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De Niro's Return to SNL as Mueller 'Awkward'

The Jason Momoa-hosted episode to plug Aquaman didn't go exactly swimmingly

(Newser) - Robert De Niro popped out of Eric Trump's closet in his return as Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, but the actor stumbled over his lines in a performance the Guardian calls "all awkward delivery and self-satisfied mugging." Further, "even by the low... More »

After 3 Decades Together, De Niro and Hightower Split

They're in 'a period of transition,' actor says in statement

(Newser) - After more than two decades of marriage and more than three decades together, Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower are splitting up. "Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process," De... More »

Veteran Pete Davidson Mocked Turns the Tables

Dan Crenshaw drops by 'Weekend Update' after last week's controversy

(Newser) - The controversy of Pete Davidson's week past reared its head on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, with the actor making an appearance on Weekend Update to apologize for making fun of a congressman-elect who lost an eye in war. "The man is a war hero and... More »

Add Joe Biden, De Niro to List of Targets

More suspicious packages are intercepted

(Newser) - It looks like we can add Joe Biden and Robert De Niro to the list of targets of the person or persons who have been sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats after more suspicious devices were intercepted Thursday. That brings the count to at least nine devices so far since... More »

Trump Hits Back at De Niro

Says actor is 'a very Low IQ individual'

(Newser) - President Trump is slamming actor Robert De Niro as "a very Low IQ individual." At Sunday night's Tony Awards, De Niro launched an expletive at Trump. On Monday, the actor apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president." Trump is responding on Twitter... More »

De Niro, in Canada, Keeps the Trump Slams Coming

He apologizes to Canadians for 'idiotic behavior'

(Newser) - He got bleeped during the Tony's broadcast Sunday night for his expletive-ridden denunciation of President Trump, and Robert De Niro kept things rolling on Monday. While in Toronto for the groundbreaking of a Nobu hotel, the actor apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president,"... More »

De Niro Bleeped for Trump F-Bomb

The crowd gave him a standing ovation

(Newser) - With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Trump. De Niro, a staunch... More »

SNL Milks Surprise Cameos

Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller stop by in 'Meet the Parents' send-up

(Newser) - In a romp down Meet the Parents memory lane, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro crashed Saturday Night Live with a modern political twist—as President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Robert Mueller, respectively. De Niro interrogated Stiller with the help of a lie detector, though his subject was... More »

De Niro: US Is Suffering From 'Temporary Insanity'

'Let's just say we're suffering from a case of temporary insanity,' he tells Mideast summit

(Newser) - Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration's stance on climate change, telling a packed audience in the Middle East that he was visiting from a "backward" country suffering from "temporary insanity." He said that in the country he's describing, the head... More »

De Niro Making News Again Over Vaccines

Supports $100K reward offered for proof of debunked link to autism

(Newser) - Despite once expressing a desire to punch him, Robert De Niro now says he's open to working President Trump—at least indirectly—on exploring the debunked link between autism and vaccines, the Washington Post reports. "If he does the right thing, he does the right thing," the... More »

Obama Names 21 Recipients of Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and more

(Newser) - President Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks, and Robert Redford with the nation's highest civilian honor, the AP reports. They are among 21 people Obama plans to recognize with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House next Tuesday. Honorees from the sports world... More »

De Niro Pulls Vaxxed From Film Fest

'We do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro last week defended the decision to screen Vaxxed at the Tribeca Film Festival, saying, "this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion," because he has a child with autism. The actor has since reconsidered, reports the... More »

De Niro Defends Screening of Anti-Vaxxer Film

He says he wants a 'conversation around the issue'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro says he's not anti-vaccination—he's just in favor of screening an anti-vaccination documentary made by a disgraced medical researcher. The actor is defending his decision to include Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded, Rolling Stone... More »

5 Celebs Who Used Surrogate Moms

And lots of them had twins

(Newser) - Not all celebrity babies are carried inside a celebrity— HLN rounds up 11 times stars used a surrogate mom. A sampling:
  • Ricky Martin: His twin boys, Matteo and Valentino, were born with the help of a surrogate mom in 2008.
  • Neil Patrick Harris: He and David Burtka had, yes, twins—
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5 Left-Handed Celebrities

They're said to be more creative than righties

(Newser) - Left-handed people are said to be more creative than right-handed ones—so is it any surprise that these nine celebrities rounded up by Biography.com are lefties? A sampling:
  • Robert De Niro: Number of Academy Awards? Two.
  • Angelina Jolie: Also an Oscar winner.
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Obama Offers Rare Personal Toast on Africa

Speaks of family history at US-Africa Summit dinner

(Newser) - President Obama isn't known for getting particularly personal at the podium, Politico notes, but in a speech at the US-Africa Summit , he offered up his own story. "I stand before you as the president of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as... More »

De Niro Crashes Party to Watch Soccer Game

He was filming in Brooklyn but desperate to watch World Cup

(Newser) - If you're planning a party to watch America's next World Cup game on Tuesday, here's one thing you might try adding to the mix: Robert De Niro. It seems the actor was in Brooklyn filming a movie today, but there was no way he was missing the... More »

6 Celebs in Love With Non-Celebs

See, there is hope for your eventual union with Justin Timberlake

(Newser) - If you've ever harbored a dream of marrying Ryan Gosling despite the fact that you are not a famous person, let these 12 celebrity spouses—none of whom are celebrities themselves—rounded up by The Stir give you hope. A sampling:
  • Aaron Paul is married to Lauren Parsekian, who
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18 Stars Who've Conceived Via Surrogate

Elizabeth Banks says the relationship 'will last a lifetime'

(Newser) - Not every celebrity has a baby bump before having a baby. The Huffington Post rounds up 18 stars who became parents via surrogate mothers:
  • Elizabeth Banks: The Hunger Games actress has had two sons via a gestational surrogate. She said the experience "taught us a great deal about generosity
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Lincoln, Les Mis Lead SAG Nominees

'Silver Linings Playbook,' Maggie Smith also get 4 each

(Newser) - Three movies dominate the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations today with four nominations each: Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Silver Linings Playbook. All three were nominated in the best lead actor category (for Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, and Bradley Cooper, respectively) as well as the supporting actress category (Sally Field, Anne... More »

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