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Charlize Theron: I Did Not 'Ghost' Sean Penn

She opens up about the end of their relationship

(Newser) - In an extensive interview with WSJ. Magazine , Charlize Theron opens up a bit about the breakdown of her relationship with Sean Penn. "There is this need to sensationalize things," she says of the rumors that swirled after their breakup—such as stories claiming she "ghosted" him. "... More »

Mexican Actress Opens Up About El Chapo and Sean Penn

She says parts of Penn's Rolling Stone article never happened

(Newser) - Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress who befriended notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and inadvertently aided in his recapture, gave her first major interview to the New Yorker . In the interview, she claims that actor Sean Penn lied about parts of their journey to visit El Chapo... More »

Actress Who Helped Penn: Mexico Gov't Wants to 'Destroy' Me

Kate del Castillo is under investigation

(Newser) - Mexican actress Kate del Castillo hooked Sean Penn up with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for a fateful interview , and she's turned into quite a controversial figure: Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez recently said Guzman may have helped finance del Castillo's tequila business, and in response to that,... More »

Sean Penn: My El Chapo Article 'Failed'

He has one 'terrible regret' in particular about 'Rolling Stone' interview

(Newser) - While Sean Penn might not think his interview for Rolling Stone with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was rife with "stupidities," the actor now concedes he has "a terrible regret" about it—and he thinks the article ultimately "failed," CBS News reports. In a Santa... More »

El Chapo's Lawyer: Penn Article Full of 'Stupidities'

He wants him to testify about his 'lies' in 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - In Rolling Stone , Sean Penn quotes Joaquin Guzman as saying: "I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana than anybody else in the world." Now Guzman's lawyer wants Penn to "testify to respond about the stupidities he has said," arguing the actor made up that... More »

Penn on El Chapo Controversy: 'Nothin' to Hide'

Actor has a response, albeit brief

(Newser) - Sean Penn's El Chapo interview may have gotten the Mexican drug lord captured , but it's also got Penn (and Rolling Stone, where it was published) catching a lot of flak . The AP asked the actor about it in an email exchange, specifically posing questions "on whether it... More »

How Sean Penn Got to El Chapo

It all may date back to a 2012 tweet

(Newser) - The big buzz of the weekend was Sean Penn's 10,000-word Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin Guzman, less formally known as El Chapo. The interview is said to have led to the drug kingpin's capture on Friday in the city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa. The latest:
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Drug Kingpin's Downfall: Sean Penn

An interview, movie project tipped Mexican authorities off to Joaquin Guzman's location

(Newser) - "My head is swimming, labeling TracPhones (burners), one per contact, one per day, destroy, burn, buy, balancing levels of encryption," begins the just-released and already-controversial interview in Rolling Stone . The writer is Sean Penn, and his subject is as unlikely as he is sought-after: Joaquin Guzman—known equally... More »

Madonna: Sean Penn Never Assaulted Me

She's supporting his $10M defamation lawsuit

(Newser) - Madonna says Sean Penn never assaulted her during their tempestuous marriage in the '80s and it's "outrageous" for anybody to claim otherwise. Madonna is supporting Penn in his $10 million defamation lawsuit against director Lee Daniels, who Penn says falsely accused him of domestic violence, People reports.... More »

Sean Penn Sues Director Over Domestic Violence Allegations

The actor didn't appreciate being compared to Terrence Howard

(Newser) - Oscar-winner Sean Penn is suing director Lee Daniels for comparing him to another actor, Terrence Howard, in terms of their alleged history of abusing women, E! Online reports. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter , Empire co-creator Daniels discusses Empire star Howard being sued by his ex-wife for domestic violence.... More »

Charlize, Sean Split: Reports

Theron, Penn reportedly call off their engagement

(Newser) - Two Oscar winners do not a happy couple make. At least that appears to be the case for Charlize Theron and Sean Penn, who've reportedly ended their engagement after a year and a half together, multiple sources tell Us Weekly . Theron, 39, who recently told Elle magazine's UK... More »

Go Inside 5 Swanky Celeb Homes for Sale

Who doesn't need their very own 'dive-in' theater?

(Newser) - In the market for a new place to live? Five celebrities are in the news for trying to offload (or, in one case, offloading) pricey palaces:
  • Paula Deen is selling one of her Savannah, Ga., properties for a cool $12.5 million. The 14,500-square-foot "private resort" includes a
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Charlize Theron Gushes About 'Love of My Life'

But working with Sean Penn was apparently a little rough

(Newser) - Charlize Theron is once again speaking out about how very, very much she loves Sean Penn. "He’s my partner, he’s the love of my life," is one of the lines from her new interview with Elle UK , but she goes on to explain some trouble that... More »

Charlize: Sean and I Both 'Shocked' by Relationship

And also, she thinks he's 'hot'

(Newser) - Charlize Theron graces the cover of Esquire's May issue, and inside, she opens up about her relationship with Sean Penn. "We've been friends for 20 years. He was married, I was in a long-term relationship, our spouses—not regularly, but we were in each other's lives,... More »

Robin Wright Gets 'Un-Ladylike'

Dishes on Ben Foster, Sean Penn in new interview

(Newser) - Robin Wright gets pretty candid about her relationship with Ben Foster in the new issue of Vanity Fair : "Perhaps it's not ladylike [to say], but I've never laughed more, read more, or come more than with Ben," the April cover star says. Wright says Foster (to... More »

Sean Penn on Charlize: 'I'm in Love'

He talks to 'Esquire'

(Newser) - Sean Penn is on the cover of Esquire 's March issue—and, yes, in the accompanying interview, he does talk about rumored fiance Charlize Theron. In a series of quotes offered up at the end of the article are these three:
  • "I’m in love with a woman
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Sean Penn to Adopt Charlize's Kid: Source

He's reportedly already filed the paperwork

(Newser) - Sean Penn has filed papers asking to adopt Charlize Theron's 3-year-old son, Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012 , a source tells People . "Charlize and Sean are very serious. Charlize says this is it," the source says. "Jackson already calls Sean 'Daddy.' This is the... More »

Charlize Theron, Sean Penn Engaged?

That's what one insider says

(Newser) - Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, who first stepped out as a couple early this year , may be headed down the aisle. An insider tells Us that while vacationing in Paris last month, they got engaged, though Theron doesn't need a sparkler, the source says: "There's no ring,... More »

7 Cursed Oscar Couples

They broke up within a year of an Academy Award win

(Newser) - Winning an Oscar is great ... but for these couples, rounded up by People , it was followed by the demise of their relationship less than a year later:
  • George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: As a co-producer of Argo, Clooney won Best Picture last year—five months later, he and Keibler broke
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Robin Wright Engaged

And Sean Penn is stepping out with Charlize Theron

(Newser) - Robin Wright is having a good run of late: The 47-year-old actress is up for a Golden Globe tonight for her role on House of Cards, and as E! reports, she's rocking a little extra bling in the way of an engagement ring courtesy of beau and fellow actor... More »

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