Hemera/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — If carnage is your thing, then you will definitely want to tune in to the zombie drama The Walking Dead . The AMC series has been named the deadliest show on television by the funeral resource guide Funeralwise.com. The show — which resumed its third season Sunday night with its largest-ever audience at 12.3 million viewers — averages 38 dead bodies per episode, and 91 percent of the dead are zombies. In its second annual “TV Body Count Study,” Funeralwise.com looked at the body count on 40 television series during the fall 2012 season. In second place was Cinemax’s Strike Back , with 26 dead bodies per hour, followed by NBC’s Revolution , with 11
Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A baby is on the way for actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria. “Congrats to @abfalecbaldwin & @hilariabaldwin – may this gift arrive healthy at the right time,” tweeted Baldwin’s rep, Matthew Hiltzik. “We’re having a baby! It was a surprise, a wonderful surprise,” Hilaria Baldwin told Extra . Hilaria is a correspondent for the show. Hilaria could not contain her excitement when her pregnancy was confirmed and “all she could do was scream about it,” according to Extra .
ABC/ LOU ROCCO (NEW YORK) — Lady Gaga’s work ethic has finally caught up with her. She’s been forced to postpone shows because an injury she’d been hiding has gotten serious enough that she’s unable to perform. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Gaga explained that she’s in so much pain that she cannot walk, and under doctors’ orders, she’s been forced to postpone her shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario. “There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Ball.
Isaac Brekken/Getty Images via ABC (LOS ANGELES) — Selena Gomez sent the rumor mill into a frenzy when she stepped out with a mystery man after the Grammys Sunday night. The “Hit the Lights” singer and the man were snapped walking arm-in-arm at the Warner Music Group/ InStyle Grammy after-party at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif. The man in question is director/editor Alfredo Flores, an old friend of Gomez’s, E! News reported. The two were photographed on the beach in Malibu last July at Ashley Tisdale’s birthday party. Flores is also reportedly friends with Gomez’s ex, Justin Bieber
David McNew/Getty Images (RICHMOND, Va.) — The Richmond, Virginia, police chief who promised to oversee Chris Brown’s probation in the Rihanna assault case has resigned, following accusations that the singer faked his community service. ABC News affiliate WRIC-TV reports that Richmond City’s mayor has accepted the resignation of Richmond Police Chief Bryan Norwood, who announced that he was stepping down from his position during a press conference on Tuesday. The news comes after Los Angeles prosecutors alleged that the Richmond Police Department had submitted “sloppy” and potentially “fraudulent” reports detailing Brown’s community service. The singer had been allowed to fulfill the community service requirements of his probation in his home state of Virginia, and Norwood was left in charge of checking on Brown’s progress
James Devaney/WireImage (LOS ANGELES) — Jessica Simpson and fianc
MTV Networks (NEW YORK) — Salwa Amin, a cast member of the MTV reality show Buckwild , was arrested Sunday night in West Virginia and is facing a drug charge. The 24-year-old and two others were arrested at a private home in Summersville after authorities received a tip from an informant, according to state police. Oxycodone pills and heroin were reportedly found on the property. Amin was arraigned Monday in Nicholas County Magistrate Court on felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Amin is being held at the Central Regional Jail in Flatwoods, W
Buena Vista (LOS ANGELES) — It pays to star in an Angelina Jolie movie. Just ask her 4-year-old daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. It was announced last year that Vivienne — one of six kids Jolie has with her fiance Brad Pitt — will appear in her mom’s Disney film Maleficent , which will tell the story of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the villain, portrayed by Jolie. TMZ.com is now reporting that Vivienne is earning $3,000 per week for her work on the film, plus a per diem of $60 a day.
Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Storage Wars star Mark Balelo has apparently killed himself by carbon monoxide poisoning. According to TMZ.com, sources close to Balelo report that he was found dead Monday in his own vehicle, which was parked and running in the garage of his Simi Valley, Calif., auction house. The reality star, who appeared on several episodes of the A&E series, had been arrested for a drug-related offense on Saturday, according to TMZ sources.
Hemera/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — AMC’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead scored the show’s largest audience ever on Sunday night. The zombie drama, which resumed its third season, delivered 12.3 million viewers for its 9:00 p.m. ET premiere. The previous record was 10.9 million viewers for the season-three premiere last October. Including encore presentations of the show later in the night, the episode drew a total of 16.6 million viewers.