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Logan Claws Out an $85.3M Win

Adamantium on display as 'Moonlight' is rising

(Newser) - The R-rated X-Men spinoff Logan slashed into the weekend box office, reports the AP , opening with a massive $85.3 million that surpassed expectations and ranks among the top March debuts ever. The 20th Century Fox release features Hugh Jackman in what he has hinted could be his final performance... More »

This Is Not Your Typical Superhero Movie

Hugh Jackman's latest turn as Wolverine is fantastic in 'Logan'

(Newser) - After 17 years as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is apparently calling it quits. If so, critics love his finale. In Logan , Wolverine believes himself to be one of the world's last remaining mutants. Then he meets a mute girl with claws just like him. Here's what critics are saying:... More »

Hugh Jackman Helps Rescue His Own Kids

Son, daughter were caught in rip tide on Aussie beach

(Newser) - It was a scary day at the beach for Hugh Jackman on Saturday, and the on-screen superhero had to play one in real life. As 9news reports, the actor and his kids were at Australia's Bondi Beach when daughter Ava, 10, and son Oscar, 15, got caught in a... More »

Jackman Surprises Young Fan With 'Wolverine Pose'

Radio show video will warm your heart

(Newser) - In case you weren't already a little bit in love with Hugh Jackman, this should do the trick: The X-Men star recently surprised a 9-year-old boy with Cystic Fibrosis who was visiting KIIS 1065's Kyle & Jackie O Show . Domenic, whose visit was arranged by the Make A... More »

Recycled Chappie Belongs in 'Scrap Heap'

Critics bash Neill Blomkamp's robot flick as copycat, failure

(Newser) - Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver, and Hugh Jackman star in Chappie, a film about a former police robot that develops the ability to think and feel and becomes the face of a revolution. According to critics, it's all a little too familiar. Here's what they're saying:
  • "Chappie,
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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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11 Celebs' Strange Pre-Fame Jobs

From birthday party clown to outhouse cleaner

(Newser) - Hey, you gotta start somewhere. Radar rounds up 25 celebrities who had strange—and sometimes a little embarrassing—jobs before they got their big breaks. A sampling:
  • Cindy Crawford: Shucked corn at a local fair for $4 an hour. (But note, that's how she ended up getting discovered.)
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Critics Totally Wowed by Latest X-Men

It may be tough to follow, but who cares?: reviews

(Newser) - The superheroes are back again in X-Men: Days of Future Past and boy, do they impress as they time-travel back to the 1970s. Critics are throwing the film a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, and audiences are even more generous. So what's there to... More »

Hugh Jackman Treated for Skin Cancer Again

He's fine, wants fans to use sunscreen

(Newser) - Hugh Jackman was once again treated for skin cancer—and the actor is once again using it as a way to remind fans to wear sunscreen. As he did after his 2013 scare , Jackman posted a picture of himself with a bandaged nose to Instagram . "Another Basel Cell Carsinoma,... More »

Hugh Jackman Reveals Skin Cancer Scare

He posts photo of bandaged nose, urges sunscreen

(Newser) - Hugh Jackman has just become a walking PSA for sunscreen. The Wolverine star posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a bandaged nose and this caption, reports E! Online : "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a (basal) cell... More »

Jackman's Prisoners Takes No. 1

But Chris Brown's 'Battle of the Year' wasn't

(Newser) - Despite complaints about the ending , Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal had a winning weekend with their thriller, Prisoners, taking in $21.4 million to lead the box office, reports the LA Times . Last week's winner, Insidious: Chapter 2, slipped into the No. 2 spot with $14.5 million, adds... More »

Prisoners Is Good, the End Is Not

Critics left frustrated by ending one calls 'jarring and fake'

(Newser) - If you love a good thriller, then you're in for a treat—you may just want to leave the theater before Prisoners is over. The movie, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, about a father who takes justice into his own hands to find his missing daughter, is getting... More »

The Wolverine Franchise Heals Itself

Critics say Hugh Jackman's latest is much, much better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine

(Newser) - Apparently the X-Men franchise has a healing factor. The Wolverine opens today, and while it's not perfect, critics seem to agree that it's a return to form for everyone's favorite clawed mutant. Here's what people are saying.
  • Rest easy, fans: "The Wolverine is a whole
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10 Bizarre Things Thrown at Celebs

From frozen hams to flying feces

(Newser) - Believe it or not, the pubic-hair-filled razor thrown at Hugh Jackman last weekend is not the weirdest object ever hurled at a celebrity. The Frisky looks at Jackman's recent brush with crazy and nine other bizarre attacks on the famous, including:
  • Idol rocker Adam Lambert was struck on stage
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Lincoln, Les Mis Lead SAG Nominees

'Silver Linings Playbook,' Maggie Smith also get 4 each

(Newser) - Three movies dominate the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations today with four nominations each: Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Silver Linings Playbook. All three were nominated in the best lead actor category (for Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, and Bradley Cooper, respectively) as well as the supporting actress category (Sally Field, Anne... More »

Celebs We Want to Cheat With

Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp, survey shows

(Newser) - Dating site AshleyMadison.com, where you can go in search of an extramarital affair, recently surveyed its members to find out which celebrities they'd most like to cheat with. Fox News reports on the findings from 30,000 US members. The women:
  1. Jessica Alba: Fifteen percent of the males
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Hugh Jackman Injured in High-Flying Oprah Stunt

Actor enters via zipline, forgets to pull the brake

(Newser) - Hugh Jackman crashed Oprah Winfrey’s Australian show … literally. The Aussie star made his entrance via zip line, from the top of the Sydney Opera House to an outdoor stage below. Just one problem: He got so distracted by the huge crowd, he forgot to pull the brake and... More »

14 Famous Wedding Singers

None of them are in your budget...

(Newser) - Why in the world would Elton John want to be at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding —and vice versa? It may remain a mystery for the ages, but as you ponder it, the Daily Beast offers up 13 more celebrity wedding singers:
  • Paula Abdul and more: The erstwhile American Idol
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Get the Freaking Phone! Jackman Stops Play for Fan's Cell

Actor steps out of character to confront audience member

(Newser) - Don't mess with the wolverine. Miffed Hugh Jackman stopped his Broadway play in its tracks to tell an audience member to turn off his cell phone. Jackman suddenly pulled out of character and asked the errant cell-phone user: "Do you want to get that?" while the the gadget rang.... More »

Against Odds, Katie Couric Perseveres at CBS

After trying to change 'too much too soon,' Couric finally seems comfortable

(Newser) - Last year, it seemed Katie Couric’s days in the CBS anchor chair were numbered. Now, she not only plans to stay there until her contract expires in 2011, she's starting a weekly Charlie Rose-esque webcast—and her destinations post-Evening News could include 60 Minutes or CNN. “Her really... More »

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