• The famed painters who vanished into obscurity

    Two exhibitions open this month devoted to a group of working class artists from the East End of London who became art world celebrities in the late 1920s and 1930s - only to be forgotten after World War Two. They were known as the East London Group, and among their ranks were humble office clerks, a navvy, a window cleaner, a shop assistant, a printer, a basket-weaver and an errand boy. Now they're being rediscovered, with one exhibition devoted to their work in Southampton, and another, curated by the children's author Michael Rosen and radio producer Emma-Louise Williams, on their home turf of Bow in East London. Though they had no formal art school training, the paintings they produced were

  • Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

    But earlier this month, he canceled tour dates in the US, South America and Europe, saying his cancer has returned and spread to his liver, and he needed to focus on his treatment. "I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I'll come back strong, with God's love. With God's will, I'll be back soon," he said. Bradley found fame in his later years, releasing his debut album "No Time For Dreaming" at age 62. The album was named Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 albums of 2011. His next album, "Victim of Love," was released two years later, followed earlier this year by his third and last album, "Changes." He expressed his love for legendary singer James Brown, and

  • Exclusive: NFL airing unity ad in prime time on Sunday

    With President Trump taking aim at the NFL and its players who protest during the national anthem, the league is broadcasting a message of unity. The NFL is dusting off a one-minute ad that it produced for the Super Bowl earlier this year. It was originally made to "demonstrate the power of football to bring people together," the league said. So the NFL is going to run the ad again on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" telecast on Sunday. The decision was finalized on Sunday morning. "We think this is the single best response to demonstrate what we are about," an NFL spokesman told CNN. "It stands in stark contrast to some who practice the politics of division." The idea is to take the high road --

  • The enduring appeal of Audrey Hepburn

    More than 50 years after her iconic turn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn's style is attracting the attention of a new generation of fashion lovers. A collection of the actress's little black dresses, trench coats and a sleeping mask are among thousands of personal items on display at Christie's in central London. Almost 500 lots are to be sold in the coming weeks, but it was not only potential buyers browsing the auction house as the exhibition opened on Saturday. A younger generation - many born after Hepburn's death nearly 25 years ago - are turning out to see the clothes worn by the 20th Century muse. Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of private collections at Christie's,

  • Stevie Wonder takes both knees 'for America'

    Trump criticized some in the NFL on Friday night at a rally in Alabama, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem. His remarks appeared to refer to Colin Kaepernick -- formerly with the San Francisco 49ers, but currently without a team -- who last year drew national attention for refusing to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to kickoff. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said last year. Trump is responding a year later, saying if fans would "leave the stadium" when players kneel in protest during the national anthem, "I guarantee, things will stop."

  • Megyn Kelly turns to daytime for a shot at her own 'Oprah effect'

    Megyn Kelly is a talented, experienced television anchor. She is also an arrestingly glamorous presence on air. And coming off a year of highly personal confrontations with Donald Trump, she is certainly a well-known name to most Americans. What she is not, however, is Oprah. For reasons perhaps only understood by the management of NBC News, the network seems intent on trying to turn Kelly, whose chief claim to fame was her frequently sharp and steely questioning of mostly political figures on her old Fox News prime time show, into a Winfrey-esque empathetic emblem of empowerment. Evidence: In the heavy-rotation promos NBC has broadcast for Kelly's new show over the past months, the promise has

  • The 'Family Matters' home will be demolished

    The home used for exterior shots of the beloved '90s sitcom, will eventually be turned into a three-unit residence.