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New Year's Eve in Times Square: Watch the festivities

Thousands of revelers gather in Times Square to

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Follow the New Year's Eve festivities in Times Square live. The fifth annual webcast is commercial-free and will last until about 12:15 a.m. (App users, click here to watch.)


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Deana Carter glad Walmart, and tackling Taylor Swift, not on resume

Singer Deana Carter arrives at the 54th Annual

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“Mom, did you get fired?”

That’s the question Deana Carter’s 9-year-old son, Gray, asked at one point during her long hiatus from the stage.

And while country singers don’t get “fired,” per se, Gray wasn’t the only person wondering where Carter was. Female singers promoting everything from twang (Miranda Lambert) to tween (Taylor Swift) have emerged on country airwaves since Carter’s...

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Stevie Nicks officiates at wedding of Vanessa Carlton, John McCauley

"Married! Thank you to the Honorable Reverend Stevie

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What's better than marrying the love of your life in a beautiful sunset ceremony? Having Stevie Nicks officiate, of course.

"A Thousand Miles" singer Vanessa Carlton and Deer Tick frontman John McCauley were the lucky couple on Friday, and they couldn't wait to share photos of their special day with fans, including those of the "Fleetwood Mac" singer carrying out her...

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Kim Kardashian gets unique handbag as Christmas gift from Kanye West

Kim Kardashian received this questionable Christmas gift from

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What to give the reality star who has everything?

Apparently Kanye West thought a hand-painted Birkin bag was just the thing. He presented his love with a massive tan-leather Hermes bag (a basic style retails for about $16,000) that boasts an original painting by famous artist George Condo, whose work has reportedly sold for $1 million-plus. We're only guessing that the three nude female figures...

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Keanu Reeves films 'John Wick' at Republic Airport in Farmingdale

Actor Keanu Reeves at Republic Airport in Farmingdale,

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Keanu Reeves has landed on Long Island.

The action star was spotted Saturday filming scenes for thriller "John Wick"  at Farmingdale's Republic Airport.

Reeves plays a former hit man seeking revenge on the man who killed his dog in the film, which also stars Bridget Moynahan and Willem Dafoe.

He was caught on camera with cuts and bruises and handling a large gun...

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Beyonce wows Walmart shoppers with generous holiday surprise

Beyonce surprised Walmart shoppers with a special Christmas

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Mrs. Carter? Try Mrs. Claus.

Beyoncé shocked holiday shoppers in Tewksbury, Mass. Friday evening when she not-so-casually stopped by the local Walmart to pick up a copy of her latest album, "Beyoncé," which hit stores that day after an exclusive overnight release on iTunes a week prior.

While she was there, Bey also picked out some toys for her 23-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy, ...

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10 most annoying songs of 2013

Katy Perry in her music video for "Roar."

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The life cycle of an extremely catchy and popular song goes something like this: It debuts, usually on the radio. You hear it for the first time (again, usually on the radio). You bob your head, maybe do a little dance. The lyrics commit themselves to your memory. You sing along. And sometimes, before you know it, that song is stuck in your head for all of eternity and just. won't. leave. (It doesn't...

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Lou Reed honored by Paul Simon, Patti Smith, more at Apollo Theater memorial

Lou Reed performs at the Lollapalooza music festival

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Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Patti Smith and more friends and family of the late Velvet Underground front man, Lou Reed, paid tribute to him Monday night at Harlem's Apollo Theater, the New York Post reports.

Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson, organized the invite-only memorial with the help of Reed's management, and though she asked that there be no crying, tears still fell. The musicians in the...

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Khloe Kardashian files for divorce from Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian arrive at the

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Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom Friday, according to reports on TMZ.com and E! Online.

In court documents, Kardashian cites irreconcilable differences, TMZ reports.

The "Khloe and Lamar" stars have garnered much ink in recent months, from endless speculation about troubles in their marriage to Odom's substance abuse.

Monday, NBA free agent Odom pleaded...

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'Masters of Sex': 13 things you didn't know

Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters and Lizzy

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Friday we chatted with Thomas Maier, whose "Masters of Sex" book has been translated into a hit (and Golden Globe-nominated) Showtime series. Maier, an investigative reporter and 30-years-and-counting Newsday employee, released "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love," in 2009 and is a show producer.


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