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That Famous Love, Actually Scene Now Stars Boris Johnson

His message is about Brexit and voting Conservative, though, not about love

(Newser) - Either because we've seen the real deal or parodies of it, most of us are familiar with what Mashable calls "the creepiest scene" from the 2003 movie Love, Actually, where the character played by Andrew Lincoln whips through a stack of cue cards proclaiming his love for the... More »

Hugh Grant Is Going Door to Door in December. Yes, Really

No, this is not a scene from 'Love Actually'

(Newser) - If you watched Love Actually and dreamily wished Hugh Grant would one day come knocking at your door, we have good news for you: He might. That is, if you live in London, where the actor is going door to door canvassing with anti-Brexit candidates ahead of the UK's... More »

Hugh Grant Tears Into Boris Johnson in Tweet

'You will not f--- with my children's future'

(Newser) - Hugh Grant, who played a British prime minister in Love Actually, lambasted the real one Wednesday after he asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament . Grant and other critics accuse Boris Johnson of undermining British democracy with the move, which is widely seen as an attempt to foil parliamentary opposition... More »

John Oliver Has Movie Analogy to Explain Boris Johnson

He's like a bumbling Hugh Grant in a rom-com, says Oliver. The problem is, this is not a movie

(Newser) - John Oliver returned to his HBO show from a short hiatus Sunday to deliver what Mashable describes as a "truly savage and clinical takedown" of new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. See the full video here , in which Oliver warns succinctly that "Britain is f-----." Johnson comes... More »

Hugh Grant to Thief: Please, at Least Give My Script Back

And his kids' medical cards too, if you please

(Newser) - Hugh Grant's car was broken into Sunday, and he wants one thing in particular back. No, not his wallet. "In the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade them to at least return my script. Many... More »

One Star Gets Married, Another Divorces

Hugh Grant gets hitched, while Alicia Silverstone splits with husband

(Newser) - Two big-name celebs are on opposite romantic trajectories: Alicia Silverstone just filed for divorce, while Hugh Grant just got married. Details:
  • Silverstone: The 41-year-old Clueless actress filed for divorce from estranged husband Chris Jarecki, reports US Weekly . The two married in 2005 but had been together for 20 years. They
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A Longtime Hollywood Bachelor Is Getting Hitched

Hugh Grant will wed Anna Eberstein, mother of 3 of his kids

(Newser) - Hugh Grant is getting married, and the name of his future spouse won't be a surprise to his Hollywood fans. No, not Liz Hurley. The 57-year-old Grant will wed Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein, 39, who is mother to three of his five children, reports the BBC . Their first... More »

Paddington 2 Is Getting Crazy Good Reviews

It's 'completely delightful,' says one critic

(Newser) - Since 2014's Paddington , the cuddly bear has settled into his new home with the Brown family in London, but his adventures are by no means over. In Paddington 2 , he gets a job so he can buy a rare book for his aunt but is wrongly imprisoned for its... More »

Tina Fey, and 6 More Stars With Odd Middle Names

Meet Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

(Newser) - In honor of Middle Name Appreciation Day on Tuesday, People ran down 10 celebrities with odd middle names:
  • Tina Fey: Stamatina. Her full name is actually Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, and she got "Tina" from her middle name.
  • Elton John: Hercules. He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, but renamed himself,
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5 Celebs You Never Expected to Become Dads

The latest: Simon Cowell

(Newser) - Admit it: When Simon Cowell posted gushing Twitter updates about his new baby , you were kind of shocked. He had, after all, said for years that he didn't want kids. But the 54-year-old is far from the only celebrity father whose kids surprised the world; The Stir rounds up... More »

5 Celebs With Love Children

Hugh Grant is actually on Love Child No. 3

(Newser) - Hugh Grant reportedly just became the father of not his first, not his second, but his third love child. He's apparently on good terms with the mother of the first two as well as the mother of the third, producer Anna Eberstein. The Stir rounds up nine more celebrities... More »

11 Celebs Who Are Godparents to Celebs

Seems like everyone in Hollywood knows one another

(Newser) - In honor of Prince George, who has seven new godparents , PopSugar rounds up 23 celebrities who are godparents of other celebrities' children. A sampling:
  • Michael Jackson was godfather to Nicole Richie.
  • Simon Pegg is godfather to Apple Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
  • Drew Barrymore is godmother to
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20 Celebrity Mea Culpas

Paula Deen joins their ranks

(Newser) - Paula Deen has made a couple of public apologies and/or explanations (not all of them grammatically correct ) for her still-exploding n-word controversy. But she needn't feel alone; she joins a whole slew of other celebrities who had to do the same. Wonderwall rounds up 19 others:
  • Hugh Grant:
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Love, Actually Is Sexist Junk, Actually

Hugh Grant flick is ubiquitous but offensive: Mary Elizabeth Williams

(Newser) - Been channel-surfing this holiday season? Then you've had the chance to watch Love, Actually, a Hugh Grant favorite that's stuffed with romantic plot lines and a rosy view of London life. But Mary Elizabeth Williams is making a plea at Salon : Don't watch it. It's a... More »

Hugh Grant: Yep, I Was a Jerk on Daily Show

Jon Stewart was right to 'give me kicking'

(Newser) - Hugh Grant knows a diva when he sees one, even it's himself. He issued an apology via Twitter yesterday after Jon Stewart called him out for being a jerk during an appearance a few years ago, reports the Daily News . "Turns out my inner crab got the better... More »

Jon Stewart: I Nearly Quit Daily Show Over 'A--holes' on Staff

Stephen Colbert talks to him in NJ theater

(Newser) - Jon Stewart came this close to quitting The Daily Show—and after only one meeting with the show's staff, reports Third-Beat . "What I did not realize is, a lot of the people who worked there were a--holes," said Stewart during a sit-down last night with Stephen Colbert... More »

Report: News of the World Burglarized Lawmakers

And maybe celebrities, report hints

(Newser) - Forget phone hacking; police now have evidence suggesting that News of the World's private detectives just plain burglarized the homes of its subjects, the Independent reports. Documents from the investigation show that police believe Southern Investigations, a PR firm the paper often employed, had "gained unauthorized access to... More »

Hugh Grant Testifies: Mail Hacked My Phone

Says Mail on Sunday hacked his voicemail

(Newser) - Hugh Grant’s latest role—as a central figure in the British phone-hacking scandal—continues to develop, as he testified in the case, accusing the Mail on Sunday of hacking his phone in order to fabricate a story about his personal life. The paper, he said, suggested that his relationship... More »

Hugh Grant Welcomes Fling Baby

Actor, 51, is a first-time dad

(Newser) - In a refreshingly honest statement, Hugh Grant’s spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the actor is a first-time father following “a fleeting affair.” Despite the fact that his new baby was “not planned,” the rep says, Grant is “delighted” and “could not be happier or... More »

Bridget Jones 3 Is Coming

Long-rumored movie officially in the works

(Newser) - Good news for those of you who enjoy watching Renee Zellweger cavort around on-screen with a British accent: A third Bridget Jones movie is officially in the works, Entertainment Weekly confirms. But wait, you say, there are only two Bridget Jones books! Never fear: EW notes that author Helen Fielding... More »

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