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10 Women Who Cheated

Did anyone see it coming from Whoopi?

(Newser) - Jesse James and Tiger Woods are getting a lot of heat for sleeping around while married, but men aren’t the only ones who cheat. The Frisky rounds up 10 famous female cheaters:
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Admitted Wednesday on The View, while discussing James, that she “screwed around” while married
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Top Conservative Flicks of the '00s

Even Hollywood can make movies for the non-'lily-livered:' Nile Gardiner

(Newser) - "Hollywood may well be a bastion of liberalism, but it does continue to occasionally produce major films that advance conservative principles," Nile Gardiner writes in the Telegraph . His best of the aughts:
  1. Master and Commander, 2003: The Peter Weir flick starring Russell Crowe is "an epic tale
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Worst Celebrity Hotel Guests

As you probably guessed, Randy and Evi Quaid, Amy Winehouse made the list

(Newser) - Randy and Evi Quaid certainly aren’t the first celebrities to prove themselves awful hotel guests. In perhaps the understatement of the year, Concierge.com editor Peter Frank tells ABC, “Some of these celebrities do not know how to behave in a civilized manner.” Some of the worst... More »

'Out-of-Shape' Crowe Bests Journo in Bike Duel

Actor challenges gossip columnist after she pokes fun at his fitness

(Newser) - Aussie gossip columnist Annette Sharp had to face down a challenge from Russell Crowe the day after she mocked the Gladiator star for puffing on cigarettes during a Sydney bike ride and chowing down on tacos, she writes for Australia's News Network. "Get on your bike," the star's... More »

State of Play an Ink-Stained Thriller

(Newser) - Is it any wonder that State of Play, a taut suspense film about politics, murder, and above all newspapers, is a hit with critics? Here’s what they’re saying:  
  • Roger Ebert calls it a “smart, ingenious thriller” with twists and turns that “genuinely fooled me a
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Richardson Lives on Through Donated Organs

Plus, Redgrave signs on for new film

(Newser) - Natasha Richardson’s death had the tiniest sliver of a silver lining: Her family donated her organs, the New York Post reports. “Doctors spent six hours harvesting all her organs. Some patient is going to wake up in the recovery room and start reciting Shakespeare,” said a source.... More »

When Celebs Hit a Low Note

Like Joaquin Phoenix, other stars have stumbled painfully into the music biz

(Newser) - Ex-Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix kicked off a new career last week by rapping in Las Vegas—and tripping off the stage. He's not the only actor to stumble in the music business, the Independent reports. Among his peers:
  • Bruce Willis: He died hard with a painful rendition of the Motown
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Aussie Stars Play New Venue: the Mailbox

Kidman, Crowe, Blanchett, Rush featured on 'legends' stamp collection

(Newser) - Australian movie stars Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, and Geoffrey Rush have been honored by their country with postage stamps in their likenesses, the Daily Telegraph reports. The actors have been named Australia Post’s 2009 Australian Legends, and each will have two stamps. “I’m going to... More »

Naughty Sienna Booted From Robin Hood

Sources say problem was Crowe's weight or Miller's affair

(Newser) - Sienna Miller's dalliance with a married actor has reportedly gotten her kicked off Ridley Scott's remake of Robin Hood, the Telegraph reports. "Sienna's image just wasn't right" to play Maid Marian, a source working on the movie said, "especially after her controversial affair with Balthazar Getty."... More »

Body of Lies Too Conventional

Film has atmosphere but 'flawed' story

(Newser) - The CIA thriller Body of Lies is “always crisp and watchable,” but “it ends up too unconvincing and conventional to consistently hold our attention,” writes Kenneth Turan in the LA Times. The story of an anti-terror mission played out on the ground but guided from the... More »

Quaid-Ryan Blame Game Escalates

(Newser) - Dennis Quaid is firing back at ex-wife Meg Ryan, who now says he cheated on her before she famously stepped out with Russell Crowe. "It was eight years ago, and I find it unbelievable that Meg continues publicly to rehash and rewrite the story of our relationship," the... More »

Beowulf Hath Brought Low Ye Box Office

Holdovers Bee Movie and American Gangster claim second and third spots

(Newser) - Beowulf reaped $28.1 million and claimed top spot this weekend in the best debut ever for a digital 3D film, Variety reports. Other newcomers fumbled, as Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium landed fifth and Love in the Time of Cholera banked a sickly $1.9 million in tenth. Sales... More »

Bee Movie Goes to Head of the Class

Seinfeld vehicle passes American Gangster for number one spot

(Newser) - In a rare second-week coup, Bee Movie topped the weekend box office and passed fellow sophomore American Gangster, Variety reports. The Denzel Washington flick dropped 44% after leading last week, while Bee fell just 32%. Newcomer Fred Claus took third, with a less than stellar $19.2 million, while Lions ... More »

Gangster Whacks Box Office

Ridley Scott flick is highest grossing R-rated crime film ever

(Newser) - American Gangster put competitors on ice this weekend and became the top-grossing R-rated crime flick ever. Starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, Gangster scored the top debut of the fall, beating Seinfeld's Bee Movie by $46.3 million to $39.1 million. Seinfeld's first foray since Seinfeld buzzed a little... More »

Denzel's Dead On in Gangster

Crowe shines as a cop who takes on drug king pin Frank Lucas

(Newser) - As 1970s Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, Denzel Washington is equal parts charisma and cold blood—a combination critics can't resist. "In the still, watchful center of his volcanic performance you'll find the measure of a dangerous man," writes Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, adding that American Gangster,... More »

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