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Flea-Ridden Resort to Winehouse: No More Dogs!

Plus, Marilyn Manson grosses us all out some more

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse is bringing fleas to St. Lucia. Her swanky resort quarters had to be fumigated thanks to the “five or six” stray dogs she’s adopted, a source tells the Sun, and management banned her from rescuing any more animals. Elsewhere:
  • The latest in a series of TMI
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Britney, Ellen Alive but Hacked

Also: Is Megan Fox dating co-star?

(Newser) - Never fear: Britney Spears is alive. A post from her Twitter account claiming she had died is false, the AP reports, a result of the hacking of her Twitpic account.  Ellen DeGeneres’ account with Twitpic—a program not owned by Twitter—was also hacked. Elsewhere:
  • Rumors continue to fly
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Bruno's Blitz Turns MySpace Into 'MeinSpace'

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen has partnered up with MySpace to promote his new film, Bruno, in a move that could help revive the struggling social networking site, Advertising Age reports. MySpace is hosting a movie site for the gay Austrian fashionista—MeinSpace—and the parent site has started running an unrestricted... More »

Gordon Brown Is Gay: Bruno

Actor continues naughty antics at UK premiere

(Newser) - Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s gay fashionista alter ego, continued his string of outrageous appearances at the London premiere of his film, the Telegraph reports. This time, he had some advice for Prime Minister Gordon Brown: “The guy needs a total makeover. He needs a fake tan, he needs... More »

Bruno Goes Naked for GQ

Cohen's gay fashionista gives men some, er, questionable style advice

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as gay fashionista Bruno, took on the role of advice columnist—and, more importantly, nude model—for July’s GQ. Among his tips:
  • Times are tough, but “it is still possible to look good on a clothing budget of about $20,000 a veek.
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Borat Follow-Up 'Outright Offensive': Gay Activists

Advocates feel 'deeply mixed' about faux-Austrian reporter

(Newser) - Gay groups are torn over the upcoming comedy flick Bruno, worried that it may seem to justify rather than mock homophobia, the New York Times reports. “Some people in our community may like this movie, but many are not going to be OK with it,” says the head... More »

Bruno's Lawsuit More Serious Than Borat's

Fox may not be able to escape from this one unscathed

(Newser) - If Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno is anything like Borat, yesterday’s lawsuit is the first of many to come. But this one is different, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Unlike the Borat suits, mainly filed by people with gripes about release forms, the case is more serious: This lawsuit... More »

Eminem Approved Bruno Butt Stunt

Comedy writer comes clean on web

(Newser) - Make no butts about it: Eminem’s run-in with Sacha Baron Cohen’s derrière was staged, the Los Angeles Times reports. The man who wrote the bit for Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards took to the web to clear up the brouhaha for posterior—er, posterity. “Yes, the... More »

Bruno's Butt Meets Eminem's Face

Angry rapper storms out of MTV Movie Awards

(Newser) - MTV added new category Best WTF Moment to this year’s Movie Awards, but the real WTF moment came courtesy of prankster Sacha Baron Cohen, the New York Daily News reports. Cohen—dressed as gay fashionista Bruno—descended from the ceiling in a jockstrap and angel wings, landing butt-first on... More »

Twilight Sweeps MTV Awards

Eminen and "Bruno" tangle at pop culture fete

(Newser) - Teen fave Twilight swept the MTV Movie Awards last night with five wins—including Best Fight, Best Kiss, and Best Movie—reports Entertainment Weekly. Heath Ledger scored a posthumous Best Villain for Dark Knight, and former Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler nabbed the inaugural Best WTF Moment for Baby ... More »

Cohen's 'Bruno' Pranks Abdul

Interview will be in film

(Newser) - Paula Abdul isn’t just acting oblivious on American Idol. Sacha Baron Cohen pranked the infamously airheaded judge for his upcoming film Bruno, and her interview with the character will appear in the movie, the New York Post reports.Paula was totally fooled,” says an insider. "She... More »

Pam's Baywatch Swimsuit Up for Auction

Or Angie's Tomb Raider pistols, if you like those better

(Newser) - One lucky bidder can own Pamela Anderson’s red Baywatch swimsuit when it goes up for auction this month in Los Angeles, the Sun reports. Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider pistols more your style? Those are available, too. Elsewhere:
  • Also from the Sun, Paris Hilton is as much of a
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Bono Mocks Charity for Bruno

Chris Martin also involved, more rockers in the works

(Newser) - Celebrity do-gooder Bono mocking Band Aid, the anti-hunger charity he helped organize? That's right, reports the Mirror, but only to help Sacha Baron Cohen with new film Bruno. Bono and Coldplay's Chris Martin recorded “Dove of Peace,” an instant classic containing lyrics such as “For people of... More »

Bruno Slapped With NC-17 Rating

Over-the-line sex scenes draw MPAA's ire

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen’s next risqué turn—this time as a gay Austrian fashionista—is turning out to be a little too raunchy for some: Bruno has been slapped with an NC-17 rating, the Wrap reports. Among the potential reasons: Anal sex and a nude camping scene. The film, which... More »

Ron Paul in Attempted Sex Scene in Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat follow-up tricks Texas Republican

(Newser) - Ron Paul is about the last person you’d expect to see in Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat follow-up. But the libertarian congressman appears for a 5-minute cameo, reports Slate, in which Cohen’s gay character, seeking to attain fame via sex tape, tricks Paul into a darkened hotel... More »

'Bruno' Pranks Alabama Army Base

Sacha Baron Cohen strikes again

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen infiltrated an Alabama military base for a few hours in February as “Bruno”—a gay Austrian fashion journalist—before a savvy cadet spotted the ruse, the AP reports. The footage could appear in Cohen’s upcoming film, Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America For The Purpose ... More »

'Bruno' Borat Disrupts NBC Set

Baon-Cohen infiltrates set of psychic drama Medium in latest character role

(Newser) - No one saw it coming. Production was temporarily halted and an extra forcibly removed during the filming of the popular NBC detective series the Medium when the actor suddenly disrupted a tense courtroom scene involving Patricia Arquette, reports Entertainment Weekly. The extra turned out to be Borat star Sacha Baron... More »

'Bruno' Crashes LA Rally Against Gay Marriage

Homosexual reporter is character in Baron Cohen's next movie

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as his gay alter ego Bruno yesterday, the AP reports, crashing a rally in support of a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California. Cohen, in disguise with a blond wig and preppy outfit, marched with demonstrators who support Proposition 8 while being... More »

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