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Toni Collette, Husband Announce a 'Transition'

'Hereditary' star says decision to divorce after 20 years came after 'substantial period of separation'

(Newser) - Toni Collette is heading into the new year with a fresh start, including in her relationship status: The Hereditary and Knives Out star has announced she and her husband of nearly 20 years, drummer Dave Galafassi, are officially ending their marriage, People reports. "After a substantial period of separation,...

Despite Lies, Man Who Killed Gone Girl Actor Gets Light Sentence

Brian Boyd struck Lisa Banes on a New York street

(Newser) - The man who hit Gone Girl actor Lisa Banes with his moped on a New York street, killing her, was on Wednesday sentenced to one to three years behind bars, the New York Daily News reports. Brian Boyd had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in September, but prosecutors said that after...

After 12 Years of 'Heinous Evil,' Relief for CSI Actress

Man who stalked 'CSI: Miami' actress Eva LaRue sentenced to 3 years behind bars

(Newser) - For more than 12 years, Eva LaRue and her daughter were subjected to dozens of menacing letters and packages, with the sender threatening to rape, torture, and kill them. Now, "finally, we know where he is," the All My Children and CSI: Miami actor told NBC News on...

Marsha Hunt Endured Blacklist
'The Work Dried Up'
for Blacklisted Actress
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'The Work Dried Up' for Blacklisted Actress

Marsha Hunt went to Washington with Bogart and Bacall

(Newser) - Marsha Hunt, one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood's so-called Golden Age of the 1930s and '40s who worked with performers ranging from Laurence Olivier to Andy Griffith in a career disrupted for a time by the McCarthy-era blacklist, has died. She was 104. Hunt, who appeared...

Actor Lindsey Pearlman Found Dead at 43
Actor Pearlman's
Cause of Death Revealed
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Actor Pearlman's Cause of Death Revealed

Medical examiner says actor known for roles on 'General Hospital,' 'Empire,' died of suicide

(Newser) - Update: The actor Lindsey Pearlman took her own life, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner obtained by People . The report deemed the cause of death for the 43-year-old, whose body was found in her car six months ago, to be suicide. Specifically, it cited lethal...

Anne Heche Said to Be in Critical Condition After Fiery LA Crash

Witnesses say car reportedly driven by Heche sped through neighborhood, smashed into home

(Newser) - A fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday left the driver of the car critically injured, and sources say that woman was Wag the Dog and Donnie Brasco actress Anne Heche. Brian Humphrey, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, tells NBC Los Angeles the accident happened around...

Somehow We All Missed This Wild Cameron Diaz Story

'Drug mule' detail from 2020 podcast interview surfaces

(Newser) - Before she made eyes at Jim Carrey in The Mask, Cameron Diaz may have had another job that no one (not even Diaz) was fully aware of. In one of those unexplained "why are we just finding out about this now?" items, a Second Life podcast Diaz appeared on...

Actor Charged in $96K Workers' Comp Fraud

Q'orianka Kilcher of 'Yellowstone' allegedly claimed injury kept her from work, despite just finishing job

(Newser) - Q'orianka Kilcher, an actor who had a breakout role as Pocahontas in 2005's The New World, is said to have collected nearly $100,000 in a case of workers' compensation fraud. The 32-year-old of North Hollywood allegedly injured her neck and right shoulder in October 2018 while working...

Investigators: Face Scratches a Clue to ER Actress's Death

Rep says Mary Mara may have had accidental fall before drowning

(Newser) - Update: Investigators believe actress Mary Mara may have suffered an accident before drowning in upstate New York on Sunday. That's according to rep Craig Dorfman, who tells TMZ that investigators found abrasions on Mara's face. Based on those abrasions, they think she may have fallen and hit her...

Soap Actor Dies of Breast Cancer at 37
Actor Marnie Schulenburg
Dies at 37
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Actor Marnie Schulenburg Dies at 37

She was best known for her role on 'As the World Turns'

(Newser) - An actor diagnosed with breast cancer just five months after the birth of her daughter in 2019 has died of the disease at age 37. Marnie Schulenburg first gained fame for her portrayal of Alison Stewart on CBS' As the World Turns, for which she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination...

The Last of Seinfeld's Surviving 'Parents' Has Died

Liz Sheridan, who played Helen Seinfeld, was 93

(Newser) - April hasn't been a kind month to Seinfeld's matriarchs. Roughly two weeks after Estelle Harris—famed for her role as George Costanza's highly vocal mother on the show— died at age 93 , the actress who played Jerry Seinfeld's mother died. Liz Sheridan died five days after...

Estelle Harris of Seinfeld Fame Dies at 93
An Archetype of
Maternal Indignation Has Died
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An Archetype of Maternal Indignation Has Died

Estelle Harris of 'Seinfeld' fame dead at 93

(Newser) - Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza's short-fused mother on Seinfeld has died. She was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. With her high-pitched voice and humorously overbearing attitude, she...

'Irreparable Grief' for Death of Revered Ukrainian Actress

Oksana Shvets, 67, died in attack on residential building in Kyiv

(Newser) - A theater company in Ukraine is expressing "irreparable grief" at the loss of one of the country's most respected actresses, who died in a rocket attack in or near the capital. The Young Theater announced the death of troupe member Oksana Shvets, believed to be 67, reports Variety...

Actress From Wings Dies at 54
Actress From Wings
Dies at 54
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Actress From Wings Dies at 54

Farrah Forke had cancer

(Newser) - A familiar face from the world of TV is gone. Farrah Forke, perhaps best known for playing helicopter pilot Alex Lambert on Wings, has died at age 54, reports Variety . Forke had been battling cancer for a number of years, per People . She portrayed Lambert on seasons four through six...

Alicia Witt on Parents' Deaths: 'I Had No Idea' Heat Was Out

She writes of their deaths on Facebook

(Newser) - Update: Actress Alicia Witt has written of her parents' deaths on Facebook , in a post that begins, "It still doesn't feel real. It’s been a month since i got scared, not having heard back from them, and called to have them checked on. ... Knowing as soon as...

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...

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