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To Fight Bone Loss, Drink Wine!

Move over, milk, there’s a more fun drink that helps keep women’s bones healthy as they get older: wine. Drinking the equivalent of two small glasses of wine each day helps post-menopausal women retain old bone, making their bones stronger overall and helping to fend off osteoporosis, according to a new study. Read more…

Newser / August 3, 2012

Doc Warned University ‘Threat Team’ About James Holmes

The psychiatrist for Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes was so concerned about his state of mind that she alerted members of the University of Colorado’s “threat team.” But they did nothing because Holmes soon dropped out of school, just six weeks before the shooting rampage in a local theater, reports ABC News. Psychiatrist Lynne Fenton, who was treating…

Newser / August 2, 2012

Kanye West Planning On Proposing To Kim Kardashian?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sure are taking this publicity stunt—er, romance—seriously: Kanye is already designing an engagement ring for Kim, and he plans on proposing as soon as (wait for the classiness…waaaait for it…) her divorce from husband of 72 days Kris Humphries is complete. West is using diamonds and rubies from his late mother’s personal…

Newser / July 24, 2012

Goodbye Snoop Dogg, Hello Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg is branching out into new musical styles and more intimidating animal pseudonyms. His Snoopness is about to release a reggae album, under the new monicker Snoop Lion, Rolling Stone reports. Read more …

Newser / July 23, 2012

Meet Scientologist Yolanda Pecoraro, Tom Cruise’s Next Gal Pal?

The Church of Scientology just gets creepier and creepier: Now insiders tell the National Enquirer that Scientology bigwigs will probably choose Tom Cruise’s next lady friend, Radar reports. “Tom’s next marriage will be inside the church,” says one expert. The main contender is Yolanda Pecoraro, 27, whom Radar refers to as a “Latin beauty.” A former Scientologist calls her…

Newser / July 18, 2012

7 Celebrity Businesses That Totally Flopped

You’d think that a celebrity endorsement would be a surefire way to get a business off the ground—but that’s not always the case, as these seven celebrities and their epic business fails prove, the Huffington Post notes.
Natalie Portman tried to hawk vegan shoes in 2008, but for $200 a pop, they weren’t very recession-friendly.

Newser / July 17, 2012

Nail Polish And Hairspray Linked To Diabetes

Bad news for the well manicured: If the cosmetics you slather yourself with contain phthalates, you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. A new study finds a link between the man-made chemicals—which can mimic human hormones and are found in everything from nail polish to shampoo to hairspray—and the disease. Women age…

Newser / July 16, 2012

$158K Dog Wedding Sets New World Record

A new world record was set and plenty of cash was raised for the Humane Society of New York at a high-society canine wedding last night. The bride was a Coton de Tuléar named Baby Hope Diamond and the groom was a formerly stray poodle called Chilly Pasternak. A Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator…

Newser / July 13, 2012

Damning Penn State Report Released

Today’s most anticipated news event has arrived: The 9am ET release of the so-called Freeh Report, Penn State’s internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal based on more than 3.5 million emails and documents and 430 interviews. Highlights, per the Washington Post and USA Today:

The quote initially getting the most attention, which is set to…

Newser / July 12, 2012

New Low: Octomom Sued By Strip Club

Today in the world of Very, Very Serious Legal Battles: A strip club is trying to get an emergency injunction … to keep Octomom Nadya Suleman from stripping at a competing club. Suleman, you’ll remember, was due to launch her stripping career at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach with a series of eight show…

Newser / July 11, 2012

TomKat Settlement Details Leak Out

The quickie divorce settlement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes outlines in great detail and for years to come how they can behave around daughter Suri, reports TMZ. Among the available details:

Katie basically gets primary physical custody, but Tom will have a lot of custodial time with Suri. Read more…

Newser / July 10, 2012

Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dead At 95

Ernest Borgnine, the hefty Hollywood actor who went from bad guy roles to Oscar stardom to TV comedy, died today at age 95 in Los Angeles, the APreports. The former Navy serviceman started by playing villains in Hollywood movies, but avoided typecasting by snagging the Oscar-winning lead in Marty in 1955. “The Oscar made me a star, and…

Newser / July 9, 2012

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Start Settlement Talks

The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes split may not result in a nasty court fight after all. TMZ says lawyers from both sides have begun “calm” settlement talks on custody of Suri and child support, among other things. If all goes well, it would mean that Cruise would not file a divorce case of his own in California. Yesterday,…

Newser / July 8, 2012

Female Marine Says Women In Infantry Is A Bad Idea

The Marines are moving toward the notion of putting more women in combat roles, and one Marine in particular—a woman—thinks it’s a lousy idea. “As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal,” writes Capt. Katie Petronio in the Marine Corps Gazette. She&#8217…

Newser / July 7, 2012

Why Ann Curry Really Got The Boot

If you thought things seemed a little, well, cold between Matt Lauer and Ann Curry on her final Today show appearance, there’s good reason for that, a source tells Us Weekly: “Matt Lauer is 100% behind Ann leaving,” the insider claims. There’s not much in the way of explanation given beyond that, though the source…

Newser / July 5, 2012

TomKat Divorce: Pre-Nup Gives Katie Basically Nothing

The latest tidbit to trickle out from the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce: Katie won’t be cashing in by leaving Tom. Their prenup stipulates that she’ll leave the marriage with barely more money than what she brought in, but sources tell TMZ that’s fine because “money is not that important to her. She makes plenty on her own.&#8221…

Newser / July 3, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare

The fate of ObamaCare has been decided—and it’s very, very good news for President Obama and tens of millions of uninsured Americans. The Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act with one Medicaid-related exception. SCOTUSblog reports that Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote “saved” ObamaCare; he sided with the left in upholding the individual mandate…

Newser / June 28, 2012

Why Tom Cruise Puts Bird Poop On His Face

The secret to Tom Cruise’s boyish good looks? Bird poop. The actor indulges in a expensive facials in which nightingale excrement is mixed with rice bran and water, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. “Tom doesn’t go in for Botox or surgery but he does pay close attention to all the new and popular natural treatments,” says a Now magazine…

Newser / June 27, 2012

Summer Myths Debunked

There are so many myths about summer safety, it’s a wonder anyone has any fun. Heard that poison ivy is contagious? Not true. Scared of swallowing watermelon seeds? They’ll just pass through you. The Washington Post debunks a host of summer myths:
Mosquitoes love people who taste sweet? Nope—mosquitoes are more into your breath. They…

Newser / June 26, 2012

“Sterilization Team” Cleans Away Madonna’s DNA

Madonna is so amazing that, she apparently fears, her fans may just want to steal her DNA. So she does what any normal person would do: She has a “sterilization team” charged with wiping down her dressing room after every gig so that no stray hair, skin, or saliva remains. The Mirror gets this fascinating tidbit from…

Newser / June 25, 2012

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