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John Cusack Apologizes for 'Careless Dumb' Tweet

'Say Anything' star: I shouldn't have shared 'anti-Semitic' cartoon, it was due to a 'bot'

(Newser) - John Cusack, star of Say Anything and Being John Malkovich, doesn't keep his politics to himself on Twitter, but a meme he shared Monday got him into hot water, drawing accusations of anti-Semitism, Fox News reports. The offending picture (see it here ), which Cusack retweeted along with the...

John Cusack Wins Restraining Order Against Stalker

Who allegedly wants to curse his nether regions

(Newser) - John Cusack has won a restraining order against a pretty creepy-sounding stalker, TMZ reports. The actor says Marieretno Subali tracks his whereabouts via social media, has showed up at his home multiple times, and has emailed his family members—including one email in which she allegedly threatened to cast a...

7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates
 7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates 

7 Pairs of Celeb Roommates

You may not have known these stars lived together

(Newser) - Want to live with a celebrity? Try being a celebrity yourself. The Stir rounds up celebrity pairs you probably didn't know lived together:
  • John Cusack and Jeremy Piven: They were childhood friends in Evanston, Illinois, and lived together in Chicago. But when asked later what happened when Cusack became

Cusack Making Film About Rush Limbaugh

And the liberal actor is playing Rush himself

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh is getting the Hollywood treatment, courtesy of John Cusack. The (liberal) actor's production company plans to start work next year on a movie about Limbaugh, with Cusack playing the leading role himself, reports AP . Except for the fact that Betty Thomas is directing, no other details are...

23 Celebs Who Turned Down Huge TV Roles

Katie Holmes as Buffy?

(Newser) - Can you picture Matthew Broderick or John Cusack playing the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad? No? Neither can the Huffington Post , but execs did offer the role to each of them ( they both turned it down ) before ultimately giving the part to Bryan Cranston. Here are...

Rielle Hunter Now Chasing Actors

If she can't marry Edwards, she'll marry them, friend tells Enquirer

(Newser) - Rielle Hunter has given up on John Edwards—now, she's out to snag an actor. According to a National Enquirer item (spotted by the Huffington Post ), Hunter recently flew to LA, where she did her best to track down a number of famous actors, including Matt LeBlanc and John...

Cusack Wants 'Satanic Death Cult Center at Fox News'

Yep, it's celebrity rant time again on Twitter

(Newser) - The latest celebrity to go on a Twitter rampage: John Cusack. Cusack, who has often spoken out about his liberal political views, tweeted Sunday night: “I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES ORDICK ARMEYAND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE...

Hot Tub Time Machine Not So Hot
  Hot Tub
 Time Machine
 Not So Hot 

Hot Tub Time Machine Not So Hot

A 'baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future'

(Newser) - With a Snakes On a Plane-quality title and an all-star lineup (John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and, yes, Chevy Chase), Hot Tub Time Machine could have been a great, bad film. But critics aren't buying this "baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future." They're...

Forget Whitman, Brown: Tap John Cusack for Calif. Gov

Dems lack the courage to challenge Brown, writes Greg Dewar

(Newser) - California's Democrats should turn to John Cusack if they want to move into the governor's mansion this year, argues Greg Dewar. The last thing California needs after 7 years of "Governor Doofinator" is another vain billionaire in charge. But Meg Whitman's certain to win if the Democrats can't find...

2012 Soars to Top Spot

 2012 Soars 
 to Top Spot 
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2012 Soars to Top Spot

Apocalypse flick does $65M as 'Precious' cracks top 5

(Newser) - Apocalypse preview 2012 raked in $65 million domestically at the weekend box office, the high end of the prerelease estimate range, en route to a $225 million haul worldwide. The doomsday action flick handily beat A Christmas Carol, which performed strongly in its second weekend in release. A new entry...

2012 Spectacular but Stupid
 2012 Spectacular but Stupid 

2012 Spectacular but Stupid

End-of-the-world epic is 'disaster porn' at its finest

(Newser) - Critics agree that world-destroying disaster epic 2012 boasts some stunning special effects, but they're split on whether that makes up for the cheesy script—and the run time of 2 hours, 38 minutes.
  • Director Roland Emmerich's previous destruction-fests Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow "are nothing compared to

Buyer Wants Belushi, Cusack, Murray In on Cubs Deal

(Newser) - Would-be Cubs buyer Tom Ricketts has approached a bunch of baseball-loving celebrities, including Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, and John Cusack, about going in with him on the team, the Chicago Tribune reports. Ricketts is asking each to pitch in $25 million, say sources—who add that Ricketts doesn’t need...

Matthews Takes Record for Hot Air at Chilly Inauguration

MSNBC host's 'sizzling free-associations' provided some hot air in chilly DC

(Newser) - It's a good thing Chris Matthews didn't run for the Senate after all, Jack Shafer writes for Slate, after listening to the MSNBC star let his mouth run wild Inauguration Day. "Drawing from a larder filled with old anecdotes, unreliable metaphors, wacky intuition, and superficial observations, the always-animated Matthews...

Hotel Tell-All Book Muzzled Before Release

Four Seasons acts to keep ex-concierges' celeb dish off shelves

(Newser) - A book by ex-concierges at Chicago’s Four Seasons Hotel has been dumped just before the celebrity tell-all was go on sale, the Chicago Tribune reports. The hotel complained that confidentiality agreements made the tales of "celebrity bad behavior" in Great Reservations off-limits. Despite a publicity blitz ahead of...

Martian Lands With a Thud
Martian Lands With a Thud

Martian Lands With a Thud

Would-be dramedy is just tragic

(Newser) - Critics were less than awed by the arrival of Martian Child, the saccharine story of a recently widowed science-fiction writer (John Cusack) and his unlikely adoption of a young boy (Bobby Coleman) who claims to be from Mars. Manohla Dargis of the Times calls the manipulative family dramedy "100...

Fans Flock to Carell Flick, Two by Two

'Evan Almighty' rules weekend box office; Cusack vehicle surprises at No. 2

(Newser) - Steve Carell rode an ark to the top of the weekend box office, where "Evan Almighty" racked up $32.1 million to take the top spot in its first week in release. That the heavily advertised follow-up to blockbuster "Bruce Almighty" seized the No. 1 spot was no...

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