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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…

Newser | February 22, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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…

Newser | February 20, 2013 - 1:50 pm

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…

Newser | February 17, 2013 - 10:28 pm

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,…

Newser | February 16, 2013 - 9:30 am

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…

Newser | February 6, 2013 - 11:50 am

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

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