Actor Nick Stahl — who starred as John Connor in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and most recently appeared in Showtime’s “House of Lies” — remains missing Thursday. The L.A. Times reports that Los Angeles police have focused their search on the skid row section of the city, an area the actor reportedly frequented. He was reported missing Monday by his wife, Rose Murphy, who reportedly said she has not seen him since May 9. Meanwhile, ABC News wonders if Stahl is evidence of a “Terminator” curse; the Edward Furlong connection makes sense, but really, was Christian Bale “cursed” after starring in “Terminator: Salvation”? (LA Times; ABC News)
Many are mourning the loss of Chuck Brown , the godfather of the D.C. go-go music scene and the man behind the ‘70s hit “Bustin’ Loose.” Brown died Wednesday at the age of 75, of complications from sepsis. Post music critic Chris Richards has written this appreciation of the musician and D.C. institution. Fans all over D.C. also reacted Wednesday night. “D.C. lost its president,” said one fan in this piece by Marc Fisher and J. Freedom du Lac. “If you live in D.C., you love Chuck Brown.”
Venerable British actor Michael Caine was reportedly locked in the attic of a New Orleans theater overnight earlier this week. After filming “Now You See Me,” Caine retired to his dressing room where he took a nap. According to the Mirror tabloid, the doors were locked and the Oscar winner awoke in the dark to find himself trapped. He was discovered the next morning and set free. We cannot — nay, will not — fault the Mirror for its headline, “You should have blown the bloody doors off.” (Mirror) Update: Caine has tweeted that the story is false.
Very powerful celebrity Jennifer Lopez may not return to “American Idol” next season, according to E! News’s sources. Lopez herself told Ellen DeGeneres that her future as a judge is unclear: “I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down, which was nice the first year with the babies being three, but now they're getting more mobile, they're about to go into school… So I just don't know.” (E!; Billboard)
Landry joins “Breaking Bad,” after the jump.
Jesse Plemons, aka Landry Clarke of “Friday Night Lights,” has been cast in a “major recurring role” on the next season of “Breaking Bad.” Does this mean he’s going to kill someone again like he did for Tyra in season two? (Vulture)
This is what Russell Brand told Ellen DeGeneres of his ex Katy Perry in an interview airing Thursday: “I still love her as a human being. But, sometimes when you're in a relationship I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything.” This is what Brand told DeGeneres of Perry in December 2011: “I’m married to Katy perpetually. ‘Until death do us part’ was the pledge. I’m still alive.” Ain’t love strange? (Us Weekly)
A new experience is coming to Comic-Con this year. It’s called the “Walking Dead Escape,” and allows fans to participate in a apocalyptic obstacle course filled with zombies. I can’t decide if this would be awesome or destined to cause untold years of trauma. (Fearnet)
Watch Taylor Kitsch participate in a “jelly donut shootout” with Jimmy Fallon below.