• Study: Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage

    President Trump has said that Twitter allows him to eschew a press corp he routinely decries as dishonest. But those tweets have led to plenty of bad headlines, and poor marks from the American public. A study released on Wednesday by Pew Research Center found that most stories that included one of Trump's tweets "were more likely than others to have an overall negative assessment of him or his administration." Fifty-four percent of stories containing a Trump tweet carried a negative assessment from the journalist who wrote the story. Only 7% had a positive assessment, while 39% had neither. At first blush, those numbers might appear to give credence to Trump and his supporters, who believe that

  • Ed Sheeran cancels shows after accident

    Ed Sheeran says he is "unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future" after breaking his arm in a cycling accident. The star came off his bike, reportedly after being struck by a car, at the weekend. "A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow," he said on Instagram, alongside a picture of his arm in a cast. So far, dates in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong have been affected. "I'm waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that," the star said. "Please stay tuned for more details." A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Oct 17, 2017 at 3:53pm PDT The 26-year-old has a further eight dates scheduled

  • Emma Stone, Julianne Moore call on Americans to 'reject the NRA's dangerous agenda'

    (CNN)Hollywood is asking for America's help on gun laws. Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Sheryl Crow, Elizabeth Banks and dozens of other celebrities and influencers appeared in a YouTube video published Wednesday that calls on Americans to weigh in on two pieces of gun legislation making their way through Congress. "How To Call Congress" shows celebrities instructing viewers on how to contact Congress to reject a bill that would roll back laws on gun silencer safety and one that would allow qualified individuals to carry guns into states that allow carry concealed firearms. The video comes on the heels of modern American history's deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month that took

  • Booker winner took 20 years to write

    George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo - becoming the second US author to take home the £50,000 fiction award. The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb. It is the first full-length novel from Saunders, previously best known for his short stories, and is set in a graveyard, over a single night. Judges praised the "utterly original" work and said it was "deeply moving". Saunders said he had "carried the idea [for the novel] around for 20 years", adding: "I really didn't want to write about Lincoln but was so captivated by this story." Why experimental novel won the Booker Analysis by

  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner wants to be bad

    He told CNN he initially read for a different character but felt drawn to Matt. "I really like the different layers that there are to Matt," Warner said. "I'd normally be cast as the nice guy, and it's kind of cool playing someone who is a little more layered." Layers such as Matt being desperate to escape Jane's shadow and have his own show. With more than 30 years in Hollywood, Warner said he immediately understood the relationship between the two characters. "I know the dynamic of when you are 'the man sitting next to the man,'" he said chuckling. "Matt definitely knows he's qualified to run his own show and because he's working so closely with Jane and is doing so much of the work, there's

  • The artist making 'new' Warhol paintings

    Is it possible to create new paintings by Andy Warhol, 30 years after his death? Warhol got other people to do most of the work first time around - and now a British artist has recreated some of his most famous works using exactly the same methods and materials. There was a reason Andy Warhol called his legendary 1960s New York studio The Factory. It housed something resembling an assembly line of assistants working on his famous screenprint paintings of icons like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy. On occasion, his assistant and his mother even signed the paintings on his behalf. "I think somebody should be able to do all my paintings for me," Warhol told interviewer Gene Swenson

  • Meet the missing man of country

    In 2013, Daniel Antopolsky travelled to Nashville to record his first album. He was four decades late. The musician had been stockpiling songs on his farm in Bordeaux, France, since the 1970s. They were written late at night, long after his family (and his chickens) were asleep. Altogether, he has more than 400 of them. But it could have turned out very differently. In his youth Antopolsky was ensconced in the "outlaw country" movement - Nashville's rebellious offspring, which embraced the long hair and gritty aesthetics of Southern rock. He was slowly making headway when his friend, country singer Townes Van Zandt, overdosed on heroin in 1972. Antopolsky saved his life that night, driving him