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Another Empire Actor Arrested in Chicago

Bryshere Gray arrested on misdemeanor charge

(Newser) - Another Empire actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, who plays a younger brother of Jussie Smollett's character on the Chicago-based Fox TV show, was pulled over Thursday because a temporary license plate didn'... More »

Madonna: Harvey Weinstein 'Crossed Lines'

Describes movie mogul as 'incredibly sexually flirtatious' with her

(Newser) - At 60, Madonna reflects on a career that wasn't all sunshine and roses in a New York Times feature out Wednesday. In the process, she describes publicly for the first time the stain that was her interaction with Harvey Weinstein during the making of her 1991 documentary, Truth or ... More »

A Celeb Reaches Everest Base Camp

Mandy Moore says that trek required 'spiritual growth'

(Newser) - Mandy Moore scratched an item off her bucket list as she reached Everest base camp this week. The This Is Us actress wasn't part of a problematic traffic jam some 12,000 feet above base camp, which sits 17,600 feet above sea level, though she did honor those... More »

Taylor Swift Refuses Interviewer's Kids' Query

'I really do not think men are asked that question'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift doesn't want to talk about having kids, thanks. Nearing 30, the "ME!" singer was asked by German news outlet RTL about whether she's preparing to settle down and become a mother. Her response, per People : "I really do not think men are asked... More »

Driver's Speeding Ticket Paid Thanks to Song She Blasted

Singer Halsey heard fan was rocking out to 'Nightmare' when she was pulled over

(Newser) - This writer is apparently not the only one convinced the foot gets heavier when a good song comes on the radio. A fan of singer Halsey confessed Tuesday to getting a first-ever speeding ticket while listening to the new single "Nightmare." "When asked why I was going... More »

Portman Says 'Creepy' Moby Pursued Her at 18

Actress disputes musician's account in new memoir

(Newser) - Musician Moby claims he touched his naked penis against Donald Trump for a bet at a party in his new memoir, Then It Fell Apart, per the Guardian . Surprisingly, that's not the assertion headlines are focused on. As Harper's Bazaar reports, Natalie Portman has accused the 53-year-old of... More »

Cannes Sees a Little Extra Drama

Juror Elle Fanning faints, falls out of her chair at a dinner Monday night

(Newser) - A certain time of the month and a tight dress do not a good combination make, as Elle Fanning apparently learned Monday. The 21-year-old actress and youngest juror in the history of the Cannes Film Festival fainted Monday at the Chopard Trophee dinner, where actors Francois Civil and Florence Pugh... More »

Manager: Britney's Hiatus Might 'Never' End

Larry Rudolph says she's not ready to perform, 'meds stopped working'

(Newser) - Britney Spears "should not be going back to do this Vegas residency—not in the near future and possibly never again," according to her longtime manager. Larry Rudolph provides background on the January decision to postpone the start of Spears' latest Las Vegas residency in an interview with... More »

Britney Gets Restraining Order to Keep 'Parasite' Away

Ex-manager Sam Lutfi has been harassing Spears and her family, filing claims

(Newser) - Britney Spears' recent stint in a mental health facility wasn't exactly stress-free. The 37-year-old singer, taking time for herself amid her father's health woes , has been granted a new restraining order against former manager Sam Lutfi, described in her filing as a "parasite" who "began a... More »

BMAs Host Clarkson Left Show 'in Tears From Pain'

Singer 'feeling awesome' after appendix removed Thursday

(Newser) - What a trooper. Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix within hours of hosting the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. The 37-year-old showed "absolutely no signs of discomfort" throughout the show, which saw her perform twice, per E! , though she'd been suffering stomach pain for days. "... More »

One Celeb, One Month, 2 Domestic Violence Arrests: Report

Rick Schroder taken into custody again Wednesday: 'TMZ'

(Newser) - Rick Schroder has gone from TV detective to alleged serial assaulter. The actor who formerly appeared on NYPD Blue and Silver Spoons was arrested on a charge of felony domestic violence early Wednesday after police responded to a call at his Los Angeles home, according to a report from TMZ... More »

Demi Moore Got a Book Deal in 2010. Now, the Actual Book

Her memoir, 'Inside Out,' will be released Sept. 24

(Newser) - Nine years after her book deal was first announced, Demi Moore is ready to release a memoir her publisher calls "deeply candid and insightful." Moore's Inside Out is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, she will write openly about everything from her... More »

Miley Cyrus Scolded Over Joshua Tree Stunt

Singer finds the 'drama' she hoped to avoid by climbing one of the the iconic trees

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus thought she could avoid "all the petty drama" from up in a tree. She couldn't have been more wrong. The pop star caused a ruckus this week in sharing two photos of herself sitting on the branch of a Joshua tree. "Looking down at all... More »

Nipsey Hussle's Longtime Love: 'I'm Completely Lost'

Lauren London refers to rapper as 'my protector, my soul'

(Newser) - Days after the murder of longtime boyfriend Nipsey Hussle, Lauren London is "completely lost." "I've lost my best friend, my sanctuary, my protector, my soul," the actress and model posted to Instagram on Wednesday in her first comment since the rapper's death Sunday , per... More »

Paris Jackson Talks Defense: 'There's Nothing I Can Say'

She really just wants everyone to 'chill out'

(Newser) - Don't expect Paris Jackson to come to her late father's defense amid renewed abuse allegations. That's "not my role," and "there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said in regards to defense," the 20-year-old model tweeted Thursday after she... More »

Michael Jackson Estate Now in Major Damage-Control Mode

Sony's $250M bet on Jackson now looks risky

(Newser) - The headline of an op-ed published by Bloomberg reads "Stop Listening to Michael Jackson." The piece by Ramesh Ponnuru is exactly what Jackson's estate had been hoping to avoid following HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary, in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim Jackson sexually abused them... More »

Ariana Grande Isn't Just Queen of the Charts

Singer becomes most followed woman on Instagram

(Newser) - There's a new Instagram queen, and Selena Gomez doesn't care. Ariana Grande has nabbed the crown of the most followed woman on the social media site. Mashable puts her tally at more than 146,355,000 followers, with Gomez behind by about 60,000. Grande has added more... More »

Katy Perry Is Getting Married

Singer, Orlando Bloom apparently in it for 'lifetimes'

(Newser) - "Full bloom," indeed. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are assumed to be engaged after the couple shared a photo of Perry sporting what appears to be a flower-shaped ruby and diamond ring, per People. "Full bloom," Perry captioned the Instagram photo , in which the pair is... More »

Michael B. Jordan Got Therapy After Black Panther

'Everyone needs to unpack and talk,' actor tells Oprah Winfrey

(Newser) - Michael B. Jordan received high praise for his role as Black Panther's supervillain, but he wasn't feeling so hot after filming wrapped. "Therapy, just talking to somebody just helped me out a lot," the 31-year-old actor tells Oprah Winfrey in a SuperSoul Conversations interview to air... More »

Looks Like Pete Has Bounced Back

The SNL actor seems to be dating Kate Beckinsale

(Newser) - Earth to Pete Davidson: You do this how, exactly? The 25-year-old Saturday Night Live star was seen holding hands with the glamorous 45-year-old actress Kate Beckinsale on Friday night in Los Angeles after he performed at a comedy venue—where he did a joke about former fiancee Ariana Grande, People... More »

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