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Scott Baio Explains 'Joanie' Comments After Backlash

He suggested death of former 'Happy Days' co-star was due to drugs

(Newser) - Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems. Authorities in Indiana said Monday that Moran likely died from cancer at her home on Saturday... More »

'Joanie' From Happy Days Is Dead at 56

Actress Erin Moran has died

(Newser) - Sad Hollywood news: Actress Erin Moran, better known as Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days, has died at age 56. Few details are known, but the Harrison County Sheriff's Department in Indiana received a call about an unresponsive female about 4pm Saturday, reports CNN . Moran also starred in the short-lived... More »

Schumer Uses Store's Bathroom, Says Thanks in Huge Way

Go Amy

(Newser) - Tales of Amy Schumer's generosity continue: While jogging around Chicago on April 13, Schumer stopped in at the Six Corners Mattress Firm, hoping to find a bathroom, reports People . Employee Sagine Lazarre, not recognizing the visitor, quickly showed her the way. But when Schumer had done her business, she... More »

Stallone Sues Warner Bros. Over Demolition Man

Actor is suing 'greedy studio' for missing profits

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone might've found a new punching bag. The actor is suing Warner Bros. for fraud, claiming the "greedy" studio failed to pay him profits owed for the 1993 film Demolition Man. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stallone was to receive at least 15% of the film'... More »

In a Lapland Cabin, Shia LaBeouf Lives Alone

It's part of a 30-day art project

(Newser) - Shia LaBeouf's latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland's remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text messages from visitors to a Helsinki museum. The project is called #ALONETOGETHER and involves the other two members of... More »

A Return for Richard Simmons? New Deal Suggests Yes

He may emerge to promote new products, manager says

(Newser) - Richard Simmons might be making a comeback. More than three years after the fitness guru abruptly vanished from public life, his long-time manager says Simmons has signed a licensing deal that could see him return to the spotlight, reports the New York Times . Michael Catalano says Simmons, who's been... More »

Birth Certificate Holds a Surprise for Doris Day

She's really 95

(Newser) - To Doris Day's many admirers, the pert and fresh-faced charmer who starred in Pillow Talk and Move Over Darling is ageless. But Day turns 95 on Monday—which is a birthday surprise to even the star herself, who has long pegged her age to a 1924 birthdate that would... More »

Emma Thompson Blasts Hollywood's 'Evil' Obsession

Says actresses face pressure not to eat

(Newser) - "It's evil." That's how Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson sums up the pressure on actresses to lose weight. While appearing on a Swedish talk show last week, Thompson described how she'd almost quit work on 2008 film Brideshead Revisited because producers asked another actress—the film... More »

'Best Acting Mamma' Dead at Age 69

Darlene Cates played Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp's mother in 'Gilbert Grape'

(Newser) - An actress described on IMDB as "lovable, impressionable, and immeasurably talented" has died at the age of 69, though most people recognize her through her character rather than her real name. Family members say Darlene Cates, who played Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's obese mom in What's ... More »

Val Kilmer's Cate Blanchett Tweets Are Raising Eyebrows

'Once I flew all the way to Australia just to talk to Cate Blanchett'

(Newser) - Val Kilmer is no stranger to unexpected headlines (witness this and this ), but this may take the cake. Multiple outlets are taking note of the actor's days-long series of starry-eyed tweets about actress Cate Blanchett. ("Verging on the creepy," proclaims Mashable .) First, the two stars... More »

Through Tears, Adele Confirms Your Big Fear

She tells fans this might be it as far as touring goes

(Newser) - Adele fans who didn't catch her on her world tour that's winding down may be out of luck in the future. Adele told the audience during Sunday night's show in Auckland that "touring isn't something I'm good at" and she may not do it... More »

Jon Gosselin's 'Blessing' Involves Stripping

'Being a part of something is a blessing,' he says of new gig

(Newser) - "Being a part of something is a blessing," former reality TV star Jon Gosselin tells Entertainment Tonight . The "something" he's referring to is a group of people, but not the one he originally became famous for. The 39-year-old confirms that he'll be stripping in Atlantic... More »

Proud March Madness Mom: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Her son, Charlie, plays for Northwestern

(Newser) - The fact that Julia Louis-Dreyfus' son helped her alma mater, Northwestern, make it into the NCAA March Madness bracket for the first time was a victory in itself. But then the No. 8 seed in the West actually won. Cameras caught Louis-Dreyfus, 56, looking awestruck and mouthing the words "... More »

Kendall Jenner Discovers Something Missing From Bedroom

Jewelry, and it was worth a lot

(Newser) - Kendall Jenner appears to be the latest celebrity targeted by burglars in Los Angeles, just months after her sister, Kim Kardashian, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Police sources tell TMZ that Jenner left her Hollywood Hills home around noon Wednesday and returned at 8pm to find nothing amiss. When... More »

'Numbness' as 'We Are Family' Singer Found Dead

Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, was 60

(Newser) - Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died, the band's representative said Saturday. She was 60. Sledge was found dead in her home by a friend in Phoenix on Friday, the band's publicist, Biff Warren, says. A cause... More »

There's a Secret Tinder for the Rich and Famous

Don't expect an invitation

(Newser) - Hoping to find your celebrity crush on Tinder? You're probably out of luck. That's because the uber rich and ridiculously good-looking are reportedly granted access to a secretive, members-only area of the app called Tinder Select. While these exclusive members start out using the basic Tinder app, a... More »

Mellencamp: Meg Ryan 'Hates Me to Death'

He tells Howard Stern his ex wants nothing to do with him

(Newser) - When they broke up after more than three years together, word was " the distance " simply got between them—but now John Mellencamp is talking about ex Meg Ryan, and it sounds like there may have been more factors at play. "I loved Meg Ryan. She hates me... More »

Expect Politics, Celebrity to Collide at Oscars

But will President Trump be watching as usual?

(Newser) - This year's Golden Globes ceremony turned out to be quite the political affair , and Sunday's Oscars will likely be no different, especially with Donald Trump critic Meryl Streep in attendance. Here's what to expect:
  • Will host Jimmy Kimmel mention Trump? It's a safe bet. He tells
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Judge Makes 'Pivotal' Ruling Ahead of Bill Cosby Trial

Only one other accuser will testify

(Newser) - A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to bolster charges that the actor drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia. The pivotal ruling Friday by a Pennsylvania judge means prosecutors cannot call 12 other women to try to... More »

David Cassidy Says He Is Battling Dementia

He's decided to stop touring

(Newser) - Sad news from '70s teen idol David Cassidy: The 66-year-old star says he is battling dementia, as his mother and grandfather did before him. "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," Cassidy tells People . He says he watched his mother... More »

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