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Did Aly Raisman and Chrissy Teigen just become BFFs?

usatoday.com — Aly Raisman and Chrissy Teigen had quite the lovely Twitter exchange. (Photo: Getty Images) Making new friends might be challenging for you, a non-famous, regular person. But Final Five gymnast Aly Raisman and supermodel/social media personality Chrissy Teigen? They have a much easier time forging a connection, thanks to their celebrity status and Twitter.

Straight Up Hollywood: 'Hands of Stone,' buns of steel

usatoday.com — Sometimes, a celebrity arrives to his interview in Chris Brown's Lamborghini, an hour-and-a-half late, for a meeting at a boxing gym. At least that's what movie reporter Bryan Alexander (@bryalexand) experienced recently when he interviewed Hands of Stone star Usher, who plays Sugar Ray Leonard in the movie.

Britney Spears' life story is coming to Lifetime

usatoday.com — The working title of Lifetime's biopic of Britney Spears is 'Britney.' (Photo: Kevin Winter, Getty Images) This is the story about a girl named Britney. Lifetime has green-lit a 2-hour biopic of Britney Spears for early 2017.

Idris Elba is in fightin' shape for a reason

usatoday.com — Idris Elba is getting ready for his first kickboxing fight which will take place in October of this year. (Photo: Angel Valentin) After challenging you to a dance off, Idris Elba is challenging someone to a real fight. The Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe-winning actor is training for a new kind of role...

Courteney Cox on aging: 'I regret' cosmetic procedures

khou.com — When you're on a survivalist adventure that involves sliding across a ravine on a wire and boiling maggots for food, you can't really hold anything back. Maybe that's why Courteney Cox opened up on Running Wild with Bear Grylls Monday during their venture in Ireland, which saw the actress-producer get raw on the issue of aging in Hollywood.

Bella Thorne reveals she's bisexual in the most casual way

usatoday.com — Want to know about Bella Thorne's love life? Tweet at her. Actress Bella Thorne revealed she's bisexual in a Twitter reply to a fan.

Courteney Cox on aging: 'I regret' cosmetic procedures

usatoday.com — Courteney Cox talked about the pressure to look a certain way in Hollywood on 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls.' (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS, AFP/Getty Images) When you're on a survivalist adventure that involves sliding across a ravine on a wire and boiling maggots for food, you can't really hold anything back.

Podcast pick of the week: 'Room Where It's Happening'

usatoday.com — Looking for something new to listen to while you drive to work/go for a walk/wash the dishes? We're here for you. In our new weekly series, we're highlighting a podcast, audio personality or specific story worth hearing. Can't stop talking about musical 'Hamilton'? Neither can the hosts and guests on 'The Room Where It's Happening.'

Adoring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski give us #CoupleGoals

usatoday.com — Red carpets are chaotic, with plenty of loud photographers and flashing lights. But actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski still manage to look in love amid all the noise. Two months after welcoming Baby No. 2, the couple glowed Tuesday on their way to a New York screening of The Hollars, a dramedy that Krasinski directed and stars in, out Aug.

Jonah Hill: Hollywood's best bromantic lead

usatoday.com — Jonah Hill has found his niche playing the best bro to a trim, white male lead, so much so that Hollywood's casting call for "supporting best friend" should probably read "a Jonah Hill type." Jonah Hill nails the "bromantic lead" role. (Photo: Universal, Sony, Columbia, Paramount, Warner Bros.)
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Aug 24, 2016

Whenever I hobble up steps w/ my sprained ankle, I like to land like Kerri Strug.  https://giphy.com/gifs/team-gold-podium-6FpmE5hKyiAN2  So far, no one has appreciated it.

Aug 18, 2016

@earwolf @usatodaylife great! Please send to cmallenbau@usatoday.com if you haven't already

Aug 18, 2016

@earwolf Hi! I'm interested in highlighting The Room Where It's Happening on @usatodaylife. Is there art from the show we could use? Thx!

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