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# Hollywood

Last month
January 2023
# RIP
Actress Gina Lollobrigida, an icon of the Golden Age of Hollywood, dies aged 95
The actress was named ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ during her silver screen heyday.
Last year
2022
Voices
Aoife Martin: We'll always have Casablanca - one of the Hollywood greats
Our columnist looks at the classic movie that is 80 years old this year.
# Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in Los Angeles trial
It is Weinstein’s second criminal trial.
# Hollywood
Banshees of Inisherin tops Golden Globes nominations with eight
The movie picked up eight nods, including for its star Colin Farrell, director Martin McDonagh, and for best comedy or musical.
# Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein left women terrified for their careers if they stood up to him, court hears
Already a serving a 23-year sentence for a conviction in New York, the 70-year-old former movie mogul now faces a trial in Los Angeles.
# me too
Kevin Spacey cleared in New York sexual assault civil case
The plaintiff was 14 at the time of the alleged assault in Manhattan in 1986, while Spacey was 26
# RIP
'Murder, She Wrote' star Angela Lansbury dies aged 96
Her family released a statement to US media Tuesday evening.
# Sanctions
Russia bans Ben Stiller, Sean Penn from country for their Ukraine support
The actors are banned from entering Russia “on a permanent basis”, the Russian foreign ministry said.
# Crash
Coroner determines actress Anne Heche died due to smoke inhalation and burns
Heche’s vehicle collided with a residence in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles and became “engulfed in flames”.
# Brain Injury
Actress Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ nine days after car crash
The 53-year-old died from her injuries nine days after she was involved in a fiery car crash.
# Hollywood
Academy says Will Smith was asked but refused to leave Oscars after Chris Rock slap
Smith could face expulsion from the Academy for the open-handed slap.
# Hollywood
Will Smith says sorry to Chris Rock over Oscars slap as Academy launches probe
Smith was named best actor shortly after he hit Chris Rock over a joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.
# Hollywood scam
Hollywood actor jailed for $650 million (€567.1m) movie ponzi scheme
Zachary Horwitz was jailed for 20 years, and ordered by Judge Mark Scarsito to repay $230 million to his victims.
# RIP
Pioneering Black movie star Sidney Poitier dies at 94
The celebrated actor became the first Black star nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.
All time
Voices
Larry Donnelly: We all have movies that we watch over and over again - so here are my top 10
A self-confessed ‘ignoramus’ about pop culture, even Larry Donnelly has his own festive film favourites.
# film and tv
Behind-the-scenes Hollywood workers vote to authorise strike
It is the first time such action has been voted for in the organisation’s 128-year history.
# Los Angeles
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
The disgraced Hollywood mogul made his first court appearance in California today.
# Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83
Beatty received only one Oscar nomination, as supporting actor for his role as corporate executive Arthur Jensen in 1976′s Network.
# New Zealand
Plans for movie on New Zealand mosque attacks criticised
Rose Byrne is reportedly set to play Jacinda Ardern in a film about the response to the Christchurch mosque attacks.
# RIP
Tributes paid following death of Beethoven and Midnight Run actor Charles Grodin
The actor died yesterday aged 86.
# you really like me
Quiz: How well do remember these famous Oscar moments?
Tonight’s ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles will be restricted to 170 people as the pandemic rolls on.
# Golden Globes
Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board, which hands out the Golden Globe awards, says Phil Berk has been removed from the group.
# armie hammer
Actor Armie Hammer accused of raping woman in Los Angeles
A spokesperson for the Call Me By Your Name star said he “undermines and refutes” the allegation.
# Tinseltown
Golden Globes to launch pandemic-era Hollywood awards season
Normal People is nominated for Best Limited Series, with star Daisy Edgar-Jones also securing a nomination.
# project
Hollywood star's Wrexham takeover a step closer
Ryan Reynolds’ plans have received approval from a financial regulator.
# RIP
'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Voices
Opinion: Wild Mountain Thyme does what Hollywood has always done - sells 'Oirland' to Irish America
Film lecturer Dr Seán Crosson says we have often been offended by the portrayal of Ireland on screen, but that Hollywood isn’t aiming such movies at us.
# COULDN'T SCRIPT IT
Hollywood actors close in on Wrexham takeover
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s bid was approved by the National League club’s Supporters Trust.
# GOLDEN AGE
Quiz: How well do you remember Hollywood's golden era?
Gone With The Wind star Olivia de Havilland turns 104 today.
# New York
Harvey Weinstein will be sentenced today - he could face 29 years in prison
Last month, the disgraced Hollywood mogul was convicted of sexual assault and rape.
# London
Johnny Depp wants 'vindication' in libel case over article in The Sun describing him as a 'wife-beater'
Lawyers for Depp set out their stall at a hearing in London today.
# RIP
'A true Spartacus': Tributes pour in for Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas who has died aged 103
“To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years,” said his son Michael.
# awards bash
Golden Globes: No luck for the Irish (or The Irishman) as 1917 wins surprise top prize
Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt also won awards for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
# Misconduct
Harvey Weinstein reaches $25 million settlement with dozens of women
Weinstein will not have to admit wrongdoing and the money will be paid by insurers for his former studio.
# RIP
Jackie Brown and Breaking Bad actor Robert Forster dies aged 78
Forster earned an Oscar nomination for his comeback role in the 1997 Quentin Tarantino film.
# Hollywood
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson returns to the top of Forbes list of highest-paid actors in 2019
Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan also made the Top 10.
# dumbo
Colin Farrell: 'Ireland is a marvel - the same-sex marriage referendum was extraordinary'
The Dublin actor talks to us about his pride in Ireland, and his role in Disney’s reimagining of Dumbo.
# On the Basis of Sex
Felicity Jones says women have been 'put off' Hollywood by sexism
She was speaking ahead of the release of the film On The Basis of Sex, about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
# Hollywood
Court dismisses Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein
Judd can now pursue defamation claims against the disgraced producer.
# metoo
'Because of her I was never a victim': Saoirse Ronan says her mother protected her from abuse in Hollywood
The three-time Oscar nominee credits her mother’s presence with keeping her away from abusive behaviour in the industry.