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Pat Robertson: Wait, Women Like Porn?!

You are never going to believe this, dear readers, but some women like porn—a bit of news that came as a major shock to Pat Robertson. “I mean, the thing that shocks me—shocks me—we always thought this was a male thing. A boy thing. A guy thing,” Robertson says in a cringe-worthy “700 Club” clip spotted by…

Newser / November 9, 2012

“Modern Family” Star Ariel Winter Says “Mom Abused Me”

Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family,” has been granted a restraining order against her mom after alleging abuse. Ariel’s court papers allege some very disturbing behavior by her mom, Chris Workman: “ongoing physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing) and emotional abuse (vile name-calling, personal insults about minor and minor’s weight, attempt…

Newser / November 8, 2012

New York, New Jersey Forced To Evacuate Again

The Nor’easter threatening the already-battered Atlantic Coast is weakening, but New York and New Jersey are still ordering evacuations ahead of the storm, which is already pelting Washington with ice and stirring seas as high as 7.5 feet off New York. In New York City, parks and beaches have been closed, construction halted, and 770 flight…

Newser / November 7, 2012

2012 Election: How To Follow Ohio’s Result

All eyes are on the swing state of Ohio tonight, but when polls close at 7:30pm, there’s a good chance we won’t know anything for certain. For those following at home, here’s what we’ll know, when we’ll know it, and what factors could make all the difference in the Buckeye state, courtesy of the Washington Post:

A…

Newser / November 6, 2012

John Cusack Making Film About Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment, courtesy of John Cusack. The (liberal) actor’s production company plans to start work next year on a movie about Limbaugh, with Cusack playing the leading role himself, reports AP. Except for the fact that Betty Thomas is directing, no other details are known. Limbaugh, though, will be sure…

Newser / November 5, 2012

Woman Breaks Into Home, Cleans It

Talk about invasive marketing. A woman in Ohio allegedly broke into a home, tidied up a bit, then left a bill for $75 written on a napkin with her phone number, reports the Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria, Ohio. Police say Susan Warren took out the trash, vacuumed, dusted, and washed a few mugs, while the homeowner’s 19-year-old daughter…

Newser / November 3, 2012

New Yorkers Rail Against Marathon Plans

As New Yorkers pick up the pieces in Sandy’s wake, they’re tearing something else to pieces: the city’s plan to hold Sunday’s New York City Marathon as scheduled. Outrage has been growing since Mayor Bloomberg’s green-light announcement on Wednesday. Here’s why:

The starting point: As the Atlantic Wire explains, the race is slotted to kick off in Staten Island,…

Newser / November 2, 2012

Larry Flynt To Mourdock: $1 Million For Proof ‘God Intended’

Millionaires are sure throwing around their millions: Larry Flynt ran a full-page ad in today’s Indianapolis Star offering to put his money where Richard Mourdock’s mouth is. In exchange for any “verifiable transcript of your personal conversations with God,” including texts, letters, or emails, that say pregnancy from rape is something He “intended”, the Hustler publisher is offering…

Newser / November 1, 2012

Kate Moss Dishes On Johnny Depp, Heroin

Kate Moss really opens up in a new Vanity Fair interview, discussing all those years of “heroin chic” talk and anorexia rumors, her relationship with Johnny Depp, and more. Highlights:

On heroin chic: “I had never even taken heroin—it was nothing to do with me at all. I think Corinne [Day]—she wasn’t on heroin but always loved…

Newser / October 31, 2012

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8 With … Jessica Alba?

Microsoft officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 yesterday, and it did so with a special celebrity guest: Jessica Alba. Microsoft invited the actress to tout the phone’s “Kid’s Corner” feature, which allows parents to control what apps kids have access to, touting her as a “great example of the kind of people who we think Window…

Newser / October 30, 2012

Edward Furlong Arrested For Domestic Violence At Airport

Onetime teen heartthrob and current troubled adult Edward Furlong was arrested this morning at the Los Angeles airport on felony domestic violence charges. Furlong was arguing with his girlfriend around 1am when he allegedly grabbed her arm, leaving visible marks, TMZ reports. Read more …

Newser / October 30, 2012

This Week In Insanely Pricey Celeb Purchases…

In case you had forgotten that celebrities are not just like you, we have a bunch of recent evidence for you:

Madonna’s daughter Lourdes turned 16 recently, and as we all know, 16 is a big deal. So of course her mum bought her … an apartment, the Daily Star reports. It seems the teen has been rebelling…

Newser / October 29, 2012

Jessica Timberlake? Biel Is Taking Justin’s Last Name

Jessica Biel? Try Jessica Timberlake. “Yes, I’m changing my name” after getting married, Biel tells People. “My professional name will still be the same, but for life, yes, I think it sounds great. I think I really won the jackpot of names.” For people who tried to keep their wedding secret, Biel and Timberlake sure can’t shut up

Newser / October 27, 2012

New Ann Coulter Brouhaha: Mitt Nice To “Retard” Obama

Ann Coulter must have been feeling ignored, because she’s dropped a bomb that’s managed to anger even her fellow conservatives. Last night after live-tweeting the debate, Coulter posted, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” Among her critics: Michelle Malkin, who tweeted, “What a stupid, shallow thing to say,…

Newser / October 23, 2012

Congressman Joe Walsh Says “Life Of The Mother” Never An Issue

Looks like Joe Walsh won’t be getting off Jon Stewart’s list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep and Tea Party favorite explained that he is “pro-life without exception.” He continued, “Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape,…

Newser / October 19, 2012

Five-Second Rule Pretty Much Bogus

If you were laboring under the delusion that the “five-second rule” had any basis in scientific fact, well, keep dreaming. Germs latch onto food a lot faster than that, according to a new San Diego State University study co-funded by the cleanly folks at Clorox. Researchers dropped baby carrots on floors, countertops, sinks and more,…

Newser / October 18, 2012

Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green Welcome Baby Boy

Megan Fox managed to keep it a secret for almost three weeks, but she revealed today that she gave birth to a baby boy on Sept. 27, Us reports. Noah Shannon Green “is healthy, happy, and perfect,” Fox wrote on Facebook. He’s the first child for Fox, 26, but husband Brian Austin Green, 39, has another so…

Newser / October 17, 2012

Scott Brown Pays Homeless To Be His “Supporters”

The Scott Brown campaign has admitted that it has been paying homeless people to demonstrate in Boston’s working-class Roxbury neighborhood with signs declaring themselves “Obama Supporters for Brown.” Benjamin Thomas, the former city elections commissioner running the operation, tells the Boston Herald that these “supporters” are paid a per-diem that “works out to” about $8 an hour,…

Newser / October 16, 2012

Beyonce To Perform At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Beyoncé sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl, but she has yet to perform at the iconic halftime show—until 2013, according to an AP source who says she’s slated to take the stage this time around. An official announcement is expected tomorrow. This season’s Super Bowl will be held Feb. 3 in New Orleans, the…

Newser / October 16, 2012

Conspiracy Theory: Paul Ryan Cribbed From Nirvana

We’re going to suggest taking this one with a shaker full of salt, but the Internet is buzzing with accusations that Paul Ryan stole the kinda-vaguely touching anecdote he told about his daughter during last night’s debate from, of all people, Kurt Cobain. In response to a question about abortion, Ryan told the story of…

Newser / October 12, 2012

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