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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

Top 10 Highest Paid Actors

Robert Downey Jr. is a no-brainer, but Channing Tatum is in 2nd at Forbes

(Newser) - Even a casual Hollywood observer might have predicted that Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. would land atop Forbes ' new top10 list of the highest-paid actors. But who would have bet on Channing Tatum, thanks to Magic Mike, the film he and Steven Soderbergh financed? It cost $7 million and...

Avengers 2 Stars Battle 'Cheap' Marvel

Deadline Hollywood: Some actors may not sign for sequel without bigger payday

(Newser) - The Avengers may have been a blockbuster hit for Marvel, but many of the stars may not return for its sequel if the notoriously tightfisted comics company (now owned by Disney) won't cough up more cash, Nikki Finke reports in a Deadline Hollywood exclusive. While marquee name Robert Downey...

Iron Man 3 Has Monster $175.3M Open
 Iron Man 3 
 Has Monster 
 $175.3M Open 

Iron Man 3 Has Monster $175.3M Open

But it's not enough to topple 'The Avengers'

(Newser) - Iron Man 3 had a massive opening weekend on American soil as expected , but its $175.3 million debut was only good enough for No. 2 of all time, falling well short of The Avengers' $207.4 million. It's still nothing to sneeze at, as Robert Downey Jr. and...

Iron Man 3 Solid Enough
 Iron Man 3 Solid Enough 
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Iron Man 3 Solid Enough

Robert Downey Jr. stars in Avengers followup

(Newser) - The latest installment in the Iron Man franchise follows up on the Avengers—and, with its terrorist themes, arrives at an uncomfortable time, critics note. Wonders Anthony Lane in the New Yorker : "Had we really congregated in this place to savor the spectacle of bodies being flung around by...

Learn to Love Gwyneth in 6 Easy Steps

You'll need to ditch that Paltrow hate if you're going to get through 'Iron Man 3'

(Newser) - It's quite a dilemma: You want to enjoy Iron Man 3, but you really dislike Gwyneth Paltrow , who happens to be in it. What to do? On Vulture , Amanda Dobbins offers up a convenient 6-step plan for curbing your anti-Paltrow sentiment long enough to enjoy the 130-minute movie:
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