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Passages 2018: Those we’ve lost through the year
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:08:51 -0400
Dennis Rodman crashes Pearl Jam concert in Chicago, jokes about North Korea
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:29:26 -0400
“You people here are the only people on this planet Earth (who) gave me support,” Dennis Rodman told the crowd, holding a ukulele that he would go on to present to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. “I know one thing, on the day I die, I’ll make sure I’ll be buried in Chicago.”
Day in celebrities
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:25:48 -0400
‘Sesame Street’ sues creators of raunchy, new puppet film
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:54:55 -0400
The makers of "Sesame Street" aren't happy with Melissa McCarthy’s new puppet movie, "The Happytime Murders." They’re taking the film's creators to court for tarnishing the reputation of their family-friendly puppets.
Omarosa Manigault Newman through the years
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:29:11 -0400
Demi Lovato: Style Diary
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:27:37 -0400
Demi Lovato turned 26 on Aug. 20, 2018. The singer-actress has always seemed "Confident" on the carpet, strutting and posing in style. In celebration of her birthday, we've assembled her best looks.
Italian composer creates world's largest robot orchestra
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:36:31 -0400
Music to your ears? Italian composer Leonardo Barbadoro uses more than 50 instruments played entirely by robots for upcoming album 'Musica Automata.'
Ken Ehrlich: Working with Aretha 'was always worth it'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:55:19 -0400
Veteran producer Ken Ehrlich talks about working with Aretha Franklin throughout the years and how all other performers expected her to steal the show. (Aug. 19)
'The Happytime Murders': Melissa McCarthy's sugar-snorting scene, explained
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:46:58 -0400
Director Brian Henson explains how Melissa McCarthy's sugar-snorting scene in "The Happytime Murders" was done.
Weinstein accuser Asia Argento allegedly paid off sex assault accuser
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:29:11 -0400
Prominent Harvey Weinstein accuser and MeToo advocate, Asia Argento, allegedly paid off a young actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him.
The Eagles fly past Michael Jackson, now have the best-selling album of all-time
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:22:55 -0400
The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time.
Best adult animated series: Cartoons aren't just for kids
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:22:25 -0400
Best adult animated series: Cartoons aren't just for kids
Aretha Franklin honored outside Apollo Theater
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:39:58 -0400
Fans gathered outside New York's famed Apollo Theater to remember Aretha Franklin. The singer known as the Queen of Soul died on Thursday at the age of 76. (Aug. 17)
Alec Baldwin criticizes daughter Ireland's racy Instagram post
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:14:46 -0400
Alec Baldwin got on Instagram to call out his daughter's Instagram post. Keri Lumm reports.
Report: #MeToo leader, Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid off her sexual assault accuser
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:33:11 -0400
#MeToo advocate Asia Argento has paid off a former child actor who accused her of sexual misconduct, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.
60 great Madonna moments for her 60th birthday
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:09:14 -0400
Simon Cowell's top 4 from 'America's Got Talent' live show
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:05:04 -0400
Simon Cowell, Tyra Banks and Mel B talk about the pressure and thrill of last week's "America's Got Talent" live show and Cowell ranks top performers.
Hollywood's highest paid actress is...
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:25:49 -0400
These actresses are getting paid the big bucks! Keri Lumm shares the actresses having the biggest pay day in Hollywood.
'Happytime Murders' is not your kids' puppet movie
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:47:32 -0400
Brian Henson, son of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson, explains why he made a decidedly adult puppet movie in "The Happytime Murders."
Brian Henson's 'Happytime Murders' shocks with raunchy puppets (not Muppets)
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:32:31 -0400
Brian Henson unveils a puppet world featuring a chain-smoking, foul-mouthed star (along with a sugar-snorting Melissa McCarthy) in the R-rated 'The Happytime Murders.' His father, Muppet creator Jim Henson, would've loved it, he says.
Gretchen Carlson: I 'never bullied' Miss America Cara Mund, her letter cost org $75,000
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:55:31 -0400
"Actions have consequences. Friday, as an organization, we learned that $75,000 in scholarships which would have been the first scholarship increase in years, is no longer on the table as a direct result of the explosive allegations in your letter," Gretchen Carlson said in a statement Sunday.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra to announce winter tour
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:36:31 -0400
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will announce its 2018 winter tour.
95 seconds of Betty White glory
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:41:18 -0400
Betty's White has spent most of her years making us laugh.
Go behind the scenes of an 'America's Got Talent' live show
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:22:27 -0400
Go behind the scenes of the season’s first 'America's Got Talent' live show
at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.
'GLOW' brightens with Netflix Season 3 renewal
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:56:55 -0400
Netflix Monday renewed the critically acclaimed 'Glow' for a third season. No premiere date has been announced for the show, which follows a group of female wrestlers in the 1980s.
'The Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart is now a real place, where you can munch Lard Lad Donuts
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:32:43 -0400
Don't have a cow, but a Kwik-E-Mart à la "The Simpsons" has opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Snakes on a stage: What goes on behind the scenes at an 'AGT' live show?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:29:53 -0400
Hollywood's Dolby Theatre is abuzz with activity before the first 'America's Got Talent' live show of Season 13, as USA TODAY spends a day behind the scenes observing the competitors and a skilled stage crew from rehearsal through show.
MTV Video Music Awards 2018: Everything you need to know
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:29:31 -0400
Read up on everything you need to know before the 2018 VMAs return to New York City on Monday.
Aretha Franklin's 'one-of-a-kind' legacy
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:28:59 -0400
Billboard magazine senior editor Gail Mitchell talks about how Aretha Franklin's legacy will inspire future musicians. (Aug. 17)
Queen of Soul also leaves civil rights legacy
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:13:27 -0400
Aretha Franklin's song "Respect" became a battle cry for black America. The Queen of Soul was a close friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and she never hesitated to support the civil rights movement financially or with her performance. (Aug. 16)
'Champions' star, 17, comes out as transgender woman: 'I let myself be shoved into a box'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:33:37 -0400
TV star Josie Totah wrote an essay for "Time" about changing her name from J.J. to Josie. Inspired by "I Am Jazz," Totah's now sharing with the world that she's transgender - not a gay man.
Love TV? Join our new Facebook Group 'Yes, I'm Still Watching' to talk about it
Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:25:28 -0400
USA TODAY TV critic Kelly Lawler and digital editor Anika Reed discuss a variety of shows.
Exclusive: Trans-Siberian Orchestra announces 20th-anniversary winter tour
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:23:42 -0400
TSO's annual winter tour kicks off Nov. 14 in Green Bay and Council Bluffs.
McCartney, Corden take the ride of their lives
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:41:06 -0400
The pair belted out the 1965 classics “Drive My Car” and “Help!” and even stopped by Penny Lane in the latest edition of "Carpool Karaoke."
Weinstein accuser: 'If we stop this conversation we're doomed'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:33:27 -0400
At the Women in the World Summit in New York, Harvey Weinstein accusers Asia Argento and Ambra Battilana Gutierrez discuss the ramifications of the #MeToo movement and the importance of keeping the conversation alive. (April 13)
Rainn Wilson's weird near-death experience removed fear of 'The Meg' shark attack
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:14:55 -0400
Rainn Wilson battles a monster shark in "The Meg." No problem: "The Office" star has a much worse and real near-death experience.
ShowBiz Minute: Backstreet Boys, Carlson, US Box Office
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:05:25 -0400
Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert; Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K; "Crazy Rich Asians" shines bright at the U.S. box office. (Aug. 20)
Here's why Netflix deleted all user reviews from its website
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:04:37 -0400
Netflix cancels user reviews. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
First lady Melania Trump: Social media can be destructive and harmful
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:01:07 -0400
First Lady Melania Trump spoke on cyberbullying just days after President Donald Trump called former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” on Twitter.
Rare sighting: Jennifer Garner brings her adorable kids to Walk of Fame star ceremony
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:53:24 -0400
In a rare turn, Jennifer Garner brought her three children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel out in public so they could watch mom get her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Stormy Daniels pulls out of 'Celebrity Big Brother'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:49:09 -0400
Adult film star Stormy Daniels will not be on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.
Betty White: PBS salutes trailblazing career of TV's 'First Lady'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:57:36 -0400
New PBS documentary 'Betty White: First Lady of Television' charts the 96-year-old 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Golden Girls' icon's eight decades in entertainment.
Aretha fans pay respects in Detroit, New York
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:47:09 -0400
A number of Aretha Franklin fans stopped by New Bethel Baptist Church on Friday to pay their respects to the legendary singer who grew up in the Detroit place of worship once headed up by her father. (Aug. 17)
'Arthur Ashe: A Life': 5 fascinating things we learn about the tennis legend in new bio
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:27:32 -0400
New bio of legendary African-American tennis champ Arthur Ashe details his activism, from equal opportunity in America to apartheid in South Africa.
Carl Reiner: Aretha Franklin was a force of nature
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:30:25 -0400
Actor Carl Reiner pays tribute to late singer Aretha Franklin and recalls her powerful performances. (Aug. 17 )
ShowBiz Minute: Franklin, R Kelly
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:07:50 -0400
Tributes to the late Aretha Franklin continue; Franklin's music rising on charts following her death; Georgia company sues R. Kelly over damage to rental homes. (Aug. 17)
Jessica Biel celebrates 'wild' Emmy nomination
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:57:51 -0400
Actress Jessica Biel was overjoyed to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role in "The Sinner," in which she plays a woman who stabs a man to death during a day out at the beach. (Aug. 20)
Emmy costume designers show off their works
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:36:27 -0400
Works of nine of this year’s Emmy-nominated costume designers - including the teams behind "Game of Thrones," "Westworld" and "The Crown" - go on show at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. (Aug. 20)
Producer Ken Ehrlich: They just made one Aretha
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:30:42 -0400
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich discusses Aretha Franklin's uniqueness in the music industry and recalls how much Barack and Michelle Obama loved her songs. (Aug. 19)
How Marilyn Monroe became Marilyn Monroe
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:08:49 -0400
Joseph Maddalena, Founder of Profiles in History, reveals the story behind how Marilyn Monroe found her name. (Aug. 18)
Asia Argento shock: Could #MeToo be damaged by statutory rape allegation against her?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:56:07 -0400
Will the #MeToo movement be damaged by this: Leader Asia Argento faces allegations she had sex with an underage boy in 2013 and paid him off after she accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.