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Voice of 'Babe' and 'Dexter' Christine Cavanaugh dead at 51

Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who brought to life notable animated characters in the ’90s and early 2000s, has passed away at the age of 51.

According to her obituary in the LA Times, Cavanaugh died on Dec. 22; her cause of death is unknown. Cavanaugh gained prominence in voice-acting work through her role as Goslyn Duck in the 1991 cartoon, Darkwing Duck. She went on to voice Chuckie from Rugrats, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, and the titular Babe from the 1995 movie, Babe.

Cavanaugh’s obituary said she retired from voice acting in 2001 and noted that, “Accolades, notoriety, and recognition were not the reason for her interest in entertainment, it was for the love of entertainment, to make people smile.”

Richard Graydon, James Bond and 'Star Wars' stuntman, is dead at 92


Richard Graydon, a stuntman who appeared in ten James Bond films and doubled for 007s George Lazenby and Roger Moore, has died. The Telegraph reports that Graydon passed on last Monday, at the age of 92. Graydon’s career in film stretched back to 1952’s The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men. (He was a Merrie Man.) READ FULL STORY

'James Bond' stuntman Jerry Alan dies at 75

Jerry Alan, a stuntman for three James Bond films and a number of other productions, has died at the age of 75.


Accomplished stage director engaged to Benedict Cumberbatch

Oxford graduate, multilingual, award-winning theater director Sophie Hunter and Tumblr boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch are both off the market. A notice in today’s Birth, Deaths and Marriages section in U.K. outlet The Times announced their engagement.

The announcement was simple and to the point:


“Mr B.T. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London.”

According to the Telegraph, Hunter graduated with a degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and directed numerous award-winning plays and operas around the globe, winning the Samuel Beckett award in 2007 for writing and directing her own play, The Terrific Electric. Hunter is also fluent in French; in 2005, she recorded The Isis Project, a French language album with Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers.

Cumberbatch will soon be seen starring as Alan Turing in the biopic The Imitation Game, to be released nationwide Nov. 28.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married this past Saturday in France, EW has confirmed.

A spokesman confirmed the news today to the Associated Press. People writes that the wedding took place at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, a property (complete with a 35-room house and working vineyard) Pitt and Jolie have owned since 2008. The two began their relationship during the filming of 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith and were engaged in 2012.

Pitt and Jolie are next set to star together in By the Sea, an independent film written and directed by Jolie, which will film in Malta.

Shia LaBeouf is seeking voluntary treatment for alcohol addiction

Days after he was expelled from a Broadway performance of Cabaret and arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, Shia LaBeouf is receiving voluntary treatment for alcohol abuse.

On June 26, the 28-year-old actor was handcuffed and escorted out of Manhattan’s Studio 54 during the show’s first act after he allegedly disrupted the performance by yelling at the actors and smoking. He was released from jail the next day.

Photographers keeping tabs on LaBeouf in the aftermath captured him carrying Alcoholics Anonymous literature, and his publicist recently released the following statement:

“Contrary to previous erroneous reports, Shia LaBeouf has not checked into a rehabilitation facility but he is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction.

“He understands that these recent actions are a symptom of a larger health problem and he has taken the first of many necessary steps towards recovery.”

Brad Pitt files protective order against alleged red carpet attacker

Vitalii Sediuk got a bit too close to Brad Pitt at Wednesday’s premiere of Maleficent — and now, he’s suffering the consequences: a temporary restraining order barring him from being near the actor.


Bryan Singer files motion to dismiss sex abuse charges

X-Men director Bryan Singer has denied allegations of teen sexual abuse and filed a motion to dismiss recent charges, based on the plaintiff’s own sworn statements.

In a civil lawsuit last month, Michael Egan III accused Singer and three other men of sexually abusing him at lurid parties in California and Hawaii when he was only 17 years old. But in his deposition from a similar 2000 case against three different defendants, Egan claimed to never have taken “any trips outside the continental U.S.” — and when asked then if he had been abused by anyone other than the three initial defendants, he answered negatively. Singer has repeatedly denied the charges and claims to have phone records and receipts that prove he was not in Hawaii when Egan claims the assaults took place. In Singer’s filing, which can be read at the Hollywood Reporter, he asks for dismissal based on the Hawaii court’s lack of jurisdiction.

Last month, Egan had filed charges in Hawaii against Singer, David Neuman, Garth Ancier, and Gary Goddard. Last week, Neuman filed a similar motion to dismiss, based on the same evidence and including Egan’s decade-old testimony that Neuman had “never acted improperly.” Egan’s attorney has not yet responded to his client’s inconsistencies, other than to reiterate his current claim that he was in Hawaii with the defendants. Neuman’s motion already has a court date set for July 28.

Cinematographer Gordon Willis, known for 'Godfather' and Woody Allen films, dies at 82

Gordon Willis, the cinematographer and director of photography best known for his shadowy work in the Godfather series and a slew of Woody Allen’s best-known films — including Annie Hall and Manhattan — has died. He was 82.

“This is a momentous loss,” American Society of Cinematographers president Richard Crudo told Deadline late Sunday night, confirming Willis’s passing. “He was one of the giants who absolutely changed the way movies looked. Up until the time of The Godfather 1 and 2, nothing previously shot looked that way. He changed the way films looked and the way people looked at films.”

We’ll be posting a full obituary later in the day. In the meantime, watch Willis discussing his unique style in this video interview from 2013:


Bryan Singer faces second lawsuit for sexual assault

X-Men director Bryan Singer was hit with another sexual assault lawsuit, filed by Jeff Herman, the same lawyer representing the man who made similar claims in April. A British “John Doe” accuses Singer and Broadway producer Gary Goddard (Jekyll & Hyde) of sexual assault when he was still a teenager. Singer, who’s denied all charges, says he is the victim of a “sick, twisted shakedown,” but the accusations have cast an uncomfortable pall over the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which opens May 23.

According to the Daily Beast, the new lawsuit claims that Goddard met the Plaintiff on the Internet when he was only 14. The online relationship included the exchange of nude photos and explicit videos, and when Goddard and Singer visited London for the Superman Returns premiere, he claims a sexual assault took place at an after-party. READ FULL STORY

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