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Alyssa Milano Reveals Her 'Anxiety' Before 2 Abortions

The actress opens up in her latest podcast

(Newser) - Alyssa Milano is getting personal about abortion. The actress—who recently called for a sex strike to oppose anti-abortion laws—revealed in her podcast Sunday that she had abortions twice in her 20s. "In 1993, I had two abortions," the 46-year-old said, per USA Today . "I was... More »

Fireman Who Left to Star on Walking Dead Dies

Dango Nguyen, who played a guard to diabolical Governor on hit AMC show, is dead of cancer at 48

(Newser) - A longtime Georgia firefighter who pursued his acting dreams and landed a recurring role on The Walking Dead has died. The Athens-Clarke County fire department posted on Facebook that Dango Nguyen died Saturday morning "after a hard-fought battle with cancer." MSN reports he was 48. Nguyen, who CNN... More »

Faye Dunaway Fired After Crew 'Feared for Their Safety'

The legendary actress was starring in 'Tea at Five'

(Newser) - The producers of a one-woman, Broadway-bound play announced Wednesday they had cut ties with their famously temperamental star—Oscar-winner Faye Dunaway, the New York Post reports. Sources say the July 10 performance of Tea at Five was scrapped at the last minute after Dunaway threw a backstage fit at the... More »

Keanu Reeves Gives Fan 'Breathtaking' Surprise

He stopped at her yard to sign her sign

(Newser) - Keanu Reeves is filming long-awaited sequel Bill and Ted Face the Music in Louisiana—and he gave a fan in Slidell what Ted "Theodore" Logan would probably call a most excellent surprise. When Stacey Hunt discovered filming was taking place nearby, she put up a "You're Breathtaking"... More »

Sharon Stone: Hollywood Was 'Brutally Unkind'

And the actor has health advice for women

(Newser) - Sharon Stone has news about her 2001 stroke: Hollywood was "brutally unkind" as she tried to recover, the Guardian reports. Appearing at a Women's Brain Health Initiative in Los Angeles, she tells Variety that everyone from "women in my own business to the female judge who handled... More »

Actor Charles Levin Found Dead in Remote Area

Vehicle was stuck on 'almost impassable road'

(Newser) - Authorities in Oregon say they believe there is a "high probability" that remains found in a remote area in the southern part of the state are those of missing actor Charles Levin. The 70-year-old's son reported him missing July 8 after he hadn't heard from him in... More »

RIP, Rip Torn

Texan's acting career spanned 7 decades

(Newser) - Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in theater, television, and movies and win an Emmy in his 60s for his comedy turn on TV's The Larry Sanders Show, has died. He was 88. Torn died Tuesday afternoon at his home... More »

Rising Film and TV Actor Is Dead at 20

Cameron Boyce made his movie debut at age 9

(Newser) - "Too young. Too sweet. Too funny." So wrote one celebrity after the surprising death Saturday of rising star Cameron Boyce, People reports. The 20-year-old actor, known for his Disney Channel roles and cheered for his philanthropy, apparently died in his sleep. "It is with a profoundly heavy... More »

He Was the TV Dad to an Alien. Now, Our Goodbyes

Tony-nominated Max Wright played Willie Tanner on 'ALF'

(Newser) - The actor best known as Willie Tanner, the TV dad who took in an extraterrestrial named ALF, has died. Max Wright passed away Wednesday at his Hermosa Beach, Calif., home at the age of 75, reports TMZ , which notes Wright had long battled cancer. Wright's son confirmed his death... More »

Julia Roberts: 'I Had No Business Being in a Movie Like That'

Julia Roberts explains how 'Pretty Woman' evolved

(Newser) - "I had no business being in a movie like that." So says Julia Roberts about the original Pretty Woman—then titled 3000—a film that apparently went from dark-and-art to Hollywood rom-com before anyone yelled "action!" Roberts tells the story in a Variety Actors on Actors... More »

Game of Thrones Star Seeks Help for 'Personal Issues'

Kit Harington checked into wellness retreat weeks ago

(Newser) - The end of Game of Thrones hit star Kit Harington very hard, friends say. Sources tell Page Six that the 32-year-old actor, who played Jon Snow, checked into a luxury treatment facility in Connecticut almost a month ago and is being treated for stress, exhaustion, and alcohol issues. "He... More »

Theron: This Is How Hollywood 'Slaps You in the Face'

Actor tells the story of 'Wonder Woman' casting offer

(Newser) - For Charlize Theron, it was a defining moment—and one that reflects how Hollywood recasts women the moment they turn 40, USA Today reports. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the actor responded to a rumor she had turned down the film role of Wonder Woman, which... More »

Trainspotting 2 Actor Is Shot Dead

Bradley Welsh shot in Edinburgh, where he owned a boxing gym

(Newser) - Those who watched Trainspotting 2 will know him as gangland figure Doyle. (See a clip here .) Actor Bradley Welsh, 48, who starred in the sequel to the popular original, was shot to death in his hometown of Edinburgh, reports the BBC . Welsh was found in a public stairwell, and... More »

Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Dead at 48

Comedian is believed to have taken his own life

(Newser) - The comedy world is in mourning for one of its own with the death of actor and comedian Brody Stevens at the age of 48, People reports. He apparently took his own life, with law enforcement sources telling TMZ Stevens was found hanging in his Los Angeles home early Friday... More »

Monkees' Bass Player Peter Tork Is Dead

He was like the Ringo Starr of his made-for-TV band

(Newser) - The Monkees' deliberately goofy bass and keyboard player, Peter Tork, has died at age 77, reports the Washington Post . Tork had been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009. His death leaves two surviving members of the group, Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith. Lead singer Davy Jones... More »

Liam Neeson Premiere Called Off Amid Backlash

Comments on race might have killed his career

(Newser) - The New York premiere of Liam Neeson's latest movie was abruptly called off Tuesday night amid a backlash to the actor's disturbing admission in an interview published Monday—and some observers think his entire career might be over. Lionsgate studio had no comment on the cancellation of the... More »

White Powder Sent to Smollett Is Identified

It was aspirin; search continues for 2 people of interest

(Newser) - A threatening letter sent to Jussie Smollett in the days before the Empire actor was attacked in Chicago warranted a HAZMAT team, though the white powder it contained was ultimately found to be aspirin. The letter received Jan. 22 at Cinespace Studios, where Empire is filmed, is being investigated by... More »

Attackers Put Empire Star in Noose: Report

Jussie Smollett suffered fractured rib in Chicago attack: TMZ

(Newser) - Empire star Jussie Smollett was viciously attacked in Chicago early Tuesday in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. The African-American actor, who is openly gay and plays gay character Jamal Lyon on Empire, was leaving a Subway restaurant around 2am when he was recognized by two white... More »

Bialik Reveals Her Holiday Misery on Instagram

The 'Big Bang Theory' actor is alone and her cats are angry

(Newser) - Granted, people in Syria are really suffering . But that doesn't make Mayim Bialik's Christmas any better: "The government is in a shutdown, it's Christmas Eve day, I'm newly single and not doing so well to be quite honest," the Big Bang Theory actor writes... More »

What Crouching Tiger Actor Plans on Doing With His $715M

Chow Yun-fat says his wife is OK if he gives it all to charity when he dies

(Newser) - Amid the stories of good fortune emerging at the end of the year, one more to wrap things up—this time, involving a famous Hong Kong actor and some eventually very lucky recipients. The Guardian reports that Chow Yun-fat, the 63-year-old star best known here in the US for his... More »

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