Charles Trepany, USA TODAY

Charles Trepany


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Past articles by Charles:

Jamie Foxx breaks silence weeks after 'medical complication': 'Appreciate all the love'

Jamie Foxx is speaking out for the first time since he suffered a medical complication last month. Read his heartwarming post here. → Read More

'American Idol': Katy Perry drowned out by Iam Tongi fans, 'threatened' by Haven Madison's talent

"American Idol" delivered a fiery episode Sunday night, which saw the top 12 take on songs from artists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. → Read More

Frank Ocean cancels Coachella Weekend 2 performance due to leg injury: 'I'll see you soon'

Sorry, Frank Ocean fans. The "Blonde" singer will not be returning to perform during Weekend 2 of Coachella. "It was chaotic," he said in a statement. → Read More

'Jeopardy!' fans feel their 'bones turn to dust' after Gen Z player shares 'obsolete' hobby

If you want to feel old, look no further than this "Jeopardy!" contestant's "old soul" hobby. → Read More

'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak snaps at excited contestant for almost breaking rule: Watch

When a "Wheel of Fortune" contestant's excitement almost got her carried away into breaking a rule, host Pat Sajak jumped in with a sharp reminder. → Read More

Final 'Jeopardy!' stumps two players, but Twitter thinks it's 'pretty simple': Can you solve it?

Was this the easiest finale "Jeopardy!" clue ever? Fans on Twitter think so, but it still stumped two contestants. → Read More

Final 'Jeopardy!' stumps two players, but Twitter thinks it's 'pretty simple': Can you solve it?

Was this the easiest finale "Jeopardy!" clue ever? Fans on Twitter think so, but it still stumped two contestants. → Read More

Kyle Jacobs, songwriter husband of Kellie Pickler, dead by apparent suicide at 49

Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter and the husband of former "American Idol" contestant and country music star Kellie Pickler, has died by an apparent suicide. → Read More

Cody Longo, actor from 'Days of Our Lives,' 'CSI' and 'Piranha 3D,' dead at 34

Cody Longo, an actor who appeared on "Days of Our Lives" and "Nashville," has died. He was 34. → Read More

Vanessa Hudgens reveals engagement to baseball player Cole Tucker: See the ring here

Congratulations are in order for Vanessa Hudgens and Cole Tucker! See their engagement announcement here. → Read More

Grammys 2023: Taylor Swift's hushed convo with ex Harry Styles, more juicy moments not seen on TV

Beyoncé arrived late, but we were at the Grammys bright and early backstage, on the red carpet and inside the show. Here's what TV didn't show you. → Read More

'SNL': Michael B. Jordan jokes about his 'first public breakup' months after Lori Harvey split

While hosting "Saturday Night Live," "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan joked about his "very first public breakup" after splitting with Lori Harvey. → Read More

'SNL' mocks Merrick Garland, FBI's search for classified documents at Pence, Obama's homes

Beware, politicians: If you have classified documents, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (Mikey Day) will find you, 'Saturday Night Live' jokes. → Read More

Disneyland unveils new Runaway Railway ride for Disney100 celebration: Here's an inside look

USA TODAY is taking you inside the newest Disneyland attraction, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, and the Disney100 celebration. → Read More

Paris Hilton welcomes first child, a boy, with husband Carter Reum: 'Loved beyond words'

Paris Hilton is saying "that's hot" to motherhood! The DJ has welcomed her first child, a boy, with husband Carter Reum. → Read More

Leslie Jordan autopsy determines actor died from 'sudden cardiac dysfunction' due to disease

Leslie Jordan's cause of death has been determined by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office. → Read More

Jeff Beck, influential guitar god of The Yardbirds, dies at 78

Jeff Beck, legendary guitarist from English rock band The Yardbirds, is dead at 78. His family's statement revealed he died from bacterial meningitis. → Read More

Carnivore, lion diets called life-changing online. But is eating only meat really good for you?

Is eating only meat good for you? Proponents say the viral carnivore diet changed their lives, but nutritionists tell USA TODAY they have concerns. → Read More

Trevor Noah ends 7-year run as 'The Daily Show' host with 'special shoutout to Black women'

Trevor Noah bid farewell to "The Daily Show" fans with a "special shoutout to Black women." → Read More

Kirstie Alley, star of 'Cheers' and 'Look Who's Talking,' dies at 71 after private cancer battle

Kirstie Alley, an actress best known for playing Rebecca Howe on the hit NBC sitcom "Cheers," has died from cancer. She was 71. → Read More