Week in Celebrityville

ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Seinfeld hinted at a "gigantic" project with Larry David (right).
ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Seinfeld hinted at a "gigantic" project with Larry David (right).
Posted: January 13, 2014

THE SUB-ZERO temps around the country didn't dampen the Hollywood crowd from getting hitched, splitting up or pondering out-of-left field career choices (We're talking to you, Mr. Seagal). Here's a rundown of celeb happenings from this week.


"Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf is checking out of public life, announcing on Twitter: "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."

It was discovered last month that his short film directorial debut lifted material from a 2007 comic by Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf then apologized to the artist in a series of alleged plagiarized tweets - and in skywriting over Los Angeles.


Chris Brown rejected a plea deal on a charge he hit a man outside a Washington, D.C., hotel, his lawyers told a judge. The singer's lawyer, Danny Onorato, said attorneys rejected the deal because Brown isn't guilty.


"Seinfeld" creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David are reportedly teaming up on a new project, which Jerry vaguely discusses on a post on the website Reddit.

"We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you that it's big, huge, gigantic."


University of Virginia alum Sasheer Zamata became the first female African-American performer to join the cast of "Saturday Night Live" since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. Zamata, 27, will make her debut next Saturday when "SNL" returns from hiatus with Drake as host and musical guest.

Executive producer Lorne Michaels also hired two African-American women writers, Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes, to join the sketch comedy series' writing staff, Deadline.com reported.


Tough guy actor Steven Seagal, 61, told Phoenix station KNXV-TV that he's pondering a run for Arizona governor and has discussed his potential bid with Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America.

Wedding nups

Spy Kids starlet Alexa Vega, 25, tied the knot Jan. 4 with fellow thesp Carlos Pena Jr., 24, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Us Weekly. Vega's honey starred in the Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" and was also a member of the Big Time Rush band.

Vega was divorced from her first husband, film producer Sean Covel, 37, in December 2012.

* Another former child actress, Lacey Chabert, announced on Twitter that she, too, got hitched over the holidays, Us Weekly reports. The "Mean Girls" alum said "I do" to her longtime boyfriend, Dave Nehdar.

The two wed in Los Angeles with Chabert's famous gal pals in attendance: Kaley Cuoco of "Big Bang Theory" and "Bachelorette" alum Ali Fedotowsky.

* After 42 years of live-in bliss, actress/funny lady Lily Tomlin and writer Jane Wagner tied the knot on New Year's Eve in LA, Tomlin's rep told E! News.


Actress Emma Roberts, 22, and boyfriend, actor Evan Peters, 26, are reportedly engaged, "Extra" reports. The pair are on the FX show "American Horror Story: Coven."

Breaking up

* It's solo time again for hunky actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who split with Sports Illustrated model Alyssa Miller after six months of dating, Us Weekly says. Good news, though, ladies. The mag quotes sources saying "He's back on the scene."

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