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Mariah Carey's Sister Arrested in Undercover Bust

Alison Carey charged with prostitution

(Newser) - An undercover bust at a hotel in a small Upstate New York town would be unremarkable, if not for the woman arrested: Mariah Carey's older sister. The Daily Freeman reports Alison Carey was arrested Friday on prostitution charges in Saugerties, which is home to about 20,000 residents. The... More »

World's Highest-Paid Actor: Ex-WWE Star 'The Rock'

With $64.5M paycheck; Jennifer Lawrence tops women actors with $46M

(Newser) - The Rock, Jackie Chan, and Matt Damon walk into a bar … and the Rock should probably pay for drinks, as the actor otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson has been named the world's highest-paid male actor by Forbes . Thanks to 2015 earnings of $64.5 million (his largest payday... More »

Coming Soon: Dr. Ashley Judd?

Actress pursuing PhD at UC Berkeley

(Newser) - Ashley Judd might soon be a doctor—and no, she won't be playing one on screen. The actress, 48, says she'll attend the University of California Berkeley this fall as one of a few candidates accepted into a PhD program in public policy, reports New York . Judd—who... More »

Adele Has Great Reason for Saying No to Super Bowl

'I mean, come on, that show is not about music'

(Newser) - Those tabloid rumors that Super Bowl LI viewers would get a "hello" from Adele at halftime appear to have been unfounded. That according to the singer herself, who on Saturday told concertgoers at LA's Staples Center that she's not doing the Super Bowl. Her explanation as reported... More »

After 7 Years Behind Bars, Michael Douglas' Son Is Out

Cameron Douglas had been scheduled for release in early 2018

(Newser) - Cameron Douglas, son of Michael, had been scheduled for release from prison in early 2018, but the New York Post reports he's out. What began in 2010 as a five-year sentence for dealing drugs was nearly doubled two years later when the actor's son confessed to having heroin... More »

UT Students, Meet Professor McConaughey

Star will teach film class, though mostly by recorded video

(Newser) - Can we get an "all right, all right, all right" for the University of Texas at Austin's new film instructor? The college announced Thursday that Matthew McConaughey will team up with Gary Ross, the director of his new film, Free State of Jones, and a university instructor to... More »

Richard Simmons: Simple Reason for Hospitalization

Just some dehydration, no big deal

(Newser) - If you were worried to hear Richard Simmons spent part of the weekend in the hospital after his housekeeper reportedly found him to be incoherent on Friday, you shouldn't have been: In a statement released Sunday, Simmons brushed the incident off as simple dehydration. "Thank you to everyone... More »

Richard Simmons Hospitalized Over 'Bizarre Behavior'

Workout personality goes to Cedars-Sinai

(Newser) - Richard Simmons was hospitalized for a day over his apparently "bizarre behavior," TMZ reports. The workout guru's housekeeper called 911 on Friday when he became incoherent, sources say, and staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles evaluated him for possible dementia, stroke, or other illness. No... More »

Starbucks Barista Majorly Goofs on Helen Hunt's Name

Classic

(Newser) - Celebrities— they're just like us . Helen Hunt says Starbucks mangled the spelling of her name on her drink order, but the goof was a little more extreme than "Hellen." A confused barista mixed her up with fellow Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster—and didn't even manage to... More »

Alanis Morissette: My Ex-Manager Stole $5M

He claims it went into marijuana grow-ops: suit

(Newser) - Alanis Morissette has had to swallow a jagged little pill: The Canadian singer says she was robbed of almost $5 million. The alleged culprit? Her former business manager to the stars. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Morissette says she fired Jonathan Schwartz of GSO Business Management—whose clients have reportedly... More »

Sinead O'Connor Goes Missing on Bike Ride

Police in Wilmette, just north of Chicago, issue alert for "missing suicidal" singer

(Newser) - In what isn't the first instance of the media reporting on potentially suicidal behavior on the part of Sinead O'Connor, TMZ reports that the singer has been termed "missing suicidal" by police after she failed to return from an afternoon bike ride in a suburb north of... More »

Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Split

But it's reportedly not about drug use

(Newser) - Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have split, but whether it's another temporary bump or an end to 33 years of marriage remains unclear. Either way, Ozzy has moved out of the family home, reports E! Online , with Yahoo reporting that he's staying at an LA hotel. A post at... More »

Prince's Personal Chef Describes Recent Ailments

Says the musician asked for foods that were easier to digest

(Newser) - Prince's personal chef says the star was battling waves of sore throats and frequent upset stomachs in his final months. Ray Roberts, who cooked for Prince for almost three years, tells the AP the musician had recently been asking for items like smoothies and freshly squeezed juices that were... More »

Judge: It's Possible Part of 'Stairway to Heaven' Is Stolen

A May trial will decide whether Led Zeppelin copied notes from Spirit

(Newser) - A trial is needed to determine if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" copies its opening notes from a song performed by the rock band Spirit, a federal judge has ruled. US District Judge R. Gary Klausner ruled Friday that lawyers for the trustee of late Spirit guitarist Randy... More »

Why 'Celebs' Get $250K to Hang Out at a Club for an Hour

'A bizarre ecosystem that has reinvented the way a famous person ... makes a living'

(Newser) - GQ has a fascinating look at the little-known world of the "club-appearance economy," which it calls "a bizarre ecosystem that has reinvented the way a famous person ... makes a living." Simply put, clubs in Las Vegas, Miami, and around the world will pay people of... More »

Singer Kehlani Attempts Suicide After Cheating Rumors

But, she says, she didn't actually cheat

(Newser) - Kehlani Parrish, the 20-year-old Grammy nominee who goes by Kehlani in her R&B career, revealed Monday night that she had been hospitalized after a suicide attempt, Us reports. The singer shared a photo (since deleted, but saved here ) on Instagram showing an IV in her arm as she... More »

Prison Break Star Shuts Down Fat-Shamers

'Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist': Wentworth Miller on his depression

(Newser) - As Michael Scofield on the hit show Prison Break, Wentworth Miller not only received critical acclaim , he also cut a notably buff, tatted figure. But after the show ended in 2009, Miller disappeared, and a meme this week brought out why. Viral-photo-sharer The Lad Bible posted a pic of a... More »

Video Shows Katt Williams Punching Teen

A warrant has been issued for comedian's arrest

(Newser) - Katt Williams' legal troubles are far from over in Georgia, where a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Williams was taking part in a pickup soccer game at a Gainesville apartment complex last week when he got into an argument with 17-year-old Luke Walsh, an opposing player.... More »

Amy Schumer Left Big-Time Tip for Hamilton Bartenders

That'd be a $1K tip on a $77 tab

(Newser) - Amy Schumer took in a Broadway play and bought a few drinks Saturday night—and she left an ample tip to thank the bartenders for a fun night out. The comedian placed a $1,000 gratuity on top of her $77 bar bill at a showing of Hamilton, leaving the... More »

7 Stars Who Pilfered Props From Film Sets

Who wouldn't want a pair of prosthetic testicles for dinner parties?

(Newser) - Who hasn't been tempted to pilfer a pen or a handful of paperclips from the office (or maybe steal a little time browsing the Web)? Well, it's not just common folk who may commit acts of on-the-job theft. Here's a sampling of the 18 actors who, according... More »

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