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Trump becomes first president to skip Kennedy Center honors twice

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:14:26 -0500

President Trump will be skipping this year’s Kennedy Center Honors reports the Associated Press. Veuer's Angeli Kakade has the story.


Aerosmith's Joe Perry is 'doing well' after hospitalization

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:22:05 -0500

The 68-year-old rocker was treated backstage at Madison Square Garden after experiencing shortness of breath Saturday night.


Why you should be grateful for your cup of coffee, and all the folks who help brew it

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:24:16 -0500

In his new book 'Thanks a Thousand,' author A.J. Jacobs tracks down all the folks who help make his coffee to say 'thank you.' A review.


'The Conners' recap: A little politics, a little religion and a lot of grief

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:14:16 -0500

“The Conners” go to church, Dad struggles with his faith in the wake of his wife’s death and Darlene’s son navigates political lines at the polls.


NYPD police officer helps Irish family buy tickets to 'Hamilton'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:21:31 -0500

The officer pulled a bill out of his pocket to cover the $20 difference so "she didn't have to throw away her shot."


Ezra Miller shows off Killing Curse 'tattoo'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:18:41 -0500

Wearing Givenchy couture, Ezra Miller, who plays Credence Barebone in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, talks about his outfit choice for "The Crimes of Grindelwald" London premiere and shows off his "tattoos" which spell out the Killing Curse. (Nov. 14)


President Trump and Melania Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors, again

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:28:13 -0500

For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump will not attend the event meant to honor contributions to American culture on Dec. 2.


Monica Lewinsky says 'grief' led her to take part in new docuseries 'The Clinton Affair'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:26:11 -0500

In a new Vanity Fair essay, Monica Lewinsky, now 45, looks back on the Bill Clinton sex scandal through a post-#MeToo lens.


Instagram-official alert! Channing Tatum gushes over reported girlfriend Jessie J's show

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:43:32 -0500

Channing Tatum has made his affection for British singer Jessie J Instagram official.


My first performance: Khalid

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:06:27 -0500

Singer Khalid recalls his first ever live performance in a coffee shop where he was "so nervous" he had to read his lyrics from his phone. (Nov. 14)


Melania responds to Michelle's claim Trump turned down her help

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:49:30 -0500

Michelle Obama says Melania Trump turned down her offer to help her transition into the role of First Lady!


Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marry

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:35:15 -0500

Shots from Lake Como as Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tie the knot in Italy. (Nov. 14)


The best beauty gifts of 2018 for every person on your list

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:02:32 -0500

Prepare to pamper


Cry-Baby, is that you? Johnny Depp looks pouty and healthy on 'Fantastic Beasts' carpet

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:47:57 -0500

Johnny Depp, who plays Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," arrived on a UK carpet after missing several premieres.


Remembering Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:05:34 -0500


Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in 'The Kominsky Method'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:23:28 -0500

Exclusive clip from the new Netflix series 'The Kominsky Method,' which stars Michael Douglas an acting teacher and Alan Arkin as his best friend and former agent.


Meg Ryan flashes engagement ring from John Mellencamp

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:50:44 -0500

Meg Ryan gave her engagement ring its red carpet debut Tuesday at the Friars Club in New York.


Jennifer Lawrence's Dior ad slammed for ignoring Mexican women

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:40:14 -0500

Jennifer Lawrence and Dior are taking some heat for an ad campaign that features clothing inspired by Mexican women but features no Mexican women.


Why Serena Williams' Woman of the Year GQ cover is sparking backlash

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:59:38 -0500

GQ Magazine is facing backlash for putting the word Woman in quotes, on their cover that introduces Serena Williams as Woman of the Year. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


Do DNA kits make for great gifts?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:38:37 -0500

Not sure what to get that one friend, family member, or coworker? Consider getting this to help them find out where their ancestors really came from.


2018 Latin Grammys: Everything you need to know

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:06 -0500

The awards show recognizes the achievements of musicians around the world in 49 categories dedicated to Spanish- or Portuguese-language recordings.


Review: Animated sequel 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' but not the Disney mold

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:04:59 -0500

Animated sequel 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' falls short of 'Wreck-It Ralph' greatness but has fun sending up the web and unleashing Disney princesses.


Nab Duchess Meghan-inspired wedding dress from Stella McCartney's new bridal collection

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:03:11 -0500

Stella McCartney, the designer behind Meghan's wedding reception look, has introduced a bridal collection. One gown is giving us duchess déjà vu.


'The Voice': Cutting the field of contestants in half leaves some fan favorites behind

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:26:25 -0500

"The Voice" started Tuesday with 24 contestants, all of whom performed live Monday. By the end, each judge's team of six had been whittled to three.


Day in celebrities

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:55:52 -0500


See the cast of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' at the UK premiere

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:39:35 -0500

The cast of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" gather to celebrate the upcoming release of the latest film in the "Harry Potter" franchise.


'Trumpy Bear' with hair puts a twist on the Teddy bear

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:51:08 -0500

This holiday season you can buy your own toy teddy ‘Trumpy Bear’. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.


Chrissy Teigen: 'It just sucks that we had to prove ourselves'

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:11:28 -0500

At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Chrissy Teigen talks about the year of the woman, Janelle Monae hypes Michelle Obama's memoir, while Alicia Silverstone urges personal action on climate change. (Nov. 13)


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

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:16:52 -0500


2018 CMA Awards: Who will win (and who should) on country music's biggest night

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:27:48 -0500

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 52nd annual CMA Awards, which will air live at 7 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.


Pink's husband Carey Hart threatens California wildfire looters 'will be shot on site'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:34:38 -0500

Carey Hart posted a picture to Instagram Tuesday of a dozen gun-wielding men standing in front of a sign that reads, "Looters will be shot on site."


Michael Douglas and his 'Kominsky Method': 'The aging process is not exactly a belly laugh'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:38:51 -0500

And yet Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy is both sad and funny.


My first performance: Ty Dolla $ign

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:05:04 -0500

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign's first planned performance didn't go according to plan... (Nov. 14)


Redmayne: Working on 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel 'has been heaven'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:21:42 -0500

At the London premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," star Eddie Redmayne talks about the film, while Jude Law and Ezra Miller take in the passionate Potterverse fans. (Nov. 14)


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.


'Bachelor' Arie Luyendyk Jr. expecting first child with Lauren Burnham

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:31:16 -0500

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are they are expecting their first child ahead of their Hawaii wedding in January 2019.


'This Is Us' recap: Everybody's got history

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:31:48 -0500

Spoiler alert! In this week's episode of "This Is Us," we learn more about Jack's service in Vietnam, peek into Jack and Rebecca's early relationship and see Kevin and Zoe get closer.


Marie Antoinette's exquisite jewels going up for auction

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:43:52 -0500

Diamond and pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, a giant pearl pendant and other jewelry once belonging to Marie Antoinette are set to go on auction.


BTS' agency apologizes for boy-band members' atomic-bomb shirts, swastika hat

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:42:33 -0500

"We would like to again offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who has suffered pain, distress and discomfort," the K-pop band's agency said.


Opinion: Prince Charles at 70 is finally getting the attention and respect he deserves

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:27:15 -0500

Why the mockery and scorn for Prince Charles over the years? He's a good guy, and now as he turns 70, more in Britain are seeing that.


My first performance: Rita Ora

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:03:19 -0500

British singer Rita Ora's first time performing in public saw her thrown out of a bar for being underage. (Nov. 14)


Viggo Mortensen packed on the pounds for his new film 'Green Book'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:35:48 -0500

Actor Viggo Mortensen sat down with USA Today to talk about all the fried chicken and hot dogs he ate while filming his new film, "Green Book" with Mahershala Ali.


HBO announces premiere date for final season of 'Game of Thrones'

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:29:21 -0500

The eighth and final season will feature six episodes and give the most awarded series in Emmy history a chance to win even more.


Stars flock to Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:27:32 -0500

On Monday in NYC, Glamour honored inspiring women from Viola Davis to Sen. Kamala Harris at its annual Women of the Year Awards.


'A Star is Born' cinematographer charged with assaulting police

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:56:01 -0500

Matthew Libatique, 50, was the cinematographer for this year's "A Star is Born," directed by Bradley Cooper and co-starring Lady Gaga.


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.


It's recycling day for Duchess Kate as she re-wears blue Eponine coat dress

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:41:19 -0500

The royal recycled a blue Eponine coat dress for her Wednesday appearance at a new supercar design center. Will we see something new tonight for Prince Charles' 70th-birthday celebration?


'Game of Thrones' director David Nutter gives hints about Season 8 in Reddit AMA

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:32:16 -0500

While answering fan questions on Reddit Tuesday, longtime "Game of Thrones" director David Nutter gave away what little he could about the HBO fantasy's eighth and final season.


The craziest prison escape in decades is now a Showtime miniseries ... from Ben Stiller

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:45:37 -0500

Paul Dano and Benicio del Toro star as murderous escapees from an upstate New York prison, and Patricia Arquette plays the flirtatious tailor-shop worker who helped them.


Jamie Foxx is the proud dad of a football-playing daughter: 'She's killing it'

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:39:24 -0500

The "Robin Hood" actor said his 10-year-old daughter is the only girl in the league and has scored three touchdowns.


5 poignant moments from Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' book tour launch with Oprah

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:32:48 -0500

Michelle Obama kicked off the first night of her 'Becoming' book tour, delving into the details from her memoir in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey.


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