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Atlanta Paper's Editor Takes Issue With New Eastwood Film

'Richard Jewell' has inaccuracies about coverage of wrongfully accused bombing suspect: Kevin Riley

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's newest movie, Richard Jewell, about the Atlanta security guard falsely suspected of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics when he actually saved lives during the chaos, is not getting rave reviews from the hometown paper. In an emailed statement to Fox News and the Wrap , Kevin... More »

Nicolas Cage Just Took on the Most Nicolas Cage Role Yet

He'll be playing ... Nic Cage in a bizarre-sounding new film once a deal with Lionsgate is wrapped up

(Newser) - If you thought 2002's Adaptation —in which Nicolas Cage plays a mirror image of himself as twin brothers—was appealingly strange, his next movie is about to get even more meta. Actually, Nic Cage fans who've thought any of his movies are strange (and many qualify) will... More »

Studio Boss Who 'Saved' The Godfather Dead at 89

Production chief Robert Evans made Paramount a powerhouse

(Newser) - Robert Evans, the protean, fast-living Hollywood producer and former Paramount Pictures production chief who backed such seminal 1970s films as Chinatown, The Godfather, and Harold and Maude, has died. He was 89. Evans' publicist, Monique Moss, confirmed that Evans died on Saturday, the AP reports. Evans was married and divorced... More »

Looks Like Movie Star Fell Off the Wagon

Ben Affleck loses his balance after leaving LA event

(Newser) - Seems Ben Affleck knocked back a few at a Halloween party in Los Angeles after staying sober for more than a year, Us Weekly reports. The Triple Frontier star—or what looks like him, behind a skull mask—was caught by TMZ leaving a Unicef ball in West Hollywood on... More »

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema. Coppola: Hold My Beer

Francis Ford Coppola calls superhero movies 'despicable'

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese caused a bit of a hubbub two weeks ago when he weighed in on the superhero movie genre, offering his take that Marvel movies are emotionally and psychologically bereft and "not cinema." Now, Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind Apocalypse Now and the Godfather franchise, has... More »

Man Who Shared 'Secret Sex Lives of the Stars' Has Died

Scotty Bowers was a self-described Hollywood 'fixer'

(Newser) - Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural causes at his home... More »

Scorsese Slams Marvel Films: 'Not Cinema'

Fans of the genre push back at acclaimed director

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, is already spurring Oscar buzz , but the director of other classics such as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver is taking his time in the spotlight to reveal a movie genre that just doesn't click with him—and that he doesn't... More »

Joaquin Phoenix Takes on the Controversy Over Joker

The actor talks about his embrace of the dark side

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix has never been shy about going to the dark side. But with critics saying the actor's new movie, Joker , glorifies angry loners—the kind who shoot up movie theaters—he talks to Joe Hagan for Vanity Fair about playing the role and coping with other dark stuff... More »

Kevin Hart Crash Seems Far From Over

The actor/comedian is back home and recuperating

(Newser) - On the bright side, Kevin Hart is recuperating after a death-defying car crash . But TMZ reports that he and the other two survivors are lawyering up for what looks like "a big lawsuit." Sources say the comedian/actor might be at fault because his classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda had... More »

House Hunters Host Suzanne Whang Dead at 56

The multi-hyphenate success succumbs to breast cancer

(Newser) - Sad news for House Hunters fans: Suzanne Whang, who hosted the show for nearly 10 years, died Tuesday after a long fight with breast cancer. The 56-year-old's partner, Jeff Vezain, was with her in Los Angeles when she passed, TMZ reports. "For thirteen years she confronted cancer with... More »

Hart Undergoes Surgery After Horrific Crash

The actor/comedian left his companions pinned in the vehicle

(Newser) - Kevin Hart underwent back surgery Sunday only hours after surviving a horrific car crash in the Los Angeles area. Sources tell TMZ the actor/comedian's surgery was successful and he's expected to spend a few days in hospital. Doctors are optimistic about the 40-year-old making "a full recovery,... More »

Michael Jackson Cried Talking to Brando About His Sex Life

At least according to an upcoming podcast

(Newser) - Seems Marlon Brando once asked Michael Jackson about his sex life, and the pop star became surprisingly emotional. In Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson , host Brandon Ogborn reads from a transcript of Brando talking to prosecutors in 1994 about sex-abuse accusations against the pop icon. "It's... More »

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 »

Studio Won't Release Controversial Movie

Trump took issue with 'The Hunt,' which depicts liberals literally hunting conservatives

(Newser) - After two mass shootings and a dose of presidential criticism, Universal has decided not to release a controversial film next month. The Hunt, starring Hilary Swank, had a dicey if satirical premise: A group of liberals hunts (literally) a group of conservatives. On Friday, Trump lashed out. "Liberal Hollywood... More »

Here's What Critics Are Saying About Furious Spinoff

Like stupid movies? You just might like 'Hobbs & Shaw'

(Newser) - "We're gonna need cars and guns." What else would you expect from the first Fast & Furious spinoff? Behind the wheel of David Leitch's Hobbs & Shaw are Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Shaw), who first did battle in 2015's Furious 7 . Here, the... More »

DiCaprio's Gal Opens Up to Online Haters

Camila Morrone takes issue with comments on Instagram

(Newser) - Maybe it was the comparison? Camila Morrone—known to many as Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend—got a faceful of negativity for posting an Instagram photo comparing their romance to that of two Hollywood icons, E! Online reports. "A love like this," wrote 22-year-old Morrone with a photo of... 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 »

Co-Stars Speak Up About Huffman's Guilt

Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette say she's genuinely remorseful

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal, the AP reports. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible about... More »

Fans Requested This for 34 Years. Now, the Trailer

Tom Cruise surprises fans at Comic-Con in San Diego with 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer

(Newser) - Comic-Con fans got a treat Thursday when one of the world's biggest movie stars showed up and teased a long-awaited film, People reports. "I'm feeling that loving feeling, I'm definitely feeling that loving feeling from you all," Tom Cruise told an audience after surprising them... More »

Scarlett Johansson Clarifies Remarks About Playing 'a Tree'

She says interview was 'edited for click bait and is widely taken out of context'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has received more press than most actors when it comes to the appropriateness of the roles she takes on: She was attacked two years ago for playing an Asian character in Ghost in the Shell , and last year dropped out of Rub & Tug, in which she was... More »

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