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What’s Joaquin doing now? Knightley and Women’s Aid; Latest Grey’s News

According to reports, Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl is now in the process of begging producers not to kill her off – months after she threatened to quit.

Speculation Heigl was set to leave the hit drama reached fever-pitch when her character, Dr. Izzie Stevens, was diagnosed with severe brain and liver cancer.

Referring to her future on the show, she said: “I’m there if Izzie remains part of Grey’s Anatomy”, describing it as one of her “favourite places to be”.


Scott Wolf has begun with a party of three

The former “Party of Five” star and his wife Kelley welcomed a son into the family on Sunday, March 22, report celeb sites.

The little tyke is named Jackson Kayse Wolf — a pretty nifty name for a celebrity baby — and weighed 7 lbs.

Excellent birthday, speaking from a gal also born on that day…but 28 years ago.


Public sympathy plus her natural dancing ability have quickly turned Melissa Rycroft into an instant celebrity. As mentioned previously, the former Bachelor contestant turned Dancing with the Stars participant, has reportedly been offered $500,000 to pose nude in Playboy. But that’s not all. As someone who is pulled from anonymity and catapulted immediately into the national media spotlight, Rycroft has become a favorite, not just by ordinary fans but other celebrities as well.


Britney Spears has embarked on a passionate affair with a backing dancer in a bid to win back the original dancer in her life – ex-husband Kevin Federline, it’s claimed.

The singer is said to have fallen back in love with the father of her two boys after spending time with her former spouse while on the road with her Circus act.

“They are seeing each other every day,” a source tells OK!. “When Kevin’s had the boys for the day, they greet their mom with hugs and kisses, and their dad fills Britney in on how they spent their time. It’s just like any other family when one of the parents comes home from work.”


Two months after news broke of the alleged violent fight between Rihanna and Chris Brown, a PSA about domestic violence starring Keira Knightley is set to debut in theaters.

The two-minute clip, which will start airing April 6, depicts Knightley being violently kicked and beaten by a man.

“While domestic violence exists in every section of society we rarely hear about it,” says the actress, who volunteered to act in the clip for the charity Women’s Aid. “Domestic violence affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime and kills two women every week.” Atonement director Joe Wright directed the spot.
– Rennie Dyball


Joaquin Phoenix narrated the Nation Earth film company produced Earthlings, a documentary about the harm that comes with humans using animals in various industries, such as food, fashion, and entertainment.

Now he’s back doing his deal again with the new audio book version adapted from the original full length film.

Jewel is out on DWTS, Seinfeld stars are back

Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline has banned their children from watching her concerts.

Kevin decided the shows were too raunchy for Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two, after watching a dress rehearsal of ‘The Circus Starring Britney Spears’.

However, Britney wanted her kids to see her perform and so treated them to a child-friendly version of her 90-minute show, which opened in New Orleans on Tuesday night (03.03.09).


“Seinfeld” isn’t coming back, but its stars will be together again this fall on HBO.

The network says that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will appear in several episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The HBO comedy stars Larry David, who helped create “Seinfeld.”

We don’t have HBO but if we did I’d definitely watch.


Pop star Jewel and TV host Nancy O’Dell have dropped out of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

Both women sustained injuries during training for the show that prevent them from continuing the competition, the network announced Thursday. Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs, while the “Access Hollywood” host will need surgery to repair a torn knee cartilage, the network said.

A replacement for at least one of the women may be announced during Monday’s season premiere, said executive producer Conrad Green.

“Obviously this has caught us a bit by surprise,” he said, adding that any replacement would have “literally a couple of days to learn the routine, as opposed to a month.”


ABC has released a sneak preview of next Thursday’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. As we’ve written about numerous times, it looks like Derek is reaching his breaking point.

Well, below is a scene from “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” in which he decides he’s had enough of people dying on his watch and refuses to operate. Chief? Not happy.

Circus and Candie’s, plus Izzie has cancer

Her much-anticipated Circus tour is kicking off Tuesday, March 3, 2009, but Britney Spears has even more to look forward to. Marking her first-ever apparel endorsement, the princess of pop has been named the next Candie’s Only at Kohl’s spokesmodel. The singer will be stepping into the shoes of Heroes star Hayden Panettiere who was the face of the shoe line for two years. As part of her new gig, Britney will appear in Candie’s print, television, in-store and online ads this year. Candie’s and Kohl’s also plan to follow Spears on her comeback tour, rolling out pink carpets and VIP lounges for her fans.


Colin Farrell has been leaning on Keira Knightley following his recent split from girlfriend Emma Forrest.

The Irish actor, 32, split from novelist Emma last month after the pair had dated for almost a year.

And Farrell is now seeking solace in Knightley – his costar in new movie London Boulevard.

Bleck. I don’t like Colin Farrell and I’m fairly certain Keira will not get caught up in any of his so-called charm.


Miley Cyrus can’t understand why everyone’s making such a big deal over a photo of her cleavage.

The 16-year-old was recently snapped jogging with her shirtless older beau Justin Gaston. Miley was sporting a cleavage-baring top – and her assets were there for everyone to see.

I don’t understand it either. When you wear a bikini under a top and you’re running it’s not easy to hide cleavage if your top moves, too. I’m so tired of people picking on her. Good grief!


So, we all know that Izzie is sick and that whatever she has is not going to be good. Rumors have it that her illness has been devised as a way to give Katherine Heigl a smooth (and permanent) exit from the show, but we’ve gotten no confirmations yet as to whether or not that’s true.

According to Spoiler TV, Justin Chambers revealed in an interview with TVGuide.ca that “Izzie has cancer, so I’m there to support her.”

Poor Miley and which Jennifer is done with kids?

Okay what’s the deal, why are people so against Miley Cyrus? Young people make silly faces and take ridiculous pictures of themselves and their friends all the time. It doesn’t mean they have a target or are making fun or trying to offend. Why in the world are people so up in arms and taking such offense? Let the girl be!

Maybe she should be more discrete about her personal like but she’s just a teen, like any other teen. She’s a sweet girl and I’m tired of people throwing stones! Argh!

Miley issued a public apology regarding the latest photo which upset the world.

“I want to thank all of my fans for their support not only this week, but always!” she began. “I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone.”

The Hannah Montana sensation continued, “I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful.”


“Happy Birthday” isn’t the only tune Jennifer Aniston will getting for her Feb. 11 birthday.

John Mayer has prepared his own serenade to help his girlfriend celebrate the big 4-0.

“He did write a special song just for her for her birthday,” a source tells PEOPLE of the Grammy winner. No word yet on his performance!

Didn’t he do this with a poem she wrote or something before?


Ben Affleck is thrilled that he has two beautiful daughters, Seraphina Rose, born Jan. 6, and Violet, 3. However, Ben would like Jen to get pregnant again in hopes of giving birth to a son!

“Ben’s happy to keep going until he gets his boy, he has visions of dressing a little guy in Red Sox gear, tossing a baseball around and cheering in the stands together.”

Jen, however, has other plans! “She’s told friends that she’s done,” a friend of the couple, both 36, tells OK!. “She jokes with Ben, ‘If you want more babies, you’ll have to find a way to produce them yourself!'”


Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian are the proud parents of a 7lbs 4oz baby boy, born just hours ago, called Noah.

The tot will be the Radio Two DJ’s second child – he has a 22-year-old daughter Jade – but professional golfer Natasha’s first.


Diane Keaton is telling all – about her bond with her mother. The Academy Award-winning actress, whose films include “Annie Hall” and the three “Godfather” movies, is working on a memoir – currently untitled – that the Random House Publishing Group plans on releasing in 2012.

Keaton’s mother, Dorothy Keaton Hall, died last fall and had suffered from Alzheimer’s. The actress began working on her book shortly after her mother’s death.


Nick Lachey is heading to the CW for at least one episode of the fan-favorite series One Tree Hill later this season. According to insiders, Nick will be playing a singer, former reality star and former boy bander who is dating Vanessa Minnillo. In the storyline, a record label wants to buy one of Haley’s (Bethany Joy Galeotti) songs that she wrote for Nick’s new album, but she is hesitant to sell any of her music, so he will appear.

He loves to Google himself

Robert Downey Jr. has revealed that he loves to Google himself.

“I love all that shit personally. Sorry. I love just it. Because it’s a hoot. Some people overstate their support, like they know you,” RDJ said. “Other people are busy doing something else and just want to go on this chat site and say some despicable character assassination, which I honestly think they kind of nailed it. I do have that shortcoming. It’s really fun.”


Kanye West is upset hackers are damaging his image. West’s latest blog entry claims, “Somebody has been hacking into my MySpace, and somebody’s actually hacked into my personal G-mail account.”


SAG winners

Cast in a Motion Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

Male Actor in a Leading Role: Sean Penn, Milk

Female Actor in a Leading Role: Meryl Streep, Doubt

Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Paul Giamatti, John Adams

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Laura Linney, John Adams

Lifetime Achievement Award: James Earl Jones

Ensemble in a Drama Series: Mad Men

Female Actor in a Drama Series: Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters

Male Actor in a Drama Series: Hugh Laurie, House

Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet, The Reader

Ensemble in a Comedy Series: 30 Rock

Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock


In a new interview, the all-grown-up Dakota Fanning confirms that she is indeed in talks to play Jane, the deadly Italian vampire in the Twilight sequel, New Moon, as we had previously reported.

Says Fanning, “I really hope that works out. I think it’s too soon to tell right now, but it’d be really fun. I’m a huge fan.”

Barely Legal Prison Break

Hilary Duff will be playing California’s youngest attorney in a new sitcom for NBC. The network has ordered a script for Barely Legal, which is described as a legal version of Doogie Howser, M.D. The show is based on the true story of an 18 year-old who became the youngest person ever to pass the California bar exam. [Photo credit: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni]


Almost a week later, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have revealed the name of Violet’s little sister.

Their baby is named Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck.

While no explanation for the name was given, Seraphina is “derived from the Biblical word ‘seraphim,’ which was Hebrew in origin and meant ‘fiery ones.'”


There’s already good news coming from the “American Idol” camp — the show’s new judge Kara DioGuardi is engaged!

A rep tells ET: “Kara DioGuardi and former school teacher turned general contractor Mike McCuddy were engaged on December 8th while on holiday in Mexico. No wedding date has been planned.”


Soap star Alison Sweeney has welcomed her second child with husband Dave Sanov.

The 32-year-old gave birth to a baby girl named Megan Hope on Monday night, weighing six pounds, seven ounces. Sweeney, who stars on soap opera Days of Our Lives and hosts hit TV show The Biggest Loser, announced she was expecting in June.


Prison Break will end, for good, this Spring. FOX announced today that this, the fourth season of Prison Break, will be the series last. Prison Break will return to FOX for its final run of episodes on Friday, April 17.

Fame or Shame, Kidman, Barrymore, Fuller and more

“I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans. I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Bjork. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Bjork.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.” – Kanye West in the new issue of Vibe


Michael C. Hall, 37, the star of Showtime’s Dexter, has married Jennifer Carpenter, 29. The couple have been dating for a little over a year and a half and tied the not in Big Sur, CA on New Year’s Eve.


At the Craft & Hobby Association 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show in Anaheim later this month, Miss Hilton will be unveiling her own line of craft kits called “Paris Hilton, the Creative Collection.”

The collection is touted as “a multi-faceted line of fashion crafting kits from some of the most popular craft segments including scrapbooking, jewelry making and fabric embellishment.”

Paris will be on hand January 25th for an hour between 2 and 3:00 for photos and autographs, of course!


Will Ferrell says audiences should expect the unexpected from his upcoming one-man Broadway show and HBO special about President George W. Bush.


Bryan Fuller is back on Heroes and as promised, the writer-producer-genius behind the show’s acclaimed first season will try to get Heroes back to its groove even if it means killing off some beloved characters. And his timing couldn’t be better. Word on the street is that one of the show’s major stars has asked to leave the series at the end of the current season.

Apparently, the Heroes cast member is upset with not getting enough screen time and is asking to be let go of his or her contract at the end of the season. And in order for that to happen, a death scene has reportedly been written for the actor’s character at the conclusion of season 3.


Nicole Kidman isn’t happy with her performance in “Australia,” which pulled in just $47 million at the US box office. “I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done,” the Oscar-winner recently told a radio station in Sydney. As soon as the film opened in November, Kidman fled her native land to avoid the critics: “We ran because I didn’t want to read anything. I didn’t want to know.”


No wonder Drew Barrymore broke up with Justin Long, the personification of a Mac computer in the long-running ad campaign where he constantly bests his co-star, PC. “I’m at the bottom rung of technology – even text messaging freaks me out,” Barrymore tells Ladies’ Home Journal.


We’re starting the weekend with some sad news: Patrick Swayze, who is receiving chemotherapy to treat his pancreatic cancer, checked himself into the hospital this morning with pneumonia.


CBS and the show producers are rewarding the cast of How I Met Your Mother with a well-earned raise.

After months of renegotiations, Neil Patrick Harris and the four other main cast mates will now be earning $90,000-$120,000 per episode.

The Hollywood Reporter says that – on average – that’s between two and three times what they made before.