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  • "Shakespeare in the Swamp" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 24, 2015 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Local actors are getting ready to perform some classic plays with a Cajun twist. John Schneider Studios will be hosting "Shakespeare in the Swamp" at the end of the month. This morning one of the show's lead actors, Chasen Schneider, and producer, Alicia Allain, stopped by 2une In... more »
  • An actor's scene too real

    June 4, 2015 9:11 PM

    TUCSON, ARIZONA- A play at a theater had a real life scene that put an actor in the hospital. He was accidentally stabbed in the stomach with a knife while playing an ex-convict in the "The Language of Flowers" at the Temple of Music and Art's Cabaret Theater. It's... more »
  • Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88

    April 7, 2015 10:36 AM

    RALEIGH, NC - The prolific actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88. His wife, Dorothy Best, said Tuesday that Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory from complications of pneumonia. Best... more »
  • Gun maker urges boycott of Neeson films

    January 19, 2015 7:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- Actor Liam Neeson is the target of a boycott by gun maker Para USA after he slammed U.S. gun policy during a press tour of his latest movie. Neeson says its a disgrace that so many people in the U.S. own guns Para USA called for a boycott... more »
  • 'Saved by the Bell' actor posts bail, has hearing

    December 29, 2014 2:27 PM

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) - Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech in the 1990s television show "Saved by the Bell," has appeared in a Wisconsin courtroom. Diamond is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas in Port Washington, where he lives. A criminal complaint charges... more »
  • Speed to blame for Walker crash

    March 25, 2014 4:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Crash investigators have determined that the Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a California street and smashed into a light pole, killing the actor and his friend. A person who has reviewed the investigators' report... more »
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

    February 2, 2014 1:52 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment. He was 46. Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan home. His cause of death wasn't officially determined. Hoffman, who was no matinee idol figure with his tubby,... more »
  • Actor, Director Quentin Tarantino to lead Orpheus

    January 30, 2014 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Actor, director Quentin Tarantino will reign as the Krewe of Orpheus' 2014 Celebrity Monarch. Tarantino will lead the 27 float procession, themed "The Enchanted World," on Lundi Gras, Monday, March 3, the eve of Mardi Gras. Following the parade, the krewe's more than 1,300 members, will host its... more »
  • Actor Hugh Laurie to reign as Bacchus

    November 13, 2013 3:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- British actor Hugh Laurie, who spent eight years as the star of Fox's hospital mystery drama "House," will serve as the Krewe of Bacchus' celebrity monarch in 2014. Laurie won two Golden Globe awards and was nominated for an Emmy six times for his role as the cranky... more »
  • Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

    July 22, 2013 12:29 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died. Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69. Born... more »
  • Lou Myers, Mr. Gaines on 'A Different World,' dies

    February 21, 2013 8:12 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role as Mr. Gaines on the television series "A Different World," has died. Tonia McDonald of Myers' nonprofit, Global Business Incubation Inc., says Myers died Tuesday night at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia. He was 76. McDonald said... more »
  • Voice actor for Charlie Brown arrested in Calif.

    January 23, 2013 5:18 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Authorities in California say the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in many "Peanuts" shows was arrested on charges that include stalking. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica de Cima said Peter Robbins was arrested Sunday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. She told U-T... more »
  • Private memorials for "Dallas" star Larry Hagman

    November 26, 2012 2:55 PM

    DALLAS - "Dallas" actor Larry Hagman will be remembered this week during private, invitation-only services in Dallas and Los Angeles. The television actor known for starring as slick oilman J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" and Major Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie" died Friday of complications from cancer. He... more »
  • Former NFL player and actor Alex Karras dead at 77

    October 10, 2012 12:20 PM

    DETROIT - He was one of the NFL's most feared defensive tackles throughout the 1960s, but to many people, Alex Karras will always be the cowboy who punched a horse in "Blazing Saddles" or the lovable dad from the sitcom "Webster." Karras died today at his home in Los Angeles.... more »
  • Suspect in killing of Los Angeles woman was actor

    September 27, 2012 10:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say they don't know whether a "Sons of Anarchy" actor jumped or fell to his death after apparently killing his landlady. Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the body of 28-year-old Johnny Lewis was found Wednesday morning in the driveway of a hillside home in the... more »
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    September 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
  • Actor Hoskins diagnosed with Parkinson's, retiring

    August 8, 2012 11:22 AM

    LONDON - British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a "wonderful career." The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve condition last... more »
  • Actor Paul Walker making film in New Orleans

    April 25, 2012 2:13 PM

    \NEW ORLEANS- Actor Paul Walker is in New Orleans for the filming of the suspense thriller, "Hours," about a father struggling to keep his newborn daughter alive in a New Orleans hospital ravaged during Hurricane Katrina. "The Fast and the Furious" star plays the role of Nolan, a father trying... more »
  • 'The Artist' earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

    February 27, 2012 6:54 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Academy Awards voters have spoken up for "The Artist," the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes Sunday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius.... more »
  • Former NFL star turned actor Bubba Smith dies

    August 3, 2011 5:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, has died in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter says Smith was found dead Wednesday at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter says he didn't know... more »

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