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Jane Fonda on Peter Fonda's Death: 'He Went Out Laughing'

'Easy Rider' star died of respiratory failure from cancer at age of 79

(Newser) - Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles,... More »

Peter Fonda: My Barron Trump Tweet 'Went Way Too Far'

Actor apologizes after tweet gets Secret Service called on him

(Newser) - Peter Fonda apologized Wednesday for a late-night Twitter rant in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from "his mother's arms and put in a cage with pedophiles." The all-capitals tweet in the wee hours went on to call President Trump an expletive. The actor... More »

Five Easy Pieces Star Karen Black Dead at 74

Actress co-starred with Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Fonda

(Newser) - Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and Nashville, died yesterday from complications from cancer. She was 74. Known for her full lips and thick, wavy hair that seemed to change color... More »

Peter Fonda to Obama: You're a Traitor

Environmentalist not happy with president's handling of oil spill

(Newser) - Another Cannes ruckus: Peter Fonda called President Obama a “f***ing traitor” at the launch of a documentary about the BP oil spill, the AFP reports. At yesterday’s premiere of The Big Fix, Fonda recalled his reaction to the feeling that Washington was trying to silence reporting on... More »

Peter Fonda Finds Corpse on Sunset Boulevard

Actor pulls over to check on man slumped in car

(Newser) - Easy Rider star Peter Fonda found a dead body in a car on Sunset Boulevard yesterday after trying to be a Good Samaritan. The actor drove past a man slumped in a car, and pulled over to investigate. He immediately called 911. Investigators believe the man committed suicide and had... More »

7 High-Profile Missing Movie Props

Ruby slippers, Maltese Falcon, Spider-Man costume have all disappeared

(Newser) - Important things vanish in movies all the time—ghosts, ninjas, starlets' clothing. But what happens to important props that may have aftermarket value? Quite often, they go missing. Mental Floss lists seven iconic movie props that mysteriously disappeared:
  • The Easy Rider motorcycle: Two copies of each bike in the counterculture
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Twitter: LSD for Our Time

(Newser) - The parallels between Twitter and LSD are just too trippy for blogger Phil Baumann to ignore. “What was once a side project, a sort of laboratory experiment,” he writes, “has now seeped into the public domain and everyday more and more people are tripping tweeting.” Highlights... More »

Born In The Spotlight

Actor kids take up family biz

(Newser) - Some strive for the spotlight. Others are simply born into it. From Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s brood of young actors (daughter Kate Hudson and sons Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell) to Jane and Peter Fonda (spawn of Henry), the second-generation stars in this Vanity Fair collection were all... More »

Fonda to Sell 'Easy Rider' Loot

Items from iconic Western up for grabs

(Newser) - Peter Fonda is auctioning off a stash of memorabilia from Easy Rider that he's held onto since the movie's 1969 release. The producer, co-writer, and co-star of the trailblazing film "decided it was time to share some of his treasures." The crown jewel is the American flag from... More »

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