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Paula Patton: Robin Thicke Abused Our 6-Year-Old

Spanking is issue: She calls it excessive, Thicke says they agreed upon it

(Newser) - Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's custody battle is spiraling: A judge on Thursday denied the actress' request for an emergency hearing Patton was seeking in hopes of limiting her ex's time with 6-year-old son Julian, reports ET Online . Spanking appears to be at the root of the request:... More »

Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

Jeet Heer makes case for celebrity Democratic candidate

(Newser) - After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020 . If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic . Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank... More »

In Surprise Turn, Jolie, Pitt Claim a 'United Front'

They've sealed court documents to protect children: statement

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say they hope to keep the rest of their divorce proceedings hidden from the public in their first joint statement since announcing their split in September. The former couple says they've sealed all court documents relating to the split and hired a private judge... More »

Comedy and Darkness at the Globes: Memorable Moments

From Trump disses to Jimmy Fallon hits and misses, the show had them all

(Newser) - There was no shortage of memorable moments at the 74th annual Golden Globes, from Ryan Gosling thanking his partner, Eva Mendes, for handling their family life at home while he was filming his movie La La Land, to Meryl Streep revealing how one recent moment (a moment related to President-elect... More »

Streep's Trump Mention: 'It Kind of Broke My Heart'

Actress accepted Cecil B. DeMille Award with a statement about president-elect

(Newser) - Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday night's Globes ceremony, but before she took the stage she received an emotional tribute from Viola Davis, who co-starred with Streep in 2008's Doubt and who won her own award Sunday for best supporting actress for Fences. "... More »

How Mixing Up One Word Got Michael Keaton in Hot Water

Actor called 'Hidden Figures' movie by the name 'Hidden Fences'—and he wasn't the only one

(Newser) - He had just one job, and that job was to present the Golden Globes award for best supporting actress in a film. But when Michael Keaton mentioned Hidden Figures —a movie starring Octavia Spencer (one of the nominees) and documenting a team of African-American women who helped NASA get... More »

La La Land Wins Big at Awards Show

Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2017 awards show from the Beverly Hilton

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 74th Golden Globes Awards Show with a musical number that incorporated many of the night's stars, followed by a moment of mild panic as he started his opening monologue and realized that his teleprompter was broken (watch his ad-lib via a video posted by... More »

Obamas' Farewell Party Was Insanely Star-Studded

'As much star power as a Hollywood awards ceremony'

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama got all the celebrities to turn out for their farewell party Friday at the White House. ABC News says the event had "as much star power as a Hollywood Awards ceremony," and TMZ notes "pretty much every big star who gave [President Obama]... More »

Tales of George Michael's Secret Philanthropy Emerge

He donated millions to charity, funded couple's IVF treatment

(Newser) - A day after a contestant on the UK version of game show Deal or No Deal said his wife needed $28,500 for in-vitro fertilization treatment, the show's producers got a phone call. It was George Michael offering to pay the sum in full, says executive producer Richard Osman... More »

Sofia Vergara Sued By Embryos

Her own; ex-fiance aims to implant 2 girls in a surrogate via right-to-live suit

(Newser) - Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance Nick Loeb has dropped a lawsuit in California seeking custody of the two female embryos the couple created together, now frozen in a fertility clinic, but the Modern Family star's legal troubles are far from over: She's now being sued by her own embryos... More »

'Urkel' Just Turned 40

He's been busy in 18 years since 'Family Matters'

(Newser) - This just in from the Houston Chronicle's Department of Making People Feel Old: Jaleel White, who played quintessential nerd Steve Urkel in the '80s and '90s sitcom Family Matters, turned 40 on Thursday. In the 18 years since the show ended, White—who played the character for... More »

Kanye Reveals His Presidential Preference, to Boos

Had he voted, it would have been for Trump

(Newser) - Kanye West didn't vote in last week's election, but if he had, "I would have voted [for] Trump," he told a "shocked" crowd at a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, drawing boos, reports CNN . Kanye reportedly said he'd been a Trump supporter... More »

Leonard Cohen's Cause of Death Revealed

Singer suffered a fall, then died in his sleep

(Newser) - Leonard Cohen's death at 82 was "sudden, unexpected" yet also "peaceful," according to his manager. In a statement to Cohencentric.com , Robert Kory says Cohen suffered a fall in the middle of the night and died in his sleep on Nov. 7— three days before the... More »

Leonard Cohen Now Rests 'Exactly as He'd Asked'

He was laid to rest before we even knew he died

(Newser) - Leonard Cohen now rests among his kinsmen, "exactly as he'd asked," wrote son Adam Cohen in a Facebook post late Saturday night. "My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. With only immediate family and a few lifelong friends present, he was lowered into... More »

Michael Buble's 3-Year-Old Son Battling Cancer

Buble and his wife 'have put our careers on hold'

(Newser) - Michael Buble says his 3-year-old son has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment in the US. The Canadian singer and his wife, Argentine TV actress Luisana Lopilato, made the announcement about their son, Noah, in a statement released Friday, reports the AP . Buble says the pair are "... More »

Beyonce Rips Out Earring, Keeps Performing Like It's NBD

Singer's fans rave over video of Bey keeping her cool after accidentally ripping out an earring

(Newser) - Beyonce's legion of online fans have a new anecdote to add to the hero worship, Vanity Fair reports. Queen B's fans are praising Beyonce's unshakable calm after she accidentally ripped an earring out during her performance Saturday night at the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in Brooklyn.... More »

Janet Jackson Pregnant at 50

'We thank God for our blessing'

(Newser) - Six months after announcing she and hubby Wissam Al Mana were planning a family , Janet Jackson has confirmed she's pregnant with her first child at 50. "We thank God for our blessing," Jackson tells People , which has a photo of the singer caressing her bump. Rumors about... More »

Ben Stiller: a Blood Test 'Saved My Life'

Actor diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago

(Newser) - Ben Stiller says he survived prostate cancer thanks to a routine test. The 50-year-old actor told the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday that a blood test used to screen for prostate cancer—known as a prostate-specific antigen test—first showed cause for alarm before an MRI and biopsy confirmed he... More »

Lindsay Lohan Loses Fingertip in Boating Accident

Regains it in a plastic surgeon's office

(Newser) - TMZ has the graphic photos of the accident, if you're so inclined. Lohan was spending her Sunday boating off the Turkish coast, but ended her day in a local ER. Lohan says she was hauling in the anchor when she got tangled up in the chain and fell... More »

Actor Calls for Black Americans to Boycott Work for a Day

Isaiah Washington demands action on police brutality

(Newser) - It's time for black Americans to send the rest of the country a message by boycotting "the very system that was built on the backs of black people here in America," says actor Isaiah Washington. The former Grey's Anatomy star has joined the #Missing24 movement to... More »

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