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Isla Fisher On What It’s Like To Be Married To Sacha Baron Cohen

As you probably suspected, a marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen is not the same as your typical, run-of-the-mill union. “It’s definitely not a normal relationship,” his wife, actress Isla Fisher, tells California Style magazine in an interview picked up by Australia’s News Network. “There have been times in the past with the guerrilla style filmmaking of Borat and Bruno where there were surreal conversations:…

By: Newser / March 26, 2013

Woman Loses Teeth Due To Very Strong Tea

Tea: It’s good for you, but only if you don’t drink too much of it. And by “too much of it,” we mean a pitcher made with 100 to 150 tea bags. That’s how much a Detroit woman drank each day, and doctors eventually realized that her years of back, arm, leg, and hip pai…

By: Newser / March 23, 2013

Voice Of Elmo Sued Over Meth-Fueled Sex Parties

The original ‘voice of Elmo’ accuser, Sheldon Stephens, has now officially sued Kevin Clash, alleging the former Sesame Street puppeteer lured him into a sexual relationship when he was underage. Stephens, who originally recanted his claims of sex abuse only to recant his recant amid reports that Clash had paid him off, says Clash had…

By: Newser / March 20, 2013

Teen Testifies That He Recorded Some Of The Steubenville Rape

A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he’d personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim’s vagina as they drove from one party to another, and even recorded it on his cellphone—though he says he deleted the video the next morning, realizing he’d done “something stupid and wrong.” The…

By: Newser / March 15, 2013

Kris Humphries Had To Re-Shoot Marriage Proposal

Shocker: Some of the stuff you saw on Kim Kardashian’s reality show may not have actually been true to life. Case in point: Court documents obtained by Life & Style reveal that when Kris Humphries proposed to Kim, she made him do it all over again so they could re-shoot the scene; seems she didn’t like her…

By: Newser / March 14, 2013

Twinkies Should Return To Shelves By Summer

Looks like Twinkies have a new owner—and if all goes according to plan, the classic snack could be back in stores within months. Hostess has canceled today’s auction for its brands and facilities and will sell them to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., investment firms that bid $410 million. As of Monday’s bidding…

By: Newser / March 13, 2013

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For James Holmes

After James Holmes’ attorneys said he was not ready to enter a plea this morning, the judge did it for him—not guilty on 166 counts, including the murder of 12 people in an Aurora movie theater last July and attempting to kill 70 others, reports the Denver Post. The move lets Holmes keep the optio…

By: Newser / March 12, 2013

Why Bill Clinton Wants To Put An End To DOMA

The Supreme Court is preparing to take up the Defense of Marriage Act—and the very president who signed it is urging justices to strike it down. DOMA came at “a very different time” in US history, writes Bill Clinton in a Washington Post editorial. No state recognized same-sex marriage, and just 81 of 535 member…

By: Newser / March 8, 2013

Mom Offers $500 Reward To Anyone Who Finds Her Daughter A Job

A mother in Southern California is on a one-woman mission to get her daughter a job. Linda Smith took to holding up a sign at a busy intersection in Menifee on Friday, offering $500 to anyone who takes her daughter’s resume and gets her employed, reports the Press-Enterprise.

“I’m offering $500 cash the…

By: Newser / March 7, 2013

Model Sues Over “Mad Men”‘s Use Of 50-Year-Old Photo

Gita Hall May, a model and actress in the 1950s and 1960s, says “Mad Men” used her image in its title sequence without her permission, and now she’s suing Lionsgate. May, who was known as just Gita Hall when the photograph was taken by Richard Avedon more than 50 years ago, is now 79. She say…

By: Newser / March 5, 2013

Congress Passes The Violence Against Women Act

House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.

GOP leaders, who had tried to limit the bill before last November’s election, gave the go-ahead for the House to accept a more ambitiou…

By: Newser / February 28, 2013

Coming Soon: “Downton Abbey”‘s First Black Character

“Downton Abbey” is delving right into 1920s race relations, according to the Sun, and for the first time, the show is casting a black character. In notes to casting agents, producers say Jack Ross will be “a musician at an exclusive club in the ’20s.” Aged 25 to 30, “he’s black and very handsome. A real ma…

By: Newser / February 26, 2013

Seth MacFarlane’s Most Offensive Oscar Jokes

Academy bosses must have known Seth MacFarlane would come to the Oscars armed with a few bad-taste jokes—and the “Family Guy” creator did not disappoint. Some of the rookie host’s more controversial moments, as per Entertainment Weekly and the Huffington Post:

“Django Unchained” “is the story of a man fighting to get back his woman, who’s been subjected…

By: Newser / February 25, 2013

Sisters’ Oscar Feud Continues, 71 Years Later

Olivia de Havilland and her sister, Joan Fontaine, have been feuding away since they were kids—but things got really bad at the 1942 Academy Awards, and they’ve never improved. De Havilland is, of course, well known for her role as Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in “Gone With the Wind.” But Fontaine is an actress as well,…

By: Newser / February 22, 2013

Pistorius Case: Witness Heard Woman Scream, More Gunshots

Police labeled Oscar Pistorius a flight risk as his bail hearing resumed in South Africa today, reports the AP. Prosecutors, who accuse the athlete of premeditated murder, told the court that a witness heard “nonstop talking, like fighting” from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. on the night girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot, The New York Times reports. The…

By: Newser / February 20, 2013

Mindy McCready Dead At 37

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37. The coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said McCready died today in Heber Springs but couldn’t immediately provide further details. He didn’t have further information on who was taking care of her two sons. Read more…

By: Newser / February 17, 2013

More Bizarre Behavior From Amanda Bynes

Breaking news: Amanda Bynes is still acting very, very strange. The latest: She had to move out of her New York apartment and into a hotel under threat of eviction, because neighbors were complaining about her bizarre behavior. “Her door was left open all the time,” one tells the New York Post. “And we saw that…

By: Newser / February 16, 2013

Did Chris Brown Fake His Community Service?

We know Chris Brown completed somecommunity service after he was convicted of assaulting Rihanna, because we’ve all seen the photos of him in his reflective orange gear. But it turns out that during some of the times he was supposedly engaged in community service in his native Virginia, he was actually giving concerts or even en route…

By: Newser / February 6, 2013

New Workout Trend Uses … High Heels

It might seem a little more logical for women to slip off their heels to do some dancing, but the Wall Street Journal says a new fitness trend requires precisely the opposite. Called things like “heel hop” or “stiletto fitness,” the classes are offered in a handful of spots from LA to Vegas to Kansas City, but…

By: Newser / February 2, 2013

7 Actors Hit By The “Oscar Curse”

Jessica Chastain is quite the “it” girl right now. Not only are her movies doing well at the box office, she recently won a Golden Globe and is nominated for an Oscar. But she should watch out: Award winners often go on to, shall we say, less than award-worthy projects. Celebuzz rounds up seven actors whose careers tanked, at least for…

By: Newser / January 28, 2013

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