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Celebs Gripe About Heat on Red Carpet

One actress even wiped out in temps that hovered near 100

(Newser) - Everyone likes to bitch about the weather—even celebrities dressed to the nines for the Emmys. Temperatures hovered near the triple digits today in downtown Los Angeles, where the stars sweated their way down the red carpet at Microsoft Theater. Actress Olivia Culpo (aka Nick Jonas' ex) even wiped out... More »

Show's Over for American Idol

The coming 15th season will be its last

(Newser) - Fox is lowering the curtain on American Idol, ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. The network announced today that the reality competition will go off the air after its 15th and final season... More »

This May Be the Strangest Sony Leak So Far

It's a reply-all email chain featuring Natalie Portman getting annoyed

(Newser) - The latest bizarre email chain to be released thanks to the Sony hack involves Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Seacrest, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, a whole bunch of other semi-famous people, and the Gaza Strip. Writing at Gawker , Sam Biddle calls it a "reply-all chain from hell" centered... More »

7 Stars Attacked on the Red Carpet

More than half of them by prankster Vitalii Sediuk

(Newser) - Last month, Kim Kardashian was attacked on the red carpet at Paris Fashion Week—notorious prankster Vitalii Sediuk grabbed her legs as she exited her vehicle, pulling her to the ground, the Independent reports. "I hope Kim is OK and won't be mad at me," the former... More »

10 Most Charitable Celebrities

DoSomething.org rounds up 2013's biggest do-gooders

(Newser) - For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by DoSomething.org . Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click... More »

AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought... More »

2 Cops Hurt in Michelle Obama Motorcade Crash

But Michelle is OK, does 'Today' interview

(Newser) - Two motorcycle officers riding in Michelle Obama's motorcade escort were injured in a crash yesterday in Ohio, WBNS-10TV reports. Obama, who had just spoken at a university, was not injured, and details of the crash weren't known. The first lady then went on to Today , where she sat... More »

Minaj: Idol Drama Is Producers' Fault

But everything was calm between Nicki, Mariah Carey yesterday

(Newser) - Nicki Minaj is convinced that American Idol producers are behind her feud with Mariah Carey, attempting to goad Minaj into angry outbursts like the one caught on tape Tuesday because it makes for good television. Though that sounds like a very believable premise to us, TMZ 's sources insist... More »

11 Stars Who Used to Be Awkward

At least, they say they did

(Newser) - As kids, even celebrities suffered from insecurities—well, except probably Megan Fox . The Frisky tracks down 11 stars who claim to have been ugly in their youth:
  • Salma Hayek: "You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into
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Sacha Baron Cohen Spills 'Ashes' on Ryan Seacrest

And not just any ashes ... Kim Jong Il's

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen-as-Dictator was dis-invited to the Oscars then invited again . And, as expected, he did something a little outrageous: spilled "ashes." Belonging to "Kim Jong-Il." Onto E! host Ryan Seacrest's tuxedo. Flanked by two flower girls, Baron Cohen jokingly claimed to be carrying the... More »

Yes, Dick Clark Is On Tonight

It's the 40th anniversary of his New Year's Eve show

(Newser) - Dick Clark will be in his usual New Year's Eve spot tonight, in front of the cameras for his New Year's Rockin' Eve show on ABC, notes the Huffington Post . As has been the case since 2005, Ryan Seacrest will co-host and handle most of the duties for... More »

Idol Producer: J.Lo Coming Back

Oh, and so are Randy and Steven Tyler

(Newser) - Though we haven't heard the words from J.Lo herself, an executive producer of American Idol says celebrity judge Jennifer Lopez will return for another season. Nigel Lythgoe made the announcement on the On-Air with Ryan Seacrest program yesterday morning. He acknowledged it wasn't official, but he added... More »

Larry King Signs Off for Last Time

Star-studded finale ends emotionally

(Newser) - Larry King signed off for the last time last night, getting emotional as he reflected on his show's 25-year run. “It’s not very often in my life I’ve been without words,” he said. Two presidents, Barbara Walters, Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, and Ryan Seacrest all appeared... More »

Celebs Stop Tweeting for AIDS; No One Cares

Billionaire has to donate last half of money needed to get them back online

(Newser) - Celebrities had a plan: Stay off Twitter until they raised $1 million for HIV/AIDS relief, in a campaign known as "Digital Death." Just one problem: They expected to raise the cash in a snap ... and they didn't. After six days of silence, just $450,000 had come in:... More »

TV's Top Earners

Hugh Laurie, Oprah, Ryan Seacrest, Charlie Sheen lead way

(Newser) - TV stars still make good money, but they make a bit less of it now than in recent years—studios have lowered the starting salary for a series star from a consistent $150,000 to $200,000 to between $75,000 and $125,000. Established stars, however, rake in much... More »

Britney Will Guest-Star on Glee

Episode will showcase pop star's songs

(Newser) - An upcoming episode of Glee devoted to the musical stylings of Britney Spears will have a very, very special guest star, Us reports : Britney Spears. "Britney, I think 100 percent, is going to be on the episode," show creator Ryan Murphy said today on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.... More »

The Race to Replace Larry King

Here are the top candidates to fill the legend's time slot

(Newser) - Now that Larry King is officially hanging up his suspenders this fall, it's time to start the wild speculation about who CNN might snag to replace him! The Huffington Post breaks down the candidates. More »

Who Will Replace Larry King?

It's clear the legend can't hack it anymore

(Newser) - If you needed proof that it’s time for Larry King to retire—beyond the plummeting ratings —you got it during his painful interview with Lady Gaga. The interaction was a total dud, despite Gaga’s obvious willingness to have fun. “If he can no longer hit a... More »

Music Stars Join Together in BP Boycott

Lady Gaga, Korn, others won't use BP fuel

(Newser) - A coalition of artists including Lady Gaga, the Backstreet Boys and Creed won't be filling the tanks of their tour buses at BP stations this summer. Korn's Jonathan Davis is leading the drive to get as many musicians as possible on board for a boycott of all BP fuels. News... More »

10 Celebs Who Used to Be Ugly

Well, 'ugly' is a relative term

(Newser) - Bradley Cooper is the most recent celebrity to cause the world to say, “Pshaw!” with a claim of childhood ugliness. The heartthrob says, thanks to his bowl cut, he was constantly mistaken for a girl. The Frisky lists nine others with similarly sad stories:
  • Beyoncé: The singer claims
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