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Hilary Duff Calls Online Conspiracy 'Disgusting'

The 'Lizzie McGuire' alum pushes back against a harsh accusation

(Newser) - Hilary Duff unloaded on Internet conspiracy theorists Saturday after she was accused—without evidence—of trafficking in children, Billboard reports. "Everyone bored af right now I know..but this is actually disgusting," the singer/actress tweeted . "Whoever dreamed this one up and put this garbage into the universe... More »

Gal Gadot Tried to Cheer Us Up About Virus. It Flopped

Most online commenters didn't seem to care for her celebrity-studded cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'

(Newser) - Gal Gadot obviously meant well—but her attempt to instill some hope amid the coronavirus outbreak isn't going over quite as planned. The Telegraph notes that the Wonder Woman star gathered a bunch of celebrities together to make a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" to "lift... More »

Britain Errantly Posts Celebrities' Home Addresses

Online list included 1,000 honorees, some in defense jobs

(Newser) - British officials have apologized after mistakenly publishing the home addresses of more than 1,000 people who received special honors, including singers Elton John and Olivia Newton-John. The list included Oscar-winning film directors, senior politicians and diplomats, prominent athletes and people in sensitive defense roles. The addresses were published online... More »

Helen Hunt's SUV Almost Cleared the Intersection. Then, a Slam

'Mad About You' star appears to be OK after frightening accident in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Helen Hunt was smack in the middle of a nasty car accident this week in Los Angeles, though the Mad About You and Twister actress is said to be relatively OK. An LAPD spokesperson tells People that the accident took place in LA's Mid-City neighborhood, and TMZ has obtained... More »

Man Who Shared 'Secret Sex Lives of the Stars' Has Died

Scotty Bowers was a self-described Hollywood 'fixer'

(Newser) - Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural causes at his home... More »

Michael Jackson Cried Talking to Brando About His Sex Life

At least according to an upcoming podcast

(Newser) - Seems Marlon Brando once asked Michael Jackson about his sex life, and the pop star became surprisingly emotional. In Telephone Stories: The Trials of Michael Jackson , host Brandon Ogborn reads from a transcript of Brando talking to prosecutors in 1994 about sex-abuse accusations against the pop icon. "It's... More »

Young Son of Country Singer Dies in 'a Tragic Accident'

Other stars post condolences

(Newser) - Country singer Granger Smith and his wife, Amber, have announced the death of their 3-year-old son, River, CNN reports. "Our family is devastated and heartbroken," Smith posted Thursday on Instagram , saying that their son could not be revived by doctors after "a tragic accident." His wife... More »

Celebs Threaten State Over New Abortion Bill

Alyssa Milano spearheads petition against Georgia's 'heartbeat' bill

(Newser) - Hollywood has Georgia on its mind—and not in a good way. Fifty actors have signed a petition threatening to urge film and TV production away from the state if it passes a new abortion bill, the Huffington Post reports. Alyssa Milano spearheaded the petition, which says "billions of... More »

Celeb Galpals Get Wild With Guys at Nightclub

Adele and Jennifer Lawrence know how to cut loose

(Newser) - Two celeb galpals got so wild at a gay hotspot Friday they ended up rolling around on the floor, the New York Daily News reports. Adele and Jennifer Lawrence blew off steam by downing a few drinks, shooting selfies, and hugging shirtless guys at the West Village bar Pieces. One... More »

Celebs Lose Houses in Cali Wildfire

Gerard Butler came home to charred ruins

(Newser) - With fires ravaging California—and the death toll reaching 23 in the Camp Fire near Sacramento—even celebrities are seeing their homes threatened or burned to the ground, People reports. Among celebs who lost homes in the 70,000-acre Woolsey Fire in Malibu are Gerard Butler, who tweeted a photo... More »

X-Men Actress Vanished in China, Said to Be 'Under Control'

Fan Bingbing, rumored to be nabbed for tax evasion, got 0% 'socially responsible' rating

(Newser) - Academics at Beijing Normal University recently compiled a report ranking how "socially responsible" Chinese celebrities are, and China's highest-paid actress , Fan Bingbing, received a 0% rating—which would be eyebrow-raising enough, except that Fan has also gone missing. The BBC reports the 36-year-old X-Men actress, model, and singer... More »

Female Celebs Get Raw Deal at the Beach

If they go, they're automatically accused of 'flaunting,' complains columnist

(Newser) - Columnist Monica Hesse at the Washington Post has had it with a very common type of headline—the ones you see about female celebs "flaunting" their body at the beach. They're not hard to find, like so , and so , and so . Next time you come across one, pay... More »

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ... More »

Lovato Is Giving Us a Rare Glimpse of Realness

She's providing a realistic view of mental illness and addiction: Jean Hannah Edelstein

(Newser) - Demi Lovato's openness about her struggles is more than just celebrity fodder—it's a "gift to many people who have experienced similar illnesses," writes Jean Hannah Edelstein at the Guardian . The singer, hospitalized this week after an apparent overdose, has shared her list of diagnoses since... More »

The White House July 4th Concert Includes ... Who?

Marquee names still keeping a distance from President Trump

(Newser) - Tuning into the White House July 4th concert on the Hallmark channel? You're not likely to see many celebs, unless you like American Idol finalists—"as in, not actual winners," the Washington Post explains. Idol alumni Jax and Jonny Brenns, country singer Sara Evans, and Russian-born classical... More »

This Year's Top-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson earned $75M in last 12 months: 'Forbes'

(Newser) - Celebrities aren't any less mortal than the rest of us, but their earning power can be. Forbes takes a look at the highest-paid dead celebrities of the past year, measuring pretax income as of Oct. 15. Among those included is a celeb who died this month—and another who... More »

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,... More »

Cameron Diaz's Husband Shocks Media With 'Rare' Post

Some are eyerolling at media hype around Benji Madden's sweet birthday note

(Newser) - Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are married, but you'd be forgiven for forgetting that fact given how rarely they talk about each other on social media. As People reports, the last time the Good Charlotte rocker posted about his actress wife on Instagram was April 2016—until Wednesday. It... More »

New LAX Offering Allows the Rich to Avoid the Riff-Raff

High-end private terminal opens, but access doesn't come cheap

(Newser) - "First class is what's wrong," complained Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire . "It used to be a better meal, now it's a better life." Life just got a little better for A-listers currently forced to mingle with the riffraff at Los Angeles International Airport: The... More »

People Deems Julia 'Most Beautiful,' Continues Trend

Of choosing women over the age of 45 for 3 years in a row

(Newser) - "Pretty Woman" has once more received a description upgrade. Julia Roberts is the "World's Most Beautiful Woman," according to People , the star's fifth turn at the honor since she first appeared on the "Most Beautiful" cover in 1991 at the age of 23. The... More »

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