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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 »

Hanson Brothers Burn Bieber in Most Colorful Way

Liken him to a venereal disease

(Newser) - For anyone who has ever had a tough criticism of Justin Bieber's music: the Hanson brothers may have just definitively won the verbal joust. In an interview with Australia's Hit107 FM , Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson (yes, of "MMMBop" fame) were playing a game of "Whose... More »

27 Famous Dads and Their Famous Sons

The AP takes a look at fathers and sons who are both in the biz

(Newser) - Douglas. Hanks. Sutherland. Eastwood. Iglesias. For older audiences, the names might conjure up images of Kirk, Tom, Donald, Clint, and Julio, while younger audiences might think of Michael, Colin, Kiefer, Scott, or Enrique. The father-son connections have made their marks on all genres of television, film, and music. Their ranks... More »

Carrie Fisher's Death Is 'Undetermined'

LA Coroner's office says actress died of sleep apnea, other factors

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but investigators were not able to pinpoint an exact cause, the AP reports. Among the factors that contributed to Fisher's death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the Los Angeles County coroner'... More »

Man Behind Rocky, Karate Kid Dead at 81

John G. Avildsen won an Oscar for the former

(Newser) - John G. Avildsen, who directed Rocky and The Karate Kid—two dark-horse, underdog favorites that went on to become Hollywood franchises—died Friday in Los Angeles at age 81. Anthony Avildsen said his father died from pancreatic cancer and called him "a pretty extraordinary man in my estimation."... More »

Jennifer Lawrence's Plane Has Incident at 31K Feet

Left engine reportedly failed, and it wasn't the only one

(Newser) - Engine failure is not what you want to experience at 31,000 feet, but that's what happened to actress Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday—and then it got worse. The 26-year-old had departed Louisville, Ky., on a private plane with two pilots and one other passenger when the engine issue... More »

Phil Collins Suffers Head Wound in Hotel Room Fall

Former Genesis star needed stitches, postpones 2 shows

(Newser) - Singer Phil Collins has been rushed to the hospital after a fall in his London hotel room left him with a severe gash near his eye that required stitches. His management says in a statement that concerts Thursday and Friday night at London's Royal Albert Hall have been postponed... More »

In NBA Finals, Rihanna Has Unexpected Role

Kevin Durant seems to glare at her after a taunt

(Newser) - The NBA finals got underway Thursday, and one name making headlines isn't on either the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers. Yes, Rihanna allegedly shouted "Brick!" at Kevin Durant of the Warriors as he prepared to shoot a free throw, and, later, Durant appeared to stare her... More »

Jennifer Garner Takes Aim at People

Says she didn't authorize story about 'life after heartbreak'

(Newser) - Jennifer Garner appears on this week's cover of People magazine and she is not happy about it. The story, headlined "Life After Heartbreak," quotes an "insider" who describes Garner's focus as being on her kids—and not on dating—after her split from Ben Affleck... More »

After Collecting Dust for 35 Years, Elvis' Plane Is Sold

Private jet goes for $430K

(Newser) - A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico, for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia—a far cry from GWS Auctions' estimate of up to $3.5... More »

After Daughter's Suicide, Director Bows Out of Justice League

Zack Snyder decided 2-week break wasn't enough

(Newser) - Upcoming superhero film Justice League is getting a new director just six months from its release date. Joss Whedon is taking the reins from Zack Snyder, the director of superhero flicks Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, who is stepping aside to cope with his daughter'... More »

Judge Finally Names Prince's 6 Heirs

His estate is worth an estimated $200M

(Newser) - A judge confirmed Prince's six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend's multimillion-dollar estate. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide formally declared that Prince died April 21, 2016, without a... More »

Chris Cornell's Wife Points to Prescription Drug

Says he took higher than usual dose of Ativan before 'suicide'

(Newser) - Despite a preliminary autopsy report claiming " suicide by hanging ," Chris Cornell's wife says the rocker's death may have been accidental. Vicky Cornell says the Soundgarden frontman had a prescription for anti-anxiety medication Ativan, and told her "he may have taken an extra Ativan or two"... More »

7 Revelations From I Am Heath Ledger

Including actor's struggle with self-doubt

(Newser) - I Am Heath Ledger, the new documentary featuring previously unreleased home movies of the late actor, premiered on Spike TV Wednesday night. Rolling Stone , Entertainment Weekly , and USA Today round up highlights from the film:
  • He knew right away he wanted to play the lead in 10 Things I Hate
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Actress, 43, 'Too Old' to Play 57-Year-Old Man's Wife

Jamie Denbo tells upsetting story on Twitter

(Newser) - Jamie Denbo, who plays Ginsberg on Orange Is the New Black, is 43. Which is, in Hollywood terms, apparently not young enough to be the wife of a 57-year-old and the mother of an 18-year-old. In a series of tweets last week just now getting mainstream attention , Denbo says she... More »

Lena Dunham Trolls Magazine With Diet-Tip List

Marching one's butt off makes her list

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is finding out that a lot of weight can come with losing a few pounds. The actress/Girls creator is well known for her body-positive approach to living , but caught some flak after she started an exercise program to help with chronic pain related to her endometriosis and slimmed... More »

Val Kilmer Changes His Tune on Cancer

In Reddit AMA, says he had a 'healing' of it

(Newser) - Val Kilmer took Michael Douglas to task for saying the actor had oral cancer . "I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed," was how Kilmer put it six months ago. It appears that wasn't so. In a Wednesday Reddit Ask Me Anything chat that's now grabbing... More »

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 »

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