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Model-Actor Convicted of Child Molestation

Corey Sligh was found guilty last month of molesting a child under 10

(Newser) - A model-actor who had roles in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless has been convicted of child molestation. People reports that Corey Sligh was found guilty last month in his native Georgia on charges he molested a girl under 10 years old in 2016. Police said he... More »

A Hollywood Heartthrob, Singer Is Dead at 86

Tab Hunter starred in 'Damn Yankees,' opposite Divine; also recorded 'Young Love'

(Newser) - He shared the screen with drag queen Divine, starred in Damn Yankees, and put out a No. 1 record. Now, "sad news" regarding Tab Hunter, who made hearts thump in general in the '50s: The actor and singer has died, just three days before he would have turned... More »

Actor Jackson Odell Found Dead at 20

He appeared on 'Goldbergs,' other shows

(Newser) - A young actor and singer has been found dead in his suburban Los Angeles home at age 20, reports Variety . Jackson Odell, best known for a role as Ari Caldwell on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, was found unresponsive in his Tarzana residence on Friday. The cause of death was... More »

Actress Who Helped Connery Say Iconic Line Dead at 90

Eunice Gayson had a sparkling 50-year career

(Newser) - The world's first "Bond girl" has passed away at the age of 90, Variety reports. Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love, died Friday, according to her official Twitter feed and Bond film producers . She was "an amazing lady who... More »

Morgan Freeman Worries Work Will Be 'Undermined'

The 80-Year-Old actor issues a personal statement

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman says this could "undermine" everything he's done. On Friday, the 80-year-old actor issued a personal defense of his behavior with women , saying he's kidded around with female colleagues but never jeopardized work environments or offered jobs for sex, the LA Times reports. "I am... More »

Beloved Actor Verne Troyer Dead at 49

Statement alludes to 'depression and suicide'

(Newser) - Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil's small, silent sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, has died, the AP reports. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer's representatives that was also posted to his accounts on Instagram and Facebook say the actor died Saturday.... More »

Night Court's Harry Anderson Dead at 65

He was found dead at his NC home

(Newser) - Harry Anderson, the magician and former street hustler who starred as wacky judge Harry Stone on NBC sitcom Night Court, has been found dead in his home in Asheville, NC. He was 65. Police say officers were called to the home early Monday and no foul play is suspected, WSPA... More »

Full Metal Jacket Drill Sergeant Dies

'The real R. Lee Ermey was a family man, and a kind and gentle soul'

(Newser) - R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, has died. Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications, the AP reports. He was 74. The... More »

World's 9th-Highest-Paid Actor Sentenced to Prison

Salman Khan gets 5 years in 1998 poaching case

(Newser) - Salman Khan's life might get significantly less glamorous. The world's ninth-highest-paid actor , who has appeared in more than 100 Bollywood films, was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in India after being found guilty of poaching, though his lawyers intend to appeal and a bail hearing is... More »

Report: Wahlberg Demanded $1.5M to Approve Reshoot

Director felt 'betrayed and angry,' sources say

(Newser) - The massive pay gap between co-stars for the All the Money in the World reshoot came after Mark Wahlberg and his agent played hardball with producers, telling them they could either cough up $1.5 million or keep Kevin Spacey in the movie, insiders say. Sources tell USA Today that... More »

After Allegation, Geoffrey Rush Steps Down From Academy

Does so ahead of academy's annual televised awards in Sydney on Wednesday

(Newser) - Geoffrey Rush announced Saturday he's stepping down as president of Australia's screen industry academy, days after a theater company revealed it had received a complaint against the Oscar-winning actor of "inappropriate behavior." Rush has denied any such behavior at the Sydney Theatre Company. Media reports this... More »

Tambor Denies Accusations, Makes Big Announcement

He's not coming back to 'Transparent'

(Newser) - Jeffrey Tambor is continuing to deny accusations of sexual harassment —but he says he won't be back for another season of Transparent. The 73-year-old starred in four seasons of the Amazon web series as a retired professor undergoing gender transition. "Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been... More »

Magnum PI's 'Higgins' Dies

John Hillerman was 84

(Newser) - John Hillerman, who played stuffed-shirt Higgins to Tom Selleck's freewheeling detective Thomas Magnum in the 1980s TV series Magnum, PI, has died at age 84. Hillerman, who had been in declining health, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Houston, nephew Chris Tritico says. Besides playing the... More »

Gossip Girl Star Accused of Raping Actress

Kristina Cohen says Ed Westwick raped her at his home

(Newser) - Another big name has been drawn into the Hollywood sexual assault scandal: Ed Westwick, the English actor who played Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. Actress Kristina Cohen says Westwick raped her three years ago, Vulture reports. A producer she was dating at the time brought her to Westwick's house,... More »

Trailer Park Boys Actor John Dunsworth Dies

'Jim Lahey' was 71

(Newser) - A sad day for Sunnyvale Trailer Park: John Dunsworth, the Canadian actor best known for playing alcoholic trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey in the Trailer Park Boys, has died. He was 71. "With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people... More »

Police Bodycam Shows How Close Actor Came to Losing Life

Officer in Crawfordsville, Ind., didn't realize a movie was being made, fired at him

(Newser) - Note to movie makers: Give the police a heads-up when filming a robbery scene in public. Newly released police bodycam video released by the city of Crawfordsville, Ind., shows how close one actor came to learning that lesson in the worst possible way. Officers responded to a robbery call at... More »

TV, Movie Mobster Frank Vincent Dies

He was best known for 'Sopranos,' 'Goodfellas' roles

(Newser) - Hollywood is mourning veteran TV and movie mobster Frank Vincent, best known for his roles as Phil Leotardo in The Sopranos and Billy Batts in Goodfellas. The 78-year-old character actor died at a New Jersey hospital Wednesday,a week after he had open-heart surgery following a heart attack, TMZ reports.... More »

Wife's Miscarriage Led Actor to Relapse

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plans to enter rehab

(Newser) - The wife of Jonathan Rhys Meyers is providing some insight after the Irish actor was blocked from boarding a flight and seen stumbling at Dublin Airport over the weekend, per Dublin Live . In an Instagram post on Sunday, Mara Lane revealed Meyers, a recovering alcoholic, suffered a relapse after Lane... More »

Six Million Dollar Man Actor Richard Anderson Dies

Lee Majors mourns veteran actor who played his boss

(Newser) - Richard Anderson, the tall, handsome actor best known for costarring simultaneously in the popular 1970s television shows The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, has died at age 91. Anderson died of natural causes on Thursday, family spokesman Jonathan Taylor tells the AP . The Six Million Dollar Man... More »

Oscar Winner Martin Landau Dies

He revived career after Mission:Impossible typecasting

(Newser) - Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as crafty master of disguise Rollin Hand in the 1960s TV show Mission: Impossible, then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror star Bela Lugosi in 1994's Ed Wood, has died, the... More »

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