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Celebrities Assemble for Joss Whedon's Pro-Clinton Video

And promise a Mark Ruffalo nude scene

(Newser) - Joss Whedon hopes the prospect of a Mark Ruffalo nude scene will get people fired up about voting in November. The Hollywood Reporter reports the Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator took a break from movie-making to launch the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Save the Day, returning Wednesday... More »

Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned for 1996 Drug Conviction

California's pardon states the actor has shown 'exemplary behavior'

(Newser) - California's governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people receiving pardons. Downey was convicted of felony drug possession after he was arrested on a Los Angeles County... More »

These Questions Made RDJ Walk Out of Interview

Robert Downey Jr. didn't like it when things got 'Diane Sawyer-esque'

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr. thought he was doing an interview to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron, and for almost four minutes, he was. But when Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Britain's Channel 4 started getting personal yesterday, RDJ wasn't happy—and ended up walking out of the interview, the Los Angeles ... More »

Robert Downey Jr. Presents Iron Man Arm to Boy, 7

Actor works with nonprofit that makes affordable bionic limbs

(Newser) - Not only did Alex Pring, 7, recently receive an Iron Man-themed prosthetic arm: None other than Robert Downey Jr. presented it to him. Alex's bionic prosthetic limb was made by Limbitless Solutions , a nonprofit run by University of Central Florida students. The group's goal is to 3D-print affordable... More »

There's Too Much Junk in The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are great, but no fireworks

(Newser) - If you thought Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall would create magic on screen, critics might be about to burst your bubble. The Judge, in which Downey Jr. stars as a hotshot lawyer representing his judge-turned-murder-suspect dad Duvall, doesn't live up to some expectations. Here's what critics are... More »

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...

Robert Downey Jr., again

(Newser) - For the second year in a row , Robert Downey Jr. has snagged the top spot on Forbes ' list of Hollywood's highest-earning actors. Once again, he's estimated to have earned $75 million between last June and this one, and once again, a large part of that is probably... More »

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling Expecting Baby

Downey Jr., wife also have baby on the way

(Newser) - From movie parents to real ones: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, who started dating after playing parents in The Place Beyond the Pines, are reportedly expecting a child, the first for either of them. A friend of Mendes' tells People that the 40-year-old actress had never planned marriage or children,... More »

Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Busted With Cocaine: Cops

Indio Downey arrested in LA

(Newser) - More than a decade after Robert Downey Jr. successfully turned his life around , his son has been arrested on drug charges. Indio Downey was stopped after police saw him allegedly smoking a pipe in a car in West Hollywood yesterday, Radar reports. He was a passenger in the car, according... More »

44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list . More »

9 Celeb Couples Who Fought Addiction Together

Stars who had their partners' support through a dark time

(Newser) - When these celebrities faced a struggle with addiction, their partners stood behind them. Wonderwall rounds up nine famous couples who weathered the storm together:
  • Melanie Griffith has been treated for substance abuse problems three times, two of them during her relationship with Antonio Banderas. She's written on her website
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Top 10 Highest Paid Actors

Robert Downey Jr. is a no-brainer, but Channing Tatum is in 2nd at Forbes

(Newser) - Even a casual Hollywood observer might have predicted that Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. would land atop Forbes ' new top10 list of the highest-paid actors. But who would have bet on Channing Tatum, thanks to Magic Mike, the film he and Steven Soderbergh financed? It cost $7 million and... More »

Avengers 2 Stars Battle 'Cheap' Marvel

Deadline Hollywood: Some actors may not sign for sequel without bigger payday

(Newser) - The Avengers may have been a blockbuster hit for Marvel, but many of the stars may not return for its sequel if the notoriously tightfisted comics company (now owned by Disney) won't cough up more cash, Nikki Finke reports in a Deadline Hollywood exclusive. While marquee name Robert Downey... More »

Iron Man 3 Has Monster $175.3M Open

But it's not enough to topple 'The Avengers'

(Newser) - Iron Man 3 had a massive opening weekend on American soil as expected , but its $175.3 million debut was only good enough for No. 2 of all time, falling well short of The Avengers' $207.4 million. It's still nothing to sneeze at, as Robert Downey Jr. and... More »

Iron Man 3 Solid Enough

Robert Downey Jr. stars in Avengers followup

(Newser) - The latest installment in the Iron Man franchise follows up on the Avengers—and, with its terrorist themes, arrives at an uncomfortable time, critics note. Wonders Anthony Lane in the New Yorker : "Had we really congregated in this place to savor the spectacle of bodies being flung around by... More »

Learn to Love Gwyneth in 6 Easy Steps

You'll need to ditch that Paltrow hate if you're going to get through 'Iron Man 3'

(Newser) - It's quite a dilemma: You want to enjoy Iron Man 3, but you really dislike Gwyneth Paltrow , who happens to be in it. What to do? On Vulture , Amanda Dobbins offers up a convenient 6-step plan for curbing your anti-Paltrow sentiment long enough to enjoy the 130-minute movie:
  • First,
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Iron Man 3 Grabs $195M Global Win

Bodes well for US opening on Friday

(Newser) - Iron Man 3 hasn't even opened in the United States yet, but its global premiere got off to a thunderous $195.3 million start this weekend—even trouncing the $185.1 million mark set by last year's The Avengers, reports the Hollywood Reporter . That bodes well ahead of... More »

11 Celebs for Whom Rehab ... Worked

Let us guess: You forgot Ben Affleck was ever in rehab

(Newser) - Multiple stints in rehab don't seem to have helped Lindsay Lohan one bit, but that doesn't mean it never works. People rounds up 11 celebrities who have actually turned things around after rehab:
  • Ben Affleck: You may have actually forgotten, but in 2001, he went to rehab for
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10 Actors Injured While Filming

It's not all fun and games, apparently

(Newser) - Being an actor brings with it fame, fortune, and sometimes serious injuries. Huffington Post rounds up 10 of the latter:
  • Robert Downey Jr. accidentally broke Halle Berry's arm while filming Gothika. In a scene where he had to restrain her, RDJ just "twisted my arm the wrong way,
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25 Celebrity Jailbirds

Yep, even Frank Sinatra spent time behind bars

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan may have escaped a jail sentence this time around, but she's been there a few times in the past —and so have these 25 other celebs rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Tim Allen: Spent two years in jail after being caught with cocaine and pleading
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10 Stars Who Went From Mess to Success

Maybe there is hope for Amanda Bynes...

(Newser) - You may be worried about Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan , both of whom seem determined to continue on their downward spirals. But, as Radar reminds us, many a formerly troubled star has managed to turn it all around and stage an inspiring comeback. Here are 10:
  • Drew Barrymore: As a
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