Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY

Carly Mallenbaum

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • The Tennessean
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  • Salinas Californian
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  • Ventura County Star
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  • The Desert Sun
  • Austin 360
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Recent articles by Carly:

Find out who won the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament (and how Ted Danson helped)

"Jeopardy!" crowns a new champion in their Teachers Tournament. The winner has bookish knowledge (and Ted Danson) to thank for the $100K. → Read More

Kobe Bryant will be honored with posthumous Emmy Governors Award

Basketball legend and philanthropist Kobe Bryant will be honored during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, which are streaming July 18. → Read More

Why people are petitioning Disney to give Splash Mountain a 'Princess and the Frog' makeover

Thousands of fans would like to see the Disney Parks log flume ride Splash Mountain redone in the theme of “The Princess and the Frog.” Here's why. → Read More

'King of Staten Island': Critics differ on Pete Davidson's 'heartfelt' or 'half-baked' film

Pete Davidson's semi-autobiographical movie "The King of Staten Island," directed by Judd Apatow, is out on June 12. What are critics saying? → Read More

5 things to know about 'Hunger Games' prequel book 'Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'

Curious about Suzanne Collins' new "Hunger Games" novel, "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes"? Here's what you should know about the prequel. → Read More

Bill Murray drinks, jokes with Guy Fieri on Nacho Showdown: 'Truth is, he's a redhead'

Bill Murray, Guy Fieri and Shaquille O'Neal had delightful fun during the "Nacho Average Showdown" fundraiser. → Read More

Former Olympic soccer star Hope Solo: My dog was shot and is in critical condition

Former Olympian Hope Solo wrote on Instagram that her dog "is in critical condition after being shot last night." → Read More

Bird-watching in quarantine: How I turned my lonely feeder into a bird hotspot

Bird-watching basics: My quarantine-inspired bird feeder had zero action outside, until an ornithologist shared a few tips for attracting a crowd. → Read More

Three-Michelin-star restaurant's plan to follow social distancing rules: Dapper mannequin guests

Mannequins? The Inn at Little Washington, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Washington, Va., plans to follow reopening orders creatively. → Read More

Most divisive movies ever: A 'Star Wars' film, documentary and comedy special top the list

Which films have caused the most disagreement among critics and fans? Here's a list, but feel free to disagree with it. → Read More

'Jeopardy!' airs its first Ken Jennings episode. Does the GOAT know his missed clues today?

Ken Jennings' first "Jeopardy!" win in 2004 is back on air. Does the champ now know the clues he missed years ago? → Read More

Why 'Tiger King's Carole Baskin didn't make it into Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber duet video

Carole Baskin from "Tiger King" dances with her husband in a clip that Justin Bieber shared of his duet with Ariana Grande. Grande does not approve. → Read More

Peak 4/20: Matthew McConaughey wishes Willie Nelson happy birthday, others serenade the star

During Willie Nelson's 4/20 broadcast, Matthew McConaughey called in with a peculiar bday message and Tommy Chong couldn't stop laughing at his joke. → Read More

Lady Gaga reveals track list: Ariana Grande and Elton John will be on delayed 'Chromatica'

On Wednesday, Lady Gaga shared her delayed album's track list, which includes songs with Elton John, Ariana Grande and Blackpink. → Read More

Music might not heal everything, but a rented piano is my coronavirus quarantine savior

A week ago, I rented a digital piano on a whim. It turns out it was the greatest decision I've made during my coronavirus quarantine. Here's why. → Read More

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards goes remote; Disney World presents virtual fireworks

The Kids' Choice Awards will now a "virtually produced," star-studded show on May 2. Need kid-friendly programming while you wait: Disney's fireworks. → Read More

Netflix in May 2020: Everything new ('Hollywood,' 'Dead to Me' Season 2) and expiring

Netflix users have plenty to choose from in May, from Hannah Gadsby and Jerry Seinfeld comedy specials to a movie with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani. → Read More

Ellen Pompeo explains her old Harvey Weinstein comments that have come under fire

Ellen Pompeo took to Twitter to clarify controversial comments she made in a 2018 panel about Harvey Weinstein and victims of sexual harassment. → Read More

What is 'Shallow'? Final Jeopardy! clue seems easy ... but two contestants miss it

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's Oscar winning song from "A Star Is Born" made its way into Final Jeopardy and "Shallow" fans are unimpressed. → Read More

Need a laugh? 50 funny bits to watch while quarantined

When you feel sad and trapped inside, you need not go far for a giggle. Here are 50 things that should get you laughing from home. → Read More