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Kirstie Alley, 'Cheers' and 'Veronica's Closet' star, dead at 71

Actress Kirstie Alley has died after a brief battle with cancer, her children announced on social media.

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley: A love story

Kirstie Alley and John Travolta were never romantically involved, but that wasn't how she initially wanted it.

Chelsea Handler, Leslie Jones and John Leguizamo among guest hosts to step in for Trevor Noah on 'The Daily Show'

The end of an era is fast approaching at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," and the network has announced at least the first phase of plans for what's to come next.

Ashton Kutcher and twin Michael talk health, guilt and rift between them

In a rare interview, twin brothers Ashton and Michael Kutcher talked about both their bond and their rift.

Bong Joon Ho's 'Mickey 17' gets trailer and release date

A first look at "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho's new movie is here.

K-pop band Blackpink selected as Time Entertainer of the Year 2022

Global pop sensation Blackpink have been chosen as Time magazine's 2022 Entertainer of the Year, making the four-woman band the second K-pop artists to earn the title, after BTS in 2020.

Gabourey Sidibe reveals she's been secretly married for over a year

It turns out that Gabourey Sidibe has been even busier than previously thought since the beginning of the pandemic.

'Harry & Meghan' series gets release date and new trailer

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have an early Christmas gift for their supporters.

Jill Scott announces 'Who is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1' 23rd anniversary tour

After a 20th-anniversary tour of Jill Scott's chart-topping album, "Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol I" was forced to end prematurely due to the pandemic, it will resume.

Adam Sandler still gets emotional singing sweet Chris Farley song

Adam Sandler will always Chris Farley.

Neil Diamond surprises audience with 'Sweet Caroline' performance at Broadway opening of 'A Beautiful Noise'

Neil Diamond sang "Sweet Caroline" at the Broadway opening of his musical" A Beautiful Noise," five years after retiring due to his Parkinson's diagnosis.

George Clooney has a simple strategy for being a star in the age of social media

George Clooney has a surefire way for staying out of trouble as a public figure in the age of social media: stay off of it.

Ben Affleck says Netflix's 'assembly line' approach to making quality films is 'an impossible job'

Ben Affleck is sounding off on how movies are being made in today's age of Netflix and other streaming platforms, which offer an ever-expanding glut of content.

Keke Palmer reveals baby bump as part of her 'Saturday Night Live' opening monologue

Some people like singing their good news from the rooftops, but in Keke Palmer's case, it was done on live television in front of millions of viewers.

Christine McVie's music: 5 songs to listen to in her honor

There's a reason why Christine McVie was considered the heart of Fleetwood Mac.

Axl Rose will stop tossing mic after a fan was reportedly injured

Axl Rose is ending a 30-year Guns N' Roses tradition.

Harrison Ford cracks the whip in teaser trailer for 'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny'

It's a name so iconic, he comes with his own theme song, and boy, is it a sweet sound.

'Willow' revives the Lucasfilm fantasy with a more contemporary streaming adventure

Disney's press materials refer to the original 1988 movie "Willow" as "beloved," which despite its admirers feels like nostalgic inflation of a pretty generic George Lucas-plotted fantasy that provided an early directing showcase for Ron Howard. Setting that aside, a Disney+ revival series isn't without its charms, in a more contemporary narrative that brings back Warwick Davis while focusing on the next generation.

'Love Actually' director feels 'a bit stupid' about movie's lack of diversity

Every year, as the days grow colder and Christmas draws nearer, "Love Actually" quickly becomes a festive favorite on people's television screens.

Joe Pesci says playing Harry in the 'Home Alone' films came with some 'serious' pain

They say artists have to be willing to do anything for their art, and for Joe Pesci, that includes setting his head on fire.

Inside Christine McVie's and Stevie Nicks' decades-long friendship

Throughout the various personal turmoils for which the members of Fleetwood Mac are known, one relationship buoyed the band for decades: the friendship between its two frontwomen, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.

Will Smith, opening up about Oscars slap, tells Trevor Noah 'hurt people hurt people'

Will Smith opened up to Trevor Noah about the now-famous slap at the Oscars in March during an appearance that aired Monday night on "The Daily Show."

'Super Mario Bros. Movie' trailer shows being a hero isn't all fun and games

Mario learns that being a hero is a tough gig in the new trailer for "Super Mario Bros. Movie."

'The Phantom of the Opera' extends Broadway run for eight weeks due to high demand

The music of the night will continue for eight weeks longer than expected.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reach divorce settlement

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have come to a divorce agreement, a source with knowledge of the negotiations tells CNN.

Marsai Martin and Omari Harwick play to win in 'Fantasy Football'

The new film "Fantasy Football" capitalizes on some of its stars natural talent.

In 'Wednesday,' Jenna Ortega makes Netflix's Addams Family series look like a snap

Although the main character's name was inspired by the poetic line "Wednesday's child is full of woe," "Wednesday" is generally a delight, thanks almost entirely to Jenna Ortega. Having outgrown her Disney Channel days, Ortega makes the Addams Family's now-high-school-age daughter the coolest humorless goth sociopath you'll ever meet, in a Netflix series that's more kooky than spooky or ooky.

'Glass Onion' sharpens the 'Knives Out' formula in a polished Netflix sequel

Rising to the challenge of matching its successful predecessor, "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" maintains the razor-sharp formula, with a setup that feels even more conspicuously like an Agatha Christie homage before an extremely clever series of twists kick in. Writer-director Rian Johnson again assembles a solid cast behind Daniel Craig, but it's his use of language -- where nary a word is wasted -- that finally gives the sequel its edge.

'Love Actually' cast to reunite for 20th anniversary TV special

One of the most beloved modern Christmas classics is turning 20 next year, and to mark the occasion, cast members from the landmark 2003 romantic comedy "Love Actually" are reuniting for a TV special to air on ABC next week, the network announced Tuesday.

James Cameron almost didn't choose Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet to star in 'Titanic'

James Cameron is sharing some surprising details from the making of his blockbuster hit "Titanic," which celebrates 25 years of being released next month.

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How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed

Fake news is actually really easy to spot -- if you know how. Consider this your New Media Literacy Guide.

Revealed: Winners of the 'Oscars of watches'

It's the prize giving ceremony that everyone's on time for.

Driverless 'Roborace' car makes street track debut

It is a car kitted out with technology its developers boldly predict will transform our cities and change the way we live.

Flying a sports car with wings

Piloting one of the breed of light aircraft is said to be as easy as driving a car

Brightest supermoon since 1948

See photos of November's supermoon -- the brightest in nearly 70 years.

This NASA astronaut voted from space

From infinity and beyond, he found a way to vote.

Teen girls prepare for space launch

Teenage girls have designed Africa's first private satellite due to launch into space in 2017. It's hoped it can monitor and find answers to South Africa's drought crisis.

Going to space is a real pain in the back

A six-month stay on the International Space Station can be a pain in the back for astronauts. While they may gain up to 2 inches in height temporarily, that effect is accompanied by a weakening of the muscles supporting the spine, according to a new study.

Russian gamers race to prevent nuclear 'war'

"Attention! Attention!" blares the Russian voice from a loudspeaker. "The nuclear bombs will be launched in one hour."

What parents should know about the VR gear kids want

Thinking about treating your family to a little virtual reality this holiday? Have no idea where to start? Don't worry. From Google's inexpensive Cardboard VR viewer to Sony's new PlayStation VR, this guide will help you figure out what makes sense for your family's interests, needs and budget.

Japan's boom in weird wearable tech

What do Discman, Tamagotchi, and Game Boy have in common?

Cell phones, screens are keeping your kid awake

These days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games.

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Trump pleads not guilty to 34 felony counts

Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech

CNN political contributor Maggie Haberman explains the reasoning behind Donald Trump's attacks on the judge and his family during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort after he was arraigned on felony charges.

What to know about the Trump indictment on the eve of his court appearance

READ: Trump indictment related to hush money payment

Russian authorities detain suspect over St. Petersburg cafe blast

Video shows moment of deadly explosion at cafe in Russia

A well-known Russian military blogger, Vladlen Tatarsky, was killed in an explosion at a cafe in St. Petersburg, authorities said. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich appeals against arrest, Russian state media says

Suspected Chinese spy balloon was able to transmit information back to Beijing

The suspected Chinese spy balloon that transited the US earlier this year was able to capture imagery and collect some signals intelligence from US military sites, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.

Beijing promised to 'fight back' over Taiwan leader's US visit. But this time it has more to lose

An anticipated meeting between Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California this week has sparked concerns of a repeat of the pressure campaign China launched last year when then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei.

'Scary, cold, hungry and lonely': Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line

A young volunteer soldier, Akula, who signed up for the war at the beginning of the Russian invasion is now dealing with the trauma of war. He spoke to CNN's David McKenzie about his time on the front lines and how it has affected his mental health.

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years

Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is set to take off in November 2024.

French minister under fire for Playboy magazine cover

French government minister Marlene Schiappa has come under fire from members of her own party after appearing on the front cover of Playboy magazine.

Why did Finland's PM lose? Reporter explains the key issue voters cared about

Finland's left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Marin conceded defeat in the country's parliamentary election as the opposition right-wing National Coalition Party claimed victory in a tightly fought contest. CNN's Laila Harrak spoke with New York Times' Chief Diplomatic Correspondent Steven Erlanger to discuss how the popular politician lost the election.

Britain's pound is beating every other major currency this year

The British pound crashed to a record low last fall as investors rebelled against budget plans by former Prime Minister Liz Truss. Now, it's enjoying a comeback.

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin concedes election

Finland's left-wing Prime Minister Sanna Marin conceded defeat on Sunday in the Nordic country's parliamentary election as the opposition right-wing National Coalition Party (NCP) claimed victory in a tightly fought contest.

Hundreds of millions at risk from Chinese shopping app malware

The $500 billion beauty industry's 'green' ambitions are a patchwork at best. And they're falling short

The escalating climate crisis is shifting many people's purchasing patterns and this extends to the $500 billion dollar global beauty industry which is grappling with a range of sustainability challenges across product manufacturing, packaging and disposal.

A new approach to a Covid-19 nasal vaccine shows early promise

Scientists in Germany say they've been able to make a nasal vaccine that can shut down a Covid-19 infection in the nose and throat, where the virus gets its first foothold in the body.

Video shows moment man throws yogurt on two women in Iran

Video shows an incident at a store in the Iranian city of Shandiz where a man approached two unveiled women before proceeding to grab a tub of yogurt from the store and throw it, hitting both women in the head. The video then appears to show a male staff member removing the suspect from the store. CNN is not able to verify what was said immediately before the confrontation.

Israeli military veterans, a backbone of protest movement, vow to keep demonstrating

In a sea of Israeli flags, Yiftach Golov holds one that looks a little different.

Erdogan's political fate may be determined by Turkey's Kurds

Turkey's persecuted pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a kingmaker in the country's upcoming election, playing a decisive role that may just tip the balance enough to unseat two-decade ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Dogecoin jumps after Elon Musk replaces Twitter bird with Shiba Inu

Twitter's traditional bird icon was booted and replaced with an image of a Shiba Inu, an apparent nod to dogecoin, the joke cryptocurrency that CEO Elon Musk is being sued over.

Micron Technology: China probes US chip maker for cybersecurity risks as tech tension escalates

China has launched a cybersecurity probe into Micron Technology, one of America's largest memory chip makers, in apparent retaliation after US allies in Asia and Europe announced new restrictions on the sale of key technology to Beijing.

Man rides out tornado inside van. See the footage

Cody Coombes recounts riding out a tornado in Little Rock, Arkansas, inside his pest control van. The National Weather Service reported that an EF-3 tornado had roared through Pulaski and Lonoke counties with estimated peak winds of 165 mph, killing one person in North Little Rock and four people in Wynne.

China Renaissance suspends trading, delays results after founder's disappearance

China Renaissance, a top dealmaker in the country's tech industry, said it would suspend trading of its shares and delay the release of its annual results because it still can't get in touch with its founder.

HSBC's top execs face tense shareholders calling for a breakup

HSBC's top brass defended their strategy Monday to frustrated shareholders in the lender's largest market, as Europe's biggest bank continued to face calls to be split up.

Lawmaker speaks out about his struggle with depression

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) spoke to CBS about battling with depression after winning a tight election.

CEOs are tired of being held responsible for gun regulation

Americans have grown used to corporate executives treading the well-worn paths of the Northeast corridor to convene alongside elected officials in Washington, DC, and discuss geopolitics, policy and all that's in-between.

What pet cemeteries reveal about being human

Why do we bury our departed loved ones in a cemetery? A primary purpose is to provide survivors with an opportunity to grieve and gain a sense of closure. The cemetery is a place for the living as much as it is a place for the dead.

Scientists film deepest ever fish on seabed off Japan

Cruising at a depth of 8,336 meters (over 27,000 feet) just above the seabed, a young snailfish has become the deepest fish ever filmed by scientists during a probe into the abyss of the northern Pacific Ocean.

What OPEC's surprise oil cut means for gas prices

OPEC and its allies' surprise move to slash oil production will soon be felt at US gas pumps.

Palestinian taxi driver recounts surviving attack by right-wing protesters

A Palestinian taxi driver describes surviving a violent attack by a right-wing mob in Jerusalem earlier this week as Israel continues to see protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial overhaul spread. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Giving Marjorie Taylor Greene a platform isn't good for America

Last year, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia spoke at a white nationalist event organized by Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes that caused Republican leaders to denounce her.

These are the animals people most want to see photographed

Originally a term used by trophy hunters in Africa, the "Big Five" described the animals most challenging to shoot and kill: the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo. Nowadays, it is more loosely used to refer to some of Africa's largest and most iconic animals.

Syrian refugee elected mayor of German town, years after fleeing war

A Syrian who arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2015 has won a mayoral election in the southwestern German state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Study finds slightly higher risk of autism diagnosis in areas with more lithium in drinking water, but experts say more research is needed

A new study found a moderately higher risk of autism spectrum disorder in children born to pregnant people exposed to tap water with higher levels of lithium, but experts caution that this association does not show a direct link between the two.

Kwame Brathwaite, photographer of 'Black is Beautiful' movement, dies at 85

Kwame Brathwaite, the pioneering activist and photographer whose work helped define the aesthetics of the "Black is Beautiful" movement of the 1960s and beyond, died on April 1, aged 85.

This boiled bag of offal is banned in the US. In Scotland it's a fine-dining treat

Anthony Bourdain loved haggis. But even the late, great American chef, writer and television host recognized that Scotland's national dish, with its "sinister sheep parts" wrapped in a shroud of mystery and half-invented history, could be a hard sell.

Musk's Twitter promised a purge of blue check marks. Instead he singled out the New York Times

Some VIP Twitter users woke up on Saturday expecting to have lost their coveted blue verification check marks in a previously announced purge by Elon Musk. Instead, Twitter appeared to target a single account from a major publication Musk dislikes and changed the language on its site in a way that obscures why users are verified.

See the world's deepest fish

Scientists captured the unknown snailfish species at a depth of more than 27,000 feet, as part of an expedition in trenches off Japan.

Emma Heming Willis shares family photos as daughter Mabel turns 11

Bruce Willis' wife, Emma Heming Willis, has celebrated their elder daughter's birthday with a trip down memory lane.

Some fans whistle as Lionel Messi's name is announced as Paris Saint-Germain's season hits new low

Paris Saint-Germain's miserable season went from bad to worse on Sunday as the team suffered a second straight home defeat with a 1-0 loss to Lyon.

Chelsea searches for new manager as Premier League breaks record for most sackings in a single season

It was just six months ago that Graham Potter was deemed the man to usher in a fresh, exciting era at Chelsea.

See 'Star Wars' legend react to Acosta's Darth Vader impression

Actor Mark Hamill joins CNN's Jim Acosta to discuss his thoughts about a potential spinoff series based around his legendary "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker.

Angel Reese defends gesture directed towards Caitlin Clark after LSU national title win; calls out double standard after being 'unapologetically' her

LSU star Angel Reese defended the gesture she aimed at Iowa Hawkeyes' Caitlin Clark near the end of the Tigers' first NCAA women's basketball national championship victory on Sunday, saying "I don't take disrespect lightly."

Teenage swimmer breaks two world records in four days

Sixteen-year-old Summer McIntosh broke the world record for the 400m individual medley at the Canadian swimming trials on Saturday -- just days after breaking the world record for the 400m freestyle.

The haunting Masters meltdown that changed Rory McIlroy's career

Slumped on his club, head buried in his arm, Rory McIlroy looked on the verge of tears.

A snowboarder got buried upside down in snow. See skier's quick reaction.

Skier Francis Zuber sprang into action when he noticed a snowboarder had become trapped upside down in a tree well. Zuber, whose reaction has been applauded as a textbook example of what to do in such a situation, urged others to take up rescue courses.

2023 March Madness: Will UConn or San Diego State triumph in the national championship game that 'means everything?'

After a March Madness filled with twists and surprises -- all four No. 1 seeds failed to reach the Elite Eight for the first ever time in NCAA men's basketball tournament history -- it is time for the grand finale as UConn faces San Diego State on Monday for the title.

Shania Twain calls for equal pay and more diversity in country music

Shania Twian is standing up for others in country music.

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Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine the entire scenario with one additional annoyance: Loud talkers yammering into their cell phones at 35,000 feet.

'Hamlet' in the skies? The story behind Taiwan's newest airline

Debuting its first flights in January 2020, Taiwanese start-up STARLUX Airlines could be the first new player in 30 years to upend the island's duopoly aviation market.

Copenhagen's new Metro is a thing of beauty

In Copenhagen, traffic is usually caused by the two-wheel variety of transportation: the bicycle.

The hotel designed for likes

The best luxury bars in Budapest

Budapest 's fine dining revolution

Luxury atop one of the world's tallest hotels

From traditional souks, mosques and UNESCO World Heritage sites, to futuristic skyscrapers, Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, offers an eclectic mix of old and new.

They say he lived to be 168. Here's how

There are a number of destinations around the world famed for the longevity of their residents.

This fire has been burning for 4,000 years

"This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped," says Aliyeva Rahila. "Even the rain coming here, snow, wind -- it never stops burning."

May 16, 2024 - Russia's war in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, emboldened by the survival of his wartime economy and Russia's advances in Ukraine.

Slovakia's prime minister expected to survive after shooting

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is expected to survive after being shot five times in what officials described as a politically motivated assassination attempt.

May 15, 2024 - Russia's war in Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $2 billion in military financing for Ukraine as Russia is pushing into northeastern part of the country.

May 14, 2024 - Russia's war in Ukraine

Antony Blinken met with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv earlier Tuesday, where the Ukrainian president told the US secretary of state that Ukraine urgently needs more air defenses.

David Beckham Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about David Beckham, and learn more about the life of the retired soccer legend.

Tony Blair Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts and learn about the life of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former International Monetary Fund director.

Princess Catherine Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about the Princess of Wales, the former Kate Middleton.

March 25 Moscow concert hall attack

Four suspects in the Crocus City Hall attack that left at least 139 people dead in Moscow have been charged with committing a terrorist act. They are facing possible life imprisonment.

March 24 Moscow concert hall attack

Four suspects in the Crocus City Hall attack that left at least 137 people dead in Moscow have been identified and detained.

March 23, 2024 Shooting at Moscow concert venue leaves over 130 dead

More than 130 people were killed after armed attackers stormed a popular concert venue complex near Moscow and opened fire.

Shooting at Moscow concert venue leaves at least 60 dead

At least 60 people were killed after armed attackers stormed a popular concert venue complex near Moscow and opened fire. Follow here for live updates.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, revealed Friday, March 22, that she has been diagnosed with cancer and is in the "early stages" of treatment.

Vladimir Putin Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Theresa May Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts to learn about Theresa May, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.

2008 Georgia Russia Conflict Fast Facts

Read Fast Facts from CNN about the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia.

John Major Fast Facts

View CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Sir John Major, former prime minister of the United Kingdom.

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British man who died after severe turbulence on flight named

The 73-year-old British man who died from a suspected heart attack after "sudden extreme turbulence" on a London-Singapore flight has been named as Geoff Kitchen.

Israeli minister says there is no famine in Gaza and 'never has been'

A member of Israel's war cabinet has told Sky News there is no famine in Gaza and there "never has been".

'I won't be flying again for a while': Passengers describe chaos of fatal turbulence flight

A passenger travelling on a plane where a man died after the aircraft hit extreme turbulence has said she was "thrown to the roof and the floor", while another said he "won't be flying again for a while".

Turbulence is getting worse - here's the main reason why

Severe turbulence struck a Singapore Airlines flight from London Heathrow earlier today, with one man killed and many others "launched into the ceiling".

Images show damage inside Singapore Airlines plane after one killed in turbulence

Images have revealed damage caused to a Singapore Airlines plane after the flight from London Heathrow was caught in turbulence.

Police investigate source of ketamine which killed Matthew Perry

Police are investigating the source of the ketamine which killed actor Matthew Perry, it has emerged.

'I don't get rest': Trump decides not to take stand in hush money trial

Donald Trump did not take the stand in his hush money trial, as jurors could start deliberating on whether or not he is guilty next week.

Israeli officials shut down news agency broadcast and seize camera equipment

Israeli authorities have shut down a live broadcast by the Associated Press (AP) and seized camera equipment, accusing the organisation of breaking laws because it provides material to the Al Jazeera news station.

Former Royal Marine accused of spying for Hong Kong intelligence service found dead in park

A former Royal Marine accused of spying for Hong Kong's intelligence service has died in unexplained circumstances in a park in Berkshire.

Fire-breather fights off marauding mariachis in 'turf war over tips'

A fire-breather has been treated in hospital in Mexico after being attacked by a mariachi band and fighting back by setting several of them on fire.