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CBS Won't Run Ads for Redford Film Unflattering to CBS

Network won't be accepting advertising for movie based on Dan Rather debacle

(Newser) - CBS has refused to run advertising for Truth, the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits a painful episode in the network's past involving a discredited 2004 news story on former President George W. Bush's military service record. CBS has denounced the movie, which opens Friday,... More »

Why You Should Probably Avoid A Walk in the Woods

Robert Redford, Nick Nolte play travel companions in critic-splitting flick

(Newser) - An impressive cast including Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson can't save A Walk in the Woods , a new flick based on Bill Bryson's travel memoir of the same name. It's a trip better left untaken, according to most critics. (It's just below the 50%... More »

Louis CK Hated This Robert Redford Movie

'All Is Lost' really bugged him, as an avid boater

(Newser) - Celebrity catfight alert? Louis CK recently sat down with NPR —and, in an amusing tidbit of the interview picked up on by Vanity Fair , the comedian revealed that he was not a fan of Robert Redford's sailing drama, All Is Lost. You see, CK has a yacht, just... More »

Captain America Is Year's 1st ... Summer Blockbuster

Critics generally agree it's a crowd-pleaser

(Newser) - Chris Evans is back as Captain America in an action-packed flick that seems better suited for a summer opening—and may in fact be better than its 2011 version. With a star-studded line-up, including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford, critics generally agree The Winter Soldier pleases. Here's what they'... More »

9 Actors Who Turned Down Huge Roles

Carrie Bradshaw could have been played by ... Dana Delany?

(Newser) - Can you picture anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw? How about someone other than Julia Roberts playing Vivian in Pretty Woman? Probably not, but both of those roles, and 17 others rounded up by Wetpaint , almost went to other actors. Click through the gallery for a sampling.... More »

Baseball Fan Who Shot Her Idol Dead at 83

Ruth Ann Steinhagen inspired 'The Natural'

(Newser) - An obsessed baseball fan's near-fatal attack on her idol became a movie—but the fan herself quietly died three months ago. Ruth Ann Steinhagen, whose story inspired the Robert Redford movie The Natural, was 83 when she died Dec. 29 of a subdural hematoma that arose after a fall... More »

8 Celebs Who Are Glad They Got Fired

Howard Stern was just too shocking for one radio station

(Newser) - If you've ever been fired, it probably wasn't a pleasant experience—but take heart from these eight celebrities rounded up by the Week . They, too, got canned, only to move on to bigger and better things:
  • Jerry Seinfeld: He had a recurring role on Benson in the early
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Obama Turning His Back on Environment

Robert Redford is furious about recent ozone decision

(Newser) - President Obama has always claimed to care about the environment. “But what good is it to say the right thing unless you act on it?” asks actor Robert Redford in the Huffington Post . After some of his administration’s recent decisions—like backing off updated ozone standards and giving... More »

Redford Bringing Sundance to London

We're bring some American culture to the Brits, actor announces

(Newser) - The Sundance Film Festival will soon make its British debut, founder Robert Redford announced yesterday in London, where he also pleaded for continued funding for the arts. "You can't cut the arts because it enriches the culture," the 74-year-old actor said. "You can't, unless it is an... More »

The Greatest Sports Movies Ever Made

(Newser) - After a "bloody battle royale," the sports staff of the New York Daily News has anointed the best sports films of all time. Among the contenders:
  • Raging Bull: Robert De Niro's knockout performance as boxer Jake LaMotta makes this one of the greatest movies of any kind ever
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Redford, Longtime Galpal Marry

Plus, trouble in paradise for Madonna and Jesus

(Newser) - Robert Redford married longtime girlfriend Sibylle Szaggars in Germany this weekend, E! reports. The actor and the painter, who met in the early '90s at a Sundance Film Festival event, married in a small private ceremony conducted in Szaggars’ native German, according to a local newspaper. It is the second... More »

Redford Remembers Newman

From Butch Cassidy to birthday gifts, Robert Redford recalls friendship

(Newser) - "Paul really likes to have fun and…he really especially loves to laugh at his own jokes, and some of them are just really awful," Robert Redford recalled of his friend Paul Newman to ABC News. "He enjoyed them so much…you'd start to laugh with him... More »

All Hail Paul, 'Ultimate Cool Guy'

From Clooney to the Clintons, nation pays tribute to actor icon

(Newser) - E! Online published a list of high-profile tributes in remembrance of Paul Newman's death Friday. Here are some highlights:
  • "He set the bar too high for the rest of us. Not just actors, but all of us." —George Clooney
  • "Paul Newman was the ultimate cool guy
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Ailing Newman Gives $120M Company to Charity

Reports say movie legend dying of lung cancer

(Newser) - Movie legend Paul Newman has quietly turned over his ownership of Newman's Own cookies and salad dressing company—worth $120 million—to his charitable foundation, which helps ill and impoverished kids, reports Fox TV. News of the gift comes amid reports the gaunt 83-year-old star is dying of lung cancer;... More »

Redford Kid Debuts at Sundance

Amy Redford establishes herself behind the camera

(Newser) - Actor Robert Redford's daughter doesn’t back away from questions about bias regarding a decision by the Sundance film festival—founded by her pop—to show the first movie she's directed. "I've been involved in other films that haven't made it, and it's a democratic selection process," Amy... More »

Hollywood Won’t Wait for Troops to Come Home

Slate of controversial war films on the way

(Newser) - About a dozen films exploring America's widely debated role in Iraq and Afghanistan are set for release or in production, marking a break with Hollywood's unwritten rules for depicting an ongoing war. Most films made during WW2 were outright propaganda. And films critical of the Vietnam conflict weren't released until... More »

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