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'Miss Marple' Dies at 82

Britain's Geraldine McEwan had long acting career

(Newser) - The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles, including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died yesterday... More »

Wild Card Is Less Wild, More Dull

A few good fight scenes and not much else: critics

(Newser) - If you like Jason Statham movies, you'll probably like Wild Card. Otherwise, probably not. Though it's based on William Goldman's 1985 novel Heat, this flick left critics cold. Here's what they're saying:
  • "Watching Stanley Tucci is almost worth the price of a ticket to
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Can Chris Pratt Pull Off Indiana Jones?

Reactions to casting rumor pour in

(Newser) - As you may have heard, Disney is reportedly considering a revival of the Indiana Jones franchise, and Chris Pratt is the rumored frontrunner for the title role. Mike Fleming Jr. called it a "helluva good idea" when reporting the rumor in Deadline yesterday—Pratt is, of course, pretty hot... More »

Two-Time Oscar Winner Stuck Playing 'Nice Mom'

Dianne Wiest says she's been typecast by Hollywood, and is struggling

(Newser) - Just because you've won two Oscars doesn't mean you're set for life: Dianne Wiest, 66, who has supporting actress Academy Awards under her belt for both Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway, tells the New York Times that nowadays it's tough for her to... More »

Sean Penn to Adopt Charlize's Kid: Source

He's reportedly already filed the paperwork

(Newser) - Sean Penn has filed papers asking to adopt Charlize Theron's 3-year-old son, Jackson, whom she adopted in 2012 , a source tells People . "Charlize and Sean are very serious. Charlize says this is it," the source says. "Jackson already calls Sean 'Daddy.' This is the... More »

Anne Hathaway, Jon Stewart Get the Giggles

Her description of 'Song One' sets them both off

(Newser) - Anne Hathaway's new movie, Song One, deals with some pretty serious stuff—but something about the way Hathaway described it to Jon Stewart on the The Daily Show last night struck them both as funny, and once they descended into the giggles, there was no stopping. Hathaway was explaining... More »

Here's Why Judi Dench Put Weinstein on Her Butt

She wanted to thank producer, wasn't sure how

(Newser) - There's a longstanding Hollywood rumor that Judi Dench has Harvey Weinstein's name tattooed on her butt—and Weinstein himself recently revealed to BBC's The Graham Norton Show that the rumor is basically true. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Dench stuck to television and stage roles for quite... More »

Eastwood's Sniper Is His 'Best in Years'

Bradley Cooper delivers as the US' deadliest sniper

(Newser) - An Oscar nominee for best picture, American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle , considered the deadliest sniper in US history. Based on Kyle's 2012 autobiography, the Clint Eastwood-directed flick follows the soldier to war and back. Is it worth the journey? Here's what... More »

Marilyn Manson at 46: Cat Pics, Legal Pot

Prince of darkness has grown up a bit

(Newser) - At age 46, Marilyn Manson is still the "prince of darkness" you know him as—in a new New York Times profile, he calls himself a "destroying, chaos element in the world"—but some things have changed a bit. For example, during the Times interview, he showed... More »

A Guide to Today's Biggest Oscar Snubs

Selma, Lego...

(Newser) - The Oscar nominations come once a year, and so too the avalanche of stories on the biggest snubs. But in terms of 2015 , Richard Lawson at Vanity Fair puts it thusly: "Don’t the nominations this year feel so wrong?" Our roundup of this year's particularly vocal snub-coverage:... More »

Twin Peaks Revival Will See Return of Kyle MacLachlan

He'll reprise his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper

(Newser) - Get excited, Twin Peaks fans: Special Agent Dale Cooper is officially back. "You look like you need a damn fine cup of coffee," said Kyle MacLachlan as he walked onstage at the Television Critics Association's Showtime panel yesterday. Showtime President David Nevins then confirmed that MacLachlan "... More »

Amazon Scores Woody Allen's First TV Series

He'll write and direct half-hour episodes on Prime

(Newser) - Woody Allen is getting ready to make his first-ever TV series, though in a press release, he doesn't quite sound prepared: "I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin." The filmmaker will write and... More »

John McCain Snags Another Parks and Rec Cameo

Senator will appear again on NBC show

(Newser) - John McCain will be back for the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation. McCain, who appeared in a brief cameo with Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, in the fifth season premiere, will have more scenes with Poehler—as well as Aubrey Plaza, who plays April Ludgate—in... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Your running list of the night's awards

(Newser) - After Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue , the Golden Globes were off and running:
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to JK Simmons for Whiplash.
  • Best Supporting Actress, TV went to Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey. Onstage, she mentioned a letter she got from a rape
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Best Lines From Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

They open Golden Globes with jokes about The Interview, Bill Cosby

(Newser) - After welcoming an audience full of " minimally talented spoiled brats ," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off tonight's Golden Globes—the last one, they say, that they will host.
  • They made sure to start their opening monologue by noting they were there to honor "all the
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MLK 'Expertly' Captured in Timely Selma

David Oyelowo 'mesmerizing' as he portrays King's private side

(Newser) - If critics are to be believed, Selma might be the best movie you see this season. The historical drama following Martin Luther King Jr. as he fights for racial equality in Selma, Alabama, circa 1965 has an impressive 99% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they're... More »

Hair Extensions Among Giudice's Prison Complaints

She is also no fan of the food

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is not a huge fan of prison. Sources tell Radar she's already complaining. First of all, she's "not thrilled with the food," an insider says. "It's extremely bland." Amusingly, the source adds that... More »

Bieber's New Gig: Underwear Model

For Calvin Klein, no less

(Newser) - Justin Bieber: pop singer, heartthrob, frequent troublemaker , enemy of the Vatican , and now, Calvin Klein underwear model. Yes, as the Hollywood Reporter points out, Bieber is finally being paid to take off his shirt . Bieber is the face of the My Calvins campaign, which, of course, required him to strip... More »

Game of Thrones Coming to IMAX

Episodes, trailer to be shown later this month

(Newser) - If you think the only thing that could make Game of Thrones better is a bigger screen, you're in luck: It's headed to the biggest one of all. Later this month, the HBO show will become the first TV series ever to appear on IMAX screens, with 150... More »

Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds Welcome Baby

At least, that's what sources are saying

(Newser) - If Page Six 's sources are to be believed, Blake Lively has already given birth after a pregnancy that did not last nearly so long as, say, the seemingly interminable pregnancies of either Kim Kardashian or Jessica Simpson. After announcing they were expecting in October, Lively and husband Ryan... More »

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