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13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls

(Newser) - Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:
  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear
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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 »

25 Strange Phobias of the Stars

House plants and butterflies and mirrors, oh my!

(Newser) - Everyone understands arachnophobia. But what about swinophobia—the fear of pigs? It's just one of the 25 strange celebrity fears rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Katie Holmes: Scared of raccoons.
  • Tyra Banks: Afraid of dolphins.
  • Orlando Bloom: Yep, he's the swinophobe.
  • Woody Allen: One of his many
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Weirdest Part of Met Gala: Tom Brady's Hair

And other fashion travesties...

(Newser) - TMZ has a theory on the ridiculous hairstyle Tom Brady was sporting last night at the Met Costume Institute Gala: It must have been Gisele Bundchen's idea. Or perhaps what People describes as "a freshly slicked semi faux hawk that slanted to the right" is just the... More »

Teen Wears Christina Ricci's $25K Oscars Dress to Prom

Kayla Staskiewicz won a contest to wear the Versace couture gown

(Newser) - Lots of teenage girls go all out for their prom, but few get to wear a $25,000 Versace Couture dress designed for actress Christina Ricci. Ricci wore the sparkling, pale gray, floor-length dress to this year's Oscars ... and Kayla Staskiewicz also wore it to her May 13 Michigan... More »

Plodding After.Life Is DOA

Even naked Christina Ricci can't save ambiguous horror flick

(Newser) - Critics are absolutely burying After.Life, a dull horror flick about a woman who may be dead. And no, the stupid dot in the title is never explained. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • What seems like it ought to be a vaguely silly movie “takes itself so seriously
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Ricci Engaged to Co-star

Actress, comedian met on set

(Newser) - Christina Ricci is engaged to co-star Owen Benjamin, People reports. She met the comedian on the set of their film All’s Faire in Love last year, and they’ve been dating publicly since October. The former child star has had her eye on settling down: In 2007 she told... More »

It's Friday the 13th: What Do Celebs Fear?

Some fears normal; others just weird

(Newser) - Friday the 13th is a good time to delve into the scary world of celebrity fears—and they run the gamut from the average (Johnny Depp is afraid of clowns) to the bizarre (Roseanne fears letting anyone touch her toes). More from the list, compiled by New York Post columnist... More »

Speed Racer Is a Slog

Sparkling presentation doesn't make up for failed storyline

(Newser) - The Wachowski brothers’ Speed Racer is a flashy ride that would be great for kids—if it weren’t “like C-SPAN set in an arcade,” writes Carina Chocano in the Los Angeles Times. Endless, aimless dialog, she says, dominates the “juvenile and hermetic” pastiche about a Grand... More »

Penelope: Charmingly Imperfect

(Newser) - Penelope, a romantic fantasy that casts Christina Ricci as a socialite "princess" cursed with a pig's nose, draws mixed reviews. "First-time director Mark Palansky is trying for a deft, hip, modern fairy-tale feel, but the odd material, sprawling story, and complicated tonal balancing act get away from him,... More »

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