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John Hinckley Apologizes to Jodie Foster

As Ronald Reagan's daughter speaks out on possibility of release

(Newser) - After a judge granted him unconditional release next June assuming he remains mentally stable, would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley issued a number of apologies for the 1981 shooting. In addition to the American people, Reagan, and the three other people who were injured, Hinckley apologized to Jodie Foster, whom...

Jodie Foster Wins Award, Inexplicably Thanks Aaron Rodgers

There's actually a backstory, and it started with the Green Bay Packers QB

(Newser) - It started with a weird shoutout from Aaron Rodgers last month, when the MVP award was bestowed on him at the NFL Honors show and he thanked, of all people, Jodie Foster. When the topic was broached during Foster's appearance not long after on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show,...

Starbucks Barista Majorly Goofs on Helen Hunt's Name


(Newser) - Celebrities— they're just like us . Helen Hunt says Starbucks mangled the spelling of her name on her drink order, but the goof was a little more extreme than "Hellen." A confused barista mixed her up with fellow Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster—and didn't even manage to...

Jodie Foster Weds Girlfriend

Actress marries artist Alexandra Hedison

(Newser) - Jodie Foster may have come out as gay only last year, but today she's a married woman. The 51-year-old Oscar winner married photographer girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, 44, over the weekend, reports E! Online . The two had been dating almost a year, notes People . Earlier this month, a report surfaced...

Jodie Foster Joins AA —for Her New Love

She's apparently dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is reportedly dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex, photographer Alexandra Hedison—and sources say the relationship is getting so serious that Foster has given up alcohol, because Hedison is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for more than 10 years. Foster "joined Alcoholics Anonymous and has embraced a...

5 Surprisingly Bilingual Stars
 5 Surprisingly Bilingual Stars 

5 Surprisingly Bilingual Stars

Admit it: You had no idea Kobe Bryant speaks Italian

(Newser) - If you were impressed when you found out Bradley Cooper speaks French , well, you'll love this list rounded up by Chelsea Fagan at Thought Catalog . Fagan offers up video evidence of 10 stars who are bilingual. Five standouts:
  • Jodie Foster speaks French.
  • Kobe Bryant speaks Italian.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow speaks

Elysium Grabs No. 1, as Millers Opens Strong

Aniston/Sudeikis vehicle unexpectedly takes No. 2

(Newser) - Despite some critics' reservations , Elysium soared to the top of this weekend's box office, opening with $30.5 million. But as the Los Angeles Times reports, the weekend's surprise was Jennifer Aniston/Jason Sudeikis comedy We're the Millers, which unexpectedly grabbed the No. 2 slot with $26....

Elysium Not Exactly the 'Promised Land'
 Elysium Not Exactly 
 the 'Promised Land' 

Elysium Not Exactly the 'Promised Land'

Many critics agree: Matt Damon is great, but 'District 9' was better

(Newser) - Much like in real life , Matt Damon's character in the sci-fi thriller Elysium isn't too fond of government bureaucrats. Set in royally screwed-up Los Angeles (home to the masses) and an idyllic space station in the clouds (home to the rich) circa 2154, this flick from Neill Blomkamp...

Jodie Foster: Jamie Lee Curtis' Emergency Contact?

Curtis calls Foster after car accident, Foster rushes over

(Newser) - Jamie Lee Curtis was in a car accident yesterday in Venice, California, and emerged OK. Too boring to report? Maybe, save for this rather interesting detail: Curtis, who was a passenger in the SUV that hit a BMW, immediately called Jodie Foster, who rushed right over to the scene. TMZ...

31 Celebrity Atheists
 31 Celebrity 

31 Celebrity Atheists

Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, and other stars who don't believe in God

(Newser) - Not all celebrities are thanking God when they practice their Oscar acceptance speeches. CNN rounds up 31 famous atheists:
  • Daniel Radcliffe: "I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like

27 Celebs' Real Names
 27 Celebs' 
 Real Names 

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios

25 Youngest Oscar Nominees and Winners

Not all child stars are like Lindsay Lohan...

(Newser) - Sometimes child stars grow up to be Lindsay Lohan. Other times, they get nominated for an Oscar at age 14 and grow up to be Jodie Foster. Huffington Post rounds up the latter in its slideshow of the 25 youngest Academy Award nominees and winners, all of them aged 20...

Globes Were Actually Pretty Awesome
 Globes Were 
 Actually Pretty 
review ROUNDUP

Globes Were Actually Pretty Awesome

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler 'nailed it'

(Newser) - Critics agree: With top-notch hosting , memorable speeches , and an appearance by Bill Clinton, last night's Golden Globes were a big success—a feat all the more impressive given the awards-show track record. Here's what reviewers are saying:
  • "Lovely, brilliant, and utterly fearless," hosts Tina Fey and

Jodie Foster 'Comes Out' in Globes Speech

Star says she's keeping private life private

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is the talk of the entertainment world after an amazing Golden Globes speech in which she addressed rumors that she is a lesbian and poked fun at the media's need for a public declaration, Jezebel reports. "I already did my coming out about a thousand years...

Robert Pattinson Turns to ... Reese

Kristen Stewart's support? Jodie Foster

(Newser) - Robert Pattinson has found a shoulder to cry on following Kristen Stewart's betrayal : Reese Witherspoon's. Pattinson, who starred with Witherspoon in Water for Elephants , has been holing up at her California ranch—though previous reports claimed he was partying in London. (Apparently Pattinson tends to get close to...

Ricky Gervais May Have Just Outed Jodie Foster
Ricky Gervais May Have
Just Outed Jodie Foster
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Ricky Gervais May Have Just Outed Jodie Foster

'Golden Globes' host makes a 'Beaver' joke...

(Newser) - While making a joke about "Jodie Foster's beaver" in his Golden Globes monologue, host Ricky Gervais noted that he hadn't seen it himself—and that he had "spoken to a lot of guys here, they haven't seen it either. That doesn't mean it's...

For Mel Gibson, Best New Movie Promotion for 'The Beaver' May Be Silence
 Gibson on Beaver: 'I Faked It' 

Gibson on Beaver: 'I Faked It'

Star comes out of shell a bit at Cannes, but Foster does most talking

(Newser) - A hand puppet has been doing most of the public speaking for Mel Gibson since the release of The Beaver, but the AP notes that the star emerged slightly during the movie's Cannes premiere yesterday. Gibson turned up on the red carpet—after skipping an earlier news conference—and...

Movie Review: 'The Beaver' Stars Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster
Shockingly, Gibson Not One
of Beaver's Many Problems
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Shockingly, Gibson Not One of Beaver's Many Problems

Jodie Foster directs film about depressed man and his puppet

(Newser) - Jodie Foster directs The Beaver, the story of a seriously depressed man who starts speaking by way of a beaver hand-puppet. The film’s not great, but Mel Gibson is at the top of his game:
  • "There are all kinds of problems with The Beaver. Ironically, Mel Gibson isn'

Jodie on Mel: People Say Nasty Things When Drunk

'People have struggles in life,' director says

(Newser) - Beaver director Jodie Foster says she has no regrets about casting her old friend Mel Gibson as her co-star, despite the star's headline-grabbing personal life. Foster says she knows moviegoers might be wary of Gibson—who pleaded guilty to domestic abuse last week—but she's willing to defend him. "...

Mel's Gibson's Beaver Fallout Begins

Puppet in altered YouTube trailers screams in his own Oksana rants

(Newser) - Mel Gibson seemed to be begging for it, and now it's come: his Beaver fallout begins. The actor's bid to resurrect his career playing a depressed dad who cures himself by talking to his beaver hand puppet has taken a hilarious turn on YouTube. Altered trailers for Gibson's new...

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