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A-Listers Can't Help The Counselor

Critics call it 'bleak,' 'pretentious,' and 'soulless'

(Newser) - Despite big names like Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz, Cormac McCathy's first shot at screenwriting isn't sitting well with critics, who've granted The Counselor a 34% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Audiences don't seem impressed with the Ridley Scott flick... More »

31 Celebrity Atheists

Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, and other stars who don't believe in God

(Newser) - Not all celebrities are thanking God when they practice their Oscar acceptance speeches. CNN rounds up 31 famous atheists:
  • Daniel Radcliffe: "I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like
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12 Celebs Who Married Secretly

Rosie O'Donnell is just the latest

(Newser) - Not every celebrity requires a televised wedding extravaganza when they get hitched, as Rosie O'Donnell recently proved . (Adele denies that she's done the same , after one supposed wedding guest told the Mail she quietly married Simon Konecki, with whom she is having a baby .) OMG! rounds up... More »

8 Stars Who Used to Be Strippers

Or, in Joey Lawrence's case, are about to become strippers

(Newser) - It's no secret that heartthrob Channing Tatum used to be a stripper , but he's not the only one in Hollywood with that particular vocation on his résumé. The Frisky unveils seven more:
  • Javier Bardem: He claims his stint as a stripper lasted just 10 minutes, and that
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Javier Bardem Wants Treaty Against Movie Pirating

Oscar-winner appeals to UN for actors' rights

(Newser) - In No Country For Old Men, Javier Bardem's character mercilessly collected unpaid debts with a deadly bolt gun. Thankfully, he toned down that approach a bit during his appearance today at the United Nations in Geneva, where he argued against the illegal downloading of movies. Bardem said downloading films... More »

Penelope Cruz Cries When Talking About Son

Says motherhood transformed her 'forever'

(Newser) - Famously private Penelope Cruz reveals her overwhelming feelings as a new mother in the June issue of Vogue . Beginning to cry, she says she felt love for her baby Leonardo "from the first second" he was born in January and when a parent sees their new baby's face... More »

It's a Boy for Cruz, Bardem

Couple welcomed first child yesterday, according to reports

(Newser) - Famously private celebrity couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their first child yesterday, according to reports. A Spanish newspaper and magazine report the baby boy was born at LA’s Cedars Sinai Hospital, Us reports. No other details were available. Cruz and Bardem married in secret in July. More »

Penelope Cruz Actually Is Pregnant

Her rep confirms rampant rumors

(Newser) - Finally validating months of rumors , Penelope Cruz's rep confirms she is pregnant. Four and a half months pregnant, to be exact, Entertainment Tonight reports. Cruz and one-time co-star Javier Bardem, famously private about their relationship, married in July. For more on the celebrity couple, click here or here . More »

Eat, Pray, Love ... Yawn

Glossy adaptation of memoir lacks spice, say critics

(Newser) - Eat, Pray, Love looks lovely but lacks both the spice and the depth of the best-selling memoir it's based on, say critics. Julia Roberts stars as a jaded New York divorcee traveling the world to seek enlightenment.
  • Roberts' Liz says she wants to move outside her comfort zone, writes Kirk
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Britney Will Guest-Star on Glee

Episode will showcase pop star's songs

(Newser) - An upcoming episode of Glee devoted to the musical stylings of Britney Spears will have a very, very special guest star, Us reports : Britney Spears. "Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode," show creator Ryan Murphy said today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.... More »

10 Guest Stars Set to Rock TV

Oscar winner Javier Bardem isn't too good for small screen

(Newser) - Need something to look forward to as the summer slowly wanes? No problem. The Frisky lists 10 exciting guest stars set for TV appearances this fall:
  • Brian Austin Green: Megan Fox’s hubby landed a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as a contractor—and housewife love interest.
  • Javier Bardem: The
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Perez: Cruz, Bardem Are Preggers

Couple wanted to tie the knot before baby arrived next year

(Newser) - Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have kept their relationship famously private, but now Cruz’s rep confirms the two were married earlier this month. The ceremony, at a friend’s Bahamas house, was attended only by family members, she tells the AP . But Perez Hilton and Life & Style say... More »

Cruz, Bardem Tie Knot

Famously private couple married in Bahamas

(Newser) - Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have kept their relationship famously private , but now Cruz’s rep confirms the two were married earlier this month. The ceremony, at a friend’s Bahamas house, was attended only by family members, she tells the AP . Cruz and Bardem, who have two Oscars between... More »

Javier Bardem Will Guest-Star on Glee

Spanish heartthrob promises bad heavy metal

(Newser) - Forget that Academy Award. Javier Bardem has landed a really important slot in American pop culture: a guest-starring gig on Glee. The No Country for Old Men star vows to "rock the house" on the hit dramedy, reports Entertainment Weekly . The Spanish hearththrob promises: "We’re going to... More »

22 Horrible Movie Hairdos

Gyllenhaal's 'Prince of Persia' coif is bad but far from the worst

(Newser) - If you found Jake Gyllenhaal's shaggy Prince of Persia mane amusing, great news: There's more where that came from. In the gallery, check out some of the 22 cringe-inducing movie hairstyles rounded up by Kate Ward of Entertainment Weekly . For the complete list, click here . More »

Shocker: Thai Film Wins at Cannes

'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' captures Palme d'Or

(Newser) - In a major upset, the Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives has won the top honor at Cannes, according to the Hollywood Reporter . "I'd like to send a message home," director Apichatpong Weerasethakul said in accepting the Palme d'Or. "This prize is for... More »

13 Celebrity Doppelgangers

Is that Zooey Deschanel or Katy Perry? It's hard to tell

(Newser) - Facebook's " celebrity doppelganger week " has turned countless profile photos into pictures of celebrities—but what if the celebrities themselves want to get in on the fun? PopEater offers up some suggestions for famous lookalikes:
  • Zooey Deschanel: The actress should consider posting a picture of singer Katy Perry.
  • Christina
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Penélope Cruz: 'I Can Fly and Go Far'

And no, she's not pregnant it seems—but she does have two major new films

(Newser) - Penélope Cruz found herself suffering a panic attack after filming the scene in Broken Embraces when her character decides to try acting. “I don’t know what happened to me that day, but before and after we filmed I could not breathe,” she says—perhaps because the... More »

Bardem May Join Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love

(Newser) - Javier Bardem is in talks to join Julia Roberts in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, reports Variety. Roberts is slated to play the author, and Bardem would play love interest Felipe, whom the real-life Gilbert eventually married. Brad Pitt is producing. Elsewhere: More »

Javier to Skip Oscars Over Girlfriend Cruz

Star wants to avoid awkward encounter with girlfriend

(Newser) - Javier Bardem will be a no-show at the Oscars to avoid an awkward run-in with girlfriend Penelope Cruz, OK! reports. Tradition dictates that Bardem, last year’s Best Supporting Actor, should present this year’s Best Supporting Actress award, possibly to nominee Cruz, his Vicky Cristina Barcelona co-star. But Bardem... More »

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