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Al Pacino, 83, Is About to Be a Dad
Al Pacino, 83, Is
About to Be a Dad

Al Pacino, 83, Is About to Be a Dad

This will be 4th child for actor, first for 29-year-old girlfriend Noor Alfallah

(Newser) - If your eyebrows raised at the recent news that Robert De Niro just became a father again at age 79, today's headlines on a fellow Godfather actor make him look like a spring chicken. A rep for Al Pacino, who just turned 83 last month, confirms to TMZ that...

Judge Gives Hugh Grant Green Light on Sun Suit

Actor can proceed with complaint against parent company NGN on alleged snooping

(Newser) - Hugh Grant got some good news and some bad news this week on his complaint against the publisher of the the Sun. First, the good news: A London court on Friday determined that the 62-year-old actor can proceed with his lawsuit against the UK tabloid's parent company, News Group...

Actor Worried About B-Movie Flop Wins $1M Suit

France's Eva Green wins unusual lawsuit

(Newser) - Actor Eva Green was awarded $1 million Friday by a British court in a sensational dispute over the collapse of a film project she feared was destined to become a B movie that could ruin her career. The film in question was a sci-fi thriller, but the case played out...

'Epitome of a Celebrity Activist': Harry Belafonte Dies at 96

Former President Obama once asked him to cut him 'some slack'

(Newser) - Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian, and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96, reports the AP . Belafonte died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his New York home, his wife, Pamela, by...

Guy Pearce's Query on Trans Actors Doesn't Land Well

'Memento' star's question on who should be able to play what characters ignited a brouhaha

(Newser) - Guy Pearce was asking questions this week—including one that quickly got him into hot water with the transgender community. Deadline reports that on Monday, the Memento and LA Confidential star, who became famous for playing a drag queen in 1994's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,...

Renner Shows Off His High-Tech Recovery

Actor's progress after snowplow accident appears to involve an anti-gravity treadmill

(Newser) - There hasn't been much news since Jeremy Renner returned home in mid-January to recuperate from his gruesome snowplow accident, but now, an update that shows him making further progress. The 52-year-old Avengers star posted video of himself on social media on Sunday, slowly walking on a treadmill. "I...

Sam Neill Makes Big Reveal in Memoir: 'I'm Not Off the Hook'

'Jurassic Park' actor will need chemo for life in blood cancer battle, though he's now in remission

(Newser) - Sam Neill's memoir, Did I Ever Tell You This? , will be released Tuesday, but the Guardian got an advance copy, and one line in particular jumped out: "The thing is, I'm crook. Possibly dying. I may have to speed this up." In a sit-down with Neill...

He Once Wooed on the Soaps. Now, a 'Bizarre' Crime

Forbes March, who played Scott Chandler on 'All My Children,' is accused of stealing cooking oil

(Newser) - It's still early, but is already calling this "the most bizarre crime you're likely to read about this week." It involves Forbes March, a 49-year-old former soap opera veteran who's starred in such programs as All My Children, As the World Turns, and...

Fiddler on the Roof 's Tevye Bows Out
Fiddler on the Roof's
Tevye Bows Out

Fiddler on the Roof's Tevye Bows Out

Israeli actor and icon Chaim Topol dies at 87

(Newser) - Chaim Topol, a leading Israeli actor who charmed generations of theatergoers and movie-watchers with his portrayal of Tevye, the long-suffering and charismatic milkman in Fiddler on the Roof, has died in Tel Aviv, Israeli leaders said Thursday, per the AP. He was 87. The cause wasn't immediately released. Israeli...

Tom Sizemore Dead at 61
Tom Sizemore
Dead at 61

Tom Sizemore Dead at 61

'Saving Private Ryan' actor never recovered from brain aneurysm he suffered last month

(Newser) - Tom Sizemore, the Saving Private Ryan actor whose bright 1990s star burned out under the weight of his domestic violence and drug convictions, died Friday at age 61. The actor had suffered a brain aneurysm on Feb. 18 at his home in Los Angeles. He died in his sleep Friday...

Judi Dench: It's 'Impossible' to Act Due to Vision Loss

Oscar-winning actor, who suffers from macular degeneration, says she'll find way to learn her lines

(Newser) - Dame Judi Dench has been contending with deteriorating eyesight for more than a decade. Now, the 88-year-old Oscar-winning actor says her vision problems have become so bad that, despite having a photographic memory, she's having trouble learning her lines on the job, reports People . Dench appeared Friday on The ...

Nomination of 12-Year-Old for Worst Actress Causes Backlash

Razzie Awards says under-18s will no longer be eligible

(Newser) - The founder of the Razzie Awards for the year's worst movies and performances says child actors will no longer be eligible for this dishonor. After a backlash over the nomination of 12-year-old Ryan Kiera Armstrong in the worst actress category for her role in the Firestarter remake, John Wilson...

Brother of Julian Sands: I Know 'He Has Gone'

Searches continue for actor, hiker Bob Gregory in California's San Gabriel Mountains

(Newser) - The brother of Julian Sands is losing hope that the actor will be found alive 12 days after he was reported missing in California . "He has not yet been declared missing, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he has gone," Nick Sands tells the UK'...

Flash Actor Ezra Miller Pleads Not Guilty to Theft
Ezra Miller
to Plead Guilty,
Avoid Jail: Report


Ezra Miller to Plead Guilty, Avoid Jail: Report

30-year-old 'Flash' star is accused of stealing liquor bottles from neighbor

(Newser) - Ezra Miller will avoid jail time in pleading guilty to trespassing, while burglary and larceny charges against them will be dropped, NBC News reports. The star of the upcoming DC Comics feature The Flash, who's reportedly receiving mental health treatment following numerous arrests , is accused of stealing liquor from...

Stranger Things' Schnapp Makes Big Reveal on TikTok

Actor, 18, who plays Will Byers on Netflix show says he's gay

(Newser) - Over the summer, Noah Schnapp confirmed that Will Byers, the character he plays on Netflix's Stranger Things, is gay. Now, in an instance of life imitating art, the 18-year-old actor reveals he's "more similar to Will than I thought"—i.e., he's gay in real...

Kate Hudson Doesn't Like 'Nepo Baby' Label

Actor, herself the daughter of actors, says nepotism is more common outside Hollywood

(Newser) - The phrase "nepo baby" entered the lexicon in a big way in 2022, the lingo short for "nepotism baby" and the phrase referring to children of famous people who've become famous themselves. New York magazine brought all this into a focus with a year-end "Year of...

Toni Collette, Husband Announce a 'Transition'

'Hereditary' star says decision to divorce after 20 years came after 'substantial period of separation'

(Newser) - Toni Collette is heading into the new year with a fresh start, including in her relationship status: The Hereditary and Knives Out star has announced she and her husband of nearly 20 years, drummer Dave Galafassi, are officially ending their marriage, People reports. "After a substantial period of separation,...

Pesci: One Home Alone Scene Really Hurt

He says he was seriously burned when character's hat was set on fire

(Newser) - Joe Pesci has fond memories of making two Home Alone movies—and a not-so-fond memory of sustaining a real injury from one of the many booby traps Macaulay Culkin's character set for the bumbling burglars played by Pesci and Daniel Stern. In an interview with People to mark the...

Broadway Star Patti LuPone Blasts 'Worst Union'

3-time Tony winner says she's happy to be out 'of that circus'

(Newser) - Three-time Tony winner Patti LuPone says her time on Broadway is over—at least for now. "When the run of Company ended this past July, I knew I wouldn't be onstage for a very long time," the 73-year-old says in a statement, per Deadline , adding she then...

Goodbye to Last Surviving Star of Original Ocean's 11
He Brawled
With Sinatra
in 'Manchurian

He Brawled With Sinatra in 'Manchurian Candidate'

Character actor Henry Silva, last surviving star of original 'Ocean's 11,' dies at 95

(Newser) - He tried to take down Frank Sinatra's character in The Manchurian Candidate and was the last surviving star of the original Ocean's 11. Now, a goodbye for Henry Silva, a character actor known for his villainous turns on the silver screen. Silva's son, Scott Silva, confirmed the...

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