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Truly Horrifying Prop From The Shining Fetches 6 Figures

Axe used by Jack Nicholson auctioned for $175K

(Newser) - Update: Heeeere's $175,000. That's how much an anonymous buyer paid at auction for the axe used by Jack Nicholson in The Shining. The new owner was identified only as a businessman who is, not surprisingly, a fan of the Stanley Kubrick movie, reports TMZ . The winner outbid...

Twitter Calls Out a 'Creepy' Anniversary for the Shining

Celebration of photo shown at the film's end renews talk about the fate of Jack Nicholson's character

(Newser) - Fans of The Shining have another anniversary to celebrate Sunday: "100 years ago today. It was Kicking at the Overlook Hotel," one tweet said. The merriment was captured in the "Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball 1921" photo that fills the screen at the end of Stanley Kubrick'...

Angelica Huston Doesn't Want to See Jack in Fockers Movies

Actress dislikes good actors in bad movies

(Newser) - What happens on the set should stay on the set, Angelica Huston says in defending Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused of inappropriate behavior by two women. The actress appeared in two seasons of Transparent with Tambor. She also says that she wouldn't hesitate to work with Woody Allen again,...

Jack Is Back: Nicholson Making First Movie Since 2010

He'll reportedly star in remake of acclaimed German film

(Newser) - Jack Nicholson, whose last film was 2010's How Do You Know, is back: Sources tell Variety that he and Kristen Wiig will star in a remake of German flick Toni Erdmann. The original, which debuted at Cannes last year, was nominated for the best foreign film awards at this...

7 Stars With Absolutely Nutso Backgrounds

Woody Harrelson's dad was a hit man

(Newser) - If you thought being an international superstar was about as crazy as your life could get, think again. Cracked and The Stir round up 15 celebrities with even crazier (and some of them very painful) backgrounds:
  • Woody Harrelson's dad, who walked out on the family in 1968, was a

4 Stars Who Were Brought Up by Grandparents

Including one who didn't realize they were his grandparents

(Newser) - The Huffington Post rounds up eight celebrities who were raised by their grandparents—and many of them credit their success to that upbringing. A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey: After her mother moved to the Midwest for a job, Winfrey was raised by her grandmother on a Mississippi farm before eventually moving

Bruce Willis Is 'for Sale for $1M a Day'

Inside the trendy Hollywood practice of 'boarding' big stars

(Newser) - The latest trend in Hollywood: "boarding" a big star, which means flying an actor in to film all his scenes for a movie in just a few days or weeks—and paying him far less than his actual quote. Filmmakers get a big name for less, and actors are...

Pal Maria Shriver: Jack Nicholson Is Not Retiring

But RadarOnline says 76-year-old is out

(Newser) - The big man himself hasn't weighed in, but friend Maria Shriver tells E! Online that a report about Jack Nicholson retiring from acting is absolutely false. Shriver was responding to a story at RadarOnline alleging that the 76-year-old was done because of memory problems. Its source is an unnamed...

Five Easy Pieces Star Karen Black Dead at 74

Actress co-starred with Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Fonda

(Newser) - Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and Nashville, died yesterday from complications from cancer. She was 74. Known for her full lips and thick, wavy hair that seemed to change color...

19 Best-Kept Secrets of the Stars

The latest: Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie managed to keep her double mastectomy a secret from February 2, when procedures started, through April 27, when they were completed, and all the way until May 14, when she revealed everything. But some stars have kept their secrets even longer: Radar lists 18 of them.
  • Janet Jackson

Michelle Obama Presents Best Picture Oscar to Argo

Plus Academy Award wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

(Newser) - And they're off! After a rousing opening monologue by Seth MacFarlane , Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night: Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Stick with us for live updates throughout the show:
  • Best Animated Short went to Paperman, and Best Animated Feature Film went to Brave.

11 Celebs With Pro-Life Views

Martin Sheen, Jack Nicholson, Kathy Ireland among the pro-lifers

(Newser) - Hollywood, the land of liberal politics and casual sex? Maybe so, but a few celebrities have held pro-life views in recent years. Huffington Post rounds 'em up:
  • Jack Nicholson: The admitted "womanizer" (thanks, Radar ) says his mother was a teenage showgirl when she got pregnant with him.

Next Up for Ted Williams: Co-Starring With Nicholson?

The homeless man with the radio voice says he may go Hollywood

(Newser) - Ted Williams got quite a few job offers after his "golden radio voice" was discovered —but this could be the most exciting. The homeless man says one of his family members got a call from none other than Jack Nicholson. "They're supposed to be making a movie...

Nicholson Mourns 'Soulmate' Hopper
 Nicholson Mourns 
 'Soulmate' Hopper 
memorial service

Nicholson Mourns 'Soulmate' Hopper

Friends, family, and locals attend memorial Mass

(Newser) - Mourners including Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer remembered Dennis Hopper yesterday at his memorial Mass. The actor was laid to rest in New Mexico, where he first went in 1969 while scouting locations for Easy Rider and lived for 12 years. Nicholson, who acted alongside Hopper in Easy Rider, called...

RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8
 RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8 

RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8

And they did coke with Jack Nicholson, he says

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr.’s father started giving him drugs at the tender age of 8—and the actor once did cocaine with his dad and Jack Nicholson. The Iron Man 2 star recalls his history with drugs in a Rolling Stone interview: “All those years of snorting coke,...

Health Reform a Blow to Film
 Health Reform a Blow to Film 

Health Reform a Blow to Film

Hospital bills have driven many Hollywood screenplays

(Newser) - No one doubts that American life will change when health-care reform takes effect. But few have considered how the changes will affect popular culture—specifically movies. Health care has been a catch-all motivator for screenwriters, allowing for the injection of life-or-death struggle into otherwise comfortable American middle-class existence. John Lopez ...

Jack Nicholson Wouldn't Mind Being Eaten by Vultures

Actor, 72, mulls Native American 'sky burial'

(Newser) - At 72, Jack Nicholson has been thinking about death, or, more particularly, burial arrangements. One option he finds appealing, he tells German TV, is a Native American practice that would leave his body to the vultures. “I liked the nature of the Indians who haul their bodies up into...

Polanski Rape Happened at Nicholson's Pad

And other things you didn't know about the fugitive director

(Newser) - Think you know everything about Roman Polanski? You’re probably wrong. AskMen.com compiles a list of surprising tidbits about the headline-grabbing statutory rapist:
  • It happened at Jack Nicholson’s house: Somehow lost in the hubbub was the fact that the crime took place at Nicholson’s home, where Polanski

World's Dirtiest Old Men
 World's Dirtiest Old Men 

World's Dirtiest Old Men

(Newser) - Some men age like a fine wine. Others age like these guys. The Independent lists the most embarrassing old goats in the public eye:
  • Silvio Berlusconi, 72: “What with claims he's spent the summer consorting with call girls and teenagers at wild parties, has Berlusconi simply forgotten his age?”

Men's Sites Want Less Megan Fox
 Men's Sites 
 Want Less 
 Megan Fox 

Men's Sites Want Less Megan Fox

Plus, Madonna is a writer—in Israel

(Newser) - Men are already sick of Megan Fox, with a dozen male-focused websites calling for a media blackout of the Transformers star Aug. 4, the New York Daily News reports. “You can have too much of a good thing,” says the editor of AskMen.com. Elsewhere:
  • Madonna’s newest

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