Jack Nicholson’s not retiring after all. A spokesperson for the famed LA Lakers court-side fan and Hollywood legend told NBC Nightly News that reports that he was going to stop making movies were false.
Now, Maria Shriver of NBC News reports that the rumors are false. I’m waiting for more from Maria via a message to her.
The rumor that he was bowing out came from Radar Online, but, interestingly, Radar Online has not changed its story or posted a new one. The headline still reads “Hollywood Legend Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting,” and says:
The 76-year-old icon has no plans to appear in films again after a career spanning five decades.
“Jack has — without fanfare — retired,” a well-placed Hollywood film insider confirmed to Radar.
“There is a simple reason behind his decision — it’s memory loss. Quite frankly, at 76, Jack has memory issues and can no longer remember the lines being asked of him.
“His memory isn’t what it used to be.”