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Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg Engaged

Good news for McCarthy after what was probably a tough weekend

(Newser) - Jenny McCarthy is living the dream of adolescent girls in the late '80s: She's marrying Donnie Wahlberg. The View co-host announced their engagement on the show today, E! reports. Her son, Evan, helped Wahlberg propose: "This weekend I was sitting with Donnie and he went into the... More »

Twitter Lands IT Guy From Peoria a Job on Late Night

Vulture charts Bryan Donaldson's unlikely career path

(Newser) - When Bryan Donaldson started tweeting in 2011, it was just a way for him to have an outlet for his jokes—jokes that didn't quite have a place at his job, an insurance company in Bloomington, Ill., where Donaldson worked in IT. Tweets like, "The meanest thing you... More »

Jodie Foster Joins AA —for Her New Love

She's apparently dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex

(Newser) - Jodie Foster is reportedly dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex, photographer Alexandra Hedison—and sources say the relationship is getting so serious that Foster has given up alcohol, because Hedison is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for more than 10 years. Foster "joined Alcoholics Anonymous and has embraced a... More »

Dog's Death Behind Miley's Hospitalization?

She's been 'off the rails' since he died, sources say

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus was hospitalized yesterday after having a bad allergic reaction to antibiotics—but TMZ reports that it's actually the death of her dog earlier this month that's behind it all. Since Floyd's death, Cyrus has been "an emotional mess," and the only way she'... More »

Alexa Ray Joel Collapses Onstage

But she's fine after fainting spell at concert

(Newser) - Alexa Ray Joel was playing a sold-out show at New York's Cafe Carlyle when she collapsed onstage and was rushed to the emergency room Saturday night. By the time the news came out yesterday, Joel was already recovering, and the 28-year-old daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley says... More »

Ice Cube: We Were 'Robbed' ... by Paul Walker

But insists he wasn't trying to dis late actor in controversial interview

(Newser) - Ice Cube is setting the record straight: He didn't mean to totally dis Paul Walker yesterday while complaining about the MTV Movie Awards. After losing the award for best on-screen duo to the late actor and Vin Diesel, Ice Cube told USA Today he was shocked that he and... More »

Conan 'Weirdly Out-of-Touch' at MTV Awards

One critic pans him, another calls him the best host ever

(Newser) - Remember when Conan O'Brien seemed like the coolest, hippest guy in late night, back when the youngsters were rooting for him over Jay Leno? Well, those days are over, at least according to Daniel D'Addario. While hosting the MTV Movie Awards last night, O'Brien "seemed weirdly... More »

Brosnan Admits His Bond Wasn't 'Good Enough'

He explains why he struggled with iconic role

(Newser) - In the middle of a wide-ranging interview with the Telegraph , Pierce Brosnan offers up this interesting tidbit: "I have no desire to watch myself as James Bond. ‘Cause it’s just never good enough. It’s a horrible feeling." Brosnan, who really does refuse to watch the... More »

Bryan Cranston Helps Teen Ask Girl to Prom

In character as Walter White from 'Breaking Bad'

(Newser) - Breaking Bad signed off for good a little more than six months ago, but Walter White is still out there. What has he been up to? Helping a high school student ask a girl to prom. "If you don't go to the prom with Stefan, then maybe your... More »

7 Buzziest Moments From the MTV Movie Awards

Host Conan O'Brien gets 50 celebrities to cameo, and more

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien started last night's MTV Movie Awards off with a bang, racking up 50 celebrity cameos in the filmed sketch that opened the show—including Taylor Swift, Grumpy Cat, Tracy Morgan as Banksy, Martin Scorsese, and Jack Nicholson's middle finger. The director of the segment tells... More »

Zooey, Taylor, Franco Crash Seth Rogen's SNL Monologue

And more 'Saturday Night Live' highlights

(Newser) - Seth Rogen hosted Saturday Night Live last night, but he was far from the only star present during his monologue. It was crashed by Taylor Swift ("You were getting really upset. And whenever a man shows emotion, I appear."), James Franco (who appeared after Rogen joked that... More »

Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas Get Hitched

Baby on the way for newlyweds

(Newser) - Snow White and Prince Charming are married in real life. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, who play the fairytale couple on Once Upon a Time, wed at sunset yesterday in an LA courtyard, in front of about 30 close friends and family members, E! reports. "They ... kept it very... More »

Bizarre Subpoena for Johnny Depp in Murder Trial

Public defender wants to use Depp to prove his client was insane

(Newser) - Well, this is strange: Johnny Depp has been subpoenaed in a murder case, and it's all because the suspect claims she was in a relationship with him when the crime took place and was on her way to meet him at the time. Her public defender wants Depp to... More »

11 Weirdest Hollywood Firings

Pro tip: Don't compare your director to Hitler if you want to keep your job

(Newser) - Selena Gomez gave her own parents the boot as employees yesterday, and is looking for new management. But that's far from the oddest firing Hollywood has ever seen:
  • Tom Cruise went the opposite way, firing his publicist in favor of a family member—in his case, he gave his
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Selena Gomez Dumps Parents as Managers

She's parting ways, professionally, with mom and stepdad

(Newser) - Selena Gomez is going through a breakup, but this one isn't with celebrity beau Justin Bieber. Instead, the 21-year-old singer is parting ways with her mom-ager and dad-ager and is now seeking new management. TMZ broke the story, reporting the split from mom Mandy and step-dad Brian Teefey, who'... More »

Colbert: 'I Do Not Envy' Letterman's Replacement

His 'Colbert Report' character reacts to retirement news

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert, or rather the character he plays on the Colbert Report, offered up a response last night to a tidbit that last week "slipped through my news crack." It turns out David Letterman is retiring from his Late Show hosting duties, and "I gotta tell you,... More »

Start Planning Your 12-Day Simpsons Marathon

FXX airing all 552 episodes in consecutive order

(Newser) - The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of Simpsons episodes—all 552 of them, consecutively. The network said yesterday the marathon will start Aug. 21 and continue into Labor Day. FXX programming chief Chuck Saftler said it coincides with the network's purchase of rerun rights and the... More »

Colbert Replacing Letterman

CBS makes official 'Late Show' announcement

(Newser) - The rumors were true: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show when Letterman retires next year, CBS announced today . The Colbert Report host has a five-year deal with the network, but it's not clear when he'll start, as Letterman has yet to... More »

Katherine Heigl Wants $6M From Drugstore Over Tweet

Wants the world to know she does not endorse Duane Reade

(Newser) - Be careful what you tweet about Katherine Heigl: The notoriously difficult actress is suing drugstore chain Duane Reade for $6 million, all because of one little tweet, TMZ reports. Duane Reade tweeted last month , "Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore,... More »

Documents: Real Housewife Owes $13.4M

Giudices have just $140K in equity in $1.7M home

(Newser) - The bankruptcy trustee overseeing Teresa and Joe Giudice's case submitted its final report this week, and it shows that the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple owe creditors $13.4 million and have repaid just $7,500 of their debts. The documents also reveal the Giudices' apparently luxurious lifestyle... More »

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