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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

2011’s Most Popular Baby Names: Credit Kardashians?

Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there's a new winner in the female category: After twoyears atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to second place, followed by Emma (which wa…
By: Newser / May 14, 2012

6 Spa Treatments For The Freaky Rich

Facials, mani-pedis, and massages are so passé for the insanely rich—or the insane and rich, Cracked reports. Here's the new normal among bizarre spa treatments: A plant farm in northern Israel offers the full-body snake massage for $70. Bigger snakes will knead the belly or back while smaller ones wiggle around your face. (Time offer…
By: Newser / May 13, 2012

Reese Witherspoon’s Dad A Bigamist?

Reese Witherspoon’s mom is suing her husband for bigamy, claiming they are still married and that he may not even remember marrying a second woman in January. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon has been married to John Draper Witherspoon for 42 years, but says they began living separately in 1996 due to his issues with alcohol,…
By: Newser / May 11, 2012

10 Jobs For The Celebrity-Obsessed

If your goal in life is to work with George Clooney, but you have zero acting ability, consider these 10 career paths. Any one of them could eventually get you in the proximity of a celebrity, LiveScience notes. Nanny: Someone has to take care of Brangelina's six kids. Read more ……
By: Newser / May 9, 2012

Revealed: Why Marilyn Monroe Posed Nude

A new memoir reveals that it was simple jealousy of Elizabeth Taylor that spurred Marilyn Monroe to pose nude. Monroe agreed to be naked while exiting a swimming pool during a photo shoot, as long as Taylor did not appear in any magazines running the images, reports Vanity Fair, which is publishing the images in this month'…
By: Newser / May 6, 2012

Patrick Dempsey Pulls Teen From Flipped Car

Take that, Ryan Gosling. "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey played the hero himself by pulling an injured teen from a flipped car, reports TMZ. The young driver apparently lost control of his Mustang and flipped it multiple times before landing in the actor's front yard in Malibu. McDreamy rushed out with a crowbar and pried…
By: Newser / April 30, 2012

The 13 Most Worthless Majors

Hey, college students: If your life plans include getting an actual job, you may want to avoid the stars of the Daily Beast's "most useless" majors list. Majors are ranked in terms of employment, taking into account unemployment rates among recent and experienced grads, earnings, and likely job growth this decade. The list contains a few…
By: Newser / April 29, 2012

The Duchess Has Graduated

One year after her marriage to Prince William, the former Kate Middleton has something new to celebrate: Her "induction" is now complete and St. James' Palace considers her a "fully fledged member" of the British monarchy, a senior royal source tells CNN. She achieved this vaunted status by fulfilling all her objectives of the past year,…
By: Newser / April 28, 2012

TLC To Tour — With Left Eye?

Tupac isn't the only artist experiencing a resurrection: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes will appear with her TLC bandmates in an upcoming reunion tour, despite the fact that she died 10 years ago, the group's rep tells TMZ. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas are currently planning the tour, which will take place this year in the…
By: Newser / April 26, 2012

Drew Barrymore Wades Into The Wine Biz

Celebrities seem to be practically required to launch their own alcohol lines these days, and Drew Barrymore is the latest to enter the game. Her Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio, already available in California and coming to New York next month, won a gold medal earlier this month at France's biggest international wine competition, reports the New York Post—which…
By: Newser / April 25, 2012

Study Says The Left Side Of Your Face Looks A Lot Better

Your left profile is the hot one, apparently. Researchers at Wake Forest University devoted time to the issue by asking 37 college students to rate 20 faces in photos, and found they preferred those showing their left sides, Huffington Post reports. "Our results suggest that posers' left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which…
By: Newser / April 24, 2012

“Pregnant Man” Splits From Wife

The "Pregnant Man" is separating from his wife of nine years. "Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we’re going through a rough patch right now," Thomas Beatie, 38, revealed on a taped CBS program. "At the moment, we're separated." Beatie, who was born Tracy Lagondino, has just finished up his final…
By: Newser / April 22, 2012

Demi Moore: Time To Change My Twitter Handle

Demi Moore stepped out last night for the first time since her rehab stint, supporting best friend Amanda de Cadenet at the launch of her show, which Moore is producing, TMZ reports. Moore, who hadn't surfaced since being hospitalized after a party back in January, was looking good, the New York Post notes. No longer "sullen and gaunt," she has put…
By: Newser / April 18, 2012

Average 2012 Prom Tab: $1K+

If you have a teenager nearing prom age, hopefully you've got good credit. Between dresses, flowers, limo rides, and hairdos, the average family with a teenager is expected to plunk down a whopping $1,078 on prom this year, up from $807 last year, according to a new Visa survey spotted by USA Today. "This i…
By: Newser / April 14, 2012

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