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9 Stars Who've Filed for Bankruptcy

Some of them have even filed twice

(Newser) - Being famous doesn't guarantee you'll never go broke, as these celebrities rounded up by Radar prove. A sampling:
  • Burt Reynolds: He filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s after his divorce; he was $10 million in debt at the time.
  • Toni Braxton: She's declared bankruptcy not once but
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Trump 'Kills' Jimmy Carter

He speaks of 'late, great' ex-prez at CPAC

(Newser) - Donald Trump boasted about not using a teleprompter during his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday, but it looks like he could have used a fact-checker. "I think by next month, we will have surpassed the late, great Jimmy Carter," he told the gathering of conservative... More »

Ted Cruz Giving Up Canadian Citizenship

Move nothing to do with presidential bid, he says

(Newser) - Ted Cruz is still a Canadian but he promises he's taking steps to change that, the Dallas Morning News finds. The Texas senator and rumored 2016 hopeful says he has hired lawyers to help him renounce the Canadian citizenship he gained when he was born in Alberta to a... More »

Trump: I'm Giving Hero Bus Driver $10K

He tweets that reward is on the way for Buffalonian who saved woman

(Newser) - Assuming Donald Trump's tweet is as good as his word, a Buffalo bus driver is about to get a nice reward for rescuing a suicidal woman . Trump tweeted that he intends to give Darnell Barton $10,000 for his actions, reports WIVB-TV . "The bus driver who saved the... More »

NY GOP Woos Trump: Run for Governor!

The Donald seems mildly interested

(Newser) - Goodbye, Donald Trump, fake presidential candidate. Hello Donald Trump, fake gubernatorial candidate! Some New York Republicans want the Donald to take on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2014, in what they admit is a desperate ploy, the New York Post reports. "There is only one prospective candidate who could run... More »

IRS' Lousy Trump Parody Cost $10K

House committee releases another of the training vids

(Newser) - Remember the IRS training videos that parodied, or tried to parody , Star Trek and Gilligan's Island? Well, the House Ways and Means Committee has found another, this one a takeoff of Donald Trump and The Apprentice, reports CNN . "Another day, another example of abuse and waste at the... More »

Trump U Sued for Fraud, $40M

NY AG claims Donald's school failed to deliver on overpriced education

(Newser) - Trump University just took a hit from the School of Hard Knocks: New York's attorney general yesterday sued the Donald and his eponymous school for a hefty $40 million for defrauding students. "Trading on his celebrity status, Mr. Trump personally appeared in advertisements making false promises to convince... More »

Only 3 Years to Go: GOP Hopefuls Hitting Iowa

Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump make appearances

(Newser) - The campaign season, it seems, has already begun—for 2016. With a scant three years to win over voters, Rick Santorum, Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump , and other potential GOP presidential hopefuls have been making themselves known in Iowa, the Wall Street Journal reports. Santorum, Cruz, and Trump all dropped... More »

Trump: What Birth Certificate?

Donald still doesn't know whether Obama's was the real deal

(Newser) - Good news, no one: Donald Trump's name is again appearing next to the term "birth certificate," and it seems he's still eager to gin up a little controversy over President Obama's. Asked today by ABC's Jonathan Karl whether his 2012 antics made him appear... More »

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put
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Trump Flirts With 2016 Bid for White House

He drops $1M on research, is 'what this country needs'

(Newser) - A little more than six months after President Obama's re-election, Donald Trump is once again making noises about a White House bid. The Celebrity Apprentice star—who played will-he-or-won't he for months during the 2012 campaign—has spent $1 million on electoral research and claims many people have... More »

Romney: 'I Utterly Reject Pessimism'

He makes not-so-triumphant return to CPAC convention

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn't exactly get an all-star slot at the CPAC convention, but he used his 15 minutes this afternoon to thank the group for its support ("You touched my heart again") and to express confidence that Republicans, and the country, will bounce back, reports USA Today... More »

Trump to 'Dump Trump' Organizer: Stop or I'll Sue

But Angelo Carusone isn't backing down

(Newser) - Lawsuit-happy Donald Trump is threatening to sue again: This time he's upset with Angelo Carusone, the brains behind a petition urging Macy's to "Dump Trump." Trump's attorney sent Carusone a cease and desist letter threatening to sue for "not less than" $25 million... More »

Trump's Old Casino Sells, Will Ditch Trump Name

Atlantic City site goes for a record low of $20M

(Newser) - Trump Plaza, the Boardwalk centerpiece of Donald Trump's onetime Atlantic City empire, was sold today to a California company for $20 million in the cheapest of a series of bargain-basement deals for distressed gambling halls in the New Jersey seaside resort. The Meruelo Group of Downey, California, plans to... More »

The 10 Most Loaded Reality Stars

Obviously, Kim Kardashian is on the list

(Newser) - If you just hate the idea that someone can let a camera crew follow them around and end up a millionaire, do not read on. Celebuzz rounds up the 10 richest reality stars:
  • Kim Kardashian: Not only is she one of the richest reality stars, she's also the second
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Trump Suing Bill Maher Over Orangutan Bet

The Donald says he did in fact prove he's not the son of an orangutan

(Newser) - Well, that'll teach Bill Maher to make a mock bet with Donald Trump: On the Tonight Show last month, Maher told Jay Leno he would donate $5 million to the charity of Trump's choice if the business mogul provided a birth certificate showing he's not the "... More »

Ted Turner Made Philanthropy Cool Again

Kristof: Billionaires have taken up the cause, except for Donald Trump

(Newser) - Fifteen years ago, Ted Turner announced he was giving away $1 billion to UN causes such as fighting poverty, clearing landmines, and helping refugees. While that was one of the largest philanthropic giveaways ever, more important was the example it set for America's richest, helping to revive the tradition... More »

Miss USA Loser Must Pay $5M for Defaming Pageant

Sheena Monnin claimed Miss USA was rigged

(Newser) - The former Miss Pennsylvania will pay a steep price for claiming the Miss USA pageant was rigged : An arbitrator has ordered Sheena Monnin to pay the Donald Trump-owned pageant organization $5 million for defaming it. The arbitrator found that Monnin was "disgruntled" after failing to make it out of... More »

Trump's Kids Stage Intervention

They tell dad to ease up on Obama; the Donald denies it, of course

(Newser) - Donald Trump's anti-Obama campaign has apparently reached "embarrassing dad" status, because his three eldest kids recently staged an intervention of sorts advising him to tone it down, reports the New York Daily News . Eric, Donald Jr., and Ivanka "showed a lot of respect" during the mid-October meeting,... More »

465K Sign 'Dump Trump' Plea to Macy's

Petition hits mogul on sexism, birther conspiracy

(Newser) - This time, Donald Trump's not the one saying, "You're fired." As of this morning, some 465,000 people have signed a petition calling on Macy's to rid itself of Trump as a celebrity spokesman. The petition, at signon.org, slams Trump for "sexist behavior"... More »

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