Frank Bank, Lumpy From 'Leave It To Beaver,' Dies At 71

April 15th, 2013 10:57am EDT
Leave It To Beaver
Actor Frank Bank, who is most known for playing Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on "Leave It To Beaver," died on Saturday, just one day after turning 71 years old.

Over the course of six seaons, Rutherford's character tormented "The Beaver" (Jerry Mathers) in the classic, 1950s coming-of-age television show.

Mathers remembered his former co-star on Facebook, posting: "I was so sad to hear today of the passing of my dear friend and business associate Frank Bank, who played Lumpy on Leave it to Beaver. He was a character and always kept us laughing. My deepest condolences to Frank's family."


Rutledge Wood, Michael Trucco Gear Up For 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 15th, 2013 10:49am EDT
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
The 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is just days away, and it's going to be one heck of an event. Amongst the field, BFTV found two familiar faces: Fairly Legal star Michael Trucco and Top Gear co-host Rutledge Wood. I caught up with Michael and Rutledge at the recent TPCR Media Day in Long Beach to find out what they're thinking going into this weekend's race, as well as what else they have in the works.

It's Michael's second time racing, after competing in 2011, and at Media Day he was introduced as the "co-favorite" to take the title. Does he feel like the favorite? "I don't," he said. "...

Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' Is A Huge Hit Overseas

April 15th, 2013 9:50am EDT
A week before its U.S. release, Tom Cruise's sci-fi film "Oblivion" is killing it at the box office around the world.

The film hit number one in 48 of the 52 territories in which it debuted over the weekend. It has so far earned $61.1 million" (half the film's budget).

The film's success has given Cruise his biggest opening ever in Russia. It also opened strongly in Britain, France, Spain, Korea, Mexico and Australia.

Cruise plays Jack Harper, a drone repairmen stationed on Earth. After decades of war with the Scavs, his mission is to extract vital resources from the planet.

Harper is ...

'Game Of Thrones' Recap: 'Walk Of Punishment' – Season 3 Finds Its Footing

April 15th, 2013 9:22am EDT
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If there's one thing this season of "Game of Thrones" has needed, it's some breathing room. Last week was a mild episode, plot-wise, but it was still exasperating as far as character screen-time goes. And a few clunky monologues kept things especially heavy. But last night's episode, "Walk of Punishment," was the first time season three found its footing. Most of the big introductions are over now, and it's time to start remembering who our old friends are and what makes them tick.

There was also room for another thing this season has been lacking: comedy. From that hilarious musical chair...

Hugh Jackman Accosted By Fanatic While At The Gym

April 15th, 2013 9:10am EDT
Hugh Jackman
The star of the popular "X-Men" movies, Hugh Jackman, was attacked while pumping iron at his local gym on Saturday morning. Luckily, instead of fighting off Sabretooth or Magneto, the attacker was a crazed fan. The weapon of choice: an electric razor. The kicker? The razor was loaded with pubic hair.

Katherine Thurston approached Jackman and allegedly professed her love for him and threw her razor at him before running out of the complex. Thurston was caught shortly thereafter by local police and arrested. Jackman revealed later that Thurston has been stalking him and his family for some t...

MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...

'42' Lands Biggest Opening Ever For A Baseball Film

April 15th, 2013 8:05am EDT
Warner Bros. film "42" exceeded expectations at the box office, taking in $27.3 million during its opening weekend.

The film centers on Jackie Robinson, baseball's first African-American hero who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946. The deal put the infielder and baseball executive Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) in the line of fire from the public, press, and other ball players. Robinson, number 42, dealt with racism from every corner but slowly won over his teammates and critics by letting his talent on the field do the talking.

Chadwick A. Boseman plays Robinson, and the film is loaded w...

Celebrity Birthdays - April 15, 2013

April 15th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Emma Watson
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Emma Watson (1990)

Actress Maisie Williams (1997)

Actress Madeleine Martin (1993)

Swedish singer Amy Diamond (1992)

Actor Seth Rogen (1982)

Actress Susan Ward (1976)

Actor Danny Pino (1974)

Actor Flex Alexander (1970)

British singer Samantha Fox (1966)

4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry (1965)

Actor Thomas F. Wilson (1959)

Actress Emma Thompson (1959)

Actor Glenn Shadix (1952)

Film composer Michael Kamen (1948; d. 2003)

Actress Lois Chiles (1947)

Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945)

Welsh blues rocker Dave Edmunds (1944)

Actor Robert Walk...

Victoria Justice Fights Back Over Leaked Photos

April 14th, 2013 5:03pm EDT
Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice has vowed to discover the identity of a thief who stole her phone as personal photographs from the device have appeared online.

Photos featuring the former child star, who rose to fame on Nickelodeon TV shows Zoey 101 and Victorious, wearing a revealing bathing suit hit the internet on Thursday, and Justice has now addressed the images, insisting they were taken from her cell phone.

In a series of posts on her page, she writes, "My phone was stolen & some1 (someone) leaked this. Wasn't meant 2 (sic) be 'sexy', I took it as a joke cuz (because) I look like an 8...

One Direction Stars Turned Away From Slot Machines

April 14th, 2013 4:02pm EDT
Liam and Louis
Even being the most popular men on the planet won't get you perks sometimes. Liam Payne, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 21 from One Direction were reportedly turned away from slot machines at a motorway service station in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The band was on the way to a show in Glasgow and they stopped by the Abington Services M74 station in the morning for a short break. While the rest of their band-mates, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles were getting themselves some snacks, Liam and Louis, collectively known as LiLo, decided to try out some slot machines in the Games Area.

The pa...