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  • New Orleans' own Anthony Mackie to reign as Bacchus

    January 16, 2016 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans native and critically-acclaimed actor Anthony Mackie will reign as Bacchus XLVIII in the glitzy parade held the weekend before Fat Tuesday. The Krewe of Bacchus captain, Clark Brennan, announced Mackie as king on Friday. He says Mackie is a "local success story and a... more »
  • 'Power Rangers' actor arrested in 2015 stabbing death

    January 14, 2016 4:58 PM

    LANCASTER, Calif. - A former "Power Rangers" actor has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword at their Southern California home. Thirty-six-year-old Ricardo Medina was arrested Thursday on a charge of murder. He's jailed on $1 million bail. Medina allegedly stabbed Joshua Sutter... more »
  • "Shakespeare in the Swamp" 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 »

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