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Actress Who Wore Red Takes Flak After Globes

Blanca Blanco didn't like being shamed for color choice on a night noting Me Too movement

(Newser) - Nearly every star attending the Golden Globes wore black as a statement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood—so one red dress didn't blend in on the red carpet. Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cutout dress and soon saw heat on social media. Others... More »

Causing a Stir at the Globes: an Ex-Laughingstock, an Ex-Pariah

Tommy Wiseau, Tonya Harding in the spotlight as movies on their careers are recognized

(Newser) - You never know what's going to happen at the Golden Globes, or who's going to show up. Per EW.com , James Franco had vowed to bring Tommy Wiseau, the eccentric filmmaker he portrayed in The Disaster Artist, to the awards show, and he kept his word—and Wiseau... More »

Oprah's Message to 'Brutally Powerful Men': 'Time Is Up'

Winfrey is first black woman to win Cecil B. DeMille Award

(Newser) - Host Seth Meyers joked about Oprah Winfrey running for president in his opening monologue at the Golden Globes—and after giving what the Independent calls "one of the most iconic speeches of all time" at the awards show, Oprah seems to have the speech-making part of the job nailed.... More »

Will Oprah, Tom Hanks Run for Office After Meyers' Opener?

Well, he did ask them, in a reverse-psychology kind of way

(Newser) - While Debra Messing and other celebrities brought up gender inequality in Hollywood on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, with a particular focus on the pay gap, host Seth Meyers jumped right into the fray on Sunday night—starting with the first line in his opening monologue,... More »

Fixer Upper Stars Are Expecting

Chip and Joanna Gaines announce baby No. 5 is on the way

(Newser) - Chip and Joanna Gaines have finished shooting the fifth and final season of their hugely popular Fixer Upper series on HGTV, and one thing is clear about their future: It will include diapers. The reality stars announced on Instagram that baby No. 5 is on the way, reports People . Their... More »

Police Report: Luann's Trouble Began in Room 407

'New York Post' has details on Luann de Lesseps' Saturday night arrest

(Newser) - The trouble allegedly began in Room 407, according to the New York Post . It fills in some of the details of Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps' Saturday night arrest in Palm Beach, Florida, via a police report. Per the Post, the 52-year-old was staying... More »

Greta Garbo Letters Reveal 'Almost Unbearable' Sadness

Swedish letters, photo album expected to fetch up to $27K at auction

(Newser) - She's a legend in Hollywood, but Greta Garbo apparently didn't feel like one. Some 36 letters written by Garbo to a Swedish countess whom she met in the 1930s and enjoyed a lifelong friendship with reveal the movie star to be "heartbreakingly different from the sociable, jolly... More »

Danny Masterson, Long Accused of Rape, Booted by Netflix

Move comes years after allegation, and day after report of exec's 'careless' comment

(Newser) - Netflix on Tuesday confirmed that Danny Masterson's last day on The Ranch was Monday. "Netflix and the producers have written" him out of the show "and production will resume in early 2018 without him," says a rep, per Variety . The exit comes some 13 years after... More »

Judge Calls Meek Mill a 'Danger,' Keeps Him in Prison

Judge Genece Brinkley's ruling was released Monday

(Newser) - A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he's a "danger to the community." Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday denied a motion to allow the 30-year-old rapper to be released from a Pennsylvania correctional facility on bail, reports the AP . Mill's... More »

After Allegation, Geoffrey Rush Steps Down From Academy

Does so ahead of academy's annual televised awards in Sydney on Wednesday

(Newser) - Geoffrey Rush announced Saturday he's stepping down as president of Australia's screen industry academy, days after a theater company revealed it had received a complaint against the Oscar-winning actor of "inappropriate behavior." Rush has denied any such behavior at the Sydney Theatre Company. Media reports this... More »

Jim Nabors, Best Known as Gomer Pyle, Has Died

He was 87

(Newser) - Jim Nabors, the shy Alabaman whose down-home comedy made him a TV star as Gomer Pyle and whose surprisingly operatic voice kept him a favorite in Las Vegas and other showplaces, died Thursday. He was 87. Nabors, who underwent a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B, died peacefully... More »

Russell Simmons Steps Down After Second 1991 Accusation

Jenny Lumet details alleged sexual assault in a Hollywood Reporter column

(Newser) - Jenny Lumet's Thursday guest column for the Hollywood Reporter starts with a timeline—one that ends with Def Jam Recordings' Russell Simmons stepping down from his companies. Simmons was on Nov. 19 accused of committing sexual assault in 1991 by model Keri Claussen Khalighi; he denied it days later... More »

Uma Thurman Responds to Response to Weinstein Post

'It's so much better not to sit alone'

(Newser) - Uma Thurman has been judicious in her comments about Harvey Weinstein. Three weeks ago she told a reporter she was "waiting to feel less angry, and when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say." That moment came on Thanksgiving, when she said #metoo on... More »

2nd Woman Accuses Westwick: 'He Ripped My Bathing Suit'

And the latest on other accusations of assault and harassment

(Newser) - The number of women accusing Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of rape now stands at two. Aurélie Wynn, a former actress who People reports used the name Aurelie Marie Cao, posted her allegations on Facebook Wednesday. "I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless... More »

Lou Diamond Phillips Asks for Directions, Gets Arrested

He reportedly had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system

(Newser) - Lou Diamond Phillips spent a night behind bars after asking a cop for directions while allegedly drunk behind the wheel. Phillips was driving in Portland, Texas, around 1:35am Friday when he pulled up behind a police vehicle at a traffic stop, reports KRIS 6 . Phillips reportedly told the officer... More »

Stranger Things Actor Turned Away From US

Charlie Heaton sent back to London from LAX after cocaine allegedly found in bag

(Newser) - The second season of Stranger Things just launched on Netflix, and this is clearly not the headline creators were expecting: One of the show's actors, Charlie Heaton, was barred entry to the US because trace amounts of cocaine were found in his bag at LAX airport in Los Angeles,... More »

Billy Corgan Says He Saw a Human Shift Shape

And 8 more celebs who say they've seen something otherworldly

(Newser) - It's only Wednesday, and yet it's already been a good week for the paranormal. First came coverage of Miami GOP congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, who once said she's remained in telepathic contact with aliens ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond,... More »

Lil Wayne Won't Go Through Security, Skips SC Concert

Fans can get refunds starting Monday

(Newser) - Saturday night was a big disappointment for Lil Wayne fans in South Carolina after the performer ditched a concert because he wouldn't go through security, report the Post and Courier and Billboard . The rapper was scheduled to appear at Columbia's Colonial Life Arena with a slew of other... More »

Things Get Nasty Between Ex-Hills Star, Husband

Abusive incident alleged in Audrina Patridge court documents

(Newser) - Audrina Patridge, a former star of MTV's The Hills, has filed for divorce from her husband of less than a year and been granted a temporary restraining order against him, reports TMZ . Patridge—who wed Australian BMX rider Corey Bohan last November, five months after giving birth to the... More »

Jennifer Garner Is Hilarious on Laughing Gas

She cries over 'Hamilton' in Instagram video

(Newser) - Jennifer Garner really likes Hamilton. On Thursday, the actress posted a hilarious video to Instagram in which she cries over the "beautiful" Broadway musical—while on laughing gas. "That time I had dental anesthesia… laughing gas + novocaine + Hamilton = you're welcome," the caption reads.... More »

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