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'Star Wars' Actor Who Played R2-D2 Dies at 81: Reports

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 10:53
The 3-foot-8 British actor began his showbiz career at age 16 and played R2-D2 in six of the "Star Wars" movies.

America's Friendliest (and Least Friendly) Cities to Visit?

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 05:55
Condé Nast Traveler has identified the top U.S. cities where you'll most likely hear a "Hi," "Hello," or "How's it goin'?"

'Star Wars' Diversity a Selling Point Abroad

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 02:00
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will be selling familiarity when it opens in the U.S., but it may translate better globally for what is fresh about it.

Thomas Gibson Fired From 'Criminal Minds'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:18
The dismissal comes days after Gibson allegedly got into an on-set altercation with a producer. Gibson has said he regretted it.

Conviction Against 'Making a Murderer' Nephew Overturned

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 14:04
A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, accused of helping his uncle kill Teresa Halbach.

Chilean Paulina García Premieres in U.S. Film 'Little Men'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 13:01
Chilean actress Paulina García had never met the director of her latest film before she arrived in the U.S. to work on the indie hit, "Little Men."

Actor Tory Devon Smith Is Getting Down With 'The Get Down'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 09:50
Actor Tory Devon Smith will have a recurring role on the new Netflix series, "The Get Down." He talks to NBC OUT about the show, as well has his future goals.

Daily Beast's Grindr Article Reinforces Need for LGBTQ Voices in News

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 09:00
The Daily Beast's misguided article about Olympians frequenting online dating apps, like gay male app Grindr, reinforces why we need LGBTQ voices in newsrooms.

5 Things to Know About Simone Manuel

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 07:49
Twenty-year-old Simone Manuel is the first African-American woman to medal in an individual swimming event.

Disney's Latina Princess a Hit: Elena of Avalor Renewed for 2nd Season

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 06:19
Disney announced the new animated series "Elena of Avalor" has made an "impact" and it has been renewed for a second season.

Eat Like a Champion! Cook Simone Manuel's Favorite Dish

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 05:21
Simone Manuel's mom gave us a recipe for the Cajun shrimp pasta dish that's a favorite of the medal-winner's.

'Godfather' Town's Government Axed Over Mafia Ties

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:34
Corleone — a town perched on a hilltop in the idyllic Sicilian countryside — will now be run directly by Italy's Interior Ministry.

Dewan Tatum Celebrates 'Step Up' With Adorable Pic

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 13:36
Dewan Tatum shared a sweet throwback pic of herself and her future hubby cuddling on the set of the movie, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

9 Adorable Signs For Back-To-School Pictures

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 12:28
This year, be the parent with the sign: Check out these nine downloadable options created by the artists at TODAY.

Leslie Jones Is in Rio, Has Already Hit the Beach

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 09:29
The SNL star joins NBC's Olympic coverage.

'Jurassic World' Bites Off Biggest Global Debut of All Time

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 08:18
"Jurassic World," the fourth film in the series, became the highest global opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 million in its first days in theaters.

Snapchat Responds to Backlash Against 'Yellowface' Snapchat Filter

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:47
On Tuesday, Snapchat released a photo filter that gave users small, slanted eyes and large buck teeth - traits of racist East Asian caricatures.

'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Actor Barry Jenner Dead at 75

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 07:21
Jenner's death from leukemia was confirmed by StarTrek.com and by the Los Angeles Police Reserve Foundation, where he served as a reserve officer.

Feeding Kids a Vegan Diet Could Mean Jail in Italy

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:17
If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail.

Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp Split After Year of Dating

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 21:01
A spokeswoman cited their careers and the distance between their homes as the reason for the breakup.

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