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Baywatch Sinks Like the Rock

Pirates of the Caribbean sails away with top spot

(Newser) - It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the waters were choppier for the much-derided Dwayne Johnson comedy Baywatch. Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise commandeered... More »

Too Bad No One Could Save Baywatch

'Did it have to be this inane?'

(Newser) - Apparently Baywatch should have stayed off the big screen. Though audiences appear to mildly enjoy director Seth Gordon's big-screen revamp, giving it a 62% rating on Rotten Tomatoes , critics are drowning it in bad reviews for a 19% rating. Here's what they're saying:
  • "A Baywatch movie
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TV's Best Year Ever Was ...

Hands down, 1989: 11Points blog

(Newser) - It's a wonder Americans got anything done in 1989 because it was clearly the best year in TV history, observes Sam Greenspan at his 11Points blog . We met Homer, Kramer, and even Urkel. He runs down the list of notable premieres that year:
  1. The Simpsons: Simply put, the "
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'Drunk' Hasselhoff Rushed to Hospital

Scared teen daughter calls her mom

(Newser) - An apparently drunken David Hasselhoff was rushed to a California hospital by ambulance last night after his worried daughter called her mom, reports TMZ. Haley Hasselhoff, 17, was staying with her dad at his Encino home. Her mom, Pamela Bach, arranged for paramedics to collect the inebriated actor. The former... More »

Pam Heads Back to Baywatch

Plus, two celebs face divorce, and more

(Newser) - Not only is Baywatch coming to the big screen: Pamela Anderson may be coming with it. The actor and her red swimsuit are rumored to be making a cameo appearance in the “tongue in cheek” comedy, the New York Daily News reports. Elsewhere:
  • The wives of Eddie Furlong (of
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Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him

Plus, celebrities get engaged, movies get planned

(Newser) - Rupert Grint survived swine flu to play Harry Potter’s sidekick another day, but he didn’t think he would, reports AFP. “It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu,” he says. “I thought: ‘Am I going to die?’ But it... More »

Winehouse Rescues Tourist, Baywatch-Style

Recovering heroin addict is heroine on beach in Caribbean

(Newser) - Longtime heroin devotee Amy Winehouse became a heroine yesterday when she rescued a British woman, Baywatch-style, on a Caribbean beach, the Sun reports. During a sailing lesson, the 39-year-old tourist was thrown onto rocks near the sunbathing singer, who rushed to help the injured gal out of the water. Winehouse... More »

Inside Pam's Wacko World

Andrew Goldman writes of a weird road trip and interview

(Newser) - Is Pamela Anderson playing us all? Andrew Goldman can’t seem to make up his mind, as he reports on a wacky road trip with the silicone diva for Radar. Goldman does manage to tease a few salient facts out of the actress, who is producing a new “docu-series”... More »

Chavez Bans Simpsons, Brings in Baywatch Babes

Chavez takes unsuitable cartoon off air, tells kids to watch 'Baywatch' instead

(Newser) - Hugo Chavez has bumped pudgy Homer Simpson from Venezuela's airwaves, reports the Times of London, opting instead for the decidedly more fit and furry David Hasselhoff. The dysfunctional Simpsons were deemed "inappropriate" for kiddies watching the morning TV lineup, but were replaced with the entirely, er, wholesome "Baywatch... More »

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