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  • French Icon Brigitte Bardot’s Blasphemy Against Muslims

    02/21/2015 6:40:29 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 2/20/2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    Bardot has written: “I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country.”
  • Body of aspiring Mexican actress thought to had been kidnapped by a sex slave gang is found

    01/14/2015 6:33:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | january 13, 2014 | sara malm
    The body of an aspiring actress has been found in the water tank in the Mexico City apartment block where she lived, one year after she disappeared. Psychology graduate Carmen Yarira Noriega Esparza, 27, vanished in February last year, and friends and family feared she had been kidnapped by human traffickers and sold as a sex slave. Ms Esparza's severely decayed body was discovered in the tank after residents in the building complained that the drinking water tasted funny.
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • Aspiring actress, 24, with hidden camera reveals the horrendous catcalling women go through

    10/28/2014 8:21:03 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 125 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sophie Jane Evans
    A 24-year-old aspiring actress has been filmed being catcalled 108 times as she strolled around New York City - even though she was wearing a plain T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. Shoshana Roberts, a graduate of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, was captured on a hidden camera by her friend, Rob Bliss, as she walked through the city's streets. Over a ten-hour period, she was pelted with dozens of unsolicited comments, including: 'What's up beautiful?', 'Hey baby', 'Smile' and 'Have a nice evening darling'. She was even followed by some men for several minutes, with one repeatedly asking her: 'You don't wanna...
  • lena dunham: i was raped by a 'campus republican' in 2008

    10/03/2014 1:51:35 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/14 | John Note
    In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn't wearing a condom.
  • Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

    09/20/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 20, 2014
    Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.
  • ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Has Sex In Public – Cries Racism When Cops Ask Her To Stop (Video)

    09/16/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-15-2014 | Mara Zebest
    "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts cried out as a victim of racism this week after she was caught having sex in public. The usual Liberal media bought her story attacking the police as racists. Daniele Watts claimed she had been profiled (by police) for "kissing" her white boyfriend.THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM... The facts of Daniele Watts' story don't add up.The police didn't approach Daniele because she was "kissing" her boyfriend. The police were responding to multiple complaints from locals that Daniele was having lewd sex in broad daylight for everyone to see in a car — with the car door...
  • 'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop (race card)

    09/15/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/2014 | CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts said Monday in an interview on CNN's "New Day." Police responded to a citizen complaint that "a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes" outside the gate of CBS Studio Center on...
  • Jennifer Lawrence opens up

    05/22/2014 10:12:09 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 40 replies
    MailOnline ^ | Thursday, May 22nd 2014 | Claudette Davies
    It was previously revealed that Jennifer Lawrence threw up at Madonna's Oscars party and now the 23-year-old actress has gone into more detail on the embarrassing incident. Speaking on Wednesday night's Late Night With Seth Meyers, in an interview which was pre-taped in April, Jennifer said: 'I went to Madonna and Guy Oseary's party and I puked on his porch. I was in such bad condition and I look behind me while I'm puking and Miley Cyrus is there, like, "Get it together."'
  • PUTIN WAR PROPAGANDA EXPOSED: Same Pro-Russian “Actress” Used in FIVE Different Ukrainian Reports

    03/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    BRAVO! Putin’s War propaganda exposed. A pro-Russian actress was included in five different Ukrainian reports.She even wore the same hat in two of the reports!Via East of Brussels: The “actress” has played roles in news clips in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa.  She has played as a soldier’s mother and an anti-Maiden (pro-Russian) activist.In another propaganda piece - Russian news claimed a violent protest occurred in Crimea when the photo was taken days before in Kiev.
  • ‘We’re not in Camilla anymore’: Country lawyer to Hollywood manager

    12/28/2013 11:44:14 PM PST · by TChad · 9 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ^ | December 27, 2013 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Patrick Millsaps, a lawyer from Camilla, has become something of a Hollywood broker. He has become the manager for actress Stacey Dash, best known for the role of Dionne in the movie “Clueless,” and now pitches shows to studios, reads scripts and hangs out with A-list celebrities. “I’m still a bumpkin,” Millsaps said.
  • Exclusive: Actress Leah Remini quits Scientology after years of 'interrogations'

    07/11/2013 10:32:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7-11-2013 | NYP
    “King of Queens” star Leah Remini is making a dramatic break from the Church of Scientology, a source said, after being subjected to years of “interrogations” and “thought modification” for questioning leader David Miscavige’s rule. The source tells us Remini is quitting because of policies that don’t allow parishioners to question Miscavige’s management or the reported abuse of members of its Sea Org religious order — and for forcing followers to “disconnect” from family members branded as “suppressive persons” if they choose to leave the church. “It all began when Leah questioned the validity of excommunication of people,” a source...
  • Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

    06/07/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/7/2013 | Michael Martinez. Susan Candiotti and Carol Cratty
    (CNN) -- A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said. Shannon Richardson, 35, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be "deceptive" on the matter, court papers said. Investigators found that her computer storage devices contained the text of threatening letters sent to the president, but the couple's computer records show her husband...
  • Amanda Bynes -- Smokin' From Drug Pipe, Driving Illegally

    09/13/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 13, 2012
    Amanda Bynes was driving aimlessly for hours Tuesday ... while smoking out of what appears to be a marijuana pipe and tooling around L.A. on a suspended license.
  • Actress Jean Smart: I'll Never Forgive Anyone For Being Republican

    08/24/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/12 | staff
    Actress Jean Smart from "Designing Woman" was on Current TV's "Talking Liberally" with Stephanie Miller to promote her latest project.
  • Keira Knightley Regrets Being Atheist (Not Really)

    05/06/2012 11:01:31 AM PDT · by InHisService · 77 replies
    Skeptical Science ^ | 5-2-2012 | Dave Gamble
    Actor Keira Knightley, a self-confessed atheist, says she is desperate to be Catholic because she would “just get to ask for forgiveness”. “It sounds much better than having to live with guilt. It’s absolutely extraordinary. If only I wasn’t an atheist, I could get away with anything,”
  • President Obama is schmoozing with Angelina and Brad Pitt

    01/11/2012 5:43:01 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 14 replies · 6+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:35 PM on 11th January 2012 | By Chris Johnson
    Everyone knows President Barack Obama likes a celebrity fix - just ask Johnny Depp. And today, just a day after pictures emerged of his extravagant 2009 Halloween party at the White House, the most powerful man in America was enjoying more VIP company. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought some Hollywood star power to Washington D.C. as they stopped by for a chat with the chief executive at the Oval Office.
  • You Choose - "VANITY"

    11/22/2011 10:24:38 AM PST · by Logic n' Reason · 11 replies
    11/22/11 | Logic n reason
    A choice for all of you....
  • I took the plunge for Natalie: Irish student paid £250 to act as Miss Portman's body double

    04/17/2011 6:30:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Last updated at 2:04 PM on 16th April 2011 | By Sarah Fitzmaurice
    Her dance double for Black Swan has claimed that she did hardly any of the full body shots seen in the film. And now it is claimed that Natalie Portman used yet another body double for her latest film Your Highness. In fact, the actress is said to have avoided diving into an icy lake in Belfast and a local Irish girl was paid just £250 to take the plunge instead.
  • The brutal mother who forced Liz Taylor to cry on cue...

    03/30/2011 1:28:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 37 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Last updated at 11:13 AM on 29th March 2011 | By J Randy Taraborrelli
    Good lord! Wasn't that Elizabeth Taylor herself sitting over there with her new husband, the British matinee idol Michael Wilding? Few of the diners in the smart Hollywood restaurant could resist watching the starry couple from the corners of their eyes. Moments later, however, they must have been rubbing them in disbelief. After Wilding said something that had clearly displeased her, Elizabeth swung her arm back in a wide arc. Her punch landed squarely on his jaw, and her distinguished second husband — 20 years older and the darling of British cinema-goers — fell heavily to the floor. To outsiders,...
  • Pakistani Actress Veena Malik Defies Muslim Cleric, Accuses Mullahs of Raping Children in Mosques

    03/27/2011 4:03:36 PM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/27/11 | E.E.Smith
    The beautiful Pakistani actress, Veena Malik, has been accused by a Muslim cleric of being immoral for appearing on an Indian reality show...~snip~ ...Malik‘s measured and courageous response turned the cleric’s admonitions to dust. Among many other things, Malik told him, basically, to buzz off: “There are many other things for you to deal with. There are Islamic clerics who rape the children they teach in their mosques, and so much more.” Also, as long as you are talking about Islam, let met tell you that you are not allowed to set eyes on me in my present condition. You...
  • YOU GO GIRL! Pakistani actress rips her Islamic critics a new one

    03/17/2011 9:04:24 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 49 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | March 17, 2011 | Unknown
    Condemned by Muslim clerics for ‘immoral behavior’ for showing off her ‘unveiled’ beauty on Indian TV and film, actress Veena Malik is accused of disgracing Pakistan and Islam. To which she replies, “How dare you judge me when there are Islamic clerics who rape little children in their mosques?”
  • Charles Manson family member who admitted stabbing heiress on his orders is denied parole

    01/26/2011 1:05:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:49 PM on 21st January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Charles Manson follower has been ordered to remain in prison after parole board officials rejected her claim she was a changed woman. The two-member panel said the viciousness and notoriety of Patricia Krenwinkel's crimes outweighed her efforts at rehabilitation behind bars. Krenwinkel, now 63, wept and apologised during the hearing, but officials said the deaths of seven people in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders 'remained relevant'.
  • Gretchen Mol Celebrates 37th Birthday in Style

    11/09/2010 3:30:47 PM PST · by DemforBush · 13 replies
    Third Age/Yahoo ^ | 11/9/10 | n/a
    Gretchen Mol turned 37 years old yesterday, and reports are - she celebrated in style. Gretchen Mol is actively enjoying her success and the series success of HBO's new hit - Boardwalk Empire...
  • Previously unseen photographs show how smitten Marilyn Monroe was with Joe DiMaggio

    09/25/2010 2:24:02 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:01 PM on 25th September 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A collection of more than 100 previously unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe can be seen for the first time in a new book. 'Marilyn: August 1953', published this week by Calla Editions, features digitally restored black and white images taken during the summer of 1953 of a then 27-year-old Monroe. The photos were shot by John Vachon, on assignment for LOOK magazine in Alberta, Canada, where Monroe was filming 'River of No Return' with Robert Mitchum.
  • Patricia Neal, Hollywood Actress and Pro-Life Advocate, Dies at 84

    08/11/2010 10:34:42 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies ^ | August 10, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Tuesday August 10, 2010 Patricia Neal, Hollywood Actress and Pro-Life Advocate, Dies at 84 By Peter J. Smith WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2010 ( – Patricia Neal, an actress whose long career began during the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” passed away Sunday in her home at the age of 84. But for the pro-life community, Neal is remembered as a strong advocate who turned grief from her own abortion into positive pro-life example for others. According to the Associated Press, a family friend said that Neal finally succumbed to her battle with lung cancer at her home on Martha’s Vineyard. The...
  • Why Cameron Diaz is the party animal of Tinseltown

    03/12/2010 7:41:11 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 20 replies · 1,711+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:07 AM on 12th March 2010 | Baz Bamigboye
    Hats off to Cameron Diaz, who was out till well after 4am on the morning of the Oscars at the party Harvey Weinstein threw at Soho House's sexy digs on Sunset Boulevard. She had about four hours sleep before she had to try on a rack of gowns for the Academy Awards. Incredibly, she was full of vim when she stopped to say 'Hi' to me on the Oscar red carpet. She did her little gig on stage for the awards show.
  • Who is Simon Monjack?

    12/20/2009 5:34:07 PM PST · by libh8er · 7 replies · 1,040+ views
    Gawker ^ | 12.20.09 | Foster Kamer
    The guy's had a past, and a substantial one at that: Among his troubles: two warrants for his arrest in Virginia for alleged credit-card theft and fraud; an unpaid $6,087 legal bill, and a $502,910 judgment against him by a British investment firm. And Us Weekly reports in its new issue that Monjack gave his former fiancée, British film producer Taira Rafiq, an engagement ring he had told her was a diamond but was, in fact, cubic zirconia. "Taira tried to get in touch with Brittany to warn her," a Rafiq pal tells Us. Where there's smoke, there's fire. Murphy...
  • Actress Brittany Murphy dies in LA

    12/20/2009 3:17:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 20 replies · 3,270+ views
    Nine News ^ | December 21, 2009
    Hollywood actress Brittany Murphy has died in Los Angeles. PHOTOS: Life and times of Brittany MurphyMurphy died at 10.04am on Sunday, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Spokeswoman Sally Stewart said. She would not provide a cause of death, or any other information. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Devon Gale says crews responded to a call at 8am on Sunday from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to British screenwriter Simon Monjack, who is married to Murphy. TMZ claims Murphy's mother discovered the actress unconscious in the shower. She was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but pronounced dead...
  • Brittany Murphy Dies

    12/20/2009 11:12:04 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 165 replies · 7,819+ views ^ | 12/20/09 | Staff
    Brittany Murphy died early this morning after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be revived, multiple sources tell TMZ. She was 32. A 911 call was made at 8:00 AM from a home in Los Angeles that is listed as belonging to her husband, Simon Monjack, the Los Angeles City Fire Department tells TMZ.
  • Japanese Pop Idol Recast as Junkie (Big Drug Bust in Japan!)

    08/21/2009 12:56:22 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 57 replies · 2,687+ views
    Channel Asia, Entertainment ^ | 21 August 2009 | Tim Kelly, Forbes (via Channel Asia)
    Japanese Pop Idol Recast as Junkie Earthquakes, tsunami tidal waves, typhoons, floods and landslides kept Japanese news gatherers busy over the Obon week when Japanese traditionally return home to pay respects to departed relatives who return briefly from the spirit world. It wasn't, however, any act of God that shocked the nation but alleged drug use by singer Noriko Sakai. Manufactured pop idols cranked out by Japan's powerful production companies have dominated Japan's music charts for decades. Sakai, who debuted at 15 in 1987 with squeaky voice, clean-cut image and cute nickname, Nori-P, was one of the most successful winning...
  • Gale Storm, perky star of 1950s TV, dies at 87

    06/28/2009 2:17:49 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 93 replies · 5,115+ views
    AP ^ | 6-28-2009
    LOS ANGELES – Gale Storm, whose wholesome appearance and perky personality made her one of early television's biggest stars on "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show," has died at age 87. Storm, who had been in failing health in recent years, died Saturday at a convalescent hospital, said her son, Peter Bonnell. Before landing the starring role in "My Little Margie" in 1952, Storm starred in numerous B movies opposite such stars as Roy Rogers, Eddie Albert and Jackie Cooper. After her last TV series, "The Gale Storm Show," ended in 1960 she went on to a successful...
  • 'CSI' Actress Marg Helgenberger Files for Divorce

    03/26/2009 12:19:31 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 25 replies · 8,089+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2009 | anon
    CSI" star Marg Helgenberger has filed for divorce from her husband, fellow actor and Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg.She filed her petition Tuesday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.The couple got married in 1989 and have a son together.
  • Anyone familiar with an actress name Carla Gugino? (vanity)

    09/18/2008 10:09:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 338+ views
    I watched TV earlier, getting to be more of a rarity every day for me. This actress (?) was on a late night talk show. She said to the host "I just came back from Costa Rica. You know, they have no Army. How cool is that? (and what sounded like) At least they won't follow the bullying tactics of this country." What the hell is that?!?! Who is this twit? "How cool is that?"
  • Actress Miyoshi Umeki, 78, Dies of Cancer

    09/05/2007 1:13:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 09/05/07 | Adam Bernstein
    Miyoshi Umeki, 78, a Japanese-born singer and actress who became the first Asian performer to win an Academy Award, for "Sayonara" (1957), distinguished herself onstage in "Flower Drum Song" and played a housekeeper on the TV series "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," died Aug. 28 at Licking Park Manor nursing home in Licking, Mo. She had cancer. "Sayonara," based on a best-selling James A. Michener novel, was about forbidden romance between U.S. servicemen and Japanese women during the Korean War. Ms. Umeki's naive character marries an Air Force sergeant, played by Red Buttons, and the relationship leads to his persecution...
  • Spector discusses actress death in video

    05/16/2007 9:03:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 652+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16/07 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Phil Spector, now on trial for murder, asserted in a 2005 home video interview that the statuesque Lana Clarkson was standing when a gun was fired in her mouth and that he is too short to have done it. The video, broadcast Wednesday by the TV program "Inside Edition," also showed Spector offering $100,000 to unnamed women to take a lie detector test to prove their claims that Spector threatened them with guns. "The deceased, who was standing when she took her own life and she was 5-11 and she would have been 6 feet 2 with...
  • What They Should Be Making (Overpaid Film Babes)

    12/01/2006 12:51:55 PM PST · by globalwhiplash · 13 replies · 771+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 12/1/06 | Nikke Finke
    1. Nicole Kidman, $16 mil-$17 mil. What she should be earning: -$1 mil. That's right, I'm saying that Nicole should be paying film companies to hire her, not the other way around. That's because she's poison at the box office, the female equivalent of Sean Penn. Women dislike her, men don't think she's sexy, and those Chanel ads induce nausea. My guess is this price for Nicole dates back to Sony overpaying her for that bomb Bewitched. Since then, she's been doing smaller films, but is signing for studio projects right now. Note to majors: save your $$$ and hire...
  • Nicole Kidman Tops List of Highest-Paid Actress( $17 Million per Movie )

    11/30/2006 9:51:26 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 25 replies · 1,025+ views ^ | 11/30/2006
    Kidman Tops List of Highest-Paid Actress Nov 29 7:56 PM US/Eastern Nicole Kidman is the queen of Hollywood when it comes to money. The Oscar winner, who earns as much as $17 million per movie, tops the fifth annual list of highest-paid actresses released Wednesday by The Hollywood Reporter. Kidman, 39, ranked second on last year's list behind four-time top- earner Julia Roberts, who didn't make the list this year. She spent time with her 2-year-old twins. In second place, with $15 million per movie, was Reese Witherspoon, 30, who won the best-actress Oscar this year for her performance in...
  • Outrage in Iran as actress does a "Paris" and her sex video ends up on the net

    11/12/2006 4:20:58 PM PST · by melt · 17 replies · 1,662+ views
    This is ^ | 11/11/06 | This is London,
    She has been dubbed Iran's Paris Hilton after appearing in a sex video on the internet. But while Paris's exploits propelled her to worldwide stardom, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi faces ruin, a public lashing and even a jail term. Ebrahimi is one of the best-known actresses in the strict Islamic country and made the 20-minute sex tape privately with her boyfriend on a camcorder at the flat they shared two years ago. Unbeknown to her, it was posted on the internet and widely released as a DVD - angering millions in Iran. Her boyfriend, who has not been named by the...
  • IRAN: Sex footage leaves actress fighting to save honour

    11/09/2006 11:13:45 PM PST · by MadIvan · 31 replies · 18,107+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | November 10, 2006 | MICHAEL THEODOULOU
    HOLLYWOOD starlets who regret topless appearances in B-list films made before they hit the big time should spare a pitying thought for their Iranian counterparts - who risk far more than mere embarrassment.In a scandal now gripping the conservative Islamic country, police are investigating a private film circulating on the black market that purports to show a rising young soap star making love to her boyfriend. The woman is being investigated for a suspected breach of the country's morality laws that prohibit sex outside marriage. Lashing is the penalty. Her alleged partner in the footage, which has spread across the...
  • Actress Frances Bergen dies in Los Angeles at 84

    10/03/2006 8:45:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,094+ views
    Frances Bergen, a model and actress who married ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and was the mother of actress Candice Bergen, has died. She was 84. Bergen died Monday at a Los Angeles hospital after a prolonged illness, Heidi Schaeffer, a publicist for Candice Bergen, said Tuesday. She declined to specify the illness. Born Frances Westerman in Birmingham, Ala., she moved to Los Angeles with her mother after her father died of tuberculosis. When she was 19, she attended a recording of "The Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show" and caught the attention of the 39-year-old vaudevillian who, with his impish, top-hatted dummy Charlie,...
  • Brigitte Bardot 'ashamed to be French'

    07/19/2006 12:43:05 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 39 replies · 5,922+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/19/6
    PARIS - Brigitte Bardot, angered over what she called France's insensitivity to the plight of minks, has threatened to move to Sweden. The French film star, who runs a foundation for animal rights, wrote a letter Wednesday to Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson calling his nation one of only a few countries "that takes into consideration animal well-being." Bardot also contacted the French Finance Ministry to criticize France for attacking Sweden's proposal for new European Commission rules on conditions for raising minks in Sweden. "The intervention of my government makes me ashamed, ashamed to be French," she wrote. While Bardot...
  • Man convicted of raping Top Gun actress is back in court

    06/09/2006 7:52:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies · 1,888+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 8, 2006 | Jeanne King
    NEW YORK -- A man convicted of raping Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis in 1982 went on trial Wednesday for a similar crime against two women years later. Leroy Johnson Jr., 39, is accused of forcing his way into the women's home and attacking them at knifepoint on Nov. 18, 1996. Both were blindfolded and unable to identify their attacker. However, Johnson was arrested and charged after cold-case investigators said DNA tests tied him to the crime. Jurors in the trial in state Supreme Court in Manhattan will not be told of Johnson's conviction for raping McGillis, by law, because...
  • Sienna Miller gets death threats from Muslims

    04/20/2006 1:38:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 1,885+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/20/06
    U.S.-born actress warned 'she will be sorry' unless she pulls out of film Sienna Miller Sienna Miller reportedly feared for her life after getting a flood of death threats from Islamic extremists. The American-born, British-bred actress best-known for starring in the remake of "Alfie" as well as her engagement to actor Jude Law, is said to have received a torrent of vicious threats from Muslims furious she's starring in "Interview," a remake of director Theo van Gogh's 2003 thriller. Van Gogh is the Dutch director who was shot and killed in 2004 by an Islamic extremist in connection with his...
  • "Whale Rider" star to play Virgin Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes)

    03/17/2006 6:37:33 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 574+ views
    Leading The Charge ^ | March 17, 2006 | Borys Kit
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Keisha Castle-Hughes Keisha Castle-Hughes, the Oscar-nominated teen-aged star of "Whale Rider," has been cast as Mary in "Nativity," which looks at the life of the Virgin Mary before the birth of Christ. Catherine Hardwicke ("thirteen") is directing the New Line Cinema project. The story, to be told with a strong female perspective, will follow Mary and Joseph‘s life before the birth of Christ as their love, faith and beliefs are tested. The script incorporates their departure from Nazareth and travel to Bethlehem and includes such biblical figures as King Herod, John the Baptist and the...
  • Actress Maureen Stapleton Dies at 80

    03/13/2006 9:39:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 2,415+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/06 | AP
    LENOX, Mass. - Actress Maureen Stapleton, whose long career included award-winning performances on stage and in film, has died at her home in Lenox. She was 80. A funeral director says Stapleton died this morning of natural causes. She was a native of Troy, New York and had lived in Lenox for about the past 20 years. Stapleton won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress in 1982 for her portrayal of the anarchist Emma Goldman in "Reds." She was nominated three other times for Best Supporting Actress, for "Lonelyhearts" in 1959; "Airport" in 1971 and "Interiors" in 1979. She won...
  • 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:
  • Body identified as paparazzo facing charges in actress incident (Reese Witherspoon case)

    02/23/2006 11:27:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,339+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/23/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A paparazzo facing charges involving an incident with actress Reese Witherspoon was found dead this month in a Brentwood apartment, the coroner's office confirmed Thursday. The body of Todd Kevin Wallace, 44, was positively identified but the cause of death was not determined pending results of toxicology tests, said Brenda Shafer, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner. The decomposed body was found on Feb. 5. In December, an arrest warrant was issued for Wallace by Orange County authorities after he failed to show up for a bail hearing on misdemeanor charges that included battery....
  • Minnesota actress charged with covering up TV investment scam - "DHS: The Series"

    02/17/2006 7:05:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 915+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/06 | Daisy Nguyen - ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Minnesota actress was arrested Friday on charges that she lied to cover up a scam to con more than 70 people into investing $5.5 million into a television series about the Department of Homeland Security, federal authorities said. Alison Ann Heruth, 41, of Oakdale, Minn., was named in a revised indictment that in October accused Hollywood producer Joseph Medawar of falsely telling investors that President George W. Bush endorsed "DHS: The Series." Prosecutors allege that from May 2003 through September 2005, Medawar falsely told investors that his production company, Steeple Entertainment, was about to sell...
  • "Full House" Star Admits Meth Problem

    02/02/2006 7:29:15 AM PST · by Borges · 89 replies · 1,992+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/01/06 | Sarah Hall
    Former Full House cutie Jodie Sweetin has earned herself a spot on the lengthy list of child stars gone wrong. During an appearance on Good Morning America Wednesday, Sweetin, who played middle sister Stephanie Tanner on the hit sitcom, revealed that she is a recovering meth addict and once battled a daily drug habit. The ex-actress, 24, said she had trouble figuring out how to adjust to a regular childhood existence after Full House ended its run in 1995. "There is a certain sense of loss when a series ends," Sweetin said. "It is kind of hard to figure out...