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Actress' Alleged Killer Tells Cops She Killed Herself

Claims she gave him her stuff, committed suicide: cops

(Newser) - DC yoga instructor Tricia McCauley was "violently sexually assaulted" before she was beaten and strangled, a prosecutor says, per NBC Washington . The man accused of her murder tells a very different story. McCauley—a stand-in in the film Step Up—told friends she was on her way to a... More »

Everybody Loves Raymond Star Doris Roberts Dead at 90

Roberts won 5 Emmys in wide-ranging career

(Newser) - Doris Roberts, who played the much-loved mother on Everybody Loves Raymond and enjoyed a diverse career for more than 60 years, died Sunday in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. She was 90 years old. The winner of five Emmys (four on Raymond and one on St. Elsewhere), Roberts acted in an... More »

Beau Charged in Bollywood Star's Suicide

Rahul Raj Singh faces abetment, assault charges

(Newser) - The boyfriend of a Bollywood actress found hanged in her Mumbai home on Friday may have had a hand in her death. Police say actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh has been charged with assault, criminal intimidation, and abetment to the suicide of Pratyusha Banerjee, the lead actress in the Indian TV... More »

Actress Chops Off Hair, Tells of Own Childhood Cancer

'It's not what makes you beautiful,' says Clare Bowen

(Newser) - When Nashville star Clare Bowen debuted her new pixie cut on Facebook, several reactions were along this line: "NO!!!!!!!" After she shared the reason behind the move, however, warm reactions are pouring in. Bowen explains she was diagnosed with end-stage nephroblastoma as a child and lost her hair... More »

You've Probably Never Heard of the No. 4-Paid Actress

Hello, Fan Bingbing

(Newser) - The top-earning actress over the last year is no surprise at all: Jennifer Lawrence easily tops Forbes ' new list with $52 million. More interesting is Melissa McCarthy, who finds herself at No. 3 at $23 million—in addition to movies such as Spy and Tammy, she also launched a... More »

'80s Can't Buy Me Love Star Dies at 43

Amanda Peterson found dead in Colorado of unknown causes

(Newser) - Amanda Peterson, who starred as cheerleader Cindy Mancini in the 1987 rom-com Can't Buy Me Love, has been found dead in her apartment in Greeley, Colo. She was 43. While the official cause of death isn't known, Peterson's dad tells TMZ "she had some illness and... More »

Sesame Street Losing 44-Year Veteran This Season

Sonia Manzano, who plays Maria, to take on 'new endeavors'

(Newser) - "It's the end of an era on Sesame Street," reports CNN . Sonia Manzano, who plays Fix-It Shop owner Maria, is retiring from the show after 44 years. Manzano, who made the announcement at the American Library Association Annual Conference this week, first appeared on the series in... More »

Ben Stiller on Mom's Death

Actor tweets about Anne Meara's passing for first time

(Newser) - Ben Stiller spoke out for the first time today on the death of his mother, Anne Meara , reports USA Today . "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," her son tweeted . "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her... More »

Anne Meara Dead at 85

Renowned actress thrived in film, TV for 60 years

(Newser) - Comedian and actress Anne Meara, whose career took off with husband Jerry Stiller and thrived in its own right for decades, died yesterday at age 85, the AP reports. The family gave no further details. Meara and her husband made waves appearing as Stiller & Meara on programs including the... More »

Partridge Family Daughter 'Tracy' Dead at 52

Suzanne Crough found in her home in Nevada

(Newser) - The youngest daughter of TV's Partridge Family is dead, reports TMZ . The body of 52-year-old Suzanne Crough, who played tambourine-playing Tracy, was found last night in her home in Laughlin, Nevada, near Vegas. The cause is unclear, and an autopsy is scheduled. Crough was married with two children, one... More »

Actress Sentenced to 26 Years Over TV Scene

Veena Malik, her husband, and 2 others convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan

(Newser) - A Pakistani court disliked a segment on a TV show so much that it sentenced a Bollywood actress, her husband, and two others to prison for 26 years for blasphemy, reports the Independent . The trouble began when Veena Malik and her new husband appeared on a live daytime show on... More »

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Star Dies

Marcia Strassman battled breast cancer for 7 years

(Newser) - An actress known to one generation as Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on Welcome Back, Kotter and to another as the mom in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids has died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. Marcia Strassman died Saturday at home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.; she was 66,... More »

Actress Killed by Falling Tree While Bicycling

Chicago mourns Molly Glynn, Bernie Yvon

(Newser) - The Chicago theater community is mourning two stars who died within hours of each other over the weekend. Beloved theater actress and Chicago Fire cast member Molly Glynn died in the hospital on Saturday, the day after she was hit by a falling tree during a sudden thunderstorm, reports the... More »

Broadway Will Turn Down Lights for Lauren Bacall

And did so last night for Robin Williams

(Newser) - Broadway will turn down the lights for a minute tomorrow night in homage to one of its own, Lauren Bacall. Saluting the actress's "distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades," the Broadway League's executive director said that "along with her... More »

'Brassy' Broadway Star Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

TV viewers will know her best as Jack Donaghy's mother

(Newser) - The phrase "Broadway legend" is getting heavy use today with the death of 89-year-old Elaine Stritch. Modern TV viewers might know her best as Jack Donaghy's mom on 30 Rock, but Stritch made her name on the stage, reports Entertainment Tonight . As the New York Times puts it,... More »

Shirley Temple Dead at 85

Remains youngest Oscar-winner ever

(Newser) - Famed child actress Shirley Temple died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 85, her family says. She passed away at her home in Woodside, Calif., "surrounded by her family and caregivers." Born in 1928, Temple soared to fame in the 1930s; she was three when she... More »

Orange Is the New Black Actress Out of Coma

Michelle Hurst was in car accident

(Newser) - The actress who plays Miss Claudette on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black emerged from a medically induced coma yesterday after 16 days, reports Us . Doctors put Michelle Hurst in the coma after a bad car accident, and supporters set up an online fundraising page for her medical... More »

Breaking Bad Actress: Scary How Much People Hate Me

Anna Gunn: Some fans apparently can't take strong female characters

(Newser) - Actress Anna Gunn knew from the start that her character of Skyler White on Breaking Bad wasn't going to be as popular as Skyler's meth-making husband, Walter White. But she had no idea that people would loathe her character so much that it would result in real-life death... More »

That '70s Show Star Lisa Kelly Dead at 43

Actor died in California rehab facility

(Newser) - Lisa Kelly, who played Eric Forman's sister on That '70s Show, has died in a California rehab facility where she hoped to kick her alcohol problem, TMZ reports. The 43-year-old went into cardiac arrest last night and never recovered. "She had been fighting demons for a while... More »

Leah Remini on Scientology: 'I'm Not About to Shut Up'

Opens up, a bit, about Scientology split

(Newser) - Leah Remini grabbed plenty of headlines earlier this month with the news that she was parting ways with Scientology. Now she sheds a little (just a little) more light on why, in comments made to People at a Saturday event in Malibu. The meat of her statement:
  • "I believe
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