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Me Too founder hopes Weinstein trial is cathartic for his accusers

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, tells The Brief's Bianca Nobilo that some of Harvey Weinstein's accusers have found it difficult to watch his trial. Burke set up the campaign in 2006, to raise awareness of sexual assault.

Julie Walters reveals she was diagnosed with bowel cancer

"Billy Elliot" actress Julie Walters said she survived a diagnosis of stage three bowel cancer in an interview with BBC.

Rapper Pop Smoke killed in home invasion, officials confirm

A 20-year-old man was shot inside a home in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles and later died of his injuries, according to Capt. Steve Lurie of the Los Angeles Police Department. A police official and federal law enforcement source told CNN the man was rapper Pop Smoke.

Ja'Net DuBois, 'Good Times' star, dies at 74

Ja'net Dubois, an actress and singer who left her stamp on television playing beloved neighbor Willona Woods on "Good Times," passed away at age 74.

Lark Voorhies 'a bit slighted and hurt' by 'Saved by the Bell' reunion snub

Actress Lark Voorhies told Dr. Oz that she feels "slighted and hurt" about not being included in an upcoming "Saved by the Bell" reboot.

Brit-winner Dave makes political statement in performance, calling Boris Johnson out on racism

21-year-old rapper, Dave, won album of the year at the Brit Awards, where he released new lyrics to his song, "Black."

Kellye Nakahara, actress in 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 72

Actress Kellye Nakahara died in her Pasadena, California, home after a short battle with cancer, according to her daughter.

Jason Davis, 'Recess' actor, dead at 35

The actor was known for voicing Mikey Blumberg on Disney Channel's "Recess" and appearing on "Roseanne" and "7th Heaven."

Drew Carey mourns death of ex-fiancée Amie Harwick

Amie Harwick, a Hollywood sex therapist and ex-fiancée of comedian Drew Carey, was killed over the weekend, Los Angeles police said. An ex-boyfriend, Gareth Pursehouse, has been arrested as a suspect in her death, police said.

Chaka Khan's All-Star performance roasted

Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers wins the first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award for his performance in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. CNN's Andy Scholes has more.

Former 'Love Island' host Caroline Flack dead at 40

The former host of the hit British reality show "Love Island" died by suicide, a lawyer for the family told PA Media. She was 40-years-old.

Accusers say Weinstein verdict is 'just a drop in a wave of justice to come'

Dozens of women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment. Here are some of their stories.

'Stranger Things 4': Hopper returns

Netflix has released a teaser for season 4 of "Stranger Things" with a surprising spoiler.

Ozzy Osbourne cancels North American tour for medical treatments

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

'Masked Singer' kicks off legendary singer in surprise elimination

Watch to find out which legendary singer was beneath the "Masked Singer" costume.

Rick Cosnett reveals he is gay

The actor made the announcement on his Instagram account. He played Dr. Wes Maxfield on "The Vampire Diaries," Elias Harper on "Quantico" and Det. Eddie Thawne on "The Flash."

A brief look at Robert Pattinson as Batman

"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is being seen for the first time in costume as the Caped Crusader ahead of the 2021 release of "The Batman."

Female 007 ruled out by James Bond producer

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.

Natalie Portman responds to Rose McGowan's criticism of her Oscar nod to female directors

Tributes to Kobe Bryant, political embroidery and moms as dates. These trends dominated the Academy Awards red carpet.

ABC's 'The Conners' will incorporate live New Hampshire primary results into broadcast

ABC's "The Conners" aired a live episode as the results from the New Hampshire primary rolled in.

'Nanny McPhee' star Raphael Coleman dies, aged 25

"Nanny McPhee" star and climate change activist Raphael Coleman has died at the age of 25.

Dwyane Wade is proud to support his 12-year-old to live in her truth

Former NBA star Dwyane Wade spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about the moment his daughter came out to him as transgender.

'Friday' almost ruined Rebecca Black's life. 9 years later, she's addressing the toll it took

Rebecca Black ("Friday") and Tay Zonday ("Chocolate Rain") didn't expect to go viral, launching their careers. But sudden fame was both a blessing and a curse.

Taika Waititi, director of 'Jojo Rabbit,' dedicates Oscar to indigenous children of the world

"Parasite" made history with a Best Picture win, and actors Laura Dern and Joaquin Phoenix took home their first Oscars.

Joaquin Phoenix calls for equality and quotes his brother in Oscar speech

From Iowa to snubbed female directors, the movies weren't the only thing on the minds of the 2020 Academy Awards attendees.

Academy Awards 2020: 'Parasite' makes history, while acting awards follow the script

Tributes to Kobe Bryant, political embroidery and moms as dates. These trends dominated the Academy Awards red carpet.

'Parasite' helmer Bong Joon Ho wins best director at the Oscars

Pitt, Pesci, 'Parasite' and more: David Daniel shares some trivia tidbits for this year's Academy Awards.

Obama-backed documentary 'American Factory' wins Oscar

CNN's Don Lemon talks with Julie Reichert and Steven Bognar, the directors and producers behind the first documentary backed by former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama.

Academy Awards 2020: From Netflix to 'Parasite,' how this year's awards can make history

From "I'll have what she's having" to "Say hello to my little friend," these are the most memorable movie one-liners of all time and how they've infiltrated our daily lives.

Robert Conrad of 'The Wild Wild West' dead at 84

Actor Robert Conrad talks about his experience working on the television show "The Wild Wild West" in a 1994 interview with Larry King.

'Cats,' 'Madea' and 'Rambo' lead 40th annual Razzie nominations

Find out what films were nominated as the worst of the worst for this years Golden Raspberry Awards. CNN's Lisa France breaks down The Razzies.

Oprah tearfully says Gayle King 'not doing well' in midst of Kobe Bryant controversy

In a clip of an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King asked about a 2003 sexual assault allegation against Kobe Bryant. Now King is responding to critics saying she's "mortified" that moment was taken "out of context."

Phillip Schofield, veteran TV host, comes out as gay during morning show

UK television host Phillip Schofield has revealed he is gay. Schofield has hosted This Morning on ITV since 1992.

Actress Jameela Jamil says she identifies as queer

Actress Jameela Jamil announced that she is queer in a Twitter post after receiving backlash for her involvement in "Legendary," an upcoming HBO Max ballroom competition show.

'Pose' star Billy Porter delivers his 'State of the LGBTQ Union' address

Before President Trump delivered his State of the Union speech, "Pose" star Billy Porter criticized his policies during his LGBTQ State of the Union address.

Madonna has a housing offer for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Madonna offered to sublet her New York apartment to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in an Instagram video.

Nick Lachey responds to Jessica Simpson's new book

Nick Lachey spoke about his ex-wife Jessica Simpson's new memoir, "Open Book," during an interview on NBC's "Today."

Shannen Doherty reveals she has stage 4 cancer

Actress Shannen Doherty announced that she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America."

Ex-One Direction star Louis Tomlinson slams BBC Breakfast show for pressing him about his grief

Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson objected to sensitive questions he was asked during an interview on "BBC Breakfast."

Demi Lovato reveals the 'beautiful' moment she came out to her parents

Pop star Demi Lovato spoke about coming out to her parents on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio show.

From awkward Prince Harry jokes to calls for diversity, here are the best moments from the BAFTAs

Joaquin Phoenix, Rebel Wilson, and BAFTA president Prince William criticized the lack of diversity among the nominated creators and performers this awards season, saying the issue can no longer be ignored. CNN's Isa Soares reports from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Michael Strahan talks tensions with Kelly Ripa

Michael Strahan is leaving his hosting gig at "Live with Kelly & Michael" to join "Good Morning America." Here's the best of his last episode.

Janeane Garofalo: Ed Norton cost me 'Fight Club' role

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo said she was told she missed out on a role in the 1999 film "Fight Club" because actor Edward Norton didn't like her for the part.

Chase Rice claims 'Bachelor' producers blindsided him with his ex-girlfriend on latest episode

Fans of "The Bachelor" franchise, now going on nearly twenty years, love the shows so much they call themselves "Bachelor Nation."

Selena Gomez talks about moving past emotional abuse

In an interview with NPR, pop star Selena Gomez accused her ex, fellow pop star Justin Bieber, of being emotionally abusive. HLN and NPR have both reached out to Bieber's team and have not heard back.

Nikki Bella and Brie Bella are both pregnant

Twins and former WWE wrestling stars Nikki and Brie Bella announced that they are both pregnant.

Fathers honoring Kobe Bryant with #girldad

ESPN anchor Elle Duncan shared a moving story on "SportsCenter" about how much Kobe Bryant enjoyed being a father to his four girls.

Irina Shayk talks breakup with Bradley Cooper

Model Irina Shayk opened up about her relationship with Bradley Cooper and being a single mother in a rare interview with British Vogue.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani drop 'Nobody But You' music video

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani released a music video for their duet "Nobody But You" ahead of the 2020 Grammy Awards.

Grammy winners 2020: See who took home a gramaphone

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards show was full of tributes and triumph. See the highlights.

Alicia Keys opens Grammys with powerful musical tribute to Kobe Bryant

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences paid tribute to late NBA legend Kobe Bryant at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

She is the first openly bisexual contestant in Miss USA's 68-year history

Rachel Slawson, Miss Utah USA, is the first openly bisexual contestant in the pageant's history. Her platform focuses on destigmatizing mental health issues.

Oscar nominations 2020: See the full list of nominees

The red carpet predates the Academy Awards -- or any awards -- by over 2,400 years. At least.

Billie Eilish says she wants to help her fans suffering from depression

The 2020 Grammy Awards is focusing largely on up-and-coming stars but that may become overshadowed by controversy surrounding allegations made by Deborah Dugan, the former head of the Grammys, in her lawsuit against the National Academy of Recording Arts.

Taylor Swift shares she struggled with an eating disorder

Pop star Taylor Swift reveals she struggled with an eating disorder in the Netflix documentary "Miss Americana."

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz dead at 29

Former "Bachelorette" contestant Tyler Gwozdz has died, according to the show's producers.

Terry Jones, 'Monty Python' star, dead at 77

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" has achieved cult film status. Here are some of the funniest moments.

Harry Hamlin says playing a gay man in a 1982 film hurt his career

Actor Harry Hamlin says when he portrayed a gay man in a 1982 film, it 'completely ended' his feature film career.

Screen Actors Guild Awards make history as 'Parasite' claims its top prize

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, who were married from 2000 to 2005, shared the SAG Awards stage. Pitt joked about his failed marriages during his acceptance speech.

Dwayne Johnson opens up about his dad's 'quick' death and thanks supporters

Hall of Fame wrestler Rocky Johnson has died from a heart attack at 75. "Soul Man" was a pioneer in the WWE and was the father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Screen Actors Guild Awards give Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt early wins

CNN's Stephanie Elam shares what to expect at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards from the red carpet outside of the Shrine Auditorium.

Rebel Wilson shows off her weight loss in new Instagram post, after calling 2020 'The Year of Health'

Actress Rebel Wilson says she's making 2020 "The Year of Health."

Jennifer Garner shows us all how to properly freak out on a rollercoaster

Actress Jennifer Garner posted a video of herself on a roller coaster with some of her co-stars in the upcoming movie "Yes Day." The actress included a voiceover commentary track of exactly what she was thinking.

Mac Miller's final recordings are being released

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief at his death.

Without warning, Eminem drops new album 'Music to be Murdered by'

Eminem surprised fans by tweeting news of the release of his 11th album. The album quickly became controversial because of lyrics in the song "Unaccommodating" that reference the bombing of Ariana Grande's Manchester, England, concert.

Sandi Toksvig has quit 'The Great British Bake Off'

Sandi Toksvig, a co-host of the widely popular British cooking competition, is leaving the show to work on other projects.

Wendy Williams apologizes for Joaquin Phoenix 'cleft lip' comments

Talk show host Wendy Williams is apologizing after comparing a scar on actor Joaquin Phoenix's lip to cleft lip.

Issa Rae's 'Congratulations to those men' quip sums up Oscars frustration

Actress Issa Rae threw shade at the lack of a female nominee for Best Director during the announcement of the 2020 Oscar nominations.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductees are...

This year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were revealed. HLN's Robin Meade reports.

Jared Leto gets his muscled vampire on in 'Morbius' trailer

"Morbius," starring Jared Leto as the vampire villain from the Spider-Man comics, is the latest Marvel film to expand beyond Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Will Smith reveals he was jealous of Tupac's relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith

Actor Will Smith got candid about his feelings regarding wife Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship with Tupac Shakur in a radio interview, saying he was jealous of their childhood bond and Shakur was "the image of perfection" to her.

Gigi Hadid is among the potential jurors in the Harvey Weinstein trial

Model Gigi Hadid was among 120 potential jurors called on Monday for the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, according to a pool reporter inside the Manhattan courtroom for jury selection.

Pearl Jam to hit the road after announcing "Gigaton," their first album in years

Grunge bands, like Pearl Jam, struggled with balancing fame and their anti-establishment mindset in the '90s.

Will Smith surprised a receptionist to celebrate her retirement 30 years after they first met

An iHeartRadio receptionist had the surprise of her life when Will Smith popped in to say hello as she bid her coworkers goodbye. Smith explained on Instagram that he met her at the front desk before one of the first interviews of his career.

Will Smith calls one role he turned down the 'one that got away'

Will Smith joined Jimmy Kimmel on "The Tonight Show" for a rap rendition of his career and a discussion about a big role that got away from him.

Harry Hains, 'American Horror Story' actor, dead at 27

Actor Harry Hains has died at 27, according to his mother, Jane Badler, who starred in the 1980s science fiction drama "V."

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, has died at 67

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, says his highest goal as an artist is inspiring his fans and audience.

Coming or going, Meghan gets the blame -- and it's because of her race

CNN entertainment writer Lisa Respers France asserts that the continual negative coverage and blame Meghan Markle receives is all tied to her biracial identity.

Coming or going, Meghan gets the blame -- and it's because of her race

Meghan Markle's marriage to Prince Harry sparks conversation about race and royalty around the world. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

New Orleans rapper 5th Ward Weebie dies at 42

Rapper 5th Ward Weebie, whose real name was Jerome Cosey, was a major player in the distinctive bounce music scene in New Orleans.

'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' aims to crown a champ of the champs

The three top winners in "Jeopardy!" history, Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, continue to compete against each other during a prime-time event on ABC.

Jillian Michaels slammed for comments about Lizzo's weight

Trainer Jillian Michaels is facing backlash after questioning why fans are celebrating singer Lizzo's body instead of her music.

Selena Gomez opens up about single life and her mental health

Pop star Selena Gomez and friend Francia Raisa talk about the kidney transplant that Gomez says saved her life.

Silvio Horta, 'Ugly Betty' creator, dies at 45

Silvio Horta, who created the hit ABC television series "Ugly Betty," has died at 45, according to a family statement.

Nicki Minaj's Madame Tussauds wax figure is not a hit

Fans get too frisky with sexy Nicki Minaj wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the wax museum had to beef up security.

An 'Orange is the New Black' star is giving up her US green card to fight a 'climate war' in Australia

"Orange is the New Black" actress Yael Stone has said she is giving up her US green card and returning to her home country of Australia in order to reduce her carbon footprint.

Lizzo volunteers at Australian food bank

CNN's Anna Coren is on the ground in Eden, Australia, where wildfires have forced fleeing residents to seek refuge on a tugboat.

Rascal Flatts announce farewell tour

Country trio Rascal Flatts have announced a farewell tour following more than 20 years performing together.

Jason Momoa's arms were the real stars of the Golden Globes

Actor Jason Momoa wore a tank top at the Golden Globes and the internet went wild. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Politics take center stage at the Golden Globes, as '1917' and 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' take top prizes

Michelle Williams used her win to highlight women's rights. Patricia Arquette declared the US 'on the brink of war'. And Russell Crowe urged the world "to act" in the fight against climate change.

Ciara comes home to surprise STEM students

Grammy Award-winning artist Ciara surprised a class at Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross, Georgia, as part of a competition organized by the Amazon Future Engineer program.

Tom Hanks' son Chet is filmed speaking patois at the Golden Globes -- and the internet is baffled

Tom Hanks' son Chet sparked internet commentary when he posted an Instagram video of him speaking in a Caribbean accent at the Golden Globes.

Jason Momoa's arms were the real stars of the Golden Globes

From Tom Hanks's tearful acceptance speech to an emotional Kate McKinnon paying tribute to Ellen Degeneres, stars celebrated each other at the Golden Globe Awards.

Harvey Weinstein addresses his pending criminal trial

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says, 'We have a wealth of evidence in our arsenal to be able to say these cases don't rise to the level of rape.'

Ricki Lake reveals she's been struggling with the 'quiet hell' of hair loss for 30 years

"Hairspray" actress Ricki Lake gave her first interview since going public with her nearly 30-year struggle with hair loss.

And the headliners for Coachella 2020 are...

The lineup for the 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced. HLN's Melissa Knowles has more.

Dr. Phil's son Jordan McGraw is selling his Beverly Hills home and it's not what you may expect

Dr. Phil's son Jordan McGraw put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market and the interior decor has some people raising their eyebrows. HLN's Melissa Knowles explains.

Ricki Lake reveals she's been struggling with the 'quiet hell' of hair loss for 30 years

Actress Ricki Lake reveals why she shaved her head. HLN's Shyann Malone and Melissa Knowles have the details.

A transgender character is coming to the Marvel Universe

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked if there were any plans to add more LGBTQ characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically transgender characters. "Yes, absolutely yes," Feige said. "Very soon. In a movie we're shooting right now." He did not specify which movie would include the character, or when it would be released.

Kathy Griffin announces surprise New Year's wedding

Comedian Kathy Griffin had a surprise New Year's Day wedding, with actress Lily Tomlin officiating.

TV personality Stacy London introduces girlfriend on Instagram

Former "What Not To Wear" host Stacy London announced that she is in a relationship with musician Cat Yezbak.

Michelle Williams and 'Hamilton' director Thomas Kail are engaged and expecting

Actress Michelle Williams is engaged and expecting with director Thomas Kail. The couple met during the production of the dance drama "Fosse/Verdon."

Bumble dating app blocked Sharon Stone after users thought her profile was fake

Actress Sharon Stone said she was bumped from the dating site Bumble because other users had reported her profile, not believing it to be genuine. Bumble, which describes itself on Twitter as "bringing good people together," later restored her account.

Zac Efron has 'bounced back' after becoming ill while filming survival show in Papua New Guinea

From his debut as a teen heart throb in "High School Musical" to portraying serial killer Ted Bundy, we take a look at the life and career of American actor Zac Efron.

Greek citizenship offered to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary naturalization order offering Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson, and their children Greek citizenship, the president's office told CNN.

Sharon Osbourne says she forced an assistant to enter a burning house to retrieve artwork -- and then fired him

From "The Osbournes" to "The Talk," we take a look at the career of the TV personality and wife of rock star Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne.

Lee Mendelson, producer of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas,' dies at 86

Lee Mendelson, the longtime executive producer of numerous specials for the TV animated series "Peanuts," has died, his family said.

Elizabeth Hurley and look-alike son Damian are Christmas selfie twins

Actress Elizabeth Hurley and her model son Damian have stunned followers on Instagram with how much the two look alike. Damian shared a Christmas Day selfie of the duo wearing black beanie hats, winter coats and long, wavy brown locks.

Chris Evans and his dog wear matching 'Knives Out' sweaters

Actor Chris Evans got his dog, Dodger, a sweater that looks just like the one he wore in the film "Knives Out." Evans wore a white cable knit sweater in the movie and it quickly became an internet sensation.

YouTube's list of the most viewed music videos of the decade will have you humming 'Despacito'

YouTube launched its 11th annual Rewind, featuring the top videos of 2019 in different categories.

Kanye West dropped a new album on Christmas and called it -- what else? -- 'Jesus Is Born'

Kanye West released a new album on Christmas called "Jesus is Born" featuring his Sunday Service choir.

Bill Cosby's spokesman calls Eddie Murphy a 'Hollywood slave' after SNL appearance

Eddie Murphy returned to "Saturday Night Live" after 35 years, and he brought back many of his most popular characters.

Camila Cabello apologizes for 'horrible and hurtful' racist language she used when younger

Popstar Camila Cabello has apologized for previously using "horrible and hurtful language" after racist social media posts she allegedly made as a teenager resurfaced online.

Singer Marc Anthony's yacht was destroyed by a fire in Miami

Marc Anthony's 120-foot yacht in Miami was on fire for two hours before firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

'The Masked Singer' reveals a winner

The winner of The Masked Singer Show Season 2 has been revealed. Watch to find out who is it.

Herman Boone, football coach played by Denzel Washington in 'Remember the Titans,' dies

Herman Boone, the tough, no-nonsense high school football coach played by Denzel Washington in Disney's "Remember the Titans," has died. HLN's Robin Meade has more.

Jake Hoot wins Season 17 of 'The Voice'

Singer Jake Hoot was announced as the winner of "The Voice" singing competition, marking the third time someone from Kelly Clarkson's team took home the crown.

5 titleholders of major pageants are all women of color. And that's a bigger deal than you might think

Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss USA talk with CNN's Erica Hill about Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh winning Miss World and making all of the top 5 beauty pageant winners women of color.

'Love Island' host Caroline Flack steps down after assault charge

"Love Island" host Caroline Flack announced that she is stepping away from the show while she deals with an assault charge stemming from an incident at her London home.

Welcome to your thirties, 'The Simpsons'

Look back at the 30 years of "The Simpsons," America's longest-running scripted primetime TV series.

Ciara comes home to surprise STEM students

Ciara comes home to Georgia to surprise STEM students

Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler's sidekick on TV talk show, dies at 63

Chuy Bravo was best known as Chelsea Handler's sidekick on her TV show "Chelsea Lately." A representative said "Bravo's family is devastated as they cope with his sudden loss."

John Frusciante to rejoin Red Hot Chili Peppers

Guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 10 years after he last left the band, bassist Flea said. The band is "parting ways" with Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced Frusciante after he left in 2009, Flea said on Instagram.

Juice WRLD's girlfriend has a message for his fans

Rising star Juice WRLD, who was born Jarad Anthony Higgins, died in his hometown of Chicago, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Colin Firth and his wife announce their separation

British actor Colin Firth and his Italian wife Livia have separated after 22 years of marriage, according to the couple's publicists.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta bring back their iconic 'Grease' characters

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John revive their iconic "Grease" characters, Danny and Sandy, more than 40 years after making the movie. HLN's Melissa Knowles has more.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' trailer debuts

The movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "In the Heights" just dropped its first trailer. The film will release in Summer 2020.

TLC's new 'Hot & Heavy' series faces backlash

TLC's "Hot & Heavy," a new reality show about plus-sized women and their thinner love interests, spurs controversy. HLN's Robin Meade and Melissa Knowles have more.

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles quiz each other

Harry Styles ate something disgusting on "The Late Late Show" to avoid telling Kendall Jenner which songs from his last album were written about her.

'Richard Jewell' missteps turn Clint Eastwood's latest into a great-movie wannabe

The real-life journalist portrayed in the upcoming Clint Eastwood film, "Richard Jewell," is being defended by her former colleagues and the newspaper where she worked because they say she is unfairly depicted as a woman who traded sex for stories.

Philip McKeon, former child actor, has died at 55

Philip McKeon, the former child actor best known for his role on the CBS sitcom "Alice," has died at the age of 55, a family spokesman said.

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dead at 61

Singer Marie Fredriksson from the popular Swedish group Roxette has died after a long battle with cancer.

A new 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer is here

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is set for release on July 10, 2020. Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman who made the first Ghostbusters classic, directs the new franchise film.

Disney warns its new Star Wars movie could trigger seizures in people with epilepsy

The Walt Disney Company issued a warning for the new 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' movie, citing it may trigger seizures for those with epilepsy due to flashing lights.

Miss South Africa crowned 2019 Miss Universe

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned 2019's Miss Universe. The two runners-up for the crown were Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico.

Actor René Auberjonois, known for 'Benson' and 'Star Trek,' has died at 79

Actor René Auberjonois, who was known for his TV roles in "Benson," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Boston Legal," has died at 79.

Caroll Spinney, the Sesame Street puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died

Caroll Spinney, the legendary puppeteer behind "Sesame Street" characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, has died at the age of 85, according to Sesame Workshop.

Ron Leibman, 'Norma Rae' and 'Friends' actor, dies at 82

Tony Award winning actor Ron Leibman was known for his roles in films like "Slaughterhouse-Five" and the 1979 film "Norma Rae."

Camila Cabello puts a spin on Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy"

Watch Camila Cabello sing a unique rendition of Billie Eilish's "Bady Guy" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".

Justin Timberlake apologizes to wife Jessica Biel after he was pictured holding hands with co-star

Justin Timberlake posted a public apology to his wife Jessica Biel for a "strong lapse in judgement" after photos surfaced of Timberlake holding hands with his costar Alisha Wainwright.

Willie Nelson says he has stopped smoking because it almost killed him

Country music icon, Willie Nelson, announced he is no longer smoking marijuana and cigarettes due to ongoing health and breathing issues. CNN affiliate KSAT's Paul Venema reports.

Robert De Niro defends Anna Paquin's role in 'The Irishman'

Actor Robert De Niro defended Anna Paquin's role in the new Netflix film "The Irishman." Paquin's character speaks seven words in the 210-minute film.

The first 'Black Widow' trailer is out and it's an action-packed family reunion

Scarlett Johansson makes a return as former KGB assassin turned agent of SHIELD Natasha Romanoff in a standalone movie to be released in 2020.

Shelley Morrison, actress who played maid on 'Will & Grace,' dies at 83

Shelley Morrison, a character actress best known for playing the feisty maid Rosario Salazar on "Will & Grace," has died, publicist Lori DeWaal tells CNN.

Celebrities fire back after Gabrielle Union's controversial exit from 'America's Got Talent'

Gabrielle Union is expressing gratitude in the wake of her controversial exit from "America's Got Talent." The actress, along with fellow "AGT" judge Julianne Hough, will not return for the second season of "America's Got Talent: The Champions."

'Supergirl' star Melissa Benoist praised for opening up about 'abusive relationship'

"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist posted a 14-minute Instagram video in which she detailed domestic violence she suffered at the hands of a past partner.

Gabrielle Union breaks silence after 'America's Got Talent' exit

Gabrielle Union is expressing gratitude in the wake of her controversial exit from "America's Got Talent." The actress, along with fellow "AGT" judge Julianne Hough, will not return for the second season of "America's Got Talent: The Champions."

Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao dies filming reality TV show

Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao collapsed while appearing on the Chinese reality TV show "Chase Me." Gao died after being rushed to a hospital.

Tina Turner makes turning 80 look amazing

Legendary singer Tina Turner marked her 80th birthday with a special video message.

Camila Cabello says she stole a pencil from Kensington Palace

Camila Cabello confesses to Greg James, host of BBC Radio 1, that she stole something from Kensington Palace.

Daisy Ridley has something to say about your 'Baby Yoda' obsession

Actress Daisy Ridley gave a shout out to "Baby Yoda" and rapped the entire plot history of "Star Wars" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

'Dancing With the Stars' Season 28 winners are...

"Dancing with the Stars" season 28 winner was announced on November 25, 2019. "The Bachelorette" star Hannah Brown and professional dancer Alan Bersten were announced winners, marking Bersten's first win.

Hoda Kotb is engaged to Joel Schiffman

"Today" co-anchor Hoda Kotb broke the news of her engagement live on air during her show, catching her coworkers by surprise.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson crashes wedding with Danny DeVito

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Danny DeVito were staying at the same Mexico hotel that was also hosting a wedding, so the duo surprised a newlywed couple with a song at the reception.

Jenna Dewan denies 'shading' Camila Cabello at American Music Awards

These are the most memorable moments from the 47th Annual American Music Awards.

Christopher Walken couldn't escape popularity of 'SNL' cowbell sketch, according to Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell returned to "Saturday Night Live" and brought back his impression of former President George W. Bush.

Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Nashville

Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by CNN.

A Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman in a biopic

"Harriet" screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard said a Hollywood executive initially wanted Julia Roberts to play the role of Harriet Tubman when he first started pitching the movie in the 1990s.

The 'Dancing With the Stars' semifinals left the audience and contestants in tears

Before being eliminated from contention on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," actor James Van Der Beek announced that his wife Kimberly had a miscarriage.

Tom Hanks just found out he's related to Mister Rogers

Fred Rogers has had a lasting impact on generations of children with his show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" which ran for 31 seasons, from 1968 to 2001.

A behind-the-scenes look at how Tyler Perry Studios is reshaping Hollywood

Media mogul Tyler Perry has opened a 330-acre filming complex in Georgia. Here's a look at what's inside.

Idris Elba is OK, despite not being crowned 'Sexiest Man Alive' again

Actor Idris Elba has been named People magazine's 2018 'Sexiest Man Alive,' ending the reign of country singer Blake Shelton.

Sweet revenge: Jeopardy! James Holzhauer wins the Tournament of Champions

"Jeopardy! James" Holzhauer won $250,000 as the winner of the game show's Tournament of Champions. He has now won more than $2.7 million on the show in 2019.

Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Bell team up for an epic Disney classic duet

"Frozen" star Kristen Bell sang a medley of Disney songs with host Jimmy Fallon on the "The Tonight Show."

CMA Awards 2019: See who won big at country music's biggest night

The biggest names in country music took the stage at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards. These are the highlights.

Rapper Kodak Black sentenced to more than 3 years on weapons charges

CNN affiliate WSVN reports that rapper Kodak Black has been sentenced to more than three years in jail on weapons charges.

'The Good Liar' can't make the most of its dream Mirren-McKellen pairing

A con man is in for more than he bargained for when he sets his sights on a wealthy widow. David Daniel reports.

'Man Made' views the transgender experience through a bodybuilding lens

Director T Cooper tells CNN about making "Man Made," a documentary about four transgender men preparing for the only trans bodybuilding competition in the world.

John Legend is PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man Alive'... and he's perplexed

He's one of the youngest EGOT winners in history. He and his wife are one of Hollywood's iconic couples. And now, John Legend is PEOPLE's 2019 "Sexiest Man Alive."

The 'Sonic the Hedgehog' movie tries again with a new trailer, and people finally like it

In April, Paramount Pictures and Sega released the trailer for "Sonic the Hedgehog." Many were alarmed by his appearance. See Sonic's new look in this trailer.

Hilaria Baldwin confirms a second miscarriage

In an Instagram video with her daughter, Hilaria Baldwin shared her grief over her second miscarriage this year.

Alex Trebek chokes up on 'Jeopardy!' after contestant's heartfelt message

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek choked up after a contestant used his Final Jeopardy answer to send him a loving message. Trebek has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Drake was booed offstage at a music festival because the crowd wanted Frank Ocean

Drake made a surprise appearance at Tyler, The Creator's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Festival in Los Angeles. Video shows Drake booed off stage by concertgoers who wanted to see Frank Ocean.

People's Choice Awards 2019: Kevin Hart makes first public appearance since car accident

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart attended the People's Choice Awards in his first public appearance since a devastating car accident in September in Calabasas, California. Hart fractured his spine and has since been in rehab.

Jimmy Fallon surprises 3 University of Texas at Austin students with free tuition

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon surprised three University of Texas students by telling them Samsung would be paying for the remainder of their college tuition.

Vanna White hosts 'Wheel of Fortune' as Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery

Take a look back at some of the show's biggest winners and losers.

Kanye says he may change his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West. Then again, he says a lot of things

Kanye West once again teased a possible presidential run, and jokingly suggested changing his name at an appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.

Hear John Legend and Kelly Clarkson's retooled 'Baby It's Cold Outside'

Singers John Legend and Kelly Clarkson perform new lyrics in the classic holiday song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside." HLN's Robin Meade has more.

'The Mandalorian' powers Disney's launch into streaming

HBO Max, Apple TV+, Disney+ and more — the new wave in streaming is here. CNN Business breaks down how to choose the services that are right for you.

Kanye says he may change his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West. Then again, he says a lot of things

In two interviews, rapper Kanye West shared his thoughts on slavery, opened up about his health and forgave former President Barack Obama.

Selena Gomez and her little sister stole the show at the 'Frozen 2' premiere

The cast of "Frozen 2" stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and talked about how hard it was to keep the plot of the movie secret from their kids.

'The Masked Singer' penguin outsmarts Jenny McCarthy in 2-hour episode

A former host of "The View" sang as Penguin on Fox's "The Masked Singer."

A Fortnite superstar has been banned for life for cheating

FaZe Jarvis has been permanently banned from "Fortnite" after the game's creator, Epic Games, discovered that he had been using a hacking method to cheat in the game.

Chris Evans and others sound off against CGI casting of James Dean

More than six decades after his death, James Dean has been "cast" in a new film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dean will appear in the forthcoming Vietnam-era action drama "Finding Jack."

Chris Brown draws a crowd for his yard sale

Fans massed outside singer Chris Brown's California home after the singer took to social media to announce a yard sale.

Our poor, unfortunate souls are grateful for Queen Latifah's Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid Live'

Reviews on Twitter of the live musical event showcasing "The Little Mermaid" were harsh, with people panning Shaggy's Sebastian outfit in particular. HLN's Melissa Knowles reports.

Ciara and Russell Wilson channel Bey and Jay for Halloween

Stars like Lisa Rinna, Ciara, Russell Wilson, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake channeled their favorite celebrities for Halloween.

'Free Rodney Reed:' Celebrities use star power to try to stop execution of man on death row in Texas

Rodney Reed said he didn't try to hide his relationship with Stacy Stites before she died. Hear the full story on Death Row Stories airs Sundays on HLN.

Bill Murray applied for a job at P.F. Chang's in the Atlanta airport

In the latest twist in the life of Bill Murray, the star told comedian Amy Schumer on her podcast, "3 Girls 1 Keith," that he would like to work at P.F. Chang's.

John Legend got 'wine drunk' and sang 'All of Me' onstage

Chrissy Teigen, wife of singer John Legend, shared a video of him in a onesie and a little tipsy, singing his 2013 hit "All of Me" on stage at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' actor Brian Tarantina dies at 60

Actor Brian Tarantina, most recently known for his role as Jackie in Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" series, has died at the age of 60 years old.

John Legend got 'wine drunk' and sang 'All of Me' onstage

Chrissy Teigen, wife of singer John Legend, shared a video of him in a onesie and a little tipsy, singing his 2013 hit "All of Me" on stage at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

Cuba Gooding Jr. pleads not guilty to new sexual abuse charges

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has been accused of groping a woman at a Manhattan bar in June. Gooding denies the allegations.

Lori Loughlin fears she may go to prison, source tells CNN

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli appeared together in court after being accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California, falsely designating them as crew team recruits. CNN's Scott McLean reports.

Kevin Hart posts an emotional video about his car crash. 'I see things differently,' the comedian says

Kevin Hart posted an emotional video detailing his road to recovery from a devastating car crash in September. Hart says he felt like the accident was a sign from God telling him to "sit down." HLN's Melissa Knowles has the details.

'Game of Thrones' prequel, 'House of the Dragon,' coming to HBO

HBO just announced plans for a prequel to the widely popular TV show ''Game of Thrones." So far, 10 episodes have been ordered for the series that will be called "House of the Dragon." HLN's Melissa Knowles has the details.

James Corden does 'Airpool Karaoke' with Kanye West

Late-night host James Corden took to the skies with rapper Kanye West for a spin on his popular "Carpool Karaoke" segment.

Dave Chappelle says comedy 'saved my life' as he accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Dave Chappelle accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, considered the highest accolade in comedy. Many entertainers paid tribute to the comedian.

Country singer Ned LeDoux says his 2-year-old daughter died after choking at home

Country singer Ned LeDoux posted on Facebook that his two-year-old daughter Haven passed away due to a "tragic choking accident" at their home.

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