Woody Harrelson

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Woody Harrelson Movie Gets 8-Minute Ovation at Cannes

'Triangle of Sadness' satire wows, and maybe shocks a little, during screening

(Newser) - Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel wowed the crowd at Cannes. Woody Harrelson's latest movie appears to have one-upped it there, reports Variety . The outlet describes an "uproarious eight-minute standing ovation" after the screening of Triangle of Sadness. The film from Sweden's Ruben Ostlund is described as...

Man Faces Charges After Punch by Woody Harrelson

Police say the actor wasn't the aggressor in clash over taking photos

(Newser) - Despite the fact that he was on the receiving end of a Woody Harrelson punch, a man who tangled with the actor at the rooftop bar of the Watergate Hotel is facing charges, DC police said. The two had a confrontation Wednesday night, WRC reports, after the man began taking...

Woman Sues Over Podcast on Woody Harrelson's Dad

Dr. Chrysanthe Parker: 'Son of a Hitman' unfairly paints me as 'very unusual witness' in murder trial

(Newser) - A Texas attorney and health care professional who was an eyewitness to the murder that put actor Woody Harrelson's father behind bars is now suing Spotify and others on the use of her interview for a podcast about the crime. Per Courthouse News , Dr. Chrysanthe Parker was a witness...

Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos
Latest SNL
Rotten With
Cameos 


Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos

Will Ferrell as guest-host was just the start

(Newser) - No shortage of celebrities romped through Studio 8H on Saturday Night Live's latest episode, beginning with guest-host Will Ferrell returning to his old stomping grounds in an opening monologue with Ryan Reynolds in the audience and Tracy Morgan making an appearance to proclaim "I suckled from (Ferrell's)...

SNL Lands More Big Cameos
SNL Goes Trumpless

SNL Goes Trumpless

Lands some big cameos to spoof Democratic candidates in Cold Open

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live went a little Hamilton in its latest episode, and continued to rely heavily on celebrity cameos, but this week left President Trump alone and spoofed Democratic presidential candidates' appearance in an LGBTQ town hall earlier this week in its Cold Open. Billy Porter from Pose announced the...

Photo of Woody Harrelson Helps Catch Beer Thief

NYPD used facial recognition tech to find lookalike

(Newser) - Clever police work—or an abuse of technology? When a suspect who looked a lot like a long-haired Woody Harrelson was caught on camera stealing beer from a CVS and the NYPD's facial-recognition system didn't provide any matches, a detective used a photo of the actor, according to...

War for the Planet of the Apes Is 'Summer's Best Sequel'
Planet of the Apes
Trilogy Delivers 'Epic' Finale
MOVIE REVIEW

Planet of the Apes Trilogy Delivers 'Epic' Finale

It's 'the summer's best sequel,' says one critic

(Newser) - The most recent Planet of the Apes trilogy started with a bang . It's going out the same way. Critics are raving about War for the Planet of the Apes , directed and co-written by Matt Reeves; it currently has an impressive 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they'...

Woody Harrelson Is Doing a Movie Entirely Live

'Lost in London' will be broadcast as it happens

(Newser) - Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first, the AP reports. The American actor plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called Lost In London LIVE, which...

7 Celebs Who've Been Arrested During Protests

Martin Sheen has racked up 60 arrests

(Newser) - When it comes to hot-button issues, some stars are willing to do more than talk. The Stir rounds up 16 celebrities who've been arrested while protesting. A sampling:
  1. Susan Sarandon: After an unarmed African immigrant was fatally shot by police in New York City in 1999, Sarandon took to
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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
...

Christian Bale Film Sued by NJ Tribe

Suit says 'Out of the Furnace' maligns Ramapough tribe

(Newser) - Members of the Ramapough Native American tribe have filed a $50 million lawsuit against the makers of a recent Hollywood movie they say depicts their people in a negative light. The federal suit was filed this week in New Jersey against the writers and producers of Out of the Furnace....

10 Celebs Gone Vegan
 10 Celebs Gone Vegan 

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out...

PETA Picks Hottest Vegetarian Celebs

Jessica Chastain, Woody Harrelson are sexiest veggie-lovers

(Newser) - Not much of a meaty story, but PETA has crowned Jessica Chastain and Woody Harrelson in the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities 2012 contest. The big-screen stars have 45 meat-free years between them, reports the Huffington Post . "I don't want to torture anything," said Chastain, who's been vegan...

Full Game Change Trailer Debuts
 Full Game Change 
 Trailer Debuts 
reaction roundup

Full Game Change Trailer Debuts

And Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin is still pretty scary: reactions

(Newser) - If you thought Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin was terrifying in the first Game Change teaser , wait until you see her in the full trailer, where she utters lines such as, "We have to win this thing. I so don’t want to go back to Alaska." Watch...

Defendor 's Would-Be Superhero Less Than Super
 Defendor's Would-Be 
 Superhero Less Than Super 
MOVIE REVIEW

Defendor's Would-Be Superhero Less Than Super

Woody Harrelson shines, but film doesn't hang together

(Newser) - Woody Harrelson plays a deluded superhero in Defendor, Canadian writer-director Peter Stebbings' debut. The filmmaker's compatriots get where he's coming from; critics south of the border, not so much:
  • "Made for $3.5-million, it looks, if anything, cheaper," James Adams writes in the Globe and Mail . But Harrelson's
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Zombieland Conquers US
 Zombieland Conquers US 
box office roundup

Zombieland Conquers US

Woody Harrelson vehicle dethrones Meatballs in debut weekend

(Newser) - Zombieland raked in $25 million to dominate the box office in its debut weekend, easily dethroning Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, which had held the top spot the previous two weekends. The R-rated comic horror movie starring Woody Harrelson drew an overwhelmingly young audience, with 56% under 25, Variety ...

Zombieland a Gory 'Joyride'
 Zombieland a Gory 'Joyride' 
MOVIE REVIEW

Zombieland a Gory 'Joyride'

Woody Harrelson is great in one of the best new comedies, critics agree

(Newser) - Zombieland is gory, but most critics think it's a rollicking good time. A sampling:
  • “Zombieland is a romance, a comedy, a road movie, and a freewheeling schlock horrorfest, all in one,” writes Stephanie Zacharek for Salon. “Its growling, groaning zombie villains aren't particularly menacing. This isn't so
...

Fall Films Worth Seeing
 Fall Films Worth Seeing 
OPINION

Fall Films Worth Seeing

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly looks at the most promising movies for the fall. Here's a sampling:
  • 9: Shane Acker’s Oscar-nominated short about sentient rag dolls gets a big-screen treatment courtesy of producer Tim Burton.
  • The Informant: Matt Damon gained 30 pounds for Steven Soderbergh’s film on corporate whistleblowers.
  • Jennifer’s
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De Niro at Center of Celeb Food Fight

Actor's restaurant chain causes uproar with use of endangered tuna

(Newser) - Celebrities including Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron, and Sting are joining the food fight against famed restaurant Nobu, the New York Post reports. Activists are demanding the Japanese eatery, co-owned by Robert De Niro, remove endangered bluefin tuna from its pricey menu so they can “dine with a clear conscience....

Zombies Have Come to Save the Day
Zombies Have Come to Save the Day
ANALYSIS

Zombies Have Come to Save the Day

Move over, vampires: The undead are monsters for our times

(Newser) - In the echelon of monsters, zombies can’t get no respect. They’re not hip like werewolves or suave like vampires. Yet the undead are staging a comeback, Lev Grosman writes in Time. Woody Harrelson is starring in a zom-com, Juno’s screenwriter is producing a new zombie flick, and...

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