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8 Stars Who've Been in Car Crashes That Killed Someone

Some were charged, some weren't

(Newser) - Ranker lists 28 celebrities who've been in bad car crashes—and in eight of those cases, someone other than the star was killed:
  1. Caitlyn Jenner: Jenner, who was Bruce Jenner at the time, was involved in a California crash in which another driver died. Jenner wasn't charged
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Joan Rivers Gets Her Star-Studded Sendoff

Howard Stern pays tribute to 'crazy aunt at Bar Mitzvah'

(Newser) - No word on whether Meryl Streep is crying in five different accents , but Joan Rivers' funeral is under way at Temple Emanu-El in New York, and the private event is basically one rather large name-drop. Luminaries including Howard Stern, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Kelly Osbourne,... More »

5 Celeb Couples Who Used Surrogate Moms

Including one couple who had twins

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrity babies come into the world via a surrogate mom—and Radar rounds up 10 such cases. A sampling:
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick used a surrogate mother to give birth to their twins , and during the pregnancy, Parker feared for the surrogate mom's safety thanks to
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Michael J. Fox: Matthew Broderick Almost Drove Me Out of Hollywood

He was always losing roles to Broderick, Fox recalls

(Newser) - Michael J. Fox was almost driven out of Hollywood and back to Canada, and it was partially thanks to Matthew Broderick, Fox revealed recently at the Casting Society of America's Artios Awards ceremony. "In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in LA. I owed money, and... More »

8 Celeb Couples You Forgot All About

Or maybe didn't even know about in the first place

(Newser) - Ahh, the 1980s. Big hair, New Wave, lots of neon, and these 16 celebrity couples you probably forgot all about, as rounded up by MSN . A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey and Roger Ebert went out twice in the 1980s, and it was Ebert who encouraged Winfrey to syndicate her talk show.
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5 Celebs Who Killed People

Including Matthew Broderick

(Newser) - No, we're not making this up: These 10 actors rounded up by Death and Taxes really have killed people. A sampling:
  • Matthew Broderick was driving in Ireland in 1987 with then-girlfriend Jennifer Grey when he crashed head-on into a Volvo. A mother and daughter in the car were killed.
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23 Celebs Who Turned Down Huge TV Roles

Katie Holmes as Buffy?

(Newser) - Can you picture Matthew Broderick or John Cusack playing the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad? No? Neither can the Huffington Post , but execs did offer the role to each of them ( they both turned it down ) before ultimately giving the part to Bryan Cranston. Here are... More »

Aretha Spends $2K Per Minute to Be Near Obama

Leaves Sarah Jessica Parker-hosted fundraiser after 20 minutes

(Newser) - Aretha Franklin paid the $40,000 ticket price to attend Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama fundraiser last night, but left after just 20 minutes. That means she spent $2,000 per minute to be there, TMZ helpfully calculates. Apparently it was worth it, because she described the food ("chicken... More »

Giuliana Rancic Pregnant Via Surrogate

And 5 more celebrity couples who used a surrogate mom

(Newser) - Following her successful treatment for breast cancer, more good news for E! personality Giuliana Rancic: She's expecting a baby with husband Bill. "We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," she tells E! . The couple struggled to conceive and is using a gestational surrogate, who... More »

Broderick: I Worried About Ferris Bueller Ad

'I hope this is good idea,' actor kept telling himself while filming.

(Newser) - How very un-Ferris Bueller. Matthew Broderick was worried about making his much-praised Super Bowl ad for Honda, and found himself constantly worrying during filming: "I hope this is a good idea." Broderick didn't jump at the chance to do the ad. "It took a little thinking... More »

The Awesome Ferris Bueller Ad Is Here

Matthew Broderick stars in 'Matthew's Day Off' for Honda

(Newser) - The full-length Ferris Bueller-inspired Super Bowl ad is here, and AdWeek dubs it "awesome." Matthew Broderick stars in "Matthew's Day Off," a Honda ad in which he calls in sick to a film shoot in order to do all sorts of fun stuff in his... More »

12 Famous People Who Killed Someone

Some of these deaths were accidental; some decidedly not

(Newser) - Even celebrities have skeletons in their closets, like the dozen rounded up by BuzzFeed who have all killed someone:
  • William S. Burroughs: The writer, who initially claimed to have been playing “William Tell” while drunk, shot his common-law wife. His original story was that he was trying to shoot
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Wonderful World? No, Terrible

Broderick mopes about in sentimental, cliched dramedy

(Newser) - Critics are not sold on Wonderful World, a creaky indie starring Matthew Broderick as a misanthropic children’s folksinger. Here’s what the critics are saying:
  • World is “a checklist-indie that offers up clichés with gusto,” even flirting with Magical Negro stereotypes, writes Nick Schager of Slant
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Greatest John Hughes Movie Moments

(Newser) - John Hughes was the undisputed king of '80s teen comedy writes Time in a look at the late producer/director's most classic moments.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  "Bueller...Bueller...Bueller?": Matthew Broderick's direct address to the audience on how to fake a sick day, followed by an empty desk
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Ringwald, Broderick Pay Tribute to Hughes

(Newser) - Actors John Hughes made famous in the '80s are paying tribute to the late director, People reports. "I was stunned and incredibly sad to hear about the death," says Molly Ringwald, a Brat Packer who rose to fame with Hughes by starring in Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast ... More »

Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Top VMA Noms

Britney secures her comeback with seven nods

(Newser) - Beyoncé and Lady Gaga lead the pack with nine MTV Video Music Award nominations each, People reports. E! adds another notable: Britney Spears, with seven. The awards are set for Sept. 13. Elsewhere:
  • One of the two police chiefs charged with breaking into the home of Matthew Broderick and Sarah
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Cops Seeking Tab Dirt in Parker Birth Busted

(Newser) - A pair of Ohio police chiefs have been arrested for allegedly breaking into the home of Sarah Jessica Parker's surrogate mother to hunt for tabloid fodder they could sell for profit, AP reports. The woman gave birth to Parker and Matthew Broderick's twin girls last month. Local officials confirmed that... More »

SJP Introduces Twins to World

First family photo released

(Newser) - Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick introduced their week-old twin girls to the world yesterday via the first official photo, Us reports. Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick were born June 22 to a surrogate mom in Ohio, and joined the couple’s 6-year-old son James Wilkie. Parker is... More »

Broderick 'Very Happy' to Meet Twins

Happy couple looking forward to having newborns home

(Newser) - Matthew Broderick is “very happy” about the birth of his twins, he tells People. The new dad met them in Ohio, where they were born to a surrogate mother Monday night, before returning to New York for his Broadway play last night. The girls’ nursery is ready, and their... More »

Parker, Broderick Name Their Twins ...

(Newser) - Nothing too exotic for these guys. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's new baby girls are named Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick. Hodge and Elwell are names from Parker's side of the family, says a family rep. The couple hired a surrogate mother, who gave birth to... More »

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