Kirk Douglas

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People Goofs, Runs Obit for Kirk Douglas

He 'died TK TK TK'

(Newser) - News of Kirk Douglas' death has been more than a little premature: People magazine appears to have accidentally posted the actor's obituary, reports the BBC , in the latest casualty of the pre-written obit. The post with the headline "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies" was dated Sept. 29,... More »

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios
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F-Bombs and Other Big Oscar Moments

Melissa Leo's faux pas is sure to be watercooler fodder

(Newser) - Worst Academy Awards ever? E! thinks so, calling it “clunky, amateurish, and pretty much lacking in actual entertainment value for those of us not picking up awards," and New York suggests that the obituary reel "should include a mention of this show." Some of the highlights—... More »

Take Pity on Meth-Dealing Cameron Douglas

Hollywood life brought 'isolation and loneliness'

(Newser) - There are some downsides to being a celebrity’s son (apparently, it can lead you into drug dealing), but it has its upsides—like all the famous friends who will support you when you’re due to be sentenced for said drug dealing. Cameron Douglas’ famous father, grandfather, and stepmom—... More »

Michael Douglas: I Put Career Before Son

Now, he's trying to end destructive father-son cycle

(Newser) - Michael Douglas’ family has a history of difficult father-son relationships, but as son Cameron faces 10 years behind bars on drug charges, Douglas talks with Vanity Fair about second chances—with his own father, with Cameron, and with his youngest children. “My priorities were very similar” to father Kirk’... More »

Jon Leibowitz, Stop Hiding Your Real Name

Daily Show host Stewart a proud Jew ... just not proud enough

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s transformation from black to white makes Ron Rosenbaum of Slate think of Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz—the guy you may know as Jon Stewart. Just as Jackson was probably responding to racism that’s now much less prevalent, the Daily Show host’s stage name “is just... More »

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