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New Plastic Surgery Trend: The “Pippa Butt Lift”

Forget Kim Kardashian's butt: This year, it's all about Pippa Middleton's rear. "The latest craze here in the US and all over the world is to get the Pippa Butt Lift," a Miami plastic surgeon tells the Telegraph, declaring Pippa the "new queen of booty." The craze started, of course, after the royal wedding whe…
By: Newser / August 14, 2011

America’s 40 Worst-Dressed Cities

US fashion is as diversified and geographically distinct as food or accent, but as GQ found when ranking 40 American cities based on fashion, our bad taste in clothing is rampant regardless of which coast you’re on. Take a look at the results of their “deeply scientific, irrefutable poll” to see where your city stack…
By: Newser / July 17, 2011

Texas Woman: I Was Fired For Gray Hair

Maybe another reason to dread that first gray hair: A 52-year-old former real estate branch manager says she was fired because she wouldn't dye her hair. She claims her boss ordered her to hide her gray hair and wear "younger fancy suits" when the branch moved to an upscale area. When she refused, she say…
By: Newser / July 10, 2011

Dogs Are Expert Readers… Of You

Dogs know when we’re paying attention to them—and when we’re looking the other way, a study suggests. Pairs of experimenters carrying treats stood equidistant from a dog and called out to it. One of the pair had her back to the dog, while the other faced it—and every canine tested, whether a domestic pup, a…
By: Newser / June 19, 2011

We’ll Miss You, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage

News that Randy "Macho Man" Savage died in a car accident age 58 has triggered plenty of nostalgic tributes. From David Brown, Yahoo Sports: "A small part of my childhood died. ... Other than Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant, no WWF rassler was more popular than Savage in the late 1980s," writes Brown, who…
By: Newser / May 21, 2011

Wasilla High School Bans Song By Gay Rock Legend

An Alaska high school choir was up in arms after the principal banned a song for graduation because it was written by a gay rocker. Wasilla principal Dwight Probasco banned the 1975 Queen hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" from a graduation ceremony after complaints from parents about the sexual orientation of songwriter and lead singer of Queen,…
By: Newser / May 14, 2011

In Death, Elizabeth Taylor Reveals James Dean’s Dark Secret

Elizabeth Taylor knew a painful secret about close friend James Dean—but, in a 1997 interview with Kevin Sessums, she asked the journalist not to reveal it until after her death. In a column for the Daily Beast, Sessums recalls that interview for POZ, a magazine dedicated to AIDS activism. "I loved Jimmy," she said of…
By: Newser / March 26, 2011

Surgeon Accidentally Cuts Off Man’s …

Men everywhere will be glad to hear that a blundering surgeon who cut off a man's entire ... read more.
By: Newser / April 21, 2010

Why Tabloid Journalism Is A Good Thing

What if it isn’t gossip we’re interested in? What if we really aren’t small- and mean-minded? What if we aren’t scandalmongerers but rather, as we sort through other people’s dirty laundry, erm, truth seekers? Read more ...
By: Newser / March 28, 2010

Wacked-Out Bride Flashes, Beats Bouncer

A Welsh lesbian wedding party turned saucy, then bloody, and finally litigious when the bride, caught up in a fight with a bar bouncer, bared her breasts, and then struck him in the head with her stiletto heel. No one disputes those facts, but the genesis of the argument is debated: The bride and her…
By: Newser / March 24, 2010

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Helping Kate Winslet Through Her Divorce

Kate Winslet’s best friend and two-time onscreen lover is helping her through her divorce from Sam Mendes. Leonardo DiCaprio and Winslet "were so young when Titanic came out, so it's fair to say they basically grew up together, professionally at least," a source tells the Sun. "Kate has always really adored Leo and feels like…
By: Newser / March 17, 2010

Mississippi School Cancels Prom Over Lesbian Date

Mississippi's Itawamba County School District has decided it would rather cancel an entire high school prom than host one where a lesbian student can wear a tuxedo and bring a female date. The district announced the prom was off after the ACLU pressured it to change its policy and allow Constance McMillen, 18, to bring…
By: Newser / March 11, 2010

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