Christopher Walken

14 Stories

Some of the Best Super Bowl Ads, and a Letdown
Who Won the
Super Bowl Ad Wars?

Who Won the Super Bowl Ad Wars?

Critics liked Ben Affleck, Christopher Walken spots; a 'Friends'-themed ad was deemed a 'letdown'

(Newser) - The Chiefs won the game, but who won the Super Bowl ad wars?
  • Twins: The USA Today Ad Meter contest gives a nod to the "Like a Good Neighbaaa" State Farm commercial featuring a Twins reunion of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. Watch it here .
  • Walken: New York Times

Christopher Walken Ruins an Original Banksy

On purpose: Actor painted over a rat in scene from BBC's 'The Outlaws'

(Newser) - In the series finale of BBC comedy-drama The Outlaws , a character played by Christopher Walken paints over an image of a rat below the name Banksy. And here is where fiction meets reality: Not only was the mural an original Banksy artwork, but Walken really did destroy it on the...

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...

Why Natalie Wood's Death Is Once Again in the News
New Sequence of Events
in Natalie Wood's Death
the rundown

New Sequence of Events in Natalie Wood's Death

Investigators say new witnesses emerge, but case status isn't changed

(Newser) - It's back. The cold case involving the suspicious drowning of actress Natalie Wood in 1981 is once again making headlines . The impetus is a show airing Sunday on CBS' 48 Hours in which a Los Angeles County sheriff's investigator refers to widower Robert Wagner, now 87, as a...

New Look at Natalie Wood's Death Resurfaces Old Name

Robert Wagner seems to be a focus of '48 Hours' episode airing Saturday

(Newser) - At its face, the line sounds explosive: CBS News reports actor Robert Wagner "is now a person of interest" in wife Natalie Wood's 1981 drowning death, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators. But read on in CBS' report, and what Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...

9 Iconic Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller?

(Newser) - John Travolta as Forrest Gump? Difficult to envision, but it could have happened: Travolta turned down the role before Tom Hanks ended up with it, according to HLN 's list of 18 iconic roles that almost went to different actors. More:
  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo

Jersey Boys Falls Flat
Jersey Boys Falls Flat 

Jersey Boys Falls Flat

Film doesn't live up to the Broadway musical: critics

(Newser) - What do you get when you mix Clint Eastwood and a Tony Award-winning musical? That would be Jersey Boys, the film version of the Broadway show starring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli and Christopher Walken as a mobster. So will you be singing along or dozing in your seat?...

10 Celebs' Pre-Fame Career Plans

Danny DeVito ... hairdresser?

(Newser) - Not all celebrities wanted to be celebrities when they grew up. The Huffington Post rounds up the career plans 19 actors had before they got discovered. A sampling:
  • Jennifer Lawrence: Wanted to be a doctor.
  • Steve Buscemi: Actually was a firefighter in New York City.
  • Queen Latifah: Studied to be

Coroner Alters Natalie Wood's Death Certificate

To 'drowning, other undetermined factors'

(Newser) - Natalie Wood's death certificate now gives the cause of death as "drowning and other undetermined factors" instead of merely "drowning," according to a copy obtained by the AP . The amended document now also states that it is "not clearly established" how the actress ended up...

Natalie Wood Death Now 'Undetermined'

Certificate no longer reads 'accident'

(Newser) - Nearly 31 years after actress Natalie Wood drowned while on a boat cruise off Catalina, the LA County Coroner has changed her death certificate from "accident" to "undetermined," reports TMZ . The investigation was re-opened last November after the boat's captain made comments that raised doubts about...

Natalie Wood's Death Still an Accident

Re-opened investigation finds no evidence of foul play

(Newser) - After nearly two months of investigation , officials have come to the same conclusion they did decades ago: Natalie Wood's death was an accident. The LA County Sheriff's Department has found no new evidence to suggest otherwise since re-opening the case, the Los Angeles Times reports. "At this...

What's New in Natalie Wood Case? So Far, Nada

It's still not clear what, if any, evidence led to case being reopened

(Newser) - Trying to make sense of all the new information in the Natalie Wood case ? Good luck with that, because so far there hasn't been any. The Los Angeles Times assesses the hoopla: The boat captain gave no details to back up his assertion that Wood widower Robert Wagner...

Natalie Wood Investigation Reopened

Homicide cops taking fresh look at star's 1981 drowning

(Newser) - Los Angeles County homicide detectives have reopened an investigation into the 30-year-old mystery of actress Natalie Wood's death. The star's 1981 drowning was ruled an accident. But her last evening, which she spent on a yacht with husband Robert Wagner and movie co-star Christopher Walken, has long been...

Walken Lookalike Stalking NJ College Students

Schizophrenic banned from state campuses

(Newser) - A mentally ill man with an uncanny resemblance to actor Christopher Walken has been hospitalized after stalking students at several colleges. Tony Kadyhrob, 68, was arrested and released on bail after trying to pull a Rider College student into his car last week, reports the New York Daily News . A...

14 Stories