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11 Completely Insane Celeb Beauty Treatments

Sheep placentas and snake venom and bee stings, oh my!

(Newser) - You've heard about Tom Cruise's bird poo facials —but he's far from the only star to put something kinda icky on his face in the name of beauty. Celebuzz rounds up 10 more completely crazy celebrity beauty rituals:
  • Simon Cowell indulges in sheep placenta facials to

Psy Teaches Ellen, Britney His Horse Dance

'Gangnam Style' rapper makes surprise appearance

(Newser) - Even Britney Spears loves Korean rapper Psy's outrageously popular "Gangnam Style," and in an episode of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show airing today, Brit gets to learn how to do the video's now-famous "horse dance." Gawker and Reddit spotted the clip, which is mostly hilarious—...

10 Totally Fake Celeb Friendships

What, you mean these people aren't all BFFs?

(Newser) - You were probably shocked, just shocked, to learn recently that Beyonce is not actually a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, despite the fact that their significant others are besties and thus they have to hang out a lot. Well, they're not the only ones smiling for the cameras while...

9 Stars With Weird Habits

 9 Stars With 
 Weird Habits 

9 Stars With Weird Habits

Olivia Munn rips out her eyelashes, Johnny Depp plays with Barbies

(Newser) - Lots of people bite their nails, but not Olivia Munn: She plucks out her eyelashes, she told the New York Daily News this week. The odd tendency stems from a disorder called trichotillomania, the Huffington Post notes. Eight more stars with habits that are a bit strange:
  • Johnny Depp: He

Day 1 of X Factor: Brit a Drama Queen?

Spears dogged by rumors that she stormed out of taping

(Newser) - New judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato had their first X Factor taping yesterday, and of course there were rumors of bad behavior. TMZ reports that Spears stormed off the set upset after a contestant did a less-than-stellar version of her song "Hold It Against Me," forcing...

Britney Spears, Demi Lovato New Judges on X Factor

Singing stars appear at New York's TV 'upfronts'

(Newser) - Britney Spears and—as TMZ put it—"some other girl" appeared in New York today to present themselves as new judges on Simon Cowell's X Factor. That "other girl" has 15 Billboard Hot 100 hits, by the way, and her name is Demi Lovato. A photo of...

Britney Spears Joins X Factor for $15M

She will join Simon Cowell on his Fox talent show

(Newser) - And the new judge on The X Factor is ... Britney! The pop idol will join the talent show on Fox, reports RadarOnline , and will rake in $15 million a year. (The latter is a scoop from E! News .) Spears first had to meet with a real judge who oversees...

Could TV's Highest-Paid Star Be ... Beyonce?

If Simon Cowell has his way; he wants her as 'X Factor' judge

(Newser) - Who could possibly take the place of Paula Abdul on X Factor ? If Simon Cowell has his way, it will be Beyoncé—and he's offering her a cool $100 million per season (total contract: $500 million) to do it, according to Media Take Out . If she accepts...

Simon Fires Practically Everyone From X Factor

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones all get the boot

(Newser) - It was a "bloodbath" at X Factor yesterday, Nikki Finke writes at Deadline , with host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul all getting the ax. Apparently Simon Cowell himself made the decision to clean house, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Cowell and LA Reid are the...

Gwyneth, Snooki Top 'Bad Science' List

Shockingly, no, whale sperm does not make the ocean salty

(Newser) - If you’re getting your science education from celebrities, you may have a problem—but even so, the Sense About Science charity wants to set some things straight. The group has released a list of celebrities doling out “bad science” this year, the Telegraph reports. It includes:
  • Simon Cowell:

Barbara Walters Unveils Year's 'Most Fascinating'

And, yes, it includes Kardashians

(Newser) - We could have picked a few other choice adjectives for the Kardashians, but for Barbara Walters, they're some of the most fascinating people of the year. Joining them for Walters' The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 special: Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet (aka Mitch...

Cheryl Cole's Accent Kills Her X-Factor Gig

She won't be a judge on Simon Cowell's new show

(Newser) - British sweetheart Cheryl Cole has reportedly been dumped from US television, and tabloids say she lost her big break in part over fears American audiences wouldn't understand her regional accent or the phrases unique to her corner of Britain. Cole’s rags-to-riches showbiz story has captivated her country—she...

Paula: Simon and I Are in 'Honeymoon Phase'

Pop singer expects 'X Factor' to be 'ginormous'

(Newser) - Paula Abdul says her reunion with Simon Cowell on his new talent show is "still in the honeymoon phase." The 48-year-old Abdul told reporters in Singapore today that Fox's The X Factor will probably be "ginormous" as the two former American Idol judges reunite to assess...

Paula Abdul Rejoining Simon Cowell on X Factor

Idol Judges Will Reunite for His New Talent Reality Show

(Newser) - It will be just like old times: Paula Abdul will join Simon Cowell as a judge on his new talent show, the X Factor, reports AP . The move had been rumored , but a source says Abdul will indeed be at the judges' table when the first taping takes place Sunday...

Jennifer Lopez Is Idol’s Best Judge Ever

Because she knows how to create a star from modest talent: Jon Caramanica

(Newser) - Simon who? Jennifer Lopez has emerged as "the most cogent, sensible, and helpful judge Idol has ever had," writes Jon Caramanica in the New York Times . It makes prefect sense: Lopez, after all, is neither a great singer nor a great actress, but she's famous for both...

Simon Cowell Taps Paula Abdul for 'The X Factor'
 Simon Taps Paula for New Show

Simon Taps Paula for New Show

Deal isn't finalized, but Cowell says he's 'always wanted' her

(Newser) - The Simon Cowell-Paula Abdul reunion is almost on, according to an exclusive interview Cowell gave to Nikki Finke. The former American Idol judge says that while the deal is not yet done, he definitely wants Abdul as a judge on The X Factor, the US version of his hit UK...

Angry Sarah Palin: Book Leaks Illegal ... Right?

America By Heart leaks irk Alaskan

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is not happy that excerpts from her new book America By Heart have been leaked online , and she's seeking legal advice—on Twitter. "The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn't that illegal?" she tweeted. Gawker , one of those publishing the...

Palin Rips Michelle Obama Over 'Rants Against Whites'

But she loves Simon Cowell

(Newser) - The presidential election is two years away, but Sarah Palin is already taking off the white gloves. She slams First Lady Michelle Obama in her new book for attending controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for years and "listening to his rants against America and white people." Barack and...

Guy Cleavage: Ew! Stuff It!
 Guy Cleavage: Ew! Stuff It! 

Guy Cleavage: Ew! Stuff It!

Peacock guys can't help but flaunt it

(Newser) - While some women are rallying for the same rights as men to go topless , others are saying "ew" about the latest male peek-a-boo trend to bare "man cleavage." From Jude Law to Simon Cowell, men are baring more and more of their often hairy pecs beneath the...

Ellen DeGeneres Quits American Idol
 Ellen DeGeneres 
 Quits American Idol 
not 'the right fit'

Ellen DeGeneres Quits American Idol

Comic blames bad fit; show now has 2 judging vacancies

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres is dancing off American Idol after one season, leaving Fox's hit show with two vacancies on its judging panel. If the singing contest intends to revamp itself to stem a ratings slide, it has the opportunity to bring in two new faces for Season 10, which starts in...

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