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In the tracks of 'Black Panther', more roles for African Americans in Hollywood
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:36:43 -0500
With the outsize success of "Get Out" and "Black Panther", there's even more proof that all movie-goers will see films featuring black culture.
10 things cameras don't catch at the Oscars
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:58:22 -0500
Peek behind the curtain and see what even first-time Oscar nominees may not know.
See Obama's fashionable 'O-bomber' jacket at Duke-UNC game
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:17:06 -0500
Viewers who turned in for a highly-anticipated rivalry game between North Carolina and Duke were also talking about President Barack Obama's courtside attire. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the details.
Cox on plane emergency: 'What you don't know is scarier'
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:24:49 -0500
Speaking at the Hollywood for Science Gala, actress Courteney Cox said the recent emergency landing she was involved in was "actually fine." (Feb. 22)
Michael Avenatti: Girl on video listed in R. Kelly charges
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:16:31 -0500
Attorney Michael Avenatti says a 14-year-old girl seen with R. Kelly on a video Avenatti turned over to prosecutors is among four victims in a newly released indictment charging the singer with aggravated sexual abuse. (Feb. 22)
Razzies 2019: 'Holmes & Watson' wins worst picture, Donald Trump gets multiple awards
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 02:59:01 -0500
'Holmes & Watson' won four awards at the annual Razzies, including worst picture, while Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy also took multiple "honors."
Prosecutor details R. Kelly sex abuse charges
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:51:42 -0500
R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by lurid rumors of sexual abuse was charged Friday with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims. (Feb. 22)
Wearing Wakanda: A year after 'Black Panther', fashionistas still rocking African attire
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:44:10 -0500
African clothing store owners weigh in on how the success of 'Black Panther' continues to their sales.
R. Kelly arrested, surrenders to Chicago police following sex abuse charges
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:51:34 -0500
The charges come after decades of allegations, a failed criminal trial, a hashtag campaign, a breakup with recording label, and the airing of damning film series, "Surviving R. Kelly."
How to stream the 2019 Oscars even if you don't have cable
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:01:09 -0500
Congratulations to all of the nominees.
Best celeb photos of February 2019
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:12:51 -0500
From red carpet events to fashion shows, these celebrities stepped out and had fun in February 2019.
Police: Jussie Smollett faked hate crime for pay raise
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:19:34 -0500
Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" because he was dissatisfied with his salary. (Feb. 21)
Do dollar store pregnancy tests actually work?
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:58:58 -0500
Some home pregnancy tests are more sensitive, fancier and pricier than the low-tech dollar tests. But does that make dollar store tests less accurate?
Review: ABC’s ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ is a cutesy, over-the-top clone of ‘Castle’ and ‘Bones’
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:00:56 -0500
Starring "Scandal" alum Scott Foley and "Walking Dead" actress Lauren Cohan, ABC's spy vs. spy crime/action series should be a slam dunk, but it's rather generic.
R. Kelly charged on aggravated sexual abuse counts
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:25:33 -0500
R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after decades of lurid rumors and allegations that the R&B star was sexually abusing women and underage girls. (Feb. 22)
How bad is Disney's 'Aladdin' blue Genie problem after the Will Smith reveal tanked?
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:52:19 -0500
Disney unveiled Will Smith's very blue Genie from 'Aladdin' at the Grammy Awards. Now that the howling has subsided, how bad is the situation?
Oscars' biggest nominees get this (unofficial) gift bag worth more than $100K
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:33:41 -0500
Certain Oscar nominees get a swag bag filled with trip vouchers, jewelry, clothing and food worth six figures, and unaffiliated with the Academy.
Peter Tork dies at 77
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:38:17 -0500
Peter Tork was a founding member of the pop group The Monkees who topped the charts in the 1960s. He passed away at age 77.
Can you believe these 12 films didn't win an Oscar?
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:26:34 -0500
4 words Cardi B invented
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:39:32 -0500
Rapper Cardi B has a lot to say. But these 4 words, she defined.
Best of the '90s! Iconic looks from the Oscars red carpet
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:57:43 -0500
Oscars AR experience explores Hollywood costumes
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:46:53 -0500
USA TODAY has launched an augmented-reality Hollywood experience. See it by downloading the latest version of the USA TODAY mobile app, and click from mobile devices to view on Android and iOS.
Oscars 2019: Predicting who will win — and who should
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:25:42 -0500
An unpredictable awards season comes to a close Sunday with the 91st Academy Awards, but we're doing our best to predict the major Oscars anyway.
It's Oscars week! Celebs hit the glamorous pre-parties
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:43:39 -0500
The Oscars are Sunday, but celebrities are starting the party early.
Twitter erupts after R. Kelly indictment: 'I’ll celebrate when I see R. Kelly convicted'
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:22:51 -0500
"Spread your wings and fly away, Robert. To jail," wrote actress Amber Tamblyn after the singer was indicted on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
"I’ll celebrate when I see R. Kelly convicted," another Twitter user said.
500 essential Oscar photos (plus trivia!) to get you ready for the Academy Awards
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 01:27:35 -0500
Browse more than 500 photos illustrating every part of Oscar night, from the red carpet's all-time best and worst dresses to gift-bag goodies.
12 youngest and oldest Oscar winners
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:43:55 -0500
Everything you should know about Oscars 2019: How to watch, who's hosting, how long it lasts
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:13:31 -0500
Here's how to watch Sunday's 91st annual Academy Awards and what to expect from the Oscar show. (Yes, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are singing!)
Chrissy Teigen freaks out over Princess Beatrice Twitter exchange
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:00:03 -0500
After sharing her love for the name "Bea," Princess Beatrice chimed in to Chrissy Teigen's twitter thread.
Happy birthday, Cindy Crawford! Famous models, then and now
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:02:36 -0500
Nick Jonas posts a gorgeous cover of 'Shallow' from 'A Star is Born' ahead of the Oscars
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:07:40 -0500
The Oscars are on Sunday, but Nick Jonas is getting into the spirit a little early with a cover of "Shallow" from "A Star is Born."
Stars weigh in on Smollett case
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:26:52 -0500
Speaking at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards, KiKi Layne, Billy Porter and more agree that more information is needed before they form an opinion on the Jussie Smollett case. (Feb. 22)
Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' shows Hollywood's blatant contempt for Italian-Americans
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 04:00:04 -0500
Despite the formulaic buddy-flick denouement in 'Green Book,' many viewers will remember Tony as a loathsome vulgarian. Why can't Tinseltown move on?
Nikki Sixx talks new Motley Crue music for 'The Dirt,' weighs in on Ariana Grande fame
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:21:29 -0500
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx chats with USA TODAY about the band's first new music together in four years, written for their upcoming Netflix biopic.
Two new R. Kelly accusers speak out
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:52:17 -0500
Two women say singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens although she was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol and could not consent. (Feb. 21)
Oscars' pet pick 'A Star Is Born' has flamed out in awards season, and that's heartbreaking
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:39:18 -0500
Lady Gaga's "A Star Is Born" was supposed to be the darling of awards season. But as Oscar Sunday approaches, its award tally has disappointed. Why?
Ellen Page says fame forced her to stay in the closet: 'People cannot know you're gay'
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:55:40 -0500
Ellen Page, an outspoken member of the LGBTQ community, recalled an earlier time in her career when she was pressured to hide her sexuality.
Stars kick off 2019 with shocking, sexy looks
Tue, 5 Feb 2019 13:54:59 -0500
2019 has just begun and stars are already taking risks on the red carpet with sheer dresses, bold cutouts and barely-there dresses.
The best Oscar dresses throughout history
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:23:41 -0500
Miss Universe receives a grand homecoming in the Philippines
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:35:10 -0500
Thousands took to the streets of Manila to welcome home Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. The 25-year-old beauty queen was crowned Miss Universe in December. (Feb. 21)
Courteney Cox goes green
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:54:53 -0500
Stars took on climate change at the Hollywood For Science gala – with Courteney Cox, Nina Dobrev, Josh Brolin, Gerard Butler, Rebecca De Mornay, Anjelica Huston and Laurence Fishburne attending. (Feb. 22)
R. Kelly charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 18:01:31 -0500
R&B star R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after nearly two decades of allegations.
First lady Melania Trump: Style Diary
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:47:28 -0500
Video: Karl Lagerfeld's self portrait for Fendi
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:29:48 -0500
Fendi showed a video of the late Karl Lagerfeld Thursday, at the fashion house's Milan fashion show. In the clip, Lagerfeld drew a self portrait.
Ryan Seacrest gets sweaty thinking about his first celebrity crush
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 07:40:05 -0500
Even now, thinking about his first celebrity crush makes Ryan Seacrest blush. (Feb. 22)
Gayle King spills the tea on why Duchess Meghan didn't open gifts at her baby shower
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 12:44:53 -0500
Gayle King, who attended the tiny, A-list party for Duchess Meghan, says she broke with baby-shower protocol by not opening any of the gifts.
Comedian Brody Stevens dies at 48, prompting mourning: 'Everybody loved Brody'
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 00:24:05 -0500
Stevens appeared in the movies "Jesus Is Magic," "Due Date," "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II" and was a fixture on the comedy circuit.
'Vaccines Cause Adults': Pediatric staff's response to anti-vaxxers after measles outbreak
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:10:52 -0500
Staff at a New York pediatric office sought to be "as loud" as anti-vaxxers and make headlines with the slogan "Vaccines Cause Adults." They did.
Jennifer Nettles speaks her truth with 'I Can Do Hard Things' single, essay
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:24:59 -0500
Nettles called the song "a real-life heart opening to what it means to be a grown woman."
Is that my bill? Eating out at full-service restaurants is getting more expensive
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:25:58 -0500
Prices at full-service restaurants – meaning eateries with waitstaff, unlike fast-food joints – are on the rise, the U.S. Department of Labor found.
Day in celebrities
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:54:14 -0500