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9 Iconic Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller?

(Newser) - John Travolta as Forrest Gump? Difficult to envision, but it could have happened: Travolta turned down the role before Tom Hanks ended up with it, according to HLN 's list of 18 iconic roles that almost went to different actors. More:
  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo
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Jersey Boys Falls Flat

Film doesn't live up to the Broadway musical: critics

(Newser) - What do you get when you mix Clint Eastwood and a Tony Award-winning musical? That would be Jersey Boys, the film version of the Broadway show starring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli and Christopher Walken as a mobster. So will you be singing along or dozing in your seat?... More »

10 Celebs' Pre-Fame Career Plans

Danny DeVito ... hairdresser?

(Newser) - Not all celebrities wanted to be celebrities when they grew up. The Huffington Post rounds up the career plans 19 actors had before they got discovered. A sampling:
  • Jennifer Lawrence: Wanted to be a doctor.
  • Steve Buscemi: Actually was a firefighter in New York City.
  • Queen Latifah: Studied to be
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Coroner Alters Natalie Wood's Death Certificate

To 'drowning, other undetermined factors'

(Newser) - Natalie Wood's death certificate now gives the cause of death as "drowning and other undetermined factors" instead of merely "drowning," according to a copy obtained by the AP . The amended document now also states that it is "not clearly established" how the actress ended up... More »

Natalie Wood Death Now 'Undetermined'

Certificate no longer reads 'accident'

(Newser) - Nearly 31 years after actress Natalie Wood drowned while on a boat cruise off Catalina, the LA County Coroner has changed her death certificate from "accident" to "undetermined," reports TMZ . The investigation was re-opened last November after the boat's captain made comments that raised doubts about... More »

Natalie Wood's Death Still an Accident

Re-opened investigation finds no evidence of foul play

(Newser) - After nearly two months of investigation , officials have come to the same conclusion they did decades ago: Natalie Wood's death was an accident. The LA County Sheriff's Department has found no new evidence to suggest otherwise since re-opening the case, the Los Angeles Times reports. "At this... More »

What's New in Natalie Wood Case? So Far, Nada

It's still not clear what, if any, evidence led to case being reopened

(Newser) - Trying to make sense of all the new information in the Natalie Wood case ? Good luck with that, because so far there hasn't been any. The Los Angeles Times assesses the hoopla: The boat captain gave no details to back up his assertion that Wood widower Robert Wagner... More »

Natalie Wood Investigation Reopened

Homicide cops taking fresh look at star's 1981 drowning

(Newser) - Los Angeles County homicide detectives have reopened an investigation into the 30-year-old mystery of actress Natalie Wood's death. The star's 1981 drowning was ruled an accident. But her last evening, which she spent on a yacht with husband Robert Wagner and movie co-star Christopher Walken, has long been... More »

Walken Lookalike Stalking NJ College Students

Schizophrenic banned from state campuses

(Newser) - A mentally ill man with an uncanny resemblance to actor Christopher Walken has been hospitalized after stalking students at several colleges. Tony Kadyhrob, 68, was arrested and released on bail after trying to pull a Rider College student into his car last week, reports the New York Daily News . A... More »

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