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Sean Penn Hands an Oscar to Zelensky

'When you win, bring it back to Malibu'

(Newser) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wasn't nominated for an Oscar during his acting career—which included playing the president of Ukraine in a comedy series—but he now has one such trophy in his possession. Sean Penn met Zelensky in Kyiv Tuesday and handed him one of his two Oscars,...

Sean Penn, Ben Stiller Can Never Go to Russia
Guess Who Can
Never Go to Russia?
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Guess Who Can Never Go to Russia?

Country permanently bans Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, among others

(Newser) - Sean Penn and Ben Stiller have been very publicly engaged in activism on behalf of Ukraine, and now Russia would like them to know they're not welcome. The country's foreign ministry on Monday permanently banned 25 high-ranking officials, academics and experts, business leaders, and cultural figures from...

Sean Penn Issues an Oscar Threat
Sean Penn Issues
an Oscar Threat

Sean Penn Issues an Oscar Threat

He pledges to 'smelt' his awards if Ukraine's Zelensky is not allowed an appearance

(Newser) - The Oscars are awarded Sunday night, and rumors are flying that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky might make an appearance via video. The New York Post reports that no decision has been made as Academy officials debate the idea. However, Oscar winner Sean Penn—a fierce critic of Russia's invasion—...

Ukraine Welcomes Sean Penn
Sean Penn Had to Hoof It
to Polish Border
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Sean Penn Had to Hoof It to Polish Border

Actor-director shares photo of himself walking out of Ukraine

(Newser) - Update: Sean Penn has left Ukraine and it doesn't look like the process was easy. The actor-director, who flew to the country to work on a Vice Studios documentary about Russia's invasion, tweeted a photo showing him walking toward the Polish border, luggage in hand, with a line...

Sean Penn to Unhappy Staffers: Stop Whining and Quit

Two claiming to work for his nonprofit weren't happy with long hours, lunches for COVID work

(Newser) - Two people claiming to work for Sean Penn's nonprofit posted public comments griping about working conditions, and the actor is not having it. As People reports, Penn's Community Organized Relief Effort is currently focused on helping with the vaccination rollout in Los Angeles and elsewhere. When the New ...

Sean Penn Has Perfect Response to Bed-Head Critics

Actor turns his appearance into another plug for his CORE charity

(Newser) - Sean Penn made an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday to plug the work of his nonprofit CORE —Community Organized Relief Effort—which is helping to make COVID tests available for free in needy communities. But what seemed to catch most people's attention was Penn's...

Fast Times Reading Reunites a Famous Couple

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have a steamy scene

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reunited for the second time this year, and this time, it was all about love—between their characters. The pair joined fellow celebrities for a live, virtual table read of the 1982 cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hosted by comedian Dane Cook....

Sean Penn: Yes, I Got Married
Sean Penn: Yes,
I Got Married

Sean Penn: Yes, I Got Married

59-year-old actor says he secretly wed 28-year-old Leila George last week in 'COVID wedding'

(Newser) - Sean Penn appeared on Seth Meyers' late-night show on Monday, and he addressed a rumor that had been building momentum over the weekend, per Yahoo . "Yeah, we did a COVID wedding," the 59-year-old actor said of his alleged marriage to Leila George, 28, his girlfriend of four years,...

Actress Who Took Sean Penn to 'El Chapo': Penn Betrayed Me

Kate del Castillo sues ex-Mexican officials for 'political persecution'

(Newser) - Actress Kate del Castillo said she's suing former Mexican officials for $60 million in "moral and material damages" because of what she calls "political persecution" against her. Mexican authorities investigated del Castillo following the secret meeting she arranged with Sean Penn and former fugitive drug boss Joaquin...

Sean Penn's Son Arrested on Drug Charges
Sean Penn's
Son Jailed in
Nebraska

Sean Penn's Son Jailed in Nebraska

Hopper Penn, girlfriend accused of drug possession

(Newser) - A year after speaking out about his struggle with drugs, the son of Sean Penn and Robin Wright has been arrested on drug possession charges in Nebraska, reports the AP . A Nebraska State Patrol spokesman says 24-year-old Hopper Penn, and his girlfriend, 26-year-old Uma Von Wittkamp, were arrested Wednesday afternoon...

Sean Penn to Colbert: My Ambien Hasn't Worn Off
Sean Penn
Interview:
2 Cigarettes,
Ambien
'Late Show'

Sean Penn Interview: 2 Cigarettes, Ambien

He acknowledges it's not that different from one of his regular interviews

(Newser) - Sean Penn not only puffed away on a cigarette throughout his interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday's Late Show —the actor gave the interview while still under the influence of a sleep aid. "I’m doing well," Penn said in response to Colbert's greeting. "...

Brad Pitt Bid $120K to Watch Game of Thrones

At a charity auction to watch an episode with 2 of the show's stars

(Newser) - Brad Pitt was willing to throw down $120,000 to watch an episode of Game of Thrones with two of the show's stars, but in the end it wasn't enough. The film star was on the losing end of a bidding war that took place during Sean Penn'...

Penn Fearful of 'Reckless' Netflix Film on 'El Chapo'

Actor apparently nervous film will make it appear he helped DOJ nab famous drug lord

(Newser) - Sean Penn's 2015 Mexican sitdown with drug lord Joaquin Guzman (aka "El Chapo"), which he documented in an early 2016 Rolling Stone article , caused its fair share of controversy . And the ruckus isn't over yet, as the actor is now going after Netflix for a documentary...

Charlize Theron: I Did Not 'Ghost' Sean Penn

She opens up about the end of their relationship

(Newser) - In an extensive interview with WSJ. Magazine , Charlize Theron opens up a bit about the breakdown of her relationship with Sean Penn. "There is this need to sensationalize things," she says of the rumors that swirled after their breakup—such as stories claiming she "ghosted" him. "...

Mexican Actress Opens Up About El Chapo and Sean Penn

She says parts of Penn's Rolling Stone article never happened

(Newser) - Kate del Castillo, the Mexican actress who befriended notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and inadvertently aided in his recapture, gave her first major interview to the New Yorker . In the interview, she claims that actor Sean Penn lied about parts of their journey to visit El Chapo...

Actress Who Helped Penn: Mexico Gov't Wants to 'Destroy' Me

Kate del Castillo is under investigation

(Newser) - Mexican actress Kate del Castillo hooked Sean Penn up with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for a fateful interview , and she's turned into quite a controversial figure: Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez recently said Guzman may have helped finance del Castillo's tequila business, and in response to that,...

Sean Penn: My El Chapo Article 'Failed'

He has one 'terrible regret' in particular about 'Rolling Stone' interview

(Newser) - While Sean Penn might not think his interview for Rolling Stone with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was rife with "stupidities," the actor now concedes he has "a terrible regret" about it—and he thinks the article ultimately "failed," CBS News reports. In a Santa...

El Chapo's Lawyer: Penn Article Full of 'Stupidities'

He wants him to testify about his 'lies' in 'Rolling Stone'

(Newser) - In Rolling Stone , Sean Penn quotes Joaquin Guzman as saying: "I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana than anybody else in the world." Now Guzman's lawyer wants Penn to "testify to respond about the stupidities he has said," arguing the actor made up that...

Penn on El Chapo Controversy: 'Nothin' to Hide'

Actor has a response, albeit brief

(Newser) - Sean Penn's El Chapo interview may have gotten the Mexican drug lord captured , but it's also got Penn (and Rolling Stone, where it was published) catching a lot of flak . The AP asked the actor about it in an email exchange, specifically posing questions "on whether it...

How Sean Penn Got to El Chapo

 How Sean Penn 
 Got to El Chapo 
THE RUNDOWN

How Sean Penn Got to El Chapo

It all may date back to a 2012 tweet

(Newser) - The big buzz of the weekend was Sean Penn's 10,000-word Rolling Stone interview with Joaquin Guzman, less formally known as El Chapo. The interview is said to have led to the drug kingpin's capture on Friday in the city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa. The latest:
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