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  1. Jennifer Aniston, Oscar contender

    Celebrities

    A fledgling film distributor announced Monday that it will sneak a little indie film you've never heard of into theaters before the end of the year — and suddenly the show biz world was abuzz. Why? Because an under-the-wire release date is a traditional indicator that producers see a film as having awards …

    Jennifer Anniston in the upcoming movie Cake: This time, it’s not a story about a couple (or a dog).
  2. And now ... a book starring Amy Poehler!

    Celebrities

    When did you fall in love with Amy Poehler? Many regular women fell for her on the couch, watching her rapping while nine months pregnant on Saturday Night Live, or modeling female ambition on Parks and Recreation, or high-fiving bestie Tina Fey on stage at the Golden Globes. Mindy Kaling fell for her …

  3. Jan Hooks joins a sad roster of fallen 'SNL' alum (w/photo gallery)

    The Feed

    During its four decades, Saturday Night Live has been populated by nearly 150 cast members. A number of them left the NBC comedy show for even greater stardom. Others faded into obscurity.

    The original cast members of "Saturday Night Live" are from left :  Garrett Morris, Gilda Radner, Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin and John Belushi. In back are Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. [Associated Press]
  4. For 'Gone Girl,' Rosamund Pike is the it girl

    Pop Culture

    The publicist's plea was simple yet complicated: If you talk with Rosamund Pike, avoid spoilers about her character in Gone Girl.

    Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl.
  5. John Waters, the one and only

    Celebrities

    DEMETRIUS FREEMAN | Times

    Clementine Leger, 25, chats with John Waters on Saturday during the 25th annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at Tampa Theatre. The creator of the films Pink Flamingos, Hairspray and Cry-Baby performed his one-man show, This Filthy World: Filthier …

     Clementine Leger, 25, speaks with Film Director John Waters during his meet and greet at his 'This Filthy World: Filthier & Dirtier show during the 25th annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at the Tampa Theatre Saturday evening October 4, 2014. "The show was an amazing experience and worth the drive from Orlando," said Legar. Waters was also presented with a lifetime achievement award, for 50 years of queer cinema, including the seminal bad taste classics Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble.  Waters held a meet and greet with fans and a book signing after the show.
  6. Watch: Paula Abdul's breast exam video shows all the right moves

    Health

    Paula Abdul's new video has the usual bouncy beat, great choreography and is a little bit racy looking — until you hear the message it's trying to convey. And then all those hands-on gestures make sense.

    Paula Abdul on set with sister and breast cancer survivor Wendy Emkin at Quixote Studios on Sept. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles to launch the Avon Foundation's #CheckYourself for Breast Cancer campaign. [Avon Foundation for Women]
  7. Bungie's 'Destiny' delivers the addictive goods

    Pop Culture

    You may have noticed Geek Speak skipped a week's installment. Or maybe you didn't.

    Join other Guardians in a quest for better fashion.
  8. All hail: 'Lion King' is most popular entertainment ever (w/video)

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    NEW YORK — Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: The Lion King is the top ticket of all time.

    In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, a scene is shown during a performance of Disney's "The Lion King," in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush, FIle)
  9. Video: Miss America's red Solo cup routine sets off torrent of snark

    Pop Culture

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev performs during the talent portion of the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. Kazentsev was crowned Miss America 2015 during the event. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
  10. iPod Classic. Born 2001. Died 2014. R.I.P.

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    After Apple made a series of iPhone and Apple Watch announcements on Tuesday, people started noticing that one product was missing from the company's website: the iPod Classic.

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