Tag Archives: Hollywood

Actress/Activist Sacheen Littlefeather Dies At Age 75

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress and activist who took to the stage at the 1973 Academy Awards to reveal that Marlon Brando would not accept his Oscar for The Godfather, has died. She was 75. Littlefeather died at noon Sunday at her home in the Northern California city of Novato surrounded by her loved ones, …

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Bruce Willis Sells His Likeness For “Deepfake” Usages

The Telegraph reports: Bruce Willis has become the first Hollywood star to sell his rights to allow a “digital twin” of himself to be created for use on screen. Using deepfake technology, the actor appeared in a phone advert without ever being on set, after his face was digitally transplanted onto another performer. Willis allowed US firm Deepcake, which makes …

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French Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Dies At Age 91

Reuters reports: Film director Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of France’s New Wave cinema who pushed cinematic boundaries and inspired iconoclastic directors decades after his 1960s heyday, died on Tuesday aged 91, his family and producers said. Godard was among the world’s most acclaimed directors, known for such classics as “Breathless” and “Contempt”, which broke with convention and helped kickstart a …

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Actress Anne Heche Dies At 53 After LA Car Crash

The Huffington Post reports: Actor Anne Heche died on Friday, after succumbing to injuries from a car crash days earlier, according to friends. She was 53 years old. Heche was severely burned when she crashed into a Los Angeles home in the Mar Vista neighborhood on Aug. 5. Shortly after the crash, her car burst into flames, which took firefighters …

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Actress Anne Heche Critically Injured In Car Crash

Variety reports: Actor Anne Heche was hospitalized in critical condition on Friday after crashing her car into a home in the 1700 block of Walgrove Avenue in West Los Angeles, according to reports from NBC4LA and CNN. Heche suffered burn injuries when the Mini Cooper she was driving burst into flames, according to multiple published reports. TMZ broke the news …

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Actress Pat “Ursula” Carroll Dies At Age 95 [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Pat Carroll, the gregarious Emmy-winning comedienne who was a television mainstay for decades before segueing to a voiceover career that included portraying the villainous sea witch Ursula in The Little Mermaid, has died. She was 95. Carroll died Saturday of pneumonia at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, her daughter Kerry Karsian told The Hollywood Reporter. …

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Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols Dies At Age 89 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed chief communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old.  Nichols shared one of the first interracial kisses in television history on “Star Trek.” That moment, shared with her co-star William Shatner, was a courageous move on the part of Nichols, “Star Trek” …

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Will Smith Offers New Apology To Chris Rock [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn’t ready. “There is no part of me that thinks that was the right …

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“Leave It To Beaver” Star Tony Dow Dies At Age 77

The New York Daily News reports: Tony Dow, who starred as Wally Cleaver on the classic sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” died Tuesday at age 77. His death was announced in a Facebook post shared by his management team. The actor appeared in several TV shows spanning decades and genres, including “Adam-12,” “Mod Squad,” “Emergency,” “The Love Boat,” “Murder, She …

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“Goodfellas” Star Paul Sorvino Dies At Age 83

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Paul Sorvino, the burly character actor who made a career out of playing forceful types, most notably the cold-hearted mobster Paulie Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 83. Sorvino, the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), died Monday of natural causes, his wife, Dee Dee, announced. During a solid career that …

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Oscar And Emmy Nominee James Caan Dies At Age 82

The Guardian reports: James Caan, the American actor renowned for his role as Sonny Corleone in the mafia epic The Godfather, as well as a string of key films in the 1970s, has died aged 82. The news was released by his Twitter account on Thursday. Notorious for a hell-raising party lifestyle, Caan cut a swathe through Hollywood in the …

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Civil Jury Finds Cosby Sexually Abused 16 Year Old

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he reasonably …

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NY Appeals Court Upholds Weinstein’s Rape Conviction

The New York Daily News reports: Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault conviction was upheld by a New York appeals court on Thursday. “We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence, and we have considered defendant’s remaining arguments and find them unavailing,” reads the Appellate Division ruling. A jury found Weinstein guilty on Feb. 24, 2020, of …

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Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Suit Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard, Awarded Damages Totaling $15 Million

CBS News reports: The jury began deliberations Friday afternoon, after six weeks of dramatic, disturbing and sometimes graphic testimony that laid bare the troubled marriage between the stars.Both Depp and Heard testified twice. The jury also heard extensive recordings attorneys said displayed violent behavior and saw text messages, including between Depp and fellow actor Paul Bettany, that discussed substance use …

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Emmy Winning Actor Ray Liotta Dies At Age 67

Deadline Hollywood reports: Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose career breakout came in the 1990 Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas after co-starring in Field of Dreams, has died. He was 67. Deadline hears he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen. He was engaged to be …

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Spacey Charged With Sexual Assault Of Three UK Men

Variety reports: Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” The decision was unveiled today by the U.K.’s prosecution agency Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which has spent over a year reviewing a file passed to them by the Metropolitan Police. “The CPS …

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Steven Seagal Hails Putin At Moscow Birthday Party

The Independent reports: Steven Seagal reiterated his support for Vladimir Putin and his allies at a party in Moscow for his 70th birthday, it has emerged. In a video circulated on Twitter, Seagal, who called Putin “one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today”, could be seen calling everyone in the room “my family …

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Actor/Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Dies At Age 67

NBC News reports: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at age 67, according to his family. “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” his family wrote in a statement shared to his Twitter account. The family described him as “the most iconic voice in comedy” as well as a “wonderful husband, brother, …

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Academy Bans Will Smith From Oscars For Ten Years

Deadline Hollywood reports: With their options rather limited, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors have just decided that Will Smith will not be able to attend the Oscars for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock on-stage at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27. Aside from not giving the Best Actress award at the 95th …

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“Heartbroken” Will Smith Resigns From Academy And “Will Accept Any Further Consequences” From Them

 Will Smith’s statement in full: I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and …

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