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Erstwhile James Bond Apologizes After Interview Called 'Disgusting'

George Lazenby says it was not his intent to offend

(Newser) - George Lazenby, who replaced Sean Connery to play James Bond in one of the franchise's films, apologized Monday after audience members who saw him at an event in Australia accused him of inappropriate remarks. The 83-year-old, who played 007 only in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret ...

Ukraine War Hits James Bond's Glassmaker

Iconic French manufacturer Duralex will temporarily close amid Europe's energy trouble

(Newser) - For the glassmakers at iconic French tableware brand Duralex, the mornings have become a horror show. Daily updates from energy traders drop into their email inboxes, showing the asphyxiating upward climb of prices for the natural gas and electricity that power their energy-devouring business. Before Europe's energy crisis—which...

James Bond Theme Composer Dies at 94
You Know His Theme
Music, if Not His Name
OBITUARY

You Know His Theme Music, if Not His Name

Monty Norman, creator of the James Bond signature sound, dies at 94

(Newser) - Monty Norman, a British composer who wrote the theme tune for the James Bond films, has died at age 94. A statement posted Monday on Norman’s official website said: "It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short...

Suspects' Mercedes-Benz Getting Loads of Attention

Irvine Police call it like 'something out of @007 movie'

(Newser) - They reportedly had a James Bond-like car, but not his luck. A California couple was arrested on Tuesday, and their white 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 is featuring big into the news. The Irvine Police Department says Garden Grove residents Yasmine Kambour, 37, and Chris Huynh, 44, were arrested after a...

Johnson Opens Climate Summit With Quite an Analogy

World is like James Bond strapped to a 'doomsday device,' warns the UK leader

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened a global climate summit Monday, saying the world is strapped to a "doomsday device." Johnson likened an ever-warming Earth's position to that of fictional secret agent James Bond—strapped to a bomb that will destroy the planet and trying to work...

Latest Bond Film Hits Its Mark
Latest Bond Film
Hits Its Mark
box office

Latest Bond Film Hits Its Mark

'No Time to Die' sets no records but posts fourth-best opening in franchise history

(Newser) - After over 18 months of pandemic delays, No Time to Die opened on target. The final James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed $56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, to easily take the first-place spot. It didn't break any...

Yaphet Kotto, First Black Bond Villain, Dies at 81
He Turned Down
Playing Lando
to Avoid
Typecasting
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He Turned Down Playing Lando to Avoid Typecasting

Yaphet Kotto of 'Alien' and the first Black villain in James Bond franchise has died at 81

(Newser) - He was killed by an alien on screen and served as the first Black villain for the James Bond movie franchise. Now, Yaphet Kotto, a New York City native who started acting as a teen, has died at the age of 81, his agent confirms to Variety . The New York ...

Studios Push Back Bond Film, Other Big Releases

'No Time to Die' won't be out until October

(Newser) - It's still not time for No Time to Die. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday that the 25th...

Tanya Roberts in 'Dire' Condition, Partner Speaks Out

Lance O'Brien tries to clear up how false reports circulated on the death of 'That '70s Show' actress

(Newser) - The murky story of how the "death" of Bond girl and That '70s Show actor Tanya Roberts was mistakenly reported on Monday is still a little murky, but with some clarification. It sounds like crossed wires of sorts between Lance O'Brien (Roberts' longtime partner), Mike Pingel (her...

AP: Tanya Roberts Isn't Dead
AP: Tanya Roberts Isn't Dead
updated

AP: Tanya Roberts Isn't Dead

Publicist mistakenly reported her dead

(Newser) - Despite obituaries appearing in numerous outlets—including this one—Tanya Roberts is still alive. Roberts, who captivated James Bond in A View to a Kill and later played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom That ’70s Show, has been hospitalized after falling at her home. The actor was mistakenly reported...

Lashana Lynch: Cast as 007, I Received Awful 'Abuse'

The British actress says she had to go into seclusion

(Newser) - Lashana Lynch says a barrage of nasty comments came her way when news broke of her upcoming "007" role in No Time to Die, E! Online reports. The 32-year-old tells Harper's Bazaar UK she had to ditch her social-media apps, see only family, and meditate for a week...

'He Defined an Era and a Style'
'RIP That
Great Man,
That Great
Actor'
tributes

'RIP That Great Man, That Great Actor'

Hollywood pays tribute to screen legend Sean Connery

(Newser) - No one could say "Bond, James Bond," quite like he did. But tributes to the life of Sean Connery—who died Saturday at age 90—reveal a deeper awe and affection for a man who touched many lives around him, Variety reports. Among their reactions:
  • Daniel Craig: "
...

Farewell to Our First James Bond
Farewell to
Our First
James Bond
OBITUARY

Farewell to Our First James Bond

Oscar-winning Scottish actor was 90

(Newser) - He was the first actor, and many say the best, to portray James Bond in the spy film series. Now, a goodbye to the original 007: The family of Sir Sean Connery says the Scottish actor has died at the age of 90, reports the BBC . Connery kicked off his...

Hundreds of Theaters Close After Bond Flick Delayed

Cineworld said it was 'not a decision we made lightly'

(Newser) - Hundreds of movie theaters are closing across the US and UK after the next James Bond movie release was postponed, USA Today reports. The movie chain Cineworld said Monday that it's closing 536 Regal Cinemas in the US and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theaters in Britain as of Thursday,...

It Turns Out a British Spy Named James Bond Did Exist

But Ian Fleming's 007 came first

(Newser) - Ian Fleming apparently forgot to tell us about the time James Bond went behind the Iron Curtain in an attempt to infiltrate Polish military facilities. Poland's Institute of National Remembrance has uncovered the secret mission of James Albert Bond, a British civil servant sent to the Soviet satellite state...

She Went From Bond Girl to Game of Thrones
She Was the Only Bond
Girl to Get Him to the Altar
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She Was the Only Bond Girl to Get Him to the Altar

Award-winning actress Diana Rigg, also known for 'Avengers,' 'Game of Thrones' roles, dead at 82

(Newser) - Dame Diana Rigg, a Tony and Emmy award winner, has died at age 82. She's perhaps best known of late for her turn as Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But the British actress enjoyed a decades-spanning career in theater, film, and television, following her breakout role as...

New Trailer for Daniel Craig's Final Bond Movie Is Here
See the Trailer for Craig's
Final Turn as James Bond
movie trailer

See the Trailer for Craig's Final Turn as James Bond

'No Time to Die' is out Nov. 20 in the US

(Newser) - James Bond will be back for American audiences on Nov. 20. A new trailer for No Time to Die, the final installment with Daniel Craig as 007, has dropped, reports Vulture . Watch it here . The film was supposed to be out months ago but was postponed because of the pandemic....

Honor Blackman Dies at 94
Honor Blackman Dies at 94
obituary

Honor Blackman Dies at 94

She was best known for playing 'Pussy Galore'

(Newser) - British actress Honor Blackman, who played one of James Bond's more memorable love interests, has died at 94. Family members in England say she died at her home of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus and was surrounded by family, the Guardian reports. Relatives say she was an "...

Thieves Steal 007's Guns
Someone Stole
James Bond's Guns

Someone Stole James Bond's Guns

5 weapons used in 007 taken from private collection in London

(Newser) - Thieves in London have made off with a collection of guns used in the James Bond films, including at least one weapon that's one of a kind. Witnesses described seeing three white males with eastern European accents flee in a silver vehicle after breaking into a property in Enfield,...

Billie Eilish Bond Theme 'One of the Best in Decades'

'No Time to Die' was released at midnight

(Newser) - At 18, Billie Eilish is the youngest singer ever to record a James Bond theme song—and critics say her haunting new theme tune has captured the spirit of a spy series that was old long before she was born. The American singer released "No Time to Die" at...

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