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Alicia Witt's Parents Found Dead in Home

Police say there is no sign of foul play in deaths of actress' parents

(Newser) - Actress Alicia Witt says she is devastated by the death of her parents, who were found dead in their Worcester, Massachusetts home Monday night. Witt says she became concerned after she didn't hear from them for a few days. "I reached out to a cousin who lives close...

Mexican Singer May Be Latest Victim of Femicide

Tania Mendoza shot dead Tuesday at son's soccer practice

(Newser) - A Mexican singer and actress was fatally shot Tuesday evening while waiting to pick up her 11-year-old son from soccer practice. Tania Mendoza was waiting with other parents outside a sporting complex in Cuernavaca, Morelos state, when two armed men arrived on a motorbike, per the BBC . One stepped off...

Rape Case Against Director Luc Besson Takes a New Turn

Paris judge dismisses allegation against French moviemaker; meanwhile, his accuser has left acting

(Newser) - A Paris judge has dismissed a rape allegation against French director Luc Besson by the actress Sand Van Roy. The Dutch-Belgian actress, who starred in Besson films including 2017's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and 2018's Taxi 5, claimed the director raped her in a...

Lori Loughlin Plans Comeback
Lori Loughlin Returns to TV

Lori Loughlin Returns to TV

Actress to reprise role she had before college admissions scandal

(Newser) - With her prison term completed and her daughter already appearing on TV, Lori Loughlin is planning an acting comeback. She'll be featured in When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas, scheduled for Dec. 18 on a new network, GAC Family, Deadline reports. Loughlin will again play the Hallmark character Abigail...

Missing Doctor Who Actress Tanya Fear Found

Actress found in LA, unharmed

(Newser) - The British actress who went missing in Hollywood last week has been found safe. Tanya Fear, 31, had been living there for the past couple of months when she left her apartment Thursday without her cellphone or purse. She was last seen by friends around 10pm that night, and was...

Gone Girl Actress Dies After Hit-and-Run


Actress
Lisa Banes
Dies After
Hit-and-Run
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Actress Lisa Banes Dies After Hit-and-Run

Known for roles in 'Gone Girl' and 'Cocktail'

(Newser) - Actress Lisa Banes has died from the injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run collision in New York City earlier this month, reports People . The 65-year-old had been hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury since June 4, when a motorized scooter struck her as she crossed a street on the Upper...

Aubrey Plaza Has Subtle Reveal
Aubrey Plaza
Has Subtle Reveal

Aubrey Plaza Has Subtle Reveal

Actress refers to director Jeff Baena as her husband

(Newser) - Aubrey Plaza has revealed major personal news in an offhand way, posting, "So proud of my darling husband @jeffbaena for dreaming up another film that takes us to italia to cause some more trouble." The "husband" part is new, and her publicist confirmed that it's accurate,...

90210 Actor's Reveal: 'I Am Absolutely Uninterested in Shame'

AnnaLynne McCord talks about her diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder

(Newser) - AnneLynne McCord has been open in the past about being raped when she was a teen, and how her treatment for it opened the floodgates to a series of memories, including ones of childhood sexual abuse. Now, per People , the 33-year-old Nip/Tuck and 90210 actor is revealing her dissociative identity...

Helen McCrory Wanted to 'Be an Interpreter'
Peaky Blinders,
Harry Potter

Actress
Dead at 52
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Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter Actress Dead at 52

Helen McCrory was married to actor Damian Lewis

(Newser) - Helen McCrory, a British actress who appeared in three Harry Potter films, the Peaky Blinders TV series, and more than 25 plays, has died. Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, made the announcement Friday on Twitter . "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful...

Arrested Development Actress Dead at 80
Actress Jessica Walter
Is Dead at 80
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Actress Jessica Walter Is Dead at 80

She starred in 'Arrested Development,' much more over her celebrated career

(Newser) - Actress Jessica Walter, who might be best known these days for her role as Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development , has died at age 80, reports Deadline Hollywood . Walter also voiced the role of Malory Archer on the FX series Archer, notes TV Line . No cause of death was immediately released,...

Mandalorian Star's Beef With Disney Continues Over Firing

Gina Carano star wants to know why co-star Pedro Pascal didn't get fired for his 2018 tweet

(Newser) - Gina Carano already has a new gig lined up , but that doesn't mean the Mandalorian star has moved on from her battle with Disney over her firing . Per USA Today , the 38-year-old actor sat down with conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Sunday, and she wasn't apologetic over...

After Second Wave of Movie Criticism, Sia Quits Twitter

Singer-director first apologized to autism community over criticism of 'Music'

(Newser) - Controversy over pop star Sia's directorial debut came to a head Tuesday as Music was nominated for two Golden Globes , including best musical or comedy. Hours later, Sia apologized to the autism community, which has been openly critical of the film's portrayal of the titular nonverbal autistic character...

Actress 'Couldn't Believe' the Review She Got. It Wasn't Good

Carey Mulligan speaks out against 'Variety' film review criticizing her looks

(Newser) - Carey Mulligan was participating in a video series for Variety this week when she took the opportunity to call out the magazine itself. The actress suggested a review of her new movie, Promising Young Woman , published as the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival a year ago, was evidence...

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,...

Lost Actress Dies of West Nile
Babylon 5, Lost Actress
Mira Furlan Is Dead
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Babylon 5, Lost Actress Mira Furlan Is Dead

65-year-old suffered from complications of West Nile

(Newser) - Mira Furlan, an actress who starred in the 1990s sci-fi favorite Babylon 5 and the more recent TV mystery Lost, died Wednesday. Her family said the 65-year-old suffered complications from the West Nile virus, per the BBC . In a statement , Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski said the cast and...

Christina Ricci: I Was 'Trapped With Violent Abuser'

Actress, granted restraining order against her husband, says she was afraid he'd kill her

(Newser) - Christina Ricci says she's been "trapped in a house with a violent abuser" since the coronavirus pandemic broke out 10 months ago, though she now has help in the form of a restraining order. The actress was granted a domestic violence restraining order against her husband, James Heerdegen,...

Police Academy Actress Dead at 73
Goodbye,
Officer Hooks
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Goodbye, Officer Hooks

'Police Academy' actor Marion Ramsey is dead at 73

(Newser) - She charmed audiences as Officer Laverne Hooks in one of the most prolific movie comedy series of the '80s. Now, sad news on actor Marion Ramsey: The 73-year-old died Thursday at her Los Angeles home. Ramsey's management team confirmed her death to Deadline , though it's not yet...

Black Panther Star Derided for Posting Anti-Vax Video

Letitia Wright casts doubt on vaccine for a virus that has killed over 1.5M people

(Newser) - Black Panther star Letitia Wright didn't make many friends on Twitter this week when she posted an anti-vax video that Don Cheadle called "hot garbage," Variety reports. The 27-year-old actor tweeted the video of Tomi Arayomi, a leader at the Light London Church, calling COVID-19 vaccines into...

Laverne Cox Says She Was Targeted in Transphobic Attack

'We have a right to walk in the park,' actress says in post

(Newser) - "This has happened to me before," actress Laverne Cox said. "I've been trans my whole life. I've been harassed and bullied my whole life." The most recent attack was Saturday, Cox said, when she and a friend were walking in Griffith Park in Los...

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...

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