• Comic-Con day 1: Kingsman 2, Bright, Doctor Who and more

    A round-up of the film and TV events that made headlines on the first day of Comic-Con 2017. Kingsman: The Golden Circle kicks off proceedings The cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle tweeted a picture of themselves on stage after they discussed the new film and showed footage of the action spy comedy. Halle Berry stole the show though after she appeared to down half a pint of whiskey on stage. But there was disappointment from fans that 20th Century Fox's presentation didn't include anything about the eagerly anticipated Deadpool 2 - especially as the first film was launched at Comic-Con in 2015. Bright unveils its first full trailer Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry, Noomi Rapace and Edgar

  • Dali's moustache 'intact at 10 past 10', exhumation finds

    Salvador Dalí's moustache is intact in the "10 past 10" position, the surrealist painter's foundation has said, a day after his body was exhumed. "It was like a miracle," said Narcis Bardalet, who was in charge of embalming Dalí's body 28 years ago, adding that the hair was also intact. The body was exhumed in the north-eastern Spanish city of Figueres to settle a paternity case. A woman says her mother had an affair with the world-famous artist. If María Pilar Abel Martínez is proved right, she could assume part of Dalí's estate, currently owned by the Spanish state. 'A moving moment' Dalí's body was exhumed from a crypt in a museum dedicated to his life and work on Thursday evening. "When I

  • Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics

    Emerging from a boyband is a tricky business but, so far at least, the One Direction team has made a pretty good fist of it. Zayn Malik has carved a niche in pervy electropop; Harry Styles is prog rock's new hope; Liam Payne's plumped for aspirational R&B and lovely Niall Horan is doing lovely pop ballads. So where does that leave Louis Tomlinson? He was always the underappreciated one - a quiet, benign presence in the world's biggest band. Speaking to The Observer last month, the 25-year-old acknowledged he was seen by some as "forgettable, to a certain degree". What he contributed, though, was songwriting - receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates. Appropriately

  • 'Nashville' star released a song a week for a year

    (CNN)Charles Esten doesn't just play a singer on TV. The "Nashville" star is a singer and songwriter in real life who loves making music so much that he went on a mission to release one single a week for an entire year. Esten's song No. 52, "Long Haul," came out on July 7. Esten plays singer/songwriter Deacon Claybourne on "Nashville," which now airs on CMT.

  • Jake Tapper's 'The Outpost' picked up by Millennium Films

    Jake Tapper's bestselling book is getting the film treatment. Millennium Films announced Thursday that a film based on Tapper's book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," will be directed by Rod Lurie. Lurie, who served in the Army and is a West Point graduate, has previously directed projects including 2000's "The Contender" and 2001's "The Last Castle." The script is being developed by producer Paul Merryman and writing team Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who are best known for their Oscar nominated screenplay for 2010's "The Fighter." Tapper's "Outpost," which was published in 2012, tells the true story of 50 soldiers who battled over 400 Taliban in Northeastern Afghanistan during

  • The lesson in Linkin Park frontman's death

    Clay Cane is a television commentator and the author of "Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race." Follow him on Twitter: @claycane. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)It's a tragic day for the music industry. The lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, was found dead in his Los Angeles home at 41. Sadly authorities were treating the case as a possible suicide. Eerily, Bennington died on what would've been his dear friend Chris Cornell's 53rd birthday -- the Soundgarden frontman hung himself on May 18, 2017. Both men are now part of a long, disturbing history of rock and roll and untimely death. Linkin Park was a groundbreaking rock

  • For Luis Fonsi, 'Despacito' is much more than a summer hit

    The music video includes a display of beautiful beaches and colorful buildings, with young and old Puerto Ricans dancing on the streets side-by-side. All of the the people who appear in the video are locals from La Perla and Old San Juan. In the lyric "this is how we do it down in Puerto Rico," Fonsi wanted to convey that he is showcasing the best of Puerto Rico in a time when the island is mired in economic problems. "I see the struggles, especially the economic struggles that Puerto Rico is going through," Fonsi said. "It's just coming together, the US government, the Puerto Rican government, and the people coming together and figuring out a way to do it the correct way so people can enjoy