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Iron Man 3 Grabs $195M Global Win
 Iron Man 3 Grabs 
 $195M Global Win 
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Iron Man 3 Grabs $195M Global Win

Bodes well for US opening on Friday

(Newser) - Iron Man 3 hasn't even opened in the United States yet, but its global premiere got off to a thunderous $195.3 million start this weekend—even trouncing the $185.1 million mark set by last year's The Avengers, reports the Hollywood Reporter . That bodes well ahead of...

11 Celebs for Whom Rehab ... Worked

Let us guess: You forgot Ben Affleck was ever in rehab

(Newser) - Multiple stints in rehab don't seem to have helped Lindsay Lohan one bit, but that doesn't mean it never works. People rounds up 11 celebrities who have actually turned things around after rehab:
  • Ben Affleck: You may have actually forgotten, but in 2001, he went to rehab for
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10 Actors Injured While Filming

It's not all fun and games, apparently

(Newser) - Being an actor brings with it fame, fortune, and sometimes serious injuries. Huffington Post rounds up 10 of the latter:
  • Robert Downey Jr. accidentally broke Halle Berry's arm while filming Gothika. In a scene where he had to restrain her, RDJ just "twisted my arm the wrong way,
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25 Celebrity Jailbirds
 25 Celebrity 
 Jailbirds 

25 Celebrity Jailbirds

Yep, even Frank Sinatra spent time behind bars

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan may have escaped a jail sentence this time around, but she's been there a few times in the past —and so have these 25 other celebs rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Tim Allen: Spent two years in jail after being caught with cocaine and pleading
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10 Stars Who Went From Mess to Success

Maybe there is hope for Amanda Bynes...

(Newser) - You may be worried about Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan , both of whom seem determined to continue on their downward spirals. But, as Radar reminds us, many a formerly troubled star has managed to turn it all around and stage an inspiring comeback. Here are 10:
  • Drew Barrymore: As a
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Downey Injury Means Delay for Iron Man 3

Star wounds ankle in stunt

(Newser) - Avengers fans will have to wait a little longer for Iron Man's next adventure: Robert Downey Jr. has been injured on set, the Huffington Post reports. The star hurt his ankle mid-stunt while filming in North Carolina, Disney says, adding that "there will be a short delay in...

100 Most Valuable Celebs
 100 Most Valuable Celebs 

100 Most Valuable Celebs

Robert Downey Jr. tops the list

(Newser) - When it set out to rank Hollywood’s 100 most valuable stars, Vulture tried to determine one thing: “Who helps a movie actually make more money in 2012?” It’s not as easy to answer as it might seem, considering some big names struggle to bring in big numbers...

Avengers Busts $1B Mark
 Avengers Busts $1 Billion Mark 

Avengers Busts $1 Billion Mark

Superheroes still going strong

(Newser) - Marvel Comics' gang of mismatched superheroes are quite the draw. The Avengers crashed the billion-dollar mark just 19 days after hitting theaters, scooping up $103.2 million here and in Canada for Disney this weekend, and another in $95.4 million overseas, reports Bloomberg . Dark Shadows came in second with...

Average Folks Donate $10M for Shot at Seat at Clooney's

Tonight's Obama fundraiser to bring in a record-breaking $15M

(Newser) - George Clooney's $40,000-a-plate dinner for President Obama tonight is expected to scoop up an eye-popping $15 million. The Hollywood fete, to be held at Clooney's Los Angeles digs, will feature celebs like Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr., and Tobey Maquire among the 150 guests, and is co-hosted...

Critics Agree: Avengers a Blast
 Critics Agree: Avengers a Blast 
movie review

Critics Agree: Avengers a Blast

Joss Whedon directs Robert Downey Jr. in superhero blowout

(Newser) - Sure, it's an effective moneymaking scheme: release movies about individual superheroes, then one about all of them. But with Joss Whedon at the helm, The Avengers really works. What critics are saying:
  • "Even if you don't particularly like comic-book adaptations, this film just might make a believer
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Meet Hollywood&#39;s Republicans
 Meet Hollywood's Republicans 

Meet Hollywood's Republicans

Adam Sandler, Jessica Simpson, even 50 Cent make the list

(Newser) - Hollywood may be seemingly rife with outspoken liberals, but Chuck Norris (who is currently backing Newt Gingrich) is far from the only Republican celebrity. A sampling of those who lean right, courtesy of E! and the Atlantic :
  • Jessica Simpson: She endorsed George W. Bush in 2004, and her dad said
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Sherlock Holmes Is Stupidly Fun
 Sherlock Holmes 
 Is Stupidly Fun 
movie reviews

Sherlock Holmes Is Stupidly Fun

Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law star in Guy Ritchie's sequel

(Newser) - You won't find much food for thought in the new Sherlock Holmes film, but is that any surprise? Instead, A Game of Shadows offers more zany action and amusing banter:
  • "I could not entirely resist the idiotic allure of Game of Shadows," writes Andrew O'Hehir in
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Robert Downey Jr: It's Time to Forgive Mel

RDJ begs Hollywood to let Gibson work

(Newser) - Mel Gibson now has someone other than Jodie Foster in his corner: Robert Downey Jr. "Unless you are without sin—and if you are, you are in the wrong f***ing industry—you should forgive him and let him work," RDJ said of Gibson while accepting the American Cinematheque...

Robert Downey Jr. Taught Me How to Play a Drunk: Paltrow

Gwyneth explains how she prepared for Country Strong

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow drinks—"a lot," she told Chelsea Handler last night—but she still had no idea what it would be like to have a serious alcohol problem, as her character does in Country Strong. So what did she do? Easy: Emailed Robert Downey Jr. for advice. "...

The Celeb Voices Behind 15 Commercials

He's Mr. Peanut, but his friends call him Iron Man

(Newser) - Ever found yourself watching a commercial and thinking, Whose voice is that? The Daily Beast rounds up 15 commercials with very famous actors behind them. Click through a few in the gallery or click here for the complete list. (Sometimes celebs actually get in front of the camera to shill...

No Rush to See Due Date
 No Rush to  
 See Due Date 
review roundup

No Rush to See Due Date

Zach Galifianakis polarizes critics

(Newser) - Is Due Date this year’s Hangover? Not really, the critics say; it’s more “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles for the road rage generation,” writes Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News . Reviews are mixed, with only 40% of critics liking it but 75% of fans approving...

Iron Man Not Ready for the Rust Heap
 Iron Man Not Ready 
 for the Rust Heap 
MOVIE REVIEW

Iron Man Not Ready for the Rust Heap

Robert Downey Jr. saves flashy sequel, say critics

(Newser) - Iron Man 2 is clunkier than its predecessor and its self-destructive hero has succumbed to boozy overconfidence, but Robert Downey Jr. saves the film, not to speak of the world, say critics.
  • This movie is "bigger, louder and dumber than its predecessor" but still plenty of fun, writes Bill
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RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8
 RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8 

RDJ: Dad Gave Me Drugs at 8

And they did coke with Jack Nicholson, he says

(Newser) - Robert Downey Jr.’s father started giving him drugs at the tender age of 8—and the actor once did cocaine with his dad and Jack Nicholson. The Iron Man 2 star recalls his history with drugs in a Rolling Stone interview: “All those years of snorting coke,...

10 Worst Dressed Celeb Guys
 10 Worst Dressed Celeb Guys 
whose feet are these?

10 Worst Dressed Celeb Guys

Justin Theroux's 'Punky Brewster' shoes inspire a top 10

(Newser) - So much attention is paid to the celebrity ladies who dress like they’re from another planet, sometimes we gloss right over the men. Erin Flaherty decides it’s time for a list of the worst-dressed guys. Her top 10, via The Frisky :
  • Justin Theroux: His mismatched shoes at the
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Next Wizard of Oz: Robert Downey Jr?

Actor is in talks for prequel film

(Newser) - Maybe you don’t picture Robert Downey Jr. as the “desperate and doddering” Wizard of Oz featured in the beloved musical—but what about the “dark and complex charlatan” he’s painted as in L. Frank Baum’s books? Yes, RDJ would be perfect for that role, writes...

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