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11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to
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7 Lip Syncing Scandals

Some stars didn't even try to hide the fact they were mouthing along

(Newser) - Ever since Milli Vanilli made lip syncing infamous back in 1990—they were stripped of their Grammy when it was revealed that other singers actually recorded their hit song—many a singer has been accused of mouthing along to his or her own song, at least while performing. Radar rounds... More »

10 of Hollywood's Shortest Celebs

The tallest among them: Tom Cruise

(Newser) - No one ever said you have to be tall to be famous—as these 20 stars rounded up by Radar definitely prove. The best part: Famously short Tom Cruise is actually the tallest person on the list. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list... More »

The Latest in Strange Baby Names of the Stars

There were quite a few before North West...

(Newser) - Did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take the prize for Weirdest Baby Name of All Time when they named their daughter North West? You be the judge: ETOnline rounds up the latest in strange celebrity monikers:
  • Poppy, daughter of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. (Moyer's has a daughter from
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11 Artists Accused of Stealing Music

Madonna should maybe lay off the Gaga accusations...

(Newser) - Even such a legendary band as the Beatles once found itself in a copyright infringement mess, when the band was accused of pilfering the beat and lyrics for "Come Together" from a Chuck Berry song. Huffington Post rounds up 11 musicians who have been accused of stealing parts of... More »

Shakira Rejects Ex-Boyfriend's $100M Lawsuit

Antonio de la Rua wants money for 'managing' her career

(Newser) - Shakira and her truth-telling hips have finally responded to a $100 million lawsuit filed by an ex-boyfriend last year, reports the Huffington Post . Antonio de la Rua, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, claims the pop superstar owes him for managing her career during their 11-year... More »

Shakira Welcomes Son, Names Him...

Her new baby with Gerard Piqué is named Milan

(Newser) - Singer Shakira is a new mom, People reports. She gave birth to Milan Piqué Mebarak, her son with beau Gerard Piqué, last night in Spain. "The name Milan means dear, loving, and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," the couple wrote... More »

25 Celebrity Babies We'll Welcome This Year

We bet you can hardly contain yourself

(Newser) - Can't stop thinking about Baby Kimye ? What will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name their little one? Will it be a boy or a girl? And more importantly, will it have its own reality show? Well, that's far from the only celebrity baby to look forward to... More »

Mariah: No Idol Feud ... Yet

These things take time, Carey says of problems with Nicki Minaj

(Newser) - Anyone hoping for catfights on the upcoming season of American Idol will be sorely disappointed: Mariah Carey says the rumors of a feud between her and fellow diva-judge Nicki Minaj are false, at least for now. "How are we gonna feud in two days? I think a feud takes... More »

Rihanna Dissed by... 60-Something Rocker?

Gene Simmons slams Ri, while Katy Perry disses Beyonce

(Newser) - Apparently Gene Simmons hasn't heard that people who live in glass houses—and make sex tapes with their socks on—shouldn't throw stones: While announcing an upcoming tour his band is co-headlining with Motley Crue, the KISS frontman noted that the rockers would be keeping it real. "... More »

Obama's Newest Education Adviser: Shakira

Colombian singer joins education advisory board

(Newser) - The newest member of the Obama administration is ... Shakira. Yes, the hip-shaking singer will be appointed to a position on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics because of her education reform activism, the Huffington Post reports. Shakira started a foundation in 1995 to fund schools in... More »

'Hide Your Wife' Video Year's Most Popular on YouTube

61M fans watch Antoine Dodson go ballistic

(Newser) - A young Alabama man's over-the-top, unintentionally funny anger at his sister's near sex-assault in their home is the most popular YouTube video of the year, with a whopping 61 million views. "Hide your kids, hide your wife cuz they rapin' everybody out here," snaps Antoine Dobson. YouTube tallied... More »

World Cup Starts With a Bang

Mexico, South Africa open tournament with 1-1 tie

(Newser) - Soccer's big moment has arrived: The World Cup opened today in South Africa with much pomp: a star-studded opening ceremony, followed by a 1-1 tie in the opening match between the host country and Mexico. AP has details on the game here . The US plays its first game 2:30pm... More »

Shakira Imitator Can't Sue Bar

Shake it and break it? You're on your own, court rules

(Newser) - A woman who says she shredded knee ligaments when she fell during a “Shake it Like Shakira” contest can't sue the New York bar that staged the competition. Calico Jack’s Cantina is off the hook after Megan Zacher's lawyer failed to convince a judge the bar “knew... More »

Shakira Goes 'She-Wolf' in Funky New Video

(Newser) - Shakira’s new song “She Wolf” is “either the most insanely brilliant (or brilliantly insane) song you'll hear in 2009,” James Montgomery writes for MTV.com. It sounds like 1970s Italian disco and features the word “lycanthropy,” but the song’s true strangeness can’t... More »

Shakira Shakes Cash Loose for Charity

Pair of star-studded shows take on Latin American poverty

(Newser) - Shakira, Ricky Martin, and dozens of other Spanish-speaking pop stars performed at simultaneous fundraising concerts in Mexico City and Buenos Aires yesterday, reports the LA Times. “It is doable, we can really eradicate poverty,” said the Colombian singer, whose shows benefited Alas, a charity that helps Latin America's... More »

Music's 10 Top-Grossing Divas

Madonna, Barbra, and Celine top list of richest female artists

(Newser) - The Material Girl earned her epithet this year, raking in $72 million on her "Confessions" tour. Madonna nabbed the top spot on Forbes' new list of top-grossing female artists from mid 2006 to mid 2007, reports the Daily Telegraph:
  1. Madonna, $72 million
  2. Barbra Streisand, $60 million
  3. Celine Dion, $45
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