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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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Israel 'knows what our second retaliation would be', says Iran's UN ambassador

Iran's ambassador to the UN has told Sky News Israel "would know what our second retaliation would be... they understand the next one will be most decisive".

Bishop among several people stabbed in attack during church service in Sydney

Several people have been stabbed during a service at a church in Sydney.

'A very sick boy': Sydney stabbing attacker's parents apologise after son killed six people

The parents of the Sydney stabbings attacker say they are "extremely sorry" after their son killed six people.

Donald Trump calls hush money case an 'assault on America' ahead of historic trial

Donald Trump described the hush money case against him as an "assault on America" as he arrived at court in New York ahead of his historic trial.

Half marathon under investigation after runners 'allow man to win'

A Beijing half marathon is being investigated after three runners appeared to let a Chinese athlete win.

Israel faces many complications over if - and how - to strike back against Iran

No military options come without complications and though the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) are undoubtedly strong, they face many complications in considering whether, and how, to strike back against the barrage of drones and missiles Iran launched against them at the weekend. 

Why is the death toll in one of the world's most brutal conflicts unknown?

The statistics of Sudan's year of war are staggering.

Former Australian government adviser raped colleague in parliament, judge finds

A former government adviser raped a colleague inside a ministerial office, a judge has ruled in a defamation case in Australia.

Olympic opening ceremony on Seine could be scrapped if security risk is too high, Macron says

President Emmanuel Macron has admitted the Paris Olympics opening ceremony could be scaled down if the security threat is deemed too high.

Pandas' diets may be sabotaging their sex lives

Pandas are not good at reproducing, especially when they are held in captivity. Now, their poo may help scientists understand why.

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UK food production at threat after extreme flooding

Record-breaking rainfall leaves fields under water, threatening this year's harvest yield and quality.

Brightest-ever explosion's mystery of missing gold

The brightest burst of light ever recorded was caused by a supernova, but that prompts new questions.

Robot dog trains to walk on Moon in Oregon trials

US engineering team has a two-year, $2m grant to help Nasa study the Moon's surface.

Dazzling artwork found at ancient city of Pompeii

Archaeologists unearth significant new paintings in the ancient Roman town buried by a volcano in AD79.

Four-minute showers - a parched Bogota rations water

The reservoir that provides around 70% of water in Colombia's capital is at less than 17% capacity.

'Forever chemicals' limited in US tap water

Officials finalise a new federal rule for drinking water - designed to protect people from toxic substances.

Peter Higgs - the man who changed our view of the Universe

The renowned scientist came up with revolutionary ideas in the 1960s, sparking a 50-year search for evidence.

First ever climate change victory in Europe court

"We are not made to sit in a rocking chair and knit," said one of the older Swiss women who won.

Together in wonder: North America awed by total solar eclipse

Stunning spectacle is witnessed by millions across the continent. Here are some of the stories.

Hottest February marks ninth new monthly record

It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.

UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government

The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.

Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia

Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.

World breaches 1.5C warming threshold for full year

The last 12 months were the hottest on record, temporarily sending the world past a deeply symbolic mark.

White House wants Moon to have its own time zone

The US government has asked Nasa to develop a way to keep track of time on the Moon.

One woman’s battle to push Africa’s space race

Scientist Marie Makuate wants more African countries to have their own satellites orbiting Earth.

Elon Musk's Starship goes 'farther than ever'

The world's most powerful rocket makes a huge leap in progress in its third test flight.

UK firm's 4K video cameras head to space station

London company SEN's ultra high-definition cameras intend to stream spectacular views of Earth.

University proud of space station astronaut

Dr Mike Barratt, who teaches in Devon, is pilot of the mission to the International Space Station.

'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting

Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.