Erin Jensen, USA TODAY

Erin Jensen

USA TODAY

Falls Church, VA, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • The News Leader
Past:
  • The Desert Sun
  • Rochester D and C
  • North Jersey News
  • Enquirer
  • News-Leader
  • The News-Star
  • Indianapolis Star
  • El Paso Times
  • TCPalm
  • The Courier-Journal
  • and more…

Recent articles by erinrjensen:

Gabrielle Union says NBC chief threatened her for claiming racism on 'AGT' set

Gabrielle Union complained about 'AGT' after being fired, and now says NBC's chief threatened her against pursuing claims. NBC denies the charge. → Read More

'Riverdale' creator apologizes to Vanessa Morgan, vows to honor cast, characters of color

"Riverdale" creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa promised to "do better" after actress Vanessa Morgan expressed frustration with black representation. → Read More

Hartley Sawyer axed from 'The Flash' over 'unacceptable' tweets; Co-star Grant Gustin responds

Hartley Sawyer will no longer play the role of Ralph Dibny on The CW's "The Flash" due to past tweets, which he acknowledges are "unacceptable." → Read More

'Our whole show is different': 'Today' anchors Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie reflect on historic present

"I feel a wave in the country that I haven’t felt before ever," says Hoda Kotb of "Today," amid a call for racial equality after George Floyd's death. → Read More

Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sisters is dead at 69

Anita Pointer said "I already miss her," when announcing the death of her sister and former bandmate, Bonnie. → Read More

Carole Baskin awarded zoo of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic, man who allegedly tried to have her killed

Carole Baskin has some news for the "cool cats and kittens." Big Cat Rescue Corp. has been awarded Joe Exotic's zoo, depicted in "Tiger King." → Read More

Summer 2020 TV premieres: Here's when your favorite show returns, your new addiction starts

Ready for summer TV? Sheltering in place may leave you with a lot of time on your sanitized hands. Thankfully, TV is here to offer a distraction. → Read More

Gayle King on new COVID-19 radio show, wanting 'justice' for Ahmaud Arbery, Nick Cordero and family

"People just took it upon themselves to say, 'Well, I think (Ahmaud Arbery) looks like somebody who’s been breaking in houses.' That’s not good enough!" → Read More

'The Voice' slashes its 17 contestants down to 9. See who got eliminated, who won wild card

"The Voice" eliminated 8 contestants Tuesday night in its first ever live and remote results show. The competition is down to its top 9. → Read More

Natasha Gregson Wagner on excruciating loss of mom Natalie Wood, 'preposterous' Robert Wagner claims

Natasha Gregson Wagner memorializes mom Natalie Wood in a new book and documentary, in which she also dismisses suspicions of Robert Wagner. → Read More

'Too Hot to Handle' reunion: One couple gets engaged with a Ring Pop after an 8-month split

Feeling a heatwave? Blame it on the "Too Hot to Handle" reunion that updated us on couples from the show: Francesca and Harry and Rhonda and Sharron. → Read More

Denise Richards, Laura Prepon and Valerie Bertinelli's tips for Mother's Day in quarantine

"On Mother’s Day, I want all of our screens to go away and for us to just be a family," says "OITNB" actress Laura Prepon. → Read More

Emily Blunt's family roasted potatoes recipe crashes Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten's website

Though Emily Blunt's roasted potatoes recipe shared by Ina Garten calls for Yukon Gold, they do look fingerling-licking good. → Read More

5 Mother's Day ideas to make Mom feel special, in addition to that very important call

When celebrating mom this Mother's Day, we are going the (social) distance! Here are five ideas to make Sunday special. → Read More

Quarantine hair help: How to hide roots better than a tree

Quarantine likely has you feeling like a natural woman – and not in the way Aretha Franklin sang about. → Read More

So long, fur-well! Kitty is eliminated during ‘The Masked Singer’ quarterfinals

We’re letting the cat out of the bag: Kitty got eliminated on Wednesday’s “Masked Singer.” Now only four contestants remain in the singing showdown. → Read More

Nicolas Cage will play Joe Exotic in another planned scripted series about the 'Tiger King'

Nicolas Cage is getting his paws on a very juicy role. He will portray former zoo owner Joe Exotic, the subject of the recent docu-series "Tiger King." → Read More

'Becoming': Barack and daughters illuminate Netflix's new Michelle Obama documentary

"Becoming" conveys painful moments of prejudice and scrutiny Michelle Obama experienced. It's also lightened by tender moments with loved ones. → Read More

'Masked Singer' recap: Planets fail to align for Astronaut, host Nick Cannon eats a bug

Condolences to those over the moon for Astronaut on "Masked Singer"; Nick Cannon said eating a bug "might be the worst thing" he's done on TV. → Read More

'Too Hot to Handle': What happens when Netflix's new dating show forbids sex ... or even a kiss

*Looks at watch.* Well, it's been a whole two months since Netflix dropped an outrageous new dating show. Enter "Too Hot to Handle" (now streaming). → Read More