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Edward Norton, Julia Roberts Surprised by Family Trees

Norton learns he's a direct descendant of Pocahontas on 'Finding Your Roots'

(Newser) - Family lore told Edward Norton that he was related to Pocahantas. Now PBS' Finding Your Roots has told him the same. The actor was stunned to learn that he is, in fact, descended from the favorite daughter of Wahunsenaca, also known as Powhatan, who ruled over dozens of Algonquian-speaking tribes...

Wire Star Was 'the Kindest of Persons'

Actors including Wendell Pierce, Edward Norton remember Michael K. Williams

(Newser) - Celebrities, including many of Michael K. Williams' co-stars on The Wire, are paying tribute to the Emmy-nominated actor, who was found dead in his Brooklyn home on Monday. "The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his...

Edward Norton Raises $390K for Refugee Whose Story Moved Us

Family is headed to Michigan from Turkey

(Newser) - Lots of people are moved by the stories featured on Humans of New York —but not all of us are actor Edward Norton, who helped raise nearly $390,000 as of this writing for a Syrian refugee family headed to Troy, Mich., from Turkey, Michigan Live reports. Norton says...

Off the Market: George Clooney?
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Yep, George Clooney Is Engaged

Report: Actor proposed to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin

(Newser) - Cue the locusts, because the end must be nigh: Perennial bachelor George Clooney is engaged, in the tying-the-knot, til-death-do-us-part kind of way. Sources yesterday told People and Page Six that the actor popped the question to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, his 36-year-old squeeze of about six months, and today...

9 Stars Who'd Be Rich Even If They Weren't Famous

Some of these celebs are also ... noble

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's mom isn't leaving him any of her Vanderbilt family fortune—but we're guessing he wouldn't exactly be destitute even if he hadn't made his own name for himself. Perez Hilton rounds up 18 more celebrities who were already rich before they were famous....

SNL Piles On HealthCare.gov
 SNL Piles On HealthCare.gov 

SNL Piles On HealthCare.gov

Site has helpful links like Kayak, so you can fly to Canada for cheap drugs

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live is the latest to rip the government's lumbering HealthCare.gov website, with Kate McKinnon appearing in last night's Cold Open as Kathleen Sebelius to give frustrated users a little troubleshooting advice. For example, "Have you tried restarting your computer? Sometimes it helps to turn...

Ed Norton Engaged (Says His Ex, Courtney Love)

'He got me a ruby,' she crows of ex-fiance

(Newser) - Woe to he who ever dated Courtney Love, much less proposed to her, but more woe to he who goes on to propose to someone presumably less insane: Love's onetime fiance Edward Norton popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, producer Shauna Robertson, three weeks ago, and it's Love who's...

Stone Movie Reviews: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton in Top Form in Prison Drama
 De Niro's Stone 
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De Niro's Stone Pretty Heavy

De Niro, Norton at their best in noir-ish prison drama

(Newser) - Prison drama Stone isn't light viewing, critics say, but top-notch performances from stars Robert De Niro and Edward Norton save it from collapsing under the weight of its themes of morality and spirituality.
  • De Niro, who plays wily inmate Norton's parole officer, "seems to turn back into Travis Bickle

HBO Campaign Doc Shows Same Cool Obama
 HBO Campaign Doc 
 Shows Same Cool Obama 

HBO Campaign Doc Shows Same Cool Obama

(Newser) - A new documentary on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign depicts not much more or less than the restraint and measured response we’ve come to associate with our president, Ted Johnson writes for Variety. HBO’s By the People, to air Nov. 3, was not intended as an “exposé...

No Glory , Plenty of Cliches
 No Glory, Plenty of Cliches 

No Glory, Plenty of Cliches

Cop thriller a little too much like every other cop thriller to be a classic

(Newser) - Pride and Glory has all the ingredients of a great cop thriller, critics say, but they're ingredients that have been recycled a few too many times. Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich, and Jon Voight turn in fine performances as a family of New York cops, Bill Goodykoontz writes in...

Hulk Packs a Fun Punch
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Hulk Packs a Fun Punch

Critics say action-packed flick will please the summer movie crowd

(Newser) - It’s no Iron Man, but The Incredible Hulk is a crowd-pleaser that comic book devotees and action fans will appreciate, critics say. The second adaptation of the Marvel comic in five years avoids the missteps of Ang Lee’s 2003 moody bust (Hulk) and “embraces its identity as...

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