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How to Stop the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Peer pressure—and more regulation, writes Michael Hiltzik

(Newser) - In the wake of the Disneyland-linked measles outbreak, which has now hit 87 cases, columnist Michael Hiltzik takes a look back at Jenny McCarthy in a Los Angeles Times piece whose headline dubs her a "public menace" for popularizing the anti-vaccine movement. Hiltzik also reminds us that McCarthy, who... More »

Celebs Offer Reward After Twisted Ice Bucket Prank

Autistic Ohio teen had feces, urine dumped on head

(Newser) - Drew Carey has offered $10,000 to help find a group of Cleveland-area teenagers who humiliated an autistic boy with their twisted take on the ALS ice bucket challenge. The 14-year-old's mother contacted police after discovering that the group of teens had used the boy's phone to record... More »

Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy Tie the Knot

But brother Mark Wahlberg is a no-show

(Newser) - Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy are now husband and wife, reports the AP . The New Kids on the Block alum, 45, and ex-View co-host, 41, engaged in April, tied the knot at the Hotel Baker near Chicago last night surrounded by close family and friends, notes US Weekly . One notable... More »

Jenny McCarthy: My Kid Called Cops on Me

12-year-old didn't like her texting and driving, is a 'rule follower'

(Newser) - It hasn’t been the best of summers for Jenny McCarthy: First the vocal anti-vaxxer was unceremoniously dumped from The View, then she was accused of slamming cousin Melissa McCarthy’s weight—a rumor that the blonder McCarthy denied to People . Now Jenny says her own 12-year-old son called the... More »

Rosie O'Donnell Joins the View: Report

TMZ says it's a done deal

(Newser) - ABC is starting to fill in Whoopi Goldberg's future seatmates on the View. TMZ reports that Rosie O'Donnell has already signed on, with the producers still on the hunt for a Latina and a conservative. ( Abby Hunstman is apparently in the running for the latter category.)... More »

ABC Forces Canned View Co-Hosts to Make Nice

Also, Sarah Palin would like to replace McCarthy or Shepherd

(Newser) - The View was back yesterday for its first live broadcast since it was revealed that ABC was giving everyone except Whoopi Goldberg the boot —and if you watched, you may have noticed that soon-to-be-ex-co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd didn't have anything mean to say, despite their ouster.... More »

The View Dumps Everybody but Whoopi

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy out

(Newser) - ABC has done some serious housecleaning on The View: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are both out, and sources say not exactly voluntarily, leaving just Whoopi Goldberg as a host at this point. Sources tell the New York Daily News talks between Shepherd and ABC broke down, and the network... More »

Alicia Silverstone's 7 Wackiest Pieces of Mom Advice

'The Kind Mama' proves to be a controversial book

(Newser) - Is Alicia Silverstone soon to be as widely derided as Jenny McCarthy ? Her new book, The Kind Mama, offers up some controversial advice for mothers—including Silverstone's idea that the "one-size-fits-all, shoot-'em-up schedule" of childhood vaccinations has caused some parents to bemoan the fact that "... More »

Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg Engaged

Good news for McCarthy after what was probably a tough weekend

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy is living the dream of adolescent girls in the late '80s: She's marrying Donnie Wahlberg. The View co-host announced their engagement on the show today, E! reports. Her son, Evan, helped Wahlberg propose: "This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the... More »

22 Celebs Who Had Cosmetic Surgery Before Hitting 25

Why wait until 40 to improve your nose, boobs?

(Newser) - Cosmetic surgery and Hollywood go together like bread and butter—and some stars don't even wait until middle age to go under the knife. Radar rounds up 22 stars who had plastic surgery before even hitting age 25:
  • Dianna Agron: After her nose was broken twice, once in high
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Anger Over Anti-Vaccine Jenny McCarthy as View Host

Critics pile on ABC's decision

(Newser) - The View has, apparently, traded one controversial blonde for another. As expected , Jenny McCarthy was officially named as Elisabeth Hasselbeck's replacement on the daytime talk show yesterday; she'll start appearing as co-host Sept. 9. But quite a few people are less than pleased that McCarthy has been given... More »

New Couple on Block? McCarthy, Walhberg

It all started over lollypops

(Newser) - We are not making this up and you are not stuck in a '90s time warp, but according to the crack gossips at People and US Weekly , Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy are, like, totally an item. Apparently, sparks flew when the Blue Bloods star and New Kid on... More »

Hasselbeck Swaps The View for Fox

She's joining Fox and Friends this fall

(Newser) - Another empty seat is coming up at The View: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the ABC talk show for a new gig on Fox and Friends, the network has confirmed. The departure comes as part of a shake-up that includes the exit of Joy Behar and the retirement of Barbara Walters... More »

AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought... More »

Jenny McCarthy Does 7th Naked Playboy Spread

Goes nude on latest cover

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy has taken it all off for Playboy once again, appearing naked on the cover of the July/August issue just months before turning 40. "I'm really proud of it," she tells People . "The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W... More »

14 Stars Related to Other Stars

Seems like lots of Hollywood celebs are cousins

(Newser) - Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon got a bit of a surprise when they went on PBS' Finding Your Roots and discovered … they're actually distant cousins, Zap2It reports. "Talk about six degrees of separation, right?" jokes host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. In the Huffington Post , 14 more... More »

14 Celebs Who've Been Paid to Lose Weight

The latest weight-loss spokesman: former Spice Girl Mel B

(Newser) - Russell Crowe has apparently lost a lot of weight recently. To the tune of nearly 45 pounds, reports Australia's News Limited . He's doing it the old-fashioned way—weights, swimming, biking—and he's sharing the details with his nearly 300,000 Twitter followers (a lazy day for him... More »

Jenny McCarthy Chooses NBC Over Oprah

Source says McCarthy pulled show off Oprah Winfrey Network

(Newser) - In a sign of just how much her OWN network is struggling, Oprah Winfrey found herself rejected by a former protégé. Jenny McCarthy, who had signed a development deal in 2009 to create a series for OWN, is leaving the network and taking her show concept to NBC, a... More »

McCarthy: Seagal Ordered Me to Strip at Casting

'I just started crying'

(Newser) - Steven Seagal rudely ordered a distraught Jenny MCarthy to strip in his office during a casting call for one of his movies, McCarthy has revealed. "Rent my Playboy video, you asshole," the former Playmate recalled saying before fleeing. "I just started crying." The actress originally bared... More »

Carrey, McCarthy Call It Quits

Actor announced split, after 5 years, via Twitter

(Newser) - Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy are history, the actor announced via Twitter today. “Jenny and I have just ended our 5yr relationship,” he wrote. “I’m grateful 4 the many blessings we’ve shared and I wish her the very best! S’okay!” A rep for... More »

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