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5 Concert Tours That Went Tragically Wrong

All of them ended with a band member's death

(Newser) - A couple canceled shows are nothing compared to the tragedies that befell these concert tours rounded up by Listverse . A sampling:
  • Blind Melon: Frontman Shannon Hoon checked into rehab for drugs after the band's second album was recorded, and doctors warned he wasn't ready to tour. But the
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9 Stars Who'd Be Rich Even If They Weren't Famous

Some of these celebs are also ... noble

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper's mom isn't leaving him any of her Vanderbilt family fortune—but we're guessing he wouldn't exactly be destitute even if he hadn't made his own name for himself. Perez Hilton rounds up 18 more celebrities who were already rich before they were famous.... More »

Aretha Sues Satire Site for $10M Over Fistfight Story

Nerd News 'reported' Franklin, Patti LaBelle duked it out

(Newser) - There's a disclaimer at the bottom of the News Nerd site clarifying that articles found therein "are purely satirical," but the thousands of people who shared one of the stories on Facebook and Twitter this weekend may not have noticed said disclaimer. The satirical article in question... More »

Tom Cruise Has a Secret New Girlfriend

Sources say he's dating Laura Prepon

(Newser) - Sources say Tom Cruise has finally found a new partner, and this one could be a better match for him than Katie Holmes—because she's a Scientologist, too. The New York Post reports that Cruise has been dating Laura Prepon, star of That '70s Show and Orange Is ... More »

Oprah Won't Renew LiLo's 'Disaster' of a Show

Source says Winfrey is not pleased

(Newser) - We'd tell you to take this news with a grain of salt, seeing as it comes from the Daily Mail ... but let's be honest, we all saw this coming: Sources tell the British tabloid Oprah Winfrey is furious with the way Lindsay Lohan's reality show on the... More »

Latest to 'Uncouple' From Gwyneth: Her Goop CEO

Seb Bishop 'abruptly' quits

(Newser) - The CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's pretentious lifestyle site , Goop, is the latest to "consciously uncouple" from the actress. Indeed, sources tell the New York Post Seb Bishop quit after Paltrow posted her "conscious uncoupling" separation announcement on Goop , and one source says the announcement may have been... More »

Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg Engaged

Good news for McCarthy after what was probably a tough weekend

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy is living the dream of adolescent girls in the late '80s: She's marrying Donnie Wahlberg. The View co-host announced their engagement on the show today, E! reports. Her son, Evan, helped Wahlberg propose: "This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the... More »

Jodie Foster Joins AA —for Her New Love

She's apparently dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is reportedly dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex, photographer Alexandra Hedison—and sources say the relationship is getting so serious that Foster has given up alcohol, because Hedison is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for more than 10 years. Foster "joined Alcoholics Anonymous and has embraced a... More »

Dog's Death Behind Miley's Hospitalization?

She's been 'off the rails' since he died, sources say

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus was hospitalized yesterday after having a bad allergic reaction to antibiotics—but TMZ reports that it's actually the death of her dog earlier this month that's behind it all. Since Floyd's death, Cyrus has been "an emotional mess," and the only way she'... More »

Alexa Ray Joel Collapses Onstage

But she's fine after fainting spell at concert

(Newser) - Alexa Ray Joel was playing a sold-out show at New York's Cafe Carlyle when she collapsed onstage and was rushed to the emergency room Saturday night. By the time the news came out yesterday, Joel was already recovering, and the 28-year-old daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley says... More »

Ice Cube: We Were 'Robbed' ... by Paul Walker

But insists he wasn't trying to dis late actor in controversial interview

(Newser) - Ice Cube is setting the record straight: He didn't mean to totally dis Paul Walker yesterday while complaining about the MTV Movie Awards. After losing the award for best on-screen duo to the late actor and Vin Diesel, Ice Cube told USA Today he was shocked that he and... More »

Conan 'Weirdly Out-of-Touch' at MTV Awards

One critic pans him, another calls him the best host ever

(Newser) - Remember when Conan O'Brien seemed like the coolest, hippest guy in late night, back when the youngsters were rooting for him over Jay Leno? Well, those days are over, at least according to Daniel D'Addario. While hosting the MTV Movie Awards last night, O'Brien "seemed weirdly... More »

Brosnan Admits His Bond Wasn't 'Good Enough'

He explains why he struggled with iconic role

(Newser) - In the middle of a wide-ranging interview with the Telegraph , Pierce Brosnan offers up this interesting tidbit: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. ‘Cause it’s just never good enough. It’s a horrible feeling." Brosnan, who really does refuse to watch the... More »

Bryan Cranston Helps Teen Ask Girl to Prom

In character as Walter White from 'Breaking Bad'

(Newser) - Breaking Bad signed off for good a little more than six months ago, but Walter White is still out there. What has he been up to? Helping a high school student ask a girl to prom. "If you don't go to the prom with Stefan, then maybe your... More »

Zooey, Taylor, Franco Crash Seth Rogen's SNL Monologue

And more 'Saturday Night Live' highlights

(Newser) - Seth Rogen hosted Saturday Night Live last night, but he was far from the only star present during his monologue. It was crashed by Taylor Swift ("You were getting really upset. And whenever a man shows emotion, I appear."), James Franco (who appeared after Rogen joked that... More »

Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas Get Hitched

Baby on the way for newlyweds

(Newser) - Snow White and Prince Charming are married in real life. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, who play the fairytale couple on Once Upon a Time, wed at sunset yesterday in an LA courtyard, in front of about 30 close friends and family members, E! reports. "They ... kept it very... More »

Bizarre Subpoena for Johnny Depp in Murder Trial

Public defender wants to use Depp to prove his client was insane

(Newser) - Well, this is strange: Johnny Depp has been subpoenaed in a murder case, and it's all because the suspect claims she was in a relationship with him when the crime took place and was on her way to meet him at the time. Her public defender wants Depp to... More »

11 Weirdest Hollywood Firings

Pro tip: Don't compare your director to Hitler if you want to keep your job

(Newser) - Selena Gomez gave her own parents the boot as employees yesterday, and is looking for new management. But that's far from the oddest firing Hollywood has ever seen:
  • Tom Cruise went the opposite way, firing his publicist in favor of a family member—in his case, he gave his
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Selena Gomez Dumps Parents as Managers

She's parting ways, professionally, with mom and stepdad

(Newser) - Selena Gomez is going through a breakup, but this one isn't with celebrity beau Justin Bieber. Instead, the 21-year-old singer is parting ways with her mom-ager and dad-ager and is now seeking new management. TMZ broke the story, reporting the split from mom Mandy and step-dad Brian Teefey, who'... More »

Katherine Heigl Wants $6M From Drugstore Over Tweet

Wants the world to know she does not endorse Duane Reade

(Newser) - Be careful what you tweet about Katherine Heigl: The notoriously difficult actress is suing drugstore chain Duane Reade for $6 million, all because of one little tweet, TMZ reports. Duane Reade tweeted last month , "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore,... More »

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