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NYPD opens investigation into Russell Simmons amid rape allegations

The New York Police Department has opened an investigation into Russell Simmons based on media reports of multiple women coming forward to accuse the music mogul of sexual misconduct, including rape, a law enforcement... More>>

'Great American Baking Show' pulled amid Johnny Iuzzini allegations

ABC has pulled "The Great American Baking Show" after one of the show's judges was accused of sexual misconduct. More>>

Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein 'fury' on 'Frida' set in op-ed

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of "Frida." More>>

Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Media icon Oprah Winfrey is set to be feted at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. More>>

Steven Spielberg says 'we still have a long way to go' with women's rights

Steven Spielberg says America has a long way to go when it comes to how women are treated in the workforce. More>>

James Corden and wife welcome third child

James Corden had a good reason for missing Tuesday night's episode of "The Late Late Show." More>>

'Titanic,' 'Goonies' added to National Film Registry

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" at the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress? More>>

'Big Sick' cast, more react to SAG nominations

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the writing team behind SAG-nominated film "The Big Sick," were among those who woke up to good news Wednesday morning. More>>

Jean-Claude Van Damme gets kicks in Amazon series

Amazon wins the weird-TV Olympics with "Jean-Claude Van Johnson," a surreal flight of comic fancy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, which begins with lots of manic energy and pretty quickly runs out of gas. Think of it as... More>>

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees are ...

Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone are the 2018 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. More>>

John Stamos to become dad at 54

It's about to be a "Fuller House" for John Stamos. More>>

SAG Award nominations 2018: The list

Nominations for The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday. More>>

What we learned from 'The Bachelor' special

ABC is getting us ready for a new season of "The Bachelor." More>>

Morrissey denies supporting Spacey, Weinstein

Singer Morrissey took to Facebook on Monday in an apparent attempt to set the record straight after he was criticized over reports that said he defended the alleged actions of Hollywood men accused of sexual assault and... More>>

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' falls short of sky-high hopes

If expectations for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" were inordinately (and perhaps unfairly) high, thank "The Force Awakens," which had a huge donut hole in the shape of Luke Skywalker at its center. Yet even with Luke... More>>

Queens of the Stone Age frontman 'truly sorry' for kicking photographer

Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme has apologized after kicking a female photographer's camera during a concert, leaving her bruised and in tears. More>>

'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globe nominations

This year's Golden Globe film nominations were short on blockbusters and big on indies. More>>

Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated Twitter milestone 'Hamilton' style

When Lin-Manuel Miranda hit two million Twitter followers on Monday, he decided to celebrate in a very "Hamilton" way. More>>

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and girlfriend are having a girl

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's life is about to get a lot more pink. More>>

Nominees react to Golden Globes nods

Some lucky people woke up Monday morning to news that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe award. More>>

Golden Globes: No crystal ball for murky Oscar race

Once considered an Oscar bellwether, the Golden Globe nominations announced Monday have done more to muddy than clarify an Academy Award race that appears extremely wide open, while highlighting the lingering tension... More>>

'All the Money in the World,' movie that replaced Spacey, scores 3 Globe nominations

"All the Money in the World" apparently has all the awards momentum in the world, too, despite its proximity to controversy after now former star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct. More>>

'This Is Us,' 'The Good Doctor' among broadcast TV's Golden Globes nominees

Yes, streaming and cable television shows still got the bulk of attention during Monday's Golden Globes. But broadcast TV wasn't left out in the cold thanks to two returning Globe favorites, a new breakout drama and an old... More>>

Golden Globe nominations 2018: The list

The nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday. More>>

'Walking Dead' sets stage for key death

The following contains spoilers about the "The Walking Dead" midseason finale. More>>

Why 'Coco' is so much more than your average box office hit

A little boy wielding a special guitar has made beautiful music at the box office since "Coco" debuted in theaters last month. More>>

'Jumanji' draws new players into the game

Grading on the "Baywatch"-deflated scale of 2017 The Rock reboot roles, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" turns out to be surprisingly fun, infusing the premise with a "The Breakfast Club" twist while accentuating the... More>>

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is happening

No lie: "Big Little Lies" is officially coming back for another season. More>>

John Leguizamo wants Latinos to 'weaponize history' in the Trump era

Six nights a week, John Leguizamo, the actor, activist and comedian, stands before a dusty chalkboard and a trove of books in New York City and delivers a history lecture. More>>

Dylan Farrow: Why does Woody Allen get a pass?

Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is asking why the director has not suffered the same fate as other powerful men in Hollywood accused of sexual misconduct. More>>

Steven Tyler opens home for abused girls

When Steven Tyler co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused. More>>

'Star Wars' galaxy leaves plenty of space to navigate

With "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" about to arrive in cinemas amid all the hoopla that entails, add to the list of great unknowable questions when we might reach the point -- assuming there is one -- of "Star Wars" fatigue? More>>

'Crown' star Matt Smith on who should play Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is not only joining Britain's real royal family, she could also have a part in the fictitious one. More>>

Margot Robbie earns high marks in 'I, Tonya'

"I, Tonya" announces up front that it's based on "irony free, wildly contradictory" interviews with the participants, yielding a darkly satiric comedy with the tenor of a Coen brothers movie. Elevated by Margot Robbie and... More>>

Academy board establishes new standards of conduct post-Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has established new standards of conduct for its members after allegations of sexual misconduct have roiled Hollywood in recent months. More>>

R. Kelly's Atlanta homes burglarized

A man who police said did some work for singer R. Kelly is now wanted for allegedly burglarizing two Atlanta area homes rented by the singer. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel's wife opens up about their family drama

As a writer and producer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" as well as Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney should have been the first to know about his moving monologue about their son's health issues. More>>

Lindsay Lohan wants a big-screen 'Mean Girls' sequel even more than you

We have "Mean Girls" the musical, and now Lindsay Lohan wants a big-screen sequel. More>>

'The Crown' looks polished in regal second season

The upper lips remain admirably stiff in "The Crown," but Season 2 takes what was a fine Netflix drama and polishes it to a high gloss -- presenting its stories more crisply, while providing a stronger showcase for its... More>>

Chelsea Handler evacuates home amid wildfire threat

Comedian Chelsea Handler is among the thousands who have had to flee their homes over the last three days as several wildfires burn in Southern California. More>>

These are the top YouTube videos that went viral in 2017

YouTube's top viral video in 2017 was a singing man in an oyster costume. More>>

Melanie Martinez, former 'Voice' contestant, responds to rape allegation

A former contestant from "The Voice" is denying a rape accusation made by another female singer. More>>

'Westworld' resumes production after wildfire delay

HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set. More>>

'The Twilight Zone' TV series from Jordan Peele coming to CBS All Access

CBS All Access, the streaming service that brought "Star Trek" back to television, is bringing back another classic property with help from "Get Out" writer/director Jordan Peele. More>>

Hugh Jackman on turning down Bond role

Hugh Jackman apparently was neither shaken nor stirred by the possibility of playing James Bond. More>>

The strange and fascinating stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling. More>>

'Knightfall,' 'Happy!' ratchet up gore, not quality

Basic cable often wants to prove that it can compete with premium channels. Two new examples, though, "Knightfall" and "Happy!," seem to confuse ratcheting up the ante on violence with delivering what will be perceived as... More>>

Beyoncé surprises Colin Kaepernick with award

A surprise presenter proved to be a showstopper at the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards, generating as much chatter as Tuesday night's big winners. More>>

Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis of France, dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday, France's rock 'n' roll icon has died, the French president's office said in a statement on Wednesday. More>>

California wildfires prompt TV production shutdowns

Raging wildfires in Southern California have caused at least two television series to temporarily shut down production for safety reasons, the show's studios tell CNN. More>>

John Mayer recovering from emergency appendectomy

John Mayer is on the mend following an emergency appendectomy, his representative confirms to CNN. More>>

John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment allegations

Dustin Hoffman and "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver got into a heated discussion Monday night when Oliver brought up recent allegations of sexual harassment against the actor. More>>

Jimmy Kimmel's son has 'successful heart surgery'

Jimmy Kimmel is off his show this week, but it's for a good reason. More>>

Danny Masterson off 'The Ranch' amid rape allegations

Danny Masterson is out of the Netflix comedy "The Ranch" amid rape allegations made against him. More>>

Anthony Rapp 'gratified' by response to his allegations against Kevin Spacey

The actor at the center of the Kevin Spacey scandal is addressing the fallout. More>>

Kristen Bell to be first host in SAG Awards history

The SAG Awards is taking a new approach to its ceremony this year with help from Kristen Bell. More>>

'House of Cards' production to resume without Kevin Spacey

Netflix has decided to move forward with the final season of "House of Cards" without Kevin Spacey, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN. More>>

Garrison Keillor's successor addresses scandal

During this weekend's episode of "A Prairie Home Companion," host Chris Thile addressed the elephant in the room. More>>

Ed Sheeran reveals a Beyoncé secret

When it came time for Ed Sheeran to collaborate with Beyoncé, it wasn't as simple as him calling her up. More>>

Lin-Manuel Miranda getting second act as dad

Lin-Manuel Miranda may have just made the most low-key baby announcement ever. More>>

'Frozen' short ending its run with 'Coco'

No, fans did not love "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," but that's not reportedly why the short is being pulled from theaters. More>>

'SNL' takes on Flynn's guilty plea in 'A Christmas Carol' sketch

Alec Baldwin returned to "Saturday Night Live" as Donald Trump -- along with some unwelcome ghosts from the President's past in the show's own rendition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." More>>

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