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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 »

5 Female Celebs With Their Own Businesses

Including lines exclusively sold at Target, Walmart

(Newser) - Business ownership is the latest must-have among women on the A-list. Five female celebs who are cashing in on their star power:
  • Halle Berry, Scandale Paris : The Oscar winner's line of $7 panties and $18 bras went on sale at Target stores in October. It's doing well, and
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Heidi Klum's Next Topmodel Finale Ruined

German finale canceled over bomb threat that turned out to be nothing

(Newser) - Germany's Next Topmodel was set to choose a winner last night during a live televised finale, but the whole thing had to be canceled after a woman called in a bomb threat to the arena where the show was to be taped. The 8,500 people at the venue... More »

Go Inside 5 Swanky Celeb Homes for Sale

Who doesn't need their very own 'dive-in' theater?

(Newser) - In the market for a new place to live? Five celebrities are in the news for trying to offload (or, in one case, offloading) pricey palaces:
  • Paula Deen is selling one of her Savannah, Ga., properties for a cool $12.5 million. The 14,500-square-foot "private resort" includes a
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Parents Warned: Lindsay's Coming to NYC School

Lohan doing community service at Brooklyn nursery school

(Newser) - What's worse: finding a note sent home with your kid indicating that his nursery school has been infested with lice, or a note informing you that Lindsay Lohan will soon be performing community service there? Parents in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood are dealing with the latter after being... More »

Cate Blanchett: I've Had 'Many' Relationships With Women

But that's about all she'll say about that

(Newser) - In Carol, debuting at Cannes Sunday, Cate Blanchett plays a woman who gets romantically involved with another woman. In an extensive Variety interview about the film, asked whether this is Blanchett's "first turn as a lesbian," the actress replied, "On film—or in real life?" But... More »

College Also Dropping $9.5K on Private Jet for McConaughey

And possibly a "VIP Presidential" hotel suite

(Newser) - The Matthew McConaughey/University of Houston brouhaha continues: McConaughey is giving the commencement speech at the school Friday, and it earlier emerged that UH is paying him $135,000 to do so. Now it turns out that on top of that, the school is paying $9,500 so that McConaughey can... More »

Courtney Love Owes Me $48K: Psychiatrist

Manhattan doc specializes in addiction issues

(Newser) - Well, at least she didn't rack up this bill on booze or drugs: Courtney Love owes her Manhattan psychiatrist $48,250, he says in court papers filed last week. Dr. Edward Ratush, an "addiction psychiatrist" specializing in "opiate dependence and treatment-resistant depression," says Love hasn't... More »

Chris Rock on Split: 'Some Days You're Outta Your Mind'

Comedian talks divorce with the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - Chris Rock mostly focused on his career during a new, extensive interview with the Guardian , but he also mentioned a bit about how he feels in the wake of his divorce last year from his wife of nearly two decades. "I’m doing OK. You know, some days are... More »

Show's Over for American Idol

The coming 15th season will be its last

(Newser) - Fox is lowering the curtain on American Idol, ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. The network announced today that the reality competition will go off the air after its 15th and final season... More »

Lindsay Lohan Could Be in Big Trouble

She has to complete 115 hours of community service by May 28

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan has only completed a tiny fraction of her remaining community service while on probation for a reckless driving case and will face "consequences" if she doesn't finish later this month, a Los Angeles judge warned yesterday. Judge Mark Young said he was concerned Lohan had managed... More »

Charlize Theron Gushes About 'Love of My Life'

But working with Sean Penn was apparently a little rough

(Newser) - Charlize Theron is once again speaking out about how very, very much she loves Sean Penn. "He’s my partner, he’s the love of my life," is one of the lines from her new interview with Elle UK , but she goes on to explain some trouble that... More »

Kylie Jenner: Fine, OK, I Have Lip Fillers

Reality star finally admits to it

(Newser) - Kylie Jenner has finally confessed to what we all pretty much knew to be true: Her super-plump lips are not all-natural. "I have temporary lip fillers, it's just an insecurity of mine and it's what I wanted to do," she admits in a preview clip from... More »

Now Reese Witherspoon Has 'Lifestyle Website'

Apparently this trend is here to stay

(Newser) - " Lifestyle websites " are apparently the trendy celebrity hobby du jour , and now Reese Witherspoon has her very own. She launched Draper James yesterday, People reports, a site focused on Southern style. "I started this company to honor my Southern heritage and in particular my grandparents who were,... More »

Why Justin Timberlake Dressed Up as a Lime

He offers up a very strange promo video for his tequila brand

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake will go to great lengths to sell his tequila . Sauza 901's tagline is "no limes needed," and Timberlake recently released a 3-minute mockumentary promoting the brand ... featuring Timberlake in costume as a lime, Time reports. The lime recalls the good old days when limes were... More »

Britney Spears Cancels Shows After Onstage Fall

Though at the time she carried on like a champ

(Newser) - The latest star to take a nasty fall onstage : Britney Spears on Wednesday night in Vegas. The resulting ankle injury has forced the pop star to reschedule her performances in Sin City tonight and tomorrow night. A statement from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where Spears performs her "... More »

Wiig Can't Keep it Together as Khaleesi, er, 'Karen'

Though she didn't really resemble Khaleesi

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig went on the Tonight Show last night dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, the Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, though the resemblance pretty much stopped after Wiig's blond wig, Khaleesi-like outfit, dragon prop, and hugely inconsistent accent. "Remind me again, what is your real name?" asked a laughing... More »

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