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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

Whitney Houston Seemed To Predict Own Death

Whitney Houston may have had a premonition of her own death, telling friends she "really wanted to see Jesus" in the days before she died. Friends tell TMZ Houston quoted the Bible, sang hymns, and talked a lot about the afterlife in recent days, and said she "felt like her time was coming." After singing "Yes, Jesu…

By: Newser / February 16, 2012

Jon Rips Mitt Romney’s Tax Rate

Jon Stewart ripped into Mitt Romney's tax return last night, and Elizabeth Warren showed up later to hammer home the point. "How can you justify making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year, while paying an effective tax rate of the guy who has to scan your shoes at the airport?"…

By: Newser / January 26, 2012

Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral

Joe Paterno's death caused, to put it mildly, mixed reactions: The Hollywood Reporter has a roundup, and it includes everything from George HW Bush's glowing remembrance of the Penn State coach to this zinger from a Late Show writer and producer: "Will there be a moment of silence for Joe Paterno, to honor his silence when he discovered children were…

By: Newser / January 23, 2012

Did Rihanna And Chris Brown Secretly Tweet Each Other?

Rihanna and Chris Brown appear to have sent each other "secret love tweets"—and by "secret," we mean completely public messages posted on a social networking site. The "secret" part? Neither Rihanna nor Brown mentioned the other by name. Brown tweeted yesterday, "Love U more than u know!" and just two minutes later, Rihanna appeared to respond, tweeting, "I'll…

By: Newser / December 30, 2011

And The Worst Celebrity Baby Name Of 2011 Was…

Celebrities tend to choose some very, er, interesting names for their offspring, but this year two names stood out: Bear Blu Jarecki, born to Alicia Silverstone, and Moroccan Cannon, born to Mariah Carey. Those two tied for the worst celebrity baby boy names of 2011 on a new BabyNames.com poll, ABC News reports. Read more...

By: Newser / December 29, 2011

Van Halen And Diamond Dave Are Back!

Van Halen is back: The iconic rock band announced a tour yesterday featuring original members Eddie and Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. (Eddie’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, replaced original bassist Michael Anthony in 2007.) The band has had its problems—the Los Angeles Times cites “that whole Gary Cherone nightmare of 1998,” as well as the…

By: Newser / December 27, 2011

Demi Lovato Furious Over Disney Anorexia Joke

After battling anorexia, singer/actress Demi Lovato is furious her former boss, the Disney Channel, joked about the eating disorder on a TV show. A character on the program Shake It Up said recently: “I could just eat you up. Well, if I ate.” Lovato responded in an incensed, all-capitals tweet. “I find it really funny how a…

By: Newser / December 26, 2011

Thoughtful, Pricey Gifts Are A Waste Of Time

Are you the kind of person who spends hours fretting over the perfect holiday gift? Or who tries to impress by spending big? Don't bother, because it's not helping your cause, writes John Tierney in the New York Times. In fact, price matters a lot more to the giver than to the recipient—and gift-getters would rather have money…

By: Newser / December 21, 2011

Oops: Idol Winner Has Lip Sync Miss At Macy’s Parade

Entertainers of the world, we understand you need to lip sync every now and then. All we ask is that you at least come close to making it look real. Today at the Macy's parade, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery most definitely did not, notes the Huffington Post. The recording of his "The Trouble With Girls" got off…

By: Newser / November 24, 2011

Sex Can Be “Mind-Blowing”

LiveScience takes note of what may be the weirdest possible consequence of sex: amnesia. A medical journal recounts the recent case of a 54-year-old woman who showed up at the ER complaining that she barely remembered a thing from the past 24 hours: Diagnosis: transient global amnesia, triggered by the sex she had with hubby.

By: Newser / October 15, 2011

New Sesame Street Muppet Is Poor And Hungry

"Sesame Street" has got a hungry, impoverished new character—and it isn't Oscar the Grouch or the Cookie Monster. Lily, a 7-year-old girl whose family often struggles to get enough to eat, will appear in the show's prime-time special "Growing Hope Against Hunger" this Sunday, reports Entertainment Weekly. The Wal-Mart-sponsored special looks at the issue of hunger, which…

By: Newser / October 9, 2011

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