Reese Witherspoon was hit by a vehicle while jogging in Santa Monica, Calif. Wednesday afternoon, reports People. A rep for the 35-year-old actress confirmed that she is not severely injured, and is resting safely at home.
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Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have reached a financial and child custody settlement after a highly public battle that lasted over a year, reports the Associated Press. Details of the settlement have not been announced; final terms for both a monetary agreement and custody of the couple’s nearly two-year-old daughter will be handled in closed hearings.
Last March, Gibson pled no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an alleged incident with Grigorieva in 2010. Two months later, Grigorieva reportedly dropped her domestic violence claim in her court battle for custody of their daughter.
Terms of Gibson’s divorce from his wife of 31 years, Robyn Gibson, were finalized in June; that split should be complete next week.
Jason Bateman and his wife, Amanda Anka, will soon add a second daughter to their family, according to People. The news was confirmed by singer Paul Anka, who is Amanda’s father, in a Canadian interview. The 42-year-old Horrible Bosses star and his wife have a 4-year-old daughter, Francesca Nora.
Today is not quite Independence Day for Will Smith. The actor and his wife of 13 years, Jada Pinkett Smith, released a statement through their rep saying are not separating, as In Touch reported. “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact,” said the couple.
The Smiths have two children: Jaden, 13, and Willow, 10. Smith has a son, Trey, from a previous relationship, who tweeted earlier today that the break-up news was false.
Rowan Atkinson, the actor best known as Mr. Bean, crashed his McLaren F1 supercar in Haddon, England, on Thursday night. Authorities tell the Associated Press alcohol was not a factor in the accident, which Atkinson was able to walk away from with just a minor shoulder injury even though his seven-figure car, one of the world’s fastest, is said to have struck a tree and a lamppost before catching fire. He left the hospital Friday afternoon.
Actress Annette Charles, who played Cha Cha, the villain’s feisty girlfriend who famously danced with John Travolta in Grease, died Wednesday, according to California State University – Northridge, where she was a part-time professor. The 63-year-old actress, who also appeared in television shows like Magnum, P.I., The Incredible Hulk, and The Bionic Woman before leaving acting in 1987, had cancer. “She was a very dynamic and inpirational speaker, ” says Dr. David Rodriguez, the chair of the school’s Department of Chicana/o Studies. “She also had such a great sense of social consciousness and social justice, and her students just loved her.”
Commercials director and visual effects specialist Michael Gracey will direct Disney’s Snow White revisionist feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The live-action project, now called The Order of the Seven, has been in the works since 2002. This film — which, to be clear, has nothing to do with either Universal’s upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman (starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron) or Relativity’s still-untitled Snow White film (starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts) — will be set in China and “is evolving into an original action film, with the Snow White elements being minimized.”
Some might criticize their 23-year age gap, but Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood are still going strong. So strong, that they’re expecting their second child together. According to People, Kick-Ass star Johnson, 21, and 44-year-old filmmaker Taylor-Wood will soon welcome baby No. 2. The couple, who are engaged, already have one child, 1-year-old Wylda Rae. Taylor-Wood also has two daughters from a previous relationship with art dealer Jay Jopling.
Johnson, who starred in Taylor-Wood’s John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, addressed the couple’s age gap last year: “I’ve got a wonderful woman. I’m an old soul, and she’s a young soul.”
Actor Joe Pesci is suing Fiore Films, the production company behind the John Gotti biopic Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, for $3 million, reports the Associated Press. The suit alleges that the company used Pesci’s name to drum up interest in the project, only to rescind an offer for Pesci to play Gotti enforcer and childhood friend Angelo Ruggiero. The 68-year-old actor (pictured here at a May 2010 event) also claims he gained 30 pounds for the role.
John Travolta is attached to play the title role of the notorious New York mobster in the film, which is set to start production in January with director Barry Levinson. Other confirmed stars include Al Pacino, Lindsay Lohan, and Kelly Preston. Levinson and James Toback (who penned Levinson’s 1991 gangster film Bugsy) are writing the screenplay.
UPDATE: When reached by the AP, Mike Fiore, CEO of Fiore Films, claimed it was Pesci who had pulled out of the project, when the original director, Nick Cassavetes, left the film in April. Pesci, contends Fiore, said he would not return until Cassavetes was replaced, and then rebuffed attempts by Levinson to reach out to him. “Before we had a deal, Mr. Pesci walked away,” says Fiore, who also contends he’s considering countersuing Pesci. “He’s wasting his time and everybody else’s time. I might be a newbie in town. This newbie is not going to get bulled around.”
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