FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020
NEW YORK -- Posthumous inductees Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. will lead a new class into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, joined by Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T-Rex.
JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Bruce Springsteen's son was sworn in Tuesday as a firefighter with the Jersey City Fire Department, along with 15 others.
NEW YORK -- The "Jeopardy!" tournament matching the game show's three most accomplished and well-known players has proven to be a big hit for ABC, which clearly hopes the competition goes on as long as possible.
PASADENA, Calif. -- Priyanka Chopra Jonas will star opposite Richard Madden in the U.S. edition of "Citadel," a drama series to be produced in conjunction with programs from several other countries.
PARIS -- American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event's 73-year history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvard University's famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe has named actor and director Elizabeth Banks as the group's 2020 Woman of the Year.
ATHENS, Greece -- Greece's government is extending its offer of citizenship to Tom Hanks to his wife and their two children, in recognition of the family's help in assisting victims of a deadly wildfire near Athens in 2018.
NEW YORK -- Breakthrough singer Billie Eilish is set to sing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, becoming the youngest artist to write and record a song for the iconic film franchise.
LONDON -- When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain's fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn't last.
PASADENA, Calif. -- Awkwafina may not have an Oscar nomination, but the breakout star has already secured a second-season renewal of her new Comedy Central series.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iran's only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as "one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran."
NEW YORK -- Salma Hayek said the new comedy "Like a Boss" created an opportunity for her to work with more female actors than usual compared to previous films.
LONDON -- Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were taking the first steps into their new independent life thousands of miles apart on Friday, as a friend of the couple pushed back against accusations they blindsided Queen Elizabeth II with the announcement they would be stepping down from royal…
PASADENA, Calif. -- The mass of television series is certifiably "bananas," according to the TV executive who has kept a close eye on its growth.
LOS ANGELES -- Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia.
PASADENA, Calif. -- "Modern Family" will air its finale after 11 seasons on April 8, and there are no spin-offs in the works involving its large cast.
NEW YORK -- Two HarperCollins imprints that focus on romance novels have decided not to sponsor or participate in the Romance Writers of America's national conference this year, the latest blow to an organization in turmoil.
LAS VEGAS -- A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you're ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded short videos on your phone -- for a price.
NEW YORK -- An unusually busy day in a truncated awards season for Hollywood left five films -- Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," Sam Mendes' "1917," Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" and Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" -- at the head of the Osc…
NEW YORK -- The judge at Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial pressed ahead with the start of jury selection Tuesday, rejecting a defense request for a "cooling-off period" following the burst of publicity over the filing of new charges against the Hollywood mogul in Los Angeles.
Nashville, Tenn. -- After dominating 2019, singer-rapper Lizzo will be the first female act to headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this June. Tool and Tame Impala will also headline the four-day festival.
LOS ANGELES -- 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.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The son of television producer Jenji Kohan, who created the series "Örange Is the New Black," died in a New Year's Eve ski accident in Utah, police said Thursday.
OLATHE, Kan. -- An actress who had a small role in the movie "Captain America: The First Avenger" is accused of fatally stabbing her mother inside a suburban Kansas City home.
NEW YORK -- Couples kissed. Others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst into the night sky and confetti fell to welcome the start of 2020 in New York City's Times Square.
After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale will be unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that's been speculated about for decades.
NEW YORK -- Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone less thrilled about the box-office domination of franchise films.
NEW YORK -- Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who guided one of the book world's most esteemed imprints to new heights through a blend of prize-winning literature by Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy among others and blockbusters such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "T…