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Miss 'Between Two Ferns'? Watch Funny or Die's new talk show parody

usatoday.com — Ben Schwartz, left, and Lauren Lapkus co-star in new, highly-produced parody morning series 'The Earliest Show.' (Photo: Courtesy The Earliest Show) With Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns only airing new episodes sporadically, where should you go to get your spoofy talk show fix? Presenting ...

This cat is better at Halloween than you are

13newsnow.com — Black cats are often seen as a scary symbol of Halloween. Then, there's Willow. While you scour Amazon Prime for last-minute costume accessories, the rescued feline has become a joyous mascot for the dress-up holiday, appearing in daily Instagram photos in with her puuuurfect costumes, and calling the lead-up to Oct.

'Pretty Little Liars' share teary farewell notes after shooting the finale

usatoday.com — 'Pretty Little Liars' stars Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario and Sasha Pieterse shared emotional goodbyes to their show on social media. (Photo: Noam Galai, WireImage) When you're the star of a series that became a social media sensation, it makes sense that you'd turn to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to say farewell to your cast mates, crew and fans.

Straight Up Hollywood: Morgan talks 'Walking Dead' villiainy, puppies; Swinton gets 'Strange'

usatoday.com — This week, we're talking blood, guts and word games. On our newest episode of Straight Up Hollywood, the podcast that brings you behind the velvet rope, we discuss that gory season opener of AMC's The Walking Dead, and the world premiere of superhero film Doctor Strange.

This cat is better at Halloween than you are

usatoday.com — Willow is great at Halloween, thanks to help from her mom (who you may be able to see in this photo), Natalie Turcotte. (Photo: Natalie Turcotte) Black cats are often seen as a scary symbol of Halloween.

Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner add dramatic flair to Justin Bieber's 'Baby'

usatoday.com — Remember Justin Bieber's 2010 hit Baby? You know, the catchy tune he sang with his flipped hair, and Ludacris? Well, supermodels/best friends Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner were asked to perform the song for W , the magazine which recently featured the two on the cover. "You guys, this is scary," Hadid says.

Felicity Jones is the 'female Tom Hanks' in Ron Howard's eyes

usatoday.com — Felicity Jones, right, stars with Tom Hanks in 'Inferno,' directed by Ron Howard. (Photo: Jonathan Prime, Jonathan Prime) Well, that's quite the compliment. While presenting an award to Inferno star Felicity Jones at the Elle Women in Hollywood event Monday night, director Ron Howard called the actress "a younger, female version of Tom Hanks."

Lupita Nyong'o remembers being a production intern who fetched chai teas

usatoday.com — Lupita Nyong'o told the room at the Four Seasons Monday night that her first big assignment in the film industry was designing a certificate of attendance. (Photo: Michael Kovac, Getty Images for ELLE) Before Lupita Nyong'o starred in Mira Nair's film Queen of Katwe, she was the director's intern.

#FriendshipGoals: Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart have 'Elle' Awards love fest

usatoday.com — Dakota Fanning presented an award to Kristen Stewart at the Elle Women in Hollywood event Monday night. (Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE) Note to self: If you're ever about to receive an award, get your best friend to present it to you.

Helen Mirren aims to be 'nastiest of all nasty women,' gives life advice at 'Elle's' Women in Hollywood event

usatoday.com — At the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night, honored actresses used a plethora of adjectives to describe themselves: "powerful," "complex," "funny," "passionate," "focused" and, of course, "nasty." Or, as Dame Helen Mirren put it when she accepted the Legend Award: "To make you proud that you chose to honor me tonight, I am going to be the nastiest of all nasty women."
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Oct 25, 2016

Kathy Bates at #ELLEWIH: always let the work speak for itself... It was being different that maybe actually opened the door for my career

Oct 25, 2016

Ben Affleck sweetly introduced @AnnaKendrick47 at #ELLEWIH. She told him, "You look like you're dressed for a 3-episode arc on New Girl" https://t.co/tnIo1DAezi

Oct 25, 2016

So cute: Aja Noami King was introduced by Regina King. They met at a different Elle event #ELLEWIH https://t.co/pqOW7UNNRw

Oct 25, 2016

.@Renner4Real introduce Amy Adams, saying they used to sing at an "old shitty karaoke bar in Hollywood" 18 yrs ago #ELLEWIH

Oct 25, 2016

Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart = bff❤️ #ELLEWIH. Dakota used an inside joke of theirs in a speech, & K-Stew flipped. https://t.co/NHznp4gD4i

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