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News Legend Gwen Ifill Dead At 61 After Cancer Battle — Journalists & Celebs Mourn The Devastating Loss

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We just lost a journalism great.

On Monday, Gwen Ifill tragically lost her battle with cancer, and passed away at the age of 61. The iconic anchor died at a hospice in Washington, surrounded by loved ones.

Gwen took over Washington Week in Review in 1999, and officially became the first African-American woman to host a major political talk show on television.

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Over the course of her career, Ifill covered seven presidential campaigns. In 2013, she became the cohost for PBS' NewsHour. In addition to her television career, she also served as a national political reporter for The Washington Post and the White House correspondent for The New York Times.

NewsHour heartbreakingly announced their co-anchor's death. The show's executive producer, Sara Just, remembered her colleague, saying:

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VOTE: Which Celeb Do You Think Had The Best Halloween Costume??

| Filed under: Fashion SmashionHillary ClintonKaty PerryBette MidlerHalloweenGameJenna Dewan TatumPlay With Perez

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Celebrities went all out for Halloween this year!

Between Bette Midler as her classic Hocus Pocus character, Katy Perry as Hillary Clinton, Jenna Dewan-Tatum as the prettiest unicorn we've ever seen, and many more — we were so impressed by the creative costumes that came out to play!

So, we want YOU to decide which costume you think outdid the rest!

Swipe with your opinion on what some of Hollywood's biggest names wore on the spooky holiday (below)!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Which Witch From Pop Culture Should You Be For Halloween?!

| Filed under: Bette MidlerHalloweenMelissa Joan HartGIFsAmerican Horror StoryJessica LangePlay With Perez

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While zombies and ghosts may be all the rage in pop culture right now, witches will never go out of style!

From Bewitched way back in 1964 all the way to American Horror Story: Coven in 2013, witches have been casting spells on audiences on both the big and small screens for decades.

Which is precisely why they're such a popular Halloween costume each and every year!

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However, with so many bewitching witches to choose from… how are you ever supposed to know who's actually your spirit witch?!

Luckily for you, we've conjured a magical quiz that's sure to scare up an answer!

Ch-ch-check out this wickedly good quiz just in time for Halloween (below)!!!

[Image via Disney, FX, and ABC.]

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Bette Midler 'Can't Understand' Why Hocus Pocus Sequel Isn't Happening When The Cast Is Totally Down! Find Out Where They All Are Now!

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Over the past two decades, Hocus Pocus has become a Halloween classic for young and old — and no one is more aware of the film's long-lasting magic than Winifred Sanderson herself, Bette Midler.

Like the rest of us, the actress is still spellbound over the 1993 horror comedy, and doesn't quite understand why a sequel still hasn't happened! Speaking to Billboard, she said:

"You don't get to see women doing slapstick too much, and in the movie you can see that we're having a blast. For the life of me, I can't understand why there's not a sequel. All the shackles were off, as Donald Trump likes to say, and we were allowed to be as wild as we wanted to be. It was a perfect storm of fun."

The 70-year-old has made it clear she and costars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy would be down to reprise their witchy roles, but revealed the decision to make a sequel is ultimately up to Disney.

So apparently, we just have to keep on waiting for some virgin executive to light that Black Flame candle and bring our fave sisters back to life!

Until then, find out what the entire Hocus Pocus cast has been up to since the 1993 film hit theaters!

CLICK HERE to view "Hocus Pocus — Where Are They Now???"

CLICK HERE to view "Hocus Pocus — Where Are They Now???"

CLICK HERE to view "Hocus Pocus — Where Are They Now???"

CLICK HERE to view "Hocus Pocus — Where Are They Now???"

CLICK HERE to view "Hocus Pocus — Where Are They Now???"

[Image via Disney.]

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