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Selma Blair: I Got Drunk at Age 7, Kept Drinking

The actor got sober in 2016

(Newser) - Actor Selma Blair has been very public about her battle with MS. Now she's going public with all the battles that have come before it. In new memoir Mean Baby, Blair recounts getting drunk at age 7, decades of alcohol addiction, numerous rapes, and suicide attempts. She provided People ...

'The Flash' Arrested at Karaoke Bar
'The Flash'
Arrested at
Karaoke Bar

'The Flash' Arrested at Karaoke Bar

Ezra Miller charged with disorderly conduct and harassment

(Newser) - Ezra Miller, the actor known for portraying The Flash in the DC Extended Universe films and Credence Barebone in the Harry Potter spinoff franchise Fantastic Beasts, is facing disorderly conduct and harassment charges following an arrest in Hawaii. The 29-year-old, who uses they/them pronouns, reportedly acted erratically at a karaoke...

Dave Coulier: 'I Was a Drunk. Yes. An Alcoholic'

Actor says he's transformed after more than 2 years of sobriety

(Newser) - Dave Coulier stopped drinking alcohol on Jan. 1, 2020. And despite a stressful global pandemic, he's kept away from booze ever since, the Fuller House star revealed Thursday on Instagram . "I was a drunk. Yes. An alcoholic," wrote the 62-year-old actor alongside a photo of him with...

DWTS Pro to 'Join Efforts' for Ukraine

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who fled Ukraine last week, to provide assistance from Poland

(Newser) - A week ago, former Dancing With the Stars professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy fled Eastern Europe. Next week, he plans to head back. The 42-year-old Ukrainian-American, who serves as a judge on Ukraine's World of Dance series, tells CNN that he's been dealing with survivor's guilt since escaping...

Amanda Bynes Formally Seeks End of Conservatorship

Actress makes the legal request, and her parents are in favor

(Newser) - Updated: Amanda Bynes says it's time her conservatorship went the way of Britney's . The 35-year-old actress and former child star has formally requested that her nine-year conservatorship end, reports Page Six . "She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary,"...

Kanye Demands Apology From Billie Eilish, Who Won't Give It

West claims she dissed Travis Scott in helping fan in distress; all 3 are to perform at Coachella

(Newser) - Kanye West says his headlining performance at Coachella hinges on an apology from another headliner: Billie Eilish. And Eilish sees no reason to give one. West, now known as Ye, demanded 20-year-old Eilish apologize to rapper Travis Scott, whom he said would join him at the California music festival in...

Michael Madsen Loses 26-Year-Old Son Hudson
Michael Madsen: Son's
Death Is 'Mind-Blowing'
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Michael Madsen: Son's Death Is 'Mind-Blowing'

Actor's son reportedly died of a suspected suicide

(Newser) - Update: Michael Madsen is publicly expressing his disbelief over his son Hudson's suicide. In a statement to the Los Angeles Times , the actor said, "I am in shock as my son, whom I just spoke with a few days ago, said he was happy—my last text from...

Heidi Klum Teams Up With Snoop Dogg on New Song

'This is like [the] dream of all dreams for me,' says supermodel

(Newser) - Heidi Klum has traveled the world, stunned on runways and magazine covers, appeared in movies and TV shows, hosted and produced TV shows of her own, and won an Emmy. But the supermodel and businesswoman has apparently only just achieved her topmost goal: making a song with Snoop Dogg. The...

Britney Spears: My Own Estate Paid to Spy on Me

Her lawyer accuses Jamie Spears of corruption, threatens legal action against Jamie Lynn

(Newser) - The Spears sisters' squabble continues to escalate , with Britney now threatening to sue Jamie Lynn if she doesn't stop making "derogatory" statements about her while promoting a memoir full of "misleading or outrageous claims." "She will not tolerate it, nor should she," reads a...

Sidney Poitier, First Black Man to Win Best Actor Oscar, Dies
Sidney Poitier's
Cause of Death Revealed
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Sidney Poitier's Cause of Death Revealed

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' star died earlier this month at 94

(Newser) - Update: Sidney Poitier's death certificate reveals that the renowned actor died of heart failure. Alzheimer’s dementia and prostate cancer were also listed as underlying health issues, CNN reports. Our original story from Jan. 7 follows:

Britney Fans Now on a Mission to Help Star Trek Actress

Friend, supporters fear abuse in conservatorship of Nichelle Nichols, 89, who played Nyota Uhura

(Newser) - Two months after Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship , #FreeBritney supporters continue their shouts of "Hey hey, ho ho, the conservatorship has got to go!" This time, they're speaking up in the case of 89-year-old Nichelle Nichols, one of the first Black women to hold a...

Janet Jackson on New Documentary: 'Needs to Be Done'

Extended trailer is out now

(Newser) - "It's just something that needs to be done." So says Janet Jackson of the new documentary on her—titled Janet—in the opening minutes of a new extended trailer . The documentary airs Jan. 28 at 8pm ET on Lifetime, and USA Today rounds up some of the...

The Goldbergs Loses Star Over Alleged Misconduct

Jeff Garlin, who plays family patriarch, accused of verbal, emotional abuse on set

(Newser) - Jeff Garlin, a longtime series regular on ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, has left the show during production of its ninth season following multiple misconduct allegations, Deadline reports. Garlin, who plays the patriarch of the titular family, confirmed he'd been facing an HR investigation into his on-set behavior for...

Logic's Song About Suicide May Have Saved Hundreds of Lives

Reduction in suicides, increase in lifeline calls followed interest in hip-hop artist's '1-800-273-8255'

(Newser) - A hit 2017 song describing suicidal ideation, whose title is the number of the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, may have saved hundreds of lives, according to a new study. Hip-hop artist Logic penned "1-800-273-8255" in response to his own feelings of depression, as well as his conversations with...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced After 'Year of Change'

Hollywood Foreign Press Association is out with this year's film and TV candidates

(Newser) - Less than a year after criticism over a lack of diversity forced the organization that puts on the Golden Globes to lose its televised show and overhaul its membership, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for film and TV awards Monday, per the AP . The HFPA, which usually...

Baldwin Explains Exactly How He Handled the Gun

Actor says he only cocked it

(Newser) - It was "45 minutes to an hour" after Rust cinematographer Halnya Hutchins had been shot that actor Alec Baldwin considered the possibility that a live round was in the prop gun he had pointed at her. Initially, he thought she might have fainted or suffered a heart attack after...

Oprah on Beverly Hills Murder: 'World Is Upside Down'

Jacqueline Avant's shooting death follows string of robberies targeting the rich and famous

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is among the celebrities in shock at the killing of Jacqueline Avant , a philanthropist with ties to the rich and famous who called Beverly Hills home for half a decade. The 81-year-old wife of legendary music producer Clarence Avant and mother of former US ambassador to the Bahamas...

'The Big Ragoo' Has Died at 69


'The Big Ragoo'
Has Died at 69
OBITUARY

'The Big Ragoo' Has Died at 69

Actor Eddie Mekka played Carmine Ragusa on '70s sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley'

(Newser) - For those who sat in front of the boob tube in the late '70s and early '80s, the Happy Days spinoff Laverne & Shirley likely made its way into their TV-watching schedules. Sad news for that demographic, as loved ones announce the death of actor Eddie Mekka, who...

Cops Raid Home of Marilyn Manson
Cops Raid Home
of Marilyn Manson

Cops Raid Home of Marilyn Manson

Los Angeles County detectives probing sexual assault allegations

(Newser) - Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department raided the West Hollywood home of Marilyn Manson on Monday, months after launching an investigation into sexual assault allegations against the 52-year-old singer. Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was not home as Special Victims Unit detectives forced their...

Fans Send Millionaire Artist $448K in 48 Hours

Afrobeats artist Davido of Nigeria apparently wanted to get his luxury car out of port

(Newser) - Nigerian-American Afrobeats star Davido is a multimillionaire, notes the Guardian . But that didn't keep him from asking fans for donations this week. And they jumped at the opportunity to help "one of the biggest African stars in the world," per the BBC . The singer with 31.6...

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