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Parks and Rec Star Got a Bit Too Much Rec This Weekend

Aubrey Plaza tears ACL in basketball skills challenge during WNBA All-Star Game weekend

(Newser) - The faceoff between Team WNBA and Team USA at Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game in Phoenix handed a 117-109 win to the former, but as the Arizona Republic notes, "one of the best storylines from this year's game didn't happen during the game," or even involve...

Actor John Corbett: I Picked the Wrong Career
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John Corbett:
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Actor John Corbett: I Picked the Wrong Career

He regrets not contributing creatively to TV and movie projects

(Newser) - An actor who appears on a podcast might talk about regretting certain roles. John Corbett, on the other hand, says he regrets his entire career choice:
  • "Look, I'm in the fourth quarter of the football game now, in life and in showbiz," the 63-year-old said on Fly
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Martin Mull Dies at 80 After 'Valiant Fight'
Martin Mull
Dies at 80 After
'Valiant Fight'
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Martin Mull Dies at 80 After 'Valiant Fight'

Roseanne , Arrested Development actor was nominated for an Emmy for guest turn on Veep

(Newser) - Martin Mull, whose droll, esoteric comedy and acting made him a hip sensation in the 1970s and later a beloved guest star on sitcoms including Roseanne and Arrested Development, has died at the age of 80, his daughter said Friday. Mull's daughter, TV writer and comic artist Maggie Mull,...

A 'Memorable Everyman,' Dead at 90
A 'Memorable
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Dead at 90
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A 'Memorable Everyman,' Dead at 90

Veteran film, TV character actor Bill Cobbs was in The Bodyguard , Night at the Museum , much more

(Newser) - Bill Cobbs, the veteran character actor who became a ubiquitous and sage screen presence as an older man, has died at the age of 90. Cobbs died Tuesday at his home in the Inland Empire, California, surrounded by family and friends, his publicist said, adding that natural causes was the...

Surfer Who Was 'Loved by All' Killed in Hawaii Shark Attack

Pro surfer Tamayo Perry was 49

(Newser) - A professional surfer and lifeguard who appeared in movies including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was killed in a Sunday afternoon shark attack off Oahu's North Shore in Hawaii. The AP reports Tamayo Perry, 49, died in an attack near Goat Island. Honolulu Ocean Safety and city...

Firemen Evacuated a Dublin Hotel. The Fonz Was There

Henry Winkler offers praise to Irish fire brigade after blaze broke out where he was staying

(Newser) - Henry Winkler is typically known on social media for posting feel-good content and pictures of himself holding his catch of the day . This week, however, one featured image on X showed the Barry and Happy Days actor smiling next to a group of firemen in Dublin, along with a message...

Dick Van Dyke, 98, Just Made Emmy History

Actor picked is oldest Daytime Emmy winner ever for his guest star role on 'Days of Our Lives'

(Newser) - Dick Van Dyke has won a historic Daytime Emmy at age 98. The actor was honored Friday night as guest performer in a daytime drama series for his part as amnesiac Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock's Days of Our Lives, making him the oldest Daytime Emmy winner ever, per the...

Arrests Made in NYE Brawl Involving 90210 Actor

Police say a couple was arrested following incident in LA in which minibikers assaulted Ian Ziering

(Newser) - The New Year's Eve brawl in which Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sharknado actor Ian Ziering was attacked by a group of individuals on minibikes in Los Angeles has seen a breakthrough. NBC News reports that two people were arrested Tuesday after search warrants were carried out at two LA-area...

Spacey on New Allegations: 'I Can't Go Through This Again'

Upcoming documentary is said to feature men with new accusations of inappropriate behavior by actor

(Newser) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has denied new allegations of inappropriate behavior from men who will feature in a documentary on British television that's due to be released next week. In an online interview with journalist Dan Wootton, Spacey said he has never done anything illegal and admitted that he...

Tiffany Haddish Explains Why She Became 'Sarah' Online

Comedian says she used fake account, started calling people who were harassing her online

(Newser) - Tiffany Haddish has had it with trolls—and she hasn't been passive about it. The comedian and Girls Trip star reveals to the Los Angeles Times that she has taken a proactive stance at dealing with people who harass her online, including taking on a fake persona. More:
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Radcliffe: JK Rowling's Stance 'Makes Me Really Sad'

Actor talks the rift, why he felt compelled to speak out in defense of transgender people

(Newser) - Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe hasn't spoken with author JK Rowling since she expressed her view that transgender women are not women, the actor reveals in a new interview with the Atlantic , while disputing the idea of him as an "ungrateful brat." "Obviously Harry Potter would...

Blair Witch Project Actors: Studios Have Cheated Us

Trio asks for retroactive payment over the 1999 blockbuster

(Newser) - The three actors in the unexpected 1999 blockbuster The Blair Witch Project say it's long past time they were fairly compensated for their work. In an open letter to Lionsgate, Rei Hance (then known as Heather Donahue), Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williams ask for retroactive money as well as...

Kid Mistakes SVU Star for Real Cop, Gets Real Help

Mariska Hargitay stops filming to help reunite lost girl with mom

(Newser) - At their best, actors transform into the characters they play—in the case of Mariska Hargitay, even when the cameras aren't rolling. The star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit must've gotten quite a confidence boost while filming one of the final episodes in the series' 25th...

Hugh Grant Got 'Enormous Sum' to Keep Suit Out of Court

Actor says he won't let windfall be 'hush money' after his snooping complaint against the UK tabloid

(Newser) - Hugh Grant received "an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing the Sun of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car, and breaking into his home, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant, who along with Prince Harry had sued News Group...

Hannah Waddingham Isn't Having 'Show Me Leg' Request

'Ted Lasso' star rips into photographer who made request at awards show: 'Don't be a d---'

(Newser) - The UK held its Olivier Awards on Sunday, the British equivalent of the Tonys, and host Hannah Waddingham was there dressed to the nines—and ready to dress down a pushy photographer. The Ted Lasso star was posing on the steps of London's Royal Albert Hall before the awards...

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time
Jonathan Majors
Avoids Jail Time

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time

Actor is sentenced to probation in assault case that derailed his career

(Newser) - Actor Jonathan Majors was sentenced to probation but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star's career, reports the AP . The 34-year-old star of Creed III and other films had faced up to a year behind bars after he was...

Kate Beckinsale Keeps Posting Cryptic Hospital Pics
Kate Beckinsale Fans Fret
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Kate Beckinsale Fans Fret Over New Hospital Photo

No one knows what's been ailing the 50-year-old UK actor

(Newser) - Kate Beckinsale fans are worried after she shared yet another photo online suggesting a serious illness. TMZ reports that on Easter, the 50-year-old Serendipity actor posted a photo on Instagram showing her legs and feet only, clad in pajama pants and bunny socks, in what appeared to be a hospital...

Olivia Colman: If My Name Was Oliver, I'd Be Richer

'Crown' star slams pay disparity in salty conversation with Christiane Amanpour

(Newser) - Olivia Colman is mad as hell over salary discrimination and she's not going to take it anymore. The Crown actor sat down for a chat Saturday with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, where she ripped into wage disparities in Hollywood, even for an Academy Award-winning performer such as herself, reports...

Character Actor Brought an 'Unsettling Presence' to Film

M. Emmet Walsh, of 'Blade Runner' and 'Blood Simple' fame, is dead at age 88

(Newser) - M. Emmet Walsh, the character actor who brought his unmistakable face and unsettling presence to films including Blood Simple and Blade Runner, has died at age 88, his manager said Wednesday. Walsh died from cardiac arrest on Tuesday at a hospital in St. Albans, Vermont, said longtime manager Sandy Joseph,...

Convicted Marvel Actor Now Sued by Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Majors is sued by Grace Jabbari for assault, harassment, defamation

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors was "shocked" when he was convicted late last year of assault and harassment of an ex-girlfriend. That erstwhile lover, Grace Jabbari, is now suing the former Marvel Studios actor as well, reports the AP . The lawsuit, which is seeking at least $75,000 in damages and other...

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