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Thursday
Jul052012

Morgan Freeman Reunites with Rob Reiner on "The Magic of Belle Isle"

Magnolia Pictures(NEW YORK) -- You may not realize it, what with The Amazing Spider-Man dominating movie talk this week, but Morgan Freeman has a new film out on Friday.

The Magic of Belle Isle, debuting in limited release, stars Freeman as a once-popular novel writer who escapes to a quiet lake town so he can recharge his batteries.

The movie was directed by Rob Reiner, with whom Freeman previously worked on The Bucket List. He says of Reiner, "He's fully grounded in the craft and knows exactly what he's doing. He's quick, and that means he's decisive. You know, he knows when he's gotten the shot."

When Freeman needs a vacation, where does he go? He tells ABC News Radio, "My favorite place is probably the Virgin Islands and the Grenadines. The temperature is right for me, there's lots of sun, which I need vitamin D. I have a boat, and that's the best sailing."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr132012

Morgan Freeman Not Marrying His Granddaughter

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) -- Veteran actor Morgan Freeman has slammed rumors of a relationship with his 27-year-old step-granddaughter as “defamatory fabrications,” reports TMZ.

Freeman released a statement in response to circulating reports that he and E’Dena Hines have been romantically involved for close to 10 years and are planning to get married.

In the statement, the Invictus star said, “The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers.  What is even more alarming is these fabrications are now being picked up by the legitimate press as well.”

Hines is the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. They are not related by blood. 

For her part, Hines issued a statement saying, “These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jul282011

Morgan Freeman Again Denies He Voiced Political Ad

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) -- The voice of Morgan Freeman can be heard promoting Visa cards, and for a while, he was the voice of The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.  But one place fans definitely didn't hear the Oscar winner was in a local ad for a conservative group called Citizens for a Strong America.

The group's TV spot attacking Wisconsin Democrat and state Senate candidate Shelly Moore features narration that sounds an awful lot like Freeman -- but it's not him, the actor's rep Stan Rosenfield tells RadarOnline.com.

Incidentally, this isn't the first time Freeman had to make a denial like this.  In 2010, the Oscar-winning actor insisted he didn't voice an ad supporting B.J. Lawson, a Republican in North Carolina who ran for Congress against Democrat David Price and lost.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun102011

Morgan Freeman Receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI(LOS ANGELES) -- Morgan Freeman was the life of the party Thursday night at an event in Los Angeles organized by the American Film Institute.

He was presented with the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award, in recognition of how his "talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art" and how his "work has stood the test of time."  Previous recipients include Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Robert de Niro, Al Pacino, and Michael Douglas.

On the red carpet before the ceremony, Freeman said the award was an incredible honor and described it as "one of the most important things that can happen to a young man."

The Oscar-winner was saluted by former co-stars Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Matthew Broderick, and Rita Moreno, as well as by Poitier and Freeman's Kiss the Girls co-star, Cary Elwes.

The gala, taped at Sony Picture Studios, will air as a special on TV Land on June 19.

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