• CNN

    Natalie Portman on female-led sci-fi of 'Annihilation'

    CNN talks with 'Annihilation' stars Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson on normalizing female-led science fiction stories.

  • CNN

    Fergie explains National Anthem performance

    In 1983, R&B singer Marvin Gaye also performed a very different version of the National Anthem at that year's NBA All-Star Game and it's gone down in history as possibly the only sexy rendition of the song ever to be televised.

  • BBC News

    Paloma upset about Brits men's roses

    Many music stars turned up to the Brit Awards wearing or carrying white roses as a mark of support for the Time's Up and Me Too movements. Dua Lipa, who has five nominations, and Ed Sheeran, who's up for four awards, were among those who displayed roses. But Paloma Faith told BBC News: "The only thing I'm upset about tonight is not more men carrying white roses. I think they should have." She pinned a rose to a member of rock group Royal Blood on the red carpet. Faith explained: "I put a white rose on one of them, which I think is really important. Because I think men should support." Performers first adopted the white rose at this month's Grammy Awards as a symbol of solidarity with victims

  • CNN Money

    Judge says state can't force IMDB to take down actors' ages

    A federal judge has blocked a California law that would have forced IMDB to take down actors' ages on request. The law was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, in September 2016. It was supported by the Screen Actors Guild, which said the law it would help prevent age discrimination in film and television hiring. IMDB quickly challenged the law in court, saying that it "attempts to combat age discrimination in casting through content-based censorship." IMDB is widely used by the public for free. It also sells subscriptions to industry professionals, offering directories and resume tools, for $150 per year. The law would have allowed paid subscribers to ask that their ages be removed. Judge

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    Florida shooting conspiracy theories: Here's how we can combat them

    In the real world, the funerals continue for victims of the Florida school shooting. In the virtual world, the survivors are the subject of relentless attacks. Yes, attacks. People on social media are sharing smears and conspiracy theories about the shooting and the survivors. Some of the attacks are designed to discredit the student activists and dismiss their calls for gun law reform. Criticism of policy positions is one thing. But lies and hoaxes are another thing altogether. These lies are like a form of pollution, poisoning our media environment and making us all sick. Case in point: The claims that student activist David Hogg is a "crisis actor," paid to pretend that he was a Parkland survivor

  • BBC News

    Dua Lipa: 'More females on the rise'

    The singer is the first female artist to get five Brit Award nominations in one year. She said she never expected her hit single New Rules to be so successful. Dua was speaking to BBC Radio 1 for the documentary Dua Lipa: Hotter Than Hell, which will be available from 16:00 GMT Wednesday, 21 February.

  • CNN Money

    Newsweek publishes critical piece on company after staffers threaten to resign

    Late Monday night Newsweek's acting editor-in-chief, four senior editors and two reporters were ready to quit. After months of drama at the magazine, including a raid by the Manhattan District Attorney's office, the abrupt firings of their executive editor and editor-in-chief and questions about their website traffic and ad revenue, they were ready to take a stand. Their bosses at Newsweek Media Group were, sources familiar with the situation told CNN, trying to block a story they were working on looking into NMG's connection to Olivet University, a Christian school founded by a church run by a Korean-American pastor named David Jang. The connections between Jang, Olivet and Newsweek Media Group,