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Originally posted 10/07/2012 08:00PM
Lois Smith, a much-admired veteran movie publicist and the mother of Grey's Anatomy actress Brooke Smith, died Sunday afternoon after suffering a brain hemorrhage due to an accidental fall, Deadline reports. She was 84.
The New York-based industry trailblazer was in Maine, where her husband, Eugene Smith, was set to be recognized for his philanthropic work. Smith fell down the stairs late Saturday night at the bed-and-breakfast where they were staying.
A maternal figure to both stars and journalists who tended to adore her in equal doses, Smith, along with Pat Kingsley and Patricia Newcomb, helped establish the publicity firm of PMK (initially known as Pickwick, it merged with Maslansky/Koenigsberg) as an A-list leader. As a publicist, Smith was as involved in shaping images as she was in promoting specific movies, and always with a personal touch.
Among her clients were Robert Redford (their professional marriage went back to the late '60s, when his star was launched with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), as well as Marilyn Monroe, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon and Whitney Houston.
Originally posted 05/10/2012 05:55AM
Topher Grace brought out an impressive crowd Monday when he made his professional stage debut during opening night of Paul Weitz's comedic Off-Broadway play Lonely, I'm Not at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre in New York City.
Grace's The Wedding costar Robert DeNiro came out to see the show, along with Susan Sarandon and Veep actress Anna Chlumsky.
DeNiro didn't exactly manage to go unnoticed, an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Robert almost bulldozed an elderly lady on his way into the theatre to avoid photographers," the source said.
DeNiro, Sarandon (sans regular companion Jonathan Bricklin) and Chlumsky each arrived separately to watch Grace star as Porter, a man who is giving life another chance after going through the ups and downs of romance and career. Olivia Thirlby also stars in the play, as an ambitious young businesswoman who comes into Porter's life while overcoming emotional obstacles of her own.
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 03/21/2012 10:00AM
If you want the truth about aging in Hollywood, ask Susan Sarandon.
"It's true there aren't that many good parts," the outspoken actress, 65, says in an interview in the new issue of PEOPLE. "I've had my disappointments. It's hard to be in this business and not be an alcoholic or a drug addict or bitter as an older woman."
But, she adds, "that's one of the things you have to make your peace with – or get out of the business because everyone has those moments. I'm not the only one."
Originally posted 11/06/2011 12:00PM
Eva Amurri and her soccer commentator beau Kyle Martino have jetted off to their honeymoon following a weekend wedding that mixed Southern hospitality with Hollywood glamour.
"We're going to the beach to do nothing and drink Piña Coladas, surf, and enjoy some quiet time together," the bride tells PEOPLE. "We are really looking forward to continue building our life together."
It was a busy few days surrounding their ceremony in Charleston, S.C., last Saturday, complete with a bridal luncheon and scavenger hunt earlier in the week.
Originally posted 10/29/2011 05:35PM
With a little bit of Southern charm, Eva Amurri and Kyle Martino, a former MLS soccer player who is now a soccer commentator, were married Saturday afternoon in historic Charleston, S.C, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
The nuptials were hosted by Amurri's mom Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins – who helped raise the bride during his 21-year-long relationship with her mother – and capped off a weekend of festivities including a scavenger hunt, cocktail party and casual oyster roast and barbeque rehearsal dinner.
The ceremony, officiated by Sister Helen Prejean – about whom the movie Dead Man Walking, starring Sarandon, was made – was to be followed by a black-tie celebration of dinner and dancing and guests toasted with Perrier Jouet champagne.
Originally posted 08/08/2011 12:25PM
It's smooth sailing for Susan Sarandon as she gears up for her daughter's wedding.
The Oscar winner says soccer player-turned-sports commentator Kyle Martino, who popped the question to her daughter, Eva Amurri, in December, gets her stamp of approval – even when the waters actually get rough.
"We all just went rafting down the bottom of the Grand Canyon for eight days," Sarandon, 64, told PEOPLE Friday at the Grey Goose Blue Door tournament for her ping-pong bar, SPiN, in East Hampton, N.Y. "You can't do that if you don't get along. He's fabulous – so much fun. He's the best."
Originally posted 06/04/2011 10:00PM
Mother really does know best – especially when it comes to weddings.
Just ask actress Eva Amurri. Engaged to Kyle Martino, the player-turned-Fox-Soccer-Channel-commentator, since last December, Amurri, 26, tells PEOPLE that she's relying on her mom's expertise to help plan her nuptials later this year.
Mom, it should be noted, is Oscar winner Susan Sarandon.
"She's so organized. If she asks me, then I do it," Sarandon, 64, said at Thursday night's Perrier-Jouet's 200th Anniversary party at Manhattan's Mondrian Soho.
Originally posted 03/14/2011 12:05PM
There's nothing like a Maxim photo shoot to convince a guy he's found the right girl.
"I loved it! I imagined I was the sexy wife left alone, posing around the house in lingerie," actress Eva Amurri tells Maxim of her photo spread in the April issue, on newsstands Tuesday.
Amurri's boyfriend, Fox soccer analyst Kyle Martino, apparently liked it, too. "[He] visited the set, and we got engaged the next day," Amurri says. "Everybody's been teasing him, 'The Maxim shoot sold you, huh?' "
Originally posted 02/13/2011 11:00AM
Susan Sarandon is happy to be mother of the bride – and even happier to stay out of daughter Eva Amurri's way when it comes to wedding planning.
"My daughter should do this professionally, she is so on it," Sarandon said Thursday at Brooklyn Academy of Music, where she's the subject of a four-day film retrospective called "The Susan Sarandon Picture Show." "Eva really has very clear ideas of what she wants. I've just weighed in on a couple of things."
"But I have very little responsibility," she added, "so I'm having a great time!"
Originally posted 01/18/2011 06:45PM
What's the secret ingredient to Susan Sarandon's youthful looks and vigor?
"I drink light milk as often as I can," Sarandon, 64, tells PEOPLE. "I have it in other ways like drinking it in coffee and I love ice cream. I highly recommend light milk."
The Oscar winner, the latest celebrity spokesperson to don a milk mustache for the "Got Milk?" ad campaign, is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and says it was a "no brainer" joining the milk campaign.
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