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World’s Richest Woman’s New Idea: Pay People $2 A Day

Gina Rinehart, that charming Australian billionaire who last week advised the world’s “jealous” poor to stop whining and drinking so much, is back with more priceless advice. The world’s richest…

Newser | September 5, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Dems Want Betty White To Counter Clint Eastwood

Democratic activists are trying to draft a convention speaker even older than surprise Republican speaker Clint Eastwood. A social media campaign has been launched to bring Betty White, the last surviving…

Newser | September 4, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Paul Ryan’s RNC Speech Flunks Fact Check

Paul Ryan’s speech last night may have been rousing, but accurate it was not. Ryan is being lambasted today for what Sally Kohn of Fox News calls “an apparent attempt to set the…

Newser | August 30, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Heidi Klum And Seal’s Divorce Gets Ugly

Heidi Klum’s divorce from Seal seemed so very drama-free … at first. Now things are getting ugly, according to a report in Star magazine. First, Seal contested Heidi twice—first he…

Newser | August 29, 2012 - 11:50 am

Doritos Taco Is Taco Bell’s Biggest Hit Ever

You may have scoffed when Taco Bell unveiled its Doritos Locos Taco—a taco wrapped in a Nacho Cheese Doritos-flavored shell—but the masses apparently love it, because it’s become Taco Bell’s…

Newser | August 28, 2012 - 2:50 pm

How Maude Apatow Became A Twitter Celebrity By 14

Maude Apatow is just 14 years old, and though she’s appeared in some of her dad Judd’s movies, she’s not exactly a child star. She’s more focused on starting high…

Newser | August 27, 2012 - 11:50 am

Full-Frontal Nudity On TV Up 6,300 Percent

TV has gotten a whole lot racier, according to a report by the Parents Television Council. It found that instances of full-frontal nudity jumped 6,300% last year, from just one…

Newser | August 25, 2012 - 11:30 am

Lance Armstrong To Be Stripped Of Tour De France Titles

The US Anti-Doping Agency has announced it will strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him from the sport for life for doping. The announcement…

Newser | August 24, 2012 - 9:21 am

Coroner Alters Natalie Wood’s Death Certificate

Natalie Wood’s death certificate now gives the cause of death as “drowning and other undetermined factors” instead of merely “drowning,” according to a copy obtained by the AP. The amended document…

Newser | August 22, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Skip “Twilight” Events

It’s too painful for them to be together, so Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have bailed on four remaining official Twilight conventions. The massive fan confabs are a major way for the…

Newser | August 20, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Sorry, Guys, Girls Can Write for Tech Blogs, Too

Molly Oswaks is one of two female writers at the tech blog Gizmodo, and you’ll get a pretty good sense of how that goes over among male commenters with her…

Newser | August 18, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Katie Holmes Spends $14K On … Lingerie

Katie Holmes is indulging in some hardcore retail therapy following her split from Tom Cruise—and the “closet’s worth” of new clothes she has reportedly purchased includes $14,200 worth of lingerie, Australia’s…

Newser | August 17, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Ron Paul Supporter Hawking RomneyRyan.com

Surf over to RomneyRyan.com, and you’ll pretty quickly realize that it’s not a Romney campaign site. It features a link to Romney’s tax returns, a link to a list of…

Newser | August 16, 2012 - 3:50 pm

How Justin Theroux Asked Jennifer Aniston To Marry Him

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took a private jet to New York City for his birthday celebration, and sat side-by-side at Manhattan’s Blue Hill restaurant looking “like a long-term couple in…

Newser | August 15, 2012 - 1:10 pm

George Zimmerman Nearly Broke, Wants Floridians To Foot His Bill

George Zimmerman is almost out of money—so his lawyer is about to ask the public to foot the bill for his trial. “He really has to live as a hermit,…

Newser | August 14, 2012 - 11:50 am

Ayn Rand Wouldn’t Love Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan adores Atlas Shrugged author Ayn Rand, calling her “the reason I got involved in public service.” But the feeling wouldn’t be mutual, writes Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic.

Newser | August 13, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Stomach Sleepers Have Sexier Dreams

Snoozing on your stomach may increase dreams about sex, says a new study. Hong Kong researchers surveyed 670 students, collecting data about sleep postures and dream content and found that…

Newser | August 12, 2012 - 11:30 am

Humorist David Rakoff Dead At 47

David Rakoff, longtime contributor to This American Life, essayist adored for his cynical point of view, and beloved voice for the gay and Jewish communities, died of cancer yesterday at…

Newser | August 10, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Louisiana School Says They’ll Stop Kicking Out Pregnant Girls

A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy…

Newser | August 9, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Randy Travis Nude When Arrested For DWI, Threatened To Shoot Cops

Country crooner Randy Travis is having a bad year: He was arrested last night on suspicion of drunk driving, and it’s his second arrest since February (when he was busted…

Newser | August 8, 2012 - 4:10 pm

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