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Trailer: Bear Grylls hosts new "Eco-Challenge"

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:58:50 -0500

Professional daredevil Bear Grylls is hosting Amazon's revival of expedition race "Eco-Challenge," which will test the endurance of 50 international teams on a tropical, rugged course through Fiji.


Kanye West calls out Drake for being 'faker than wrestling' in latest Twitter rant

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:45:22 -0500

What's 2018 without another rap beef.  Kanye West directed some choice words at Drake during a rant on Twitter Thursday, calling the "God's Plan" rapper "faker than wrestling."


Padma Lakshmi reflects on speaking out about her sexual assault

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:00:56 -0500

Padma Lakshmi says she stands by her decision to write a New York Times op-ed about being raped as a teenager. The 'Top Chef' host spoke while promoting a contest to choose this year's must-bake holiday treat. (Dec. 13)


Dax Shepard denies report that he cheated on Kristen Bell in Instagram post

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:01:27 -0500

Kayti Edwards the model claimed to the Daily Mail that the two "made love" two years after Shepard started dating now-wife Bell, 38.


George Lopez battery case dismissed in scuffle at Hooters with alleged Trump supporter

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:43:48 -0500

George Lopez was charged with battery last month after he allegedly snatched a cellphone and grabbed the neck of a man who was filming and taunting him.


Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Chrissy Teigen top Forbes' list of highest paid models

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:22:43 -0500

Kendall Jenner was crowned Forbes' highest-paid model of 2018, pulling in an estimated $22.5 million pretax, thanks to contracts with Estee Lauder, Adidas, Calvin Klein


Missed Springsteen on Broadway? Netflix’s got you

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:04:51 -0500

If you couldn't get tickets to Bruce Springsteen's Broadway performance, you can watch it at home on Netflix in a new film by director Thom Zimny, who has a long relationship with “The Boss.” (Dec. 13)


CBS paid actress Eliza Dushku $9.5M after 'Bull' star Michael Weatherly's sexual comments

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:21:28 -0500

Eliza Dushku got a $9.5 million payout after she complained about mistreatment from "Bull" star Michael Weather and left the show, reports "New York Times."


Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:59:00 -0500

Her manager confirmed Nancy Wilson died peacefully Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park.


Chris Pratt makes relationship with Katherine Schwarzenegger Instagram official

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:26:59 -0500

Chris Pratt posted a photo montage of girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger on Instagram to mark her 29th birthday.


Melania Trump's noticeably lighter hair shocks, causes Twitter uproar

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:03:46 -0500

Melania Trump may want Americans to watch what she does rather than what she wears but now they're wondering what she's done... to her hair.


Starting in 2019, you can go to concerts at Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:28:50 -0500

Elvis Presley Enterprises and Live Nation are teaming up to bring a year-round slate of concerts to Memphis' Graceland.


First lady Melania Trump: Style Diary

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:35:36 -0500


AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Ella Mai

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:31:38 -0500

Ella Mai's breakthrough year included an opening slot on tour for Bruno Mars, collaborations with Chris Brown, H.E.R. and Meek Mill and two Soul Train Awards - all while watching "Boo'd Up" bring R&B back to the pop charts. (Dec. 13)


Geminid meteor shower is one of the year's best to watch

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:32:04 -0500

The yearly winter sky spectacle, the Geminid meteor shower brings 50-120 meteors per hour at its peak.


Jennifer Lopez: Stunning photos from our shoot

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:10:08 -0500

USA TODAY and photographer Dan MacMedan had a photo shoot with actress Jennifer Lopez, whose movie 'Second Act' is out Dec. 21.


Taylor Swift turns 29: Her career in photos

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:24:40 -0500


AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Elsie Fisher

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:46:19 -0500

Elsie Fisher’s portrayal of a teenage YouTuber in "Eighth Grade" has earned her Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards nominations. (Dec. 13)


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.'


6 reasons to love Ellen DeGeneres

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:09:21 -0500

Here are 6 reasons why Ellen DeGeneres makes the world a better place.


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.


Miss Universe: 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.


'Aquaman' stars make a splash on the red carpet

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:21:34 -0500

The stars of 'Aquaman,' including leading man Jason Momoa, made a splash on the (sea blue) red carpet at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday


NJ motorists nab cash spilled by armored truck

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:13 -0500

An armored truck spilled cash Thursday on a New Jersey highway, leading to two crashes as drivers "went a little bit crazy," stopping their cars and scrambling to grab the swirling money. (Dec. 13)


'Dancing with the Stars' will skip a spring season for the first time since 2006

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:08:39 -0500

'Dancing with the Stars,' which traditionally runs twice a year, will not have a spring 2019 edition.


Ditch the holiday card, but consider these card alternatives

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:36:22 -0500

Holiday cards are great to get but they usually end up in the trash and take up valuable time to write and mail.


Chrissy Teigen knows her candy and Twitter has thoughts

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:28:06 -0500

Chrissy Teigen has taken a strong stance on gummy bears. Keri Lumm reports on the reactions.


'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.'


Mika Brzezinski apologizes for slamming Mike Pompeo with 'SUPER BAD' homophobic phrase

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:06:36 -0500

Mika Brzezinski is walking back the words she used when critiquing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday's "Morning Joe."


The 2019 Rock Hall inductees are: Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead and more

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:31:29 -0500

Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies are the seven names that will be inducted next year.


The 20 best Christmas TV episodes

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


ShowBiz Minute: SAG Awards, Blunt, 'Aquaman'

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:29:58 -0500

"A Star Is Born" tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound; "Mary Poppins Returns" star Emily Blunt reacts to double SAG nomination; Jason Momoa does the haka at Los Angeles premiere of "Aquaman." (Dec. 13)


Cybill Shepherd: Les Moonves canceled my show after I refused his advances

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:37:32 -0500

In a Thursday interview with SiriusXM's Michelle Collins, Cybill Shepherd says Les Moonves began giving her show notes and then canceled "Cybill" after she rejected his advances.


Momoa's 'surreal' 'Aquaman' journey

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:44:15 -0500

At the Los Angeles premiere of "Aquaman," star Jason Momoa says he's thankful for his success, co-star Amber Heard talks about playing a powerful character, while director James Wan reveals how he got Julie Andrews on board. (Dec. 13)


'View' hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar make peace after epic shouting match

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:05:28 -0500

Things between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar got tense on "The View," but it appears the two outspoken TV personalities have waved the white flag – at least for now.


With tears, megachurch Pastor John Gray defends $200K Lamborghini anniversary gift to wife

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:47:08 -0500

'I wanted to honor her for how she’s covered me,' the South Carolina pastor said. One source of his income: a reality-TV show on Oprah Winfrey Network


Meet the Rock Hall 2019 inductees

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:12:06 -0500

Music legends cement their places in history with spots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


PG-13 'Once Upon a Deadpool' isn't for kids, but it might make adults cry

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:11:35 -0500

Ryan Reynolds' 'Once Upon a Deadpool' omits f-words and adds Fred Savage to earn a PG-13 rating (instead of R). But it's still best suited to adults.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2019

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:28:16 -0500

Pop music icons, hair metal legends and a British Invasion group are among the 2019 inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Melania Trump visits children's hospital

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:06:06 -0500

Melania Trump is keeping up the first ladies' tradition of a Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital. (Dec. 13)


What is moon milk? A drink popping up on social media and college campuses that aids sleep

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:32:05 -0500

Moon milk has been a trendy drink on social media this year. It comes in bright colors and seems like the most photogenic beverage on Instagram.


Jennifer Lopez keeps that iconic Versace Grammy dress on a mannequin at home

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:14:16 -0500

'Second Act' star Jennifer Lopez loves that the Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammys is back. The original? It lives at home on a mannequin.


Duchess Kate shocks onlookers by driving herself to Buckingham Palace, eluding paparazzi

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:13:00 -0500

Can a royal duchess ever really escape the media in public? It appears they can, sometimes. Kate seems to be taking a page from Meghan's book.


Barf bag included: Disgusting Food Museum lives up to its name

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:04:48 -0500

Your ticket is a barf bag, which says everything about an exhibit rich on some of the gross foods from around the world


Today's tidbit for a blue ribbon-worthy day

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:03:32 -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.


This cute llama will clean your house

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:49:09 -0500

Treat yourself to this adorable duster this holiday season! Get cleaning with your new fuzzy buddy.


Baking with flavors of the holiday season: It's like Christmas in your mouth

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:42:58 -0500

Incorporate festive flavors like peppermint, butterscotch and bourbon into your holiday baking.


Day in celebrities

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:18:47 -0500


Passages 2018: Those we’ve lost through the year

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:01 -0500