Ralph Waite, known to millions as John Walton Sr. on the warmhearted 1970s TV series The Waltons – and recently, as Mark Harmon character's father, Jackson "Jack" Gibbs, on NCIS. Waitepassed away at his PalmDesert home at about 11 am yesterday. He was 85.
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” will be sticking around but there’s mixed signals on whether Bruce Jenner will be there. They recently signed a deal for at least three more seasons. TMZ said Bruce decided to call it quits after season 10. Kris Jenner told “Entertainment Tonight” that Bruce was missing from a recent taping, because he was away for a speaking engagement. She later told E! that claims of Bruce’s departure were “completely made up.” TMZ is sticking by its story saying, “Bruce WILL NOT be part of the show after this season … period.”
Justin Bieber took a break from being a mess and was recently in Atlanta. He took his crew to see the movie Ride Along and got a bunch of snacks for his friends! Justin dropped a whopping $241.75. Munchies!
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have welcomed a baby boy! It’s the couple’s second child — and second son, following Noah back in September 2012. No name or additional details have been disclosed yet. Green also has an 11-year-old boy named Kassius with his ex Vanessa Marcil.
Ashley Olsen has scored herself an older man. The 27-year-old is dating “Moneyball” director Bennett Miller. The two were together at the funeral for Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who starred in “Capote” which the 47-year-old Miler also directed. The couple has been together for a few weeks now.
Fans of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory may find that sports will crowd out the crew this coming fall. That’s because the network has picked up the rights to show eight NFL games on Thursday nights. The Big Bang Theory attracts more than 20 million viewers every Thursday.
Speaking of Big Bang Theory, Sheldon aka Jim Parsons will host Saturday Night Live on March 1st. The first-time host will be joined by Beck. for his seventh time — as musical guest.
Alec Baldwin is returning to NBC as a guest on Law & Order: SVU. No details on who he’s playing, but the actor will appear in an episode directed by star Mariska Hargitay.
American Idol alumni Bucky Covington and his fiancée are expecting a baby. Bucky says, "Katherine came and threw a pregnancy test in front of me — three of them actually — and they all said the same thing. The only problem was I didn't know what they were! I was like, 'What is this? Are you okay?' So she told me and I got so excited!" This will be the first child for Covington and publicist Katherine Cook, who is due this fall.
Check out what’s breaking out at the movies for Valentine’s Day! There’s the romantic comedy “About Last Night” and the romantic fantasy “Winter’s Tale.” There’s also the reboot of “RoboCop.”