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French Movie Industry Has Shocking #MeToo Moment

Actress Adele Haenel says director Christophe Ruggia sexually harassed her when she was a child

(Newser) - A French actress who's won two of her country's Oscars just dropped a #MeToo shocker. The BBC reports Adele Haenel, 30, now says that between the ages of 12 and 15 she was sexually harassed and inappropriately touched by Christophe Ruggia, the director of her first film, The ... More »

Her Career, Romances Were Legendary. Goodbye to a 'Pioneer'

Oscar-nominated Diahann Carroll was first black woman to star in non-servant role on TV

(Newser) - Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role on TV—in the series Julia—has died at 84. Carroll's daughter, Suzanne Kay, told the AP her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. During... 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 »

Faye Dunaway Fired After Crew 'Feared for Their Safety'

The legendary actress was starring in 'Tea at Five'

(Newser) - The producers of a one-woman, Broadway-bound play announced Wednesday they had cut ties with their famously temperamental star—Oscar-winner Faye Dunaway, the New York Post reports. Sources say the July 10 performance of Tea at Five was scrapped at the last minute after Dunaway threw a backstage fit at the... 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 »

Theron: This Is How Hollywood 'Slaps You in the Face'

Actor tells the story of 'Wonder Woman' casting offer

(Newser) - For Charlize Theron, it was a defining moment—and one that reflects how Hollywood recasts women the moment they turn 40, USA Today reports. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the actor responded to a rumor she had turned down the film role of Wonder Woman, which... More »

Actress From Who's the Boss, Soap Is Dead

Katherine Helmond was 89

(Newser) - Actress Katherine Helmond, known to fans of the sitcoms Soap and Who's the Boss, has died at age 89, reports Deadline and the Hollywood Reporter . Talent agency APA said Helmond died from complications of Alzheimer's in her Los Angeles home, reports the AP . Helmond first gained national fame... More »

SMILF Creator Takes Heat for Handling of Sex Scenes

Frankie Shaw cleared of wrongdoing, though one actress decided to leave

(Newser) - "It was sort of a kismet, perfect opportunity," SMILF creator Frankie Shaw told Deadline in June of the rise of her Showtime show amid the #MeToo movement. Through its conversations about women and abuse, it "happens to really resonate with everything that's going on right now.... More »

She Got an Oscar Nom for Her First Film. Then She Met Eastwood

Actress and director Sondra Locke has died at age 74

(Newser) - She was in her early 20s when she received an Oscar nomination for her very first film, and from there Sondra Locke went on to act and direct for the next 30 years. Her longtime relationship with Clint Eastwood in the '70s and '80s earned her even more... More »

Julia Roberts, Done at 51? 'I Think That's Made Up'

The veteran actor talks ageism and gender parity

(Newser) - Julia Roberts just turned 51, and for her it's the biggest shrug—why would anyone care? "I think that’s made up, that at a certain age, the bell is going to ring and you are done," she says, per ABC News . "I don’t think... More »

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wins Twain Prize, Takes Kavanaugh Shot

Actress went to same high school as Christine Blasey Ford

(Newser) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the best-known comedic actresses of her generation, and now she's been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy. She is the 21st person the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has honored with the award. Jerry Seinfeld,... More »

Report: Scarlett Johansson Will Get $15M for Black Widow

Payday would equal that of male Avengers co-stars

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson, already the world's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, is going to be paid a cool $15 million for starring in the first standalone Black Widow movie, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . It's good news for gender parity as well as Johansson's bank account: $15 million... More »

X-Men Actress Vanished in China, Said to Be 'Under Control'

Fan Bingbing, rumored to be nabbed for tax evasion, got 0% 'socially responsible' rating

(Newser) - Academics at Beijing Normal University recently compiled a report ranking how "socially responsible" Chinese celebrities are, and China's highest-paid actress , Fan Bingbing, received a 0% rating—which would be eyebrow-raising enough, except that Fan has also gone missing. The BBC reports the 36-year-old X-Men actress, model, and singer... More »

Emma Thompson: Dieting 'Screwed Up' My Body

The British actress reveals her dieting woes to the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - Emma Thompson is no stranger to punchy interviews. The 59-year-old British actress—who recently joked with Yahoo Movies UK about Hollywood needing to "exhume" male actors to play opposite her—has opened up about her terrible dieting experience. "Dieting screwed up my metabolism, and it messed with my... More »

Actress Who Was Syria's 'Scream of Hope' Is Dead

Mai Skaf reportedly has a heart attack at age 49 in Paris

(Newser) - A prominent Syrian actress who became even more well-known as a voice of opposition to Bashar al-Assad has died in exile in Paris at age 49. A colleague tells the New York Times that Mai Skaf had a heart attack, though her cousin, author Dima Wannous, cites "mysterious circumstances,... More »

Heather Locklear Hospitalized Hours After Release From Jail

Emergency services were called about an overdose

(Newser) - Heather Locklear is getting help after emergency services were called to her home for the second time in less than 24 hours. TMZ reports that the 56-year-old actress was rushed to the hospital from her Thousand Oaks, Calif., home after somebody called to report an overdose. Locklear was arrested Sunday... More »

Lawyer: Thurman Moving to Grandma's Homeland

He says she's looking into Swedish citizenship

(Newser) - Uma Thurman is going back to her roots: The 48-year-old actress is looking into becoming a Swedish citizen and plans to move to the Nordic country, the Local reports. "She wants to buy a house in Sweden and live here in the future," her lawyer, Thomas Bodstrom, told... More »

Actress Who Helped Connery Say Iconic Line Dead at 90

Eunice Gayson had a sparkling 50-year career

(Newser) - The world's first "Bond girl" has passed away at the age of 90, Variety reports. Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love, died Friday, according to her official Twitter feed and Bond film producers . She was "an amazing lady who... More »

She Died at 84. Then People Found Out About Her NYC Rent

Late actress Patricia O'Grady was forking over $28.43 a month for Greenwich Village apartment

(Newser) - The subject of rent control has prompted some big headlines over the past few years, but one out of Manhattan will likely cause fellow city dwellers' jaws to drop. A New York Times obituary notes that in March, 84-year-old Patricia O'Grady was hit by a car near her Greenwich... More »

Film Icon Kidnapped by North Korea Dies

Choi Eun-hee later shared recording in which Kim Jong Il apologized

(Newser) - Choi Eun-hee led a fascinating life—even before the actress was kidnapped by North Korean agents and forced to make films for the state. A film icon, Choi died Monday at a South Korean hospital, where she was receiving dialysis, her son tells Yonhap News . She was 91. Beginning her... More »

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