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Jim Carrey Tweets an Unflattering Painting

It's thought to be of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

(Newser) - Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The actor and comedian on Saturday tweeted the painting (see it here ) with the caption: "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian... More »

Miley Cyrus Sued for $300M Over Song Lyric

Artist Flourgon says line in 'We Can't Stop' too similar to his 1988 hit

(Newser) - "We Can't Stop" is Miley Cyrus' third biggest hit, according to Billboard . And Marie Claire considers it one of her five best songs. A new lawsuit, however, claims it's not exactly hers. Jamaican artist Flourgon (real name Michael May) is suing Cyrus, Sony Music, and RCA... More »

She Killed It as Queen, but Male Co-Star Earned More

Matt Smith considered more established than The Crown's Claire Foy

(Newser) - At a cost of $7 million per episode, The Crown is one of the most expensive TV series ever made. But while its star's wardrobe has benefited from such a hefty budget, she hasn't. Claire Foy, who won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actor Guild awards for... More »

Schumer Is Adamant: 'I'm Not Amy Fischer!'

Long Island native wants to avoid confusion with 'Long Island Lolita'

(Newser) - No, Amy Schumer will not become Amy Fischer following the comedian's marriage to chef Chris Fischer . 'Cause, well, she doesn't want to be confused with an attempted-killer-turned-porn-star. This came to light via Instagram, where Schumer's father asked his famous daughter if she would make the switch.... More »

More Details From Locklear's Tumultuous Arrest Revealed

Police report says actress kicked an officer and told cops their kids deserved to die

(Newser) - She has evaded felony charges, but Heather Locklear isn't off the hook following a chaotic scene at her California home last month. Initially accused of assaulting her boyfriend, who was found bleeding from the nose, Locklear saw a felony charge of domestic violence dropped Monday, per the San Jose ... More »

No Miscues: Shape of Water Wins

Director Del Toro has a big night

(Newser) - Some said it was nothing more than "masochistic nostalgia," while others predicted it was going to provide the "ultimate Hollywood ending." That would be Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty making a repeat appearance Sunday night to present the award for best picture—after famously announcing the... More »

Weinstein's Accusers Take Center Stage at Award Show

Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, and Salma Hayek appear for tribute to Me Too, Time's Up movements

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel referenced Harvey Weinstein in his opening monologue for the 90th Academy Awards, but it got more personal when three of Weinstein's accusers stepped out onto the stage Sunday night to introduce a video montage on gender equality in Hollywood, per People and E! Online . "It's... More »

Transgender Actress on Oscar First: 'Thank You for This Moment'

Daniela Vega is award show's first openly transgender presenter

(Newser) - Chile's A Fantastic Woman won best foreign language film at the Oscars Sunday night, and its star, Daniela Vega, made her own mark on the Dolby Theatre stage. Per the New York Daily News , the 28-year-old actress became the first transgender presenter at the Oscars, introducing Sufjan Stevens and... More »

2 Immigrant Stars Stick Up for Dreamers

Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani: 'Dreams are the foundation of America'

(Newser) - The fate of Dreamers in the US is still up in the air , but at the Oscars Sunday night, two presenters offered their support to this vulnerable group. Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani took the stage to offer the award for best production design, with Nyong'o deadpanning, "... More »

Oscars Kick Off With #MeToo, Politics, and ... a Jet Ski

Watercraft up for grabs for shortest acceptance speech, per Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the 90th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, his second turn hosting, by first riffing on last year's Academy Awards—specifically, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway messing up the best picture announcement . "This year when you hear your name called, don't get up... More »

Lisa Marie: I'm Broke, and I'm Suing

Daughter of Elvis claims ex-manager squandered her fortune, but he blames her

(Newser) - The large trust left behind for his daughter by the King of Rock and Roll has been reduced to a reported $14,000 in cash, and Lisa Marie Presley is now suing her former manager for $100 million because of it. Presley—who is reportedly $16 million in debt—argues... More »

Weinstein Causes Fury by Quoting Streep in His Defense

Meryl Streep calls the use of her words in his court filing 'pathetic and exploitive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by... More »

JLaw on Dress Brouhaha: 'This Is Not Feminism'

Lawrence took flak for wearing a slinky dress in London winter, is not having it

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence is snapping back at "sexist" critics who gave her flak for wearing a slinky Versace dress outside in the London winter. Lawrence appeared Tuesday with her male Red Sparrow co-stars, all of whom wore layers, in a black Versace dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit.... More »

R. Kelly Evicted From His $11K-a-Month House

...and from his $3K-a-month house, too

(Newser) - R&B singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta-area homes over unpaid rent, per court documents cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Feb. 13 filings with the Fulton County magistrate court show Kelly owes more than $31,000 in past due payments to SB Property Management Global. The filings... More »

Drake Drops $200K on Strangers in Miami

Good deeds will feature in upcoming music video

(Newser) - Further showing Canadians to be oh so nice, rapper Drake surprised a hotel maid with a spa visit, a lobster dinner, and a $10,000 shopping spree—though, to be fair, Odelie Paret truly deserved it. The mother of five, born in Haiti, has spent that last 20 years cleaning... More »

YouTube Stars Awake to Terrifying Ordeal

'Disturbed' fan with gun searched Megan Turney and Gavin Free's home while they hid in closet

(Newser) - It's their job to attract viewers. YouTube personalities Megan Turney and boyfriend Gavin Free just never expected one would turn up at their house with a gun. That's precisely what police say happened late last month in Austin, Texas. According to police documents, Turney and Free awoke to... More »

On Dec. 13, Stacy London Got a Wake-up Call

The former host of 'What Not to Wear' was broken, learned she was going broke

(Newser) - As the former co-host of What Not to Wear, Stacy London dished out straight-up, honest fashion advice. So while you might expect her to be candid in all things, London's recent essay for Refinery 29 is somehow still surprisingly frank. The celeb holds little back: First her body broke,... More »

Tarantino: Uma's Crash Is 'One of My Biggest Regrets'

He elaborates on her 'New York Times' interview

(Newser) - Saturday brought Uma Thurman's long-awaited detailing of the "unpleasant things" Harvey Weinstein did to her, and her recounting included a second name: the third member of the "Miramax troika," as Maureen Dowd wrote in her interview with Thurman: Quentin Tarantino. The article included Thurman's account... More »

Actors' Bet Ends With 'Leo Knows All' Tattoo

Photo indicates Tom Hardy actually went through with it

(Newser) - Let it be said that Tom Hardy is a man of his word. A 2016 Esquire UK profile opened with an anecdote about how he had to add a fresh tattoo to his tattoo-heavy body because of a bet he made and lost with Leonardo DiCaprio. His Revenant co-star thought... More »

Seal Told Women to Speak Up. One Named Him

Singer 'vehemently denies' allegations of sexual battery made by actress

(Newser) - This probably isn't what Seal had in mind when he encouraged sexual abuse victims to speak out in a Thursday Facebook video . After seeing the video, actress Tracey Birdsall tells TMZ she was inspired to tell her own story of assault involving the "Kiss From A Rose" singer.... More »

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