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Sacha Baron Cohen, Corey Lewandowski discuss racism and Trump's Charlottesville response
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:02:05 -0400
"I mean, if he was a racist, why would he have moved into a black man's house?" Sacha Baron Cohen's character asked former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski during Sunday's episode of "Who Is America?" The interview also addressed the president's response to Charlottesville.
Omarosa vs. the Trump Administration
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:49:05 -0400
Omarosa has revealed that she secretly recorded numerous people within the Donald Trump administration. The announcement fell during the same week of the schedule release of her book "Unhinged." Now, the White House is firing back.
Reports: Aretha Franklin 'gravely ill' in Detroit hospital
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:48:03 -0400
According to multiple reports, the Queen of Soul is surrounded by 'family and people close to her' in Detroit
George R.R. Martin reveals inspiration behind killing of 'Game of Thrones' characters
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:15:14 -0400
In a clip from PBS' “The Great American Read," George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels were adapted into the hit HBO show, reveals who opened his eyes to the dramatic tension created by character deaths.
'The Meg' spoilers! Rainn Wilson explains how the bloody ending could have been way worse
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:27:37 -0400
Rainn Wilson talks about the end of "The Meg," which pits Jason Statham against a giant shark, and the fate of his brash billionaire Jack Morris.
Rewriting Oscar history: Who won best popular film?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:46:55 -0400
The Academy Awards are adding a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. So let's imagine which blockbusters would have won in the past decade of Oscar history, from 'The Dark Knight' to 'Wonder Woman.'
Omarosa reveals she also taped post-firing conversation with President Trump
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:52:45 -0400
Manigault Newman, whose tell-all book “Unhinged” is out Tuesday, shared a new recording during an interview on Monday’s episode of NBC’s “Today.” In the tape, which she says is from a conversation with President Trump that took place after her firing, he appears surprised and says, "Nobody told me."
Mom warns of scary sickness after mosquito bite gives her son seizures, brain swelling
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:02:19 -0400
A North Carolina mom is warning parents about the scary disease carried by mosquitoes after her son was hospitalized for almost a week.
Want to be a comedian? Follow these tips
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:08:55 -0400
If you want to be a stand-up comedian, here are a few tips. Keri Lumm tells you about the importance of Open Mic Night.
Photos: The evolution of 'Star Trek'
Sun, 5 Aug 2018 19:32:10 -0400
Lionel Richie voices his concerns on streaming services
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:10:14 -0400
Five-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie talks to USA TODAY’s Jefferson Graham on the effects of on-line streaming services on the music business.
'Crazy Rich Asians' cast makes history: 'This is bigger than all of us'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:23:13 -0400
'Crazy Rich Asians' hits theaters Wednesday and is everything promised in its title: beautiful billionaires, private jets, jewels, exotic jaunts and closets full of couture. But what it also delivers is a wake-up call for Hollywood.
60 great Madonna moments for her 60th birthday
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:09:14 -0400
Who won the Teen Choice Awards? See the full winners' list
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:46:48 -0400
At Sunday night's 2018 Teen Choice Awards, "Riverdale" was the big winner in the television categories, while "Avengers: Infinity War," "Black Panther" and "The Greatest Showman" were among the big movies winners.
Beyoncé dedicates Detroit concert to ailing Aretha Franklin
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 22:13:01 -0400
Beyoncé dedicated Monday night's Detroit concert to the ailing Aretha Franklin, drawing a massive roar from the Queen of Soul's hometown crowd.
ShowBiz Minute: Teen Choice, Elba, US Box Office
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:50:16 -0400
"Riverdale," "The Flash," and "The Greatest Showman" sweep the Teen Choice Awards; His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?; At the U.S. box office, "The Meg" chomps $44.5M, "BlacKkKlansman" opens strong. (Aug. 13)
Former aide Omarosa to drop tell-all book on Trump White House
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 14:21:39 -0400
Omarosa Manigault Newman is going after President Donald Trump and his administration with a book entitled "Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House" set to be released on Aug. 14.
'Mulan' first look: See the new warrior princess from Disney's live-action remake
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:26:19 -0400
Disney has released the first image of Yifei Liu in character as Mulan, the famed Chinese warrior princess. The live-action remake hits theaters in 2020.
Carrie Underwood talks 'working Momville' and plans to be on tour with new baby
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:23:27 -0400
Carrie Underwood's new album, "Cry Pretty," will be in stores Sept. 14.
House call medical app? Lionel Richie is all in
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:58:33 -0400
Multiple Grammy Award winner Lionel Richie tells USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham about his tech investments including the medical house call app Heal.
'Blade Runner' actress Sean Young under investigation for alleged laptop theft
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:00:41 -0400
The actress has acknowledged that she mistakenly took the production laptops instead of her personal ones while retrieving her belongings. No charges have been filed against the 58-year-old star of "Blade Runner," but detectives are looking into the matter.
Remembering Charlotte Rae: 1926- 2018
Mon, 6 Aug 2018 09:47:28 -0400
Shark attacks helicopter! The 5 most outrageous shark-movie moments in honor of 'The Meg'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:43:41 -0400
When it comes to action movies, sharks are truly the primo predator. In honor of Jason Statham's 'The Meg,' we present our five favorite, outrageous shark moments on the big screen.
'RHONY' star Bethenny Frankel mourns ex-boyfriend Dennis Shields in heartbreaking post
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:19:29 -0400
Bethenny Frankel is breaking her silence over the death of ex-boyfriend Dennis Shields. She posted a heartbreaking photo of Shields lying in bed next to her beloved pooch, Cookie. Her dog died in October 2017.
Robert Redford in front of and behind the lens
Mon, 6 Aug 2018 09:37:28 -0400
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' first look: 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' is back!
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:31:45 -0400
"Mad Men" alum Kiernan Shipka takes on the titular role in "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," a "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" reboot based on the original comic book series.
'Back to the Future' cast reunites to relive the past, 33 years later
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:30:05 -0400
The "Back to the Future" cast reunited 33 years after the first film's release during this weekend's Fan Expo in Boston.
Kristen Bell cries, posts 'Please send help' at her daughter's preschool graduation
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:46:20 -0400
The star said she was having a great time at her daughter's preschool graduation. Then she amended that on her Instagram story and said, "OK, I was lying before, please send help."
2018 Teen Choice Awards: Best looks from the red carpet
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:30:36 -0400
'Crazy Rich Asians' cast talks food and family
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:14:20 -0400
The cast of "Crazy Rich Asians" gather around the dinner table to talk about their favorite dishes growing up.
Love TV? Join our new Facebook Group 'Yes, I'm Still Watching' to talk about it
Fri, 6 Jul 2018 09:25:28 -0400
USA TODAY TV critic Kelly Lawler and digital editor Anika Reed discuss a variety of shows.
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, asking us to say a little prayer
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:03:41 -0400
Reports say the music icon is in a Detroit hospital surrounded by family and asking for prayers. Here's a look at her iconic career that spans generations in music and American history.
Review: Spectacular 'Crazy Rich Asians' clinches a win for Hollywood representation
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:38:56 -0400
'Crazy Rich Asians' is a splendid rom-com adaptation of Kevin Kwan's best-selling book, a win for representation in Hollywood and a star-making turn for Constance Wu.
Dinesh D'Souza blames 'leftist' critics for 'Death of a Nation's 0% Rotten Tomatoes score
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:12:08 -0400
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's new documentary 'Death of a Nation' has earned a rare 0 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. He blames liberals who "want to drive a stake in the heart" of the movie's political message.
Blake Lively: Style Diary
Sun, 5 Aug 2018 16:19:16 -0400
Omarosa claims Trump’s 'mental decline' in new book
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:25:06 -0400
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman claims in her new book, "Unhinged," that she saw evidence of President Trump’s "mental decline." Natasha Abellard has the story.
Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul through the years
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:18:36 -0400
Ailing Aretha Franklin gets love from Beyoncé, Bill Clinton, more celebrities
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:17:57 -0400
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is reported to be gravely ill in a Detroit hospital, received messages of love and support from fans and celebs
Twitter slams 'ignorant, disrespectful' Sam Smith over Michael Jackson comments
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:05:51 -0400
Adam Lambert posted a video while listening to “Human Nature” on a boat where Sam Smith can be heard saying: “I don’t like Michael Jackson."
Celebrities praise Demi Lovato's honesty
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:41:42 -0400
Speaking at the Teen Choice Awards, Fifth Harmony star Normani Kordei and actress Sabrina Carpenter praise Demi Lovato for being honest about her struggles with addiction. (Aug. 13)
'Fly Girls' is soaring tale of how early female aviators won the skies
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:00:05 -0400
'Fly Girls' by Keith O'Brien tells the true story of five women pilots in the 1920s determined to compete in risky air races. A 3.5-star book review.
Day in celebrities
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:41:39 -0400
Lindsay Lohan apologizes for saying #MeToo testimony makes women 'look weak'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:11:22 -0400
“The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it," Lohan said. "However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful."
Teen Choice stars celebrate inclusivity
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:59:14 -0400
Stars at the Teen Choice Awards, including Lauren Jauregui and Olivia Holt, talk about the importance of inclusion in Hollywood. (Aug. 13)
Laverne Cox reveals past thoughts of suicide to protest police transgender policy
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:50:36 -0400
"Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox revealed her past thoughts of suicide and how she planned to make sure she was referred to by her chosen name and gender after reading a ProPublica story about police referring to transgender homicide victims by their birth names and genders.
Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick win at Teen Choice Awards
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:29:33 -0400
Zac Efron praises his "Greatest Showman" co-star Zendaya at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony in Inglewood, California, while Anna Kendrick celebrates beating Ryan Reynolds to her gong. (Aug. 13)
Duchess Meghan's dad says he lied to Prince Harry about those faked photos
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:34:24 -0400
In a new interview, Duchess Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle, says he lied to Prince Harry about those infamous wedding preparation photos, and hung up when Harry told him, "If you had listened to me this would never have happened."
Did Omarosa break the law by secretly taping her firing in White House Situation Room?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:14:40 -0400
It's not entirely clear whether Omarosa's release of her secret tape of her firing in the White House Situation Room violated criminal law, but she probably should get a lawyer anyway.
John Cleese leaves co-stars 'Speechless'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:45:08 -0400
John Cleese stars in season three of ABC sitcom "Speechless," which has recently been shooting in London. The actor's co-stars discuss what it was like working alongside the comedy legend. (Aug. 13)
Anna Kendrick trolls Ryan Reynolds at 2018 Teen Choice Awards: 'In your face!'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:47:48 -0400
The 'Pitch Perfect' star made sure to rub it in Ryan Reynolds' face that she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Twit, AKA voters' favorite Twitter personality.
A long-lost Marilyn Monroe nude scene has been discovered. Will it ever be released?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:41:18 -0400
In 1961 Marilyn Monroe dropped a bed sheet and exposed her body while filming a love scene with Clark Gable in “The Misfits." The scene, deemed “unnecessary” by director John Huston, was cut from the film and believed to be destroyed — until now.