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Modern Golden Girls in the Works, With Strong Cast

Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper are on board as 2 of the stars

(Newser) - It wasn't supposed to be an official announcement, but Jane Lynch revealed at an Emmy ceremony Sunday that she's set to be one of the stars in a modern version of The Golden Girls. Even better: Cyndi Lauper will be a co-star. "I pitched a show to...

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,...

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA

Sandberg's Next Target: Ban 'Bossy'

Facebook COO launches campaign to stop shaming assertive girls

(Newser) - Having introduced "lean in" into the lexicon, Sheryl Sandberg is looking to take another term out: The Facebook COO, bestselling author, stirrer of controversy, and unabashed feminist launched a campaign this morning to " Ban Bossy ." It's a move to strip the stigma often associated with assertive...

16 Celeb Couples Who Split Up This Year

2013 was unlucky for these stars

(Newser) - This year wasn't great for these 16 celebrity couples, all of whom split up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or see the full lists at ETOnline , PopSugar , and the Huffington Post .

First Emmys Acceptance Speech Is Pretty Awesome
 Lots of Surprises 
 at the Emmy Awards 
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Lots of Surprises at the Emmy Awards

We watched the Emmy Awards so you didn't have to

(Newser) - After giving tonight's Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris some really excellent award show advice , Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the stage to present the first award: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series went to Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, who gave perhaps the best acceptance speech...

Ellen Honored as Trailblazer With Mark Twain Prize
 Ellen Honored 
 as Gay Trailblazer 


Ellen Honored as Gay Trailblazer

DeGeneres receives top honor in humor

(Newser) - Some of the nation's top comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer at the Kennedy Center last night as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest US humor prize:
  • "For a lot of people, Ellen is their only homosexual friend. She's there in

9 Stars With Weird Habits

 9 Stars With 
 Weird Habits 

9 Stars With Weird Habits

Olivia Munn rips out her eyelashes, Johnny Depp plays with Barbies

(Newser) - Lots of people bite their nails, but not Olivia Munn: She plucks out her eyelashes, she told the New York Daily News this week. The odd tendency stems from a disorder called trichotillomania, the Huffington Post notes. Eight more stars with habits that are a bit strange:
  • Johnny Depp: He

Debuting Today: LPAC, the Lesbian Super PAC

Jane Lynch, Billie Jean King, and Laura Ricketts all on board

(Newser) - Laura Ricketts attends a lot of political fundraisers targeting gay donors, and she's noticed something: There aren't a lot of lesbians in attendance. That's one of the reasons why Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs, has signed on as one of the founding members of LPAC,...

Bill Maher, Jane Lynch Read 'Weinerlogues'

You really don't want to watch this

(Newser) - As if the Anthony Weiner saga weren't squirm-inducing enough, Bill Maher took it a step further, New York mag reports. The Real Time host brought out Jane Lynch, and the pair proceeded to give a dramatic reading of Weiner's less-than-subtle Facebook exchanges with a blackjack dealer in Vegas—...

Twilight Sucks Up People's Choice Awards

House , Glee win for TV; Eminem, Katy Perry nail music awards

(Newser) - Bloodsuckers were the hit of MTV's People's Choice Awards last night as the Twilight Saga: Eclipse crew grabbed top movie, best film acting team, and best movie actress honors. "Wow, this is unreal," said a chatty Kristen Stewart. "I was a vampire this morning in Baton Rouge,...

Glee's Newest Catch: Carol Burnett

Comedian to play Nazi-hunting mother

(Newser) - Carol Burnett will join the cast of Glee as the mother of Sue Sylvester, Entertainment Weekly reports. Jane Lynch's character has made passing reference to her Nazi-hunting mom in previous episodes, but other details are being kept secret until Burnett's first appearance in October or November. "This is so...

Glee Star Takes on the iPhone 4
 Glee Star Takes on the iPhone 4 

Glee Star Takes on the iPhone 4

Jane Lynch

(Newser) - Sure, the iPhone 4 has an internal antenna. But does it have a wicked funny sense of humor? Glee's Jane Lynch calmly one-ups the new gadget in a great spoof of the "I'm a Mac" commercials. "One time I was left in a bar in Redwood City and...

Role Models Sets Bad Example
  Role Models Sets Bad Example 
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Role Models Sets Bad Example

Critics mixed on man-child laffer

(Newser) - The "shamelessly stoopid, proudly profane R-rated comedy” Role Models, the story of two immature men forced to take care of kids, is “killer funny,” writes Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. But other critics aren’t so sure. “A lot of Role Models is plain old tin,...

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