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Armie Hammer's ex allegedly used a friend's email to communicate with journalists amid their relationship fallout

Armie Hammer and his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers' contentious split in 2020 was widely publicized, but more is coming to light about why that may have been the case.

James Earl Jones is hanging up his cape as Darth Vader

James Earl Jones, who for decades has provided Darth Vader's iconic, menacing voice, will not record new lines for new "Star Wars" projects.

Rihanna will headline 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rihanna will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show, the NFL announced on Sunday. The 57th Super Bowl will take place on February 12, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.

'The Crown' gets a new queen

While production of Season 6 of "The Crown" was briefly paused after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Season 5 is still on track to start November 9.

What Christina Ricci really thinks about her 'Yellowjackets' character Misty

Christina Ricci will be the first to tell you she doesn't like her terrifying "Yellowjackets" character Misty Quigley.

Olivia Cooke reacts to replacing Emily Carey on 'House of the Dragon'

"House of the Dragon" star Emily Carey is reacting to actress Olivia Cooke now stepping in to reign as the series takes a time jump.

Leslie Grace 'couldn't resist' sharing 'Batgirl' behind-the-scenes footage

"Batgirl" may have been scrapped, but that hasn't stopped interest in the film.

Professor Joe is ready to school us in the art of being creepy in 'You' Season 4 teaser

Professor Joe can count on our attendance to Season 4 of "You."

'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story' first look is pretty regal

"Bridgerton's" Queen Charlotte is getting an origin story.

Don't look up: Close encounters of the disaster movie kind

There's a giant rock ahead.

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcome their seventh child

Welcome, Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin!

Post Malone cancels Boston concert after returning to the hospital

It's been a rough few weeks for Post Malone.

'Abbott Elementary' is back in session

The hit ABC workplace comedy "Abbott Elementary" returns for its second season, as does "The Kardashians" on Hulu. Plus, new music from Kelsea Ballerini and 5 Seconds of Summer.

'Sidney' does justice to Sidney Poitier's remarkable life and trailblazing career

In theory there's only so much to be done with a celebrity biography, but when the subject is Sidney Poitier, that's an unusually target-rich environment. "Sidney," a documentary from director Reginald Hudlin produced by Oprah Winfrey, does the actor justice, providing context, depth and considerable warmth in chronicling his remarkable life and trailblazing career.

How 'The Woman King' created a warm and epic Dahomey Kingdom for the big screen

As soon as "The Woman King" begins, audiences will know the film is unlike any they've seen before.

Polish venue cancels Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters' shows after controversial Ukraine letter

Brirtish rock legend and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters' planned concerts in Poland in April have been canceled amid a backlash to the musician's stance on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

'Don't Worry Darling' isn't as good as all the off-screen drama surrounding it

The waves of off-screen drama and gossip surrounding "Don't Worry Darling" has put director Olivia Wilde's second movie in an awkward spot, unable to justify the hype (it's at best OK) but probably well advised to cash in on it. Florence Pugh makes the strongest case for seeing the film, but given how in-demand she is, if you miss this one, don't worry.

James Cameron says 'Avatar 2' is 'more emotional' than the original

James Cameron has water on the brain.

Shania Twain feels 'stronger than ever' ahead of new album release

Shania Twain's life could make a hell of a country music song.

Tyler Perry's personal connection to 'A Jazzman's Blues' and his surprising confession about watching himself as Madea

You may know him best as the creator of the no-nonsense matriarch Madea, the director and writer of several films and TV series that bear his name and a billionaire film studio founder.

Incendiary new Netflix film 'Athena' wants to burn the whole system down

French writer-director Romain Gavras wants your attention, and like Karim, the fiery youth at the heart of his third feature "Athena," he's willing to go to extreme lengths to get it.

Nia Long appreciations flow amid Ime Udoka 's suspension

The love for Nia Long is flowing strong on social media as her longtime partner, Boston Celtics head coach, Ime Udoka, finds himself embroiled in controversy.

Wynonna Judd can feel her late mother Naomi 'nudging' her

In her first interview since her mother Naomi Judd died by suicide in April at the age of 76, Wynonna Judd is reflecting on trying to move on without her.

Stephen Colbert on his 'gratitude' for the pain of grief and the worst thing that ever happened to him

In an intimate conversation about loss on Anderson Cooper's new CNN podcast All There Is, "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert opened up about what he thinks makes grief feel so insurmountable — and how he learned to cope with it.

'Confess, Fletch' lets Jon Hamm show off his lighter side without Chase-ing the past

Jon Hamm hasn't found many roles to rival his breakthrough "Mad Men" part, and "Confess, Fletch" certainly doesn't either. Yet this refreshed version of the smart-alecky character Chevy Chase played in the 1980s has a certain breezy charm, not worthy of rushing to a theater but hardly a waste of one's digital-viewing time.

'The Woman King' builds an action spectacle around its true story of female warriors

Although "inspired by true events," "The Woman King" clearly isn't tethered to them, using the underlying story of 19th-century female warriors in an African kingdom as the jumping-off point for a rousing action vehicle, augmented by plenty of melodrama. That combination yields a strong showcase for the stars, featuring a cast and backdrop that serves to refresh its old-school formula.

'Andor' revives Diego Luna's character in 'Rogue One' prequel

A prequel to a prequel, "Andor" brings a gritty tone and look to the "Star Wars" universe, as much the washed-out landscape of "Blade Runner" as George Lucas' far-away galaxy. Yet whatever promise that entails is mostly lost in flabby storytelling, essentially stretching what would have been a 10-minute movie prologue over the first three episodes.

'Clerks III' is Kevin Smith's sentimental ode to the movie that launched his career

Grappling with middle age, "Clerks III" turns out to be unexpectedly sentimental and nostalgic, reflecting that writer-director-editor-co-star Kevin Smith inherently recognizes this will likely be the gang's final visit to Quick Stop Groceries. If so, it's an uneven if gentle way to hang out the "We're closed" sign.

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton know what it takes to be 'Gutsy'

At a time when there is much discussion around politics and women's rights, one of the most famous figures in both of those arenas is celebrating the courage of women.

'Pinocchio' transforms the little puppet made of wood

Even taking it as a given that Disney's animated classics will all receive live-action makeovers eventually, "Pinocchio" feels like an unnecessary exercise -- a movie so flat that it never sparks to life, and barely feels as if it's making the leap into a different medium. Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis' reunion should be a source of curiosity, but their little puppet made of wood is in a movie that's not so good.

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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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Record number of Russians fled via Finland over the weekend, border guard says

Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

Drone video shows massive traffic jam as Russians try to flee mobilization order

Protests against President Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization order are spreading across Russia, including to the far east, as many young men are fleeing the country.

NASA spacecraft to crash into asteroid in test of potential Earth defense system

Hurricane Ian could be 'something that we haven't seen in our lifetime'

Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified Monday as it barreled toward Florida, prompting urgent evacuations and threatening dangerous storm surges in places not used to getting hit directly by a hurricane.

A mysterious 9-second call from the White House to January 6 rioter, but no clear answers why

At 4:34 pm on January 6, 2021, a cell phone registered to a Capitol rioter who had stormed the building, received a phone call from a White House landline, according to records obtained by CNN.

Why the British pound's crash matters, and what comes next

The UK government's decision to implement the biggest tax cuts in 50 years while borrowing tens of billions of dollars to subsidize soaring energy costs this winter is a massive gamble that's sent shockwaves through financial markets.

At least 11 children among dead after gunman opens fire at school in Russia

An attacker opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, state media reported Monday.

Why the protests in Iran are different this time

Two missing after massive sinkholes open up in Guatemala

Three people were injured and two went missing after two sinkholes opened up on a street south of the country's capital on September 24, according to Reuters.

A very revealing Donald Trump quote about why he ran for president

Ask most politicians why they run for president and you are likely to get an answer that sounds something like, "I wanted to do the most good for the most people as possible," or something similar.

12-year-old boy in 'critical condition' following alleged gang-rape in New Delhi

A 12-year-old boy is in "critical condition" after he was allegedly gang-raped and beaten in India's capital New Delhi, according to a statement from the city's police and a complaint lodged by the boy's family to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

CNN reporter details Meadows' texts from pro-Trump operative

Text messages obtained by CNN reveal that a key figure in the effort to overturn the election in 2020 briefed then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about his attempts to gain access to voting systems in battleground states. CNN's Zachary Cohen has the details.

Apple is making the iPhone 14 in India as China headaches mount

Apple has started making its new iPhone 14 in India, as the technology giant looks to diversify its supply chain away from China.

Iran pro-government demonstrations arise amid crackdown on protestors

Supporters of the Iranian regime hold organized pro-government rallies to show their unity against anti-government protests. The protests were triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in a hospital three days after being apprehended by the morality police in Tehran and taken to a "re-education center" for not abiding by the state's hijab rules.

Cuba legalizes same-sex marriage in historic referendum

Cuba has legalized same-sex marriage after Cubans voted in favor of a family code that increased protections for minorities on the island, the country's National Electoral Council announced on Monday.

Ebola infections grow in Uganda as death toll rises to 23

Ebola infections have risen across districts in Uganda, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed and suspected deaths to 23, health authorities in the east African country said Monday.

Typhoon Noru smashes into the Philippines, killing 5 and leaving villages in tatters

Five rescue workers have died in the aftermath of Typhoon Noru, which made landfall in the Philippines Sunday and is predicted to gather strength again before hitting Vietnam on Tuesday.

Did Liz Cheney just open the door to running for president as an independent?

Liz Cheney is, at the moment, a Republican. But over the weekend, she held open the possibility that she might not always be.

Twitter CEO to be deposed in lawsuit against Musk

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal will be deposed on Monday as part of the company's ongoing lawsuit to force Elon Musk to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company.

Pakistan's catastrophic floods are still causing unspeakable suffering

Monsoonal rains have gone in Pakistan, but the flood water is still causing suffering to the country - especially the children, who are at risk of waterborne diseases after being displaced by the floods. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

Meadows texts reveal direct White House communications with pro-Trump operative behind plans to seize voting machines

As allies of then-President Donald Trump made a final push to overturn the election in late-December 2020, one of the key operatives behind the effort briefed then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about his attempts to gain access to voting systems in key battleground states, starting with Arizona and Georgia, according to text messages obtained by CNN.

Pfizer, Moderna seek authorization for updated Covid-19 boosters for younger children

Younger children could soon be eligible to receive an updated Covid-19 booster shot.

First came the floods. Now, Pakistan's children face a new disaster

Watch Ted Cruz be confronted by audience about gun reform

CNN senior political analyst and anchor John Avlon and CNN political commentator Margaret Hoover join CNN's Jim Acosta to discuss Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) being confronted by an audience member about gun reform in the wake of school shootings at the Texas Tribune festival.

Artemis I rocket to roll back inside as storm delays next launch attempt

Officials at NASA announced Monday that the space agency is rolling back the massive Artemis mega moon rocket to its hangar, called the Vehicle Assembly Building, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to protect it from Hurricane Ian.

Airlines add flights to Hong Kong but the aviation hub won't be back to normal anytime soon

International airlines are scrambling to add more flights to Hong Kong as the city ends two and a half years of quarantine measures, leading to a surge in demand for travel.

'Ocean roadkill': how whales are being protected from ships

In the ocean, where light only penetrates a few hundred feet underwater, animals depend on sound to locate food, navigate and to communicate with each other.

Biden to host French President Macron at White House for first state dinner

President Joe Biden is scheduled to host his first state dinner at the White House for French President Emmanuel Macron on December 1, a source familiar with the planning told CNN.

Couple discovers abandoned baby in their backyard shed

A Texas couple found a baby abandoned in their backyard shed after they heard it crying as they were awoken by the theft of a neighbor's truck. Affiliate KHOU reports.

Jupiter is about to make its closest approach to Earth in 59 years

Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth in 59 years on Monday, September 26, according to NASA.

Former Australian surfer Chris Davidson dies after being punched outside pub

Former Australian surfer Chris Davidson has died aged 45 after being punched outside a pub in Australia.

UK could fine TikTok $29 million over children's privacy concerns

The UK said Monday it could impose a multimillion-dollar fine on TikTok after the government found the short-form video platform may have violated children's privacy.

It's one of Europe's most popular destinations. Here's how to avoid the crowds

Like Venice, Barcelona and Prague, Dubrovnik is a victim of its own success.

Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and other celebrities seen in unique art portraits

A celebrity's image can be quickly shaped by a single photograph, TikTok video or news headline, but in Robert Wilson's staged video portraits shot over the past two decades, he invites viewers to slow down — way down -— with hours-long poses held by celebrities including Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and Isabella Rossellini.

'The Crown' gets a new queen

While production of Season 6 of "The Crown" was briefly paused after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Season 5 is still on track to start November 9.

What is the healthiest bread?

One of the foods many people hate to love is bread.

Why 'SNL' will look different this season

Eight cast members of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" announced they were leaving the show. CNN's Chloe Melas looks at how the departures could affect season 48 of the Emmy-winning show.

James Earl Jones is hanging up his cape as Darth Vader

James Earl Jones, who for decades has provided Darth Vader's iconic, menacing voice, will not record new lines for new "Star Wars" projects.

Armie Hammer's ex allegedly used a friend's email to communicate with journalists amid their relationship fallout

Armie Hammer and his estranged wife Elizabeth Chambers' contentious split in 2020 was widely publicized, but more is coming to light about why that may have been the case.

Miami's viral 'butt punt' highlights Week 3 of NFL

Week 3 of the NFL regular season involved some shocking upsets and strange game endings -- ahem, "butt punt" -- proving once again that the NFL is box-office entertainment.

USA score record-breaking points total at Women's Basketball World Cup

The USA scored a record-breaking points total at the Women's Basketball World Cup on Monday, beating Korea 145-69 in Sydney.

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin welcome their seventh child

Welcome, Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin!

Olivia Cooke reacts to replacing Emily Carey on 'House of the Dragon'

"House of the Dragon" star Emily Carey is reacting to actress Olivia Cooke now stepping in to reign as the series takes a time jump.

See the surprise that brought Elton John to tears

President Joe Biden surprised Sir Elton John with the National Humanities Medal after a concert at the White House in honor of John's advocacy in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Amazon puts a second Prime Day sale on the calendar

Amazon is adding another Prime Day to the calender.

What Christina Ricci really thinks about her 'Yellowjackets' character Misty

Christina Ricci will be the first to tell you she doesn't like her terrifying "Yellowjackets" character Misty Quigley.

Tyler Perry responds to criticism over 'Madea' character

During an interview with CNN's Chris Wallace, Tyler Perry addresses criticism that his famous "Madea" character perpetuates negative stereotypes.

Nearly 17,000 Russians crossed over the neighbor nation's land border over the weekend following Putin's mobilization order, Finnish border guard says

Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal Monday.

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Ukraine's Independence Day darkened by deadly missile strike

Ukraine's Independence Day, which on Wednesday marked the 31st anniversary of when the country voted to break with the Soviet Union, has been a more somber affair this year, with officials attending memorials. The day was darkened by a missile strike on an eastern Ukrainian train station which killed at least 22 people -- fulfilling warnings by Ukrainian officials.

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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."

September 26, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

Russia's "partial mobilization" for its war in Ukraine is off to a chaotic start amid protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus of citizens fleeing Russia, as the Kremlin tightens rules around evading military orders. Follow live updates here.

Putin grants Edward Snowden Russian citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal Monday.

Putin's 'chef' Prigozhin admits creating Wagner mercenary outfit in 2014

Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of Russia's most elusive oligarchs, now admits to founding the private military company known as Wagner in 2014, reversing years of denials about his connection to the shadowy outfit.

Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy's most far-right prime minister since Mussolini

Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni has claimed victory in a general election that seems set to install her as Italy's first female prime minister, leading the most far-right government since the fascist era of Benito Mussolini.

At least 11 children among dead after attacker opens fire at school in Russia

At least 11 children were killed when a gunman wearing Nazi symbols opened fire at a school in the western Russian city of Izhevsk, Russian authorities said Monday.

Protests erupt in Russia's Dagestan region over Putin's mobilization orders

Heated protests have broken out in some ethnic minority regions in Russia against Vladimir Putin's mobilization orders, with activist groups and Ukrainian officials saying these minorities are being disproportionately targeted for conscription in the war.

Putin's tactical nuclear weapons could pack the same punch as atomic bombs dropped on Japan

With his forces retreating in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again threatened to turn to nuclear weapons, most likely what are often called tactical nuclear weapons.

Italy expected to look right as voters head to polls in national election

Italians were voting Sunday in national elections in which the far-right Brothers of Italy party -- led by Giorgia Meloni -- appears poised to make big gains after the collapse of two governments since the last election.

The conditions are perfect for a populist resurgence in Europe

Giorgia Meloni is set to become Italy's first female prime minister, exit polls suggested on Sunday evening following the country's parliamentary elections.

How Giorgia Meloni and her far-right party became a driving force in Italian politics

When Giorgia Meloni first burst onto the political scene in 2006 as the youngest ever vice-president of the National Alliance party, she sealed her fate as a far-right politician.

September 25, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

Facing protests at home and diminished forces in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to bolster his military and crack down on dissent.

Protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus: Putin's mobilization off to chaotic start

Russia's "partial mobilization" for its war in Ukraine is off to a chaotic start amid protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus of citizens fleeing Russia, as the Kremlin tightens rules around evading military orders.

'I don't want to die for someone else's ambitions': Men across Russia face mobilization

Tension was in the air as a long trail of cars lined up near the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan late Friday night.

September 24, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

Nearly 1,500 anti-war protesters have been detained across Russia this week, with some directly conscripted into the military. In Ukraine, authorities say dozens of bodies at a mass burial site show signs of torture.

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Satellite pictures show miles of queuing Russians fleeing Putin's order

New satellite images showing large numbers of Russians fleeing to Georgia and Mongolia have been released after Vladimir Putin's order to mobilise hundreds of thousands of reservists for the conflict in Ukraine.

Shooting and Molotov cocktail attacks at conscription offices after Putin's mobilisation order

A man has opened fire on an enlistment centre and another recruitment office has been attacked with Molotov cocktails – after Vladimir Putin ordered the conscription of at least 300,000 men in Russia.

'A terrorist act': Children among dead in Russian school shooting

At least 15 people - including 11 children - have been killed during a shooting at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk.

Italy's Democratic Party concedes defeat after exit poll puts far-right politician Giorgia Meloni on course to win

Italy's Democratic Party has conceded defeat in the country's election after an exit poll suggested far-right leader Giorgia Meloni's alliance is leading the vote.

Italy will move to the right, the question is just how far

Giorgia Meloni left it very late to vote. It was dark when she arrived at the polling station, and she was lit up by the flashes of cameras and phones. The limelight has found her.

Six priorities on incoming Italian PM's to-do list

Giorgia Meloni has achieved her ambition, leading her party to victory in the general election.

Former professional surfer 'killed by punch outside pub'

An Australian former professional surfer has died after allegedly being punched in the face outside a pub.

'Danger to ships' as gas leaks from Nord Stream 2

A gas leak from the defunct Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline has led the Danish authorities to issue a warning to ships in the Baltic Sea.

Mahsa Amini was 'tortured and insulted' by police before death in Iran

Mahsa Amini, the young woman whose death in police custody has prompted mass protests in Iran, was "tortured and insulted" before she died, her cousin has said.

What's happening on Russia's borders as people flee Putin's order

The announcement of Russia's first mass mobilisation since World War Two - calling up troops for its war in Ukraine - has triggered a rush for its borders, causing concerns in neighbouring nations.