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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen make first TV appearance in years on 'Ellen'

Mary-Kate, left, and Ashley Olsen talk on "Ellen"

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Leave it to Ellen DeGeneres.

The host somehow managed to coerce child-stars-turned-fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen out of hiding and onto her set for Friday's "Ellen" show.

Just how did she get them to make their first TV appearance in more than five years? No one knows. (Actually we kind of know: The twins, 27, were there to promote their new Nirvana fragrances, which recently...

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Debbie Gibson reveals battle with Lyme disease

Debbie Gibson attends the "Celebrity Apprentice" live finale

(Credit: Getty Images / Brad Barket)

Debbie Gibson has opened up about her struggle with Lyme disease after coming under fire for her new, super-skinny appearance.

The singer, who grew up in Merrick, faced harsh criticism about her weight when she posted photos from recent sold-out performances in Chile.

In response to the comments, which Gibson called "mean and ignorant," the 43-year-old posted a lengthy explanation on...

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'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works, report says

Robin Williams as Euphegenia Doubtfire in 1993's "Mrs.

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After years of first drafts and false starts, a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams hit "Mrs. Doubtfire" is reportedly in the works.

Fox 2000 is developing the project, which would reunite Williams with director Chris Columbus, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The script is by David Berenbaum, who wrote the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy "Elf."

"Mrs. Doubtfire" starred Williams as a divorced...

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Ed Sheeran debuts new song about mystery ex on 'SNL'

Ed Sheeran at the Grammy nominations concert live

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Last night Ed Sheeran hit the stage on "Saturday Night Live," and his performance has everybody talking.

The British singer-songwriter performed his upbeat new single "Sing" and also debuted a biting new track, "Don't," which tells the story of a former fling that ended badly (to say the least).

"I was seeing someone for a bit of time, and then they ended up physically involved with...

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Bryan Cranston channels Walter White for teen's 'promposal'

Bryan Cranston arrives at the 71st Golden Globe

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Attention "Breaking Bad" fans: Walter White is back. Well, sort of.

Bryan Cranston, who is currently starring in the Broadway play "All the Way," recently channeled the infamous character to help a fan who was looking to land the perfect prom date.

High school student Stefan Montana caught up with the actor outside the show and asked whether Cranston would film a quick video to ask his...

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Nick Frost, in 'Cuban Fury,' embraces his girth with comedy and confidence

Nick Frost in "Cuban Fury."

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In movie jargon, the villain is called the "heavy." These days, however, that term applies more and more to the hero.

"Cuban Fury," released Friday, stars Nick Frost as an overweight man whose secret passion is salsa-dancing. Its comedic potential comes built-in thanks to Frost, a British actor who stands five-foot-seven-inches and weighs what looks like 250 pounds or more. If the film sounds...

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'Lindsay' recap: Lohan's retail therapy highlights potential addiction to stuff

Lindsay Lohan attends Z100's Jingle Ball Friday, Dec.

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Lindsay Lohan has a problem. And it's not one the tabloids have grabbed onto in the past.

I'm no doctor, but a quick schooling via five episodes of "Lindsay" leaves a pretty clear sense that she's a shopaholic.

Early in Sunday's episode, Lohan sells clothing at a consignment store. And then she starts looking around, oh-my-god-ing about an Alaia black trench, getting giddy over a Saint...

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Must-see movies for 2014: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and more

A scene from the trailer for Marvel's "Guardians

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Legos, wormholes, new superheroes and old musicals are on the movie schedule for 2014, which so far looks like a fairly entertaining grabbag. Sequels run the gamut from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to "Dumb and Dumber To," while a genre that seemed long dead -- think robes and sandals -- is suddenly very much alive. And speaking of throwbacks, 2014 may mark the first time in years that...

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WWE's greatest entrance themes square off on DVD

Professional wrestler Curtis 'Fandango' Hussey, left, and WWE

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Nothing tends to get wrestling fans riled up like a list ranking the greatest [insert just about anything wrestling related here] in history.

But, because few things are more subjective than music, WWE’s new DVD release, “Signature Sounds: The Music of The WWE DVD” provides a fun 70 minutes of entertainment and history, with relatively few reasons to throw something at your television.


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'Frozen' is the highest-grossing animated film of all time, report says

A 4-year-old girl named Ella loved the Disney

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The Disney film is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time, according to The Hollywood Reporter, having earned $1.072 billion worldwide.

That total surpasses the previous record-holder, Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story 3," which earned $1.063 billion worldwide.

"Frozen" broke the record over the weekend thanks partly to a good run in Japan, where it took in $50.5 million. It is the...

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