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Bones Actor Dies at 41
Bones Actor Dies at 41

Bones Actor Dies at 41

Heath Freeman, who played serial killer Howard Epps, remembered as a 'soulful spirit'

(Newser) - Actor Heath Freeman, best known for his two-year run as a serial killer on Bones, has died at the age of 41. His manager, Joe S. Montifiore, confirmed his death to NBC News on Tuesday without giving the circumstances. He called Freeman "a brilliant human being with an intense...

Quantum Leap Star Dean Stockwell Dies at 85
Quantum Leap Star
Dies at 85

Quantum Leap Star Dies at 85

Dean Stockwell had a career that spanned 8 decades

(Newser) - He kicked off his acting career on Broadway at the age of 7. More than seven decades later, Dean Stockwell had racked up hundreds of stage, screen, and TV credits, Oscar and Emmy nominations, and the reputation of a "cult indie character actor who refused to fit in,"...

A Beloved 'Bosom Buddy' Has Died
A Beloved
'Bosom Buddy'
Has Died

A Beloved 'Bosom Buddy' Has Died

Peter Scolari, co-star in '80s sitcom with Tom Hanks, had been living with cancer for 2 years

(Newser) - Actor Peter Scolari, who starred in the '80s sitcom Bosom Buddies opposite Tom Hanks, has died at the age of 66, reports USA Today . His representative, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, says he died Friday after living two years with cancer. Scolari was also well known for his star turn as...

Married With Children's Sagal Hit by Car in LA

67-year-old actor going to be fine after Tesla tagged her in crosswalk

(Newser) - Katey Sagal is "going to be fine" after a Tesla clipped her in a Los Angeles crosswalk, a source tells People . TMZ first reported the Married With Children, Sons of Anarchy, and Conners star was hit Thursday around 11:30am as she was crossing the street, and the driver...

Hamilton's New Duel: With Ex-Actor Over a Dressing Room

Transgender actor: show wouldn't renew contract over request for gender-neutral dressing room

(Newser) - A former Hamilton cast member has filed a discrimination complaint against the show, and their lawyer says it's one that should serve as "a wake-up call for the theater industry." Suni Reid, a Black transgender nonbinary actor who'd appeared with the New York, Chicago, and Los...

How College Pals Fell Victim to Hollywood Ponzi Scheme
D-List Actor Pleads Guilty
in $690M Ponzi Scheme

D-List Actor Pleads Guilty in $690M Ponzi Scheme

Zachary Horwitz faces 20 years for scheme that ensnared his college buddies

(Newser) - Update: An actor accused in a $690 million Ponzi scheme will face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of securities fraud on Monday. Zachary Horwitz of 1inMM Capital allegedly used fake licensing agreements to fool investors, including his college buddies, into putting up money...

Harry Potter Star Suffers 'Medical Incident' on Course

Tom Felton taken to hospital after collapsing during celebrity golf match

(Newser) - Actor and musician Tom Felton was taken to a Wisconsin hospital Thursday after he collapsed during a celebrity match ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup. The Brit, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, "experienced a medical incident on the course" while representing Team Europe, the PGA...

Friday Co-Star AJ Johnson Dies
Actor, Comedian
AJ Johnson Dead at 56

Actor, Comedian AJ Johnson Dead at 56

He was best known for role in 'Friday'

(Newser) - Ice Cube says he is saddened by the death of Friday co-star Anthony "AJ" Johnson. A rep for the 56-year-old comedian and actor confirmed the death to Fox . "Our BH Talent family is saddened about the loss of an amazing iconic legend in comedy," said LyNea Bell....

Wire Star Was 'the Kindest of Persons'

Actors including Wendell Pierce, Edward Norton remember Michael K. Williams

(Newser) - Celebrities, including many of Michael K. Williams' co-stars on The Wire, are paying tribute to the Emmy-nominated actor, who was found dead in his Brooklyn home on Monday. "The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his...

Jean-Paul Belmondo Starred in Breathless
French Actor
Shook Up
Image of a
Leading Man

French Actor Shook Up Image of a Leading Man

Jean-Paul Belmondo starred in 'Breathless'

(Newser) - Jean-Paul Belmondo, star of the iconic French New Wave film Breathless, whose crooked boxer’s nose and rakish grin helped make him one of the country's most recognizable leading men, has died. He was 88. No cause of death was given, the AP reports. Belmondo’s career spanned a...

As Tom Cruise Filmed, His BMW Was Boosted

Along with thousands of dollars in luggage stowed inside the X7 in England's Birmingham

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is out a whole lot of luggage, as well as other belongings, after someone boosted the Beemer he was using while filming the next installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise in England, reports Page Six . Sources say Cruise was "hopping mad" after the BMW X7 was stolen...

'True Action Legend' Who Wowed Tarantino Dead at 82

'Kill Bill' star Sonny Chiba starred in more than 100 films

(Newser) - Japanese actor Sonny Chiba, who wowed the world with his martial arts skills in more than 100 films, including Kill Bill, has died. He was 82. Chiba, known in Japan as Shinichi Chiba, died late Thursday in a hospital near Tokyo, where he'd been treated for COVID-19 since Aug....

Shia LeBeouf Is About to Become a 'Saint'

Director Abel Ferrara says he's cast actor as Padre Pio in his next film

(Newser) - Shia LeBeouf has been living under the radar for a while, reportedly in treatment and otherwise avoiding the spotlight after being accused of abuse by ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs. Now, Variety reports the 35-year-old actor might be lined up for a "comeback." Abel Ferrara, the director behind such films...

Breakthrough COVID Kills Actor
Breakthrough COVID Kills Actor

Breakthrough COVID Kills Actor

A longtime advocate, Alvin Ing appeared on Broadway, on TV, and in films

(Newser) - Alvin Ing's death last week followed a breakthrough COVID-19 infection, the actor's representatives said Tuesday. Ing received a pneumonia diagnosis in mid-July and tested positive for COVID-19 a few days later, Deadline reports. "Honolulu native and American Army veteran with a gift to serve, he felt a...

Drake Bell Sentenced in Child Endangerment Case

Actor who exchanged sexual texts with minor sentenced to 1 year of probation

(Newser) - "Jared Drake Bell is a pedophile and that is his legacy," a woman who said the Nickelodeon had groomed her since she was 12 told a sentencing hearing in Ohio Monday. Bell, who pleaded guilty last month to attempted child endangerment and disseminating material harmful to juveniles, could...

Throat Cancer, Voice Box Can't Silence Val Kilmer

Actor speaks through personal footage spanning decades in new doc

(Newser) - Val Kilmer's speaking ability was severely limited by an operation on his trachea, but no matter. The actor speaks volumes, through footage personally shot over four decades, in a new documentary premiering this week at the Cannes Film Festival. Val utilizes home video footage "from virtually every chapter...

Rising Actor, 23, Dies on Fourth of July

Daniel Mickelson's cause of death is unclear

(Newser) - While much of the country was celebrating Fourth of July, others were mourning a rising Hollywood actor, who died tragically at age 23. Daniel Mickelson, who was featured in the 2019 independent horror movie The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man and appeared in several episodes of Brat TV's...

Gone Girl Actress Dies After Hit-and-Run

Lisa Banes
Dies After

Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Hit-and-Run

Known for roles in 'Gone Girl' and 'Cocktail'

(Newser) - Actress Lisa Banes has died from the injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run collision in New York City earlier this month, reports People . The 65-year-old had been hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury since June 4, when a motorized scooter struck her as she crossed a street on the Upper...

Film Studio: 'Sorry for the Pain' of Laverne Cox Dubbing Flap

Universal hired male actor for Italian version of 'Promising Young Woman'

(Newser) - In the Oscar-winning film Promising Young Woman, Laverne Cox plays the role of Gail, the best friend and boss of Cassie, the protagonist. But the Italian version of the movie has now spurred a dubbing controversy, as the voice of the transgender actor has been replaced with that of a...

90210 Actor's Reveal: 'I Am Absolutely Uninterested in Shame'

AnnaLynne McCord talks about her diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder

(Newser) - AnneLynne McCord has been open in the past about being raped when she was a teen, and how her treatment for it opened the floodgates to a series of memories, including ones of childhood sexual abuse. Now, per People , the 33-year-old Nip/Tuck and 90210 actor is revealing her dissociative identity...

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