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Memoir: Kirk Douglas Assaulted Teen Natalie Wood

Wood's younger sister writes that an old Hollywood rumor is true

(Newser) - When Kirk Douglas died last year , the name Natalie Wood began trending on Twitter, notes the AP . The reason? An ugly Hollywood rumor. Now, however, a new memoir by Wood's younger sister asserts that the rumor was, in fact, true: Douglas sexually assaulted Wood when he was in his...

Kirk Douglas Left Fortune to Charity, Not Son: Report

But Michael Douglas already has $300M

(Newser) - Late Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas reportedly left almost all of his $80 million fortune to charity instead of to his much wealthier movie star son. Page Six reports that Douglas, who died earlier this month at the impressive age of 103, left the bulk of his estate to the Douglas...

Michael Douglas Accuser Shares Her Story

She says he started masturbating during script meeting

(Newser) - The sexual misconduct story that Michael Douglas pre-emptively denied last week is now public. Journalist and author Susan Braudy tells the Hollywood Reporter that the actor subjected her to incessant sexual harassment when she ran the New York office of his Stonebridge Productions company in the late 1980s, including so...

Michael Douglas Attacks 'Proud Feminist' Accuser

He denies masturbating in front of employee in 1980s

(Newser) - This might explain why Catherine Zeta-Jones chose to take her brother to the Golden Globes—where the Time's Up campaign and her father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, were in the spotlight, per Hello! —instead of her husband. In an interview with Deadline , Michael Douglas reveals he's been accused of...

Kirk Douglas Finally Gets Some Vodka (Also Turns 100)

Happy birthday to the Hollywood legend

(Newser) - Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday, USA Today reports. More importantly, he finally got a nip of vodka. According to People , the party at the Beverly Hills Hotel was attended by Douglas' wife Anne, his son Michael (who, he joked, organized the party because "he...

Val Kilmer Battling Cancer, Says Michael Douglas

'Things don't look too good for him'

(Newser) - Val Kilmer has been denying reports that he has cancer for a year now, but fellow Hollywood star Michael Douglas appears to have let some bad news slip. The 56-year-old Kilmer is "a wonderful guy who is dealing with exactly what I had, and things don’t look too...

After 7 Years Behind Bars, Michael Douglas' Son Is Out

Cameron Douglas had been scheduled for release in early 2018

(Newser) - Cameron Douglas, son of Michael, had been scheduled for release from prison in early 2018, but the New York Post reports he's out. What began in 2010 as a five-year sentence for dealing drugs was nearly doubled two years later when the actor's son confessed to having heroin...

7 Celebs Who've Revealed Surprising Health Conditions

From Angelina Jolie to Michael Douglas

(Newser) - It was revealed this week that celebrity chef Sandra Lee, who told fans in May that she had breast cancer , underwent surgery again for complications related to her mastectomy, reports People . "I am a long way from where I was and a long way from where I need to...

7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates
 7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates 

7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates

You may not have known these stars lived together

(Newser) - Want to live with a celebrity? Try being a celebrity yourself. The Stir rounds up celebrity pairs you probably didn't know lived together:
  • John Cusack and Jeremy Piven: They were childhood friends in Evanston, Illinois, and lived together in Chicago. But when asked later what happened when Cusack became

11 Celeb Breakups That Shocked Us

Sometimes you don't see it coming

(Newser) - Some celebrity splits come after months and months of troubling rumors , but others seem to come out of the blue. Here are examples of the latter variety:
  • We were so distracted with tales of Gwyneth Paltrow's epic battle with Vanity Fair , we were blindsided when she " consciously uncoupled

Jennifer Lawrence Wins First Golden Globe of the Night
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Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:

Justin, Selena Together Again ... on Segways

Bieber, Gomez on what can only be described as a very romantic date

(Newser) - Are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez getting back together? TMZ 's sources spotted the erstwhile pair on what sounds like an epically romantic outing: They were riding around Justin's Calabasas, California, neighborhood together on Segways. Their 12mph activity apparently caused a traffic jam, according to tweets and tweeted...

16 Celeb Couples Who Split Up This Year

2013 was unlucky for these stars

(Newser) - This year wasn't great for these 16 celebrity couples, all of whom split up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or see the full lists at ETOnline , PopSugar , and the Huffington Post .

Michael Douglas to Eric Holder: Let Me See My Son

Advocate launches Change.org campaign

(Newser) - Michael Douglas hasn't seen son Cameron, who's in solitary confinement, in a year—and he's been told he won't be able to see him for two more years, he revealed at the Emmys. So Tony Papa, a Drug Policy Alliance activist and an advocate for Douglas,...

Douglas Son Drove Zeta-Jones Split: Source

But another source says couple just drifted apart

(Newser) - What's behind the Michael Douglas-Catherine Zeta-Jones split ? A source tells Radar that Douglas' son, Cameron, who has struggled with drugs and is currently in jail, became "a big divide between Michael and Catherine." Cameron was never close to his stepmom, so while Michael has been "...

Zeta-Jones Confirms Separation

She, Michael Douglas taking 'time apart'

(Newser) - Catherine Zeta-Jones has confirmed the gossip , kind of: She and husband Michael Douglas "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage," her spokesperson tells the AP . Rumors first started circulating earlier this week, but People ran a story this morning claiming the couple—married...

Douglas, Zeta-Jones Calling It Quits?
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Douglas, Zeta-Jones Calling It Quits?

Rumors circulate that their marriage is over

(Newser) - Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have weathered a lot together (his cancer ; her bipolar disorder ; his son's struggles ), but their 13-year marriage may be kaput. The Mirror cites multiple reports claiming a divorce is imminent. One such report in the Daily Star claims Douglas is the one who...

Paging Michael Douglas: HPV Vaccine Helps Men, Too
Paging Michael Douglas:
HPV Vaccine Helps Men, Too

Paging Michael Douglas: HPV Vaccine Helps Men, Too

Study finds Cervarix prevents throat cancers caused by oral sex

(Newser) - Researchers have found their first evidence that the HPV vaccine also helps prevent throat cancers often caused by oral sex—a finding that should apply to men as well as women, reports the New York Times . According to a study in PLoS One , Cervarix, originally designed to prevent cervical cancer,...

Douglas Now Denies Oral Sex Caused His Cancer

Remarks were 'PSA announcement,' he says

(Newser) - Michael Douglas has backtracked after hitting the headlines by saying his throat cancer was caused by oral sex instead of smoking and drinking. The actor's publicist now says that he wasn't talking about his own cancer being caused by the human papilloma virus, the BBC reports. The reversal...

Michael Douglas Blames Cancer on Oral Sex

Actor says HPV is cause—not years of smoking and boozing

(Newser) - Actor Michael Douglas says his throat cancer was not caused by years of heavy smoking and drinking—it was caused by a sexually transmitted disease contracted via oral sex. "Without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV [human papillomavirus], which actually comes about from...

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