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Moby: 'I'm Going to Go Away for a While'

He calls off book tour amid Portman controversy

(Newser) - After being called "creepy" over his claim to have once dated Natalie Portman, Moby has decided to stay out of the public eye for a while. The musician announced Wednesday that he is calling off the remainder of his book tour for memoir Then It Fell Apart, Page Six... More »

Natalie Portman Gets an Apology

Moby acknowledges that criticism over recent book is 'very valid'

(Newser) - Natalie Portman took exception to Moby's claim that they dated when she was barely out of high school, and after some doubling down on the disputed excerpt from his book, the musician is now recognizing criticism against him as "very valid." In an Instagram post , Moby says... More »

Portman Says 'Creepy' Moby Pursued Her at 18

Actress disputes musician's account in new memoir

(Newser) - Musician Moby claims he touched his naked penis against Donald Trump for a bet at a party in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, per the Guardian . Surprisingly, that's not the assertion headlines are focused on. As Harper's Bazaar reports, Natalie Portman has accused the 53-year-old of... More »

Celebs Who've Been Bashed in Songs

Chris Brown, Drake not the first to feud via music

(Newser) - Chris Brown burned Drake via rap after the recent nightclub brawl between their entourages (sample lyric: "They throwin' bottles, I'm throwin' models"), and if that's the sort of spiteful gossip you can't help but love, you're in luck: The Huffington Post rounds up 14... More »

Moby Video Rips Budget

Singer plugs 'rolling fast' to protest cuts

(Newser) - Remember when celebrities made videos crowing about politicians? What a difference almost four years makes. Moby has just released a video slamming the new "Republican budget" (hammered out with the White House) featuring the first track from his new album. His song, "The Day," plays over photos... More »

Moby's Wait for Me Is Pleasant, Bland

Pitchfork describes album as 'background music in the purest sense'

(Newser) - Moby’s latest album, Wait For Me, is a pleasant if forgettable trip to the artist’s softer, more ambient side, writes Jess Harvell for Pitchfork. Coming a decade after 1999’s Play, a record that perfectly captured the “post-rave” zeitgeist of pop at the time to become a... More »

The Best Celeb Name Changes

Ones that don't roll off the tongue often get a makeover

(Newser) - What’s in a name? Apparently everything worth changing, reports Radar. Inspired by the list-heavy Cityfile, a wiki-style Facebook of sorts for notable New Yorkers (wondering which celebs are Bentley owners?), Radar created its own gossipy inventory: famous folks with changed names:
  • Natalie Portman, actor: Natalie Hershlag
  • Moby, musician: Richard
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Chrissie Hynde Fuming Over Leather Bag Namesake

Pretenders frontwoman a passionate vegetarian

(Newser) - Rocker Chrissie Hynde is furiously threatening to sue an Italian fashion house after it named a red leather handbag after her. The Pretenders star, whose commitment to animal rights has resulted in her arrest in the past, says she's livid that the designers are putting brass in pocket off a... More »

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