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Enter the Era of Taylor Swift Fatigue
Enter the Tortured
Swift Fatigue Department
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Enter the Tortured Swift Fatigue Department

'NYT' describes complaints 'unlike any Swift has faced' recently

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been on everyone's lips for months. That hasn't changed with the release of The Tortured Poets Department, her 31-song 11th studio album and the fifth new release in five years (not to mention those four rereleases). But what people are saying has changed. Indeed, as...

After 8 Years, Bridget Is Back
After 8 Years,
Bridget Is Back

After 8 Years, Bridget Is Back

Renee Zellweger to reprise iconic role of Bridget Jones for 2025's 'Mad About the Boy'

(Newser) - She's baaaack. Everyone's favorite flailing human Bridget Jones is returning to the big screen for Bridget Jones 4: Mad About the Boy, to be released next Valentine's Day. Renee Zellweger will reprise the title role while Hugh Grant, who last appeared in 2004's Bridget Jones: The ...

Jolie Alleges 'History of Physical Abuse' by Pitt

Thursday motion claims Pitt tried to secure her silence through failed winery deal

(Newser) - The fateful 2016 plane ride that would mark the end of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's 10-year relationship is back in the news thanks to a new court filing in which Jolie claims it was the first time Pitt "turned his physical abuse on the children," but...

Man Pays Big to Be Laid to Rest Near Marilyn Monroe

Crypt near star's sells for $195K at auction, while used lipstick nabs $7K

(Newser) - Beverly Hills tech investor Anthony Jabin "always dreamt of being next to Marilyn Monroe for the rest of my life." He didn't quite make that dream a reality, but he got close. With a bid of $195,000, Jabin nabbed a mausoleum crypt one row above and...

Inspiration for Clapton's 'Layla' Sells the Goods —for Millions

Pattie Boyd's auction at Christie's brings in $3.6M, way above expectations

(Newser) - The online auction of a trove of letters, photos, and other items that Pattie Boyd—ex of Eric Clapton and George Harrison—concluded Friday and surpassed all expectations, per the AP . Christie's said the auction brought in about $3.6 million, roughly seven times more than expected. The most...

Olivia Rodrigo's Concert Freebies Cause a Stir in Missouri

Emergency contraception handed out for free at singer's show in state that bans abortion

(Newser) - Attendees of pop star Olivia Rodrigo's recent concert in Missouri got more than a show: Some went home with the morning-after pill, free of charge, in the state where abortion is banned. The emergency contraception from startup Julie, which costs about $50 per pill, was handed out for free...

Taylor Swift, Singapore Cut Deal and Neighbors Aren't Happy

Enter the growing industry of event tourism

(Newser) - We know Taylor Swift concerts generate billions in consumer spending . And now we know countries are willing to pay big for the advantage, at the cost of their neighbors missing out. Earlier this week, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed the country's tourism board paid an undisclosed sum—...

Ex-Child Actor: I Was Sexually Abused at Nickelodeon

Drake Bell comes forward as victim of dialogue coach Brian Peck

(Newser) - Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell claims he was sexually abused as a child by a dialogue coach who was later convicted of child molestation. The coach, former actor, and filmmaker Brian Peck, worked on Nickelodeon shows All That and The Amanda Show, in which Bell starred from 1999 to 2002,...

Bradley Cooper Makes Cringy Dad Confession

Bradley Cooper:
It Took 8 Months
to Love My Kid
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Bradley Cooper: It Took 8 Months to Love My Kid

Says that paternal feeling wasn't immediate

(Newser) - Bradley Cooper says he's "not sure I'd be alive" if not for his 6-year-old daughter Lea De Seine. But it took awhile for him to recognize his love for the child born to Cooper and Russian model Irina Shayk in March 2017. "The first eight months—...

Jussie Smollett Leaves Rehab, Looks to Uncertain Future

He could be attending movie premiere, or he could be in jail

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett is apparently turning over a new leaf. The former Empire star who's waiting to hear whether the Illinois Supreme Court will hear the appeal of his 2021 disorderly conduct conviction for his false reporting of an alleged hate crime, just wrapped up a five-month stint in rehab...

Court: Prince Harry's Security Was Legitimately Yanked

Decision to grant security on case-by-case basis was fair and justified, High Court rules

(Newser) - Prince Harry was not improperly stripped of his publicly funded security detail during visits to Britain after he gave up his status as a working member of the royal family and moved to the US, a London judge ruled Wednesday, per the AP . Justice Peter Lane said in the High...

Sally Field Calls Out Bullying of a Young Julia Roberts

Actor knocks director Herb Ross' 'awful' treatment of 'Steel Magnolias' star

(Newser) - Julia Roberts was a relative newcomer in film when she snagged a starring role in 1989's Steel Magnolias, and according to co-star Sally Field, she was pushed around by late director Herb Ross. "Herb was very, very, very hard on Julia. If you ever talk to Julia, she'...

Larry David Works 'Insane' Voting Law Into New Curb
Larry David Works 'Insane'
Voting Law Into New Curb
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Larry David Works 'Insane' Voting Law Into New Curb

Premiere of final season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' mocks Georgia rule against water given to voters

(Newser) - We're pretty, pretty, pretty sure you won't want to blow through the following spoilers if you haven't seen this episode yet, so stop here if you're in that category. For everyone else, the premiere of the final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm contained all of the...

Nicki Minaj Fans Target Rival's Dead Mom

Security boosted at grave of Megan Thee Stallion's mom as former collaborators spar

(Newser) - Sometimes when rappers feud, even the dead need security. As Megan Thee Stallion trades barbs with arch-rival Nicki Minaj, a Texas cemetery has increased security to protect the grave of the former's mother, who died of brain cancer in 2019, TMZ reports. After Megan dropped a new track Thursday,...

Judge Denies Masterson Bail: 'No Wife to Go Home To'

'That '70s Show' star will have to stay behind bars during his appeal

(Newser) - A judge has denied Danny Masterson his freedom while he appeals his rape convictions , citing a real risk he'll flee. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo denied a bail request Wednesday, noting the star of That '70s Show and The Ranch "will likely remain in custody...

Dana Carvey on Grief: 'Make Sure That You Keep Moving'

Comedian returns to his podcast 2 months after son's death, talks about riding the 'pain train'

(Newser) - It's been two months since Dex Carvey, the 32-year-old son of Dana Carvey and his wife, Paula Zwagerman, lost his life in an accidental drug overdose. Now, the former Saturday Night Live comedian is opening up about his grief, shedding some light on the "private journey" he and...

Mariska Hargitay Denied Her Own Rape. Then, a 'Reckoning'

'Law & Order: SVU' star, 59, details sexual assault in her 30s in 'People' essay

(Newser) - "It wasn't sexual at all. It was dominance and control. Overpowering control." That's how Mariska Hargitay, known for her role as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, describes a rape she endured decades ago, revealed for the first time in what CNN calls a "...

90210 Star in 'Horrific Daylight Brawl' With Bikers

Ian Ziering says he was attacked after a mini-bike rider struck his vehicle

(Newser) - Former Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sharknado star Ian Ziering says he's "thankful" to be "unscathed" after he was attacked by a group of bikers in Los Angeles. TMZ first reported a physical altercation between Ziering and a group of people riding motorized mini bikes on Hollywood Boulevard...

11 Celebrity Stories We Didn't See Coming
11 Celebrity Stories
We Didn't See Coming
best of 2023

11 Celebrity Stories We Didn't See Coming

Jerry Hall getting dumped by email makes the list

(Newser) - Celebrity news often seems otherworldly: the mansions, the private planes, the paydays, the scandals. But sometimes it's otherworldly in a way we really, really didn't see coming. Here are 11 stories we didn't see coming in 2023. Based on how many times they were read, we're...

Dukes of Hazzard Star's Tweet Duly Noted by Secret Service

John Schneider claims he made no threat against the president

(Newser) - Former Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider is denying calling for an act of violence against President Biden and his son, Hunter, even as his comment of Wednesday has caught the attention of the Secret Service. Shortly after he was revealed as the runner-up on the season finale of The ...

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