Actress Elizabeth Norment has died at the age of 61. The House of Cards star passed away on 13 October (14) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Norment began her career in 1984 with a small role in the film The Woman in Red. She went on to star in several movies and TV shows, including Party of Five, Law & Order and miniseries Robert Kennedy and His Times, in which she portrayed Eunice Kennedy.
She played Kevin Spacey's secretary Nancy Kaufberger in U.S. political drama House of Cards from its launch last year (13).
A statement from showrunner Beau Willimon reads, "Everyone at House of Cards is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all."
Executives at production company MRC add, "Elizabeth Norment was a talented actress with a beautiful spirit who touched the entire House of Cards family."
Robert F. Kennedy's longtime press secretary has died at the age of 90. Frank Mankiewicz, who served late U.S. President John F. Kennedy's senator brother during his 1968 presidential campaign, suffered massive heart failure and died on Thursday (23Oct14).
Mankiewicz was the son of Hollywood screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, who co-wrote Citizen Kane, and nephew of Oscar-winning filmmaker Joseph Mankiewicz, who directed movies including Cleopatra, Guys and Dolls and Julius Caesar.
He began his career as a newspaper journalist and later served as the president of National Public Radio, regional director for the Peace Corps in Latin America and campaign director for Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern's 1972 run.
He also famously announced Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in June, 1968.
Katie Holmes has signed up to direct and star in the sequel to The Kennedys miniseries. The actress played First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the drama, which aired in 2011, opposite Greg Kinnear as her onscreen husband, assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The new four-part series will be titled The Kennedys: After Camelot, and is based on the book of the same name by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Holmes has signed up to reprise her role, while she will also be executive producing the project and directing one episode. Filming is due to start next year (15) ahead of a 2016 premiere. Stan E. Hubbard, Chief Executive Officer of America's Reelz network, says, "Katie elegantly portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the first miniseries and now will continue the role as Jackie grows into the Jackie O that the world knows best... Katie is brave, committed and perfect for this role. She is a strong, talented woman who understands how special and respected Jackie Kennedy, and then Jackie Onassis was, as an international icon." The show caused controversy over its alleged historical inaccuracies, but won a number of Emmy Awards including an acting prize for Barry Pepper for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy.
"I just married a lot of relatives... Even the family alone is, like, 150 people! It kind of turned into a (big) thing." Newlywed actress Cheryl Hines struggled to keep her August (14) nuptials to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. an intimate affair because her groom's famous Kennedy clan is so big.
Actress Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy has ended her romance with Paul Simon's musician son Harper after less than a year. The Newsroom star, daughter of attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., began dating Harper Simon after meeting him at a party in Morocco last year (13), but they have called time on their relationship, reports the New York Post.
Kennedy, who is the great-niece of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, was previously linked to her The Newsroom co-star Thomas Matthews.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver is reportedly dating U.S. news analyst Matthew Dowd. Shriver and Schwarzenegger separated in 2011 after he confessed to fathering a lovechild with their maid, Mildred Baena, 14 years prior.
The NBC News special correspondent filed for divorce, but it has yet to be finalised.
Shriver has reportedly been seeing Dowd since November (13) and earlier this month they attended actress Cheryl Hines' wedding to Robert Kennedy, Jr. in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, together, according to the New York Post.
Actress Cheryl Hines and her new husband Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. asked guests at their weekend (02-03Aug14) nuptials to hold off on posting photos of the Cape Cod, Massachusetts ceremony on social media for a week, as the official pictures were sold to various media outlets in order to raise funds for two charities, the United Cerebal Palsy organisation and New York clean water advocate, Riverkeeper.
Actress Cheryl Hines married Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in Massachusetts on Saturday (02Aug14). The Curb Your Enthusiasm star exchanged vows with the son of late senator Robert F. Kennedy at a ceremony held in the estate of the groom's mother, Ethel, at the Kennedy family's compound in Hyannis Port, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Kennedy and Hines began dating in 2012 and announced their engagement in April (14).
Hines, 48, was previously marriage to management firm boss Paul Young and the pair has a daughter, Catherine Rose Young. They divorced in 2010.
This is the third marriage for 62-year-old Kennedy. He wed Emily Ruth Black in 1982 and they had two children before divorcing in 1994. He then married Mary Kathleen Richardson, with whom he has a further four children.
Actress Cheryl Hines will exchange vows with Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Saturday (02Aug14), according to the groom's cousin. Former congressman Patrick Kennedy has confirmed the couple will wed at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm actress became engaged to Kennedy in April (14). Kathleen Kennedy, her stepdaughter-to-be, recently told the New York Daily News the wedding will be a "secret affair, very private".
Kennedy is son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Edward Kennedy. This will be his third marriage.
Documentary filmmaker and cinema verite pioneer Robert Drew has died, aged 90. The veteran director passed away at his home in Sharon, Connecticut on Wednesday morning (30Jul14).
While the cause of his death has yet to be revealed, his son Thatcher Drew says in a statement that his dad "had been declining for some time and it was not completely unexpected".
Drew began his career as a correspondent and editor for Life Magazine and also served as a pilot during World War II. His combined experiences helped him develop his signature style of cinema verite filmmaking, a genre which features observational filming in order to capture reality, which has since become a staple in documentary filmmaking.
After founding his film company Drew Associates in the early 1960s, he created more than 100 films on social issues, politics and the arts, and is considered the "father" of cinema verite.
Drew also developed lightweight cameras, and his popular film Primary, which followed U.S. President John F. Kennedy and opponent Hubert Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin presidential primary, was the first film to ever use a sync-sound motion picture camera.
Over his five-decade career, he also directed such films as The Chair, Faces of November, From Two Men and a War, and Man Who Dances, for which he won an Emmy in 1968.
In addition to his numerous awards from various organisations and film festivals, six of Drew's films are archived at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and two are in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
He is survived by three children and three grandchildren. His wife Anne, who frequently collaborated with him for his films, passed away in 2012.