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Prosecutors: Gang Targeting Celebs Set Its Sights on Mariah

26 are now facing charges related to the 'Drug Rich' gang

(Newser) - A violent street gang has been targeting the homes of the wealthy and famous in Atlanta, including pop star Mariah Carey, prosecutors said Monday. They announced a 220-count indictment alleging attempted murders, shootings, kidnappings, home invasions, armed robberies, and carjackings by 26 members of the "Drug Rich" gang, some...

Kirsten Dunst Marries Longtime Beau Plemons

Couple weds after 6 years, 2 kids together

(Newser) - They have two kids together and two Oscar nominations between them for their roles in The Power of the Dog. Now, after a six-year romance, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons also have two weddings rings. Page Six reports the couple wed at the posh GoldenEye resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica,...

A High-Profile Couple Calls It Quits

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey

(Newser) - It's been reported that Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan and Lori B. Harvey have called it quits after more than a year of dating, and they're both apparently taking it hard. A source tells People that they "are both completely heartbroken" and "still love each...

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

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:

George Clooney Has a Big Ask of the Media

Star doesn't want pics of his kids' faces being published, especially by the UK's 'Daily Mail'

(Newser) - George Clooney understands that, as one of the most famous actors in the world, he's going to occasionally be photographed while out in public. As for his two young kids, however, they should be off-limits, a plea he made Thursday in an open letter to the media. The BBC...

From Bob Odenkirk, Another Update
From Bob Odenkirk,
Another Update

From Bob Odenkirk, Another Update

'Better Call Saul' star says he's 'doing great,' makes poignant movie reference

(Newser) - If Bob Odenkirk's words of assurance last week that he was going to be OK after suffering a "small heart attack" weren't enough to calm your nerves, let his latest update offer even more of a salve. The 58-year-old Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star took...

Lizzo Said She Was Pregnant With Star's Baby. He Responds

Singer, actor Chris Evans thrill fans with joke posts on obviously fake pregnancy

(Newser) - Entertainment Weekly calls it "the best pregnancy news that never happened." We call it confirmation of how much we love Lizzo and Chris Evans. It started with a TikTok video posted last week by the 33-year-old "Good as Hell" singer, in which she said she wanted...

Amy Schumer's Comment on Krasinski Film Raises Eyebrows

Comedian notes 'Quiet Place II' director's 'pretend marriage' to Emily Blunt, though it seems like a joke

(Newser) - John Krasinski's A Quiet Place Part II is enjoying as much acclaim as the first installation released in 2018, with one big fan in particular noting her adoration of the tense horror film. CNN notes that after Amy Schumer recently saw the movie, which stars Krasinksi's wife, Emily...

These Celebs Should Get Vaccinated in Public
These Celebs Should Get
Vaccinated in Public
OPINION

These Celebs Should Get Vaccinated in Public

Donald Fagen of Steely Dan makes the list at the Verge

(Newser) - Now that COVID vaccinations have begun in the US, the Verge thinks certain celebrities should get their shots in public as a way of encouraging fans to do the same. After all, it worked when Elvis got his polio vaccination on TV in 1956, writes Nicole Wetsman. The list has...

These 4 Figures Now Have Something Big in Common

Dr. Fauci, George Clooney, Regina King, Selena Gomez are 'People' mag's 'People of the Year'

(Newser) - People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez, and Regina King as its 2020 "People of the Year." The magazine revealed its list Wednesday morning as part of a year-end double issue with four covers. The four will be celebrated for their positive impact in...

After 2-Plus Years, It's Over for Patrick and Rodgers
Power Sports Couple
Calls It Quits

Power Sports Couple Calls It Quits

Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick have split

(Newser) - Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick are no more. The Green Bay Packers quarterback and retired race car driver have split after more than two years together, Patrick's rep confirmed to People . Fans started becoming suspicious something was up last weekend, when Patrick, 38, didn't accompany the 36-year-old Rodgers...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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