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7 Stars With Absolutely Nutso Backgrounds

Woody Harrelson's dad was a hit man

(Newser) - If you thought being an international superstar was about as crazy as your life could get, think again. Cracked and The Stir round up 15 celebrities with even crazier (and some of them very painful) backgrounds:
  • Woody Harrelson's dad, who walked out on the family in 1968, was a
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4 Stars Who Were Brought Up by Grandparents

Including one who didn't realize they were his grandparents

(Newser) - The Huffington Post rounds up eight celebrities who were raised by their grandparents—and many of them credit their success to that upbringing. A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey: After her mother moved to the Midwest for a job, Winfrey was raised by her grandmother on a Mississippi farm before eventually moving
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Bruce Willis Is 'for Sale for $1M a Day'

Inside the trendy Hollywood practice of 'boarding' big stars

(Newser) - The latest trend in Hollywood: "boarding" a big star, which means flying an actor in to film all his scenes for a movie in just a few days or weeks—and paying him far less than his actual quote. Filmmakers get a big name for less, and actors are... More »

Nicholson, Streep Had Affair: Book

Streep's been married since 1978, book claims affair happened in 1987

(Newser) - They’re considered the two great actors of our time, holding the records for most male and female Academy Award nominations, and it seems Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep were once just as passionate—for each other. A new biography of 76-year-old Nicholson claims that while filming the drama Ironweed... More »

Pal Maria Shriver: Jack Nicholson Is Not Retiring

But RadarOnline says 76-year-old is out

(Newser) - The big man himself hasn't weighed in, but friend Maria Shriver tells E! Online that a report about Jack Nicholson retiring from acting is absolutely false. Shriver was responding to a story at RadarOnline alleging that the 76-year-old was done because of memory problems. Its source is an unnamed... More »

Five Easy Pieces Star Karen Black Dead at 74

Actress co-starred with Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Fonda

(Newser) - Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and Nashville, died yesterday from complications from cancer. She was 74. Known for her full lips and thick, wavy hair that seemed to change color... More »

19 Best-Kept Secrets of the Stars

The latest: Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie managed to keep her double mastectomy a secret from February 2, when procedures started, through April 27, when they were completed, and all the way until May 14, when she revealed everything. But some stars have kept their secrets even longer: Radar lists 18 of them.
  • Janet Jackson
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Michelle Obama Presents Best Picture Oscar to Argo

Plus Academy Award wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

(Newser) - And they're off! After a rousing opening monologue by Seth MacFarlane , Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night: Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Stick with us for live updates throughout the show:
  • Best Animated Short went to Paperman, and Best Animated Feature Film went to Brave.
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11 Celebs With Pro-Life Views

Martin Sheen, Jack Nicholson, Kathy Ireland among the pro-lifers

(Newser) - Hollywood, the land of liberal politics and casual sex? Maybe so, but a few celebrities have held pro-life views in recent years. Huffington Post rounds 'em up:
  • Jack Nicholson: The admitted "womanizer" (thanks, Radar ) says his mother was a teenage showgirl when she got pregnant with him.
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Next Up for Ted Williams: Co-Starring With Nicholson?

The homeless man with the radio voice says he may go Hollywood

(Newser) - Ted Williams got quite a few job offers after his "golden radio voice" was discovered —but this could be the most exciting. The homeless man says one of his family members got a call from none other than Jack Nicholson. "They're supposed to be making a movie... More »

Nicholson Mourns 'Soulmate' Hopper

Friends, family, and locals attend memorial Mass

(Newser) - Mourners including Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer remembered Dennis Hopper yesterday at his memorial Mass. The actor was laid to rest in New Mexico, where he first went in 1969 while scouting locations for Easy Rider and lived for 12 years. Nicholson, who acted alongside Hopper in Easy Rider, called... More »

RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8

And they did coke with Jack Nicholson, he says

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr.’s father started giving him drugs at the tender age of 8—and the actor once did cocaine with his dad and Jack Nicholson. The Iron Man 2 star recalls his history with drugs in a Rolling Stone interview: “All those years of snorting coke,... More »

Health Reform a Blow to Film

Hospital bills have driven many Hollywood screenplays

(Newser) - No one doubts that American life will change when health-care reform takes effect. But few have considered how the changes will affect popular culture—specifically movies. Health care has been a catch-all motivator for screenwriters, allowing for the injection of life-or-death struggle into otherwise comfortable American middle-class existence. John Lopez ... More »

Jack Nicholson Wouldn't Mind Being Eaten by Vultures

Actor, 72, mulls Native American 'sky burial'

(Newser) - At 72, Jack Nicholson has been thinking about death, or, more particularly, burial arrangements. One option he finds appealing, he tells German TV, is a Native American practice that would leave his body to the vultures. “I liked the nature of the Indians who haul their bodies up into... More »

Polanski Rape Happened at Nicholson's Pad

And other things you didn't know about the fugitive director

(Newser) - Think you know everything about Roman Polanski? You’re probably wrong. AskMen.com compiles a list of surprising tidbits about the headline-grabbing statutory rapist:
  • It happened at Jack Nicholson’s house: Somehow lost in the hubbub was the fact that the crime took place at Nicholson’s home, where Polanski
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World's Dirtiest Old Men

(Newser) - Some men age like a fine wine. Others age like these guys. The Independent lists the most embarrassing old goats in the public eye:
  • Silvio Berlusconi, 72: “What with claims he's spent the summer consorting with call girls and teenagers at wild parties, has Berlusconi simply forgotten his age?”
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Men's Sites Want Less Megan Fox

Plus, Madonna is a writer—in Israel

(Newser) - Men are already sick of Megan Fox, with a dozen male-focused websites calling for a media blackout of the Transformers star Aug. 4, the New York Daily News reports. “You can have too much of a good thing,” says the editor of AskMen.com. Elsewhere:
  • Madonna’s newest
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Lindsay Keeps Cops Knocking on the Door

Police respond to Ronson brawl as lawyer fights warrant

(Newser) - Beverly Hills cops have a warrant for Lindsay Lohan's arrest, but that's not why the LAPD came looking for her today, TMZ reports. The troubled star, who visited Jack Nicholson's place at 1:45am last night, got into a window-smashing argument with girlfriend Samantha Ronson. The angry pair refused to... More »

Ledger Fans Demand Joker's 'Retirement'

Fans want studio to hang up clown suit as tribute to killer performance

(Newser) - A group of Heath Ledger fans are calling for the Batman movies to hang up the Joker's purple suit for good as a tribute to the late actor's last role, CNN reports. Supporters at website "The Ultimate Joker" say no actor could ever nail the killer clown as well... More »

Actors' Family Feud Creates More Hollywood Labor Unrest

Larger SAG, with contract set to expire, aims to torpedo smaller union's deal

(Newser) - In the escalation of a long-simmering turf war, the largest Hollywood actors union is attempting to scuttle a deal reached by its smaller rival with studios, the Los Angeles Times reports. Though the Screen Actors Guild isn't planning to strike when its contract expires tonight, it's urging members who also... More »

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