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Arrests Made in NYE Brawl Involving 90210 Actor

Police say a couple was arrested following incident in LA in which minibikers assaulted Ian Ziering

(Newser) - The New Year's Eve brawl in which Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sharknado actor Ian Ziering was attacked by a group of individuals on minibikes in Los Angeles has seen a breakthrough. NBC News reports that two people were arrested Tuesday after search warrants were carried out at two LA-area...

Spacey on New Allegations: 'I Can't Go Through This Again'

Upcoming documentary is said to feature men with new accusations of inappropriate behavior by actor

(Newser) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has denied new allegations of inappropriate behavior from men who will feature in a documentary on British television that's due to be released next week. In an online interview with journalist Dan Wootton, Spacey said he has never done anything illegal and admitted that he...

Tiffany Haddish Explains Why She Became 'Sarah' Online

Comedian says she used fake account, started calling people who were harassing her online

(Newser) - Tiffany Haddish has had it with trolls—and she hasn't been passive about it. The comedian and Girls Trip star reveals to the Los Angeles Times that she has taken a proactive stance at dealing with people who harass her online, including taking on a fake persona. More:
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Radcliffe: JK Rowling's Stance 'Makes Me Really Sad'

Actor talks the rift, why he felt compelled to speak out in defense of transgender people

(Newser) - Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe hasn't spoken with author JK Rowling since she expressed her view that transgender women are not women, the actor reveals in a new interview with the Atlantic , while disputing the idea of him as an "ungrateful brat." "Obviously Harry Potter would...

Blair Witch Project Actors: Studios Have Cheated Us

Trio asks for retroactive payment over the 1999 blockbuster

(Newser) - The three actors in the unexpected 1999 blockbuster The Blair Witch Project say it's long past time they were fairly compensated for their work. In an open letter to Lionsgate, Rei Hance (then known as Heather Donahue), Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williams ask for retroactive money as well as...

Kid Mistakes SVU Star for Real Cop, Gets Real Help

Mariska Hargitay stops filming to help reunite lost girl with mom

(Newser) - At their best, actors transform into the characters they play—in the case of Mariska Hargitay, even when the cameras aren't rolling. The star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit must've gotten quite a confidence boost while filming one of the final episodes in the series' 25th...

Hugh Grant Got 'Enormous Sum' to Keep Suit Out of Court

Actor says he won't let windfall be 'hush money' after his snooping complaint against the UK tabloid

(Newser) - Hugh Grant received "an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing the Sun of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car, and breaking into his home, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant, who along with Prince Harry had sued News Group...

Hannah Waddingham Isn't Having 'Show Me Leg' Request

'Ted Lasso' star rips into photographer who made request at awards show: 'Don't be a d---'

(Newser) - The UK held its Olivier Awards on Sunday, the British equivalent of the Tonys, and host Hannah Waddingham was there dressed to the nines—and ready to dress down a pushy photographer. The Ted Lasso star was posing on the steps of London's Royal Albert Hall before the awards...

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time
Jonathan Majors
Avoids Jail Time

Jonathan Majors Avoids Jail Time

Actor is sentenced to probation in assault case that derailed his career

(Newser) - Actor Jonathan Majors was sentenced to probation but avoided jail time Monday for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a high-profile case that derailed the once-promising star's career, reports the AP . The 34-year-old star of Creed III and other films had faced up to a year behind bars after he was...

Kate Beckinsale Keeps Posting Cryptic Hospital Pics
Kate Beckinsale Fans Fret
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Kate Beckinsale Fans Fret Over New Hospital Photo

No one knows what's been ailing the 50-year-old UK actor

(Newser) - Kate Beckinsale fans are worried after she shared yet another photo online suggesting a serious illness. TMZ reports that on Easter, the 50-year-old Serendipity actor posted a photo on Instagram showing her legs and feet only, clad in pajama pants and bunny socks, in what appeared to be a hospital...

Olivia Colman: If My Name Was Oliver, I'd Be Richer

'Crown' star slams pay disparity in salty conversation with Christiane Amanpour

(Newser) - Olivia Colman is mad as hell over salary discrimination and she's not going to take it anymore. The Crown actor sat down for a chat Saturday with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, where she ripped into wage disparities in Hollywood, even for an Academy Award-winning performer such as herself, reports...

Character Actor Brought an 'Unsettling Presence' to Film

M. Emmet Walsh, of 'Blade Runner' and 'Blood Simple' fame, is dead at age 88

(Newser) - M. Emmet Walsh, the character actor who brought his unmistakable face and unsettling presence to films including Blood Simple and Blade Runner, has died at age 88, his manager said Wednesday. Walsh died from cardiac arrest on Tuesday at a hospital in St. Albans, Vermont, said longtime manager Sandy Joseph,...

Convicted Marvel Actor Now Sued by Ex-Girlfriend

Jonathan Majors is sued by Grace Jabbari for assault, harassment, defamation

(Newser) - Jonathan Majors was "shocked" when he was convicted late last year of assault and harassment of an ex-girlfriend. That erstwhile lover, Grace Jabbari, is now suing the former Marvel Studios actor as well, reports the AP . The lawsuit, which is seeking at least $75,000 in damages and other...

First Rust Trial Backs Up a Key Point for Alec Baldwin

Armorer expert says it wasn't Baldwin's job to check the safety of the gun

(Newser) - The trial and conviction of a movie armorer in connection with a fatal shooting on the set of the Western movie Rust has given Alec Baldwin and his legal team an unusual window into how his own trial could unfold. A New Mexico jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday...

Ex-Child Actor: I Was Sexually Abused at Nickelodeon

Drake Bell comes forward as victim of dialogue coach Brian Peck

(Newser) - Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell claims he was sexually abused as a child by a dialogue coach who was later convicted of child molestation. The coach, former actor, and filmmaker Brian Peck, worked on Nickelodeon shows All That and The Amanda Show, in which Bell starred from 1999 to 2002,...

Amy Schumer Reveals Diagnosis, Says She's 'Reborn'

Comedian, the subject of internet speculation over her changed appearance, has Cushing syndrome

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Amy Schumer acknowledged there were "some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now" after fans commented on her appearance—especially her "puffier" face—during a recent media tour to promote the new season of her Hulu show Life & Beth. Now,...

Tyler Perry Is Going Through Some Things Over AI

Actor says artificial-intelligence tech is 'mind-blowing,' but warns industry will hemorrhage jobs

(Newser) - Just days ago, the world was introduced to Sora , OpenAI's new text-to-video generator—and there's already one big name experiencing conflicting feelings about it. Tyler Perry comes at the AI technology from two different perspectives, per his interview with the Hollywood Reporter : that of a business owner, and...

Sylvester Stallone: I Was an 'Idiot' About Stunts

He says he now warns actors against performing their own stunts

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone is an action star who has long performed his own stunts—at his peril. CNN flags the 77-year-old's comments on the subject in the new season of his Paramount+ reality show, The Family Stallone, in which he discusses the injury he suffered while filming a fight scene...

Nanjiani: I Sought Therapy After Crappy Film Reviews

'Eternals' star says it was 'very, very tough' to hear criticism of the 2021 Marvel movie

(Newser) - When Kumail Nanjiani shot 2021's Eternals, alongside big names like Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Barry Keoghan, he had a blast. "I had the best time doing that movie, and I realized this is how work should feel like," the 45-year-old Silicon Valley star said Tuesday on...

Dwayne Johnson Finally Gets Rights to Famous Nickname
'The Rock' Has
a New Owner
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'The Rock' Has a New Owner

And it's Dwayne Johnson, who strikes a deal with WWE regarding rights to his famous nickname

(Newser) - It's a name that has become almost synonymous with professional wrestling, but its bearer, Dwayne Johnson, has never legally owned "The Rock." That will change under a new agreement with the WWE, under which Johnson will also join the board of TKO Group, the sports and entertainment...

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