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Scenes from the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:21:21 -0400

Brewers from every state are showing off their wares at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver


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

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:01:27 -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.


Hurricane heroes step in to offer help and healing in Puerto Rico

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:00:08 -0400

Hurricane heroes


'Cat Grandpa' raises thousands by napping with shelter cats

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:54:33 -0400

Volunteer Terry Lauerman has became a viral sensation after a pet shelter shared photos showing the napping senior snuggling with many of the shelter's cats.


You guide to 'Magnum P.I.' and more TV revivals

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:00:41 -0400


Kylie Jenner had a child at 20. Caitlyn Jenner says it's best to wait

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:06:47 -0400

You know how some parents have a knack for being supportive and judgmental at the same time? Here's a shining example by Caitlyn Jenner as she critiques Kylie's choice to have a daughter at age 20.


5 new books you won't want to miss this week: Paulo Coelho, Bill Belichick bio

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:00:10 -0400

There's a new Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp thriller coming and a new bio of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Plus more books on sale Sept. 25.


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


12 more women come forward in sex assault case against surgeon in Bravo TV reality show

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:36:06 -0400

Grant Robicheaux's charm earned him a stint on a dating show and a "Bachelor of the Year" award. But he and his girlfriend preyed on intoxicated women, police say.


Photos: Suge Knight

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


Eric Church to hit 19 cities on Double Down Tour, featuring two shows in each town

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:26:03 -0400

The country singer, whose new album "Desperate Man" comes out Oct. 5, will visit 19 cities, with two-night stops at each, beginning on Jan. 18, 2019.


Selfie awareness is sending people to the plastic surgeon

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:48:32 -0400

Selfie awareness is sending people straight to the plastic surgeon. Buzz60's Keri Lumm reports on a new favorite procedure.


'Hell Fest' is a roller-coaster ride of slasher horror

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:33:28 -0400

Youngsters are hunted by a masked psycho during a a night at a traveling horror attraction in the slasher film "Hell Fest."


'The House With A Clock in Its Walls' ticks to the top, winning box office with $26.9M

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:29:35 -0400

Families chose the soft scares of 'The House With A Clock in Its Walls,' while 'Life Itself,' from the 'This Is Us' creator, was a box-office bust.


Quincy Jones shows he's been 'kicking booty every decade' in jaw-dropping Netflix doc

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:43:35 -0400

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


Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts recovering after successful brain surgery

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:58:20 -0400

Allman Brothers founding member Dickey Betts slipped and hit his head while playing with his dog. He underwent successful brain surgery on Friday.


Why suddenly redid its ethnicity estimates, and why it will likely happen again

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:00:07 -0400

The science behind the popular genealogical tests from and 23andme is actually becoming so strong that even population geneticists defer to it. But as they expand their pool of consumers, results will likely change.


The Mothership podcast: Is 'Captain Marvel' ready for liftoff?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:26:43 -0400

The geek culture podcast of the USA TODAY Network discusses the first footage of superhero Brie Larson in 'Captain Marvel' plus Marvel streaming news.


Meet Ego Nwodim, the newest 'Saturday Night Live' cast member

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:00:51 -0400

NBC announced that Ego Nwodim will join the "Saturday Night Live" cast for its upcoming 44th season.


Burt Reynolds memorial: Actor's ex-wife and son speak at private Florida service

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:42:14 -0400

On Thursday, Reynolds was remembered at a private service in Florida. The actor's ex-wife, Loni Anderson, and son, Quinton, were among the speakers.


Joan Jett turns 60: Celebrating the feminist rock 'n' roll icon

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:17:29 -0400

Jett hasn’t just emerged as a rock ‘n’ roll survivor, but rather as a founding father whose immense influence is felt on her 60th anniversary.


The 5 best Emma Stone movies to binge-watch this weekend, in honor of 'Maniac'

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:00:10 -0400

Emma Stone is gracing your TV screens in Netflix's new limited 'Maniac.' In honor of the new show, we picked 5 of her best films to binge-watch this weekend.


Duchess Meghan: Style Diary

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


Ad raises awareness of 'toxic stress' on kids

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:58:17 -0400

An advertisement from the Center of Youth Wellness wants to educate the public on the damaging effects of "toxic stress" on children.


'AGT' finalist Michael Ketterer arrested on domestic violence charge

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:44:18 -0400

"America's Got Talent" fifth-place finisher Michael Ketterer was arrested Thursday for felony domestic violence in Hollywood. He has a $50,000 bail.


Weekend picks for book lovers, including the new Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:32:22 -0400

Spend your weekend reading 'Lethal White' by Robert Galbraith. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.


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.


Machine Gun Kelly cashes in on Eminem feud with terrible new EP 'Binge'

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:02:00 -0400

The new nine-song EP from Machine Gun Kelly dropped Friday, just a week after its announcement and released in the heat of his feud with Eminem.


5 things you should know about the Rubik's Cube

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:50:31 -0400

Following a year of record-breaking sales, Dr. Erno Rubik sits down to share some of the secrets behind the mind-stumping Rubik's Cube and the more than 43 quintillion ways to solve it.


Paul Simon says farewell to touring with a giddy final show in Queens

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:40:14 -0400

At Saturday's final show on Paul Simon's farewell tour, he told the audience in Queens, N.Y., that their cheers "mean more than you can know."


Sam Smith pulls out of iHeartRadio Music Festival 'due to unforeseen circumstances'

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:06:27 -0400

Sam Smith pulled out of his Friday performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, citing "unforeseen circumstances" in a message on Twitter.


Review: 'This Is Us' creator's treacly 'Life Itself' is an emotionally manipulative turkey

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:00:05 -0400

'This Is Us' creator Dan Fogelman takes his brand of emotional drama to the big screen Friday with 'Life Itself,' a trite mess that wastes its stars.


'Will & Grace' turns 20: Where have they been?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:04:06 -0400

"Will & Grace" is 20 years old. So what were its stars doing before the show's revival last year?


Here's what's on tap at Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando in 2019

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:47:34 -0400

Disney announced a 2019 lineup with entertainment & new attractions for all 4 Orlando theme parks. Among them? The new Star Wars land.


Beyonce and Jay-Z surprise Arizona teen with $100,000 scholarship

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:34:20 -0400

Jay-Z and Beyonce awarded an Arizona student a $100,000 scholarship as part of their partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs. They have awarded a total of more than $1 million in scholarships in 11 cities.


‘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.


Wendy Williams' new hot topic: Helping substance abusers

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:46:09 -0400

Wendy Williams is celebrating the 10th season of her daytime talk show with "the same shenanigans as usual." Her newest hot topic isn't spilling tea, but instead is for good. She's launched a new anti-drug initiative with her husband Kevin Hunter, to help recovering addicts be present in their own lives. The goal is to raise $10 million in five years to fund such things as drug treatment facilities and research. (Sept. 21)


Week in entertainment: 'The Big Bang' returns; 'Night School' with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart hits theaters

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:41:06 -0400

What's on tap for the week ahead? 'The Big Bang' returns and 'Night School' with Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart hits theaters


'America's Got Talent': All the winners

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


'Will & Grace' turns 20: The best lines about dating, drinking and insulting your friends

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:23:13 -0400

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Will and Grace,' we rounded up 20 of the show's best jokes.


Rashida and Quincy Jones on their Netflix doc

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.


'Joker' fully revealed at last: Joaquin Phoenix transforms into the hideous arch-villain

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:46:55 -0400

Finally director Todd Phillips gives a look at Joaquin Phoenix fully transformed as the infamous arch-villain in "Joker," due Oct. 4, 2019.


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

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


First Look: Gal Gadot is ready for her 'Simpsons' close-up

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:13:34 -0400

'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot is immortalized in yellow in this exclusive art from "The Simpsons," where she plays herself in the Season 30 premiere on Sept. 30.


'AGT' finalist and family man Michael Ketterer arrested for domestic violence

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:02:48 -0400

A night after the "America's Got Talent" Season 13 finale, where finalist Michael Ketterer placed fifth, he was arrested on a charge of felony domestic violence.


Quincy and Rashida Jones on their new Netflix doc 'Quincy'

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:29:12 -0400

Actress Rashida Jones sits down with her father, legendary music producer Quincy Jones. They talk about the new Netflix documentary she directed about his life titled "Quincy."


Noah takes down Trump's one-trick pony wall in Best of Late Night

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:59:07 -0400

From Stormy Daniels' revelations to a new wall and Hurricane Florence, the comics gave their take on the week in Trump.


Sexy 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween costume pulled after sparking online outrage

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:03:55 -0400

Retailer Yandy pulled its sexy "Brave Red Maiden" Halloween costume, which resembles the uniform of women forced into surrogacy in "Handmaid's Tale."


Jack Black, Cate Blanchett are magical in 'The House with a Clock in Its Walls'

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:12:20 -0400

Jack Black stars as a warlock and Cate Blanchett is a good neighbor witch in the magical adventure 'The House With A Clock in Its Walls.'


Justin Theroux breaks his silence on 'heartbreaking' split from Jennifer Aniston

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:14:00 -0400

Justin Theroux is breaking his silence on his February split from Jennifer Aniston, describing the divorce as "heartbreaking" yet "gentle."


Day in celebrities

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:43:28 -0400