The HGTV stars are experiencing a wave of popularity like no others. “Sometimes I wonder, ‘Why us,’ ” says Chip. “What was it that we did that was interesting and unique. The fact that people watch our show, buy our products and come to Waco to visit our store. It’s still sometimes a bit like a dream.”
When girl power collides with box office power! The feel-good film earned more than $100 million its first weekend, a record for a movie directed by a female — Patty Jenkins. “I think Wonder Woman has thrived for 75 years because she is filled with greatness and strength but also love, beauty, kindness and truth,” says Jenkins. “She is purely good and deeply lovable.”
MELISSA MCCARTHY AS SEAN SPICER & ALEC BALDWIN AS DONALD TRUMP
Their impressions helped raise SNL’s ratings bigly. McCarthy credited the prosthetics for getting into character. “You mess with your ears, and it really changes the shape of your head,” she told Ellen DeGeneres. To inhabit Trump, Baldwin told Stephen Colbert, “left eyebrow up. Right eyebrow down. Shove your face like you’re trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car.”
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COKE'S PATRIOTIC BOTTLES & CANS
For every patriotic or USO logo bottle sold on ShareaCoke.com, The Coca-Cola Company will donate $1 to the USO.
Initially installed for one month facing the Wall Street Charging Bull statue, the bronze figure by Kristen Visbal has been granted a yearlong extension. There’s been push-back by the sculptor of the bull — and brief harassment from a peeing dog statue. Still, she persists.
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THE GOLDEN GIRLS CAFÉ
The upper Manhattan eatery pays homage to Rue McClanahan with wall-to-wall memorabilia and personal effects — including her 1987 Emmy — and her ashes, cemented under a star-of-fame in the entryway. Try Sophia’s 16-hour lasagna al forno.
The webcam at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, registered more than 232 million live views. You can still check out April, her mate, Oliver, and their calf Tajiri at aprilthegiraffe.com.
The nonprofit institution has saved thousands of children, including Jimmy Kimmel’s baby Billy, born on April 21 with congenital heart disease. Kimmel used the platform of his late-night show to praise CHLA and to advocate for health care for all children, regardless of financial need or preexisting conditions.
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A big serving of stress relief, complete with a kitty halftime show and bunny cheerleaders. It airs right before the Super Bowl.
From coast to coast and everywhere in between, we have the best: Whether it’s cake or yeasted, glazed or bacon-topped, there’s a flavor made just for you. Try Federal Donuts in Philadelphia, Glazed and Infused in Chicago, Shipley Do-Nuts in Houston or Astro Doughnuts in D.C. if you have a hankering.
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The cohost of Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered has her own list of what makes America great: “Freedom, the men and women who serve in the military, country music, Kentucky bourbon, the Grand Canyon, blackjack in Las Vegas and barbecue.”
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Google cofounder Larry Page’s electric vehicle operates over water and promises to be available by the end of the year.
The host of StarTalk on National Geographic fell in love with astrophysics at age 9 and has learned how to ignite a passion in the public. “With the issues that we have before us like climate and energy, science literacy is urgent,” he says. “I try to always connect science to elements of pop culture that I know people care about.”
JFK's grandson weighs in on his country. "I love that America represents a beacon of hope and opportunity in a world of uncertainty. I love that I am free to say that I don’t love the new trajectory of American leadership. I am horrified by our government’s proposed immigration ban, I’m embarrassed that the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and I’m frustrated that our government is attempting to take away health care for millions," he writes for PEOPLE. "I love how many Americans are speaking out against these developments that are antithetical to the values that have made America the greatest nation on earth."
Celebrating Independence Day with a bang since 1777.
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MARTHA STEWART & SNOOP DOGG
America’s odd couple first bonded during a Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber in 2015. “It was like, ‘We’ve got to get back together again,’ ” says Snoop, 45. Their show Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party began last year on VH1. When it comes to cooking, Stewart, 75, says, “His fried chicken was very good, not as good as mine.” But Snoop gets his just dessert. “She makes the better cakes,” he says, “but brownies? That’s my land right there, man.”
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Standing up for women, science and more to exercise our rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
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Once upon a time, an American TV star fell in love with a handsome prince. Before she knew it, Markle, 35, was jetting to London for cozy stays at Kensington Palace — while a smitten Prince Harry, 32, was secretly flying thousands of miles just so they could spend a weekend together in her Toronto home base. Not since Grace Kelly has an American captured the heart of a true prince — and this time Markle is flipping the royal script. Proudly ambitious and independent, she is no fairy-tale princess. She’s better.
Opened in May, it’s a whole new world. "It's really pretty magical," Avatar director James Cameron told PEOPLE. "It’s wildly exceeded my expectations for what was possible in the physical world, from floating mountains to all the exotic plant life faithfully reproduced and of course getting to fly on a banshee."
Karlie Kloss, 24, is a supermodel on a mission. Since starting her nonprofit Kode with Klossy in 2015, she has provided 300 career scholarships and hosted nearly 400 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 at two-week intensive coding camps. “This summer we are expanding to 15 camps in 10 cities,” says Kloss. “Our goal is not just to teach code,” she says. “We want to instill confidence and a belief that you can take on any challenge.”
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The former Project Runway winner recognizes the importance of dressing women of all shapes and sizes. "My goal is to hopefully change people’s perceptions of what’s beautiful and what women should wear," he says. "I don’t go after the young, new It Girl. They’re fabulous, but what’s exciting to me is seeing someone different on the carpet looking amazing, like Danielle Brooks, whom I love so much."
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BUSY PHILIPPS' INSTAGRAM STORIES
Surviving a creepy Uber ride and other must-see slices of celeb life, straight from the actress's mouth.