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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.

Newser | February 2, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Newser | January 28, 2013 - 3:50 pm

Tiger Woods Dating Lindsey Vonn?

Why anyone would enter into a relationship with Tiger Woods after this is a mystery to us, and yet: Sources tell Star skier Lindsey Vonn has done just that, according to the New York Daily

Newser | January 24, 2013 - 10:50 am

Wanted: “Adventurous” Woman To Birth Neanderthal

A Harvard professor has hatched a plan to bring back the Neanderthals—but he needs an “adventurous” female volunteer to deliver a knuckle-dragging bundle of joy. George Church, a geneticist who…

Newser | January 22, 2013 - 11:10 am

Gang-Rape Trial Begins In India

The trial of the five men accused of raping and murdering a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus began today, after being put on a special fast-track, the BBC reports.

Newser | January 21, 2013 - 10:50 am

Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o’s Uplifting Story Was A Hoax

Sports website Deadspin has uncovered a doozy of a scoop in the world of college football: This year’s inspirational tale of woe about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o looks to be an…

Newser | January 17, 2013 - 10:50 am

Obama Unveils $500M Gun Plan

President Obama and Joe Biden laid out their gun control plan at the White House today, calling for a $500 million program in front of a number of children who…

Newser | January 16, 2013 - 2:50 pm

N-Word Uttered Twice At Golden Globes

Jodie Foster’s mystifying speech wasn’t the only buzz-worthy Golden Globes moment. After winning best screenplay for “Django Unchained,” Quentin Tarantino discussed his frequent use of the n-word in the movie with reporters—and…

Newser | January 14, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Hurry, Mint That Platinum Coin!

Despite facing plenty of blowback from wags, wonks, and politicos over the past week—such as Ezra Klein in the Washington Post—Paul Krugman is continuing his push for the $1 trillion platinum coin option…

Newser | January 12, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Student Shot At Taft High School In California

One student has been shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., a community in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Police say a suspect is in custody and is believed…

Newser | January 10, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Diet Soda Linked To Depression

Yet another reason diet soda may not be as good a choice as you assumed: A new study links it to an increased risk of depression, LiveScience reports. More than 263,900 US adults answered questions…

Newser | January 10, 2013 - 9:10 am

Yet Another Breakup For Taylor Swift

Another day, another guy for Taylor Swift to break up with and then write sad songs about. Yes, the singer has split with Harry Styles of UK boy band One Direction, the Daily Mail reports. Swift,…

Newser | January 8, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Hillary Clinton Returns To Work, Gets Gag Gift

Hillary Clinton is back at work, and while her blood clot is gone, her sense of humor is hopefully not. The State Department greeted Clinton with a standing ovation and…

Newser | January 7, 2013 - 2:50 pm

4 Dead In Aurora, Colorado, After Shooting

Another shooting with multiple fatalities in Aurora, Colorado: Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, after an hours-long standoff, reports the Denver Post. Details are still sketchy, but SWAT teams…

Newser | January 5, 2013 - 12:30 pm

India Charges 5 Men With Murder In Gang Rape Case

As expected, murder charges were filed today against five men accused of brutally gang-raping a woman on a New Delhi bus. The sixth suspect, a teenager, will see his case…

Newser | January 3, 2013 - 10:50 am

Simon Cowell Is Sick Of Britney Spears

December has not been kind to Britney Spears, what with the rumors of relationship trouble and claims her ex-hubby’s brother actually fathered her kid. Now, Us Weekly reports that the singer’s first season as an…

Newser | December 29, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Kevin Federline’s Brother Is Claiming He Fathered Britney Spears’ Eldest Son

Just in case the holidays had you thinking your family was the craziest to ever grace the planet, here’s Britney Spears’ former in-laws to the rescue: In what Radar is calling “bombshell…

Newser | December 26, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo Arrested For Drunk Driving

A conservative Utah senator has apologized to “my family, my Idaho constituents, and any others who have put their trust in me,” after being arrested in Virginia in the wee…

Newser | December 24, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Rumor Mill: Justin Bieber Smokes Pot “Constantly”

Stardom may be going to Justin Bieber’s head. Sources close to the young rocker tell The New York Daily News that he has a significant pot habit, and “doesn’t listen to anyone…

Newser | December 24, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Ben Affleck For Senate? He Won’t Say

John Kerry is likely to leave his Massachusetts Senate seat to become secretary of state, and the rumor mill has now churned out one Ben Affleck to add to the…

Newser | December 21, 2012 - 12:50 pm

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