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10 things cameras don't catch at the Oscars

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:36:15 -0500

Peek behind the curtain and see what even first-time Oscar nominees may not know.


Netflix in February: What's new and expiring

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:12:52 -0500

'Kill Bill,' 'Ocean's 11,' and Netflix's new 'Altered Carbon' are among the offerings perfect for cold winter nights.


Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah roast President Trump's 'I hear you' note about school shootings

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:35 -0500

Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah had fun with Trump's listening notes and suggestion that we arm teachers.


'Black Panther': What those end-credits scenes tell us (spoilers!) about Marvel's future

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:09:57 -0500

Chadwick Boseman's King T'Challa addresses the world, while a new hero meets an old good guy.


Idris Elba excited about engagement and directorial debut

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:42:43 -0500

British actor Idris Elba turned out at the Berlin film festival to launch his new film "Yardie" and show off his recent fiancee to the press. Rollo Ross reports. Video provided by Reuters


This is why your fridge smells

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:43:03 -0500

How to stop the stink in its tracks


Every Oscar best-picture winner, ever

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:19:52 -0500


Duchess Kate: Style Diary

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:51:52 -0500


Nanette Fabray, star of stage, screen and TV's 'One Day at a Time,' dies at 97

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:11:27 -0500

The actress, who starred in the 1980s sitcom 'One Day at a Time' died Thursday.


Emily Ratajkowski marries Sebastian Bear-McClard in a surprise city hall wedding

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:37:11 -0500

Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski went low-key with a city hall wedding to actor Sebastian Bear-McClard announcing the news on Instagram.


5 shows to binge-watch before their new seasons

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00:09 -0500

Catch up on one or more of these five great shows before they return this winter.


Chevy Chase involved in road rage incident

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:31:28 -0500

A 22-year-old Long Island man was charge with second degree harassment after a confrontation with Actor and comedian Chevy Chase.


First lady Melania Trump: Style Diary

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:57:13 -0500


These are the greatest 2008 pop culture moments

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:40:52 -0500

These are the most influential moments in pop culture from 2008.


Day in celebrities

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:34:05 -0500


Week in entertainment: 'Coco' on DVD; Pink on tour

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:29:00 -0500

What's on tap for the week ahead?


Terry Crews: From racist black characters to ‘Black Panther,’ we’ve come so far

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:10:23 -0500

Terry Crews relied on sports and music stars to fill in where black superheroes were missing — until now.


Adine Pintilie's 'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:33:07 -0500

Wes Anderson was named best director Saturday for his animated movie 'Isle of Dogs.'


5 new TV shows you should watch when the Olympics are over

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:09:50 -0500

From 'Good Girls' to 'The Looming Tower,' these shows can keep you company during the hole in your schedule the 2018 Olympics left.


How much longer will 'auteur' filmmakers torment women for art?

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 13:27:48 -0500

Thanks to Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino, Hollywood's new/old scandal is abusing performers for "authenticity."


Movies we can't wait to see in 2018

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:41:28 -0500


U.S. opioid crisis highlighted in Oscar nominated short

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:36:25 -0500

Director Elaine McMillion Sheldon explains the importance of her Oscar nomination in raising awareness to the opioid crisis gripping the United States. Rough Cut - no reporter narration Video provided by Reuters


10 new TV shows you need to watch this winter

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:42:16 -0500

Penélope Cruz, Bryan Cranston and Josh Radnor are just a few of the big names appearing in fresh cable and network offerings in the next few months.


Brendan Fraser claims ex-Hollywood Foreign Press president groped him

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:37:23 -0500

Brendan Fraser is the latest actor to come forward with his story of sexual assault in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement.


'Notting Hill' and 'The Vicar of Dibley' actress Emma Chambers dead at 53

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:18:26 -0500

Her agent, John Grant, said Saturday that Chambers died from natural causes. She leaves behind her husband and fellow actor Ian Dunn.


11 burning questions about the Prince Harry, Meghan Markle royal wedding

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:39:58 -0500

What will she wear? Who will be there? Who will be her 'Pippa' bridesmaid? Prince Harry/Meghan Markle royal wedding questions abound.


Kyle Chandler answers the ultimate monster question: Who wins, King Kong or Godzilla?

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:36:12 -0500

Kyle Chandler is the ultimate monster expert after starring in 'King Kong' and making the next Godzilla movie. He's been there.


Demi Lovato inspires fans with 'thighs' post, then deletes it

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:48:58 -0500

Demi Lovato posted a picture of herself with the caption #thickthighssavelives, but then deleted it. Fans had already saved the inspirational photo and Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) shares their reactions.


Exclusive clip: AMC's 'McMafia'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:49:06 -0500

Watch an exclusive clip from AMC's crime thriller 'McMafia,' starring James Norton as a Harvard-educated London investor who's drawn into his immigrant family's Russian mob connections.


Oscar-nominated 'Heroin(e)' tells story of 3 heroines saving lives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:36:55 -0500

The Netflix documentary, which is nominated for an Academy Award, focuses on women trying to rescue addicts amid an opioid epidemic.


The best Oscars fashion through the years

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:07:36 -0500

You might remember the best looks from last year’s Academy Awards, but have you seen Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Oscar look?


BAM! ZOWIE! DC Comics Exhibition: Dawn Of Super Heroes opens in London

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:32:44 -0500


Looking back: A history of winning Oscar dresses

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:01:19 -0500


Your makeup brushes are loaded with deadly bacteria—here's how to wash them

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:20:19 -0500

No excuses.


List: All of the Hollywood power players accused of sexual assault or harassment

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 14:25:57 -0500

The fall of media mogul Harvey Weinstein following sexual assault allegations shook Hollywood — and brought other accusations forward in its wake.


A movie about Flamin' Hot Cheetos is coming to a theater near you

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:55:08 -0500

The spicy red version of the classic cheese-flavored snack, Cheetos, is getting its own film, sort of! Fox Searchlight Pictures is producing a biopic about the janitor who invented them. He is the son of a Mexican immigrant who dropped out of school because he struggled with English.


A look back: Oscar images from USA TODAY photographers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:38:10 -0500

A compilation of some of USA TODAY's best photos from Academy Awards gone by.


Weekend TV: 'The Tick' returns for second half of Season 1

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:00:06 -0500

What’s worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time.


The 'Everyone Wins' gift bag for Oscar nominees

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:21:25 -0500


TV gets a new dose of medical dramas: Life-or-death situations boost genre's appeal

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:53:19 -0500

A TV genre that had its heyday years ago with 'ER,' 'Chicago Hope,' 'House' and more seems to be returning in a major way.


New Soderbergh movie shot entirely on iPhone premieres in Berlin

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:41:54 -0500

Actress Claire Foy talks about making smartphone film 'Unsane' at the film's world premiere at the Berlin film festival. (no reporter narration) Video provided by Reuters


'Parks and Recreation' actors not happy with NRA's Leslie Knope GIF

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:38:39 -0500

The Parks and Recreation team is not happy with the NRA using a Leslie Knope GIF.


'Parks and Rec' cast fires back at NRA for Leslie Knope GIF

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:35:56 -0500

A tweet by the NRA using a Leslie Knope GIF got the 'Parks and Rec' crew all riled up on Twitter.


This raw vegetable is just as risky to eat as raw meat

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:29:34 -0500

Think your vegetarian diet means you won't get sick? Think again!


Can Marchesa, Georgina Chapman's fashion line, ever recover from Harvey Weinstein?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:06:40 -0500

Marchesa, co-founded by Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman, benefitted from Weinstein's Hollywood influence.


Weekend picks for book lovers, including Sophie Kinsella's 'Surprise Me'

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:00:06 -0500

Spend your weekend reading 'Surprise Me,' the new novel by Sophie Kinsella. Plus more recommendations from USA TODAY's book reviewers.


How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:09:53 -0500

A USA TODAY survey of 843 women in the entertainment industry found 94% say they've experienced harassment or assault.


Milan Fashion Week 2018: See the show-stopping looks

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:27:01 -0500


James Woods: I was 'blacklisted' like Brendan Fraser but for my conservative politics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:28:14 -0500

Woods, who believes Brendan Fraser's story of career derailment after an alleged groping, claims same man blacklisted him because he's a conservative.


Saddest celeb breakups of the last year

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:12:49 -0500


Judge dismisses coal company suit against HBO's John Oliver

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:08:45 -0500

A Circuit Court judge in Marshall County, West Virginia, ruled on Wednesday that Murray's company failed to state a claim.


Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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