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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 »

Fans Requested This for 34 Years. Now, the Trailer

Tom Cruise surprises fans at Comic-Con in San Diego with 'Top Gun: Maverick' trailer

(Newser) - Comic-Con fans got a treat Thursday when one of the world's biggest movie stars showed up and teased a long-awaited film, People reports. "I'm feeling that loving feeling, I'm definitely feeling that loving feeling from you all," Tom Cruise told an audience after surprising them... More »

Greta Garbo Letters Reveal 'Almost Unbearable' Sadness

Swedish letters, photo album expected to fetch up to $27K at auction

(Newser) - She's a legend in Hollywood, but Greta Garbo apparently didn't feel like one. Some 36 letters written by Garbo to a Swedish countess whom she met in the 1930s and enjoyed a lifelong friendship with reveal the movie star to be "heartbreakingly different from the sociable, jolly... More »

JLaw: I Was Held in 'Jail' for 5 Hours

Lawrence's fib didn't go over well with customs agents

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence tried to tell a lie—really she did. On The Graham Norton Show, the actress says she was traveling to London to audition for the role of Mystique in 2011's X-Men: First Class when colleagues told her to lie about her visit because her passport was set... More »

Fast & Furious Star Paul Walker Dead in Crash

Actor was a passenger in friend's car: Facebook message

(Newser) - Paul Walker, the star of the Fast & Furious movie series, died today in a car crash that killed two people north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40. A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and... More »

Jodie Foster 'Comes Out' in Globes Speech

Star says she's keeping private life private

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is the talk of the entertainment world after an amazing Golden Globes speech in which she addressed rumors that she is a lesbian and poked fun at the media's need for a public declaration, Jezebel reports. "I already did my coming out about a thousand years... More »

The Movie Star Is Dead

Movies are driven by ideas now, not people: Peter Bart

(Newser) - The Hollywood Boulevard premiere for Larry Crowne felt like a time warp—here was a red carpet event for a simple romance selling itself on genuine starpower. There’s just one problem: The movie was pretty lame. “Oops, here we go again,” writes Variety exec Peter Bart in... More »

Ethan Hawke Ditched A-List, Found Artsy Cred

Star dishes on avoiding the fame 'trap' and doing what he always wanted to

(Newser) - Standing on the verge of Hollywood superstardom in the mid-'90s, Ethan Hawke blinked. Rather then sign on as the superhero flavor of the month, he turned instead to pal Richard Linklater's small indie flick Before Sunrise. The result has been a career trajectory not so much Hollywood glam as Big... More »

Sans Brad, Angie Shops for Baby No. 7

Jolie plans to adopt Syrian girl, while Pitt says hands full with 6

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie is planning to adopt yet another child, this time a girl from Syria—whether Brad Pitt is on board or not. The actress hasn’t hidden her desire to have “more kids—one way or another,” though Pitt is reticent. “He has made it clear... More »

Precious Director, Star Earn 'Wows'

Expect astonishing Gabourey Sidibe and director Lee Daniels to stay in the spotlight

(Newser) - Film festival darling Precious is a breakthrough not just for director Lee Daniels—who collected Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey to champion the movie—but also for star Gabourey Sidibe, who plays the abused main character. Though media reports paint her as “this downtrodden, ugly girl who got this... More »

Mobbed Sex and the City 2 Stars Get More Security

Fans "practically trampling each other" to get to SJP

(Newser) - New York went so wild for the return of Carrie Bradshaw that security on the set of Sex and the City 2 had to step up its game. "Teenage girls were practically trampling each other trying to get to Sarah Jessica" Parker, an onlooker tells the New York Daily ... More »

Movies Need More 'Faces'

(Newser) - Hollywood’s gone off the rails, writes Naomi Serviss of TheWrap. Back in her day, movies were filled with “faces,” actors with “it” factor who could carry a film on pure savoir faire. People like Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Paul Newman, or Audrey Hepburn. “Manly Men.... More »

Stars Bomb at the Box Office

(Newser) - Hollywood executives are scratching their heads over why so many mega-wattage stars are failing to fill movie houses. A record number of usual box-office successes like Denzel Washington, Will Ferrell, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks came up short, in some cases not even attracting enough viewers for producers to break... More »

Jen Feels Burned by Cooper

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston is feeling a little jilted because of Bradley Cooper’s burgeoning relationship with Renee Zellweger, Us reports. “She honestly feels screwed over," says a friend. "She had a major crush on him and she let him know," but "he didn't reciprocate." The... More »

Forget It: You'll Never Be Famous

(Newser) - Celebrities are everywhere, grinning from magazine stands and TV screens galore. But good luck trying to join the glossy ranks of fame, Jim Hanas writes in the New York Post. The odds are daunting: Only 4,763 people are famous, says a market research company, and only 2% of... More »

How Baron Cohen Might Follow Brüno

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen is box-office gold, but he can’t pull it off again … or can he? Eric Ditzian looks at some possibilities for the Brüno star’s future.
  • "A Fourth Wacked-Out Journalist." Some thought Brüno couldn't fly after the exposure Borat brought, but the
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Roy Rogers Will Ride Back Onto Movie Screens

Wholesome new trilogy based on singing cowboy planned

(Newser) - Singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his horse, Trigger, will be the inspiration for a new trilogy of Westerns, Variety reports. Roy Rogers Jr., who controls the late movie star's estate, struck a deal with a Nashville-based production company that says it will reinvent the '40s and '50s big-screen favorite as... More »

Angelina Back at Work After Bumping Noggin on Set

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie is back at work on the Long Island set of Salt after bumping her head and being rushed to the hospital this morning, People reports. "As a precautionary measure, Ms. Jolie will be taken to the hospital and examined," Columbia Pictures said in a statement. Jolie,... More »

Dad's Death Made Diaz 'Stronger'

(Newser) - Her father's recent death "definitely took its toll,” Cameron Diaz admits on a drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. “Things are given to us, and things are taken away." But Diaz's big, bright laugh is never far away. She talks happily about her new film—... More »

Winslet Sues Tabloid for Libel

(Newser) - Steaming over an article that called her "the world's most irritating actress," Kate Winslet has sued a British tabloid for libel, the BBC reports. The Oscar winner was "distressed and embarrassed" by the Daily Mail's coverage of an interview in which she discussed her fitness regimen... More »

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