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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…

Newser | July 8, 2012 - 3:30 pm

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…

Newser | July 7, 2012 - 11:30 am

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…

Newser | July 5, 2012 - 2:50 pm

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…

Newser | July 3, 2012 - 1:50 pm

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…

Newser | June 28, 2012 - 10:30 am

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

Newser | June 27, 2012 - 2:10 pm

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…

Newser | June 26, 2012 - 3:10 pm

“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…

Newser | June 25, 2012 - 10:50 am

To Spur Creativity, Try A Noisy Café

Forget peace and quiet—a little noise can be your friend when it comes to generating ideas, a study finds. Sure, you don’t want sirens blaring outside your window, but the…

Newser | June 24, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Flowers Really Can Make Love Bloom

Trying to woo her? It’s scientifically proven that flowers will make the job an easier one, reports the Telegraph. Psychologists in France conducted a study in which five attractive young men…

Newser | June 23, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Porno ‘Boot Camp’ Helps Teens Tackle Addiction

Know a teen who’s hooked on porn? The Oxbow Academy, a boot-camp style facility in Utah, is treating teenagers with pornography addictions by using holistic therapy, banning phones, and insisting…

Newser | June 22, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Behind Kim Kardashian’s Sex Tape … Her Mom?

We all know that Kris Jenner, mom to the Kardashian Klan, cares more about her children’s well-being than, say, their level of fame, right? So it’s a bit shocking to…

Newser | June 22, 2012 - 11:50 am

Airport Finds Duchess’ Tiara, Decides To Sell It

When Glascow airport workers discovered a diamond tiara in lost luggage in 2006, officials made a surprising decision. Instead of trying to discover who owned the tiara, they sold it…

Newser | June 21, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Charlie Sheen: Why I Love Prostitutes

Charlie Sheen continues his “I’m Not Crazy Anymore, Really” Tour in Playboy, telling the magazine his weird behavior was caused by a “psychotic break” after years in the spotlight and…

Newser | June 20, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Netflix Lovefest: Guy Streams 252 Movies In One Month

Comedian Mark Malkoff, the same guy who once lived on a plane for 30 days, wanted to find out how many movies he could possibly stand, er, watch on Netflix…

Newser | June 19, 2012 - 3:50 pm

“True Blood'”s Muse: Rick Santorum

“True Blood””s just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren’t any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were…

Newser | June 18, 2012 - 2:50 pm

“Game Of Thrones” Cameo: Bush’s Severed Head

Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed a familiar head on a spike in the 10th episode of Season 1 of “Game of Thrones”—George W. Bush’s. A prop head of the former president…

Newser | June 14, 2012 - 9:50 am

2nd Contestant Claims Miss USA Was Rigged

A second contestant confirms what Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin first claimed: Miss Florida Karina Brez saw a list of the top five Miss USA finalists hours before the live telecast…

Newser | June 13, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Signs Rihanna Is Falling Apart

The media is moving on from “zombie apocalypse” to “Rihannapocalypse.” The gossip rags are teeming with stories about the singer’s rebellious ways, and Newser rounds up the juicy tidbits:

Newser | June 12, 2012 - 1:50 pm

To Sleep Better, Partner Up

The snoring, the sheet-stealing, the random kicks: Sleeping with a partner may sound like bad news, but the Wall Street Journal reports that it might actually be good for your health. Writing…

Newser | June 11, 2012 - 1:50 pm

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