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Anne Heche Declared Brain Dead, Still on Life Support Following Car Crash, Rep Says

Anne Heche has been declared brain dead, although she remains on life support for organ donation, a rep for the actress told The Outne Reporter on Friday. According to the actress’ publicist Holly Baird, Heche is “legally dead according to California law.” However, her heart is still beating and she has not been taken off […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Re-Elects Helen Hoehne as President

Helen Hoehne, a German print and broadcast journalist who has served as the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its darkest hour, has been re-elected to that position, the organization behind the annual Golden Globe Awards announced Friday. The HFPA says that Hoehne was re-elected “by an overwhelming margin.” “I am humbled and […]

Author Salman Rushdie on Ventilator, Likely to Lose Eye After Attack, Agent Says

Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent […]

Eric Weinberg, ‘Scrubs’ Writer Arrested for Sexual Assault, Has Court Date Postponed

The court date of Scrubs writer and co-executive producer Eric Weinberg, who was arrested in July on sexual assault charges, has been postponed, according to the accusers involved in the case.  Weinberg, who was previously arrested on suspicion of rape in 2014, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Aug. 12, at which point the District Attorney’s office […]

Olivia Newton-John Remembered by Husband John Easterling as “The Most Courageous Woman I’ve Ever Known”

John Easterling is grieving the death of his wife, legendary singer-actress Olivia Newton-John. The Grease star and “Physical” singer died Monday, and in the days since, there’s been an outpouring of love from the music community honoring the impact she had on the industry. Now, Easterling is sharing his feelings in a glowing tribute to […]

Will Packer Is “Pulling” for Will Smith After Oscars Slap Video Apology: “I Love the Fact That He’s Being So Transparent”

Will Packer says that he is “pulling” for Will Smith following the actor’s recent Instagram video statement over his behavior at the 2022 Oscars ceremony, during which he slapped Chris Rock on the Dolby Theatre stage. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight on the carpet of the producer’s new film The Beast, Packer shared […]

NBC to Bring Back the Golden Globes (Exclusive)

After a year off the air, the Golden Globe Awards will be back on NBC in 2023, multiple high-level sources briefed on the plan tell The Outne Reporter. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the embattled organization of non-American journalists and photographers behind the Golden Globes, came under heavy fire just ahead of the 2021 ceremony […]

Serena Williams Says She’s “Evolving Away From Tennis”

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is preparing to step away from the sport, she writes in a Vogue essay that posted on Tuesday. Williams writes that she doesn’t like the word “retirement,” but she says she’s moving on from tennis to focus on other businesses and her family. “I have never liked the word retirement,” she […]

Reports: Anne Heche Remains in Coma Following Car Crash

Anne Heche is reportedly in a coma and in critical condition Monday following a car accident in which her car crashed into a Los Angeles residence on Friday, setting fire to both the home and vehicle. “She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” a rep for the […]

Ezra Miller Charged With Felony Burglary in Vermont

There’s a new chapter in Ezra Miller’s legal saga. The 29-year-old actor, best known for playing the Flash in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, has been charged with felony burglary for allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol from a Vermont home. According to a police report posted online, Vermont State Police were notified May 1 of […]

John Travolta, Randal Kleiser, George Takei and More Pay Tribute to Olivia Newton-John: “We Are Forever Hopelessly Devoted to You”

Hollywood is mourning the loss of Olivia Newton-John, who died Monday morning at her ranch in Southern California, her husband, John Easterling, announced on Facebook. Born on Sept. 26, 1948, in Cambridge, England, the iconic singer and actress had success on both screen and stage. Newton-John sold more than 100 million albums and had nearly 40 entries […]

David McCullough, Pulitzer-Winning Historian, Dies at 89

David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. McCullough died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts, according to his publisher, Simon & Schuster. He […]