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Terminator and Gremlins actor Dick Miller dies at age 90

Character actor Dick Miller, who appeared in The Terminator and Gremlins, among dozens of other movies, died Wednesday in Toluca Lake, Calif. He was 90. Miller appeared in several films directed by Roger Corman, including 1959’s A Bucket of Blood and 1960’s The Little Shop of Horrors. He later became a favorite of filmmaker Joe Dante,…

Police release photos of persons of interest in alleged assault of Empire actor Jussie...

Police have released photographs of two people they wish to question in relation to the alleged assault on Jussie Smollett. The star, 35, was targeted in an apparent hate crime attack by two black-clad, masked men in Chicago’s Streeterville section near his home on Tuesday. Smollett was treated at Northwestern Hospital and remains in stable condition. Chicago…

Sarah Paulson’s character in Glass was almost played by a male actor

For his new film Glass (out Jan. 18), writer-director M. Night Shyamalan cast Sarah Paulson in the pivotal role of psychologist Dr. Ellie Staple, who believes the characters played by James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson are delusional. But Shyamalan considered casting a male actor in the role, before realizing what the American…

Frank Adonis, Goodfellas and Raging Bull actor, dies at 83

Frank Adonis, who starred in Goodfellas, has died. He was 83. The actor, best known for his role as Anthony Stabile in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film, died Wednesday night in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. His wife, Denise Adonis, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. The actor was also in Scorsese’s Raging Bull…

True Detective: Mahershala Ali’s role was written for a white actor

Mahershala Ali says his True Detective role was originally written for a white actor until he convinced the showrunner to cast him anyway. Interviewed for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Ali recalled how the story for season 3 focuses on two Arkansas state trooper roles, and initially, the lead character, Wayne Hays, was to be played by…

Magician and actor Ricky Jay dies at age 72

Magician, actor, and writer Ricky Jay has died at age 72. According to CNN, Jay passed away on Saturday from natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. His death was confirmed by longtime manager Winston Simone. Jay was widely regarded as among the most skilled magicians of his, or any, generation. In a 1993…

Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell thinks a younger actor should take over role of...

Last April, Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell announced that he had retired from playing the Deadite-battling Ash Williams following Starz’s cancellation of Ash vs. Evil Dead. So, does that mean the end of the franchise? Not if Campbell has his way. Speaking to EW earlier this week, the actor revealed that he would like to…

Celebrities pay tribute to legendary actor Burt Reynolds

Stars are paying tribute to Legendary actor and heartthrob Burt Reynolds following his death on Thursday. Reynolds rose to fame in the ’70s and ’80s with a slew of box office hits including the Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit films. His good looks and easy charm soon propelled him to sex symbol status as the blockbusters kept…

Asia Argento denies assault claim, says Anthony Bourdain paid off actor

Asia Argento is strongly denying a New York Times report that accused the actress of having sexual relations with an underage actor in 2013 and then paying him off. The #MeToo leader and Harvey Weinstein accuser released a statement Tuesday blasting the claim, declaring, “I have never had any sexual relationship with [Jimmy] Bennett,” and…

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Susan Collins feeling the heat on Brett Kavanaugh vote thanks to...

Activists are trying something new in the battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh: crowdfunding to persuade a Republican senator to vote no on his nomination.  In this case, that senator is Maine's Susan Collins, a centrist who is seen by many as something of a swing vote in highly partisan…

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