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Inspiration for ‘Harry Potter’ nemesis revealed

J.K. Rowling says the much-hated character Dolores Umbridge is based on a teacher to whom she took an instant dislike.

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Spooky songs for the perfect Halloween playlist

These songs are scary good!

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Pee-wee Herman headed back to big screen

Actor Paul Reubens is set to reprise his role as suited man-boy Pee-wee Herman in a new movie.

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PHOTOS: 20 celebrities who dress like Halloween all year

Some celebrities dress like every day is one big costume party.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

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PHOTOS: 31 adorable pets in Halloween costumes

This Halloween is going to the dogs... and cats, ferrets, and bunnies.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Cook wrote a column published on Thursday and said he hopes that his declaration can help others.

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The best #ChevyGuy tweets from the World Series

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was awarded a new truck with "technology and stuff" by a very nervous Chevy employee and Twitter took notice.

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WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.

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Mary-Kate Olsen is a married woman

The former "Full House" star has reportedly married her longtime boyfriend.

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Katt Williams, rap mogul Suge Knight arrested in robbery case

The pair were arrested on suspicion of stealing a camera from a photographer last month.

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Amazon reveals top toy list

Halloween isn't over yet, but who are we kidding? Retailers have already put candy on clearance to make way for trees and tinsel.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 30

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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John Ritter’s son channels his dad in new sitcom

The beloved "Three's Company" star died in 2003 when son Tyler was just 18. Now he is following in his father's footsteps.

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Regulators to vote on treating Internet TV like cable

Internet TV could soon have the same access to programming as cable providers, which could shake up competition.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 29

A look at the entertainment headlines that went down in history.

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YouTube explores paid video service

The popular online video service owned by Google is planning to offer a paid, ad-free version.

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Amanda Bynes to remain hospitalized for a month

The troubled actress is "not fit for release" and will spend another 30 days in treatment.

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MOVIES: 31 kid-friendly scares for Halloween

These Halloween favorites are sure to put you in the perfect spooky (not-so) scary mood for the holiday.

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Consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years.

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MLB: Who’s staying, who’s going

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Major League Baseball teams are making roster moves.

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A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Oct. 31.

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28-year-old man charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI in connection with Thursday incident