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Emma Roberts: I Blocked My Mom Online for Her Big Mouth

'Scream Queens' actress 'kind of got in a fight' with mother

(Newser) - Many young people can relate to having non-tech-savvy parents. Actress Emma Roberts can now count herself among them. The Scream Queens and American Horror Story star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's show Monday and told the late-night host that she blocked her own mom, Kelly Cunningham, online after Cunningham inadvertently... More »

Japanese Celeb Found Dead by Her Husband

Yuko Takeuchi died by suspected suicide

(Newser) - A Japanese actress known as the female Sherlock Holmes has apparently killed herself—which, if confirmed, continues a spate of suicides among Japanese entertainers. Yuko Takeuchi was found at home Sunday by her husband without a note, but Variety reports that it looks like suicide. "It came all of... More »

She Was the Only Bond Girl to Get Him to the Altar

Award-winning actress Diana Rigg, also known for 'Avengers,' 'Game of Thrones' roles, dead at 82

(Newser) - Dame Diana Rigg, a Tony and Emmy award winner, has died at age 82. She's perhaps best known of late for her turn as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But the British actress enjoyed a decades-spanning career in theater, film, and television, following her breakout role as... More »

Lea Michele Finally Has Some Good News

She and hubby Zandy Reich welcome a child into the world

(Newser) - Lea Michele is a mom of a baby boy, the AP reports. A representative for Michele said Sunday that the former Glee star gave birth to her son on Aug. 20. She and her husband Zandy Reich welcomed their first child together. Michele announced her pregnancy on Instagram in May.... More »

Gone With the Wind Star Is Dead at 104

The Oscar-winning actress enjoyed a career well beyond the famous film

(Newser) - Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of Gone With the Wind, but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood's contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104, the AP reports.... More »

Honor Blackman Dies at 94

She was best known for playing 'Pussy Galore'

(Newser) - British actress Honor Blackman, who played one of James Bond's more memorable love interests, has died at 94. Family members in England say she died at her home of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus and was surrounded by family, the Guardian reports. Relatives say she was an "... More »

Evangeline Lilly Says She Won't Self-Quarantine

She says it's 'business as usual' despite being immunocompromised

(Newser) - Evangeline Lilly says she is immunocompromised and lives with her immunocompromised father, who has stage 4 leukemia—but she doesn't see why the global coronavirus pandemic should force her to change her daily routine. The Ant-Man and Lost star says she is not self-isolating and it is "business... More »

Saved by the Bell Star Feels 'Hurt' After Snub

Lark Voorhies will not be in the reboot

(Newser) - Saved by the Bell is returning—but Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle, says she wasn't invited. In an interview with Dr. Oz that will air in full Wednesday, Voorhies says she felt "slighted and hurt" that she wasn't asked to be part of the reboot or... More »

Sex and the City Actress Dead at 86

Lynn Cohen played Magda

(Newser) - Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in Sex and the City, has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz. Additional details were not immediately available. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cohen had... More »

Good Place Actress: This Is Not How I Wanted to Come Out

Jameela Jamil felt forced to reveal she's queer after backlash on her role in new ballroom show

(Newser) - "This is absolutely not how I wanted it to come out." Those are the words of The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, recently announced as a judge on Legendary, HBO Max's new show on ballroom/ voguing . But it's not the news of her participation in the... More »

Director Detained in France's Shocking #MeToo Accusation

Adele Haenel accused Christophe Ruggia last year, now he's in custody

(Newser) - A French filmmaker is in custody while authorities investigate accusations that he sexually abused an actress when she was between 12 and 15 years old, the AP reports. Director Christophe Ruggia was detained for questioning Tuesday based on allegations last year by actress Adele Haenel , according to the Paris prosecutor'... More »

OITNB Actress Giving Up Green Card: 'This Is War'

Yael Stone says she'll stay in her native Australia to reduce carbon emissions in climate change fight

(Newser) - An Orange Is the New Black alumnus is distressed at how climate change is affecting the world, and at her part in it—and so is putting "some skin in the game" to fight it. Yael Stone, who played Lorna Morello in the hit Netflix series, has long enjoyed... More »

Captain America Actress Charged With Killing Mom

'Stark Girl' Mollie Fitzgerald jailed on $500K bond in Kansas

(Newser) - An actress who had a small part in Captain America: The First Avenger is accused of fatally stabbing her mother. Mollie Fitzgerald, who played Stark Girl in the 2011 film, has been charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 20 death of Patricia Fitzgerald. Officers responding to a report of... 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 »

Emilia Clarke Changes Rules for Fans After Panic Attack

Actress will sign something but not pose for selfies

(Newser) - Emilia Clarke said she was walking through an airport when a panic attack, brought on by exhaustion, struck. "I was on my own, I was on the phone to my mum saying, 'I feel like I can't breathe, I don’t know what's going on,'... More »

Charlize Theron on the Night Her Mom Killed Her Dad

It was self-defense, and 'I'm not ashamed to talk about it'

(Newser) - Charlize Theron is "not ashamed" to talk about the moment her mother killed her father because "the more we talk about these things, the more we realize we are not alone in any of it." In a wide-ranging interview with NPR , the actress recalls when, as a... More »

Cinematic Icon Is Dead at 79

Anna Karina was key to the French New Wave

(Newser) - Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79. The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and... More »

Peloton Actress Places Blame for Hubbub on Her Face

Monica Ruiz says she may have spurred outrage because character's eyebrows looked 'worried'

(Newser) - She starred in an ad for a stationary bike that ended up going viral—and now Monica Ruiz says she thinks she knows why. Ruiz, a mom of two, is the actress in the infamous Peloton commercial , in which she plays a thin, apparently affluent woman receiving one of the... More »

Supergirl Star Reveals Horrific Relationship

Melissa Benoist talks about her experience with domestic violence

(Newser) - The star of Supergirl posted a video Wednesday about her experiences with domestic violence—and it's not easy to watch. "I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would say let alone be broadcasting... More »

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