Robert De Niro

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This Might Be the Weirdest Detail in Any Embezzling Suit

De Niro's company says ex-employee binge-watched 55 episodes of 'Friends'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro's production company is going after a former employee it accuses of embezzling, and the lawsuit spotted by Variety has an odd and entertainment-esque detail. It accuses Chase Robinson of binge-watching an impressive 55 episodes of Friends over a four-day period in January while on the job.... More »

Why The Irishman Trailer Release Is a Big Deal

The trailer, released Wednesday, paints it as an awards contender—and it's on Netflix

(Newser) - "One of the first trailers for an obvious awards-bait film" this season was just released , writes Ani Bundel at NBC News , but the film—Martin Scorsese's The Irishman—is heading to Netflix. That shouldn't be shocking in 2019, but the fact that "one of the biggest... More »

De Niro: Mueller's Performance Wouldn't Get Him an Oscar

Because 'calm, confident, and dignified' isn't what the academy honors, he writes

(Newser) - The byline of Robert De Niro's opinion piece for the Washington Post points out the actor received an Emmy nomination for playing Robert Mueller on SNL. So he's perhaps more of an expert than most on a "Mueller performance." And he begins in a tongue-and-cheek fashion,... More »

SNL Channels Its Inner Queen

Alec Baldwin returns as President Trump, cast is havin' such a good time in Cold Open

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live as President Trump, only this time he brought his inner rock star, channeling Queen in a parody of "Don't Stop Me Now." He was joined by Cecily Strong as Melania Trump, Beck Bennett as Mike Pence, Aidy Bryant as Sarah... More »

Angelica Huston Doesn't Want to See Jack in Fockers Movies

Actress dislikes good actors in bad movies

(Newser) - What happens on the set should stay on the set, Angelica Huston says in defending Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused of inappropriate behavior by two women. The actress appeared in two seasons of Transparent with Tambor. She also says that she wouldn't hesitate to work with Woody Allen again,... More »

'Daddy Won!' SNL Tackles Mueller Report

Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro return to play nemeses Trump and Mueller

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went straight for the low-hanging fruit this week with a Cold Open again featuring Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller finishing his report, Aidy Bryant as William Barr favorably summarizing it, and Alec Baldwin as President Trump tweeting his response, reports the New York Times . Case in... More »

Hollywood A-Listers Revolt Against Oscars

Hundreds of big-name actors, directors, cinematographers slam Academy decision

(Newser) - The backlash against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues, and increasingly bigger names are joining the fray. After announcing that four awards would be bestowed during commercial breaks at the Feb. 24 Oscars, there was immediate pushback from those who said it was insulting to recipients in... More »

De Niro's Return to SNL as Mueller 'Awkward'

The Jason Momoa-hosted episode to plug Aquaman didn't go exactly swimmingly

(Newser) - Robert De Niro popped out of Eric Trump's closet in his return as Robert Mueller on Saturday Night Live's Cold Open, but the actor stumbled over his lines in a performance the Guardian calls "all awkward delivery and self-satisfied mugging." Further, "even by the low... More »

After 3 Decades Together, De Niro and Hightower Split

They're in 'a period of transition,' actor says in statement

(Newser) - After more than two decades of marriage and more than three decades together, Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower are splitting up. "Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process," De... More »

Veteran Pete Davidson Mocked Turns the Tables

Dan Crenshaw drops by 'Weekend Update' after last week's controversy

(Newser) - The controversy of Pete Davidson's week past reared its head on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, with the actor making an appearance on Weekend Update to apologize for making fun of a congressman-elect who lost an eye in war. "The man is a war hero and... More »

Add Joe Biden, De Niro to List of Targets

More suspicious packages are intercepted

(Newser) - It looks like we can add Joe Biden and Robert De Niro to the list of targets of the person or persons who have been sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats after more suspicious devices were intercepted Thursday. That brings the count to at least nine devices so far since... More »

Trump Hits Back at De Niro

Says actor is 'a very Low IQ individual'

(Newser) - President Trump is slamming actor Robert De Niro as "a very Low IQ individual." At Sunday night's Tony Awards, De Niro launched an expletive at Trump. On Monday, the actor apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president." Trump is responding on Twitter... More »

De Niro, in Canada, Keeps the Trump Slams Coming

He apologizes to Canadians for 'idiotic behavior'

(Newser) - He got bleeped during the Tony's broadcast Sunday night for his expletive-ridden denunciation of President Trump, and Robert De Niro kept things rolling on Monday. While in Toronto for the groundbreaking of a Nobu hotel, the actor apologized to Canadians for the "idiotic behavior of my president,"... More »

De Niro Bleeped for Trump F-Bomb

The crowd gave him a standing ovation

(Newser) - With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Trump. De Niro, a staunch... More »

SNL Milks Surprise Cameos

Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller stop by in 'Meet the Parents' send-up

(Newser) - In a romp down Meet the Parents memory lane, Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro crashed Saturday Night Live with a modern political twist—as President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Robert Mueller, respectively. De Niro interrogated Stiller with the help of a lie detector, though his subject was... More »

De Niro: US Is Suffering From 'Temporary Insanity'

'Let's just say we're suffering from a case of temporary insanity,' he tells Mideast summit

(Newser) - Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration's stance on climate change, telling a packed audience in the Middle East that he was visiting from a "backward" country suffering from "temporary insanity." He said that in the country he's describing, the head... More »

De Niro Making News Again Over Vaccines

Supports $100K reward offered for proof of debunked link to autism

(Newser) - Despite once expressing a desire to punch him, Robert De Niro now says he's open to working President Trump—at least indirectly—on exploring the debunked link between autism and vaccines, the Washington Post reports. "If he does the right thing, he does the right thing," the... More »

Obama Names 21 Recipients of Medal of Freedom

Michael Jordan, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, and more

(Newser) - President Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks, and Robert Redford with the nation's highest civilian honor, the AP reports. They are among 21 people Obama plans to recognize with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House next Tuesday. Honorees from the sports world... More »

De Niro Pulls Vaxxed From Film Fest

'We do not believe it contributes to or furthers the discussion I had hoped for'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro last week defended the decision to screen Vaxxed at the Tribeca Film Festival, saying, "this is very personal to me and my family and I want there to be a discussion," because he has a child with autism. The actor has since reconsidered, reports the... More »

De Niro Defends Screening of Anti-Vaxxer Film

He says he wants a 'conversation around the issue'

(Newser) - Robert De Niro says he's not anti-vaccination—he's just in favor of screening an anti-vaccination documentary made by a disgraced medical researcher. The actor is defending his decision to include Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, which he co-founded, Rolling Stone... More »

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