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John Oliver Gathers Stars for Important Election Message

'Don't use our songs'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's entrance at the GOP convention last week to Queen's "We Are the Champions" didn't make Queen very happy —and there are lots of stars who apparently feel the same way about political campaigns pilfering their music. Toward that end, John Oliver has... More »

5 Huge Hits That Were Actually Covers

'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' was originally about ... a guy

(Newser) - If you're a fan of any of these 10 songs rounded up by the BBC , you may not know they're actually cover versions. A sampling:
  • "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper: The 1983 song was originally sung by Robert Hazard in 1979; he wrote it
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9 Stars Who've Filed for Bankruptcy

Some of them have even filed twice

(Newser) - Being famous doesn't guarantee you'll never go broke, as these celebrities rounded up by Radar prove. A sampling:
  • Burt Reynolds: He filed for bankruptcy in the 1990s after his divorce; he was $10 million in debt at the time.
  • Toni Braxton: She's declared bankruptcy not once but
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55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put
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Most Tony Nods: Cyndi Lauper-Scored Kinky Boots

Tom Hanks also snags a nomination for 'Lucky Guy'

(Newser) - The Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import Matilda: The Musical close behind with 12. Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear; Lauper's... More »

20 Iconic Songs That Are Actually Covers

Cyndi Lauper didn't come up with the idea that girls just want to have fun

(Newser) - Next time you find yourself belting along to Cyndi Lauper singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" or Joan Jett singing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," know this: Cyndi and Joan didn't originate those songs, they just made them famous. Huffington Post rounds up 20 hit... More »

Cyndi Lauper Flubs Anthem at US Open

Ceremony marred by Lauper's unforced error

(Newser) - This time, apparently the Goonies weren't good enough. Singer Cyndi Lauper flubbed the national anthem at the US Open women's semifinals, in a ceremony honoring 9/11 victims. After a moment of silence, and as an honor guard marched, Lauper did a mash-up of lines from the anthem, changing... More »

Lady Gaga Tells Fans to Skip Sex

She tells fans to use condoms...or just be celibate

(Newser) - Looks like abstinence advocates have an unlikely bedfellow: Lady Gaga is urging her fans to use condoms or—"and I can’t believe I’m saying this—don’t have sex." The pop star, who the Daily Mail notes is working with Cyndi Lauper to raise money for... More »

Blago Will Vie for Celebrity Apprentice Title

Darryl Strawberry, Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne will also compete

(Newser) - Rod Blagojevich will join some adequately B-list company on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice, which premiers in March. Also appearing on the Trump spectacular: Darryl Strawberry, Bret Michaels, Sinbad, Cyndi Lauper, Sharon Osbourne, and Selita Ebanks, among others. James Poniewozik is excited, he writes in Time . The Blago-Trump faceoff... More »

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