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Comedian Michelle Wolf made a splash at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Comedian Michelle Wolf made a splash at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)

If you did anything other than watch cable news or read the internet over the weekend, this Monday likely greeted you with a single, overriding question: Who is Michelle Wolf, and why is everyone yelling at her?

First off, good for you for leaving the house this weekend. It feels like spring has finally sprung, doesn’t it? Almost as if you could throw off the chains of early 2018 and be free of the roiling toxicity of any and all things having to do with Washington, D.C.

Sorry. You’re obviously not getting off that easy, since you’re here trying to figure out who Michelle Wolf is.

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Harrison Snyder, a juror in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, said Monday there was one thing that stood out to him in his decision to vote for a guilty verdict. 

“It was his deposition, really,” Snyder said on “Good Morning America.” “Mr. Cosby admitted to giving these Quaaludes to women — young women — in order to have sex with them.”

The comic was convicted Thursday in Philadelphia on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. It was the second trial on the charges after the first one ended last year in a mistrial. 

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Adrienne Houghton, left, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai win for entertainment talk show host for "The Real."
Adrienne Houghton, left, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai win for entertainment talk show host for "The Real." (Richard Shotwell / Associated Press)

These women are “The Real” deal. 

Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley took home the award for entertainment talk host for “The Real” at the Daytime Emmy Awards held in Pasadena on Sunday night.

It’s the first Emmy win for the series, which launched into national syndication in 2014. 

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(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

For 10 years, I fought against being a star because of all the paperwork it would entail. And I was right. There is a terrible lot of paperwork.

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(Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)

There's a kind of liberty when you let go of your vanity and pay attention to your character. I want whatever I do for the rest of my life to be excellent or not to be done at all. By excellent, I mean it has to be really honest.

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Rachel Maddow, left, Andrea Mitchell and Mika Brzezinski are standing by Tom Brokaw.
Rachel Maddow, left, Andrea Mitchell and Mika Brzezinski are standing by Tom Brokaw. (MSNBC)

Several prominent MSNBC news personalities have spoken out in support of veteran NBC newsman Tom Brokaw, just days after he was accused of sexual harassment.

Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell were among the more than 60 women who signed a letter released Friday night stating that Brokaw “has treated each of us with fairness and respect.” 

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of “Morning Joe,” tweeted her agreement with the letter after its publication.

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Kanye West continues his busy week, with a surprise baby shower for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and new music, to boot.
Kanye West continues his busy week, with a surprise baby shower for Chrissy Teigen and John Legend and new music, to boot. (Evan Agostini / Invision/Associated Press)

Today’s edition of “As Kanye West Turns” features an unlikely combination: new babies, new beats and an old plastic surgeon.

West and John Legend’s friendship was in the spotlight this week after the Chicago rapper publicized private texts between the two in which Legend urged West to reconsider the latter’s support for President Trump. 

The friends seemed to work things out with love, with wives Kim Kardashian West and Chrissy Teigen joking about their weekend dinner plans in the aftermath.

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(Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

I think there is this situation in my generation where we come into power because the culture has created the opportunities for that now, and we have had, perhaps, the education. But as little girls, not all of us were raised from birth knowing that we would step into those positions. So there is an untapped ability to assume power, and when you are thrown into that position, you have to discover it.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sci-fi’s savior

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Sid and Marty Krofft's creations surround them.
Sid and Marty Krofft's creations surround them. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

The 45th Daytime Emmy Awards will bestow lifetime achievement honors on two pairs of entertainment mainstays in "Days of Our Lives" actors Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, and children's television producers Sid and Marty Krofft.

The Krofft brothers will be celebrated at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which takes place on Friday, April 27th, while the Hayes will be celebrated on Sunday at the 45th Daytime Emmy Awards. Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes, who play Doug Williams and Julie Olson Williams on "Days of Our Lives," have been married in real life since 1974. Susan originated her character in 1968, while Bill came aboard in 1970. They were an early entertainment power couple, appearing together on the Jan. 12, 1976 cover of Time magazine — the only time daytime actors have appeared on the cover.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. And sometimes a thousand laughs. 

Celebrities dug into their archives to jump on the #oldheadshotday trend starting Thursday, sharing fun throwback photos from early in their careers. 

On Instagram, Reese Witherspoon shared a snapshot of herself frozen in time as a 12-year-old with a top ponytail, cut-off jean overalls and parasol.