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Lisa Marie Presley Now Sells Fish & Chips In An English Village

Elvis Presley's daughter, donning an apron to serve fish and chips in a quiet English village? Yep, and that's how she likes it, the New York Daily News reports. Having moved to Rotherfield with her husband two years ago, the singer enjoys hanging out at a local pub run by two of her friends. So…
By: Newser / September 29, 2012

Chris Brown Tests Positive For Pot On Probation

hris Brown has tested positive for drugs while on probation for a 2009 felony conviction for assaulting former gal pal Rihanna. He failed a random drug test while doing community service in Virginia. He told a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday that he had smoked marijuana in California, and had a medical marijuana…
By: Newser / September 25, 2012

Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic

Katie Couric seems to have it all, but during her early 20s she battled with an eating disorder, she says on today's edition of her daytime show, in a confession picked up by the New York Post. "I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that," Couric says while talking to Demi…
By: Newser / September 24, 2012

Michael Jackson Had An Anti-Abortion Song?

Sony released a 25th anniversary remastered edition of Michael Jackson's Bad this week, and among the eight previously unreleased songs is … an anti-abortion anthem. "Song Groove," aka "Abortion Papers," includes lyrics like, "Those abortion papers / Signed in your name against the words of God / Those abortion papers / Think about life, I'd like to have my…
By: Newser / September 21, 2012

Paris Hilton Says Gay Guys Are, Like, So Disgusting

Steel your stomachs, Paris Hilton has again been caught on tape. This time, a cab driver caught the socialite making some pretty inflammatory remarks about gay men earlier this month—though her people are valiantly attempting to spin it as the socialite simply showing her concern about serious health risks, TMZ reports. While discussing Grindr—a website…
By: Newser / September 20, 2012

Lindsay Lohan’s “Hit-And-Run” Victim Says She Was Drunk

Lindsay Lohan's day just keeps getting worse: After her arrest early today for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident, the guy who says she hit him with her car—Jose Rodriguez, 34—is telling The New York Post he thinks she was "drunk" at the time. "She was stumbling," says Rodriguez, who was leaving his jo…
By: Newser / September 19, 2012

Did The “47%” Video Cost Mitt Romney The Election?

Leaked video of a May Mitt Romney fundraiser—in which the candidate calls half the country self-proclaimed 'victims'—has the pundits swarming, with some saying it just might cost him the election. Here's what they're saying: The video "has killed Mitt Romney's campaign for president," writes Josh Barro at Bloomberg."Romney already has trouble relating to the public…
By: Newser / September 18, 2012

“The Master” Is A Masterpiece

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film stars a stunning Philip Seymour Hoffman as a 1950s cult leader who offers followers therapy to cure their demons; the film focuses on his intense relationship with a shellshocked disciple, played by an equally impressive Joaquin Phoenix. Critics are raving. Read more...
By: Newser / September 15, 2012

William, Kate Sue Over Topless Pics

Prince Harry has some company, because now his sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, is embroiled in her own nude photo scandal, the BBC reports. French magazine Closer published blurry topless pictures of Kate, apparently taken with a long lens while she and Prince William were on a private holiday at a French chateau owned by the queen's nephew.
By: Newser / September 14, 2012

Monica Lewinsky Is Writing A Book

Should Bill Clinton be worried? Monica Lewinsky has been shopping a new book, sources tell the New York Post, and it's so hush-hush that she's making publishers sign a non-disclosure agreement before she'll meet with them. "I'm sure every major publisher was interested in hearing what she had to say," one insider says.
By: Newser / September 13, 2012

Prince William: I Want 2 Kids With Kate Middleton

Stop the presses, because Prince William has actually discussed the babies he will one day have with wife Kate. Specifically, he would like two of them, Wills said today while the couple was touring Singapore as part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. "Someone asked him how many children he would like to have, and he…
By: Newser / September 12, 2012

13-Year-Old Girl Drives 700 Miles To Meet Online Beau

A missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe, though 700 miles away from home. It turns out the Texas teen had gotten into an argument with her parents about a boy she met online via Xbox and decided to run away. She snuck out her bedroom window, swiped her brother's car, and set out for…
By: Newser / September 10, 2012

Secret Kim Kardashian References In Kanye Songs For Years

We all know Kanye West declared his love for Kim Kardashian—and dissed Kris Humphries—in his recent song "Theraflu," but it turns out the rapper has actually been sending Kim secret messages via song for years. Like, since 2009, sources "extremely close" to Kanye tell TMZ. One example, from that year's "Knock You Down," which…
By: Newser / September 7, 2012

World’s Richest Woman’s New Idea: Pay People $2 A Day

Gina Rinehart, that charming Australian billionaire who last week advised the world's "jealous" poor to stop whining and drinking so much, is back with more priceless advice. The world's richest woman, who amassed her family fortune via iron-ore mining, thinks Australia's struggling mining industry should look to Africa for inspiration. There, miners "are willing…
By: Newser / September 5, 2012

Dems Want Betty White To Counter Clint Eastwood

Democratic activists are trying to draft a convention speaker even older than surprise Republican speaker Clint Eastwood. A social media campaign has been launched to bring Betty White, the last surviving Golden Girl, to the Democratic National Convention this week, reports ABC. White, who endorsed Obama in May, turned 90 this year, and the president recorded a birthday…
By: Newser / September 4, 2012

Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech Flunks Fact Check

Paul Ryan's speech last night may have been rousing, but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls "an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech." Here's what the critics are…
By: Newser / August 30, 2012

Heidi Klum And Seal’s Divorce Gets Ugly

Heidi Klum's divorce from Seal seemed so very drama-free … at first. Now things are getting ugly, according to a report in Star magazine. First, Seal contested Heidi twice—first he fought her request for primary physical custody of their kids (he wants equal time), then he said she was wrong when she claimed no joint…
By: Newser / August 29, 2012

Doritos Taco Is Taco Bell’s Biggest Hit Ever

You may have scoffed when Taco Bell unveiled its Doritos Locos Taco—a taco wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Doritos-flavored shell—but the masses apparently love it, because it's become Taco Bell's most successful launch ever. More than 200 million have been sold since March, leading to a much-needed boost in revenue for the fast food chain.
By: Newser / August 28, 2012

How Maude Apatow Became A Twitter Celebrity By 14

Maude Apatow is just 14 years old, and though she's appeared in some of her dad Judd's movies, she's not exactly a child star. She's more focused on starting high school than starting a career—"It'll be OK," she predicts in a New York Times profile. "Hopefully." But Maude's observations on life as an adolescent speak to many,…
By: Newser / August 27, 2012

Full-Frontal Nudity On TV Up 6,300 Percent

TV has gotten a whole lot racier, according to a report by the Parents Television Council. It found that instances of full-frontal nudity jumped 6,300% last year, from just one instance in the 2010-2011 television season to 64 last year. "Full nudity" also ratcheted up 407%, to 76 instances from 15. The council reviewed programming…
By: Newser / August 25, 2012

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