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'Star Wars': What's going on with Kylo Ren and Rey in 'The Last Jedi'?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:00:08 -0500

Spoiler alert, but we need to talk about what happens between Kylo and Rey in 'The Last Jedi.'


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Podcast Pick: Overwhelmed by numbers in the news? Planet Money's 'The Indicator' can help

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:29:01 -0500

The Indicator spends a few minutes explaining percentages and terms that need more context to understand fully.


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Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same email as apology

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:46:18 -0500

Batali was immediately blasted on social media for including a "Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls" recipe with his apology for making "many mistakes."


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Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:46:36 -0500

The guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s died last week in Brazil.



Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein told me not to cast Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino in 'LOTR'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:58:34 -0500

Jackson recalled that Weinstein told him not to cast Judd and Sorvino, both among Weinstein's accusers, in his 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.


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HGTV host Carter Oosterhouse accused of sexual misconduct

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:57:18 -0500

A former makeup artist for Oosterhouse's show 'Carter Can' alleged that the host coerced her into performing oral sex.


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Our love is still deep for 'Saturday Night Fever,' 40 years later

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:16:19 -0500

John Travolta danced away with our hearts and fueled the disco craze with the seminal film's release on Dec. 16, 1977.


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Review: Eminem eviscerates Trump on thoughtful 'Revival', but his misogyny remains

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:55:47 -0500

The Detroit native's problematic portrayal of women endures as he gets sharply political on his first solo effort in four years.


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set royal wedding date: May 19

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:56:30 -0500

We already knew the venue: St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Now we know the date as well: May 19, 2018.


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Stellar 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' throws a few twists into the Skywalker space opera

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:23:58 -0500

Subplots, space battles and Adam Driver's Kylo Ren run wild in the lengthy run time of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII.'


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Vote your faves into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:44:53 -0500

Radiohead, Nina Simone and Judas Priest are among 19 artists up for induction in 2018.


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Bon Jovi, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone tapped for 2018 Rock Hall of Fame

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:21:39 -0500

The Cars, Dire Straits and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will also be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April.


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'Bad Santa' director Terry Zwigoff says Weinstein discouraged him from hiring Mira Sorvino

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:13:28 -0500

Zwigoff joins 'Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson, who also claims Harvey Weinstein pressured him into blacklisting Sorvino.


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Alyssa Milano, Minnie Driver shut down Matt Damon's sexual harassment comments

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:11:56 -0500

The actress took to Twitter on Saturday to call the actor out for his controversial statements made about the sex scandals wracking Hollywood.


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George Clooney gave his closest friends $1 million each

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:51:00 -0500

In September of 2013, some time after George Clooney became a famous and wealthy actor, he gathered around 14 of his closest friends and gave them each $1 million. He even paid the gift tax for them.


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Mario Batali accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:19:13 -0500

Mario Batali is stepping back from his restaurant empire and was dropped as a host of ABC's 'The Chew' amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.


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Spoiler alert! How NOT to spoil shows and ruin lives

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:17:41 -0500

SPOILER ALERT: This tutorial on how to not be a spoiler contains spoilers to movies and shows that you definitely should have watched by now.



Neighborhoods with the most outrageous Christmas lights in every state

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:19:33 -0500

As the holidays draw near, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in every state.


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Celebrities reveal their over-the-top Christmas trees

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:29:48 -0500

Even celebrities put up Christmas trees. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) shares some of her favorites.


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Ex-Today staffer says Matt Lauer cheated on his wife with her

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:06:04 -0500

A former Today show staff member is detailing an alleged in-office affair with Matt Lauer that transpired 16 years ago.


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Matt Lauer's anonymous whistleblower is 'terrified,' her lawyer says

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:08:49 -0500

In an interview with Today‘s Stephanie Gosk that aired Friday, Ari Wilkenfeld explained that the Lauer whistleblower is living in a state of “constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is”


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Some very unusual holiday stocking stuffers for under $20

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:12:34 -0500

If you want to give a great stocking stuffer but don't want to spend tons of money, Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) has some ideas.


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Female employees detail experiences with sexism at ESPN

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:08:15 -0500

Several current and former female ESPN employees have come forward to the Boston Globe with allegations of sexism at the network.


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Millicent Simmonds: AP's 2017 breakthrough entertainers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:06:40 -0500

"Wonderstruck” breakout star Millicent Simmonds was "blown away" by meeting Will Smith at the Cannes Film Festival. (Dec. 8)


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Dustin Hoffman's accusers include women who were teens

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:50:05 -0500

More allegations of sexual misconduct against Dustin Hoffman, including exposing himself to minors in the 70s and 80s, have come to light.



Add magic to your breakfast with this unicorn cereal!

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:02:15 -0500

Kellogg's will be bringing a bit of magic to the US with their Unicorn cereal! Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.


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Dustin Hoffman accused of assaulting two more women

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:35:21 -0500

Three more women have forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of inappropriate sexual behavior


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HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse accused of sexual misconduct

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:01:21 -0500

Carter Oosterhouse, the star of HGTV’s Trading Places, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee.


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These 'Star Wars' fans are amped about 'The Last Jedi'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:05:31 -0500

From a baby dressed up like R2-D2 to a person getting their haircut in a Chewbacca costume, the force is strong in these folks.


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'Molly's Game,' the elaborate underground poker ring

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:39:02 -0500

'Molly's Game,' starring Jessica Chastain, follows a woman at the center of an FBI investigation into an elaborate underground poker ring.


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Omarosa calls Robin Roberts' 'Bye Felicia' comment petty

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:33:08 -0500

Omarosa Manigault Newman is firing back after Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts dismissed the former Trump aide with a terse, on-air 'Bye, Felicia' following her White House ousting this week


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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson headed to the White House?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:07:55 -0500

Dwayne Johnson could be on his way to Rock the White House! Rob Smith (@robsmithonline) has all the details!


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These 10 people made the biggest impact in entertainment this year

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:25:09 -0500

The USA TODAY Life staff has chosen 10 people who helped rescue us from the appalling headlines of 2017.


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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.


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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.


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10 of our favorite breakout stars of 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:56:51 -0500

From probable Oscar nominees to chart-topping stars, these 10 names were among the most exciting surprises in our 2017 year in culture.


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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.'


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