• Shakira shows her inner rocker on 'Carpool Karaoke'

    The episode begins streaming Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. In other installments of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," based on the popular segment from "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Alicia Keys jammed with John Legend and "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner bonded over beats.

  • Sean Penn boards Hulu show from 'House of Cards' creator

    (CNN)Fresh off a few major wins at Sunday's Emmy Awards, Hulu has just scored a big-name star for one of its upcoming shows. Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn will take on his first regular TV role in "The First," from "House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon. Hulu did not release details regarding Penn's role due to the secrecy surrounding the project. What is known about "The First" is that the series takes place in the near future -- Willimon teased that the show would be set 15-20 years from now at the ATX TV Festival over the summer -- and follows the first human mission to Mars. "I have such deep admiration for Sean's immense talent and extraordinary body of work," said Willimon in a statement

  • Game of Thrones star champions young film talent

    After starring in Game of Thrones and a string of indie films, Ellie Kendrick is one of British acting's rising stars. She's also doing her bit to give underrepresented young talent a leg up. It's not what you know, it's who you know - and that's particularly true in the film and TV industries, according to Kendrick. When it comes to going to drama school or funding your first short film, it's also about how much money you've got. "I've worked in the film industry on and off for about half my life and I've noticed that the worlds that are represented on our screens by no means mirror the worlds that we see around us in our everyday lives," the 27-year-old says. "Part of that is because it's such

  • Prestige TV puts premium on top writers

    The Emmys are over and the new TV season is about to begin, but with deep-pocketed players crowding into the programming game, top writer-producers are already looking like big winners. Shonda Rhimes jolted the TV industry when the "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" creator signed an over-arching deal with Netflix, peeling her away from ABC. The agreement comes amid a moment of enhanced appetite for quality fare from companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, creating fears in more traditional network and studio quadrants about facing bidding wars for talent. In addition, Hulu's big Emmy night -- with multiple wins for "The Handmaid's Tale," the first best-drama honoree from a streaming service

  • The adventure that didn't quite go to plan

    Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 21-day, 900-mile trip down the Ho Chi Minh trail with five other disabled people. She imagined it would be a unifying experience, but in fact she felt isolated among people she thought would be more like her. "What made it for me was the beautiful scenic views," she says. "How can you be miserable when you're looking at mountains?" But in fact, for some of the time at least, Russell would feel more isolated and different than she had done before as she filmed for the BBC One programme, Without Limits: Vietnam. Russell is used to her difference. She grew up as one of nine children, but the only one with achondroplasia - a common cause of

  • I survived an acid attack

    On average in 2016, there were two acid attacks a day. 2017 is now projected to be the year with the highest number of attacks ever recorded in the UK. Over the past few years there has been a change in the way acid has been used. No longer just associated with shame or honour attacks, acid is now a weapon used by moped thieves as well as a means of settling gang disputes.

  • Demi Lovato is not revealing her sexuality

    "I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music." Instead, Lovato advised fans to watch her YouTube documentary, "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated." The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer reiterated her position in a series of tweets Wednesday after a fan tweeted, "I love Demi Lovato, but her reason for refusing to talk about her sexuality is total bulls***." "Expectant and rude," Lovato tweeted back. "Watch my documentary and chill out." The singer then said, "Just because (I) refuse to label myself for