Independent filmmaker, Lynn Shelton, dies at 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that she died Friday in Los Angeles from an unidentified…

Rock 'n' Roll pioneer, Little Richard, dead at 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson,…

Brad Pitt portrays Dr. Fauci on Saturday Night Live

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt portrayed Dr. Anthony Fauci in the second at-home episode of “Saturday Night Live,” that featured musical guest Miley Cyrus, an Adam Sandler cameo and plenty of disinfectant jokes. A bespectacled Pitt, speaking in Fauci’s…

Tom Hanks discusses COVID-19 symptoms

Tom Hanks is ready to talk coronavirus. The Academy Award-winning actor was featured on Thursday’s episode of the National Defense Radio Show and discussed his experience fighting off the virus will wife Rita Wilson, who also tested positive. “Rita went through a tougher time…

Former 'Love Island' host Caroline Flack dead at 40

Caroline Flack, the former host of the hit British reality show "Love Island," has died, her family confirmed on Saturday.Flack died by suicide and her body was found in her east London flat Saturday, a lawyer for the family told…

Author Mary Higgins Clark dies at 92

CNN -- Mary Higgins Clark, the bestselling "Queen of Suspense" who wrote dozens of suspense novels sold worldwide, has died. Clark's publisher, Simon & Schuster, confirmed her death in a tweet Friday night. "She passed away peacefully this evening at…

Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby arrested on battery charge

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was arrested on a battery charge Thursday night in Miami after arguing with a music promoter over payment for a performance, Miami police said in an arrest warrant.

'Jeopardy!' titans compete for $1 million, 'Greatest' title

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Super Bowl is weeks away, but for “Jeopardy!” addicts the big game is here: All-time top money winners Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer are facing off for ultimate bragging rights.

Study finds 2019 was a ‘banner year’ for female filmmakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director’s chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before.

Eddie Murphy left enduring mark on 'SNL'

In June of 1982, NBC held a lunch in Los Angeles to publicize its then 7-year-old series, "Saturday Night Live," which had all but died two years earlier, when the producer chosen to succeed creator Lorne Michaels, Jean Doumanian, had presided over a disastrous season.

Stars lead tributes to model Mama Cax

Celebrities have led tributes to model and activist Mama Cax, after it was announced that the Haitian-American model died earlier in the week.

Pat Sajak opens up about his emergency surgery

A month after "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine, he is sharing all the painful details.

JK Rowling under fire over transgender comments

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has come under fire for expressing support for a woman who lost an employment tribunal over comments she mad

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sentenced to 2 years

Tekashi 6ix9ine, the flamboyant Brooklyn rapper who carried out a series of violent crimes before informing on his former gang associates, was sentenced to 2 years in prison on Wednesday.