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If you're dreaming of a white Christmas -- much like the one Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen used to know at the Columbia Inn in Pine Tree, Vermont -- the humbug of the matter is: Neither the inn nor the town exist.

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Review: 'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' a treat for fansupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 10:35:00

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Then you're in for a rude awakening.

CNNMoney: Formula 1 heiress buys Spelling mansion for $85 millionupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 17:43:00

One of the most expensive homes of all time, the 56,500-square foot Spelling Manor, sold for a very steep discount Thursday -- $85 million -- or 43% off the original asking price.

'Columbo' star Peter Falk dies at 83updated: Fri Jun 24 2011 17:37:00

Actor Peter Falk, who rose to fame on a rumpled raincoat and a shambling manner as the TV detective Lt. Columbo, has died at 83. Jason Segel & Jack Black Rock Out with New 'Little Drummer Boy'updated: Tue Dec 07 2010 16:50:00

The Gulliver's Travels actor reinterpret a holiday classic, with proceeds going to charity

Songs show we all need a little Christmasupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 15:31:00

What is it about Christmas music that enters our very souls, calms us and even gets us to do things that are right for humanity? This music even has the ability to make us like our old Aunt Emily. If there were a marketing campaign for Christmas, it would be the most successful campaign ever devised.

Original guitar heroupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 08:37:00

Les Paul's innovations of the electric guitar and studio technology made him beloved among musicians.

Guitar, studio wizard Les Paul dies at 94updated: Fri Aug 14 2009 08:37:00

Les Paul, whose innovations with the electric guitar and studio technology made him one of the most important figures in recorded music, has died, according to a statement from his publicists. Paul was 94.

Top 10 celebrity golfersupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 09:43:00

Play is underway at the AT&T National tournament in Maryland, USA, hosted by Tiger Woods.

Moviefone: Stepbrothersupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:31:00

In this weeks Moviefone Unscripted, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly answer e-mails about their new movie. Jack Klugman Gets Married – at 85updated: Fri Feb 08 2008 13:07:00

Jack Klugman has tied the knot, at the ripe old age of 85. FIRST LISTEN: Kat McPhee Is a 'Faithful' Kind of Galupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 18:02:00

The holiday party season is in full swing, which may cause many PEOPLE readers to rethink their old iTunes holiday playlist (David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing "Little Drummer Boy"... again?). Never fear, we have an early sneak peek from Katharine McPhee, whose latest single is the holiday classic "O Come All Ye Faithful." For those of you yearning to hear McPhee's sultry tones on a ballad (remember her show-stopping rendition of "Over The Rainbow" on American Idol?), click below for a sample of the song, which drops Tuesday on iTunes' Holiday Page. McPhee will appear on TNT's Christmas in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13 (8 p.m. ET).– Monica Rizzo

Saved by backyard poolupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 20:02:00

CNN's Reggie Aqui reports on a California couple who jumped into their pool to escape as a wildfire burned their home. Phil's Message From Pebble updated: Tue Feb 13 2007 11:49:00

Hey, Tiger. It's Phil. You're not using caller ID, are you? Joking, joking. I'll bet you're in the Jacuz after a long hard day on the slopes. Been there, man. Enjoy! I don't know if you check your messages, but I'll leave you a short one, just in case. Hot and Notupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 13:25:00

1. Tadd Fujikawa Wasn't it refreshing to see a teenage golf prodigy actually having fun?

The insider's guide to Christmas musicupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 13:04:00

Bells, choirs, snow machines, children swaying, improbable, disastrous duets... Christmas music has a lot to answer for.

Christmas in numbersupdated: Mon Dec 18 2006 10:11:00

A numerical guide to the festive season around the world.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 14:14:00

Tom Cruise led a poll of movie exhibitors aimed at determining the top 10 moneymaking stars of 2005.

EW Role Call: Rappers in moviesupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 15:26:00

Maybe it's the facility with language, or the practice at telling tall tales. One way or another, a career as a rapper sure seems to prepare MCs for starring roles in movies that earn big box office bucks and-quite often-raves from critics.

FSB: Tech on the Tracksupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00

Most people who own model trains take them out for a few weeks this time of year and pack them away for the other 11 months. Not Ron Varnell. The owner of South Bay Casino Rentals in Torrance, Cali...

Holiday cheer in black and white updated: Mon Nov 22 2004 09:55:00

'Tis the season for holiday movies. While many people consider the sentimental programming that appears on American televisions after Thanksgiving to be one of the worst manifestations of holiday cheer -- I welcome it.

FSB: Februaryupdated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

--Feb. 3-9: AT&T Pebble beach national pro am When Bing Crosby wasn't crooning, he loved to play golf. He started this tournament back in 1937, and it's now an official PGA tour event, pairing amat...


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Bob Weir, 48, former guitarist for the Grateful Dead, is up for membership in that California bastion of the establishment, the Bohemian Club. Yes, you heard it right: Two antipodes are about to al...

Money Magazine: FORTY YEARS AFTER ISSUE, 45S ARE "GOING GOLD" WITH COLLECTORSupdated: Wed May 01 1996 00:01:00

THEY'RE ABOUT THE SIZE OF TODAY'S CDS BUT HOLD less than a tenth as many songs (one per side) and have a fraction of the sound clarity. Still, 45-rpm records are proving to be sweet music to nostal...

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