• Woody Allen clarifies 'sad' comment on Weinstein scandal

    Woody Allen, who called the sexual assault and harassment allegations directed at Harvey Weinstein, "very sad for everybody involved" in a BBC interview over the weekend, is now clarifying his remarks. "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man," Allen said in a statement obtained by CNN on Monday. "I was surprised it was treated differently. Lest there be any ambiguity, this statement clarifies my intention and feelings." Weinstein is facing dozens of allegations that include sexual assault and rape. Allen called the situation "tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up" in

  • FCC commissioner on Trump's media threats: 'History won't be kind to silence'

    A top Federal Communications Commission official is putting pressure on her colleagues to end their silence amid President Trump's threats against TV networks that are critical of his administration. Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who was first appointed by President Obama and brought back to the commission by Trump, said the FCC should make it very clear that the agency will not revoke licenses simply because Trump does not like their coverage. "History won't be kind to silence," Rosenworcel, who is one of five FCC commissioners, told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. "I think it's important for all the commissioners to make clear that they support the First Amendment,

  • James Corden apologizes for Harvey Weinstein jokes

    (CNN)Late-night host James Corden apologized for jokes he made about Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced producer who is the target of a growing number of sexual harassment and abuse accusations. Corden told the jokes Friday at a gala hosted by amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research -- and he took to Twitter Sunday for his mea culpa.

  • Has Brexit sparked NHS staffing crisis?

    The proportion of EU nationals leaving jobs in the NHS is rising, while the share of those joining is shrinking. The BBC analysed NHS Digital figures, which showed the trend in England over the past two-and-a-half years. Health experts say the UK's decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 was behind the trend. The Department of Health says new language requirements for EU nurses may have played a part. The analysis comes days after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said the health system was "straining at the seams" and faced a "precarious" future, highlighting staff shortages and rising vacancy rates. What do the figures show? In the last full year before the referendum - 2015 - there

  • Is this the new Zac Efron?

    Thomas Doherty is one of the stars of Descendants 2. The film tells the story of the teenage children of Disney villains. It's directed by Kenny Ortega, who choreographed High School Musical and Dirty Dancing. The Disney Channel will premiere the film in the UK on 20 October.

  • Teen drag musical wins theatre awards

    A new musical about a teenage boy who wants to be a drag queen has scooped two theatre awards. Everybody's Talking About Jamie won best musical production at the UK Theatre Awards, with its star John McCrea named best musical performer. The UK Theatre Awards reward the best stage shows outside London. Everybody's Talking About Jamie, based on a 2011 BBC Three documentary, began at Sheffield Crucible in February and is about to transfer to the West End. It tells the story of 16-year-old Jamie - played by McCrea - who wants to follow his dream of becoming a drag performer. It was inspired by BBC Three's Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. The musical has songs by Dan Gillespie Sells, lead singer with pop

  • 'SNL' takes on Harvey Weinstein

    Even though "Saturday Night Live" didn't have someone play Harvey Weinstein, the scandal surrounding the Hollywood mogul was a focus for the NBC sketch series on Saturday night. "SNL" put on an actress round table on sexual harassment in Hollywood sketch that included Leslie Jones' Viola Davis, Cecily Strong's Marion Cotillard and Kate McKinnon playing an old Hollywood starlet named Debette Goldry. "I did have one meeting with Harvey," McKinnon's Goldry said. "I was invited to his hotel room and when I arrived he was naked, hanging upside down from a monkey bar. He tried to trick me into thinking his genitals were actually his face. It almost worked. The resemblance is uncanny." The leader of