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Justin Bieber Woos SNL

Singer says he hears he's really sorry about that pot thing

(Newser) - Justin Bieber helmed last night's Saturday Night Live, attempting to seduce audience members with roses and weird, often wrong, factoids about the intersection this month between Valentine's Day and Black History Month. “Girl you’re driving me crazy, but did you also know Denzel Washington invented peanut... More »

At 83, Barbara Walters Gets Chickenpox

Keeps ABC veteran in hospital, Whoopi Goldberg says

(Newser) - Barbara Walters would probably like to hit the reset button on 2013. She's got the chickenpox and remains hospitalized more than a week after going in after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19, Whoopi Goldberg revealed this morning on The View.... More »

15 Celebs Who Love Guns

And they're not necessarily the ones you'd expect

(Newser) - We all know Ted Nugent loves his guns —but some of these other celebrities with gun licenses, rounded up by the Huffington Post , may surprise you:
  • Miranda Lambert: The country singer started carrying a weapon after receiving a death threat.
  • Marc Anthony: JLo's ex is licensed to carry
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14 Celebs Who've Been Paid to Lose Weight

The latest weight-loss spokesman: former Spice Girl Mel B

(Newser) - Russell Crowe has apparently lost a lot of weight recently. To the tune of nearly 45 pounds, reports Australia's News Limited . He's doing it the old-fashioned way—weights, swimming, biking—and he's sharing the details with his nearly 300,000 Twitter followers (a lazy day for him... More »

Whoopi Goldberg Lashes Out at NYT for Oscar 'Snub'

Article on black Oscar winners fails to mention her win

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg has lashed out at the New York Times for an article on how no black actors are being considered for Academy Awards this year. While Goldberg can sympathize with the article's main thrust, it's the fact that the authors—movie critics AO Scott and Manohla Dargis—seem to... More »

Showdown? Bill O'Reilly Heads Back to The View

One co-host is ready for him; another plans to skip the drama

(Newser) - Today's pass through the Inevitability Dept. reveals Bill O'Reilly will be returning to The View, an insider tells PopEater . And why not? When Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off on him , it "was a huge moment for the show," the source says. "Of course the producers... More »

Everyone High-Fived Me After The View: O'Reilly

'There is a Muslim problem in the world,' he says

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly may not have a lot of fans on The View panel, but out on the street, “people were high-fiving me” after his controversial appearance on the show. “People yelling out windows, ‘O’Reilly, keep going!’” he related last night , all the while... More »

Rosie Stands Up for View Gals After O'Reilly Walkout

At least they still see eye-to-eye on some things

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell may have some problems with her former View co-hosts, but she's on their side when it comes to the recent Bill O'Reilly blow-up. O'Donnell doesn't seem to fault Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg for walking off on O'Reilly : She said on her radio show, "Why would you... More »

Bill O'Reilly Defends Explosive View Comments

When he says 'Muslims attacked,' you should assume 'extremists'

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly defended the statements he made on The View that caused Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk out on yesterday's interview , explaining that he shouldn’t have to specify that Muslim extremists attacked us on 9/11. After all, he asked, "were we attacked by ‘Japanese... More »

Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar Blew It on O'Reilly Faceoff

Joan Walsh: They should have out-argued, not stormed off

(Newser) - Joan Walsh really, really doesn't like Bill O'Reilly, so she couldn't wait to catch up with the much-ballyhooed confrontation between him and Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar today on the View . What a disappointment, she writes at Salon . Instead of refuting O'Reilly's arrogant all-Muslims-are-terrorists insinuation with the facts (he later... More »

Whoopi, Behar Storm Off O'Reilly Interview

Shouting match erupts over 'Ground Zero mosque'

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar became so upset with Bill O’Reilly that they stormed off the set of The View today, Mediaite reports. The View hosts were in the midst of a debate with the Fox personality over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” when Goldberg declared “this... More »

Whoopi: Video Proves I Didn't Hit Salahi

She admits only 'choice words' and 'choicer words'

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg opened today's episode of The View with a different camera angle showing she didn't hit Michaele Salahi, despite what the the celeb couple claims . Whoopi placed her hand on Salahi's arm to get her attention and said (with a definite edge in her voice), "Excuse me, can... More »

Michaele Salahi: Whoopi 'Abused' Me

She was merely 'defending herself,' says ABC

(Newser) - Tearful White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi charges she was subjected to "outrageous abuse" by Whoopi Goldberg after her appearance on The View yesterday. Whoopi "was screaming and dropping the F-bomb many, many times," she charged. Salahi was trying to plug her new spot on the Real Housewives ... More »

Mel in Therapy for 'Unhealthy' Relationship

Plus, his $20 million deal with Oksana, and more

(Newser) - Mel Gibson may be a violent , possibly racist guy who threatened to kill his babymama…but at least he sought help for it. “He realized how unhealthy the relationship was” with Oksana Grigorieva and got therapy (which he still attends), a friend tells People . The pal loses perhaps just... More »

The View Becomes Go-to Show for Politicians

Barbara Walters mixing in more politics with the lighter fare

(Newser) - The View has evolved into a coveted seat of honor for politicians, writes Amy Chozick in the Wall Street Journal . Barbara Walters and crew are mixing in weightier issues amid the fluff, and politicians love its demographic of middle-aged women. Everyone from Joe Biden to Evan Bayh to Mitt Romney... More »

Obama's 2nd State Dinner: Viva Mexico!

Calderon the guest of honor at White House shindig

(Newser) - White House staffers kept a very close eye on the guest list as the Obamas hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife at the second state dinner of the Obama presidency last night. No gatecrashers slipped through this time, and one assistant secretary of state was actually sent home... More »

10 Surprising Celeb Dropouts

It's not just Disney starlets who ditch education

(Newser) - The fact that Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears never finished high school isn't exactly shocking. But you might be surprised to hear that these more serious celebs also dropped out. The Frisky found 10 you wouldn’t expect:
  1. Hilary Swank: Managed to snag a role as a high school teacher
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10 Women Who Cheated

Did anyone see it coming from Whoopi?

(Newser) - Jesse James and Tiger Woods are getting a lot of heat for sleeping around while married, but men aren’t the only ones who cheat. The Frisky rounds up 10 famous female cheaters:
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Admitted Wednesday on The View, while discussing James, that she “screwed around” while married
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Rielle Hunter: GQ Photos 'Repulsive'

Edwards mistress tells Barbara Walters she 'went with the flow'

(Newser) - Elizabeth Edwards probably isn't too thrilled with Rielle Hunter's GQ spread —but neither is Hunter. Barbara Walters said on The View today Hunter told her that when she saw the pictures, she found them "repulsive." When Walters asked her why she posed the way she did, Hunter... More »

Hollywood's 10 Youngest Grandparents

Jim Carrey, at 48, is the latest

(Newser) - Jim Carrey recently became a grandfather at 48, but he’s not the youngest celebrity grandparent by a long shot. The Daily Beast rounds up nine others:
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Here’s how you become a grandmother by 34: Have a daughter at 18 who then has her own daughter at
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