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Who is Isha Ambani, and why are Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton in India for her wedding?

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:31:23 -0500

High-profile celebrities, from Beyoncé to Hillary Clinton and Arianna Huffington, were spotted in India for Isha Ambani's pre-wedding festivities.


Dolly Parton's younger songwriter brother Floyd dead at 61

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:53:18 -0500

Dolly Parton's songwriter younger brother Floyd Parton died this week.


'Mary Queen of Scots': Off with her head and to hell with the facts (spoilers)!

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:13:19 -0500

You may know the tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots (Saoirse Ronan) and Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), but a new movie takes liberties with the facts.


'Mortal Engines' star Hera Hilmar wears her heroine's controversial scar proudly

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:06:32 -0500

Played by Hera Hilmar, 'Mortal Engines' heroine Hester Shaw reveals a disfiguring and essential scar that has been the cause of some fan uproar.


Day in celebrities

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:52:48 -0500


10 movies you must see this holiday season, from 'Fantastic Beasts' to 'Mary Poppins'

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:49:47 -0500

Santa's on his way, so map out your holiday viewing to include these 10 movies, from 'Fantastic Beasts' and 'Creed' sequels to the new 'Mary Poppins.'


Yes, there are still things to learn about Churchill, as fine new biography reveals

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:00:05 -0500

Andrew Roberts has written an excellent new biography of Winston Churchill called "Churchill: A Walk With Destiny." A 4-star book review.


Happy motivation

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:43:47 -0500

We’re renaming December Gleecember, and to celebrate this most joyous month, we’re counting down to the New Year with 31 gleeful facts.


Celebrity secret Santas: Tyler Perry, Kid Rock pay off layaway items for the holidays

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:09:26 -0500

Tyler Perry paid off $400,000 worth of layaway balances at an Atlanta-area Walmart, then Kid Rock followed suit in Tennessee to the tune of $81,000.


'Baby It's Cold Outside' gets a #MeToo era rewrite

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:12:18 -0500

"Baby It's Cold Outside" is getting a revamp for the #MeToo era. Penn Holderness has put a 2018 spin on the classic song.


Court TV network is being revived after being off the air for a decade

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:05:52 -0500

Court TV is being revived, after dying in 2007 when its supply of high-profile trials ended.


Spice Girl Mel B has surgery after 'severed hand' accident

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:15:12 -0500

Spice Girl Melanie Brown has suffered an unexplained injury in New York that required surgery to prevent her from losing her hand.


Hosting Oscars 'a tough gig' say 'Bumblebee' stars

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:13:32 -0500

After comedian Kevin Hart stepped down as Academy Awards host following an outcry over past anti-gay tweets, the stars of Transformers movie "Bumblebee" discuss who should take his place. (Dec. 10)


When do your favorite holiday specials air?

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:16:28 -0500

Your favorite specials are back on TV for the holiday season. Find out when and where to find them.


Watch: 'Family Guy' pays emotional tribute to Carrie Fisher ahead of anniversary of her death

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:32:39 -0500

"Family Guy" featured the death of Carrie Fisher's character, paying tribute to the star ahead of the two-year anniversary of her passing.


'This is our birth journey': Gabrielle Union shares video of the journey to parenthood

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:03:20 -0500

Gabrielle Union says Dwyane Wade got his first-ever tattoo to commemorate the moment they let go of fear and had faith they'd finally be parents.


Comedian Hannah Gadsby for Oscars host? See her speech about so-called 'good men'

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:01:35 -0500

Comedian Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special made waves for deconstructing standup. At a Hollywood breakfast, she delivered more groundbreaking comedy.


Duchess Meghan makes surprise (and very chic) appearance at British Fashion Awards

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:12:14 -0500

The expectant Duchess Meghan made an unannounced appearance at the British Fashion Awards to give an award to her wedding gown designer.


'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther' lead Critics' Choice Awards nominations

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:36:26 -0500

Darkly comedic period piece 'The Favourite' leads the field of Critics' Choice Awards nominees, but Marvel's 'Black Panther' is close behind.


Kennedy Center Honors: Cher, Reba, more fêted

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 06:52:40 -0500

Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors packed plenty of star power.


Duchess Kate: Style Diary

Wed, 5 Dec 2018 10:59:50 -0500


Alex Rodriguez FaceTimes Jennifer Lopez during 'Ellen'

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:12:22 -0500

A-Rod appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and gave an account of how he met JLo that differed from her story.


Catherine Zeta-Jones, family pay tribute to Kirk Douglas on birthday No. 102!

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:46:24 -0500

Catherine Zeta-Jones had a birthday message for Kirk Douglas. The "Spartacus" star turned 102 on Sunday, and the actress posted a video tribute.


You can buy wrapping paper with your face on it

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:24:09 -0500

With the holidays around the corner, why not wrap your presents in your own face? Here's how to easily wrap some oddly shaped objects with it!


'Boogeyman' Mueller is Eric Trump's real nightmare on 'SNL'

Sun, 9 Dec 2018 14:07:08 -0500

Actor Jason Momoa hosts "Saturday Night Live" barefoot and Eric Trump finds Robert Mueller hiding in his closet. Here's what you missed on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live.'


Once an ignored end of a workout, stretching is the whole point of this fitness trend

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 21:18:07 -0500

Fitness classes that focus on stretching have gained popularity nationally. How much would you pay to have someone help you stretch?


Sarah Hyland reveals she had second kidney transplant, contemplated suicide before surgery

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:30:01 -0500

Sarah Hyland is revealing a second kidney transplant, which followed a dark period when she contemplated suicide, in a new profile with Self Magazine.


'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors': Sky Brown and JT Church dance their way to the top spot

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:38:05 -0500

Sky Brown and her professional partner, JT Church, are the first-ever "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" winners.


British Fashion Awards: Stars shine on the red carpet

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:05:59 -0500

The British Fashion Awards were a glitzy affair, with stars from the screen, stage and runway making appearances.


Here are the lyrics to 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' the Christmas song facing a radio ban

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:45:15 -0500

The 1944 Christmas tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has been banned by radio stations for lyrics that some say are inappropriate in the wake of #MeToo.


Ellen Pompeo talks race, marriage and reveals she hasn't spoken to Patrick Dempsey since 2015

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:46:11 -0500

"I have no hard feelings toward him. He's a wonderful actor..." Ellen Pompeo said of Patrick Dempsey on Monday's "Red Table Talk".


Family traditions make the holiday season merrier

Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:02 -0500

Enjoying family traditions during the holidays makes the season bright


Highest grossing stars of 2018

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:26:24 -0500


NBC's Pentatonix holiday special teaser

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:49:14 -0500

A teaser video provided by NBC to promote their holiday special featuring a cappella group Pentatonix, airing Monday, December 10th.


School district sics debt collectors on parents for unpaid lunch fees

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:11:43 -0500

A Rhode Island school district hired a debt collection agency to recoup $45,859 in unpaid lunch fees this year.


'Scrooged' 30th anniversary: The 20 best Christmas movies, ranked

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:37:19 -0500

Bill Murray's holiday comedy 'Scrooged' is turning 30, so let's rank the 20 best Christmas movies, from 'It's a Wonderful Life' to 'Die Hard.'


Mel B says she suffered 'severed' hand, broken ribs in an accident

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:47:10 -0500

What happened to Mel B and will she lose her right hand? She says on Instagram she "severed" it in accident but doesn't explain how.


Your guide to Pentatonix's latest NBC holiday special, 'A Not So Silent Night'

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:46:49 -0500

The a cappella group's special, "Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night," is filled with music and mystery. Here's what to expect, from guest stars to the set list.


'The Bachelor:' Meet the 30 ladies competing for Colton Underwood's heart and a rose

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:44:31 -0500

Here are the 30 ladies, from dog walker to self-proclaimed sloth, who are vying for Colton Underwood's heart on "Bachelor" Season 23.


Passages 2018: Those we’ve lost through the year

Sat, 1 Dec 2018 10:34:14 -0500


The 20 best Christmas TV episodes

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 16:52:51 -0500


Jennifer Lopez totally gets the Alex Rodriguez marriage talk: 'Everyone wants a fairy tale'

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:22:44 -0500

'Second Act' star Jennifer Lopez totally understands why the world is speculating whether she'll marry boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.


'My Brexit': See what brought 'LOTR' character Gollum out of retirement

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:29:06 -0500

This version of "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum is dressed as British Prime Minister Theresa May discussing Brexit.


'A Star Is Born' is primed to rock an awards run after Golden Globe, Grammy nominations

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:24:17 -0500

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's "A Star Is Born" won over fans and critics, scooping up Golden Globe and Grammy nods. Now it's ready for its awards run


Nashville's best albums of 2018

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:52:29 -0500

John Prine, Pistol Annies, Kacey Musgraves and Dierks Bentley all made our list, and you don’t want to miss the rest.


Photos: The 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Mon, 3 Dec 2018 07:00:10 -0500

It's time for the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show! Click through for the best photos from backstage to the runway.


50 Cent's 'Power' shuts down after crew member is killed by car at Brooklyn location

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:52:17 -0500

The toll of deaths on entertainment sets ticked up again after a crew member on 50 Cent's 'Power' was killed by a car in Brooklyn.


Miss Universe national costume presentation: Meet all the contestants

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:29:20 -0500

Women representing 94 nations will participate in the 67th beauty pageant Miss Universe 2018, which will air in the United States on Dec. 16, 2018.


10 books we loved reading in 2018: Michelle Obama, David Sedaris, Tayari Jones and more

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 07:00:03 -0500

USA TODAY's reviewers pick the 10 books they most loved reading in 2018, including 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama and 'Clock Dance' by Anne Tyler.


Payne, Goulding, Ora rock Jingle Bell Ball

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:16:15 -0500

Stars including Liam Payne, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and David Guetta kicked off the holiday concert season at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at London's O2 Arena. (Dec. 10)


Pakistan Fashion Week comes to colorful close

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:16:56 -0500

Bridal collections from Nickie Nina and HSY brought a close to Pakistan Fashion Week in Lahore. (Dec. 10)



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