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‘Titanic’ Star Victor Garber Comes Out As Gay
Victor Garber, the US actor who has starred in the likes of ‘Titanic’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Argo’ and the hit TV series ‘Alias’ has come out as gay – just a day after Jodie Foster did the same at the Golden Globes.
The star confirmed he was living with his male partner during an interview with Greg In Hollywood.
When he was asked about an entry on his Wikipedia page that states he lives with his partner Rainer Andreesen in New York, he said: “I don’t really talk about it, but everybody knows. He’s going to be out here with me for the SAG Awards.”
Despite having a relatively low profile, Garber has had a hugely successful career on both the big and small screens.
He can currently be seen in Ben Affleck’s Golden Globe-winning ‘Argo’ as well as on the small screen playing corporate executive and family patriarch Robert Bowers in ‘Deception’.
Could this be the start of a ‘coming out’ trend in Hollywood? We hope so – and can’t help but wonder who’ll be next?
Ed Asner and Martin Sheen call for Oscar voters to ignore 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Actors Ed Asner and Martin Sheen are urging Oscar voters to boycott "Zero Dark Thirty" over the film's torture scenes.
The film, which shot to number one at the box office over the weekend, and star Jessica Chastain are both up for Academy Awards next month, but many film fans have been turned off by director Kathryn Bigelow's decision to include graphic scenes of U.S. intelligence chiefs waterboarding and humiliating detained alleged terrorists for information.
Bing: 'Zero Dark Thirty' controversy
Asner and Sheen have joined a list of actors protesting the movie because of the torture scenes. "I would like to condemn the movie," Asner told the New York Times. Asner and Sheen are asking Oscar voters to "factor in matters of conscience when casting awards votes," the report says.
Bigelow and screenwriting partner Mark Boal have also come under fire from top politicians, who fear the torture scenes in the film were created using classified information about the techniques used to extract information from detainees.
In the movie, one terrorist character was stripped in front of Chastain's CIA Agent and forced to crawl around on all fours like a dog. In another scene, water is poured over a damp cloth placed over his nose and mouth during an interrogation in what has become known as waterboarding and depriving the victim of oxygen.
Chastain is a favorite to win.
Coroner releases new report on Natalie Wood death
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY , AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the bruises found on Natalie Wood's body may have occurred before the actress drowned in the waters off Southern California more than 30 years ago, according to a newly released coroner's report on one of Hollywood's most mysterious deaths.
The case took another twist Monday when officials released a 10-page addendum to Wood's 1981 autopsy that cites unexplained bruises and scratches on Wood's face and arms as significant factors that led to officials changing her death certificate last year from a drowning to "drowning and other undetermined factors."
Officials were careful about their conclusions because they lacked several pieces of evidence for their review.
Bruises on Wood's arms, a scratch on her neck and superficial abrasions to the actress' face may have occurred before Wood ended up in the waters off Catalina Island in November 1981, but coroner's officials wrote they could not definitely determine when the injuries occurred.
The findings have not altered a sheriff's department investigation into Wood's death, which a spokesman described as ongoing.
Wood, 43, was on a yacht with her actor-husband Robert Wagner, co-star Christopher Walken and the boat captain on Thanksgiving weekend in 1981 before somehow ending up in the water. A dinghy that had been attached to the boat was found along the island's shoreline, but investigators could not locate it to review it last year.
Investigators initially reported that there were scratches on its hull, but Wood's fingernails were not preserved for analysis.
The initial autopsy report said it was likely the bruises happened when Wood drowned. "Most of the bruises on the body are superficial and probably sustained at the time of drowning," the initial autopsy report stated.
Several of the original coroner's investigators who worked on the case were re-interviewed, and officials attempted to test some items taken during the investigation into Wood's death and an autopsy, but they could not be located.
"The location of the bruises, the multiplicity of the bruises, lack of head trauma, or facial bruising support bruising having occurred prior to entry in the water," the amended report states. "Since there are unanswered questions and limited additional evidence available for evaluation, it is opined by this Medical Examiner that the manner of death should be left as undetermined," Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran wrote in the report completed in June.
Officials also considered that Wood wasn't wearing a life jacket and had no history of suicide attempts and didn't leave a note as reasons to amend its report and the death certificate.
The report was released Monday after sheriff's officials released a security hold.
Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said the agency has known about the findings in the newly released autopsy report for several months and it does not change the status of the investigation, which remains open. He said Wagner is not considered a suspect in Wood's death and the agency hasn't said they have any suspicions about Walken or the boat captain, Dennis Davern.
Wood, famed for roles in such films as "West Side Story" and "Rebel Without a Cause," was nominated for three Academy Awards during her lifetime. Her death stunned the world and has remained one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries. The original detective on the case, Wagner and Walken have all said they considered her death an accident.
Conflicting versions of what happened on the yacht have contributed to the mystery of how the actress died. Wood, Wagner and Walken had all been drinking heavily in the hours before the actress disappeared.
The newly released report states there are conflicting statements about when the boat's occupants discovered Wood was missing. The report estimates her time of death was around midnight, and she was reported missing at 1:30 a.m.
The updated report estimates that due to the cold temperature of the water and other factors, Wood likely died shortly after she got into the water.
The renewed inquiry came after the Davern told "48 Hours" and the "Today" show that he heard Wagner and Wood arguing the night of her disappearance and believed Wagner was to blame for her death.
Wagner wrote in a 2008 memoir that he and Walken argued that night. He wrote that Walken went to bed and he stayed up for a while, but when he went to bed, he noticed that his wife and a dinghy that had been attached to the yacht were missing.
"Nobody knows," he wrote. "There are only two possibilities; either she was trying to get away from the argument, or she was trying to tie the dinghy. But the bottom line is that nobody knows exactly what happened."
Wagner's publicist Alan Nierob declined comment on the coroner's findings. Walken's publicist referred an email to the actor's agent, who did not respond.
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- Props to Victor Garber for coming out! - Stefanluver - 16-Jan-2013 1:52 AM
Eddie Furlong was arrested AGAIN for domestic violence. Oh, Eddie. - selphie - 15-Jan-2013 4:32 PM
- And it's the third time. EOM - Antwon - 15-Jan-2013 5:54 PM
- Cassandra Jean from Top Model married the hottie from Arrow. I remember - BecuzofJStackhouse - 15-Jan-2013 4:19 PM
maybe I'm desensitized, but I didn't think the torture scenes in ZD30 were that - daniel - 15-Jan-2013 3:46 PM
- Kathryn Bigelow has an article in the LA Times about the criticism. - juli - 16-Jan-2013 8:14 AM
- Watching it right now, and I swear I've seen worse. Not sure where. - senorbrightside - 16-Jan-2013 6:33 AM
- I'm sorry but I couldn't disagree more if I tried. - LuvMyGermanShepherds - 16-Jan-2013 5:52 AM
There was waterboarding on "Scandal"... - Lila - 15-Jan-2013 4:19 PM
I didn't really think it promoted it either. spoiler - Marriage4All - 15-Jan-2013 4:25 PM
Actually no, it's not true. The information did not come from torture. - slacker - 15-Jan-2013 4:53 PM
- To be clear... - Marriage4All - 15-Jan-2013 5:13 PM
- Actually no, it's not true. The information did not come from torture. - slacker - 15-Jan-2013 4:53 PM
- I didn't really think it promoted it either. spoiler - Marriage4All - 15-Jan-2013 4:25 PM
I thought Victor Garber was already out of the closet. EOM - LM - 15-Jan-2013 2:59 PM
- Not officially. He had a conversation with Sir Ian McKellan who told him - PNG_CygnusX1 - 15-Jan-2013 3:27 PM
Literally my reaction to Garber was: WHHHAAAAT???? - StarryDreamer - 15-Jan-2013 2:28 PM
I honestly thought he'd already come out. I've known for years. EOM - TooMuchTV - 15-Jan-2013 2:53 PM
- He pinged my gaydar years ago... - Marriage4All - 15-Jan-2013 3:34 PM
- It's been known in his hometown for years, though not publicly EOM - PNG_CygnusX1 - 15-Jan-2013 3:00 PM
- Surprised me, too. EOM - nyc - 15-Jan-2013 2:36 PM
- I honestly thought he'd already come out. I've known for years. EOM - TooMuchTV - 15-Jan-2013 2:53 PM
I'm disappointed re: Victor Garber. - Schill - 15-Jan-2013 1:28 PM
- yeah, me too. EOM - DragonLizziesMom - 15-Jan-2013 5:20 PM
- Me too! :( - Karikos - 15-Jan-2013 2:41 PM
Back off sunshine, I saw him first! - MontanaKC - 15-Jan-2013 1:46 PM
I love that we both love him :) - Schill - 15-Jan-2013 4:21 PM
- I KNOW, right? EOM - MontanaKC - 16-Jan-2013 6:50 AM
- I knew him first, my partner's father went to school with him EOM - PNG_CygnusX1 - 15-Jan-2013 3:01 PM
- I love that we both love him :) - Schill - 15-Jan-2013 4:21 PM
In response to the Victor Garber article, it states "US Actor"....um - PNG_CygnusX1 - 15-Jan-2013 8:56 AM
- I noticed that too. I even saw an interview at the Golden Globes with VG - Lynx2007 - 15-Jan-2013 3:55 PM
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