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Ellen DeGeneres renews her talk show for 3 more years

Ellen DeGeneres announced that her show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," will continue for at least 3 more years.

'Downton Abbey' movie trailer gets royal treatment

The "Downton Abbey" movie, based on the popular TV series of the same name, hits theaters on September 20.

Whitney Houston will have new music and a hologram tour

New music and a Whitney hologram tour, "Racing In The Rain" preview, and do shots with the stars of "Long Shot!"

'Game of Thrones' is over, so now what?

"Game of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju discusses the series finale after more than a million people signed a petition to get the show's last season remade.

'American Idol' crowns new winner

Stars Lionel Richie and Idol veteran Adam Lambert perform before ABC's "American Idol" crowns its winner.

Boy George storms off the set of 'The Voice Australia'

Boy George stormed off the "The Voice Australia" set during the show's blind auditions phase after a testy exchange with one of the contestants.

Country star Travis Tritt's tour bus sideswiped in crash that killed 2

A tour bus carrying country musician Travis Tritt was sideswiped during a crash that left two people dead in South Carolina, he said.

Arnold Schwarzenegger got kicked in the back while he was in South Africa

Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was kicked in the back while visiting South Africa for the annual Arnold Classic Africa.

Halle Berry knew this movie would be a flop while she was filming it

When actress Halle Berry was asked on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" if she ever knew a movie would turn out poorly while she was filming it, she had an answer ready to go.

Robert Pattinson 'Batman' report is a dark night for some

Actor Robert Pattinson could be next in line to take on the role of Batman, according to a report from Variety.

Taylor Swift says her biggest teenage rebellion involved ex Joe Jonas

Taylor Swift tells Ellen DeGeneres that she's sorry for taking a swipe at Joe Jonas after their breakup in 2008.

Chuck Lorre says it's 'foolish' to think there won't be another 'Big Bang'

"The Big Bang Theory" co-stars Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki talk about the end of the hit show's 12-year run.

Maisie Williams says her 'Game of Thrones' fame affected her mental health

Maisie Williams who plays "Arya Stark" in HBO's "Game of Thrones" talks about her character, her life and the future of her career.

'Jeremy Kyle Show' canceled 'for good' after guest's death, ITV says

British talk show "The Jeremy Kyle Show," known for its confrontational style, has been canceled after a guest died a week after taping an episode.

Tim Conway, star of the 'Carol Burnett Show,' dies at 85

Actor and comedian Tim Conway, best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show," died on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to his publicist.

Aaron Rodgers latest celeb to make 'Game of Thrones' cameo

Aaron Rodgers, the star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is the latest celebrity to make a cameo on the "Game of Thrones" HBO series.

Constance Wu clarifies her tweets after her show's renewal

Fans were stunned by actress Constance Wu's initial reaction to the news that 'Fresh Off The Boat' was returning for Season 6.

Constance Wu explains her outburst after her show's renewal

Actress Constance Wu explains why she took on the role of Rachel Chu in the blockbuster film "Crazy Rich Asians."

Britney Spears granted a restraining order against Sam Lutfi

Britney Spears has been granted a temporary restraining order against a former member of her inner circle, Sam Lutfi. He was ordered to stay at least 200 yards away from the singer and to not make "disparaging public statements" about Spears, her family, her conservator or her current manager.

Tyra Banks is now 'BanX'

CNN's Don Lemon spoke with supermodel Tyra Banks about being featured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" at age 45.

'Nashville Flipped' star Troy Dean Shafer dead at 38

38-year-old Troy Shafer, reality TV star of DIY's "Nashville Flipped," unexpectedly died on April 28. HLN's Elizabeth Prann reports.

'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer wins his 23rd game, continuing his streak

James Holzhauer has the second-most total winnings and the second-longest winning streak behind all-time winningest "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings.

Jaden Smith might play Kanye West in a Showtime anthology series

Kanye West took his Sunday Service to the Coachella Festival and performed alongside artists like Kid Cudi and Chance the Rapper.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's surrogate has gone into labor

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West are expecting their fourth child via a surrogate mother.

New Netflix game show 'Flinch' divides viewers

In Netflix's 'Flinch' contestants are electrocuted if they react to scary situations. Some viewers are comparing the show to watching torture.

The infamous coffee cup in that 'Game of Thrones' episode has now vanished

The 4th episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 8 contained an unexpected surprise. No, we're not talking about anyone dying.

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are at least Met Gala official

At the 2019 Met Gala, celebs dressed for the theme "Camp: Notes on Fashion" which was colorful, theatrical and almost always over-the-top.

Jimmy Kimmel got Tom Brady to throw a football through his faux-rival Matt Damon's window. Damon feigned fury

Patriots star Tom Brady stepped into the Kimmel-Damon faux-feud by throwing a football through Matt Damon's "house."

Adam Sandler's tribute to Chris Farley on 'SNL' made us all emotional

Adam Sandler opened his return to SNL with a suitably fitting song about being fired, before closing out with a musical tribute to actor and fellow former castmate Chris Farley.

The new Miss USA is a North Carolina lawyer who works on behalf of prison inmates

The new Miss USA is Cheslie Kryst, an attorney from North Carolina who works on behalf of prison inmates. Listen to her powerful answer to this question.

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars,' dies at 74

Chewbacca has been an iconic 'Star Wars' character from the beginning. See why the Wookie has become a fan favorite.

The top 5 moments from the Billboard Music Awards

From Madonna performing with holograms of herself, to Drake's shoutout of "Game of Thrones," here's the highlights from the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

Rick Schroder arrested for domestic violence

Actor Rick Schroder was arrested for the second time in a month for a domestic violence incident involving the same woman, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner married by Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas

"Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner and musician Joe Jonas are now married after a surprise ceremony in Las Vegas.

'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3 trailer shows a revolution on the rise

Hulu has released a trailer for the third season of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' which is a staple show for the streaming service's original programming.

The 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer is out and people are having visceral reactions to it

The first trailer for the "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie dropped, and between Sonic's teeth and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, people are having strong reactions to it.

'Game of Thrones' Episode 3 recap: Say hello to the god of death

Watch Arya Stark grow up from tomboy to assassin on "Game of Thrones."

Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond will include Rami Malek as the bad guy

Daniel Craig and other stars from the 25th movie in the James Bond franchise gathered in Jamaica to give us a glimpse of the upcoming film.

The post-credits of 'Avengers: Endgame' has something new

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe film has featured a mid-credits or end-credits scene. While "Avengers: Endgame" lacks a complete scene, there is still something to intrigue fans.

'Avengers: Endgame' could be perfect storm for bathroom-break app

Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" will wrap up storylines that have been 21 films in the making, and has theaters preparing for a potentially record-breaking opening weekend.

Rapper Bun B shot an armed intruder trying to steal his car

Bernard Freeman, known as rapper Bun B, shot an armed man suspected of invading his home in southwest Houston.

Jennifer Garner nabs cover of People's 'Beautiful People' issue

Actress Jennifer Garner says she wasn't one of the "pretty girls" growing up. Now she's the cover star of People magazine's "Beautiful People" issue.

Beyoncé just posted her first Instagram Story, and you could be in it

In her first Instagram story, Beyoncé chose to make her debut about her fans, who posted videos of themselves dancing along to her new single.

'Jeopardy!' contestant wins again, bringing his total to more than $1 million

James Holzhauer eclipsed his own single-day record on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" with $131,127 in cash winnings.

Ariana Grande closes out Coachella with surprise Justin Bieber duet

Justin Bieber announced he has a new album coming soon, after performing a duet with Ariana Grande to close out the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

'Game of Thrones' Episode 2 recap: Let's all sit by the fire before we die

Jaime Lannister went from villain to hero to somewhere in-between on "Game of Thrones." Here's a look back at his character's evolution.

Lizzo is the musical artist you need to hear right now

Singer and rapper Lizzo's music is full of unapologetic, self-love mantras empowering plus-sized black women.

Michelle Williams and her husband, musician Phil Elverum, have split

Actress Michelle Williams discusses her experience playing the role of Marilyn Monroe for a movie during a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan.

Jenna Dewan's boyfriend got her hooked on wrestling

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum announced that they are separating after nearly nine years of marriage.

Rapper Kodak Black arrested

Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill K. Kapri, was arrested on gun and drug charges Wednesday near Niagara Falls, New York.

Jason Momoa shaved his beard and people are freaking out

Jason Momoa posted a video of himself shaving his facial hair off to promote aluminum recycling.

Sophie Turner says she dealt with depression during 'Game of Thrones'

Actress Sophie Turner shared in an interview that criticism over her role on "Game of Thrones" was one of the reasons that led to her depression.

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' doc on Netflix is black excellence

Superstar Beyoncé Knowles has built an entertainment and business empire that keeps the BeyHive buzzing.

Laura Ingraham facing backlash after Nipsey Hussle segment

Snoop Dogg, The Game and other artists are calling for Fox host Laura Ingraham to be fired after a controversial segment on Nipsey Hussle, just one day after his memorial.

Ariana Grande reunites (most of) *NSYNC at Coachella

Pop singer Ariana Grande staged a reunion of '90s boy band *NSYNC during her first of two headlining sets at Coachella.

Cord-cutting millennials are geeking out over Disney+, which promises a sweet nostalgia fix

See the Disney Channel throwbacks like "Lizzie McGuire," "Even Stevens" and "Hannah Montana" that Disney hopes will entice millennials to join its new streaming service.

Waka Flocka Flame was inside an Atlanta recording studio during a shooting

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with rapper Waka Flocka Flame who canceled his scheduled performance at SAE fraternity at the University of Oklahoma.

Nipsey Hussle's store becomes sacred ground for fans

Snoop Dogg honored the late rapper Nipsey Hussle at a memorial service at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

BTS! We haven't seen boy-band fandom like this since the Beatles

Big-name K-Pop groups like BTS and EXO are building a fortune off their success and becoming a worldwide phenomenon.

Barack Obama pays tribute to Nipsey Hussle

Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle in a letter that was read at a memorial for the late musician and community activist.

How 'Game of Thrones' conquered TV with drama and dragons

Anderson Cooper, reporting for "60 Minutes," transforms into a White Walker while behind the scenes of "Game of Thrones."

Obama, Snoop Dogg and Stevie Wonder are among those paying tribute to Nipsey Hussle

A funeral procession will follow Nipsey Hussle's public memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Avicii's new song talks about sleepless nights and a restless mind

Grammy nominated Swedish DJ Avicii died in April 2018. He was one of the most successful touring DJs in the industry, working with artists including Madonna.

Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' hits No. 1

"Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X was booted from Billboard's Country charts, now it stands at #1 on Billboard's Top 100 chart after fans and celebrities rallied behind it.

'Smallville' actress pleads guilty to charges relating to sex trafficking case

Actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering relating to her alleged role in a sex trafficking case. As part of her guilty plea, Mack admitted to state law extortion and forced labor. HLN's Robin Meade has more.

CNN's Don Lemon is engaged to boyfriend Tim Malone

CNN anchor Don Lemon and boyfriend Tim Malone announced their engagement in an Instagram post.

Charlize Theron says she's single and ready for love

Actress Charlize Theron poked fun at her single life while promoting her upcoming movie "Long Shot."

'Game of Thrones' is wrapping up and we have SO many questions we need answered

Stars of HBO's "Game of Thrones" appeared during host Kit Harington's "Saturday Night Live" monologue asking for spoilers on the series' highly anticipated finale.

Netflix teases release of possible Beyoncé documentary on Twitter

Beyoncé made Coachella history as the first woman of color to headline the music festival. For nearly two hours the singer performed to throngs of fans, leaving many nicknaming the event "Beychella."

A man tried to tackle wrestling champion Bret Hart during his WWE Hall of Fame speech -- and immediately regretted it

A man rushed the stage and tackled pro wrestler Bret "The Hitman" Hart as he was speaking at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony in New York.

Comedian's off-Broadway show explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and American

Comedian Elizardi Castro shares details about his off-Broadway one-man show, "Made in Puerto Rico."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck nearly quit 'The View' in 2006 after on-air scolding

Author Ramin Setoodeh tells CNN's Alisyn Camerota that "The View" brought politics into daytime television, which he details in his new book "Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View."

Ozzy Osbourne is postponing all his 2019 concert dates after an illness and an injury

These tracks were selected by The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as Ozzy Osbourne's best

Mick Jagger doing well after heart valve replacement

Mick Jagger is behind many memorable hits with the Rolling Stones, but he's also topped the charts as a solo artist.

Charlize Theron says she's single and ready for love

Actress Charlize Theron talks about embracing the unknown after her career as a ballet dancer didn't work out.

Luke Perry buried in Tennessee

From bad boy to protective father: Luke Perry started off as a teen heartthrob on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and was most recently known for his role on "Riverdale."

Britney Spears says she's taking 'me' time

Britney Spears says she is taking time away from the spotlight for "me time." Spears recently canceled her Las Vegas residency, citing her father's health.

'This Is Us' season three finale reveals the identity of 'her'

'This Is Us' stars Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Justin Hartley dish on how the show has affected them, plans for their characters, and what to expect from the "stressful" finale.

Magician David Blaine under investigation for sexual assault

Watch how a hashtag turned into a unifying and historic movement. Here's a look at #MeToo one year later.

Nipsey Hussle: Lauren London and the love he left behind

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle died after a shooting in Los Angeles near a clothing store he was associated with, according to a high-ranking official with Los Angeles Police. Celebrities, athletes, fans and his community come together to mourn.

Chris Rock rips an absent Jussie Smollett at the NAACP Image Awards

Comedian Chris Rock pokes fun at "Empire" star Jussie Smollett at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Rolling Stones postpone tour on doctor's orders

British rock band The Rolling Stones announced the postponement of an upcoming North American tour. The band will not be embarking on a 17-gig tour due to singer Mick Jagger's health.

Nicolas Cage files for an annulment just four days after marrying

Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage has starred in dozens of movies over nearly 40 years.

Lanita Carter, R. Kelly accuser, speaks publicly for the first time

Lanita Carter, R. Kelly's former hairdresser, is one of four alleged victims whose accusations helped lead to Kelly's arrest in Chicago in February.

'Avengers: Endgame' promises to be a very long sit

A month after "Avengers: Infinity War" hit theaters, movie experts theorize what could happen in the follow up. (Spoilers!) Rick Damigella reports.

Cardi B will not 'glorify' her controversial past

Rapper Cardi B speaks out after a video resurfaced of her admitting to drugging and robbing men while she was a dancer.

There's a global 'Game of Thrones' scavenger hunt going on

HBO's "Game of Thrones" is marketing its final season with a global scavenger hunt for six iron thrones.

The prosecutor who dropped Jussie Smollett's charges says he believes the actor lied to the police

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Jussie Smollett's lawyer, Patricia Brown Holmes, describes the scene in the courtroom before the charges against the actor were dropped.

Why did prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett?

Haven't been able to keep up with the twists and turns of the Jussie Smollett case? Watch this.

As Jussie Smollett proclaims innocence, mayor and police chief take aim at 'whitewash of justice'

Former DC Police Chief Charles Ramsey tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin the Jussie Smollett case "stinks" and needs to be looked at more closely.

As Jussie Smollett proclaims innocence, mayor and police chief take aim at 'whitewash of justice'

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said he does not believe justice was served in the case of Jussie Smollett, after all charges against Smollett were dropped, and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel added that the outcome was a "whitewash of justice."

All of Jussie Smollett's charges have been dropped, but Chicago's mayor still calls his story a hoax

Actor Jussie Smollett's attorneys say that all criminal charges have been dropped after Smollett had an "emergency" court appearance in Cook County.

All of Jussie Smollett's charges have been dropped, but Chicago's mayor still calls his story a hoax

Actor Jussie Smollett spoke following the announcement that all charges against him have been dropped.

Justin Bieber stepping away from music because of 'deep rooted issues'

Justin Bieber asked his fans via Instagram for their prayers, saying in a candid post he has been feeling disconnected lately.

Emilia Clarke reveals she underwent two life-saving brain surgeries

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke reveals she suffered two brain aneurysms during the early years of the hit HBO series.

All the shows Apple wants you to get excited about

Tim Cook introduced his company's new streaming service, Apple TV+, with the help of stars Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Oprah Winfrey.

Apple TV+ = Hollywood A-list of streaming options

Apple will allow consumers to subscribe to channels such as Starz, Showtime and HBO.

A high school's 'Alien' play is the talk of Hollywood

A high school production of the iconic 1979 movie "Alien" has burst onto the scene and even garnered Hollywood's attention. Drama club students at New Jersey's North Bergen High School went all out for "Alien: The Play," including an elaborate alien costume. HLN's Susan Hendricks reports.

Amy Schumer on why she revealed her husband's autism diagnosis

Amy Schumer spoke about her husband, Christopher Fischer, being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in her Netflix special "Amy Schumer: Growing."

'Toy Story 4' embarks on an adventure to save a new character

Pixar Animation released the trailer for 'Toy Story 4' which is set to come out in June.

Guitarist Dick Dale, surf rock pioneer, is dead at 81

Dick Dale pioneered the California "surf rock" genre of the early 1960s. He died at 81.

K-Pop stars named in growing South Korea sex scandal

Several high-profile K-Pop stars have been named as being members of an online group chat that shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police confirmed.

And the next 'Bachelorette' is ...

Chris Harrison revealed to fans during the season finale of the Bachelor that the next "Bachelorette" will be Hannah Brown.

'The Bachelor' finale ends with a shocking twist

Since "The Bachelor" premiered in 2002, the show and its various spinoffs like "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise" have been big business for ABC.

Favorite TV moms embroiled in alleged college admissions scandal

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens of wealthy parents, elite college coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a nationwide fraud to get students into prestigious colleges, according to a massive federal indictment. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

Favorite TV moms embroiled in alleged college admissions scandal

Dozens of people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, face racketeering charges over allegedly facilitating cheating on tests and bribing college coaches, according to a federal indictment.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw shows off his Captain America-inspired glass eye

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) revealed a Captain America-inspired glass eye during actor Chris Evans' visit to Capitol Hill.

R. Kelly leaves jail after posting bail, saying, 'We're going to straighten all this stuff out'

Singer R. Kelly was released from Chicago's Cook County Jail for the second time in less than a month after posting bail, the Cook County Sheriff's Office said.

Here's what Gayle King was thinking during the R. Kelly interview

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS's Gayle King explained what was going through her mind as R. Kelly erupted during their interview.

Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly making false reports

Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct by a Cook County Grand Jury.

'The Simpsons' is pulling its Michael Jackson episode

In light of the controversial "Leaving Neverland" documentary, "The Simpsons" is yanking one of its classic episodes featuring Michael Jackson's voice.

R. Kelly's girlfriends defend him and blame their parents in CBS interview

Two women who say they're in a relationship with singer and accused sex offender R. Kelly are accusing their families of being out for money. Their families say the women are being manipulated by Kelly.

'Game of Thrones' trailer for the final season brings the dead to Winterfell

The eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" is set to premiere on April 14th.

Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

The long-term host of the iconic show "Jeopardy!" told TMZ that he is considering retirement. Trebek has at least two people in mind to replace him.

What we learned from the R. Kelly interview Part 1

During an interview with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning," R. Kelly denies the allegations of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against him.

R. Kelly adamant about his innocence in first TV interview amid sexual abuse charges

During an interview with Gayle King on "CBS This Morning," R. Kelly denies the allegations of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against him. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Michael Jackson dropped by radio stations in New Zealand, Canada following HBO documentary

Oprah Winfrey sat down with the two men at the center of controversial Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland." Wade Robson and James Safechuck say the pop star sexually abused them as children.

What we learned from 'Leaving Neverland' Part I

The two-part HBO film "Leaving Neverland" reveals unsettling allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson. The Jackson family has denied the allegations and sued HBO.

Janice Freeman, a contestant on 'The Voice,' dies

Janice Freeman, who was a contestant on the NBC's "The Voice" in 2017, has died. She was 33 years old.

Jordyn Woods breaks her silence on Khloe Kardashian,Tristan Thompson cheating scandal

Longtime Kardashian family friend Jordyn Woods joined Jada Pinkett Smith on "Red Table Talk" to discuss the cheating scandal involving Tristan Thompson, the father of Khloé Kardashian's daughter.

Singer Jerry Lee Lewis suffers minor stroke

Legendary singer Jerry Lee Lewis tells Larry King what makes rock and roll so unique.

Golden Globe-winner Katherine Helmond, known for 'Who's the Boss?', dead at 89

Actress Katherine Helmond is interviewed on CNN's "People Now" in 1981 about her show "Soap." Golden Globe-winning actress Katherine Helmond died of complications from Alzheimer's, according a communication officer for APA, at the age of 89.

Tyler Perry explains why he's retiring his beloved Madea character

Filmmaker Tyler Perry says his new movie "A Madea Family Funeral" will be the last to feature his famous character Madea.

Jonas Brothers release a new video 'Sucker' featuring their leading ladies

The Jonas Brothers are officially back together, and they made their comeback with an ode to the women in their lives.

Happy 25th birthday Justin Bieber!

March 1 is a national holiday for Beliebers, as it marks the birth of Justin Bieber.

'The Masked Singer' winner is revealed

An artist known best for his work with Auto-Tune won the "The Masked Singer" over two other singing sensations.

Lady Gaga addresses Bradley Cooper romance speculation

Lady Gaga addressed internet speculation about her intimate performance of "Shallow" with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars.

Selma Blair says she cried tears of 'relief' when diagnosed with MS

Actress Selma Blair spoke with ABC's "Good Morning America" about living with multiple sclerosis in her first interview since publicizing her diagnosis in 2018.

Katy Perry reveals how Orlando Bloom popped the question

Katy Perry opens up about her Valentine's Day engagement to Orlando Bloom on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

That 'Green Book' Oscar win is so our country right now

Backstage at the Oscars, Spike Lee explained his reaction to "Green Book' winning Best Picture.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar performance took people off the deep end

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed their hit song "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is Born" at the Oscars Sunday.

Terrence Howard breaks his silence after arrest of co-star and TV son Jussie Smollett

"Empire" actor Terrence Howard is supporting his television son, Jussie Smollett, after he was accused of staging a hate crime attack in Chicago.

R. Kelly to appear in court hours after his arrest on sexual abuse charges

CNN's Sara Sidner gives details of a tape which allegedly shows singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

Ariana Grande ties Beatles and makes chart history

Ariana Grande, 25-year-old pop star and actress, is dominating music charts after the release of her fourth studio album "Sweetener."

R. Kelly turns himself in to Chicago police after being indicted on sexual abuse charges

Musician R. Kelly, who has been associated with accusations of abusing young women for more than two decades, has been indicted, two sources with knowledge of the development tell CNN.

Black women would not rest until R. Kelly was investigated

Jamilah Lemieux, a former senior editor at Ebony magazine who was interviewed in the "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries on Lifetime television, reacts to the musician's indictment.

Text messages and rideshares helped police uncover evidence in the Jussie Smollett case

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon discuss what's next in the Jussie Smollett case.

Text messages and rideshares helped police uncover evidence in the Jussie Smollett case

Actor Jussie Smollett is escorted through a thick crowd as he leaves the courthouse following his bond hearing.

Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77

The Monkees were a widely popular American band in the 1960s and 70s. They got their start on a comedy TV show about the four *band members* trying to make it in the music industry.

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage his attack, hoping to promote his career, police allege

Chicago police announce the arrest of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, stating the actor staged an attack to advance his career. The actor has denied playing a role in his attack, according to his attorneys.

Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77

In an interview with CNN in 2000, The Monkees star Peter Tork reminisced about authenticity and The Monkees' music style.

'What kind of country do we live in': Hollywood rallies behind 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett after attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was arrested and will face a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly filing a false report claiming two men attacked him in January, according to police.

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage his attack, hoping to promote his career, Chicago police allege

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, Chicago police said. CNN's Ryan Young reports.

Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is under arrest and facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, Chicago police said. CNN's Ryan Young reports.

Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report

CNN's Don Lemon weighs in on the Jussie Smollett case and the "Empire" actor's interview on "Good Morning America."

Mandy Moore says she was 'drowning' in her marriage to Ryan Adams

Mandy Moore talks about her relationship with ex-husband Ryan Adams on Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast.

Surprise! Miranda Lambert got married

Country star Miranda Lambert announced on her Instagram account that she recently got hitched.

Michael B. Jordan makes us all look lazy

The first time actor Michael B. Jordan ever lost himself in a character was on HBO's "The Wire." He says he's been chasing that feeling ever since.

Chicago police say person questioned in connection with Jussie Smollett attack has been on 'Empire'

Speaking to ABC News, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett expressed frustration with skeptics of his alleged attack.

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month. Smollett denies playing a role in his attack, according to a statement from his attorneys.

Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault on him last month.

Two suspects arrested in connection to the attack of 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett

Two suspects have been arrested in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department said. CNN's Ryan Young reports.

Regina King aims to give us all the feels

Actor Regina King says being a mother and having a mother who sacrificed her own dreams for her children helped her prepare for her role in "If Beale Street Could Talk."

CNN has seen tape Avenatti says shows R. Kelly having sex with underage girl

CNN has seen the tape that lawyer Michael Avenatti says shows singer R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl. Sara Sidner has the latest.

A not-so-funny story about blackface

Blackface has been around for nearly 200 years and is largely considered offensive and racist. However, some comedians have avoided criticism in the past.

The 'Frozen 2' trailer is finally here

Queen Elsa and Princess Anna are back in the trailer for "Frozen II," which will likely mean more huge box office and merchandising returns for Disney.

Katy Perry faces criticism over shoe design resembling blackface

First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, Katy Perry is being called out for creating fashion that evokes blackface. The singer's namesake brand faces criticism over two styles of shoes that some say feature racist imagery.

Richard Gere, 69, and wife Alejandra welcome baby boy

Richard Gere looks set to become a father again, according to an Instagram post from his wife Alejandra Silva.

BAFTA Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

CNN's Erin McLaughlin recaps the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards show, where "Roma" and "The Favourite" won big.

Grammy winners 2019: Here's the full list of who won

Women dominated most of the major categories at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. See the night's biggest winners.

Drake calls out Grammys during acceptance speech

Rapper Drake made a surprise appearance at the Grammys to accept the Best Rap Song award for 'God's Plan.' Music journalist Myles Tanzer explains.

Albert Finney, five-time Oscar nominee, dead at 82

Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in "Annie," "Erin Brockovich" and "Tom Jones," has died.

Susan Lucci reveals health crisis

Former "All My Children" star Susan Lucci revealed she had a blockage in her heart and had to undergo emergency surgery.

Why Ariana Grande won't be at the Grammys

Pop star Ariana Grande announced she has pulled out as a performer at the 2019 Grammy Awards and won't be attending, even though she's up for multiple nominations. CNN's Chloe Melas reports.

Liam Neeson expresses regret for once contemplating racist revenge

In an interview with The Independent, actor Liam Neeson shared that years ago he contemplated carrying out a racist revenge attack after a loved one was raped.

Recording Academy says Grammy winners list is 'fake'

Alicia Keys posted on her Instagram the moment she told her two sons she was hosting the Grammys.

Kristoff St. John, star of 'Young & the Restless,' dead at 52

Actor Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on "The Young and the Restless," has died at the age of 52.

5 other things you may not have known about 21 Savage

Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for being illegally present in the US, according to an ICE spokesperson.

Jussie Smollett performs in LA and tells the crowd he wants to clarify a few things

Actor and musician Jussie Smollett performed at his first show since his reported attack, tearfully telling fans at the event in Los Angeles that he is not fully healed but he is doing OK.

Letter containing white powder sent to 'Empire' set days before Jussie Smollett attack

Chicago police have photos of people they'd like to talk to in the case involving "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was the victim of what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Ariana Grande fixes misspelled palm tattoo after online mockery

Ariana Grande fixed her tattoo that was intended to celebrate her chart-topping new single, "7 Rings." The singer had the title tattooed on her palm in Japanese characters -- but she ended up accidentally paying tribute to a small barbecue grill.

Gwyneth Paltrow's rep disputes ski-crash suit

Gwyneth Paltrow is facing a $3 million lawsuit from a man who says she skied into him in Park City, Utah, in 2016.

James Ingram, R&B singing star, dead at 66

James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66.

Netflix creeped out about Ted Bundy's 'alleged hotness'

A new Ted Bundy biopic film starring Zac Efron is the darling of this year's Sundance Film Festival, but some critics think his portrayal of the serial killer could be romanticizing his murders.

Michael Jackson's family calls documentary a 'public lynching'

Michael Jackson's family strongly condemned HBO's documentary, "Leaving Neverland," spotlighting claims from two men who say they were sexually abused by Jackson.

Fans weren't thrilled with 'Rent Live'

FOX was forced to show a previously recorded dress rehearsal of "Rent" after one of its lead actors broke his foot ahead of the live broadcast.

'Black Panther' win at SAG Awards has us ready for a sequel

The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards only added to what has proven to be a highly unpredictable awards season. These were the show's most memorable moments.

Fatima Ali, 'Top Chef' fan favorite, dies at 29

Fatima Ali, the fan favorite of season 15 of Bravo's "Top Chef," died after a battle with cancer, the network said. She was 29.

Jay-Z and Meek Mill launch prison reform organization

Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z joined a group of business leaders to launch REFORM Alliance in an effort to fight against unjust parole and probation violation sentences.

Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment in parking spot dispute

Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty to a violation of harassment in connection with a dispute last year over a parking spot, according to a Manhattan district attorney's office spokeswoman.

James Gandolfini's son cast to play young Tony Soprano

The son of James Gandolfini, who starred as Tony Soprano in "The Sopranos," will play a younger version of his dad's gangster character in "The Many Saints of Newark," a prequel movie to the iconic television series.

Oscar nominations 2019: Full list by category

The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced. Popular favorites like "A Star Is Born" and "Black Panther," are among this year's nominations for best picture.

Jon Bon Jovi offering free meals to federal workers during government shutdown

Jon Bon Jovi's New Jersey restaurant announced in a Facebook post that federal workers are welcome to a free meal.

Pete Davidson jokes about his suicide threat in 'SNL' return

Comedian Pete Davidson joked about his troubling Instagram post on "Saturday Night Live"

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'West Side Story' remake finds its Maria

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'Hello Dolly' star Carol Channing dead at 97

Legendary and beloved Broadway star Carol Channing has died, her publicist Harlan Boll confirmed to CNN.

The Cranberries reflect and release music on anniversary of Dolores O'Riordan's death

One year to the day the Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was found dead in a London hotel room, the...

Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97

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R. Kelly accused of threatening one of his alleged victims

One of R. Kelly's alleged victims says he is trying to retaliate against her for speaking out in the Lifetim...

Alleged victim to R. Kelly: I am much wiser, much stronger

Faith Rogers, an alleged victim of R. Kelly, told reporters that she wants to speak her truth about her experiences with the singer.

Alicia Keys to host the 2019 Grammy Awards

Alicia Keys will host the upcoming Grammy Awards"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I...

'Family Guy' phasing out gay jokes

It was a joke on the show, but now "Family Guy" producers say they aren't joking.Sunday night's episo...

Chris Pratt engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are headed to the altar.The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star m...

Kim Kardashian West confirms she's having a baby boy

Kim Kardashian West confirmed on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" that she and Kanye West will be h...

Cameron Esposito has jokes but no apologies

This comedian isn't afraid to tackle the subject of sexual assault. For more humor, watch CNN Films' "Love, Gilda" on CNNgo now.

Chris Pratt engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

Actor Chris Pratt announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger on Instagram, saying "I'm thrilled to be marrying you."

Gretchen Carlson turns spotlight on harassment victims outside of Hollywood

Gretchen Carlson is choosing to be positive.It's Friday when she calls for her interview about her ne...

Kylie Jenner claps back after being dethroned

A stock photo of an egg beat Kylie Jenner for most likes on Instagram.

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