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Today's swoon-worthy fact
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:07:36 -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.
'They Shall Not Grow Old' trailer: WWI in color
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:08:38 -0500
Director and producer Peter Jackson brings World War I to life with color, 3D and sound in "They Shall Not Grow Old."
Pete Davidson appears on 'SNL' after concerning social media post prompts police check
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:33:10 -0500
'SNL' star Pete Davidson got shockingly real about his daily struggle before deleting his Instagram account on Saturday. Police did a wellness check.
The 10 most shocking celebrity scandals of 2018
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:59:07 -0500
In a year filled with shocking celebrity moments and scandals, these incidents stand out in 2018.
Would you send your kids to school in the woods?
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:11:05 -0500
A forest preschool in Louisville builds on an idea that children can have "nature-deficit disorder."
AP Breakthrough Entertainers 2018: Hannah Gadsby
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:42:14 -0500
In 2018, Hannah Gadsby broke through with genre-busting stand-up concert, "Nanette." (Dec. 14)
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.
Bill Cosby denied bail while he appeals sex-crimes conviction
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:00:13 -0500
The TV icon-turned-convicted sexual predator is not getting out of prison on bail while he appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled.
The 20 best Christmas movies of all time, ranked (from 'White Christmas' to 'Scrooged')
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:32:07 -0500
In honor of Bill Murray's holiday comedy 'Scrooged' turning 30, let's rank the 20 best Christmas movies, from 'It's a Wonderful Life' to 'Die Hard.'
Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander back ex-'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly amid harassment claims
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:53:43 -0500
Pauley Perrette and Sasha Alexander are supporting their ex-'NCIS' co-star Michael Weatherly after Eliza Dushku accused him of sexual harassment.
Peter Jackson says he understands 'R' rating for WWI doc
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:30:58 -0500
Peter Jackson's new WWI doc tells stories of boys who were on the front lines when they were just 14, 15 or 16 years old. But viewers that age won't be able to see the film without a parent when it's shown in U.S. theaters, due to an 'R' rating for disturbing war images. Jackson says he understands the ratings decision. (Dec. 13)
Radio station vows to play 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' on repeat
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:12:35 -0500
People may be offended by "Baby, It's Cold Outside," but that isn't stopping one Louisville radio station from playing it on repeat.
Peter Jackson awes bringing World War I soldiers to life in 'They Shall Not Grow Old'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:09:13 -0500
Director Peter Jackson brings World War I soldier footage out of the history archives to vibrant life in "They Shall Not Grow Old" (in theaters Dec. 17 and 27).
The 20 best Christmas TV episodes
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 16:52:51 -0500
Toni Braxton talks music, TV roles and Beyonce
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:34:15 -0500
Seven-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton is stepping behind the camera to learn the business of TV movies. But with three new Grammy nominations, she says she'll always choose music "over anything" because she loves it "so much." (Dec. 14)
Nancy Wilson, legendary jazz singer, dead at 81
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 06:57:05 -0500
Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81; Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74; CBS settled with Dushku over "Bull" star's sexual comments. (Dec. 14)
Detroit's new Shinola Hotel now open for reservations
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:14:45 -0500
Travelers can now make reservations for Luxury watchmaker Shinola's new Shinola Hotel in Detroit. Rates start at $195 for stays beginning Jan. 2.
The return of 'Mary Poppins' and farewell to TV's 'Timeless' top the week in entertainment
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:42:06 -0500
What's on tap the week ahead? Emily Blunt in "Mary Poppins Returns" and NBC's farewell to "Timeless" are among this week's highlights.
Royal family Christmas cards feature Louis, new photo from Harry and Meghan's reception
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:43:45 -0500
You've got royal holiday mail – sort of. See photos from the royal family's Christmas cards.
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.'
Kanye West targets Ariana Grande in latest Twitter posts: 'Don’t use me to promote a song'
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:39:37 -0500
After Kanye West feuded with Drake earlier this week, the rapper is now going after Ariana Grande. Here's what he said and how Twitter is reacting.
Netflix launches Ellen DeGeneres standup
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:17:50 -0500
Ellen DeGeneres hasn't done standup in 15 years. But Netflix is launching a new standup special with her.
Mom shocked to find metal in toddler's gummy vitamins: 'I feel like I have failed'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:29:50 -0500
X-rays revealed metal in the intestines of a 3-year-old after she consumed gummy vitamins. The FDA is investigating the complaint.
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)
'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
Michelle Obama opens up about the Sandy Hook shooting
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:16:51 -0500
In her new memoir, “Becoming,” Former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about the day of 2012 Sandy Hook Massacre. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the story.
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' snares No. 1 at box office, but 'Mortal Engines' tanks
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 14:33:42 -0500
The new 'Spider-Man' movie is a box office and critical success: 'Into the Spider-Verse' is No. 1, critics loved it and audiences gave it an A-plus.
Offset's romantic effort to win Cardi B back falls flat; she tells fans to be kind
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:11:31 -0500
Rapper Offset crashed Cardi B's set Saturday, wheeling out flower arrangements that spelled out "TAKE ME BACK CARDI." The couple split this month.
Makeup artist to the stars talks about must-haves for the holidays
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:28:27 -0500
Allan Aponte, a makeup artist based in New York City, has worked with celebrities including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Amy Adams.
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.
Eliza Dushku left 'Bull' after sexual harassment complaint
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:29:12 -0500
Eliza Dushku left 'Bull' after sexual harassment complaint.
The 5 best baking TV shows to binge-watch this weekend to inspire you for the holidays
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:00:04 -0500
From the holiday editions of "The Great British Baking Show" and "Nailed It!" to "America's Test Kitchen," these five baking and cooking shows will make you the toast of your holiday gathering.
Day in celebrities
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:43:32 -0500
'Saturday Night Live' shows a world without President Trump, who calls skits 'real scandal'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:14:37 -0500
On 'SNL,' Alec Baldwin's President Trump sees what his life would have been like if he hadn't become president. The real Trump didn't find it funny.
Miss Universe: Meet all the contestants
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:03:26 -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.
'Saturday Night Live' imagines a 'Wonderful Life' where Trump wasn't president
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:35:47 -0500
The opening sketch for the final "Saturday Night Live" of 2018 spoofs the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life," with a Donald Trump loss in 2016.
'Saturday Night Live' auditions Oscar hosts to replace Kevin Hart, featuring Matt Damon
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:26:44 -0500
After Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting Oscars, 'Saturday Night Live' imagines what it would be like if Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby auditioned.
'Timeless' stars drop hints about series finale
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:25:51 -0500
"Timeless" stars say the show's two-part finale will both "close all the loopholes" and "leave it fairly open-ended."
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.
Alfonso Cuaron wishes box office success was irrelevant
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:35:13 -0500
"Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron says he's seen changes in how the U.S. film academy treats foreign films. Releasing his critically-hailed film on Netflix and in theatres, he says measuring a film's success by box office numbers is "perverse." (Dec. 14)
1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:34:58 -0500
The Oscar, for "Gentleman's Agreement" with Gregory Peck,
Spoilers! How two A-listers got to play a Spider-Man in 'Into the Spider-Verse'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:06:07 -0500
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" introduces a bunch of various Spider-People - including A-list actors voicing surprise characters. (Spoilers!)
Disney fires actor Stoney Westmoreland after arrest for allegedly attempting sex with teen
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:27:13 -0500
Disney announced that the actor, 48, had been dropped from the sitcom "Andi Mack," on which he plays the grandfather of the teen-age title character.
5 new books you won't want to miss this week: Jillian Michaels, Reese's book club pick
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:00:03 -0500
Look for a new anti-aging book from fitness guru Jillian Michaels; plus Reese Witherspoon's latest book club pick, a holiday romance.
Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:39:21 -0500
A Texas judge told a mom that people "take better care of their pets" after her daughters died painful deaths from being left overnight in a vehicle.
2018's explosive celeb feuds: Meghan's royal pain of a family, Machine Gun Kelly vs. Eminem
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:23:06 -0500
From Cardi B and Nicki Minaj’s epic throwdown to Kim Cattrall’s catfight with Sarah Jessica Parker, we’ve got all the celebrity arguments of 2018.
Best bets for your weekend reading: 'Tony's Wife,' plus two new graphic novels
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:02 -0500
Spend your weekend reading 'Tony's Wife' by Adriana Trigiani. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.
Pitbull's version of Toto's 'Africa' has listeners laughing, crying, giving thumbs down
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:02:58 -0500
Pitbull has re-imagined Toto's "Africa" as a rap song on the "Aquaman" soundtrack. Listeners are quick to give it a thumbs down.
'Spider-Man': How Stan Lee's 'Spider-Verse' cameo became a moving tribute (spoilers)
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:32:56 -0500
Stan Lee's cameo in "Spider-Man: Into the Super-Verse" has gone from fun scene to moving tribute after his recent death last month. (Spoilers.)
It's Free Shipping Day—here are the best deals
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:59:13 -0500
If you haven't ordered your gifts yet, today is the day to do it! Check out all of the best deals you can get for today only.
Prince Louis, Duchess Meghan make royal Christmas card debuts
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:45:16 -0500
The British royal family's Christmas cards have two new additions this year.