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Carell Brings His 'A Game' in Battle of the Sexes

The film is timely and 'earnestly entertaining,' critics say

(Newser) - Battle of the Sexes takes viewers back to 1973 and the Houston Astrodome, the setting of the famous exhibition tennis match between feminist icon Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), then 29, and chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), then 55. As viewers learn, the game wasn't the only thing... More »

Emma Stone Had a Really Good Year

She tops the Forbes list of highest-paid actresses

(Newser) - It wasn't just her Best Actress Oscar that made the last year a good one for Emma Stone. She also took home more money than at any other point in her career, becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood based on pre-tax earnings between June 2016 and June 2017, per... More »

Could a Backstage Tweet Have Led to Massive Oscars Mix-Up?

The 'Wall Street Journal' lays out what appears to have happened

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal may have figured out how exactly the biggest flub in Oscars history happened Sunday night. As the paper explains, Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz are the two PwC partners who stand at opposite ends of the Academy Awards stage with the envelopes containing the winners, ready... More »

Best, Worst Dressed at Oscars

Dressing like the statuette 'not a winning move'

(Newser) - They may not be getting as much press as the "Wrong Picture" howler , but this year's Oscars had the traditional assortment of dazzling looks on the red carpet—and a few big misses along with the hits. Here are some of the most-talked about looks:
  • Emma Stone. The
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Late Arrival La La Land Is the 'Movie of the Year'

Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling are 'dazzling'

(Newser) - Apparently the third time's the charm for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. After starring together in Crazy Stupid Love and Gangster Squad, they're wowing audiences in Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land, which has a 95% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they'... More »

10 Celebs You Didn't Realize Voiced Animated Characters

Katy Perry, is that you?

(Newser) - Whose voice is that? You may not have realized these stars rounded up by the Stir were behind animated characters. A sampling:
  1. Kristen Wiig: Lucy in Despicable Me 2 and Miss Hattie in Despicable Me
  2. Amy Poehler: Joy in Inside Out
  3. Zac Efron: Ted in The Lorax
  4. Bill Hader: Flint
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Aloha Stinks of 'Flop Sweat'

All-star cast can't save a messy script: critics

(Newser) - An all-star cast of Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, and Bill Murray comes together in Aloha, a love-triangle romantic comedy set in, you guessed it, Hawaii. But that all-star cast wasn't enough to win over most critics:
  • "Aloha is a marshmallow of a film: soft on the
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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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8 Stars Who Voiced Video Game Characters

If you thought that character sounded familiar, you were probably right

(Newser) - "That voice sounds familiar..." If you've ever found yourself saying that while playing a video game, well, check out ETOnline 's list of 19 celebrities who've lent their voices to game characters. A sampling:
  • Emma Stone: Amanda Cartwright in Sleeping Dogs.
  • Kristen Bell: Lucy in
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5 Celeb Co-Stars Who Became Couples

Any chemistry you saw onscreen was apparently real

(Newser) - Sparks flew on set for these Hollywood co-stars rounded up by Gossip Girl —in all 10 cases, they ended up together in real life. A sampling:
  • Leighton Meester and Adam Brody: The stars of The OC and Gossip Girl met while filming The Oranges. They got married in February.
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Celeb Couple Put Paparazzi to Good Use

Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield hold up signs promoting charities

(Newser) - Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are a much beloved celebrity couple, thanks in part to stunts like this: When they noticed paparazzi photographing them yesterday, they took advantage of the situation by holding signs in front of their faces that promoted charities, Teen Vogue reports. "We don't need... More »

Spider-Man 2 Opens Strong, Falls Short

Andrew Garfield-Emma Stone reboot is playing as well with audiences

(Newser) - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicked off what's seen as the start of Hollywood's summer season this weekend with a muscular $92 million haul that nonetheless fell well short of others in the franchise, short of expectations, and short of the biggest opening of 2014—which the LA Times ... More »

Latest Spider-Man Too Long, Tangled

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone boost Marc Webb's film

(Newser) - The latest Spider-Man movie, yet another story of balancing love and crime-fighting, is no revolution in superhero filmmaking. Still, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have their moments, say critics:
  • "The fifth Spidey movie in 12 years is overlong, underwhelming, unnecessary, and sure to be a hot ticket," writes
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10 Stars Who've Officiated Weddings

The latest: Ian McKellen marries Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell

(Newser) - Professor X got married last weekend and Magneto officiated. Translation for the non-geeks: Patrick Stewart married Sunny Ozell, and Ian McKellen officiated. But he's not the first celebrity to play the big role in a fellow celebrity's (or a complete stranger's) wedding; PopSugar rounds up nine more.... More »

Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence is No. 2 and closing in on Angelina Jolie

(Newser) - Hollywood is still apparently a man's world. Angelina Jolie is the highest-paid actress on the new Forbes list , though she would have squeaked in only at No. 10 on the men's side . She pulled in $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013, a far cry from the... More »

Top Contender for Hillary Biopic: Carey Mulligan

Film to tell story of Clinton's early career

(Newser) - Under-40s actresses in Hollywood have been clamoring for the role of Hillary Clinton in an upcoming biopic, but insiders say Carey Mulligan has the best shot. The actress is set to meet with director James Ponsoldt to iron out details. But though the filmmakers and Mulligan are hoping for a... More »

World's Best Dressed Woman: Gwyneth Paltrow

'People' honors the queens of fashion

(Newser) - And the best dressed woman in the world is ... Gwyneth Paltrow. People awarded the star, who turns 40 this month, its top fashion honor. "She has a uniform: It's simple, not overdone," her stylist tells the magazine, as per USA Today . "She goes, 'I'm... More »

Spider-Man Is a Retread With Heart

Andrew Garfield is great in a thoroughly unnecessary movie

(Newser) - Did the world need another Spider-Man movie? Probably not, critics agree, but The Amazing Spider-Man is a pretty good flick all the same. Here's what people are saying:
  • "Five minutes into The Amazing Spider-Man, I got bitten. With pleasure," writes Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly . "The
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Amanda Knox Makes Maxim's Hot 100

No. 1 spot goes to Bar Refaeli

(Newser) - Bar Refaeli is No. 1 on this year's Maxim Hot 100 , but No. 92 is arguably more interesting: It's Foxy Knoxy herself, Amanda Knox. She's probably the most controversial entry, but the list also contains a cartoon character (Family Guy's Lois Griffin) and a man (Stephen... More »

Carrey Explains Creepy Vid; Kathy Griffin Posts Her Own

It was 'a comedy routine,' he explains

(Newser) - Jim Carrey’s love video to Emma Stone wasn’t creepy, he explained on Twitter yesterday, because it was “a comedy routine.” However, that tweet continues, “the funniest part is that everything i said is tru,” and he continued, "People often ask me if i'... More »

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