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Someone Stole Lady Gaga's Dogs, Shot Her Dog Walker

She's offering $500K reward for return of 2 bulldogs

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of her dogs stolen in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The dog walker was walking three French bulldogs belonging to the singer when at least one gunman confronted him in Hollywood before 10pm, reports TMZ . The dog walker, who suffered undisclosed...

Eastwood's Gran Torino Co-Star 'Haunted' by Laughter at Film

In NBC News essay, Bee Vang says racial slurs in 2008 movie weren't 'harmless jokes'

(Newser) - When Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino hit theaters in 2008, it smashed at the box office, bringing in nearly $150 million in the US, per People . One person, however, isn't looking fondly back on the movie: Eastwood's co-star, Bee Vang, who portrayed a Hmong teen who befriends Eastwood'...

He Found Shelley Duvall, and She Was 'Engrossing'

Seth Abramovitch tracks down the actress in Texas Hill Country

(Newser) - Seth Abramovitch has managed to find Shelley Duvall, the actress forever famous for her turn as Wendy Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. She essentially vanished when she left Hollywood for Texas in the '90s, only resurfacing in 2016 with an appearance on a mental illness episode of...

Hollywood Gives the 'Bandit' a Final Resting Place

Burt Reynolds' remains are buried in the Hollywood Forever cemetery more than 2 years after his death

(Newser) - Burt Reynolds reached his final resting place Thursday at a storied Hollywood cemetery. A small, private ceremony, with relatives taking part remotely via Zoom, was held Thursday morning at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, where Reynolds' cremated remains were placed in a grave next to a lake nearly 2 1/2 years...

Another Actress Speaks Out on Marilyn Manson

Esme Bianco calls rocker abusive, says he 'almost destroyed me'

(Newser) - More than a dozen women have followed Evan Rachel Wood in naming Marilyn Manson—aka Brian Warner—as an abuser, including Game of Thrones actress Esme Bianco. Bianco tells the Cut that the man she idolized as a teenager, and finally met in her early 20s, turned out to...

Hollywood Couldn't Wait on GameStop. Neither Could Netflix

Both streaming platform, MGM are said to be working on movies about Wall Street saga

(Newser) - GameStop: the Musical? Not quite (or at least, not yet), but there are now two movies said to be in the works. Late last week, MGM scooped up the rights to a book proposal about what Deadline calls "one of the craziest weeks in Wall Street history." That...

Hollywood Sign Briefly Read 'HOLLYBOOB'

6 arrested after Monday incident

(Newser) - The Hollywood sign on Monday afternoon briefly read "HOLLYBOOB," and six people were arrested over the incident. The group, which had to climb steep terrain to get to the sign, said they were trying to raise awareness for breast cancer. Police say they threw a tarp with the...

Keira Knightley Bans 'Horrible' Sex Scenes With Male Directors

Actor says she won't do intimate scenes with a man behind the camera, or with everyone 'grunting'

(Newser) - Pirates of the Caribbean actor Keira Knightly recently stopped by the Chanel Connects podcast , and she shared her thoughts on films she enjoyed growing up, the luck she's had in her career, and, now, why sex scenes are an iffy thing for her, per the Guardian . First of all,...

Bruce Willis Speaks Up After Maskless Outing

Actor, reportedly booted from LA pharmacy for not wearing a face covering, notes 'error in judgment'

(Newser) - Bruce Willis says he made a bad call after he was photographed Sunday inside a Los Angeles pharmacy without a face mask. Photos of Willis wandering the Hollywood Rite Aid with only a scarf around his neck spread on social media on Tuesday, with onlookers criticizing his obvious breach of...

Deaf Community Boycotts New CBS Show

'The Stand' takes heat for casting hearing actor in deaf-mute role

(Newser) - A new CBS All Access show is garnering the wrong kind of attention after casting a hearing actor for a deaf character, per the Hollywood Reporter . Over 70 signatories have released a statement about The Stand, in which hearing actor Henry Zaga plays the deaf-mute character Nick Andros. "We...

Clooney Lost 25-Plus Pounds for Film, Ended Up in Hospital

Actor, 59, who dropped weight for role in 'The Midnight Sky,' ended up with pancreatitis

(Newser) - George Clooney takes his acting and directing seriously, but he may have taken the former too seriously while preparing for his latest role in The Midnight Sky, coming out on Netflix Dec. 23. To play a cancer-riddled scientist left on Earth after an apocalyptic nuclear event, Clooney dropped nearly 30...

'Con Queen of Hollywood' Suspect Is Arrested

FBI says con man impersonated female studio execs, duped wannabe stars of cash

(Newser) - Hollywood loves a good con artist story, but this one might hit a little too close to home. In this case, the victims were aspiring stars who were allegedly duped by a man impersonating top female Hollywood execs over the phone. The FBI has just announced the arrest of a...

'Best Actors' List Has No Meryl, No Streep

Streep has given 'showy and overdone' performances, critic says

(Newser) - A list of the 21st century's top actors, without Meryl Streep? "There are few better ways to court the internet's ire," reports the New York Times . But the paper's two top film critics did just that: Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott assembled their list...

Studio's Move Signals 'Seismic Shift' for 2021

Warner Bros. will simultaneously release its movies next year to theaters and to HBO Max

(Newser) - Warner Bros. is done waiting for the pandemic to clear. The studio announced Thursday that it will make all of its movies in 2021 available for streaming on HBO Max at the same time they are released in theaters, reports Deadline . That means potential blockbusters such as The Matrix 4,...

Johnny Depp Shot Just One Scene. He'll Get His Full Salary

Warner Bros. asked actor to resign from 'Fantastic Beasts' role, but contract still requires he gets paid

(Newser) - Johnny Depp shot just one scene as Gellert Grindelwald in the next Fantastic Beasts film when it was announced to the London production crew that Warner Bros. had asked him to step down after he lost his "wife beater" libel case against a UK tabloid. Depp agreed to resign,...

This Film Just Topped the Box Office. It Didn't Take Much

Western thriller with Kevin Costner, Diane Lane had a $4.1M weekend, a new COVID reality

(Newser) - The Kevin Costner and Diane Lane film Let Him Go had the highest-earning box office weekend of any film in over a month, and it didn't even have to break $5 million to earn the distinction. Focus Features on Sunday estimated that the Western thriller made $4.1 million...

Josh Hartnett: I 'Burned My Bridges' for a Reason

The actor describes his retreat from Hollywood blockbusters

(Newser) - Remember Josh Hartnett as a young Hollywood stud? He does, too—and the Vanity Fair article that hastened his professional retreat. "Oh, that was an awful piece," he tells the Guardian of the 2001 article hyping his role in Pearl Harbor. "Was there even a quote from...

Hollywood Heartthrob Flees LA

James Van Der Beek and his family find a new home in Texas

(Newser) - "And... we've landed." So wrote James Van Der Beek after he and his family relocated from Beverly Hills to Texas, CNN reports. The Dawson's Creek star also explained on Tuesday why he and his wife, Kimberly, and their five kids were finding a new home in...

Wonder Woman Team Has a Big, New Subject

Gal Gadot will play Cleopatra, and Patty Jenkins will direct

(Newser) - They made history together with Wonder Woman. Now, actress Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are collaborating on another huge project: a biopic of Cleopatra. Gadot will play the title role, which will no doubt invite inevitable comparisons to Elizabeth Taylor's 1963 portrayal of the Egyptian queen, per the...

Hundreds of Theaters Close After Bond Flick Delayed

Cineworld said it was 'not a decision we made lightly'

(Newser) - Hundreds of movie theaters are closing across the US and UK after the next James Bond movie release was postponed, USA Today reports. The movie chain Cineworld said Monday that it's closing 536 Regal Cinemas in the US and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theaters in Britain as of Thursday,...

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