Police arrested Baretta star Robert Blake Thursday night on suspicion of shooting his wife to death nearly a year ago. Blake's bodyguard was also arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. "We believe the motive is Robert Blake had contempt for Bonny Bakley," said police Capt. Jim Tatreau. "He felt he was trapped in a marriage that he wanted no part of and, quite frankly, the situation was not to his liking at all." The 68-year-old actor could face the death penalty if convicted. For more on the Blake saga, click here. read more
"They've lived longer, they're more confident about their choices and they don't have to be hip and cool anymore, which I think is a godsend you make really bad choices when you are trying to be hip." Jodie Foster on why she's looking forward to turning 40 in November. read more
The morning after this year's Oscar ceremony, a hungover Ethan Hawke awoke to a baffling surprise. No one cared about his defeat in the race for best supporting actor, nor his reaction to Training Day co-star Denzel Washington's victory. Everyone even close friends was too busy quizzing him, "Did you get into a fight with Will Smith?"
A month later, he's still explaining that the bruise-like mark viewers saw on his cheek was unrelated to the Ali star's vanishing act. "My only contact with Will Smith that night was that he offered me a plate of shrimp," Hawke tells TV Guide Online. "Literally, the whole thing is a complete read more
It didn't take much arm-twisting for Ben Kingsley to star in Clare Peploe's gender-bending romantic comedy Triumph of Love. He plays crotchety 18th-century philosopher Hemocrates, who's anti-women and decidedly anti-love that is, until tricky co-star Mira Sorvino seduces him. Hemocrates falls hard, which is what made Kingsley fall in love with the part.
"Coming from the theater, I thought, 'Do I really want to do another play on film?'" he tells TV Guide Online. "[But] the script read beautifully and I really liked my character very much. He was very empowered, and then he loses all his power, then gets it back by learning something."
Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for Alice in Chains, was found dead in his Seattle apartment on Friday. He was 34. The cause of death was not known, but authorities believe it might have been an overdose. read more
The four daughters of late country music star Tammy Wynette have reached an out-of-court settlement with a Pittsburgh doctor they believe contributed to their mom's 1998 death. Details of the agreement were not made public. Wynette died at 55 of heart failure caused by chronic blood clots. The daughters alleged that Dr. Wallis Marsh mismanaged her case. read more
At first, Trading Spaces carpenter Ty Pennington couldn't believe The Learning Channel's home-improvement soap had built up such a devoted all-star audience. But while on vacation last year, the heartthrob was forced to face the truth.
"I was watching Live with Regis," he tells TV Guide Online, "and [substitute co-host] Valerie Bertinelli was like, 'I love TiVo. You know why? I never miss Trading Spaces.' I just went, 'She did not say that!'"
Since then, the Atlantan has adjusted beautifully to the program's popularity among the rich and famous. So he wasn't fazed working on Dixie Chick Natalie Maines's and her mom's Austin houses in this week's first-ever celebrity installment (airing Saturday at 9 pm/ read more
Once and Again actor Billy Campbell is confirming rumors that his acclaimed ABC series may return in the fall for a fourth season despite the fact that last Monday's episode was billed by the network as the show's series finale. Campbell's leading lady, Sela Ward, broke the news to him last week. "She called and said, 'Have you heard? It's not definite that we're cancelled,'" he tells TV Guide Online. "Apparently, on the same day that they cancelled us, [ABC] called the studio and said, 'Don't knock down the sets, don't release the actors, and why don't you work us up a tentative budget for a Year Four.' I don't know what to think... They can't even kill us with dignity." Responds an ABC rep: "Everything that I have been able to gather indiates that Once and Again has had it's se read more
Openly gay Survivor: Marquesas contestant John Carroll who became the latest castaway to get the boot Thursday night was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime shortly before joining the reality show. On CBS's The Early Show, Carroll recalled the experience, in which a group of twentysomething males terrorized him with a knife and later drove his car off a road. read more
Courtney Thorne-Smith and Lisa Nicole Carson will return for Ally McBeal's series finale on May 20, a Fox spokesperson confirms to TV Guide Online. And what about Robert Downey Jr.? Responds the rep: "There are no plans for Mr. Downey to return." read more