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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...

Support for Russia's Invasion Costs Actor White Lotus Role

Ukraine had complained about casting of Miloš Bikovic

(Newser) - After criticism from Ukraine's government, HBO has cut a Serbian actor who has supported Russia's invasion from the cast of the next season of The White Lotus. "The role will be recast," a network spokesperson told Politico on Saturday. Miloš Bikovic blamed a campaign being directed...

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...

Filmmaker Demands Probe Into Parasite Actor's Death

Bong Joon-ho wants answers on what happened to Lee Sun-kyun, who died of an apparent suicide

(Newser) - South Korea is still reeling from the death last month of popular Parasite actor Lee Sun-kyun, whose body was found in a car in a Seoul park. Lee's family says he'd left behind what appeared to be a suicide note, and now the director of his hit 2019...

Mariska Hargitay Denied Her Own Rape. Then, a 'Reckoning'

'Law & Order: SVU' star, 59, details sexual assault in her 30s in 'People' essay

(Newser) - "It wasn't sexual at all. It was dominance and control. Overpowering control." That's how Mariska Hargitay, known for her role as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, describes a rape she endured decades ago, revealed for the first time in what CNN calls a "...

The Cleaning Lady Star Dead at 42
Actor Adan Canto Dead at 42
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Actor Adan Canto Dead at 42

Kiefer Sutherland mourns 'Designated Survivor' co-star

(Newser) - Kiefer Sutherland is among the stars mourning actor and singer Adan Canto, who has died at age 42 of a rare form of cancer. In an Instagram post , Sutherland said he is "heartbroken" by the loss of his Designated Survivor co-star, whom he called a "wonderful spirit."...

Jonathan Majors: I Was 'Shocked' by Verdict

Former MCU star gives first interview since his assault conviction against ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - In his first interview since his assault and harassment conviction last month, actor Jonathan Majors said he was shocked by the New York jury's verdict . "I was absolutely shocked and afraid," Majors said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America . "I'm standing there and the...

Actor Christian Oliver Killed in Plane Crash With Daughters

Small plane went down in the Caribbean; his daughters were ages 10 and 12

(Newser) - US actor Christian Oliver and his two young daughters were killed in a plane crash near a tiny private island in the eastern Caribbean, according to police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The crash occurred Thursday just west of Petit Nevis island near Bequia as the plane headed for...

One Half of Starsky &amp; Hutch Has Left Us
He Was One
Half of an
Iconic '70s
Pair
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He Was One Half of an Iconic '70s Pair

Actor David Soul, who played Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson on 'Starsky & Hutch,' has died at 80

(Newser) - Actor David Soul, who earned fame as the blond half of crime-fighting duo Starsky and Hutch in the eponymous popular 1970s television series, has died at the age of 80. His wife, Helen Snell, said Friday that "David Soul—beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother—died yesterday after a...

She Ditched Broadway Dreams, Became Flo From Progressive

Meet Stephanie Courtney, the actor behind insurance company's most famous 'employee'

(Newser) - She's probably one of the most familiar faces to TV viewers, and has been for more than a decade, but "Stephanie Courtney" isn't exactly a household name. We all know the 53-year-old actor and comedian better as "Flo," the walking representation of Progressive Insurance in...

Evan Ellingson&#39;s Roles Included My Sister&#39;s Keeper
Cause of Death Released
for Former Child Star
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Cause of Death Released for Former Child Star

Evan Ellingson, 35, died of accidental fentanyl overdose

(Newser) - The former child star found dead at age 35 earlier this month died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner performed an autopsy on Evan Ellingson the day after his death, Deadline reports. Ellingson's father previously told TMZ his son died at a sober living home.

Schitt's Creek Actor is Sorry for Halloween Costume

Emily Hampshire and a friend dressed up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

(Newser) - Schitt's Creek actor Emily Hampshire has apologized for what she says is "one of the most thoughtless, insensitive, and ignorant things" she has ever done. In photos posted on Instagram, the Canadian actor dressed as Johnny Depp and a friend dressed as Amber Heard. They wore outfits Depp...

Bridgerton Actor: I Had No Support Amid Psychotic Breaks

Ruby Barker faults Netflix, Shondaland

(Newser) - Ruby Barker felt her star rise as she appeared in Netflix's smash hit Bridgerton, but it was not an enjoyable time. As she reveals in a podcast interview, the British actor suffered not one but two psychotic breaks after filming the first season of the period drama, which saw...

Suzanne Somers Was Sitcom Star and ThighMaster
Cause of Death for
Suzanne Somers Is In
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Cause of Death for Suzanne Somers Is In

Breast cancer had spread to brain of 'Three's Company' actor

(Newser) - Suzanne Somers had battled breast cancer for decades, and that was indeed her official cause of death, reports People . But as the death certificate shows for the Three's Company actor, who died at age 76 earlier this month, that cancer had spread, per the Blast . "Breast cancer with...

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