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'American Idol': Can new champion Maddie Poppe turn her win into lasting fame?

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:27:59 -0400

Maddie Poppe now finds herself in a position to go down one of two paths: Either she can become a game-changing musician or she can fade just as fast as the headlines about this season of 'American Idol.'


FDA says stop using over-the-counter benzocaine products on teething infants

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:38:08 -0400

The FDA issued a warning Wednesday against over-the-counter benzocaine teething products, saying they pose a serious safety risk to infants.


This app could help pregnant women predict whether they'll develop preeclampsia

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:43:36 -0400

Purdue University says it has an app that can predict whether a pregnant woman will develop preeclampsia.


Ariana Grande opens up about 'toxic relationship' with ex Mac Miller

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:24:00 -0400

The singer opened up on Twitter Wednesday about her relationship with the rapper in response to a Twitter user who criticized her for breaking up with him.


Here are some options if you missed the royal wedding

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:26:26 -0400

Millions of people tuned in early in the morning to watch the royal wedding! But if you’re one of those who chose to hit the snooze button, you can still see the new Duke & Duchess’ nuptials.


Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and literary icon, dies at 85

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:24:49 -0400

Philip Roth, the celebrated and controversial author of "Portnoy’s Complaint," died of congestive heart failure. He was 85.


Netflix in June: What's new, from 'The Last Jedi' to 'GLOW' Season 2

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:25:04 -0400

Ready to stream "The Last Jedi," "Thor: Ragnarok" and new episodes of "GLOW," "Sense8" and "Luke Cage"? Good. They're arriving on Netflix in June.


Images from 'Westworld' Season 2

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:02:10 -0400


Jessica Walter says 'Arrested Development' star Jeffrey Tambor verbally harassed her

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:56:03 -0400

'Arrested Development' star Jessica Walter made a tearful admission during an interview about Jeffrey Tambor, saying the actor verbally harassed her.


Past winners of 'American Idol'

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:34:02 -0400


Photos: 'The Voice' Season 14 finale

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:50:32 -0400


New study suggests childhood leukemia is possibly preventable, may be triggered by lack of germs

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:12:49 -0400

One of the most common forms of childhood cancer could be triggered in-part by lack of exposure to common infections, a major study found.


Man accused of urging terrorist attack on Prince George's school goes on trial

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:56:22 -0400

An accused terrorist supporter went on trial in London charged with encouraging attacks on little Prince George of Cambridge's school and other targets.


13 reasons why some TV shows should last only one season

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:55:28 -0400

'13 Reasons Why,' 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Big Little Lies' are just the latest examples of great TV shows that didn't need more than one season. Here's why.


'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' is not of this world

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:17:49 -0400

There's something other-worldly about the Elle Fanning's character in 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties,' a British rom com marrying sci-fi and punk rock. It's directed by the man behind 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'


CMT performer roster to include Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton and Blake Shelton

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:54:07 -0400

Kelly Clarkson, fresh off her first team win on NBC's 'The Voice,' will perform a cover of classic-rock staple "American Woman" on the June 6 telecast. Fellow coach Blake Shelton will also perform, in addition to Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan.


Michelle Obama Shares heartwarming, never-before-seen photos

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:30:14 -0400

It’s not a Throwback Thursday, but's not stopping former First Lady Michelle Obama from sharing these never-before-seen photos from some of her most precious memories. Nathan Rousseau Smith shows us.


Scenes from Harry and Meghan's royal wedding

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:50:48 -0400


Michelle Wolf is ready to 'make fun of everyone'

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:32:14 -0400

Comedian Michelle Wolf says if you hated the White House Correspondents Dinner, you'll hate her new Netflix show, 'The Break.'


Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry mark royal first appearance together

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:50:04 -0400

The newlyweds glowed at their first post-royal wedding appearance.


Sarah Paulson admits to Jimmy Fallon she peed 'a little, tiny bit' when she met Rihanna

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:13:02 -0400

"I wish I'd worn a diaper when I met her, 'cause I sort of..." Sarah Paulson told 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon of her meeting with Rihanna.


Brynn Cartelli, Kelly Clarkson win 'The Voice'

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:11:18 -0400

The Season 14 winner of ‘The Voice’ is the youngest in the shows history to take the title.


'Good Morning America' gets extra afternoon hour, after ABC cancels 'The Chew'

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:37:47 -0400

'Good Morning America' is getting a third hour in the early afternoon, taking over the slot of 'The Chew,' which has been canceled but will air until September.


How far do you have to travel to truly disconnect from work?

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:07:15 -0400

If you want to take a real break from work, you have to travel at least 1000 miles from home. Keri Lumm reports.


'The Voice' Season 14 finale recap: Brynn Cartelli becomes youngest winner at 15

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:54:53 -0400

Britton Buchanan, Brynn Cartelli, Spensha Baker and Kyla Jade all made it to 'The Voice' finale, with Cartelli, 15, winning. Kelly Clarkson was her coach.


See Meghan Markle's stunning Givenchy wedding dress from every angle

Sat, 19 May 2018 10:35:22 -0400


Prince Harry's 24-year-old cousin is the hot new bachelor!

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:01:51 -0400

Prince Harry is now off the market, but if you are ok with being just a countess, his cousin Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp is still available. Keri Lumm shares the scoop.


10 hot books for summer reading, from Bill Clinton/James Patterson to Ruth Ware

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:46:51 -0400

Summer is almost here, and it's time to take a look at the season's hottest books. Bill Clinton and James Patterson team up on a thriller!


Al Roker: ‘Today’ show has become 'very special’

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:33:22 -0400

The 'Today' show’s Al Roker says Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb were the “perfect people” to step in after the Matt Lauer sexual misconduct scandal.


Kelly Clarkson's next mission after winning 'The Voice' is 'fighting' to save 'Timeless'

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:34:06 -0400

'The Voice' star Kelly Clarkson is doing everything she can to save NBC's "Timeless." She tells USA TODAY, "I'm fighting for it."


First Look: Matt Groening's Netflix series 'Disenchantment' carries 'Simpsons' DNA

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:30:56 -0400

We're not in Springfield anymore. Not even Shelbyville. Netflix Wednesday released images from "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's new fantasy-comedy cartoon, "Disenchantment."


Bristol Palin through the years

Wed, 23 May 2018 07:58:41 -0400


Emilia Clarke talks filming final 'Game of Thrones' scenes, equal pay in 'Vanity Fair'

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:50:22 -0400

Emilia Clarke, who plays the mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen, is as emotional about it the end of 'Game of Thrones' as anyone, she reveals in a cover story for 'Vanity Fair's' summer issue.


Top picks on Netflix in June

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:00:59 -0400

From highly-anticipated original series to box-office hits, you'll want to watch for these when they drop on Netflix in June.


5 essential works of fiction by American great Philip Roth

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:30:58 -0400

Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at age 85, won the Pulitzer and wrote many books during his long life. Here are five not to miss.


'The Middle' series finale recap: Tears, laughs, and one last road trip

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:54:26 -0400

The Heck family said goodbye to son Axl, who's moving to Denver, and to millions of fans in Tuesday's series finale of ABC's 'The Middle.'


Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan got some wild wedding gifts

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:05:17 -0400

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got some interesting gifts to celebrate their wedding. Keri Lumm shares some of the honors given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


Woody Allen's son defends him, says mom Mia Farrow abused all her children

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:42:45 -0400

The latest chapter in the tragic saga of Woody Allen vs the Farrows takes a new turn when Mia Farrow's son accuses her of abuse while defending him.


Cute kids! Pageboys and bridesmaids at the royal wedding

Sat, 19 May 2018 09:49:52 -0400


Is this the next iPhone? If not, it should be

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:23:14 -0400

Apple would be stupid not to remake the best iPhone ever.


Rebel Wilson covers 'Vogue Australia,' shuts down Photoshopping accusations on Twitter

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:01:53 -0400

Rebel Wilson posted photos of her cover shoot with 'Vogue Australia' on Twitter Tuesday, which were quickly met with speculation that the images were Photoshopped to make Wilson look slimmer. The actress quickly shut them down.


Day in celebrities

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:30:40 -0400


David Copperfield lawsuit: Jury hears closing arguments in negligence lawsuit

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:25:14 -0400

On Wednesday, a Nevada jury will hear closing arguments by attorneys for the magician and the British tourist who says he suffered injuries during a 2013 illusion.


Bachelorette Becca Kufrin reveals she's engaged: 'I finally found my missing puzzle piece'

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:13:52 -0400

"I still pinch myself, like, did that all just happen? It’s been a whirlwind,” this season's Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, said. Kufrin was dumped on-camera by her then-fiancé, 'Bachelor' star Arie Luyendyk Jr.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize for humor

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:22:07 -0400

The "Veep" star is set to receive the comedy honor from the Kennedy Center in October.


Michelle Wolf on her new Netflix series, that infamous dinner and her comedy idol

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:17:39 -0400

The comedian with the "shrill" voice made waves at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Her new frontier: A weekly Netflix comedy series


'Show Dogs' removes 2 scenes thought to portray sexual abuse after backlash

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:39:46 -0400

After fierce backlash and accusations that 'Show Dogs' portrayed sex abuse, the company has decided to scrap two scenes from the already released film.


Al Roker dishes on the royal wedding

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:08:21 -0400

Al Roker on the scene in Windsor: ‘I was excited about the idea that this biracial African-American woman was going to marry the prince.’


Royal wedding 2018: All the guests who attended

Sat, 19 May 2018 09:37:10 -0400


Starbucks racial bias training will include rapper Common, lots of dialogue

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:27:15 -0400

The 8,000-plus company-owned stores in the U.S. will close on Tuesday afternoon. Employee attendance isn't mandatory.


Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan beam at first post-royal wedding appearance

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:06:41 -0400

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's first post-wedding appearance was at a royal garden party for his father. It was Meghan's first , and it won't be her last.


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