09:33 AM EDT 08/01/2014
Originally posted 07/25/2014 08:40AM
Jimmy Fallon took the smooth, calming drawl of Morgan Freeman's voice up a few notches on Thursday's Tonight Show.
The Oscar winner, 77, stopped by to promote his new movie Lucy, costarring Scarlett Johansson, but Fallon had other ideas. After watching Freeman sip helium on the science show Through the Wormhole, the late-night host convinced the star to do it again.
Originally posted 07/17/2014 08:30AM
Originally posted 06/04/2014 08:15AM
Lee Chamberlin, an original cast member of the 1970s PBS children's show The Electric Company, and who then went on to a decades-long acting career on stage and screen, died Monday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of metastatic cancer, The New York Times reports. She was 76.
The actress, who was living in Paris, had been visiting her son Matthew at the time of her death.
Chamberlin – who starred on The Electric Company alongside Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and then-newcomer Morgan Freeman – played the character Vi, who owned a diner and sang duets with Freeman.
Originally posted 05/24/2014 04:00PM
[YOUTUBE "DCpsusTta4w"] Morgan Freeman's voice is so familiar from film roles, documentaries and commercials that it's a surprise to hear it altered in any way, like if someone added googly eyes to the Mona Lisa.
Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:00PM
April Fools' Day pranks can be in good fun, but not when your favorite celebrity's life is on the line.
Originally posted 01/18/2014 10:30PM
Originally posted 12/03/2013 12:35PM
It's simple enough to draw a cartoon picture of Morgan Freeman: Throw together a white goatee, some freckles, soft eyes and a sly smile, and you've pretty much got it. It's a lot harder, though, to draw a picture of Morgan Freeman that's so good that it looks pretty much indistinguishable from a photograph of the Driving Miss Daisy and Bruce Almighty star – but that's just what artist Kyle Lambert did – using only his finger and an iPad.
Working in illustration app Procreate, Lambert spent 200 hours painting a photorealistic image of Morgan Freeman, all the way down to the threads of his suit and the moisture on his lips.
Originally posted 11/01/2013 01:00PM
Dallas Buyers Club, Ender's Game and Last Vegas are all solid bets for weekend fun, say PEOPLE's writers, but Free Birds is one lame duck.
Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.
Originally posted 07/18/2013 10:30AM
Nelson Mandela is celebrating his 95th birthday on Thursday – a day that's being met with gleeful celebrations in South Africa and around the world by well-wishers ecstatic that the ailing leader has reached another milestone.
The scene outside the hospital in Pretoria where Mandela is being treated has been particularly joyous, as children danced and held balloons and flowers in front of giant, colorful get-well-soon cards.
Mandela's birthday, July 18, is a kind of global holiday, known as International Mandela Day, which honors the former South Africa president's legacy by encouraging people to volunteer, do community service and offer small acts of kindness.
Originally posted 05/23/2013 01:30PM
Being God is exhausting ... or is it?
During an interview with FOX affiliate Q13 in Seattle, to promote his new movie Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman appeared to be napping on-camera. This left costar Michael Caine to field the questions from anchors Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey about the crime thriller, which concerns a group of magicians who use their skills to rob banks.
But after his video went viral Thursday, Freeman provided an explanation for his shut-eye. "I wasn't actually sleeping," he jokingly tells PEOPLE. "I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
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