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Cops: Rust Assistant Director Didn't Check, Called Gun 'Cold'

'I think there was some complacency on this set,' sheriff said earlier

(Newser) - Update: Police say the assistant director who handed a gun to Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust before it discharged, killing the cinematographer, admitted to detectives he did not fully check it before handing it to the actor and declaring it a "cold," or safe, gun. Rather...

Criminal Charges 'on the Table' in Alec Baldwin Film Shooting

DA says gun was real, shouldn't be referred to as prop

(Newser) - Criminal charges could be filed in the fatal shooting on the New Mexico set of an Alec Baldwin western last week, though the investigation into what went wrong could take "weeks, if not months," the Santa Fe County district attorney said Tuesday. "We haven’t ruled out...

Alec Baldwin Shooting Takes a Nasty Political Turn

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Alec Baldwin Shooting Takes a Nasty Political Turn

Donald Trump Jr. and others go after him, brush off criticism of their attacks as 'sanctimony'

(Newser) - As the investigation continues into the fatal shooting involving Alec Baldwin on a movie set, it won't be too surprising to learn that politics is becoming front and center. As Jack Coyle writes at the AP , some of Baldwin's many critics on the right are going after the...

Brandon Lee's Fiancee: 'There's No Such Thing as a Prop Gun'

Lee, son of Bruce Lee, was killed on movie set in 1993, in similar way as Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - The family of Brandon Lee, the actor who died in 1993 in a freak gun accident while filming The Crow, knows too well the feelings that the family of Halyna Hutchins is going through. After the 42-year-old cinematographer was killed last week in New Mexico when a gun being handled...

Now, Scrutiny of Another Crew Member on Fatal Baldwin Film

Assistant director had been fired after gun went off on set of previous job

(Newser) - The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed a cinematographer last week had been fired from a previous job after a gun went off on a set and wounded a member of the film crew, a producer said Monday. The disclosure emerged as producers of Baldwin's...

Rust Gaffer Blames Death On 'Unprofessionalism'

Serge Svetnoy doesn't name names but says armorer was negligent

(Newser) - The chief electrician—the gaffer—on the set of Rust has some strong words about the lack of professionalism that he says led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins . Echoing other crew members' comments that gun safety wasn’t being taken seriously on the production, Serge Svetnoy wrote a...

New AFI Scholarship Honors Halyna Hutchins

She graduated from film school in 2015

(Newser) - A new scholarship for women cinematographers has been founded to to honor Halyna Hutchins. The 42-year-old graduated from the American Film Institute's prestigious AFI Conservatory film school in 2015 and she was considered a rising star in the industry before she was killed on the set of Rust last...

Cameraman on Film Set: Baldwin Was 'Very Careful' With Guns

Director, crew speak out, while new clues emerge on how live round may have ended up in gun

(Newser) - An affidavit released Sunday details more on what went down on the New Mexico set of Rust, where a supposed prop gun being used by Alec Baldwin went off, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. "Joel stated that they had Alec sitting in a pew in...

Armorer on Baldwin Set Called 'Inexperienced and Green'

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed reportedly raised alarms on last film set with Nic Cage

(Newser) - As the investigation into how one was killed and another injured with what was supposed to be a prop gun on an Alec Baldwin film set, many have turned their focus to Rust's young head armorer. Per TMZ , Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was in charge of guns on the set where...

Workers on Baldwin Film Say Gun Misfire Wasn't the First

Sources say there were at least 3 previous ones on set; camera crew walked out right before shooting

(Newser) - More details are trickling out about the tragic accident Thursday involving Alec Baldwin, in which he fired a prop gun on a New Mexico movie set that ended up killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. A prop makers union has said that a "live single round"...

Union Says 'Live Single Round' Killed Woman on Movie Set

Alec Baldwin breaks silence after accident, says he's cooperating with investigators

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin has broken his silence on the deadly prop gun accident that left a woman dead on his movie set. Police in New Mexico say Baldwin himself fired the prop gun, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42. Director Joel Souza, 48, was injured. Details and more:...

Cinematographer Killed on Set Was 'Building a Reputation'

Halyna Hutchins, 42, described as a rising star

(Newser) - The cinematographer tragically killed Thursday when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the movie Rust was about to get her big break, according to friends. Halyna Hutchins, named one of American Cinematographer's Rising Stars of 2019 , was shot around 1:50pm local time while working...

Alec Baldwin Fires Prop Gun That Kills Cinematographer

'Rust' director also seriously injured in incident on film set

(Newser) - In a tragic accident Thursday, Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of his new movie Rust that, somehow, killed the film's cinematographer and left the director injured. Authorities were called to the Bonanza Creek Ranch set Thursday afternoon; they airlifted Halyna Hutchins, 42, to a New...

Alec Baldwin Explains His Tweet About Gillian Anderson

Actor deactivates Twitter account after backlash about his comment on her switching accents

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin is off Twitter again, and once again it involves the controversy about his wife's heritage. But this time, it's a little more indirect. After CNN talked to actress Gillian Anderson, who was raised in the US and Britain, about how she slips in and out of...

Mystery Surrounds Arrival of Alec, Hilaria Baldwin's 6th Baby

Their fifth child together was just born Sept. 8

(Newser) - Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have welcomed a sixth baby to their family, a source confirms to People , hours after Hilaria posted a photo to Instagram showing herself with the couple's five known children, plus a newborn. The news set off rampant speculation on Twitter, considering she just gave birth...

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Baldwin Takes Himself Off Twitter

Actor leaves platform 'for now' after his wife has been criticized online

(Newser) - After weeks of online debate over his wife's ethnicity , Alec Baldwin has decided to step off the platform, though apparently not for good. "Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming," the actor tweeted Monday. "Not much of a party. Goodbye for now." Debate...

Hilaria Baldwin Says Uproar Has Been 'Surreal'

'Who is to say what you're allowed to absorb and not absorb growing up?'

(Newser) - Hilaria Baldwin is not as Spanish as people believed she was —and she's not sure why people are making such a big deal out of it. Baldwin, who grew up in Boston with American parents but speaks with a Spanish accent, tells the New York Times that she...

Alec Baldwin Reacts in Very Alec Baldwin Way to Hilaria Uproar

Has strong words for commenters on social media

(Newser) - As you probably guessed he would, Alec Baldwin went ahead and got involved in the social media fracas over wife Hilaria's heritage. First, he posted a Mark Twain quote on Instagram reading, "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes....

Hilaria Baldwin on Accusations: 'Yes, I Am a White Girl'

Alec Baldwin's wife, born 'Hillary,' says she grew up immersed in both American, Spanish cultures

(Newser) - Hilaria Baldwin celebrated the final weekend of 2020 by defending her origin story after recent accusations that she's been "posing as a Spanish person for years," as the Daily Beast puts it. The 36-year-old author and ex-yoga instructor, who's married to actor Alec Baldwin, posted a...

Amy Schumer's Baldwin Joke Keeps Going

After first controversy, she pretends photo of Alec, Hilaria, and their kids is her own

(Newser) - It's a safe bet Amy Schumer didn't expect a jokey online post involving Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec, would cause such a firestorm. It began earlier this week, when 36-year-old Hilaria, a yoga instructor, posted a photo of herself , clad in underwear, holding new son Eduardo. As a...

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