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5 Celebs Who Used to Be Strippers

The list even allegedly includes ... Brad Pitt

(Newser) - It's not much of a secret around Hollywood that long before Channing Tatum was People's Sexiest Man Alive , he was a stripper. But he's far from the only celebrity with stripping in his past. Fox News rounds up 10 more. Check out a sampling in the gallery,... More »

Young Adult Painfully Funny

Charlize Theron stars in Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody film

(Newser) - Young Adult, from the writer/director team behind Juno, stars Charlize Theron as a selfish thirtysomething returning to her hometown with the belief that she can win over her high school boyfriend—who's now married with a kid. Critics love it, though it can be hard to take:
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No Country Wins Best Picture

Coen brothers flick is top Oscar winner with 4 prizes

(Newser) - Hollywood crowned the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men with four Oscars tonight, including best picture, best direction, and best adapted screenplay, the Los Angeles Times reports. Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role as the film's ice-cold assassin. Daniel Day-Lewis scored best actor prize for There ... More »

Juno Scores at Spirit Awards

Film picks up 3 awards, along with The Savages , I'm Not There

(Newser) - Little-indy-that-could Juno won big at today’s Independent Spirit Awards, netting best actress for its star Ellen Page, best first script for writer Diablo Cody, and best feature film, the Los Angeles Times reports. The awards show, which honors only films made for less than $20 million, has drawn casually... More »

Clooney Sees No Country Sweep

The actor shares his Oscar picks ahead of tomorrow's ceremony; tells Time he's never wrong

(Newser) - If you’re betting on Oscar results this weekend, Time has an odd piece of advice: Listen to George Clooney. The actor says he's never been wrong about winners, the magazine reports, and he shares this year’s picks: The Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men will sweep, netting... More »

Oscar Smiles on Women Writers

A record four are up for screenwriting awards

(Newser) - When the Oscars for screenplays are awarded tomorrow, chances are pretty good that women's names will be on the envelopes. Three are up for best screenplay and one for adapted screenplay, an Oscar record. Women still make up only 19% of film writers, the AP reports, but the tide may... More »

Juno Barbs Prompt Protests

Adoptive parents hurt by 'iPod scene'

(Newser) - Angry viewers are lobbying to axe "hurtful" lines from the trailer of quirky adoption flick Juno before showing it at the Oscars, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The offending scene—televised at the Golden Globes—has the title character quipping the Chinese "give away babies like free iPods.... More »

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