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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...

Drescher: It's 'a New Dawn' for Actors

SAG-AFTRA president talks pay increases, AI protections in new, tentative deal

(Newser) - The longest ever actor's strike against studios ended when those studios finally understood "that this is a new dawn," says union leader Fran Drescher. It "got to a place where not only did they really fully grasp the idea that this is a new dawn, that...

Drescher Says Clooney's Plan to End Strike Won't Work

A-list actors suggested they pay more dues to bridge gap between union, studios

(Newser) - SAG-AFTRA union president Fran Drescher says a proposal from George Clooney and a group of other A-listers to help end the actors' strike is "extremely generous"—but it's not going to work. In a Zoom meeting earlier this week between union leaders and actors including Clooney, Scarlett...

After Studios Halt Talks, Drescher Assesses Standoff
Drescher: Actors
Won't Back Down

Drescher: Actors Won't Back Down

Hollywood studios say the two sides are too far apart to talk

(Newser) - Fran Drescher has steered the actors guild through its monthslong strike. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced Wednesday that it had suspended contract negotiations, saying the gap between the two sides was too great to make continuing worth it and calling their proposal as good as the...

In Hollywood Strike, The Nanny Has a Leading Role
You Know Her as The Nanny.
Now, a Strike Leader
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You Know Her as The Nanny. Now, a Strike Leader

Fran Drescher leads the actors' union taking on the studios

(Newser) - If those watching Thursday's news conference announcing a Hollywood actors' strike didn't immediately recognize the woman speaking, the voice likely gave it away—the "distinctly nasal, Queens-inflected accent" of Fran Drescher, as the New York Times puts it. Yes, the 65-year-old actress who became a household name...

Billy Corgan Says He Saw a Human Shift Shape

And 8 more celebs who say they've seen something otherworldly

(Newser) - It's only Wednesday, and yet it's already been a good week for the paranormal. First came coverage of Miami GOP congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who once said she's remained in telepathic contact with aliens ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond,...

12 Celeb Exes Who Are Still Friends

Latest to join the club: Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin

(Newser) - Despite the fact that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced that they were “consciously uncoupling” back in March (and the rumors that Chris has been romancing Alexa Chung in the meantime), the two were recently seen enjoying a day at the beach together with their kids, Radar reports. The...

Fran Drescher's New Boytoy: the 'Inventor of Email'

Stepped out with Shiva Ayyadurai, now an MIT prof, this week

(Newser) - Fran Drescher has some new arm candy and his resume might surprise you. Shiva Ayyadurai, apparently the first person to hold a copyright for the electronic mail system "email" in 1982, is her newest love interest, the Huffington Post reports. The pair, who apparently just love Indian-American cooking, stepped...

8 Weird Beliefs of the Stars
 8 Weird Beliefs of the Stars 

8 Weird Beliefs of the Stars

Aliens and leprechauns and clones, oh my!

(Newser) - Some celebrities certainly have odd beliefs—and we're not even talking about the Scientologists . Fox News rounds up eight celebrities who subscribe to some bizarre notions:
  • Fran Drescher: Believes she and her ex-husband were once abducted by aliens. The extraterrestrials of course put tracking chips inside the couple, causing

Fran Drescher Talk Show: 'The Nanny' Star Snags One-Hour Slot on Fox
 Fran Drescher 
 Gets Talk Show 


Fran Drescher Gets Talk Show

'The Nanny' star snags one-hour slot

(Newser) - Who wouldn’t want to listen to Fran Drescher’s unmistakable nasal drawl for an hour each week? The former Nanny snagged her own talk show, or at least a three-week trial for one, on Fox. The imaginatively-titled Fran Drescher Show premieres Nov. 26, Mediaweek reports. Drescher says it will...

Paterson Should Say No to Caroline, Dynasties
Paterson Should Say No to Caroline, Dynasties

Paterson Should Say No to Caroline, Dynasties

(Newser) - Should Gov. David Paterson give Caroline Kennedy a chance to serve New York in the Senate? No! “Dynasties suck,” reasons Alex Pareene of Gawker, and we should take the opportunity to quash this one. Although it’s not fair, Caroline has become the left’s Sarah Palin, and...

Caroline, Schmaroline: Pick Me Instead

Fran Drescher offers to take over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat

(Newser) - Fran Drescher has a great idea for a well-known woman to inherit Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, and it's not Caroline Kennedy, reports New York. The face—and, even more memorably, the voice—of the 1990s sitcom The Nanny proposes herself. OK, so she's never run for public office, but she...

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