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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…

Newser | December 26, 2011 - 11:30 am

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…

Newser | December 21, 2011 - 12:50 pm

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.

Newser | November 24, 2011 - 1:30 pm

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…

Newser | October 15, 2011 - 5:00 pm

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,…

Newser | October 9, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Next Reality TV Stars: Mandela’s Granddaughters

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, meet Zaziwe, Swati, and Dorothy: The newest trio of ladies to enter the big bad world of reality TV will be none other than Nelson Mandela’s…

Newser | October 1, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Lefties, Righties Split On Food As Well

If you like deep-dish pizza, you’re a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch, a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to…

Newser | September 24, 2011 - 2:30 pm

1 In 4 Men Fall In Love In “Seconds”

Forget notches on the bedpost: When it comes to true love, men fall hard fast. Most think they can tell whether it’s “the real thing” after a single date, whereas…

Newser | August 20, 2011 - 6:30 pm

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…

Newser | August 14, 2011 - 6:30 pm

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…

Newser | July 17, 2011 - 4:30 pm

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…

Newser | July 10, 2011 - 4:30 pm

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…

Newser | June 19, 2011 - 6:30 pm

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…

Newser | May 21, 2011 - 10:30 am

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…

Newser | May 14, 2011 - 6:30 pm

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.

Newser | March 26, 2011 - 10:30 am

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.

Newser | April 21, 2010 - 1:20 pm

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…

Newser | March 28, 2010 - 7:00 pm

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…

Newser | March 24, 2010 - 8:15 pm

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…

Newser | March 17, 2010 - 2:40 pm

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…

Newser | March 11, 2010 - 6:10 pm

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