In Haiti, actor Sean Penn brushed aside mockery in the media for his penchant for taking up causes. Someone, he said, had to do something after the devastating earthquake.
Actor Sean Penn helped play a role in securing this week's release of two U.S. hikers imprisoned in Iran for more than two years, his rep confirmed Friday.
The actor and producer Shannon Costello began dating this summer
Questions about them arose when the actress skipped the Cannes Film Festival
After a series of romantic-looking sightings, Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson all but confirmed their coupledom with the ultimate public display of affection for super-private stars.
The actress, out for a run with new beau Sean Penn, shows - gasp! - a little tummy
Next month's film festival will also feature a special tribute to Elizabeth Taylor
"Scarlett and Sean sat very closely and exchanged flirty looks," a source tells PEOPLE
The pair look "genuinely happy together" as they smile and briefly hold hands
But the actress will reportedly join him in Haiti for relief work
The pair share lobster and margaritas at a beachside resort in Cabo San Lucas
The two "friends for years" have been talking lately - about Haiti
Actor Sean Penn speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
One of the key aspects to gaining control of the fast-moving cholera outbreak in Haiti is the simplest of human necessities, actor and activist Sean Penn told CNN's "AC360°."
Penn's Haiti group gets a charitable donation from the former president
Wyclef Jean officially ended his bid to be president of Haiti a month after election officials ruled that he was ineligible to run, the hip-hop singer said Tuesday.
The actor sports guyliner, lipstick and a frizzy wig - and now looks like the actress's SNL character
Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean says he has submitted the necessary paperwork to run for president of Haiti, a country he left when he was a child.
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean announces on Larry King Live that he plans to run for president of Haiti
Penn criticizes the singer's candidacy; Jean retorts by saying he's qualified and not acting on emotion
The two reached a private agreement on custody of their son and division of property
Angelina Jolie looks so femme fatale-tastic staring out from the poster for "Salt," with her black wig and heavily lined eyes, that it's hard to imagine that the title role in the movie was actually written for a guy. But, yes, it's true -- Evelyn Salt was originally scripted as Edwin Salt. And lame name aside, the role was intended for Tom Cruise. It was only when Cruise backed out that the movie's makers rethought the part and decided to cast Angelina instead, which was a seriously good move.
"We spent all those years together," he says, "Now she's just gone"
Actor and activist Sean Penn testifies before Congress on "empowering Haiti to rebuild better."
Sean Penn could have been walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Instead, he was under the Capitol Dome in Washington on Wednesday to testify about Haiti.
The Oscar-winning actor pleads no contest to vandalism after scuffling with a photographer
Sean Penn reached a plea deal this week to settle charges that he attacked a photographer on a Los Angeles, California, street last fall, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney said.
The 12-day event will bring top actors - and maybe some nicer weather - to the south of France
At base camp, Sean Penn sits under a lampshade made with discarded Chef Boyardee packages and pulls closer a Bic lighter dangling from a rope.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with Sean Penn and Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the threat of diptheria in Haiti.
"He's done the hardest thing an actor can do. He's made something new," says Penn
It's T-minus two weeks until the Oscars, and we here in The Frisky office are already getting our Oscar pool organized -- which means that you probably are, too.
Nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were honored at the annual nominees' luncheon Monday in Beverly Hills, California.
The Oscar-winner could face up to 18 months in jail, if convicted
Sean Penn's confrontation with a paparazzo last fall earned the Oscar-winning actor a date with a judge, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney said Friday.
They're spotted leaving a N.Y. restaurant, but her rep says the former couple just bumped into each other
Police confirm that two teens were busted at Malibu High School for possessing hydrocodone
The actress says she's ready for "new beginnings" after her split from Sean Penn
The actor has been getting close to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Jessica White
The ink's barely dry on the divorce filing between Sean Penn and soon-to-be ex Robin Wright Penn, but the actor didn't waste time getting back on his feet with new girlfriend Jessica White in New York City.
Feted by Sean Penn and applauded by Quentin Tarantino at Cannes, Filipino filmmaker Brilliante Mendoza appears to finally live up to his name.
The on-again, off-again couple separated - and reconciled - twice before calling it quits again
"If you're lucky you grow and work it out," says the experienced Mrs. Sean Penn
The actor, who has had marital trouble recently, decides to postpone work on The Three Stooges
The star, who is a juror at the Cannes Film Festival, parties in France without Sean Penn
The Oscar winner asks a court to dismiss his legal separation case
The action follows an attempt to reconcile with his wife of 13 years, Robin Wright Penn
The Oscar-winner pushes for an official day to honor the slain gay rights activist
Three leftover thoughts from the NFL Scouting Combine, which wraps up today in Indianapolis:
Graham Flanagan's Top 5 Oscar Moments of 2009
Years from now it may be a trivia question on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
The 81st Academy Awards are now in the history books. CNN's Kareen Wynter takes a look at this years winners.
Kate Winslet, Sean Penn take top honors; Heath Ledger, Penélope Cruz also win
"Slumdog Millionaire," the little film about a poverty-raised teaboy who goes on a game show as a way to find his lost love, won best picture Sunday night, earning a total of eight Oscars at the 81st annual Academy Awards.
Greg Cannom. Remember that name.
CNN's Kareen Wynter takes a look at today's Academy Award nominations.
The first round of voting is over, and the nominations are in. But in this election, there will be no debating between the nominees, and campaigning will be restricted to photo spreads, red-carpet interviews and the Hollywood cocktail party circuit.
The Wrestler star claims he hasn't thought ahead to the award show, but doubts he'll give more kudos to his dogs
Sean Penn wins best leading male actor in a movie. "This is a story about equal rights for all human beings," Penn said.
Sean Penn says the best person to play Harvey Milk would have been the pioneering gay politician himself.
Plus: Kate Winslet continues her award show victory lap and 30 Rock cleans up
The actors of "Slumdog Millionaire" won outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, and Heath Ledger posthumously won best supporting male actor at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.
The Screen Actors Guild stops its in-fighting long enough for "The 15th Annual SAG Awards." CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.
Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant have a proposition for us: a biopic dedicated to the memory of San Francisco activist and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, who was murdered by a fellow supervisor in 1978.
The film's Sean Penn and Josh Brolin also receive acting nods from the group
The singer, who was spotted with ex-husband Sean Penn, is "not heartbroken," says a source
"Guy Ritchie is back!" declares an earlier ex-husband of Madonna
The French film The Class takes top honor and Clint Eastwood's Changeling stands out in a mostly disappointing year
A "small" French film takes the big prize at the festival while the Americans are shut out, except for Benicio del Toro
The actor and his caravan of bio-diesel buses head to Louisiana
Less than two months after he announced his separation from his wife of 11 years, Sean Penn hit Sunday night's Oscar party circuit with a new blonde beauty on his arm: model Petra Nemcova.
Hal Holbrook has made his name playing famous historical figures. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in a 1974 TV miniseries, accolades as "Deep Throat" in 1976's "All the President's Men," and a Tony as Mark Twain -- a performance he's been giving now for a half-century -- in "Mark Twain Tonight!"
Movie deaths can be tragic, heroic, spine-chilling -- even funny. This month, we've brought together our favorite screen exits, from Psycho to Bambi.
As the Golden Globes became the first awards-show casualty in the Hollywood writers strike, the Critics' Choice Awards fared better Monday – and with no picket lines in sight, that meant an all-star showing, from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to George Clooney and Katie Holmes.
Sean Penn will say "bonjour" to Cannes this summer, the film festival's organizers announced Thursday.
Divorce papers have been filed in Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn's separation – with the actor and actress both filing papers on separate occasions.
Sean Penn and wife Robin Wright Penn are divorcing, their rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Another Hollywood marriage is ending -- but this one was no flash in the pan.
As the work stoppage continues, a union campaign gets the word out by being at a loss for words.
The entertainment industry was not immune to the impact of the fires blazing across Southern California.
In making "Into the Wild," Emile Hirsch forded rivers in Alaska, coped with blazing desert heat and rode raging rapids in the American Southwest.
CNN's Nicole Lapin talks with actor Emile Hirsch about his latest film, "Into the Wild."
Russ Leatherman previews this weekend's new movies: 'Good Luck Chuck,' 'Resident Evil: Extinction,' and 'Into the Wild.'
The undead of "Resident Evil" still have plenty of life in them.
Sean Penn's film about a middle-class dropout who confronts the Alaskan wilderness could have used more irony, says Richard Schickel
Talk about feast or famine! After a summer of high-tech amusement park rides, for a film fan it can feel like it's been months since there was anything worth seeing at the movies -- which makes arriving at the Toronto International Film Festival all the more disorientating.
"All the King's Men" dramatizes the rise and fall of a charismatic politician with a winning common touch whose good works are overshadowed by scandal and whose reputation is disgraced by impeachment.
My book club discussed "All the King's Men" -- the Robert Penn Warren novel -- the other day. And along with the observations about morality, motivation and literary style, we openly wondered if the movie -- opening Friday -- will get it right.
In an unprecedented sweep, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" set an Oscar record by winning all 11 awards for which it had been nominated, including best picture of the year.
The first one was nosed out by a schizophrenic mathematician. The second fell to a pair of 1920s schemers.
Dixie Chick Natalie Maines is expecting her second child.
Oh, admit it, already--the '80s are back. The signs are everywhere: A Bush is in the White House, and missile defense is on the agenda. Oversized off-the-shoulder fashions are bouncing down the run...
What do Sean Penn, Jessica Tandy, and Henry Winkler have in common? Nothing, except that all of their names have been registered as URLs for CelebSites.com, a celebrity-worship site that has manage...
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