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  • Actor Tim Robbins Stymied At Polls (celebutard)

    11/04/2008 12:03:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies · 4,553+ views
    gothamist.com ^ | 11/04/2008 | By John Del Signore
    Tim Robbins made a big stink at the YMCA on West 14th Street this morning when he was told that his name was not on the voter list. According to City Room, Robbins has been voting at the same polling place since 1997, but for some unknown reason, his name was nowhere to be found when he went in this morning. The Times happened upon him sitting in a folding chair looking dejected and annoyed: "The poll workers here know me...The woman said she remembered seeing me here for the primaries." On Real Time with Bill Maher last month, Robbins...
  • Paul Newman Has Died

    09/27/2008 4:55:58 AM PDT · by tomymind · 218 replies · 8,042+ views
    <p>An unconfirmed report just came in from AD reader Kubrickguy. Newman was battling cancer but must have lost the fight. Long live Paul Newman.</p>
  • Country legend Jerry Reed dies, 71

    09/04/2008 3:04:25 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 22 replies · 316+ views
    RTÉ.le ^ | Sept 03, 2008 | Staff
    Jerry Reed, the country and western star who was also world famous for his role in the 'Smokey and the Bandit' films, has died. He was 71. Reuters reports that Reed passed away on Monday from complications arising from emphysema. Known as 'The Guitar Man', Grammy winner Reed made his first record aged 18 and went on to release over 40 albums. Reed wrote for Johnny Cash and Brenda Lee and two of his early songs, 'US Male' and 'Guitar Man', were recorded by Elvis Presley with Reed playing on the studio versions.
  • Six Words Michelle Obama Didn't Say

    08/26/2008 5:12:36 AM PDT · by patriotspride · 66 replies · 831+ views
    not published - my question | self
    Anyone else notice that Michelle didn't Thank her Mom in her speech? Didn't hear any of the pundits comment on this last night. All it would have taken was six words, Thank You Mom, I Love You. Opportunity of a lifetime to honor the person who raised and cared for you, gave you a great video intro, and you missed it. Shame on you Michelle.
  • Actor Ernest Borgnine: America 'an Amazing Country'(Good Morning America audience: loud applause)

    08/12/2008 7:37:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 58 replies · 1,839+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2008 | Justin McCarthy
    Actor Ernest Borgnine: America 'an Amazing Country' By Justin McCarthy (Bio | Archive) August 12, 2008 - 15:37 ET    Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine, still acting at age 91, does not represent the mainstream ideology of the Hollywood elite, or even a potential first lady named Michelle. Borgnine, unlike most of his fellow Hollywood elitists, believes America is "an amazing country" and that one has to "prove" one is "a good American by being an American."Appearing on the August 12 edition of "Good Morning America," Borgnine promoted his new autobiography. When given the opportunity, Borgnine, the son of Italian...
  • Freeman seriously injured in crash

    08/04/2008 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies · 204+ views
    Morgan Freeman is critically ill after a car crash, a US hospital has confirmed. A spokesman for the Regional Medical Centre in Memphis, Tennessee, said the 71-year-old The Dark Knight actor's condition was "serious". Mississippi state troopers told showbiz website TMZ.com that Freeman was involved in the crash at around 11.30pm local time on Sunday (5.30am BST), north of the small town of Ruleville. He was airlifted from the accident scene to the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is being treated. An unidentified female passenger was also in the car and her condition was not known. The hospital, commonly...
  • Kelsey Grammer in hospital with irregular heartbeat

    07/28/2008 2:18:53 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 35 replies · 508+ views
    REUTERS ^ | July 28, 2008 | None Listed
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television star Kelsey Grammer is back in hospital with an irregular heartbeat, two months after suffering a heart attack the actor has said nearly killed him, a celebrity news program reported on Monday. The 53-year-old actor, best known from "Cheers" and his sitcom "Frasier," has checked into a hospital in New York after feeling faint, "Entertainment Tonight" said. "(Grammer) is being treated for an irregular heartbeat, which we've learned could be a result of medication he was taking for his recent heart attack," the program said in a statement.
  • Actor pins hopes on victory for Obama (Robert Redford)

    07/12/2008 1:20:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 102+ views
    Irish Times ^ | 7/12/08 | RuadhÁn Mac Cormaic
    IF BARACK Obama doesn't win November's presidential election in the United States, "you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye", the actor and director Robert Redford told an audience in Dublin last night. Speaking at a public interview in Trinity College in advance of his conferral with an honorary degree by the university today, Redford said he hoped Obama would win because while John McCain "represents yesterday", the Democrat embodied the sort of change America needed. Asked by Michael Dwyer, film correspondent of The Irish Times , if he was looking forward to "regime change" in the US, Redford said: "Yes....
  • Don Davis/General Hammond of Stargate passes away. RIP

    07/01/2008 5:21:42 PM PDT · by avalonmistmoon · 18 replies · 209+ views
    GateWorld ^ | June 30 2008 | Darren Sumner
    First time poster and proud to join the community of Free Republic. I've been lurking for about a year now and know that a lot of you's are fans of Stargate SG1. Don Davis who played General George Hammond died on June 29th of a massive heart attack. He played a better General in fiction that those in the real world such Ret General Weasley Clark. RIP Hammond of Texas. You can post tributes to General Hammond on Gateworld.
  • Bruce Willis - Biography - on A&E Now

    06/14/2008 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 28 replies · 268+ views
    A&E Network - now ^ | Today | A&E Network
    Bruce Willis Biography on A&E now. One of the few "Republicans" in Hollywierd...good show.
  • Monkey Business

    06/12/2008 11:48:12 AM PDT · by fings · 2 replies · 102+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: Monkey see, monkey do. That’s the explanation I come up with as to why a damn, dirty ape won’t keep his mitts off the honor of being on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Clearly driven by the sight of Lassie’s and Rin Tin Tin’s names between his toes as he peruses the shops on Hollywood Blvd, Cheeta the monkey actor is pushing to get his name put there as well. (LOS ANGELES - Three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame have gone to the dogs, so why can’t Cheeta the chimp get some love? The...
  • Actor Omar Sharif: "The Middle east Will Never Be Democratized"

    06/09/2008 11:40:19 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 63 replies · 163+ views
    FOX News, MEMRI-TV ^ | 6/9/08 | FOX News
    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif — best known for his film roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago — reportedly blasted U.S. policy in Iraq and said Americans are ignorant. According to The Middle East Media Research Institute, Sharif said the "East" will never have a democracy because people like him "prefer to go to the neighborhood sheik." MEMRI —a Middle Eastern press monitoring organization — posted an interview of Sharif that aired on the Al-Hayat TV network.
  • Child 'Forrest Gump' actor leaving Army

    05/10/2008 2:40:07 PM PDT · by paltz · 32 replies · 60+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/08 | By JOHN MILBURN
    p>FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — As a boy, Michael Conner Humphreys made a splash on the silver screen as "Young Forrest Gump." As an adult, he somewhat mirrored the life of his movie character: He joined the Army and fought in an unpopular war.Humphreys' enlistment ends June 4 and Hollywood is already calling. He's landed a role in an independent film, playing, of course, a soldier.It's a route similar to that of Tom Hanks, who won the Oscar for playing adult Forrest Gump.Hanks later starred in "Saving Private Ryan" and produced "Band of Brothers," a series about the men of...
  • Actor collapses on stage for real during heart attack scene

    05/05/2008 11:10:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies · 928+ views
    The Daily Record ^ | May 3, 2008 | Kevan Christie
    A SICK actor collapsed on stage - at the same time as his character was meant to have a heart attack and die. Steve Dineen was taken to hospital after he keeled over during the dramatic finale of Mike Leigh's famous comedy Abigail's Party.
  • Fears for Peter Falk as ageing Columbo star's erratic behaviour sparks call to police

    04/23/2008 3:17:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies · 981+ views
    The Mail ^ | 4-23-08 | unattributed
    Either the years haven't been kind to veteran actor Peter Falk or he wasn't having a very good day. The 80-year-old former Columbo star looked dazed and confused as he walked near his Beverly Hills home on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Actor Richard Widmark dies at 93

    03/26/2008 11:04:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 673+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/08 | Steven Singer - ap
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Richard Widmark, who made a sensational film debut as the giggling killer in "Kiss of Death" and became a Hollywood leading man in "Broken Lance," "Two Rode Together" and 40 other films, has died after a long illness. He was 93. Widmark's wife, Susan Blanchard, says the actor died at his home in Roxbury on Monday. She would not provide details of his illness and said funeral arrangements are private. "It was a big shock, but he was 93," Blanchard said. After a career in radio drama and theater, Widmark moved to films as Tommy Udo, who...
  • Fred Thompson looks to go back to acting

    03/24/2008 4:30:42 AM PDT · by decimon · 58 replies · 1,250+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2008 | Unknown
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - After a failed run for president, Fred Thompson is getting back to pretending to be commander in chief. Hollywood's high-powered William Morris Agency announced this week that it has signed the actor/politician, signaling a return to the screen for the former senator from Tennessee. Thompson most recently appeared as grizzled district attorney Arthur Branch on "Law & Order" and has played authority figures in the films "The Hunt For Red October," "Die Hard II" and "In the Line of Fire." Thompson dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Jan. 22.
  • Fred Thompson says he will be going back to his old day job

    03/24/2008 7:25:28 AM PDT · by diverteach · 6 replies · 451+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 03/24/2008 | TMZ
    Failed GOP presidential hopeful Fred Thompson says he will be going back to his old day job, playing pols on TV. William Morris announced that they've signed big Fred to do TV and movie roles. Before he tried to make it as an actual president (after being a real Senator from Tennessee), he spent years playing big-shot pols and most recently the District Attorney on "Law & Order." Of course, there's still buzz that could be cast in the role of Veep for John McCain.
  • A DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP - ODD MARY-KATE TWIST IN HEATH'S TRAGIC LAST HOURS

    01/24/2008 3:28:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 103 replies · 282+ views
    NY Post ^ | 24 Jan 06 | JAMIE SCHRAM, PHILLIP MESSING and ANDY GELLER
    January 24, 2008 -- The masseuse who discovered Heath Ledger's body made two frantic calls to his latest squeeze, actress Mary-Kate Olsen, before dialing 911 for help, police revealed yesterday. MORE: Star's Tragic Timeline "Heath is unconscious. I don't know what to do!" Diane Lee Wolozin screamed in her first call to Olsen on Tuesday. "I'm sending my private security there," the actress replied. Moments later - after finding the body of the "Brokeback Mountain" star cold to the touch - Wolozin, 40, made another panicked call. "I think he may be dead. I'm calling 911!" she said. "I...
  • Troubled actor Brad Renfro found dead at age 25 in L.A.

    01/15/2008 5:29:04 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 39 replies · 448+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/15/08 | ap
    Actor Brad Renfro has died. Renfro's lawyer Richard Kaplan says the 25-year-old actor's body was found in his Los Angeles home early today.