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Affleck Breaks Silence on Oscars Backlash

'There’s really nothing I can do about it'

(Newser) - Backlash followed Casey Affleck's Best Actor win at the Oscars, with numerous people tweeting a reminder that in 2010, Affleck was accused of sexual harassment. Affleck ultimately settled the lawsuits from two women who worked with him on I'm Still Here, one of whom claimed he climbed into... More »

Anne Hathaway: I Faked Happiness in Oscar Speech

She says she 'lost her mind' doing Les Miz

(Newser) - Anne Hathaway says she was too messed up by her role in Les Miserables to be happy during her 2013 Oscar acceptance speech , which was widely criticized for seeming insincere. "I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet," Hathaway, who... More »

Academy Sues Winner's Heirs for Selling His Oscar

The Academy is not pleased with auction

(Newser) - Once you win an Oscar, that golden statuette is yours to do with as you please ... right? Wrong. One of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' bylaws states that before a member can sell an Oscar, they must first offer it to the Academy for $10. And the... More »

Actor Maximilan Schell Dead at 83

Won 1961 best actor Oscar

(Newser) - Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in Stanley Kramer's classic Judgment at Nuremberg, has died. He was 83. Schell's agent said he died overnight at a hospital in the... More »

7 Oscar Winners Who've Starred in Horror Flicks

Even Tom Hanks has done his time in a scary movie

(Newser) - Just because you've won one of Hollywood's most coveted awards doesn't mean you're too good to star in a cheesy horror movie. Vanity Fair rounds up 15 Oscar winners who've done just that. Click through the gallery for a sampling or check out the full... More »

25 Youngest Oscar Nominees and Winners

Not all child stars are like Lindsay Lohan...

(Newser) - Sometimes child stars grow up to be Lindsay Lohan. Other times, they get nominated for an Oscar at age 14 and grow up to be Jodie Foster. Huffington Post rounds up the latter in its slideshow of the 25 youngest Academy Award nominees and winners, all of them aged 20... More »

7 Actors Hit By the 'Oscar Curse'

Careers crashed and burned, at least briefly, after award

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain is quite the "it" girl right now. Not only are her movies doing well at the box office , she recently won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar . But she should watch out: Award winners often go on to, shall we say, less than award-worthy... More »

Gentleman's Agreement Star Holm Dead at 95

Actress had been hospitalized after fire in De Niro's apartment in her building

(Newser) - Celeste Holm, a versatile, bright-eyed blonde who soared to Broadway fame in Oklahoma! and won an Oscar in Gentleman's Agreement, but whose last years were filled with financial difficulty and estrangement from her sons, died today, a relative said. She was 95. Holm had been hospitalized two weeks ago... More »

Oscar-Winner Cliff Robertson Dies

Won Oscar for Charly , but never made top of Hollywood A-list

(Newser) - Cliff Robertson, the Oscar-winner for 1968's Charly who is best-known to today's generation as uncle Ben Parker in the Spider-Man movies, died yesterday at age 88, reports the LA Times . Described by Look magazine in 1963 as "one of the finest young actors in America today,"... More »

Sandra Bullock Leaves Home After Infidelity Report

No word yet from Oscar winner or reality-star hubby

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock has left the Los Angeles-area home she shares with husband Jesse James following reports he cheated on her with a tattoo model, a source tells People . There’s been no official statement from either the Oscar winner, 45, or her motorcycle-customizing husband, 40; the pair has been married... More »

What's Next for Oscar Winners

Upcoming projects for Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, and more

(Newser) - They've won Oscars...now what? The Los Angeles Times reports on what's next for a few Academy Award winners:
  • Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal: The Hurt Locker director and screenwriter are collaborating again on Triple Frontier, a thriller set in South America. Bigelow will also direct the pilot for HBO's
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Screen Legend Jennifer Jones Dead at 90

Oscar winner for 'Song of Bernadette' was Selznick's muse

(Newser) - Jennifer Jones, an Oscar winner for The Song of Bernadette and the widow of both legendary producer David O. Selznick and industrialist Norton Simon, died today in Malibu. She was 90. Selznick plucked Jones from obscurity by casting her in Bernadette (1943) and launching a career that included four more... More »

Gyllenhaal, Witherspoon Call It Quits

Indie fave, Oscar winner dated for about 2 years

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal have split up after about 2 years of high-powered, high-profile coupledom. Walk the Line Oscar winner Witherspoon, 33, and Brokeback Mountain Oscar nominee Gyllenhaal, 28, met while working on Rendition in 2007, People reports. A cynic would expect to see him linked next to Natalie... More »

Oscar Winner Hit With 82 Counts in 11 Rapes

Composer's female assistant will also be charged

(Newser) - The 71-year-old Oscar-winning composer of “You Light Up My Life,” busted yesterday for attacking women he lured to supposed auditions, is facing 82 counts of rape, sexual assault, and other charges, the New York Post reports. Joseph Brooks is now accused of raping 11 women, and investigators believe... More »

Actor Paul Scofield Dead at 86

British star of stage and screen won Oscar for A Man for All Seasons

(Newser) - Paul Scofield, the British actor who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons, has died at the age of 86. His agent told Reuters that the actor, who eschewed Hollywood stardom for smaller film roles and a robust theater career, had been... More »

Director Minghella Dead at 54

Filmmaker won Oscar in 1997 for The English Patient

(Newser) - Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella died today at 54, the Guardian reports. Minghella won the 1997 best director Oscar for The English Patient and was nominated as a screenwriter for The Talented Mr. Ripley in 2000. "This is a shattering blow from someone who was a major figure in... More »

Oscar Winner Is 9/11 Doubter

French Oscar winner sees a conspiracy to burn the building and pass it off as a terrorist attack.

(Newser) - In year-old video just now resurfacing, best-actress Oscar winner Marion Cotillard says she doesn't believe the "official story" of  the 9/11 attacks—and she's not sure the moon landing was real, either, the Telegraph reports. In a TV interview, the French star of La Vie en Rose speculates that... More »

Oscar Winner Wyman Dead at 93

Falcon Crest star was best known as Reagan's first wife

(Newser) - Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman, who was Ronald Reagan's first wife, died today at her home in Rancho Mirage. She was 93—or, according to some sources, 90. Wyman was named best actress for her portrayal of a deaf-mute rape victim in the 1948 film Johnny Belinda. She was married... More »

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