Dave Legeno, the actor who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three "Harry Potter" films, was found dead Sunday in Death Valley.
The 50-year-old was found by a couple of hikers early in the morning near a remote wash, L.A. Now reported. A California Highway Patrol helicopter brought the British actor's body out of the national park.
Legeno likely died days before his body was found, deputy coroner Jason Molinar told the Associated Press.
Early word from the Inyo County Sheriff's Department blaming the death on heatstroke was confirmed by an autopsy, TMZ said, adding that Legeno's body was still with the coroner while his family made plans.
Legaro, who was also a mixed martial-arts fighter and appeared in films including "Snow White and the Huntsman," played Fenrir in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II."
George Clooney has refused to accept an apology issued Wednesday by a British tabloid that drew his anger with a story about his future mother-in-law and her supposed attitude toward his upcoming marriage to Amal Alamuddin.
"There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong," the Oscar winner, 53, said in an exclusive statement to USA Today on Friday. "The coverup is always worse."
The story at issue, published earlier this week by the Mail Online, said Baria Alamuddin was "telling 'half of Beirut' that she's against the wedding" for religious reasons, Clooney said Wednesday in a rare personal statement about his personal life. It also joked, he said, about the death of the bride in situations where a member of a Druze family -- which his fiancée is not -- marries outside the faith.
Clooney called the account "at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous."
The Daily Mail, which operates the Mail Online, removed the story from its website --...Read more
Khloe Kardashian has revealed that she knew her soon-to-be-ex-husband Lamar Odom was cheating on her.
So what did the Kardashian know and when did she know it? The emotional revelation comes in a clip from this Sunday's episode of her reality series, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," in which her elder sister Kourtney Kardashian discusses Khloe's move out of the home she shared with Odom.
The 30-year-old admits that she hadn't been able to reach her husband of four years for months at a time and said she'd prefer that he not say anything about their relationship to the press because he gets her hopes up.
Though the conversation likely took place months ago, Kardashian specifically mentions an interview Odom gave in February when he signed with a Spanish basketball team and was doing the media rounds.
At the time, Odom said that he loved her and that she would "always be my wife." He also hoped that their divorce, which Kardashian filed for in December, wouldn't go through, and even if...Read more
"Glee" star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik has been found dead in Philadelphia.
Bendik's death was confirmed by Tobin's publicist, Emily Yomtobian, who had no additional information to share with The Times on Friday morning.
Police were called to Philadelphia's Hotel Monaco early Thursday afternoon and pronounced a man dead a few minutes after arrival, law enforcement told the Associated Press.
Bendik, 31, was a nightclub entrepreneur and Cornell University graduate whose efforts included DBA Hollywood. "Imagination is more important than knowledge," reads the description on his Instagram page, which includes numerous shots of himself with 28-year-old Tobin, the most recent posted in June.
The nightclub posted a picture online Thursday of its marquee, which read, "We love you Matt."
Tobin has played catty cheerleader Kitty Wilde on Fox's musical comedy series since 2012.
According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Bendik had been in Philadelphia on business. Though it was...Read more
It's not happily ever after for Emilie de Ravin. The "Once Upon a Time" star and her husband Joshua Janowicz are reportedly getting a divorce -- again.
The onetime couple is said to have separated in November.
The Australian actress, who plays a modern-day version of Belle on the ABC series and also starred in "Lost" and "Roswell," reportedly planned to divorce actor Janowicz in 2007 but didn't file the papers until 2009, TMZ said. However, the paperwork was never finalized and the divorce wasn't executed.
Court documents obtained by the websites said the couple, both 32, wed on June 19, 2003. However, their public wedding ceremony took place on June 26, 2006.
This was the first marriage for both De Ravin and Janowicz, and they have no children.
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Chrissy Teigen's big mistake? Clearly it wasn't marrying John Legend, 'cause he's dreamy, but there was this thing with a raw cashew nut a while back ...
Those little suckers can pack a punch.
The raw cashew in question wasn't a "raw cashew" like those available at the grocery, which are partially processed before they get to market. Teigen ate hers "out of the stem," she said, meaning it likely had traces of urushiol oil from inside the shell that had surrounded it -- an oil that's also found in poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
Pro tip: All three of those names start with the word "poison."
"I did it in Brazil and it was one of the biggest mistakes of my life.... You start to hallucinate," Teigen said. "I scooped it out with a butter knife, and I ate it and within 10 minutes I was hallucinating. I was seeing purple blobs."
No, superstar movie director Steven Spielberg did not poach a dinosaur and then have a picture taken showing him with his trophy kill.
Hard to believe, right? Well, a photo posted on Facebook meant to be satire went viral -- being shared more than 30,000 times, because so many people not only believed it was real but also were furious at the "Jurassic Park" director.
The post by Jay Branscomb on his page happened days after Facebook deleted photos from the page of Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old Texas cheerleader and hunter who posted numerous photos of herself posing with a variety of animals that she shot while on safari in Zimbabwe.
The photos sparked massive outrage from animal-rights activists and other Facebook users.
So, Branscomb posted the picture of Spielberg with a mechanical Triceratops on the set of "Jurassic Park," the 1993 worldwide blockbuster about dinosaurs being brought back to life, with the comment: "Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a...Read more
Jimmy Kimmel has a new lady in his life! The late-night host has welcomed a baby girl.
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" star and his wife announced the news on Twitter Thursday.
"Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife @mollymcnearney on delivering our baby girl this morning," the 46-year-old Kimmel tweeted.
"Kids, don't do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM," McNearney quipped soon after her husband made the announcement.
The new parents named the little one Jane, Kimmel's rep told The Times, adding that McNearney was "doing well." The moniker is pretty traditional and comes as a departure from Kimmel joking that he would have loved to name his next offspring "Karate" or "The Riddler." (We were totally rooting for Karate Kimmel!)
Jane is kid No. 3 for Kimmel and his first child with McNearney, a writer on his show whom he married in July 2013.
The comedian already has two adult children, daughter Katie, 22, and son Kevin, 20, from his 14-year marriage to Gina...Read more
Kim Kardashian accompanied designer Valentino Garavani at his namesake couture show in Paris on Wednesday.
The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star walked into the show, held at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, arm-in-arm with the Italian brand's founding designer and wearing a plunging blue silk gown that boasted a few water spots thanks to the inclement weather.
Garavani, who hosted Kardashian's pre-wedding brunch at his mansion outside Paris in May, met the reality star through her husband, rapper Kanye West, and the two seemed to be thick as thieves as they sat front row at the show.
The fashionista and legendary designer took in creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli's Mount Olympus-inspired fall/winter 2014-2015 couture collection. Chiuri and Piccioli took over the brand after Garavani stepped down in January 2008. (Alessandra Facchinetti was briefly the house's designer in the interim).
A newly blond (and newly wed) Olivia Palermo also attended the show...Read more
Kelsey Grammer has finally joined Twitter, for one sole purpose: to fix everyone's grammar.
The film, stage and screen star, best known for playing Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 years, first on "Cheers" and then on "Frasier," has had enough of Twitter's "egregious grammar problem" and is now lending his kind but stern expertise
Grammer, 59, joined the popular social-media site June 30 with his first tweet tagged with #KelseyGrammerGrammar.
Since then, he has been good to his word in helping people with their words, one tweet at a time.
From the proper use of "affect" and "effect" to his thoughts on the Oxford comma, Grammer is giving more than 26,000 followers solid lessons on the English language.
In addition to his Twitter time, the actor is costarring in the FX Network series "Partners" (set to begin airing in August), has a supporting role in the ensemble action-thriller "The Expendables 3" (hitting multiplexes Aug. 15) and is the primary non-robotic villain in "Transformers: Age of...Read more
Robert Downey Jr. is singing the praises of "Iron Women" out there: The "Iron Man 3" actor and his wife, Susan, are having a baby girl.
Downey made the announcement Wednesday on social media, sharing the plaudit along with the news that he'll be welcoming a baby girl in November.
"Um. I don't know if it's a 'man's world', but I'm certain women run it," the 49-year-old wrote on Facebook. "Susan and I are therefore delighted to announce we are expecting a baby. Girl. November. rdj"
He also made another version of the announcement on Twitter.
"Yo. Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November. Scorpio?" he tweeted.
It's the third child for the "Chef" star, who has a son named Exton Elias Downey with Susan, 40. He also has a 20-year-old son, Indio Falconer Downey, from a 14-year marriage to Deborah Falconer that ended in 2004.
Indio made headlines late last month after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
The Oscar-nominated actor and his second wife met on the set of his 2003 flick...Read more
What is it lately with folks wanting Ryan Gosling to be a father? Well, it seems they're getting their wish, as Eva Mendes is reportedly pregnant with the "Notebook" actor's baby.
The news, which broke early Wednesday courtesy of OK Magazine, faced initial skepticism as outlets worked to get independent confirmation. By the afternoon, People, "Access Hollywood" and Us Weekly sources had all given the story a thumbs up.
Hey, we told you we'd get back with an update! Alas, Mendes' rep did not respond to a Los Angeles Times request for comment.
The OK report declared Eva Mendes to be seven months pregnant, which would make sense, as she hasn't been photographed publicly since March. Reverse engineering (or, as some call it, "counting backward") would suggest her baby bump would have made its presence known around that time.
The baby news comes after a Father's Day Facebook hoaxthat fooled at least a million people on the social site with a claim that Gosling, 33, had adopted a child on...Read more