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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 »

Richard Simmons Insists No One 'Kidnapped' Him

Speaks out after 'New York Daily News' article

(Newser) - It was the article that launched a thousand, well, articles: an extensive New York Daily News piece on Richard Simmons published Saturday that claimed the "intensely social public figure" has for the last two years essentially vanished, having stopped responding to calls and emails, and suggested an overly controlling... More »

Ryan Gosling Confirms He's a 'Human Angel'

The 'Big Short' actor rescues a dog in danger

(Newser) - Ryan Gosling, a hero? Only if heroes break up fights and save women from oncoming taxis . Oh, and rescue dogs that stray onto California highways. The 35-year-old actor was driving with Eva Mendes to celebrate her 42nd birthday in Palm Springs, Calif., this weekend when they nearly hit a dog—... More »

7 Celebs Who've Been Arrested During Protests

Martin Sheen has racked up 60 arrests

(Newser) - When it comes to hot-button issues, some stars are willing to do more than talk. The Stir rounds up 16 celebrities who've been arrested while protesting. A sampling:
  1. Susan Sarandon: After an unarmed African immigrant was fatally shot by police in New York City in 1999, Sarandon took to
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Comedian Also Accused of Assault in 2 More Cases

Trouble is piling up for Katt Williams

(Newser) - Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Monday on charges that he beat up an employee at a Georgia pool supply store , but that's far from the only trouble he's allegedly in recently:
  • At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, an attorney accused Williams and his entourage of attacking five women
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Bullet That Killed Salma Hayek's Dog Was 'Fluke'

There won't be charges against neighbor who killed 9-year-old Mozart

(Newser) - Salma Hayek had hoped cops would track down the person who shot and killed her dog in mid-February at her ranch in Washington state, and they did—but it looks like there won't be any charges. A neighbor of Hayek's has confessed to shooting 9-year-old Mozart with a... More »

The 11 Most Talked-About Oscars Moments

Including Joe Biden introducing a powerful Lady Gaga performance

(Newser) - It started with Chris Rock's biting opening monologue and kept going for more than three-and-a-half hours. Some of Oscar night's most buzzworthy lines and moments, per the Washington Post , the Hollywood Reporter , Entertainment Weekly , Hollywood Life , Vanity Fair , Us , and Deadline :
  1. Chris Rock continuing with the #OscarsSoWhite theme
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Chris Rock's Oscars Beef: 'We Want Opportunity'

Host touches on diversity in Hollywood, slams Jada Pinkett Smith

(Newser) - Chris Rock's cryptic tweet on Friday about a "blackout" had many wondering what the comedian had in store for his second turn hosting the Academy Awards (Weinstein Co. co-chair Harvey Weinstein, for one, predicted Rock would "annihilate" Hollywood, per the Hollywood Reporter ). This anticipation was spawned... More »

Here Are Your Oscar Winners

88th Academy Awards start with a much-anticipated Chris Rock opening

(Newser) - Chris Rock kicked off the night with a monologue that, not surprisingly, touched on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the boycott of the awards by some black actors and directors. "We want opportunity," Rock told the crowd after a funny yet poignant explanation why he chose not to boycott.... More »

Tweet Mixes Up Whoopi and Oprah on the Red Carpet

Not good in general, but especially during another year of #OscarsSoWhite

(Newser) - There wasn't much controversy on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday evening, but controversy found its way onto Twitter during the glitzy parade of gowns and tuxes. Whoopi Goldberg showed up and showed herself off in an off-the-shoulder dress she said was inspired by the dress Bette Davis wore in... More »

Actor Was Asked: 'Do Black People Kiss Their Kids?'

'NYT' asks about not being straight, white, male in Hollywood, gets telling answers

(Newser) - What's it like to be in Hollywood if you're not straight or white or a man? Not great, as plenty of recent reports have asserted, but perhaps none so effectively as Melena Ryzik's amazingly quotable piece for the New York Times . Ryzik spoke with 27 "industry... More »

Actor Says Porn Addiction Nearly Ruined His Life

Terry Crews says he now wants to help others

(Newser) - Terry Crews has revealed a "dirty little secret" in a series of Facebook videos : For decades, the NFL player turned Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and Old Spice guy was addicted to porn. "It really, really messed up my life in a lot of ways," the actor says, per... More »

10 Stars Who've Saved Lives—for Real

Some have saved multiple lives

(Newser) - Some actors do more than just play action heroes on screen— The Stir rounds up stars who are action heroes in real life. Here are 10 who likely saved lives:
  1. Mark Harmon: The NCIS star saw a car crash and catch on fire in 1996, and broke the window with
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