Former Great British Bake Off hosts Mel and Sue are to host the return of BBC classic show The Generation Game. It has been commissioned for an initial four-episode run, although a launch date has yet to be set. "It's a cuddly toy, it's a toaster, it's a circular power saw, no it's Mel and Sue doing the Generation Game! We can't believe it, we are so excited!" the hosts said. The new show will combine aspects of the original series with new games. Perkins had hinted earlier this month on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs that the presenting duo might reunite for another TV project soon, after quitting The Great British Bake Off last year when the BBC lost the rights to Channel 4. "I'm very hopeful
Authorities are treating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide. The group's lead singer, 41, was found dead Thursday morning in Palos Verdes Estates, California, sending shockwaves through the music world still healing from the suicide of singer Chris Cornell two months earlier. Bennington and Cornell were good friends.
(CNN)Ben Affleck says he is still firmly on Team Batman, despite reports that his days as the masked hero might be numbered. "Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world," Affleck told the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. "Batman is the coolest part in any universe - DC, Marvel. Affleck's comments came after The Hollywood Reporter published a story on Friday that called into question the actor's future in the role.
(CNN)The gang on "Stranger Things" may have rescued their friend from the Upside Down in Season 1. But the lives of the people of Hawkins, Indiana, are anything but right-side up when the new season begins.
Madame Tussauds has changed its controversial waxwork of Beyonce after social media users complained that it made her more light skinned. BBC News takes a look at the various Beyonce waxworks that have been placed in Madame Tussauds attractions all over the world.
(CNN)Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movies, has died, the Santa Clara County, California, medical examiner's office said. The medical examiner's office said the actor was 71, but other reports list his age as 72. While his role as Peter McCallister endeared him to generations of moviegoers in a singular way, Heard had a versatile and prolific career on stage as well as in movies and television.
The United Arab Emirates is easing restrictions on some Qatari media. Channels owned by Qatar-based BeIN Media were back on the air in the UAE this weekend after being unblocked by local telecoms service providers. That's good news for sports fans and cartoon lovers. BeIN holds the regional TV rights to top flight soccer leagues and tournaments, and broadcasts popular kids channels, such as Baraem and Jeem. The channels were suspended on June 5 after the UAE and other Arab states cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Qatar's state TV and Al Jazeera networks remain blocked. The UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, have tried to isolate Qatar, accusing it of funding terrorism. Qatar has