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Celebs react to death of model Kim Porter, Diddy's former girlfriend and the mother of his children

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:06:00 -0500

Model Kim Porter had an on-again, off-again relationship with Diddy that spanned a decade. The pair called it quits in 2007, but have 3 kids together.


Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018 in every state (and DC)

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:43:19 -0500

Restaurants around the country will be open on Thanksgiving Day


Best side dish recipes from

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:53:13 -0500

Looking for the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes to impress your loved ones this year? has you covered.


Why Billy Corgan won't talk about Trump or that 'stupid' Smash Mouth feud

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:23:35 -0500

Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan took heat last year for his comments seemingly supporting President Donald Trump, but now says he's "learned (his) lesson."


Celebrities who quit Hollywood: Amanda Bynes, Daniel Day Lewis and more

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:34:48 -0500

Amanda Bynes, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz and more: we compiled celebrities who retired from Hollywood.


Al Roker apologizes for underestimating winter storm, draws mixed reactions

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:19:51 -0500

"Today" show weatherman Al Roker said sorry to viewers on Friday morning after Thursday's storm in the Northeast turned out to be bigger than experts originally planned.


Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman dies

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:05:34 -0500

Hollywood will remember William Goldman for his screenplays of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "The Princess Bride" and "Misery."


Holiday TV specials: When are your favorites airing?

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:25:51 -0500

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


Michael B. Jordan on those Lupita Nyong'o dating rumors: 'I love her to death'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:56:37 -0500

"Creed II" hunk Michael B. Jordan was linked to his "Black Panther" co-star Lupita Nyong'o earlier this year, but remains vague about their rumored relationship.


Woodstock 50th anniversary festival in the works for 2019

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:33:21 -0500

Michael Lang, a promoter of the 1969 Woodstock festival, said plans are in the works for a 50th anniversary festival.


Your ultimate Thanksgiving movie guide: A slam dunk for every holiday scenario

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:31:52 -0500

We're highlighting the good magic about the Thanksgiving holiday movies. Here's our foolproof movie guide.


Best turkey recipes from

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:34:05 -0500

Looking for the best Thanksgiving turkey recipes to impress your loved ones this year? has you covered.


All of the season's best recipes

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 09:41:17 -0400

Start planning for your Thanksgiving feast ... or a Tuesday night.


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

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:07:17 -0400

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.'


Kim Porter, mother of Diddy's children, dies at 47

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:00:23 -0500

Kim Porter, ex-girlfriend and mother of Diddy's children has died. She was 47 years old.


5 Best Gifts of 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:25:43 -0500

We've spent the year testing countless products, now here's the 5 best gifts you can buy a loved one (or yourself) this holiday season!


Alexander Skarsgard on his 'magical' first kiss in thriller 'The Little Drummer Girl'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:45:49 -0500

Actor joins newcomer Florence Pugh in AMC's twisty, political spy drama, based on John le Carre novel, and remembers a 'magical' first kiss at the Acropolis.


Best celebrity photos from November 2018

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:34:15 -0500

November is upon us and your favorite stars are keeping busy with award shows, performances and celebrations. Here's what they've done so far.


Style Diary: Michelle Obama's post-White House fashion

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:34:58 -0500


Why Thanksgiving is the best of all holidays: Stories of gratitude

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:15:56 -0500

Here are the reasons why this holiday is the best of all.


Paramount Ranch, movie production facility destroyed in Woosley Fire

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:54:01 -0500

Paramount Ranch is 2,700 acre property that is an the iconic Western-style town that has been the location for many movies and television productions.


Brandon Michael Hall discusses new sitcom "God Friended Me"

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:50:20 -0500

Brandon Michael Hall discusses new sitcom "God Friended Me" and what he learned from cancellation of "The Mayor"


Thanksgiving food and dogs: What not to feed your pet from a holiday table

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:01:16 -0500

Fatty foods, turkey bones and inattentiveness can harm pets during the holidays


Billy Ray Cyrus pays tribute to fallen hero Sgt. Ron Helus

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:33:00 -0500

Billy Ray Cyrus paid tribute to Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus at the memorial service for the fallen officer. Helus was killed while responding to the Thousand Oaks shooting.


Why the Thanksgiving TV episode is the very best kind of holiday special

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:04:26 -0500

There’s something about giving thanks that creates the best television. Sorry, Santa.


'My wife is awesome': Did Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin just make marriage Insta-official?

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:33:20 -0500

One day after Hailey Baldwin donned a jacket with 'Bieber' across the back, Justin Bieber appeared to confirm the couple's rumored marriage with an updated Instagram caption: 'My wife is awesome.'


Spirit Award noms: 'Eighth Grade,' 'First Reformed' and 'You Were Never Really Here' lead

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:14:58 -0500

The Spirit Awards have showered nominations on"Eighth Grade," "You Were Never Really Here" and "First Reformed."


Review: Viola Davis' taut, twisty 'Widows' changes the heist-drama game

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:46:20 -0500

Viola Davis heads an impressive cast in the twisty crime drama 'Widows,' Steve McQueen's explosive and savvy take on the familiar heist genre.


Ariana Grande's ponytail is gone as she debuts shorter hairstyle

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:05:21 -0500

Did Ariana Grande get a haircut? The 'Thank U, Next' said bye to her iconic ponytail and debuted noticeably shorter hair.


Best Thanksgiving movies and TV shows you can stream or rent

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:37:23 -0500

10 turkey-themed movies and TV episodes to stream this Thanksgiving.


Viola Davis strong: How the 'Widows' star put real muscle into her power drama role

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:28:19 -0500

"It’s great when women are seen as physically strong," the best supporting actress Oscar winner says.


Brad Paisley remembers 'Hee Haw' co-host Roy Clark: 'I owe him everything'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:07:07 -0500

Roy Clark passed away on Thursday of pneumonia. He was 85. Brad Paisley said he owes it all to the "Hee Haw" host.


Private funeral held for Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, but more memorial plans in the works

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:57:39 -0500

A small, private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him.


Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film hits theaters

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:00:18 -0500

More than 40 years after it was filmed, a documentary detailing the making of Aretha Franklin's groundbreaking and best-selling album "Amazing Grace" has been released. (Nov. 16)


Susan Boyle returns with other fan favorites for 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:54:01 -0500

British singer Susan Boyle, who became an Internet phenomenon with her cover of "I Dreamed a Dream," will compete once again on "America's Got Talent: The Champions."


From Audio Science to Zolten, we love these weird celebrity baby names

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:27:22 -0500

Recently, rapper Rick Ross named his son Billion and actress Hilary Duff named her daughter Banks. Here's a list of other unusual celeb baby names.


Mickey Mouse turns 90: The evolution of the world's most iconic mouse

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:52:43 -0500

Disney is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. See his evolution from a 1928 Walt Disney doodle in "Steamboat Willie" to now.


'Shame on you': Bette Midler's NSFW Melania Trump tweet sparks backlash

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:06:30 -0500

"You’ve turned into a wretched old woman- it’s really too bad," a user wrote in response to Bette Midler's tweet about first lady Melania Trump.


Frank Grillo explores international fight cultures in 'FightWorld'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:46:00 -0500

Most travelers to new places usually aren’t looking for a fight. Frank Grillo definitely is in his new Netflix series "Fightworld." (Nov. 16)


5 easy ways to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving kids table

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 19:19:20 -0500

You don't need to be a craft genius to make these Thanksgiving ideas, which should occupy the kids long enough to let adults finish their meals.


Donald Trump honors Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth in first Medal of Freedom ceremony

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:32:56 -0500

In his first time awarding the Medal of Freedom, Trump honored legends such as Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.


Finally, an Oscar for Viggo? Mortensen shines a light on 1960s-era racism in 'Green Book'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:37:53 -0500

Viggo Mortensen, previously been Oscar-nominated for "Captain Fantastic" and "Eastern Promises" could finally take home the gold for "Green Book."


President Donald Trump brags while awarding Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:45:09 -0500

President Donald Trump played a little music while awarding a posthumous Medal of Freedom Elvis Presley and gave himself a pat on the back.


Aerosmith's Joe Perry released from the hospital, is 'home and doing well'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:16:07 -0500

Joe Perry, 68, "was released from the hospital and is home and doing well," his representative Marcee Rondan told USA TODAY.


Pete Davidson is 25: From a Grande break-up to a Crenshaw make up, his roller-coaster year

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:34:42 -0500

Pete Davidson turns 25 Friday and, all things considered, it's reasonable to expect the "Saturday Night Live" quipster is ready to bid adieu to 24.


The best moments at the CMA Awards Show 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:52:39 -0500

The 52nd Annual Country Music Awards went down Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The three-hour show was filled with performances as well as awards.


Kellie Pickler brings Christmas in July to Graceland

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:28:30 -0500

Country star Kellie Pickler battled with humidity in July to shoot her new Hallmark film, “Christmas at Graceland,” which was shot at Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis. (Nov. 16)


John Lennon: 35 classic photos

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:18:37 -0500


Review: Darker, bolder 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel goes all in on Johnny Depp, 'Potter' magic

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:04:01 -0500

Trading goofy charm for darker leanings, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' makes a grand move toward tying into 'Harry Potter' mythology.


Michael Douglas and his 'Kominsky Method': 'The aging process is not exactly a belly laugh'

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:46:48 -0500

And yet Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy is both sad and funny.


Day in celebrities

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:36:46 -0500