Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY

Carly Mallenbaum

USA TODAY

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • The Des Moines Register
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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  • The News Leader
  • 11Alive Atlanta
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Recent articles by Carly:

What the new Judy Garland biopic and 'Sid & Judy' documentary tell us about her life

Fifty years after Judy Garland's death, the biopic "Judy" and Showtime documentary "Sid & Judy" answer these burning questions about the star's life. → Read More

Despite confusing cannabis laws, America has its first smoking cafe. Are more coming?

The first cannabis restaurant in the U.S., Lowell Cafe, has arrived. With it, new terms "Flower Host" and "tokage fee" are born. Are more cafes coming? → Read More

A 'very humbled' Gwyneth Paltrow accepts amfAR honor, speaks of finding courage after 40

Gwyneth Paltrow accepted an Award of Courage at the amfAR Gala in Los Angeles for being a staunch supporter of AIDS research. She spoke off the cuff. → Read More

Cardi B's best burns in her new role as Netflix’s rap competition judge

Cardi B, with Chance the Rapper and T.I., becomes a music competition judge on Netflix's "Rhythm + Flow." Of course, she has memorable commentary. → Read More

'SNL': Taylor Swift shows off her voice with performances of 'Lover' and 'False God'

As musical guest on "SNL," Taylor Swift played "Lover" on piano and sang with a sax player for "False God." → Read More

Is the suspect black or white? 'SNL' offers laugh-out-loud social commentary on race

When Phoebe Waller-Bridge served as "SNL" host, two of the funniest sketches of the night were focused on race: "Mid-Day News" and "Royal Romance." → Read More

'SNL': Taylor Swift shows off her voice with performances of 'Lover' and 'False God'

#TaylorOnSNL: As musical guest on "Saturday Night Live," Taylor Swift played "Lover" on piano and sang with a sax player for "False God." → Read More

SNL: Rudy Giuliani as Joker? A Ferris Bueller-esque Mike Pompeo? It's all in the cold open

In the Oct. 5 episode of "SNL," Matthew Broderick makes a cameo as Mike Pompeo, and Kate McKinnon plays a Rudy Giuliani in "Joker" makeup. → Read More

LAX: Uber, Lyft curbside pickup to end around Halloween; shuttle will be required

Starting Oct. 29, passengers arriving at LAX will have to take a shuttle to a lot where they can meet their Uber or Lyft driver. → Read More

In a Halloween mood? These are the scariest theme park thrills at Disney and Universal

From killer clowns to Frankenstein and "Guardians of the Galaxy," here are the scariest things to do at Disney and Universal parks ahead of Halloween. → Read More

Beyonce's dad Mathew Knowles talks breast cancer diagnosis, encourages men to get tested

Mathew Knowles, the father of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, talks to Michael Strahan about battling breast cancer Wednesday on "Good Morning America." → Read More

'Jeopardy!' champ Jason Zuffranieri becomes third contestant ever to earn $500K

Will "Jeopardy Jason" Zuffranieri keep his streak going after 18 wins in a row? So far, he's won $502,096. → Read More

Meet three new 'SNL' cast members: Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang

Leslie Jones is out, but three new featured players are in at "Saturday Night Live." Meet Chloe Fineman, Shane Gillis and Bowen Yang. → Read More

Why women are growing out their body hair and what razor companies are doing about it

Young women and celebrities are showing off newfound love for their leg and armpit hair. → Read More

Jordan Pruitt says she filed sex abuse lawsuit against former manager, Nashville producer Keith Thomas

Former "The Voice" contestant and Disney recording artist Jordan Pruitt says she filed a lawsuit against Nashville producer Keith Thomas and her former label. → Read More

'Brittany Runs a Marathon': Jillian Bell on mental, physical (40 pounds) changes for movie

Actress Jillian Bell went through a major physical (40 pounds) and mental change to become Brittany in Sundance breakout "Brittany Runs a Marathon." → Read More

Netflix in September 2019: Ryan Murphy's 'The Politician,' 'Between Two Ferns' movie and more

Netflix has plenty of new September titles including Ryan Murphy's "The Politician," David Tennant show "Criminal" and "Between Two Ferns: The Movie." → Read More

Missing man, 25, found after surviving five days off berries and bugs

A 25-year-old man, Kaden Laga, who went missing during a hike was found five days later. Now Laga, an expectant father, is safe and back home. → Read More

Danny Trejo saves the day: 'Machete' actor helps rescue baby trapped in overturned car

'Machete' actor Danny Trejo said he rushed to help people trapped in a car after he witnessed a crash. → Read More

Lizzo, the flute playing rap star, is back in the studio with a 'really different' sound

Lizzo has been everywhere this summer, from the radio to the movies. Like what you've heard? Good news: The artist returned to the studio. → Read More