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Meghan Markle in New York for rumored baby shower

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:01:18 -0500

Meghan Markle was spotted at several upmarket venues in New York City Tuesday. Markle wore sunglasses and a dark gray coat as she cradled her baby bump and visited friends for what is rumored to be a baby shower. (Feb. 19)


Lisa Rinna’s model daughter Amelia Gray opens up about the difficulties of eating disorders

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:10:40 -0500

Lisa Rinna's 17-year-old daughter got personal on Tuesday's episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."


First Crush: Alessandra Mastronardi

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:58:11 -0500

Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi has a "Titanic" crush on a certain American actor in her youth. (Feb. 20)


Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump Jr. exchange Twitter jabs over 'Saturday Night Live' skit

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:54:18 -0500

After clashing with President Trump over his "SNL" impression, Alec Baldwin addressed criticism from another member of the family  – Donald Trump Jr.


The timeline of Jussie Smollett’s reported attack investigation

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:47:02 -0500

"Empire" actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police last month that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. The AP details some key moments in the story. (Feb. 20)


Walmart hosting 'Baby Savings Day' with big price cuts on Saturday

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:36:40 -0500

Walmart is billing the event as the largest in-store baby event of the year.


How bad is Disney's 'Aladdin' blue Genie problem after the Will Smith reveal tanked?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:04:59 -0500

Disney unveiled Will Smith's very blue Genie from 'Aladdin' at the Grammy Awards. Now that the howling has subsided, how bad is the situation?


Oscars 2019: Who will win — and who should

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:44:10 -0500

An unpredictable awards season comes to a close Sunday with the 91st Academy Awards, but we're doing our best to predict the major Oscars anyway.


Gwyneth Paltrow denies causing Utah ski crash

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:58:31 -0500

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow denied Wednesday that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah ski resort.


Michael Jackson accusers talk abuse in first 'Leaving Neverland' trailer

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:03:39 -0500

The first trailer for "Leaving Neverland" has dropped, and it gives viewers a look at what they can expect when the explosive new documentary hits HBO on March 3.


Lady Gaga, Regina King and more kick off 2019 with these stunning looks

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:14:54 -0500

Your favorite celebrities have been hitting the red carpets with serious style in 2019. Here are some of the stars' best looks so far this year.


Netflix March preview

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:38:04 -0500

Season 3 of "Queer Eye" and a new season of "Arrested Development" will be on Netflix for March.


Trailblazing 'Black Panther' costume designer aims to inspire

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:20:46 -0500

Ruth E. Carter is looking to inspire young artists with her work as a trailblazing costume designer. The longtime Spike Lee collaborator says she hopes her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in "Black Panther" can "knock down" more doors so others like herself can walk through them. (Feb. 14)


'My 600-lb Life' star Sean Milliken dies at 29

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:37:35 -0500

Milliken first appeared on TLC's "My 600-lb Life" in 2016 when he weighted over 900 lbs.


The story behind Ruth Bader Ginsburg's get well soon card

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:59:34 -0500

"RBG" documentary directors tell story behind their all-star get-well card to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Feb. 20)


Costume Designers Guild honors Ruth E. Carter, designer for 'Black Panther,' 'Selma,' more

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:11:20 -0500

While accepting a career achievement honor, Ruth E. Carter rattled off several films she worked on including "Malcolm X," ''Amistad" and ''Selma."


'This Is Us': Yes, Susan Kelechi Watson danced 'for real' in Beth's big episode

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:11:23 -0500

Spoiler alert! Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays Beth on "This Is Us," explains how her own life and love of dance mirrors what we learned about Beth in Tuesday's episode, and what the big developments mean for Beth and Randall.


Host of ACM Awards Reba McEntire speaks out on lack of women in top category

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:25:44 -0500

Reba McEntire, who will host the ACM Awards April 7 was incensed that no women were nominated in the top category of Entertainer of the Year.


Review: 'The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls' is a stunning debut novel

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:47:57 -0500

Anissa Gray pens a poignant debut novel with "The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls."


ShowBiz Minute: Lady Gaga splits with fiance

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:15:47 -0500

Judge to consider Harvey Weinstein appeal of sex trafficking ruling; Stars pay tribute to designer Karl Lagerfeld on social media; Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together. (Feb. 20)


Celeb mugshots: The good, the bad, the ugly

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:35:20 -0500


Oscars' pet pick 'A Star Is Born' has flamed out in awards season, and that's heartbreaking

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:27:25 -0500

Lady Gaga's "A Star Is Born" was supposed to be the darling of awards season. But as Oscar Sunday approaches, its award tally has disappointed. Why?


Twitter captivated by Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's reported relationship drama

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:38:06 -0500

Outlets are linking Tristan Thompson to Khloe Kardashian's sister, Kylie Jenner's BFF, model Jordyn Woods.


Karl Lagerfeld's fashion legacy

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:13:03 -0500

Fashion experts Sharon Kanter and Osman Ahmed discuss Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld's legacy - his famous work ethic, iconic image and sense of humor. (Feb. 20)


'My 600-lb Life' star dies

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:46:15 -0500

"My 600-lb" star Sean Milliken has died at age 29, according to TLC.


Stars kick off 2019 with shocking, sexy looks

Tue, 5 Feb 2019 13:54:59 -0500

2019 has just begun and stars are already taking risks on the red carpet with sheer dresses, bold cutouts and barely-there dresses.


Karl Lagerfeld: Iconic fashion designer dies

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:20:07 -0500

Karl Largerfeld, the German designer who was creative director of French (Chanel), Italian (Fendi) and international fashion labels, has died.


Pink soars on big-voiced, foot-stomping new single 'Walk Me Home'

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:06:17 -0500

Released Wednesday, "Walk Me Home" is a big-voiced, foot-stomping anthem from the 39-year-old singer.


Biggest moments from the 2019 Grammys

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:20:25 -0500

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were handed out at Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday.


First Crush: Bradley James

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:06:25 -0500

Actor Bradley James - star of "Merlin" and "Medici: Masters of Florence" had a crush on one of his ex-work colleagues, but who was it? (Feb. 20)


Someone once told Gary Clark Jr. to 'go back to Africa.' 'This Land' is his response

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:04:15 -0500

Clark has processed his experiences into a wide, expressive range on his new album, 'This Land.'


Oscars costume party! Get up close with iconic outfits from 'Black Panther,' 'Bohemian'

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:25:54 -0500

You won't believe your eyes. USA TODAY'S AR experience allows fans to explore costumes from Oscar faves "Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and more.


'MacGyver' producer faces OSHA fine of nearly $10K after stuntman injury

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:19:57 -0500

OSHA Tuesday leveled a "serious citation" and $9,472 fine against Eye Productions after a stuntman suffered a head injury in August.


The 10 worst Oscar best-picture winners, ranked (sorry, 'Crash')

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:38:37 -0500

The Oscars honor (mostly) Hollywood's best. But from bad to worst, these are the 10 most terrible movies to receive an Academy Award for best picture.


It's Oscars week! Celebs hit the pre-parties

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:10:29 -0500

The Oscars are Sunday, but celebrities are starting the party early.


Oscars 2019: Who should win and who will win

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:19:26 -0500

USA TODAY film critic Brian Truitt predicts who will take home an Oscar this year and who really deserves it.


ACM Awards: Dan + Shay, Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves rack up nominations

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:36:41 -0500

54th Academy of Country Music Awards air live from MGM Grand’s Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 7 on CBS.


Kristoff St. John: 'Young and the Restless' co-stars share memories with Steve Harvey

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:53:48 -0500

Former "Young and the Restless" cast members Victoria Rowell and Doug Davidson joined Steve Harvey Tuesday to discuss Kristoff St. John's legacy.


Jussie Smollett: Fox reiterates support for 'Empire' star amid questions about his case

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:41:03 -0500

“Jussie Smollett continues to be a consummate professional on set and as we have previously stated, he is not being written out of the show," Fox said in a new statement on Wednesday.


Early reviews cheer on 'Captain Marvel': 'It's retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky'

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:55:49 -0500

Critics got a first peek at "Captain Marvel" on Tuesday night, and immediately hit Twitter with their opinions on the Brie Larson superhero movie.


Happy birthday, Cindy Crawford! Famous models, then and now

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:02:36 -0500


Alice Eve's first crush was an actor from 'Scream'

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:39:49 -0500

As her dad is an actor, Alice Eve wasn’t really into worshipping movie stars in her youth… with a few exceptions. (Feb. 19)


Jussie Smollett case: FBI investigates whether actor had any role in threatening letter

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:12:05 -0500

The latest developments in the investigation into the alleged Jan. 29 attack on the "Empire" star: The FBI is checking into whether Smollett was involved in the threatening letter sent to Fox and the L.A. City Attorney's office say he posed as his brother during a 2007 DUI stop.


How to do the 'Thotiana' dance

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:43:14 -0500

The song 'Thotiana' by rapper Blueface Bleedem has started a new dance craze. Learn to bust it down to 'Thotiana'.


Harry Potter stars: Where are they now?

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:31:46 -0500

What have the stars of "Harry Potter" been doing after the movie franchise called it a wrap?


New on Netflix in March 2019: More Amy Schumer, 'Queer Eye' and 'Arrested Development'

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:25:11 -0500

Netflix's March offerings include fresh episodes of "Queer Eye" and "Arrested Development," along with titles starring Idris Elba and Ben Affleck.


This is the secret all pet parents need

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:23:27 -0500

No matter the weather, you want to keep your pup's paws protected. Hot or cold, this secret product will save your pet from the elements!


PETA slammed for 'cruel' tweet that appears to celebrate Karl Lagerfeld's death

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:57:59 -0500

Shortly after an announcement that designer Karl Lagerfeld had died Tuesday, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk released a statement about her "nemesis."


Can you believe these A-list movie stars have never won an Oscar?

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:17:35 -0500

You may be surprised to hear that these movie stars don’t already have an Academy Award. Six of them get another shot at it Sunday at the Oscars.


Lady Gaga and Christian Carino call off their engagement ahead of the Academy Awards

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:55:09 -0500

Lady Gaga has been turning heads on the red carpet, but her ringless finger at the Grammys made fans wonder: Is she still with fiance Christian Carino?


Day in celebrities

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:48:45 -0500



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