• Female stars call on BBC 'to sort gender pay gap now'

    Some of the BBC's most high-profile female personalities have called on the corporation to "act now" to deal with the gender pay gap. Presenters Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Emily Maitlis are among those who have signed an open letter to director general Tony Hall. They urge him to "correct" the disparity over gender pay, which they say has been known "for years". Lord Hall said "work is already well under way" to resolve the pay gap. On Wednesday, the BBC revealed the salaries of stars earning more than £150,000. The salaries, published in the corporation's annual report, revealed two-thirds of its stars earning more than £150,000 are male, with Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans the top-paid

  • Actors audition to play teen Dumbledore

    Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman, Patton Oswalt, and more audition to play a teenage Albus Dumbledore at Comic Con in San Diego, California.

  • Linkin Park cancels tour after frontman's death

    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.

  • Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Season 2 trailer is full of thrills

    (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.

  • Marian Hill: 'An Apple advert kick-started our career'

    It's an ordinary day in Advert-ville, USA. As the black-and-white sun rises over a black-and-white street, authentic-looking extras with a variety of contemporary hairstyles walk past a dilapidated warehouse. A shoeshine boy flicks open his newspaper, passing time until a customer arrives. None ever will, because shoeshine boys only exist in the movies. Perched on an upturned milk crate is a tall and slender young man. Let's call him Lil Buck, because that is his name. Bored, he puts in his earphones and fires up a song. Suddenly, the music brings him to life. He springs off the crate and contorts his body to an irresistible beat, defying gravity as he dances on walls and shop-fronts. That's

  • Generation Game to be brought back with Mel and Sue

    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

  • 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper concert

    (CNN)More than 90 people were hospitalized in Connecticut during a concert headlined by musician Chance the Rapper, authorities said. Hartford Police officers made 50 underage drinking "referrals" at the event Friday night, Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted. He described it as a "busy night, saying most patients were underage concertgoers who suffered severe alcohol intoxication. "Additional steps will have to be taken to address these issues at these concerts," he said. The three-time Grammy Award winner was part of the lineup during Hot 93.7's Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. Foley told the Hartford Courant that 90 people hospitalized is more than the average on a regular night.