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Neeson: Allegations Against Hoffman Are 'Childhood Stuff'

He calls sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood 'a bit of a witch hunt'

(Newser) - Echoing sentiments shared by French actress Catherine Deneuve earlier this week, Liam Neeson on Friday called sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood "a bit of a witch hunt," the Guardian reports. The actor, during an interview on Ireland's The Late Late Show, used Garrison Keillor and Dustin Hoffman...

John Oliver Says Hoffman Spar 'Failed,' Gets Thanks Anyway

Discussing allegations is 'what matters most,' say Hoffman's accusers

(Newser) - Dustin Hoffman's accusers are applauding John Oliver even as the Last Week Tonight host says his confrontation with Hoffman earlier this month "failed." During an interview with Sky One on Dec. 21, Oliver said he regretted the way he handled a discussion of sexual misconduct allegations against...

Sex Assault Claims Against Dustin Hoffman Stack Up

Actor accused of exposing himself to teen girl, assaulting two other women

(Newser) - Dustin Hoffman is facing three new accusations of sexual misconduct, including a woman who says the actor exposed himself to her when she was a minor, Variety reports in an exclusive.
  • Cori Thomas was a 16-year-old classmate of Hoffman's daughter, Karina, in 1980 when she spent a day together

Actress Calls Dustin Hoffman a 'Sexual Power Abuser'

New accusations of sexual harassment and assault against actor

(Newser) - "Along with the nightly sexual harassment, he eroded my confidence, my dignity," Kathryn Rossetter writes in the Hollywood Reporter . "He humiliated and demeaned me. He robbed me of my joy in the experience and he left dirty fingerprints on my soul." Rossetter is the most recent...

John Oliver, Dustin Hoffman Spar on Sex Misconduct Claims

Heated conversation happened at anniversary screening of 'Wag the Dog'

(Newser) - As far as Dustin Hoffman is concerned, allegations about him sexually harassing a teen assistant on a movie set in the mid-'80s are a whole lot of nothing—but John Oliver made it into something Monday night. Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, was moderating a 20th-anniversary...

Film Critic: Director in Abuse Scandal Threatened to Kill Me
2nd Woman Recounts
Pickup Line by Hoffman
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2nd Woman Recounts Pickup Line by Hoffman

'Wendy, have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?' she recalls him saying at meeting

(Newser) - The harassment accusations set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal continue to reverberate in Hollywood and beyond. A rep for one of the big new targets, Kevin Spacey, announced he was seeking "evaluation and treatment," but Spacey's was far from the only name making headlines. Here's...

Column: Dustin Hoffman Groped Me When I Was 17

Former production assistant recounts experience

(Newser) - Anna Graham Hunter was a 17-year-old high school senior in 1985 when she got an internship as a production assistant on the set of the Death of a Salesman TV movie. In a column for the Hollywood Reporter , using her own letters from her five weeks on set as a...

Dustin Hoffman 'Cured' by Cancer Surgery

Oscar winner plans to keep filming this fall

(Newser) - Dustin Hoffman has undergone early cancer surgery and plans to continue his film career without a hitch, his rep tells People . "It was detected early and he has been surgically cured," she says. "Dustin is feeling great and is in good health." The rep divulged no...

Obama Honors Led Zeppelin, Letterman, Hoffman
Obama Honors Led Zeppelin, Letterman, Hoffman

Obama Honors Led Zeppelin, Letterman, Hoffman

Don't trash the White House, he warns rock legends

(Newser) - Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, and guitarist Buddy Guy were among an eclectic group of performers awarded Kennedy Center Honors last night. At a White House receptions before the awards gala, President Obama joked that the group had "no business being on the same stage together," the Los Angeles ...

Hoffman Saves Heart Attack Jogger

Actor spots young runner keel over in Hyde Park

(Newser) - Dustin Hoffman has joined the ranks of celebs who save lives. He was walking in London's Hyde Park when he spotted a jogger first stagger, then keel over, frothing at the mouth. He immediately called the emergency Brit number—999—and stayed as paramedics performed CPR on Sam Dempster,...

HBO Slammed for Horse Deaths in Luck

New series not so lucky for racers

(Newser) - Animal right activists are slamming a new TV series after two horses had to be put down after suffering injuries during filming. A PETA official said the organization "repeatedly reached out" to HBO before filming began on its horse-racing series Luck to offer safety advice but was "rebuffed....

10 Celebs Who Got Naughty at Sporting Events

Yep, that's Marisa Miller getting pantsed

(Newser) - After Lady Gaga’s stripping, middle-finger-flipping spectacle at a recent Mets game, The Frisky decided to take a look at nine other celebrities who have behaved badly at sporting events:
  1. Tom Arnold: pantsed model Marisa Miller at a pre-Super Bowl celebrity tag football game
  2. Larry King: makes the list for

13 Stars Who Defied Death
 13 Stars Who Defied Death 

13 Stars Who Defied Death

Guess who was nearly taken out by a disco ball?

(Newser) - An awful lot of celebrities have died over the past year—making Bret Michaels surviving an emergency appendectomy, a brain hemorrhage, and a stroke seem especially miraculous. The Frisky lists a dozen other celebrities who have cheated death:
  • Boy George: He was injured—and just inches away from being crushed—

Real-Life Rain Man Dead at 58
 Rain Man
 Dead at 58 

Real-Life Rain Man Dead at 58

Kim Peek inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in movie

(Newser) - The man who inspired Dustin Hoffman's character in the movie Rain Man died Saturday of a heart attack at age 58. Kim Peek's life was thrust into the spotlight after meeting screenwriter Barry Morrow, who used Peek as the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning character. After the 1988 film became...

Film's Best Cross-Dressers
 Film's Best Cross-Dressers 

Film's Best Cross-Dressers

From Tootsie to Hedwig, Liev joins an illustrious list

(Newser) - Liev Schreiber was “giddy” playing an ex-Marine transvestite in Taking Woodstock, and in his honor, Nerve lists the best cross-dressers in film history:
  • John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch: He "is the epitome of ferocity and theatricality that drag queens around the world aspire to.”

Despereaux a Beautiful Mess
 Despereaux a Beautiful Mess 
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Despereaux a Beautiful Mess

Too many subplots in Mouse's tale

(Newser) - The Tale of Despereaux is a beautiful movie. It looks “like an illuminated manuscript come to life,” writes Adam Markovitz in Entertainment Weekly, its visuals obviously inspired by Flemish artists. “Too bad the story’s such a mess.” At the heart of the story is the...

Kung Fu Panda Kicks Butt
 Kung Fu Panda Kicks Butt 
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Kung Fu Panda Kicks Butt

Old story becomes a fun journey in fast-paced martial arts animation

(Newser) - Dreamworks' animal extravaganza Kung Fu Panda isn't packed full of surprises, the critics say, but top-notch visual and voice acting lift it above the standard animal adventure fare. Jack Black gives the lead character, a pudgy panda who dreams of becoming a martial arts master, a "slightly abashed suburban-couch-potato...

Emporium Short on Wonder
Emporium Short on Wonder

Emporium Short on Wonder

Star power can't save unimaginative effort

(Newser) - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium might be less than magical for grown-ups, critics of the whimsical family flick agree. Dustin Hoffman stars as the eponymous eccentric who bequeathes a magical living toy store to reluctant protégé Natalie Portman in a film that "sprinkles in charming moments but ultimately doesn't...

Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson, 40 Years Later

Anniversary marks movie that spoke to a generation

(Newser) - It seemed destined to be an art house anachronism. The director was inexperienced, the lead actor unknown and apparently miscast, the score cobbled together. The result, however, was one of the seminal works in the history of American cinema, "The Graduate. " As the 40th anniverary DVD is released,...

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