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Hilary Swank Is Engaged

She said yes to Ruben Torres

(Newser) - Hilary Swank has announced she is engaged to former tennis pro Ruben Torres. The two-time Oscar winner on Tuesday announced her engagement in an Instagram post . Swank, 41, wrote that Torres proposed while on a hike, and she posted a photo of the couple hugging and smiling. "Went on... More »

7 Cursed Oscar Couples

They broke up within a year of an Academy Award win

(Newser) - Winning an Oscar is great ... but for these couples, rounded up by People , it was followed by the demise of their relationship less than a year later:
  • George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: As a co-producer of Argo, Clooney won Best Picture last year—five months later, he and Keibler broke
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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 »

Swank Fires Long-Time Staff Over Dictator Gaffe

Sure, she's partially to blame, but 'she can't fire herself,' says source

(Newser) - Hilary Swank quickly apologized after taking part in a dictator’s birthday celebration—and promised to donate the cash fee she received to charity—but apparently that wasn’t enough. Last week, the Oscar-winning actress fired her manager of eight years, whom the Independent reports is also a friend. Two... More »

Swank Not the First to Party With Bad Guys

Actress sorry, claim she wasn't aware it was a birthday celebration

(Newser) - Well, that didn’t take long: Hilary Swank has officially apologized for celebrating the birthday of Chechnya's leader , a charming fellow accused of kidnappings, torture, and killings. But she can take comfort in the fact that she's not exactly a trailblazer when it comes to stars rubbing shoulders... More »

Celebs Slammed for Partying With Chechen Prez

Human Rights Watch wants them to give money back

(Newser) - Note to celebrities: We know swanky multimillion-dollar parties are probably fun and you get paid a lot to attend them, but it's probably best to skip those held in honor of political leaders accused of kidnappings, torture, and extrajudicial killings. Hilary Swank and Jean Claude Van Damme did not... More »

10 Surprising Celeb Dropouts

It's not just Disney starlets who ditch education

(Newser) - The fact that Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears never finished high school isn't exactly shocking. But you might be surprised to hear that these more serious celebs also dropped out. The Frisky found 10 you wouldn’t expect:
  1. Hilary Swank: Managed to snag a role as a high school teacher
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'Strong Women' Do Like Movies—Good Movies

Female protagonist is a poor argument for stodgy Amelia

(Newser) - This weekend's battle at the multiplex, where sci-fi trounced Amelia Earhart, has carried over into the world of virtual opinion. Washington Post critic Ann Hornaday fired the first shot, and Sady Doyle fires back, explaining that she senses a “note of condescension.” See Amelia, Hornaday implores. “No... More »

This Amelia Never Takes Off

Swank shines as Earhart in largely forgettable biopic

(Newser) - Hilary Swank is superlative as Amelia Earhart, say critics, but the too-conventional movie around her never really engages in what made the aviatrix tick and stays earthbound as a result.
  • Swank is "strangely mesmerizing as Earhart," writes Connie Ogle in the Miami Herald , but director Mira Nair's biopic
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Hilary Swank Gets Naked in Front of 6-Year-Old

The actress has no problem with her boyfriend's son seeing her in the buff

(Newser) - Hilary Swank talks her upcoming movie Amelia, her thoughts on having a family (“my career is like, for lack of a better word, a baby”), and celebrity marriages (“the only difference is that you have your issues in front of the public”) with Joanna Coles for... More »

Hollywood's Most Profitable Actresses

Naomi Watts delivers big hits for relatively little pay

(Newser) - Straitened studio heads unwilling to give $10 million to divas and hope for a hit should call Naomi Watts' agent right now. The Australian star of Mulholland Drive and The Ring is the most bankable actress in Hollywood, Forbes calculates. Her films earned an average of $44 for every dollar... More »

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