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‘Gilligan’s Island’ Star Russell Johnson Dead at 89

Turner Entertainment
Turner Entertainment

Russell Johnson, the veteran TV actor best known for playing Professor Roy Hinkley on 'Gilligan's Island,' passed away from kidney failure on Thursday. He was 89.

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Director David O. Russell Says Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Hunger Games’ Contract is Like “Slavery”

Jennifer Lawrence
MTV

Comparing anything that isn't actual slavery to slavery is pretty tasteless and generally a really bad idea. Comparing a rich and successful actor's career to slavery is, well, a really bad idea. But, that's exactly what director David O. Russell did, saying Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' contract is just like "slavery."

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After Plagiarism Scandal, Shia LaBeouf Announces He’s Retiring

Shia LaBeouf retires
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

The past few weeks have not been kind to actor Shia LaBeouf. First he was booted from the cast of a Broadway play. Then he was busted plagiarizing his apology to the other actors. Later, it was revealed his short film, 'Howard Cantour' was actually plagiarized from a comic by author Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized and - you guessed it - that was plagiarized too. He hired a skywriter to fly a smug "I am Sorry Daniel Clowes" banner over Los Angeles (Clowes lives in San Francisco) and defiantly posted the cease and desist from Clowes' lawyers online.

Whatever seems to be happening in LaBeouf's personal life that has precipitated this breakdown appears to have finally reached it's head as the actor announced that he's ready to retire.

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Mary Steenburgen Talks ‘Last Vegas,’ ‘Step Brothers 2′ and Nerds Who Still Want to Talk to Her About ‘Back to the Future’

Mary Steenburgen
Michael Tran, Getty Images

At 60 years old, an age she freely admits, Mary Steenburgen has had an amazing career. She's an Oscar-winning actress, an award-winning song writer and has starred in so many projects that are a major part of pop culture from 'Elf' to 'Back to the Future III' to 'Step Brothers.' She continues to work and, maybe most impressively, isn't just playing the grandma in a movie. She's the romantic lead in a movie opening today, 'Last Vegas' with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.

We caught up with Steenburgen to talk about her impressive career, the 'Step Brothers' outtakes, a return to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and how nerds keep coming up to her wanting to talk about 'Back to the Future' 23 years later.

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Watch: Celebrities Who Were Contestants on Game Shows Before They Were Famous

Celebrities on Game Shows Before They Were Famous
Trimark Pictures/NBC/Sony

Sometimes it can be hard to crack Hollywood when you're an up and coming actor. You've got to play the game -- or in this case, the game show. Many of your favorite actors and actresses were guests on classic game shows before they hit the big time and became household names

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Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting at Age 76

Jack Nicholson retires
Warner Bros.

Perhaps all work and no play really does make Jack a dull boy.

3-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from acting according to a new report citing sources close to the 76-year-old actor. The actor reportedly suffering from memory loss and has no further plans to appear in any more movies.

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The James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Lines From the Upcoming Special

James Franco roast
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Here are some of the best lines from the James Franco roast, though we'll caution not everything here will necessarily make air on Comedy Central.

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Elmore Leonard, Legendary ‘Jackie Brown’ and ‘Out of Sight’ Writer, Dead at 87

Elmore Leonard Dead
Getty Images

Very sad news to report, especially for fans of crime fiction and wonderful writers in general: Elmore Leonard, the author best known for books such as 'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' (all of which were adapted into fantastic films, of course), has died at the age of 87.

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‘That ’70s Show’ Star Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43

That 70s Show Lisa Robin Kelly Dead Laurie
FOX

Sad news for Hollywood and fans of former FOX sitcom 'That '70s Show' today, as we've learned that actress Lisa Robin Kelly has passed away at the age of 43. Kelly had been best known as the actress behind Eric Forman's (Topher Grace) sister, Laurie Forman, eventually being replaced in the role due to her notable off-screen personal difficulties.

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Iwata Explains Nintendo’s Not Keen on Sharing First-Party Titles

Nintendo Wii U

Saturo Iwata recently explained why Nintendo will not release its games on other systems. The answer makes a lot of sense.

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