Marilyn Monroe

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FBI Worried Marilyn Monroe Was Communist

Newly redacted files shed light on agency's fruitless monitoring

(Newser) - Marilyn Monroe's FBI files are finally getting unredacted (well, mostly), more than 50 years after the icon's death, reports the AP . The files show that Monroe had been monitored since 1955 by the agency, which was concerned because some of the actress's acquaintances were suspected of having...

5 Secret Celebrity Affairs
 5 Secret Celebrity Affairs 

5 Secret Celebrity Affairs

Kirstie Alley revealed 2 just this week

(Newser) - Blindsided by the fact that Kirstie Alley apparently had emotional affairs with both Patrick Swayze and John Travolta ? The Huffington Post lists five more celebrity romances that flew surprisingly under the radar:
  • Jermaine Jackson (we're sorry, Jacksun ) reportedly had an affair with Whitney Houston in the 1980s.

Marilyn Monroe Seduced Women: New Books

One lover was just 16, author claims

(Newser) - Was Marilyn Monroe a lesbian? Two new books allege that the iconic sex symbol had affairs with women:
  • Radar talks to Tony Jerris, author of Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret. Jerris claims Monroe met Jane Lawrence when the girl was just 12 years old and Monroe was 26. They bonded

Revealed: Why Marilyn Posed Nude

Monroe was jealous of Elizabeth Taylor: memoir

(Newser) - A new memoir reveals that it was simple jealousy of Elizabeth Taylor that spurred Marilyn Monroe to pose nude. Monroe agreed to be naked while exiting a swimming pool during a photo shoot, as long as Taylor did not appear in any magazines running the images, reports Vanity Fair, which...

Grauman's May Relocate Some Older Star Prints

Meanwhile, critics carp about too many new Hollywood additions

(Newser) - The forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre hosts handprints of Hollywood royalty from Marilyn Monroe to Robert Pattinson. But after years of wear, some of the most iconic imprints—such as Groucho Marx's—may be moved to more protected spots, says the theater's co-owner. Meanwhile, the tourist destination...

Jennifer Aniston Named Hottest Woman of All Time by Men's Health
 Sexiest Woman of All Time Is ...

Sexiest Woman of All Time Is ...

Jennifer Aniston, then Raquel Welch, says Men's Health

(Newser) - Men's Health has managed to rank the "100 hottest women of all time," with Jennifer Aniston leading the pack. Here's the top 5:
  1. Aniston: She is and always has been "funny, sexy, and unmistakably real." (Aniston herself picks Gloria Steinem as No. 1

My Week With Marilyn Reviews: Most Critics Say Michelle Williams Makes It Work
 Michelle Williams   
 Shines as Marilyn 
Movie Review

Michelle Williams Shines as Marilyn

But the rest of the movie is pretty slight

(Newser) - Critics are positively giddy about Michelle Williams' performance in My Week With Marilyn, a new comedy based on Colin Clark's memoir about the week he spent at a cabin getaway with Marilyn Monroe. Here's what the critics are saying:

Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley Among Highest-Earning Dead Celebrities
 15 Highest-Earning Dead Celebs 

15 Highest-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson tops the list again

(Newser) - When you’re a celebrity, dying doesn’t have to mean you stop making money. Forbes offers up its annual list of the top-earning celebs of the past year:
  1. Michael Jackson: The King of Pop is in the top spot for the second year in a row, earning $170 million

Man Claims to Have Marilyn Monroe Sex Tape

Spanish collector plans to auction grainy, 8-mm film

(Newser) - A Spanish collector plans to auction what he claims is a newly discovered 8-mm version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was still an underage actress known as Norma Jean Baker. Collector Mikel Barsa said in an interview yesterday that he wants at least $500,...

Chicago Marilyn Monroe Sculpture Unveiled: Michigan Ave. Plaza Statue Clearly Shows Lacy Underwear
 Marilyn Monroe 
 Statue Features 
 Lacy Surprise 

Marilyn Monroe Statue Features Lacy Surprise

The 26-foot sculpture features clearly visible undies

(Newser) - It's safe to say nobody is having their picture taken as much in Chicago right now as Marilyn Monroe. The scene in a plaza along Michigan Avenue resembles a movie premiere, with dozens of people clicking pictures as fast as they could at a 26-foot-tall sculpture of the Blonde...

A Piece of Movie History Sells for $5.6M

Iconic dress Marilyn Monroe wore in 'Seven Year Itch' sets record

(Newser) - Actress Debbie Reynolds decided to unload the 3,500 movies costumes she has amassed over the years, and one of the very first ones to sell brought in quite the price: $5.6 million. That was what one lucky bidder spent to acquire Marilyn Monroe's white "subway" dress,...

Screen Stunner Jane Russell Dead at 89

Buxom star of '40s, '50s films was active until the end

(Newser) - Screen bombshell and '40s pin-up girl Jane Russell has died at the age of 89. The busty brunette, discovered by billionaire Howard Hughes, was one of servicemen's favorite pin-ups in World War II before her screen career began with The Outlaw, filmed in 1940 but not released until 1946. She...

Sarah Palin Could Learn Something From Marilyn

Maureen Dowd: We shouldn't aspire to be ignorant

(Newser) - One of Sarah Palin's greatest sins is that she's "made ignorance fashionable," writes Maureen Dowd. Palin, in fact, revels in it. "You struggle to name Supreme Court cases, newspapers you read and even founding fathers you admire? No problem." It just proves you're not some Ivy...

Marilyn Monroe's Chest X-Ray on Sale

Finance papers, shrink couch also at auction

(Newser) - An image of Marilyn Monroe that may be too revealing even for the most ardent fan will be hitting the auction block later this year. A 1954 chest X-Ray of the star taken by a young doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles will be among an assortment of...

18 Other Slowpoke Directors
18 Other Slowpoke Directors

18 Other Slowpoke Directors

James Cameron's 12-year hiatus before Avatar isn't the first

(Newser) - James Cameron went 12 years between feature films—and other directors have gone even longer, for reasons ranging from hubris to legal problems to, say, Nazi oppression. Slate looks at 18 other filmmakers who took their sweet time:
  • Sylvester Stallone, 21-year gap: Between helming Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa, Stallon

Home Movie Reveals 'Toking' Monroe

'It was just a get-together,' says pal who filmed smokin' star

(Newser) - A recently surfaced home movie of Marilyn Monroe shows the star languorously sucking on what a friend revealed is a marijuana joint as she lounges with pals. Monroe takes a hit before vamping for the camera in a New Jersey apartment sometime in the 50s. The movie was purchased by...

Megan Fox: It's All an Act
 Megan Fox: 
 It's All an Act 

Megan Fox: It's All an Act

Hollywood's crazy sex bomb is ready to make her next move

(Newser) - Megan Fox isn’t really an out-of-control, stripper-seducing wild child—she just plays one in interviews. Hollywood’s current favorite sex symbol tells Lynn Hirschberg of the New York Times that she’s manufactured her own image, creating a character to play in the press because “I’m not...

At Heart of Marilyn's Fall, a 'Very Sick Girl'

Monroe's life, death explored in another tell-all, but there's still no 'external villain'

(Newser) - J. Randy Taraborrelli’s new 541-page biography, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, doesn’t really deliver on promises of “explosive,” “revelatory” discoveries—at least, “not to a Marilyn obsessive like myself,” writes Lori Leibovich for DoubleX. “Instead, there is the deepening of the...

I Have a Mental Problem: Megan Fox

Star reports schizophrenia-like symptoms

(Newser) - Transformers star Megan Fox says she's mentally ill and fears she'll end up like her idol, Marilyn Monroe, the Sun reports. "I could end up like that because I constantly struggle with the idea that I think I'm a borderline personality—or that I have bouts of mild schizophrenia,...

Jilted by JFK, Monroe Spiraled to Her Death: Book

Even pal, lover Frank Sinatra threw her out for taking pills

(Newser) - In a new tell-all, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s drug-fueled final months, her fixation with John F. Kennedy, and the shock friends like Frank Sinatra felt at her downward spiral, the Daily Mail reports. Four months before her death, the screenwriter for her last film...

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