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After Shirtless Pic in Tabloid, Jonah Hill Delivers a Message

Actor reveals past body image insecurities, tells others struggling that they're 'awesome and perfect'

(Newser) - Actors are used to seeing their photos, often furtively shot by paparazzi, strewn about the tabloids, but Jonah Hill decided he wasn't going to stay silent after a recent set popped up. Per CNN , the UK's Daily Mail tabloid published pictures of the Superbad and Wolf of Wall ...

Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Too Dangerous' to Play Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen says he's retiring the character

(Newser) - If you're eagerly looking forward to the next installation of Borat, it's apparently going to be an eternal wait. Sacha Baron Cohen—the actor-comedian who created and played on TV and in two movies the satirical character of Borat Sagdiyev, a supposed journalist from Kazakhstan who often gets...

The Simpsons' Move to Diversify Makes Change for Harry Shearer

In show's push to diversify its voice cast, actor will no longer voice Black doctor Julius Hibbert

(Newser) - First Hank Azaria stepped back from voicing Indian and Black characters on The Simpsons. Now, Harry Shearer, 77, will do the same for another character on the animated Fox show: Dr. Julius Hibbert, a Black doctor who's been voiced by Shearer, a white actor, for more than 30 years....

Mandalorian Star's Beef With Disney Continues Over Firing

Gina Carano star wants to know why co-star Pedro Pascal didn't get fired for his 2018 tweet

(Newser) - Gina Carano already has a new gig lined up , but that doesn't mean the Mandalorian star has moved on from her battle with Disney over her firing . Per USA Today , the 38-year-old actor sat down with conservative radio host Ben Shapiro on Sunday, and she wasn't apologetic over...

Eastwood's Gran Torino Co-Star 'Haunted' by Laughter at Film

In NBC News essay, Bee Vang says racial slurs in 2008 movie weren't 'harmless jokes'

(Newser) - When Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino hit theaters in 2008, it smashed at the box office, bringing in nearly $150 million in the US, per People . One person, however, isn't looking fondly back on the movie: Eastwood's co-star, Bee Vang, who portrayed a Hmong teen who befriends Eastwood'...

He Thought Playing Twain Was 'Corny.' Then He Couldn't Stop

Stage, film, and TV actor Hal Holbrook, 'Deep Throat' in 'All the President's Men,' dies at 95

(Newser) - He played Mark Twain for 60-plus years, was "Deep Throat" in All the President's Men, and won an Emmy for playing Lincoln. Now, a goodbye to Hal Holbrook, who died Jan. 23 at the age of 95, the actor's assistant told the New York Times on Monday....

Keira Knightley Bans 'Horrible' Sex Scenes With Male Directors

Actor says she won't do intimate scenes with a man behind the camera, or with everyone 'grunting'

(Newser) - Pirates of the Caribbean actor Keira Knightly recently stopped by the Chanel Connects podcast , and she shared her thoughts on films she enjoyed growing up, the luck she's had in her career, and, now, why sex scenes are an iffy thing for her, per the Guardian . First of all,...

Police Academy Actress Dead at 73
Officer Hooks

Goodbye, Officer Hooks

'Police Academy' actor Marion Ramsey is dead at 73

(Newser) - She charmed audiences as Officer Laverne Hooks in one of the most prolific movie comedy series of the '80s. Now, sad news on actor Marion Ramsey: The 73-year-old died Thursday at her Los Angeles home. Ramsey's management team confirmed her death to Deadline , though it's not yet...

Christopher Walken: I've Never Sent a Text, Email
Christopher Walken Has
a Surprising Confession
in case you missed it

Christopher Walken Has a Surprising Confession

77-year-old actor says he's never sent a text or email

(Newser) - Christopher Walken says he doesn't have any moral or philosophical objections to modern communications technology—he just doesn't use it. The 77-year-old actor told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Monday that he has never owned a computer or sent an email or text message. "Somebody...

'Best Actors' List Has No Meryl, No Streep

Streep has given 'showy and overdone' performances, critic says

(Newser) - A list of the 21st century's top actors, without Meryl Streep? "There are few better ways to court the internet's ire," reports the New York Times . But the paper's two top film critics did just that: Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott assembled their list...

Surprising Admission From Game of Thrones Star
From Game of

Surprising Admission From Game of Thrones Star

Jason Momoa says his family was 'starving,' 'completely in debt' after 'GoT' gig ended

(Newser) - Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo could pillage a village if he was ever down on his luck. Jason Momoa, the actor who played the imposing Game of Thrones character, didn't have that option, however, when he suddenly found himself out of work, and out of cash, when Drogo was killed...

Surface Actor, 30, Gunned Down in Texas

Eddie Hassell was shot to death early Sunday in suspected carjacking

(Newser) - Police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for any information leading to an arrest after TV and film actor Eddie Hassell was shot dead in Texas early Sunday. Per CNN , Grand Prairie authorities say a call came in about a shooting at around 1:50am local time...

Farewell to Our First James Bond
Farewell to
Our First
James Bond

Farewell to Our First James Bond

Oscar-winning Scottish actor was 90

(Newser) - He was the first actor, and many say the best, to portray James Bond in the spy film series. Now, a goodbye to the original 007: The family of Sir Sean Connery says the Scottish actor has died at the age of 90, reports the BBC . Connery kicked off his...

After Year From Hell, Actor Flees Hollywood
Flees LA

Hollywood Heartthrob Flees LA

James Van Der Beek and his family find a new home in Texas

(Newser) - "And... we've landed." So wrote James Van Der Beek after he and his family relocated from Beverly Hills to Texas, CNN reports. The Dawson's Creek star also explained on Tuesday why he and his wife, Kimberly, and their five kids were finding a new home in...

Actress Shares 'Astounding' Chadwick Boseman Story

Actor cut his own salary to boost female co-star Sienna Miller's

(Newser) - Sienna Miller was not at all interested in returning to acting when Chadwick Boseman offered her a role opposite him in the 2019 thriller 21 Bridges, on which he served as producer. "I'd been working nonstop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him,...

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43
Black Panther Star Chadwick
Boseman Dead at 43

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43

Boseman, who also played Black icons Jackie Robinson, James Brown, died of colon cancer

(Newser) - Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal "Black Panther" in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and...

Gunmen Open Fire on Afghan Film Director

Saba Sahar, also an activist for women's rights, is hospitalized

(Newser) - One of Afghanistan's first female film directors was reportedly shot Tuesday when three gunmen opened fire on her car in Kabul. Saba Sahar, also a popular actress and advocate for women's rights, was taken to a hospital, where she underwent a successful operation, her husband tells the BBC...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Took 3-Year Paternity Leave

Actor focused on his kids, is back with new projects this year

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt is back, baby. And back from the babies, to be precise. The actor has been out of sight since his last movie release in 2016 as he took three years off to be a father to his two young sons, born in 2015 and 2017. "I just...

'The Rock' Has a New Reason to Smile
'The Rock'
Has a New
Reason to Smile

'The Rock' Has a New Reason to Smile

Dwayne Johnson is highest-earning male actor yet again, thanks in part to Netflix

(Newser) - The box office isn't what it used to be since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. But thanks to Netflix, actors are still raking in the big bucks. A quarter of the $545.5 million in combined earnings for the 10 male actors that make up Forbes ' highest earners...

The Simpsons Makes a Big Announcement

Looks like characters of color will be played by new actors

(Newser) - Producers of The Simpsons relented Friday and said they will no longer let white actors play non-white characters, the BBC reports. The move follows years of criticism over white actor Hank Azaria playing the voice of Indian-American character Apu, a role Azaria dropped in January, saying he found it "...

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