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Pete Davidson Shows Up on SNL After Concerning Post

He makes an appearance toward the show's end

(Newser) - Pete Davidson set off a wave of concern Saturday after posting "I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. Hours later, the Saturday Night Live star made a very brief live appearance on the show's holiday episode, introducing the musical guests: Miley Cyrus... More »

Spanish Prosecutors Want $16M From Shakira

They say she lied about living in the Bahamas in tax evasion scheme

(Newser) - Her " Hips Don't Lie ," but her lips might. Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than $16.3 million in tax on her worldwide income between 2012 and 2014, reports the AP . The charges published Friday allege... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Sarah Hyland Tweet-Blasts Cousin's 'Murderer'

Trevor Canaday, 14, killed by alleged drunk driver in Nebraska

(Newser) - Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is taking a break from Twitter as she mourns her teenage cousin, killed by an alleged drunk driver in Nebraska over the weekend. Trevor Canaday, 14, was traveling with his father to a show choir event in Omaha on Saturday when a driver ran a... More »

Judge Judy Has a New Reason to Smile

She's the highest-paid TV host for first time

(Newser) - It took 23 years, but Judith Sheindlin is officially the highest-paid host on TV, knocking Ellen DeGeneres into second place. The Judge Judy host sold the rights to past and future episodes to CBS for an estimated $100 million last year. Combined with salaries for hosting the show and producing... More »

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Sexy Thanksgiving Post Flops

Instagram users accuse her of fat shaming

(Newser) - Instagram users are decidedly not taken with Sarah Michelle Gellar's Thanksgiving preparations. The former star of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer issued an apology after sharing photos of herself from a 2007 Maxim lingerie shoot. "I'm just going to pin these up all over my house as a... More »

David Schwimmer Provides His Alibi

'As you can see, I was in New York'

(Newser) - Police investigating a restaurant theft in England may have given him the benefit of the doubt, but that wasn't enough for David Schwimmer. Given his resemblance to the suspect , the Friends star apparently felt the need to provide his alibi on Twitter . "Officers, I swear it wasn't... More »

EgyptAir: Sorry for Barrymore 'Misunderstanding'

Magazine says much-mocked interview 'with great artist' is real, but a lot got lost in translation

(Newser) - EgyptAir's in-flight magazine is apologizing "for any misunderstanding" resulting from its much-ridiculed interview with Drew Barrymore, which it maintains happened despite claims that quotes were taken from a press conference. Horus publisher Ahram Advertising Agency says Barrymore agreed to the interview with Aida Takla O'Reilly "not... More »

X-Men Actress Vanished in China, Said to Be 'Under Control'

Fan Bingbing, rumored to be nabbed for tax evasion, got 0% 'socially responsible' rating

(Newser) - Academics at Beijing Normal University recently compiled a report ranking how "socially responsible" Chinese celebrities are, and China's highest-paid actress , Fan Bingbing, received a 0% rating—which would be eyebrow-raising enough, except that Fan has also gone missing. The BBC reports the 36-year-old X-Men actress, model, and singer... More »

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to Pay $145K Over Vaginal Eggs

The eggs themselves are OK, just not the way they were advertised

(Newser) - If you don't buy the idea that inserting an egg-shaped stone into your vagina can do wonders for your health and hormones, well, neither did 10 California counties. They're part of the state's Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force, and they banded together to sue the... More »

Heather Locklear Faces New Legal Trouble

Actress pleads not guilty to battery, obstructing an officer in June incident

(Newser) - Heather Locklear now faces charges over her June arrest involving an alleged attack on a police officer. The former Melrose Place star, who allegedly punched a cop and EMT while heavily intoxicated at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing, or delaying... More »

Mel B Admits 'Drinking to Numb My Pain'

Says she'll get treatment for sex, alcohol addiction

(Newser) - Mel B has a hurdle to clear before embarking on a Spice Girls tour next year. Admitting to "drinking to numb my pain" from an allegedly abusive marriage and the death of her father last year, the 43-year-old singer and America's Got Talent judge tells the Sun she... More »

Country Star Gretchen Wilson Arrested at Connecticut Airport

Grammy winner allegedly became 'belligerent' toward troopers

(Newser) - Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became "belligerent" toward troopers. The 45-year-old "Redneck Woman" singer from Lebanon, Tennessee, was charged with breach of peace Tuesday evening at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford, reports the AP . State police... More »

Madonna Just Turned 60. She's Still Afraid of Thunder

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 'Material Girl' is coming out on milestone occasion

(Newser) - Who would've thought we'd live to tell the tale of seeing the Material Girl turn 60? Madonna Louise Ciccone enters sexagenarian territory Thursday, and the internet is, not surprisingly, throwing a no-holds-barred party. USA Today features a chronological timeline of 60 of the superstar's greatest moments, from... More »

Mighty Ducks Star's Mugshot Jolts Fans

Shaun Weiss, 39, arrested for public intoxication

(Newser) - A former child star known for his role in The Mighty Ducks found himself in a mighty pickle this weekend with California cops. A statement from the Oroville Public Safety Department cited by Fox News reports Shaun Weiss was arrested for "being under the influence of drugs" shortly after... More »

George Clooney Hit by Car in Italy

Actor is 'fine,' escaped with only minor injuries, after collision on his motorbike

(Newser) - George Clooney is "fine" but recovering after he was hit by a car in Sardinia on Tuesday. Clooney had departed his Costa Corallina hotel on what's variously described as a motorbike or scooter when he was hit by a car around 8:15am local time. Per CNN , Clooney—... More »

Chris Brown Arrested After Florida Concert

Singer was released on bail

(Newser) - Singer Chris Brown's nationwide tour included an unusual pit stop: the Palm Beach County Jail. He was scheduled to perform a 7pm Thursday concert at West Palm Beach's Coral Sky Amphitheatre, and the AP reports that after he was finished he "walked off stage ... and into the... More »

Eva Longoria Welcomes First Baby at 43

Son to be 'surrounded by ... powerful women'

(Newser) - Eva Longoria has given birth for the first time at 43. The actress welcomed a son with her husband of two years, Televisa president Jose Baston, on Tuesday, People reports. Santiago Enrique Baston was born at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. "We are so... More »

Tommy Lee's Son Rips Into Him on Father's Day

Ouch

(Newser) - Rocker Tommy Lee and son Brandon don't exactly have a great relationship, as a March altercation proved . The 22-year-old's animus toward dad was on display on Father's Day via two social media posts. The first is a video of a "seemingly unconscious" Lee clad in a... More »

Vince Vaughn Faces DUI, Other Charges After Checkpoint Stop

The 'Wedding Crashers' star was arrested outside Los Angeles

(Newser) - Vince Vaughn was arrested early Sunday and charged with a DUI, according to TMZ . The "Wedding Crashers" star and an unnamed male passenger were stopped at a checkpoint in Hermosa beach around 1 a.m. when authorities claim they were asked to step out of the vehicle and... More »

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