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  • 'The Breakfast Club' Actor Paul Gleason Dies At 67

    05/28/2006 4:03:46 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 65 replies · 5,747+ views ^ | May 28, 2006
    Paul Gleason, who played the go-to bad guy in "Trading Places" and the angry high school principal in "The Breakfast Club," has died. He was 67. Gleason's wife, Susan, says her husband died Saturday at a Burbank hospital of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer linked to asbestos. Gleason appeared in over 60 movies, including "Die Hard," "Johnny Be Good," and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Most recently, he made a handful of television appearances in hit shows such as "Friends" and "Seinfeld." A native of Miami, Gleason was an avid athlete. Before becoming an actor, he played Triple-A minor...
  • Al Gore's Media Lovefest ( Belies grades of D's and C-minus )

    05/26/2006 7:39:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,264+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 26, 2006 | Dan Gainor & Amy Menefee
    John Lennon once wrote that "All you need is love." If that's the case, former presidential candidate Al Gore is a happy man. He is in the middle of a media lovefest celebrating his work, his career - even his efforts as actor, author, dancer and comedian. The former vice president has both a movie and a book about global warming debuting under the title "An Inconvenient Truth." He has gone from media darling to "the summer's most unlikely movie star," as NBC's Katie Couric called him in a May 24 interview. Gore, who Couric also called "funny, vulnerable, disarming,...
  • Kimbrough played on '39 championship team

    05/09/2006 2:11:56 PM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 3 replies · 169+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | 9 May 2006 | AP
    DALLAS -- John Kimbrough, a Texas A&M football hero, movie star and former state lawmaker, died in his West Texas hometown of Haskell. He was 87. Kimbrough died Monday after a brief bout with pneumonia, said his widow, Barbara Kimbrough. Funeral services will be held Friday or Saturday at the Holden-McCauley Funeral Home in Haskell. Known as "the Haskell Hurricane," Kimbrough was a fullback for Texas A&M's 1939 national championship team. In the 1940 Sugar Bowl, Kimbrough rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns in the Aggies' 14-13 win over Tulane that capped an 11-0 season. The next year, Kimbrough...
  • Actor in 9/11 film denied entry to US: report

    04/23/2006 9:15:13 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 9 replies · 490+ views
    Reuters ^ | 21 April 2006 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - An Iraqi actor who plays a hijacker in a new film about the September 11 attacks on the United States has been denied entry into the country for the movie's premiere, he told a newspaper on Friday. Lewis Alsamari, who has lived in Britain since 1995, stars in "United 93", which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week. Directed by Briton Paul Greengrass, the film about the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania has sparked debate about whether Americans are ready to see an on-screen portrayal of the events. Alsamari, 30, said he...
  • The Academy Awards Speech We Should've Heard

    03/07/2006 6:59:06 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 12 replies · 1,543+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.7.2006 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a speech we would like to hear from an Academy Award winner: I thank you for this wonderful award. Receiving an Academy Award gives the recipient an almost unique opportunity to speak to hundreds of millions people around the world, so I would like take this once-in-a-lifetime moment to say this:
  • actor Darren McGavin has died

    02/25/2006 2:50:35 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 313 replies · 11,596+ views
    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Darren McGavin at approximately 7:10 A.M. Pacific time today, Saturday 25, 2006. Darren was just three months short of his 84th birthday. While we suspect none of us can imagine a world without the beloved, feisty little red-head, it is time to reflect, give thanks for his life and hold in reverence his memory. Darren is gone, but in many respects he will always be with us: as Carl Kolchak, fighting authority and battling monsters; the grumpy Old Man sending curses over Lake Michigan; as David Ross, the outsider,...
  • Chuck Norris: Bio

    01/30/2006 11:29:48 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 32 replies · 1,025+ views
    imdb ^ | 30-Jan-2006
    Biography for Chuck Norris Birth name Carlos Ray Norris Height 5' 10"Mini biographyChuck Norris is an Executive Producer of "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993) as well as the star. Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman (1991/I), The Delta Force (1986) and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990). He also starred in Missing in Action (1984) and its sequels, Firewalker (1986) and Sidekicks (1992). Norris was born Carlos Ray in Ryan, OK. The eldest of three children, he helped his mother raise his two younger brothers in Torrance, CA, where his...
  • Actor Discusses Support for Troops, Iraqi Children

    01/22/2006 9:54:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 34 replies · 2,192+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 22, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2006 – When not appearing on the CBS show "CSI: New York" as Detective Mac Taylor, actor Gary Sinise devotes much of his time to raising support for U.S. troops. Sinise, who is planning his third trip to Iraq with the United Service Organizations, appeared on ABC's "This Week" today to talk about his new venture to help the children who have felt the effects of the war in Iraq. On his last trip to Iraq, Sinise accompanied a U.S. military unit that remodeled an Iraqi school. He watched the troops transform what had been a cinder-block,...
  • Oprah's Grand Delusion

    01/16/2006 9:56:57 PM PST · by george76 · 116 replies · 3,002+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2006 | Richard Cohen
    Because she has led countless billions and billions of people to the promised land of books, because she preaches self-help and self-sufficiency and not least because she has shown that even a middle-aged person can keep weight off, I must tiptoe up to the amazing Oprah and merely whisper to her that in the case of James Frey, the liar whose memoir turns out to have a good deal of fiction alongside fact, she is not only wrong but deluded. What she needs is a session with Dr. Phil. Frey's memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," is about his recovery from...
  • Broussard may be victim of Katrina

    01/16/2006 8:04:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/16/06 | Kate Moran
    Aaron Broussard faced what should have been the greatest trial of his political career in 1982, when a jetliner slammed into Kenner eight days after he was sworn in as mayor and killed every person on board and eight on the ground. The new mayor earned his chops spearheading the grisly rescue and excoriating airline executives for not moving quickly to clean up the crash site, at one point screaming, with the mangled fuselage of the plane at his back, “Get your damned airplane out of my city!” Two decades later, the hurricane that dwarfed all other disasters has left...
  • Clooney: I ruined Kerry's presidential race

    01/15/2006 6:16:04 AM PST · by texassizednightcrawler · 104 replies · 2,611+ views
    Ireland-online ^ | 1/14/2006 | Unknown
    George Clooney is convinced he ruined John Kerry's chances in the race for US president in 2004 - by snubbing an invitation and hurting his feelings. The Ocean's Twelve actor was one of several screen stars invited to ride on Kerry's election train, but it all went downhill for the Democrat when Clooney stayed away. He recalls: "Kerry asked me to ride on his train - he had a train going cross-country after he was nominated and some actors went on board. I called him and explained that I couldn't do it. I'd hurt him. I'd actually caused him harm...
  • America Supports You: Actor Sinise Discusses Support for Troops

    01/14/2006 8:30:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 772+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2006 – Gary Sinise, star of the hit television show "CSI: NY," appeared on the Fox News Channel program Hannity and Colmes yesterday to discuss his continued support for American troops and his charity Operation Iraqi Children. Co-host Sean Hannity asked Sinise about his experience visiting wounded servicemembers recovering in the hospital. "I'm not a guy who has an easy time in hospitals, so I was a little fearful of what I would see there," Sinise said. "When you do go you completely forget about your own self, because that's not why you go. You're there for...
  • Character actor Macon 'Sonny' McCalman dead at 72

    11/30/2005 7:22:24 PM PST · by armymarinemom · 36 replies · 2,000+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/30/2005 | Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Macon "Sonny" McCalman, a versatile character actor who appeared in everything from TV comedies such as "Cheers" and "Three's Company" to film dramas "Deliverance" and "The Client," has died. He was 72. McCalman retired from acting and returned home to Memphis in 1997 after suffering a heart attack. He had been in declining health in recent years due to a series of strokes and died Tuesday at his home, family members said. His acting career spanned more than 30 years and included roles in a long list of popular TV shows from the 1970s through the 1990s:...
  • Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old

    11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 44 replies · 4,020+ views ^ | November 1, 2005 |
    Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War. His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old. Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old. So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing. He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5. "The idea of serving my country...
  • 'Chewbacca' Actor to Become U.S. Citizen

    10/12/2005 4:38:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,392+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Wookiee named Chewbacca growled and howled his way through "Star Wars" movies. On Monday, the actor who played him will take the oath to become an American citizen. British-born Peter Mayhew will be among 441 people from 77 countries who will become naturalized Americans in a ceremony in Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Mayhew, 60, played the fur-covered warrior Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy of the 1970s and 1980s, and the latest movie, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." "I got married to a...
  • 'The Wiz' Actor Nipsey Russell Dies at 80

    10/03/2005 10:22:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 700+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/3/05 | ap - New York
    NEW YORK - Nipsey Russell, who played the Tin Man alongside Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in "The Wiz" as part of a decades-long career in stage, television and film, has died. He was 80. The actor, who had been suffering from cancer, died Sunday afternoon at Lenox Hill Hospital, said his longtime manager Joseph Rapp. Born in Atlanta, Russell launched his television career as Officer Anderson in the 1961 television series "Car 54, Where are You?" He also appeared in the 1994 film version. He became a fixture on popular television game and talk shows, where he was welcomed...
  • Actor Don Adams Dies at 82

    09/26/2005 12:24:47 PM PDT · by psychopuppy · 39 replies · 2,033+ views
    Actor Don Adams Dies at 82 Monday, September 26, 2005 LOS ANGELES — Don Adams (search), the wry-voiced comedian who starred as the fumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s television spoof of James Bond (search) movies, "Get Smart," has died. He was 82. Adams died of a lung infection late Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (search), his friend and former agent Bruce Tufeld said Monday, adding the actor broke his hip a year ago and had been in ill health since.
  • Mickey Rooney was Born This Day In History: 9-23-1920

    09/23/2005 1:00:59 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 75 replies · 1,675+ views
    The Hollywood News ^ | September, 23rd, 2005 | Terri Knudsen
    On this day in 1920 actor Joe Yule Jr - better known as Mickey Rooney - was born in Brooklyn, New York to Scottish-born vaudevillain/actor Joe Yule and Nell Carter. Mickey was best known in his youth for playing Andy Hardy with Judy Garland in cheerfully naïve musicals that usually ended up in an impromptu musical show. Joe Yule Jr legally changed his name in 1932 to Mickey Rooney. Making his stage debut with his parents at the age of 15 months, it may not be a surprise that he ended up an actor. He was taught to sing, dance,...
  • Judge drops groping charges against actor Christian Slater

    09/19/2005 5:57:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 689+ views
    Court TV on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/05 | Samantha Murphy - Court TV
    NEW YORK (Court TV) — Actor Christian Slater cheerfully skipped out of a Manhattan courthouse Monday after a judge dismissed charges against him for allegedly groping a woman outside a deli in May. Clad in a black suit and striped tie, the 36-year-old actor clasped his hands and smiled widely when Judge Shawndiya Simpson announced that misdemeanor sexual abuse and forcible touching charges against him would be dropped. "We are relieved," Slater told "It was just a whole big misunderstanding." Slater was arrested May 31, 2005, just before 2 a.m. for allegedly "grabbing the buttocks" of a woman on...
  • Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks

    09/04/2005 3:34:56 PM PDT · by veronica · 396 replies · 29,164+ views
    EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak. Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch. The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup. When the boat's...