FILE PHOTO: Cast member Robert De Niro arrives for the screening of "The Irishman" during the 2019 BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, Britain October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls (Adds full name of labor union in paragraph two, fixes headline) (Reuters) - Robert De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner and considered one of the finest actors of his generation, is to get the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) lifetime achievement award. De Niro, 76, will receive the award in January, the SAG-AFTRA labor union said on Tuesday. “I have been a member of this union for over 50 years. It’s an honor to receive this award from SAG-AFTRA,” De Niro said in a statement. The star of “Taxi Driver,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and currently “The Irishman” will join the likes of previous lifetime recipients Alan Alda, Elizabeth Taylor, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood and Debbie … [Read more...] about Robert De Niro to get lifetime achievement award from actor union
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BEDFORD, NY – "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve (search), who turned personal tragedy into a public crusade and from his wheelchair became the nation's most recognizable spokesman for spinal cord research, has died. He was 52. Reeve went into cardiac arrest Saturday while at his Pound Ridge home, then fell into a coma and died Sunday at a hospital surrounded by his family, his publicist said. He was 52. His advocacy for stem cell research (search) helped it emerge as a major campaign issue between President Bush and his Democratic opponent, John Kerry. His name was even mentioned by Kerry during the second presidential debate Friday evening. In the last week Reeve had developed a serious systemic infection from a pressure wound, a common complication for people living with paralysis. He entered the hospital Saturday. Dana Reeve (search) thanked her husband's personal staff of nurses and aides, "as well as the millions of fans from around the world." Before the 1995 accident, his … [Read more...] about Actor Christopher Reeve Dead at 52
IT’S the on-screen romance that Friends viewers always hoped would spill over into real life. But while previous dating rumours about Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry – AKA Monica and Chandler – have come to nothing, it seems fans aren’t the only ones who want it to be true. A Hollywood insider has revealed that Matthew, 50, has “always been in love” with his on-screen wife and has “never fully been able to get over her." And body language expert Judi James believes the signs are there. "A generation of fans identified with the friends cast and grew up alongside them, meaning we part-believe their characters exist in real life," says Judi. "It's not hard to see that theirs has been a genuinely intense relationship."At times their body language suggests sibling bonding with each looking out for the other, although there are some clues in their poses that the rumours of unrequited or even reciprocated love do hold water." The pair have remained … [Read more...] about Do these pictures prove Matthew Perry has ‘been in love’ with Courteney Cox for decades?
Eva Amurri Martino and her husband Kyle Martino are separating after eight years of marriage. The couple, who is expecting their third child together, announced on Friday morning that they would be going their separate ways. 'Our family is starting down a new path,' the actress, 34, revealed on her social media account as she shared a photo with their kids. 'After a lot of thoughtful consideration, and work on our relationship, we have made the difficult decision to lovingly part ways as a couple.' End of an era: Eva Amurri Martino and her husband Kyle Martino have announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage Glowing: Eva looked stunning in a blush colored dress while showing off her growing bump back in September 'We are committed to, and excited about, raising our three beautiful children as close friends and deep partners, and we have the utmost respect for one another. We feel so grateful for the wonderful gifts we have created … [Read more...] about Eva Amurri splits from husband of 8 years Kyle Martino even though she is pregnant with their third child: ‘We made the difficult decision to lovingly part ways’
Netflix made a "lowball offer" to comedian Mo'Nique that was millions of dollars lower than compensation the streaming service has offered other comics of her pedigree, lawyers for the actress claim in a lawsuit filed this week. The lawsuit comes one year after the former star of "The Parkers" called for a boycott of Netflix. Lawyers for Mo'Nique — whose real name is Monique Hicks — said in court documents that Netflix offered their client $500,000 for a one-hour comedy special in January of last year. In previous years, Netflix executives offered other comedians multi-million deals for their comedy specials, the lawsuit states. The suit references a $40 million deal for Chris Rock, a $60 million deal for Dave Chappelle, a $20 million deal for Ellen DeGeneres, a $40 million for Ricky Gervais and an $11 million deal for Amy Schumer. "Netflix reportedly offered or paid Rock, Chappelle, DeGeneres, and Gervais 40 times more per show than it offered Mo'Nique, and it … [Read more...] about Comedian Mo’Nique accuses Netflix of discrimination