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Signs Rihanna Is Falling Apart

The media is moving on from "zombie apocalypse" to "Rihannapocalypse." The gossip rags are teeming with stories about the singer's rebellious ways, and Newser rounds up the juicy tidbits: Sign No. 1 that she's nearing breakdown: The singer apparently spent yesterday shopping in SoHo ... wearing a strapless bra ... that was pretty darn see-through,…
By: Newser / June 12, 2012

To Sleep Better, Partner Up

The snoring, the sheet-stealing, the random kicks: Sleeping with a partner may sound like bad news, but the Wall Street Journal reports that it might actually be good for your health. Writing for the Journal, Andrea Petersen notes that some recent studies' findings "run counter" to previous ones indicating that women get better sleep when solo and…
By: Newser / June 11, 2012

I’ll Have Another Drops Out Of Belmont Stakes

I'll Have Another's Triple Crown hopes have been dashed: The horse won't race in the Belmont Stakes, his trainer says. Following the horse's outing this morning, Doug O'Neill spotted swelling. "He has the start of some tendonitis in the left front leg," O'Neill told Dan Patrick. The trainer can't explain what caused the trouble. "It’…
By: Newser / June 8, 2012

Paris Jackson: Masks Were So We Could Be Normal

Paris Jackson was "confused" about why she had to wear a mask in public when she was younger, she tells Oprah on "Oprah's Next Chapter," via the BBC. "I understand it now, why my dad would want our face to be covered," she said. "Like when we went out without him, we wouldn't be recognized, so…
By: Newser / June 7, 2012

Ray Bradbury Dead At 91

Renowned sci-fi author Ray Bradbury died this morning in Los Angeles at age 91, i09 is reporting, with confirmation from his family and biographer. The report does not indicate the cause of death. "If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him," his grandson Danny Karapetian said. "He influenced…
By: Newser / June 6, 2012

Woman Wins $900K From Guy Who Gave Her Herpes

Reason to wear a condom No. 437: Giving someone an STD can be really expensive. A 49-year-old Oregon woman won a lawsuit last week against the 69-year-old man she says gave her genital herpes on their fourth date, the Oregonian reports. The jury awarded her $900,000, almost the entire amount she'd been asking for, declaring…
By: Newser / June 5, 2012

Banning Big Sodas: Nanny State Or Smart Move?

Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban sodas bigger than 16 ounces from being sold in New York City (with afew exceptions), and as the AP points out, he's likely to get his way considering he appoints everyone on the city's Board of Health. Read more...
By: Newser / June 4, 2012

Justin Bieber Knocks Himself Out Slamming Into A Glass Wall

More bad news for Justin Bieber: He knocked himself out after crashing into a glass wall in Paris. The singer walked headlong into the wall shortly before his last number at a private performance in an undisclosed highrise in the city. "It really hurt, and I felt light-headed, but my adrenaline pushed me through it"…
By: Newser / June 2, 2012

Federal Court Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional

A federal law that denies a host of benefits to gay married couples is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled today. The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against gay couples. The court agreed…
By: Newser / May 31, 2012

Mary-Kate Olsen Is Dating Nicolas Sarkozy’s Half-Brother

Mary-Kate Olsen's latest companion just so happens to be the half-brother of recently unemployed French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Olivier Sarkozy, 42, is managing director of the Carlyle Group and has been dating 25-year-old Olsen about one month, the New York Post reports. The couple is "head over heels," apparently, and spent Memorial Day weekend together…
By: Newser / May 30, 2012

Kim Kardashian To Rihanna: Stay Away From Kanye West

The Kim Kardashian-Kanye West publicity stunt—er, relationship—lives on: A jealous Kim has now banned all other women from hanging around her man. "Kim is incredibly protective of Kanye and doesn’t want any women near him unless she is there—even his friends," a source tells the Sun. Rihanna, who has joined Kanye and Jay-Z on stage, "wasn’t eve…
By: Newser / May 29, 2012

Michelle Obama Would Love To Be Beyonce

Who would Michelle Obama be if she could be someone else? Beyoncé. Just one problem: The first lady can't sing. "Gosh, if I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé. I’d be some great singer,” she reveals in an interview with People magazine set to hit newsstands today. "The power of music, being able to…
By: Newser / May 25, 2012

C-Section Births Tied To Obesity

Caesarian sections are on the rise in the United States, but a new study out yesterday indicates that the surgical birth method may have an unexpected consequence. It found that babies born by C-section are twice as likely to be obese by age three, reports the Washington Post. Researchers reviewing the records of 1,255 mothers and…
By: Newser / May 24, 2012

Track Star Lolo Jones Says Staying A Virgin Is Tougher Than Olympics

HBO's "Real Sports" puts the focus on US track Olympian Lolo Jones this week, and the teaser it released today is certainly doing the trick of drawing attention. In it, the 29-year-old explains that she intends to remain a virgin until marriage because it's a "gift I want to give my husband," notes People. Read more...
By: Newser / May 23, 2012

Wear This Mask And Control Your Dreams?

Ever wished you could to go bed and dream about exactly what you want? The two 30-year-old inventors behind the Remee sleep mask say you can. Here's how it supposedly works: The $95 mask contains six red LED lights that are apparently bright enough to grab your brain's attention while you slumber, yet dim enough…
By: Newser / May 22, 2012

Will Smith Slaps Kissy Reporter

Don't get fresh with the former Prince of Bel-Air: Will Smith slapped an overly affectionate Ukrainian reporter who kissed him at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3, reports E! Online. Smith took the smooches in good humor when they began, but soon pushed the reporter away. "What the hell is your problem, buddy?"…
By: Newser / May 21, 2012

Yoga’s Mental Benefits? Maybe None.

Bad news for those of you who assumed yoga was curing all that ails you: A new study found no evidence that yoga's mental effects benefit the body. The good news is that yoga does help to relieve lower back pain, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, stretching was found to be equally as effective…
By: Newser / May 19, 2012

Charlize Theron Had No Teeth Until Age 11

Charlize Theron, apparently, actually sat down for an interview with British tabloid the Sun, where she dropped this odd tidbit: "I had no teeth until I was 11." She explains that, due to a heavy regimen of antibiotics for jaundice as a child, her teeth "rotted" and had to be removed, leaving her with "fangs."…
By: Newser / May 18, 2012

Donna Summer Dead At 63

Disco queen Donna Summer died this morning at 63, TMZ reports. Sources say the singer of such classics as “Last Dance” and “Hot Stuff” died in Florida after battling cancer. Read more ...
By: Newser / May 17, 2012

Billy Bob Thornton: How I “Blew” My Marriage to Angelina Jolie

Billy Bob Thornton takes the blame for the failure of his marriage to Angelina Jolie in a new "Nightline" interview. “I blew it because I didn’t think I was good enough for her. She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine and I was just…
By: Newser / May 16, 2012

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