Baseball great Willie Mays, 16 others, receive honors from Obama

Yogi Berra, Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman, and among 14 others were given the highest U.S. civilian honor.


‘Full house’ star John Stamos sentenced to probation in DUI case

Stamos, 52, was also ordered by Los Angeles County Superior Court to complete a three-month alcohol abuse program.


Brighter, shorter ‘Sesame Street’ coming to HBO

A new Latina character, different sets, shorter episodes, and an updated theme song are coming to "Sesame Street" at its new home on HBO in January.


Bindi Irwin wins ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The actress daughter of late wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin was crowned the winner of the reality show.


Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.


The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …

Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.


Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year

The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.


‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival

Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.


FanDuel NFL entries have fallen sharply after New York shutdown

Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.


After a gory death, ‘Game of Thrones’ revives Jon Snow

HBO's medieval saga "Game of Thrones" is known for serving up graphic deaths of its lead characters, but when fan favorite Jon Snow was killed off, avid followers speculated every theory and sighting that would bring back their heroic soldier.

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 24

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.


Win a date with Chris Hemsworth

"The Thor" star is encouraging fans to donate at least $5 to his fundraising drive for the Australian Childhood Foundation to be entered into the ballot.


‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ debuts to franchise-low $101 million

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" dominated the weekend box office. The final film in the science-fiction franchise debuted to $101 million, but even that massive figure wasn't as big a sendoff for Katniss Everdeen and her fellow revolutionaries as some had predicted.


HOLIDAY TV: What to watch this week

From classic specials to movies and competitions, this week is packed with programs to get you in the holiday spirit.


Today in entertainment history: Nov. 23

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.


WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s epic Janet Jackson lip sync performance

"The Night Before" star nailed his performance of the 1989 hit "Rhythm Nation" - right down to the lip gloss and dance moves.


Security stepped up at WWE match amid ISIS threat

The FBI is investigating after online activists claimed members of Islamic State were planning to target the WWE Survivor Series event in Atlanta.


Mark Hamill will pay big time for spilling ‘Star Wars’ secrets

Luke Skywalker faces a financial penalty if he gives away the plot to the new "Star Wars" movie prior to its release.


Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s wedding weekend is here

The "Modern Family" star plans to tie the knot with the "Magic Mike" hunk this weekend.

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