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Yaphet Kotto, First Black Bond Villain, Dies at 81
He Turned Down
Playing Lando
to Avoid
Typecasting
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He Turned Down Playing Lando to Avoid Typecasting

Yaphet Kotto of 'Alien' and the first Black villain in James Bond franchise has died at 81

(Newser) - He was killed by an alien on screen and served as the first Black villain for the James Bond movie franchise. Now, Yaphet Kotto, a New York City native who started acting as a teen, has died at the age of 81, his agent confirms to Variety . The New York ...

Studios Push Back Bond Film, Other Big Releases

'No Time to Die' won't be out until October

(Newser) - It's still not time for No Time to Die. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday that the 25th...

Tanya Roberts in 'Dire' Condition, Partner Speaks Out

Lance O'Brien tries to clear up how false reports circulated on the death of 'That '70s Show' actress

(Newser) - The murky story of how the "death" of Bond girl and That '70s Show actor Tanya Roberts was mistakenly reported on Monday is still a little murky, but with some clarification. It sounds like crossed wires of sorts between Lance O'Brien (Roberts' longtime partner), Mike Pingel (her...

AP: Tanya Roberts Isn't Dead
AP: Tanya Roberts Isn't Dead
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AP: Tanya Roberts Isn't Dead

Publicist mistakenly reported her dead

(Newser) - Despite obituaries appearing in numerous outlets—including this one—Tanya Roberts is still alive. Roberts, who captivated James Bond in A View to a Kill and later played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom That ’70s Show, has been hospitalized after falling at her home. The actor was mistakenly reported...

Lashana Lynch: Cast as 007, I Received Awful 'Abuse'

The British actress says she had to go into seclusion

(Newser) - Lashana Lynch says a barrage of nasty comments came her way when news broke of her upcoming "007" role in No Time to Die, E! Online reports. The 32-year-old tells Harper's Bazaar UK she had to ditch her social-media apps, see only family, and meditate for a week...

'He Defined an Era and a Style'
'RIP That
Great Man,
That Great
Actor'
tributes

'RIP That Great Man, That Great Actor'

Hollywood pays tribute to screen legend Sean Connery

(Newser) - No one could say "Bond, James Bond," quite like he did. But tributes to the life of Sean Connery—who died Saturday at age 90—reveal a deeper awe and affection for a man who touched many lives around him, Variety reports. Among their reactions:
  • Daniel Craig: "
...

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

Hundreds of Theaters Close After Bond Flick Delayed

Cineworld said it was 'not a decision we made lightly'

(Newser) - Hundreds of movie theaters are closing across the US and UK after the next James Bond movie release was postponed, USA Today reports. The movie chain Cineworld said Monday that it's closing 536 Regal Cinemas in the US and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theaters in Britain as of Thursday,...

It Turns Out a British Spy Named James Bond Did Exist

But Ian Fleming's 007 came first

(Newser) - Ian Fleming apparently forgot to tell us about the time James Bond went behind the Iron Curtain in an attempt to infiltrate Polish military facilities. Poland's Institute of National Remembrance has uncovered the secret mission of James Albert Bond, a British civil servant sent to the Soviet satellite state...

She Went From Bond Girl to Game of Thrones
She Was the Only Bond
Girl to Get Him to the Altar
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She Was the Only Bond Girl to Get Him to the Altar

Award-winning actress Diana Rigg, also known for 'Avengers,' 'Game of Thrones' roles, dead at 82

(Newser) - Dame Diana Rigg, a Tony and Emmy award winner, has died at age 82. She's perhaps best known of late for her turn as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But the British actress enjoyed a decades-spanning career in theater, film, and television, following her breakout role as...

New Trailer for Daniel Craig's Final Bond Movie Is Here
See the Trailer for Craig's
Final Turn as James Bond
movie trailer

See the Trailer for Craig's Final Turn as James Bond

'No Time to Die' is out Nov. 20 in the US

(Newser) - James Bond will be back for American audiences on Nov. 20. A new trailer for No Time to Die, the final installment with Daniel Craig as 007, has dropped, reports Vulture . Watch it here . The film was supposed to be out months ago but was postponed because of the pandemic....

Honor Blackman Dies at 94
Honor Blackman Dies at 94
obituary

Honor Blackman Dies at 94

She was best known for playing 'Pussy Galore'

(Newser) - British actress Honor Blackman, who played one of James Bond's more memorable love interests, has died at 94. Family members in England say she died at her home of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus and was surrounded by family, the Guardian reports. Relatives say she was an "...

Thieves Steal 007's Guns
Someone Stole
James Bond's Guns

Someone Stole James Bond's Guns

5 weapons used in 007 taken from private collection in London

(Newser) - Thieves in London have made off with a collection of guns used in the James Bond films, including at least one weapon that's one of a kind. Witnesses described seeing three white males with eastern European accents flee in a silver vehicle after breaking into a property in Enfield,...

Billie Eilish Bond Theme 'One of the Best in Decades'

'No Time to Die' was released at midnight

(Newser) - At 18, Billie Eilish is the youngest singer ever to record a James Bond theme song—and critics say her haunting new theme tune has captured the spirit of a spy series that was old long before she was born. The American singer released "No Time to Die" at...

As This James Bond Exits, Producer Nixes a Big Rumor

Barbara Broccoli says 007 will never be a woman

(Newser) - Daniel Craig is retiring as James Bond after No Time to Die comes out in April, and as whispers start circulating on who will replace him, the franchise's long-time producer quashes at least one rumor: that 007 could be a woman. The Los Angeles Times notes speculation had arisen...

Another 'Huge Honor' for Billie Eilish

18-year-old is youngest artist to record James Bond theme

(Newser) - Billie Eilish isn't done making history. The youngest person to be nominated in the four main Grammy categories in a single year, also the youngest to be named Billboard's Woman of the Year, is now the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme...

Report: Next 007 Will Be a Woman
Report: Next 007
Is a Black Woman

Report: Next 007 Is a Black Woman

Insiders say Lashana Lynch will play agent who inherits Bond's code name

(Newser) - With the James Bond movie franchise approaching the age of 60, there have long been rumors that producers will try to refresh the formula with a black Bond or a female Bond. It now appears that the next 007 will be both, TMZ reports. According to the Daily Mail and...

Bond Flick Loses Director Danny Boyle

'Creative differences' cited

(Newser) - Danny Boyle's tenure as a Bond director ended up being short-lived. The 007 Twitter account on Tuesday announced that "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences, Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25." Wilson and Broccoli...

Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint
Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint

Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint

Cryptic tweet would seem to indicate he's going to be the next James Bond

(Newser) - With Daniel Craig set to star in his final turn as James Bond next October, Idris Elba dropped a hint that has 007 fans very definitely aflutter over Craig's potential successor: "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," he tweeted Sunday. Elba's name has been linked to...

Actress Who Helped Connery Say Iconic Line Dead at 90

Eunice Gayson had a sparkling 50-year career

(Newser) - The world's first "Bond girl" has passed away at the age of 90, Variety reports. Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love, died Friday, according to her official Twitter feed and Bond film producers . She was "an amazing lady who...

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