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Laura Dern: At the Time, Age Gap in Jurassic Park Felt OK

But she and Sam Neill say the 20-year difference felt odd in retrospect

(Newser) - Everyone who watched Jurassic Park in the '90s knows that scientists Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant fall for each other. Decades later, the actors who portrayed those characters—Laura Dern and Sam Neill—tell the UK Times that their 20-year age gap in real life felt fine at the...

He Had Memorable Role in Jaws as a Kid. Now, Fitting News

Ex-child actor Jonathan Searle named police chief in Martha's Vineyard town where 1975 movie was shot

(Newser) - Life is definitely imitating art on Martha's Vineyard, where a former child star in one of Steven Spielberg's biggest blockbusters ever has just accepted a stars-are-aligned job. The Vineyard Gazette reports that the town of Oak Bluffs has named as its new police chief Jonathan Searle, a longtime...

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

Beloved Seinfeld , Friends Actor Dies at 67
Friends, Seinfeld
Actor 'Never
Met a Stranger'
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Friends, Seinfeld Actor 'Never Met a Stranger'

Mike Hagerty, who most recently starred in HBO's 'Somebody Somewhere,' dies at age 67

(Newser) - Mike Hagerty, an actor known for playing the building super on Friends and a cranky store owner on Seinfeld, has died at the age of 67. "With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of...

On Bruce Willis, 'a Health Line Seems to Have Been Crossed'

Joe Ferullo writes for the Hill that Hollywood 'needs to do better' after reveal of actor's aphasia

(Newser) - Over the past couple of years, Bruce Willis acted in more than a dozen films. It's a fact that, in the wake of his family's disclosure of his aphasia —a brain condition that can lead to language and communication issues—has many now wondering what exactly was...

Jim Carrey Is 'Fairly Serious' He's Leaving Hollywood
Jim Carrey:
'I've Done
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Jim Carrey: 'I've Done Enough'

Actor, 60, tells 'Access Hollywood' he's retiring after new 'Sonic the Hedgehog' film comes out

(Newser) - Jim Carrey is just one of the many , many , many , many people who've weighed in this week about the Will Smith-Chris Rock kerfuffle (and he's also taking some flak for his thoughts), but the Dumb and Dumber and Truman Show actor is now making headlines for a very...

'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...

Phony 'Hollywood Success Story' Sentenced to 20 Years

Actor Zachary Horwitz, aka Zach Avery, hears his fate after bilking investors in $650M Ponzi scheme

(Newser) - Update: A Hollywood actor accused of running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars in federal prison, reports CNN Business . Per a DOJ release , Zachary Horwitz (aka Zach Avery), 35, was ordered by Judge Mark C. Scarsi, of the US District Court for the Central...

Sidney Poitier, First Black Man to Win Best Actor Oscar, Dies
Sidney Poitier's
Cause of Death Revealed
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Sidney Poitier's Cause of Death Revealed

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' star died earlier this month at 94

(Newser) - Update: Sidney Poitier's death certificate reveals that the renowned actor died of heart failure. Alzheimer’s dementia and prostate cancer were also listed as underlying health issues, CNN reports. Our original story from Jan. 7 follows:

Magazine's Profile of Actor Causes a Ruckus
Magazine's
Profile of Actor
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Magazine's Profile of Actor Causes a Ruckus

'New Yorker' defends depiction of Jeremy Strong as Aaron Sorkin, others push back

(Newser) - The New Yorker recently profiled 42-year-old actor Jeremy Strong—currently starring in HBO's hit series Succession —and reaction to it might be generating more attention than the original piece. Author Michael Schulman presents Strong as someone who takes his craft extremely seriously. "His mild appearance belies a...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced After 'Year of Change'

Hollywood Foreign Press Association is out with this year's film and TV candidates

(Newser) - Less than a year after criticism over a lack of diversity forced the organization that puts on the Golden Globes to lose its televised show and overhaul its membership, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for film and TV awards Monday, per the AP . The HFPA, which usually...

'The Big Ragoo' Has Died at 69


'The Big Ragoo'
Has Died at 69
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'The Big Ragoo' Has Died at 69

Actor Eddie Mekka played Carmine Ragusa on '70s sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley'

(Newser) - For those who sat in front of the boob tube in the late '70s and early '80s, the Happy Days spinoff Laverne & Shirley likely made its way into their TV-watching schedules. Sad news for that demographic, as loved ones announce the death of actor Eddie Mekka, who...

Quantum Leap Star Dean Stockwell Dies at 85
Quantum Leap Star
Dies at 85
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Quantum Leap Star Dies at 85

Dean Stockwell had a career that spanned 8 decades

(Newser) - He kicked off his acting career on Broadway at the age of 7. More than seven decades later, Dean Stockwell had racked up hundreds of stage, screen, and TV credits, Oscar and Emmy nominations, and the reputation of a "cult indie character actor who refused to fit in,"...

A Beloved 'Bosom Buddy' Has Died
A Beloved
'Bosom Buddy'
Has Died
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A Beloved 'Bosom Buddy' Has Died

Peter Scolari, co-star in '80s sitcom with Tom Hanks, had been living with cancer for 2 years

(Newser) - Actor Peter Scolari, who starred in the '80s sitcom Bosom Buddies opposite Tom Hanks, has died at the age of 66, reports USA Today . His representative, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, says he died Friday after living two years with cancer. Scolari was also well known for his star turn as...

Married With Children's Sagal Hit by Car in LA

67-year-old actor going to be fine after Tesla tagged her in crosswalk

(Newser) - Katey Sagal is "going to be fine" after a Tesla clipped her in a Los Angeles crosswalk, a source tells People . TMZ first reported the Married With Children, Sons of Anarchy, and Conners star was hit Thursday around 11:30am as she was crossing the street, and the driver...

Hamilton's New Duel: With Ex-Actor Over a Dressing Room

Transgender actor: show wouldn't renew contract over request for gender-neutral dressing room

(Newser) - A former Hamilton cast member has filed a discrimination complaint against the show, and their lawyer says it's one that should serve as "a wake-up call for the theater industry." Suni Reid, a Black transgender nonbinary actor who'd appeared with the New York, Chicago, and Los...

As Tom Cruise Filmed, His BMW Was Boosted

Along with thousands of dollars in luggage stowed inside the X7 in England's Birmingham

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is out a whole lot of luggage, as well as other belongings, after someone boosted the Beemer he was using while filming the next installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise in England, reports Page Six . Sources say Cruise was "hopping mad" after the BMW X7 was stolen...

'True Action Legend' Who Wowed Tarantino Dead at 82

'Kill Bill' star Sonny Chiba starred in more than 100 films

(Newser) - Japanese actor Sonny Chiba, who wowed the world with his martial arts skills in more than 100 films, including Kill Bill, has died. He was 82. Chiba, known in Japan as Shinichi Chiba, died late Thursday in a hospital near Tokyo, where he'd been treated for COVID-19 since Aug....

Shia LeBeouf Is About to Become a 'Saint'

Director Abel Ferrara says he's cast actor as Padre Pio in his next film

(Newser) - Shia LeBeouf has been living under the radar for a while, reportedly in treatment and otherwise avoiding the spotlight after being accused of abuse by ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs. Now, Variety reports the 35-year-old actor might be lined up for a "comeback." Abel Ferrara, the director behind such films...

Throat Cancer, Voice Box Can't Silence Val Kilmer

Actor speaks through personal footage spanning decades in new doc

(Newser) - Val Kilmer's speaking ability was severely limited by an operation on his trachea, but no matter. The actor speaks volumes, through footage personally shot over four decades, in a new documentary premiering this week at the Cannes Film Festival. Val utilizes home video footage "from virtually every chapter...

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