Book Giveaway: Win a copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff.

Five lucky readers will win a signed copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting by pregnancy guru Heidi Murkoff.  The deadline for entering is Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. This contest is now closed.

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Win an advance CD by Quincy Jones’ newest protégé, Emily Bear.

Jones with 11-year-old pianist and composer Emily Bear.

Record producer, arranger, composer, musician and humanitarian Quincy Jones’ newest protégé is 11-year-old Emily Bear.  The young pianist and composer has wowed audiences at the Hollywood Bowl, UNICEF Ball and White House, just to name a few.  Enter below for … Continue reading

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USA Weekend’s Cookbook Giveaway: Nigella Lawson’s Nigellissima

"Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes" by NIGELLA LAWSON

The deadline for entering is March 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. This contest is now closed.

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USA Weekend’s Cookbook Giveaway: Shauna Sever’s Pure Vanilla

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The deadline for entering is March 6, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. This contest is now closed.    

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Q: Can you tell me more about Meagan Good?

Good is on the case in Deception.

Karlene Stephens, Bronx, N.Y. The 31-year-old Los Angeles native is enjoying a stint as a TV sleuth on the new NBC drama Deception, which stars Good as a detective fleshing out the mystery of her best friend’s death — and … Continue reading

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Q: What is Keith Olbermann doing these days? He is like a breath of fresh air.

Keith Olbermann

Arline Flora, Reno The opinionated journalist, 54, hasn’t been on TV much lately, at least regularly —a year ago, the former ESPN Sports Center anchor and host of MSBNC’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann was canned from his gig as chief … Continue reading

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Q: Will The Client List be returning with Jennifer Love Hewitt?

Variety's 4th Annual Power Of Women Event Presented By Lifetime

Eve Hauser, Sun City West,Ariz. You bet! The new season of the Lifetime show begins next Sunday. Hewitt stars as Riley Parks, a mother who, after being put in financial straits when her husband leaves, gets a job at a … Continue reading

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Birthday Buzz (Mar 3 – Mar 9)

3.3 Jessica Biel 31 Julie Bowen 42 3.4 Patricia Heaton 55 Catherine O’Hara 59 3.5 Eva Mendes 39 Penn Jillette 58 3.6 Shaquille O’Neal 41 Connie Britton 46 RobReiner 66 3.7 Jenna Fischer 39 Rachel Weisz 43 3.8 James Van … Continue reading

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Who’s Hot in Hollywood: Dee Snider and Keri Russell

Snider adds a twist to
Celebrity Apprentice.

Dee Snider says All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (premiering Sunday) is “more Survivor than Jersey Shore.” So why two rounds in Donald Trump’s boardroom for the Twisted Sister singer? “People have a snapshot in their brain of every celebrity. It’s what they … Continue reading

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USA Weekend’s Cookbook Giveaway: Tim Federle’s Tequila Mockingbird.

Tequila Mockingbird - Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle

The deadline for entering is Feb. 27, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. This contest is now closed.

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Who’s Hot in Hollywood

Hall goes femme fatale
for Parade’s End.

Rebecca Hall, 30, goes bad for the HBO miniseries Parade’s End, beginning Tuesday. “Graham Greene describes my character, Sylvia, as surely the most possessed evil character in the modern novel,” Hall says. “Even if I spent a lifetime playing villainous … Continue reading

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Q: Who is the stunning woman in the Dewar’s Scotch whisky commercials?

Claire Forlani

Ken Sayre, Bloomville, Ohio Though you might not know it from her American roles in movies such as Mallrats and The Rock — or the Scottish accent she sports while sipping whisky in TV ads — Claire Forlani, 40, actually … Continue reading

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Q: Whatever happened to The Jeff Probst Show?

Jeff Probst

Sharon Sathern, Grayslake, Ill. His show is still airing in syndication, although that’s just one project on his busy schedule. Probst, 51, who is in his 26th season hosting the CBS reality show Survivor, added author to his résumé with … Continue reading

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Birthday Buzz (Feb 24 – Mar 2)

2.24 Billy Zane 47 Barry Bostwick 68 2.25 Rashida Jones 37 Sean Astin 42 2.26 Teresa Palmer 27 2.27 Kate Mara 30 Josh Groban 32 Adam Baldwin 51 2.28 John Turturro 56 3.1 Justin Bieber 19 Jensen Ackles 35 Jack … Continue reading

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Q: Are Body of Proof with Dana Delany and Harry’s Law with Kathy Bates going to come back?

Back for third season:
Dana Delany in Body
of Proof

Dottie Palmquist, Sun City, Ariz. Harry’s Law is definitely canceled, but Body of Proof just came back this past week for its third season. Nicholas Bishop’s character, Peter Dunlop, was killed off, but Delany returns as medical examiner Megan Hunt. … Continue reading

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USA Weekend’s Cookbook Giveaway: Clifford A.Wright’s One-Pot Wonders.

The deadline for entering is Feb. 20, 2013 at 5 p.m. ET. This contest is now closed.

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Q: The beautiful lady who plays Ziva on NCIS wears a Jewish star. Is she really Jewish?

Cote de Pablo

Robert Fields, Northridge, Calif. Good eye! Cote de Pablo’s Ziva David is Jewish on the popular CBS drama. A former liaison officer with the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, Ziva now works as a special agent with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) … Continue reading

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Q: Was Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men ever a member of the band Tears for Fears?

Jon Cryer

George Mills, Washington Court House, Ohio Nope, although you are not the only person who thinks the TV star looks like Tears for Fears singer Roland Orzabal— especially when Orzabal and Cryer both had some big hair in the 1980s. … Continue reading

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Birthday Buzz (Feb 17 – Feb 23)

2.17 Joseph Gordon-Levitt 32 Hal Holbrook 88 2.18 Molly Ringwald 45 John Travolta 59 2.19 Benicio Del Toro 46 Jeff Daniels 58 2.20 Rihanna 25 Sidney Poitier 86 2.21 Ellen Page 26 Jennifer Love Hewitt 34 Kelsey Grammer 58 2.22 … Continue reading

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Q: Who is the woman singing in the train on the Heineken beer commercial?

Gin Wigmore

Dave Walker, North Dartmouth, Mass. That’s New Zealand singer/songwriter Gin Wigmore, 26, who sings her hit song Man Like That. She appears with James Bond himself, Skyfall’s Daniel Craig, in the 007-inspired Heineken ad. (While you’d expect somebody named “Gin” … Continue reading

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