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11 Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Folks

Brie Larson says she used the experience for 'Room'

(Newser) - Fame doesn't necessarily guarantee ideal familial relations. Ranker rounds up celebrities who are estranged from their parents. A sampling:
  1. Brie Larson: The Room star says her own childhood inspired her performance. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she ceased contact with her dad when she was 16.
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11 Stars Whose Kids Are Adopted

It's a difficult process for celebrities too, they say

(Newser) - In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, the Stir rounds up 21 celebrities who've adopted kids:
  • Kristin Davis: The Sex and the City star adopted not just on the show, but in real life. She adopted Gemma Rose domestically in 2011, calling it a "wish come true."
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7 Celebs Who Changed Their Names

Demetria Guynes? Who's that?

(Newser) - Sometimes you're born with a name that seems destined for bright lights ... and sometimes you're just not. ETOnline rounds up celebrities who changed their birth names:
  • Joaquin Phoenix: Born Joaquin Rafael Bottom, his parents changed the family's last name after leaving the "Children of God" religion
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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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Meg Ryan to Narrate How I Met Your Dad

She'll have the same role Bob Saget did in 'Mother'

(Newser) - Looks like Meg Ryan's TV-based comeback is in full swing: She's set to narrate How I Met Your Dad, the Greta Gerwig-starring How I Met Your Mother spin-off that could be coming to CBS (if the network orders the pilot to series). Ryan would essentially have the same... More »

5 VIP Celebs Who Got Their Breaks on Soap Operas

Julianne Moore even won a Daytime Emmy

(Newser) - Don't look down on soap operas: Some of today's biggest stars got started there. ETOnline rounds up 10 such actors. A sampling:
  • Julianne Moore: Played a dual role, half-sisters Sabrina and Frannie Hughes, on As the World Turns from 1985 to 1988—and even won a Daytime Emmy.
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8 Stars Who Were Homecoming Queens

And then their lives got even better

(Newser) - Some celebrities were awkward growing up ... others, well, they got voted homecoming queen. Perez Hilton rounds up 17 of the latter. A sampling:
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Was homecoming queen and prom queen at her New York high school.
  • Halle Berry: Was the first black homecoming queen at her Cleveland high
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Meg Ryan Gets Her Own Sitcom

She'll star in NBC comedy

(Newser) - For the first time in three decades, Meg Ryan will have her own TV show. She's the lead star (and an executive producer) of a new, not-yet-titled NBC sitcom, the Los Angeles Times reports. She'll play a single mom who goes back to work at a New York... More »

Hollywood's 22 Biggest Parent-Child Feuds

The latest: 50 Cent absolutely rips his own son, via text

(Newser) - An intense text message fight between 50 Cent and his 16-year-old son became public knowledge recently, and it is nasty stuff (see Radar for the full exchange). But the rapper is far from the first celebrity to have his family's dirty laundry aired in the tabloids. (Who can forget... More »

Meg Ryan Dating John Mellencamp

And it's been going on, quietly, for seven weeks

(Newser) - Two big names have the gossip world aflutter: Meg Ryan and the newly single John Mellencamp have been quietly dating for weeks, reports People . The two—she's 49, 10 years his junior—have been spotted hanging out on Martha's Vineyard and in New York's SoHo neighborhood. "I thought that... More »

Robbins, Ryan Together...a Lot

Affair rumors persist after Sarandon split

(Newser) - As the world—or at least the celeb-watchers of the world—continues to wonder what split up staple Hollywood couple Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, one name keeps popping up: Meg Ryan. Despite denying rumors of an affair, Robbins and Ryan continue to be spotted together—including twice last week—... More »

10 Women Who Cheated

Did anyone see it coming from Whoopi?

(Newser) - Jesse James and Tiger Woods are getting a lot of heat for sleeping around while married, but men aren’t the only ones who cheat. The Frisky rounds up 10 famous female cheaters:
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Admitted Wednesday on The View, while discussing James, that she “screwed around” while married
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8 Least Likely Celeb Homewreckers

Meg Ryan, Natalie Portman, Claire Danes? Say it ain't so!

(Newser) - Susan Sarandon's 23-year relationship with Tim Robbins may have been broken up by her affair with a much younger ping-pong player…or it may have been broken up by Meg Ryan. Yes, that Meg Ryan: "America's sweetheart." But she's not the only unlikely celebrity homewrecker. The Frisky found... More »

Serious Moonlight a Dim Effort

Filming slain writer's script a fine sentiment, poorly executed

(Newser) - When Waitress writer-director Adrienne Shelly was murdered, in 2006, she left behind the script for Serious Moonlight. Critics speculate that she might have made it work, but that hasn't happened:
  • "A wife duct-tapes her husband to a chair and tells him that she will make him fall in love
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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 »

Quaid-Ryan Blame Game Escalates

(Newser) - Dennis Quaid is firing back at ex-wife Meg Ryan, who now says he cheated on her before she famously stepped out with Russell Crowe. "It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship," the... More »

Women Has Little to Like

Stale stereotypes abound in update of '30s satire

(Newser) - The modern update of 1930s socialite satire The Women is meeting scorn from critics. Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, and the rest of the big-name cast do their best, Peter Travers writes in Rolling Stone, but they struggle "with a script that resists being crowbarred into the 21st century." More »

Celebs Make 'Baby Fat' Chic

Madonna is the poster girl for newest youth-restoring procedures

(Newser) - Following the lead of Madonna and Demi Moore, women in their 50s and 60s are trading the tight pull of traditional facelifts for techniques that push out the face to resemble the baby fat plumpness of teenage definition, reports New York. The magazine dubs the sought-after look the “New... More »

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