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10 Stars Who've Saved Lives—for Real

Some have saved multiple lives

(Newser) - Some actors do more than just play action heroes on screen— The Stir rounds up stars who are action heroes in real life. Here are 10 who likely saved lives:
  1. Mark Harmon: The NCIS star saw a car crash and catch on fire in 1996, and broke the window with
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Jamie Foxx Pulls Action Hero Move in Real Life

Pulls man from fiery car wreck

(Newser) - A car skidded on the wet street Monday night, went out of control, and flipped in front of Jamie Foxx's gate in Hidden Valley, Calif.—prompting Foxx to go into real-life action hero mode. Witnesses tell TMZ Foxx heard the wreck, called 911, and hurried over; the car... More »

No One Laughing at Jamie Foxx's Bruce Jenner Joke

iHeartRadio Music Awards host called out as transphobic

(Newser) - Jamie Foxx made the ill-advised choice last night to joke about Bruce Jenner's rumored transition to female during his opening monologue as host of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, and the reaction was swift. "We have some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be... More »

Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Rumors Mount

And according to those rumors, they've been together for a while

(Newser) - Katie Holmes' new boyfriend: Jamie Foxx? That particular rumor mill is still churning. Sources tell Page Six they've actually been dating since last summer, but are keeping things on the down low so as not to upset Tom Cruise, who has been friends with Foxx since they co-starred in... More »

6 Celebs Who Don't Practice What They Preach

Do as they say, but, you know...

(Newser) - Celebrities are just like us: Sometimes they act like total hypocrites. Fox News rounds up a dozen examples. A sampling:
  • Sting: Talks a good game about being eco-friendly, but has his own private jet.
  • Kim Kardashian: Reprimanded sister Kourtney for having babies out of wedlock, then went ahead and had
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The Heat Scorches White House Down

Bullock-McCarthy buddy cop comedy has unexpectedly big opening weekend

(Newser) - It was a box office battle of the sexes this weekend, with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's buddy cop comedy The Heat beating out Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx's big-budget action flick White House Down in their opening weekends, the LA Times reports. The Heat did the best... More »

White House Down Is Stupid

But critics disagree on whether or not that's a bad thing

(Newser) - Pretty much everyone seems to agree that White House Down, Roland Emmerich's latest disaster thriller starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, is implausible, ridiculous, and kind of dumb. The question is whether or not that's a bad thing, and critics seem to fall pretty distinctly into the "... More »

9 Embarrassing Celeb Parents

Get ready to cringe, courtesy of Jamie Foxx

(Newser) - Being rich and famous doesn't necessarily exempt you from sometimes embarrassing your kids. The Huffington Post rounds up nine celebrity parents (and parents of celebrities) who have almost certainly caused their children to cringe:
  • Jamie Foxx: So his 19-year-old daughter was accompanying him at the Oscars. So what? He
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Obamas, Bidens Hit Inaugural Balls

Michelle Obama glows in Jason Wu gown

(Newser) - There were just two inaugural balls this time instead of 2009's 10, but the Obamas and Bidens made them count. The president thanked troops in Afghanistan via videolink from the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball and he and Michelle danced with several members of the military before heading to the Inaugural... More »

9 Hypocritical Stars

Do as they say, not as they do

(Newser) - When environmental crusader Al Gore sold Current TV, much was made over the fact that he basically sold the network to big oil. Even Jon Stewart had to admit Fox News had a point in its complaints on the matter. But Gore is far from the only hypocritical VIP—as... More »

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ... More »

SNL's Obama to GOP: Leave Orange Guy Alone

Boehner ostracized in the cafeteria, caucus took his milk

(Newser) - We have a fiscal cliff deal, and John Boehner has emerged victorious—at least if last night's Saturday Night Live is to be believed. Jay Pharoah's President Obama announced last night that he caved on negotiations, mostly because House Republicans were being really, really mean to Bill Hader'... More »

15 Weird Celebrity Friendships

You wouldn't guess these pairs hang out as often as they do

(Newser) - Paris Hilton is good friends with ... Kathy Griffin? Yep. You might expect the comedian would spend her time mocking the socialite, but they've actually been spotted shopping and sunbathing together. Fox News rounds up 14 more "unlikely celebrity BFFs":
  • Tyra Banks and Clay Aiken: The supermodel once wrote
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Alec Baldwin and 7 Other Stalked Celebs

Genevieve Sabourin arrested at actor's home

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin met Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin back in 2002 while filming The Adventures of Pluto Nash, on which she was working as a publicist, and apparently he made such an impression on her that she's been stalking him ever since. Sabourin, 40, was arrested yesterday at Baldwin's... More »

Sharp Cast Lifts Horrible Bosses

Jasons Bateman, Sudeikis star in Seth Gordon's comedy

(Newser) - Horrible Bosses is shockingly crude and a bit “uneven,” but it’s also amusing, critics say—because we can all identify with such workplace horrors. (Except maybe Jennifer Aniston as a crude, harassing dentist.)
  • The film is “frequently very funny,” writes AO Scott in the
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Motown Legends Play White House

Obamas host celebration of Detroit sound

(Newser) - The White House grooved to the Motown sound at a star-studded celebration Thursday night. Before artists including John Legend, Seal and Jamie Foxx took the stage, President Obama called Motown music "the soundtrack of the civil rights era" and credited the Detroit sound with helping "blur the line... More »

Leno Offers Same-Old in Tepid Return

Critics left cold by victorious host's Tonight Show return

(Newser) - Jay Leno made his triumphant return to the helm of the Tonight Show last night. Critics say it was like he never left, although they're split on whether that's a good thing:
  • The back-to-the future Tonight Show had "neither pop, nor sizzle, nor surprise, and no amount of cheerleading
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And the Alternative Oscar Goes to...

The best of the stuff Oscar overlooked this year

(Newser) - Julia and Julia may be an Oscar fave, but the folks at Esquire think Notorious, starring Jamal Woolard, did the best job of resurrecting the dead. It lists the best stuff Oscar overlooked this year:
  • Best Widow: Carey Mulligan in Brothers. Her portrayal of a widow of a US soldier
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Valentine's Day a Star-Studded Mess

Critics massacre sappy ensemble romantic comedy

(Newser) - Romantic comedy Valentine's Day is stuffed with stars and subplots, but the quantity doesn't make up for the lack of quality, say critics in mostly negative reviews.
  • This "is a date movie from hell," writes Peter Travers at Rolling Stone , wondering how Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall persuaded
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Critics Can't Abide Citizen

Film combines unnecessary gore with pseudo-insight

(Newser) - Movie critics are nearly unanimous in their disgust with Law Abiding Citizen, a grisly revenge drama that's as much a moral failure as a cinematic one.
  • The film is "an exercise in illogic and Death Wish cribbing," writes Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, featuring gratuitous gore and an
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