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Stephen Collins & Faye Grant Avoid Messy Trial, Settle Divorce

1/24/2015 11:55am EST
Stephen Collins & Faye Grant
Actor Stephen Collins, who last year admitted to inappropriate sexual relations with young girls, and his wife Faye Grant have finalized their divorce.

The couple and their attorneys sat down together this week to come to a settlement to avoid a public trial that was set for Feb. 9, according to

The pair came to an agreement about the audiotape in which Collins confessed to molesting and/or exposing himself to three young girls. According to the settlement, every copy of the tape will be destroyed except the original, which will be held by Collins' lawyer. She will possess it for...

25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of The Year

12/30/2014 7:06am EST
25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of 2014
2014 was a big year in entertainment -- there were sex scandals, star-studded weddings, arrests, nude photo leaks and cyber attacks, as well as a fist fight in an elevator.

Which stars and entertainment stories made the biggest headlines in 2014?

In January, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. That same month, Bieber was busted for throwing eggs at his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., causing thousands of dollars of damage.


Santa’s 2014 Naughty List – These Stars Should Expect A Big Lump Of Coal!

12/24/2014 7:01pm EST
12 Celebrities On Santa's 2014 Naughty List
Every year Santa Claus makes a list (and checks it twice) to find out who's been naughty and who's been nice throughout the year, and to help the big man out we've compiled a list of a dozen folks who we think should be expecting a big, fat lump of coal in their stockings this year.

Two of the year's biggest offenders are those folks up there ^ The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe (Giuseppe).

The couple was indicted on over 40 counts of tax, mail and wire fraud earlier this year for not filing taxes and securing huge loans by making up income informati...

Stephen Collins Confesses To Sexually Molesting Underage Girls

12/17/2014 1:43pm EST
Stephen Collins
Actor Stephen Collins has confessed to molesting three underage girls between 1973 and 1994 in an essay he penned for People magazine.

An audio recording believed to contain the former 7th Heaven star admitting to his crimes surfaced online back in October. Collins was taped during a therapy session with his estranged wife Faye Grant in 2002, during which he'd said he molested an 11-year-old relative of his first wife, a girl from his Los Angeles neighborhood, and a Girl between the ages of 12 and 13 in New York City.

"Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret,"...

From Nude Photo Leaks To Murder-For-Hire: Top Celebrity Scandals Of 2014

12/5/2014 3:55pm EST
Top 10 Celebrity Scandals Of 2014
It's that time of year again. We're looking back at the past 12 months and analyzing the biggest celebrity scandals of 2014. Not all of the following stars were caught for bad behavior - some were victims of terrible crimes.

1) One of the most shocking scandals of the year has to be the ongoing sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Nearly 20 women have came forward (so far), claiming the former "Cosby Show" star sexually assaulted them, with more than half saying he drugged them in the process.

Cosby has never been convicted of sexual assault and has declined to discuss the alle...

'7th Heaven' Star Stephen Collins Faces New Sex Crime Investigation

10/16/2014 8:55am EDT
Stephen Collins
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened up a new investigation into "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins, who reportedly exposed himself to a minor 30 years ago.

The actor is already being investigated by the New York Police Department after he confessed to molesting young girls in an audio tape that was leaked from a 2012 therapy session.

LAPD captain Shaun Mathers has confirmed that both police departments are working together to examine allegations that Collins had sexual contact with at least two minors in NYC.

In 2012, a woman contacted police in Los Angeles, claiming Collins had...

Stephen Collins Starred As A Pedophile Priest In 2014 Short Film 'Penance'

10/15/2014 4:44pm EDT
Stephen Collins
Actor Stephen Collins, who has been losing jobs left and right since admitting on tape that he sexually molested at least three young girls over a decade ago, is making headlines again because he starred in an 11-minute short film by director Jeff Wolfe ("Revolution") earlier this year -- as a pedophile priest.

The short, titled "Penance," was screened during the Catalina Film Festival last month, just days before the audio tape surfaced on

Collins -- in a twist of irony -- became a household name thanks to his role as Reverend Eric Camden on hit TV series "7th Heaven." He is cur...

Talent Agency Drops Stephen Collins, Wife Calls Him A 'Sociopath' & 'Pedophile'

10/11/2014 7:51am EDT
Stephen Collins
The wife of "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins calls her husband a sociopath and narcissist in an email she reportedly sent to a woman who was molested by the actor as a child.

Faye Grant, Collins' second wife, sent the email in 2012 and explained that she made Collins go to therapy and sexaholics anonymous. She wrote: “I knew Stephen was a narcissist. I did not know he was a pedophile.”

According to Gawker, Grant added: "Stephen is not remorseful, shows no guilt, and his shame is demonstrated as extreme self pity. He wails and cries "i'm in so much paaaaaaain!!!" I do not think he has al...

Stephen Collins Fired From Recurring Role On ABC's 'Scandal'

10/8/2014 10:47pm EDT
Stephen Collins
Producers of hit ABC drama "Scandal" have confirmed that they won't be airing any of actor Stephen Collins scenes in an upcoming episode of the show following the leak of an audio tape on which he's heard confessing to molesting at least three young girls over a decade ago.

The actor, who ironically played a preacher/family man on The WB/CW series 7th Heaven, made an appearance on the show during its second season in 2012.

"We can confirm that we will not be airing any footage with Stephen Collins," a rep for the network told on Wednesday.

Two weeks ago the Emmy nominee twee...

Lawyer Accuses Estranged Wife Of Actor Stephen Collins Of Leaking Molestation Tape As Divorce Case Leverage

10/8/2014 6:02pm EDT
Lawyer Accuses Estranged Wife Of Actor Stephen Collins Of Leakin
The lawyer who represents former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has accused the actor's estranged wife, Faye Grant, of leaking a tape that contains Collins admitting that he molested several young girls to website

Audio recorded by Grant during a joint session with a therapist in 2012 features Collins, now 67, admitting his guilt and giving details about the identity of at least three girls he exposed himself to and sexually touched -- one as young as 11-years-old -- was posted on TMZ on Tuesday, and now Collins' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has accused Grant of leaking the tap...

False Alarm: Police Called To Investigate Possible Stephen Collins Suicide

10/8/2014 1:31pm EDT
Stephen Collins
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to the home of actor Stephen Collins on Tuesday evening to investigate reports of a gunshot being heard.

The actor made headlines earlier in the day when an audio tape containing the former "7th Heaven" star admitted to molesting several young girls over a decade ago surfaced on

Collins gave several details about his crimes during a therapy session with estranged wife Faye Grant, who secretly recorded them and gave the tape to the LAPD to investigate. The case was closed in 2012 because there were no victims who came forward with...

Former '7th Heaven' Star Stephen Collins Admits To Molesting Several Young Girls

10/7/2014 5:30pm EDT
Former '7th Heaven' Star Stephen Collins Admits To Molesting Sev
Actor Stephen Collins is being investigated by the New York Police Department after he was caught on tape confessing that he molested multiple young girls several years ago.

The actor, who played pastor and family man Eric Camden on hit WB/CW TV series "7th Heaven," confessed his actions to estranged wife Faye Grant in 2012, telling her that he had either exposed himself or straight up molested the young girls during a joint therapy session, and Grant taped the whole exchange between Collins and the therapist. obtained the tape on Tuesday, and according to the website, Collins adm...

Josh Groban Heading To 'The Office'

8/19/2011 8:35am EDT
Josh Groban
Josh Groban is heading to TV screens again - he's signed up to star in The Office.

The hit-maker has previously appeared on singing series Glee, and now Groban is to reappear on the small screen as Ed Helms' character Andy's brother in The Office, according to

Meanwhile, Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace have signed on to play Helms' parents in the show.

Groban has also previously acted in movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, alongside former The Office lead man Steve Carell, and in TV show Ally McBeal.

ABC's New Series 'No Ordinary Family' Is Good For The Whole Family

9/23/2010 11:32am EDT
Michael Chiklis No Ordinaary Family
ABC’s new fall show No Ordinary Family is aimed at the ordinary family. In the first episode, a suburban family of four obtains super powers in a plane crash. They return to their normal lives with the powers of strength, speed, mind reading and genius. Michael Chiklis plays the strong father.

“Look, the superhero element in the context of a family drama, it just lends itself where these guys [the writers and producers] can just let their imaginations run wild,” Chiklis said. “It just opens up so many different worlds that we can enter. It makes it exciting and, potentially, extremely ent...

Spotlight On Movies That Became Musicals

8/28/2008 10:30am EDT
The Little Mermaid
Fans of movie musicals know that most of their favorites, like "Grease," "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music," and "Oklahoma!" were adapted from popular Broadway plays. However, the trend in recent years has been to flip that formula around by taking a big-screen hit and trying to turn it into a small-stage sensation.

Disney has had great success with its theatrical adaptations, starting in 1994 with the critically-acclaimed "Beauty and the Beast." The hits kept coming with stage productions of "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins," and, most recently, "The Little Mermaid."


What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

5/5/2008 8:44am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
Monday, May 5

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Someone's coming out of the closet. And on this show, he or she will probably do it wearing a fabulous outfit.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Barney auditions SNL's Will Forte for the position of his rebound bro.

Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9 p.m.) - The writers of CSI take a stab at "Two and a Half Men." Literally. No need to worry. George Eads is on the case.

House (FOX, 9 p.m.) - House becomes convinced that a soap actor (Sex and the City's Jason Lewis) is sick and takes to diagnosing him for fear that his fave chara...

Diane Keaton Stars With Mandy Moore In 'Because I Said So,' On DVD May 8; Win A Copy!

4/24/2007 8:15pm EDT
Because I Said So
A mother's love knows no boundaries in Because I Said So, an irresistible comedy about the complex bond between mothers and daughters, coming to DVD on May 8, 2007 just in time for Mother's Day from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Diane Keaton (Something's Gotta Give) brings her idiosyncratic, comic charm to the role of Daphne Wilder, a meddling mother of three beautiful, spirited daughters played by Mandy Moore (American Dreamz), Lauren Graham (Evan Almighty) and Piper Perabo (The Prestige). Stephen Collins (7th Heaven), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do!) and Gabriel Macht (The G...

Series Finale of '7th Heaven' Set For May

4/3/2007 1:18pm EDT
7th Heaven
After 11 seasons, 7th Heaven is bidding adieu, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The series finale, “And Away We Go,” will air May 13 at 8 p.m. The tenth season was initially slated to be its last until the newly formed network CW picked it up from WB last year.

7th Heaven debuted in August 1996 on WB. It centers on a minister (Stephen Collins) and his large family.

'Numb3rs,' 'Ugly Betty,' 'Monk' & Others Win Family Television Awards

11/30/2006 10:50am EST
The Eighth Annual Family Television Awards was held Nov. 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and recognized honorees in nine categories for their contributions to outstanding family entertainment.

The show will be televised on The CW Network on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 9 p.m - 10 p.m. with Stephen Collins and Haylie Duff of 7th Heaven co-hosting.

The Family Television Awards are the only awards recognizing outstanding programming for family viewing. The awards are given by the members of the Family Friendly Programming Forum and selected by the members of the Association of National Adve...

'7th Heaven' To Go Out on Top

11/14/2005 10:17am EST
Last week fans of 7th Heaven learned that this will be the last season for the Camden clan. But the show’s executives plan on giving the series a “monumental” send-off. Writers have already started working on powerful scripts for the second half of the season. “These episodes will be filled with emotion and life-changing events. We owe a compelling and unforgettable final season to the Camden family and to the millions of viewers who helped grow this program into a huge hit,” according to David Janollari, President of Entertainment for The WB.

Actor Stephen Collins (Reverend Eric Cam...