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Coronavirus Inspires Rosie to Revive Show, Briefly

O'Donnell will bring back her much-loved talk show for just one night

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell is bringing back her talk show—at least for one night. The TV personality will relaunch The Rosie O'Donnell Show this Sunday for a one-night streamer to raise money for The Actors Fund, Too Fab reports. That's because social distancing has taken a bite out... More »

The 'Beautiful Dream' Is Over for Danny Aiello

Star of 'Moonstruck,' 'Do the Right Thing' dead at 86 after a brief illness

(Newser) - He got his big break in 1973 in a supporting role opposite Robert DeNiro in Bang the Drum Slowly. One 50-year career later, Danny Aiello had starred in four Woody Allen movies and a steady slew of dozens of others , including The Godfather Part II, Moonstruck (co-starring Cher and Nicolas... More »

Norma Rae, Friends Actor Ron Leibman Dead at 82

Award-winning actor starred opposite Sally Field in 'Norma Rae,' played Roy Cohn in Kushner play

(Newser) - Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater, and TV in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award for Tony Kushner's iconic play Angels in America, has died after an illness, the AP reports. He was 82. Leibman's agent, Robert Attermann, said the actor... More »

Maggie Smith on Harry Potter, Downton Abbey Roles: Meh

Dame 'didn't really feel I was acting'

(Newser) - Somebody give a dame a challenge. Legendary British actress Maggie Smith, star of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, says she "didn't really feel I was acting in those things." Smith took home three Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild award for her role as... More »

Entire Cast of NBC Show on Since 1965 Is Released

Stars of 'Days of Our Lives' were set free from contracts; fate of soap opera is unclear

(Newser) - No one yet knows the ultimate fate of NBC's longest-running entertainment program, but its stars know they're out of a job in a couple of weeks. TVLine first reported the news Tuesday that Days of Our Lives, a soap opera that's been on the network since November... More »

Kevin Hart Explains How Crash Changed His World

Comedian talks to fans in new video

(Newser) - Kevin Hart "see[s] things differently" after his devastating car crash, he says in a new video posted to Instagram . "I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof." The actor and comedian is shown in the hospital, going through rehabilitation,... More »

Fireman Who Left to Star on Walking Dead Dies

Dango Nguyen, who played a guard to diabolical Governor on hit AMC show, is dead of cancer at 48

(Newser) - A longtime Georgia firefighter who pursued his acting dreams and landed a recurring role on The Walking Dead has died. The Athens-Clarke County fire department posted on Facebook that Dango Nguyen died Saturday morning "after a hard-fought battle with cancer." MSN reports he was 48. Nguyen, who CNN... More »

3 GOT Actors Up for Emmys Submitted Themselves

Gwendoline Christie's Instagram reaction to her nod is priceless

(Newser) - All seven Game of Thrones actors submitted for Emmy consideration by HBO received nominations Tuesday—but so too did three performers HBO hadn't campaigned for. The nods to Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Carice van Houten (Melisandre)—all self-submitted—apparently surprised the show's... More »

He Was the TV Dad to an Alien. Now, Our Goodbyes

Tony-nominated Max Wright played Willie Tanner on 'ALF'

(Newser) - The actor best known as Willie Tanner, the TV dad who took in an extraterrestrial named ALF, has died. Max Wright passed away Wednesday at his Hermosa Beach, Calif., home at the age of 75, reports TMZ , which notes Wright had long battled cancer. Wright's son confirmed his death... More »

Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Dead at 48

Comedian is believed to have taken his own life

(Newser) - The comedy world is in mourning for one of its own with the death of actor and comedian Brody Stevens at the age of 48, People reports. He apparently took his own life, with law enforcement sources telling TMZ Stevens was found hanging in his Los Angeles home early Friday... More »

'Powerhouse' Actor Albert Finney Dead at 82

5-time Oscar nominee starred in 'Erin Brockovich' and more

(Newser) - Tributes pouring in from film circles acknowledge the acting greatness that was Albert Finney, who has died at age 82. The five-time Oscar nominee "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side," a family rep says, per the BBC . The Guardian... More »

From Secret Divorce to a Rekindling: Empire Actor Engaged to Ex

'Empire' actor Terrence Howard is remarrying ex-wife Mira Pak

(Newser) - Romance may sometimes die, but it can also be resurrected. Just ask Empire's Terrence Howard, who People reports has slipped an engagement ring on a woman he's already been married to. The 49-year-old actor, who has two young sons with Mira Pak, proposed to his ex Sunday night... More »

One of Film's Most Chilling Voices Is Gone

Douglas Rain voiced HAL in '2001: A Space Odyssey'

(Newser) - Canadian actor Douglas Rain never appeared before the camera in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, but anyone who's seen the movie will vividly remember him anyway. Rain provided the voice for the HAL 9000 computer, which eventually turns against the human astronauts when it realizes they intend... More »

Rebel Wilson 'Deeply Sorry' for Plus-Size Self-Promotion

Many irked that Aussie actress seemed to forget there'd been plus-size stars before her

(Newser) - Rebel Wilson is making the rounds to promote her upcoming rom-com Isn't It Romantic, but she had less than perfect pitch on Ellen DeGeneres' show last week. Per HuffPost , the Australian actress told DeGeneres she's glad Hollywood is starting to see less-stereotypical roles for plus-size actors, and that... More »

4 of Top 5 Highest-Paid TV Actors Hail From One Show

'Big Bang Theory' actors are bringing home nice bank

(Newser) - Talk about going out with a bang. Forbes has put out its list of the highest-paid actors on TV, and four of the top five are from one hit show: The Big Bang Theory on CBS, with lead Jim Parsons banking a comfortable $26.5 million a year—not only... More »

2 Big Names Come Through for 'Shamed' Cosby Show Actor

Geoffrey Owens reportedly to act in 10 episodes of Tyler Perry show; Nicki Minaj wants to donate $25K

(Newser) - The swelling tide of well wishes for the Cosby Show actor who was job-shamed by multiple media outlets may have just turned into something more lucrative. Sources tell TMZ that Geoffrey Owens has accepted a job offer by filmmaker and producer Tyler Perry, who tweeted earlier this week that the... More »

The Pathos- Driven Rise of Kate McKinnon

In 'VF' interview, 'SNL' comedian touches on empathy she drew on to play Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon is dressed down ("real-person down," without makeup and in sneakers and a baggy tee) and skittish like a cat, reacting so warily to her interview with Lili Anolik for Vanity Fair that Anolik realizes she's "going to have to approach her slowly, carefully, no... More »

Emma Stone Had a Really Good Year

She tops the Forbes list of highest-paid actresses

(Newser) - It wasn't just her Best Actress Oscar that made the last year a good one for Emma Stone. She also took home more money than at any other point in her career, becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood based on pre-tax earnings between June 2016 and June 2017, per... More »

Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars

(Newser) - The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes . The exception is Felicity... More »

The Year's 10 Best TV Performances

Take a bow, Alison Wright

(Newser) - "Heartbreaking" and "achingly human" performances graced our TVs this year, according to Paste magazine, whose editors have ranked the 25 best TV performances of 2016. Apparently FX knows how to pick 'em. Here's the top 10: More »

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