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Will Smith Is Back in Focus

Smith, Margot Robbie charm in film that lacks sense: critics

(Newser) - Will Smith stars as Nicky, an established con man who takes on a new apprentice, Australian newcomer Margot Robbie's Jess, in Focus. They both love the con game, but who's playing who? Here's what critics are saying:
  • Richard Corliss at Time is a fan. "The mix
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Madonna Got Whiplash From Her Fall

But her posh nature appears to be intact

(Newser) - More than just Madonna's dignity suffered when she took a tumble at the Brit Awards Wednesday night: The singer told the Jonathan Ross Show yesterday that she "had a little bit of whiplash, I smacked the back of my head," as per the BBC . But, as her... More »

Kanye to Beck: 'I'm Sorry'

Rapper is apparently on an apology kick

(Newser) - Is Kanye West perhaps actually admitting he was wrong? The rapper made headlines ( and enemies ) when he almost interrupted Beck's Grammys acceptance speech and later explained that Beyonce should have won , but it seems he's seen the error of his ways, the New York Post reports.... More »

2014 Top Model Contestant Dead in Triple Murder

Mirjana Puhar found dead, 19-year-old has been charged

(Newser) - A former America's Next Top Model contestant was found dead Tuesday alongside her boyfriend and another man, and a third man has been charged in the murders. Sources tell TMZ a friend of 19-year-old Mirjana Puhar and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Jonathan Alvarado, went to Alvarado's Charlotte, NC, home... More »

Canada to Chris Brown: Um, No

Country bars him from entry

(Newser) - Canada has rejected Chris Brown. The singer tweeted yesterday, "The good people of the Canadian government wouldn't allow me entry," the New York Daily News reports, though that tweet has since been deleted. Concert promoter Live Nation later announced that "due to immigration issues," Brown'... More »

Blogger: I Know Where the Simpsons Live

Phil Plait says he picked up on revelatory clue in recent Elon Musk episode

(Newser) - Astronomy blogger Phil Plait was psyched when he heard SpaceX chief Elon Musk was set to appear on the Jan. 25 episode of The Simpsons. But what he saw in one scene blew his mind even more than Musk's appearance: an apparent clue to the elusive question of where... More »

Here Are Your Oscar Winners

'Birdman' wins big at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Host Neil Patrick Harris opened tonight's Academy Awards with—what else?—a musical number about the glory of movies, joined by special guest appearances by Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, and a bunch of dancers in impressive costumes. After a short, snark-free monologue, the awards began. Stay with us throughout... More »

Hot Tub 2 Is 'the Turd in the Jacuzzi'

Lazy sequel is unfunny, stupid: critics

(Newser) - Minus John Cusack, the gang from Hot Tub Time Machine is back for an equally ridiculous sequel in which the men hunt for a time traveler from 2025 who attempted to kill Lou, played by Rob Corddry. Its 14% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes is pretty bleak. Here'... More »

Fifty Shades More Snoozefest Than Sexy

Critics rip apart Jamie Dornan's Christian Grey

(Newser) - The wait is over for EL James fans who've pined three long years for Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to get it on on the big screen. But audiences are giving Fifty Shades of Grey just a 57% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , and critics are even less impressed:... More »

Pamela Anderson, Hubby Call It Quits ... for 3rd Time

She files for divorce from Rick Salomon again

(Newser) - Pamela Anderson has, yet again, filed for divorce from Rick Salomon. For those of you not keeping obsessive track of their roller coaster of a relationship , Anderson and Salomon first wed in 2007, got that marriage annulled two months later, then married again in January of last year. Six months... More »

Kim Kardashian Gives a Very TMI Interview

Talks pee, sex with UK magazine

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian told the world way more than it wanted to know in a recent interview with the UK's Love magazine (the spread also, of course, features pictures of her bare butt). As ETOnline reports:
  • On Spanx: "I always pee all over my Spanx, it's a disaster.
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Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Plus, of course, all the performances

(Newser) - The Grammys are off and running, with AC/DC opening the show with a performance and host LL Cool J skipping the full monologue to instead hand the stage over to Taylor Swift, who presented the first award. Best New Artist went to Sam Smith, who kept his acceptance speech blissfully... More »

Rock's Rare Moment: Bob Dylan Gives a Speech

And it's rambling, poetic, pure Bob Dylan

(Newser) - Usually when Bob Dylan opens his mouth he's singing, so the rambling 35-minute speech he gave Friday to a crowd of 3,000 of music's royalty had his audience, as the New York Times puts it, "hanging on his every word" as he careened from the topic... More »

Over for Rosie O'Donnell: The View, Marriage

She splits with wife, leaves talk show

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell is leaving The View—again. After just returning to the daytime talk show over the summer , O'Donnell is making her second exit next week, her publicist announced yesterday. Why? Well, turns out O'Donnell is also exiting her marriage: Her publicist reveals that the soon-to-be-former talk... More »

Jupiter Ascending Is 'So Bad It's Almost Good'

At least it's not boring: critics

(Newser) - A perplexing plot, awkward-looking costumes, and interspecies romance converge in Jupiter Ascending, from Lana and Andy Wachowski of The Matrix. Hold on to your seat, you're in for a bumpy, intergalactic ride. Here's what critics are saying:
  • It's "a big, woozy, spacey fairy tale with a
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INXS Guitarist Severs Finger, May Not Play Again

Tim Farriss calls it a 'horrific' boat accident

(Newser) - INXS guitarist Tim Farriss severed his finger in what he calls a "horrific" accident. Farriss was working on his boat in Sydney on Jan. 24 when he injured his left hand and severed the ring finger after getting his hand caught in an electric anchor winch. He's now... More »

Johnny Depp Weds in Secret

Marries Amber Heard in LA before 2nd, bigger ceremony

(Newser) - Rumors have been flying that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were going to marry this weekend, based in part on the typically reliable People saying it was so. Instead, Depp and Heard got married Tuesday, sources tell Us . They wed at Depp's home in West Hollywood, and People , which... More »

Fallon Stages Saved by the Bell Reunion

'Tonight Show' host has been trying to do this for years

(Newser) - During the Tonight Show's week in LA, Jimmy Fallon took another one of his trips down memory lane last night, reuniting much of the Saved by the Bell cast for a skit about Fallon's supposed days with them at Bayside High. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly), Mario... More »

Lindsay Lohan Sues Fox News Over Cocaine Claim

Mom Dina gets in on defamation lawsuit, too

(Newser) - It took a while, but Lindsay Lohan and mom Dina are suing Fox News over a comment made on Sean Hannity's show nearly a year ago. On Feb. 4, 2014, two days after Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, commentator Michelle Fields apparently accused Lindsay and Dina... More »

'Miss Marple' Dies at 82

Britain's Geraldine McEwan had long acting career

(Newser) - The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles, including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died yesterday... More »

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