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Harvard Grad: Find Me a Girlfriend, I'll Give You $10K

Ren Lu You, 29, has money to spend but no time for bad dates

(Newser) - Ren Lu You is searching for love—and willing to pay $10,000 to the Cupid who makes it happen. The Harvard business grad/Birmingham, Ala., resident says he's been on 30 dates in the last 10 months but none have set his heart aflutter, reports WGN . Now, the private... More »

Kristen Stewart Not Dating Her Female Assistant, Mom Says

A little gossip about 'Clouds of Sils Maria' star

(Newser) - Kristen Stewart is or isn't dating her female assistant despite a report that she definitely is dating her female assistant—got that? The Mirror quotes Stewart's mom, Hollywood script supervisor Jules Stewart, as saying that 25-year-old Kristen is dating her assistant, Alicia Cargile: "What’s not to... More »

Guy Jokes to Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'

President gets a little razzing while voting in Chicago

(Newser) - President Obama cast an early ballot in the midterm elections during a visit to Chicago yesterday, and a bystander couldn't resist hamming it up. "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," joked Mike Jones as Obama was voting. The president happened to be casting his ballot right... More »

Guy Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid His Girlfriend

Law enforcement source calls him 'a total moron'

(Newser) - Talk about sad: A man bound himself with duct tape and claimed he'd been kidnapped only to avoid facing his girlfriend, the New York Post reports. New York police say they found Rahmell Pettway, 36, bound and looking beat up last week between two parked cars in Brooklyn. At... More »

Temple Shooter's Girlfriend Praises 'Heroes' at Scene

Misty Cook says put focus on them, not her

(Newser) - The ex-girlfriend of the man who opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin is drawing scrutiny of her own from police, but her first public statement is all about offering solace to the victims. "The reaction of the Sikh community around the world has been admirable," Misty... More »

Michael Phelps' New Gal Just Using Him, Pals Fear

Leggy Megan Rossee wants modeling career: insiders

(Newser) - Michael Phelps is head-over-heels for his leggy new girlfriend, but his pals fear he'll be devastated if she's just using him for fame and fortune, Radar Online reports. “Michael is like a puppy dog" around Megan Rossee, a source says. "He’s completely in love with... More »

Usain Bolt Leaves Girlfriend to Focus on Olympics

World's fastest man 'will have plenty of time for relationships'

(Newser) - The fastest man on the planet has one thing on his mind, and it's not romance. Usain Bolt has broken up with his girlfriend in order to focus on the Olympics, reports the Sun . "He will have plenty of time for relationships," says its source. "At... More »

Need a Facebook Girlfriend? It's Only $5

'Cathy' will post stuff to your wall to impress your friends

(Newser) - There's an easier and cheaper way to make an ex jealous than going outside and finding a real, human girlfriend. For a measly five bucks, you can hire someone to act as your Facebook girlfriend, notes the Washington Post blog . Cathy01, posting on —a site that... More »

Meet Mark Zuckerberg's Girlfriend

Priscilla Chan likes Twizzlers, Taylor Swift, photography

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg is, in Facebook-speak, “in a relationship.” Aol News introduces us to the Facebook founder’s “no-nonsense” girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, with five fun facts:
  • They’ve been together since college: Where they met at a party, in line for the bathroom. Chan told the New Yorker
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Looking for Love? It's at the iPhone App Store

South Korean app is a virtual girlfriend who sends you messages

(Newser) - Are you a lonely South Korean with an iPhone and $2 to blow on a twisted facsimile of human intimacy? Then you should definitely run and download “Honey, It’s Me!”—an app that sends users recorded messages from a beautiful imaginary girlfriend named Mina. You’ll... More »

Mel Gibson Recording May Not Fly in Court

Ex must prove she recorded phone call to help police, not profit

(Newser) - The alleged recordings of a profane argument between Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva may not be admissible evidence in court, the LA Times reports. The recordings, which have spread across the Internet, contain a section during which the male caller admits having hit the woman, saying she "deserved"... More »

Steelers Fan Kills Misbehaving Pup

Pit bull would 'not behave' before TV broadcast, so...

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh-area pit bull puppy was misbehaving before a Steelers game, police say, so 22-year-old William Woodson, his girlfriend, and her dog went out for a walk—except that instead of walking, witnesses say Woodson kicked the dog down the street. Once it was incapacitated and almost dead, he left.... More »

Cronkite Will Leaves Gal Pal High and Dry

Money goes to kids, CBS staff; daughter: 'it was about my mother'

(Newser) - Walter Cronkite left nada in his will for his opera star girlfriend, reports the New York Post. The 2005 document, written before he and singer Joanna Simon became attached at the hip, divides Cronkite's estate among his three kids and his CBS staff. The newsman’s daughter says Cronkite never... More »

Kazemi Didn't Kill McNair: Angry Sis

Quarterback lied to 20-year-old lover about getting a divorce

(Newser) - Sahel Kazemi was a gentle young woman who couldn’t have murdered boyfriend Steve McNair, Kazemi’s sister Sepideh Salmani tells the Tennessean. "She was one young girl who had so many dreams that they never came true," Salmani said. "She would never kill anyone, ever. Or... More »

Town Struggles With Prosecution of 'Killer Boy'

Boy accused of shooting dad's pregnant lover 'swimming' in adult prison duds

(Newser) - Pennsylvania authorities are struggling with how to handle the case of an 11-year-old boy arrested in the murder of his father's pregnant girlfriend. State law allows children over ten to be tried as adults. But the prison warden already wants Jordan Brown moved to a juvenile facility, reports the Pittsburgh ... More »

Alomar: Ex's AIDS Suit 'Filled With Lies'

'I'm in good health,' says ex-ballplayer amid $15M lawsuit

(Newser) - Baseball great Roberto Alomar says an ex’s $15 million lawsuit claiming he knew he had AIDS yet insisted on having unprotected sex is “filled with lies,” the New York Post reports. “I am in very good health,” the ex-Met said. “I am deeply saddened... More »

LiLo's Dad: Sam Is 'Destroying' Her

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan’s girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, gets no love from LiLo's dad, the New York Daily News reports. Michael Lohan said in a recent blog post he thanked “God for Lindsay's freedom from Samantha's bondage,” but “since Samantha has once again weaseled her way back into Lindsay's... More »

Japan Unveils Robot Girlfriend

15-inch 'maiden' puckers up on command

(Newser) - If you’re looking for love and the electronic variety is good enough, a Japanese company may have just the thing for you. Sega unveiled “EMA” today (that’s Eternal Maiden Actualization), a 15-inch robotic girlfriend that can find and kiss human faces on command, Reuters reports. The company... More »

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