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My first audition: Finn Jones

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:07:35 -0400

"Iron Fist" actor Finn Jones gives the lowdown on the auditioning process he experienced when he went for the role of Harry Potter. (Sept. 20)


Man who allegedly sent threatening letters, showed up to Taylor Swift's label is arrested

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:38:35 -0400

A man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label.


Kanye West defends Kim Kardashian and comes for Drake, Nick Cannon and Tyson Beckford

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:40:36 -0400

In videos shared to Instagram, Kanye West said there were some things “not sitting right" with him about Nick Cannon, Drake and Tyson Beckford.


My first audition: Alice Eve

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:17:16 -0400

British actress Alice Eve - known for her work in "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "Starter for 10" - lost out to Scarlett Johansson in her first-ever audition. (Sept. 19)


What's it like being a 'Stuntman'? Daredevil Eddie Braun spills on his thrilling job

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:19:06 -0400

Eddie Braun was offered $1M to leave stunt work. He didn't accept. Here's what else the 'Stuntman' doc star told us about his career of getting hurt.


Slash discusses new album 'Living the Dream'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:07:32 -0400

USA TODAY reporter Patrick Ryan sat down with legendary guitarist Slash to discuss his new album, "Living the Dream" and more.


Photos: This season's new crop of network TV series

Fri, 7 Sep 2018 13:08:40 -0400


Rashida Jones talks about her dad's 'big life' in Netflix doc 'Quincy'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:38:40 -0400

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones sits down with his daughter, Rashida Jones, who co-wrote and directed "Quincy," a new Netflix documentary.


My first audition: Jessica Henwick

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:12:23 -0400

British actress Jessica Henwick - known for "Game of Thrones," "The Defenders" and "Iron Fist" - lost out to Dakota Blue Richards in her first audition. But what movie was it for? (Sept. 20)


‘Quincy’ documentary reveals legendary producer Quincy Jones

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:43:18 -0400

Quincy Jones, 85, takes center stage in the documentary “Quincy,” co-written and directed by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks.


The story of Prince's lost album 'Piano & A Microphone 1983' – from the man who found it

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:37:49 -0400

"Piano & A Microphone 1983" is Prince noodling at a piano and singing "Purple Rain" and eight other songs in a one-take recording made 35 years ago.


Photos: Suge Knight

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:41:59 -0400


Bill Cosby judge puts limit on accusers who can testify at sentencing

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:53:13 -0400

Prosecutors want some of Bill Cosby’s 60 other accusers to testify Monday to show that a pattern of sexual misconduct makes him a predator and a danger.


Jodie Whittaker is glorious as the first female Doctor in full 'Doctor Who' trailer

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:37:08 -0400

Jodie Whittaker steps into the TARDIS in the first full trailer for "Doctor Who" Season 11. She's the first woman to take on the role in the show's history.


Have a 'Harry Potter' Christmas feast at Hogwarts this winter

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:56:14 -0400

Potterheads can scarf down some of Harry's favorites this Christmas at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.


Sandra Bullock's father, WWII veteran John Bullock, dies at 93

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:13:46 -0400

Sandra Bullock's younger sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado, announced on Instagram Wednesday that John Bullock died Sept. 18. He was 93.


Nordstrom's taped, dirty-looking shoes on sale for a mere $530; shoppers outraged

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:41:47 -0400

Do expensive new shoes, made to look taped and dirty, "mock poverty"? Shoppers are outraged over Nordstrom's Golden Goose sneakers that sell for $530.


Review: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill get weird and wonderful in Netflix's 'Maniac'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:35:58 -0400

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill reunite 11 years after "Superbad" for the surreal Netflix miniseries 'Maniac,' and it's a smashing collaboration all over again.


Ticketmaster denies mass ticket-scalping reports as 'categorically untrue'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:27:51 -0400

In a statement to USA TODAY Thursday, Ticketmaster denies resellers can buy in volume, but its program to speed secondary sales doubles its fees.


Brad Pitt's foundation sues New Orleans architect who designed faulty post-Katrina homes

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:37:40 -0400

Make It Right Foundation says John C. Williams was responsible for several failures to adequately waterproof houses it built for hurricane survivors


'Stuntman' Eddie Braun attempts his wildest jump

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:56:52 -0400

A stunt performer tries to do what Evel Knievel couldn't: fly a rocket over Snake River Canyon. Documentary "Stuntman" tells Eddie Braun's story.


Duchess Meghan: Style Diary

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:47:08 -0400


Photos: Gisele Bundchen walks off runway

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:23:53 -0400


Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:08:55 -0400

Milan's Spring/Summer Fashion


My first audition: Simone Missick

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:14:57 -0400

"Luke Cage," "The Defenders" and "Iron Fist" actress Simone Missick looks back at her first ever role - playing a dog in a children's play. (Sept. n19)


We can't wait for these 5 albums to drop

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:22:04 -0400

We're gaga over the new albums coming from these musicians this fall.


'America's Got Talent': Magician Shin Lim wins Season 13

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:31:40 -0400

Magician Shin Lim won Season 13 of 'America's Got Talent' Wednesday, surviving a 10-finalist field to win $1 million and a headliner slot in Vegas.


Attention, Marshmallows: 'Veronica Mars' is coming back with new episodes on Hulu in 2019

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:53:31 -0400

Kristen Bell announced Thursday that not only will the original series be available on Hulu next year, the cast is reuniting for eight new episodes.


Quincy Jones at 85: The mogul behind the music

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:08:04 -0400

Legendary producer Quincy Jones is the focus of 'Quincy,' a new Netflix documentary directed by daughter Rashida Jones. A look at his life in photos.


Day in celebrities

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:00:48 -0400


'America’s Got Talent' crowns Season 13 winner

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:35:53 -0400

Spoiler alert! Here’s who won the Season 13 finale of "America's Got Talent."


Machine Gun Kelly says he won't make peace with Eminem in ongoing feud

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:48:17 -0400

MGK was offended by Eminem calling him a "mumble rapper," a derogatory term used to describe young Soundcloud rappers with indecipherable lyrics.


'America's Got Talent': All the winners

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:04:55 -0400


Duchess Meghan launches 'Together' cookbook at Kensington Palace with Harry and her mom

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:32:29 -0400

Duchess Meghan celebrated the launch of a charitable cookbook, "Together" her first project, at Kensington Palace Thursday.


Martha Stewart teams up with Las Vegas restaurants for food and wine event

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:40:27 -0400

Martha Stewart is teaming up with well-known Las Vegas restaurants to bring foodies, locals and tourists a memorable tasting experience.


'America's Got Talent': What did Simon Cowell say that helped Shin Lim win Season 13?

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:13:26 -0400

Card magician Shin Lim took Simon Cowell's advice to heart on the way to winning Season 13 of "America's Got Talent."


Quincy Jones reveals a big life, bigger heart in daughter Rashida's 'Quincy' documentary

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:45:01 -0400

Quincy Jones opens his life, from a near-death ICU stay to what it was like working with Frank Sinatra, in daughter Rashida's new Netflix documentary.


Emmy Awards 2018: Stars walk the gold carpet

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:40:38 -0400

Stars shine on the 2018 Emmy Awards gold carpet


Latin Grammys: J Balvin leads nominations with 8 nods, including 1 with Beyonce

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:17:06 -0400

Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, while Rosalia scored five nods.


'America's Got Talent': Courtney Hadwin, Zurcaroh fans not happy about winner Shin Lim

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:28:27 -0400

While some on social media highly praised 'America's Got Talent' Season 13 winner Shin Lim, others didn't think the magician should have won.


Jenner, Hadid sisters walk for Fendi

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:26:30 -0400

It was an all-star catwalk for Fendi in Milan, with Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber modeling Karl Lagerfeld's latest collection for the fashion house. (Sept. 20)


KISS announces final 'End of the Road' tour, promises to go out with many explosions

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:35:21 -0400

KISS is going out with a big bang, announcing the "End of the Road" final tour after a performance on "America's Got Talent." Gene Simmons promised it will get loud.


Girl surprised by Drake in hospital is 'back to her old self' after heart transplant

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:49:49 -0400

Sofia Sanchez, the 11-year-old whose life changed in late August when she got both a visit from her idol Drake and a heart transplant, is doing well.


Channel your inner princess with a Meghan Markle Halloween costume

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:18:17 -0400

We some great Meghan Markle costumes to channel your inner princess.Susana Victoria Perez has more.


Matthew McConaughey loved this Greek island so much, stayed extra week

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:18:26 -0400

If you’re looking to do Greece like a local you’d better follow in the footsteps of Matthew McConaughey.


Snoop Dogg fires four-letter word at Kanye West over his allegiance to President Trump

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:02:11 -0400

"Don't forget about (Kanye West), too. (Expletive) you too," Snoop Dogg said skewering his fellow rapper for backing President Trump.


Suge Knight agrees to 28 year sentence after pleading to manslaughter charges

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:01:39 -0400

Former rap mogul Suge Knight pleaded to voluntary manslaughter for running over a Compton businessman in 2015. He'll serve nearly 30 years in prison.


Keira Knightley 'banned' these beloved fairy tales for her 3-year-old daughter

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:06:57 -0400

Keira Knightley, who stars in 'Colette,' is very particular about which fairy tales her 3-year-old daughter is exposed to. So which ones made the cut?


Sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween costume sparks outrage

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:43:44 -0400

Retailer Yandy has pulled its sexy "Brave Red Maiden" Halloween costume, referencing the garb women forced into surrogacy wear in "Handmaid's Tale."


Melania Trump says Blue Room furniture has been restored and will be returned this fall

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:38:28 -0400

Melania Trump has announced the restoration of furniture made for the White House by Pierre-Antoine Bellange in 1817. It will be returned this fall.


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