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Terry Crews Gets 'Accountability' From Alleged Assaulter

Actor posts apology from agent Adam Venit after announcement of Venit stepping down from WME

(Newser) - Terry Crews long ago got his apology from the Hollywood agent he says groped him at a 2016 party. Now he's sharing Adam Venit's atonement letter, which Crews says he received in March, with the world. On Twitter Friday, Crews posted the full letter , in which Venit notes... More »

Controversial Oscar Change Walked Back After Outcry

Crowd-pleasing films won't be getting their own 'popular' category—at least not yet

(Newser) - And the winner is … not the new Oscars category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a slew of changes last month to its annual awards show, among them a new "outstanding achievement in popular film" category meant to reward films perhaps not critically acclaimed but... More »

'Serial Rapist' Written on Cosby's Walk of Fame Star

It's not the first time the star has been defaced

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was found vandalized early Tuesday, the words "serial rapist" written on it with black marker. Los Angeles police are investigating, reports the Los Angeles Times , which has a picture of the defaced star. Cosby, 81, received the star in... More »

Emma Thompson: Dieting 'Screwed Up' My Body

The British actress reveals her dieting woes to the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - Emma Thompson is no stranger to punchy interviews. The 59-year-old British actress—who recently joked with Yahoo Movies UK about Hollywood needing to "exhume" male actors to play opposite her—has opened up about her terrible dieting experience. "Dieting screwed up my metabolism, and it messed with my... More »

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ... More »

Kathleen Turner Doesn't Pull Punches in Interview

She slams Hollywood sexism, mocks 'gross' Trump handshake

(Newser) - Kathleen Turner is making waves with a wide-ranging interview in Vulture , where she discusses subjects including acting, Hollywood sexism, the co-star she once slapped—and President Trump's "gross" handshake. Turner, who found fame with '80s hits like Body Heat and Romancing the Stone, has focused on stage... More »

Unanimous Vote on Trump's Hollywood Star: It Must Go

But West Hollywood City Council resolution is nonbinding, and past stances suggest it will stay

(Newser) - It's unanimous, at least in the West Hollywood City Council: The group voted Monday night to get rid of President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports the Wrap . The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Angeles to remove the... More »

See Ya, Sundance: Redford Calls It Quits as an Actor

'Old Man & The Gun,' out later this year, will be his last movie

(Newser) - Robert Redford has one last film to push as an actor. The 81-year-old tells Entertainment Weekly that The Old Man & The Gun, out in September, will be his last with an acting role. Two years ago, Redford predicted that would be the case, and now that shooting has wrapped... More »

Jaw-Dropping Expose to Get the Affleck-Damon Treatment

Ben Affleck will direct, Matt Damon will star in movie about McDonald's Monopoly scam

(Newser) - Jeff Maysh's deep dive in the Daily Beast about McDonald's rigged Monopoly prize contest is what everyone's been buzzing about the past few days—and which Fox now hopes will translate to Hollywood gold. Deadline reports the film studio nabbed the rights to Maysh's story over... More »

Trump's Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Is Now Rubble

It was basically destroyed, again, by a guy with a pickax

(Newser) - Vandalism has once again hit President Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This time, a man who had a pickax hidden in a guitar case almost completely destroyed the star, reducing it to mostly rubble, NBC Los Angeles reports. The suspect left the pickax at the star... More »

'One of the Most Elaborate Scams to Ever Hit Hollywood'

Con artists impersonate female execs and dupe victims into turning over money

(Newser) - It's a con job that sounds straight out of Hollywood—and this time, that is literally true. Scott Johnson of the Hollywood Reporter reveals a bizarre international scheme in which a very talented con artist impersonates some of the film industry's top female executives and dupes people out... More »

Billy Bush's Wife Calls It Quits

Their marriage, already rocky, comes to an end

(Newser) - The wife of Billy Bush has filed for divorce after separating from the former Today co-anchor last September, TMZ reports. Sydney Davis cited irreconcilable differences and asked for primary physical custody and joint legal custody of two of their children. The couple's separation came a year after the Access ... 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 »

Scarlett Johansson's Latest Role Has Activists Fuming

And she's firing back, too

(Newser) - Scarlett, meet tweetstorm—again. Scarlett Johansson is under fire for accepting a trans male role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug only a year after playing a character that perhaps belonged to an Asian actor, Deadline reports. Johansson released a statement defending her decision to play the trans character,... More »

Guy Pearce Grabs Headlines After Spacey Comment

Says actor was 'handsy' on set of 'LA Confidential'

(Newser) - All has been mostly quiet on the Kevin Spacey front, but a few sentences from a high-profile actor has briefly changed that. The Guardian reports that Guy Pearce was asked about working with Spacey during an interview for an Australian talk show called Interview ; the two had worked together on... More »

Salma Hayek: Time's Up on Actors' Fat Paychecks

Says Hollywood's leading men can't grab so much of the pie if they're serious about pay equality

(Newser) - Fresh off a silent protest on the Cannes red carpet over the dearth of women-directed films to play the festival, Salma Hayek is beating the drum for pay equality, telling the Guardian that the leading men in Hollywood need to take a pay cut: "Time's up. You had... More »

From Lawrence of Arabia to Fifty Shades, She Was 'Greatest of the Great'

Film editor Anne V. Coates dies at 92

(Newser) - Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, widely considered one of the greatest in her field, has died at the age of 92. A rep from WME Entertainment says she passed away Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., per the AP . The... More »

Legendary 'Anti-Authoritarian' Director Is Dead

Czech native Milos Forman made 'Cuckoo's Nest' and more; his parents died in Nazi camps

(Newser) - The Czech-born filmmaker who directed films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus—both of which won him Oscars for directing—has died at 86. Milos Forman died in the US after a short illness, reports the Guardian . Forman also earned an Oscar nomination for The ... More »

Woody Allen Gets Another Celeb Defender

And a critic in Judd Apatow

(Newser) - Diane Keaton is the latest celebrity to defend Woody Allen from allegations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter in 1992. Keaton—who won the best actress Oscar for her role alongside Allen in 1977's Annie Hall, which Allen also directed—took to Twitter on Monday to describe Allen... More »

Playwright's Estate: Oscar-Nominated Film Ripped Him Off

Paul Zindel's people say 'The Shape of Water' borrowed from a 1969 play

(Newser) - The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Oscars, including best director, best picture, and best screenplay—but the estate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is pushing back on the latter. David Zindel says in an email to the Guardian that the acclaimed movie is "obviously derived" from... More »

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