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Linkin Park Singer Commits Suicide

Chester Bennington dead at 41

(Newser) - Another suicide in the rock world: TMZ reports Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has hanged himself. He was 41. The site's report comes via police sources who say his body was found before 9am local time at a home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Bennington'... More »

Harry Potter Actor Aids Victim of Muggle Muggers

Daniel Radcliffe consoled victim hurt in Friday robbery

(Newser) - Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London, reports the AP . Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard that two moped riders attacked a man just off the upmarket King's Road in west London, slashing him... More »

R. Kelly's Alleged Victim Speaks Out

Jocelyn Savage says she's 'never been held hostage'

(Newser) - R. Kelly and one of his alleged victims are hitting back following a BuzzFeed report alleging the singer holds women captive in a cult. In a statement released through his lawyer, Kelly says he is "alarmed and disturbed" and "unequivocally denies such allegations," adding he "will... More »

DMX Faces 40 Years for Alleged Tax Evasion

He hid millions from 2010 to 2015, say prosecutors

(Newser) - Legal trouble is nothing new for DMX —but paying taxes allegedly is, which is why he's back in police custody. The rapper surrendered to law enforcement in Manhattan on Thursday to face allegations that he owes $1.7 million to the IRS after "engaging in a multi-year... More »

Blac Chyna Secures Temporary Restraining Order

It's in place until Aug. 8 hearing

(Newser) - A court commissioner on Monday issued a temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian in response to the reality television star's posting of explicit images of ex-fiancee Blac Chyna on social media last week. The order will remain in effect until an Aug. 8 hearing; Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner... More »

Jessica Simpson Reacts Awesomely to Whole Foods' Chicken Salad Issue

'It happens to the best of us'

(Newser) - As soon as the Whole Foods chicken-salad-that's-actually-tuna debacle made headlines, people started making Jessica Simpson jokes. (One example: "Please don't tell @JessicaSimpson that Whole Foods sold chicken that was actually tuna," Jezebel tweeted when the news first came out.) The jokes were, of course, recalling... More »

Blac Chyna Opens Up About Attraction, Betrayal

She sits for interview with 'Good Morning America'

(Newser) - After Rob Kardashian attacked Blac Chyna on Instagram on Wednesday, sharing naked photos of her and accusing her of cheating on him, she threw back claims of domestic abuse on Snapchat. Now she's discussing the situation in a less digital environment. In a Good Morning America interview Monday, she... More »

Blac Chyna Threatens Legal Action Over Revenge Porn

She's considering all possibilities against Rob Kardashian, lawyer says

(Newser) - A lawyer for Blac Chyna says she is "considering all legal options and recourses" after her ex-fiance Rob Kardashian shared naked photos of her online. While ranting Wednesday that Chyna cheated on him and used drugs, Kardashian posted a series of "revenge porn" photos to Instagram showing Chyna'... More »

Annie Lennox Has 'Potential' as Artist, per LA Radio Station

Singer posts weird letter she received telling her she has chance to be a star

(Newser) - What sweet dreams are really made of: receiving a letter from a radio station informing you that you might just have what it takes to become a big star. Of course, when the recipient of such a letter is ex-Eurythmics singer and four-time Grammy winner Annie Lennox, that kind of... More »

Rihanna Has a New Beau

She was spotted smooching Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel

(Newser) - Rihanna has a new beau under her umbrella, er, in her pool. The superstar is reportedly dating Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel, who was spotted getting cozy with the singer in a pool in Spain recently, reports TMZ . According to People , Jameel runs a charitable branch of his family's Abdul... More »

Mystery Swirls Around Actor's Apparently Missing Child

Donal Logue of 'Gotham' sent out a tweet that teen Jade disappeared in Brooklyn Monday

(Newser) - Donal Logue is immersed in a crime drama as part of his job on the FOX show Gotham, but a mystery post on Twitter this week suggests something troublesome may be afoot in his personal life as well. E! Online reported the actor tweeted a worrisome message on Tuesday indicating... More »

Big Bang Theory Star's Ranch Goes Up in Flames

Johnny Galecki's San Luis Obispo ranch destroyed by wildfire

(Newser) - A wildfire burning in California has engulfed some 1,600 acres—and a celebrity's home. The so-called Hill Fire raging in San Luis Obispo destroyed a ranch owned by Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki on Monday, reports TMZ . Galecki, who primarily lives at another location, was not present... More »

Chris Cornell's Final Music Video Released

'The Promise' released for World Refugee Day

(Newser) - Chris Cornell's final music video, filmed before the singer died in May, was released Tuesday. The video for "The Promise" was released to coincide with World Refugee Day, the AP reports. Eric Esrailian, who produced the video, said Cornell filmed the video in Brooklyn shortly before he died... More »

Hanson Brothers Burn Bieber in Most Colorful Way

Liken him to a venereal disease

(Newser) - For anyone who has ever had a tough criticism of Justin Bieber's music: the Hanson brothers may have just definitively won the verbal joust. In an interview with Australia's Hit107 FM , Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson (yes, of "MMMBop" fame) were playing a game of "Whose... More »

27 Famous Dads and Their Famous Sons

The AP takes a look at fathers and sons who are both in the biz

(Newser) - Douglas. Hanks. Sutherland. Eastwood. Iglesias. For older audiences, the names might conjure up images of Kirk, Tom, Donald, Clint, and Julio, while younger audiences might think of Michael, Colin, Kiefer, Scott, or Enrique. The father-son connections have made their marks on all genres of television, film, and music. Their ranks... More »

Carrie Fisher's Death Is 'Undetermined'

LA Coroner's office says actress died of sleep apnea, other factors

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but investigators were not able to pinpoint an exact cause, the AP reports. Among the factors that contributed to Fisher's death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the Los Angeles County coroner'... More »

Man Behind Rocky, Karate Kid Dead at 81

John G. Avildsen won an Oscar for the former

(Newser) - John G. Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid—two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises—died Friday in Los Angeles at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died from pancreatic cancer and called him "a pretty extraordinary man in my estimation."... More »

Jennifer Lawrence's Plane Has Incident at 31K Feet

Left engine reportedly failed, and it wasn't the only one

(Newser) - Engine failure is not what you want to experience at 31,000 feet, but that's what happened to actress Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday—and then it got worse. The 26-year-old had departed Louisville, Ky., on a private plane with two pilots and one other passenger when the engine issue... More »

Phil Collins Suffers Head Wound in Hotel Room Fall

Former Genesis star needed stitches, postpones 2 shows

(Newser) - Singer Phil Collins has been rushed to the hospital after a fall in his London hotel room left him with a severe gash near his eye that required stitches. His management says in a statement that concerts Thursday and Friday night at London's Royal Albert Hall have been postponed... More »

In NBA Finals, Rihanna Has Unexpected Role

Kevin Durant seems to glare at her after a taunt

(Newser) - The NBA finals got underway Thursday, and one name making headlines isn't on either the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, Rihanna allegedly shouted "Brick!" at Kevin Durant of the Warriors as he prepared to shoot a free throw, and, later, Durant appeared to stare her... More »

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