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Mel Tries to Salvage Career With Beaver Puppet

'Crazy' film may be an odd choice just now

(Newser) - Mel Gibson hopes to shore up his fading career with his latest role as a depressed dad who cures himself by talking to a beaver puppet that lives on his own hand. Sounds pretty pathetic, but word is that the movie—directed by Gibson friend and fellow actor Jodie Foster—...

Jodie Foster: 'I Will Love Mel for the Rest of My Life'

Longtime friend is still on Gibson's side

(Newser) - Everybody hates Mel Gibson … except Jodie Foster . The actress talked to More magazine about her friend Mel before he got himself embroiled in this Oksana Grigorieva drama, recalling that “the second I met him,” while filming Maverick together in 1994, “I said, 'I will love this...

5 Ways to Market Mel's Next Movie
 5 Ways to 
 Market Mel's 
 Next Movie 
coming soon: 'the beaver'

5 Ways to Market Mel's Next Movie

None of which will work...

(Newser) - Jodie Foster made two mistakes with her latest directorial effort: She named it The Beaver, and she hired Mel Gibson to star in it. Summit Entertainment originally planned to release the movie, about a guy who goes crazy (sound familiar?) and befriends a beaver hand puppet, next year. Now that...

Fake But Hot Incestuous Couples

From 'Star Wars' to 'Arrested Development,' something's not quite right

(Newser) - It's taboo and generally creepy, but sometimes—under the right cinematic circumstances and with the knowledge that nobody's actually related—incest can be, well, hot. Willa Paskin of New York rounds up fictional couples who have real chemistry:
  • Cathy and Chris Dollanganger, Flowers in the Attic: "Nothing can stop

Jodie Foster Attacked Me: Teen
 Jodie Foster Attacked Me: Teen 

Jodie Foster Attacked Me: Teen

And in today's bizarre news, we have this gem...

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is famously private, but she finds herself in the news today after allegedly attacking a 17-year-old on May 29. After the boy, a Foster fan, spotted her in a parking lot and snapped some pictures, Foster “pushed and shoved him leaving scratches and bruises on his arm,...

Jodie Foster Provides First Words for Simpsons Baby

Jodie Foster guest stars

(Newser) - For someone who never talks, Maggie Simpson has a familiar voice. Jodie Foster guest-starred on The Simpsons last night, providing the voice for the youngest member of the family, the Daily Mail reports. In the episode, Maggie gives a speech about babies’ rights. “Throughout the ages the finger-painter, the...

Diaz Tops Best-Paid Actresses
 Diaz Tops Best-Paid Actresses

Diaz Tops Best-Paid Actresses

Shrek , Kutcher pic helped bring in $50M

(Newser) - Hollywood's leading ladies earn big bucks for delivering box office gold, and rake in even more with lucrative product endorsements. Together, the top 10 best-paid actresses made more than $244 million in the last 12 months, reports Forbes. Here's how the stars stack up:
  1. Cameron Diaz, $50 million
  2. Keira Knightley,

Jodie Dumps 15-Year Partner for New Gal

Foster leaves lover she was raising kids with for younger screenwriter

(Newser) - Jodie Foster has traded in Cydney Bernard—her slightly frumpy, older stay-at-home lesbian partner of 15 years—for a younger hotshot screenwriter, the Daily Mail reports. The 45-year-old Oscar-winner met Cynthia Mort two years ago on a movie set and their families became fast friends.

Nim's Island a Little Too Busy
 Nim's Island a Little Too Busy 
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Nim's Island a Little Too Busy

Adventure film with plucky young heroine one for the tweeners

(Newser) - The spectacular scenery in Nim's Island impressed the critics, as did the film's focus on the pluck and intelligence of its young heroine (Abigail Breslin). Multiple storylines, however —about Nim's life in a Pacific paradise, her lost-at-sea father, and her relationship with an agoraphobic writer (Jodie Foster)—end up...

Hollywood Is 'Like Al-Qaeda,' Says Everett

It's no wonder Jodie waited so long to come out, gay star rails

(Newser) - The fact that Jodie Foster finally came out of the closet last week doesn't mean Hollywood is getting more tolerant of gay actors, British actor Rupert Everett fumed in an interview in the Times of London. "It's the opposite," he said. "She is 45 and she just...

Why Jodie Foster Finally Stepped 'Out'

Promised dying gay friend, who may be baby daddy: Daily Mail

(Newser) - Jodie Foster’s tentative move out of the closet, at an awards show last week, may be the work of an old friend who, rumor has it, may be the father of her children, the Daily Mail reports. Foster  thanked her live-in partner Cydney Bernard—calling her “my beautiful...

Witherspoon Rises to Top of Salary List

America's latest sweetheart commands up to $20M per movie

(Newser) - Rendition was a dud, but Reese Witherspoon's peachy $15 million to $20 million fee per movie puts her atop this year’s highest-paid actress list. But she and other leading ladies—such as runner-up Angeline Jolie—often accept lower payoffs to keep their schedules packed, the Hollywood Reporter observes.

Jodie Hits #1 With a Bullet
Jodie Hits #1 With a Bullet

Jodie Hits #1 With a Bullet

The Brave One ranks first at the weekend box office, but fails to meet expectations

(Newser) - Jodie Foster's The Brave One ranked number one with a bullet this weekend at $13.5 million, although it failed to meet studio expectations, reports Deadline Hollywood Daily. Critic Nikki Finke laments the film's reviews and marketing, but applauds Foster as a rare actress able to open a hit movie....

'70s Vigilantes Take '07 in Hands
'70s Vigilantes Take '07 in Hands

'70s Vigilantes Take '07 in Hands

New slate of vigilante films in era that mirrors '70s anxiety

(Newser) - Our era of economic upheaval and political powerlessness mirrors that of the 1970s, and now we’re getting our own silver screen vigilantes to clean up the mess. Everyman killers like Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle took action when the system wouldn’t, says Slate, and this season “vengeance...

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