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Passages 2017: Those we’ve lost through the year
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:02:45 -0400
'The Usual Santas,' crime fiction that's both naughty and nice
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:56:38 -0500
It may not be the usual way to celebrate the holidays, but 'The Usual Santas' collects 18 cool Christmas crime capers. A 3-star book review.
Writing legitimate 'Fake News' is a challenge, says fake newscaster Ed Helms
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:56:58 -0500
Ed Helms, who hosts the Comedy Central's 'The Fake News With Ted Nelms," says writing political satire has gotten tougher with Trump as president.
New bio is a searing portrait of 'Little House on the Prairie' author Laura Ingalls Wilder
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:38:03 -0500
Caroline Fraser's biography 'Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder' is a groundbreaking look at the author. A 4-star book review.
Oh baby! 'The Rock' announces THIRD girl
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:20:00 -0500
Looks like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will continue to be "surrounded by beautiful (and relentless) estrogen."
Day in celebrities
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:37:57 -0400
10 books we loved reading in 2017
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:56:13 -0500
Our critics fell in love with these 10 fiction and non-fiction titles this year, from 'Lincoln in the Bardo' to 'Leonardo da Vinci.'
USA TODAY's best celebrity photos of 2017
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:12:01 -0500
Celebs stand with boy who spoke against bullying
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:00:11 -0500
Keaton Jones, a student in Maynardville, Tenn., sparked a national conversation about bullying after a video of him went viral over the weekend. After his video went viral, celebs went to social media to stand with Keaton
15 biggest pop culture moments of 2017
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:42:34 -0500
From the Oscars best picture mishap to Kendall Jenner's Pepsi commercial, a lot has happened in 12 months.
The Harvey Weinstein effect: Tracking the accused
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:13:17 -0500
Tracking the many men accused of sexual misconduct since the scandal broke.
Amazon's car-crazed 'Grand Tour' breaks in the engine with Season 2
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:04:33 -0500
The studio is staying put in Jeremy Clarkson's yard this season, the celebrity guests get to live and the already-stunning cinematography is now 4K.
‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Get Out’ snubbed by Golden Globes
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:11:07 -0500
While big, well deserving names did make the list, a number of high-profile awards contenders were overlooked in the Golden Globes nominations.
Larry King denies accusations of groping Terry Richard, Eddie Fisher's ex-wife
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:10:32 -0500
Richard, the ex-wife of former singer/actor Eddie Fisher, told DailyMailTV that King reached down her dress while taking photos with her.
Our critic Kelly Lawler picks the 10 best TV shows of 2017
Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:37:07 -0500
'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' 'Big Little Lies' and 'Game of Thrones' all found a place among our favorites.
Nervous toddler meets Santa and hilariously signals for 'help'
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:17:26 -0500
Meeting Santa in a mall is a rite of passage for many children, but for some, it could be nerve-wracking
Reports: CAA cancels Golden Globes party, sets up defense fund for sexual harassment victims
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:56:45 -0500
The Hollywood talent agency is redirecting funds from its Globes party into a new fund for sexual harassment victims
Joined by his son Billy, an emotional Jimmy Kimmel makes the case for CHIP
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:43:10 -0500
Like father, like son — Jimmy Kimmel and his son, Billy, both charmed Kimmel's viewers Monday night.
J.K. Rowling named royal Companion of Honor by Prince William
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:45:50 -0500
The Harry Potter author said it was a "particular privilege" as a female author to be included among royal Companions of Honor.
TV tonight: A 'Fresh Off the Boat' Christmas
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:00:04 -0500
What’s worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time.
'The Rock' announces he's expecting a baby girl in adorable Instagram post
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:03:01 -0500
Dwayne Johnson said he's delighted to be surrounded by women: "All girls. One dude. And a boy dog. I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Entertainers who made the biggest impact in 2017
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:49:05 -0500
From activist Rose McGowan to comedian Jimmy Kimmel, here's our list of the most influential entertainers of the year.
Why I love the ‘Star Wars’ prequels (and you should too)
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:52:27 -0500
The 'Star Wars' prequel trilogy isn't as bad as you may remember, and worth revisiting before 'The Last Jedi.'
'Star Wars': A refresher on your 'Force Awakens' favorites going into 'The Last Jedi'
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:06:39 -0500
Where Rey, Luke, Leia, Kylo Ren, Finn and Poe have been and where they're going as the new movie arrives this week.
Clip: 'The Fake News With Ted Nelms'
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:39:37 -0500
In a clip from Comedy Central special 'The Fake News With Ted Nelms,' Ed Helms plays an anchor who gets punched in the face and wants his correspondent to get closer to the action. "Pics or it didn't happen!"
'Star Wars': What you need to know about 'The Last Jedi' and the franchise's future
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:54:58 -0500
Characters are torn between the light and the shadow, old Luke is an inspiration and Han Solo's death affects everyone.
Merriam-Webster names 'feminism' as its word of the year
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:38:53 -0500
Many looked up the term amid the #Metoo movement and as increasing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct have taken over the news cycle.
These 10 people made the biggest impact in entertainment this year
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:41:55 -0500
The USA TODAY Life staff has chosen 10 people who helped rescue us from the appalling headlines of 2017.
Judd Apatow skewers Trump in 'Return,' his new Netflix stand-up special
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:09:48 -0500
Judd Apatow throws punchlines at his established foe President Trump, as well as other celebs, in 'The Return.'
Veteran NPR host Tom Ashbrook suspended for alleged sexual misconduct
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:46:55 -0500
The host of 'On Point,' one of NPR's most successful programs, has been accused of 'creepy' conduct at WBUR in Boston.
10 of our favorite breakout stars of 2017
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:47:43 -0500
From probable Oscar nominees to chart-topping stars, these 10 names were among the most exciting surprises in our 2017 year in culture.
When are your favorite holiday specials airing?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:20:24 -0500
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere photos
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:17:22 -0500
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: So many options for wedding performers
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:12:54 -0500
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a long list of friends and artists that would be thrilled to do the honors but who will they choose to sing at their wedding reception next spring?
Golden Globes 2018: The top nominees in photos
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:02:24 -0500
Duchess Kate: Style Diary
Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:58:41 -0400
All the ways you can satisfy that gelt-y pleasure during Hanukkah
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:04:20 -0500
The treat has evolved from chewy chocolate to consumer-conscious, meticulously crafted, melt-in-your-mouth money.
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Engaged! Prince Harry, Meghan Markle celebrate
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:50:37 -0500
How to make paper dreidel garland
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:53:11 -0500
This fun and festive Hanukkah craft gives some playful color to your living room mantel.
Why 'The New Yorker's 'Cat Person' is the story about sex and consent the Internet needed
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:59:32 -0500
Why has the story struck a chord with so many people? One reason is timeliness.
Mario Batali accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:21:00 -0500
Mario Batali is stepping back from his restaurant empire as well as his hosting gig on ABC amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct
Netflix calls out 53 'Christmas Prince' viewers and Twitter claps back
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:29:13 -0500
Social media clapped back at Netflix Sunday after the online movie streaming company called out 53 people for watching a sappy Christmas comedy.
Attorney gives son $4 million birthday party
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:53:36 -0500
Last year Thomas J. Henry spent $6 million on his daughter Maya's quinceañera. This weekend, he made sure his son's 18th birthday didn't fall short.
Mario Batali steps aside after accusations of habitual sexual harassment
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:12:13 -0500
Chef Mario Batali has been accused of habitually sexually harassing and inappropriately touching women as he ruled his food empire.
Leon Rhodes, guitarist with Texas Troubadours, dies at 85
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:05:24 -0500
The guitarist played with blinding speed and unbelievable accuracy as part of the Texas Troubadours in the 1960s.
Golden Globes 2018 biggest snubs: 'Wonder Woman,' Tiffany Haddish, 'The Big Sick'
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:54:09 -0500
'Get Out' and 'The Big Sick' were among the most noteworthy movies overlooked for 2018 honors.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and girlfriend are expecting a baby girl!
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:33:43 -0500
Dwayne Johnson is going to be a dad again — and it’s another girl. "The Rock" and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian made their announcement on Instagram.
Comedian Hannibal Buress' arrest for disorderly intoxication caught on video
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:01:45 -0500
The comedian, who's known for his stand-up routine and roles on 'Broad City,' is seen repeatedly asking police, "What am I detained for?"
Review: Margot Robbie wins gold as the controversial subject of subversive 'I, Tonya'
Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:03:40 -0500
Tonya Harding's quick rise and epic fail is chronicled in darkly comic biopic about the disgraced Olympic skater.
USA TODAY's 10 favorite albums
Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:12:11 -0500
New albums from Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Haim rank among this year's best.
Duchess Kate is perfection in a plum Seraphine maternity coat
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:44:08 -0500
Duchess Kate glowed Tuesday while visiting London's Rugby Portobello Trust in a Seraphine coat she wore while pregnant with Princess Charlotte.