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This Is the Last Known Footage of Naya Rivera

Video shows actress, son heading out on Lake Piru hours before she was reported missing

(Newser) - Authorities have released footage of what are thought to be some of Naya Rivera's final moments. A security video shared Thursday shows two people—presumed to be the 33-year-old actress and her 4-year-old son—exiting a vehicle at Lake Piru in California's Los Padres National Forest around 1pm... More »

Johnny Depp's Drama Goes on Trial

Actor suing British tabloid for libel over domestic violence claims

(Newser) - The Sun newspaper will rely on 14 separate allegations of domestic violence against Johnny Depp in defense of libel claims , beginning Tuesday. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers and Sun executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article that painted the actor as a "wife beater." The... More »

Mel Gibson's Dad Denied 'Most' of the Holocaust

Hutton Gibson has died at 101

(Newser) - Mel Gibson's father—once known for his anti-Semitism and rather eccentric Catholic views—died May 11 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the New York Times reports. His death went unreported at the time, even by family; only California records revealed his passing. But Hutton Gibson, who lived to 101, did... More »

Star Wars Actor Spoke Up About George Floyd. Racists Flocked

John Boyega tweets against racism showed how right he was

(Newser) - Star Wars actor John Boyega honored George Floyd , the black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis after a white officer knelt on his neck, on Twitter on Wednesday, adding , "I really f---ing hate racists." As Vulture reports, "that should be a really acceptable opinion for... More »

DJs Get Interview of a Lifetime: a Locked-Down Matt Damon

'I feel like I'm about to throw up,' Dublin's Nathan O'Reilly told Damon, quarantined in small Irish town

(Newser) - Talk about an at-work win. Per the BBC , Dublin DJs Nathan O'Reilly and Graham O'Toole nabbed none other than Matt Damon for a Zoom interview after finding out the 49-year-old star was quarantining with his family in the coastal town of Dalkey. For six weeks, O'Reilly had... More »

Name of Elon Musk's Baby: A Joke or a Code?

Twitter users doing their best to decipher 'X Æ A-12'

(Newser) - And you thought North West was a weird name. Elon Musk and Grimes, who welcomed a baby boy on Monday, may have topped all other celebrities in the unique name game. In response to a tweet asking for the boy's name, Musk responded , "X Æ A-12 Musk."... More »

Madonna Is Ready to 'Breathe in COVID-19 Air'

Singer reveals positive test for coronavirus antibodies

(Newser) - Madonna says she plans "to breathe in the COVID-19 air" after testing positive for antibodies of the novel coronavirus. "Took a test the other day. And I found out that I have the antibodies," the 61-year-old singer said Thursday in a diary video shared on Instagram, per... More »

Britney Spears: Oops, I Burned Down My Gym

It was a mishap with candles, singer tells fans

(Newser) - Oops, she burned down the gym. Britney Spears shared her workout routine on Instagram on Wednesday from her home gym, which she said she hadn't been able to use for a long time because it caught fire six months ago. "I had two candles, and yeah, one thing... More »

Far-Flung Town Adopts Matt Damon: 'Leave Him Be!'

He's a surprise resident in Dalkey, Ireland

(Newser) - Small town, meet your new celebrity neighbor—and pretend he's just like anyone else. That sums up a New York Times report on an Irish town's reaction to Matt Damon, who's been seen walking and talking around Dalkey while holed up there during the coronavirus shutdown. "... More »

Big Names Working on Whitney Houston Feature Film

Screenwriter for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is on board

(Newser) - A feature film about Whitney Houston's life is in the works from the screenwriter of Bohemian Rhapsody. No word, though, on who will play the late megastar. The biopic is being shepherded by the Whitney Houston Estate, music producer Clive Davis, and Primary Wave Music. I Wanna Dance with ... More »

Tom Hanks Gives Fitting Gift to Bullied Boy 'Corona'

Corona typewriter was with actor through his coronavirus battle

(Newser) - It's not easy having the name Corona in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Just ask 8-year-old Corona DeVries, who became the target of verbal attacks from bullies. The boy from Queensland, Australia, was feeling so down that he decided to write to someone else he knew was having... More »

One Inmate Not Getting Released: R. Kelly

Judge denies request a 2nd time, citing flight risk

(Newser) - R. Kelly has been denied release from prison for the second time amid the coronavirus pandemic. A federal judge acknowledged Tuesday that the virus was spreading in Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Kelly is awaiting trial for alleged sex crimes. Kelly's lawyers noted an inmate on his floor... More »

Josh Brolin Regrets Visit to His Famous Dad

Actor: 'irresponsible' in violating stay-at-home order to see James Brolin, wife Barbra Streisand

(Newser) - Josh Brolin has joined a list of celebs shamed for not staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, though he's one of the few apologizing. The Avengers: Endgame actor posted an apology video on Instagram Friday, days after another post showed him, his wife, and their toddler poolside in Malibu,... More »

Celebs Face Brunt of 'Corona-Shaming'

Jennifer Lopez, George Stephanopoulos among those bashed for not staying home, following rules

(Newser) - Celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and George Stephanopoulos are learning the hard way about "corona-shaming," the act of shaming people who appear to be skirting public health recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic. While various Facebook groups target the average "covidiots," per the Guardian , celebrities are most visible.... More »

No Prom for You? John Krasinski to the Rescue

Actor-director to host virtual prom with friends on Friday

(Newser) - John Krasinski is continuing to bring "Some Good News"—this time by hosting a virtual prom for isolated high schoolers. The A Quiet Place director shared a photo of himself at a high school dance on Instagram on Wednesday. "I can't take it anymore how much... More »

Witherspoon Wanted to Help Teachers. It Backfired

One million educators applied for a free Draper James dress; there were only 250 available

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon said she wanted "to show teachers a little extra love" in offering free dresses through her fashion line, Draper James, earlier this month, per Glamour . But love is hardly what teachers are feeling following the promotion, described as a way to honor those who are "working... More »

Amy Schumer: We Named Our Son 'Genital' by Accident

Or, that's how it sounded

(Newser) - The joke was apparently on Amy Schumer. Us Weekly reports that while appearing on the Tuesday episode of her podcast "3 Girls, 1 Keith," Schumer revealed that she had to change her nearly one-year-old's name. Gene, who was born on May 5, was originally given the middle... More »

Hugh Jackman Gets Poked by His No. 1 Frenemy

He and Ryan Reynolds have trolled each other for quite some time

(Newser) - Actor Hugh Jackman had a sweet message for his wife on Friday—and a fellow actor used it to keep up their teasing feud. People reports the 51-year-old took to Instagram with words of love for wife Deborra-Lee Furness: "These 24 years have been the best of my life!... More »

Pink: I Had the Virus, but I'm Better Now

Singer blasts 'absolute travesty' of testing for COVID-19, pledges $1M

(Newser) - Another celebrity has been diagnosed with COVID-19—but, thankfully, she has already recovered. Per USA Today , that star is Pink, who made the announcement via Instagram Friday night that she and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, had started showing signs of the virus two weeks ago, and she was able to... More »

Actress Ali Wentworth: 'I've Never Been Sicker'

George Stephanopoulos' wife in 'pure misery' from COVID-19

(Newser) - Actress and comedian Ali Wentworth has contracted the coronavirus and it's taking quite a toll. "I've never been sicker. High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest," Wentworth, the wife of ABC News and and Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, wrote on Instagram Wednesday; she paired... More »

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