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Bus Explodes, London Freaks— Over a Movie Stunt

Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan apparently still making movies, and a little chaos

(Newser) - A bus has exploded in central London, raising no small level of alarm—over what turned out to be a movie stunt. City officials Sunday reassured the public that the explosion was part of filming for The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The sight of the bus in... More »

Pierce Brosnan Stopped at Airport With 10-Inch Knife

He put it in his checked luggage, then boarded plane

(Newser) - Let's just say this wouldn’t have happened to the real James Bond. Pierce Brosnan, who played the iconic 007 agent in four flicks, was stopped at Vermont’s Burlington International Airport on Sunday attempting to carry a 10-inch hunting knife on board a flight, police say. TSA agents... More »

Brosnan Admits His Bond Wasn't 'Good Enough'

He explains why he struggled with iconic role

(Newser) - In the middle of a wide-ranging interview with the Telegraph , Pierce Brosnan offers up this interesting tidbit: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. ‘Cause it’s just never good enough. It’s a horrible feeling." Brosnan, who really does refuse to watch the... More »

Brosnan Daughter Quietly Married 2 Weeks Before Death

Actor went back to work yesterday

(Newser) - A bit of joyful news in the wake of Pierce Brosnan's daughter's death : She quietly married her boyfriend two weeks beforehand. Brosnan walked Charlotte, 42, down the aisle; her daughter Isabella, 15, was a bridesmaid. "It wasn’t a day to be sad," an attendee tells... More »

Pierce Brosnan's Daughter Dies

Charlotte Brosnan succumbs to ovarian cancer

(Newser) - Pierce Brosnan's daughter succumbed to her three-year battle with ovarian cancer last week in London, Brosnan confirms to People . "On June 28 at 2pm my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life," says Brosnan. The 41-year-old "was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella... More »

Nine Youngest Celeb Grandparents

That guy singing 'F*** You'? A grandpa

(Newser) - Next time you’re singing along to Cee Lo Green’s “F*** You,” think about this: The 36-year-old has been a grandfather since earlier this year. Celebuzz rounds up eight more Hollywood babies having babies … having babies:
  • Jim Carrey: The 48-year-old became a grandfather last February.
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Critics Pan Remember Me's Twist Ending

Performances, chemistry good, but ending 'misconceived,' even 'offensive'

(Newser) - No reviewer fails to mention the “shocking” twist ending when ultimately condemning Remember Me, but some have nice things to say about Robert Pattinson and the other actors. Some opinions:
  • This ain't your Twilight-style Robert Pattinson, so "as Tyler, a New York college boy, the brooding RPatz doesn’
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Hollywood's 10 Youngest Grandparents

Jim Carrey, at 48, is the latest

(Newser) - Jim Carrey recently became a grandfather at 48, but he’s not the youngest celebrity grandparent by a long shot. The Daily Beast rounds up nine others:
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Here’s how you become a grandmother by 34: Have a daughter at 18 who then has her own daughter at
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Polanski's Ghost Writer Criminally Good

Director has lost his freedom, but not his touch

(Newser) - Roman Polanski’s new movie, an atmospheric political thriller, is a winner, critics agree—assuming you can forget the off-screen drama surrounding the director. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • It’s “a dark pearl of a movie…made by a filmmaker suddenly returned to the height of his
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007 Hot to Score With Dark-Haired Yanks

(Newser) - Leave it to professors to nail down exactly what type of woman James Bond wants in bed. A team of pop culture researchers have pored over the mythical MI-5 spy's list of 195 female contacts in the first 20 Bond movies to determine the sex partner he most prefers: women... More »

Photog Sues Brown Over Bodyguard Beatdown

Pap files claim on same day Brown speaks out in online video

(Newser) - Chris Brown is being sued by a paparazzo who says he was assaulted by Brown’s bodyguards after taking pictures of Brown at a Los Angeles gym May 13, the AP reports. Brown himself is not accused of any violence. Brown’s attorney says Robert Rosen has filed such suits... More »

Booming Brazil Nabs A-List Ad Campaigns

From SJP to Richard Gere, American stars making pitches in Rio

(Newser) - If you want proof that the Brazilian economy is on fire, look no further than the TV ads. While Sarah Jessica Parker professes her love for a Sao Paulo mall, Richard Gere promotes hair care products in dubious Portuguese. What's made the influx of American stars possible, writes Bloomberg, is... More »

Take a Chance on Mamma Mia!

Golden oldies save cheesy musical adaptation from being a stinker

(Newser) - Mamma Mia! doesn't quite pull off the leap from stage to screen, but ABBA fans will find it worth taking a chance on, critics say. The "jukebox musical that strings together 19 ABBA hits on a narrative thread flimsier than dental floss" had Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer ... More »

Photographer Sues Pierce Brosnan

Freelancer's complaint alleges "totally unprovoked attack"

(Newser) - A freelance photographer is suing Pierce Brosnan for assault, battery and negligence, claiming the actor “suddenly and without warning” attacked him in an October altercation, E! News reports. The complaint charges the confrontation in a Malibu parking lot caused “severe physical and emotional pain and injuries, including bruised... More »

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