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Avril Lavigne Is the Most Dangerous Person Online

Bruno Mars is pretty perilous, too

(Newser) - One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory—she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the celebrity most... More »

Bruno Mars Donates $1M to Victims of Flint Water Crisis

The pop singer redirected funds from his Auburn Hills show

(Newser) - Bruno Mars said Saturday he is donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to aid those affected by the Flint water crisis, the AP reports. The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are... More »

7 Celebs Who Changed Their Names

Demetria Guynes? Who's that?

(Newser) - Sometimes you're born with a name that seems destined for bright lights ... and sometimes you're just not. ETOnline rounds up celebrities who changed their birth names:
  • Joaquin Phoenix: Born Joaquin Rafael Bottom, his parents changed the family's last name after leaving the "Children of God" religion
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Also Rocking Super Bowl: Chili Peppers

They'll join Bruno Mars for halftime show

(Newser) - Bruno Mars will have help from the Red Hot Chili Peppers when he performs at the Super Bowl next month. Mars announced today that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will join him as part of his halftime show. Super Bowl halftime performers often have collaborators; last year, Beyonce... More »

Billboard's No. 1 Artist of the Year Is ...

Bruno Mars

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus twerked her way to the top of the charts, and Justin Timberlake returned to music after a seven-year hiatus, but another artist owned music in 2013: Bruno Mars. Billboard announced today that the pop crooner is the year's top overall artist. The singer's year included a... More »

Super Bowl Halftime Act: Bruno Mars

NFL announces singer will headline this year's big game

(Newser) - Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. The NFL made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games today, with Mars joined by FOX co-host Terry Bradshaw and analyst Michael Strahan in Times Square. The league's championship game will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife... More »

Aneurysm Kills Bruno Mars' Mom

Bernadette Hernandez was 55

(Newser) - The 55-year-old mother of pop star Bruno Mars died suddenly yesterday of a brain aneurysm, a publicist for his Atlantic Records label tells the AP . Bernadette Hernandez died at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu. She was a singer and hula dancer who immigrated from the Philippines, and was credited as... More »

SNL Rips Pitt's 'Inunderstandable' Chanel Ad

Taran Killam just starts making words up

(Newser) - Brad Pitt's ridiculous-yet-mystifying turn as Chanel pitchman made it all the way onto Saturday Night Live last night, with Taran Killam lampooning the A-list actor. "I'm sorry, is there really no script?," Killam asks in the first of a series of four spots. "Cause... More »

Paris Hilton Drug Prosecutor Nabbed for Crack

David Schubert caught buying coke on Vegas street: police

(Newser) - A top Las Vegas drug prosecutor is getting a view from the other side: He's been arrested for allegedly buying crack cocaine, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. David Schubert, who has prosecuted the likes of Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars, was spotted buying the drug from a street dealer on... More »

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