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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 »

Jumanji Is No. 1 as Richard Jewell Tanks

Eastwood has one of his weakest openings

(Newser) - Jumanji: The Next Level puts Frozen 2 on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought in $60.1 million in the US and Canada to break a... More »

Susan Sarandon Isn't Looking Quite the Same

The 'Thelma & Louise' actor reveals her bruised and broken face on Instagram

(Newser) - Looks like Susan Sarandon took quite the fall, but her political views are quite intact. On Friday, the Thelma & Louise actor posted images of her bruised and black-eyed face on Instagram and explained it this way: "A little slip = concussion, fractured nose, banged up knee. So, looks... More »

Studio Exec Wanted Julia Roberts to Play Harriet Tubman

'That was so long ago. No one will know that' Tubman was black, exec said in 1994

(Newser) - Audiences adore Harriet , the film released this month chronicling Harriet Tubman's real-life efforts to save herself and hundreds of other slaves in the mid-19th century. But "it took 25 years before Hollywood was ready" for her story, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard writes at the Los Angeles Times , noting... More »

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 »

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