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YouTube's Original Programming Launches Tomorrow

Here's what you can watch for $9.99/month

(Newser) - YouTube is attempting to make some noise of its own with a crop of films and shows that will be exclusively available with YouTube Red , a subscription service the San Bruno, California-based company launched last October, the AP reports. The first three movies and one series will be available via... More »

Kim Basinger Lands Hot Role in Fifty Shades Sequel

She'll play Christian Grey's ex-lover

(Newser) - Production is set to start this spring on Fifty Shades Darker, the much-anticipated sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, and the first new cast member has been announced. Kim Basinger is on board, and the role promises to be a steamy one: that of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey's business... More »

Here Are the 2016 Oscar Nominations

Sorry, no nom for the bear from 'The Revenant'

(Newser) - The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards came out Thursday morning with eight Best Picture contenders that included The Revenant, which got 12 nods in a selection process that, as ABC News puts it, honors "only white actors again." A quick recap of the top categories:
  • Best Picture:
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Here Are Your Golden Globe Winners

Ricky Gervais hosts the star-studded awards show from Beverly Hills

(Newser) - Ricky Gervais kicked off the 2016 Golden Globes with an intro that surprised absolutely no one, starting off by shushing the audience and calling them "disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum." And the awards were off!:
  • Channing Tatum and the bear from The Revenant (aka Jonah Hill) presented the
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Ricky Gervais Said What?

Golden Globes host's most memorable moments

(Newser) - Sunday night marked Ricky Gervais' fourth time hosting the Golden Globes—more times than anyone else, even Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—and he's also been the most controversial. Why stars and show producers have always been nervous: Gervais isn't "afraid to throw shade," as Hollywood... More »

Tarantino's Use of Word 'Ghetto' Doesn't Go Over Well

Twitter wasn't happy

(Newser) - Ennio Morricone wasn't on hand to accept his best score award for Hateful Eight during Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony, so director Quentin Tarantino hopped onto the stage to accept it for him. And while his gushing about the 87-year-old Morricone's esteemed career was more or less... More »

Gibson and Gervais Trade Barbs in Mel's Comeback

Colonoscopies came up during Gibson's presentation

(Newser) - Mel Gibson has been persona non grata for some time in Hollywood, following a string of headline-making infractions, including DUI troubles and accusations of anti-Semitism and domestic violence. As the Guardian puts it, "There was a time when you would have remarked that Mel couldn't get arrested in... More »

JLaw and BFF 'ASchu' Totally Know Everyone Thinks They're Cool

They totally know everyone wants to hang out with them

(Newser) - On the heels of her red-carpet confession earlier in the evening that her private parts were itchy, Amy Schumer and pal Jennifer Lawrence took to the stage to show some clips from their respective movies, Trainwreck and Joy. Before they presented those snippets, the actresses, both nominated for best actress... More »

Seinfeld's New Gig: New York Residency

He'll do at least 6 monthly shows at the Beacon Theater

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld is going the Britney Spears / Celine Dion route, except not in Las Vegas: The comedian is starting a residency at New York's Beacon Theater next year. Beginning Jan. 7, he'll perform stand-up once per month for six months, the New York Times reports. After those... More »

Sandra Bullock Adopts Another Child

This one is a little girl, Laila

(Newser) - Once again, Sandra Bullock is surprising the world via an exclusive People cover story. This time, it's a new daughter Bullock has revealed: Laila, a 3-year-old from Louisiana that Bullock adopted via the foster care system. "I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me... More »

Enya Is Back, and She Might Have Some Big News

Is her first tour on the horizon?

(Newser) - Enya is back—after a seven-year hiatus, she released her eighth studio album, Dark Sky Island, on Friday —and to celebrate, BuzzFeed has a nearly 6,000-word profile of the Irish singer, who lives in a castle 45 minutes away from Dublin. Despite having never toured and rarely even... More »

Simon Finally Reveals Subject of 2nd Verse of 'You're So Vain'

Wait, the song is about more than one guy?!

(Newser) - Carly Simon has finally revealed the subject of "You're So Vain" ... sort of. "I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren [Beatty]," Simon, now 70, tells People in an interview to promote the memoir she's releasing later this month. When asked whether Beatty knows... More »

Sheen's Porn Star Ex: He Didn't Tell All Sex Partners About His HIV

Bree Olson says she was in the dark

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen claims he told all his sexual partners about his HIV status, but Bree Olson—one of the actor's porn star "goddess" galpals during his 2011 meltdown—says that's not true. On Howard Stern's radio show Tuesday morning, an absolutely livid Olson said she was... More »

Zooey Deschanel Converts to Judaism

Sources say she made the move for husband Jacob Pechenik

(Newser) - Zooey Deschanel is now Jewish. Sources tell Us she converted to Judaism for her Jewish husband, Jacob Pechenik. Prior to that, she didn't feel strongly about religion: Her mother is Roman Catholic and her father is Quaker, and she once explained, "I don't attach myself to any... More »

Tracy Morgan Rocks SNL Stage One Year After Deadly Crash

Larry David, cast of '30 Rock' also showed up

(Newser) - Just a month after he surprised everyone with an appearance at the Emmys , Tracy Morgan went back "home" on Saturday night—to the stage on Saturday Night Live as its host, the AP reports. "I'm back, it feels so good to be here," he announced to... More »

Justin Bieber Pissed (but Not Really) About Nude Photos

Sources say he's changed his tune since the pics went viral

(Newser) - Nude pictures of Justin Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora were leaked this week , and Bieber's legal team was quick to send cease and desist letters to news outlets that published them (as reported by TMZ , which was quite pleased with itself for not publishing them). But, as sources... More »

Daniel Craig: I'd Rather Slit My Wrists Than Play 007 Again

Another James Bond movie? No. Hell no

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do another Bond movie. In an interview with Time Out magazine, in which he was asked whether he could imagine doing another Bond film, Craig... More »

Rihanna: Rachel Dolezal Is 'a Bit of a Hero'

And more from her 'Vanity Fair' cover story

(Newser) - What does Rihanna think about Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP exec who portrayed herself as black? You may be surprised: "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to... More »

Someone's Coming Out on The Simpsons?

Smithers, long rumored to be gay, has something to say to Mr. Burns: producer

(Newser) - This is looking to be a groundbreaking season of The Simpsons: Marge and Homer separate , Homer's been diagnosed with narcolepsy , and now "one of the greatest stories of unrequited love in modern popular culture is about to move to a new phase," per the Guardian . To wit:... More »

Putin Calls Elton John—for Real

The singer had previously been punked by pranksters

(Newser) - Elton John got seriously punked recently , when a couple of Russian pranksters called him up pretending to be Russian President Vladimir Putin and his translator wanting to talk to the singer about LGBT rights. But today Putin himself actually called John, the BBC reports. The Russian prez asked the singer... More »

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