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'Gentle' Actor Is Dead at 16

Logan Williams played a young Barry Allen on The CW's 'The Flash'

(Newser) - "Heartsick." "Beyond sad." "Devastated." These are just three of the reactions to the sudden death of actor Logan Williams, who played a young Barry Allen on The Flash. He passed away Thursday at age 16. The family is "absolutely devastated," his mother... More »

Children's Television Loses a Beloved Voice

William Dufris has died of cancer at age 62

(Newser) - "Can we build it?" "Yes we can!" Anyone familiar with the beloved Bob the Builder catchphrase will care about this. Voice actor William Dufris, who handled the show's title character and four others, has died of cancer at age 62, Entertainment Weekly reports. "We are... More »

Coronavirus Inspires Rosie to Revive Show, Briefly

O'Donnell will bring back her much-loved talk show for just one night

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell is bringing back her talk show—at least for one night. The TV personality will relaunch The Rosie O'Donnell Show this Sunday for a one-night streamer to raise money for The Actors Fund, Too Fab reports. That's because social distancing has taken a bite out... More »

Actor Dead at 38 of Unspecified Illness

Nicholas Tucci had acted in a range of TV shows

(Newser) - Nicholas Tucci, who you might know from shows like Pose and Rami, died Tuesday of an unspecified illness. Variety reports that his father, Alexander Tucci, posted a Facebook message saying his 38-year-old son wanted "to keep his illness private so that he could continue to pursue his professional and... More »

Reviews Lift The Invisible Man

'Hedgehog' and 'Call of the Wild' trail, while Peter Pan tale doesn't soar

(Newser) - The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller The Invisible Man rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spot atop the box office this weekend, the AP reports. Universal Pictures on Sunday estimated that the film from writer-director Leigh Whannell earned $29 million from North American theaters. Internationally, it picked up... More »

Clint Eastwood Backs a Dem for President

The Hollywood luminary also talks about #MeToo and why he likes 'Gran Torino'

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's wide-ranging chat with the Wall Street Journal touches on his films, his politics, and playing golf with Donald Trump—but his line about Mike Bloomberg is making the biggest splash. "The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there," he says... More »

After Oscars Surprise, One Nation Celebrates

South Korea proud of 'Parasite' and director Boon Joon Ho

(Newser) - The Oscars were all about Parasite. The South Korean film became the first foreign-language film to win best picture and its director, Boon Joon Ho, became the first South Korean to win best director. “I'm ready to drink tonight,” Bong said in one of his acceptance speeches,... More »

Tough-Guy Star Robert Conrad Is Dead at 84

He starred in the TV series 'The Wild Wild West'

(Newser) - Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series Hawaiian Eye and The Wild Wild West, died Saturday, the AP reports. He was 84. The actor died of heart failure in Malibu, Calif., family spokesperson Jeff Ballard said. A small private service is planned... More »

Veteran Actor Killed by 'Multiple' Vehicles

Orson Bean was 91 years old

(Newser) - Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian, was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91, the AP reports. The Los Angeles County coroner's office confirmed Bean's Friday night death, saying it was being investigated as a "traffic-related" fatality. The coroner'... More »

Kirk Douglas Has Left Us

The Hollywood star died Wednesday at 103

(Newser) - A man who might have been the biggest male movie star since World War II died on Wednesday. His name was Kirk Douglas. "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103," his son Michael... More »

Harry, Meghan Seek a Home Outside Canada

Looks like Los Angeles is beckoning

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seem to like the land of syrup and hockey, but ... then there's LA. A source tells E! News that the quasi-royal couple is seeking LaLa Land digs and "hoping" to spend at least part of the summer there while still residing in Canada.... More »

17 Years Later, Bad Boys Franchise Comes Back Strong

Dolittle opens at No. 2 for the weekend as 1917 slips

(Newser) - Two Bad Boys were too good for one Dolittle at the box office. Bad Boys for Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, brought in $59 million in the US and Canada to score a No. 1 debut entering the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the AP reports. The... More »

Selena Gomez: The Problem With Dating in Hollywood Is This

'It is so cliché,' she tells Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1

(Newser) - Selena Gomez is ready to pull back the veil on Hollywood dating, which she knows all too well. "If I can be honest, it is so cliché," the 27-year-old tells Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, per Fox News . "It's just everyone dates everyone.... More »

Actor Undergoes '1K-Pound' Change

Ethan Suplee looks incredibly lean and mean

(Newser) - That guy with the beard and "Die First, Then Quit" T-shirt is someone you recognize—sort of. It's Remember the Titans star Ethan Suplee, who has trimmed down, pumped up, and publicly revealed a grueling battle-with-fat story, People reports. "I learned really quickly that if I wanted... More »

Strip-Club Host Hits JLo Company With Staggering Lawsuit

Samantha Barbash makes good on her promise to sue over 'Hustlers'

(Newser) - The woman who inspired Jennifer Lopez's turn in Hustlers is suing the movie's production companies for an eye-popping $40 million, the Wrap reports. Samantha Barbash claims the producers defamed her and disregarded her civil rights. "My client is offended that the defendants used her likeness to make... More »

Ricky Gervais' Most Scathing Golden Globes Lines

Host mocked Hollywood's Epstein, Weinstein ties

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for what he said would be the final time Sunday night—and he out-Ricky Gervaised himself with a barrage of scathing jokes about celebrities and the hypocrisy of Hollywood. Gervais, hosting for the fifth time, told the audience he didn't care if they... More »

Rose McGowan Defends Tweet About Iran Airstrike

The actor takes heat for her claim that 'the USA has disrespected your country'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan's tweet that apologized on behalf of the US to Iran for "disrespecting their flag and people" in the wake of an airstrike that killed the country's top general was not anti-American, the actress said in the face of harsh criticism. "I don't support... More »

Skywalker Keeps Well-Reviewed Debut at Bay

Overall, the box office enjoys a fine Christmas boost

(Newser) - This holiday weekend, Hollywood got its favorite gift of all: ticket sales, Variety reports. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker led the 6.3% box-office spike over last year's frame, raking in a domestic $72 million, followed by Jumanji: The Next Level ($35 million), Little Women ($16.5 million),... More »

Sara Gilbert: My Wife and I Are Done

'The Conners' actor files the paperwork in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Sara Gilbert is leaving her wife Linda Perry after more than five years of marriage—and doesn't want either of them to be awarded spousal support, People reports. The Conners actor filed legal paperwork on Friday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause. Gilbert, 44, also asked... More »

The 'Perfect Nymphet' Is Gone

Actress Sue Lyon has died at 73

(Newser) - The so-called "perfect nymphet" is with us no more. Sue Lyon, star of the original big-screen Lolita, died Thursday in Los Angeles after a period of ill health, the New York Times reports. She was 73. The Iowa native made her big splash in the controversial 1962 film about... More »

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