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Meghan Markle and her baby bump surprise the British fashion awards

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:31:21 -0500

Meghan Markle and Her Baby Bump Surprise the British Fashion Awards


Why you should start following The Real Qai Qai, Serena Williams' daughter's doll, on Instagram

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:03:17 -0500

Qai Qai is Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.'s best friend who is living her best life on Instagram.


Gold popcorn and a $2,000 frittata: Five of the most expensive meals money can buy

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:29:22 -0500

From a $2,000 lobster frittata to a $5,000 burger -- the options to spend all your money are endless.


Nicki Minaj goes Instagram-official with registered sex offender Kenneth Petty

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:09:14 -0500

Nicki Minaj appeared to respond to the haters by captioning photos with Kenneth Petty: "Let’s give’m (something) to talk about."


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.


Bristol Palin slams MTV's 'Teen Mom' for 'inaccuracies and false narratives'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:10:57 -0500

In an Instagram post, Bristol Palin says "Teen Mom" isn't interested in depicting "any real life issues," adding, "every week is a continued disappointment."


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

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:07:44 -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.


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.


'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.'


Passages 2018: Those we’ve lost through the year

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


Bill Cosby's latest move to overturn sex-crimes conviction lists 'trial errors' by judge

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:09:42 -0500

Imprisoned Bill Cosby's latest team of lawyers pressed his appeal of his sex-crimes conviction by listing alleged 'errors' by his trial judge.


One of the most successful political dramas on TV could see a reboot

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:41:27 -0500

One of the most successful political dramas on television could potentially see a reboot, according to its creator. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.


This one trick will save your holiday wrapping

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:27:52 -0500

With this one hack, you'll never have to worry about gift wrapping again. This trick can wrap even the trickiest, oddest-shaped presents!


ShowBiz Minute: Hyland, Time's Up, Markle

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:34:44 -0500

"'Modern Family's'" Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant; Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon and others join for Time's Up auction; Duchess of Sussex makes surprise appearance at Fashion Awards in London. (Dec. 11)


Kathie Lee Gifford leaving 'Today' show

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:12:52 -0500

Kathie Lee Gifford says she will stay on NBC's "Today" show until April.


Nick Cannon defends pal Kevin Hart

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:31:40 -0500

Nick Cannon explains why he's proud of his friend Kevin Hart, who stepped away from presenting the Oscars over past anti-gay tweets. (Dec. 11)


Chrissy Teigen's dad shows his love with a tattoo of her face for her birthday

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:10:17 -0500

The model and entrepreneur's dad sought out a legendary tattoo artist to imprint her face on his arm.


Singer and rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges from September arrest

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:57:16 -0500

Court records show Ty Dolla $ign was indicted on charges of felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of weed.


Kathie Lee Gifford announces she's leaving 'Today' show

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:08:56 -0500

Kathie Lee Gifford is leaving the "Today" show, she announced on Tuesday morning.


Celeb secret Santas: Glenn Beck inspired by Tyler Perry, pays off holiday layaway items

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:02:15 -0500

Tyler Perry paid off $400,000 worth of layaway balances at an Atlanta-area Walmart, then Kid Rock and Glenn Beck followed suit in Tennessee and Texas.


Day in celebrities

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


The 20 best Christmas TV episodes

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


Angry 'Voice' fans slam Adam Levine for 'lack of respect' toward DeAndre Nico

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:10:00 -0500

Monday night's episode of "The Voice" tried – and failed – to smooth things over after a controversy centered around Adam Levine.


Gadsby says Hart stepping away from Oscars is a 'lost opportunity'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:38:36 -0500

Hannah Gadsby says Kevin Hart stepping away from the Oscars after past anti-gay tweets is a lost opportunity to build a "constructive bridge." (Dec. 11)


Michelle Obama shares a playlist of her favorite Motown songs, old and new

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:12:24 -0500

The former First Lady and Motown fan has a customized playlist to accompany her Detroit visit, which included a stop at the Motown Museum.


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


Kathie Lee Gifford exits 'Today': The host through the years

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:28:16 -0500

Raise your glass, Kathie Lee Gifford is departing "Today." The co-host revealed she will exit next April.


Is your Elf on the Shelf lazy? You've never felt so understood, thanks to this funny video

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:37:38 -0500

The Holderness family, who produced the viral Christmas Jammies video, made a funny, sympathetic video for parents who have a lazy Elf on the Shelf.


Eastwood proud of Bradley Cooper

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:35:41 -0500

Clint Eastwood says "A Star is Born" is a "terrific" film and entrusting it to Bradley Cooper - who he has previously directed - was the right decision. (Dec. 11)


Michelle Obama memoir sales top 3 million, book tour extends into 2019

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:41:15 -0500

The former first lady's memoir 'Becoming' joins elite list of fastest-selling nonfiction books in history. She extends her book tour into 2019.


Duchess Kate: Style Diary

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:16:20 -0500


Golden Globes unveil new honor named after comedic icon Carol Burnett

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:57:18 -0500

The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett.


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.


Time's Up study concludes 'female-led' films do better than male ones at the box office

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:54:55 -0500

A new study organized by Time's Up says female-led films best male-led films at the global box office. Why hasn't Hollywood noticed?


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.'


Sophia Bush: 'Assault' and 'abusive behavior' made me quit 'Chicago PD'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:08:36 -0500

Speaking to Dax Shepard’s "Armchair Expert" podcast Monday, Bush described the negative impact filming the show had on her physical and mental health.


Who should replace Kathie Lee Gifford on 'Today?'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:11:23 -0500

With Kathie Lee Gifford's shocking announcement that she is leaving the 'Today' show in April, Twitter already has plenty of suggestions about who should join Hoda Kotb.


6 cookies that are secretly nutritious

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:52:35 -0500

We’ve got a delicious round up of secretly nutritious cookies that you can feel good about baking, eating and giving as gifts.


CBS board adjourns meeting without dealing with Les Moonves scandal

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:10:04 -0500

Scandal-stained ex-CBS chief Les Moonves has another month before he hears fate of his $120M exit package after probe of sexual misconduct allegations.


Review: 'Aquaman' hands Jason Momoa a fitfully goofy adventure we've seen before

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:11:39 -0500

Boasting Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and a goofy swagger, DC's new comic-book adventure 'Aquaman' is a trove of borrowed treasures.


AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: John David Washington

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:35:22 -0500

Actor John David Washington created his own lane in 2018 with Oscar buzz for his role in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman." (Dec. 11)


Kathie Lee Gifford announces she's leaving Today Show

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:03:27 -0500

Kathie Lee Gifford has announced she’s stepping down from her role co-anchoring the fourth hour of "TODAY" after more than a decade.


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.


Netflix announces new scripted series based on Selena's life

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:15:33 -0500

Selena's life story will be told through this new Netflix scripted series


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

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:43:34 -0500

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


Motown artists go back to where it all began: 'it didn't fully affect me until I got here'

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:16:44 -0500

The Motown Museum hosted about two dozen artists and staffers from L.A.-based Motown Records as the label aims to reconnect with its Detroit roots.


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.


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

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:08:01 -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.


These are the most streamed songs of 2018

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:52:54 -0500

Long gone are the days of records and CDs. Even buying music online to download is increasingly a thing of the past. More and more, today’s music fans are relying on streaming to listen to their favorite tunes. Streaming music accounted for...


Jackson offers to help with 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:25:51 -0500

Director Peter Jackson on Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" series: "I'd like to try to be of assistance." (Dec. 11)


Most Streamed Hit Songs of 2018

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:47:20 -0500