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10 Celeb Open Relationships

Sometimes they work, sometimes Brad Pitt doesn't like the idea

(Newser) - How do celebrity couples keep things exciting in their relationships? Well, some of them do so by keeping things ... open. The Frisky rounds up 10 famous couples who are said to be in open relationships—and some have even admitted it:
  • No rumors here: Mo'Nique has said herself that
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12 Famous Open Relationships

Charlie Sheen is the latest, the wackiest, but not the first

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen may be the craziest celebrity ever to have a relationship with multiple women simultaneously , but he's certainly not the only celebrity to do so. The Daily Beast rounds up a dozen:
  • Hugh Hefner: The Playboy founder's relationship record? Seven women at once. (He also, of course, dated identical
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Brother: I Molested Mo'Nique

Gerald Imes confesses to Oprah

(Newser) - The "monster" Mo'Nique says she channeled in her Oscar-winning turn as Mary Jones in Precious hits the Oprah Winfrey Show today, reports the AP . The actress' brother Gerald Imes says he molested Mo'Nique when they were kids, beginning when she was about 7 and he was 13. Imes, who... More »

What's the Deal With Unshaven Women?

Role models like Mo'Nique remind girls they have a choice

(Newser) - Mo’Nique’s hairy legs during this year's awards season put personal grooming in the spotlight: Are women who skip shaving taking a stand or just grossing other people out? Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls tells the New York Times , “People assume you’re making a statement, but... More »

Health Reform a Blow to Film

Hospital bills have driven many Hollywood screenplays

(Newser) - No one doubts that American life will change when health-care reform takes effect. But few have considered how the changes will affect popular culture—specifically movies. Health care has been a catch-all motivator for screenwriters, allowing for the injection of life-or-death struggle into otherwise comfortable American middle-class existence. John Lopez ... More »

What's Next for Oscar Winners

Upcoming projects for Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, and more

(Newser) - They've won what? The Los Angeles Times reports on what's next for a few Academy Award winners:
  • Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal: The Hurt Locker director and screenwriter are collaborating again on Triple Frontier, a thriller set in South America. Bigelow will also direct the pilot for HBO's
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Oscars Fashion: Hits and Misses

Charlize Theron gets fondled by her dress, but Gabourey Sidibe scores

(Newser) - Now that we know the Best Picture winner, it’s time for the more important question: Who were the fashion winners—and losers—at last night’s Oscars? Click through our gallery for thoughts from the Fug Girls and 's Maisy Fernandez. And to see Miley Cyrus’ particularly... More »

The Hurt Locker Dominates as Bigelow Snags Best Director

First directing honors for a woman as Iraq thriller reaps 5 awards

(Newser) - The Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker earned the Best Picture Academy Award tonight, and Kathryn Bigelow won for best director. Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers. Among those Bigelow beat were ex-husband James Cameron, the best... More »

What to Bet on Oscar Night

The Daily Beast predicts the winners

(Newser) - If you’re not sure how to bet in this year’s office Oscar pool, take a look at the Daily Beast ’s rundown of your best picks:
  • Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. In addition to being a critical darling and having swept most guild and critics’ awards so
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Precious Romps at Spirit Awards

Bridges, Harrelson, Mo'Nique, Sidibe snag acting honors

(Newser) - Harlem drama Precious took the best picture prize as it dominated the Spirit Awards last night, winning four other honors that included trophies for best actress Gabourey Sidibe and best supporting actress Mo'Nique. Jeff Bridges won best actor for the country-music tale Crazy Heart, and Woody Harrelson won supporting actor... More »

Hurt Locker, Bigelow Dominate BAFTAs

Iraq war movie captures best film, director, original screenplay

(Newser) - The Hurt Locker ran roughshod over the competition at tonight's BAFTAs, capturing best film, best director, and best original screenplay among its six trophies—four more than Avatar scored. "My heart's beating so fast I can barely talk," said Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, whose rivalry with ex-husband... More »

Avatar, Hurt Locker Nab 9 Oscar Noms Each

Nine nominations each for Cameron, Bigelow films

(Newser) - The science-fiction sensation Avatar and the war-on-terror thriller The Hurt Locker lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. Also nominated for best-picture: District 9; the animated comedy Up; the World War II saga Inglourious Basterds; the football... More »

Bridges, Bullock Continue Roll at SAG Awards

Sandra, Mo'Nique build momentum in run-up to Oscars

(Newser) - Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, and Mo'Nique firmed up as Oscar favorites after picking up honors at the SAG Awards last night in an awards show oddly reminiscent of the Golden Globes—save Inglourious Basterds' triumph over Avatar for best ensemble performance. Calling her awards season success a "fluke,"... More »

Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as... More »

Leno? Conan? Bah! Bring Back Arsenio

(Newser) - Jay Leno failed at 10pm, but one host could make that time slot work: Arsenio Hall. For one thing, prime time needs some color. Minorities have made some inroads on the late-night schedule, from BET’s Mo’Nique Show to Fox’s Wanda Sykes Show, “but let’s be... More »

Why You'll Actually Enjoy the Oscars

This year promises to be a doozy for the Academy

(Newser) - Planning to skip the Oscars again? Don’t! This year’s ceremony will be better than ever, New York magazine argues, and here’s why:
  • The expanded Best Picture category: This way, we’re sure to get a blockbuster or two up for the award, along with some well-built indies.
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