Farewell to a talk show legend; Grey’s Anatomy adds two regulars; and a special delivery for a Game of Thrones star — here’s all the entertainment news and gossip you missed over the last week from Hollywood.
Entertainment News: Talk Show Legend Dies
Regis Philbin passed away one month shy of his 89th birthday. The legendary TV personality and talk show host’s family reports that he died of natural causes.
Kelly Ripa and Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, All My Children), who worked with Philbin as a co-host and guest, respectively, both paid tribute to him. You can read their touching words here.
Grey’s Anatomy Medical Staff Expanding
Grey’s Anatomy is gearing up to shoot its 17th season, and two cast members will be moving on up. Richard Flood, who joined the show as the head of pediatric surgery Dr. Cormac Hayes last season, and Anthony Hill, who portrayed Dr. Winston Ndugu, have both been promoted to series’ regulars.
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Kelsey Grammer’s daughter, Spencer Grammer (ex-Lucy Montgomery, As the World Turns), was stabbed at a New York City restaurant. The actress was among a group of people attempting to break up an altercation.
A Happy Delivery
Happy baby news for Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. The couple has welcomed their first child and Soap Hub has the details.
Naya Rivera Honored
Late Glee alumna Naya Rivera was honored by Netflix’s Sugar Rush, a baking competition series. The actress appeared as a guest judge on an episode that aired on July 31.
Glaring Primetime Emmys Omission
The 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations came out this past week but there was one big omission. Tom Pelphrey, who portrayed Laura Linney’s bipolar brother, Ben, on Ozark, didn’t make the cut as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and we had something to say about that.