is holding a 3 balloon with her hand on her stomach. In the caption, she writes that she and her husband, producer Cash Warren, “are...

Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London. Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard newspaper that two moped riders attacked a man just off the upmarket King’s Road in west London, slashing him across the face and making off with a Louis Vuitton bag. He said he saw 27-year-old...

Pink, Coldplay, The Weeknd, DJ Khaled, Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles will perform at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival this fall. iHeartMedia announced Tuesday that Kesha, Chris Stapleton, Lorde and David Guetta will also take the stage Sept. 22-23 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale July 28. Ryan Seacrest will host the two-day festival, which...

The Duchess of Cambridge has joked to Prince William about having more children as she received teddy bears as gifts for Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Poland. The British royal couple are in Poland with their children on a goodwill visit intended to seal friendly ties before Britain leaves the European Union. On Monday they met with Polish and British...

  How do we love Alicia Keys? Let us count the ways. We love the star’s impeccable vocal range—more often than not, we have one of her albums on repeat during the workday. We love how involved she gets with social issues, using her celebrity platform to speak about things important to all of us, like racial and gender equality. We love her beautiful...

Singer Zac Brown has visited a teenager in a hospital who missed the band’s latest Philadelphia concert after he was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident. Seventeen-year-old Thomas Schoettle hit his head and injured his neck last month after diving into the pool. He missed Brown’s concert Saturday, so Brown flew to Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern...

Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History of Magic,” opens in October and runs through February 2018. In an earnings statement released Tuesday, British publishing...

Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says her death has been ruled a suicide after the agency performed an autopsy. Ryan had gained fame on YouTube with impersonations of...

“Will & Grace” fans, get excited! A brand new teaser for the anticipated reboot was released on Tuesday. The show’s Twitter account shared the trailer, which features Debra Messing (Grace), Eric McCormack (Will), Sean Hayes (Jack) and Megan Mullally (Karen). ...

  After a holiday weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, the First Family is on the move again. Their next stop? Poland, where President Trump will attend several meetings and plans to give a speech. On Wednesday evening, Air Force One landed in the European country, with President Trump, and his wife, Melania, descending from the plane. Melania stepped onto the...

Rob Kardashian says Instagram shut down his page on Wednesday following his flurry of posts attacking his former fiancée. Kardashian then brought his tirade to Twitter, accusing fellow reality star Blac Chyna of infidelity, promiscuity and drug use. Earlier in the day, he posted explicit photos of Chyna on Instagram. She responded on Snapchat with a claim that...

Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation, says he’s retiring from acting. Day-Lewis’s representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement Tuesday that the 60-year-old performer “will no longer be working as an actor.” She added that Day-Lewis is “immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences...

Actor Miles Teller is out of jail after being arrested for public drunkenness. San Diego Police officer Billy Hernandez says the 30-year-old actor was arrested Sunday morning after officers spotted him swaying and falling into the street. Teller wrote on Twitter Monday that “there was no evidence to charge me with a crime,” but Hernandez says the actor...

The 38-year-old’s delayed concert news comes a little more than a week after his Tony win, marking him one Emmy away from the elusive EGOT – a feat only 12 entertainers in history have ever achieved. John’s wife Chrissy Teigen honored the milestone in a sweet Father’s Day post on Sunday, also paying tribute to his dedication to their family. “10...

Jack Black and Nick Jonas – two of the stars of the upcoming “Jumanji” sequel – have paid tribute to the actor who led the original film – the late Robin Williams. Describing Williams as a “sweet, sweet man,” Black said the late actor would “love” the movie. “He had a great sense of adventure. … It...

Dave Chappelle will host Rihanna’s annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer’s organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, will hold its third Diamond Ball on Sept. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Rihanna said in a statement Tuesday she’s “thrilled that the incomparable Dave Chappelle will kick...

Warner hasn’t detailed the allegations reportedly made by a witness to the show’s fourth-season taping in Mexico earlier this month. But last week, “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant Corinne Olympios said she was a “victim” who was seeking therapy for what she called the physical and emotional trauma she experienced on June 4. Olympios,...

Nas, who is also from Queens, New York, called Prodigy a “king” in an Instagram post. Others also paid tribute to Prodigy, who was often praised for his skilled rhymes and lyrics. Mobb Deep earned a platinum plaque for the 1999 album, “Murda Muzik,” which featured the memorable remix of “Quiet Storm,” still performed by Lil Kim...

Just when you thought she had done it all, Kim Kardashian West released her own fidget spinner. Of course, the business mogul jumped on her chance with all the recent hype of the toy. This isn’t just any normal fidget spinner, however. It’s even better. Kardashian created a gold money symbol that, naturally, says “daddy.” Kardashian released a...

A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from “The Hunger Games” to rescue her friend. The Gloucester Times reports Mackenzie George was playing in a Gloucester marsh with friends June 3 when she slipped and cut her calf open. Megan Gething jumped in to action and tied a pair of shorts around her friend’s...

“We sat down for lunch and just kind of discussed how we wanted to play it because when you hear that, you’re like, ‘Oh, OK, you just switch bodies,’ but [there are] these more intricate and really kind of interesting layers on top of it and both of us are playing it very different because our motivation is completely different,” Harry...

Julia Stiles is expecting her first child with fiance Preston Cook. Stiles representative Annick Muller confirmed the pregnancy to The Associated Press on Tuesday but didn’t offer any word on a due date. The 36-year-old actress is in London promoting her new TV show, “Riviera.” The host of a London radio show tweeted a picture of Stiles cradling...

The “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” featurette doesn’t hit theaters until this fall, but the trailer arrived on Tuesday. In the new trailer, Anna (Kristen Bell) asks her older sister, Elsa (Idinia Menzel), if they have any holiday traditions. After she finds out they don’t, Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad) heads out on a quest across Arendelle to...

Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition have been added as performers at this month’s BET Awards. The network announced Tuesday that Post Malone and Roman GianArthur would join previously announced performers Bruno Mars, Migos and Future on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Other set to hit the stage include Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton...

Almost two decades after charging onto the pop music scene as one-fifth of the mega-popular Spice Girls, Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C, is opening up about the darker underside of fame and the pressure to be the “perfect” pop star. “Sporty Spice,” who revealed last year that she developed an eating disorder while in the famous girl group, is...

“I’m so freakin proud of my girl and our #FastFamily. @galgadot you have given so many women permission to be GREAT and to step into their fierce powers,” he wrote, championing “Wonder Woman” for becoming an instant worldwide phenomenon. The actor revealed that he saw the film with his wife and daughter, whom he joked wouldn’t...

Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by Barry Levinson. HBO says the film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky’s...

“Yes, I am ready. I’m happy,” George told Natalie. “I’m excited.” One of the first celebs to learn George and Amal were expecting was Matt Damon, who found out last year. “Matt’s a really close friend and he’s also got four kids, so I can use a little counseling every once in a while,” George told Natalie...

“In my head I have this TV project that I’d write. That’s what the fantasy for me is, next. Somewhere on television. But my brain just thinks of darker s*** than what is expected on a four-camera comedy, or at least on the ones that are on TV now,” he continued. The 47-year-old has already gotten practice crafting his own material with the...

Actor John Stamos will host the annual July Fourth concert outside the U.S. Capitol — and pull double duty as the drummer for the Beach Boys. Organizers of the concert announced the lineup Tuesday. The Beach Boys will perform with Stamos on drums and guest vocals from Mark McGrath. Other performers include Motown legends the Four Tops; Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi...

Sony Pictures Entertainment is backing the director of last year’s “Ghostbusters” remake, Paul Feig, after Dan Aykroyd criticized him for spending too much money on the film to make it worthwhile for Sony to make a sequel. Without mentioning Feig’s name, Aykroyd said on the British chat show “Sunday Brunch” this week that Feig...

Jerry Seinfeld is not a hugger and he let Kesha know it before a star-studded charity event in Washington earlier this week. Video shows Kesha interrupting an interview Seinfeld was doing with a local news reporter ahead of the “Night of Laughter & Song” event at the Kennedy Center on Monday. The singer wanted a hug from the comedian, but Seinfeld...

Even on a record-setting night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake appeared a bit star-struck in meeting fellow Canadian performer Celine Dion backstage. The rapper posted a picture of himself and his father with Dion, who sang “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” to mark the 20th anniversary of the film. ...

“My sister and niece live in Vegas. I’m hanging out with them and not trying to force my back into a dress,” she wrote, adding that she would still tune in to the live broadcast to catch John onstage.  And, she apparently did have time to do both. According to a press release, the 31-year-old caught up with the “Magic Mike” cast during...

Police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena, and the train station near the arena, Victoria Station, was evacuated and all trains canceled. Joseph Carozza, a representative from Grande’s U.S. record label, said the singer is OK and they are investigating what happened. The Dangerous Woman Tour is the third concert tour by Grande...

Peter Hook of Manchester bands New Order and Joy Division tweeted that his daughter “made it home safe” from the Ariana Grande concert and added: “My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong.” “So desperately sad about Manchester.” — pop star Boy George, via Twitter “Not trying to #ThoughtsAndPrayers...

Such success followed a Time magazine review of one of his earliest films, 1956’s “Diane,” in which his performance opposite Lana Turner was dismissed as that of “a lump of English roast beef.” In the 1970s, film critic Vincent Canby would dismiss Moore’s acting abilities as having “reduced all human emotions to a series...