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5 Celebs Who've Struggled With Mental Health

And what they had to say about it

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore has been opening up about mental health issues recently, first revealing she struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her second child, then later talking about her childhood, during which she was "institutionalized" at a hospital for the mentally ill at age 13. The Chive rounds... More »

8 Celebrities Who Got Their Start as Backup Singers

Mariah Carey was a dancer, too

(Newser) - Not everyone skyrockets directly to fame: Ranker lists 24 celebrities who started out as backup singers. A sampling:
  • Katy Perry: When she still went by her birth name of Katy Hudson, she sang backup for P.O.D. and appeared in one of the band's 2006 music videos ("
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Putin Calls Elton John—for Real

The singer had previously been punked by pranksters

(Newser) - Elton John got seriously punked recently , when a couple of Russian pranksters called him up pretending to be Russian President Vladimir Putin and his translator wanting to talk to the singer about LGBT rights. But today Putin himself actually called John, the BBC reports. The Russian prez asked the singer... More »

Sorry, Elton, Putin Didn't Invite You to Gay Parade

Phone call between singer, Russian president was a prank

(Newser) - "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" will probably be set to "Repeat" on Elton John's playlist after he gets word he won't be going to Moscow at Vladimir Putin's invite after all. The singer has publicly said in the past he wants to engage... More »

Elton John, Michael Stipe Team Up for Transgender Rights

They call for better treatment for transgender inmates

(Newser) - On Friday, the DoJ backed Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman housed in a male prison, by deeming it "cruel and unusual punishment" for Georgia to deny hormone therapy for gender dysphoria. Now she has more high-profile supporters: Elton John and Michael Stipe have put out a joint statement applauding... More »

Dolce & Gabbana: Boycotting Us Is 'Medieval'

Italian designers talk to CNN

(Newser) - Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are continuing their explanation tour after calling kids born via IVF " synthetic ." In an interview today, Dolce told CNN that though he does "believe in the traditional family," he doesn't judge those who use IVF. His fashion designer partner Gabbana,... More »

Courtney Love, Other Celebs Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

After designers' comments on gay families

(Newser) - From the Oscars red carpet to the TV smash Empire, Dolce & Gabbana is everywhere in Hollywood. But might that soon change? Several celebrities have joined the boycott bandwagon launched by Elton John after fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized same-sex parents and the use of in vitro... More »

Elton John: Boycott Dolce & Gabbana

Singer outraged by 'synthetic children' comments

(Newser) - The gay men behind fashion icon Dolce & Gabbana have spoken out against gay couples having children—and Elton John says he will never wear their clothes again. The singer joined gay rights groups in calling for a boycott of the label after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana criticized IVF... More »

Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names

Meet Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

(Newser) - In honor of Middle Name Appreciation Day on Tuesday, People ran down 10 celebrities with odd middle names:
  • Tina Fey: Stamatina. Her full name is actually Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, and she got "Tina" from her middle name.
  • Elton John: Hercules. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but renamed himself,
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Elton John Puts a Ring On It

Singer, David Furnish marry 9 years after civil partnership

(Newser) - Entertainer Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish have finally put an official ring on it in a ceremony that took place exactly nine years after they entered into a civil partnership. The couple was able to marry under new laws that took effect in England earlier this year. John... More »

Elton John Is Getting Married

He'll wed David Furnish this weekend

(Newser) - After 21 years together, Elton John and David Furnish are getting married this weekend. The couple will wed in England now that same-sex marriage is legal there, John's rep tells Us . John, 67, and Furnish, 52, who met in 1993, became civil partners in 2005 and are parents to... More »

'Impossible Orchestra' Performs Beach Boys Classic

Supergroup includes Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, and many more

(Newser) - The BBC managed to put together one of the greatest "supergroups" of all time: 27 famous artists who came together to perform the Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows." Brian Wilson is there, of course, but other singers include Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Kylie Minogue, Dave... More »

Elton John: WWJD? Approve of Gay Marriage

Says he wants to talk to Vladimir Putin about gay rights

(Newser) - Elton John is finally getting married , and the outspoken singer thinks Jesus would totally be down with gay marriage—even among priests ( he's claimed Jesus was himself gay in the past). "If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that... More »

Elton John Getting Married

He'll wed David Furnish in May

(Newser) - Mazel tov: Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish are getting hitched in May, Furnish reveals to the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The two have been civil partners for eight years, but now that gay marriage is legal in England, they're planning a wedding at a registry office with just... More »

5 Male Stars Who've Had Eating Disorders

Elton John got help from his good friend ... Princess Di

(Newser) - Not every Hollywood star who's struggled with an eating disorder has been female. Radar rounds up 11 male celebrities who've battled the problem. A sampling:
  • Dennis Quaid: After losing 40 pounds to play the dying Doc Holliday in Wyatt Earp, he started struggling with what he called "
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Study: Simon & Garfunkel Tune Eases Chronic Pain

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is the new Tylenol

(Newser) - Walk into select Lloyds Pharmacy locations in the UK complaining of a headache, and you may be more likely to walk out with a Simon & Garfunkel CD than a bottle of painkillers. The pharmacy chain commissioned a study that found 41% of all people suffering persistent pain (and 66%... More »

10 Stars Who Are Poor Losers

Apparently they never learned about good sportsmanship

(Newser) - Thank goodness for the audience reaction cam. Without it, we wouldn't know just how bad celebrities are at losing. Perez Hilton rounds up 10 stars who are particularly sore losers:
  • Chris Brown refused to stand up (even when everyone else in the audience did) when Frank Ocean beat him
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26 Crazy Expensive Celeb Weddings

$2M? Seems reasonable...

(Newser) - Madonna's $1.5 million wedding to Guy Ritchie seems expensive ... until you compare it to Michael Jordan's recent nuptials, which cost $10 million. Those are just two examples of the 26 crazy expensive celebrity weddings Radar rounded up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

18 Male Celebrity Divas

Jay-Z will only eat fancy PB&J, thank you very much

(Newser) - You certainly don't have to be female to be a diva, as these 18 men rounded up by Radar prove:
  • While performing, Kanye West will only use $400 Versace towels to wipe his face.
  • Tom Cruise recently demanded a Montenegro restaurant clear out so he could eat there alone.
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10 Totally Spoiled Celeb Tots

Apparently, fancy tree houses are a thing

(Newser) - It comes as little surprise that celebrity children are quite a spoiled bunch, but even by Hollywood standards, these 10 tots rounded up by the Stir seem to have it particularly good:
  • Katie Holmes recently bought daughter Suri Cruise a $100,000 tree house, complete with running water, electricity, and
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