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5 Celeb Couples Who Married in Vegas

And, not all that shockingly, divorced soon after

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas ... often results in a divorce not too much later, at least in the case of these nine celebrity couples rounded up by Radar :
  • Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra: They wed in Sin City in 1966 when Farrow was 21 and Sinatra was 50. They divorced two
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Tourist Gives 'Homeless' Richard Gere Some Pizza

He stays in character, thanks her

(Newser) - Proof Richard Gere is good at his job: While playing a homeless man for his upcoming movie Time Out of Mind on Tuesday, a French tourist spotted him sifting through a New York City trash can and thought he was actually homeless—so she gave him leftover pizza from the... More »

7 Celeb Couples Who Got Hitched in Vegas

And some of them are actually still married

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless of course it involves a marriage certificate. And for the 14 celebrity couples rounded up by PopSugar , it did. Seven standouts:
  • Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wed in Vegas in 2000 after dating for mere weeks. They divorced in 2002.
  • Kelly
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Richard Gere's New Galpal: Padma Lakshmi

Sources say the relationship is very recent

(Newser) - Today in "Couples You Didn't See Coming": Richard Gere is dating Padma Lakshmi. Sources tell Page Six , People , Us , and E! that the relationship is quite new, quite hush-hush, and quite casual. "They're just getting to know each other," says one, adding that Gere, 64,... More »

10 Celebs Who Won't Work Together

And, boo, list includes Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu

(Newser) - Everyone loves a good celebrity feud: And these 10, rounded up by TheRichest , are reportedly so bad that the actors involved refuse to work together. Five standout pairs:
  • Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte's 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble was spark-free, and perhaps that's because they worked together
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Richard Gere Ends 11-Year Marriage

He and Carey Lowell separate, will divorce: sources

(Newser) - Richard Gere is splitting with his wife of 11 years, sources tell Page Six . Gere, 64, and Carey Lowell, 52, are reportedly separated and planning to divorce; they haven't been photographed together since last year, and Page Six last fall reported that Gere had been spotted flirting with another... More »

20 Celebs in Hot Water With Entire Countries

Even the Beatles were once banned from a country

(Newser) - Celebrities get VIP access to pretty much everywhere, right? Not necessarily: Wonderwall rounds up 20 celebrities who have been banned from (or at least gotten into a beef with) entire countries:
  • Richard Gere has been permanently banned from China because he's a little too close to the Dalai Lama,
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25 Celebs You Forgot Were Once Married

Remember the good old days of Madonna and Sean Penn?

(Newser) - Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson married in July 2006—on a party yacht, no less—but, shockingly, divorced that November. So you'd be forgiven for having forgotten they were ever married. PopSugar rounds up 24 more such couples:
  • Madonna and Sean Penn: Married 1985, divorced 1989.
  • Jennifer Lopez and
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10 Actors Who Trashed Their Own Projects

Angus T. Jones isn't the first

(Newser) - Shocked when Angus T. Jones called his own show , Two and a Half Men, "filth"? Well, don't be: It's not all that rare for someone in Hollywood to trash his or her own project. Celebuzz rounds up nine more who did the same:
  • Katherine Heigl: First
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Richard Gere Criticizes China for Abuse in Tibet

'Pretty Woman' star publicly blames Chinese government

(Newser) - Richard Gere is taking a swipe at China for what he calls its widespread abuse of Tibetans. Gere, a practicing Buddhist and a longtime supporter of the Dalai Lama and Tibet, is in Seoul to promote a Tibet-themed exhibition of photos taken by him and other photographers. It's impossible... More »

13 International Celebrity Tiffs

The big names who've gotten in hot water overseas

(Newser) - Robin Williams’ comment to David Letterman last week that “Australians are basically English rednecks” set off quite a chain reaction—the Australian prime minister is mad at Williams, and the Alabama governor is mad at the Australian PM for implying Alabamians are the real rednecks. The Daily Beast rounds... More »

Brooklyn's Finest a Clichéd Mess

Good acting, directing can't rescue ridiculous script

(Newser) - Brooklyn’s Finest, the latest from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, is “a billy-club sandwich: three cop dramas piled one on top of the other, separated by layers of dramatic cheese," writes Ty Burr of the Boston Globe . About an hour in, “you hit gristle.” Sound... More »

A Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss: Indian Court

Criminal charge against couple dismissed

(Newser) - A married couple accused of obscenity for allegedly kissing in public have been cleared by a judge in Delhi, reports the BBC, where public displays of affection are considered scandalous. The couple was arrested at a railroad station where they claim they were photographing themselves with a cellphone. A conviction... More »

Top 50-Something Studs

The WowOWow ladies list their picks

(Newser) - Older men can be sexier than callow youths, such as Leonardo and Brad—or so the ladies of WowOWow report, in their list of the top 50 sexiest men over 50. The elite:
  • Rocker Bruce Springsteen
  • Author James Patterson
  • TV host Charlie Rose
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Rodanthe Heavy on the Syrup

(Newser) - Tearjerker novel Nights in Rodanthe left some critics sobbing and others scowling. Now Unfaithful co-stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane are reunited for the movie version of the Nicholas Sparks romance, with a similar divide. The actors' "natural rapport" makes for a movie "one either utterly succumbs to... More »

Gere, Winger May Reunite on Broadway

Officer and a Gentleman co-stars' first reunion

(Newser) - Richard Gere is weighing an offer to play the Spencer Tracy role in a Broadway production of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?—opposite Debra Winger. The famously feuding co-stars of An Officer and a Gentleman haven't worked together since that 1982 smash hit. The production is stalled as producers search... More »

Booming Brazil Nabs A-List Ad Campaigns

From SJP to Richard Gere, American stars making pitches in Rio

(Newser) - If you want proof that the Brazilian economy is on fire, look no further than the TV ads. While Sarah Jessica Parker professes her love for a Sao Paulo mall, Richard Gere promotes hair care products in dubious Portuguese. What's made the influx of American stars possible, writes Bloomberg, is... More »

China Protests Singe Torch Sponsor Lenovo

Computer maker invested $100M; 'didn't anticipate' brouhaha

(Newser) - Lenovo execs were hoping for some major branding momentum from winning the Olympic torch design competition—not to mention from plunking down some $100 million as sponsors of the 2008 Beijing Games. What they got was anti-China vitriol that has accompanied the torch around the globe, and a marketing campaign... More »

India Lifts Gere Kiss Warrant

Charges from smooch that scandalized India dropped

(Newser) - An Indian court has lifted an arrest warrant for Richard Gere issued last year after he publicly kissed a Bollywood star on the cheek, AFP reports. Outraged Hindus held rallies and burned Gere in effigy after he planted a few kisses on Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness rally. "... More »

Why a Kiss On the Lips (or Even the Hand) Can Still Stir Controversy

(Newser) - Richad Gere and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are hardly soulmates, but both got into trouble last week for kissing (not each other) in public. The actor was hanged in effigy by an angry mob for kissing a female Bollywood star during a charity event in India; the Iranian president  reprimanded by religious... More »

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