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Host Country Stumbles as World Cup Play Begins

Crowd control issues persist in Qatar

(Newser) - In a seven-act World Cup opening ceremony on Sunday, actor Morgan Freeman extended one yellow-gloved hand to a FIFA ambassador suffering from a rare spinal disorder in an image meant to represent inclusion in a country facing international criticism over its human rights record. That wasn't the biggest moment...

Freeman's Lawyer to CNN: Retract Article, Apologize

He says there are big problems with the network's article

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman's lawyer has sent a 10-page letter to CNN demanding the network retract its story accusing Freeman of sexual misconduct . Attorney Robert M. Schwartz says reporter Chloe Melas has stated she was inspired to research and write the story after Freeman made inappropriate comments toward her (while she...

Morgan Freeman Worries Work Will Be 'Undermined'

The 80-Year-Old actor issues a personal statement

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman says this could "undermine" everything he's done. On Friday, the 80-year-old actor issued a personal defense of his behavior with women , saying he's kidded around with female colleagues but never jeopardized work environments or offered jobs for sex, the LA Times reports. "I am...

Morgan Freeman Responds to CNN Exposé

Apologizes, says he did not intend to make anyone feel 'uncomfortable or disrespected'

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. "Anyone who knows me or has worked...

Journo's Experience With Morgan Freeman Leads to Expose

CNN's Chloe Melas started making calls after an allegedly inappropriate experience with him

(Newser) - "He was looking at my breasts, and I told him, 'My eyes are up here.'" So says one of the women in a very lengthy CNN exclusive in which eight women in total accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior. Another eight people said they witnessed his...

Morgan Freeman Is Jarvis to Mark Zuckerberg's Tony Stark

Actor is voice behind Facebook founder's new home AI system

(Newser) - It's well documented that Morgan Freeman is incapable of turning down any role—(cough) The Contract (double cough) Last Vegas—including, apparently, the role of Mark Zuckerberg's personal butler. In a Facebook video posted Tuesday, Zuckerberg debuted his new artificially intelligent home assistant voiced by none other than...

Morgan Freeman Plane Blows Tire, Forcing Landing

Actor is unhurt in Miss. accident; plane, not so much

(Newser) - A plane carrying Morgan Freeman and his pilot blew a tire on takeoff from a Mississippi airport and made an emergency landing in which its landing gear collapsed and the plane ran off the side of a runway, authorities said. No one was injured. Mayor Bill Luckett of Clarksdale, a...

6 Stars Who've Served in the Military

Including some who may surprise you

(Newser) - Veterans Day is coming up on Wednesday, and in a nod to it, Parade lists 13 celebrities who've served in the military. Here are 6 standouts, along with some details from about their service:
  1. Chuck Norris: Air Force, 1958-1962. The champion martial artist was first exposed to

Morgan Freeman's Grandkid Murdered on NYC Street

Witness says E'Dena Hines' killer shouted about devils

(Newser) - The stepgranddaughter that Morgan Freeman helped raise was stabbed to death in New York City early yesterday, allegedly by a crazed boyfriend. Police have confirmed to People that 33-year-old E'Dena Hines was found outside her Manhattan home with multiple stab wounds around 3am. A witness who called 911 tells...

Lucy Definitely Not Boring

 Lucy Definitely 
 Not Boring 

Lucy Definitely Not Boring

Critics say sci-fi action flick with Scarlett Johansson is 'completely nuts'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson's character ingests designer drugs that enable her to use 100% of her brain in Luc Besson's latest picture, which boasts a neat premise even if it isn't scientifically accurate . But do the critics like it? Mostly, with a 62% rating at Rotten Tomatoes . Here's...

Morgan Freeman Narrates Latest Obama Ad

Plus, Bruce Springsteen campaigning for the prez

(Newser) - President Obama made a good choice for his latest ad: He got Morgan Freeman to narrate it. Freeman, a huge Obama supporter, has one of the most recognizable voices in the country, the Atlantic Wire notes—and if he says you're better off now than you were four years...

Morgan Freeman Gives Obama Huge Campaign Boost

Donates $1M to pro-Obama super PAC

(Newser) - Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Obama, has been struggling, raising just $6 million last month —and one-sixth of that came from a single source: Actor Morgan Freeman is putting his money where his mouth is, Politico reports, donating a cool million bucks to the super PAC....

Morgan Freeman: We Still Await First Black President

Obama is our first 'mixed-race president,' he says

(Newser) - Morgan Freeman is a big supporter of President Obama, but he doesn't buy the notion that Obama is America's first black president. In fact, Freeman tells NPR that the nation still hasn't celebrated that particular milestone:
  • "First thing that always pops into my head regarding our

Time Warner Shareholder: Freeman Must Be Reined In

Actor endangers 'Dark Knight Rises,' rep suggests

(Newser) - Could outspoken Morgan Freeman's politics endanger the success of The Dark Knight Rises? That’s what one Time Warner shareholder warned at the annual shareholders' meeting this week, noting that while Freeman was promoting Dolphin Tale last year, he took the opportunity to call the Tea Party racist during...

Dolphin With Prosthetic Tail Goes Hollywood

'Winter' stars in soon-to-be-released film with Morgan Freeman

(Newser) - If you've never heard of Winter the dolphin, get ready. She's about to be a movie star, reports the Huffington Post . Dolphin Tale, with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, tells the true-life story of how Winter lost her tail in a crab trap at age 3 months. Doctors...

USA Flubs World Cup Pitch, Still Likely to Win

Bill Clinton, Morgan Freeman push US bid to FIFA

(Newser) - Soccer's governing body chooses the country to host the 2022 World Cup today and the US is widely expected to win—despite a somewhat shambolic presentation yesterday. Bill Clinton's speech was long and rambling and Morgan Freeman accidentally skipped a page in his script, but Team USA star Landon Donovan...

Aging A-Listers Have a Blast in Red

 Aging A-Listers 
 Have a Blast in Red  

Aging A-Listers Have a Blast in Red

Mirren, Freeman, Willis, Malkovich fire away in graphic novel adaptation

(Newser) - A bunch of aging Hollywood icons team up for a graphic novel adaptation—Red sounds fun, right? Some critics thought this movie about retired CIA operatives forced to get back in the game was a blast, others thought it was trying too hard. Perhaps it depends on how much you...

Surprising Celeb Voices Behind TV Ads

 Celeb Voices  
 Behind TV Ads 
guess who pitches toilet paper?

Surprising Celeb Voices Behind TV Ads

You can't be dignified all the time

(Newser) - Jon Hamm is famous for playing an advertising exec on Mad Men, and soon he—or at least his voice—will also be famous for advertising, period. Hamm is the latest celebrity to lend his voice to a commercial campaign, in his case, Mercedes-Benz. PopEater takes a look at nine...

Obama Salutes Protest Songs With Concert
 Obama Salutes 
 Protest Songs 
 With Concert 


Obama Salutes Protest Songs With Concert

Bob Dylan, Queen Latifah head all-star salute to music that fueled civil rights

(Newser) - Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Obama last night opened the White House to an all-star lineup that paid tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience. Queen Latifah sang the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On"...

Clint Eastwood America's Favorite Movie Star

Men prefer Clint, women like Johnny Depp in Harris poll

(Newser) - Americans love Clint Eastwood—he's the nation's favorite movie star for the fourth time in the annual Harris poll. Eastwood topped the men's list, as well being the favorite of Republicans and Independents. Democrats preferred Denzel Washington, while women liked Johnny Depp. The overall winners, not broken down by gender...

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