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Garry Shandling Left Money To Sean Penn's Charity In Will - Report

The Larry Sanders Show star died unexpectedly on 24 March this year (16), after suffering a heart attack. Editors at TMZ.com recently obtained a copy of Garry's will, which revealed he...

Sean Penn To Be Feted For Humanitarian Work

The Milk star will be feted with the Peace and Justice Award at the Artists for Peace and Justice benefit on 11 September (16). The event will be hosted by Oscar winner and...

Mel Gibson And Sean Penn To Star In Dictionary Movie

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn are to star in a movie about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.The 'Braveheart' actor acquired the big screen rights to Simon Winchester's book 'The Professor and the Madman'...

Sean Penn And Mel Gibson Tapped To Star In The Professor And The Madman - Report

Mel acquired the film rights to Simon Winchester's book about the strange story behind the creation of the OED, The Professor and the Mad Man in 1998. According to editors at The...

Kate Del Castillo Convinced Mexican Officials Are Spying On Her

The Mexican star, who is a naturalised U.S. citizen residing in Los Angeles, set up the Oscar winner's top secret meeting with the crime boss at his jungle hideout last year (15), while...

Sean Penn & Anthony Hopkins Join Tom Petty For New Music Video

The Hannibal star makes an appearance in the promo for I Forgive it All, while Penn served as the film's co-director. Tom and the group use the video to reflect on...

Kate Del Castillo Granted Appeal Against Mexican Prosecutors

The Latin star befriended Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman as he dreamed up plans for a possible movie biopic, and she used her ties to the fugitive cartel boss to help Penn set up...

Liev Schreiber: 'I Felt So Awkward On My First Date With Naomi Watts'

The pair were first introduced in May 2005 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, and Naomi suggested they hit a club together after the event. However, Liev found himself feeling "very embarrassed"...

Yusuf Islam Scores Celebrity Support For New Charity Single

The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens has released He Was Alone to benefit his refugee charity Small Kindness, and he has enlisted the support of many celebrities to put the word out...

Exes Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Have Mega-awkward Cannes Reunion

Seeing your ex again is always awkward, but Hollywood stars Sean Penn and Charlize Theron were forced to reunite publicly on Friday (May 20th) to promote joint film The Last Face in Cannes. What made...

Charlize Theron And Sean Penn Keep Their Distance In Cannes

Almost a year on from their last appearance as a couple on the red carpet at the famed film festival, the couple who split after 18 months together, attended a photocall to promote Sean's directorial...

Kristen Stewart: 'I Will Model My Directing Style On Sean Penn'

The star is planning to move behind the camera by directing a short film titled Water, which will be based on her own script. Further details of the project, which is part of the...

Sean Penn: 'Cannes Is Make Or Break For New Movie'

The American actor has turned director once again for The Last Face, which stars his ex-fiancee Charlize Theron as a charity director who together with a relief doctor (Javier Bardem) faces a humanitarianism issue in...

Kate Del Castillo Keen For More Access To Drug Lord El Chapo

The Latin beauty helped orchestrate Sean Penn's top secret meeting with the crime boss at his jungle hideout last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after befriending El Chapo...

Jewel Talks Co-parenting With Ex

Jewel has admitted that co-parenting with her ex-husband is not always easy. The 41-year-old singer split with rodeo cowboy Ty Murray, 46, in 2014 and the couple have been working hard to ensure that they...

Drug Lord El Chapo Wins Extradition To The U.s. - Report

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is back behind bars in Ciudad Juarez, a Mexican city close to the Texas border. He was moved there over the weekend (07May16) from Altiplano Prison, from where...

Director Lee Daniels Apologises To Sean Penn Over Madonna Domestic Abuse Comments, Settles Defamation Lawsuit

Film and TV director Lee Daniels has settled the defamation lawsuit brought by Sean Penn, with an apology for insinuating that the actor physically abused his ex-wife Madonna and with a donation to the charity...

Sean Penn And Lee Daniels Settle Legal Dispute

The Milk star launched legal action against Daniels in September (15), claiming the director made "false and defamatory statements" about him in relation to domestic abuse, while defending Terrence Howard after his Empire...

Sean Penn To Play Grumpy Angry Bird

The super-serious Oscar winner will be lending his voice to a bad-tempered character, called Terence, in the project. He'll join Jason Sudeikis and Danny MCBride in an anger management scene, according to...

Charlize Theron: 'I Didn't Ghost Sean Penn'

The South African-born actress split with fellow A-list actor Sean, 55, last summer (15) after a year and a half of dating and posing at red carpet events together. Speculation swirled that the Charlize had...

Sean Penn & Charlize Theron's African Drama To Premiere At Cannes

African war drama The Last Face, which also features Spaniard Javier Bardem, will premiere at the festival in May (16), according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the film, South African native Theron...

Kate Del Castillo Angry At Herself Over Sean Penn Interview

The Mexican beauty helped orchestrate Penn's top secret meeting with the crime boss, real name Joaquin Guzman, last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after befriending the crime boss...

Mick Jagger Pokes Fun At Sean Penn's El Chapo Saga

Jagger and The Rolling Stones were performing in the Mexican capital after making a triumphant return to the country a decade after they last performed there. Up to 60,000 fans packed a sports stadium as...

Kate Del Castillo Stars In Hard-hitting New Peta Orca Ad

The Latina has signed on to star in a new PETA ad detailing SeaWorld's "record of premature animal deaths". Just days after it was announced Tilikum, the captive SeaWorld orca at the...

Kate Del Castillo Slams Sean Penn Over El Chapo Meeting

The Mexican beauty helped to orchestrate the Milk actor's top secret meeting with El Chapo last year (15), while he was on the run from authorities, after having been in contact with his...

Oliver Stone Slams 'Unfounded' Claims He Was Involved In El Chapo Film

Sean met with El Chapo in his secret lair in October (15) before the drug lord was captured by Mexican marines following a shootout in January (16).The Daily Mail claimed this week that the real...

Robin Wright Became A Mum Too Soon

The 49-year-old actress gave birth to Dylan with her ex-husband Sean Penn when she was just 25, welcoming their son Hopper two years later in 1996. At the time she was happy to look after...

Watch George Clooney, Eddie Redmayne And Sean Penn Take On 'Mean Tweets: Movie Edition'

With awards season about to reach its peak at Sunday’s Oscars, Hollywood’s A-listers are probably feeling pretty good about themselves right now. But trust twitter to bring their self-esteem down a notch, with the latest...

Kate Del Castillo Granted Injunction To Avoid Arrest

The star is currently being investigated for money laundering, and reports indicate the allegations stem from her links to El Chapo, real name Joaquin Guzman, who was recaptured by authorities in January (16)...

Kate Del Castillo Files Suit Against Mexican D.a.

The star is asking a judge to silence Arely Gomez Gonzalez, claiming he is leaking information about her to gain political standing following the embarrassment of not being able to track down an...

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