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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

Courtney Love Says Dave Grohl Is “Sexually Obsessed” With Kurt Cobain, Accuses Him Of Hitting On Frances Bean

Courtney Love and Twitter always mix like alcohol and heavy machinery, and this time around the singer is accusing former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of attempting to seduce her daughter, 19-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, and of being "sexually obsessed w kurt." Gawker has the tweets, which were sent out last night from Love's protected account. She starts out…
By: Newser / April 11, 2012

What It’s Like To Be A Billionaire — For A Day

riving in a Rolls Royce, getting a bodyguard, flying on a private plane: These aren't normally things that New York Times financial reporter Kevin Roose gets to do. But as a guy who writes about billionaires, he wanted a chance to live like one for 24 hours, he explains in a first-person article. It's a key "paradox" of…
By: Newser / April 7, 2012

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Splurging On Fancy Wine

Ever wondered why you can't quite detect those hints of vanilla and cardamom touted in a pricey bottle of wine? A new study finds that wine experts—like the wine writer who likely informed you of that cardamom in the first place—simply have a better sense of taste than most of the rest of us. Hundred…
By: Newser / March 18, 2012

Jennifer Aniston Spends $8K A Month To Look Like This

How to match the girl-next-door good looks of Jennifer Aniston? It's easy … if you have an extra $8,000 per month to spend on a luxe diet, exercise, and beauty regimen. The Daily Mail breaks down Aniston's routine splurges, based on reports and estimations: Skin care: $2,000 per month. She particularly likes laser peel surgery, followed by…
By: Newser / March 14, 2012

Take These 5 Phrases Off Your Online Dating Profile

Single this Valentine's Day? Then perhaps you'll be interested in this advice from an eHarmony senior director. Grant Langston tells Time the five most overused, meaningless phrases you should take off your online dating profile right now. Read more...
By: Newser / February 20, 2012

Judi Dench Battles Loss Of Eyesight

Actor Judi Dench revealed in an interview with the Mirror that she can no longer see people's faces because her eyesight is deteriorating. But the 77-year-old is in treatment to stop her condition—macular degeneration—before it steals her sight altogether. "They had to do these injections and I think it’s arrested it," she says. "I hope so.” Nowaday…
By: Newser / February 18, 2012

Arizona Bill Would Expose Airbrushed Ads

If you're going to airbrush a woman in an ad, you must include a disclaimer exposing the wrinkle-hiding, curve-thinning lie—at least if an Arizona lawmaker gets her way. The proposed bill seeks to make it illegal in the state for advertisers to enhance a photograph without attaching a note that reads: "Postproduction techniques were made…
By: Newser / February 17, 2012

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