Michael J. Fox ‘stunned’ to learn of Robin Williams’ Parkinson’s Disease

08.14.14 3 years ago

Michael J. Fox “stunned” to learn of Robin Williams” Parkinson”s Disease
“Pretty sure his support for our Fdn predated his diagnosis,” Fox tweeted. “A true friend; I wish him peace.” PLUS: Disney channels will show “Aladdin” this weekend in honor of Williams.

“Orange is the New Black” adds comedian Mike Birbiglia
He”s joining the cast of the Netflix series, but his role is being kept under wraps. PLUS: The real-life Alex Vause lands a book deal.

“The Walking Dead” creator says Daryl Dixon might be gay
Says Robert Kirkman: “All I can say is that it”s been discussed. We have very specific ideas  about Daryl”s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there”s ever a quiet period in the show where he”s not consistently distracted  by crossbowing… we”ll tackle it in the show.”

Quit complaining and embrace Shark Week as if it was pro wrestling!
“Shark Week is lying to you, and that”s okay,” says G. Clay Whittaker. “Embrace the false information and have a little fun.”

Another “Doctor Who” episode has been leaked online
Does the BBC have a leaking problem?

Shonda Rhimes: “Owning Thursday night on ABC this fall is incredibly exciting!”
Rhimes talks to Marie Claire about her first job, her three offices and what beverages get her through the day.

Lee Tergesen goes from “The Americans” to “The Blacklist”
The former “Wayne's World” star will play Mary-Louise Parker”s husband on the NBC series.

“The Wire”s” David Simon weighs in on the events of Ferguson, Missouri
“The notion that police officers are entitled to anonymity after such an action is not merely anti-democratic; it is, in fact, totalitarian,” he says in a series of essays on his blog. PLUS: Did “Battlestar Galactica” warn about Ferguson?

Netflix announces standup specials for Chelsea Handler and Bill Cosby
Handler”s special will come two months after she leaves E!. Netflix will also show standup specials from Jim Jeffries and Chelsea Peretti.

Claim: Britain”s “Dancing with the Stars” may ban older dancers
A source tells The Sun, “Signing so-called ‘old duffers” is a waste of time because they never have a chance of winning. They are never very good.”

“SNL” alum Chris Kattan gets 3 years probation
Kattan was sentenced to driving under the influence of drugs and rear-ending a vehicle on the freeway.

Will Arnett launches his own production company, called Electric Avenue
Arnett has a first-look deal with CBS TV Studios.

Police raced to “Idol” alum Josh Gracin”s home after he posted an apparent suicide note to Facebook
The Season 2 finalist an ex-Marine was able to get in touch with the authorities, who conducted a welfare check at his home.

NFL Films to stop using film
Starting this season, NFL Films will shoot games using digital video cameras. Instead of shipping film across the country, footage can be sent electronically. PLUS: Ed Reed and Brandon Marshall join Showtime”s “Inside the NFL,” which moves to Tuesdays.

Playing gay on “Graceland” was “the most challenging thing I”ve ever done in my life,” says Manny Montana
“When the idea was brought up to me, I was, like, yeah, that's a great story line, let's do it,” he says. “And then the week the episode was filmed, I got really scared. I called my acting teacher, my mom, my dad.”

Here is the average “SNL”s” casts age from each season
The 2008-09 had the highest average age at 36.3, while the 1982-83 cast was the youngest at an average age of 26.37.

“Grey”s Anatomy” Season 11 is being dubbed “The Year of Meredith”
Meredith won”t take a backseat in her marriage, which could end up causing strife in their relationship, says Shonda Rhimes. PLUS: Meredith is going to throw a monkey wrench into Alex and Jo”s relationship.

Watch Minkus on “Girl Meets World”
Cory Matthews” “Boy Meets World” nemesis appears on Friday”s episode.

You can buy one of Jimmy Kimmel”s houses
The late-night star is selling one of his homes for $2.3 million.

A&E filming a marching band reality show at a historically black university
Alabama State University's Mighty Marching Hornets Marching Band will start filming on Monday.

Gilles Marini to guest on “The Mysteries of Laura”
It”s the first post-“Switched at Birth” gig for Marini.

“Once Upon a Time” reveals Season 4 details
The ABC drama also showed off more “Frozen” pics.

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