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6 Most Extreme Claims From New R. Kelly Accuser

Jim DeRogatis is back, with an interview with Jerhonda Pace

(Newser) - As far as journalists go, Jim DeRogatis has long been a thorn in R. Kelly's side , and he pricked him again in July with a bombshell report for BuzzFeed that alleged the 50-year-old singer is keeping young women in an abusive "cult" at his various properties (at least... More »

Meet the 14 Busiest Actors in Hollywood

'The Rock' tops the list

(Newser) - Who does the most work in Hollywood? 24/7 Wall St. looked at how many TV and film appearances actors had over the past five years to compile this list of the 25 busiest—only two of whom, interestingly, have won Academy Awards. The top 14:
  1. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson:
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Natalie Cole's Son Found Dead at 39

Robert Yancy is believed to have died of natural causes

(Newser) - "I cannot wait until that day that I see you again," said Natalie Cole's only child at her funeral fewer than two years ago . The day was not a long time coming: TMZ was the first to report the singer's 39-year-old son, Robert Yancy, was found... More »

Tom Cruise Leaps to Building, Doesn't Quite Make It

Video shows him limping, but whether he was injured is unclear

(Newser) - A video taken on the set of Mission: Impossible 6 shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. The video was published Sunday by TMZ . It captures a tethered Cruise leaping to a building, hitting its side, and then crawling over the top and running... More »

Their Film Ran in 14 Theaters. Then Robert Pattinson Called

How the major actor ended up in 'Good Time'

(Newser) - Good Time is a film about one bad night gone worse. Robert Pattinson plays a small-time Queens crook named Connie Nikas whose botched robbery and escape attempt lands his mentally handicapped brother in jail. And that's just in the first few minutes. The film doesn't come up for... More »

Why Clooney Is Furious With a French Magazine

The star threatens to have Voici prosecuted

(Newser) - George Clooney says photographers who captured images of him and his wife, Amal Clooney, cradling their newborn twins will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," the AP reports. The pictures published by French magazine Voici were taken at the couple's villa near Lake Como... More »

Linkin Park Opens Up: Demons 'Were Always Part of the Deal'

Band posts letter to late frontman Chester Bennington

(Newser) - Linkin Park had been set to start its North American tour this week, per CNN . Instead, it found itself sharing its despair with the world. In a letter to Chester Bennington posted on Facebook and to the band's website , fellow band members write of where they find themselves in... More »

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 »

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