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Hollywood

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood's sultry-voiced actress, dies at 89

Lauren Bacall, the slinky actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died on Tuesday at age 89.

O Captain, My Captain: Dear Robin Williams, you changed my life

An extraordinary actor, an inspiration, a man who battled hard and yet kept on spreading smiles -- Robin Williams was different things for different people. A fan writes a brutally honest piece on the man who made her believe in herself.

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem condemn Israel, may face Hollywood ire

Cruz and Bardem are among the 100 film luminaries who have signed a recently circulated Spanish letter condemning Israeli action against Palestine. And Hollywood is not too happy as those who wield power are strong supporters of Tel Aviv.

Thanks chief, I owe you everything: Ben Affleck says goodbye to Robin Williams

Lightning storm of comic genius, a great man and artist, and a comic supernova is how Robin Williams' friends and colleagues in Hollywood remembered the actor. Hollywood celebrities and many others who knew him took to Twitter to pay tribute to Williams.

Pearls of wisdom: Robin Williams's wisecracks and quotes

Here is a small selection of quotes, wisecracks and offbeat wisdom from American actor Robin Williams, who died on Monday from suspected suicide in California aged 63.

WATCH: Robin Williams in six of his most memorable roles

Robin Williams may have been best known for his fast-talking, funnyman roles, but he mesmerised in serious ones as well — creepy ones, too — and was memorable well beyond the big screen. Here are six of Williams' most distinctive roles.

Robin Williams, a comic supernova felled by depression

Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

Robin Williams found dead at home

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died from suspected suicide on Monday after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of anguished tributes to one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation.

Funnyman Robin Williams gave comedy a darker edge

Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams shot to fame for his madcap stand-up act and his offbeat alien Mork, but his most famous roles showed a depth of pain behind the comedian's mask.

Fault in Our Stars actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort among Teen Choice Awards winners

The actors were honoured with several prizes at August 10 extravaganza, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actor for Divergent star Woodley.

Daniel Radcliffe not proud of his Harry Potter portrayal

While discussing Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, the actor asserted that he hated himself in it. His acting, he felt, was very one note and he could see he got content with it and what he was trying to do just didn't come across.

I thought I was Hollywood's prettiest actress: Julia Roberts

"I've never been chosen as 'one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini'. And honestly, it's a godsend. When I was younger, I'd think, 'Oh, I'm the prettiest one. It's not Halle Berry. It's not!' But it is, you know?" Julia Roberts said.

As time goes by: Hollywood classic Casablanca's iconic piano up for sale

The piano that was almost a character in the 1942 Michael Curtiz-directed film will be up for auction at New York's Bonhams this November. The piano is expected to fetch a seven-figure sum.

Hollywood Part 2: the cult of sequels

If that film looks familiar there's a reason: Hollywood is relying more than ever on the cash cow that is the safe-bet sequel. From X-Men to Transformers to Planet of the Apes, this season's blockbusters increasingly are sequels -- and sequels of sequels -- to escape ever more unwelcome financial risks.

Terminator 5 christened Genisys: Arnold Schwarzenegger

The upcoming fifth instalment in the Terminator series will be called Genisys, reveals the franchise’s star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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