January 16, 2006
Paul wins a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (say that ten times fast). And as expected, he did not attend the ceremony at Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton. Believe it or not, it's Paul's first Golden Globe win as an actor. He won for Best Director for Rachel, Rachel in 1969, and he won for the ambiguous "World Film Favorite" in 1964, 1966, and 1968 and the equally ambiguous Most Promising Newcomer - Male in 1957 an award he shared with John Kerr and Anthony Perkins. He was also awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1984.

October 2005
Photos from the past
Someone forwarded me this link to some fantastic old photos of Paul taken by Leo Fuchs back in the 60s. Click here.

Sept 2005
Emmy Winning Paul Newman!
Paul wins an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Max Roby in HBO's "Empire Falls". It is his 4th nomination (2 for acting, 1 for producing, 1 for directing) and his first win.

April 2005
Newman's Outfitters
After many years (and many cross-country trips, I finally decided to stop as I sped through Ohio in Shaker Heights to see the site of Newman's Outfitters, the Newman family sporting goods store. I diligently located 20180 Van Aken Blvd and the strip mall that occupies it... only to find that nothing was listed with that name. Never one to be easily deterred, I got out of the car as it started to sprinkle and peered in the window of 20180. There on the floor was the sign that previously was on the outside of the now empty building. Newman's Outfitters it once was, but now, no longer. I have yet to find any info on the web about the closing (or relocation) of the Newman family business. Anyone in Ohio have any?

November, 2004
CELEBRITY BUSINESSES: Celebrities often lend their fame to countless products and causes, but many are also entrepreneurs. Which are the most successful in the business world? Inc. magazine developed a list for its December issue. Sitting at the top is Magic Johnson, the former pro basketball star, who has built a commercial empire worth an estimated $700 million in the past 12 years by bringing retail developments into ignored urban areas. Sean Combs, the hip-hop star, has moved into fashion and restaurants for his wealth. Actor Paul Newman, of the ubiquitous food brand, was No. 3, followed by film director Francis Ford Coppola who has built a prosperous company on wine, food, art and travel. Former swimsuit model Kathy Ireland has built a $1 billion clothing and home furnishings company, and was ranked No. 5. Chicago talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, developer Merv Griffin, musician Moby, actress Suzanne Somers and model Christy Turlington Burns rounded out the top 10.

April 22nd, 2004
Paul urges Princeton University to stop "Newman's Day" Click here.

February 25th, 2004
The show, "Red Carpet Week" will be featuring Paul Newman, airing on Thursday, February 26th at 9pm ET / 10pm PT on the Biography Channel. This show will profile the legendary actor and philanthropist. From early days on Broadway, in live TV drama during its Golden Age, and most notably in Hollywoodblockbuster films, Newman's striking good looks and passionate intensity came to define the American leading man. Interviewees include Robert Redford and Katharine Ross. Also, The Biography Channel is running an amazing sweepstakes where the winner will be whisked away to Hollywood during Oscar week and experience the "Star Treatment" first hand! Prizes include: Airfare and Limousine transportation for 2, Five days/four nights all-expenses paid stay at the exclusive Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood $1,000 in "Mondrian Hotel Credit" to cover incidentals, Nightly admission to the Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel, $3000 shopping spree and day with a stylist and celebrity makeover, Oscar viewing party and gift bag. For more info: click to the Biography Channel.

December 16th, 2003
The Library of Congress names Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to the National Film Registry. Click here to read the seemingly random list of the other 2003 inductees.

December 2003 Michael Moore's Shout Out
Finished reading Moore's latest "Dude, Where's My Country?" and noticed a plea from Moore to PLN for a presidential bid. See page 209 for: "Or what about Paul Newman? He'd beat Bush too. If Reagan could do it at his age, just think of how cool it would be to have the elder statesman Paul Newman calling the shots. Free salad dressing for everyone! And Joanne Woodward as first lady! No wait - Joanne Woodward for president!" c. 2003 Warner Books

November 19th, 2003 High on Yourself???
Just finished watching the DVD rental The Kid Stays In the Picture, the documentary of movie maker Robert Evans' rise and fall from fame. From bad B-actor to taking 9th place Paramount Studios to 1st in the early 1970s, Evans was responsible for creating such favorites as Love Story, Rosemary's Baby, and The Godfather. What's this all got to do with PLN you may ask? After a drug bust in the early 1980s, Evans' lawyer Robert Shapiro was able to plea bargain his sentence to community service related punishment. What Evans created from this drug debacle is nothing short of hillarious. A weekly special called "Get High on Yourself" where he enlisted the services of celebrities like Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, Herve Villachez, Scott Baio, Donny Osmond, and yes, PLN in a "We Are the World" type sing-along. This DVD was well worth the rental for the sight of seeing PLN singing his heart out (next to what looks like the kid who played Rusty in the 2nd National Lampoon's Vacation movie). Evans deadpanly describes this experience as "the Woodstock of the 80s". Though I can understand PLN's connection to the cause, seeing this footage 20 years later, is just kinda... well, surreal.

June 3rd, 2003 AFI Lists Top 100 Movie Heroes and Villains
Paul was listed twice under the heroes list: #20 for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and #30 for Lucas Jackson in Cool Hand Luke. BC&SK was also listed at #54 on AFI's 100 Greatest Thrills and #50 on their Greatest Movies of All Time.

Has Paul Sold Out???
March 10th, 2003
McDonald's announces their partnership with Newman's Own for their new line of salad dressings. What could be a bigger symbol of conspicuous consumption than McDonalds? I have my doubts about this one, granted, bringing Newman's Own products to the masses will do great things for the charities involved. Paul said at the press announcement: "We are delighted that McDonald's has chosen Newman's Own to be the exclusive supplier of salad dressings for their premium salads - the only all-natural dressings in the quick service restaurant industry, McDonald's tosses the greens - we toss in the dressings - and what a delicious reciprocal trade agreement. More profits for us and --VOILA --charity will be the great beneficiary." And then he helped serve up Big Macs and Quarter Pounders with Ronald.

March 31st, 2003
Well Paul didn't win the Academy Award this year, but there's a way to still vote for him. Hello Magazine (the European tabloid) is running an online poll of Oscar's Leading Man. (click here.) Please, for the love of god, don't let Paul lose to Nicolas Cage.

February 11th, 2003
Paul receives his 10th Academy Award nomination, this time for Supporting Actor for his role in Road to Perdition. Competition this year is Chris Cooper in Adaptation, John C. Reilly in Chicago, Christopher Walken in Catch Me If You Can, and Ed Harris in The Hours. Without a doubt, a list of the finest actors working today, and only Newman has already received an Oscar already. Which way will the Academy vote this year? It's tough to say, since Newman is pretty much separated himself from the Hollywood scene and related award hoopla. Chances are about 100% that he won't even attend the ceremony. All of the actors nominated with him (except for Christopher Walken) were nominated for the Golden Globe, which Chris Cooper won. I'm off to the multiplex to catch the cheap matinees in hopes of formulating an educated guess for the Oscar pool!

January 25th, 2003
Just got back from seeing Paul in his performance on Broadway as the Stage Manager in the Westport Playhouse production of Our Town. C'est manifique!


MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE ROAD TO PERDITION
This Season's Most Anticipated Drama Features Original Score
By Oscar-Nominated Composer THOMAS NEWMAN
With A Special On-Screen Piano Duet By Tom Hanks & Paul Newman
CD Released June 25, 2002 From Decca/UMG Soundtracks
(New York, NY -- June 9, 2002) - Two-time Academy Award(r)-winner Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Philadelphia) and Oscar-winning screen legend Paul Newman (The Color of Money) star in this summer's highly anticipated adult drama, Road to Perdition. Stylistically directed by Sam Mendes, whose work on the smash American Beauty earned him an Academy Award and accolades the world over, reunites with American Beauty score composer, Thomas Newman on Road To Perdition, rounding out this cr¸me de le cr¸me, movie-making collaboration. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released June 25, 2002 from Decca/UMG Soundtracks.
In Road to Perdition, Tom Hanks is Michael Sullivan, a hit man for an Irish gang in the Midwest during the Depression-era. When his work crosses into his private life, leading to the death of his beloved wife and son, Sullivan and his surviving son set out on a journey of revenge and self-discovery. Along with Hanks and Paul Newman, the film boasts an outstanding case including Oscar(r) nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), Daniel Craig (Elizabeth), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Stanley Tucci (Winchell, Conspiracy), newcomer Tyler Hoechlin and young actor Liam Aiken (Stepmom).

September, 2001
Paul is set to voice himself on a bottle of salad dressing in an episode of next season's Simpsons.

September 14, 2000 Paul stands up during the actors' strike. Click here, to read more.

Paul Newman to star on stage in ANCESTRAL VOICES, a gently comic 1940s growing up tale, seen from the perspective of a young boy as he deals with his grandparents' divorce. Also starring Joanne Woodward.

July 18-22, 2000 at the Westport Country Playhouse, in Connecticut, Monday through Saturday evenings, 8:30pm; matinees Wednesday 2pm and Saturday 5pm. Tickets $10-$35. Subscriptions for the full theatre series, offering prime seating, still available. For more information visit the Playhouse web site at westportplayhouse.com or call the Box Office at (203) 227-4177.

Excerpt from Vanity Fair's Hollywood (Book): "Most proud of being number 19 on Nixon's enemies list, he is in some other top 20's and probably doesn't pig out on his signature line of philanthropic food stuffs. Durably handsome and blue eyed from The Hustler and Hud through Cool Hand Luke and obviously intending to stay that way thereafter (Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, The Sting). He made a brave transition through nine Academy citations and three awards, from Newman to old (most notably in Absence of Malice, The Verdict, The Color of Money and Nobody's Fool). "

April 2000
Paul graces the cover of this month's Biography magazine. Check it out, it's got quite a spread on the man...the myth...the legend...

January 31, 2000 People Magazine
"I'm gradually retiring from racing," Paul Newman, then a spry 73, said in 1998. "It's been difficult for me to give it up." How true. Newman turns 75 on January 26, and plans to celebrate by racing a Porsche next month at Daytona, where last year's average speed at the 500 was 161 mph. Although Newman crashed into a tire barrier at a January 6th practice, injuring his ribs, he won't quit. The accident? "I got over confident on a fresh set of tires."

December 14th, 1999
Okay, it's been there since 1963 but I've finally gotten around to uploading the hands and feet to the site. Take a look.

March 1999
This cartoon drawn by Paul appears in The Nation.

January 26th, 1999
Paul turns 74! Please join me in singing.....

January 12th, 1999
Just caught a glimpse, (very brief, don't blink, you'll miss it) of Paul in the new Hootie and the Blowfish video "Only Lonely" for the upcoming movie "Message In A Bottle". Let's pray PN doesn't spend too much time in that ridiculous hat... For more info on "MIB" click here "MIB" opens on February 12th, 1999.

August 19th, 1998
Paul in the Great White North
This Paul sighting comes from Debbie and Beemer in Montreal, Quebec, where "Where the Money Is" is currently shooting. Paul apparently plays a patient in an old age home. The film co-stars Linda Fiorentino.

March 26th, 1998
BEAVER, Utah (AP) - Paul Newman wants to renovate the tumbled-down birthplace of Butch Cassidy, with help from the state of Utah. Newman gave one of his most memorable movie roles as the outlaw in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Cassidy, the alias of Robert LeRoy Parker, was born more than 130 years ago in this southern Utah town of 5,000. Author Aaron Hotchner, a partner in the charitable Newman's Own Foundation, said he saw a picture of the rickety cabin on the Internet and got the idea to run it as a museum with artifacts from the outlaw's life and times. He said the cabin's owner likes the idea. Hotchner said he and Newman want to give a grant to the state for fixing up the place. "We stand ready to try to make it a historic place, if it is feasible," Hotchner said. "But there hasn't seemed to be any response, and in the meantime it's deteriorated more," said the writer known for works including "King of the Hill." Wilson Martin, the associate director of the state historical society, was out of his office Wednesday and unavailable for comment.

Paul appears in Vanity Fair magazine's annual "Hollywood Issue" labelled as "The Original" - photographed by Annie Liebowitz on February 8th, 1998 while taking his daily dip in the stream near his Westport CT home. (Connecticut-February-water? Nuff said.) The Associated Press reports March 12th, 1998
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - Nature has taken top billing over Paul Newman and Kevin Costner. Chilmark's Conservation Commission turned down a Warner Bros. request to film scenes for "Message in a Bottle" on Martha's Vineyard. The studio had asked to build a temporary 3,000-square-foot house on stilts in the dunes near Chilmark Pond. The request was approved by state environmental officials, but the conservation commission was concerned about the grass on the beach. Filming was to begin by April 1, and commissioners were afraid the trampled grass would not have time to grow before hurricane season. "The actual letter of the law is very strict: There is to be no alteration of a sand dune that would weaken it to storm erosion," Conservation Commission Chairman Richard Steves said. Lisa Rawlins, a Warner Bros. spokeswoman, said the movie likely will be shot elsewhere in Massachusetts. "There are a number of other places that we are looking at in Massachusetts." It's not the first location flap for the movie, which has Newman playing Costner's father. The studio bid Tangier Island, Va., adieu after the Town Council sought script revisions in exchange for shooting provisions. Some members objected to drinking, sex and cursing in the movie.

(reprinted from:) Boston Herald Mon, Feb 23 1998 GOOD MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Our hearts have been a-flutter ever since our Martha's Vineyard spies rang in to report that location scouts from the Kevin Costner-Paul Newman flick "Message in a Bottle" were out scoping beaches and docks on the Rock the other day. Word is, production on the Warner Bros. flick,which also stars "She's So Lovely" gal Robin Wright Penn, would start in late spring. But who cares about her? It's Kevin and Paul we're panting over!