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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 »

De Niro, Jay-Z Fight in the Middle of Celeb Party

Happy birthday, Leonardo DiCaprio

(Newser) - It doesn't get much more epic than this: Robert De Niro and Jay-Z had a verbal throwdown at Leonardo DiCaprio's celebrity-filled birthday party, sources tell the New York Post . Sources say the rapper approached the actor at his table to say hello, and De Niro was having none... More »

9 Actors Who Totally Overdid It for a Film

Did you really need to drop acid, Shia LaBeouf?

(Newser) - You may have heard that Shia LaBeouf went Method for his new film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, meaning that he actually dropped acid in order to immerse himself in the role. That's nuts, The Frisky notes—and these eight other actors went to similar extremes for their... More »

25 Greatest Sports Films

Scorsese's 'Raging Bull' takes top spot

(Newser) - Missing the heart-pounding drama and heartwarming victories of the Olympics? Allow Paste to help you out with the 25 greatest sports movies of all time. The top five:
  1. Raging Bull: The Martin Scorsese film stars Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta, and the "compelling character study" is "
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Jackie Chan: I'm Done with Action Movies

Chan, 58, says new goal is to be 'Asian Robert De Niro'

(Newser) - The Kung Fu superstar is hanging up his black belt. Jackie Chan says he's done making action movies, reports US Weekly . Chan revealed his decision at the Cannes film festival, where he was promoting his 100th film—Chinese Zodiac. "This will be my last action movie," said... More »

Giuliana Rancic Pregnant Via Surrogate

And 5 more celebrity couples who used a surrogate mom

(Newser) - Following her successful treatment for breast cancer, more good news for E! personality Giuliana Rancic: She's expecting a baby with husband Bill. "We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," she tells E! . The couple struggled to conceive and is using a gestational surrogate, who... More »

De Niro: First Lady Joke Wasn't Meant to Offend

He responds to Newt Gingrich attack

(Newser) - Robert De Niro has responded to a raging Newt and anybody else offended by his quip that America may not be "ready for a white first lady," made while he introduced Michelle Obama at a fundraiser on Monday. "My remarks, although spoken with satirical jest, were not... More »

Gingrich Lambastes De Niro for 'White First Lady' Joke

Comment at Obama fundraiser 'inexcusable,' says candidate

(Newser) - Watch out, Robert De Niro, you're on Newt Gingrich's bad side: Gingrich slammed the actor today after De Niro made a joke about first ladies last night at an Obama fundraiser. De Niro, speaking before Michelle Obama at the New York event, wondered, "Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum.... More »

De Niro Is Too Old to Have a Baby

He'll be 80 when baby daughter is 12

(Newser) - If a 68-year-old woman had a baby, nearly everyone would scream. But there's not a peep about Robert De Niro's brand-new baby daughter Helen Grace with his 56-year-old wife, Grace Hightower, via surrogate, grumbles Sasha Brown-Worsham in The Stir . Let's get real: He's too old to... More »

De Niro to Play Madoff

Actor to co-produce biopic

(Newser) - The world’s most notorious Ponzi schemer will soon make his first cinematic appearance—portrayed by Robert De Niro. The actor and his partner, Jane Rosenthal, are producing a Bernie Madoff biopic based on Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family, by Laurie Sandell. The Telegraph reports that HBO... More »

Trump: De Niro ‘Not the Brightest’

Fires back after actor criticized him this weekend

(Newser) - This weekend, Robert De Niro slapped Donald Trump’s “crazy” behavior with a piece of advice: "Don’t go out there and say things unless you can back them up." Appearing on Fox & Friends today, Trump had some choice words about the actor, notes Mediaite : “... More »

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