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Why Thanksgiving is the best of all holidays: Stories of gratitude

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:15:56 -0500

Here are the reasons why this holiday is the best of all.


Thanksgiving food and dogs: What not to feed your pet from a holiday table

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:01:16 -0500

Fatty foods, turkey bones and inattentiveness can harm pets during the holidays


5 Best Gifts of 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:25:43 -0500

We've spent the year testing countless products, now here's the 5 best gifts you can buy a loved one (or yourself) this holiday season!


David Hockney pool painting fetches $90 million, a record for a living artist

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:03:01 -0500

''Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures)" by British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night.


5 easy ways to keep little ones busy at the Thanksgiving kids table

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 19:19:20 -0500

You don't need to be a craft genius to make these Thanksgiving ideas, which should occupy the kids long enough to let adults finish their meals.


Jell-O makes edible slime. Think kids will want it? Us too!

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:55:07 -0500

The new slime comes in strawberry and lime flavors and are available for pre-order on Amazon. Find it in stores in December.


10 movies you must see this holiday season, from 'Fantastic Beasts' to 'Mary Poppins'

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:07:17 -0400

Santa's on his way, so map out your holiday viewing to include these 10 movies, from 'Fantastic Beasts' and 'Creed' sequels to the new 'Mary Poppins.'


Latin Grammys: Halsey, Steve Aoki, Rosalia and more take risks on the red carpet

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:37:11 -0500

Over the top, risqué looks ruled the red carpet at the Latin Grammys, where musicians gathered to celebrate the biggest night in Latin music. Some wore bright colors and eye-catching styles while others turned heads by showing a lot of skin.


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

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:41:06 -0500

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


Best side dish recipes from

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:53:13 -0500

Looking for the best Thanksgiving side dish recipes to impress your loved ones this year? has you covered.


Prince William and Duchess Kate tackle cyberbullying: It's a 'very real concern'

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:57:38 -0500

Prince William and Duchess Kate tackled cyberbullying for their Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying during a visit to the BBC on Thursday.


Chris Stapleton dedicates CMA win to California wildfire victims

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:44:47 -0500

In his acceptance speech for Single and Song of the Year for 'Broken Halos,' Chris Stapleton dedicated the award to the victims of the California wildfires.


Pete Davidson is 25: From a Grande break-up to a Crenshaw make up, his roller-coaster year

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:15:43 -0500

Pete Davidson turns 25 Friday and, all things considered, it's reasonable to expect the "Saturday Night Live" quipster is ready to bid adieu to 24.


First lady Melania Trump: Style Diary

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:27:25 -0500


Passages 2018: Those we’ve lost through the year

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:32:31 -0500


Best Thanksgiving movies and TV shows you can stream or rent

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:37:23 -0500

10 turkey-themed movies and TV episodes to stream this Thanksgiving.


Model, actress Kim Porter: Dec. 16, 1971 - Nov. 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:46:33 -0500

Model, actress Kim Porter has died. She was the mother of P. Diddy's children and his long-time girlfriend.


'Shame on you': Bette Midler's NSFW Melania Trump tweet sparks backlash

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:12:56 -0500

"You’ve turned into a wretched old woman- it’s really too bad," a user wrote in response to Bette Midler's tweet about first lady Melania Trump.


Review: Darker, bolder 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel goes all in on Johnny Depp, 'Potter' magic

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:41:37 -0500

Trading goofy charm for darker leanings, 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' makes a grand move toward tying into 'Harry Potter' mythology.


Viola Davis strong: How the 'Widows' star put real muscle into her power drama role

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:25:40 -0500

"It’s great when women are seen as physically strong," the best supporting actress Oscar winner says.


Celebs react to death of model Kim Porter, Diddy's former girlfriend and the mother of his children

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:43:08 -0500

Model Kim Porter had an on-again, off-again relationship with Diddy that spanned a decade. The pair called it quits in 2007, but have 3 kids together.


2018 Latin Grammy Awards red carpet: See the stars shine

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:44:56 -0500

Celebrities hit the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards red carpet


Creamy Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:59:56 -0500

These mashed potatoes boasts big, belly-filling flavor without piling on the fat and calories of traditional mashed potatoes


Latin Grammys 2018 winners list: See who took the night's top awards

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 03:33:02 -0500

Uruguayan artist Jorge Drexler dominated the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards, but he wasn't the night's only winner. Here's a full list of the winners that home awards.


Thomas Rhett jams out with high school band at CMA Awards

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:13:14 -0500

Thomas Rhett performed 'Life Changes' with a Nashville suburb high school band at 52nd CMA Awards.


CMA Awards 2018: Keith Urban's emotional acceptance speech, 6 more standout moments

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:23:56 -0500

There were surprising wins, staggering musical performances, a moment of silence and even a baby gender reveal during the 2018 CMA Awards.


Rebel Wilson 'proud' despite losing bid to keep most of defamation payout

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:30:36 -0500

Rebel Wilson said she was glad she'd stood up to "a bully" despite losing most of the payout in her defamation case against an Australian magazine.


Billy Ray Cyrus pays tribute to fallen hero Sgt. Ron Helus

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:33:00 -0500

Billy Ray Cyrus paid tribute to Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus at the memorial service for the fallen officer. Helus was killed while responding to the Thousand Oaks shooting.


Latin Grammys: Will Smith and Marc Anthony’s rocking performance, other moments you missed

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:03:43 -0500

If you didn’t tune in for the Latin Grammys on Univision, you missed some stellar performances, dance-worthy music and funky fashion.


Kim Porter, mother of Diddy's children, dies at 47

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:00:23 -0500

Kim Porter, ex-girlfriend and mother of Diddy's children has died. She was 47 years old.


Best turkey recipes from

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:34:05 -0500

Looking for the best Thanksgiving turkey recipes to impress your loved ones this year? has you covered.


Pregnant Amy Schumer reveals she's been hospitalized for severe morning sickness

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:51:22 -0500

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer took to Instagram to reveal she is in the hospital with hyperemesis, or severe vomiting and morning sickness.


Best recipes for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, from

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:00:28 -0500

These 8 recipes will up your Thanksgiving leftover game.


The best moments at the CMA Awards Show 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:52:39 -0500

The 52nd Annual Country Music Awards went down Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The three-hour show was filled with performances as well as awards.


A California woman just gave birth and couldn't move. Strangers saved her from deadly Camp Fire

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:24:26 -0500

A mom evacuated from the Camp Fire couldn't walk because of C-section. "I'm not going to make it," she said in a call to her husband. Then a miracle.


John Lennon: 35 classic photos

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:18:37 -0500


Why the Thanksgiving TV episode is the very best kind of holiday special

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:04:26 -0500

There’s something about giving thanks that creates the best television. Sorry, Santa.


First Performance: Perrie Edwards

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:50:20 -0500

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards recalls her 'horrendous' first ever public performance. (Nov. 15)


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.


Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, more stars mourn 'hero,' 'Hee Haw' host Roy Clark

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:05:45 -0500

"I practiced his style, then practiced making his facial expressions," Brad Paisley remembered of Roy Clark. "He was a hero."


Review: Ben Stiller directs a masterpiece in NY prison-break drama 'Escape at Dannemora'

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:23:21 -0500

Directed by Ben Stiller and starring Patricia Arquette, Benicio del Toro and Paul Dano, Showtime's miniseries about the 2015 New York prison break is as harrowing, thrilling and surprising as the prison break itself.


Restaurants open on Thanksgiving 2018 in every state (and DC)

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:43:19 -0500

Restaurants around the country will be open on Thanksgiving Day


Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, dies at 85

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:42:34 -0500

A publicist said country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died.


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.


Mom Busy Philipps' trick for conquering holiday stress is the last thing you'd expect

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:52:13 -0500

The host of "Busy Tonight" and mother of two says people focus too much on the "what" of the holidays and not the "whos."


Day in celebrities

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:30:55 -0500


2018 Latin Grammys: Everything you need to know

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:17:09 -0500

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


Keith Urban wins Entertainer of the Year at CMA's

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:16:05 -0500

Keith Urban won the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award for the second time at the 52nd CMA Awards.


Maná after receiving Latin Grammy honor: We vow to fight for immigrants, women's rights

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:36:21 -0500

Legendary Mexican rock band Maná vowed to fight for immigrants and women's rights after being honored at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.


Man shouts 'Heil Hitler, Heil Trump' at 'Fiddler on the Roof' performance in Baltimore

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:59:19 -0500

A few minutes into intermission at Wednesday's show at the Hippodrome Theater, a man began yelling, “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” and "MAGA."


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

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


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