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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 »

The 12 Highest Paid Actors in TV

Top earners pull in $1M per episode

(Newser) - It takes an estimated $2.5 million to make an episode of Game of Thrones—if that episode shows only five actors on screen without makeup, wardrobe, or sets. What's crazy is that those five actors aren't even the highest paid on TV. Here's Variety 's... More »

IMDb May Not Be Able to Tell You Every Actor's Age Anymore

Thanks to a new California law

(Newser) - It's one thing if the world knows that Brad Pitt is 52; people know just about everything else that's going on in his life. But for the thousands of lesser-known working actors constantly on the prowl for gigs, age discrimination is a real (if illegal) problem. So on... More »

World's Highest-Paid Actor: Ex-WWE Star 'The Rock'

With $64.5M paycheck; Jennifer Lawrence tops women actors with $46M

(Newser) - The Rock, Jackie Chan, and Matt Damon walk into a bar … and the Rock should probably pay for drinks, as the actor otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson has been named the world's highest-paid male actor by Forbes . Thanks to 2015 earnings of $64.5 million (his largest payday... More »

Here Are the Highest-Grossing Actors of All Time

Johansson has raked in $3.3B for her movies, making her highest-grossing actress ever

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson has made lots of money for her bosses, according to tracking site Box Office Mojo , which figured out she's the highest-grossing actress of all time, with her movies earning a cool $3.3 billion over her career lifetime, Entertainment Weekly reports. The 31-year-old Johansson comes in at... More »

Top 5 Actresses Who Appear in Bad Movies Most Often

Sorry, Jennifer Love Hewitt

(Newser) - Vox has crunched numbers out of Hollywood to rank the actors and actresses who most consistently appear in awful movies. To make the list, these stars had to have appeared in at least 10 films, at least one of which was a big money-maker. The names were then cross-referenced... More »

World's Reigning Top-Paid Actor Keeps His Title

Robert Downey Jr. tops list with $80M in earnings

(Newser) - For the third year in a row, Robert Downey Jr. holds the title of the world's highest-paid actor, according to Forbes ' annual list—though it also includes some fresh faces. This year is different in that Forbes opened the rankings to include actors "working solely in international... More »

Actors Who Nearly Died on Set

Isla Fisher, Aaron Paul, and Jason Statham got pretty close

(Newser) - No question, filming can be dangerous: A camera assistant died while making Midnight Rider last year and a handful of celebrities have been injured on set . But celebrity deaths? A few near-misses, per The Chive :
  • Aaron Paul dodged serious injury or worse on the first season of Breaking Bad when
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