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'Urkel' Just Turned 40

He's been busy in 18 years since 'Family Matters'

(Newser) - This just in from the Houston Chronicle's Department of Making People Feel Old: Jaleel White, who played quintessential nerd Steve Urkel in the '80s and '90s sitcom Family Matters, turned 40 on Thursday. In the 18 years since the show ended, White—who played the character for... More »

Kanye Reveals His Presidential Preference, to Boos

Had he voted, it would have been for Trump

(Newser) - Kanye West didn't vote in last week's election, but if he had, "I would have voted [for] Trump," he told a "shocked" crowd at a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, drawing boos, reports CNN . Kanye reportedly said he'd been a Trump supporter... More »

Leonard Cohen's Cause of Death Revealed

Singer suffered a fall, then died in his sleep

(Newser) - Leonard Cohen's death at 82 was "sudden, unexpected" yet also "peaceful," according to his manager. In a statement to Cohencentric.com , Robert Kory says Cohen suffered a fall in the middle of the night and died in his sleep on Nov. 7— three days before the... More »

Leonard Cohen Now Rests 'Exactly as He'd Asked'

He was laid to rest before we even knew he died

(Newser) - Leonard Cohen now rests among his kinsmen, "exactly as he'd asked," wrote son Adam Cohen in a Facebook post late Saturday night. "My sister and I just buried my father in Montreal. With only immediate family and a few lifelong friends present, he was lowered into... More »

Michael Buble's 3-Year-Old Son Battling Cancer

Buble and his wife 'have put our careers on hold'

(Newser) - Michael Buble says his 3-year-old son has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment in the US. The Canadian singer and his wife, Argentine TV actress Luisana Lopilato, made the announcement about their son, Noah, in a statement released Friday, reports the AP . Buble says the pair are "... More »

Beyonce Rips Out Earring, Keeps Performing Like It's NBD

Singer's fans rave over video of Bey keeping her cool after accidentally ripping out an earring

(Newser) - Beyonce's legion of online fans have a new anecdote to add to the hero worship, Vanity Fair reports. Queen B's fans are praising Beyonce's unshakable calm after she accidentally ripped an earring out during her performance Saturday night at the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in Brooklyn.... More »

Janet Jackson Pregnant at 50

'We thank God for our blessing'

(Newser) - Six months after announcing she and hubby Wissam Al Mana were planning a family , Janet Jackson has confirmed she's pregnant with her first child at 50. "We thank God for our blessing," Jackson tells People , which has a photo of the singer caressing her bump. Rumors about... More »

Ben Stiller: a Blood Test 'Saved My Life'

Actor diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago

(Newser) - Ben Stiller says he survived prostate cancer thanks to a routine test. The 50-year-old actor told the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday that a blood test used to screen for prostate cancer—known as a prostate-specific antigen test—first showed cause for alarm before an MRI and biopsy confirmed he... More »

Lindsay Lohan Loses Fingertip in Boating Accident

Regains it in a plastic surgeon's office

(Newser) - TMZ has the graphic photos of the accident, if you're so inclined. Lohan was spending her Sunday boating off the Turkish coast, but ended her day in a local ER. Lohan says she was hauling in the anchor when she got tangled up in the chain and fell... More »

Actor Calls for Black Americans to Boycott Work for a Day

Isaiah Washington demands action on police brutality

(Newser) - It's time for black Americans to send the rest of the country a message by boycotting "the very system that was built on the backs of black people here in America," says actor Isaiah Washington. The former Grey's Anatomy star has joined the #Missing24 movement to... More »

After TMZ Report, LAPD Says It's Not Investigating Pitt

Sources allege the actor got physical with one of his kids

(Newser) - Of all the post-Brangelina split stories to make headlines, this is a particularly incendiary one: TMZ reported early Thursday that Angelina Jolie separated from Brad Pitt the day after an allegedly drunken and abusive tirade after a plane flight the family took. Sources tell People that an allegedly inebriated Pitt... More »

PB&Js for Everyone at Kimmel's Emmys

Some are wondering why he's never been asked to host the Oscars

(Newser) - USA Today recalls how Jimmy Kimmel's 2012 hosting gig at the Emmys didn't wow the masses, but the late-night host apparently redeemed himself Sunday at this year's awards show, earning an "affable" rating from the newspaper, which said "he hit the mark right all... More »

'Topple the Patriarchy!': Emmys Get Political

Talk of diversity, online harassment, and Trump infiltrated the awards

(Newser) - It's not surprising that, in a tense election year, politics and other weighty topics made a prominent appearance at this year's awards, per the AP . How they were broached, with both seriousness and a touch of levity:
  • First, the explicit shout-outs to Election 2016: Jeb (with an exclamation
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The Night's Biggest Laugh-Cry Moment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins, thanks her late father

(Newser) - Julia Loius-Dreyfus won lead actress in a comedy series yet again for Veep, and her acceptance speech "made us go through every emoji," one Twitter user noted . Per the Week , Loius-Dreyfus first apologized for today's current political climate, saying her HBO show had "torn down the... More »

Game of Thrones, OJ Simpson Series Win Big

The 68th Emmys are underway in LA

(Newser) - A beautiful night on the red carpet jump-started the 68th Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, followed by Jimmy Kimmel's exodus to the awards ceremony, with the cast of Modern Family, James Corden, and even Jeb Bush giving him a lift to the show. Kimmel's opening monologue... More »

Stars Reveal Unglamorous Sides Before Red Carpet

Vanity be damned for Amy Schumer, others

(Newser) - The Emmys red carpet is known for its glitz and glamour, but more and more celebrities have been taking to social media to show off what they look like before they get all dolled up, Us Weekly reports. And it seems like pore strips are a big prep item: Both... More »

Miley Cyrus: I'll Never Walk Red Carpet Again

And she admits she doesn't know how to use Snapchat in 'Elle' interview

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus never wants to be accused of "doing it," by which she means not what you think, but rather being a suck-up or otherwise pretentious person, she tells Amanda FitzSimons during a two-day dish session for Elle magazine. The new judge for The Voice, which starts its... More »

Mariah Carey's Sister Arrested in Undercover Bust

Alison Carey charged with prostitution

(Newser) - An undercover bust at a hotel in a small Upstate New York town would be unremarkable, if not for the woman arrested: Mariah Carey's older sister. The Daily Freeman reports Alison Carey was arrested Friday on prostitution charges in Saugerties, which is home to about 20,000 residents. The... More »

World's Highest-Paid Actor: Ex-WWE Star 'The Rock'

With $64.5M paycheck; Jennifer Lawrence tops women actors with $46M

(Newser) - The Rock, Jackie Chan, and Matt Damon walk into a bar … and the Rock should probably pay for drinks, as the actor otherwise known as Dwayne Johnson has been named the world's highest-paid male actor by Forbes . Thanks to 2015 earnings of $64.5 million (his largest payday... More »

Coming Soon: Dr. Ashley Judd?

Actress pursuing PhD at UC Berkeley

(Newser) - Ashley Judd might soon be a doctor—and no, she won't be playing one on screen. The actress, 48, says she'll attend the University of California Berkeley this fall as one of a few candidates accepted into a PhD program in public policy, reports New York . Judd—who... More »

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