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She Ditched Broadway Dreams,
Became Flo From Progressive
Dec 3, 2023 5:53 AM CST
She Ditched Broadway Dreams, Became Flo From Progressive
Meet Stephanie Courtney, the actor behind insurance company's most famous 'employee'
- 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...
'a New Dawn'
Nov 10, 2023 8:19 AM CST
Drescher: It's 'a New Dawn' for Actors
SAG-AFTRA president talks pay increases, AI protections in new, tentative deal
- 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...
'Hollywood of the South'
Struggles Amid Strikes
Nov 5, 2023 3:25 PM CST
'Hollywood of the South' Struggles Amid Strikes
Atlanta, once booming with work for crew and actors, is now at a virtual standstill
- A lighting technician is mowing lawns. A camera assistant is teaching guitar again. An actor has thought about shifting careers. For more than a decade, work had been nonstop in Atlanta's booming film industry, thanks to Georgia's extremely generous tax break. Dubbed the "Hollywood of the South,...
Sorry for Halloween Costume
Nov 2, 2023 11:25 AM CDT
Actor is Sorry for Halloween Costume
Emily Hampshire and a friend dressed up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
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...
Cause of Death for
Suzanne Somers Is In
Oct 28, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Cause of Death for Suzanne Somers Is In
Breast cancer had spread to brain of 'Three's Company' actor
- Suzanne Somers had battled breast cancer for decades, and that was indeed her official cause of death, reports
. But as the death certificate shows for the
actor, who died at age 76 earlier this month, that cancer had spread, per the Blast . "Breast cancer with...
He Showed Up Bald for
Audition, Got the Part
Oct 28, 2023 7:00 AM CDT
He Showed Up Bald for
Audition, Got the Part
Richard Moll, bailiff 'Bull' Shannon on '80s sitcom, is dead at 80
- Aristotle Nostradamus Shannon isn't exactly a household name, but for much of the '80s, Bull Shannon was. The latter was the nickname of the lovable bailiff character on the sitcom
, which ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC—and now, sad news on the actor who...
Is Dead at 81
Oct 25, 2023 8:40 AM CDT
'First Black Action Hero' Is Dead at 81
Richard Roundtree, who played lead character in 'Shaft' franchise, succumbed to pancreatic cancer
- Richard Roundtree, the trailblazing Black actor who starred as the ultra-smooth private detective John Shaft in several
films beginning in the early 1970s, has died. He was 81. Roundtree's longtime manager, Patrick McMinn, said the actor had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died at his home in...
'Horrified' London Theater
Nixes Spacey Film Premiere
Oct 16, 2023 9:25 AM CDT
'Horrified' London Theater Nixes Spacey Film Premiere
Prince Charles Cinema cancels world's first showing of 'Control' due to actor's involvement
- Kevin Spacey's face never makes a showing in the upcoming thriller
, but his voice does—and that was apparently enough for a London movie theater, which has now canceled its planned world premiere of the film due to Spacey's involvement. In July, the 64-year-old actor was found...
Harry Potter's 'Dumbledore'
Has Died at 82
Sep 28, 2023 9:25 AM CDT
Harry Potter's 'Dumbledore' Has Died at 82
BAFTA-winning 'Harry Potter' actor Michael Gambon passes away after bout with pneumonia
- When Richard Harris died in 2002, there were big shoes to fill as Albus Dumbledore, the role Harris played in the first two
films. Now, the actor who kept the Hogwarts headmaster alive for six more movies in the franchise has also passed on. The family of Irish-born...
Award for First Black Actor to
Win Oscar Is Heading 'Home'
Sep 27, 2023 1:58 PM CDT
Award for First Black Actor to Win Oscar Is Heading 'Home'
Academy gifts replacement for Hattie McDaniel's plaque for 'Gone With the Wind' to Howard U
- Hattie McDaniel's best supporting actress Oscar for 1939's
Gone With the Wind
is one of the most important moments in Academy Award history. McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar, and it would be a half-century before another Black woman again won an acting award....
Team Up 'in Solidarity'
Aug 30, 2023 9:30 AM CDT
Actors, Writers Team Up 'in Solidarity'
'Better Call Saul' team members also join picket line as Hollywood strikes continue
- A familiar group of faces popped up on the picket line Tuesday outside of Sony Pictures Studios: cast members from the AMC hits
Better Call Saul
, per the
. Bryan "Walter White" Cranston was there, as were Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Jesse Plemons (Todd Alquist),...
Bradley Cooper's Prosthetic
Nose Doesn't Go Over Well
Aug 16, 2023 11:38 AM CDT
Bradley Cooper's Prosthetic Nose Doesn't Go Over Well
Critics say prosthesis used in Leonard Bernstein biopic is antisemitic
- On Tuesday, Netflix dropped a trailer for
, a biopic about
West Side Story
conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein that's headed to theaters on Nov. 22 and to the streaming platform the following month. Netflix plugs the film as a "towering and fearless love story" and "a...
Breathed Life Into
Baddie Dies at 83
Aug 5, 2023 7:00 AM CDT
Actor Who Breathed Life Into
Baddie Dies at 83
Mark Margolis played the menacing Hector Salamanca on AMC show, and on Better Call Saul
- There were many unforgettable scenes throughout
's five-season run, but one of the most memorable is when drug kingpin Hector Salamanca blows up himself and nemesis Gus Fring by repeatedly ringing a bell hooked up to explosives on his wheelchair. Now, a sad goodbye to the veteran character...
Judi Dench Admits She
'Can't See on a Film Set'
Jul 31, 2023 10:35 AM CDT
Judi Dench Admits She 'Can't See on a Film Set'
Actor's macular degeneration worsens, though she's staying upbeat, complete with a new tattoo
- Earlier this year, Judi Dench revealed how difficult it had become to learn her lines, as her deteriorating eyesight had made it too hard to read scripts. Now, the 88-year-old Oscar-winning actor tells the
she "can't see on a film set anymore," though it doesn't...
Cause of Death
Jul 25, 2023 12:30 AM CDT
Julian Sands' Cause of Death Will Never Be Known
Late actor's cause of death officially ruled 'undetermined'
- Julian Sands' cause of death will never be officially known after the UK actor was found dead months after going missing during a hike in the California mountains. "The cause is 'Undetermined' due to the condition of the body and because no other factors were discovered during the...
Spacey Latched on
'Like a Cobra': Accuser
Jul 13, 2023 9:15 AM CDT
Spacey Latched on 'Like a Cobra': Accuser
One man says he awoke to find the actor performing oral sex on him
- Kevin Spacey took a dramatic pause in his testimony Thursday and appeared to almost choke up as he recalled the "intimate" and "somewhat sexual" friendship he shared with a man now accusing the actor of violently groping him. "I never thought that [the man] I knew would...
Actors Prepare for
First Strike Since 1980
Jul 13, 2023 4:36 AM CDT
Actors Prepare for First Strike Since 1980
Union's national board will vote on strike today
- Hollywood film and TV actors could be joining writers on the picket lines in the very near future after talks between the actors' union and studios and streaming services ended without a deal. The Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists says its national board will vote...
Hit on Me After
Jul 5, 2023 9:50 AM CDT
Accuser: Spacey Hit on Me After Goof With His Dog
Actor's sex assault trial continues in the UK
- As Kevin Spacey's sex assault trial continues in the UK, the jury on Tuesday heard a recorded police interview given by one of the alleged victims. The
reports that in the interview, the man described being with friends at a pub in the Cotswolds and meeting Spacey there....
to Jail Cell,
Allison Mack Is Now Free
Jul 5, 2023 8:37 AM CDT
to Jail Cell, Allison Mack Is Now Free
Actor involved in NXIVM sex cult is released from prison after 2 years of 3-year sentence
- NXIVM leader Keith Raniere isn't getting out of prison anytime soon, but one of the highest-ranking members in his sex cult is now free. Per Federal Bureau of Prisons records, former
actor Allison Mack was released Monday from a federal prison in Dublin, California, as first reported in...
Force of Nature'
Is Gone at 89
Jun 30, 2023 10:48 AM CDT
'Uniquely Talented Force of Nature' Is Gone at 89
Alan Arkin won an Oscar for role in 'Little Miss Sunshine,' recently starred in 'The Kominsky Method'
- Alan Arkin, the wry character actor who demonstrated his versatility in everything from farcical comedy to chilling drama as he received four Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar, has died. He was 89, per the AP . "Our father was a uniquely talented force of nature, both as an...
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