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Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Secretly Got Hitched

V couple turned real couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis got married over the weekend, according to a report in People picked up by several other media outlets. The stars reportedly wed during Fourth of July festivities, though neither has confirmed the news. Kutcher, 37, and Kunis, 31, played adorable couple Kelso and Jackie o…

Newser / July 6, 2015

Macy’s Dumps Donald Trump For Racist Remarks

Donald Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad couple of weeks just got worse: Macy’s is pulling all Trump-branded merch from its stores due to derogatory remarks the mogul made about Latinos during his June 16 presidential campaign kickoff, reports CNN. Per a Macy’s statement this morning: “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remark…

Newser / July 1, 2015

5-Foot-Long Hairball Found Inside 15-Year-Old

It’s called the Rapunzel syndrome, but there’s nothing fairytale-like about the condition. In layman’s terms, it’s a massive hairball that extends from one’s stomach into the small intestine or beyond. As io9 explained in 2013, hair is made of keratin, a substance so steely that the human body can’t break it down—nor can it move…

Newser / June 29, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: “I Am Sorry For The Lives I Have Taken”

He’s sorry. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally spoke publicly today about his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, admitting his guilt in court and apologizing to the victims and their families. “I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering I have caused, and for the terrible damage I have done,” he said, report…

Newser / June 24, 2015

Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the…

Newser / June 23, 2015

Hero Guide Dog Throws Self At Bus To Save Owner

Here’s hoping Bigo gets a well-deserved treat this week. The service dog was crossing the street with his owner, Audrey Stone, yesterday in Brewster, NY, when a mini school bus came toward Stone, who’s legally blind, reports the Journal News. Bigo literally leapt into action, flinging himself toward the vehicle to take the brunt of…

Newser / June 13, 2015

Snoop Dogg Sues Pabst: You Owe Me

It’s Snoop Dogg vs. Pabst: The rapper sued the brewing company yesterday, claiming the beer-maker owes him a portion of its proceeds from the company’s sale last year. The breach-of-contract lawsuit seeks 10% of the net sales price paid to Pabst for its Colt 45 malt beer line, which was included in last year’s sale…

Newser / June 12, 2015

Marital Rape Often Not Treated Like “Normal” Rape

“Marital privilege” sounds more pleasant than what it actually refers to: exemptions written into state laws that treat marital rape differently than the rape of someone other than the perpetrator’s spouse. And while RAINN notes that marital rape has technically been illegal in all 50 states and DC since 1993, these marital privilege clauses still…

Newser / June 11, 2015

Duggars Put Locks On Bedrooms After Josh Confessed

As part of Megyn Kelly’s sit-downs with Duggar family members this week, it was revealed that Josh Duggar’s sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard were two of his victims. The women’s interview with Kelly airs on Fox’s “The Kelly File” tonight at 9 EDT, and Kelly has given “Extra” a preview; the AP also ha…

Newser / June 5, 2015

Soon You’ll Be Able To Get A Cerveza With Your Taco Bell Chalupa

Anyone who was excited when Taco Bell made a taco out of a biscuit will likely be blown away by this news: The fast-food chain will now be serving beer, wine, and alcohol “freezes,” the Chicago Tribune reports. And there’s good reason why a Chicago newspaper is reporting on it: The fast-food joint’s new locatio…

Newser / June 4, 2015

Slept With Many People? 5 Ways To See Where You Rank

It’s a most personal subject: the number of people you’ve slept with. Here are five ways to see if your number of partners is “normal.”
1. Use Slate’s new interactive calculator. It aims to tell you if the number of people you’ve slept with is “a lot.” You plug in your age, gender, and the…

Newser / May 29, 2015

Josh Duggar’s 2008 Incest Joke Pretty Creepy In Retrospect

A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it’s even more uncomfortable. On an episode of 19 Kids and Counting from that year, Duggar was discussing an upcoming date he had with then-fiancee Anna, Us reports. The…

Newser / May 25, 2015

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician Dies With Wife In Crash

John Forbes Nash, the Nobel-winning Princeton mathematician known for his work in game theory and as the inspiration behind A Beautiful Mind, died yesterday in a crash in New Jersey. Also killed was his wife of nearly six decades, Alicia Nash. The Nashes were riding in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike when the…

Newser / May 24, 2015

Gay Marriage On Track For Win In Historic Ireland Vote

The world is about to have its first country to accept gay marriage through a popular vote. Though final results aren’t expected for hours, both sides say the “yes” side has won an easy victory in yesterday’s referendum, reports the Irish Times. One of the main opponents conceded as much in a tweet: “Congratulations to…

Newser / May 23, 2015

Cate Blanchett Says Recent “Bisexual” Comments Taken Out Of Context

It may have seemed like Cate Blanchett came out as bisexual last week, but at a press conference this weekend for her new film, she said her comments about her relationships with women were taken out of context, theGuardian reports. “From memory, the conversation ran: ‘Have you had relationships with women?’ And I said: ‘Yes,…

Newser / May 19, 2015

Did Louis CK’s “Saturday Night Live” Monologue Go Too Far?

Louis CK gave a predictably polite, sensitive monologue Saturday on the closing night of “SNL”‘s 40th season—making light of racism, child molestation, and the Israel-Palestine conflict. “Child molesters are very tenacious people,” CNN quotes him as saying. “From their point of view, it must be amazing to risk so much!” He went on to describe himself…

Newser / May 18, 2015

Daughters Of Working Moms Make More Money

Debate in the mommy wars usually focuses on what kids lose out on if their mother works. But a major new study out of the Harvard Business School flips the question to ask what they gain. It turns out, quite a bit, according to the study. Some key takeaways:

Daughters of women who work…

Newser / May 17, 2015

The Thrill Is Gone: BB King Dead At 89

BB King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname “King of the Blues,” died late last night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney tells the AP that King died peacefully in his sleep. Although he had…

Newser / May 15, 2015

Lindsay Lohan Is Doing Community Service At A Brooklyn Pre-School

What’s worse: finding a note sent home with your kid indicating that his nursery school has been infested with lice, or a note informing you that Lindsay Lohan will soon be performing community service there? Parents in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood are dealing with the latter after being officially informed yesterday that Lohan’s court-ordered stint start…

Newser / May 13, 2015

Tamir Rice’s Mom Wants “Justice,” Lives In Shelter

Five months is long enough, they say, and they’re not willing to wait. The family of Tamir Rice—the 12-year-old boy gunned down by Cleveland police last year while carrying a toy gun—said today they won’t hold off their civil lawsuit, the Washington Post reports. “The incident has shattered the life of the Rice family,” says the…

Newser / May 5, 2015

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