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“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

Lance Armstrong To Be Stripped Of Tour De France Titles

The US Anti-Doping Agency has announced it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him from the sport for life for doping. The announcement comes after Armstrong dropped further challenges to USADA accusations that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the premier bike race from 1999 to 2005, report…
By: Newser / August 24, 2012

Coroner Alters Natalie Wood’s Death Certificate

Natalie Wood's death certificate now gives the cause of death as "drowning and other undetermined factors" instead of merely "drowning," according to a copy obtained by the AP. The amended document now also states that it is "not clearly established" how the actress ended up in waters off Southern California after a night on a…
By: Newser / August 22, 2012

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Skip “Twilight” Events

It's too painful for them to be together, so Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have bailed on four remaining official Twilight conventions. The massive fan confabs are a major way for the stars to promote theirTwilight films. Fans were hoping at least one of the two would turn up at the conventions, to be held in the next…
By: Newser / August 20, 2012

Sorry, Guys, Girls Can Write for Tech Blogs, Too

Molly Oswaks is one of two female writers at the tech blog Gizmodo, and you'll get a pretty good sense of how that goes over among male commenters with her post headlined, "Your Nasty, Nerdy Sexism Isn't Cute." Based on the feedback she's gotten, Oswaks is compelled to break the news that technology is not…
By: Newser / August 18, 2012

Katie Holmes Spends $14K On … Lingerie

Katie Holmes is indulging in some hardcore retail therapy following her split from Tom Cruise—and the "closet's worth" of new clothes she has reportedly purchased includes $14,200 worth of lingerie, Australia's News Network reports by way of the National Enquirer. "She also bought 15 pairs of pricey Christian Louboutin shoes and went on a tear at Barneys New…
By: Newser / August 17, 2012

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking RomneyRyan.com

Surf over to RomneyRyan.com, and you'll pretty quickly realize that it's not a Romney campaign site. It features a link to Romney's tax returns, a link to a list of his top contributors, and the message, "This site, much like Mitt Romney himself, is for sale to the highest bidder." That last bit i…
By: Newser / August 16, 2012

How Justin Theroux Asked Jennifer Aniston To Marry Him

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took a private jet to New York City for his birthday celebration, and sat side-by-side at Manhattan's Blue Hill restaurant looking "like a long-term couple in love," a source tells People. Then Theroux—who had been "dying" to propose—whipped out an eight-carat diamond ring, reports the Daily Mail. "It's a huge emerald-cut diamond. It'…
By: Newser / August 15, 2012

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