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Matthew McConaughey Makes His Call on Governor Run

Texas native has decided not to take on Gregg Abbott in his home state

(Newser) - Looks like it's back to Hollywood and/or family life for Matthew McConaughey. The 52-year-old actor has made headlines of late—and polled pretty well doing so—by publicly mulling whether he should make a run for governor in his home state of Texas. Over the weekend, however, he announced...

Bezos' $500K Donation Met With Groans

Baby2Baby donation from world's second-richest man fell flat: Page Six

(Newser) - Celebrities including Jeff Bezos raised $8.5 million for Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides diapers and other necessities to children living in poverty, at its 10th annual gala in Los Angeles on Saturday, per Vanity Fair . But if Bezos was expecting a pat on the back for his $500,000...

'White Boy Rick' Inspiration Sues Police for $100M

Says he was coerced, as a teen, into becoming informant

(Newser) - A Detroit-area man whose decades in prison for drug dealing and work as an informant inspired the movie White Boy Rick filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking $100 million, claiming he was coerced into assisting police while just a helpless teenager, the AP reports. Richard Wershe Jr., 52, served roughly 30...

Matthew McConaughey Offers Up Weird July 4 Speech

Actor certainly seems to be gearing up for a gubernatorial campaign

(Newser) - Stump speech via social media? Matthew McConaughey celebrated Independence Day by posting a video to Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram on July 4 wishing America a happy 245th birthday—and a lot more. The native Texan talked about the "growing pains" the US is going through, noting that in terms...

Cruz Hopes McConaughey Stays Out of Texas Race

A 'charming, affable movie star' can be a force in a race, senator concedes

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey would have plenty going for him in a Texas campaign for governor, Sen. Ted Cruz acknowledged Thursday. "He's a movie star," Cruz said, "and a good-looking, charming, affable movie star can be a really formidable candidate on the ballot." That doesn't mean...

Matthew McConaughey Putting Feelers Out on a Possible Run

Politico reports the actor has been making phone calls about running for Texas governor

(Newser) - For a guy who stays out of politics, Matthew McConaughey is spending a lot of time talking about running for governor of Texas. The A-list star and Oscar-winner has never come out as a Democrat or Republican, and he hasn’t given much of a hint what his platform...

Gov. McConaughey? Polls Say Alright, Alright, Alright

Actor is currently at 45% to Gov. Abbott's 33%, if he runs in Texas

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey has been talking about a gubernatorial run in his home state of Texas for a few months now , and if he does actually enter next year's race, a new poll gives him pretty good odds. Specifically, the Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler poll finds that...

McConaughey: My New Role Could Be Governor

He says Texas run is a 'true consideration'

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey is seriously considering doing something highly unusual for an actor—running for governor of a state that isn't California. The True Detective star told Crime Stoppers of Houston's Balanced Voice podcast Wednesday that a run for Texas governor is now a "true consideration," Fox...

McConaughey: Hollywood Liberals Go Too Far

He criticizes those who 'patronize' and 'condescend' to those with different views

(Newser) - One of the biggest names in Hollywood sounds a little tired of the common political sentiment from his fellow stars. "There are a lot (of people) on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize, and are arrogant towards that other 50%," Matthew McConaughey said on Russell Brand's...

McConaughey Addresses Rumors of Run for Office

'It would be up to the people more than it would me,' he says of possible gubernatorial bid

(Newser) - He's been an astronaut, an assassin, and a stripper in the movies, and a university professor in real life. Now, Matthew McConaughey isn't ruling out a new real-life role—that of governor. The actor was speaking with radio host Hugh Hewitt about his new book on Tuesday when...

Fast Times Reading Reunites a Famous Couple

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have a steamy scene

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reunited for the second time this year, and this time, it was all about love—between their characters. The pair joined fellow celebrities for a live, virtual table read of the 1982 cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hosted by comedian Dane Cook....

McConaughey Officially Joins University Faculty

Star will teach film class at alma mater

(Newser) - After years as a visiting instructor at the University of Texas, True Detective star Matthew McConaughey is now a true professor. The university announced Wednesday that the Oscar-winning actor has been appointed as a professor in its Department of Radio-Television-Film and will be teaching classes at the Austin campus this...

Dark Tower Beats Dunkirk at Box Office

The long-awaited film, starring Idris Elba, made a disappointing $19.5M

(Newser) - After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader Dunkirk, AP reports. The so-so result for The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey,...

UT Students, Meet Professor McConaughey

Star will teach film class, though mostly by recorded video

(Newser) - Can we get an "all right, all right, all right" for the University of Texas at Austin's new film instructor? The college announced Thursday that Matthew McConaughey will team up with Gary Ross, the director of his new film, Free State of Jones, and a university instructor to...

SNL Silences Your Family Crazies at Thanksgiving

With Adele. Now give thanks and quietly eat some turkey

(Newser) - Adele unveiled a new album on Friday , then dropped a powerhouse performance on Saturday Night Live, and just for kicks can apparently stop your resident crazy relatives in their Thanksgiving-ruining tracks, reports the Washington Post . The British singer was the musical guest on Saturday's show, but she made a...

13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls

(Newser) - Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:
  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear
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College Also Dropping $9.5K on Private Jet for McConaughey

And possibly a "VIP Presidential" hotel suite

(Newser) - The Matthew McConaughey/University of Houston brouhaha continues: McConaughey is giving the commencement speech at the school Friday, and it earlier emerged that UH is paying him $135,000 to do so. Now it turns out that on top of that, the school is paying $9,500 so that McConaughey can...

McConaughey's University Speech Creates Brouhaha

University finally reveals his paycheck, but who's mysterious booking agent?

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey will speak at the University of Houston's commencement ceremony next month, a fact that is more controversial than you might imagine. And not because McConaughey is, say, underqualified for the job, but because the university refused, for more than a month, to tell the Houston Chronicle how...

Coma Left Man Thinking He's Matthew McConaughey

Rory Curtis has it all sorted out now, however

(Newser) - One day you're a 25-year-old barber; the next, you're Matthew McConaughey. Or at least, you think you're Matthew McConaughey. That's what happened to Rory Curtis, a UK man who got in a bad car accident in England in August 2012 and came out of the six-day...

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Critics Split on Nolan's Interstellar

Matthew McConaughey's latest is both 'remarkable' and a 'disaster'

(Newser) - Should we save Earth, or leave it? That's the question at the heart of Interstellar, which sees Matthew McConaughey suit up as an astronaut hoping to find other planets capable of hosting human life. Make sure to use the bathroom on your way in: This flick is a long...

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