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5 Actors Who Overindulged for the Sake of the Craft

Think chugging microwaved ice cream

(Newser) - Thanksgiving is coming up, and in the spirit of overindulgence, MEL magazine offers up a list of "the disgusting ways actors have gained weight for their roles." A sampling:
  • Forget articles about "how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days." George Clooney reportedly gained 30 pounds
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Next True Detective Star: Colin Farrell

Actor confirms he's joining HBO series

(Newser) - Looks like at least one of the stars of the next round of HBO's True Detective has been cast: "I'm doing the second series," Colin Farrell tells the Sunday World . "I'm so excited." Few other details are known, but it will be a... More »

11 Stars With Secret Skills

Including Willie Nelson, who just got his black belt

(Newser) - When you think of Willie Nelson, "country singer" and " r ampant pot smoker " are the two descriptions that first come to mind. But now you can add "black belt" to that list. It seems Nelson, who turns 81 this week, has a not-very-well-known love of martial... More »

Total Recall Totally Forgettable

Critics not impressed with Colin Farrell remake

(Newser) - Critics aren't much impressed with Total Recall, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about fake memories. While the 1990 original has become a classic of sorts, this version, starring Colin Farrell, has inspired some pretty harsh reviews.
  • "The ambitions of the filmmakers lie in the direction of maximum noise and
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Stars Unite to 'F*** Famine'

Group aims to raise awareness, not money

(Newser) - Bono, George Clooney, Colin Farrell, and a host of celebrities spout the F-word in a new ad with a simple message: "F*** famine." (Don't worry, it's still SFW, thanks to a lot of censoring.) "Famine is the real obscenity," explains Bono in the... More »

16 Stars Who Stink in the Sack


(Newser) - Crystal Harris may have apologized for panning Hugh Hefner's bedroom skills , but comments like these just can't be erased. The Frisky lists 15 more celebs who've found themselves dealing with the same public complaint:
  • Jesse James: As one of his non-Sandra, non-Kat lady friends put it, he
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14 Celebs' Weird Hidden Talents

Bob Barker does karate...for real

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon isn’t just an actress: She’s also a ping-pong enthusiast, with her own ping-pong club and upcoming ping-pong reality show to prove it. And she’s not the only celeb with a startling hidden passion (who can forget Mike Tyson’s pigeons ?). The Daily Beast lists... More »

14 Celibate Celebrities

Bad boy Colin Farrell gave it a shot, as did Jessica Simpson

(Newser) - Lady Gaga recently started touting celibacy —a shock considering her lyrics about disco-stick-riding—but she's not the only celebrity who's jumped on that particular bandwagon. The Daily Beast lists 14, some of whom will surprise you:
  • Jessica Simpson: Back when she was championing abstinence as a pop starlet, who
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Colin Farrell, Galpal Expecting

Actor is excited for second child, first with girlfriend Alicja Bachleda

(Newser) - Colin Farrell is “going to be a father again,” he confirms to People. Galpal Alicja Bachleda will be his second babymama—he already has son James, 6, with model Kim Bordenave. “I'm very excited man! Very! There is nothing more exciting really,” he continues, adding that... More »

Former Wilco Rocker Dead at 45

Plus, NFL player hospitalized, more

(Newser) - Rock musician Jay Bennett, a former member of Wilco, died early yesterday in his sleep, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. An autopsy for the 45-year-old is pending. Elsewhere:
  • NFL player Jeremy Shockey was rushed to the hospital yesterday after being found unconscious while partying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las
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Underdogs Rule at Globes

Big winners include 30 Rock , Kate Winslet

(Newser) - Hollywood blockbusters bowed to award-grabbing underdogs like critics' darling Slumdog Millionaire at the Golden Globes last night, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Mumbai thriller once considered straight-to-DVD material swiped honors for Best Dramatic Film, and top awards for screenplay, director and original score. The quirky indie comedy In Bruges ... More »

No Glory, Plenty of Cliches

Cop thriller a little too much like every other cop thriller to be a classic

(Newser) - Pride and Glory has all the ingredients of a great cop thriller, critics say, but they're ingredients that have been recycled a few too many times. Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, and Jon Voight turn in fine performances as a family of New York cops, Bill Goodykoontz writes in... More »

Pals Pony Up for Ledger's Daughter

Actors who completed Ledger's final role hand over pay

(Newser) - Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, who banded together to complete Heath Ledger’s final film role, in the The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, gave their paychecks to his daughter, Matilda, the Sun reports. “They didn’t take money—it goes to Heath’s daughter,” director Terry... More »

5 Actors Who Rock 'Stink Chic'

Poor personal hygiene, grooming, and dress habits don't stop paychecks coming

(Newser) - Clean-cut is so five years ago. Today, it’s all about the “stink chic” of rumpled clothes and unwashed bods, MSNBC reports. Its top five actors who look like they smell bad:
  1. Colin Farrell: The butt always dangling from his mouth is just icing on his greasy-hair-scraggly-beard-creased-clothes cake.
  2. Matthew
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Ledger's Last Film Resumes Shooting

Team of Depp, Law, Farrell will pick up where late star left off

(Newser) - Cameras are rolling again on the movie Heath Ledger was filming at the time of his death in January. As expected, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law will complete his role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Director Terry Gilliam said he's “delighted... More »

3 Stars Take Over Ledger's Last Role

Depp, Farrell, Law will play 1 character in fantasy flick

(Newser) - Hollywood hotties Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law will take over Heath Ledger's final film role, the BBC reports. Each will morph into the part in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Ledger's character, an actor, passes through a magic mirror into other dimensions. Ledger's footage will likely remain... More »

Woody's Cassandra Is So-So

Critics say Allen's latest is decent, but not up to his usual snuff

(Newser) - It's pretty good, but Woody Allen's done better. That seems to be the prevailing sentiment of critics reviewing Cassandra's Dream, a tale of two brothers (Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor) who run into trouble and seek help from their not-so-above-board uncle (Tom Wilkinson). "It's not Allen's weakest work …... More »

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