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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 »

TV Icon Behind Magnum, PI, Knight Rider, Galactica Dies

Writer-producer Glen Larson was vastly prolific

(Newser) - Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., and Quincy, M.E., has died. He was 77. Larson died at the UCLA Medical Center on Friday night of complications from esophageal cancer, his son, James Larson,... More »

5 Reality Stars Who've Been Behind Bars

Including Khloe Kardashian

(Newser) - Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and husband Joe are both going to prison for fraud , but they're far from the first reality stars to spend time behind bars. The Stir rounds up more:
  • Amber Portwood: The Teen Mom was caught hitting her ex, then busted on drug-possession charges. She got
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Average Cost of Gwyneth's Holiday-Guide Gift: $511

But lots of them are close to $100

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow's 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it's about as ridiculous as you'd expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items in it (not including those listed as "price upon request"), and E! came up with $109,... More »

Justin Bieber Could Face International Arrest Warrant

Argentina summons him for questioning over nightclub incident

(Newser) - An investigative judge in Argentina is summoning Justin Bieber for questioning. The Biebs has been accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during a South American tour last year, and Judge Facundo Cubas asked Interpol yesterday to use all "necessary means" to notify... More »

In Taylor vs. Spotify, It's She Said vs. He Said

Her label says she's made just $500K from streaming in a year

(Newser) - The back-and-forth between Taylor Swift and Spotify continues: Though Spotify says Swift would have made $6 million from the streaming service this year had she not pulled all her music from it , Swift's record label tells Time she's been paid less than $500,000 for domestic streaming of... More »

Kim Kardashian Balances a Glass of Bubbly on Her Butt

'Paper' magazine breaks the Internet, sort of

(Newser) - Paper has a message on its Winter 2014 cover: "Break the Internet, Kim Kardashian." And the magazine basically accomplished its mission, as the Internet is all aflutter over the accompanying photo , which featured Kim balancing a glass of champagne on her famous rear end. (It's a... More »

Bill Cosby's 'Make Me a Meme' Request Goes Awry

Very, very, very awry

(Newser) - Pro tip: If you have a sexual assault scandal in your background, you may not want to ask the general population to turn you into an Internet "meme." Apparently, no one told this to Bill Cosby, which is why his "meme generator" idea went horribly wrong yesterday.... More »

Anna Kendrick's Drunken Interview Could've Been Better

There are a couple good quotes, but Jezebel wasn't impressed

(Newser) - " Marie Claire got me drunk for my interview #true #DidntFightIt," Anna Kendrick tweeted yesterday. Apparently the actress and writer Jessica Pressler first took a bartending class, then went to dinner. Some of the results were predictably amusing:
  • On her looks: "The most common thing that I get
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5 Celeb Marriages Born in Scandal

Including some very long-lasting ones

(Newser) - The Stir rounds up 11 Hollywood marriages that had a less-than-innocent start—including some very long-lasting ones. A sampling:
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Hanks was still married to Samantha Lewes, with whom he had two kids, when he fell in love with Wilson on the set of the
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Andy Dick Arrested While Riding Bike

Police nab him on suspicion of stealing a man's necklace

(Newser) - The latest trouble for Andy Dick : Los Angeles police arrested the comedian on suspicion of grand theft last night in Hollywood. TMZ , which first reported the arrest, said Dick allegedly stole the necklace of a man he encountered on Hollywood Boulevard last week. Police saw Dick riding his bike late... More »

9 Big Music Feuds

Even Taylor Swift gets into them

(Newser) - One of the songs on Taylor Swift's hugely popular 1989 is reportedly about Katy Perry—"Bad Blood," which includes the lyrics "Did you think we'd be fine? / Still got scars on my back from your knife," is rumored to be about Perry "... More »

Why You Should Start Buying CDs Again

It's often cheaper than buying MP3s—even if it comes with MP3s: Brian Barrett

(Newser) - Brian Barrett wanted to listen to Taylor Swift's new album, and as you may have heard, it's not available on Spotify . So he bought it—in actual CD form, something he hadn't done since 2006. He explains why on Gizmodo : Amazon was selling 1989 as an MP3... More »

Angelina Jolie: 'I Am Open' to Future in Politics

Plus, she dishes on marriage to Brad Pitt

(Newser) - In her latest cover interview, this one for Vanity Fair , Angelina Jolie dishes on her recent marriage—and a possible future political career:
  • On marriage to Brad Pitt: "It does feel different. It feels nice to be husband and wife."
  • On the vows their children wrote for them:
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Miley Cyrus' New Guy: Schwarzenegger Kid

She and Patrick Schwarzenegger are casually dating, sources say

(Newser) - Only time will tell whether their relationship can possibly reach the depths of the Miley Cyrus-Liam Hemsworth soul connection , but Miley's apparently got a new guy: Arnold Schwarzenegger's son. Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger are casually dating, sources tell E! , though one insider says they're just "good... More »

Next for Tom Hanks: Book of Typewriter-Inspired Stories

Knopf announces publishing deal with actor

(Newser) - Talk about typecasting: Tom Hanks has a book deal for a collection of stories inspired in part by his personal collection of typewriters. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced yesterday that it has an agreement with the Oscar-winning actor. The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set.... More »

7 Stars Who've Allegedly Shoplifted

These celebrities got caught red-handed

(Newser) - Even the most famous among us sometimes have a past: SheFinds rounds up celebrities who've been caught shoplifting. A sampling:
  • Lindsay Lohan was caught on video leaving a store wearing a $2,500 necklace she hadn't paid for—LiLo said she just borrowed it , but she ended up
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Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake Expecting Baby?

At least, that's what certain 'insiders' say

(Newser) - Coming soon: the spawn of Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake. At least, that is, if sources who talked to Radar and the National Enquirer can be believed. "Jessica is at least three months pregnant, and she's due in April," says one friend. Another adds that Biel, 32,... More »

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