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Julie Brown Brings "Homecoming" Show to SF Sketchfest

Social media is all a flutter this week since “Weird Al” Yankovic announced a world tour, but you can see the queen of ’80s comedy music Saturday night as part of SF Sketchfest. »

Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the... »

James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"

James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"

James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical... »

Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral

Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral

Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland, gave... »

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700 Bricks, 180 Pounds of Flour: Giant Gingerbread House Can Fit People

Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.... »

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#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters

It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped. »

J.K. Rowling Releasing 12 New "Harry Potter" Surprises

J.K. Rowling Releasing 12 New "Harry Potter" Surprises

The "Harry Potter" author will publish "brand-new" writing from the world of Hogwarts beginning Dec. 12. »

Mom Gives Birth to 13-Pound Baby

Mom Gives Birth to 13-Pound Baby

A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl that tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds. »

Jewelry Retailer Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors

Jewelry Retailer Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors

The popular direct-sales jewelry retailer Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors this month. “We are so proud of building Lia Sophia over the past 28 years into an outstanding company that has... »

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner will light the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol's West Front Lawn at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday. »

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