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Morgan Freeman Plane Blows Tire, Forcing Landing

Actor is unhurt in Miss. accident; plane, not so much

(Newser) - A plane carrying Morgan Freeman and his pilot blew a tire on takeoff from a Mississippi airport and made an emergency landing in which its landing gear collapsed and the plane ran off the side of a runway, authorities said. No one was injured. Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, a... More »

6 Stars Who've Served in the Military

Including some who may surprise you

(Newser) - Veterans Day is coming up on Wednesday, and in a nod to it, Parade lists 13 celebrities who've served in the military. Here are 6 standouts, along with some details from Military.com about their service:
  1. Chuck Norris: Air Force, 1958-1962. The champion martial artist was first exposed to
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Morgan Freeman's Grandkid Murdered on NYC Street

Witness says E'Dena Hines' killer shouted about devils

(Newser) - The stepgranddaughter that Morgan Freeman helped raise was stabbed to death in New York City early yesterday, allegedly by a crazed boyfriend. Police have confirmed to People that 33-year-old E'Dena Hines was found outside her Manhattan home with multiple stab wounds around 3am. A witness who called 911 tells... More »

Lucy Definitely Not Boring

Critics say sci-fi action flick with Scarlett Johansson is 'completely nuts'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson's character ingests designer drugs that enable her to use 100% of her brain in Luc Besson's latest picture, which boasts a neat premise even if it isn't scientifically accurate . But do the critics like it? Mostly, with a 62% rating at Rotten Tomatoes . Here's... More »

Nelson Mandela Billboard Has Morgan Freeman Instead

Mixup in India goes viral

(Newser) - Someone making a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela apparently got him mixed up with actor Morgan Freeman. Awkward. The billboard in India shows Freeman's face along with those of Mother Teresa, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. A photo of the billboard was posted to Twitter and quickly went... More »

Morgan Freeman Narrates Latest Obama Ad

Plus, Bruce Springsteen campaigning for the prez

(Newser) - President Obama made a good choice for his latest ad: He got Morgan Freeman to narrate it. Freeman, a huge Obama supporter, has one of the most recognizable voices in the country, the Atlantic Wire notes—and if he says you're better off now than you were four years... More »

Morgan Freeman Gives Obama Huge Campaign Boost

Donates $1M to pro-Obama super PAC

(Newser) - Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Obama, has been struggling, raising just $6 million last month —and one-sixth of that came from a single source: Actor Morgan Freeman is putting his money where his mouth is, Politico reports, donating a cool million bucks to the super PAC.... More »

Morgan Freeman: We Still Await First Black President

Obama is our first 'mixed-race president,' he says

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman is a big supporter of President Obama, but he doesn't buy the notion that Obama is America's first black president. In fact, Freeman tells NPR that the nation still hasn't celebrated that particular milestone:
  • "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our
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Time Warner Shareholder: Freeman Must Be Reined In

Actor endangers 'Dark Knight Rises,' rep suggests

(Newser) - Could outspoken Morgan Freeman's politics endanger the success of The Dark Knight Rises? That’s what one Time Warner shareholder warned at the annual shareholders' meeting this week, noting that while Freeman was promoting Dolphin Tale last year, he took the opportunity to call the Tea Party racist during... More »

Dolphin With Prosthetic Tail Goes Hollywood

'Winter' stars in soon-to-be-released film with Morgan Freeman

(Newser) - If you've never heard of Winter the dolphin, get ready. She's about to be a movie star, reports the Huffington Post . Dolphin Tale, with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, tells the true-life story of how Winter lost her tail in a crab trap at age 3 months. Doctors... More »

USA Flubs World Cup Pitch, Still Likely to Win

Bill Clinton, Morgan Freeman push US bid to FIFA

(Newser) - Soccer's governing body chooses the country to host the 2022 World Cup today and the US is widely expected to win—despite a somewhat shambolic presentation yesterday. Bill Clinton's speech was long and rambling and Morgan Freeman accidentally skipped a page in his script, but Team USA star Landon Donovan... More »

Aging A-Listers Have a Blast in Red

Mirren, Freeman, Willis, Malkovich fire away in graphic novel adaptation

(Newser) - A bunch of aging Hollywood icons team up for a graphic novel adaptation—Red sounds fun, right? Some critics thought this movie about retired CIA operatives forced to get back in the game was a blast, others thought it was trying too hard. Perhaps it depends on how much you... More »

Surprising Celeb Voices Behind TV Ads

You can't be dignified all the time

(Newser) - Jon Hamm is famous for playing an advertising exec on Mad Men, and soon he—or at least his voice—will also be famous for advertising, period. Hamm is the latest celebrity to lend his voice to a commercial campaign, in his case, Mercedes-Benz. PopEater takes a look at nine... More »

Obama Salutes Protest Songs With Concert

Bob Dylan, Queen Latifah head all-star salute to music that fueled civil rights

(Newser) - Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Obama last night opened the White House to an all-star lineup that paid tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience. Queen Latifah sang the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On"... More »

Clint Eastwood America's Favorite Movie Star

Men prefer Clint, women like Johnny Depp in Harris poll

(Newser) - Americans love Clint Eastwood—he's the nation's favorite movie star for the fourth time in the annual Harris poll. Eastwood topped the men's list, as well being the favorite of Republicans and Independents. Democrats preferred Denzel Washington, while women liked Johnny Depp. The overall winners, not broken down by gender... More »

James Earl Jones, Tom Hanks Top Most-Trusted List

Tiger Woods nowhere to be seen in latest Forbes rankings

(Newser) - The man who gave his voice to Darth Vader and the CNN tagline is the most trusted celebrity in America, according to a survey commissioned by Forbes . Tom Hanks came in second and Michael J. Fox third. Deadlist Catch host Mike Rowe came in fourth and Morgan Freeman fifth, based... More »

Morgan Freeman Becomes Voice of CBS News

'It was the right time' to replace Walter Cronkite: network

(Newser) - Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite's death, his voice is leaving the CBS Evening News. His introduction of anchor Katie Couric has been replaced by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman. The legendary CBS News anchor recorded the introduction, played at the beginning of most newscasts, when Couric started at... More »

Invictus Does Mandela Justice

Morgan Freeman is superb in the main role

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's Nelson Mandela tale, Invictus, wins mostly solid reviews, and everybody loves Morgan Freeman in the main role:
  • Peter Travers, Rolling Stone : " Freeman seems born to play Mandela, and he never delivers a false note." Eastwood "shames the usual Hollywood showboating" and makes a "film
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Freeman to Wed Step-Grandkid: Enquirer

Actor has raised her from childhood

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman plans to marry his step-granddaughter, whom he and his now-estranged second wife raised from childhood, family sources tell the National Enquirer. E’Dena Hines, the 27-year-old granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, has been engaged in a secret affair with Freeman for nearly 10 years, and “becoming... More »

Freeman: It's Easy Being Mandela

Hollywood legend says Eastwood made role a snap

(Newser) - When you’ve had the career Morgan Freeman’s had, “there aren’t many challenges in making movies,” the venerable actor tells Vogue. But he found one: Freeman’s taking on the role of Nelson Mandela in a big-budget biopic. “You've got to do this without embarrassing... More »

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