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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."

     
 
 


'Saturday Night Live': Steve Carell teases 'The Office' reboot during cast reunion

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:29:27 -0500

Steve Carell gave "The Office" fans a mini heart attack on "Saturday Night Live" after fellow co-stars Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms and Jenna Fischer joined him for an announcement.

     
 
 


Hallmark's movie marathons become a holiday tradition

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 07:59:05 -0500

Hallmark Channel's holiday movie marathons become a Christmas tradition

     
 
 


Pulitzer Board tells Junot Diaz he is 'welcome' to remain after sexual harassment allegations

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:44:25 -0500

The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided not to remove fiction writer Junot Diaz over sexual harassment allegations.

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


'SNL's Kate McKinnon spoofs Fox News' Laura Ingraham, voter fraud and 'feel facts'

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:19:52 -0500

'Saturday Night Live' went all in on conspiracy theories, "feel facts" and Fox News in Kate McKinnon's 'SNL' skit in which she played Laura Ingraham.

     
 
 


"Twilight" turns 10 and "Creed II" opens this week in entertainment

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:38:07 -0500

What's on tap for the week ahead? "Twilight" turns 10, "Little Drummer Girl" premieres on AMC and "Creed II" opens nationwide.

     
 
 


Steve Carell trolls Trump as Jeff Bezos during 'SNL' skit about Amazon

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 11:44:48 -0500

Steve Carell played Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on 'Saturday Night Live' to poke fun at President Trump's long-standing feud with the online giant.

     
 
 


Mel B opens up about suicide attempt with 200 pills: 'My life is a mess and I want out'

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:52:16 -0500

In her memoir, the former Spice Girl admitted taking "nearly 200 aspirin pills" in an attempt to escape her tumultuous marriage to Stephen Belafonte.

     
 
 


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!

     
 
 


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

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

     
 
 


Best side dish recipes from Thanksgiving.com

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

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

     
 
 


As Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" turns 25, it's still the best live album of a generation

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 02:00:00 -0500

Recorded twenty five years ago in New York City on November 18, 1993, Nirvana’s "MTV Unplugged In New York" album is transcendent.

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


Bill Maher slammed for disrespecting Stan Lee, questioning the importance of comic books

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:12:09 -0500

Bill Maher is in hot water after making comments that many are calling disrespectful toward the late Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.

     
 
 


'SNL' host Steve Carell trolls 'Office' fans

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 11:42:57 -0500

It was a mini-reunion for fans of "The Office" on this episode of "Saturday Night Live." Host Steve Carell, who played Michael Scott on the popular show, was pressured by former cast members for a reboot.

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


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

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:26:11 -0500

Hailey Baldwin changed her Instagram name to "Hailey Bieber" and Justin Bieber called her his "wife," seeming to confirm their marriage.

     
 
 


The 5 best 'Harry Potter' movies to binge-watch before 'Fantastic Beasts 2'

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 07:00:08 -0500

Whether you want to catch up on your wizarding facts before seeing "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" or just want to revisit Harry, Ron and Hermione, these 5 "Harry Potter" films are perfect to watch this weekend.

     
 
 


Pumpkin drinks and holiday cocktail recipes for Thanksgiving, fall and beyond

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:20:26 -0500

Looking for a way to give boring old cocktails a new twist? Check out 8 of our favorite holiday cocktails!

     
 
 


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

     
 
 


Sucking on your infant's pacifier could protect against allergies, research says

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:13:32 -0500

Parents who spit-clean their infants' pacifiers pass on microbes that protect against developing allergies and allergic asthma, research says.

     
 
 


Man who yelled 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' at 'Fiddler on the Roof': 'I'm so embarrassed'

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:16:20 -0500

Anthony Derlunas says his "Heil Hitler" outburst at 'Fiddler on the Roof' was anti-Trump, not anti-Semitic. "I don't know what I was thinking."

     
 
 


10 great sweet potato recipes

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:13:31 -0500

From sweet maple butter to crunchy pecan

     
 
 


'Fantastic Beasts 2' still has that 'Harry Potter' magic: No. 1 at the box office

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:06:37 -0500

The latest film in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe fell short of the original movie's opening. But the new 'Fantastic Beasts' was still No. 1.

     
 
 


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.'

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


Al B. Sure, son Quincy, celebs react to death of model Kim Porter, Diddy's ex-girlfriend

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:26:09 -0500

Model Kim Porter, who died Thursday, had an on-again, off-again relationship with Diddy. The pair called it quits in 2007, but have 3 kids together.

     
 
 


Actor David Arquette bloodied up in 'Death Match' during return to wrestling

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 13:59:01 -0500

NSFW videos shared to social media show Arquette getting bloodied up in a match with professional wrestler Nick Gage in Los Angeles Friday night.

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


Best turkey recipes from Thanksgiving.com

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

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

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


Prince Harry urges HIV testing in new PSA: 'There is still too much stigma'

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 12:24:28 -0500

"There is still too much stigma which is stopping so many of us from getting a simple, quick and easy test," Prince Harry says about HIV testing.

     
 
 


Justin Bieber and his ex-neighbor settle long-running egging lawsuit

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:30:50 -0500

Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged.

     
 
 


Paramount Ranch, historic set destroyed in Woolsey Fire, to be rebuilt

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:47:30 -0500

A campaign was launched to rebuild the Western Town set at Paramount Ranch, where Hollywood history was made before the Woolsey Fire destroyed it.

     
 
 


Decoding the big reveals of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' (spoilers!)

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 11:27:24 -0500

With major ties to the 'Harry Potter' mythology come J.K. Rowling's big reveals in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.' (Spoilers ahead!)

     
 
 


'The Voice' helps Kelly Clarkson expand her brand

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:06 -0500

"The Voice" coach Kelly Clarkson preps for new music, book, TV and film projects, while keeping her focus on family.

     
 
 


Man sues British Airways for being seated next to obese passenger, claims he was injured

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:16:08 -0500

A man is suing British Airways for being seated next to an obese passenger, claiming it left him injured. The airline is "resisting the claim."

     
 
 


Diddy pays tribute to his 'soulmate' Kim Porter in touching post: 'I miss you so much'

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:56:31 -0500

Diddy breaks his silence on model Kim Porter, mother of three of his children, calling the days since his ex-girlfriend's sudden death a "nightmare."

     
 
 


Michael B. Jordan is back in "Creed 2," the latest movie in the Rocky franchise with Sylvester Stallone.

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:10:34 -0500

Michael B. Jordan is back in "Creed 2," the latest movie in the Rocky franchise with Sylvester Stallone.

     
 
 


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)

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


Barack Obama compares himself to Jay-Z during a surprise stop at Michelle's book tour

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 13:40:53 -0500

"This is like, you know when Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert?" Barack Obama said, stunning the crowd at Michelle's Washington book stop.

     
 
 


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.

     
 
 


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

     
 
 


5 new books not to miss this week, including James Patterson's 'Target Alex Cross'

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 06:00:02 -0500

Look for an Alex Cross thriller from James Patterson, and a cute picture book about Meghan Markle's rescue beagle. Plus more new books on sale.

     
 
 


Day in celebrities

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:28:07 -0500

     
 
 


John Lennon: 35 classic photos

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

     
 
 


Meet Major! The rescue dog is the newest member of the Biden family

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:10:40 -0500

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, brought home a striking new member of the household, a black and white German shepherd.

     
 
 


Great cranberry recipes to try this Thanksgiving

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 16:17:06 -0500

Stop using the canned stuff and try some of these unique cranberry recipes this Thanksgiving.