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'Wake Up!' We Need Spike Lee's Chi-Raq

It doesn't always work, but it's a 'wake-up alarm,' say critics

(Newser) - Taking a page from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata and modern-day Chicago, Spike Lee's Chi-Raq centers on a women's movement to withdraw from sex in an attempt to curb gun violence on the South Side. It has particular meaning as homicides in the city rack up . Here's... More »

RadioShack's New Executive: Nick Cannon

He's named chief creative officer

(Newser) - Amazingly, RadioShack not only still exists , it has made a big hire: Nick Cannon was on Wednesday named chief creative officer. (As Sam Machkovech at Ars Technica notes, "Actor/rapper Nick Cannon is also Radio Shack's new Chief Shirtless Officer, from the look of that Twitter profile photo ."... More »

Amazon Has Its First Original Movie

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq stars Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson

(Newser) - Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie . The film, with the working title Chi-Raq, stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, DB Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Chi-Raq, which focuses... More »

Mariah, Nick Divorce: Blabbing Will Be Costly

They've got an unusual confidentiality clause

(Newser) - They've been living separately for a while, and now Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are making the split official, reports People . Cannon filed divorce papers last month, and TMZ reports that the couple has worked out a deal to split their property. (They've also got 3-year-old twins.)... More »

Nick Cannon Confirms Split From Mariah Carey, Kind Of

Couple is living apart, he tells the 'Insider'

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Nick Cannon told The Insider With Yahoo yesterday that he and wife Mariah Carey "have been living in separate houses for a few months. ... There is trouble in paradise." He didn't give many more details, other than to deny rumors that he cheated.... More »

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp Call It Quits

End could also be in sight for Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

(Newser) - Is there something in the water? Hollywood has been hit with a rash of break-ups:
  • After more than three years together, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are over, People reports. "It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause," says one source; Ryan, 52, lives in New
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Nick Cannon Dons 'Whiteface'

He's promoting upcoming album, 'White People Party Music'

(Newser) - Nick Cannon chose an ... interesting tactic to promote his new album: He donned whiteface. He introduced the new alter-ego on Instagram thusly: "Connor Smallnuts the name bro. Somebody should sign this guy. He's good." Fittingly, the soon-to-be-released album he's promoting is titled White People Party Music.... More »

16 Secret Celeb Weddings

Not every star needs all the fanfare

(Newser) - The latest celebrity couple to get married in secret? Leighton Meester and Adam Brody (aka Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl and Seth Cohen from The OC). PopSugar rounds up quite a few more stars whose weddings surprised us. A sampling:
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: They quietly got hitched at
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10 Severe Cases of Celeb TMI

Some things we just did not need to know

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrities just don't know when to stop talking. The Huffington Post rounds up more than 300 examples of extreme celebrity TMI. A small sampling:
  • Cameron Diaz: Told Dr. Oz her tips for ... how to poop. (She drinks a liter of water every morning, for one thing.) They
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5 Celeb Engagement Rings That Cost $1M or More

Seems like a reasonable way to spend your money...

(Newser) - If you just got engaged, you may not want to read this—because these 10 celebrities rounded up by Wetpaint almost certainly have (or had) nicer engagement rings than you do. A sampling:
  • Beyonce: Her engagement ring from Jay Z? An 18-carat flawless diamond worth more than $5 million.
  • Paris
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8 'Push Presents' Given to New Celeb Moms

Yes, 'push presents' are now a thing

(Newser) - The latest obnoxiously-named Hollywood trend: "push presents." These are the (typically very expensive) gifts given by proud men to their mates, who have just given birth. People lists eight of the extravagant gifts; click through the gallery for a sampling or check out People for the complete list. More »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

9 Celebs Dating Much Younger Men

In some cases, decades separate them

(Newser) - It's not just famous men who can have much younger lovers: The Frisky rounds up nine celebrity ladies in relationships with younger men:
  • When Sharon Stone was starring in Basic Instinct, her 30-years-younger guy Martin Mica was just ... six.
  • Madonna certainly seems to enjoy dating younger men. Her latest,
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Stars Who Rushed to the Altar ... and Stayed Together

Sometimes quickie engagements, marriages work out

(Newser) - In Hollywood, sometimes you get engaged after just six months and end up splitting after 72 days of marriage . But, shockingly, there are other examples of hasty celebrity weddings that appear to have worked out. From the Huffington Post :
  • Carey Mulligan started dating Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford in
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12 Epic Celeb Engagements

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert have company

(Newser) - Did Linda Perry stage the most romantic celebrity proposal of all time when she got engaged to Sara Gilbert ? Maybe, but People rounds up 11 more celebrity proposals that are also in the running:
  • Nick Cannon proposed to Mariah Carey on a rooftop looking out on the Empire State
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25 Celebrity Health Scares

The stars open up about their problems

(Newser) - Some celebrities keep quiet about their health woes, but these 25 rounded up by the Huffington Post have been quite open about their medical issues:
  • Carnie Wilson: Just revealed she has Bell's palsy, which causes droopiness in the facial muscles.
  • Nick Cannon: He experienced mild kidney failure last year
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9 Ridiculous Celeb Baby Gifts

These kids aren't getting Barbies and Legos...

(Newser) - Ahh, the perks of being a celebrity baby: Instead of onesies and extra diapers, you get showered with gifts like pricey artwork and $1,000 strollers. The Huffington Post rounds up nine especially extravagant presents for stars' little ones:
  • Gwyneth Paltrow bought the aforementioned Bugaboo stroller—which costs $1,029,
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10 Crazy Expensive Celeb Gift Ideas

Not sure what to buy? Go with a trip to space

(Newser) - Now that the holiday shopping season has officially begun, you're probably wondering what to get that friend who has everything. Maybe you can score some ideas from this list of the craziest, most expensive gifts of the stars, courtesy of E! :
  • Last year for Christmas, Nick Cannon got wife
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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 »

10 Romantic Celebrity Marriage Proposals

Matthew McConaughey made Camila Alves sift through 8 boxes

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey recently revealed to Jay Leno just how he proposed to now-wife Camila Alves , and it's as heart-stoppingly romantic as you'd imagine from someone so frequently shirtless. It involved eight boxes before Alves finally unwrapped her ring on Christmas day, and her first word was, somehow, not... More »

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