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7 Celeb Couples You Didn't Know Were Married

Including a 'Mad Men' couple together in real life

(Newser) - Some celebrity couples are so famous they get a couple nickname—anyone remember Bennifer?—but the 14 rounded up by YourTango are so below the radar, you may not even have realized they were married (or practically married). A sampling:
  • Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel: They played doomed lovers in
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SNL 'Solves' Mystery of Jay Z-Solange Fight

They kick off star-studded season finale

(Newser) - That Jay Z-Solange catfight that lit up the Interwebs this week? Saturday Night Live provides us with the answer to the mystery of what caused it, and people, it was just a spider. "This is all behind us," says Solange (Sasheer Zamata) in last night's Cold Open,... More »

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Expecting Baby

Plus more celebrity babies

(Newser) - Emily Blunt is pregnant with her first child, her rep confirms to Us . She and husband John Krasinski, married in 2010, will welcome the baby in "just a few months," according to the magazine. "They both couldn't be more excited," says a source. In related... More »

12 Most Influential Celeb Baby Names

Because not all celebrity baby names are terrible

(Newser) - Maybe you don't want to name your child Moroccan or Zuzu —but some celebrity baby names do indeed give regular, real-life parents inspiration. The Stir rounds up the 12 most influential baby names of the stars:
  • Ivy, for Blue Ivy Carter
  • Hattie, for Tori Spelling's daughter
  • Emery,
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Top Actors Cut From Big Movies

Big names not enough to save actors from the edit splice

(Newser) - Bloated running times, terrible performances, a 60-pound weight gain—there are a host of reasons why even the most well-known actors are sometimes cut from films. The Huffington Post takes a look at 11 notable instances of big names getting axed from big movies:
  • Ryan Gosling, The Lovely Bones: Gosling
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Has Hollywood Punished Rachel Dratch for Her Looks?

One blogger thinks her brand of humor is to blame instead

(Newser) - In her new book, Girl Walks Into a Bar, Rachel Dratch says her looks have cursed her career. "By Hollywood standards, I’m a troll, ogre, woodland creature, or manly lesbian," she writes, and that's prevented her from getting the roles she wants—NBC replaced her as... More »

SNL Lambastes 'Linsanity'

Maya Rudolph guest hosts; celebrity cameos abound

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live pulled out all the stops—and all the bad sports cliches/Asian puns—in mocking the "Linsanity" that's swept New York over Taiwanese-American Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. "Commentators—two black and two white—use Asian stereotypes when discussing Lin, each more offensive than the last,... More »

Bridesmaids Is Biggest Video-On-Demand Film

Kristen Wiig comedy snags another record

(Newser) - It's official: Bridesmaids has become the most popular video-on-demand movie ever, with 4.8 million rentals in four months, says the Hollywood Reporter . It's just the latest record for the sometimes raunchy female comedy, which is also the top-grossing movie in its genre ever made—$288 million worldwide.... More »

Bridesmaids 'Effing Hilarious'

Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph star in Paul Feig's Film

(Newser) - Critics are swooning over Bridesmaids, which stars co-writer Kristen Wiig as an inept maid of honor in a delightfully crude film that’s earned 91% at Rotten Tomatoes .
  • “Hallelujah and praise the Lord for Paul Feig's Bridesmaids,” writes Dana Stevens in Slate . “At long last, we
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Crystal Unleashes Harry Met Sally 2

Funny Or Die 'sequel' channels its inner 'Twilight'

(Newser) - It's an unconventional way to make a sequel, but Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner have brought When Harry Met Sally into the current century with a 4 1/2-minute video that debuted today on Crystal and Reiner pitch the sequel to "studio execs," who agree—with one... More »

Snarky Stars Wage Protest in Prop 8 Musical

Jack Black is Jesus in 3-min. online rip on gay-marriage ban

(Newser) - Hollywood found a new way to protest California’s passage of anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8: song and dance, the AP reports. Prop 8: The Musical, posted on FunnyOrDie, features Jack Black as Jesus reminding the religious right that shrimp cocktail is also a Biblical “abomination.” The hero of the... More »

Bedbugs Make Bloodthirsty Comeback

Once thought gone for good, pests are on the rebound in US

(Newser) - Despite admonitions about not letting the bedbugs bite, Americans are doing just that, and infestations are being reported across the country. Once thought wiped out by the now-banned pesticide DDT, the insects have been found in hospitals, schools, and even high-end residences, the Times of London reports. "Saturday Night... More »

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