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Golden Globes' Cause du Jour: Australian Wildfires

Russell Crowe was forced to miss ceremony due to fires in his homeland

(Newser) - Russell Crowe won a Golden Globe on Sunday night—but the Australian was in his homeland, helping protect his family and his home from raging wildfires. Presenter Jennifer Aniston read out his absentee acceptance speech for best actor in a TV miniseries, which Crowe won for his portrayal of Roger...

Russell Crowe Names Koala Chlamydia Clinic for John Oliver

Actor found him 'something special' after Oliver spent big at divorce auction

(Newser) - John Oliver publicly and gleefully spent like a drunken sailor at Russell Crowe's very successful divorce auction —to the tune of almost $80,000 on items that included a used leather jock strap—but Crowe just dropped the mic on the late-night host, reports the Guardian . After musing...

Russell Crowe Just Held Very Successful Divorce Auction

Actor made $2.8M hawking memorabilia from his career to finance divorce from Danielle Spencer

(Newser) - If there's an art to divorce, Russell Crowe has mastered the profiting off of it: The actor rang in his 54th birthday and anniversary to soon-to-be ex-wife Danielle Spencer on Saturday with a wide-ranging auction of memorabilia from his storied career that netted $2.8 million, reports the Guardian ...

Russell Crowe Is Holding a 'Divorce Auction'

You could snag prop chariot, body armor, and much more

(Newser) - Five years after Russell Crowe and wife Danielle Spencer separated, their divorce will soon be finalized. And to celebrate, or something, they're holding a divorce auction. The Sotheby's-hosted auction , appropriately titled "The Art of Divorce" and set for April 7, will feature such items as an 1890...

The Mummy Is 'a Monster Fail'
Universal Kicks Off New
Franchise With a Bomb

Universal Kicks Off New Franchise With a Bomb

The Mummy is 'a monster fail,' say critics

(Newser) - The Mummy marks a return to the past and a nod to the future for Universal: Taking inspiration from its 1932 and 1999 films of the same name, it's the first installment of a new "Dark Universe" franchise that is set to include flicks like Jekyll & Hyde ...

6 Stars Who Say They've Encountered Aliens

Russell Crowe says he took a picture of UFOs

(Newser) - Aliens? UFOs? They may seem like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but the Chive rounds up 12 stars who say they've encountered something extraterrestrial. A sampling:
  1. Mick Jagger: The rocker actually had a UFO detector installed in his home, and claimed to have once viewed a "luminous, cigar-shaped

13 Celebrities Who Are Big Tippers

They like to spread the wealth

(Newser) - Dr. Dre just became the richest man in hip-hop —and he's spreading his good fortune around. Last week, the rapper was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, and when he left, he gave his waitress a $5,000 tip. "She was stunned," a source tells...

Noah Is Insane, in a Good Way
 Noah Is Insane, in a Good Way 
Movie Review

Noah Is Insane, in a Good Way

Critics say Aronofsky's biblical epic is ambitious if uneven

(Newser) - Admit it: You weren't expecting the reviews for Noah to be good. But the biblical epic, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, is actually getting a lot of praise—even if most of it acknowledges that the movie is nuts. Here's what people...

5 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2013

Even Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg couldn't save these movies

(Newser) - Sometimes even a big Hollywood name can't help you. Forbes rounds up the 10 biggest flops of the year, movies that performed terribly at the box office—often despite having quite a bit of star power involved. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete...

20 Celebrity Mea Culpas
 20 Celebrity Mea Culpas 

20 Celebrity Mea Culpas

Paula Deen joins their ranks

(Newser) - Paula Deen has made a couple of public apologies and/or explanations (not all of them grammatically correct ) for her still-exploding n-word controversy. But she needn't feel alone; she joins a whole slew of other celebrities who had to do the same. Wonderwall rounds up 19 others:
  • Hugh Grant:

8 Weird Beliefs of the Stars
 8 Weird Beliefs of the Stars 

8 Weird Beliefs of the Stars

Aliens and leprechauns and clones, oh my!

(Newser) - Some celebrities certainly have odd beliefs—and we're not even talking about the Scientologists . Fox News rounds up eight celebrities who subscribe to some bizarre notions:
  • Fran Drescher: Believes she and her ex-husband were once abducted by aliens. The extraterrestrials of course put tracking chips inside the couple, causing

Russell Crowe Splits With Wife

Separates from Danielle Spencer after 9 years

(Newser) - Let's hope no phones fly: Academy Award-winning hothead Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, are reportedly splitting after nine years and two children together, reports the Sydney Morning Herald . Though long considered among the more solid Aussie celebrity couples, the split is said to be amicable and due...

22 Stars Who Went to Crazy Body Extremes for Roles
22 Stars Who Went to Crazy Body Extremes for Roles
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22 Stars Who Went to Crazy Body Extremes for Roles

Let's just say, Russell Crowe is currently not a 'gladiator'

(Newser) - You may not recognize Gladiator Russell Crowe these days—because he's currently quite a bit heavier, bald, and sporting an impressive beard for his role as Biblical figure Noah. Crowe has had some prior experience gaining weight for a movie role—he packed on 63 pounds for Body of ...

Long Island Coast Guard Saves Russell Crowe

He's no master and commander in a kayak

(Newser) - Russell Crowe isn't much of a gladiator when it comes to taming the Long Island Sound. Ask the Coast Guard officers who picked him up when he got lost in his kayak. The 48-year-old actor launched with a pal from Cold Spring Harbor over the holiday weekend, and ended...

7 Stars Banned From Swanky Hotels

Lindsay Lohan joins these other classy folks

(Newser) - Think Lindsay Lohan is the first celebrity to get completely banned from a fancypants hotel ? Think again. The Stir rounds up six more:
  • Britney Spears: Like Lohan, she got herself banned from the Chateau Marmont in 2007. In her case, it was because she allegedly smeared food all over

10 Celebrities and Their Sometimes Weird Hobbies

David Arquette really likes ... to knit?

(Newser) - How to unwind after a tough day of attending awards ceremonies and movie premieres? Well, if you're Tom Cruise, by fencing. That's the sport Tom enjoys along with Will Smith and David Beckham, the Huffington Post notes in its list of 10 celebrity leisure activities:
  • David Arquette: The

Russell Crowe: Circumcision Like Human Sacrifice

Actor tweets about 'barbaric' nature of ritual

(Newser) - Note to politicians and celebrities alike: Maybe it would be a good idea to just step away from the Twitter. In the latest online scandal, actor Russell Crowe referred to circumcision as “barbaric and stupid” and compared it to human sacrifice, the Telegraph reports. Crowe was responding to a...

9 Australian Celebs Who Aren't Actually Australian

Unfortunately, New York is responsible for Mel Gibson

(Newser) - Mel Gibson is many things, few of them complimentary…but one thing he is not? Australian. Ben Widdicombe rounds up 9 celebrities commonly—and mistakenly—thought of as Aussies, on PopEater :
  1. Mel Gibson: He was born in Peekskill, NY, and didn’t move to Sydney until he was 12. He

Russell Crowe Walks Out on Interviewer

Volatile star doesn't like questions about 'Robin Hood' accent, 'Gladiator' line

(Newser) - He didn't throw anything, but Russell Crowe is making headlines again for his temper. The Robin Hood star walked out on a BBC interviewer who pushed him a bit too far with questions about the legendary outlaw's accent—and some stale gossip about Gladiator. "Front Row" host Mark Lawson...

Gritty Robin Hood Misses Bulls-Eye
 Gritty Robin Hood 

Gritty Robin Hood Misses Bulls-Eye

No merry men to be found in Ridley Scott's prequel to outlaw legend

(Newser) - Naturally Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe doen't skimp on fights or period color in their gritty take on Robin Hood, but they've both done better, say critics, than this downbeat tale some feel lacks a "beating heart."
  • "it’s reassuring to see Russell Crowe back in fighting

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