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Memoir: Kirk Douglas Assaulted Teen Natalie Wood

Wood's younger sister writes that an old Hollywood rumor is true

(Newser) - When Kirk Douglas died last year , the name Natalie Wood began trending on Twitter, notes the AP . The reason? An ugly Hollywood rumor. Now, however, a new memoir by Wood's younger sister asserts that the rumor was, in fact, true: Douglas sexually assaulted Wood when he was in his...

Michael Douglas: Stepmom 'Brought Out the Best' in Us

Kirk Douglas' widow, Anne Douglas, dies at 102

(Newser) - Anne Douglas, the widow of Kirk Douglas and stepmother of Michael Douglas, died Thursday in California. She was 102. Douglas died at her home in Beverly Hills, according to an obituary provided by spokeswoman Marcia Newberger. No cause of death was given, per the AP . Kirk Douglas, the Hollywood legend...

Kirk Douglas Left Fortune to Charity, Not Son: Report

But Michael Douglas already has $300M

(Newser) - Late Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas reportedly left almost all of his $80 million fortune to charity instead of to his much wealthier movie star son. Page Six reports that Douglas, who died earlier this month at the impressive age of 103, left the bulk of his estate to the Douglas...

How a Helicopter Crash Changed Kirk Douglas

'From this day forward I would be asking ... Why was I alive?'

(Newser) - Not even two weeks after a helicopter crash killed an NBA legend , news outlets are revisiting a 1991 helicopter crash that nearly killed a legendary actor. Kirk Douglas, who died Wednesday at age 103, said his life was forever changed when the helicopter he was traveling in collided with an...

Kirk Douglas Is Dead at 103
Kirk Douglas Has Left Us

Kirk Douglas Has Left Us

The Hollywood star died Wednesday at 103

(Newser) - A man who might have been the biggest male movie star since World War II died on Wednesday. His name was Kirk Douglas. "It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103," his son Michael...

Kirk Douglas Finally Gets Some Vodka (Also Turns 100)

Happy birthday to the Hollywood legend

(Newser) - Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday, USA Today reports. More importantly, he finally got a nip of vodka. According to People , the party at the Beverly Hills Hotel was attended by Douglas' wife Anne, his son Michael (who, he joked, organized the party because "he...

People Goofs, Runs Obit for Kirk Douglas

He 'died TK TK TK'

(Newser) - News of Kirk Douglas' death has been more than a little premature: People magazine appears to have accidentally posted the actor's obituary, reports the BBC , in the latest casualty of the pre-written obit. The post with the headline "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies" was dated Sept. 29,...

27 Celebs' Real Names
 27 Celebs' 
 Real Names 

27 Celebs' Real Names

Does Vincent Damon Furnier sound like a rocker's name?

(Newser) - Alice Cooper wasn't actually born with his female-sounding name; his parents dubbed him Vincent Damon Furnier. Radar lists the real names of 26 more stars:
  • Chuck Norris: Carlos Ray
  • Sting: Gordon Sumner
  • Kirk Douglas: Issur Danielovitch
  • Jodie Foster: Alicia Christian Foster
  • Hulk Hogan: Terry Jean Bollette
  • George Michael: Georgios

Academy Awards: Melissa Leo Drops the F-Bomb, and Other Fun Moments From the Oscars
 F-Bombs and Other 
 Big Oscar Moments 
academy awards

F-Bombs and Other Big Oscar Moments

Melissa Leo's faux pas is sure to be watercooler fodder

(Newser) - Worst Academy Awards ever? E! thinks so, calling it “clunky, amateurish, and pretty much lacking in actual entertainment value for those of us not picking up awards," and New York suggests that the obituary reel "should include a mention of this show." Some of the highlights—...

Take Pity on Meth-Dealing Cameron Douglas
 Take Pity on 
 Cameron Douglas 
his celeb pals beg

Take Pity on Meth-Dealing Cameron Douglas

Hollywood life brought 'isolation and loneliness'

(Newser) - There are some downsides to being a celebrity’s son (apparently, it can lead you into drug dealing), but it has its upsides—like all the famous friends who will support you when you’re due to be sentenced for said drug dealing. Cameron Douglas’ famous father, grandfather, and stepmom—...

Michael Douglas: I Put Career Before Son

Now, he's trying to end destructive father-son cycle

(Newser) - Michael Douglas’ family has a history of difficult father-son relationships, but as son Cameron faces 10 years behind bars on drug charges, Douglas talks with Vanity Fair about second chances—with his own father, with Cameron, and with his youngest children. “My priorities were very similar” to father Kirk’...

Jon Leibowitz, Stop Hiding Your Real Name
Jon Leibowitz, Stop Hiding
Your Real Name

Jon Leibowitz, Stop Hiding Your Real Name

Daily Show host Stewart a proud Jew ... just not proud enough

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s transformation from black to white makes Ron Rosenbaum of Slate think of Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz—the guy you may know as Jon Stewart. Just as Jackson was probably responding to racism that’s now much less prevalent, the Daily Show host’s stage name “is just...

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