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  • British Actor Learns Reality The Hard Way

    12/06/2008 10:04:05 AM PST · by clifcrds · 30 replies · 1,567+ views
    AFP ^ | December 6, 2008 | Josh Verges
    Vinnie Jones gets into bar fight over role in X-Men SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, (AFP) - - British football star turned tough-guy Hollywood actor Vinnie Jones was hospitalized and arrested after he got into a bar fight over his role in the film X-Men. Jones took offense when one of the men identified as Juggernaut from "X-Men: The Last Stand" which he apparently took as a slight against his more significant roles. "He started pushing my other friends around," said Juan Barrera, 24, who sat nearby while his roommates played pool. "He said he's been in so many other movies...
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • 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.
  • Troubled actor Brad Renfro dies at 25

    01/15/2008 6:20:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 591+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 15.2007
    Actor Brad Renfro, whose career began promisingly with a childhood role in "The Client" but rapidly faded as he struggled with drugs and alcohol, was found dead Tuesday in his home. He was 25. ADVERTISEMENT Paramedics pronounced him dead at 9 a.m., said Craig Harvey, chief investigator for the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The cause of death was not immediately determined, Harvey said, but an autopsy could be conducted as early as Wednesday. Renfro had reportedly been drinking with friends the evening before his death, Harvey said. Renfro's lawyer, Richard Kaplan, said he did not know whether the death...
  • Actors Studio host Lipton was a pimp in France

    10/22/2007 11:45:55 AM PDT · by beezdotcom · 51 replies · 348+ views
    ABC Action News - Tampa Bay ^ | October 21, 2007 | AP
    James Lipton, the host of U.S. talk show, Inside the Actors' Studio, once worked as a pimp in Paris, France. The revered TV presenter, who has sat down with Hollywood's biggest names for in-depth chats about their life and work over the last 13 years, has revealed he once procured clients for French hookers. He says, "This was when I was very very young, living in Paris, penniless, unable to get any kind of working permit... I had a friend who worked in what is called the Milieu, which is that world and she suggested to me one night, `Look,...
  • George Grizzard, Actor Noted for Albee Roles, Dies at 79 (Tony award winner)

    10/03/2007 11:57:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 375+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 3, 2007 | Robert Berkvist
    George Grizzard, a versatile actor who achieved his greatest renown on the stage, playing everything from Shakespeare to Shaw, from Neil Simon to Edward Albee, died yesterday in Manhattan. He was 79 and lived in Manhattan... Mr. Grizzard’s career began in the 1950s and lasted more than 50 years. He had roles in movies and was a familiar face on television...
  • I actively support HUNTER AND THOMPSON

    09/08/2007 9:24:29 PM PDT · by Allan S. · 85 replies · 1,005+ views
    I think we need both Thompson and Hunter on the final ticket. It is too early to rule out HUNTER as top of ticket, but presently it looks like THOMPSON in the top spot. These guys should follow Reagan's "Eleventh Commandment" as regards each other. I think I was the first to suggest Hunter run for the presidency, on the F.A.I.R.(Dan Stein Report) Commentaries. I have been bullish for Thompson, whenever he addressed illegal immigration, or addresses a madness like the "Sanctuary City Movement". Let us pray that these two seemingly good conservatives can avoid trashing each other in any...
  • 'Law and Order: SVU' Actor Charged With Having Child Porn

    08/14/2007 8:24:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 46 replies · 2,485+ views
    WNBC.com ^ | 8/14/07
    WAYNE, N.J. -- An actor who once played a lieutenant on NBC's "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" has been charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Tuesday. Albert Insinnia, 57, of Bloomfield, turned himself into the Passaic County Sheriff's Department in Wayne on Monday and was released on bail Tuesday morning, said sheriff's spokesman Bill Maer. Insinnia was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography after authorities allegedly discovered 180 images of child porn on the hard drive of the actor's laptop computer.Your Ad Here Reached at his home Tuesday afternoon, Insinnia told The Associated Press...
  • The Actor: [Is Fred Thompson] just playing a part?

    07/24/2007 6:45:38 AM PDT · by indcons · 27 replies · 674+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Stephen Rodrick
    Fred Thompson is laying on the southern-fried charm. It’s a tire-melting afternoon in June, and the son of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, turned two-term United States senator, Law & Order star, and now almost Republican presidential candidate has just arrived at the Clarion Townhouse hotel in Columbia, South Carolina, for a state-party fund-raiser. A crush of reporters has swarmed him, one of whom has just asked if today will be the day Thompson makes things official. Thompson delivers his honey-smooth reply as if on cue. “I’m just testing the waters, but the water is pretty warm,” he says as he plows toward...
  • Actor Fred Thompson says he'd like nation's top job (but stops short of jumping in)

    06/12/2007 7:52:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies · 1,588+ views
    Fred Thompson didn't enter the 2008 presidential race Tuesday, but he talked like he was getting close to jumping in. Asked by Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" if he'd like the nation's top job, the former Tennessee senator said, "I've never craved the job of president, but I want to do some things that only a president can do. "So," Thompson added, "the answer is yes." Thompson - a Republican best known for playing a prosecutor on NBC's "Law & Order" - has formed a presidential exploratory committee and is expected to join the GOP race this summer. He...
  • Stage and screen actor Harry Frazier dies at 77 (Santa Claus roles in movies and commercials)

    06/09/2007 10:26:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 481+ views
    ap on KRON4 ^ | 6/9/07 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stage and screen actor Harry Frazier, whose full white beard helped him land Santa Claus roles in movies and commercials, has died. He was 77. Frazier died May 26 of complications from diabetes at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He started on Broadway appearing in various plays during the 1960s. He performed regularly in Shakespeare plays in Southern California and had leading roles in "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "Henry IV." Among his TV credits included "Night Court," "Cheers" and "Hill Street Blues." He also played King Neptune on three...
  • Kerry's Regrets About John Edwards

    05/30/2007 3:53:09 PM PDT · by Baladas · 96 replies · 3,213+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | May. 30, 2007 | Robert Shrum
    He was comfortable after his conversations with Gephardt, but even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost...
  • God's hand touched actor, film

    05/28/2007 3:49:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 5,085+ views
    WCR ^ | May 28, 2007 | DEBORAH GYAPONG
    If the story of the rich young man from the Gospel of Matthew had a sequel updated for modern times, it might resemble the life of actor Eduardo Verastegui, a Catholic who stars in the new film Bella. In the Gospel account, a rich young man asks Jesus what he needs to do to inherit eternal life. Jesus tells him to sell all he has and follow him. But the man goes away sorrowful because he had great wealth. In the modern day sequel, Verastegui, a rich young man, does sell all he has and is prepared to give up...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Mr. Enviromentalist) 'wrecks neighbour's garden'

    05/13/2007 8:23:09 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 38 replies · 1,820+ views
    NineMSN ^ | 5/14/07
    Leonardo DiCaprio has been fighting to save the world from climate change — but the star's neighbours claim it is he who is wrecking their environment. The Departed actor — who will debut his environmentalist call to action film The 11th Hour at Cannes next week — is being taken to task in court for allegedly undermining and trashing the garden of his neighbours' multi-million dollar mansion. DiCaprio is being sued for "maliciously" crossing onto a neighbouring couple's property while renovating his Hollywood Hills home — cutting and removing hedges, excavating earth and bedrock which the couple claims destabilised their...
  • Local DJ claims actor Tracy Morgan touched her inappropriately

    05/11/2007 8:17:26 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 693+ views
    Sun-Sentinel.com ^ | 5/11/07 | Sofia Santana
    A local DJ filed a criminal complaint against actor Tracy Morgan this afternoon, claiming the actor touched her inappropriately while she was on the air, according to Miramar police. Mega 94.9's Sandy Domingo said Morgan, who was a guest on a neighboring station's show this morning, walked into her booth at the Clear Channel building on Riviera Boulevard and began rubbing her arms and shoulders and kissing her on the back of her head, said police spokesman Bill Robertson. Police have yet to get Morgan's side of the story and are looking for him, Robertson said. Morgan, who can be...
  • Actor [Hugh Grant] Arrested Over 'Baked Beans Attack'

    04/26/2007 7:58:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 35 replies · 1,534+ views
    Sky News ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    Hugh Grant has been arrested over an allegation that he lashed out at a paparazzi photographer with a tub of baked beans.
  • 'Star Trek' actor's ashes ready for launch [Scotty is Beemed Up!]

    04/26/2007 7:50:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 242+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    The ashes of Star Trek star James Doohan will be blasted into space this weekend when a rocket carrying a symbolic portion of the late actor's cremated remains is launched in New Mexico.
  • Fred Thompson: Can Another Actor Become President?

    04/25/2007 12:37:53 PM PDT · by anymouse · 44 replies · 1,239+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 24, 2007 | Mark Whittington
    Fred Thompson, lawyer, lobbyist, actor, former Senator has two things going for him if (when) he seeks the Republican nomination for President. First, he has impeccable conservative credentials which he has not seemed to ever have compromised, even during his time in office. Second, Fred Thompson's physical appearance, his gravely, southern drawl, and his body language make him the very personification of "Mr. President" as if he had been found in central casting. In fact, Fred Thompson's film and television career has displayed his talents in the role of wielder of government power. He has played a CIA Director, White...
  • America Supports You: Association Honors Actor, Others for Troop Support

    04/18/2007 5:25:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 200+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2007 – The Military Officers Association of America recognized actor Gary Sinise, the DuPont company and six other people for their support of the military, during the association’s 10th annual awards ceremony here last night. MOAA is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with members of the military and their families. “It’s a great opportunity to say thanks to people who are very dedicated and patriotic, and whose goal is to make the country better,” said retired Air Force Col. Marvin Harris, MOAA’s director of public relations. Harris...
  • Walter Edmiston, Keebler elf voice actor, dies in Los Angeles

    02/27/2007 11:50:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 763+ views
    Walker Edmiston, an actor who was the voice of many cartoon and puppet characters, including Ernie the Keebler elf in TV commercials, has died. He was 81. Edmiston died of complications from cancer on Feb. 15 at his home in Woodland Hills, said his daughter, Erin Edmiston. He worked up until becoming ill in January, she said. Edmiston was born Feb. 6, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to Los Angeles in 1947. In the 1950s and early 1960s, Edmiston had a children's show on local television. "The Walker Edmiston Show" featured his own puppets, including Kingsley the Lion...
  • Sean Penn joins protesters outside court martial

    02/05/2007 7:57:54 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 54 replies · 1,378+ views
    Kansas City.com ^ | 02/05/07 | Mike Archbold
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Sean Penn hunched alone over his coffee Monday in a Starbucks shop, a stone's throw from the DuPont overpass where supporters of Lt. Ehren Watada held their signs aloft and a much smaller number of foes counter-protested.The actor had been out there with the Iraq war protesters in the chilly fog, which dampened the air but not their spirits. Watada was inside Fort Lewis, his first day in a military courtroom for a court martial that will decide his fate for refusing to go to Iraq and for talking publicly about his reasons.Penn was about to...
  • Happy 102nd Birthday to Charles Lane! (Homer Bedloe)

    01/26/2007 9:01:22 AM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 1,313+ views
    Internet Movie Data Base ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | Self
    Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his prominent nose, his rimless eyeglasses and his permanent scowl, he typically portrayed short-tempered and often loudmouthed bureaucrats, yes-men and other minor minions, principally in lighter fare.
  • Kirk Douglas Issues Editorial on His 90th Birthday

    12/11/2006 5:04:05 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 94 replies · 3,794+ views
    yahoo News ^ | December 9, 2006 | Kirk Douglas
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- My name is Kirk Douglas. You may know me. If you don't ... Google me. I was a movie star and I'm Michael Douglas' dad, Catherine Zeta-Jones' father-in-law, and the grandparents of their two children. Today I celebrate my 90th birthday. I have a message to convey to America's young people. A 90th birthday is special. In my case, this birthday is not only special but miraculous. I survived World War II, a helicopter crash, a stroke, and two new knees. It's a tradition that when a "birthday boy" stands over his cake he...
  • Mel Wins Friday: #1 'Apocalypto' Bigger Opening Weekend Than 'Braveheart'

    12/09/2006 3:38:57 AM PST · by Mel Gibson · 193 replies · 4,119+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | December 8, 2006 | Nikki Finke
    Call it a Hollywood shocker: Mel's Apocalypto will have a bigger weekend opening than his Braveheart. Despite scandal, an R-rating, subtitles because of an ancient dialect, no stars, and direct competition from movieland AAA-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, Gibson's Mayan epic won Friday's matinees and evenings, I'm told. At first, box office gurus were warning me that the weekend victor among three very competitive films all opening against each other would be too close to call. cameron_jude.jpgBut now I've learned it looks certain that Apocalypto will win the weekend -- bearing out my reporting back on December 1st when...
  • Sean Hannity Raising Money For Schwarzenegger (October 26th fundraiser in Sacramento)

    10/16/2006 8:14:36 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 133 replies · 1,561+ views
    "Political Muscle" LA Times blog ^ | October 15th, 2006 | Robert Salladay
    Conservative Fox News commentator Sean Hannity will be the "special guest" Oct. 26 at a fund-raiser for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Don't tell Democrats who have embraced Schwarzenegger this year after he raised the minimum wage, signed legislation curbing global warming, and actively courted the Democratic Legislature. The event at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento costs $1,000 per person, but "platinum" sponsors can pay $100,000. Platinum sponsors listed on the invitation (at left and below) are Chevron executive Jack Coffey; developer Gerry Kamilos and his wife, Karen; and McDonald's franchise owner C.C. Yin and his wife, Regina. Hannity has been a...
  • Physicist Hawking to star in movie

    10/15/2006 7:28:00 AM PDT · by Triggerhippie · 13 replies · 682+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Oct 14, 6:31 PM ET | AFP writer
    Physicist Hawking to star in movie: report Sat Oct 14, 6:31 PM ET LONDON (AFP) - Acclaimed British physicist Stephen Hawking will reportedly trade in scientific journals for the big screen by starring in a movie. The film, "Beyond the Horizon," aims to explain some of the complicated theories backed by Hawking and his fellow physicists, including the idea that space has up to 11 dimensions and the cause of the big bang. The 64-year-old Hawking, famous for his 1988 international best-seller "A Brief History of Time," will also narrate a soundtrack which explains cosmological concepts. "Beyond the Horizon" centres...
  • Veteran Actor Collapses Onstage, Dies ("He died doing what he loved,..)

    10/06/2006 5:37:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 543+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/06 | AP
    CHICAGO - Twenty minutes into the performance of "The Best Man" at a Chicago theater, veteran stage actor Gene Janson, onstage with fellow performer David Darlow, unexpectedly put his head in his hands. When Darlow asked Janson if he was OK, "He replied that he was not," said James Bohnen, artistic director of the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, which is producing the play. Darlow rushed off the stage to get help, and a nurse in the matinee audience came to Janson's aid. Janson, 72, was taken Wednesday to Lincoln Park Hospital, where he died shortly after of a heart attack,...
  • Fla. casino pays jackpot even after win found to be mistake

    09/20/2006 9:46:03 PM PDT · by jdm · 9 replies · 468+ views
    AP / cNews ^ | Sept 20, 2006
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A struggling actor has been paid nearly $260,000 by a casino after he was initially denied the money when managers said his apparent win was a mistake. Freddy Howard, 53, of Sunny Isles Beach, took part in a free promotional game, the Swipe and Win Progressive jackpot, while at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood on Aug. 29. Howard swiped his Players Club card, and a hostess and supervisor broke the news: He had won $259,945.75. Howard was showered with attention and presented with a giant cardboard check. Then casino managers broke the...
  • Johnny Weissmuller Jr. -- dockworker, actor, yacht racer (dies at 65, US Navy vet, UDT)

    07/31/2006 9:24:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 297+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/31/06 | Robert Selna
    Johnny Weissmuller Jr., a San Francisco longshoreman and son of the famed actor and Olympic swimmer, has died at age 65. Mr. Weissmuller, who died from liver cancer Friday, is probably best known because his father won five Olympic gold medals in swimming and later starred in 12 Tarzan films. He died in 1984 of pulmonary edema. But the younger Mr. Weissmuller also led a full and eclectic life, serving in the Navy, appearing in film, television and stage roles and working as a longshoreman on Bay Area docks. More recently, he wrote a book about his father. Mr. Weissmuller's...
  • Mystery writer Mickey Spillane dies

    07/17/2006 2:49:44 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 70 replies · 2,276+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/17/06 | CNN.com
    <p>Mystery writer Mickey Spillane dies after a long illness, a nursing home spokesman says. He was 87.</p>
  • Red Button Dies

    07/13/2006 7:25:31 PM PDT · by proudofthesouth · 42 replies · 1,380+ views
    MSN.com
    Just read on MSN.com that actor/comic Red Button has died at age 87.