• Movie stars who retired from acting
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    Movie stars who retired from acting

    Rick Moranis is bringing a 20-year acting hiatus to an end with the 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' reboot. But these actors have managed to stay away, for now at least.

  • Why Natalie Wood’s Daughter Decided to Take ‘Hold of the Narrative’ About Her Mother’s Death in New Sundance Doc
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    Why Natalie Wood’s Daughter Decided to Take ‘Hold of the Narrative’ About Her Mother’s Death in New Sundance Doc

    Since Natalie Wood’s untimely death in 1981, theories have swirled around what happened and if anyone could’ve been responsible for her drowning. Now, her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, decided to take control of the narrative around her mother’s death in Laurent Bouzereau’s new documentary, “Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind.”“In 2012, I became a mom, so it started to become very important to me that I take a little bit of a hold of the narrative and diffuse some of the noise and shine a light on all of the amazing qualities about my mom that not everybody knows,” Wagner told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven at the Sundance Film Festival, where the film premiered.Bouzereau says he was approached by Wagner to do a documentary about her mother, and he was astounded at how much material there was to work with.Also Read: Natalie Wood's Yacht Captain Believes Robert Wagner Murdered Actress“I started looking into the story and there was so much I didn’t know,” Bouzereau said. “So I went on a journey of discovering and really putting myself in that world and discovering not only a story about Hollywood but a story of a family and I felt that I could relate to it. And I hope viewers out there, even those who may not know who Natalie Wood was, will relate because it is a story of a tragedy but it’s a story of a life well-lived as well as a story of an incredible mom, of a woman who was extremely before her time, extremely powerful. She had the power to say to the studios, ‘I want Robert Redford in my movie, ‘Inside Daisy Clover.’ He had not had a career on the big screen yet.”Wagner is the daughter of Richard Gregson and Wood, but after the couple divorced, her mother remarried Robert Wagner in 1972. Wood was married to Wagner from 1972 until her death on Nov. 29, 1981, off Catalina Island in California. The then 43-year-old actress was sailing with Wagner, as well as Christopher Walken and Captain Dennis Davern, but was found floating in the water wearing a red down jacket and a flannel nightgown.Also Read: Robert Wagner Called 'Person of Interest' in Natalie Wood's 1981 Death by InvestigatorAfter a two-week investigation, the death was ruled as an accident, but the case was reopened in 2011. In 2012, the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office amended the death certificate, changing the cause of death to “drowning and other undetermined factors.” The autopsy report indicates that there were several fresh bruises on Wood’s body when she was found. Last February, Wagner was named a person of interest in the case. In 2011, he was named “not a suspect” by the sheriff’s department. Investigators said Wagner has refused to speak with them since the case was reopened. There has long been speculation about the death of the “West Side Story” star — at first, Wagner, Walken and Davern told detectives that she took a dinghy and went to shore. Over time, investigators say, Wagner and Davern’s accounts shifted.Watch the video above.Read original story Why Natalie Wood’s Daughter Decided to Take ‘Hold of the Narrative’ About Her Mother’s Death in New Sundance Doc (Video) At TheWrap

  • Robert Redford Calls Trump Presidency ‘Monarchy in Disguise’
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    Robert Redford Calls Trump Presidency ‘Monarchy in Disguise’

    In a new op-ed for NBC News published Tuesday, Robert Redford called President Donald Trump’s administration a “monarchy in disguise.”The actor/director used words like “crisis” and descriptors like “dictator-like” to describe Trump’s “attack” on “everything this country stands for” in the piece for NBC’s “Think.”Redford wrote, “it’s time for Trump to go — along with those in Congress who have chosen party loyalty over their oath to ‘solemnly affirm’ their support for the Constitution of the United States.”Also Read: 'Morning Joe': GOP Support of Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Is Like 'Living in an Alternate Universe'His criticism of Trump-aligned Republicans is a sentiment often shared on NBC’s sister network MSNBC, where morning hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski regularly examine — and castigate — GOP officials who defend or otherwise fall in line with Trump.Redford’s assertion “it’s time for Trump to go” is also in line with findings from Fox News, whose polling department found earlier this month that 49% of Americans support the impeachment and removal of Trump. (That, of course, has earned Fox News considerable ire from the president.)Also Read: Fox News Continues to Stand by Polling Unit as Trump Again Takes Aim at 'Lousy' Poll Showing More Americans Favor ImpeachmentRedford added that when Trump was elected, he “honestly thought it only fair to give the guy a chance,” but soon the president began to “disappoint” and “alarm” him. Notably, he uses the op-ed to call for Trump to be ousted the same way he was brought in: Through defeat in the next election, not necessarily through impeachment.Democrats were not overlooked in the op-ed. “Instead of the United States of America, we are now defined as the Divided States of America,” Redford wrote. Leaders on both sides lack the fundamental courage to cross political aisles on behalf of what is good for the American people.”Redford ended the piece with a call to action: “Let’s rededicate ourselves to voting for truth, character and integrity in our representatives (no matter which side we’re on). Let’s go back to being the leader the world so desperately needs. Let’s return, quickly, to being simply … Americans.”A representative for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read original story Robert Redford Calls Trump Presidency ‘Monarchy in Disguise’ At TheWrap