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Robert Downey Jr. Wins His First Oscar

Plus more from the Academy Awards

(Newser) - Oppenheimer, the solemn three-hour biopic that became an unlikely billion-dollar box-office sensation, was crowned best picture at a 96th Academy Awards that doubled as a coronation for Christopher Nolan, the AP reports. After passing over arguably Hollywood's foremost big-screen auteur for years, the Oscars made up for lost time...

Oppenheimer Continues Its Roll
Oppenheimer Continues Its Roll

Oppenheimer Continues Its Roll

Christopher Nolan's biopic wins big at SAG Awards, heads into Oscars with more steam

(Newser) - Oppenheimer continued to steamroll through Hollywood's awards season on Saturday, winning the top prize, for outstanding cast, along with awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., at the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards. As the Academy Awards draw closer, Christopher Nolan's blockbuster biopic—already a winner at...

Rob Lowe's Globes Snafu Teaches Him a Texting Lesson

'Parks and Rec' star says he texted congrats meant for winner Robert Downey Jr. to Bradley Cooper

(Newser) - A congratulatory message that Rob Lowe sent to former high school classmate Robert Downey Jr. after the latter won a Golden Globe earlier this month didn't quite go the way Lowe had planned. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the Parks and Recreation actor lauded Downey, who won...

Marvel Has Bad News for Iron Man Fans

Robert Downey Jr.'s not coming back, president says

(Newser) - It's not uncommon for a comic book character to return after having been apparently killed off, but anyone hoping that might happen to a certain beloved character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe just had those hopes dashed. As part of an extensive Vanity Fair profile of Robert Downey Jr....

What Critics Are Saying About Oppenheimer
What Critics Are Saying
About Oppenheimer

What Critics Are Saying About Oppenheimer

It's 'a new film classic,' with standout performances from a few

(Newser) - You may know of J. Robert Oppenheimer as the father of the atomic bomb. But that's only one part of the theoretical physicist's story, told in an epic way in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer , out Friday. Based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherman's 2005 biography American ...

Robert Downey Sr. Dies
Robert Downey Sr. Dies

Robert Downey Sr. Dies

Son pays tribute to 'true maverick filmmaker'

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr. is mourning the man who brought him into the world—and into the acting business. The Iron Man star said Wednesday that director, producer, and actor Robert Downey Sr., had died Tuesday, two weeks after his 85th birthday, People reports. "Last night, dad passed peacefully in...

Fight Over Chris Pratt Gets Very Political

A Twitter meme turns into a battle over Pratt's religion, beliefs, politics, and character

(Newser) - Chris Pratt, anger magnet? Sure looks that way. The Hollywood actor was savaged on Twitter and defended by colleagues this week after an Internet challenge named him Hollywood's "worst Chris," Deadline reports. TV writer and producer Amy Berg started it by asking Twitter which Hollywood Chris "...

'It Is Anti-Cinema': 4 Blistering Reviews of Dolittle
Downey Jr.'s Latest: 
'a Calamity for the Ages'

Downey Jr.'s Latest: 'a Calamity for the Ages'

Actor takes flak for his accent in muddled 'Dolittle'

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, and Octavia Spencer are just some of the Oscar winners and nominees starring in Dolittle , the latest film about an animal doctor sprung from Hugh Lofting's imagination. Just don't expect any Academy Awards here. The film—credited to director...

Spider-Man Wows Thanks to the Man Behind the Mask
A 'High Point' in
Summer Movies:

A 'High Point' in Summer Movies: Spider-Man

Tom Holland's Peter Parker gets high praise from critics

(Newser) - Critics had high hopes for Tom Holland's Spider-Man after an appearance in last year's Captain America: Civil War. But can he handle a movie all his own? Apparently, yes. Critics have given Spider-Man: Homecoming a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , noting sometimes basic is just better. More:
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Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars

(Newser) - The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes . The exception is Felicity...

Celebrities Assemble for Joss Whedon's Pro-Clinton Video

And promise a Mark Ruffalo nude scene

(Newser) - Joss Whedon hopes the prospect of a Mark Ruffalo nude scene will get people fired up about voting in November. The Hollywood Reporter reports the Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator took a break from movie-making to launch the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Save the Day, returning Wednesday...

Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned for 1996 Drug Conviction

California's pardon states the actor has shown 'exemplary behavior'

(Newser) - California's governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people receiving pardons. Downey was convicted of felony drug possession after he was arrested on a Los Angeles County...

These Questions Made RDJ Walk Out of Interview

Robert Downey Jr. didn't like it when things got 'Diane Sawyer-esque'

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr. thought he was doing an interview to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron, and for almost four minutes, he was. But when Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Britain's Channel 4 started getting personal yesterday, RDJ wasn't happy—and ended up walking out of the interview, the Los Angeles ...

Robert Downey Jr. Presents Iron Man Arm to Boy, 7

Actor works with nonprofit that makes affordable bionic limbs

(Newser) - Not only did Alex Pring, 7, recently receive an Iron Man-themed prosthetic arm: None other than Robert Downey Jr. presented it to him. Alex's bionic prosthetic limb was made by Limbitless Solutions , a nonprofit run by University of Central Florida students. The group's goal is to 3D-print affordable...

There's Too Much Junk in The Judge
 There's Too Much 
 Junk in The Judge 


There's Too Much Junk in The Judge

Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are great, but no fireworks

(Newser) - If you thought Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall would create magic on screen, critics might be about to burst your bubble. The Judge, in which Downey Jr. stars as a hotshot lawyer representing his judge-turned-murder-suspect dad Duvall, doesn't live up to some expectations. Here's what critics are...

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...
 Your Top-Earning Actor Is... 

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...

Robert Downey Jr., again

(Newser) - For the second year in a row , Robert Downey Jr. has snagged the top spot on Forbes ' list of Hollywood's highest-earning actors. Once again, he's estimated to have earned $75 million between last June and this one, and once again, a large part of that is probably...

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling Expecting Baby

Downey Jr., wife also have baby on the way

(Newser) - From movie parents to real ones: Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling, who started dating after playing parents in The Place Beyond the Pines, are reportedly expecting a child, the first for either of them. A friend of Mendes' tells People that the 40-year-old actress had never planned marriage or children,...

Robert Downey Jr.’s Son Busted With Cocaine: Cops

Indio Downey arrested in LA

(Newser) - More than a decade after Robert Downey Jr. successfully turned his life around , his son has been arrested on drug charges. Indio Downey was stopped after police saw him allegedly smoking a pipe in a car in West Hollywood yesterday, Radar reports. He was a passenger in the car, according...

44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list .

9 Celeb Couples Who Fought Addiction Together

Stars who had their partners' support through a dark time

(Newser) - When these celebrities faced a struggle with addiction, their partners stood behind them. Wonderwall rounds up nine famous couples who weathered the storm together:
  • Melanie Griffith has been treated for substance abuse problems three times, two of them during her relationship with Antonio Banderas. She's written on her website

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