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11 Stars With Secret Skills

Including Willie Nelson, who just got his black belt

(Newser) - When you think of Willie Nelson, "country singer" and " r ampant pot smoker " are the two descriptions that first come to mind. But now you can add "black belt" to that list. It seems Nelson, who turns 81 this week, has a not-very-well-known love of martial... More »

Price Is Right Snubs Barker

Anniversary special producers 'chose to ignore me,' says host

(Newser) - The Price Is Right 40th anniversary special aired yesterday, and considering that it included contestants from the past four decades, you'd probably assume it would also have included the show's host of 35 years. But, nope, though Bob Barker was shown in a few clips, he wasn't... More »

10 Celebrities and Their Sometimes Weird Hobbies

David Arquette really likes ... to knit?

(Newser) - How to unwind after a tough day of attending awards ceremonies and movie premieres? Well, if you're Tom Cruise, by fencing. That's the sport Tom enjoys along with Will Smith and David Beckham, the Huffington Post notes in its list of 10 celebrity leisure activities:
  • David Arquette: The
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How Drew Carey Lost 80 Pounds

Comedian credits 'no bread,' 'lots of cardio'

(Newser) - Have you seen a picture of Drew Carey lately? You might not recognize him—the once-portly comedian has dropped a striking 80 pounds from his 5-foot-10 frame and now wears size 33-34 pants. How did he do it? Most important was motivation: "It sucks being fat, you know,"... More »

14 Celebs' Weird Hidden Talents

Bob Barker does karate...for real

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon isn’t just an actress: She’s also a ping-pong enthusiast, with her own ping-pong club and upcoming ping-pong reality show to prove it. And she’s not the only celeb with a startling hidden passion (who can forget Mike Tyson’s pigeons ?). The Daily Beast lists... More »

Celebs Split on Killer-Whale Killing

Khloe Kardashian has whale-phobia; Dane Cook thinks flu is scarier

(Newser) - Celebs are split on which is more outrageous: that the whale that killed a SeaWorld trainer this week is still alive, or that the whale was a captured and trained to perform in the first place. Reactions from Hollywood, as rounded up by E! :
  • Nick Cannon: “People need to
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Whaler, Activist Ship Collide Off Antarctica

Second clash this year in Japanese whaling standoff

(Newser) - The anti-whaling ship the Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon boat collided in the icy waters off Antarctica today—the second major clash this year in the increasingly belligerent standoff over Japanese whaling. The activist group Sea Shepherd, which sends vessels to confront the fleet each year, said a small... More »

Betty White-Barker Feud Heats Up

Price is Right host won't attend game show awards if she's there

(Newser) - Bob Barker might not come on down to the Game Show Awards this weekend—at least, not if Betty White dares to show her face, BuzzerBlog reports. The feisty oldsters are feuding over an elephant Barker wants relocated from the Los Angeles Zoo, and since the Golden Girl got her... More »

Hudson Returns to Idol, Barker to Price Is Right

Plus, celeb feuds heat up and simmer down

(Newser) - Celebrities are returning to their roots today. Jennifer Hudson is taping a performance after tonight’s American Idol that will air on an upcoming episode, the AP reports, and Bob Barker is taping an appearance on The Price is Right to air April 16, according to Variety. Elsewhere:
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Los Angeles Zoo to Bob Barker: Price Is Wrong

Park turns down $1.5M offer to relocate controversial elephant

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Zoo responded forcefully—and negatively—late yesterday to a $1.5 million offer from celebrity Bob Barker to relocate the zoo’s last elephant to a sanctuary, the Times reports. “Billy’s home is at the Los Angeles Zoo, not a distant location that is both... More »

Top 10 Movie Cameos

These small parts left a big impression

(Newser) - Neil Patrick Harris just about stole Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle with a cameo, and he's not alone. Dose.ca runs down its top 10 movie cameos, including a stealth visit from Cate Blanchett in a hazmat suit.
  1. Bob Barker, Happy Gilmore
  2. Will Ferrell, Wedding Crashers
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Alaska Elephant Retires to SoCal

US Air Force enlisted to fly pachyderm Maggie south

(Newser) - Maggie, Alaska's only elephant, is leaving Anchorage for California, where the 25-year-old is expected to enjoy warmer climes and the company of fellow pachyderms. With no commercial plane large enough, the US Air Force will handle transportation. Zoo officials were initially loathe to give her up, but acquiesced after two... More »

Drew Carey's 'Price' Debut on the Money

Savvy comic lets the show do the talking, says Tom Shales

(Newser) - Comedian Drew Carey's first day as host of "The Price is Right" was a surprisingly normal episode of the classic CBS game show, writes Tom Shales for the Washington Post. Despite all the hype surrounding Carey stepping into Bob Barker's 35-year-old post, the comic's "subdued start" proves that... More »

Drew Carey, Come on Down!

Comedian lands Bob Barker's gig on 'The Price is Right'

(Newser) - It's official: Drew Carey will be the next host of "The Price Is Right." For weeks he was rumored to be a favored finalist to replace Bob Barker; while filming the David Letterman show yesterday he confirmed that the deal was finalized. It's reportedly a multi-year agreement for... More »

Neutering Bill Ruffles Feathers

Calif. legislation would require owners to 'fix' cats and dogs

(Newser) - Legislation that would require Californians to "fix" their cats and dogs has captured the state's attention, inspiring more more controversy than any other measure this year, including an assisted-suicide bill. TV legend Bob Barker backs the spay/neuter bill, but groups like the American Kennel Club don't want the state... More »

Rosie Wants to C'mon Down

Former 'View' co-chatter game to take Barker's 'Price is Right' spot

(Newser) - The Price is Right needs a new host and Rosie O'Donnell is interested. She's meeting with game show representatives this week and has given readers of her blog an insight into her stormy decision process, saying in one post she's be interested and in another that she might not be... More »

Barker Tapes His Final 'Price Is Right'

Legendary host says goodbye after 35 years of 'come on down'

(Newser) - Bob Barker taped his final episode of "The Price is Right" yesterday after 35 years hosting the long-running game show. He treated it as just another day, signing off with his usual admonition to spay and neuter pets, but after the cameras stopped rolling, the 83-year-old legend thanked the... More »

Dogs Go Nuts for Fake Family Jewels

For neutered males, peer pressure can be a pain in the ... you know

(Newser) - Bob Barker, meet Gregg Miller. The outgoing "Price Is Right" host's signature sign-off is a plea to spay and neuter your pets. Miller sells prosthetic dog testicles. Kismet! Says one pet owner who ponied up for the phony cojones, "Mostly it was to make sure Dallas still felt... More »

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