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Critics in Love-Hate War Over Ted 2

Some say it's hilarious, others couldn't stand it

(Newser) - A court declares a 2-foot-tall talking teddy bear is, um, not human. So starts Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, in which Ted and his faithful buddy John recruit a pot-smoking lawyer to plead his case while cracking jokes about black penises. What do critics have to say?
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Brad, Angelina Movie to Become Game Show

Reality series based on 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' in the works

(Newser) - The movie that brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together is becoming ... a reality competition series. A TV game show based on Mr. and Mrs. Smith is in the works, Variety reports, and though details are scant, the series will involve married couples competing in some fashion. The movie, of... More »

5 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films

Channing Tatum is the latest to weigh in

(Newser) - Tell us how you really feel, Channing Tatum. The actor went on Howard Stern's show today and said of 2009's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in which he played Duke , "I f---ing hate that movie. I hate that movie." He explained that as a young... More »

Not Everyone Is Cheering Taylor Swift's Apple 'Win'

Some say she didn't actually change anything

(Newser) - Many people have been fawning over Taylor Swift since her open letter to Apple convinced the company to do an about-face and pay musicians for music streamed during a user's Apple Music free trial period. But a number of people, chief among them Pandora's former chief technology officer,... More »

Charlie Sheen's Father's Day Fun: Twitter Rant

And Oliver Hudson wasn't having a happy day either

(Newser) - Just because we haven't heard from Charlie Sheen in a while doesn't mean all is well in his world. Yesterday, Sheen celebrated Father's Day by tweeting, apparently about ex-wife Denise Richards—mother of his two daughters—"D Richards is a heretic washed up piglet Shame pile.... More »

Orange Is the New Black Makes Surprise Early Debut

Fans at OrangeCon cheer surprise premiere

(Newser) - Attendees of the first-ever OrangeCon got a big surprise last night when, during a cast panel, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings agreed (via video call) to debut the third season of Orange Is the New Black six hours early. "One episode? ... Two episodes? ... What if we showed them the whole... More »

Meet the Newest View Co-Host

Raven-Symone snags the gig

(Newser) - Raven-Symone is now officially a co-host of The View. After 37 appearances as guest co-host on the weekday talk show, she joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately. Her co-panelists made the announcement on today's show. Raven-Symone, 29, is widely... More »

Bad News for Homer, Marge This Season

They legally separate in 'The Simpsons' premiere, Al Jean reveals

(Newser) - More dire news from the upcoming season of The Simpsons: Homer and Marge's marriage is in trouble. "In the premiere, it’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage," executive producer Al Jean reveals in a new... More »

J.Lo Sued for 'Tarnishing Women's Honor'

Morocco gig does not go over well

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez's May 29 concert has gotten her hit with a lawsuit. The problem: The performance in question was at a Moroccan festival and also aired on Moroccan public TV, and of course it featured a scantily clad J.Lo dancing suggestively. The lawsuit, filed by an education group,... More »

Kate Moss Misbehaves on a Plane Again

She's escorted off by police

(Newser) - Kate Moss sounds like she's fun on planes . The latest incident: The supermodel was escorted by police off an EasyJet flight that arrived at London's Luton Airport from Turkey yesterday, the Guardian reports. Though she wasn't arrested and there was no formal complaint made, the airline says... More »

Spy Might Be McCarthy's Best Yet

Melissa McCarthy brings 'infectious' laughs

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy stars as a desk-bound CIA agent who heads into the field to seek out revenge for a lost comrade in Spy. As the flick comes from writer-director Paul Feig of Bridesmaids , you won't be surprised to find a female-centric cast. But do they bring the laughs?
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Goldie Hawn: Why Kurt and I Never Got Hitched

'Compatibility and communication' are more important than marriage, she says

(Newser) - Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have a child together, and a relationship that's lasted more than 30 years, but no marriage certificate. "A lasting relationship isn’t about marriage. It’s about compatibility and communication," Hawn, 69, explains in a new interview with Porter magazine picked up... More »

VF Workers Told They Were Shooting Streisand

But really, it was Caitlyn Jenner

(Newser) - The New York Times sheds a little more light on what went on behind the scenes of Caitlyn Jenner's super-secretive Vanity Fair cover shoot , via the paper's conversation with Jessica Diehl. Diehl, VF's fashion and style director, says she found her job "completely petrifying," partially... More »

Tracy Morgan: 'I'll Get Back to Making You Laugh'

He speaks out for first time after accident

(Newser) - Tracy Morgan, clearly emotional but speaking clearly, made his first public appearance since last year's crash this morning on Today , soon after settling with Walmart over the accident that left him badly injured. "I can't believe I'm here," he told Matt Lauer. "The case... More »

4 Celebs Who Owe Taylor Swift Big-Time

She helped them out with 'career milestones'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's might seem like she's hogging all the awards , but ETOnline points out that she's actually helped quite a few other artists along the way. The site rounds up six who owe her for career milestones:
  • Kendrick Lamar: The rapper—whom Swift name-dropped back in September
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Mariah Carey Says Idol Was 'Worst' Thing She's Done

So no, she won't be back

(Newser) - To say Mariah Carey did not love her experience as an American Idol judge would be a bit of an understatement. "That was the worst experience of my life," Carey said in a recent interview on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O radio show picked up by ETOnline... More »

Martin Sheen on Charlie's Implosion: Steroids

'We were powerless to do much'

(Newser) - Finally, an explanation for Charlie Sheen's 2011 meltdown: It was not, in fact, fueled by tiger blood and Adonis DNA , but by steroids, according to dad Martin. "Only those of us that knew him understood what was going on. I'm talking about steroids, at that time,"... More »

Garfunkel Has Some (Weird) Stuff to Say About Simon

Seems like he has some complicated feelings for his old partner

(Newser) - It seems the one word that might best sum up the relationship between Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon is "complicated." In a new interview with the Telegraph , Garfunkel (who is set to tour the UK in September) vacillates between bitterness and apparent affection for his old singing partner:... More »

Top Actress Told She Was Too Old for Role at 37

Maggie Gyllenhaal lost out role as love interest to 55-year-old

(Newser) - Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told she was too old for a movie role—and no, she wasn't hoping to play, say, a high school student. "I'm 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55,"... More »

Kanye Apologizes for 'Over-Censored' Act at Billboard Awards

West says TV viewers didn't get good experience

(Newser) - Kanye West is apologizing to TV viewers who saw his performance at the Billboard Music Awards . The rapper released a statement yesterday saying he was "grossly over-censored," adding that some of his lyrics were muted for 30 seconds, which misrepresented his voice and performance. The audience at Las... More »

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