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After Daughter's Suicide, Director Bows Out of Justice League

Zack Snyder decided 2-week break wasn't enough

(Newser) - Upcoming superhero film Justice League is getting a new director just six months from its release date. Joss Whedon is taking the reins from Zack Snyder, the director of superhero flicks Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, who is stepping aside to cope with his daughter'... More »

Judge Finally Names Prince's 6 Heirs

His estate is worth an estimated $200M

(Newser) - A judge confirmed Prince's six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend's multimillion-dollar estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide formally declared that Prince died April 21, 2016, without a... More »

Chris Cornell's Wife Points to Prescription Drug

Says he took higher than usual dose of Ativan before 'suicide'

(Newser) - Despite a preliminary autopsy report claiming " suicide by hanging ," Chris Cornell's wife says the rocker's death may have been accidental. Vicky Cornell says the Soundgarden frontman had a prescription for anti-anxiety medication Ativan, and told her "he may have taken an extra Ativan or two"... More »

7 Revelations From I Am Heath Ledger

Including actor's struggle with self-doubt

(Newser) - I Am Heath Ledger, the new documentary featuring previously unreleased home movies of the late actor, premiered on Spike TV Wednesday night. Rolling Stone , Entertainment Weekly , and USA Today round up highlights from the film:
  • He knew right away he wanted to play the lead in 10 Things I Hate
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Actress, 43, 'Too Old' to Play 57-Year-Old Man's Wife

Jamie Denbo tells upsetting story on Twitter

(Newser) - Jamie Denbo, who plays Ginsberg on Orange Is the New Black, is 43. Which is, in Hollywood terms, apparently not young enough to be the wife of a 57-year-old and the mother of an 18-year-old. In a series of tweets last week just now getting mainstream attention , Denbo says she... More »

Lena Dunham Trolls Magazine With Diet-Tip List

Marching one's butt off makes her list

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is finding out that a lot of weight can come with losing a few pounds. The actress/Girls creator is well known for her body-positive approach to living , but caught some flak after she started an exercise program to help with chronic pain related to her endometriosis and slimmed... More »

Val Kilmer Changes His Tune on Cancer

In Reddit AMA, says he had a 'healing' of it

(Newser) - Val Kilmer took Michael Douglas to task for saying the actor had oral cancer . "I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed," was how Kilmer put it six months ago. It appears that wasn't so. In a Wednesday Reddit Ask Me Anything chat that's now grabbing... More »

Scott Baio Explains 'Joanie' Comments After Backlash

He suggested death of former 'Happy Days' co-star was due to drugs

(Newser) - Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems. Authorities in Indiana said Monday that Moran likely died from cancer at her home on Saturday... More »

'Joanie' From Happy Days Is Dead at 56

Actress Erin Moran has died

(Newser) - Sad Hollywood news: Actress Erin Moran, better known as Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days, has died at age 56. Few details are known, but the Harrison County Sheriff's Department in Indiana received a call about an unresponsive female about 4pm Saturday, reports CNN . Moran also starred in the short-lived... More »

Schumer Uses Store's Bathroom, Says Thanks in Huge Way

Go Amy

(Newser) - Tales of Amy Schumer's generosity continue: While jogging around Chicago on April 13, Schumer stopped in at the Six Corners Mattress Firm, hoping to find a bathroom, reports People . Employee Sagine Lazarre, not recognizing the visitor, quickly showed her the way. But when Schumer had done her business, she... More »

Stallone Sues Warner Bros. Over Demolition Man

Actor is suing 'greedy studio' for missing profits

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone might've found a new punching bag. The actor is suing Warner Bros. for fraud, claiming the "greedy" studio failed to pay him profits owed for the 1993 film Demolition Man. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stallone was to receive at least 15% of the film'... More »

In a Lapland Cabin, Shia LaBeouf Lives Alone

It's part of a 30-day art project

(Newser) - Shia LaBeouf's latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland's remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text messages from visitors to a Helsinki museum. The project is called #ALONETOGETHER and involves the other two members of... More »

A Return for Richard Simmons? New Deal Suggests Yes

He may emerge to promote new products, manager says

(Newser) - Richard Simmons might be making a comeback. More than three years after the fitness guru abruptly vanished from public life, his long-time manager says Simmons has signed a licensing deal that could see him return to the spotlight, reports the New York Times . Michael Catalano says Simmons, who's been... More »

Birth Certificate Holds a Surprise for Doris Day

She's really 95

(Newser) - To Doris Day's many admirers, the pert and fresh-faced charmer who starred in Pillow Talk and Move Over Darling is ageless. But Day turns 95 on Monday—which is a birthday surprise to even the star herself, who has long pegged her age to a 1924 birthdate that would... More »

Emma Thompson Blasts Hollywood's 'Evil' Obsession

Says actresses face pressure not to eat

(Newser) - "It's evil." That's how Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson sums up the pressure on actresses to lose weight. While appearing on a Swedish talk show last week, Thompson described how she'd almost quit work on 2008 film Brideshead Revisited because producers asked another actress—the film... More »

'Best Acting Mamma' Dead at Age 69

Darlene Cates played Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp's mother in 'Gilbert Grape'

(Newser) - An actress described on IMDB as "lovable, impressionable, and immeasurably talented" has died at the age of 69, though most people recognize her through her character rather than her real name. Family members say Darlene Cates, who played Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's obese mom in What's ... More »

Val Kilmer's Cate Blanchett Tweets Are Raising Eyebrows

'Once I flew all the way to Australia just to talk to Cate Blanchett'

(Newser) - Val Kilmer is no stranger to unexpected headlines (witness this and this ), but this may take the cake. Multiple outlets are taking note of the actor's days-long series of starry-eyed tweets about actress Cate Blanchett. ("Verging on the creepy," proclaims Mashable .) First, the two stars... More »

Through Tears, Adele Confirms Your Big Fear

She tells fans this might be it as far as touring goes

(Newser) - Adele fans who didn't catch her on her world tour that's winding down may be out of luck in the future. Adele told the audience during Sunday night's show in Auckland that "touring isn't something I'm good at" and she may not do it... More »

Jon Gosselin's 'Blessing' Involves Stripping

'Being a part of something is a blessing,' he says of new gig

(Newser) - "Being a part of something is a blessing," former reality TV star Jon Gosselin tells Entertainment Tonight . The "something" he's referring to is a group of people, but not the one he originally became famous for. The 39-year-old confirms that he'll be stripping in Atlantic... More »

Proud March Madness Mom: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Her son, Charlie, plays for Northwestern

(Newser) - The fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son helped her alma mater, Northwestern, make it into the NCAA March Madness bracket for the first time was a victory in itself. But then the No. 8 seed in the West actually won. Cameras caught Louis-Dreyfus, 56, looking awestruck and mouthing the words "... More »

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