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Green Book Actor Found Dead on Bronx Street

Frank Vallelonga, 60, is dead, and man is charged with concealing a corpse

(Newser) - Police in the Bronx are investigating the death of 60-year-old actor Frank Vallelonga—best known for playing his real-life uncle in the Oscar-winning film Green Book . Officers found the body of Vallelonga outside a sheet-metal factory early Monday, per the Hollywood Reporter . He had suffered no obvious trauma, say police....

Pesci: One Home Alone Scene Really Hurt

He says he was seriously burned when character's hat was set on fire

(Newser) - Joe Pesci has fond memories of making two Home Alone movies—and a not-so-fond memory of sustaining a real injury from one of the many booby traps Macaulay Culkin's character set for the bumbling burglars played by Pesci and Daniel Stern. In an interview with People to mark the...

You Knew Him From Die Hard , Top Gun
You Knew
Him From
Die Hard,
Top Gun
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You Knew Him From Die Hard, Top Gun

Actor, professor Clarence Gilyard dies at 66

(Newser) - Clarence Gilyard, an actor with roles in classic 1980s movies Die Hard and Top Gun, who went on to become a film and theater professor, has died at age 66. Best known as the computer hacker Theo, who helped terrorists break into Nakatomi Plaza's vault in 1989's Die ...

Last Gone With the Wind Cast Member Is Dead
Last Gone With the Wind
Cast Member Is Dead
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Last Gone With the Wind Cast Member Is Dead

Mickey Kuhn, 90, was the sole surviving credited member of the cast

(Newser) - More than eight decades ago, Mickey Kuhn played a small role in what would become one of the most famous Hollywood movies of all time. Over the weekend, the 90-year-old Kuhn died in Florida, and Deadline takes note of the somber distinction: He was the last surviving cast member from...

Aaron Paul, Wife, Son to Get New Names

The couple will legally go by the surname Paul, previously only a stage name

(Newser) - Aaron Paul is no longer just the actor's stage name. The 43-year-old Breaking Bad alum has applied to legally change his last name from Sturtevant to Paul, and as TMZ reports, his wife Lauren, 35, is making the change, too. Though their seven-month-old son was given the surname Paul...

Actor Leslie Jordan Dead at 67
Actor Leslie Jordan Dead at 67
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Actor Leslie Jordan Dead at 67

His BMW crashed into Hollywood building

(Newser) - Hollywood is in mourning for Emmy-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, who died Monday at age 67. Jordan, best known for his roles in Will & Grace and American Horror Story, was declared dead at the scene after his BMW crashed into a building in Hollywood on Monday morning, the...

Actor Ezra Miller Pleads Not Guilty to Booze Theft

30-year-old 'Flash' star has had a string of arrests this year

(Newser) - Ezra Miller pleaded not guilty Monday to stealing bottles of liquor from a neighbor's home, one of a string of arrests and reports of erratic behavior by the Flash actor that stretch from Hawaii to Vermont. Miller, 30, who uses "they/them" pronouns, appeared Monday with their lawyer remotely...

Harry Potter's 'Hagrid' Is Dead at 72


JK Rowling
Knew He Had
to Be Hagrid
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JK Rowling Knew He Had to Be Hagrid

British actor Robbie Coltrane from the Harry Potter movies is dead at 72

(Newser) - Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died at the age of 72, and while he had a long and successful career, US audiences will surely remember him best as Hagrid from the Harry Potter movies. Coltrane died in a Scottish hospital, and no cause of death was immediately provided, reports the...

Goodbye to Last Surviving Star of Original Ocean's 11
He Brawled
With Sinatra
in 'Manchurian
Candidate'
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He Brawled With Sinatra in 'Manchurian Candidate'

Character actor Henry Silva, last surviving star of original 'Ocean's 11,' dies at 95

(Newser) - He tried to take down Frank Sinatra's character in The Manchurian Candidate and was the last surviving star of the original Ocean's 11. Now, a goodbye for Henry Silva, a character actor known for his villainous turns on the silver screen. Silva's son, Scott Silva, confirmed the...

After 12 Years of 'Heinous Evil,' Relief for CSI Actress

Man who stalked 'CSI: Miami' actress Eva LaRue sentenced to 3 years behind bars

(Newser) - For more than 12 years, Eva LaRue and her daughter were subjected to dozens of menacing letters and packages, with the sender threatening to rape, torture, and kill them. Now, "finally, we know where he is," the All My Children and CSI: Miami actor told NBC News on...

Film Star Charlbi Dean Dies of Sudden Illness at 32

South African model starred in 'Triangle of Sadness'

(Newser) - Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role in Triangle of Sadness, which won this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32. Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden unexpected illness, her representatives...

An Up-and-Coming Actor, He Gave It All Up for Kubrick

Leon Vitali, who played Lord Bullingdon in 'Barry Lyndon,' has died at 74

(Newser) - Leon Vitali, the Barry Lyndon actor who became one of Stanley Kubrick's closest associates, has died at age 74. Vitali died Friday in Los Angeles, surrounded by children Masha, Max, and Vera and other family members, per the AP . "Leon was a special and lovely man driven by...

Jonah Hill Won't Be Out Promoting His New Film

'Superbad' actor is latest star to step back from social media for his mental health

(Newser) - Tom Holland isn't the only celebrity of late to ditch social media he finds "overwhelming." Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill deleted his Instagram last week, around the same time he announced he's been suffering from anxiety attacks for almost two decades and...

Actor Lindsey Pearlman Found Dead at 43
Actor Pearlman's
Cause of Death Revealed
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Actor Pearlman's Cause of Death Revealed

Medical examiner says actor known for roles on 'General Hospital,' 'Empire,' died of suicide

(Newser) - Update: The actor Lindsey Pearlman took her own life, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner obtained by People . The report deemed the cause of death for the 43-year-old, whose body was found in her car six months ago, to be suicide. Specifically, it cited lethal...

Actor Taking Break From 'Overwhelming' Social Media

Tom Holland of 'Spider-Man' fame says he needs the hiatus for his mental health

(Newser) - Even superheroes get anxious from social media. Just ask Spider-Man star Tom Holland, who announced over the weekend that he's been taking a break from social media to protect his mental health. Elle notes that the 26-year-old UK actor has deleted his Instagram in the past, but this time...

'Familiar Face From '80s Television' Dies at 83
'Familiar Face
From '80s
Television'
Dies at 83
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'Familiar Face From '80s Television' Dies at 83

Roger E. Mosley played 'TC' Calvin on 'Magnum, PI,' was also respected track and field coach

(Newser) - A sad goodbye for a "familiar face from '80s television": KLTA reports that Roger E. Mosley, who starred with Tom Selleck in the original Magnum, PI on CBS, has died at the age of 83. Mosley's daughter, Ch-a Mosley, confirms to the Hollywood Reporter and USA Today...

Anne Heche Said to Be in Critical Condition After Fiery LA Crash

Witnesses say car reportedly driven by Heche sped through neighborhood, smashed into home

(Newser) - A fiery car crash in Los Angeles on Friday left the driver of the car critically injured, and sources say that woman was Wag the Dog and Donnie Brasco actress Anne Heche. Brian Humphrey, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, tells NBC Los Angeles the accident happened around...

Family: Ferris Bueller Actor Is Being Abused

Edie McClurg, who suffers from dementia, is under a conservatorship

(Newser) - Edie McClurg is known for delivering the line " They think he's a righteous dude " in 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off. But her family says the man currently living with the 76-year-old actor, who is under a conservatorship and suffers from dementia, is not a righteous...

Leave It to Beaver Star 'Wally Cleaver' Isn't Dead

Tony Dow obituaries were published after 'erroneous' statement from management team

(Newser) - Update: Reports of Tony Dow's death have apparently been exaggerated. The New York Times says it published an obituary of the Leave It to Beaver actor after his management team made an announcement on Facebook "which proved erroneous and has since been deleted." Relatives say the 77-year-old,...

Elvis Actor Found Dead
Elvis Actor
Found Dead
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Elvis Actor Found Dead

Shonka Dukureh dies in Nashville at age 44

(Newser) - Shonka Dukureh, who played Big Mama Thornton in this year's movie about Elvis Presley , was found dead Thursday in a bedroom at her home in Nashville, police say. She was 44. Nashville police say there were no signs of foul play, per the AP . Autopsy results are pending from...

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