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Cameron Diaz Engaged: Sources

Sources say she'll marry Benji Madden

(Newser) - Looks like Cameron Diaz is going to lose her spot on the list of celebrities who've never married . The 42-year-old is engaged to boyfriend Benji Madden, multiple sources tell Us . Diaz and the Good Charlotte rocker, 35, have been dating just seven months. "Everyone thinks it's wild... More »

Jolie-Pitt Kids Monitored by Cyber Security Team

That's the kind of thing you can outsource when you're worth millions

(Newser) - Here's one example of how the children of celebrities are different from the children of us normals: Instead of Mom and Dad muddling through their own attempts to monitor their kids' Internet usage, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have hired a cyber security team to do the job right.... More »

Leaked Sony Emails Decry 'Irritating' James Franco

Plus, more on Angelina Jolie, Aaron Sorkin, Amy Pascal

(Newser) - Celebrities continue to be embarrassed by the leaked emails coming out of the Sony hack, and the latest victim is James Franco. Franco stars in The Interview, the movie about a Kim Jong Un assassination plot that may or may not be the reason Sony was hacked in the first... More »

Sober Lindsay Lohan: I'm Never Going Back to LA

She says living in London works better for her

(Newser) - Those of you hanging around the Chateau Marmont hoping to catch a glimpse of Lindsay Lohan can go home. Lohan has been living in London for the past nine months, and in an interview with the Observer , she says she has no plans to return to the City of Angels.... More »

D'Angelo Cuts Album for First Time in 14 Years

'Black Messiah' came out last night

(Newser) - R&B icon D'Angelo released a new album last night—notable because it's his first album in 14 years. Questlove, who's one of the many contributors featured on the album, played Black Messiah at a Manhattan hotel bar listening party, telling the audience, "It's a... More »

Barbara Walters Picks Her Most Fascinating Person

And it's Amal Clooney

(Newser) - Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who managed to snag George Clooney as a husband this year, also managed to snag the top spot on Barbara Walters' annual list of the most fascinating people last night. Interestingly, it was Walters to whom Mr. Clooney said, back in 1995, "I'... More »

Bill Cosby: 'Black Media' Should Be Neutral

Entertainer talks briefly to Page Six

(Newser) - Bill Cosby broke his silence via Twitter earlier this month, and the embattled entertainer has apparently now spoken briefly with Page Six , albeit for a sort of strange primer on journalism. "Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism... More »

Royals Release Prince George's Christmas Photos

Behold, a child in a sweater vest

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate have released new photos of Prince George, in a sweater vest no less, and the AP notes that the pics are inspiring swooning headlines the likes of "Mummy's Little Soldier Prince" and "Little Prince Charming." The third in line to the... More »

Angelina Jolie Has Chickenpox

Has to pull out of 'Unbroken' events

(Newser) - Celebrities really are just like us: They get chickenpox too. Of course, Angelina Jolie is perhaps a little bit older than most of us were when we came down with the itchy illness. But she does indeed have it, she reveals in a YouTube video explaining why she is pulling... More »

Lengthy Inherent Vice Is 'Offbeat'

Critics take on Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of novel

(Newser) - How many stars can you pack in a movie? When it comes to Inherent Vice, based on a 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon, a lot. Alongside Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, and Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a stoner helping out his ex-girlfriend in 1970s California. Here's... More »

Keira Knightley Pregnant

Expecting first child with husband James Righton

(Newser) - Keira Knightley and her husband of a year and a half , James Righton, are expecting their first child, Knightley's rep confirmed to Elle UK today. Multiple sources told Page Six the same thing yesterday. Rumors started swirling last month but really ramped up Sunday night, when Knightley did not... More »

Birdman Lands 7 Golden Globe Noms

'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' rack up 5 nominations each

(Newser) - Birdman continued its roll today , squawking loudly into the Golden Globes race and flying away with a leading seven nominations in the announcement this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Boyhood and The Imitation Game trailed with five nods apiece. Those two films led a best drama category that also... More »

Leo DiCaprio Leaves Nightclub With 20 Ladies

Apparently he's enjoying the single life

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio apparently knows how to party. Witnesses tell the New York Daily News they spotted DiCaprio at an Art Basel party in a South Beach nightclub early yesterday, and the actor (who apparently split with model Toni Garrn recently) left with not just one woman, but every woman that... More »

Mark Wahlberg Wants Pardon for 1988 Assault

Says he's dedicated himself to good works ever since

(Newser) - Back in 1988, Mark Wahlberg was just a 16-year-old troublemaker, and after trying to steal two cases of beer from Thanh Lam outside a Massachusetts convenience store, he beat the man with a 5-foot stick and screamed racial slurs at him. The attack left Lam blind in one eye, NECN... More »

CIA's New Hobby: Fact-Checking Katherine Heigl Show

In case you were wondering, 'State of Affairs' doesn't seem super-accurate

(Newser) - If you've been watching Katherine Heigl's new TV show, State of Affairs, surely the foremost question on your mind is, "How accurate is this?" Well, the CIA is here to help. Heigl plays a CIA analyst on the NBC drama, and TMZ notes that the actual CIA... More »

New James Bond Film Gets a Name

It's 'Spectre,' and cast is also announced

(Newser) - The 24th James Bond film, out Oct. 23 in the UK and Nov. 6 in the US, has a title and a cast. Both were announced live today from London's Pinewood Studios, the 007 franchise's British studio home, as principal photography on the movie is set to start... More »

Snooki Got Hitched

'Jersey Shore' alum marries Jionni LaValle

(Newser) - Gone apparently are the days of nude photo scandals and the like for Jersey Shore alum Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, who yesterday wed longtime fiance Jionni Lavalle in what Radar is calling a "Great Gatsby-themed wedding." The couple, parents to 2-year-old Lorenzo and 3-month-old Giovanna Marie, included a... More »

Next Super Bowl Halftime Star: Katy Perry

NBC confirms 'Roar' singer will headline Feb. 1

(Newser) - Katy Perry will join the exclusive club of stars to take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1, NBC confirmed last night, in what the AP calls the fourth pick in a row aimed at younger performers and audiences. It's also a savvy pick, writes... More »

Mockingjay Soars to $123M Debut*

*It's the biggest opening of 2014, worst for the franchise

(Newser) - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay —Part 1 sent Transformers: The Age of Extinction's $100 million debut the way of the dodo, pulling down $123 million and the year's biggest opening, but utterly falling short of the franchise's two previous movies and the $145 million to $150 million... More »

Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dead at 83

Entertainment icon had prolific, lengthy career in Hollywood, on Broadway

(Newser) - Mike Nichols, the iconic director of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Working Girl, Angels in America, Spamalot, and much more, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 83. "No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike," says the president of ABC News , which... More »

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