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'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested, charged with production of child pornography

He previously denied allegations that he'd solicited sex and sexual photographs. → Read More

Writer Connie Schultz shares the backstory of her viral message to ambitious working moms

Connie Schultz's tweet touched the hearts of overextended moms everywhere. → Read More

WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Sabrina Ionescu pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Diana Taurasi and Sabrina Ionescu honor Kobe Bryant for the late basketball legend's birthday and Kobe Bryant Day. → Read More

Duchess Meghan says it's 'good to be home' after years abroad

Duchess Meghan says it's 'good to be home' after years abroad. → Read More

Betty White reflects on 'great fun' she had shooting 'The Golden Girls'

The 98-year-old actress sounds off on the show for Golden Girls Day. → Read More

Legendary television host Regis Philbin dead at 88

From "Live!" to "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Regis Philbin's career spanned decades. → Read More

Their painful bond: Black mothers speak out together on their unimaginable loss

The mothers of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Antwon Rose and Trayvon Martin speak out to "GMA" about their shared bond in mourning. → Read More

Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 after long battle with COVID-19

Broadway star Nick Cordero has died at 41 after a long battle with COVID-19. → Read More

Alexis Ohanian resigns from Reddit board, wants a black candidate to replace him

"I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership," he said. → Read More

'Real Housewives' star Kara Keough Bosworth opens up about the heartbreaking loss of her newborn son

Over the past month, "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Kara Keough Bosworth has been keeping track of the milestones her son would have hit had he not died April 12, six days after he was born. She wonders, what would life look like? What would he be doing? McCoy Casey Bosworth experienced shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord during his birth, and days later, his parents… → Read More

Andy Cohen describes reuniting with his son after coronavirus

The TV host had been self-isolating after his novel coronavirus diagnosis. → Read More

Actor Daniel Dae Kim tests positive for coronavirus

Actor Daniel Dae Kim took to social media Thursday to share that he has tested positive for coronavirus and to plead with the public to be responsible. Kim explained in a 10-minute long video that he contracted COVID-19 while shooting the series "New Amsterdam" in New York City, and after experiencing throat scratchiness on the flight home to Honolulu, he immediately self-isolated and monitored… → Read More

Recording Academy fires embattled CEO Deborah Dugan

The Recording Academy has fired its embattled president and chief executive officer Deborah Dugan, according to a letter sent to members Monday. The Executive Committee of the Recording Academy stated that the decision to terminate Dugan, who has been on paid administrative leave since January 16, came following "two exhaustive, costly independent investigations relating to Ms. Dugan and the… → Read More

Oscars 2020: Historic races to watch

Some of the Oscar races have historic implications. → Read More

Harvey Weinstein trial: Gigi Hadid could be a juror

Supermodel Gigi Hadid will be one of about 130 to 140 New Yorkers who will return for further questioning as prospective jurors in the Harvey Weinstein case later this week. That number will likely climb to 160 or 170 tomorrow, and it is not a given that she will be selected to serve on the jury. While in the courtroom, Hadid told Justice James Burke that although she'd met Weinstein and one of… → Read More

Dwyane Wade makes heartfelt plea to those who troll his child

Former NBA star Dwyane Wade spoke at length Thursday about his support for the LGBTQ community and specifically his 12-year-old child, whom he referred to as "she." → Read More

Actress 'feeling very fortunate' after carbon monoxide scare

Anna Faris has added the men and women of the North Tahoe Fire Department to the list of people she's grateful for this holiday season. → Read More

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo splits with Sandra Lee after 14 years

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Oprah Winfrey details 'very serious' battle with pneumonia

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Alex Trebek on finishing chemo after stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has finished chemotherapy and is back at work. In promotional materials for the show's 35th season, Trebek said that life in the studio these days is "exciting," and personally, he's moving forward. Trebek announced in March that he'd been diagnosed with stage 4... → Read More