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8 Classic Books Creative People Love

Tilda Swinton, Laura Linney, Bill Gates weigh in

(Newser) - Need a last-minute gift idea for the reader in your life? The New York Times might be able to help you out. It's compiled the favorite classic novels of "eight creative people," who previously named the 10 books they'd want with them on a desert island... More »

13 Celebs With Odd Body Parts

Clubbed thumbs and third nipples and missing fingertips, oh my!

(Newser) - Just because a celebrity is cover-model gorgeous doesn't mean all of his or her body parts are 100% normal. Radar rounds up 30 stars with odd body parts, and we highlight 13 here:
  • Megan Fox: Clubbed thumbs (the condition is called brachydactyly). They're short and wide at the
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Tilda Swinton Sleeping in a Box in NYC

The actor performs her art piece at MoMA

(Newser) - Tilda Swinton is in a box, she's resting, and people are watching her. That's the gist of "The Maybe," a piece the actor is performing today at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Gawker reports. Only problem for art (or Swinton) fans is... More »

Tilda on Childbirth: 'Murderous' and 'Violent'

Actress criticizes Hollywood birth scenes for being unrealistic

(Newser) - Childbirth as depicted in the movies may be "all really lovely," complete with flowers everywhere and "magically" made-up moms—but for actress Tilda Swinton, it's "a truly, truly murderous business." Never shy about being unconventional , Swinton says: "It’s violent. And if one... More »

12 Famous Open Relationships

Charlie Sheen is the latest, the wackiest, but not the first

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen may be the craziest celebrity ever to have a relationship with multiple women simultaneously , but he's certainly not the only celebrity to do so. The Daily Beast rounds up a dozen:
  • Hugh Hefner: The Playboy founder's relationship record? Seven women at once. (He also, of course, dated identical
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Burn Leads Box Office Boom

Comedy thriller records biggest opening ever for Coen brothers

(Newser) - The Coen brothers' Burn After Reading led an unexpectedly strong box office weekend by nabbing top spot with $19.4 million, Variety reports. With overall sales up 35% over this frame last year, Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys took second with $18 million, followed by Righteous Kill ($16.... More »

Coens Burn, But Not Brightly

No Country follow-up funny, but not the brothers' best

(Newser) - Burn After Reading is your standard Coen Brothers comedy: It’s black, clever, and zany, and David Ansen writes in Newsweek that he “enjoyed just about every heartlessly jolly minute of it.” The film is nominally a spy/thriller spoof, its sidewinder plot involving airhead gym employees trying to... More »

Ivanka Tops Best-Dressed List

She and Michelle Obama lead the way, but list is heavy on royalty

(Newser) - Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List holds few surprises. True, it includes David Beckham while omitting his wife, Victoria, but overall the roster is rich with royals and light on poor people. The top 10:
  1. Heiress and exec Ivanka Trump
  2. Would-be American first lady Michelle Obama
  3. French first lady and
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Narnia Still Casts a Spell

Return to fantasy kingdom is darker, crisper

(Newser) - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian returns to the fantasyland 1,300 years after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and all is not well in the kingdom. The "darker, more conventional, and more crisply made" follow-up features "more clashing swords than all the Robin Hood movies... More »

Non-Mainstream Seduced Oscar

Non-Americans are dominating as increasing revenue comes from overseas

(Newser) - For a Hollywood award, Oscar wasn't too fond of Tinseltown last night. The Academy Awards were dominated by a crew of crack European actors—and a pair of maverick brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, operating far from the Hollywood mainstream. It was a record year for the number of Oscars... More »

No Country Wins Best Picture

Coen brothers flick is top Oscar winner with 4 prizes

(Newser) - Hollywood crowned the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men with four Oscars tonight, including best picture, best direction, and best adapted screenplay, the Los Angeles Times reports. Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role as the film's ice-cold assassin. Daniel Day-Lewis scored best actor prize for There ... More »

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