09:17 AM EDT 05/15/2013
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:35PM
Oprah's back – on the big screen, that is – in The Butler.
Based on the life of Eugene Allen, the White House head butler who served eight presidents during a 34-year career, the film stars Forest Whitaker playing a character called Cecil Gaines. Oprah plays his wife, Gloria Gaines.
As shown in the intriguing two-minute, thirty-second trailer, the OWN network mogul, 59, shows off the acting chops that once earned her an Oscar nomination, for 1985's The Color Purple.
Originally posted 08/03/2012 12:25PM
A New Orleans female bartender who says she was shoved by Cuba Gooding Jr. won't press charges over a disruption that may have started when other restaurant patrons wanted pictures with the actor.
"While we continue to investigate this matter internally, we are hopeful that this will put an end to the matter," says Old Absinthe House spokeswoman Carolyn Pierce, according to the Associated Press.
Without a complainant, authorities formally dropped charges on Friday.
Gooding, 44, who is in New Orleans filming The Butler about the White House butler who served eight presidents, was temporarily the subject of an arrest warrant on a misdemeanor charge of municipal battery.
Originally posted 07/31/2012 03:00PM
Show me the handcuffs.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is a wanted man: the New Orleans Police Department have issued a misdemeanor battery warrant after receiving a complaint that the 44-year-old actor pushed a female bartender at a Bourbon Street bar early Tuesday morning, TMZ reports.
According to reports, the Oscar-winner got into a heated argument with fellow bar patrons who were trying to take his photograph at The Old Absinthe House.
Originally posted 07/18/2005 05:55PM
Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife Sara, 35, are expecting a baby, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Originally posted 08/16/2001 01:20PM
The star of Rat Race talks about his upcoming movie roles, his view on playing James Bond and his obsession with the ice.
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