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John Legend: National Anthem Is 'Weak' Anyway

And it celebrates slavery, he tweets

(Newser) - John Legend is backing Colin Kaepernick in his national anthem protest : In fact, Legend says, the "Star-Spangled Banner" shouldn't even be our anthem. "For those defending the current anthem, do you really truly love that song? I don't and I'm very good at singing it.... More »

Lots of People Not Happy Piers Morgan Called Ali Racist

The backlash has been fierce

(Newser) - Piers Morgan thinks Muhammad Ali was "the greatest superstar icon of my lifetime," but he also thinks the boxer was racist, at least early in his life. "Muhammad Ali said far more inflammatory/racist things about white people than Donald Trump ever has about Muslims. #fact," Morgan... More »

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Welcome Daughter

Welcome to earth, Luna Simone Stephens

(Newser) - John Legend and Chrissy Teigen welcomed their long-awaited firstborn on Thursday, reports People, a daughter the couple named Luna Simone Stephens. Teigen and Legend announced her birth on Sunday via social media, with Teigen posting a photo of her daughter's weight and date of birth to Instagram: "She'... More »

Chrissy Teigen's Latest Twitter Fight Involves Embryos

Pregnant supermodel puts haters in their place on Twitter

(Newser) - Turns out a lot of people don't understand how IVF works, a fact Chrissy Teigen recently learned after explaining to People why she and husband John Legend chose to implant a female embryo for her first pregnancy. As Mary Elizabeth Williams points out on Salon , Twitter exploded after the... More »

Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Expecting First Baby

Getting pregnant 'hasn't been easy'

(Newser) - John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are expecting their first child, Teigen announced on Instagram Monday night. "John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant," she wrote alongside a picture of Legend touching her belly. "As many of you know, we've been trying... More »

3 Oscars Speeches Making Waves

Patricia Arquette, John Legend lead calls for change

(Newser) - What many may remember best about last night's Oscars were the acceptance speeches: It was a "particularly passionate evening," writes Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times . "The political speeches were somber, but they turned out to be more lively and bracing than any of (host... More »

5 Celebrity Wedding Singers

...who you probably can't afford

(Newser) - Need a wedding singer? Well, if you have the cash, maybe you can hire one of these celebrities rounded up by ETOnline , all of whom have performed at weddings:
  • John Legend: Sang "All of Me" at Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's wedding this year.
  • Andrea Bocelli: The Italian
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13 Celebs Who Are in the Mile-High Club

Latest to admit it: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr

(Newser) - Model Chrissy Teigen gave a little TMI to Cosmopolitan in the June issue, revealing that she and hubby John Legend once had sex on an airplane. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says. "We were under a blanket.... More »

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA
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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Get Married

Extremely private ceremony took place in Italy

(Newser) - Singer John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen have finally tied the knot in an extremely private destination wedding in Lake Como, Italy, on Saturday. Newsy reports: More »

Timberlake, Biel Help With Sandy Relief

Celeb couple steps out to hand out relief supplies

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel made their first post-wedding public appearance yesterday, and while it has E! Online predictably gushing about their infinite perfection, it's actually kind of nice: The A-listers showed up in Far Rockaway, NY, to lend a hand with relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, reports Us ... More »

Motown Legends Play White House

Obamas host celebration of Detroit sound

(Newser) - The White House grooved to the Motown sound at a star-studded celebration Thursday night. Before artists including John Legend, Seal and Jamie Foxx took the stage, President Obama called Motown music "the soundtrack of the civil rights era" and credited the Detroit sound with helping "blur the line... More »

Obama Salutes Protest Songs With Concert

Bob Dylan, Queen Latifah head all-star salute to music that fueled civil rights

(Newser) - Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Obama last night opened the White House to an all-star lineup that paid tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience. Queen Latifah sang the Marvin Gaye classic "What's Going On"... More »

Star Power Drives Telethon

Clooney-organized benefit attracts biggest celeb names

(Newser) - Grim-faced celebrities and musicians with mournful tunes set the tone for tonight's all-star, international "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, which featured two hours of desperate pleas for an even more-desperate nation. "The Haitian people need our help," said George Clooney, who helped organize the two-hour telecast. "... More »

'We Are the World' Sequel to Help Haiti

Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie plan 25th anniversary re-recording

(Newser) - It's "We Are the World" take 2, this time for Haiti. Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie are getting some of the music industry's top stars together for a 25th anniversary re-recording of the song, with proceeds going to earthquake victims. The gathering will probably take place in Los Angeles... More »

Put a Ring on This: Obama Likes 'Single Ladies'

No, silly—the Beyoncé song (and video!)

(Newser) - Maybe at the next inauguration, Barack Obama will provide the musical entertainment. As the then-president-elect hobnobbed with the stars who appeared at the Jan. 18 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, John Legend caught him on video as he and wife Michelle greeted Beyoncé. “Mr. President, you didn’t tell... More »

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